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About Midtown Grille

Tucked away in Raleigh’s Lassiter District in North Hills, Midtown Grille is an upscale, comfortable neighborhood restaurant featuring Contemporary American cuisine. Locally owned since 2006, Midtown offers sophisticated, yet approachable dishes, emphasizing locally sourced ingredients.

A favorite local spot, Midtown is open for brunch, lunch and dinner both indoors and on its large patio. A separate, enclosed dining room may be reserved for private events. The restaurant’s active late-night scene hints at Midtown’s exceptional bar. The General Manager is Shannon Dye.

4421-115 Six Forks Road
Raleigh, NC 27609
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Contemporary American, American

Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Monday - Saturday: 11:30am - 3:00pm; Brunch: Sunday 11:00am - 3:00pm
Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm
Bar 4pm - Midnight Weekdays and 4pm - 2:00am Weekends

Cross Street:
Lassiter Mill Road

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(919) 782-9463

Website:
http://www.themidtowngrille.com/

Entertainment:
Live classical guitar from 12pm-2pm for Sunday Brunch.

Parking Details:
Free North Hills public parking

Public Transit:
Bus stop is 40 yards from front of restaurant.

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cafe, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
Please contact us with any special event requests.

Midtown Grille Ratings and Reviews

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4.3

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.2

service

4.4

ambience

4.2

value

3.9

Noise

Moderate

83% would recommend it to a friend

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Special Occasion (10)
Romantic (10)
Cozy (9)
Local Ingredients (8)
Great for Lunch (8)
Quiet Conversation (8)
Sunday Lunch (8)
Creative Cuisine (8)
Great for Brunch (7)
Good for Anniversaries (7)
Bar Seating (6)
Casual (6)
Fit for Foodies (6)
Great for Outdoor Dining (6)
Seasonal (6)
Good for Birthdays (4)
Comfort Food (4)
Good for Groups (4)
Notable Wine List (4)
Worth the Drive (4)
Authentic (3)
Vibrant Bar Scene (3)
Happy Hour (3)
Hot Spot (2)
People Watching (2)
Pre/post Theatre (2)
Tapas (2)
Afternoon Tea (1)
Good Vegetarian Options (1)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Handcrafted Cocktails (1)
Healthy (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
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 (Raleigh)·Dined 5 days ago

We loved the appetizers, and brunch menu. Patio dining was delightful as it was a beautiful day. Service was attentive and the waiter’s suggestions were excellent

Tags: Great for Brunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Great for Lunch, Special Occasion, People Watching, Worth the Drive, Sunday Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine, Quiet Conversation
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·Dined 5 days ago

Had the NY Strip steak and it was just ok. For the price, I expected much better, but it was tough and chewy. Also, our waiter completely messed up our checks and switched items from another party i was with. I had him correct it but still got it wrong. My patience had run out so I simply accepted the errors and paid more than I should have just to get out of there.

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 (Raleigh)·Dined on November 16, 2017

This was a very nice restaurant but I think it is for an older audience. I almost fell asleep honestly lol I know restaurants are to eat in but it just had an extremely boring vibe. Waitress was wonderful though :)

Tags: Business Meals, Sunday Lunch, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Romantic
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 15, 2017

I thought there would be a larger menu offering at lunch. My salad while very good, was extremely small. The fries I stole from my lunch partner were excellent though.

Tags: Business Meals
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 (Raleigh)·Dined on November 12, 2017

This was the first time we’ve tried Midtown Grille. The atmosphere is gorgeous. After receiving our food (cold) my fiancé was the only one to not get his. Our waitress didn’t even realize that he had no plate in front of him, I had to tell her. She brought an entree out and it was wrong. After he received his correct order (after everyone was half finished) the food was cold and the biscuit was so hard you couldn’t even bite through it. I really wanted to find a new sport for brunch but I don’t think I’ll return again. Hopefully it was just an off day for them.

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vip
 (Raleigh)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Terrific!!!!

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 (Denver)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Make sure you save room for dessert, they are amazing!

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on November 10, 2017

I only visit Raleigh 2 or 3 times a year but I always try to have dinner at the Mid Town Grill.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Tasting Menu, Casual, Notable Wine List, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals, Good for Groups
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 (Raleigh)·Dined on November 8, 2017

Great food and good service. Plus it is nice to have a quiet place to talk while eating!

Tags: Quiet Conversation
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on November 7, 2017

Had dinner with 3 other people on Tuesday 11/7. The restaurant was moderately busy but there was one large group in the private seating area. The food was very good but the service was fair, at best. Part of that was probably because of the large party. They did not have enough staff to support it. Our drinks took quite a long time to come, if they did at all. We had to reorder our drinks on two different occasions, and even after that I never got my second one. They didn't charge me for it but our waitress was just not paying attention. She was polite but it was apparent that we were not her focus that night.

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·Dined on November 2, 2017

Food, location and ambience were good, but our orders got jammed by a large party with very little explanation or empathy about the situation - or expectation setting - by the server (Aaron?).
I would give the restaurant another opportunity, but if service is not verging on indifferent next time around.

Tags: Seasonal, Fit for Foodies
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 (Raleigh)·Dined on October 29, 2017

Our first time visiting the Midtown Grille was a terrific experience. The food was excellent and our server Brooke was very attentive and skilled. She never wrote down a thing and never forgot nor mixed up anything of our orders for four people. We never felt rushed and were able to thoroughly enjoy our evening. We will definitely keep this as a dining option in the future.

Tags: Casual, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion
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 (Greensboro)·Dined on October 28, 2017

Our experience fell below expectations. Salads were big on lettuce and very very light on any advertised added ingredients. Scallops entree was heavily over salted and side dish was bland. Only positive was the mussels appetizer and the attentive service. It's understandable why the restaurant was somewhat empty on Saturday evening.

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 (Raleigh)·Dined on October 27, 2017

It was good food but pricey. Wouldn't go back without a coupon

Tags: Cozy
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 (Raleigh)·Dined on October 21, 2017

The occasion was a 'thank you' dinner for clients who have become friends. The entire evening was lovely. Service was both attentive and discreet. Our server was knowledgeable about the menu and the wine list. Great location and great food!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem, Local Ingredients, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Seasonal, Business Meals, Worth the Drive
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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 21, 2017

We have not been particularly impressed with the fancy North Hills dining options. But stumbled on the Midtown Grille . . . and it was wonderful!

Outdoor dining was still available, so that was a plus. And our waitress was great - friendly, knowledgeable and thorough.

Both of us were pleased with our dinner and we will be going back.

Weakest link was the Blueberry & Corn Salad. Good, but not exceptional.

Our entrees were superb, and we added the crispy Brussel sprouts. Delicious, with some lemon honey, chilis and cashews.

I had the seared scallops - ample serving and supplemented with a sweet potato puree and pecan brown butter.

Deb had orecchiette, something she wouldn’t order. Lamb sausage, squash, kale and goat cheese.

This was a good find.

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 (Raleigh)·Dined on October 17, 2017

Terrific food. Had to request a booth near back as first cool day of fall, and whenever door was opened we were" blasted" with cold air. Staff accommodated us on this excellently.

Tags: Great for Lunch
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 (Raleigh)·Dined on October 14, 2017

Wish lighting was lower in brightness over the booths. Food was good... service good.

Tags: Good for a Date
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 (Raleigh)·Dined on October 14, 2017

We frequent this restaurant and usually receive excellent service. However, Sat night was a huge disappointment. The person behind the bar was our server (why I'm not sure), and she obviously did not have the requisite training. She brought my appetizer at the same time as the entree and poured the wine without offering to sample and accept. She was uncertain as to the specials or the ingredients in the various entrees. We had brought a friend with us - and we were embarrassed at the service. There were several large parties - which seemed to preoccupy the wait staff.....but the rest of us shouldn't suffer. Very disappointed.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 8, 2017

EXCELLENT value for Sunday brunch - quiet enough to hold conversations without difficulty. Menu had a wide variety of options. Superb service

Tags: Sunday Lunch
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 (Salt Lake City)·Dined on October 8, 2017

Satisfactory, not mind blowing. Of the 4 items purchased (Mac, Steak, Scallops, Apple dessert), maybe, 65% was good. The other 35% was meh.

Tags: Good for a Date
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·Dined on October 4, 2017

It was a wonderful dining experience for a wonderful occasion. The service was great and the meals were delightful. My husband and I have been here one time before as just the two of us and we love the renovations that they've done in the last year. It had a modern-comfort vibe, but the quality of food, taste and presentation is also still on point. We will be back!

Tags: Tapas, Business Meals, Bar Seating, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Comfort Food
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 (Wilmington)·Dined on October 1, 2017

Food was good, not great. Service was sub-par. Maybe they were short staffed.

Tags: Sunday Lunch
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 (Raleigh)·Dined on October 1, 2017

Always one of my favorites! Phil makes the best Martini!!! Such a warm + lovely staff!!!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Bar Seating, Romantic, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Raleigh)·Dined on September 30, 2017

Very small menu so tough to make a selection. Food ordered was good though. Very mixed crowd including people wearing tank tops and shorts. May be a great place for casual lunch but not dinner.

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 (Raleigh)·Dined on September 30, 2017

We were disappointed that the menu seemed to have changed so much since we were last there about a year ago. The burger was good, but the steak was so so. We would have preferred the short ribs which were excellent, but they no longer have it on the menu.

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 (Raleigh)·Dined on September 18, 2017

Would not recommend this restaurant. I normally choose not to do restaurant reviews because the restaurant could be having an off day. However, after reading other reviews, I have to agree with what many have written. For the price, I expect quality and better tasting food. I ordered the crab cake sandwich without the bread for lunch. The crab cake was watery, tasteless and although a thin crab cake, did not appear to be cooked properly. The restaurant is in a wonderful location, nice ambiance/seating/tables, quiet, and great service. Just wish the food matched all the other qualities.

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 (Raleigh)·Dined on September 17, 2017

As always ... the food and the service were awesome!!!! Not somewhere we can afford to go weekly but it is a nice treat and even better with a coupon. Definitely worth the money!!!

Tags: Great for Lunch, Seasonal, Great for Outdoor Dining, Fit for Foodies
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 (Raleigh)·Dined on September 14, 2017

Great lunch!!
Oyster appetizer was wonderful

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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 10, 2017

We had a nice brunch! The portions were not huge, but it was nice to have a good meal and not be completely full. The bloody mary's were delicious.

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 (Raleigh)·Dined on September 10, 2017

My fiancé and I made a reservation for 10:45pm, when the restaurant was open until 1:00am. We showed up, and had to wait around for 10 minutes before the bartender came around and told us that their kitchen was already closed and everyone had left for the evening, but we were welcome to stay and have drinks.

Granted it was pretty late, and I understand that most places will close down a kitchen at 11:00pm and have bar-only service after, but if a restaurant is going to have reservation times open on an app like OpenTable, they should have the kitchen open and prepared to honor that. We drove 10 miles to get there, and made sure we were on time. If you don’t want to serve people at 10:45pm, then only offer reservations until 10 or 10:30.

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 (Raleigh)·Dined on September 9, 2017

Anniversary

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 (Raleigh)·Dined on September 4, 2017

It was the perfect choice for our 47th wedding anniversary. Food was spectacular. Waitress Joanne was beyond the best, totally attentive, professional, and personable. She helped make it a memorable night.

Tags: Casual, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Cozy, Romantic, Authentic
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 (Raleigh)·Dined on August 27, 2017

The brunch was delicious, but the service at Midtown is always slower than it should be. The wait staff does a good job but there don't seem to be enough people in the kitchen.

Tags: Romantic, Casual, Sunday Lunch, Great for Brunch
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 (Raleigh)·Dined on August 27, 2017

Ok Food, great service but nothing to go out of your way for. Was there for Sunday Brunch, Bartender has no idea how to properly make a Bloody Mary and the Mimosa didn't leave a positive lasting impression. Food was ok but then again how do you mess up eggs and potatoes. Nice place but a little overpriced.

Tags: Happy Hour, Pre/post Theatre, Great for Brunch
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 (Raleigh)·Dined on August 26, 2017

Great experience , I had the salmon and it was prepared well as well as the sides that came with it.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Good for Groups, Business Meals, Special Occasion
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 (Raleigh)·Dined on August 19, 2017

Scallops are out of this world! Nice atmosphere and an adult clientele, which is hard to find in this area. Definitely recommended!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on August 17, 2017

Great experience--food, wine and private room

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 (Charlotte)·Dined on August 16, 2017

I was in Raleigh on business with a group. Midtown Grill was recommended by one of our co-workers who lives in Raleigh. The food was good, the service was outstanding. Very cool vibe. Definitely a place that I will revisit.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Local Ingredients, Notable Wine List
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 (Raleigh)·Dined on August 12, 2017

Really great service and even in the rare instance the food doesn't come out perfect, they make it right. Desserts are a must!!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Romantic, Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem
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