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Midtown Grille

4.3
1326 reviews
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$30 and under
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Contemporary American
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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.

Midtown Grille’s Chef, Marshall Smith, attended school at the New England Culinary Institute in Essex Junction, Vermont. Upon graduating, Marshall interned at the Michelin Star restaurant, L'Essentiel à Chambéry , under chef Jean-Michel Bouvier in France. When he returned to the Triangle, he opened Savoy in North Raleigh with his brother and worked as executive chef of Glass Half Full in Carrboro for the last five years. Ready to return to Raleigh and share his culinary experiences, Marshall has joined the team here at Midtown Grille.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Contemporary American, American
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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
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Phone number
(919) 782-9463
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Lassiter Mill Road
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Parking details
Free North Hills public parking
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Public transit
Bus stop is 40 yards from front of restaurant.
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Entertainment
Live classical guitar from 12pm-2pm for Sunday Brunch.
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Special events & promotions
Please contact us with any special event requests.
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
What 1326 People Are Saying
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4.3  based on recent ratings
4.3
food
4.3
service
4.1
ambience
3.9
value
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83% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner (Raleigh)
5.0  Dined 4 days ago

Great steak had the rib eye special great awesome service we will be back!

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vipCRH1 (Raleigh)
4.0  Dined 5 days ago

The food was prepared well, and a decent value for what was received. Our server was a smoker, and continually smelled like cigarette smoke each time he came to the table. We were seated in the back area of the dining room, which was possibly near the back door that employees used to go out for a "smoke break". The dining room filled with the smell of cigarette smoke near the end of dinner, and actually made us leave to finish our conversations. If I dine again there, I will certainly request a different server.

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vipOpenTable Diner (Raleigh)
5.0  Dined 5 days ago

We went to celebrate our son's birthday, and this was a great choice. The food was fabulous, and the wine/drink list was even better, which is saying a lot. Our server, Aaron, was a wealth of knowledge, especially in his ability to understand and pair the right wine with the right food. His wine recommendation actually made me wish that the wine was my meal because I didn't want to interrupt it by eating, and I am a foodie! The only down side was that the decor was a bit 'typical', but they could serve their menu in a tent and I'd line up to eat it.

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vipOpenTable Diner (Raleigh)
3.0  Dined 6 days ago

Food was ok not great. Tried to be complicated and clever but didn’t live up to it.

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vipToot (Indiana)
5.0  Dined 6 days ago

Staff put us at a table off to the side for a good atmosphere to talk business. Waiter was engaging, and knew the menu well. The food was prepped well and we would definitely dine here again

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vipGood (Chicago)
4.0  Dined 7 days ago

White table cloths
But odd music
Maybe Sinatra instead ? And I’m not even old

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OpenTable Diner (Raleigh)
5.0  Dined 7 days ago

Dinner was fantastic. Ribeye was cooked perfectly. Lobster salad was excellent. Thai bisque soup was very tasty. We will definitely come back for more.

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vipBackup (Raleigh)
5.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

Just a neat neighborhood gem. Always great food and service.

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BillR (Raleigh)
4.0  Dined on February 13, 2018

Food and service was excellent! Unfortunately there was an exceptionally noisy group at a nearby table that stole perfection from our quiet date night. We'll try it again.

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OpenTable Diner (Raleigh)
3.0  Dined on February 13, 2018

We had a better meal before (second time this year). The Mexican chocolate cake is devine.

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vipWhytablesareopen (Raleigh)
2.0  Dined on February 7, 2018

Such a lovely venue and have had some good meals here but more often than not, something is wrong with the experience which is off putting enough that I take several months before another attempt. Sometimes it's service - which was okay at this visit. Sometimes it's food - which was main issue this time. Not sure if I'll make the effort to come here again. Really disappointing as others in their class are so much more consistently enjoyable. Guess that's why they always have Open Tables...

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OpenTable Diner (Raleigh)
5.0  Dined on February 7, 2018

Great dinner!! The service was perfect too. The space was a bit tight for the 8 of us - but overall great experience!!

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vipatlantcibeachbound (Raleigh)
3.0  Dined on February 4, 2018

Great food, as always. Atmosphere was wonderful - it’s a great place for Sunday brunch - one of our go-tos. Service was poor - I had to ask for refills multiple times, waitress never checked on us and we had to ask others on the wait staff to get our drinks refilled. She was also very slow. Took us 20+ minutes to get our check from the time we finished eating.

They called after we left to say they also over charged our meal by $400. They corrected it but it takes 5-business days to process. That’s a big mistake.

We love midtown but the service and details have been disappointing the past few times.

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OpenTable Diner (Raleigh)
4.0  Dined on February 3, 2018

Overall the Midtown Grille was a nice evening out for my husband and me. We had a reservation and were seated immediately. The hostess was very cordial and made us feel welcome.

The main dishes were not over-the-top excellent/gourmet; therefore, they were overpriced at $23 per entree. Our server seemed to be overwhelmed with the number of people he had to serve so his service was slow.

I would recommend this as a meeting spot for an evening out; however, I would recommend sticking to appetizers and possibly a glass of wine from their varied selection to keep the costs reasonable.

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cheryls (Raleigh)
5.0  Dined on February 3, 2018

Love MIdtown Grill. One of our go to restaurants when we want good food and a nice atmosphere. The servers are attentive, professional and pleasant. We went years ago when it was Cappers and just rediscovered it a year or two ago. Sorry it took so long.

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vipPewaukeeEd (Milwaukee)
4.0  Dined on February 3, 2018

Enjoyed our meals last night. We had salads as starters and short ribs and the scallops for mains. We shared sticky toffee pudding for dessert.

Everything was well-prepared with interesting combinations of ingredients and flavor combinations.

The problem was the service. It took about 15 minutes to be acknowledged, get a glass of water, and put in drink orders. Our waiter seemed to hover over all the other tables as if he were hosting a personal dinner party. We didn't need someone to hover, we just wanted to put in orders and enjoy our own conversation.

In summary, food was good. Service was off. We'll probably return and hope that we have a better service experience.

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OpenTable Diner (Raleigh)
5.0  Dined on January 31, 2018

Experience is consistent, good food and ambiance but I found it quite loud as the restaurant filled up.

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OpenTable Diner (Raleigh)
5.0  Dined on January 30, 2018

Our meals were prepared with great care. The head waiter recommended that we take it easy on the bread as we would require it to sop up the sauces. His advice was great as the left over juices from my perfectly cooked grouper did in fact taste delicious sopped up with their delicious bread. My wife is still raving about the Mexican chocolate cake. Scrumptious!

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Sween (Raleigh)
5.0  Dined on January 30, 2018

Dan our waiter and his helper gave us exceptional service.

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dkdfromnc (Raleigh)
4.0  Dined on January 29, 2018

The butternut squash, pea, and fennel hash (not sure what it was actually called - served with seared scallops) was amazing. Really enjoyed the meal. Thanks.

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