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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.
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.
Raleigh, NC 27609
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
Lassiter Mill Road
$30 and under
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Live classical guitar from 12pm-2pm for Sunday Brunch.
Free North Hills public parking
Bus stop is 40 yards from front of restaurant.
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
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.
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.
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...
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.
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.
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.
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!
We had a party of 6, seated at the front by the window - which was great. Food was incredible, we enjoyed the brunch menu as well as one option off the triangle restaurant week menu. The donuts were great as a sweet appetizer 😯, but probably should’ve been saved for dessert. LOL The crabcakes, BLT, shrimp and grits, roast beef sandwich, and eggs were all prepared perfectly. Service was wonderful and very accommodating! We will definitely go back, and plan to host a large work event there in a couple weeks.
I believe it was awkward night in that they had a large group of people standing around as soon as you stepped inside which blocked the entrance. Upon entering was not greeted just looked at like I had stepped into the wrong establishment . Sent cold message until I stated I had reservations. I had visited previously with another friend and was told place was closed when it was obvious people were at the bar, no sign were at the window or on the door for closure. I was excited to finally get to visit them but after this visit I will probably not be excited enough to revisit. Also the group standing in the front was too loud to enjoy the ambiance. Food was tasty just small for price. Dessert was icebox tasty.
Had a team lunch from work and had a great time. Service was slow and took too long between courses which caused us to have to take dessert back to the office. Arrived at 12:10 and didn't leave until about 1:50 pm. Server should be more aware of their customers (obviously on business lunch) and work to finish within about an hour.
Very easy to get into after trying two limited chain upscale restaurants that quoted almost one hour wait time near 9pm on a Saturday night. Glad that we were able to eat at a local establishment.
Spouses lobster Mac n cheese was delicious. I had the NY strip which contained more fat than I expect from a strip but nevertheless was delicious.
Service was perfect.
Midtown Grill is no longer the fine dining experience it used to be. The lights are turned up and the white tablecloths are off the table. The food is serviceable, but certainly not exceptional (and yet no less expensive), and the dining room is noisy. Altogether I found the experience of eating there slightly unpleasant. I won't be returning.
We had another lovely dinner here on Friday night, and although the restaurant was slow when we arrived (at 6:30) it will nice and full within an hour or so. The only weird observation I had was that their booth tables seem a little small - we were a party of four and asked to move tables because it was oddly uncomfortable. Our waitress, Erin, was superb - she's a keeper! We'll be back; steady and true and nice menu with something for everyone.
I have been underwhelmed in the past and not excited about going but we received a gift card so decided to revisit. I was impressed: good, solid, friendly service. Food flavors and meat temps were spot on. Flavors were well matched and plates well constructed. Host was polite but lacking in personally connecting with guests. In my opinion concept lacks definition.
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