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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.

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

4.3

service

4.4

ambience

4.1

value

3.9

Noise

Moderate

82% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (15)
Special Occasion (15)
Business Meals (12)
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Good for Anniversaries (11)
Great for Lunch (11)
Neighborhood Gem (10)
Casual (9)
Sunday Lunch (9)
Quiet Conversation (8)
Cozy (8)
Fit for Foodies (6)
Good for Groups (6)
Great for Outdoor Dining (6)
Romantic (6)
Worth the Drive (6)
Bar Seating (6)
Creative Cuisine (5)
Local Ingredients (5)
Notable Wine List (5)
Seasonal (5)
Great for Brunch (4)
Pre/post Theatre (4)
Authentic (3)
Comfort Food (3)
Handcrafted Cocktails (3)
Tasting Menu (3)
Good for Birthdays (2)
Fun (2)
Healthy (2)
People Watching (2)
Tapas (2)
Kid-friendly (1)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Great Beer (1)
Late-night Find (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
Quick Bite (1)
Vibrant Bar Scene (1)
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vip
 (Raleigh)·Dined 4 days ago

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.

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·Dined on December 31, 2017

What a gem! It's been here for years. The bartender was knowledgable and poured a great French 76. Wait staff was super friendly, effiencient and gave our group of 4 the the right amount of time for everything. Will defininately go back!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Cozy, Great for Outdoor Dining, Pre/post Theatre, Healthy, Bar Seating, Special Occasion, Business Meals, Neighborhood Gem, Paleo Friendly, Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups, Romantic, Handcrafted Cocktails
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 30, 2017

We loved our food and our waiter, Brad. The chef, Marshall came out so we could compliment him on the dinner. Also Susan the events mgr stopped by. It is a great spot.

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 (Raleigh)·Dined on December 30, 2017

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.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Good for a Date
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·Dined on December 30, 2017

Was a great first experience for a special occasion. Our waitress was wonderful! Food was great!
Will come again soon!

Tags: Great for Lunch
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·Dined on December 29, 2017

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.

Tags: Good for a Date
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 (Raleigh)·Dined on December 24, 2017

We had a delicious brunch along with a Bloody Mary All was great. Would go back again

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·Dined on December 11, 2017

Interviewed a potential employee. Food was very good and Katie did a great job of being there were we needed her without interrupting the conversation. Will definitely be back.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Tasting Menu, Notable Wine List, Fit for Foodies
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 (Raleigh)·Dined on December 10, 2017

Our first visit. The volume was VERY loud and though it reminded us of Glenwood Grill, it was much louder and costly. Not for us, but maybe for others. There are other choices closer to Cameron Village where we live. Reservations available at 7, which is why we went there.

Tags: Casual
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 (Raleigh)·Dined on December 9, 2017

The noise level was extreme. The food was VERY salty.

After the meal, we asked for the dessert menu and got it. However, the waitress disappeared while the noise eventually became unbearable. We had to ask another waitress for our bill, then literally ran out of there. It's no longer the upscale restaurant that we used to know. A co-worker had mentioned that he would not return, nor would we.

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vip
 (New England)·Dined on December 9, 2017

My husband and I joined two friends at Midtown Grille. We used to go there when it was 115 Midtown but the menu was very limited and "stale." When we became pesco-vegan we wrote it off completely.

Now Midtown Grille has a new chef who is very flexible. The menu has expanded greatly and the food is delicious. All four of us loved our appetizers, dinners and our friends raved about their dessert.

After talking to the manager we learned that if we call ahead they can make sure that there are even more pesco-vegan options for us.

I have one suggestion for the restaurant, add some sorbet to the dessert menu. Otherwise, I'm very happy dining at Midtown Grille.

Tags: Casual
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 (Raleigh)·Dined on December 9, 2017

Girls holiday luncheon. This was my 3 rd visit to Midtown. Each visit confirms this is an excellent place for a casual bite or a special occasion. The menu is casual with a special touch that most foodies will enjoy. The staff were friendly and very knowledgeable of the menu. The service was wonderful; attentive but not hovering. The shrimp and grits are the star on the menu. They are delicious and well portioned. We had the Brussels sprouts as an appetizer; a perfect way to wake up your palate. Overall it was a great experience. Looking forward to my next visit.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Pre/post Theatre, Quiet Conversation, Casual
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 (Raleigh)·Dined on December 9, 2017

Food was delicious. Three of us had scallops(divine)and my husband had shrimp and
Grits which is said was better than usual.

Desert was excellent. Mango mousse and Mexican chocolate cake.

Tags: Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Local Ingredients, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Raleigh)·Dined on December 8, 2017

We went with friends and everyone enjoyed their meal. I had the pork chop special and my wife the skirt steak. They were perfectly cooked and delicious. The service was great, attentive and knowledgeable

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive, Good for Groups, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Raleigh)·Dined on December 3, 2017

Excellent BLT!!!

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 (Raleigh)·Dined on December 1, 2017

Our empty plates were left on the table much too long; service slow. Lobster soup wasn't worth $10.

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 (Raleigh)·Dined on November 29, 2017

My Salmon, Potato Cake, Spinach lunch was fabulous!!

Always enjoy dining at Midtown.

CJ Meese
BDA Inc.
919.714.7289

Tags: Good for a Date, Business Meals, Local Ingredients
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 (Raleigh)·Dined on November 23, 2017

Went with friends for Thanksgiving dinner. We were seated at our reservation, no problem. Three of us had the turkey dinner; I had the scallops. All of us were happy with the food and the service. We ordered wine by the glass and enjoyed the offering. We have been to this restaurant before and will go again.

Tags: Authentic, Casual, Cozy, Good for a Date, Sunday Lunch
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·Dined on November 23, 2017

Thanksgiving supper with another transplanted couple was fantastic. A smaller menu still had great variety, including turkey and trimmings. I went non-traditional and had lamb sausage with veggie noodles, mid-eastern style, and was VERY happy. Nice glass of wine. Chef is creative with all his dishes, service is always friendly and attentive. Wonderful value for upscale establishment. Never fails to please.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion
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 (Raleigh)·Dined on November 19, 2017

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 on November 19, 2017

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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 (Baltimore)·Dined on November 12, 2017

I truly enjoyed this spot. I've heard a lot about this place and we finally decided to try it. The food was good and the wine (recommended by our server) paired well with our meal. The server was seeet and attentive. Midtown is definitely a Raleigh staple.

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vip
 (Raleigh)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Terrific!!!!

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vip
 (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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vip
 (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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vip
 (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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