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Nasher Cafe

560 reviews
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$30 and under
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Fusion / Eclectic
Top Tags:
  • Great for Brunch
  • Great for Lunch
  • Sunday Lunch
The 100-seat indoor/outdoor Nasher Cafe overlooks the garden and sits adjacent to a Mark Di Suvero sculpture, providing a serene and beautiful ambience. The menu consists of soups, salads, sandwiches, and desserts.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Fusion / Eclectic
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Hours of operation
Brunch: Saturday: 10:00am - 3:00pm, Limited Menu 3:00pm-4:00pm
Sunday: 12:00pm - 3:00pm, Limited Menu 3:00pm-4:00pm
Lunch: Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday: 11:00am - 3:00pm, Limited Menu 3:00pm-4:00pm
Dinner: Thursday: 5:00pm - 8:15pm (building closes at 9pm)
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Phone number
(919) 684-6032
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Enrique Abreo
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Cross street
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Parking details
The Nasher Museum has a metered parking lot. The meters accept credit cards or cash (exact change needed as they do not provide change).
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Summer Days Nasher Nights Programming includes special events we coin 'Live and Local'. There is live music from the talented musicians of the area as well as a menu featuring local products. Check out the calendar on for further information regarding special programming and more.
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Special events & promotions
Please contact Aidan Peters, General Manager of the Nasher Museum Cafe for details regarding Private Events and bookings. 919.684.6032 or
Banquet, Beer, Cafe, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wine
What 560 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
4.5  based on recent ratings
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97% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner 
4.0  Dined on February 1, 2018

Handicapped parking spaces extremely limited. Noise level is terrible

5.0  Dined on January 25, 2018

The vegetarian pasta was amazing!
Just wish it wasn’t so expensive.

OpenTable Diner (Raleigh)
5.0  Dined on January 21, 2018

It was great! I used to love going here with my team after practice, now I enjoy going with my business team after a meeting.

vipOpenTable Diner (Raleigh)
1.0  Dined on December 7, 2017

Decent food terrible service.
1) the waiters here have terrible patience and pay no detail to the diners. You will never find out about daily specials because no server will bother to let you know. Everything is minimally polite. You pay for table service without the service.

2) Hours. Their opening hours are different depending on where you look, and even if you call to ask about it, I guarantee you no one will bother to pick up. At least this happened to me the several previous reservations I was trying to confirm. Though they do call you back later with the bad news that while they didn’t pick up the phone, everything else is full and because “a large party is coming in” they won’t be able to seat you regardless. How accommodating. This is just the thing you need when you are the one in charge of brunch planning.

Unless you have money to waste, I would not come here.

OpenTable Diner (Atlanta)
3.0  Dined on December 6, 2017

Was completely underwhelmed with the quality of food. Great ambiance given that it's in the atriumof the Nasher but it's overpriced and underwhelming!

OpenTable Diner (Raleigh)
3.0  Dined on December 5, 2017

I am a Nasher Member and I enjoy lunch there from time to time. Mostly I enjoy the ambiance and the food (taste)The service, however, has always been slow and inattentive. Also the portions are small, especially for the price. The food is very tasty but I am gernwrally still hungry after an entree w a side.

AHungryDukeStudent (Raleigh)
5.0  Dined on November 18, 2017

Amazing, fresh food. Salads and sandwiches are amazing, and you HAVE to get the molten lava cake. One of the best I've ever had.

Fresser (Raleigh)
4.0  Dined on November 12, 2017

Makes going to the Nasher to see an exhibition even more of an event.

OpenTable Diner 
5.0  Dined on November 11, 2017

It was my first time visiting the Nasher Cafe and it was a great experience! The only thing that I think the restaurant should improve on is checking up on tables more frequently. We had to call on the waiter to order desserts and get our checks.

vipOpenTable Diner (Raleigh)
4.0  Dined on November 10, 2017

Fresh and delicious soups, salads and sandwiches in a sunlit corner of the museum.