ORO

4.8
1479 Reviews
$30 and under
Contemporary American
ORO Restaurant & Lounge located in the heart of Downtown Raleigh, is a fun, chic, and casual restaurant in the PNC Building at the corner of Martin and Wilmington Streets. Rather than offering individual starters and main courses, ORO serves dishes that are designed for sharing among friends and are brought to the table steadily and continuously throughout the meal. Offering an extensive wine list, cocktail selection, and a variety of local beer that will be sure to please all palates.
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4.8based on recent ratings
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4.8
service
4.6
ambience
4.3
value
Noise · Moderate
98% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Ebony
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

This restaurant is beyond any experience in Raleigh. I encourage you to experience it yourself!

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JacobS
Raleigh
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience3

We went to this restaurant for a birthday and our waiter was awesome! It was extremely loud though. Food was wonderful!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Raleigh
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time try for our anniversary. Really enjoyed the fun cocktails. All the food was brilliantly prepared and tasted great.

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C346
Raleigh
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service,!outstanding food, and nice atmosphere. Will definitely dine at Oro again.

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KatieT
Seattle
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wow! My party started with cocktails and were delighted by the creative ways they were served. My “Up, Up, Away” was so fun.

We ordered a total of seven offerings and all were equally wonderful. My favorite was the Crawfish Risotto. Creamy, good seasoning and maximum flavor.

The chocolate dome cake was the best surprise of the evening!

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vipWilmingtonDiner
New York Area
57 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

My wife and I went to ORO while in Raleigh. It is a very sleek and contemporary look. As explained by our great waiter, the menu is set up for sharing with 2 to 3 dishes recommended per person. We were very lucky that the restaurant week menu had been extended. A great value for $30 as the choices included pork belly tacos, crawfish risotto and olive oil cake with fruit. We also shared tomato tartare (tomato, burrata, avocado) and their smoky ribs (a little dry but good rub). Wine was available in 6 or 10 oz sizes and were a bit pricey. Overall, a great meal, atmosphere and service though without the special would not have been as good a value.

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LatanyaS
Orlando
1 review
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love the location, atmosphere, food, and drinks! Perfect date night!

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LouG
Raleigh
4 reviews
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service staff is expertly led by Cory who provides impeccable table side magic!

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elinator
Raleigh
7 reviews
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went for Restaurant Week and was delighted! Summer Salad was excellent & the Beef Bolognese was to die for. Our server, Caroline, was very helpful & amusing. I would highly recommend Oro!

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AMAZING
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on June 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I was pretty impressed. Definitely a special occasion type place to go but WELL WORTH IT.

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BreAnnaV
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on June 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I enjoyed everything about this place. It has a city aesthetic. The menu isn’t overwhelming, but still has plenty of options. I enjoyed the mango gazpacho, the crawfish risotto, and the olive oil cake. My husband’s drink looked at tasted amazing, the presentation was beautiful, he enjoyed the grilled watermelon salad, which was delicious and full of flavor, the beef Bolognese, and the lemon mousse.

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vipQuazzyM
Raleigh
6 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Oro is still one of the most flavorful places to eat in Raleigh and they always put on a good spread for restaurant week.

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CraigE
Raleigh
7 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Apps were astonishing / robust flavors that elevated the taste buds!
Main was great but not as flavorful as apps, still elevated taste!
Desserts phenomenal!

And bar drinks kept you guessing and laughing at the reaction of the sipper!
Highly recommend !!!!

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jonih
Raleigh
3 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brought friends that had never been to Oro before..they were very impressed withe food the atmosphere and the drinks!! We have been many times..us coming back again and again is the sign we loveeeeeee...yummy and fun xo

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vipFreqFoodieHillsborough
Raleigh
21 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The crab cakes were delicious along with a nice bottle of Sauvignon Blanc. A great meal and service was outstanding.

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DevonM
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great service! Corey was awesome! Can’t wait to return.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Great food. Attentive staff.

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ChristopherD
Raleigh
8 reviews
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Went for our 5th anniversary and to see items on new menu. Chili rubbed brisket was amazing! No knife needed, could cut it with a dirty look. Charcuterie board was almost a meal in itself. Service was outstanding as ever.

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AntonniaS
1 review
Dined on June 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely the best service I have ever received. Amazing food and experience.

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TerryG
1 review
Dined on June 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Very good food and service. Would recommend to others looking for a good meal.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Raleigh
6 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Quite possibly might be the best spot in Raleigh.

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PhylW
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband and I took some friends who were visiting for the Memorial holiday weekend to ORO on a Saturday night. We made reservations and when we arrived our table was ready despite a line of people waiting. That made me so happy that we chose ORO to dine at that evening. Our server was awesome and the food was amazing!! Will definitely go back!!

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RickR
Raleigh
7 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First off the food was amazing, very well prepared and the taste was on point. The specialty drinks were great. The decor is very clean and modern. Overall a great meal and we will definitely come again.

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VelvetM
1 review
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The ambiance was great, the food and service A1. Would DEF recommend...in fact I already have!

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OpenTable Diner
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

High school graduation celebration. Bar location tends to upstage the restaurant experience on first floor. Noise level was excessive, again, probably due to front and center location of bar. Those points aside, food, service and decor are excellent!

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Angell
1 review
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Oro was amazing! Took my wife for our anniversary, upscale restaurant the staff was very attentive and the food and drinks were phenomenal! Will definitely go back! Thanks Oro for an amazing experience!

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MikeC
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Food was very good. Portions were light. Prices were high in relation to portion. Service was casual.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great server! She served us for my birthday a few weeks before and did a great job then!

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DavidE
Raleigh
4 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our third time here. And maybe our best experience. While not inexpensive, all of the food was absolutely delicious. Great service. Very loud. But fun.

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ValerieP
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on May 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our first time visiting this restaurant and it did not disappoint! The server was great, he explained the menu and the process well. This was an anniversary dinner and they gave us a complimentary glass of champagne! We will be returning again soon.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Raleigh
2 reviews
Dined on May 21, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

I love the concept of tapas style eating. Some dishes were outstanding. Some were just fair. However, our waiter was wonderful and he made the evening great!

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CavsGirl
Raleigh
11 reviews
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is creative and delicious! The plates are small, so plan to spend a bit, but it is worth every cent. The service was great. Our waiter Corey was fun and very friendly. Wish there were more dessert options, but if you are a savory person, just gorge on the small plates. There are so many to try. The cocktail drinks are creative and yummy as well. Overall, we had a great experience!

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ShelbyS
1 review
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

i loved everything about this place! The food is a amazing and vibe is great

If you can get Corey as a waiter, do it!! They’re amazing!

Cocktails are so crazy good and presentation is amazing so definitely get some!

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vipJenniferA
Raleigh
4 reviews
Dined on May 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We had an amazing dinner for my husband's birthday. The food and drinks were wonderful !

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LacyM
1 review
Dined on May 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

ORO is the place to go if you’re looking for a fun and upscale dining experience!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food, we loved every dish!

OT
OpenTable Diner
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Restaurant manager was very nice and welcoming. Food was amazing. I’ll be going back soon!

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Quiana
Chicago
10 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of my favorite restaurants in Raleigh. Nice sophisticated vibe, great food and drinks. Wonderful service.

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OpenTable Diner
Raleigh
4 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

The food was Amazing! Thank you!

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NatashaR
Charlotte
2 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing as always I want to go back. The cauliflower is the best I really enjoy that.

FAQs

ORO is rated 4.8 stars by 1479 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.