ORO

4.6
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$30 and under
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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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4.6based on recent ratings
4.6
food
4.6
service
4.6
ambience
4.3
value
Noise · Moderate
94% of people would recommend it to a friend
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SamB
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Cory was superb! Gave excellent recommendations and was very upbeat and funny! We had a wonderful time!

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KaeW
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience5

I went to ORO for my birthday this year. The restaurant is very beautiful and has an elegant vibe. I enjoyed my experience. However, I was expecting just a bit more in food/dessert selections. But, the waiter did explain that it switches every 3-4 months. My party decided to order different things to share since the portions were very small. Overall, it was a nice experience and I would go again.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was very very good experience. Server was super nice, the ambiance is nice, and the food is really really good.

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ErinS
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had the BEST time! Chef Chris wowed us with every single dish, and our waiter, Hunter, was amazing. The presentation of the drinks made the experiences so much fun! Every employee was wonderful. We can't wait until our next visit!

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vipTraveler
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Service was great! Our waiter went the extra mile for our celebration and shared his thoughts on the cuisine.

JO
vipJayO
Raleigh
6 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place is terrific. We had not heard of it even though it has been open for 8 years. It is a great spot and the food is wonderful. We'll be back...SOON!

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MattK
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Hunter treated us like kings and queens! Such great service, such great food! It’s our go to spot when guests come to town!

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KyleW
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Waiter Hunter was an excellent server he deserves a pay raise! Very well knowledged

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HeatherA
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Most extraordinary place in Raleigh and will be going back soon. I hope amazed at the level of service and quality of food.

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Nano
Greensboro
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was good & service was outstanding! Definitely going back!

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NatashaS
Nashville
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and presentation. The owner was kind and professional.

CC
vipChooChooTrain
Raleigh
8 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service. Great food!

RJ
RobertJ
1 review
Dined on July 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time out to celebrate and we had to choose our fav spot DT.

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ShakeedaH
1 review
Dined on July 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved the check very personable! Food is impeccable!! Will definitely visit again

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OpenTable Diner
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Chef Chris came to our table and was a delight! Our waiter was a hoot. We were so thrilled when we arrived to a glass of champagne and ginger ale to celebrate our four year anniversary and pregnancy. And of course, the food is phenomenal.

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Us2aroundTHEworld
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Taste and presentation is amazing!! Owner, waiters and hosts very hospitable

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OpenTable Diner
Raleigh
2 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

The food and service was great as usual. Great spot.

OT
OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing experience. Food was great. And the presentation was awesome!

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Gerard
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent!!
Corey was the best waiter I have had in a long time.

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BriR
1 review
Dined on July 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Food was incredible and the overall experience was further enhanced by the professional and kind nature of all the staff. Highly recommend eating here!!

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JayK
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Impeccable service. A/C was out but the staff did a great job accommodating diners. Food was delicious with a very appealing presentation.

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GeorgeC
1 review
Dined on July 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food was amazing. Our server was great. Chef came to the table and spoke with us. It was a great experience!

OT
OpenTable Diner
Raleigh
3 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best place in all of downtown Raleigh! Amazing cocktails, wine list and menu! They pace your dinner perfectly and are extremely attentive. All drinks, food and desserts are Instagram and blog worthy! This place will is amazing!

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Jaycee
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband and I came for our anniversary date. It was a nice atmosphere, we felt like we were more than welcome to sit and enjoy conversation. The food was delicious.

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NCFoodies
Raleigh
4 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our second visit, and it was even better than the first. Four of us shared eight different plates, and each one was delicious. We would happily have the exact same dinner next time (and there WILL be a next time), but there were lots of other plates to try, and that's the direction we'll take.

Service was excellent, and the servers all seemed to be very glad we were there. Can hardly wait for our next visit.

KJ
KevinJ
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Hunter was our server and made my wife's Birthday an enjoyable experience .

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vipSamM
Raleigh
33 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love the scallops. Get those often. Everything is great. Key lime dessert is awesome.

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vipAMG2
Chicago
108 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Have been here only twice on my only two visits to Raleigh. Delicious menu, perfect amount of choice, all good! Great wine and cocktail menu also! Great service! Definitely returning when I am back in Raleigh!!

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vipGymshoe
Charlotte
200 reviews
Dined on March 4, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

This is a beautiful restaurant and I was surprised to see so few people at it on a Wednesday night. Our waiter was knowledgeable and attentive. We ordered a bottle of The Convert and it was very good. The kitchen is very quick with their turnaround time. Both the brussels and cauliflower were tasty accompanied by a delicious sauce. The octopus was also good but the filet was just okay. We finished the evening with creme brulee' and it was very good. I hope that more people learn about this place so that it's able to survive in a competitive business.

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
6 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Daughter’s Birthday with friends

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Libby
Naples
3 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was impeccably cooked and full of flavor. You won't find a salt and pepper on the table nor do you need any.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Anniversary

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AliciaB
1 review
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely amazing! Delicious! I will definitely be back. I never had escargot and was hesitant but tried it and it was seasoned beautifully.

Thank you so much for the dining experience as I celebrated my birthday. It was perfect.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Raleigh
4 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good food. Can’t wait to go back.

OT
OpenTable Diner
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My 13 year old Daughter wanted Oro for her birthday and they made it a great one. This restaurant has really tasty food. Everything is plated so beautifully. Even the cocktails are fun! the menu changes so there is always something different to try. The service is always great thanks to Corey, and the food comes out fast! This is one of my favorite spots in Raleigh!

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Absmom
Raleigh
5 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a great time! Service was excellent

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mb2009
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience2

We went to ORO in October and had a wonderful experience.
This time (February) we went for another birthday celebration, and sadly didn't have the same experience. The waiter/waitress makes all the difference. We were seated upstairs this time, it was extremely warm, and didn't have Corey as our server. Sad to say we probably won't be back.

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ChristopherW
Raleigh
4 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We enjoyed the contemporary setting and the noise level was quite bearable.
The four of us shared six different menu items ( two shrimp dishes, octopus, cauliflower, scallops and desert). . Each was out standing in terms of flavor and presentation.
Our server was both pleasant and helpful.

I ate here once before for lunch and equally enjoyed that experience.

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vipYocastaB
New England
5 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was amazing. A great ambience, amazing menu. Gluten free options. I loved it!!! Looking forward fir my next dining experience at Oro.

Yocasta

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ScottK
1 review
Dined on February 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful restaurant and great food and service. We enjoyed the atmosphere and the recommendations of the server.

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