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ORO

4.5
4.5
2111 Reviews
$31 to $50
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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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 23 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Contemporary American, Global, International, Tapas / Small Plates
  • Hours of operation
    Dinner Tue–Thu 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (919) 239-4010
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Executive chef
    Christopher Hylton
  • Catering
    ORO can cater your next event whether it be a business meal or a wedding reception! Catering menus are available by contacting us through our website.
  • Private party facilities
    Boasting an upstairs mezzanine with a 9-foot fireplace that can accommodate up to 40 guests seated and 60 guests for a standing reception, ORO can exceed your expectation for any business meeting or social gathering. For larger parties who desire the use of the entire ORO space, the facility can accommodate up to 80 guests seated and 150 guests for a standing reception.
  • Private party contact
    Maresa Pratt: (919) 239-4010
  • Neighborhood
    Raleigh
  • Cross street
    Wilmington
  • Parking details
    Street Parking
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, View, Wine

What 2,111 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.5
4.5 based on recent ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.2Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Raleigh

    Innovative

2,111 Reviews
  1. OpenTable Diner

    Puerto Vallarta

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Not great. For these prices it was kind of shabby. The fabric is sagging off some of the furniture. The walls are kind of thrashed. For some bizarre reason, though we arrived to a mostly empty restaurant, they stuck me and my date in a corner against a dirty wall. I was asked to be moved and they did comply. And the food. Spicy! Ridiculously spicy. We started with scallops which are a tender food. Though cooked perfectly they were spicy to the point my date couldn’t eat them. I did but my mouth was on fire. And Jerk Chicken. Again, so spicy! And no reference to this on the menu. In fact spice is not mentioned anywhere. Even the table next to us ordered the Jerk Chicken, took a bite and abandoned the remainder. Look, I get it. Some people like spicy food. Warn us! Put it on the menu. There are good flavors to be found, but obliterating them with heat and no warning is unacceptable. I will say our waiter was attentive and kind. Also, the fingerling potatoes were good. We spent $100 and went home hungry. Too bad. There was a lot of potential.

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  2. teresaS

    Raleigh

    14 reviews

    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Oro never disappoints. We love going here with friends or for a celebration. We celebrated our daughters 25th, it was her first time and will not be her last. Excellent food, innovative cocktails and hands down the best service in the Raleigh area. Highly recommend

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  3. DenaaG

    Raleigh

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food, great drinks! Love it for a Friday night spot.

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  4. RobertM

    Philadelphia

    46 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    46 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This is a great place for excellent food, drinks, and ambiance. Loved the tapas and large plate options. The mushroom carbonara, scallops, and duck were highlights of the menu. There was a special addition to the menu, soft shelled crab, which was amazing. After a five star meal, the best was yet to come…the BEST banana bread pudding I’ve ever had. The place is pricey despite most dishes being small plates. Nice for a special occasion or a date night.

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  5. DeanM

    Raleigh

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on April 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Wonderful food and great service! Very accommodating and kind staff with beautiful presentation of food.

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  6. IndiaV

    Raleigh

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 30, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Hands down, love the vibe, food and staff. Great experience. Aint gonna lie, was worried about the portion size initially but it was filling. I was sleepy afterwards... lol

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  7. Emdub18

    Philadelphia

    14 reviews

    4.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on March 30, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    The food was incredible, all except for the scallops which were very tiny and difficult to maneuver and work with. The golden beet salad and wild mushroom carbonara were to die for. I think the prices are pretty steep and the service could have been just a little bit better. Overall, great experience and the food truly is delicious. Will definitely return. It’s just not a place to go if you’re on a budget, that’s for sure!

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  8. KasieB

    Raleigh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 30, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was DELICIOUS only one plate left unfinished and it was the Mac and cheese. It just wasn’t for us. Me and my three friends got the chefs choice menu and it was amazing sampling and sharing food. We also got bathtub hooch drinks and they came in a bathtub with a cute rubber ducky for us to keep!

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  9. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 28, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fantastic quality of dishes. Imagination, taste, and savour.

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  10. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on March 23, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Had a great time celebrating my 13th Anniversary with friends. The food was absolutely delicious and shareable amongst the group. 10/10 recommend and can’t wait to revisit.

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  11. OpenTable Diner

    Raleigh

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 20, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I loved it. Friendly staff. Great food. Very classy and professional environment.

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  12. WillieF

    Raleigh

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 16, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Oro is conveniently located in downtown Raleigh, NC. Parking is not bad. There’s a lot just across the street. And there’s street parking. This was our second time dinning at Oro. The first was a birthday dinner for my daughter and the second a birthday dinner for my wife. Good food and service both times. Would highly recommend for a first time date or 50th anniversary.

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  13. Roanoakegem

    Richmond

    84 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    84 reviews

    Dined on March 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Best octopus and prawns we have had in a long time. Great local restaurant!

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  14. OpenTable Diner

    Raleigh

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Had a great experience at ORO. The food and Service were very good.

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  15. MonicaO

    Chicago

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on March 8, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We loved all of the dishes we tried and shared. Everything tasted great and was thoughtfully prepared. The service was also great!

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  16. eater42

    Western NC

    23 reviews

    5.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on March 8, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Yum. Everything was great. It is really loud acoustics in there, so hard to hear my co-diners.

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  17. RhondaD

    Raleigh

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on March 8, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Server was great at explaining menu options. Enjoyed everything we ordered but would not order oysters on a return.

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  18. Kitty

    Raleigh

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on March 8, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Everything about Oro is phenomenal! The Chilean Sea Bass is delicious!

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  19. LisaK

    Washington DC

    64 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    64 reviews

    Dined on March 7, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The food and our server were fantastic. There were 4 of us and the table was a bit small.

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  20. OpenTable Diner

    Raleigh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was absolutely amazing, the service was amazing as well. Just overall a awesome experience!

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  21. KristyD

    San Francisco

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on March 2, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food - cauliflower is a MUST. They explained the food came out as it was ready but we had a looong span between our sides and our meat. Atmosphere was modern and clean (and loud!). I’d go back for the food. Great mix of Veg and other options.

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  22. PandA

    Raleigh

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 1, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Service and ambiance were great, but the food… not so much. I had a terrible food experience at Oro on yesterday’s rainy Friday evening. We had early dinner reservations, because we had a show after. It was our first time dining at Oro, and will be our last. I’m sick in bed at 2:30pm the day after and NO alcoholic drinks were involved. The food ruined the entire dining experience, and the purpose of going to a restaurant is the food. The sesame cauliflower tasted great but has left me EXTREMELY sick the following day. The Chilean Sea Bass was greasy, the Market Catch unflavored, Mac and Cheese was runny, and the Calamari was white I know its the GF flour but.,.… Maybe great for others but it’s a no for me.

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  23. Brendan

    Dallas

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 28, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    I highly recommend Oro to anybody who wants to experience a unique and diverse menu. We were a party of 5 and we all ordered the family style tasting menu. I think we had 12-13 courses - each of which were unique and delicious. It can be a bit noisy in the dining area, but the courses were well spaced and the service was excellent. Not to mention, $65 per person for a curated menu made the experience extremely easy and fun.

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  24. OpenTable Diner

    Raleigh

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on February 25, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Overall it was a great experience and our waiter was very friendly. Loved the pork belly!

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  25. Casey

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 24, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    The food was original and terrific. The staff were as friendly and personable as they could be. We had a lovely evening.

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  26. ACat22

    Raleigh

    25 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on February 23, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Corey is the best server!! Amazing food and cocktails

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  27. HarveyS

    London

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 22, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    The food was good the service was acceptable the noise level at times was too high making conversation around the table extremely difficult

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  28. Hill

    Raleigh

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    Me & my bf went here for our anniversary dinner. I am a picky eater but my bf is not, I found one "main" that I would like & when we got there we discovered that the online menu doesn't match the one in the restaurant. So we ended up ordering the potatoes for an app & a mixed drink. We then had to go elsewhere for our actual dinner. Very disappointing. Ambiance was nice, sever was friendly at first but then inattentive & slow. Also the plates are small for the price.

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  29. Jdray

    Raleigh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing food! We did the Chefs Tasting Menu and everything was so good! Definitely taking another trip back!

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  30. Monte

    Raleigh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food and the service was great. The waitress guided and suggested items that resulted in a good meal and a great experience.

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  31. Aaron

    Nashville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I recently proposed to my now Fiancee at Oro and it was a OUTSTANDING experience from start to finish! Corey (our server) was great and made the night that much better with GREAT SERVICE! Sometimes it can be hard to find, but I'm very appreciative of the experience I was provided at ORO! Food was amazing as well. STAY FOR DESSERT! You won't be disappointed!

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  32. MargaretS

    Raleigh

    12 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on February 16, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    Arrived for a 6:45pm reservation. Was seated upstairs within 2 feet of the next table. You couldn't have a conversation without the next table hearing every word and vice versa. The waitress came over and gave us our menus but it took 15 min before she was back with a drinks order and 15 after that before it was delivered to our table. No food in sight. The food while nicely presented was just okay. Our duck breast (which was cold) was served with crispy potatoes (which turned out to be potato chips) and a knob of butter. No idea why the butter was served, potatoes chips and duck were both cold, wouldn't have melted on anything. We ordered a cocktail, "this is why we don't have nice things" nothing nice about it, it tasted medicinal, I thought it was just me, asked my husband to taste and he said the same and we watched as the man at the table next to us grimaced through his drink (he'd ordered the same) and mention to his partner that it's okay when she asked about his face pulling. Not what you want from an $18 cocktail. Land and sea plates were all pricey, $26 dollars for a cold duck thigh. Didn't stick around for dessert. Won't be back.

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  33. RussellL

    Raleigh

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great location, Great Knowledgeable Staff, Wonderful selection of food and the shared plates menu is great. The speed of delivery from order to table is phenomenal. Can't go wrong for a good dinner anytime

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  34. OpenTable Diner

    Charlotte

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Some of the most amazing food I’ve ever had in my life!!!

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  35. Linda

    Raleigh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing service and great presentation of good. The restaurant was clean and had a "big city feel." The drinks and dessert were excellent, but the food was a bit too salty. Overal a very nice experience.

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  36. AntoninaR

    Raleigh

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    I enjoyed my experience. I've would definitely go there again.

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  37. TracieG

    Raleigh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 7, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Dinner, the service and ambience was great!! I'd highly recommend visiting. The grilled avocado was so flavorful!

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  38. OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 3, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The food was good. We had the Octopus, it was overcooked and chewy. The chocolate ball dessert was great.

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  39. Matty

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 3, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Service was great, server was very nice. Food was pricey for what you get and it tasted mediocre at best. Disappointed, left early and went somewhere else.

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  40. Mmmmmmm

    Raleigh

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 3, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    Server wasn’t the best however another server picked up the slack! Food was amazing, overall good experience. Would definitely recommend!!

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FAQs

ORO is rated 4.5 stars by 2111 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 23 times today
Google Map for ORO

18 E Martin St, Raleigh, NC 27601

Additional information

  • Cross street
    Wilmington
  • Neighborhood
    Raleigh
  • Hours of operation
    Dinner Tue–Thu 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Contemporary American, Global, International, Tapas / Small Plates
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking details
    Street Parking
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive chef
    Christopher Hylton
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, View, Wine
  • Phone number
    (919) 239-4010
  • Catering
    ORO can cater your next event whether it be a business meal or a wedding reception! Catering menus are available by contacting us through our website.
  • Private party facilities
    Boasting an upstairs mezzanine with a 9-foot fireplace that can accommodate up to 40 guests seated and 60 guests for a standing reception, ORO can exceed your expectation for any business meeting or social gathering. For larger parties who desire the use of the entire ORO space, the facility can accommodate up to 80 guests seated and 150 guests for a standing reception.
  • Private party contact
    Maresa Pratt: (919) 239-4010
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