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ORO

4.5
4.5
1779 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 47 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • 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 1,779 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
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.1Value

NoiseModerate

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  • Raleigh / Durham / Chapel Hill

    Hot Spot

  • Raleigh / Durham / Chapel Hill

    Contemporary American

  • Raleigh

    Hot Spot

  • Raleigh

    Vibrant Bar Scene

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  1. LC

    LCC13

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall1food3service1ambience1
    Poor spacing between tables and the noise level made it difficult to hold a conversation. We were seated for 20 minutes before we saw our waiter. Our initial order included two items (salad and a small dish) and it took 30 minutes until we even saw food, despite being told that the food would arrive as it was ordered. Additionally, we only received one of the dishes we ordered and never even got the caesar salad. After waiting almost an hour for one plate of food to arrive, we decided to pay and leave so as to not wait longer for food we should have received by then. This was our first wedding anniversary (which we told them), so it was disappointing and embarrassing to have such a poor experience. The dish we did receive, however, was tasty if that even helps at all. TL;DR: my husband and I drove 40 minutes to Raleigh to be ignored for an hour and only have a $23 small plate of crab.
  2. J

    Jimbo

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall2food3service2ambience2
    Oro is just one of many Raleigh restaurants that is expensive for what seems like no reason. The food was good but also portioned for a 6 year old. $17 glasses of house wine. If you come here request a table on the bottom floor.
  3. SD

    SnakeDoctor

    St. Louis

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall4food5service4ambience3
    I went to celebrate my Lady’s birthday and no one at the restaurant did anything to make the night special. Very disappointing.
  4. LG

    LorenG

    Raleigh

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Cory and Morgan our servers where completely on point! Very attentive, fun and always with a smile.
  5. NB

    NealB

    Raleigh

    12 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on September 25, 2022

    overall3food5service5ambience3
    The food was delicious, but the portions are very small (by design). But I might not go back - I could go to Angus Barn for about the same price.
  6. KP

    KamalaP

    Raleigh

    1 review

    vip
    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 25, 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience4
    Friend from out of town
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 24, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    The food is excellent and the staff are super kind and attentive. The concept is to share dishes and eat them on your own plate. The dishes come out as they are completed so you get them while hot and delicious. The cocktails were fun and tasty. We both enjoyed each of ours, though they are pricey. Food presentation is missing some notes. It looks great but is not served in the best way. Examples: the EXCELLENT tempura cauliflower consists of good size frying pieces served in a medium sized serving bowl…and the serving implement is an ordinary table fork. Not big enough for the task of dishing it out onto our plates. It was awkward and slow and you womd up getting the delicious but sticky sauce on them way up on the fork, probably your hands, etc. Several of the dishes we ordered had sugary sauces. Some were more savory (thinking of the miso butter on the generously portioned sea bass dish) . It takes away from the savory salty sea bass on short ribs to mix it with the sweet sauces . Once our plates were kinda coated with sugary sauces we wound up eating the fish off the serving dish so as not to mix. No one offered us clean plates (they looked busy so maybe that is why) however it would be good for them to offer or just replace them periodically as a matter of course. I don’t fault the servers since this an organizational presentation thing. I bet the chef does not want those sauces mixing. This is two different problems, so there might be others like these that I did not notice in our first experience there (and it won’t be my last!) The chef or the manager should eat a few meals as a diner and take some notes. We will be back. The food is great.
  8. LH

    LilaHoneybee

    Raleigh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 24, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Nice eclectic menu. My favorites were the grilled octopus and grilled a avocado. Our waitress was excellent. I would say portions are on the smaller side…while the wine pour was quite generous. All in all…I would definitely go back.
  9. PW

    PhylW

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food at Oro's is always delish! Our server, Alexis was super busy but she ensured we were taken care of!
  10. C

    Chinadoll

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The food was amazing as well as the food … I can’t wait to return
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and drinks. Our server Corey made the dining experience enjoyable with his attentiveness and menu suggestions. I would definitely return and ask to be seated in his area. The restaurant is beautiful and clean. The drinks were amazing. We will definitely be adding this to our must go dining spots when entertaining friends and family.
  12. S

    robertS

    Miami

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food, drinks and service was great. The ambiance was perfect.
  13. SD

    SeanDo

    Raleigh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Oro made me love tapas and the whole staggered approach to dining. Plates served when ready not a bid tidal wave of food at once. Morgan is a super knowledgeable server and guided my wife with the skill of a surgeon to the perfect cocktail.
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Raleigh

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    I love Oro they never let me down and I have been a customer for years! Legit my favorite restaurant in the triangle
  15. TQ

    TayloireQ

    Raleigh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our first time visiting and we will be back. Our server Kevin was amazing and made phenomenal recommendations on food and drinks.
  16. M

    Michelle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great service and food. Super unique experience. The place was a little loud and the vibes were just a little chaotic for me but super great place and would definitely go again.
  17. A

    Antwood

    Raleigh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Each dish was creative and full of flavor. Excellent place to eat.
  18. MS

    MarieS

    Raleigh

    3 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 3, 2022

    overall2food1service4ambience2
    The food that we ordered all had the same sickly sweet sauce on it. They could do better
  19. JM

    JohnM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    ORO is amazing and outstanding from the food to the service. Everything was pure perfection!
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Raleigh

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on August 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Morgan was an awesome waitress. This was our first time at ORO & the food was delicious!
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Richmond

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 21, 2022

    overall1food2service2ambience3
    We made a reservation here after enjoying a few drinks at bittersweet next door, a favorite Raleigh spot of ours. We assumed the quality would match the prices and settled in for a meal. Unfortunately this wasn’t the case. The food was fine at best and overpriced across the board. The drinks matched, and came much later than when we ordered due to the bar printer going offline. The menu seemed to be created with an Instagram post in mind, with drinks and food looking much better than they tasted. We ended up not getting a second round of small plates as the service was very slow and the food wasn’t worth the trouble or additional wait, especially after waiting 15-20 minutes just for water and acknowledgment of being seated. It seems like the menus rotate here often so perhaps their next round of edits will improve things. We will not be returning to find out.
  22. B

    Blissfulone31

    Raleigh

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on August 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Cory was the best server ever!! Our couples date was amazing! First time dining was back in 2013 & it’s even better now. Thank you Oro!!
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on August 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We decided to try something new for this year’s anniversary and the experience was more than we expected. Portions were just right and everything tasted so good!
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 20, 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience3
    Nice space, a bit packed in which makes it a little noisy as well. Great service !
  25. CB

    CharlieBrown

    Raleigh

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on August 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service and food!
  26. ST

    ShunT

    Raleigh

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 16, 2022

    overall3food5service2ambience4
    I have dined in Oro several times before and never experienced the poor service I received last night. I chose the restaurant to celebrate a birthday with family and friends and almost immediately started regretting it. We asked for two dishes to be served after the other plates ordered but it was almost 30 minutes after we had finished the other dishes before they arrived. The server then decided to attempt to go back and forth about the incident instead of just apologizing.
  27. A

    Amber

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    amazing service from all the staff! the food and drinks were amazing. Our waiter definitely went above and beyond for us. We had the best time:)
  28. JF

    JessF

    Raleigh

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 13, 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience4
    Oro is a gorgeous restaurant with good staff. However, my friends and I have concluded that for the price, the food in no way shape or form is worth it. Specifically, the jerk chicken was dry, and the calamari, Brussels sprouts, and octopus were only mediocre. Cocktails were fine.
  29. CA

    CrastonA

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, great service, great ambiance! I will definitely be back many times!
  30. M

    Mark

    Chicago

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    overall3food1service5ambience4
    It is a nice looking restaurant and service was good. The food was wholly underwhelming. We had the cauliflower, Brussel sprouts, soba noodles, mahi-mahi, calamari and potstickers. Nothing tasted like it had been created there, but rather came from a package. Paying these prices for precooked food that tasted like it came from Costco is a crime.
  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food and drinks were awesome…our favorite was the cauliflower!
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My boyfriend and I always enjoy ourselves at Oro! The food is just DELICIOUS and the ambiance is even better. They have a DJ on Friday nights and it’s always poppin’. I recommend everyone spends an evening being enchanted by Oro! No regrets here. ❤️
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Raleigh

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 2, 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience5
    The services was very good but two of the dishes we ordered were heavily salted and had to be sent back. Also, the restaurant was very hot and made my date feel sick causing us to leave sooner than anticipated
  34. LF

    LeighF

    Raleigh

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food as always. We enjoyed the chiefs choice. Amazing drinks as well as desserts. Can’t wait to go back
  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Raleigh

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our waitress was OUTSTANDING! Food was fantastic as always!
  36. CG

    CandiceG

    Raleigh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    What a phenomenal experience!!! Every single item we ordered off the menu was exquisite!!!! Service was exceptional. Will definitely be returning soon.
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Raleigh

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 26, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Corey took great care of us and made our experience comfortable and fun.
  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Minneapolis

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food and service!
  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Greensboro

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a great dining experience at Oro. Corey, our waiter, was extremely knowledgeable with the menu and drink selections. Holy cow, did our food come out fast! I’ve waited in the CFA drive-thru much longer than it took for our meal to arrive.
  40. P

    Pargolfer

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We visited for my husband’s birthday. We love the feel of the restaurant. Our waitress, Morgan was fantastic. The food was prepared to perfection and delicious! #win

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Staff temperature check required

FAQs

ORO is rated 4.5 stars by 1779 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 47 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

  • 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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