ORO

4.8
1429 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
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4.7
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97% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Vickalynn
St. Louis
17 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Server & staff was great!!

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AlinRaleigh
Raleigh
26 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience5

We were promptly seated upstairs. Drinks were good as well as the service. We had 4 dishes, lamb chops, mac & cheese, coconut shrimp and another dish which I’ve forgotten. All the food was served hot and had great flavor. Glad that Oro has continued its great service and dining experience.

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ChristinaW
Raleigh
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My boyfriend and I went to Oro for a casual dinner date and we were wowed by the food and the service. Corey was our server and he was phenomenal. The food he recommended was delicious and all the flavors complemented each other. We will definitely be back!

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DavidG
Raleigh
2 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome, Hunter is great, had fish tacos, sprouts,and banana bread pudding....Perfect wine too!

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EdmundA
1 review
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is one my most favorite restaurants ever. Food is great, cocktails are awesome and service is outstanding. I always look forward to eating there.

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Willoughby
Raleigh
2 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Cory was a great server. The food was delicious, especially the octopus, oh my goodness, though it was a little on the small side. Curry shrimp, yum, but only 4. Brussels, cauly, everything, very tasty. We'll definitely be back.

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JerryM
1 review
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good and the server was a super nice dude i woukld go again

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OpenTable Diner
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We had an amazing time for my mom’s birthday. The waiter at Oro was absolutely phenomenal. He knows his sh*. Everything we ordered was superb. Standing ovation to the chef. They even let me come in a little early and decorate the table for my mom for her celebration. Will definitely be coming back!

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OpenTable Diner
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was amazing! Great food! Incredible server! Wonderful service!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Pittsburgh
8 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Bacon wrapped dates, chocolate tower and Seabass were amazing! Lamb was over cooked and Brussels had too much sauce. The environment was great. Cory our server, and Josh were amazing but for $160 meal for two, I would have expected a bit more.

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OpenTable Diner
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Great selection of small plates and wonderful craft cocktails.

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OpenTable Diner
Raleigh
2 reviews
Dined on March 24, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Food was great but the ambiance was lacking a bit because of the lack of people. Feels like the kind of place that needs to be crowded and a bit noisy to feel right. Hopefully that will be the case again post Covid.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience2

Food was underwhelming and the service was below par. I expected more with all of the other great reviews.. and COVID can’t be deemed an excuse. One server reached across my partners plate to fill the water cup and removed a plate before we were done eating from it. When asked what the beer list was, the other server stated, “I am the beer list” and wasn’t able to accurately recite what beers they had. Then when asked how the food is, we claimed it was “ok” and the server responded with “just okay?” and walked away. Not looking for the next James Beard award winner, just wanted a nice Saturday evening out, but it was below my expectations given all other reviews.

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OpenTable Diner
Raleigh
4 reviews
Dined on March 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was my third time at Oro and it gets better every time. The service was amazing, food is phenomenal, and the overall experience keeps me coming back. I love this place for any occasion. Highly recommend the Brussels sprouts, cauliflower, octopus, lamb chops, and the tabletop s’mores.

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JaySlaught
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I enjoyed every aspect of Oro. The decor, food, and price we all great. I’ve already recommended it to friends and will definitely be attending next time I’m I Raleigh.

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vipMichelle1972
Chicago
17 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and atmosphere are always great at ORO. It’s a very lovely place to see and be scene.

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fred
Raleigh
7 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

not bad, first time ,we try a new one every week,,,, crab cakes not good, Crab legs offered but wisely the server suggest not~
lots of opportunity to improve for sure. Ribs good, veggies good. drinks good.
cream Brule cold in the middle and top was not hot,,,,, could be better.... back again some time soon

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Laura
Western NC
1 review
Dined on March 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great dinner! Celebrating wedding night. Cory was delightful. Appreciated the complimentary champagne.

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vipShey
Raleigh
43 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great wine list! Must try the cauliflower and fish tacos. Friendly staff and a favorite of ours!

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BrittanyW
1 review
Dined on March 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely love this place, I went for my Birthday dinner and it was definitely amazing. Our server was also amazing, and don’t get me started in the drink presentations. If you’re thinking of going just go, you won’t regret it.

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cfhwoof
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So many interesting cocktails to start - 5 star presentation, 5 star taste. Great server advice on plates and portions. Wish I had room for more.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Very cool place. Food was good but know that they service tapas style - a little pricey per plate but worth it. Our waiter Corey was awesome!!!

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vipKellyH
Raleigh
78 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Oro has been a favorite of ours for years. The service was good, the food was good (but not hot when it got to us upstairs). The cocktails are “fun” but if you don’t like one of the ingredients listed, bartender isn’t very accommodating.

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vipShelEric
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was amazingly delicious! Cory provided great service. The patrons were also engaging across tables. Memorable experience. Will be back!

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TRTT
Raleigh
2 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was an amazing experience. I am definitely coming back. The waiter treated me excellent for my birthday.

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OpenTable Diner
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Creative and fun cocktails and delicious food!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was our first time visiting Oro for a birthday dinner and it was great. From the time we checked in until we left, we enjoyed it. Our waiter Cory was great and relatable. We enjoyed the window view and food! We’ll definitely go again!

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TerriP
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on February 26, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

I randomly picked this location because the decor/ ambiance was nice in pictures. The cocktail drinks were amazing and had great presentation. Definitely worth the money!! The food was also good. If one suggestion, the Mac and Cheese was a little loose. If it was minus the bread crumbs, had a more thick and cheesy consistency, it’d be better. However, the Ribs, Jerk Chicken, Brussels Sprouts, and Crab Cakes were delicious!

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vipSunny
Czech Republic
17 reviews
Dined on February 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was my daughter’s b’day. Corey was AMAZING and attentive and funny. The food was FANTASTIC. Cauliflower, filet, Mac & cheese (!), baked Brie, brussels, s’mores and creme brûlée! Well done!

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DariusT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and great service!!! We will definitely be returning.

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PearlH
Charlotte
2 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Truffle Mac & Cheese was amazing! I was initially repulsed by the consistency - because let's be real it wasn't "traditional" baked mac, lol - but this dish turned out to be such a pleasant surprise! The flavor was outstanding, and I was genuinely impressed! I thoroughly enjoyed this dish.

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slong
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Go for the elaborate cocktail presentations and chef's tasting to try all of the foods! Octopus is a must-eat.

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Mehmet
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall3food3service1ambience2

Food was ok. Should have some spicy options. Asked for hot sauce. Waiter was rude about it and said they only have sriracha, I said thats fine and he questioned my choice of putting sriracha on the salmon. (Idiot never brought my sriracha). Sound level was too high. Couldn’t hear my GF from the other side of the table (2 feet away). Waiter was also annoying going back and forth yelling and singing loudly and bothering us when we were trying to eat and have a conversation. Also didn’t bring a candle with the dessert even though I told him it was my gf’s birthday. Thought it was going to be upscale with white table cloth tables and professional waiters/scene. Disappointed (especially since it was for a birthday. Smh) never going back.

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Luvbchlife
Charleston
6 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Everything we ordered was excellent!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

As always Oro never fails to impress me. The service is fantastic, the food is so good. We like the unique drinks to go along with the dinner experience.

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Hunter
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing place! First time there and it was on Valentine’s Day. The waitress made everything a breeze by explaining dishes, drinks and giving great recommendations!

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ChiliMac
Raleigh
4 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience4

I drove down from Wake Forest for a night out on the town during Valentines. Overall it was a good experience. Our server Hunter was great, he was very knowledgeable, attentive and personable. We ordered the Salmon with Pearled Couscous, nicely cooked. The avocado fried salad was good for what it was, the Truffle Mac and Cheese was excellent and the Crab Cakes were ok. Crab Cakes had a little too much filler and not enough crab. Over all I found it to be good not great and don't think I would specifically do the 30 minute drive again. But if you are close to downtown it is a nice option for a date night dinner out.

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GeorgiaH
Greensboro
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food, great environment & service. Will definitely be back!

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KieshaP
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice place. All the employees had positive attitudes.

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OpenTable Diner
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Hunter was a great server! Food and drinks were also good. Such a good vibe and atmosphere.

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ORO is rated 4.8 stars by 1429 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.