ORO

4.8
1447 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
4.7
food
4.8
service
4.7
ambience
4.5
value
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96% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipJenniferA
Raleigh
4 reviews
Dined a day ago
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 2 days ago
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 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food, we loved every dish!

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OpenTable Diner
Raleigh
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
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 4 days ago
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.

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RyanK
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time at ORO for mother's day. Would recommend, a unique and delicious dining experience.

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CourtneyW
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on May 7, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Could use bud light but otherwise service was phenomenal and food was delicious

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LaurieZ
Wilmington
1 review
Dined on May 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was wonderful even though they were short wait staff.

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Quiana
Chicago
10 reviews
Dined on May 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great spot for food and drinks! Love the vibe and the food is delicious. Perfect for any occasion!

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Shan
Raleigh
2 reviews
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience4

The food was hit or miss. We ordered several dishes but all didn’t taste like the seasoning was balanced (either too salty or not enough seasoning at all)

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BennyH
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on April 29, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Awesome food with awesome service. My wife and I will definitely return.

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quteshots
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

My husband took me to Oro for my 33rd birthday and we had a wonderful experience. The lamb chops, crab cakes, brussels, and mac were delicious and the waiter was attentive and enthusiastic. We also tried a specialty cocktail, A Spirited Debate and of course I had the oh so sweet Chocolate Dome for dessert. This place is a vibe and I will be returning for their Bento Lunch!

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vipOhanaOf4
Raleigh
42 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

First timer. Great tapas dishes. Some portions were small (dates were tiny compared to most places, avocado salad had only 1/2 avocado to share) but flavors were excellent. VERY loud on a Saturday night, at least in the loft seating. Will definitely go again but sit downstairs.

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Cjmprince
London
3 reviews
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Lovely experience overall, very fast service and delicious food.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I thoroughly enjoyed this place. The food was amazing and the drinks are super fun. I will definitely go back

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Vickalynn
St. Louis
17 reviews
Dined on April 16, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Server & staff was great!!

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AlinRaleigh
Raleigh
29 reviews
Dined on April 16, 2021
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
2 reviews
Dined on April 15, 2021
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
3 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
Washington DC
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
3 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
Philadelphia
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
9 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
3 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
Charleston
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
18 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
44 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
Raleigh
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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vipcfhwoof
Washington DC
8 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
Greensboro
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
79 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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ORO is rated 4.8 stars by 1447 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.