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ORO

4.4
845 reviews
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$30 and under
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Contemporary American
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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 16 wines-on-tap; ORO's wine list, cocktail selection, and variety of local beer is diverse and exciting to please all palates.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Contemporary American
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Hours of operation
LUNCH
Monday - Friday 11am - 2pm

DINNER
Monday: 5pm - 10pm
Tuesday: 5pm - 10pm
Wednesday: 5pm - 10pm
Thursday: 5pm - 10pm
Friday: 5pm - 12am
Saturday: 5pm - 12am
Sunday: 4pm - 9pm
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Phone number
(919) 239-4010
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Cross street: Wilmington
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What 845 People Are Saying
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4.4
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4.3
food
4.4
service
4.3
ambience
3.8
value
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OpenTable Diner (Baltimore)
5.0
Dined on January 8, 2018

Really awesome experience at ORO. Went on a quiet Sunday night, received excellent service, and was not disappointed by anything we ordered. Highly recommend the salmon and the soup dumplings!

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OpenTable Diner (Raleigh)
2.0
Dined on January 7, 2018

First things first. The food was very good, as was the service. There is very little ambiance to speak of; just off-white walls with few, if any decorations or artwork. The business plan for this restaurant is that there is no menu distinction between appetizers and entrees. The 3 categories of food were garden, sea and land. The plates are small and you are encouraged to order 2-3 plates per person. The plate prices range from $10.00 or so to over $25.00. My wife and I ordered 4 dishes total - lobster ravioli, truffle mac and cheese, chicken breast, and scallops. The scallops were the most expensive of the 4, at $25.00. As stated, the food was very good and our server, Courtney, was pleasant and knowledgeable. I just don't like the business model. We ordered an expensive bottle of wine which was very good and each of us received a complimentary glass of champagne, as it was our anniversary. They did not provide bread or anything for the table. The tables were small and somewhat close together. The worst part, however, was the heat. I usually don't get very hot, but it was really unbearable. In sum, I probably will not be back. Maybe I am old-fashioned, but I like a menu where I can see appetizers, entrees, etc.

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KCMB (Raleigh)
5.0
Dined on December 31, 2017

We’ve been to ORO a few times and always had a great meal with great service.

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Luv2dine (Raleigh)
5.0
Dined on December 31, 2017

Food was excellent, though pricey. Cory, our waiter was right there when we needed him, he was fun and full of information.

This was a New Years dinner at 5pm. Intensely cold and very windy outside. I looked up ORO’s dining hours and Sunday had 4 pm, I saw no holiday hours posted online. My husband and I got there about 4:15 for a drink and to wait for other couple. Door was locked. Woman came to the door and I said your website says you are open at 4pm on Sundays. She said, well it is 5 o’clock today because it is a holiday....we were not amused. Time for holiday serving should have been posted online. So in frigid weather we made our way up the street to a bar, just to stay warm.

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OpenTable Diner 
4.0
Dined on December 28, 2017

Nice resteraut food was good but was a little disappointed after ordering a 6 course meal and still left hungry. Not a big appetite but plates were very small.

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OpenTable Diner 
5.0
Dined on December 27, 2017

The food was fabulous and the menu is structured for easy sharing. Portion size can easily be shared between 2-4 people. We took home extra food as we could not finish. Loved the combinations in everything from garden selections to seafood and meats. Will definitely return.

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OpenTable Diner (Charleston)
2.0
Dined on December 25, 2017

Second time to the restaurant. Did not live up to first experience. We asked specifically if the ribs were beef as we DO NOT eat pork. Server confirm ed it was beef. Upon taking a few bites we felt they were pork. Server now confirmed they were indeed pork. One of us was nauseated as a result of not eating any pork in 10 years. There could have been worst results from the pork. More care should be taken to guest request. Temperatures of the food was warm vs hot.

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OpenTable Diner 
5.0
Dined on December 24, 2017

Our first time at ORO and it was amazing. Great helpful staff and the food was fantastic. Although a bit pricey it is definitely worth it for the taste of the food. Proportions are SMALL so will need to order several to walk out feeling satisfied which can make it pretty expensive but again the food was delicious. Definitely will go again.

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Rileygirl (Raleigh)
5.0
Dined on December 24, 2017

Awesome service and awesome food. Had walked by this place several times but was worried it was too "fancy" for us. It's wonderful! The shared plates are great and the cocktails are top notch. We'll be back!

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KevinC (Raleigh)
5.0
Dined on December 16, 2017

Went with friends on a Saturday evening before attending a show at the Duke Energy Center. Our group ordered 4 small plates (truffle mac 'n cheese, roasted beets with tempura goat cheese, wok fried brussel sprouts, & butternut squash risotto cakes) and 3 larger items (salmon, filet, 1/2 Peking Duck). All were superb; the Peking Duck was absolutely spectacular. Great atmosphere, excellent service, and wonderful food; what's not to love? Bill per couple was $99 before tip. We'll return to this gem many times.

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Hours, Transportation, and Details

Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Contemporary American
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Hours of operation
LUNCH
Monday - Friday 11am - 2pm

DINNER
Monday: 5pm - 10pm
Tuesday: 5pm - 10pm
Wednesday: 5pm - 10pm
Thursday: 5pm - 10pm
Friday: 5pm - 12am
Saturday: 5pm - 12am
Sunday: 4pm - 9pm
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Cross street
Wilmington
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Price range
$30 and under
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Phone number
(919) 239-4010
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Catering
ORO can cater your next event whether it be a business lunch or a wedding reception! Catering menus are available by contacting us through our website.
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Executive chef
Christopher Hylton
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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.
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Private party contact
Cara Hylton: (919) 239-4010
Additional
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Late Night, Non-Smoking, View, Wine