Nearby points of interest
Nearby points of interest
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.
Raleigh, NC 27601
Hours of Operation:
Monday - Friday 11am - 2pm
Monday: 5pm - 10pm
Tuesday: 5pm - 10pm
Wednesday: 5pm - 10pm
Thursday: 5pm - 10pm
Friday: 5pm - 12am
Saturday: 5pm - 12am
Sunday: 4pm - 9pm
$30 and under
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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.
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:
Cara Hylton: (919) 239-4010
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Late Night, Non-Smoking, View, Wine
ORO Ratings and Reviews
Honestly- the food was not memorable. The noise level was insane. The service was not exceptional. Either lower the price or serve a slightly more generous portion for tasting. We wanted to love Oro but the great location was the only outstanding feature. Maybe we just caught them on an off night? Nevertheless Oro just didn’t measure up to other dining options in downtown Raleigh.
I made a reservation via this app. When I arrived the restaurant was closed. I saw a service person outside the side entrance and ask what was going on and he stated they were closed for ‘stocking’. I call the restaurant and it went to voicemail.
I reserved a table for dinner while landing in Raleigh. I tried calling as I was on my way from the airport but nobody picked up so I thought they were busy...
I got there 5 minutes early and I found the restaurant CLOSED! And what is most embarrassing is that there was another slot available after mine at 10pm...
I had to walk around with my luggage for half an hours to find a new restaurant and at that point no one was taking reservations anymore. I eventually found a taco place at 10pm that was still serving food.
Totally disrespectful and unprofessional, they should be removed from this platform if they cannot honor reservations...we are not taking about a delay but about a place accepting reservations while closed!
We loved our experience at ORO. It was a busy Saturday night, but we didn't feel the effects of a busy crowd. The food was just enough to fill us up with 5 plates between the two of us. The tomato soup dumplings, the crispy duck, and the tacos were our favorites of the five. The cocktails were creative and tasted great. Our service was prompt, courteous, and just the right amount of checking in and leaving us to ourselves. We would definitely recommend the restaurant to others.
My wife and I came here for our 2 year anniversary and we absolutely loved it! We drove an hour and a half and will definitely make the drive just to eat there again. My wife is pregnant so they gave her a free glass of ginger ale and I got a free glass of champagne to toast for our anniversary. We ordered four different plates and they were absolutely amazing! The chief even came out to make sure we were pleased and to congratulate us as well as give us a free dessert. I absolutely loved this restaurant and highly recommend it to everyone!
I have eaten at Oro at least four times this year. The food has an Asian fusion flare and is scrumptious. Vegetarians and meat eaters have enough variety to satisfy both palates.Two small plates and you are full.
I am partial to the cauliflower and the salmon. At one time they had garlic string beans and they were great. Sorry they were taken off the menu. The wait staff is very attentive. The owner, Mr. Hylton, actually came out and walked around the restaurant and checked on his guests. Even though we were the last guests in the place, we didn't feel rushed.
The place is small which means you have to get your reservations in early. I tried to walk in a couple of times but was unsuccessful. Even the bar fills up fast on the weekends. I would strongly recommend you experience the place.
This was my second time at Oro, and it was fantastic! Kudos to Executive Chef/Owner Chris Hylton and his staff for creating a wonderful experience each time. Chef Hylton made a point to walk around the restaurant to greet his patrons and ensure meals were to satisfaction. I encourage everyone to give this place a try! It won't disappoint.
Oro was AMAZING!!! I love the tapas style where you can taste many different dishes! All of they plates that we ordered where delicious and the presentation was very nice too! And the portion size of all the plates larger than traditional tapas I would say. The charcuterie board was amazing! The truffle mac & cheese is addicting. And the s'mores dessert is a must; it comes with a little campfire cube to roast your marshmallows at the table!! Great place to go with a couple friends so you can order lots of places and try everything!!
I love the atmosphere of this restaurant. I've only been there twice (on weeknights), and both times the restaurant was empty. It's a bit pricey, but that's what you get for a small plate restaurant. We ordered 12 or 13 plates for 4 of us! Have Corry wait on you, you will not be disappointed:)
Food quality was excellent. Service staff was excellent. Menu selection was great. I had the fish special, perhaps the best ever. We like that the Oro folks don't load you up with potatoes to make you think your money's worth was served. Portions are appropriate for mature adults and quite tasty. The sauces are good and the asparagus was great.
We went for restaurant week and the food was hit-or-miss. Some dishes (green pea soup, lamb shank, chocolate mousse) were very good, while others (BBQ shrimp, roasted beets) not so much. I was especially disappointed by the BBQ shrimp. I am by no means a BBQ expert but the sauce tasted like it was from a cheap bottle at the grocery store, which is a sin in the Carolinas. Also need to keep in mind that this is a tapas place, so even during restaurant week the courses were on the small side.
The experience was fine, nothing outstanding though. Went there for a birthday occasion during restaurant week.
The 3 course menu was served within 30 minutes, and felt we were rushed to maximize turn-over. Food was very tasty, though the salad was minuscule and the lamb was barely warm.
Bottom line. Ok experience, but many better options downtown Raleigh.
My only complaint is that the tables are very close together and you cannot have a conversation. For a girls night or something like that it is great. But not for a romantic date night. Food was delicious, nice wine selection, good cocktails. Chef stopped by table to welcome us, always a good thing. Waiter was attentive and fun.
We were anticipating a food lovers delight and were very disappointed with the mediocre food. The atmosphere and vibe are wonderful, the service and friendliness is excellent but the food just didn't meet expectation. It's a great concept but the execution is lacking.
Lackluster, wilted strawberry salad; boring lamb chops and ribs that tasted day old.
On the bright side, the mushroom risotto is totally worth the trip!
We are gluten free and there were great options but just wasn't all that flavorful.
Please sign in to record your input. Thanks!
Report this review as inappropriate?
If you believe this review should be removed from OpenTable, please let us know and someone will investigate.