Plates Kitchen

4.8
1370 Reviews
$30 and under
International
For twenty years, we have lived and traveled the world. We are often surprised and inspired by the food we have eaten along the way. From the first apple tarts in France, the Pecorino cheese in Tuscany, Weiss Wurst in Germany, Espada (scabbard fish) on the island of Madeira, to Hong Kong, Thailand and China, we have learned new flavors and techniques to add to the outstanding food of the American South. — At Plates, we hope that you will enjoy some of our favorite international dishes combined with our regional southern flavors. Join us on a new culinary journey that is globally inspired and locally produced.

Experiences

  • Valentine's Weekend 4-Course Prix Fixe

    $79.00 per person

    Feb 11 - Feb 14, 2022

    Join us February 11-14 as we celebrate St. Valentine with a delicious four course prix-fixe menu from the creative mind of Chef David Mitchell. $79/pp. Optional premium wine pairing flight $25/pp. 6pm & 9pm seatings Fri-Sat Feb 11-12; 5:30pm & 8:30pm seatings Mon Feb 14 (closed Sun). RSVP required. **PLEASE NOTE, outdoor seating for this event will be inside a heated tent** Please call us with any questions at (919) 828-0018. Full menu available at www.plateskitchen.com.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 1370 people are saying
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OpenTable Diner
Raleigh
2 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Restaurant week. It was a great experience and the food was phenomenal. Loved the restaurant week menu had plentiful options.

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vippirate
Raleigh
51 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great value as Raleigh restaurant week. $35 for a three course meal 4 apps, 4 entrees and a nice sell of desserts. Excellent service.

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Shelton
Raleigh
5 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Reservations are definitely a must, especially during Restaurant Week. Several patrons were encouraged to come back later when the restaurant could accommodate "walk-ins." The food delicious and specialty cocktail were delicious.

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DanielF
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience5

We went for the first time for restaurant week. Dinner was a simple but great 3 course meal. The tuna appetizer was too salty but they made up for it with the tenderloin and toffee pudding. Great atmosphere and quality service. We will be back again.

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vipBrianP
Raleigh
16 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

All of our experiences when we dine at Plates, are always the same, absolutely perfect! All restaurants should be jealous of Plates, they have earned my favorite status.

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Matty
Atlanta
5 reviews
Dined on January 21, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Plates is the best restaurant in Raleigh. The staff, owner, and Chef are so invested in the experience, food, and cocktails and you can truly tell. Every time we come here, we’re ready to come back!

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vipChristopherN
Raleigh
6 reviews
Dined on January 20, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best bolognese I’ve ever tasted. The salmon (and that awesome lentil, pepper, artichoke, burre blanc setup) were perfect!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on January 15, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food and service. We will definitely return.

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KellyW
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on January 14, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was excellent and pleasantly surprised by pickled grapes on charcuterie/cheese board. Ate an earlier dinner which was partly why it was so quiet. The waitress was fabulous and we thoroughly enjoyed ourselves!

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OpenTable Diner
Western NC
4 reviews
Dined on January 14, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I took my mom to the symphony for a Christmas present and stopped at Plates for brunch first. I’m so glad we did! Top to bottom, a fantastic dining experience. We will most definitely be back!

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CameronB
1 review
Dined on January 13, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was immaculate, definitely gave you your privacy while also making sure you were attended to, my server recommended the Duck and it was simply the best food I’ve ever eaten. The environment was also very classy, our table was candle lit with fresh flowers. More than happy with the overall experience and will be coming back

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DaleH
Raleigh
6 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2022
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Food is so good! Everyone in our party enjoyed their meal and the restaurant.

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vipApril
Richmond
47 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Plates is consistently top notch! It's a must try if you're in the Raleigh area.

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Lexi
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

My group went to Plates for the first time for the prix-fixe NYE dinner. Some of the courses like the filet and the amuse-bouche were outstanding. The filet melted in your mouth and was cooked perfectly. However, one of the courses – the shrimp tortellini – was not liked by any of the four people who tried it. It was relatively flavorless and had a strong fish smell, which seemed like a big miss on a fixed menu.

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Katie
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Excellent 4 course menu for New Years Eve. Just do not recommend seafood dishes but everything was else was delicious and the wine pairings and cocktails were out of this world.

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OpenTable Diner
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Phenomenal Food!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall1food2service1ambience1

Poor experience… They accepted a 215p reservation. When we were seated we were told that we had to order right away because the kitchen was closing in 10 minutes. We should have left. The food was OK. The Bloody Mary was not good.

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LynnI
Brazil
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

AMAZING! Always great food, great vibe, great service!

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ErinB
San Diego
1 review
Dined on December 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

$3 mimosa glasses or $15 carafe. Food was exceptional! Shared a charcuterie board and shrimp and grits and no complaints.

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NewtoNC
1 review
Dined on December 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great Christmas dinner here. I would recommend this place to anyone looking for a wonderful meal, friendly and attentive wait staff and overall fabulous experience. We will definitely eat at Plates again.

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DeeS
1 review
Dined on December 25, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience5

There was something minor wrong with each dish, one appetizer was simply never brought to the table and our server started out great and went downhill at the end. We waited 25 minutes between dinner and dessert for no reason and then had a significant wait for the check to be able to leave. There were only a few diners so it was not due to her being too busy. Last but not least, I was terribly excited about three items on their special Christmas menu and of course they were out of all three.

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Madison
Chicago
1 review
Dined on December 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A real gem...excellent food and service (plus they're open on Christmas Day)!

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Tomas
Raleigh
29 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have been dining at Plates Kitchen since it opened a number of years ago. We have never been disappointed. The food and service are wonderful. Yesterday - Christmas Day, our friends and us had excellent appetizers (Apple Salad, Mushroom Bisque and Beet/Salmon Tartare. Our entrees (Duck, Pork Osso Bucco, Trout and the Shrimp Fettuccine were all spectacular. We ended the meal with the Figgy Pudding it cannot be beat.

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HolliB
1 review
Dined on December 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Service was wonderful, very attentive. Everything we ordered was delicious, from the cocktails to appetizers and entrees. Thank you for a wonderful Christmas dinner!

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JudyM
Raleigh
13 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience4

I am very grateful for the staff who worked on Christmas Day and gave us another option for a holiday meal. Our server was the best, so friendly and knowledgeable! The service was a little slow but they had a lot of customers and I didn't mind since I was so comfortably seated outside. I chose the suggested wine pairing with the excellect trout and was delighted with it. The Apple Cobbler for dessert was terrific, probably the best that I can remember having even if I'm not a fan of mascarpone. Great job everybody!

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vipspoiledsparrow
Raleigh
16 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Eating Christmas dinner at plates has become a family tradition. Loved everything about it, the freshness and flavors of their food is unbelievable. Craft sodas are great! Service always wonderful!

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alynnette
Charleston
1 review
Dined on December 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It’s Christmas Day and limited places to eat out and to our surprise- “Plates” was serving up delicious ones for us!! It was our first time and it won’t be our last! This was more than delicious. It was a culinary master class of flavors, textures and artistry. The food was fresh, different and filling!!

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JayS
Raleigh
6 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food & drinks, impressive service. Justin & Taylor were phenomenal. Looking forward to coming back soon.

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Tasha
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on December 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Christmas brunch was delicious! Definitely will be back!

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KimberlyAC
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on December 25, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

The service was fantastic! I just wish the food was a bit hotter.

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SandraP
1 review
Dined on December 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect way to start my Christmas Day!! Food was awesome

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OpenTable Diner
Raleigh
14 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had Christmas Eve dinner at Plates. Everything was so perfect. Two of us had the trout and the others had the black garlic linguini. Our dinners were delicious and Rea our server was excellent and really on top of things. Plates never disappoints. Highly recommend.

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Nikki
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience4

Maybe they were

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Callif
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on December 22, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience3

Very limited menu even for someone that is a vegetarian. The pour didn't seem consistent and in our opinion was a bit less than we would expect for the charge per glass. My husband had the charcuterie board which was delicious and quite sufficient in portion. We took much of the cheese, nuts and bread home to eat the next day. I had shrimp and grits which was good too. Not sure I would rate it 4.8, though.

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DCWall
1 review
Dined on December 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Plates was amazing. Had to move my reservation back 30 minutes and they accommodated perfectly. Ambiance, vibe, and food were amazing! Will definitely be back soon!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Raleigh
3 reviews
Dined on December 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday. Great food. Fish was pricy. Otherwise very exquisite

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, amazing service and great drinks. Love this place!

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vipChuckH
Raleigh
10 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

As always, The food is excellent, the wine list extensive and well-chosen, and the environment enjoyable!

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JerryH
Greensboro
1 review
Dined on December 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Some of the best service my wife and I have had in a very long time. Very friendly hostess and server. We were able to be moved from bar seating to a table. Harissa carrots as an app was wonderful. All courses were wonderful. We will come back again when in the Raleigh area.

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vipSMMTDM
Philadelphia
50 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was on point. The drinks were great and the food was fantastic.

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Plates Kitchen is rated 4.8 stars by 1370 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.

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