Plates Kitchen

4.9
1000 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.

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
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

Featured specials

Select a special by choosing a date, time and party size

Valentine's Day Special Menus & More

Dine in
Starting Feb 14, 2021

Chef David Mitchell presents an exclusive 4-course prix fixe menu with optional premium wine pairings. $69/pp. 5:30pm & 8:00pm seatings, RSVP only. Full details at www.plateskitchen.com.

What 1000 people are saying
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4.9based on recent ratings
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98% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brunch, was amazing as always

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Skis
Raleigh
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome Food and Service have already made a reservation for
Valentines Weekend!
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BMAC
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on January 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a chance to meet the Chef. This guy has it down pat. Locally purchased food cook in a classy way and presented beautifully by his kitchen staff.

Also, we sat and the bar, we had Sara as our Bartender and server.... top notch!

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BlakeB
1 review
Dined on January 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was great. I cannot remember the sever’s name but he checked up on our table often. The food is always perfect there as well!

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chris
1 review
Dined on January 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We've gone to Plates a few times over the past couple of months. The food is always great, a fantastic wine list, and the service is wonderful! Plates has become one of our favorite restaurants in Raleigh!

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vipTMK50
Atlanta
16 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We ate on the patio as we had our dog traveling with us. The service was wonderful, the food very good and our little dog welcome! I highly recommend the charcuterie board with cheese added, the sea bass with crispy outside, the mushroom pasta and the perfectly prepared pork chop.

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vipOnVacation
Austin
4 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My wife and I just had a fantastic dinner at Plates Kitchen. Justin Gallus (GM), Chef David Mitchell and their Team created an incredibly interesting menu pairing local foods with very international seasonings. I had the roasted local rainbow carrots with harissa and Greek yogurt as an appetizer while my wife tried the “loaded toast”... a dramatically undersold pumpernickel bruschetta-type dish with green beans, pickled cauliflower, beets, and a honey vinaigrette. Mains were a tenderloin in red wine reduction and a seared sea bass with lemon vinaigrette. We did try the sticky toffee pudding (New Years resolutions can start tomorrow) which was exceptional. Our host, Taylor, was also very attentive and engaging. Highly recommended. I hope you like it as much as we did!

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randym
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on January 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous food and excellent service. Justin and his staff do a great job. One of the best dining experiences in Raleigh.

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SamanthaT
Raleigh
5 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We loved it! Everything was wonderful 😁

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vipTarheeOnePutt
Raleigh
21 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service and food were both amazing -- the chef makes great choices on his choices for specials !!

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vipLoriMcD
Raleigh
3 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our small group so enjoyed our New Year’s eve at Plates. The tortellini was amazing, as was the entire meal. They did a great job at keeping all the guests at a safe distance.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on December 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went for Christmas dinner and everything was amazing. Our server made everything super special. The foggy puffy was amazing.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and great service!

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KevinT
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on December 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great that they were open Christmas Day. Just my significant other, son and I so nice to have a place to go with quality food and good atmosphere.

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on December 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place ! Great staff ! Great food !!!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Raleigh
6 reviews
Dined on December 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brunch was amazing and our server did a great job. That was our first time for brunch but it will not be our last!!!

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DavidC
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on December 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, staff, and decor.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a great time would go again!

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vipCatherineA
Raleigh
2 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service and food were both outstanding. I cannot wait to go back!

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DarbyA
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on December 6, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great service in a wonderful environment. The food was good!

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ShannonF
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on December 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service always exceed expectations!

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on December 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went this past Sunday for brunch it was phenomenal! We sat outside and they had heaters. Tables were distanced on the patio. We split the crab cake Benedict and the Belgian waffles and the food was so delicious. We also had the deviled eggs which were great too. Our server was fantastic and very knowledgeable about the menu! All in all a wonderful brunch and would highly recommend.

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OliviaS
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on December 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The servers and the owners are always so pleasant! The food is incredible! Wonderful community spot.

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Bubba
Richmond
5 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Chef Dave is a food genius. This is our favorite restaurant in Raleigh and there are a lot of outstanding restaurants in Raleigh. Taylor, our waitress, provided excellent suggestions and took great care of us. We will be back soon!!!

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BrianP
1 review
Dined on December 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

If you would like to provide a party for your tastebuds, dine at Plates! We recently returned to Plates. It was, and absolutely is our favorite restaurant! Justin & his team offer an impeccable dining experience from soup to nuts.
We will be celebrating Christmas & the New Year at Plates.

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ElaineG
Raleigh
2 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This met and exceeded all of our expectations! This wasn’t our first experience here but it was our first experience in almost two years, so it has only gotten better with time! We couldn’t decide between 3 entrees all we ordered 3 and shared them. We are excited to get back before Christmas to try the rest of the entrees! The experience from when we walked onto the patio until we stepped off to leave was unparalleled. All social measures and masks were used to keep everyone safe and the tables were spaced nicely and keeping all social distancing in mind. So glad that our first experience eating our post pandemic was at Plates!

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PollyA
Raleigh
3 reviews
Dined on December 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was amazing! Service and venue is great! Since I discovered this place I am addicted.

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gabriellag
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was absolutely amazing! I had the salmon baguette for brunch and it was so flavorful! Service, cocktails and overall ambiance 100%

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ShannonH
1 review
Dined on November 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food and service! We especially enjoyed the crispy Brussels sprouts! Delicious!!

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DeniseL
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great table. Perfect service! Delicious food! Kitchen very accommodating to our groups keto requests.

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KiKI
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

MY FAV BRUNCH SPOT! I LOVE THIS PLACE! THE FOOD IS GREAT, ATMOSPHERE IS GREAT AND THE MIMOSAS ARE BY FAR THE BEST. SERVICE IS GREAT AS WELL! GOOD JOB MAINTAINING SOCIAL DISTANCING DURING COVID TOO

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champagnetaste
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and awesome food and nice music and patio.

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vipRebeccaW
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding!!

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keve
Raleigh
2 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Have been eating here since they opened but had not been by since the Rona. Had a nice outdoor table and the short rib fettuccine was the best dish I have had. Relaxed competent staff.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great service and delicious food at Plates! My favorite brunch spot in Raleigh!

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sparrett
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was absolutely amazing! Chef Dave really takes pride in his food and it shows. The mushrooms & barrata were delicious as well as the scallops and sticky toffee pudding. Ill go back as often as I can!

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MariaS
Raleigh
3 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service were amazing, as always. This place is very consistently good! Go-to brunch place!

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anonymous
Raleigh
6 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Had a reservation and were seated right away. They validated parking. Service was very good. She gave a great description of our Charcuterie board and the food was fresh and delicious.

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LacreciaB
1 review
Dined on October 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Awesome meal for my bestie’s birthday brunch. The food was delish and the chef is ultra fast.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I can’t recommend Plates enough! I got the shrimp and grits with a side waffle and both were so tasty. The portions were satisfying and I had plenty of shrimp and grits to take home. My friends got the crab cakes and the Lion cake sandwich which were awesome too. Also, the staff is so inviting and friendly. It’s the best place to have brunch!

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You can order delivery directly from Plates Kitchen using the Order Online button.

Plates Kitchen is rated 4.9 stars by 1000 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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