Plates Kitchen

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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.
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Special four-course prix fixe dinner including wine pairings. 6:00 and 9:00 pm seatings. Full menu at plateskitchen.com by January 15.

Friday, February 14, 2020

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AC
London
4 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Fabulous Sunday brunch. We both ordered the crab cake Eggs Benedict. Yummy

w
Raleigh
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience5

We had a great server who gave good suggestions. Food was unique and very good. Would certainly recommend and return!

MR
Raleigh
11 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Food was average at best - but to be fair it was Raleigh Restaraunt week, so probably not the usual attention to quality they normally have.

TT
Dallas
13 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Given that we book this reservation weeks ago prior to knowing it was restaurant week, our service was outstanding! We were nervous that it would be very busy and that potentially service would be subpar. Boy were we wrong! We had excellent service, the food was outstanding, and we will absolutely be back! Highly recommend the brussels sprouts and the arugula and fig salad with cured salmon.

DF
Raleigh
39 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Did not honor triangle restaurant week participation. Although many of the items for that were on their brunch menu, they clearly just wanted to charge more by only offering their brunch menu. We also watched as a table next to us received complimentary aperitifs but we were not offered any such.

The food was very good.

Plates Kitchen
Responded 12 hours ago

Apologies, but we did not advertise the Restaurant Week Brunch menu as being available Saturday and Sunday. All promotion and menus clearly stated this menu and pricing were available Tue-Fri. It has nothing to do with charging more. We tried to offer this in the past and learned that we simply don't have the kitchen capacity to run a multi-course menu for weekend brunch considering the volume of business that we handle. We hope that you understand and will consider revisiting us in the future.

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FM
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was prompt, polite and gracious. We went for the Restaurant Week specials, but branched out a bit. The Shrimp and Grits were spicy and delicious! Good selection on beverages - a very nice evening!

Plates Kitchen
Responded 10 hours ago

Thanks for the kind words Frank! We're happy to hear you branched out with your selections. Our menu changes quite frequently, so we hope you visit us again next time you're feeling that same adventurous spirit. Cheers, Justin Gallus Owner

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JG
Raleigh
2 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Came in for brunch and thoroughly enjoyed the experience. Had an excellent selection on the menu and the service was outstanding.

AC
London
5 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The crab cake Eggs Benedict was exceptional. The shrimp and grits was also exceptional. We have a new favorite brunch location.

J
Raleigh
8 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great food as always. Nice selection for vegetarians and carnivores. Best brussell sprouts I have had!

h
Raleigh
6 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We had a great experience here. The drinks were unique and delicious. The deviled eggs and perogies were our favorites. Figgy pudding and a fizzy lifting drink were the perfect pairing for dessert. We can't wait to go back.

OT
New England
2 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Nice spot. Went for New Year's day brunch. I ordered the The Classic with cheddar grits. Everything was great. Free parking in the rear lot was a plus.

L
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful spot. Had two kids with us and they were more than accommodating. Prompt, kind service team with amazing food. Highly recommend.

T
Raleigh
23 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have been going for several years on Christmas Day. Warm, friendly restaurant with excellent food and service. Steve, Justin, David, Chris and Stephanie were engaging and great hosts. We are regulars at this restaurant and have always enjoyed the menu options. We had the Flounder entree and the Lamb Osso Buco with an order of roasted brussel sprouts. For desert we had the apple cobbler with ice cream. Hats off to chef David as our entire meal was fantastic. Their cocktails by Chris and the wine pairings by Justin were spot on...

JB
Charlotte
2 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Special Christmas menu was varied and meal outstanding.

L
Raleigh
3 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2019
Overall3food3service5ambience3

Christmas Day lunch. Food was pre-prepared and was on the table within a minute of ordering. Zero ambience. With drinks and dessert they had us in and out of there in less than an hour. It wasn’t even that busy so no idea why they wanted us in and out so quickly on a Christmas Day.
Prime rib was so-so. I thought it was tougher than it likely was. When I cut up leftovers to give to my dogs with my own steak knife I realized the steak knife I’d been given at the restaurant must have been dull.
First time visit, won’t go back again. Food was uninspired. Server Taylor was excellent.

OT
Greensboro
8 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic Christmas lunch!

c
Western NC
2 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We decided to find somewhere to enjoy a casual and comfortable Christmas lunch and could not of been happier then the experience at Plates. Every part of the experience was delightful, from the food to the service. I would love to experience this place again.

AD
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our traditional go-to restaurant for Christmas. They never disappoint. Looking forward to our next meal at Plates.

OT
Raleigh
2 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall3food3service5ambience4

Restaurant is nice and service was great. However food was only decent and pretty bland - at the price tag we would have expected the food to be more favorable. not a bad date spot but I will probably not be returning

OT
Raleigh
7 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Had a delicious meal at plates. Nice cocktails, yummy starters, and the mains were very enjoyable. Very solid night overall and would recommend

OT
Raleigh
7 reviews
Dined on December 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Every dish was memorable. From the crusty batard (where we were asked if we wanted olive oil or butter) through each dish we enjoyed. We started with sweet potato croquettes, served with a sinful butter, try not to eat it all! Then on to the succulent salmon slider, tastefully garnished with a bit of heat. Next a very fresh green salad with a remarkable light and mysteriously sweet dressing. We capped the meal with the chicken and prosciutto slider, savory and served on more delicious toasted slider buns. Had to take home the ratatouille and pita points to enjoy another day. We were happy and stuffed!

ML
Seattle
1 review
Dined on December 15, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

The spicy pimento goat cheese was SCRUMPTIOUS!!! And the Poison Apple...sooo good! A lovely spot for Sunday Brunch with friends!

OT
New England
1 review
Dined on November 29, 2019
Overall3food3service5ambience4

Wasn’t what I expected When you hear it’s southern flare.

OT
Denver
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were celebrating my husband’s birthday. It was pleasant and effortless. Our waitress was helpful and the food was excellent! Not our first time there and hopefully not our last!

TS
Raleigh
7 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We love Plates. The food is unusual and so flavorful. Great, friendly staff. Good wine and cocktails.

J
Raleigh
9 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food! Nice selection of vegetarian options that are unique and taste great. My husband (carnivore) always loves his food.
Drinks are amazing too!

OT
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on November 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Best managed restaurant on the street. perfect staff combined with a great menu.

OT
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Tried this restaurant during a business trip to Raleigh and had a very enjoyable experience! Delicious food and drinks, and very friendly service. Great value too. Highly recommend!

OT
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The overall experience was fantastic. The staff is so pleasant and the food and amazing! Would highly recommend everyone going to eat at Plates Kitchen!!

d
Atlanta
20 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Delicious cocktails, very nice charcuterie platter, gracious service.

J
Raleigh
12 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall3food3service5ambience4

I liked the old Plates so much better. The dinner menu has drastically changed with their new chef, who I understand is already planning to leave. It’s still a limited menu, and the new entrees don’t appeal to me.

OT
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brunch was amazing and well worth any wait!!!

OT
Charleston
2 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was my first time at Plates and it was great service, wide variety of drinks and food was very good!

SS
Raleigh
3 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love the food here, it’s comfort food but creatively and expertly done. The Brussels sprouts are the best in town. A great place for brunch!

OT
Raleigh
5 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Good food and great service

OT
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, wonderful service!

c
Central Coast
7 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Plates is a wonderful restaurant for foodies. We all thoroughly enjoyed our food in the beautiful patio area. We highly recommend this restaurant.

l
Raleigh
2 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We experienced a lovely dinner on the patio. The food was fabulous and so was the service. The staff was very attentive to all of our needs. We were able to engage in people watching and heard great music from across the street!

TG
Raleigh
27 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Great neighborhood restaurant offering attentive service and delicious food. Brunch is a must do!

S
1 review
Dined on September 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was amazing, service was prompt. Friend really enjoyed his waffles. Was wondering why cheeseboard came in a bowl but menus were on a board. Love the place.

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