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Plates Kitchen

4.5
521 reviews
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$30 and under
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American
Perfect For:
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Creative Cuisine
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
For twenty four years, we have lived and traveled around the world. The one constant theme we realized is how different foods from different cultures can unite us, regardless of nationality. Meals provide the opportunity to meet new people, share stories and offer new experiences. 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 Kitchen, 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.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
American, Southern, Fusion / Eclectic
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Hours of operation
Brunch
Sat, Sun 11:00 am–2:30 pm
Lunch
Mon–Fri 11:00 am–2:30 pm
Dinner
Mon–Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm
Sun 5:00 pm–9:00 pm
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Phone number
(919) 828-0018
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Stephen Day
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Private party facilities
Entire restaurant seats 50 and is available for private functions. Covered patio seats 25. No facility fee. Minimum food and beverage amounts apply based on date and time during the week.
We also cater lunches and parties for groups of 15 or more, and we can open our dining room for private lunches during the week.
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Private party contact
Chris Brennan: (919) 828-0018
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Catering
Plates Kitchen offers catering services at your location. We bring the international and local flavors to you for lunch or dinner events. Call the restaurant at 919-828-0018 for details.
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Lane Street
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Parking details
Free parking in the lot behind our building (enter on Lane Street). Take note of your parking space and license plate number and have it ready for our host so that we can validate your vehicle (there is no parking attendant).

All Raleigh city street parking is free after 5pm on weekdays and all weekend long.
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Public transit
Located one block north of the R-Line's Glenwood Ave. / North St. stop.
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Special events & promotions
Events vary by month but include special pairing dinners and neighborhood tastings. Check the plateskitchen.com for details.
Additional
Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Specials

Mother's Day Menus & Specials

Enjoy our outstanding patio with Brunch, Lunch or Dinner. See our Mother's Day menu on our website. Special Mother's Day mimosas (♥Mom-osas♥). All moms will get a flower with their meal!

Sunday, May 13, 2018

What 521 People Are Saying
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94% of people would recommend it to a friend
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2.0Dined 2 days ago

Not nearly as good as previous visits. No one in group loved their meal. Charcuterie appetizer small and uninspired. Duck, chicken dishes just ok. Eggplant rollitini was a flavorless soupy mess. Kale salad was tough. Hope they can return to their former higher standards.

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5.0Dined 6 days ago

Server didn’t tell us the specials then charged us for drink we did not want. Disappointed

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5.0Dined 6 days ago

Great place to go with friends. Crab cakes delicious! Burger and Mojo chicken are great choices. Be sure to sit outside on a nice day/evening.

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4.0Dined on April 12, 2018

The food was good but very small portions including a glass of wine. Service was great.

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4.0Dined on April 12, 2018

I stopped here for lunch before a business appointment. It was a very nice day for utilizing the patio so I ate outdoors. I had the special of half a chicken salad wrap with a cup of squash soup. Both were quite tasty. The wrap included apples, grapes and other healthy and flavorful ingredients and was quite easy to handle. The server seemed to have a number of tables to see to so service was not always quick, but was acceptable. I will return here for dinner or lunch on other occasions.

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1.0Dined on April 8, 2018

Dirty and prices don’t match the integrity of the food.

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4.0Dined on April 7, 2018

Very nice. Food ok. Service excellent.

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3.0Dined on April 1, 2018

Easter brunch was very rushed even though they weren't that busy when we were there.

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

The crab cakes and fried oysters were amazing!

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5.0Dined on March 30, 2018

Always love coming to Plates. Their menu is every changing, yet they still are consistent. We love sitting at the bar and having Jeremy make some of the best cocktails we have found in Raleigh!

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5.0Dined on March 26, 2018

The Sunday roast was amazing, as was the charcuterie board!

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4.0Dined on March 24, 2018

Overall, it was a good experience. The only negatives is that they charged me $2 for soda water and the server took up my plate before my friend was done so she was left eating solo and I find that very rude. Good food and very friendly atmosphere. Would go again.

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5.0Dined on March 24, 2018

Eat at Plates for the first time and was very impressed. Food, atmosphere and service all great. It was a cold rainy night and walking into the warm cozy restaurant was delightful.

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4.0Dined on March 23, 2018

Good I would go there again

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5.0Dined on March 23, 2018

Amazing food. Wine was perfect and the Gin Tonica was the best ever. Can’t wait to go back!

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4.0Dined on March 22, 2018

Very enjoyable dinner with friends. Casual and relaxed evening.

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5.0Dined on March 11, 2018

The host and maybe manager on duty kept watching our table to see when we were leaving. It was quite annoying as was the waitress who kept trying to refill our coffee, take our payment when we hadn’t even looked at the separate checks! I understand walk-ins, but there’s no reason you should rush guests with a reservation! The food was great!

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5.0Dined on March 11, 2018

Brunch was wonderful. I look forward to coming back very soon.

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5.0Dined on March 9, 2018

We love Plates. Their Sunday brunch is amazing. The burger is something you must try.

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5.0Dined on March 4, 2018

Always has an small menu of very good and well prepared options. Service is great.

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5.0Dined on March 2, 2018

The place lost its unique ambiance with the decor change, but the food and staff are both still warm and wonderful.

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5.0Dined on February 25, 2018

We've been coming to Plates for 4 years now! It's nice to sit at the bar, chat & eat, and the tables are comfortable to enjoy your meal as well!

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5.0Dined on February 25, 2018

My sister and I visited to celebrate her 21st birthday with brunch. The food was perfect and delicious and the mimosas were to die for! Such a cute little place with outdoor seating as well!

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4.0Dined on February 25, 2018

The food and cocktails were delicious. We had the shrimp & grits and the burger...both are excellent. The specialty mimosa was also very good. We had an initial issue with service. Wait staff walked around our table for at least 15 minutes with no one acknowledging we were there or stating they would be with us soon. Finally a waiter took our drink order and said our waitress would be with us soon. We finally had to ask her to take our order. From this point on she did a good job but it was frustrating to get to this point.

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4.0Dined on February 24, 2018

We had a really nice meal with good service!

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5.0Dined on February 21, 2018

Plates is always one of our favorites! The food & service never disappoint! In all the times we’ve been here, we have never had a meal we haven’t enjoyed.

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2.0Dined on February 18, 2018

Limited offering on Sunday. Menu does not look like anything on website.

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5.0Dined on February 17, 2018

It was great!

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5.0Dined on February 17, 2018

First visit to Plates. Great food, good prices, friendly and accommodating service. Arrived at opening for 11:00 reservation, dining room filled up fast. Service was well paced but not rushed. Outdoor seating on the patio with heaters was available but not many takers. It would be packed in nicer weather and I'd like to try it on my next visit.

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5.0Dined on February 16, 2018

The new brunch menu is incredible. Hands down, the brunch in town. I will be back next weekend.

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4.0Dined on February 14, 2018

Plates was a perfect place to celebrate Valentines Day! Great food and service!

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5.0Dined on February 13, 2018

Always a pleasure! We met friends for a joint birthday celebration - Plates did not disappoint. The dishes were amazing and the prices outstanding! The service was friendly and efficient. We'll come back again and again!

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5.0Dined on February 10, 2018

The food was wonderful and the staff was very friendly.

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5.0Dined on February 10, 2018

I am still raving about my meal that I had....it was simply delicious and the drinks were fantastic too. Bonus - they serve Fever Tree Tonic 100 BONUS POINTS!! We will be back - just fantastic!

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5.0Dined on February 10, 2018

Been here twice and both times really tasty results. Went for brunch only, and the breakfast type offerings are really nice. Second time we had the burger and hand cut fries, and a salad. The burger was very well done, but did have a bit of high end McDonald's type flavor with their sauce. The Caesar salad had a lemony dressing that was not our favorite, but it came with plenty of Kalamata olives! All in all a well worth it treat downtown, but prepare with pricey plates and a very young crowd. GREAT service every time...well done management!

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5.0Dined on February 9, 2018

Great place to have dinner. Good and service outstanding. Get the bone in pork chop. Wow!

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5.0Dined on February 4, 2018

Brunch was perfect! Such a great neighborhood spot that always has great food and service. I love the new decor! We look forward to coming back soon.

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3.0Dined on February 3, 2018

I always love the local flavor and changing menu of Plates. Service is kind and attentive. I was disappointed to have made a reservation this weekend and be seated nearly 30 minutes late. We had to wait outside in the cold and huddled around one heater that was heating a couple eating outside. They didn't offer us a drink or anything. Very strange. My partner was visiting from out of town and meeting the parents for the second time. It was a little hard to converse because it was so loud, but it was an OK experience. Great for rowdy friends, but not great for anything intimate, date-like, or an important lunch like this.

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2.0Dined on February 3, 2018

Brunch was very disappointing. The portions were small and bland. Bacon was the highlight.

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5.0Dined on January 28, 2018

We were pleasantly surprised with a most interesting menu, from starter (I recommend the cheese plate as it is to die for) to entree (I loved the New Mexico chili rub pork) and to the dessert (yum yum APPLE CRUMBLE !!!!!!!)
Our waitress was so energetic, yet professionally entertaining and attentive, and knowledgeable to a Tee.
The Chef (formerly from Heron's at the Umsted) delivered my drink and spent time with us (and I noted him doing the same with others) and actually walked us out the door when we finished.
I've really never seen such personal (but not over-bearing) service on top of spectacular food.

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