Plates Kitchen

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$30 and under
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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.
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Specials

$5 Martinis and Bar Snacks!

Select items from Chef Jake's Bar Snacks menu are just $5 after 8:30. Available anywhere in the restaurant, including our award-winning outdoor patio! Pair those with Bar Manager Chris Brennan's select $5 Martinis, rotating weekly (available all Friday long).

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Valid For: 1 - 20 people

Starts: August 16, 2019

Ends: August 17, 2118

Availability: Fri 10:30AM-10:00PM

Christmas Day Special Menus & Offers

Offering our enhanced holiday menu 10-7:30 featuring a wide spread of hearty traditional and international favorites, such as Prime Rib, Roast Goose, Pork Ossobuco, Figgy Pudding, and much more! Also serving a Brunch menu from 10-3, chock full of smaller plates and tasty breakfast options.

Wednesday, December 25, 2019

What 818 People Are Saying
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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
5 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
7 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
17 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
6 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
1 review
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
25 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.

LL
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Plates is my go to spot for a girls night where we can sip glasses of wine and eat yummy cheese. It frequently comes to mind when thinking a nice brunch spot with outdoor seating. So glad I have this little treasure in my Glenwood South neighborhood.

OT
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We had a great meal and were able to hold a conversation. Our waiter was very attentive and helpful.

OT
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

In celebration of my birthday, we decided to try this place for the first time. Loved the food, service and pottery. Nice atmosphere

l
Raleigh
82 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great farm to fork food. We always enjoy our meals here and love to sit outside. Sitting inside can be an issue because they tend to keep the music a little too loud in that small space. But when the weather is nice it’s a great place to get some delicious food

n
Raleigh
2 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely wonderful meal (brunch) and service. Treated us so special for our anniversary.

DO
Wilmington
15 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous food!!!

OT
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2019
Overall2food2service5ambience5

A new chef just started that week. Had good potential, I will give it a second chance at a later date. Super cute patio? Dog friendly.

m
Raleigh
20 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely delicious! What a wonderful surprise, and we are just sorry that we had not eaten here previously. We have only had catering from Plates, and it was wonderful. Our meals were creative without being overboard; creative and still being able to actually taste the unique flavor of each food item. Every item was fresh and superb! Would give six stars if we could!

p
Raleigh
47 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent in every way. Fit for foodies

EH
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a great experience. We arrived 1/2 hour early for our reservation, no problem. Our waitress Caroline was fantastic! Made great suggestions. Everything was made in house or locally sourced. Most importantly, the food was delicious. Would definitely recommend giving this place a try. They are doing all the right things.

SB
Raleigh
5 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This has become our favorite hot spot for dining out. Each time we visit we are in for another amazing palate pleasing experience. The plates come out as visually stunning as they taste. You feel like you are with family, the ambience is inviting and you are in no hurry to leave. The staff are incredibly accommodating and genuinely love what they do! If you have not been take the time and go then you will indeed be hooked. Chef Jake Wood and Sous Chef Eddie Forbis are making their mark on Glenwood South. We appreciate it and so do many of our friends! Cheers!

p
Raleigh
48 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent. Fit for foodies

M
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Overall, good food. The pimento fritters and date cake were my favorites. We would visit again.

TO
Raleigh
17 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

They did a fabulous job for the restaurant week meal and their wait staff is terrific!!

MS
Boise
1 review
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Jake Wood is an asset to Raleigh. His farm-to-table approach wins every time.

DA
Wilmington
8 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good food and great service. I loved the outdoor seating, as well.

TN
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We tried this during restaurant week and absolutely loved it. Great seasonal ingredients used in a unique way. Cocktails were fantastic too.

MG
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Great food, great service, top spot. Some plates were just outstanding.

l
Raleigh
82 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Another great meal! The food and service are consistently excellent! This is going to the top of our list for our favorite local farm to fork restaurant. Love the fresh herbs outside next to the patio

SL
Raleigh
2 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2019
Overall3food3service2ambience5

We felt a bit neglected and my over easy eggs were as hard as rocks.

DT
Western NC
2 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Super friendly staff. Outdoor seating is perfect and it is in the neighborhood.

RC
Raleigh
13 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

A lovely place to Brunch after Church on Sunday. We sat outside enjoying the beautiful weather while we dined on their delicious deviled eggs and crafted cocktails. I enjoyed the Power Bowl and my husband enjoyed the Eggs Benedict And Crabcake. Our waitress was super efficient and friendly. We will definitely go again.

OT
Raleigh
6 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was awesome. Our female waiter was very attentive and personable. The food was awesome. Love the zucchini noodles and also the trout special. Will definitely be back.

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