Plates Kitchen

4.8
1177 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
What 1177 people are saying
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98% of people would recommend it to a friend
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CameronB
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Fresh food that is well prepared, great service, fantastic wine list.

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OpenTable Diner
Raleigh
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

we sat at the outdoor bar, it was beautiful! it wasnt too crowded & our waitress was nice. the pink flower is such a good drink!!

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QiWarrior
Louisville
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went for Sunday brunch. Authentic biscuits started us out, but next time we are getting the zucchini parmesan hush puppies. The craft cocktails make an excellent pairing with the meal. All the food was fresh and scrumptious. It was delivered fast and hot, but we were not rushed to leave. Wait staff was friendly and attentive.

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JeannineD
Portland
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, ambience and friendly service. Chef made food.

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SimonaD
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Chris, the bar manager, makes the best cocktails! Great service and delicious food. We come here at least 2 a month!

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MeganM
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing as always. Love the food and the service.

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OpenTable Diner
Raleigh
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

A date night with my husband. I had heard good things about Plates, and it lived up to the praise.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Stephanie was the best and the food was superb

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Tish
Wilmington
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall2food1service2ambience4

Waffles were nothing special for the price. My cheddar grits were cold. Service was not good. I had to go inside and ask for my change. Not what I thought it was going to be.

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LaurenB
Pinehurst
5 reviews
Dined on June 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Plates is my go-to for a delicious meal that is better and more unique than what I would cook for myself. They do a great twist on southern and healthy staples and have lots of gluten free options. When they have it on the menu (which is always changing and kept fresh) the cheese plate for brunch, the pimento cheese fritters for lunch, and any fish dish for dinner come highly recommended. Was just here last night for Restaurant Week and had an amazing meal.

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OpenTable Diner
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on June 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So lovely! Great food and service

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Mi00les
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on June 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous brunch!! The trout and salmon Benedicts were outstanding!

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Cary
Raleigh
4 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We took advantage of the Restaurant Week to get to know Plates. It was a great experience! Staff was very friendly and food was great! We will be back for sure!

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vipMichaelG
Raleigh
3 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The beef brisket was crazy good - brisket NEVER tastes as good as what they made, the bacon jam melt was terrific and the toffee pudding was out of this world

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AmyM
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious and varied menu. Great service. Highly recommend!

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emelief
Miami
8 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Was expecting a larger menu but what we had was great

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LisaG
1 review
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Plates Kitchen never disappoints! The name makes it sound so casual but it is really fine dining. Delicious!

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OpenTable Diner
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious brunch and good value! We each had a mimosa and the bacon, egg, & cheese. Fast service, prompt staff, complimentary parking, and great patio area.

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NoaR
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We always enjoy our experience here, I think they have one of the best brunch in town. Also, we needed some help with special diet and they accommodated with ease and helped us enjoying graduation celebration and celebrate with us.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best of Raleigh! Craft cocktails and wonderful food!

OT
OpenTable Diner
Raleigh
12 reviews
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We visited for date night during restaurant week and were super impressed. This was the first time we’d been to Plates for dinner and it was delicious! Will definitely be back.

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TexasTMommy
Raleigh
23 reviews
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had another wonderful meal at Plates. Food was amazing (try the veggie feast, you won’t be disappointed! I added brisket). Sticky toffee pudding is the bomb! Service was great.

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vipTriangleFoodie
Raleigh
47 reviews
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience3

We visited during Restaurant Week. Great options were available. The lighting in the restaurant was dismal and we had a hard time reading the menus. The one Rose we ordered (available by the glass and bottle) was not availble.

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Biancaug
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, Plates hit it out of the park. Their ever-changing menu is always top notch and so tasty!

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Josean
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on June 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was my first time here and it did not disappoint! Our server was amazing and she requested feedback on every meal. Her recommendations were on point we never missed anything on the table. The food was great and well balanced, even better than we expected. We did not know what to expect from the mushroom & spinach cakes but they are a must try. They have a smoky/salty flavor (almost like bacon). The chef have a background in pasta so make sure you have some pasta in one of your plates (it is made in house). The desserts were really good and the wine selection is pretty good. I will definitely come back!

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KevinS
Richmond
2 reviews
Dined on June 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great local place. I went here for Restaurant Week. The food, wine and service was amazing. It is touch to park in that neighborhood but they offer free validated parking behind the building which made it super easy to get to. Nothing but great things to say about the place. Come and enjoy!

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Boomerdiner
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on June 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is the best meal I’ve had in Raleigh. I moved here six years ago and there are some terrific restaurants. The quality of the ingredients, the unique recipes As well as the layering of flavors, texture and presentation of every dish was superb. This is amongst my most memorable meals on any continent.

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WineDine
Raleigh
29 reviews
Dined on June 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Had an earlier dinner, outside table. Very nice, food was excellent, we enjoyed sitting outside, service was great. Recommend this place for foodie and great place to have small dishes and glass of wine.

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Wade
Raleigh
2 reviews
Dined on June 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent food, excellent service. This was our first time at Plates. We will definitely be going back again!

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OpenTable Diner
Raleigh
6 reviews
Dined on June 6, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great food and wonderful urban vibe

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TedW
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on June 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience! Good food, pleasant brunch, highly recommended.

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RobbieO
Raleigh
6 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Farm to Table dining. Awesome atmosphere, wonderful staff, and delicious food and drinks.

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LoriL
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

This was my first visit to Plates. We checked in at the hostess stand and were seated right away. The server introduced herself quickly and brought water right away. We ordered mimosas, which were a steal at $3 each. We ordered the charcuterie board to start. It was good, however, I thought the choices could have been a little more unique. There was chorizo, prosciutto and one other meat. The cheeses were all mild in flavor, cheddar, and two other white cheeses. The bread was excellent and generous. I had the waffles for my meal and they were excellent. They came with a whipped mascarpone, maple syrup and mixed fruit. The waffles were so good, no syrup was needed. My daughters ordered the sweet potato hash bowl with pork and the apple and whipped chevre baguette. They were both pleased with their choices. The real star of the day was the sticky toffee pudding. The size was generous, We shared the dessert between the three of us. It was warm, buttery and absolutely delicious. I would absolutely visit Plates Kitchen to a friend.

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OpenTable Diner
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience2

The menu is inappropriate for the season—heavy, and full of carbs. Literally nearly all heavy options. With weather in the 80s and 90s, we need lighter fare—appropriate for summer. Also fans would be helpful for the outdoor seating areas.

JB
JoelB
1 review
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great atmosphere and food service is good can't wait to go back

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Scasey
1 review
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Pork chop was the most perfect thing ever. Friendly staff.

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vipMelissaT
Raleigh
9 reviews
Dined on June 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was my first visit to Plates and I was so delighted with the delicious food. I went with a group of friends and we ordered appetizers and desserts and every dish was a hit! I am excited to return in the future. Plates Kitchen is a gem!

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vipTazE
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on June 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was amazing!!! And Chris is great at coming up with inventive and new drinks!!!!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Richmond
38 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience5

We thoroughly enjoyed the shrimp and grits, deviled eggs, and pimento hushpuppies with red pepper jelly - worth the 2.5 hour drive!

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BrianP
Raleigh
7 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Plates, is my favorite restaurant for a good reason, it’s always perfect! If you haven’t tried Plates yet, what are you waiting for? You are robbing your tastebuds of an experience of a lifetime.

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