Plates Kitchen

4.8
1260 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 1260 people are saying
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AshleyP
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We loved the atmosphere and loved the food! We started with wine and the charcuterie board and split the pork chop entree! Already talking about going back!

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vipBrianP
Raleigh
13 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Plates is always perfect! We absolutely love Plates! Plates must be the restaurant that you should not skip. The brunch is amazing!

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vipKarnosky
Raleigh
4 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing night at Plates! My wife and really enjoyed our food and the service was outstanding! They accommodated my request to decant a bottle of wine before arriving and it definitely paid off - the '09 Chateau Batailley really opened up and was a great compliment to our meal. Love the outdoor seating too.

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OpenTable Diner
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Taylor is, as always a fantastic server and the food was incredible.

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HeatherW
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best waffles ever!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service and food is always great! I love to go to Plates Kitchen on Sunday’s for brunch with friends.

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Ckong
Raleigh
2 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Definitely one of our staple and favorite spot for brunch:)

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RickW
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love Plates! Food is unique and always good. Excellent service and great craft cocktails also.

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BethB
Raleigh
6 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had such a fun night! We sat outside and it was a beautiful evening. There were tons of people in Glenwood South, so it felt lively. You could hear live music from Tin Roof. The food was wonderful! Our waiter was attentive and really sweet. All staff were in masks and the tables were spaced out. It felt very safe. We will definitely be back!

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vipBrianP
Raleigh
14 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Plates is always superb! I dine at Plates every month, and am thrilled with each occasion. It really doesn’t matter what you select to eat, each dish is designed & prepared with perfection in mind.

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tr2388
Savannah
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience3

The food was good and the service was too. There were just a lot of flies on the patio this day. With covid, I’m not comfy sitting indoors to eat, so I chose to deal with it.

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Serendipity
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

The food is always good and the service outstanding. However, this most recent visit I had the seared scallops which were very nice in size and quality but they lacked flavor and the tops were salty. The french fries another member of our group ordered were soggy. The Grouper Entrees were delicious.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience3

I was very disappointed. I had the shrimp and grits, and the food just didn’t live up to the reviews. The service was fine, but it just wasn’t what I expected.

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vippirate
Raleigh
50 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Out of scallops.

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DJP1428
Raleigh
8 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As usual Plates hit the mail
In the head . The service and food is always exceptional . There’s not rushing you out - always a take your time and enjoy the experience!

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AnnaF
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food, menus changes almost daily so there’s always something new to try! Great atmosphere and location!

JH
JasonH
1 review
Dined on August 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of our favorite spots to eat. Always great food, service, experience etc. Food is fresh and sourced locally. The menu changes regularly which makes it fun to try new things. Drink menu is amazing. Service is always friendly and helpful with their knowledge of the menu items. 10/10 would recommend

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SyCo
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was incredible. We’ll definitely be going back for a date night or other occasion. Entrees are a little pricey but worth it.

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luv2dine
Raleigh
6 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a wonderful experience! Excellent wine pairing on every course, from the octopus carpaccio to the black pepper pavlova! Wasn’t expecting much from the fattoush salad but paired with the Lebanese Rose brought out a combination of wonderful flavors. And then there’s the ostrich braai— you just have to try them all! I wish more restaurants would do this kind of dining experience! Well worth the cost! Thank you Plates Kitchen!

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OpenTable Diner
Raleigh
4 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2021
Overall2food1service4ambience3

I love Plates and go multiple times a month but this experience was highly disappointing. I normally clean my plate but this time my food and my sisters was not good. My bread was burned on my sandwich and my home fries were over cooked. We got to the point that we just gave up eating. Hope to not have this experience because I have loved this place for so long!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Celebrating the last day of summer before school starts for the teenagers! It was delicious - thank you!

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AshleyH
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love the service the waiter was friendly and very attentive. The food was delicious never disappoints. I will definitely be back.

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stanleyslist
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Plates never disappoints. This time we had the PEI mussels starter. Just the right amount of heat and toast for soaking up the broth. Had to ask for a spoon so none of it was left behind. Next up were the prime rib panini (slightly oily but delicious and well toasted) and fried chicken sandwich with peppercorn aioli. Fries arrived hot and crispy, while salad was perfectly cold.
The beverage menu is not too long and well curated. Some local drafts, wide range of wine selections, and awesome craft cocktails. The entree selection also offers good choices. Be aware that it can be noisy when you are seated outside, especially on weekends. Service is efficient and friendly. Park in the lot directly behind the restaurant, and your server will take care of validating.

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AidanR
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on August 20, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Food was delicious and the service was great! They even brought us champagne to toast our party’s anniversaries! It was pretty stuffy/warm (could have been because we were seated by the front door) and pretty loud. But we will be definitely go back!

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vipChristopherN
Raleigh
5 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great, as always. Consistently good food and staff.

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gracescanlon21
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on August 18, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Our server, Jenna, was awesome! Attentive without hovering, great attitude. Food was good and portions were generous.

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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
6 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Saturday was our first time at Plates and it was so wonderful we had to return on Sunday!!! Great food, great service and by far the best Bellini we’ve ever had!

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Saul
Raleigh
27 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent server, great foid and wine. Thank you!

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vipFgdg04
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious! Wine pairing is perfect and the serve excellent! It was our first visit— we’ll be back for sure!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

There are a lot of restaurants in Raleigh that serve pretty good food. Plates serves EXCELLENT food. From beginning to end.

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OpenTable Diner
Denver
4 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was amazing, service was great. Had 5 different items & nothing wasn’t great.

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LaurenD
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food, quick service, friendly staff. Highly recommend brunch spot !

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vipMoro
Raleigh
41 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Plates Kitchen rotates their menu seasonally and always has amazing food! The desserts always draw my attention AND I don't usually go for desserts! I have visited Plates Kitchen many times and always look forward to the experience.

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OpenTable Diner
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on August 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome food, tremendous staff, super experience.

NC
vipNCfoodie
Raleigh
3 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food, waiter made good suggestions, did not hurry us, good cocktails

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food and drink paired with great service. Perfect date spot!

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charlesm
1 review
Dined on August 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The salmon with the lemon sauce was great! Really enjoyed the whole dinner.

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MichaelM
Charleston
6 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outside seating was gorgeous! Very friendly staff.

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CindyH
1 review
Dined on August 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best brunch in town. The food is great. Love it

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vipSMFND
Raleigh
26 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was amazing, the service was great, and it has such a good spot for outdoor dinning. We had to wait a few minutes for our table because the table before was being very slow to leave, but I get it. I didn’t want to leave either when we were done. Ask the server for recommendations. My husband got the burrito over home fries instead of the regular preparation and it was awesome! Wouldn’t have even known it was an option. They also have water bowls for the dogs, so bring your puppy and have some great food.

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Plates Kitchen is rated 4.8 stars by 1260 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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