Plates Kitchen

4.8
1210 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.

Experiences

  • Passport Wine Pairing Dinner

    $89.00 per person

    Aug 22, 2021 only

    Join us on the evening of Sunday, August 22 as we take you on a world tour without leaving your seat - no passport required! Chef David Mitchell presents a globally-influenced five-course menu featuring one expertly crafted dish and one stunning wine from each continent (excluding ours and Antarctica). Cocktail hour at 5:30 pm, dinner at 6:30. Full menu with pairings available at www.plateskitchen.com by August 1.

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 1210 people are saying
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97% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipBiancaH
Charlotte
24 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I went at 2pm on a Sunday, so I was disappointed that they sold out of the charcuterie board and the deviled eggs. I did get to order the “day drinker” and it was delicious! My brunch choice was the big breakfast plate. It was so filling and I loved that they added fruit. This was the best brunch I’ve had in Raleigh in a while.

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Bianca
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We reserved a bar seat and it was amazing. Bartender Brady was awesome. Great vibes and even better service. If you’re looking for a great brunch spot with some tasty food and great mimosas then this is your place. 10/10 would recommend

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Sean
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Outstanding desserts, fresh flavors, lots of different styles of dishes. Very supportive of those who choose not to drink alcoholic beverages, which I greatly appreciated.

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OpenTable Diner
Pittsburgh
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience4

We had a great time at plates! The service was a little slow but it’s slow everywhere due to the fact that everywhere is short staffed. The food and drinks were fantastic as usual and we had a great time at brunch. This was our second time at Plates and we will be back again soon. One of my favorite spots in Raleigh.

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vipjudym
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on July 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One if the best restaurants in raleigh! Consistently great food. I like that they actually make everything they serve - it doesnt come from a box

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Stephanie is the best!!!!

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leep
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on July 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food is always delicious and the service is amazing.

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MollyT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious. I had the veggie omelet and two friends had the trout cake eggs Benedict. I also got a Bellini and it was made with fresh peach juice. Really nice, simple lunch with good, fast service and a chill atmosphere.

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Jennie
Raleigh
12 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Waiter was excellent…very fast service. Food delicious.

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CarolineM
Nashville
8 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, service, and outdoor seating! Definitely recommend.

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vipMls14248
Raleigh
19 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sat outside. Beautiful evening. Food was outstanding. Duck breast with peach and sweet potatoes and seared cod with corn suchotash. The only issue with outdoor seating is a few bothersome flies.

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OpenTable Diner
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on July 11, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience4

I love this spot the vibes are always good. The bartenders have a little bit of tunnel vision but not too bad. Overall a solid 4 stars. Would be five, the ONLY room for improvement would be not having to flag a bartender for everything, BUT when we did get their attention, they were super nice. Will definitely be back, this is a great place.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

The food was incredible as were the drinks. Menu is limited but that wasn’t a problem. It apparently changes all the time.

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vipBrianP
Raleigh
10 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Plates was fabulous, as usual. All Open Table users should not deny themselves, and go! You won’t be disappointed!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Food was fabulous. We had a nice time and plan to go back.

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AparnaS
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing service and food! So attentive to our dinner and really went above and beyond!

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OpenTable Diner
Raleigh
3 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience1

Loved the food but I wish we could have gotten an update that the air was out. We made reservations well in advance and the experience was dampened by the heat. When we arrived we were not told the air was out either. Server was great and very timely and the food was quick and very good

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JuxZura
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, delicious food, and comfortable ambiance. I took my mother and husband here for a brunch-y catchup/hangout and we all had a wonderful time.

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OpenTable Diner
Houston
3 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing service from Stephanie! The food was delicious, overall one of the best dining experiences I’ve had.

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vipSjjj
Raleigh
40 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience3

Plates is a lovely oasis in the midst of the chaos of Glenwood South. The service was great...better than the food, which was fine but not worth a return trip. We have been several times in the past and agree that, in our experience, the food is good but not compelling.

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Marco
Raleigh
2 reviews
Dined on July 1, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience4

I tried the lamb sandwich. It was very salty. Really spoiled the flavor.

My wife had the Atlantic Haddock. She thought it was very good.

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BradyC
1 review
Dined on June 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

These guys know good food! And don’t even get me started on the staff that makes the experience unforgettable!

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vipKentmck
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on June 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Fantastic food! Grits and Breakfast Potatoes we amazing!

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DeftonesFan
Wilmington
1 review
Dined on June 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place is awesome! Farm to table, everything is always fresh and delicious. Creative menu that features new dishes every time we dine. Staff is top notch, knowledgeable, attentive, and always makes you feel welcome. 10 out of 10, this is one of Raleigh's dining gems!

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vipdisappointed
Raleigh
6 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Just ok 4 scallops as an entree for 28$ swimming in salty broth with a pile of kimchi on top just very mediocre the sear on the scallops was well done but the heavy salting in the seasoning made it very salty overall. Waiter seemed disconnected..hostess very nice ..ants under first outdoor table moved us to another without fuss
Nice spot busy glen wood scene ..it was what was available to come out in the area.. B-

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vipBrianP
Raleigh
11 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Plates Kitchen is always amazing! If you want a guarantee how you can enjoy all of your meals, eat at Plates Kitchen. You will never be disappointed. The staff, Chris, with his cocktail offerings, and chef David Mitchell are all tens, on a scale of 1-10.

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vipChrisW
Raleigh
4 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time here, loved the strip loin with spinach and potato cake. Great service and food will definitely return!

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JeffreyO
Raleigh
3 reviews
Dined on June 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My wife’s birthday

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WendyM
1 review
Dined on June 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food. Excellent service. A few vegan and vegetarian options available.

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OpenTable Diner
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on June 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food and drinks!

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JimM
Raleigh
2 reviews
Dined on June 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food. Attentive service without being intrusive. Nice patio - street noise a little loud at first (7:30PM) but calmed down. Complimentary glasses of prosecco for anniversary a nice touch. Enjoyed the dog-friendly atmosphere

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viplovingfreedom
Raleigh
95 reviews
Dined on June 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always love the farm to table food at Plates! The chef has a wonderful pallet. Food is down home and high-end at the same time.

The patio is wonderful. Always had great service. The only downside is if it’s not nice outside it’s way too loud to dine inside.

I’m happy with the new trend of high-end restaurants putting their music on the down low so the guests can talk! Or maybe wait till after eight to turn up the volume. We’re going out for dinner, not hanging out at a bar!

Thanks

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CameronB
1 review
Dined on June 23, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

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

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OpenTable Diner
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on June 20, 2021
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 on June 20, 2021
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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vipFoodiesinNC
Raleigh
33 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious!

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JeannineD
Raleigh
2 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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SimonaD
Western NC
1 review
Dined on June 19, 2021
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 on June 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing as always. Love the food and the service.

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OpenTable Diner
Raleigh
3 reviews
Dined on June 18, 2021
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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Plates Kitchen is rated 4.8 stars by 1210 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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