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Plates Kitchen, Raleigh, NC

Plates Kitchen

4.8
4.8
1479 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.

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Delivery

  • Order online

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    International, Café, Global, International

  • Hours of operation

    Breakfast Wed–Fri 8:00 am–2:30 pm Brunch Wed–Fri 10:00 am–2:30 pm Sat, Sun 10:00 am–3:00 pm Dinner Wed–Sat 5:30 pm–9:30 pm Sun 6:00 pm–8:30 pm

  • Phone number

    (919) 828-0018

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    David Mitchell

  • Catering

    Plates Kitchen offers catering services at your location. We bring fresh, local and delicious cuisine to you for breakfast, lunch or dinner events. Visit us on the web or call the restaurant at 919-828-0018 for details.

  • 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 all sorts of functions for groups of 15 or more, and we can open our dining room for private lunches

  • Private party contact

    our Private Event Coordinator : (919) 828-0018

  • Neighborhood

    Raleigh

  • Cross street

    Lane Street

  • 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 upon arrival so that we can validate your vehicle (there is no parking attendant). In addition, all Raleigh city street parking is free after 6pm on weekdays and all weekend long.

  • Public transit

    Located one block north of the R-Line's Glenwood Ave. / North St. stop.

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cafe, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Popular dishes

Menu

Due to the size of our restaurant, guests are kindly asked to abide by the following seating durations. Please let us know if you need more time, and we will do our best to accommodate. 1-2 ppl – 1 hr 30 min; 3-5 ppl – 1 hr 45 min; 6-8 ppl – 2 hr

Small Plates + Shareables

  • Local Asparagus & Burrata$14.00

    local asparagus & tomato salad + burrata cheese + ramp pesto + pickled onions + balsamic reduction + union special bread

    • Harissa Roasted Carrots$10.00

      rainbow carrots + herbed greek yogurt + chili oil

      • Duck Toast$12.00

        housemade duck rillette + red onions + local arugula + pickled mustard seed

        • Market Salad$12.00

          local greens + pickled onion + cucumber + ricotta salata + sunflower seeds + lemon poppyseed vinaigrett

          • Local Arugula Salad$12.00

            Raleigh City Farm arugula + apples + dried cranberries + goat cheese + curry hazelnut vinaigrette

            • Charcuterie & Cheese Board***$20.00

              hand-selected and house cured artisan meats + artisan cheeses + house jam + house pickles + house accoutrements + union special bread

              Mains

              • Seared Sea Scallops*$26.00

                Yellow lentils + grape tomatoes + local arugula + tomato vinaigrette. Pairing: Rioja Blanco, CVNE 'Monopole' 2020 (Spain)

                • Braised Veal Cheeks$34.00

                  Mashed potato + asparagus + roasted red peppers + truffle jus. Pairing: Douro, Quinta de la Rosa 2018 (Portugal)

                  • Big Veggie Roast$18.00

                    Roasted spaghetti squash + squash puree + root vegetables + roasted peppers + green peas + black garlic vinaigrette. Pairing: Pinot Grigio, Tiefenbrunner 2020 (Alto Adige, Italy)

                    • Steak Frites*$36.00

                      7.5 oz certified prime beef striploin + duck fat fries + local arugula + black peppercorn butter. Pairing: Cabernet Sauvignon, Martin Ray 2018 (Napa, CA)

                      • Wild Striped Bass$27.00

                        Red pepper grits + kale + pearl onions + lemon & crab vinaigrette. Pairing: Rosé of Barbera, Pico Maccario 2021 (Piemonte, Italy)

                        • Kale Fettuccine$18.00

                          Handmade kale pasta + roasted cauliflower + red onions + roasted yellow peppers + roasted garlic & tomato pan sauce + parmesan + breadcrumbs. Pairing: Sauvignon Blanc, Allan Scott 2021 (Marlborough, New Zealand)

                          Sandwiches

                          served with house cut fries du jour or side salad ~ add bacon +$4; avocado +$3; egg +$1.50

                          • Roast Beef Melt$18.00

                            Sliced brasstown beef + smoked fontina + house pickles + sweet onions + rosemary mayo + union special sourdough. Pairing: Amber Ale, Bell's Brewery (Kalamazoo, MI)

                            • Fox Farm Mushroom Panini$17.00

                              Local mushrooms + red onions + manchego + arugula + black pepper mayo + union special sourdough. Pairing: Pinot Noir, Michael Pozzan 2018 (Carneros, CA)

                              • Ham Baguette$15.00

                                Soppressata + whipped goat cheese + roasted peppers + arugula + red onions + union special bread. Pairing: 'Cloud Rise' Hazy IPA, Blowing Rock Brewing (Blowing Rock, NC)

                                Last updated: May 8, 2022

                                What 1,479 people are saying

                                Overall ratings and reviews

                                Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

                                4.8
                                4.8 based on recent ratings
                                • 4.8Food
                                • 4.7Service
                                • 4.7Ambience
                                • 4.6Value

                                NoiseModerate

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                                • Raleigh / Durham / Chapel Hill

                                  Great for Brunch

                                • Raleigh / Durham / Chapel Hill

                                  Outdoor Dining

                                • Raleigh

                                  Best Value

                                • Raleigh

                                  Great for Brunch

                                • Raleigh

                                  Healthy

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                                1. KK

                                  KozzaK

                                  London

                                  20 reviews

                                  4.0

                                  20 reviews

                                  Dined 4 days ago

                                  overall4food4service5ambience4

                                  Overall I enjoyed it and I'd consider going back. The quality is there; if you compare with other restaurants around in the area, this is one of the better ones. Nice to sit outside in good weather. Great service. The food was good, but quite rich for my taste. The options were pretty heavy in general (i.e. emphasis on meat, carbs, butter and oil) and a little too much seasoning too. I do find this is pretty common at most restaurants in NC, however, so perhaps not a criticism most would give.

                                2. RF

                                  RebekahF

                                  Raleigh

                                  1 review

                                  5.0

                                  1 review

                                  Dined 5 days ago

                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                  I came here last night for a date night and at first glance, there was nothing on the menu that really caught my eye. We ordered the charcuterie board, confit potatoes, and the ham baguette and they were all amazing. The service was amazing too. The sticky toffee pudding was mouthwatering.

                                3. OT

                                  OpenTable Diner

                                  Raleigh

                                  3 reviews

                                  5.0

                                  3 reviews

                                  Dined 5 days ago

                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                  Wonderful food and atmosphere as always. It’s our favorite date night destination!

                                4. GM

                                  GhordanM

                                  Indiana

                                  17 reviews

                                  vip
                                  5.0

                                  17 reviews

                                  Dined 6 days ago

                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                  I loved this experience. Our plans finished much earlier than expected, and I called the restaurant and they were willing to fit us right in. The food was absolutely delicious, especially the corn chowder and the sticky toffee pudding. My G & T was one of the best I have ever had. I will most definitely be back and look forward to bringing friends and family with me.

                                5. RN

                                  RamN

                                  Raleigh

                                  2 reviews

                                  5.0

                                  2 reviews

                                  Dined 6 days ago

                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                  Every single thing we ordered was exquisite. The amberjack, the scallops, the steak, the wine… even the house made sodas that the kids ordered. Our best dining experience in Raleigh.

                                6. OT

                                  OpenTable Diner

                                  1 review

                                  5.0

                                  1 review

                                  Dined on May 8, 2022

                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                  I took my mom here for a Mother’s Day dinner. Let’s just say that we will both be back! Everything was spectacular! The drinks and food were delicious, and the service was even better. Highly recommend this place!

                                7. R

                                  Robinb

                                  Raleigh

                                  4 reviews

                                  5.0

                                  4 reviews

                                  Dined on May 8, 2022

                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                  Wonderful Mother’s Day brunch.

                                8. JM

                                  JenniferM

                                  Tampa

                                  4 reviews

                                  5.0

                                  4 reviews

                                  Dined on May 7, 2022

                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                  Excellent food and service. Definitely will be back. Small and intimate but the vibe is great!

                                9. MK

                                  MikeK

                                  Raleigh

                                  2 reviews

                                  5.0

                                  2 reviews

                                  Dined on May 7, 2022

                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                  Excellent food, great service. Huge portions. I only wish I could have tried the crab cake Benedict. Highly recommend

                                10. OT

                                  OpenTable Diner

                                  Raleigh

                                  6 reviews

                                  5.0

                                  6 reviews

                                  Dined on May 7, 2022

                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                  Plates Kitchen exceeded every expectation. I booked an early Mother’s Day brunch and then my flight home was canceled. I contacted them explaining the situation and wanting to prepay so my wife and 2 boys didn’t have to worry about anything. Plates Kitchen handled everything amazingly well - I walked in from the airport to RAVE reviews. The food, the service, the overall experience, nothing but excellence. Thanks to Plates Kitchen for taking great care of them.

                                11. BW

                                  BuckW

                                  Raleigh

                                  6 reviews

                                  5.0

                                  6 reviews

                                  Dined on May 4, 2022

                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                  Plates Kitchen is fine dining at its best! The food is amazing, and the drinks are to die for. We were even able to have a French apple brandy called "Calvados" that I have rarely seen outside of Normandy, and never in the US. Ray is an excellent server, and we enjoyed her welcoming smile, pleasant demeanor, and efficient service. Plates is one of my fav restaurants in Raleigh.

                                12. L

                                  Lauren

                                  Greensboro

                                  1 review

                                  5.0

                                  1 review

                                  Dined on May 1, 2022

                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                  Everything from the locally sourced foods to the delightful and attentive service is spot on. I am always grateful for the chance to have my Videri Mocha at lunch during the week and am always impressed by the revolving, fresh and delicious menu items.

                                13. JB

                                  JamarioB

                                  1 review

                                  5.0

                                  1 review

                                  Dined on May 1, 2022

                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                  Definitely an outstanding experience. Rachel was the best server and she even provided a little birthday cake with a little candle.

                                14. PB

                                  PBJ1

                                  Raleigh

                                  59 reviews

                                  vip
                                  4.0

                                  59 reviews

                                  Dined on April 30, 2022

                                  overall4food4service4ambience3

                                  The menu changes every day. With a later reservation, they had run out of a couple of dishes, but we still found tasty meals to enjoy.

                                15. MG

                                  MaureenG

                                  New York Area

                                  7 reviews

                                  5.0

                                  7 reviews

                                  Dined on April 30, 2022

                                  overall5food5service4ambience5

                                  Wonderful find! Even though our reservation taker indicated they needed the table at a certain time (we were fine with that - actually happy to know ahead!) they did not rush us out and it’s a relaxed place! Service was a little off (asked for multiple things that we never got or had to ask multiple times - cream, salt, etc.) but the food was good and most appealing was the casual atmosphere for a friends catchup breakfast!

                                16. MX

                                  Mom3X

                                  Raleigh

                                  4 reviews

                                  5.0

                                  4 reviews

                                  Dined on April 30, 2022

                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                  Raymon was our server and he was fantastic! He was attentive but we didn't feel hurried. Our coffee was always kept full. The food was delicious. Great price on mimosas.

                                17. TK

                                  TobiasK

                                  1 review

                                  5.0

                                  1 review

                                  Dined on April 27, 2022

                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                  Exceptional kitchen with weekly changing menu. I haven't been inside the restaurant yet but the outside space is really nice.

                                18. MT

                                  MichaelT

                                  Raleigh

                                  3 reviews

                                  5.0

                                  3 reviews

                                  Dined on April 24, 2022

                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                  Service from Brian was fantastic as were the Bloody Mary’s that he had recommended. The food was excellent as wee. You can never go wrong with Plates Big Breakfast.

                                19. BP

                                  BrianP

                                  Raleigh

                                  19 reviews

                                  vip
                                  5.0

                                  19 reviews

                                  Dined on April 23, 2022

                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                  Plates Kitchen always sets the standard of excellence! It is my favorite restaurant for very good reason.

                                20. e

                                  emme

                                  Greensboro

                                  8 reviews

                                  3.0

                                  8 reviews

                                  Dined on April 23, 2022

                                  overall3food3service4ambience5

                                  Spicy Bloody Mary was very good, huevos rancheros were good but I have had better. The biscuit was ok. Service was good, cute restaurant, great outdoor seating. Overall it was good, but for the price, it could've been better.

                                21. J

                                  Jasdelaney

                                  Raleigh

                                  13 reviews

                                  5.0

                                  13 reviews

                                  Dined on April 23, 2022

                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                  Best restaurant in Glenwood South

                                22. t

                                  tj23

                                  Raleigh

                                  33 reviews

                                  vip
                                  5.0

                                  33 reviews

                                  Dined on April 22, 2022

                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                  Always phenomenal at Plates! Exquisite service. Outstanding food! Great beverage list! Love sitting out on a perfect spring evening! If you haven't been here yet, go now! You will love it!

                                23. OT

                                  OpenTable Diner

                                  Las Vegas

                                  2 reviews

                                  5.0

                                  2 reviews

                                  Dined on April 22, 2022

                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                  Broccoli and cheddar soup, so yummy! Rose and the other staff… amazing 🤩

                                24. GS

                                  GrantS

                                  Salt Lake City

                                  3 reviews

                                  5.0

                                  3 reviews

                                  Dined on April 21, 2022

                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                  The food is always great, as is the service and ambiance. *One* warning is to be careful booking on OpenTable. I tried to book an outdoor table but the reservation was processed for an indoor table. Thankfully there was room at the community table for my party of 3.

                                25. j

                                  johnb

                                  Raleigh

                                  2 reviews

                                  5.0

                                  2 reviews

                                  Dined on April 20, 2022

                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                  This place always hits the mark for me, the dishes are always unique and delicious, and it’s such a fantastic spot right in the heart of Glenwood. A Raleigh gem.

                                26. N

                                  None

                                  Wilmington

                                  12 reviews

                                  vip
                                  5.0

                                  12 reviews

                                  Dined on April 17, 2022

                                  overall5food5service5ambience4

                                  Our meals outside with our dog are always fun. The staff treats us like family and the food is tremendously good.

                                27. DH

                                  DaleH

                                  Raleigh

                                  11 reviews

                                  vip
                                  5.0

                                  11 reviews

                                  Dined on April 17, 2022

                                  overall5food5service4ambience5

                                  As always, the food was great! Love the Crab Cake Benedict and Signature Bloody Mary.

                                28. LM

                                  LoriM

                                  1 review

                                  5.0

                                  1 review

                                  Dined on April 17, 2022

                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                  We enjoyed a delicious Easter Sunday brunch at Plates. We had a reservation and were immediately seated upon arrival. The charcuterie appetizer was very good. Nice variety. I had the crab cakes Benedict, my sons had the French toast and a sandwich. Everything tasted very good. Our server was excellent! The coffee and tea (a cappuccino and a reindeer fuel tea) were excellent. We would definitely return.

                                29. w

                                  whitneyc

                                  1 review

                                  5.0

                                  1 review

                                  Dined on April 16, 2022

                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                  The staff and food were amazing . We took my almost 2 year old and they were so friendly to her as well . Can't wait to go again !

                                30. JK

                                  JudyK

                                  Charleston

                                  2 reviews

                                  5.0

                                  2 reviews

                                  Dined on April 16, 2022

                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                  We had an entirely enjoyable brunch. The service was perfect. Everything came out quickly and the food was very good. It was a bit pricey, but that seems to be the case everywhere. We’ll be back.

                                31. C

                                  Catjorjo

                                  Raleigh

                                  10 reviews

                                  5.0

                                  10 reviews

                                  Dined on April 15, 2022

                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                  Excellent service by Raymond, food was delicious and the ambience was perfect!

                                32. H

                                  meganH

                                  Pittsburgh

                                  16 reviews

                                  4.0

                                  16 reviews

                                  Dined on April 14, 2022

                                  overall4food4service5ambience3

                                  We had a very nice evening to sit outside. Our waitress was very knowledgeable and gave great recommendations on wine and menu. I would have liked to see more options on the menu for dinner, as there was no beef option, no sides or soup to add to the meal size other than the appetizers. We enjoyed the meal we ordered and got dessert was was just enough sweetness- not overly decadent.

                                33. RR

                                  RogerR

                                  Raleigh

                                  20 reviews

                                  vip
                                  4.0

                                  20 reviews

                                  Dined on April 13, 2022

                                  overall4food4service3ambience3

                                  We had an outdoor table. Good food, good service. We'll go again.

                                34. OT

                                  OpenTable Diner

                                  Raleigh

                                  3 reviews

                                  5.0

                                  3 reviews

                                  Dined on April 10, 2022

                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                  Plates is always excellent- the food is amazing and service is great, it’s always a vibey spot for a date night or special occasion!

                                35. LS

                                  LynnettaS

                                  Raleigh

                                  1 review

                                  5.0

                                  1 review

                                  Dined on April 10, 2022

                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                  The French toast was amazing! We also had drinks (The Flower) and they were great too. Our waiter, Raymond,was kind and quick. Definitely will be back

                                36. S

                                  Saul

                                  Raleigh

                                  28 reviews

                                  5.0

                                  28 reviews

                                  Dined on April 3, 2022

                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                  Excellent meal, as always, and our server was top notch.

                                37. AJ

                                  AndreaJ

                                  Raleigh

                                  1 review

                                  5.0

                                  1 review

                                  Dined on April 2, 2022

                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                  Food and service is always excellent! We check the menu regularly (it changes frequently) since it’s one of our favorites spots downtown. Highly recommend!

                                38. AM

                                  AmandaM

                                  Raleigh

                                  4 reviews

                                  5.0

                                  4 reviews

                                  Dined on April 2, 2022

                                  overall5food5service5ambience4

                                  Service and food were great! Would 100% recommend.

                                39. PM

                                  PaulM

                                  1 review

                                  5.0

                                  1 review

                                  Dined on April 2, 2022

                                  overall5food4service5ambience5

                                  Adorable! Perfect amount of menu options for carnivores and vegetarians. Service was incredibly fast, esp considering there was a full house. We will be back.

                                40. C

                                  Catbird

                                  Raleigh

                                  3 reviews

                                  5.0

                                  3 reviews

                                  Dined on April 1, 2022

                                  overall5food5service5ambience4

                                  It was wonderful! We sat outside and there was a great deal of street noise and a busker.

                                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
                                • Protective equipment

                                  • Waitstaff wear masks
                                • Screening

                                  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

                                FAQs

                                You can order delivery directly from Plates Kitchen using the Order Online button.

                                Plates Kitchen is rated 4.8 stars by 1479 OpenTable diners.

                                Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

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                                Order delivery or takeout

                                Delivery

                                • Order online
                                Google Map for Plates Kitchen

                                301 Glenwood Ave Raleigh, NC 27603

                                Additional information

                                • Cross street

                                  Lane Street

                                • Neighborhood

                                  Raleigh

                                • Hours of operation

                                  Breakfast Wed–Fri 8:00 am–2:30 pm Brunch Wed–Fri 10:00 am–2:30 pm Sat, Sun 10:00 am–3:00 pm Dinner Wed–Sat 5:30 pm–9:30 pm Sun 6:00 pm–8:30 pm

                                • Cuisines

                                  International, Café, Global, International

                                • Dining style

                                  Casual Elegant

                                • Dress code

                                  Casual Dress

                                • 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 upon arrival so that we can validate your vehicle (there is no parking attendant). In addition, all Raleigh city street parking is free after 6pm on weekdays and all weekend long.

                                • Public transit

                                  Located one block north of the R-Line's Glenwood Ave. / North St. stop.

                                • Payment options

                                  AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

                                • Executive chef

                                  David Mitchell

                                • Additional

                                  Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cafe, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

                                • Phone number

                                  (919) 828-0018

                                • Catering

                                  Plates Kitchen offers catering services at your location. We bring fresh, local and delicious cuisine to you for breakfast, lunch or dinner events. Visit us on the web or call the restaurant at 919-828-0018 for details.

                                • 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 all sorts of functions for groups of 15 or more, and we can open our dining room for private lunches

                                • Private party contact

                                  our Private Event Coordinator : (919) 828-0018

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