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Plates Kitchen

494 reviews
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$30 and under
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  • Neighborhood Gem (23)
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For twenty four years, we have lived and traveled around the world. The one constant theme we realized is how different foods from different cultures can unite us, regardless of nationality. Meals provide the opportunity to meet new people, share stories and offer new experiences. 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 Kitchen, 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.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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American, Southern, Fusion / Eclectic
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Hours of operation
Sat, Sun 11:00 am–2:30 pm
Mon–Fri 11:00 am–2:30 pm
Mon–Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm
Sun 5:00 pm–9:00 pm
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Phone number
(919) 828-0018
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Stephen Day
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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 lunches and parties for groups of 15 or more, and we can open our dining room for private lunches during the week.
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Private party contact
Chris Brennan: (919) 828-0018
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Plates Kitchen offers catering services at your location. We bring the international and local flavors to you for lunch or dinner events. Call the restaurant at 919-828-0018 for details.
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Cross street
Lane Street
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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 so that we can validate your vehicle (there is no parking attendant).

All Raleigh city street parking is free after 5pm on weekdays and all weekend long.
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Public transit
Located one block north of the R-Line's Glenwood Ave. / North St. stop.
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Special events & promotions
Events vary by month but include special pairing dinners and neighborhood tastings. Check the for details.
Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 494 People Are Saying
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Yogadiva (Raleigh)
5.0  Dined 20 hours ago

Plates is always one of our favorites! The food & service never disappoint! In all the times we’ve been here, we have never had a meal we haven’t enjoyed.

2.0  Dined 4 days ago

Limited offering on Sunday. Menu does not look like anything on website.

OpenTable Diner 
5.0  Dined 5 days ago

It was great!

outdoordiner (Raleigh)
5.0  Dined 5 days ago

First visit to Plates. Great food, good prices, friendly and accommodating service. Arrived at opening for 11:00 reservation, dining room filled up fast. Service was well paced but not rushed. Outdoor seating on the patio with heaters was available but not many takers. It would be packed in nicer weather and I'd like to try it on my next visit.

brandonb (Raleigh)
5.0  Dined 6 days ago

The new brunch menu is incredible. Hands down, the brunch in town. I will be back next weekend.

maggiemay (Raleigh)
4.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

Plates was a perfect place to celebrate Valentines Day! Great food and service!

vipKellyH (Raleigh)
5.0  Dined on February 13, 2018

Always a pleasure! We met friends for a joint birthday celebration - Plates did not disappoint. The dishes were amazing and the prices outstanding! The service was friendly and efficient. We'll come back again and again!

OpenTable Diner (Raleigh)
5.0  Dined on February 10, 2018

The food was wonderful and the staff was very friendly.

vipOpenTable Diner (Raleigh)
5.0  Dined on February 10, 2018

I am still raving about my meal that I was simply delicious and the drinks were fantastic too. Bonus - they serve Fever Tree Tonic 100 BONUS POINTS!! We will be back - just fantastic!

vipBryce (Raleigh)
5.0  Dined on February 9, 2018

Great place to have dinner. Good and service outstanding. Get the bone in pork chop. Wow!

brandonb (Raleigh)
5.0  Dined on February 4, 2018

Brunch was perfect! Such a great neighborhood spot that always has great food and service. I love the new decor! We look forward to coming back soon.

vipOpenTable Diner (Raleigh)
3.0  Dined on February 3, 2018

I always love the local flavor and changing menu of Plates. Service is kind and attentive. I was disappointed to have made a reservation this weekend and be seated nearly 30 minutes late. We had to wait outside in the cold and huddled around one heater that was heating a couple eating outside. They didn't offer us a drink or anything. Very strange. My partner was visiting from out of town and meeting the parents for the second time. It was a little hard to converse because it was so loud, but it was an OK experience. Great for rowdy friends, but not great for anything intimate, date-like, or an important lunch like this.

OpenTable Diner (Raleigh)
2.0  Dined on February 3, 2018

Brunch was very disappointing. The portions were small and bland. Bacon was the highlight.

GreatPlates (Raleigh)
5.0  Dined on January 28, 2018

We were pleasantly surprised with a most interesting menu, from starter (I recommend the cheese plate as it is to die for) to entree (I loved the New Mexico chili rub pork) and to the dessert (yum yum APPLE CRUMBLE !!!!!!!)
Our waitress was so energetic, yet professionally entertaining and attentive, and knowledgeable to a Tee.
The Chef (formerly from Heron's at the Umsted) delivered my drink and spent time with us (and I noted him doing the same with others) and actually walked us out the door when we finished.
I've really never seen such personal (but not over-bearing) service on top of spectacular food.

Michelle (Raleigh)
5.0  Dined on January 27, 2018

Great food, great ambiance! Parking can be a challenge but use WAZE to find a parking garage. Really nice staff. I gave a 4 on service just because they were a little disorganized however, it WAS restaurant week, they were just named runner up for restaurant of the year AND the weather was good enough to have outside seating which I guarantee they didn't plan for in January. Really liked this restaurant, we went before the symphony and it worked out great with our 6pm reservations.

OpenTable Diner (Atlanta)
4.0  Dined on January 27, 2018

The restaurant was just fine. Employees were kind and accommodating. We just were not fans of the actual food.

vipOpenTable Diner (Raleigh)
5.0  Dined on January 26, 2018

Great food and an excellent experience!

vipmdomino (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined on January 24, 2018

We went for restaurant week and had an awesome time. The food was great and our waitress was super fun. We are definitely going to come back soon!

OpenTable Diner (Raleigh)
5.0  Dined on January 24, 2018

Always look forward to dine at Plates.
Menu inspired, presentation awesome.
100% of experiences would rate 10 of 10!!

LouiseD (Raleigh)
5.0  Dined on January 23, 2018

We all had a taste from each other's plates and appetizers. Toffee dessert was the best,then apple crisp. Loved the brussel sprouts app and the smoked flavored duck. Chicken pot pie was very good,but I do prefer more of a pastry crust.