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7:00 PM
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City Kitchen

915 reviews
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$30 and under
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  • Good for Groups (17)
  • Vibrant Bar Scene (15)
  • Fit for Foodies (14)
City Kitchen family welcomes you with wholesome American fare prepared through simple, time-honored cooking methods such as roasting, braising, preserving and smoking. This urban, contemporary neighborhood eatery evokes the warmth and convivial setting of a residential kitchen and gaathering place dedicated to quality and sourcing locally.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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American, Contemporary American
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Hours of operation

Monday - Saturday: 11:00am - 3pm


Sunday - Thursday: 5pm - 10pm , Friday - Saturday: 5pm - 10:30pm


Sunday: 10:30am - 3pm
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Phone number
(919) 928-8200
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Jessie Flores
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Private party facilities
City Kitchen offers a venue like no other, its back drop creates a stage to relax, enjoy, have fun citiy kitchen weddings and celebrate. The décor is contemporary, rustic and fun and each defined space is flexible allowing numerous possibilities to create the elements of an amazing event. If it is a ceremony, wedding, reception, rehearsal dinner, shower, bridal luncheon or morning after breakfast, the possibilities are endless. With a detail orientated wedding coordinator on hand at all times you are given expert advice allowing your special event to be tailored to exactly what you desire. We dedicate ourselves to giving you an outstanding experience at a price you can afford. From traditional southern affairs to elaborate fine dining occasions City Kitchen provides the space, the experience, the professionalism and the detailed planning and service to make your event flawless and one you, your family and friends will remember for a life time.
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Our catering staff shares the same values as our restaurant staff. They are here to create a fun, unforgettable dining experience. We will take care of everything, exceeding your every expectation along the way. Don’t know what you want? We’ll happily walk you through our offerings.. Loved that entree you had last night that’s not on our catering menu? As far as we’re concerned, it is now. Our goal is to create amazing memories that also fit within your budget.
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Cross street
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Parking details
Easy access from Chapel Hill Bus Lines
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Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 915 People Are Saying
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4.3  based on recent ratings
Noise · Moderate
93% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Foodie3 (New York Area)
5.0  Dined 4 days ago

It’s always a great meal. I had the scallop and mushroom apps which was perfect. You’d lick the plate if there wasn’t any bread! Other diner had salmon and tuna, also done to perfection. The wait staff are always friendly, accommodating and attentive. Only thing is it’s noisy due to building.

vipAndynKaren (Raleigh)
5.0  Dined 5 days ago

A good variety of good food, convenient location and parking and a great server.

OpenTable Diner (Raleigh)
4.0  Dined 6 days ago

Had a reservation, went right to our table, which was appreciated. Our server was awesome throughout the evening. The filet mignon was a bit undercooked, but everything else was very good. It can be a bit difficult to carry on a conversation due to the noise level, but I like the energy!

MnL2009 (Raleigh)
5.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

Took my wife here for Valentine’s Day, 2018. Food was excellent, service was excellent. My only complaint is that they tried to squeeze too many people into their restaurant for this occasion. Our table top was tiny and could not fit two entree plates, water and wine glasses, and a bread plate comfortably(tried to upload pic, but site would not allow. Imagine two dinner plates, four glasses, and a bread plate on top of a 20” pizza). We were also extremely close to other diners, luckily they were nice people on both sides. I will definitely be back to see how they do during a slow Tuesday evening.

AdyI (Raleigh)
5.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

Great food! We managed to get a table upstairs, which was a lot quieter than the main room

WilliamF (Raleigh)
4.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

My wife and I wanted to celebrate Valentine's Day by taking a break from work and going out to lunch, just the two of us. City Kitchen was easy to work with: making the reservation, being seated promptly, and served respectfully. The food was simple, fun, tasty, and healthy. We will definitely go back.

Durmfoodie (Raleigh)
3.0  Dined on February 9, 2018

Food is mediocre compared to other Durham Chapel Hill options. Salmon uneven cut, over cooked , oily and had bones in it. Bread dip odd. Caesar salad average. Cocktails slightly above average . Crispy oysters good. Lots of competition at this price! The decor and art was awesome. Convenient mall parking.

vipVgab (Greensboro)
3.0  Dined on February 4, 2018

We stopped for lunch. The food was barely OK. Very standard selection and prepared in an uninteresting way. Not tasty. The service war fine and the place itself is perfectly fine.but the main reason to go is the food. I would not recommend the restaurant.

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

Excellent service! They called to confirm our reservation, the hostesses greeted us warmly and our waiter, Dane, was very attentive without being overbearing. The perfect balance. The manager was involved with his staff throughout the evening providing guidance or help when needed. The food was very good although priced a few dollars too much for what you receive.

luvthesauce (Raleigh)
5.0  Dined on January 27, 2018

Everything was WONDERFUL except for the NOISE LEVEL which was terrible! Carpet? Baffles?

OpenTable Diner (Raleigh)
5.0  Dined on January 27, 2018

I have enjoyed many delicious meals and outstanding service with two or more friends

mam2wm (Raleigh)
5.0  Dined on January 26, 2018

City Kitchen never disappoints! The food is always excellent and the service is above and beyond. This time, we tried the butternut squash, bacon, and brie pizza -- just as droolworthy as it sounds -- and had the calamari (always good) and the spinach and artichoke dip (mmmm). It is an excellent spot for a date night or taking guests from out of town to show them how good the Chapel Hill food scene is.

OpenTable Diner (Raleigh)
3.0  Dined on January 26, 2018

Everything was “just okay.” Went during restaurant week and wasn’t thrilled with the entree options. Lamb meatballs were good! I’d give them another try to test out the full menu. Nice atmosphere.

vipGranny14 (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on January 26, 2018

We had a lovely round table for 6. Our server, Shelly is fantastic. We always ask for her because she is so charming and always gets the orders right. Our 4 guests had never been and they all were extremely impressed with the food, service and smashing decor!

CRDURHAM (Raleigh)
3.0  Dined on January 26, 2018

Service was excellent. Beef dish was very good. The chicken was overdone and dry. Dessert was gritty and a little dry.