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Dean's Kitchen + Bar (formally Dean's Seafood Grill & Bar)

3.9
1449 reviews
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$30 and under
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American
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Locally sourced, seasonal ingredients. Creative comfort eats. A place to wind down and savor life, family and friends. That’s what Dean’s Kitchen+Bar is all about. Enjoy one of our chef-created lunch or dinner entrees, or choose to build your own plate the way you like it. Want a taste of what to expect? North Carolina oysters, shrimp and mountain trout. Baked garlic parmesan halibut, burgundy beef short ribs, house ground burger and vegetarian risotto. There’s plenty more where that came from. Come to the Kitchen and celebrate good food!

Lunch + Dinner + Sunday Brunch + Local Craft Beers + Hand Crafted Cocktails
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Private dining
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
American, Tapas / Small Plates, Seafood
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Hours of operation
Monday-Saturday 11am-10pm
Sunday Brunch Buffet 10am-2pm
Sunday Dinner 5pm-8pm
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Phone number
(919) 459-5875
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Executive Chef Jonathan Ballard
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Cary Parkway
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Special events & promotions
Book our private dining room or our enclosed, climate-controlled patio for a rehearsal dinner, corporate event or family celebration. We can accommodate 12-125 guests, and work with you to make your next event wonderful!
Additional
Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Private Dining

Dean's offers two different private dining options. Our private dining room accommodates up to 20 people. Our enclosed patio accommodates 50 people for a seated dinner or 100 for cocktails and hors d'oeuvres. Private party menus and buffet options are available.

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What 1449 People Are Saying
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3.9  based on recent ratings
3.9
food
4.1
service
3.8
ambience
3.5
value
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72% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipOpenTable Diner (Washington DC)
3.0  Dined 3 days ago

Everything was good except for delays in getting food. Seems to be a recurrent issue based on prior reviews. They need to solve this matter or they will lose potential new and current customers. Service was outstanding which helped with delays but sounds like they must know of kitchen delays so anticipate it happening.

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vipOpenTable Diner (Raleigh)
4.0  Dined 3 days ago

Amazing food! Great menu options. Will visit again!

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AlexandriaW (Raleigh)
3.0  Dined 7 days ago

Did not fully enjoy for a Valentine's date, the menu was overpriced and not a good representation of our other previous Dean's experience which was outstanding.

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OpenTable Diner (Raleigh)
3.0  Dined 7 days ago

We were not aware that the restaurant wasn’t serving their full menu for Valentine’s Day. The menu we were given was very limited (for example, only one kind of salad available and only 6 entree options). The food itself was good but considering the prices, it should have been more than just good. I feel it is grossly overpriced for what you get. Our server was also a bartender, so we had to wait a little longer than expected but just a couple of times. He was friendly and did the best he could under the circumstances, but it was too busy and the bar area was much too large to have the bartender wait on tables. Overall it was fine - it really wasn’t bad, but it wasn’t exceptional either. I’m not going to be quick to recommend it.

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OpenTable Diner (Raleigh)
2.0  Dined 7 days ago

only a fair rating as we have dined here several times and this one was a weird experience. had a reservation and they wanted to seat us at the worst table in the place even though we noticed others available. we declined and waited to get a booth which we thought they truly didn't want to give up. The layout looks like a cafeteria in the center of the room..
Seemed like the staff wasn't trained or they weren't ready for the valentines day rush. I wanted salmon and at 6:35. our server said she thought they were already out of it?? wasn't true but she had to go ask the kitchen. If it was true, we were leaving. A few bits of brussell sprouts and cut up sweet potatoes with salmon for $25? the taste was ok but the portions were skimpy on both of our meals as my dining partner had risotto. I doubt we will return, there are better options in the area.

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OpenTable Diner (Charleston)
3.0  Dined 7 days ago

Haven't been since the name change. I like the new look. Went on Valentine's day. Somewhat underwhelmed. Salmon was bland, but the brussel sprouts were very good. My wife had the risotto...also rather bland. The scallops that she added to the meal we're sizeable and good though. Oysters Rockefeller we're good. Both of our drinks were good, but my Manhattan came in the smallest glass I have ever seen. I kinda thought it was a joke, but apparently that is normal there? Comes off as a lame attempt to get you to empty your glass faster and keep ordering and $10 a pop. Generally disappointed. Had much better experiences before the change. Not sure why the changed happened, but probably will not be returning. Too disappointed.

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OpenTable Diner (Raleigh)
4.0  Dined 7 days ago

Very nice and special meal for my wife and twin daughters for valentine's day! Tasty lobster and steak, wonderful service and some fun deserts!

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OpenTable Diner (Raleigh)
3.0  Dined 7 days ago

They have a Valentine menu, so did not have the regular food. Husband had expensive steak $ that was very greasy and I had salmon that was also very oily and undercooked (which was my fault, I should have told them not to undercook it). Menu also did not include salad and did not serve you any bread so for 2 people was expensive bill. Our fault, we should have left when we saw the regular menu was not available.

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Andy (Raleigh)
3.0  Dined on February 13, 2018

Food very good, service fair, very noisy which as we age, becomes an issue.

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LouC (Raleigh)
5.0  Dined on February 13, 2018

Food was excellent. I look forward to returning.

Great menu with a large variety. Both my wife and I (who have different preferences) were able to find several dishes on the menu that sounded good.

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