Flask & Beaker
It was Christmas night so they were empty but it was great because we didn’t have to wait very long for our food and had excellent service. The food was great and I loved the way they tied the menu in with the name of the restaurant. The prices were a little more than I thought they should be, maybe because it’s in a hotel? But we knew that going in, so it was expected. My husbands Brunswick Stew came out cold, they offered us a free dessert, which we didn’t take them up on, and remade it. It was hot and great when it came back out. They even made my son a flatbread pizza that wasn’t part of the menu. The servers were all very sweet and helpful even though it was Christmas Day and they didn’t want to be there. I was very thankful they were open and made for a special night!
Absolutely empty so we were the only ones eating. Would have wanted the service to be better because of this.
Food was amazing and would recommend the items we ate, Wolfpack Burger, Reuben, Mushroom Tacos and Sweet Potatoe and Quinoa sandwich.
Never busy which is a plus to me!
Cool hotel restaurant on ncsu campus. Went there on a Monday night was very quiet. We made an open table reservation and when we got there we stated to bartender who greeted us we had reservation he just said sit wherever we want. The restaurant only had a few people at the bar and we sat at a table. We waited a few mins for waitress to show and she was quite friendly and accommodating. We ordered panzanella salad which was ok. Brunswick stew good. Shrimp Po boy w fries good and than a beef ragu sauce over pasta not very good. Sauce was super dry and thick and pasta was not cooked to order. (Reheated). Portions were plenty. This restaurant has potential to be a real hot spot if managed to deliver better fresh quality food and more welcoming front staff. Our waitress was super. Will go back in summer to see when they open all the garage style doors and check out outdoor seating. We live in the triangle and do many stay -cations and this could be one of those cool places but will need to bump up suggestions above.
Great new place! Fun cocktails and tasty unique food. Service was excellent.
I found this place online I was totally shocked where it was at. Very very pretty set up the way they have it with the doors open up and the pool and lake down below. The food and service was very good cost us $100 for two people with drinks kind of pricey for what it was but will go back.
The restaurant was practically empty when we arrived at 6 PM. Service was slow and they were out of several items on the menu. Beautiful setting but everything else was mediocre.
Had lunch but no bar tender was available to prepare a cocktail with NC products.
Shrimp roll- fabulous.
Service was very attentive - there were only 3 tables with customers.
I was expecting a fun chemistry-themed place (they advertise a lab-themed bar), but this is just an ordinary hotel lobby restaurant. The only fun theming were some molecular structures drawn on the menu. The food is seriously over priced. We had a burger, a cup of soup, and two other sandwichs plus two drinks drinks from the bar, and the final bill was $107. I was shocked at that. For that money we could have had a fantastic dinner at any number of other places in Raleigh.
Walked out because service was slow. Waited 10 minutes and left. Not busy
Odd dining experience. We were approached several times for a drink order and when we chose a bottle of wine it took over 15 minutes to arrive. When it did arrive the cork had been removed. Food menu was limited to four entrees, although the wine list was fairly extensive. The food was good and the prices were reasonable.
Included in our hotel room rate was the "chef's choice" appetizer which turned out to be Brunswick Stew. It was a large portion however it was not shareable; we would have rather had the wings but that was not an option.
The patio was very nice, "overlooking" the lake, however there were many trees obscuring the view of the lake.
All in all not a bad dining experience but it was not what I was expecting.
Cavernous room that operates and breakfast lunch and dinner for a mid to high end hotel with low occupancy rates
Server very nice but very under trained, she made pleasant attempts at the task but spent extended time going back and forth
Food presentation was nice, taste was good but the tableware used for items not appropriate or user friendly when trying to dine
This is a place we would return to but will bring our own wine as selections for beverages are low to medium at best
The service was awful. It took 30 minutes to get our appetizers, then they brought out our dinners 10 minutes later (literally placing it next to our appetizer plates). They never checked in to see how the food was (if they had, we would’ve sent the fish dishes back— the rice was hard, the vegetables were under cooked, and the fish was rubbery). About 5 minutes after we got our dinner, they asked if we wanted dessert. Awful all around!
Ate there on a Friday night. Had their "Pack Nachos" A pleasant surprise, as most are piles of chips with toppings. Here, the toppings go all the way to the bottom of the dish, and have real, sliced jalapenos. Tasty but not overbearingly hot. The view, when there is sunlight, will overlook the lake, and when brunch finally comes around, will be in the rotation.
The food was great! Our server Robyn had recommendations for the menu that were perfect, and helped us enjoy our dinner that much more...she even took a picture for us on the property's beautiful back balcony for us to help commemorate our evening. Could not have asked for a better experience!!! =D
I would give 10 stars if I could.
New restaurant but very impressed. Great drink, great food, fantastic decor, great and very pleasant wait staff. I will definitely return to this restaurant. They will be successful.
Great experience ... They are still in the growing pangs of just opening. But we enjoyed to food and the at atmosphere very much.
I liked the fish tacos from the lunch menu. Good balance of slaw and salsa for the mahi-mahi.
This is a new restaurant in The StateView Hotel on NCSU Centennial Campus. It is a beautiful hotel and the restaurant is well appointed. The dining experience was somewhat an up and down experience. Service was quite good, some of the food was very good, other offerings rather mediocre. The evening started off on a bit of a down note as we were told that the restaurant would not open the beautiful bottle of wine we brought with us to accompany our dinner. Some people might think that our reaction was unwarranted, however, we dine out quite a bit, and very often bring a nice bottle of wine from home and welcome the corkage fee. We also base our gratuity on a bill that would have included a similar bottle of wine from the menu. We were told that it was "company policy" - I would advise they CHANGE their policy! In any event, I would recommend you give the restaurant a try and see if your experience is better than ours.