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Lakeside Kitchen, Raleigh, NC

Lakeside Kitchen

5.0
5
26 Reviews
$30 and under
American
A new flavor in a beloved location!
Discover a stunning menu of classic favorites with a southern fusion flare. Chef James Eason's seasonal menu is made completely from scratch and uses a variety of ingredients from local farms, the NC State Farmer’s Market, and the chef’s garden, located on our outdoor patio.
Located in the Dorothy and Roy Park Alumni Center on NCSU Centennial Campus, Lakeside Kitchen is a delicious new entry into the Raleigh restaurant scene.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 7 times today

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    American
  • Hours of operation
    Mon–Fri 11:00 am–2:30 pm
  • Phone number
    (919) 515-0557
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Business Casual
  • Executive chef
    James Eason
  • Neighborhood
    Raleigh
  • Cross street
    Main Campus Dr. & Alumni Dr.
  • Parking details
    Private Lot
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 26 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

5.0
5 based on recent ratings
  • 4.9Food
  • 5Service
  • 5Ambience
  • 4.5Value

NoiseModerate

26 Reviews
  1. HelenM

    Raleigh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 2, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lakeside Kitchen is a very nice restaurant with a romantic feel about it. The food was really good and the service was just good. My only issue was finding it‼️ it is so tucked away. There is a beautiful view of the lake and lots of lovely spots to take photos if you like. Great outdoor seating for spring and summer. I look forward to going back‼️

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  2. jamesa

    Raleigh

    14 reviews

    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on February 2, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent environment to have a leisurely lunch for business or pleasure

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  3. DavidC

    Raleigh

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 26, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great late afternoon lunch and a great place. Comfortable, inviting, conversational, relaxed. Food is outstanding and service on cue. Kudos Lakeside staff!!

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  4. HowardD

    Raleigh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Up and coming Raleigh Restaurant on North Carolina State University, Centennial campus. Food is great. Services is outstanding. Pitt alumni class of 1963. Go PITT ! ! ! Howard Dapper The only Dapper guy in Raleigh I

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  5. DineMaven

    Raleigh

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 20, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Extremely friendly staff and great food. They were out of a few choices, but everything we ordered was first class.

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  6. RachelR

    Raleigh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 14, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great atmosphere and the staff is most dedicated to their guests! Highly recommend the tostada pescado app. Will return!

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  7. zeusraj

    Raleigh

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on December 7, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Hidden gem indeed! What a nice place for an evening cocktail and meal. Really nice ambiance. Good menu with dishes that were distinctively modern with a southern twist. Presentation, taste and freshness in all the dishes - tostada pescado, fried catfish and Brussels sprouts. Goat cheese beignets were a hit. Well done off the beaten path!!

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  8. FredaB

    Raleigh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 11, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lakeside was the perfect setting for a casual lunch minus the hubbub experienced from other popular lunch hot spots. The menu was not extensive, but offered a gratifying selection for vegetarian and other choices to please all. The food was excellent, especially the butternut squash bisque. It was so good, that we ordered another bowl. Aside from the otherwise excellent service, the 2nd bowl of soup took way too long to appear. An explanation was given that this was the chef's experiment of the day, so perhaps they ran out (which was not a reason given) and the chef graciously whipped up another batch on the spot. Regardless, it was delicious and due to the ambiance and privacy of the dining experience, I will return again.

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  9. OpenTable Diner

    Raleigh

    35 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    35 reviews

    Dined on October 6, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fantastic first experience at Lakeside Kitchen. Our server, Lisa, was so kind and responsive. We loved her menu suggestions. The butternut squash soup was amazing, and my husband loved the burger. The atmosphere is relaxed and lovely. We’ll definitely be back!

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  10. Rusya

    Raleigh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 22, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent tasting food and desserts and a full bar. Quiet, cozy, and elegant atmosphere

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FAQs

Lakeside Kitchen is rated 5 stars by 26 OpenTable diners.

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Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 7 times today
Google Map for Lakeside Kitchen

2450 Alumni Dr, Raleigh, NC 27606-3116

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross street
    Main Campus Dr. & Alumni Dr.
  • Neighborhood
    Raleigh
  • Hours of operation
    Mon–Fri 11:00 am–2:30 pm
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    American
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress code
    Business Casual
  • Parking details
    Private Lot
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive chef
    James Eason
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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