Mandolin

4.6
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1760 Reviews
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$30 and under
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Southern
Mandolin is a breath of fresh air to the Raleigh dining scene, combining a casual atmosphere with fresh, contemporary, Southern fare. Mandolin uses the highest quality local ingredients to create seasonal menus that resonate with foodies and casual diners, alike. We share our food in a relaxed, cozy atmosphere that replaces the stuffiness of fine-dining with Southern charm. The menu and ambiance reflect the character of Raleigh itself- a blend of rustic and refined, contemporary and traditional, rural and metropolitan. Mandolin, like the City of Oaks, is Southern at its roots, but draws influences from around the world. We love our new home in Hayes Barton, just a stone's throw from Five Points, on the corner of Oberlin and Fairview.

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4.6based on recent ratings
4.6
food
4.7
service
4.6
ambience
4.3
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86% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
Charleston
4 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Service was great, food was prepared quickly and everything was delicious!

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JermaineP
Raleigh
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall3food1service1ambience5

Asked for one steak. Received another.. Will never go again, im a chef, wife's a waitress we've always tipped well, she admitted she messed up and didn't correct it..

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Goodeater1
Charleston
15 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was excellent as was the service. Will return often.

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mrkysparky
Raleigh
4 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Went here for a date, very nice, attentive service. Will be back at some point, I'm sure.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Raleigh
3 reviews
Dined on July 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Love the food, and the service. Never disappointed at Mandolin.

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BevT
1 review
Dined on July 25, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

The food and the service were excellent. My husband and I had 3 courses and no complaints for any of the food. The only reason I didn’t give 5 stars for ambience was because we sat outside and there were a few flies, which I appreciate the restaurant has no control over but they were annoying!

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vipChooChooTrain
Raleigh
9 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was perfect. The food was scrumptious. Great evening!

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BrianR
Raleigh
8 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Spectacular meal and service. We had an amazing anniversary dinner.

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BrookeG
Raleigh
2 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service by Lynn was great Food was delicious! We will return!

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WinstonK
1 review
Dined on July 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely EXCELLENT brunch. Options for cool inside seating and very cute outdoor sidewalk seating.

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vipbr5429
Portland
56 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

2nd time at Mandolin. fantastic both times.

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vipJeff
Raleigh
3 reviews
Dined on July 4, 2020
Overall1food1service2ambience3

We were very disappointed in our experience in dining at Mandolin. Eager to support local business, we opted there over several other choices. The appetizer was essentially inedible and when we brought it to the attention of the server, she made an excuse and opted to merely remove it from the table. The salad was an heirloom tomorrow salad which could have been good, but the tomatoes were molested by white sauce and blackberries. The entrees. came and they were, too, disappointing. The signature chicken and waffles rendered a dish wherein the chicken was over battered and the waffles were cold and soggy. The other entree, the Steak Frites, was an entree of dichotomy. The steak was cooked to perfection, but the fries were soggy, cold, and covered with an unknown white powder that few people could stomach. The summer squash were over cooked and over-powered by dill. Unfortunately this will be our final trip to Mandolin. When the server saw that we had clearly left a lot of uneaten food, there was no questions asked. The table was cleared and the check was brought.

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Adam
Richmond
1 review
Dined on June 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food & drink. Our server was excellent too, very knowledgeable and personable.

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KimH
1 review
Dined on June 27, 2020
Overall1food1service4ambience2

dinner was steak frites - waiter highly recommended. it - the menu is very limited - the fish was flounder - and at a high end restaurant I would have expected a nicer white fish like grouper or sea bass. steak was a chewy, fatty lower end of beef, the fries where mushy.

just a really bad dinner in a restaurant that is a great location and that alone should demand them to raise the bar - it was easy to get a reservation so maybe that should have told me it was a bad choice

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ConnerT
Charlotte
8 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious and creative dishes. Farm to table always hits different. Service was dope; shoutout waiters that never let my beer stay empty long. Location clutch; parking right behind the building. Highly recommend. BANGER.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything (waiter, food, service) was excellent! Will definitely return.

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viplovingfreedom
Raleigh
87 reviews
Dined on June 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So glad the restaurants are open again. We were especially excited about mandolin opening. This is one of our favorite restaurants in the triangle. We love the fresh garden vegetables and the wonderful broths and sauces - the grass fed beef and wild caught fish. Definitely highly recommended.

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viptulas
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on June 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved brunching at Mandolin today, we are outside and had the best afternoon ever! The Smoked Trout, Bisquit, omelettes were amazing!!!

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KarenS
Raleigh
2 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent meal. Our server, Luke, was exactly what a diner would want...attentive, but not intrusive, friendly, and helpful. I had beef tartare and chicken and waffles. Both were so good.

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JimR
Salt Lake City
7 reviews
Dined on June 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

I chose the Crispy Trout on vegetables and grits and it was outstanding. My wife chose the chicken leg which was a bit salty for her taste but much in accordance with the cooking represented by the restaurant. The service was exact and the restaurant handled the Covid 19 restrictions well. The meal was paired with an excellent Cab which served to bring out the flavor of the trout dish. An excellent evening.

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LindsayE
1 review
Dined on June 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Mandolin is the best. Good food and drink and service.

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JoshuaS
1 review
Dined on June 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great! Good! Recommend!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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vipsharon
Raleigh
42 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great evening! Our first dining out experience in two months and we are so glad we went to Mandolin. We sat outside, Doug provided great service, and although a somewhat truncates menu there lots of options and the food was great. Thanks!

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DionneW
Miami
1 review
Dined on June 7, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

It was great to get out. Indoor and outdoor seating. Great food and very quiet. Good music.

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BanksH
London
1 review
Dined on June 6, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

First time eating at Mandolin and will certainly return.

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vipAdam
Raleigh
5 reviews
Dined on June 6, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Enjoyed our first dinner back post-COVID. Mandolin continues to provide a high-quality food experience again and again.

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EdwardK
Raleigh
2 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Just opened after lockdown...still a few misses with masks...food outstanding

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OpenTable Diner
Raleigh
2 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Doug was our waiter and provided outstanding service!! We will definitely be back!!

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OpenTable Diner
St. Louis
1 review
Dined on March 11, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Our server Cathy was amazing! Would definitely return!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was outstanding!

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EllenM
Raleigh
3 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service and entrees. I never like piped music in restaurants so would prefer none or soft jazz. It wasn’t too loud, but music is not necessary when you come to talk and eat. Delicious chocolate soufflé. All good!

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vipVictorV
Baltimore
10 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Mandolin just doesn't disappoint. From the moment the handmade biscuits and handmade jam hit the table to the end - all farm to table and delicious. I enjoyed the fresh squeezed OJ that made up my Mimosa. My soon to be 18 year old said she wants to take her friends there. That's high praise given dad is lame :)

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vipDiners
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience4

Great service. Amazing charcuterie plate and would definitely get again. The rest of the food we ordered (duck & dumpling and chicken & waffles) tasted good but was way too salty for me.

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MeganJ
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The duck and roasted beet salad were delicious. The decor was soothing and the noise level allowed for easy conversation with friends. A great experience all around and we will definitely be return customers.

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Heather
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful dinner at the Mandolin! I would highly recommend this restaurant! The ingredients are all fresh and the restaurant takes pride in this. The staff were extremely attentive and friendly. And, the food was AMAZING! So delicious!

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owens
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall3food4service4ambience4

$14.50 for a House brand Gin and Tonic? Buyer beware.

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CharlesD
Raleigh
2 reviews
Dined on March 4, 2020
Overall2food3service4ambience1

Although we have dined at Mandolin several times, this experience was very disappointing. Despite request for table in quietest area, hostess did nothing to try to quieten the other table of quite loud guests (including a young child that screeched frequently). Also, some guests' food was below standards of past visits.

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RyanS
Charleston
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and great service. Enjoyed it very much.

AJ
AndreaJ
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely delicious. Perfect to take out of town guests to or when you want to go out for a special meal!

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vipJohnR
Charlotte
10 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience3

This is a difficult review to articulate. The flavor profiles on all the dishes our table had was really good. The problem was the food was not hot. It was slightly warm. This is a restaurant that promotes “Made to order” I think not. So much potential lost on poor execution. This was our 1st time at Mandolin, I will most likely give them another try, let’s hope it improves

FAQs

Mandolin offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (919) 322-0365.

Mandolin is rated 4.6 stars by 1760 OpenTable diners.

Mandolin does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://www.mandolinraleigh.com/store/.

You can book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size.

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