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Mandolin, Raleigh, NC

Mandolin

4.5
4.5
2723 Reviews
$30 and under
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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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 15 times today

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Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Southern, Contemporary American, Wine Bar
  • Hours of operation
    Brunch Sun 10:30 am–2:30 pm Dinner Mon–Thu 5:30 pm–8:30 pm Fri, Sat 5:30 pm–9:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (919) 322-0365
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Smart Casual
  • Executive chef
    Sean Fowler
  • Private party facilities
    Mandolin is located in the charming Hayes Barton neighborhood of Raleigh, NC. Featuring a soulful, modern farmhouse aesthetic and celebrated contemporary southern cuisine, Mandolin is the perfect backdrop for any gathering.
  • Private party contact
    Events Coordinator: (984) 212-0311
  • Neighborhood
    Raleigh
  • Cross street
    Oberlin
  • Parking details
    We have street parking in front of the restaurant on Fairview Rd. We also have use of the parking lot behind State Farm and Hungry Howie with its entrance on Oberlin Rd. We also offer parking at the offices, located on the opposite side of the Oberlin-Fariview intersection from the Mandolin. Valet Service available Friday & Saturday nights.
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 2,723 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.5
4.5 based on recent ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.2Value

NoiseModerate

2,724 Reviews
  1. FourSeafooders

    Raleigh

    18 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Truly excellent variety and superb quality. The flavors were a spectacular blend of familiar and inspirational - and the bartender was equally creative and a pleasure, as well!

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  2. KimberlyM

    Raleigh

    85 reviews

    4.0

    85 reviews

    Dined on May 21, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    We enjoyed our salad and duck entrees very much. The dishes were very extremely flavorful and tasted incredibly fresh. Our service was nice but we did think that she could have checked in on us a bit more frequently. In all fairness, I think she was trying to be mindful of privacy for a romantic evening out.

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  3. LauraP

    Raleigh

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 21, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    This was a business dinner with 6 colleagues. We spent all of the 1.5 hours shewing 2 flies and a few gnats, even the server was waving her hands at them. It really took away from the experience. The food was cooked properly; medium on the steak, duck breast was a little over done and the spring risotto was bland. Presentation of food was good. For the price I expected better food. We probably would have tried dessert if the food had been better and flying pests had been less.

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  4. WendyH

    New York City

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 19, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We were very impressed with the Mandolin. My husband had duck. I had a Panzanella salad and the spring risotto. All of the ingredients were fresh. I also want to give a shout out to our server. She was the epitome of a good server. She didn’t use the proverbial “we”. She didn’t say “good choice” about what we picked. She DID happily grant my request for sampling two of the wines. She answered all of our questions thoroughly and quietly filled our water glasses without interrupting our conversation.

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  5. Teresa

    Dallas

    23 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on May 14, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Great food, service and overall restaurant concept!

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  6. ChrissyC

    Chicago

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on May 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful restaurant. The decor is perfect; refined & upscale farmhouse style with lovely fresh flowers on the tables. I had a fantastic salad with the charcuterie plate and decaf coffee & was delighted to be given an individual-size pitcher of coffee with my first cup.

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  7. CarolynR

    Raleigh

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on May 12, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Mandolin is our special place for our family Mother's Day brunch. Excellent service and excellent food!

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  8. spoiledsparrow

    Raleigh

    46 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    46 reviews

    Dined on May 5, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    It's always a good experience at Mandolin. We go for brunch and always enjoy the atmosphere and food. We had the Eggs Benedict and The Country Breakfast. The food was fresh tasting and delicious. Our waitress was charming and attended to our needs.

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  9. PamelaS

    Baltimore

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was well prepared and presented! Service was professional and the atmosphere was lively and upbeat. We would certainly return again.

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  10. MicheleM

    Raleigh

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 2, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Michael was an awesome server! Try the Eastside Oberlin cocktail.

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FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Mandolin using the Order Online button. Mandolin also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (919) 322-0365.

Mandolin is rated 4.5 stars by 2723 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 15 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Mandolin

2519 Fairview Rd, Raleigh, NC 27608

Additional information

  • Cross street
    Oberlin
  • Neighborhood
    Raleigh
  • Hours of operation
    Brunch Sun 10:30 am–2:30 pm Dinner Mon–Thu 5:30 pm–8:30 pm Fri, Sat 5:30 pm–9:00 pm
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Southern, Contemporary American, Wine Bar
  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Dress code
    Smart Casual
  • Parking details
    We have street parking in front of the restaurant on Fairview Rd. We also have use of the parking lot behind State Farm and Hungry Howie with its entrance on Oberlin Rd. We also offer parking at the offices, located on the opposite side of the Oberlin-Fariview intersection from the Mandolin. Valet Service available Friday & Saturday nights.
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive chef
    Sean Fowler
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (919) 322-0365
  • Private party facilities
    Mandolin is located in the charming Hayes Barton neighborhood of Raleigh, NC. Featuring a soulful, modern farmhouse aesthetic and celebrated contemporary southern cuisine, Mandolin is the perfect backdrop for any gathering.
  • Private party contact
    Events Coordinator: (984) 212-0311
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