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Mandolin

4.7
4.7
2235 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 22 times today

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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Southern, Contemporary American, Wine Bar

  • Hours of operation

    Brunch Sun 10:30 am–2:30 pm Dinner Mon–Thu, Sun 5:30 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:30 pm–9:30 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: (855) 734-8363

  • 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 2,235 people are saying

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4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.5Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Raleigh / Durham / Chapel Hill

    Neighborhood Gem

  • Raleigh

    Neighborhood Gem

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  1. K

    Kath

    Raleigh

    21 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    As always, an amazing meal!
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Charleston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Loved everything about this place.
  3. LF

    LizF

    Raleigh

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Farm to table is always top notch in my book! Pork chop was full of flavor, chicken and waffles second to none, and hangar steak was stellar! Thank you!
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Indiana

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My fiancée and I were at Mandolin to celebrate our engagement from a few days before. The hostess placed us in a private dining room, and our server Kelsie was top-notch: knowledgeable and wonderful to talk to. The food was excellent (I had the best pork chop I’ve ever had in my life, and who knew barbecued watermelon would taste so good with shrimp and sauce?) and the house sent us ice cream with some sparkling wine at dessert. A fantastic dining experience overall, and I would love to come back again!
  5. J

    Jess

    Houston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had an amazing time at Mandolin, enjoying everything from the farm fresh food and signature cocktails to the excellent service and friendly atmosphere. We enjoyed a gigantic bone in rib-eye and was offered a perfect selection of substitutions for our sides as we had our 1 year old with us and wanted something a little more kid friendly. The chicken and waffles were particularly delicious though the mushrooms could have been prepared a little better, and the hanger steak and accompanying glaze was to die for. Special thanks to our knowledgeable and helpful server Kaylie (sp?) All and all it was a wonderful experience and I can’t wait until our return.!!!!
  6. TF

    TealF

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything from start to finish was fantastic. Our server was great, really enjoyed the food and atmosphere and will be back.
  7. l

    lovingfreedom

    Raleigh

    97 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    97 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    We had an excellent meal recently. This has always been one of our favorites. Since moving more than an hour away we realized it is totally worth our time to drive in more often. We love the farm fresh salads and the quality meats. The red drum fish special was fabulous and of course, the chicken & waffles dish is outstanding. Consider Mandolin one the top restaurants in the Triangle.
  8. AC

    AlyssaC

    Raleigh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great spot for a date night! Everything was wonderful and our server was so attentive and pleasant!
  9. LM

    LisaM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our first time there. We are hard to please as we are often disappointed going out and spending a good amount of money on food that is not as fresh or local as we expect for some of the prices charged. We all loved our dishes. It was delicious, the service was wonderful and the atmosphere was modern, but warm. Excellent restaurant.
  10. D

    Durhamreviewer

    Raleigh

    13 reviews

    4.0

    13 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall4food4service2ambience4
    The food was excellent. BUT we were at the table for an hour and a half before our entree was served. One of my group ordered pasta. After about an hour and twenty minutes, our server apologized for the long wait and explained that the pasta had had to be made from scratch. This should have been explained right after the order was put in to the kitchen and my friend should have been given the option to change her order. If she didn’t want to change it, we would at least have known it was going to be a long wait.
  11. NC

    NCMike

    Raleigh

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on June 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was exceptional! Lovely experience!
  12. KD

    KimD

    Raleigh

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on June 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and wait staff. Drinks were unique. Loved our meal the burger and duck oil fries. We will be back again soon.
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Raleigh

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    DELICIOUS!! My husband, sister and I visited for the $10 burger deal that goes on during Monday nights. We have never been before but heard good things - and those good things were right! Our server was super friendly and the food was incredible. I cannot wait to come back and try other items on the menu
  14. r

    richardw

    Washington DC

    28 reviews

    5.0

    28 reviews

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Mandolin is always delightful and my favorite place for brunch. The food is excellent as is the service. Kelsey was our server and did nan excellent job. One of my favorite places in Raleigh!
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Raleigh

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Mandolin is one of our very favorite restaurants! Great food, great service, great drinks!!
  16. K

    Knowgoodfood

    Atlanta

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Catchof the day was excellent! Vichyssoise with Ramps fantastic!
  17. g

    gillesb

    Raleigh

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Anton was great and served us with professionalism and nice discussion
  18. RL

    RobertL

    Charleston

    19 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on June 16, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience2
    Food was very good. Served hot. Nice choices on the rather short menu. Waitress well informed and explained everything well. Service attentive. Noise level high. Sort of like my HS cafeteria. Short dessert menu—only item we wanted (caramel cake) was sold out at 7:30 pm. Go figure. While we rated it fairly high would continue to look elsewhere.
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    Excellent rib eye steak!!!!!
  20. M

    Melissa

    Richmond

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Food was unique and well prepared with strong service. The space is open and was fairly loud, overall our first visit was great and we will be returning.
  21. MC

    MorganC

    Dallas

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely amazing brunch. Best biscuits and gravy, chicken is divine. Service and atmosphere also amazing. Can’t wait to try dinner!
  22. KL

    KateL

    Raleigh

    18 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Excellent as always. Hands down, one of my favorite restaurants in town!!
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Raleigh

    1 review

    vip
    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall3food5service2ambience4
    Delicious food. Service was uneven.
  24. HK

    HeyKurtz

    Raleigh

    30 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    30 reviews

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    For some reason, at least ten years had passed since my wife and I dined at Mandolin. We had positive memories from our previous experiences, but had never managed to get back there until last night. I am pleased to report that our positive memories were confirmed; we had a great meal with another couple. Three of us had oysters for our first course and they were excellent. I had the hanger steak for my main course and it was also very good. Two others had red snapper (the fish of the day) and the other member of our party had chicken and waffles and everyone was really satisfied with their main course choices. I can also report that the bartender made an excellent Old Fashioned. Finally, our server was warm and attentive. We will definitely not let ten years pass before returning to Mandolin!
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Outstanding food and outstanding service. This is a true hidden gym I will be back
  26. KC

    KathyC

    Raleigh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Mandolin never disappoints. We had a guest from out of town who wanted to see what the local food was like - he was extremely impressed.
  27. K

    Knowgoodfood

    Atlanta

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on June 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Stripped Bass was excellent!
  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Raleigh

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on June 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I don’t think you’ll find a restaurant in Raleigh that has better service, food quality and wine list! We love that it’s farm to table, everything is local and seasonal. The pork chop was so tender and the spring pea agnolotti was exquisite.
  29. J

    Jipjip

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Sat outside on a beautiful Saturday night. Food was creative and delicious. Service was excellent.
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The service was great and food was delicious. I wasn’t even hungry that night after a heavy lunch. Ended up having the entire pork chop I ordered because it was so delicious. The sorbet and soufflé were to die for as well.
  31. LC

    LukeC

    Raleigh

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and our server was fantastic. We will definitely be back
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Raleigh

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 29, 2022

    overall2food2service1ambience2
    Didn’t get waited on for over 15 minutes. Once they did, no acknowledgment or apologies. Waiter took our drink order and didn’t come back. Had to flag down another server. Brought our food out and only came back to drop off bill. Did not ask us if we wanted anything else. This was a Sunday brunch at 1:30. They were not busy.
  33. CM

    ColleenM

    Minneapolis

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Some of the best food I've had recently. We had the pickled ginger Cesar Salad. Absolutely fabulous. Mixed greens and bread crumbs made for a great texture, and the dressing was very flavorful. Then we split the pork chop with gnocchi. Excellent taste. Would highly recommend. Everything was outstanding.
  34. M

    Mark

    Washington DC

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on May 27, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    An exceptional Raleigh restaurant. A bit more sophisticated atmosphere, and delicious food, with an unusual and interesting combinations of flavors. I had the fish of the day, striped bass as did three of my dinner companions. We all thought it excellent. Our fourth had the pork chop, which he enjoyed, but wasn't up to the standard of the fish. He started with the pickled Caesar, which he loved. I had the panzanella salad which I really enjoyed. The caramel cake was probably the favorite of our desserts, but the unusual sorbet flavors were also a treat. I'll definitely be back!
  35. E

    Edson

    Wilmington

    35 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    35 reviews

    Dined on May 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious brunch and the best biscuits on earth!
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The brunch was fantastic. The biscuits and gravy were wonderful
  37. DC

    DCFoodie

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    One of the best meals start to finish. Will be back.
  38. AC

    AnnaC

    Raleigh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This is our fourth visit and it has never disappointed. The food is delicious, the atmosphere is upscale but still comfortable, and the drinks are fantastic!
  39. CM

    CindyM

    Raleigh

    36 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    36 reviews

    Dined on May 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Outstanding food and service. Luke waited on us and provided excellent wine and meal recommendations. He was incredibly attentive, never once was a water glass empty. We each ordered salad and I loved the pickled Caesar. For entrees I had fish of the day a striped bass which was cooked and seasoned perfectly. Mark had the pork chop which was also cooked perfectly. I loved his meal so much, particularly the gnocchi pork and sauce combination that I came back to visit again just to order the pork chop. For dessert the chocolate soufflé which was perfectly prepared and insanely decadent. Mandolin is one of the very few restaurants that has been consistently excellent each time we visit.
  40. SF

    SFBishop

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful service, food was excellent, drinks were great.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
    • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

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 4.7 stars by 2235 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 22 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Other options

  • Order online
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, Sun 5:30 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:30 pm–9:30 pm

  • 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: (855) 734-8363

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