Mandolin

4.7
1845 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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Experiences

  • Valentine's Prix Fixe

    $64.13 per personPrepaid

    Feb 12 - Feb 14, 2021

    We are please to offer a four course prix fixe menu for Valentine's Weekend. First Course: Roasted Vegetable Salad Second Course: Black Truffle Potato and Ham Chowder or Roasted Butternut Squash Soup Entrée: Short Rib Wellington or Seared Scallops Dessert: Videri Chocolate Souffle or Apple Crumble (gluten-free) Learn more at https://www.mandolinraleigh.com/menus/#Valentines

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    Sun - Thu 5:30 PM - 6:00 PM, 8:30 PM - 9:00 PM

    Receive points for dining rewards, KAYAK hotel savings and more.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 1845 people are saying
Overall ratings and reviews
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4.7based on recent ratings
4.6
food
4.7
service
4.6
ambience
4.4
value
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89% of people would recommend it to a friend
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connorp
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Most incredible brunch I’ve had in a long time, thank you so much for the perfect experience

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vipCHEART
Washington DC
25 reviews
Dined on January 7, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

We arrived for our reservation to find the restaurant closed and dark. No email or text to alert us, but when we called the phone number, the recording said they had to close for a covid infection. I feel bad for the restaurant, but why no notification, especially given we made the rez through OpenTable? Our first trip to Raleigh and it had been recommended, plus there is a hard stop rule in effect for dining, so disconcerting. Fortunately, we found a very nice place, Coquette, near our hotel and made it in time to have a delicious dinner. We will try again if we ever get back to Raleigh.

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DiningDiva
Raleigh
5 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food, terrific service and offstreet parking!

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AprilR
Raleigh
17 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Sean is an amazing chef; his tasting menus are always creative. The menu consisted of several options; each course was excellent. The wine pairings were perfect. Looking forward to our next dining experience at Mandolin.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

New Year’s Tasting menu was outstanding. The service was impeccable. Can’t wait to go back.

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LukeS
Western NC
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Mandolin is very consistent. No matter when we go we have great food and service. The atmosphere is wonderful!

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LindaN
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on December 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Mandolin never disappoints! My friends and I will be back.

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vipOutstanding
Raleigh
9 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Once again, Mandolin delivers an outstanding experience!

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vipGlobalTraveler
Raleigh
16 reviews
Dined on December 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome food and service. Good social distancing between tables.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Raleigh
2 reviews
Dined on December 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Waiter was great. Service was fast. Social distancing was very good.

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CaitlinC
1 review
Dined on December 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The steak and eggs were delicious! Also, the best biscuits my husband and I have ever had. We'll definitely be back soon!

RM
vipRMani
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on December 9, 2020
Overall5food3service5ambience4

Excellent and affordable bottles of wine. Fantastic service and very good food. Nice ambiance as well.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on December 6, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Food was good. Staff was accommodating. Wait times felt a little long for the food and dessert to arrive. Overall a good experience.

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OpenTable Diner
Nashville
3 reviews
Dined on December 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and the mimosas were made with fresh squeezed orange juice. Great brunch spot!!!

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vipEatme
Charlotte
25 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2020
Overall3food2service5ambience4

Maybe they are trying too hard with some of their combinations.

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Jasmine
Raleigh
8 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food and service great! Soup, salad, ribeye and red drum and those little cornbreads. Might suggest a pad/ cushion on the out door metal seating-in the fall weather that metal is cold to sit on.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2020
Overall2food2service4ambience4

Food (Pork and Rice) was cold.

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MeganM
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2020
Overall3food2service4ambience3

The food was very over seasoned and the portions were really small compared to the cost. We were both really disappointed.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a great time. We had the pork belly first course. I had the chicken and waffles as my second. Yes that one belongs on the menu forever. The cornbread was sweet like I like it, and the drink I ordered was delicious with the right amount of kick. I’ll go again!

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goinout
Portland
4 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Classy atmosphere with seasonal farm to table food.

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vipaknlw
New Orleans
18 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic oyster starter, followed by a delicious beet salad. Entree was the chicken and waffles and it was amazing. Great service, love this local spot!

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Sarah
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

It was a perfect night, the food was outstanding and the wine selection was impressive. I love Spanish wines and they have so many to choose from by the glass or bottle. The server was too good we just happened to be low key and the server was very attentive. In these times of uncertainty it was a lovely night at an amazing restaurant. They clearly are taking everyone’s health and safety into consideration while also creating a space where you can enjoy the night with someone you love. 10/10!

AI
AdventuresInFoodRaleigh
1 review
Dined on November 15, 2020
Overall2food1service5ambience5

Went for dinner and I was disappointed. The food lacked flavor and freshness. Oysters did not taste as fresh as some other dining establishments with similar cuisine. The best part was dessert.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
14 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

It was my Birthday

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FanofMand
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was incredible: highlights include the pork belly, sweet potato soup, and shrimp risotto. The service was great. Well spaced out for COVID comfort and good protocols for everyone's safety.

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SusanD
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

I felt very comfortable with the layout of the restaurant given the pandemic requirements. The ambience of the restaurant may have suffered a bit from being less crowded. But overall it was a very nice evening.

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Iatethereonetime
Raleigh
4 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The oysters were outstanding and the red drum was spectacular! Great service too!

JM
JM123
Raleigh
10 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience3

Food was fine, service was sloooooooooooooowwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww took us 2 hours. Won't be coming back.

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mimil
Wilmington
1 review
Dined on November 12, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

overall ok . maybe the main dinner came out to fast. shrimp appetizer to salty. Beans missing in beef tartare

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Mandy
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food. Great value. Staff was warm and inviting.

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EricT
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and great service! Got the 32oz steak and loved every bite. Our server had us a new drink before it was half empty and was very impressed. Atomostphere was very nice. I celebrated a milestone birthday and would definitely go back!

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OpenTable Diner
London
3 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

everything about our experience was absolutely phenomenal.

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vipAlinRaleigh
Raleigh
24 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Mandolin is one of our favorite places to eat and this time did not disappoint! We all had the chicken and waffles for the main dish with shrimp risotto and pork belly for 1st courses. Lots of flavor (my favorite food characteristic) in everything we ate.

DB
vipDBCB
Raleigh
5 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service were excellent. Don't hesitate to make a reservation.

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OpenTable Diner
Raleigh
3 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

This was our first time eating out in sometime and we had a very nice experience. They have the social distancing set up down and the food and service were excellent.

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SRowat
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful first experience! We went for our anniversary and it was delightful. The food was superb with a devoted emphasis to local and seasonal ingredients. Our server was knowledgable and gave excellent service. One opportunity for improvement (though we made a same day reservation and these are strange times) was that we went for our anniversary which we put on the reservation and one of the party is vegan; but they seemed unaware of these details and made no acknowledgement of either. Our server did help out a great deal with the vegan option selection, but something for our anniversary would have made this an exceptional night.

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OpenTable Diner
Richmond
1 review
Dined on October 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was wonderful. The biscuits and gravy with the fried chicken add on was so delicious!

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Sallie
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and great food! We really enjoyed it.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great waiter (Branden), social distancing, and an overall amazing restaurant.

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on October 22, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Terrible dinner the very expensive 22 0z steak was not edible!

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 1845 OpenTable diners.

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

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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