Mandolin

4.7
1885 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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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

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

What 1885 people are saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
4.6
food
4.7
service
4.6
ambience
4.4
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91% of people would recommend it to a friend
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KarenB
Raleigh
4 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great ambiance. Amazing meal choices. Neighborhood gem.

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JeffB
Raleigh
4 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3food3service5ambience4

The chicken and waffles was their feature dish but had alot of breading in my opinion

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OpenTable Diner
Raleigh
6 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic oysters for starters.....and always the French fries are the best with any entree!

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OpenTable Diner
Raleigh
7 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place! Duck and steak and frites are amazing

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ZoieH
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall2food2service1ambience3

We made an 8:15pm reservation and didn't get seated until almost 9pm. There were many other diners with reservations waiting along with us. The food wasn't great once we were finally able to eat. My husband's steak had been sitting for quite a while before being served. The duck and pinto beans I ordered were quite salty.

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JimK
Orlando
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Mandolin never disappoints to meet all expectations!

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CATHYJ
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Absolutely loved the vibe and decor of this restaurant. Our service was excellent. The bread service was great; small corn muffins and freshly made bread, perfect! My daughters split the chicken and waffles and loved it. My friend and I split the beet salad which was very good. The shrimp toast was a huge disappointment. We didn't realize the shrimp would be chilled. The menu said poached so I guess I assumed room temp or slightly warm? It just didn't work. Finished with caramel cake which was fabulous!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic all around. Great food, service and ambiance. One of our go-to restaurants in Raleigh!

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letterman
Raleigh
10 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Waiter was superbly helpful in helping us with menu and venue questions. This was our first time here. Heavy farm-to-table approach with food coming from the chef's garden and accentuated by the jars of pickled veggies prominently diaplayed.

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RandyR
Raleigh
13 reviews
Dined on February 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food, music, and service by Kathy were awesome!

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RyanS
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Mandolin was the top-rated restaurant on OpenTable. I can see why. It earned the spot. While I can think of many other very good options that are equally as nice, tough to think of a better spot out. Food was perfectly cooked, flavorful (if a bit salty at first), and the wine list was full of affordable but good-tasting options (we tried three, all were great). Perfect date night spot.

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MattH
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Very good food and excellent service. We will add to our rotation for certain.

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OpenTable Diner
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Mandolin was great! Food was yummy and a quite atmosphere.

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stuartm
1 review
Dined on February 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Couldnt fault anything. Worth paying up for. Fantastic selection of wine

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vipOpenTable Diner
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2021
Overall5food1service5ambience5

I have been to this restaurant multiple times but this time they had duck on the menu and I was the only one to order it between three of us. Immediately after eating the duck, I got sick. Please note that I asked for it well done so I am afraid that the meat went bad in the fridge or something happened to it.

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OpenTable Diner
Raleigh
8 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Food was great. We had the chicken and waffle entree and steak frites...both delicious. Wasn't a big fan of the Chipotle Worcestshire sauce that accompanied the steak. Mandolin fries were wonderful. Broccoli rabe were good. Although food portions were enough for a meal...I felt they were smallish for the price paid. Also had the tuna tartare app which was tasty...loved flavors with the mango and basil. Videri chocolate soufflé awesome as well.

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KaylaS
Raleigh
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service2ambience5

Food was excellent! Service was slower than normal but expected because of holiday.

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OpenTable Diner
Wilmington
3 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service and atmosphere. The staff at Mandolin made sure that all of our needs were met. Thank you!

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ErinJ
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went for Valentine Brunch. The food was so delicious. The tables were spaced well, lots of room between. All staff was masked correctly, all patrons masked when they got up from the table. It was clean and delicious.

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OpenTable Diner
Raleigh
3 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect place for a date. The staff is very courteous and the food is really flavorful. I would highly recommend the place.

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NickB
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, service, and experience! Would definitely return.

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GBrianB
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

We were a bit surprised that we had to wait to be seated since we had reservations for a prix fixe dinner being served to limited numbers of diners. However, we also realize this was a special occasion when more than usual numbers of in person diners needed to be accommodated along with the robust take out orders that were being provided.

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ChaseAndrews
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

It was fantastic! We will definitely be coming back.

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Misha
Raleigh
7 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

You simply cannot have a bad meal here. Food I typically don’t enjoy, they somehow make delicious. Every bite is a new different and wonderful experience.

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DonB
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Had the fixed price Valentine's Day menu. The food was outstanding, the potions about the right size, and the service was very good. There was also suitable distance between tables to make us COVID-comfortable. A little pricey but expected given that it was a special holiday. Overall a great experience.

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RBrown803
Charlotte
7 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent as always.

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COLLINSC
Raleigh
6 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went for Valentines' Dinner. Was absolutely fantastic, service was stellar. We enjoyed a lovely dinner and need to go back on a regular basis

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vipKathy
Raleigh
76 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The valentines menu was excellent and a good value. The chef picked two entrees that most people can’t make at home and paired it with delicious soup and salad.
And the videri soufflé was something else.

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TandT
Charlotte
3 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

We enjoyed an excellent brunch at Mandolin and look forward to returning many times in the future!

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EmmaB
1 review
Dined on February 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My first time coming here and I will definitely be coming back. Great food and great service

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Olivia
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on January 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always love Mandolin and the ambiance there. So peaceful, yet upbeat. The food is always fresh and you can taste the quality that goes into preparing it. The waitstaff is knowledgeable, friendly, and accommodating!

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OpenTable Diner
Greensboro
1 review
Dined on January 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and even better food.

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vipJames
Raleigh
19 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Even with COVID-19, you guys come through! The tables were separated appropriately but not isolated. All the waiters were masked and I felt limited contact but not ignored. Very well done in this crazy time. The food was excellent as always, the ham chowder was outstanding!

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BarretV
1 review
Dined on January 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The ribeye steak was 32 oz. It's a monster of a steak and didn't dissapoint

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KathleenB
Raleigh
11 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went to The Mandolin with the family to celebrate my son's 18th birthday. The food was elegant. Our server was lovely. The entire evening was great.

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OpenTable Diner
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on January 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was amazing! Pork belly Service was great!

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John
Raleigh
4 reviews
Dined on January 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent farm-to-table food in Raleigh. Delicious food and great service. The restaurant is taking great care during the pandemic. I am glad to see them doing well.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Mandolin was amazing! The food is such a unique combination of classic foods with a twist! The ambiance was inviting, eccletic yet and cozily social distanced. This restaurant is a must for anyone in the area looking for great food in a cozy environment.

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vipCherieb
Charlotte
5 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of my favorite restaurants! Always a pleasant experience. Great wine list and great food!

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TomR
1 review
Dined on January 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent experience with great service from Matt, our waiter.

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 1885 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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