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Peak on Salem, Apex, NC

Peak on Salem

4.3
4.3
409 Reviews
$30 and under
American
Drinking great wine with great food in good company is one of life’s most civilized pleasures.

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2 people

10:30 PM


Booked 13 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Fine Dining

  • Cuisines

    American, Cocktail Bar

  • Hours of operation

    Tue–Thu 4:30 pm–9:00 pm Tue–Sat 11:30 am–2:00 pm Fri, Sat 4:30 pm–9:30 pm

  • Phone number

    (919) 446-6060

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Neighborhood

    Apex

  • Parking details

    In the heart of Historic Downtown Apex, NC. Parking on side of the building and in the rear.

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 409 people are saying

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

4.3
4.3 based on recent ratings
  • 4.3Food
  • 4.4Service
  • 4.2Ambience
  • 4Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Raleigh / Durham / Chapel Hill

    Neighborhood gem

  • Raleigh / Durham / Chapel Hill

    Great for fine wines

  • Raleigh

    Neighborhood gem

  • Raleigh

    Great for fine wines

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  1. N

    Nicci

    Raleigh

    1 review

    vip
    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall3food4service3ambience3
    Just seems a little different from when it was Peak City Grill. The attempt at good service was appreciated.
  2. B

    Blof

    Raleigh

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on November 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We ate there for Thanksgiving and for lunch the next day. It was excellent and the service was great. Will definitely be back again.
  3. BC

    BrilynnC

    Raleigh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I really appreciate the attention to detail the managers gave my reservation. I wanted to ensure my husband 40th birthday dinner was extra special. I was able to send flowers to the restaurant and let the server know a head of time to bring the birthday dessert. The ambience is lovely and intimate and the menu highlights steak and seafood. The seasonal menu was fabulous and I would highly recommend the grilled octopus. It was memorable. The wine list is superb and the server was attentive. The entrees were exceptional, including the grouper that melted in my mouth with amazing flavor. I do wish the potatoes were cooked through but the server quickly found a substitute.
  4. s

    sparty

    Raleigh

    26 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on November 17, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Always a great vibe. Food was surprisingly a bit below what we normally experience but I'm sure it's an anomaly.
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Raleigh

    20 reviews

    4.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience4
    The BLT could use more bacon & a choice of ranch or mayonnaise. The sandwich was dry.
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Western NC

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    Terrible. It’s a shame, we used to go all the time, but it’s gone extremely downhill. Rice that came with my scallops tasted old and reheated. At the end, they tacked on a charge for using a credit card, which is ironic, because we actually tried to pay with cash, and they said we couldn’t. We had to laugh because it was like we were in the twilight zone. Our meal was almost $200 with tax and tip. I have never been anywhere and spent that kind of money and I had to pay extra for using a credit card. Stay away from this place.
  7. BS

    BrianS

    New England

    20 reviews

    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on November 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Walter, our server, was excellent. Friendly, attentive and helpful. Made for a great date night dinner.
  8. MC

    MikeC

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Scallop dish was excellent as was the smoked salmon appetizer. Our waitress was great. She was attentive without being intrusive Will definitely be back
  9. JG

    JenG

    Raleigh

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on October 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and great atmosphere!!!!
  10. JG

    JamesG

    Los Angeles

    15 reviews

    1.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on October 29, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    Expensive, flavorless food. Food took forever and the waitress had no idea what they did or did not have. My kids got grilled chicken and it was discolored and lacked any flavor. The Teres Major was served rare when I asked for medium. Was really looking forward to the dinner but would never come back again.
  11. EB

    EricB

    Raleigh

    4 reviews

    2.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on October 29, 2022

    overall2food2service3ambience2
    Peak does not provide the upscale experience it did in the past.
  12. ER

    EricR

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 29, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience5
    Food was delicious and atmosphere was great. The only reason I gave 4 stars was my bill was incorrect: We were a party of 4, separate checks. Two of us ordered apps and specifically stated to put the apps on their bill; however, the bill had it split all four ways. My friend also ordered extra drinks for the table but my bill also reflected the additional beverage. No big deal/we did not make a fuss, so we did not inform the waiter. I will definitely be back, but I’ll be careful about the items charged.
  13. M

    Michelle

    Raleigh

    10 reviews

    4.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on October 25, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    We have been to Peak several times and loved it. They acquired the chef from The Mayton Inn and he was great there so we were excited. Unfortunately, the menu is identical to the Mayton Inn (we eat there frequently as it’s close to our home). I was hoping for the Charleston Dip that we used to get or something like it. We did enjoy our food and it was prepared well, it’s just that we eat it often at the Mayton Inn. Anyway, the service was excellent (there is a 3% CC fee) and we had the Brussels Sprouts and Cauliflower, rib eye, scallops and shrimp & grits. Dessert was the chocolate torte and the crème brûlée. All excellent!
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Raleigh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always a success, with a great vibe and excellent service.
  15. LP

    LisaP

    Raleigh

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on October 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I have been to Peak on Salem since COVID, but have always enjoyed it in the past and this visit did not disappoint! The food was excellent, particularly enjoyed the roasted cauliflower appetizer. It was so unique and tasty!
  16. f

    foodbug

    Raleigh

    28 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    28 reviews

    Dined on October 19, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    We all thoroughly enjoyed our meals at Peak on Salem. Great menu selections and very attentive service.
  17. BP

    BrianP

    Raleigh

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 15, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience5
    Menu is a bit ADHD service is average at best and the food is generally quite good.
  18. BA

    BrianA

    Raleigh

    6 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on October 15, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience4
    Sat for 15 minutes without being approached by any waitstaff while tables To out left and right were served. We let without eating and are at The Provincial down the street.
  19. S

    Steve

    Raleigh

    19 reviews

    3.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on October 14, 2022

    overall3food5service4ambience3
    Great food and service, very loud and kind of pricey for the environment.
  20. FC

    FrancineC

    Raleigh

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Waitstaff are excellent. Owner super personable. Food was delicious
  21. LD

    LynD

    St. Louis

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on October 12, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    I have been there by myself and taken out of town guests. The variety on the menu, the old charm and service have made positive impressions upon my guests.
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on October 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was our second time at Peak. It was to celebrate my birthday, and I wanted the mac and cheese that I had the last time. Unfortunately, Peak no longer has the mac and cheese, but no matter, the new menu offered delicious options, and the duck confit did not disappoint. Additionally, our server was awesome..I believe her name is Erin(?). We’ll be back!
  23. LW

    LocalWife

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 7, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Server was excellent. The Duck Quesadilla was a favorite for two of us.
  24. O

    Otto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Stumbled upon this awesome gem. I’ll be back soon.
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience3
    Selection was extremely limited and value
  26. T

    Thor2022

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 9, 2022

    overall3food4service4ambience2
    Service and food were ok. Expected a little more bc we had reservations and it was a special anniversary but we were sat in the new server section. Not worth the money spent TBH. We are high tippers so better service could have easily resulting 30-40% from us. Oh well, probably won't be back.
  27. JB

    JillB

    Raleigh

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 8, 2022

    overall3food2service4ambience5
    I rather communicate with restaurant manager/owner before leaving a review.
  28. H

    Heidi

    Raleigh

    16 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on September 7, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    The entrees were very good. The Brussels sprouts were undercooked. The duck appetizer was excellent. The old fashioned drink was delicious. Our server was very attentive. We were disappointed that there were none or few vegetarian entrees. No substitutions are allowed. We felt the prices were on the high side. We do not plan to eat there again because we know of other places that are more flexible and not as pricey..
  29. l

    lw7050

    San Diego

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on September 3, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Warm reception, great appetizers (Blue cheese on chips); very good meals and drinks. Nick was great!
  30. JM

    JonM

    Raleigh

    3 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 3, 2022

    overall2food2service1ambience2
    Waiter was very slow as we where there 2 hours. Did not take our main dish order till an hour later. Very loud on both sides of our table. Pimento cheese was not pimento cheese, Caesar salad very bland, scallops were awesome.
  31. MA

    MikeA

    Raleigh

    4 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 3, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience5
    I have been coming here for a long time and I must say that they have gone down hill fast. The menu options are bleak and the service is poor. We had to wait 20min before anyone came to the table to take our drink orders. I was constantly having to find my waiter to get drink refills and the food took a very long time to come to the table. I would understand if they were busy or understaffed but that was not the case. We ordered salads and one steak so there was nothing hard to prepare. There were several empty tables so it was not busy. Really disappointed because we have loved this place for a long time.
  32. KR

    KevinR

    Raleigh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 3, 2022

    overall5food4service4ambience5
    Great ambiance. Restaurant interior is great. Great location.
  33. E

    Elliott

    Los Angeles

    3 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 2, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience4
    Somewhat quiet night but had reservations and seated fairly quickly. Scallops were a little undercooked and my steak was ordered med-rare but was was more, med-well
  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Milwaukee

    4 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 2, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience3
    They hired a new chef and the new menu is amazing. Bartender makes great cocktails. The atmosphere is great, thanks to owners who know restaurants. It is our go-to place for Apex, NC.
  35. D

    Darla

    Raleigh

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on August 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We were greeted with enthusiasm and politeness. The service was great. The food was YUM! And the atmosphere is unique and interesting. I only wish the new menu had some vegetarian options. And some bread to start would be a nice addition. One of my favorite places in Apex!
  36. AP

    AnaP

    Fort Lauderdale

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on August 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The noise level was from a live band which was GREAT! Delicious food! Great wine list and service. We will be back!
  37. C

    Chuck

    Columbus

    6 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on August 20, 2022

    overall1food3service3ambience1
    The place is way too loud on it's own. Then whoever thought it would be a good idea to have 3 guys with guitars singing into microphones during dinner should have their head examined! Sitting at a table for two, I had trouble hearing my wife without the singers. Once they started we might as well have just used sign language because it became impossible to hear each other. That alone ruined the dinner. As for the food, the menu is much too limited. Will not return, and I suspect that others are feeling the same as there were empty tables inside and out at 7 pm on a Saturday.
  38. RC

    RisaC

    Raleigh

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 20, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience4
    Very overpriced for what you get. Not a big menu variety. Very limited to like 6 entree choices. Most very pricey. Live music started at 7. So loud you could not hear the person you are talking to. Had to yell. Apps were ok my entree had the pork was excellent.
  39. K

    Kathryn

    Greensboro

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on August 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Wonderful food and drinks, loved the duck quesadilla and the sangria! Friendly and efficient service. It was a little odd hearing country western music - it didn’t seem to fit with the ambiance in the restaurant, but wasn’t loud so not a problem.
  40. l

    lsdiner

    Raleigh

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on August 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a wonderful birthday celebration! Our waiter, Henry, took extraordinary care of us. We very much enjoyed our luncheon selections of duck quesadilla, wedge salad with shrimp, Fish Fry and more. Extra special afternoon noon being able to dine outdoors on such a glorious day!

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
  • 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

FAQs

Peak on Salem offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (919) 446-6060.

Peak on Salem is rated 4.3 stars by 409 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a reservation

2 people

10:30 PM


Booked 13 times today
Google Map for Peak on Salem

126 N Salem St, Apex, NC 27502

Additional information

  • Neighborhood

    Apex

  • Hours of operation

    Tue–Thu 4:30 pm–9:00 pm Tue–Sat 11:30 am–2:00 pm Fri, Sat 4:30 pm–9:30 pm

  • Cuisines

    American, Cocktail Bar

  • Dining style

    Fine Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    In the heart of Historic Downtown Apex, NC. Parking on side of the building and in the rear.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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