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Peak on Salem, Apex, NC

Peak on Salem

4.4
4.4
597 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

11:30 PM


Booked 4 times today

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Additional information

  • Dining style
    Fine Dining
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    American, Cocktail Bar
  • Hours of operation
    Lunch Tue–Sat 11:30 am–2:00 pm Dinner Mon 4:30 pm–8:00 pm Tue–Sat 4:30 pm–9:00 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

What 597 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.4
4.4 based on recent ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.2Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Raleigh

    American

597 Reviews
  1. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had reservations for dinner Saturday night. Everyone enjoyed their meals and drinks. They had live music that evening which was fun and lively.

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  2. OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    6 reviews

    2.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on May 18, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 2
    Peak has an unidentifiable identity, average/confusing vibe, and hit or miss food. Decent place, but I don’t understand the 4.5 avg review. Everything was fine, but 2-3/5 fine (except the apps) not 4.5/5 great. The apps - we got two (peak chips and Brussels) - were a mound of cheese and sugar on top of either chips or Brussel sprouts. Basically the same dish with over done (over salted, spiced, and sweetened) zero nutritional value slop. They should be taken off the menu - 0/5. Entrees (flank steak and short ribs) were borderline great. Wish we came and only ordered those. They deserve 4/5. They were slightly over seasoned, but otherwise excellent. Drinks - No wine list. That’s a first for a “high end” restaurant (btw - is “peak” a bar? A high end restaurant? See vibe below). I would have spent another 100 if they had had one. Cocktails were average to below. 10.25 per seemed like a good deal but for the Smokey Old Fashion used Benchmark Bourbon ($8 dollars per 750ml from ABC, and off putting flavor IMO) so moved to an average quality bourbon (Woodford) took it to 17 - which put this drink into high end territory. Marshmellow mule was quite good, and since this was at the start of the meal (and still 10.25) we were quite happy with drinks. 3.5/5 in hindsight. Vibe - confusing. More dated than I was expecting. Cool sculptures inside. The physical menus, and the overall facility needs a face lift if they are trying to be high end. I guess this is the biggest topic. What is Peak trying to be?!?Perhaps it’s a relic from previous wave of the area when things weren’t as competitive or high end (which btw is most of apex still - but moving in the right direction just like Cary). Feels like it is no identity and perhaps has just been around so long they may not need one. Also feels like just a matter of time until a proper high end bar and restaurant comes into Apex and eliminates the place. Service - solid. Waiter was very good/attentive. 4-5

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  3. OpenTable Diner

    Raleigh

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 17, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    With a deep selection from the bar, a bourbon and a glass of wine, we started with the olive and bread appetizer and placed our order with high hopes. After almost 30 minutes our food came to the table, without not one check in by our server since our order. One plate was much cooler than the other. The flat steak was good, but over the spiced relish was disappointing. The vegetable stir fry was more red pepper flakes than flavor, and nowhere on the menu was this indicated. The server when told acknowledged and actually said “the chef likes flavor”. I responded that it was not mentioned on the menu description and to please take it to the chef to eat as I did care to. While the stir fry was removed from our bill and told “the GM approved” it would have been a more welcomed gesture to take 2 minutes and apologize at the table and offer something else. Would I try again? A bourbon, glass of wine, olive appetizer, and a flat steak for $90… probably not my first choice.

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  4. OpenTable Diner

    E. Tennessee

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 8, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great experience. Our server was very attentive. The food was excellent. I had a great sea bass and my wife had a very good flank steak. The steak was a little tough. Overall, the food was great and the service was superior!

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  5. OpenTable Diner

    Raleigh

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 4, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 2
    We came in Saturday, May 4th at 5pm as a party of 4. Myself, my husband, our daughter and my mother. My mother was treating us to dinner to celebrate our upcoming 18th wedding anniversary. Apparently she had called ahead and then spoke with staff when we arrived in hopes the server would bring a desert with a candle at the end of the meal, but despite staff saying after the fact that they informed our server, nothing was even mentioned or brought over. That aside, the service left something to be desired. Waters were never refilled and we had to ask the server what the catch of the day was as well as the soup. He had no idea of either and had to consult the signs at the front. We also have no idea if there was even a special as he never mentioned one nor did he come with any bread (not sure if that’s part of the experience or not, but for the staggering prices one would think you would receive crackers at least). I ordered the short ribs dish that came with 2 sides and was delicious. Our daughter had the ribeye with 2 sides and also delicious. My mom and husband each had the scallops which were mediocre at best. $45 for 5 medium scallops and zero sides is a joke. The two of them left hungry. Had they known the dish would be a small-plate appetizer, they would’ve definitely made a different choice. However it was listed in the entree section of the menu so naturally they assumed $45 would constitute an actual meal. The final bill came to $211 plus a $35 tip. Needless to say, we are still dumbfounded. I understand losing our future business won’t in any way change the bottom line, however I feel it’s important to pass this along in hopes you will improve the experience for future patrons.

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  6. GoesforFood

    Washington DC

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on May 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great experience overall. We enjoyed great food in a pleasant environment conducive to conversation. The town itself was charming and parking easy.

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  7. SteveW

    Western NC

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 25, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    The appetizer was OK but we did not taste "blue cheese" it was more like goat's cheese and we would have expected the chips tp have beenvfreshly made

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  8. OpenTable Diner

    Raleigh

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 20, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 2
    Noise level was so loud it was impossible to hold a conversation. Band should start later.

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  9. AnaP

    Fort Lauderdale

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on April 9, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    As always, amazing food and great service! Thanks

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  10. OpenTable Diner

    Western NC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 31, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful Easter brunch! We appreciated the great attention to the buffet by the staff and the friendliness of the staff.

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  11. KimG

    Baltimore

    8 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on March 23, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Food was good. A few odd flavors paired in the special but it worked. The issue was more texture with the sundried tomatoes in the grouper dish- they were a bit stringy. Also not sure the dish needed the extra punch of pesto but the risotto was good nicely. We had a few appetizers. The chorizo gnocchi and bean soup looked good but one diner didn’t finish it. The scallops looked heavenly and the desserts were beautifully presented and guests ate them up! Service was stellar. Will be back for lunch and try a lot more items. Not enough choices for our vegetarian diners.

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  12. OpenTable Diner

    Raleigh

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 22, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Had out of town guests join for dinner. What a great time. The food was outstanding and the service was excellent. Add to your list as a must go!!

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  13. OpenTable Diner

    Raleigh

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Nice patio to have lunch !’

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  14. OpenTable Diner

    Dallas

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 9, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always love coming here! The food is amazing, and service is fantastic and staff are super kind.

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  15. Erin

    Raleigh

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food and service were great. Highly recommend for a special occasion or just a fantastics night out!

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  16. WilliamM

    Raleigh

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Since moving to the area, this has become one of our regulars. Food is always good. Service is friendly, outgoing, occasionally playful but always outstanding. Chef is great.

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  17. KarenG

    Raleigh

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 2, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Everything was good. We did not have to wait for our table. Good service. Good flavorful food.

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  18. CariG

    Salt Lake City

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on March 2, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great lunch value during restaurant week. Everything was delicious.

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  19. Bombsquad27

    New York City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 2, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great service. Authentic cuisine. A must visit in downtown apex

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  20. LongtimeKCresident

    New York City

    20 reviews

    4.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on February 29, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food, however service requires more attention from a timeliness standpoint

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  21. OpenTable Diner

    Raleigh

    18 reviews

    4.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on February 27, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    This was a nice dinner. Our server was busy and, as a result, not very attentive. It was Apex restaurant week and we ordered from the restaurant week menu. I had the salmon and my husband had the shrimp. Both dishes were well prepared.

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  22. OpenTable Diner

    Raleigh

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 27, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Tried the Peak for lunch during restaurant for a three-course meal. House salad was generous and colorful with a tangy apple cider vinaigrette. Hub’s meatloaf and mashed potatoes scored as did my flat bread with cheeses, almonds and pears. Took the flourless chocolate torte home for later, but it looked delish. Loved the ambiance of the old building with soaring ceilings that absorb sound. Attentive service, too.

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  23. OpenTable Diner

    Caribbean

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on February 24, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    5 stars - will definitely be going back! Food was delicious, service was excellent!

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  24. eatoutalot

    Raleigh

    15 reviews

    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on February 23, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent food and service. We have eaten both and lunch and dinner there. A definite go to!

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  25. JimT

    Raleigh

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 5
    Cheese board was great specially the thin wafers. Steaks were great, potatoes were very salty. Service was poor. Seems like they need more help specially upstairs. Ambiance was great.

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  26. MaureenG

    New York City

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    As always the food was fabulous - the short ribs divine! Brad was our server and he was great! The energy in the restaurant is a good level - lil vibrant but not too much so you can have a conversation!

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  27. KevinB

    Raleigh

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Love the Peak on Salem! Excellent food, great people, and an awesome atmosphere.

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  28. JccGator31

    Louisville

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 16, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great location, food was well prepared. Octopus app was a bit over done as was my Tuna , but otherwise a great experience. Friendly staff all the way around.

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  29. JonathanA

    Raleigh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We haven’t been in a while and the food is really good. Drinks were good. We had the shrimp and grits and the rib eye. Both were exceptional. Server was great.

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  30. OpenTable Diner

    Raleigh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great service and food. I love the ambiance. This is my go to for birthdays, holidays, etc. full of local charm.

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  31. OpenTable Diner

    Raleigh

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 13, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    The food is great, and the menu choices interesting. The tables are a little too close together. It’s too noisy to talk easily at a table for 2.

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  32. OpenTable Diner

    Raleigh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had the shrimp and grits. The taste was delicious and the presentation was lovely. The staff were friendly and thoughtful, but also professional.

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  33. KevinH

    Raleigh

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Always enjoy our dinners at Peak on Salem. Parking can be a bit tricky on the weekends, give yourself some extra time to find a spot.

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  34. OpenTable Diner

    Raleigh

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on January 20, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Eric and his sister treated us like royalty. The mussels were perfect. The wine list was very good

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  35. Funtoeat

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent food quality, creative meals, efficient and friendly service. Owners were present to make sure everything ran smoothly on a a busy Saturday night. A local gem. We'll be back!

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  36. GinnyP

    Raleigh

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on January 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent food at this restaurant. There was a substantial wait before the food arrived but it was worth it.

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  37. OpenTable Diner

    Raleigh

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 5, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our server Adam was fantastic !! He went above and beyond to make our dinner special. My short rib was 5 stars but some of the people weren’t wild about the special of the day.

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  38. LisaH

    Raleigh

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Good attempt at a New Years Eve event - lots of work to be done though. Rough service experience.

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  39. BrandonS

    Raleigh

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great dinner experience for New Years Eve with some friends! Service was fantastic, and food was delicious.

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  40. OpenTable Diner

    Raleigh

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was ok. The biggest annoyance was that, when we got the bill, there was an up charge for using a credit card.

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FAQs

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

Peak on Salem is rated 4.4 stars by 597 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a reservation

2 people

11:30 PM


Booked 4 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Peak on Salem

126 N Salem St, Apex, NC 27502

Additional information

  • Neighborhood
    Apex
  • Hours of operation
    Lunch Tue–Sat 11:30 am–2:00 pm Dinner Mon 4:30 pm–8:00 pm Tue–Sat 4:30 pm–9:00 pm
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • 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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