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Peak on Salem, Apex, NC

Peak on Salem

4.3
4.3
385 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

7:00 PM


Booked 11 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

What 385 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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
  • 4.3Ambience
  • 3.9Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Raleigh

    Neighborhood Gem

  • Raleigh

    American

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  1. O

    Otto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Stumbled upon this awesome gem. I’ll be back soon.
  2. 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.
  3. JB

    JillB

    Raleigh

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 8, 2022

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

    Heidi

    Raleigh

    15 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    15 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..
  5. 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!
  6. JM

    JonM

    Raleigh

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    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.
  7. MA

    MikeA

    Raleigh

    3 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    3 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.
  8. KR

    KevinR

    Raleigh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 3, 2022

    overall5food4service4ambience5
    Great ambiance. Restaurant interior is great. Great location.
  9. 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
  10. 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.
  11. 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!
  12. 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!
  13. 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.
  14. 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.
  15. 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.
  16. l

    lsdiner

    Raleigh

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 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!
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Raleigh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 13, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    We had the seared scallops and risotto...... EXCELLENT!!!!
  18. MC

    MarkC

    Charlotte

    4 reviews

    2.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on August 12, 2022

    overall2food2service1ambience1
    We could not have been more disappointed. We were seated upstairs. The ambience up there is horrible. The service was lacking in every way. The waiter couldn’t remember the wine we ordered and had to return to the table. He forgot the bread three times. We paid three dollars for a little bread roll. We ordered the scallops appetizer, it came with two scallops. We left immediately after the appetizer, because it was such a bad experience.
  19. EK

    ErinK

    Raleigh

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our dinner and dining experience was exceptional! My scallops were perfect, as was my husband's beef. I love having a high quality restaurant so close to where we live.
  20. d

    donna

    Raleigh

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on August 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The food was delicious. The Blue chips are a must have whenever dining here. The scallops and risotto were delicious, perfectly cooked.
  21. RT

    RonnieT

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on August 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had such an amazing dinner. Hank was our server and was absolutely wonderful. Very courteous and responsive to our request. Dave the owner was so nice too. he came by our table welcoming us and making sure we were being cared for. Exceptional service with a smile!
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Raleigh

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was excellent!! Server was polite and attentive. Will eat here again.
  23. H

    Hanksmeme

    Raleigh

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our food was absolutely outstanding and the service was amazing. One of the best martinis I’ve ever had.
  24. S

    Saturday

    Chicago

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall2food3service2ambience3
    Food was uneven and service, while pleasant, was incredibly slow. Waited a very long time for any food. Disappointing and very different from previous experiences here. Will try again but hope it gets back to its former self
  25. JT

    JulieT

    Raleigh

    17 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience5
    One thing I have always loved was the shrimp hush puppies. I was so disappointed to learn that they are no longer on the menu. I had a salad with salmon which was fine but not special like the hush puppies. Service was very good as usual
  26. m

    mrsjavamama

    Atlanta

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had shrimp & grits, scallops for dinner - delicious! Cocktails superb also. Appetizer of smoked brisket pimiento dip was pretty good- but a little runnier than we expected. Sort of hard to eat. Would pay more for a beefier dip. Desserts sort of a perfunctory list and we didn’t bite- maybe we were just too full from the delicious dinner. We will be back! Waiter was super helpful and the bartender made a great concoction for me that was off the menu, risky- and amazing!!!
  27. AN

    AngieN

    Tampa

    4 reviews

    1.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 26, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    Awful restaurant, even more awful prices and the waiter was absolutely horrible and had no concept of boundaries.
  28. PF

    PowellF

    Miami

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A great time
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I went on a busy Saturday for my 30th birthday and they were absolutely amazing! Food was the best you can get in town, drinks were amazing and the service was flawless! Plus they have a new head chef and his menu is something you HAVE to check out!
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 9, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience3
    It can get a bit loud in there.
  31. SM

    SharonM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Friendly service, delicious food! Great location.
  32. BW

    BillW

    Cincinnati

    40 reviews

    5.0

    40 reviews

    Dined on June 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was great! Our Server Mike was very attentive. Great experience!
  33. MR

    MichelleR

    Raleigh

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on June 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our server was attentive. It was a nice place to have dinner with friends.
  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Richmond

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great experience.
  35. M

    Mike

    Raleigh

    18 reviews

    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Scallops with risotto was an excellent choice. Service was attentive and atmosphere never disappoints.
  36. BS

    BrekS

    Raleigh

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience2
    The food and service were great!
  37. BB

    BrendaBN

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 17, 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience3
    Cold and aloof treatment by the waiter who kept pushing drinks, side dishes, additions throughout dinner. He was one of the most unfriendly food service worker we have ever came across with. The hostess was no different. Overpriced food for what you get and for a such place the band was blasting to the point that you couldn’t have a conversation without yelling. Not appropriate for such blasting music in such a somewhat small closed up place. Will not return.
  38. R

    Robmandu

    Raleigh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Dinner was excellent and the staff were very accommodating of special requests. We had a great celebration. Food and drinks were fantastic.
  39. EP

    ExtraPicky

    Raleigh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was a perfect evening out celebrating our anniversary. The food, service, ambience was all top notch! We could not have been more pleased.
  40. LD

    LouisD

    Raleigh

    4 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience5
    We ate at the bar. The female bartender was not friendly at all but neither was anyone behind the bar. She gave us our menus and waters and never introduced herself or even said hello. She simply asked if we were having dinner at the bar. The food was good but took a long time to get there. Not a big issue for me but on this night, we had plenty of time. The place has a great ambiance. It is unfortunate but the bartenders really need to work on their people skills and care about customer service. It was very evident to my wife and I that the bartenders we dealt with lacked in both of those areas. This was our first visit and probably will be a while before we go back. Just too many other good restaurants out there.

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 385 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 11 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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