Peak on Salem

4.1
191 Reviews
$30 and under
American
Drinking great wine with great food in good company is one of life’s most civilized pleasures.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • 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 191 people are saying
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4.0
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4.3
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3.7
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Noise · Moderate
71% of people would recommend it to a friend
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TonyW
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We enjoyed every course. The apps were perfect and then our entrees arrived and they were even better! Excellent spot for a nice dinner, couple of drinks and apps, overall great spot!

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TayF
Raleigh
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Had the scallops. Server recommended them, because they arrived fresh from the coast earlier in the day. OMG! So tender, just about melted in my mouth. Likely the best I've had.

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vipApexMom
Raleigh
20 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food5service2ambience5

Have always had good experiences here. The food was delicious but the service was very slow. The waitstaff did apologize but they were way understaffed for lunch. It was graduation day at one of the large Apex high schools and I would have expected them to be ready as one of the few nicer area restaurants that is open for lunch. But, we will be back. Food was excellent as always!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Celebration for graduation. Great food, attentive service, never rushed. Highly recommend!!

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Pattie
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on June 7, 2021
Overall1food1service2ambience3

I am allergic to soy, dairy and sugar. There was NOTHING on the menu that I could eat and apparently they could not modify or accommodate. We left without eating. This used to be one of our favorite places to eat (Peak City Grill). We will not ever go back.

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OpenTable Diner
Corpus Christi
1 review
Dined on June 3, 2021
Overall2food3service1ambience3

Service was much worse than our experience two weeks earlier. Drinks took forever, waiter hardly came by. We were there for birthday but left to get grocery store cake dessert rather than stay any longer.

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BruceS
Raleigh
11 reviews
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was top notch! The hostess was friendly and showed us to our table immediately. Our server was at the table within one minute of us being seated to take drink orders and answer any questions.

Fried Oysters Rockefeller was the appetizer this evening, and they did not disappoint. The spinach was cooked just right, and the oysters were fried to flakey perfection. Our entrees were the ceasar salad paired with seared tuna and fish and chips. Both were phenomenal.

If you have not eaten at The Peak you are missing out!

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vipTedK
Raleigh
4 reviews
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall1food1service3ambience1

Used to love this place. Food was awful. Literally the worst shrimp and grits I ever had after the waiter recommended it as the best. Grits were like the paste they used to use in elementary school. They sat us upstairs. Awful ambience. They should close that section off except for large groups or parties. My old fashioned was poor at best- weak and the cherry should be on top of ice cream not in a cocktail. Prices surely reflected high quality food. We got fine dining prices and fast food quality. I would go there and sit at the beautiful bar and have an appetizer but that’s it. Not for dinner. Very disappointing.

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vipDanH
Raleigh
2 reviews
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great meal. Had the scallops and filet. Both were excellent. Service solid as well. Coming back.

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vipKCLJAR
Raleigh
12 reviews
Dined on May 24, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Our 2nd time here. Service was good and prompt and the food was good and hot. We will come back again.

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ErinM
Raleigh
2 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great cocktails, great service. Would recommend for a fun date night, meeting old friends, or a family dinner.

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MichaelW
Western NC
2 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

It was a busy night, which was good to see. Our food was excellent. Our server did his best, but the service wasn’t as good as it has been past visits. He had a lot of ground to cover. He offered muffins but they were never delivered. Bottle of water for refills arrived after we had finished our meal. A very good experience despite few minor glitches.

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MarkF
Raleigh
19 reviews
Dined on May 21, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

This was our first trip to The Peak on Salem. We went with 2 friends. The Fried oysters Rockefeller were very good, lightly fried, very moist inside and flavorful. Two of us had the Ribeye steaks ($45). They were thinner than we expected, but cooked to order and tasty. The meatloaf was very good ($26). Prices are higher than the food quality warrants, in our opinion. We'd go back, but not as often as if prices were about $5 lower on the entrees we tried.

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JaniceH
1 review
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience2

Had been here before and enjoyed it. This time it was horrible. Terrible service, took almost 2 hours to get my meal which was a salad. The couple sitting next to us walked out after havin drinks and appetizers because meal was too long of wait. No real apologies. Will never go back

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vipOpenTable Diner
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was perfect!

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Nicnac
Greensboro
12 reviews
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Appetizer took long time, server attentive (Eric), food good but over-priced and overly presentation focused. Hard for conversation given noise level

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viprxspector
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on May 14, 2021
Overall2food2service1ambience3

Had to wait 1.5 hours to get our food and we weren't greeted for 20 minutes after being seated. Food was decent, but seemed overpriced for what you got.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 14, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

We were a party of 12 on a Friday night. They were super sccomo

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vipMartinM
Raleigh
2 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall2food2service5ambience2

We have been here to eat several times and this time provision of food and drinks was so slow. Waiter was great, but clearly he was not being well served by the bar and kitchen.

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JoeW
Western NC
3 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We loved the look of the restaurant. We were greeted when we came in and promptly taken to our table. Our waiter Eric was awesome. Our drink and appetizer order came promptly and our dinner was extraordinary. We have nothing but great things to say about The Peak on Salem. It was a little on the expensive side as we dined with our family of four however, it was worth every penny and we will definitely be going back sometime soon.

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Annmariet
Raleigh
2 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

They were short handed but we didn't mind because we were sitting on the patio on a lovely day. Delicious sandwiches and great draft beer.

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vipMarcemp
Miami
14 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience2

Terrible experience, it’s the only place in downtown Apex that has ALWAYS availability and now I know why. Terrible service, no matter how many times they close and reopen, the management is no good. Super slow, waiting for 35 minutes to be served even it was no rush hour. We complain and instead of an apology we received a speech on the owner of how he has being doing “this” for 25 years and he had to “check the camera” because he couldn’t believe we have been waiting this long. Just to come back after “checking the cameras” to tell us 35 minutes it’s not really that long. Trust me, if the food was good I’ll give it another chance. It just isn’t.

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DougS
Raleigh
4 reviews
Dined on May 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have really enjoyed The Peak on Salem since it's re-opening. The food is delicious, the atmosphere is excellent, and our waitress (Dawn) was very efficient, friendly, professional, and had a great personality. It will remain our place to go, especially on our special occasions.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
4 reviews
Dined on April 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome all the way around!!!

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BruceM
Charleston
3 reviews
Dined on April 26, 2021
Overall2food2service1ambience1

Made reservations for our anniversary, Arrived, and staff appeared unaware of our seating requests, seemed to prefer that we eat outside on the porch with most of the patrons. advised by server that they only offered a stripped-down menu on Mondays: fried chicken, meatloaf, filet mignon, shrimp & grits, and two sandwich items. No side substitutions without upcharge, portions reduced.
Not the Peak we remember.

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KevinB
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Had a great meal. Staff was very accommodating with a party size increase. Meal was great. Service was a little slow but it was 8 on a Friday night and I am sure they are short staffed like everyone else. Overall A-

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vipIllinoisJoy
Raleigh
9 reviews
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We were anxious to try Peak since the closing of the Peak City Grill under such sad circumstances. The food was fantastic. Best grits I have had, and the new chef's spin on the formerly famous shrimp hushpuppies was even better than the original. Our waiter would have been right at home in a Michelin starred restaurant. So professional and attentive! We will be back. I am delighted to see new life in this place, and to see it thrive!

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MichaelM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 21, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience3

Service was very slow. It took 2 1/2 hours for a group of 4 to eat dinner. Food was good, not great, and not worth the price.

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NCSRM
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place and fantastic service. Foods was prompt, hot and tasty!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 16, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience4

A mixed bag. Good service, good atmosphere, some good food, some glaring fails. The biggest letdown was an over cooked pork chop. Inexcusable at this price point. No, I didn’t send it back. Should have. But it was Friday night and I didn’t have the energy. Told waiter after, who said they appreciated the feedback.

The biggest problem overall - the price point is just too high for the location. Provincial down the street does (I think) better food, in a more relaxed fashion, for a tad less.

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Nana
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on April 16, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Good food, great service, wonderful time. Shop on Salem and end up here to dine. Makes for a wonderful evening.

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Kelly
Raleigh
34 reviews
Dined on April 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service and food/wine. It was nice to sit outside on the covered patio.

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OpenTable Diner
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food, attentive service and a delicious menu! We’ll be back!

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SteveW
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Everything was absolutely excellent but the salad came out late.

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Quixand
New England
7 reviews
Dined on April 5, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Delicious food in perfect portion sizes. Great drink selection. Our service was slow, but they seemed short-staffed when we were there. Everyone on staff was very polite and friendly. We relaxed, let the night happen, and had a great time.

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OpenTable Diner
Charleston
1 review
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Portion size was small. Steak was fatty eggs were cold. Shrimp and grits only had 3 shrimp in them for 16.50.

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PSparkles
Raleigh
14 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything from appetizers to the drinks to our meal and then dessert was amazing! We can’t wait to go back soon!!

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OpenTable Diner
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall3food5service3ambience5

The server was slow,brought black straws - no covers in a handful in give to us

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BillW
Cincinnati
31 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great portions and superb service! Our Server was knowledgeable and accommodating. It was a great experience.

Food was outstanding!!

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vipMonicaC
Raleigh
7 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Menu seems more limited then before and the prices are high, but I assume they're trying to catch up for some Covid losses so that is OK. Will return again to see if it expands a bit more.

FAQs

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

Peak on Salem is rated 4.1 stars by 191 OpenTable diners.

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.