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Peak on Salem, Apex, NC

Peak on Salem

4.5
4.5
589 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 8 times today

Order delivery or takeout

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 589 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.5
4.5 based on recent ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Raleigh

    American

589 Reviews
  1. 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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  2. 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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  3. KimG

    Baltimore

    7 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    7 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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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. 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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  8. 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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  9. 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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  10. 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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  11. 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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  12. 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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  13. 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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  14. 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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  15. 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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  16. 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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  17. JimT

    Raleigh

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    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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  18. 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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  19. 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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  20. JccGator31

    Louisville

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 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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  21. 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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  22. 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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  23. OpenTable Diner

    Raleigh

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    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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  24. 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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  25. 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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  26. 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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  27. 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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  28. 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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  29. OpenTable Diner

    Raleigh

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 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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  30. 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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  31. 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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  32. 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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  33. OpenTable Diner

    Raleigh

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent meal, great selection and fair prices. Never had a bad experience here!

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  34. MargaretS

    Raleigh

    12 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    We had an average meal at the Peak On Salem. The menu was not inspiring, our waiter was attentive but forgot our starter order and drinks took a long time to come to the table. The main meals were ok, but the food was just barely warm. My son ordered the teres major steak and was disappointed with the portion size of not just the steak but also the vegetables. We had seen the same meal delivered to the table next to us (which is why he ordered it) and the portion sizing on that plate was significantly more. My husband's short ribs had gristle. We ordered cheesecakes, crumble and chocolate torte for desserts, the best desserts were the cheesecakes which are not made in house. The final kicker was the bill. There were two totals on the bill, one for a credit total and one for a cash total. The cash total was not a discount on the total price, it was the correct sum of sub-total plus taxes. The credit card total was almost $10 more than the total of subtotal and taxes. In this digital age (and after COVID) who carries cash anymore? No meal was under $30 and we felt like we were being overcharged. Build your credit card costs into the food costs.

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  35. lsdiner

    Raleigh

    22 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on December 30, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Kitchen is very slow. The scallops were very good but the lentil cake was awful and it was very pricey.

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  36. RDJP

    New York City

    11 reviews

    4.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on December 28, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The place is great - the food delicious although a bit pricey. One negative is that there is no bread served to the table.

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  37. MarciaS

    Miami

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 28, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Delicious gfood - good weight service - lots of privacy if you get a booth- prices OK

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  38. SharonT

    Raleigh

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 25, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Delicious Christmas eve dinner and great service! They offered a great menu and options for the kids too.

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  39. CarolinaRover

    Raleigh

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 24, 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    I have never written a restaurant review but we had the worst dining experience of our lives at Peak on Salem. We made reservations on Christmas Eve for the special prix fixe menu. Service was horrible. Didn't even have a server address us for 15+ minutes because the manager "forgot" about us. Took 35+ minutes just to get a beer and glass of wine. Over an hour for the first course of food. Courses were not served in order and no apologies from the server. Spinach salad was about 14 leaves with some generic dressing. Rest of the food was average at best. Kids mac and cheese was served literally cold. Manager kept coming over to our table saying "it usually isn't this bad". Whole painful ordeal lasted over 2.5 hours. I would never recommend this place to anyone. Bad management trickled down into every painful part of the meal. Go to Peck and Plume or the bar at the Umstead -- there you will see management and service at its absolute finest.

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  40. AnneM

    New York City

    5 reviews

    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on December 24, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    The food, Chilean Sea Bass on a bed of risotto with broccolini, wedge salad, and a Brussels Sprouts, cranberry and slivered almonds appetizer was very good. As a dinner party off just two we felt neglected in favor of larger tables with potentially bigger tips. I asked the waiter for salt and pepper, and saw him pick them up but he got distracted by another waiter and put them back down. It took about 5 minutes to get the seasoning. Had to ask three different waiters for a second glass of wine. We left before dessert since we were tired of the neglect.

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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 4.5 stars by 589 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 8 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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