Skye Tower Restaurant & Lounge - Holiday Inn Raleigh Downtown

3.8
29 Reviews
$30 and under
Southern
The 20th floor of the hotel is home to the Skye Tower Restaurant & Lounge with panoramic views of the City's skyline and features incredible food with southern flair. We are open for breakfast and dinner daily. The Skye Tower Restaurant is the perfect place for cocktails.
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3.8based on all time ratings
3.5
food
3.8
service
4.0
ambience
3.7
value
Noise · Quiet
74% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Daddy daughter date night

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StephenH
Raleigh
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience4

The main attraction of this restaurant is the wonderful view from the 20th floor of the Holiday Inn, downtown Raleigh. Raleigh's skyline has been growing taller for about 20 years, so the novelty of this restaurant has been fading. In fact, new taller buildings will soon block this view, so rumor is the restaurant will be moved to the 2nd floor. It was nice having live jazz musicians available (they are quite talented), but I think that was just for Valentine's Day. As for the food, there are better options nearby.

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OpenTable Diner
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on January 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was amazing and so was the food

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vipChadL
Houston
16 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall2food1service3ambience3

The menu, quality of food, and preparation were not what I was expecting at all. Not even close! This is a restaurant with a 20th-floor skyline view that has a menu like a Denny's.
They need to step up their game and menu or shut the place down.

I will say that our server was very pleasant and nice.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Went there for a date the restaurant was so unorganized I sat at the podium for 20 minutes past my reservation time and not one server or employee approached me to help we ended up walking out and going elsewhere

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OpenTable Diner
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on December 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waitress was wonderful. Sade and the young man assisting her made a great team..

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vipSweetService
New York Area
20 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall4food3service5ambience4

Our waitress was the best. She understood it was my son's birthday and made it extra special by wishing him a happy birthday and making helpful suggestions.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Charlotte
3 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service

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NiquelleK
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Food wasn’t seasoned, waited 30 minutes for bread, waited an hour for food and the place wasn’t busy. My bf food wasn’t cooked all the way and the waiter knew it wasn’t. She tried to get us the free meal but only got us 20% never again

BJ
vipBenitaJ
Richmond
6 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome! Better than I expected.

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DemetriusS
1 review
Dined on June 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is a rooftop, indoor style restaurant with nice views of the city skyline. The staff, food and the atmosphere around this place is really, really nice.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on May 31, 2019
Overall2food3service1ambience5

The view makes it worth it, but my order was messed up multiple times. The wrong plate of pasta came out, but when they brought out my other pasta, it was the old pasta with meat added to it (nothing like what I had ordered.).

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TomandLonnie
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on May 17, 2019
Overall3food5service2ambience5

The service was slow and the staff was not very friendly.

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LarryP
Greensboro
2 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall3food4service5ambience5

The service was excellent. The food came out slow but the ambiance and the view made up for the time of food preparation.

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OpenTable Diner
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice atmosphere and very friendly staff!

TC
TCP3
1 review
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall2food3service1ambience3

Never had more apathetic service in a fine dining establishment...we got there at our reservation time and waited 10 minutes to be seated because the hostess/waitress was nowhere to be seen. She was attentive to our drinks somewhat but then just left a pitcher of water in the middle of the table. We waited an hour and 20 minutes for our food (we were one of 3 parties in the restaurant). Food was decent but nowhere near worth the wait or the price.

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OpenTable Diner
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience5

Very, very slow.

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DarrylM
1 review
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Our group (10 of us) had a great time and our server (I can not remember her name) was excellent! We barely noticed the storm brewing outside, as the atmosphere and timeliness of the food preparation/delivery was excellent.

DR
DannR
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience4

It is a great place to oversee the city of Raleigh. One side of the restaurant is all windows! The atmosphere inside is nice, but the service was very slow. The food was pretty good and a little higher than average cost. The cocktails were delicious but overpriced. We had a nice time to meet with friends and family over dinner for birthday but it was mainly due to the view of the city. Not too crowded.

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ErikI
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall1food2service1ambience3

Worst experience ever. Great view, but the service is appalling. Our table wasn't ready when we got there, apparently they had given it to someone else. The server spilled beer all over one of us, we had to wait more than an hour for the food, the servers kept bumping into us. When the food was finally ready, they dropped it on the floor, and we had to wait another 10 minutes. We're just ready to get the hell out of there, but it took more than 30 minutes to get the check, and they didn't even apologize or offer to compensate us.

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ScevereniaK
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

They exceeded my expectations. They accommodated us, treated us well, and went above and beyond.

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KayleeE
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience3

We made a reservation online for Skye on a Saturday night. We found a very loud, crowded environment. We were assured that there was a special event that regularly didn't happen, which is why the restaurant wasn't up to its regular reputation. We were very disappointed, as we were visiting from out of town. Our waitress went above and beyond to try and give us the best view we could get, and they gave us an appetizer and dessert on the house to try and make up for the disappointment.
We do look forward to visiting again, next time we will call and make sure no special events are happening when we plan to come.

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OpenTable Diner
Raleigh
6 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall3food2service4ambience5

Menu was limited for Valentine’s Day ... The atmosphere was great the view was awesome Great value for your money but the food wasn’t that good.

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EricM
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall5food4service4ambience4

We were there for valentines dinner the music they were playing was not very romantic. Staff was a little clumsy but overall it was good. We arrived early and were seated right away . We did not feel rushed and it was very relaxing.

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VinceLan
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience3

This review is specific to my 2019 Valentine's Day visit. The skyline view was the best feature from an ambiance perspective. The food was ok to decent. The hostess was nice. The serve was nice. Overall the service, food, and ambiance of the restaurant was not worth the price. If they had a live band and dancing it would have been a better value.

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DanielD
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall4food2service4ambience4

Way overpriced for the money. The entrees were unimpressionable and the deserts felt like picked up from the dollar store.

Not going back there again, for sure.

For $40 per person the food should have been nothing but wows.

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NealB
Raleigh
7 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2018
Overall3food3service5ambience3

The view and service was great but the food was just ok. And it definitely felt like I was in a hotel restaurant.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Raleigh
5 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2018
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Everything was amazing. However, the veggies could’ve been cooked a little longer and seasoned more.

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OpenTable Diner
Key West
11 reviews
Dined on June 11, 2018
Overall1food1service1ambience1

We went for my daughters birthday. Sat for 20 minutes. No one waited on us. Nothing. It was like we were invisible. We left and went next door to a nicer restaurant and was waited on immediately. Save your time and skip this place.

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Skye Tower Restaurant & Lounge - Holiday Inn Raleigh Downtown is rated 3.8 stars by 29 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.