Stir - Raleigh

4.6
666 Reviews
$30 and under
American
STIR is the perfect restaurant to enjoy a night out, host clients, or sip a craft cocktail over a dozen oysters. Located in North Hills, the restaurant is an open-air concept with a large, heated outdoor patio. We are open for lunch, dinner, and weekend brunch.

Our cold bar and kitchen offers fresh oysters from North Carolina and beyond, traditional Mexican and Peruvian ceviche, and classic entrees and specials, all prepared from scratch.

STIR is famous for craft cocktails. We freeze and carve 300-pound blocks of artisanal ice in-house, age certain cocktails in oak barrels for richer flavors, and place others on draft for crispness and carbonation.
The result is a categorically elevated cocktail. Our passion for fine spirits also compels us to find and share rare bottles, many of which are extremely difficult to procure.

We welcome Raleigh to enjoy our unmatched cocktails, fresh seafood from the cold bar, and classic dishes in an atmosphere of genuine hospitality.
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Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
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
  • Staff temperature check required
What 666 people are saying
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OpenTable Diner
Raleigh
1 review
Dined 15 hours ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great! Beautiful scenery

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OpenTable Diner
Raleigh
1 review
Dined 16 hours ago
Overall1food4service1ambience1

Had a reservation and waiting 45 minutes to be seated. Our reservation was to sit inside and they gave us an outside table with no heater, even though they stated we would have a heater since our reservation was inside. Waiter didn’t come for another 15 minutes. Service was SO bad that we ended up just order one appetizer and drinks because we waiting two hours total for only that.

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OpenTable Diner
Atlantic City
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service, excellent food.

JM
vipJeffM
Raleigh
11 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the coolest venue's outside of downtown Raleigh, that has great outdoor seating, great food and a wide selection of alcohol. Definitely coming back here sooner rather than later.

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JudyT
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is a great restaurant. We have been several times and have not been disappointed at any time! Would recommend the crab soup for sure! It is fabulous! Just wish they had a larger bowl of it!

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vipNomad
Tahoe
26 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food3service4ambience3

Noisy atmosphere even though less than full capacity because of pandemic. Waitress attentive but drink service very slow, especially for a weeknight. Chicken entrée tasty but kitchen was out of farro, the only starch on the menu besides sticky rice, so they substituted grilled vegetables. Overall, underwhelmed.

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vipRobertW
Raleigh
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Very enjoyable experience. The food was outstanding. They have one of, if not "the" best selection of bourbons in the city; and the sphere is fabulous! We'll be back for sure.

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Chris333
New York Area
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall2food3service2ambience3

Service lacked, waiter did not care about checking in on food , Justin rushing tables. Checked on my once , and food took over 20 minutes,l and didn’t bother to check on me. Asked for a specific drink and didn’t get it made correct. Food was improper portions , as I been there a few times and they have been dropping the ball. But this was the worse visit. My drinks wasn’t even a normal pour , literally 4-5 sips and I was done.

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OpenTable Diner
Greensboro
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

I was disappointed that the $10 Mimosa pitchers were gone.. but that was the only issue.

My reservation was at 11:15a. I was running extremely behind coming from out of the city. I called to let the front desk know and they were so kind. I didn’t arrive until almost noon. They did let me know that there was no guarantee that I would be able to keep my reservation and that I may have to be put on the waitlist. When my guest and I arrived, they were able to accommodate me without batting an eye.

The food was great, the service was great. This is one of my favorite brunch spots.

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vipexpat1
London
47 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As usual food and service was excellent
Great cocktail selection and good choice of wines by the glass
Despite the current restrictions the atmosphere was energetic and welcoming, the staff handle the situation with minimal intrusion and overall this is a really fun place for an evening out

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mikendeb
Raleigh
37 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was exceptional along with the service! We will definitely return to Stir!

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OpenTable Diner
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Great experience and delicious food. Sitting by the door with constant cold gushes of wind as waiters go in and out all night wasn’t great for the ambience.

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NMMD
Raleigh
4 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience4

I had the shrimp and crab benedict and was honestly disappointed. Food was cold but I still enjoyed the atmosphere and had a great waitress. Outdoor dining was nice with the fires and heaters.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The waitress was so playful. The food is the bomb - best chicken and waffles ever.

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MauriceS
1 review
Dined on February 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

STIR is outstanding! The service, ambiance, and mostly the food! I had the fish tacos and plant based burger. My friend had the steak. Everything was great. Highly recommended

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ReRe
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The waitress was amazing! Drinks were amazing! Atmosphere was amazing!! I celebrated my 39th birthday with my family and we all enjoyed ourselves.. We've found a new spot we all love! Thanks Stir

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DarbyA
Raleigh
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food and service. The ice chef was a unique addition to the experience! We will absolutely be back.

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JimF
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was fantastic as were the drinks! They have Mules on tap and it was perfect. Definitely recommend. My wife says her streak was the best in Raleigh- extremely tender and juicy.

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Chrissy
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I enjoyed my first visit to Stir and look forward to returning soon!

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LoveTheGrits
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall3food4service4ambience4

Was told that “someone was already here for that name” when I gave my name for my reservation. Otherwise food was delicious and waitress was great.

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vipWhitneyH
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brunch was amazing! So much to choose from, with many different delicious offerings. Bloody Marys and mimosas were so good. Friendly staff and a fun atmosphere. We will be back for sure!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

My wife and I visited STIR to celebrate our 17th Anniversary. The food and service were excellent. I really enjoyed the cocktails and great selection of Oysters.

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Maestro
Raleigh
5 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Always a treat to visit STIR. Bartenders are excellent and drinks are fabulous. Service was good but has been better with more commitment to the table. Food was very good even though the beef was a bit chewy in spots.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was amazing, waitress was really helpful with suggestions

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LenwoodW
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience4

I loved the ambience and food. I would go again. My girlfriend had an issue with her French fries, bur great for myself.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was so good. From the food to the aesthetic and amazing staff

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OpenTable Diner
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I absolutely loved dining here

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

We have been to store several times and the food is always fantastic and the service is top notch. We love this place and recommend it all the time! Their craft cocktails and unique spin on meals are definitely worth coming back for every time!!

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KatieS
Denver
1 review
Dined on February 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and service. Well worth the visit. Gluten free and vegan options are pretty decent!

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Trees
Raleigh
7 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Menu items were not available from the Brunch menu - should expand brunch menu to add lunch items. We wanted ceviche, not available and the stone crabs were on the menu, but not available and the truffle fries as a side - but could not get them because they were on the lunch menu only.

Overall, food was good. (Caesar salad (which wasn't on the menu, server was able to get it for us), oysters were small for February, the crab & shrimp benedict was adequate, it seems the crab was very sparse and 2 shrimp for the entire plate? Seems small amount.

Bloody mary was excellent! Not many beer choices

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JayB
1 review
Dined on February 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love the atmosphere the drinks and the brunch on Sunday’s are amazing

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great service. Will 100% go back

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Sade
1 review
Dined on February 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was perfect, I would definitely recommend. The food & service were both good. I love the convenience of being able to book reservations online.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Raleigh
3 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2021
Overall2food4service1ambience3

Had a reservation for 7:30. We were seated about 8:15. Unacceptable in my opinion especially considering the current environment. Maybe an issue with managing the walk-ins.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Cute place

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TimB
1 review
Dined on January 31, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Great service and great food I always have a great time

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Remy93
Raleigh
7 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, my brunch selection (shrimp and grits) was delicious and remains the best in town. Servers and Bartenders are attentive and friendly. The restaurant is well spaced out and very clean.

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Shon
1 review
Dined on January 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We really enjoyed ourselves and plan to return. The food was great and the server and bar tender were very nice.

MB
MollyB
Raleigh
4 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Never a bad experience at Stir! New favorite brunch spot

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vipTracyW
Raleigh
14 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2021
Overall3food5service1ambience5