Stir - Raleigh

4.6
878 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 878 people are saying
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90% of people would recommend it to a friend
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ColetteH
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall4food5service4ambience4

The food was so much better . The last time the food was not seasoned well, very bland presentation was good . To many flies on the plexiglass, the flies were very pesky

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Wolfe
Raleigh
11 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

First time at Stir and enjoyed the experience on a tough day for restaurants - Father's Day. Since the restaurant has windows open to the outside, there were flies around our table adjacent to the kitchen. We moved to a table that was fine, but could be a problem going forward as no one wants to sit with flies and no one wants to see them close to the kitchen.

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jazling
Raleigh
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service & food, will be back

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DavidS
Raleigh
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Father’s Day brunch was awesome. Will def be back to try the dinner hour.

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vipUnimpressed
Raleigh
6 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Father’s Day Brunch was delicious!

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Hypnotic
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall3food5service3ambience4

My reservation was at 7 but I got there a lil earlier, so they said we could have drinks at the bar til 7. Go to check in 7 & was told our table was getting cleaned by one person but another couple comes in after us with no reservation & gets seated right away. I go and ask another person & she said they were looking for us to be seated. So she finds a table for us. I didn't like the back & forth just to be seated but the food was really GOOD!

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amyE
Raleigh
3 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, everytime I come it gets better; that's a good thing because every time I come it's great!

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Laureng
Raleigh
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Everything was good. However, the ac was not on and it was hot so it made a bit uncomfortable in there.

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OpenTable Diner
Raleigh
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall1food5service1ambience1

The air was broken and the flies took over in our section.

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AshleyF
Raleigh
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service3ambience5

We received food before we ever had a drink....Would be nice to have your cocktail before food!

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vipMichelle1972
Chicago
18 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We go to Stir a lot but last nights meal was just great. We had the best service! Our waiter went above and beyond to make sure we enjoyed all the oysters we ordered. We can’t wait to go back.

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JimInBelmont
Charlotte
37 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We ate outdoors on the patio for lunch. Excellent service and good food. Parking was a little awkward in a deck 1-2 blocks from the venue with weak wayfinding. This strikes me as a great place for an after-work happy hour & hors d'oeuvres.

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JohnS
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on June 13, 2021
Overall1food1service3ambience3

2nd time in less than a year we ate here…. Both times the order for someone in our party was wrong and both times by the time the correct dish was delivered the rest of the party had finished……20+ minutes!!

I won’t come back! Horrible follow up and prioritizing. Manager needs refresher on how to make things write with patrons. Lots of other places nearby, avoid STIR

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Quilah
1 review
Dined on June 13, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience4

First experience was great!!! Definitely will be back!

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JasmyneS
1 review
Dined on June 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time and the food was delicious. The reservation was great to have because there was a wait and the restaurant was packed. Waitress was good and overall great vibe. I had the chicken and waffles and it was amazing and $5 mimosas!!!! Will definitely be back can’t wait to try more items on the menu

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
1 review
Dined on June 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our brunch experience was really nice, and our waitress was really sweet and she brought us cookies and brownies. That was my second brunch there and both were good. 👌🏾

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JuliaT
1 review
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall3food2service2ambience4

Service was not good! Took too long for drinks to be served. No water refills. The food was not that good.

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vipJohnS
Raleigh
40 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall4food4service2ambience4

Food and drinks were good. Service was slow and non-attentive and food took a long time to come out. I would to see more variety in the menu. Too much seafood and steak.

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unhappy
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Made reservation for lunch on restaurant week. The waiter said brunch on Saturday only until 4:00 pm. No where on Stir website, stating lunch menu was not available for restaurant week on Sat. VERY DISSAPOINTING! Will not be back and will not reccomend your restaurant. Waiter was not friendly!

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Coco
1 review
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great, brunch spot sat outside enjoyed MANY mimosas :). Wait staff was extremely kind and did not rush us.

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OpenTable Diner
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our favorite date night spot! Make sure to make reservations a few days in advance for a weekend!

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vipKG520
Raleigh
17 reviews
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience4

STIR overall was just okay. We enjoyed our drinks and the food was okay, but nothing great compared to so many better options nearby. Not sure we'd go back. If anything, maybe stop by for a quick drink.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Food was good! Service was a little slow but overall I’d recommend!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Raleigh
3 reviews
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Everything was amazing! We sat inside though and it was on the hot side. Food was amazing

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ldmcd
Raleigh
5 reviews
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience2

Food was good and plentiful. We realized our split appetizer was enough with a dessert. The Hemingway Daiquiri was fabulous. Kathleen, our waitress, was terrific! Noise level high.

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Currituck
1 review
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience3

The food was good but for what you get a bit pricy and wasn't something I would say would make me want to go back. Service was very slow and we were there early around 5:30pm with a lot less people than usual. It was a bit stuffy and hostesses weren't good at all. Didn't seem to care about the customers in front of them. It could be a great place if they could improve the service and just general courtesy. I had been wanting to go for a while and now that I have, I won't need to go again. I wouldn't recommend them for their food.

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vipHelene
New York Area
71 reviews
Dined on June 10, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Visiting from NY. One of the few places open late after our long ride. The place is in a busy business, and shopping area. It was definitely hopping.
We ordered Peruvian Ceviche. Fish was not tender and a little fishy.
Was a shame, because the lime was on point. Drinks were great.
My husband ordered the Steak with blue cheese crumbles , potato cubes and veggies. The steak was cooked well but small for the price.
The blue cheese was overpowering.
I ordered the pasta and cheese served with scallops and shrimp topped with truffle oil. The pasta was cooked just right and was good. The scallops were delicious, the shrimp tasted boiled and had no flavor.
Server was new, but attentive, informative and friendly.

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AshleyF
Raleigh
3 reviews
Dined on June 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of my favorite restaurants in Raleigh! The food and service was excellent!

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AAVS
1 review
Dined on June 9, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

As usual the food was very good, and while we knew king during restaurant week would be busy, the noise level outside was insane! Numerous loud cars and motorcycles running back and forth on the drive right by the patio dining was so disruptive it was nearly impossible to even think! North Hills needs to take action before this runs everyone away.

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PaulaJ
Raleigh
2 reviews
Dined on June 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious! Neat and different selection, beautiful presentation. Staff was very attentive. Loved the ambiance/vibe.

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CharlieS
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on June 8, 2021
Overall4food4service2ambience3

Was overall good. The server could have been more constantly attentive. The drinks were slow to come. Perhaps the bar needs another bartender. Will definitely come back, though.

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MicheleD
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on June 6, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Atmosphere is very cool. Nice place for a date night. Decent selection of small plates but entrees are lacking in variety. Service was mediocre for a staff that seemed to be lounging-around on a busy Sunday evening.

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vipRAFE
Tampa
39 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience3

The restaurant feels a little warm if you sit on the inside, but the service is great and food was tasty.

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RealtorTH
Western NC
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Staff was very friendly. For the price of the food we were a bit disappointed.

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MarleighZ
Savannah
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Good and drinks were excellent- was very hot inside

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Crystal
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Stir was amazing. The food, drinks and ambiance was impeccable. Thank you Chaz for a wonderful service! We loved it so much we reserved another table for a different date!

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Tomorrow
1 review
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

We went to dinner here before going downtown. Food and drinks were decent. Not something I would be excited to go again. The floor was really slippery - that’s just an accident waiting to happen.

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BCook
Raleigh
21 reviews
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Stir’s food was excellent and overall it was good but it definitely had a young urban professional vibe (I’m a little old for that scene) and the day we went they had the doors to the patio open and no AC on so it was hot and muggy inside. Great for appetizers and drinks- not so much for a “date night” for the older crowd.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Denver
1 review