Stir - Raleigh

4.4
1046 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 1046 people are saying
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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food & service! Loved the crispy mahi bowl

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OpenTable Diner
Raleigh
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall1food1service1ambience5

We made reservations for 3:00 and were seated at 3:10. Peyton M. came by and took our drink order. Our female waitress, whom we do not remember her name, brought out our drinks with Peyton and they let us know that she would be taking care of us while he went on his break. After she brought our drinks we put in an appetizer for fries and ordered a salad and poke bowl for dinner. Our waitress never came back. We finished our drinks and asked someone to let her know we needed her to stop by our table after 40 minutes of no check ins. We also never received any food. After another 15 minutes of her walking by our table and not stopping or sending anyone else we left. We saw her twice in an hour and 15 minute time span. We left and went to Cowfish, where we happened to see our original waiter, Peyton. He of course asked, “How was your dinner?” To which we explained that we never recovered anything more than the two drinks we got with him. He felt terrible and offered for us to come back and sit in his section whenever we decided to come to stir again and apologized multiple times for the poor service we received.

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OpenTable Diner
Raleigh
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall3food4service4ambience5

We ate at Stir for a friends birthday to celebrate we purchased a bottle of Champagne. The menu says “Vueve Cliquot…WA” so we had to confirm it was available. We were told yes however when the waiter came back it was was not Vueve. But we were told it’s still the same price. Not sure why they are upselling on an off brand champagne, I mean not even popular. If you are going to celebrate and plan on buying a good bottle of champagne this is not the place for you.

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OpenTable Diner
Raleigh
4 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food! Great service! Will return! Love the mimosas!

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TracyW
Raleigh
8 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall2food2service2ambience3

Not the usual experience, food was cool not hot, fries were horrible, server was distracted with cleaning not providing service.

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NicholasF
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall3food4service2ambience3

Please have the waiters check on customer so us customers can be satisfied

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Chris
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall1food1service1ambience1

The food was horrible. The waitress was rude and when we asked a question she lied. The drinks were watered down and only half full and filled with ice. The food was cold and caused me a stomachache

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JimD
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Phenomenal range of good. Highly recommend the cerviche. Burger with Fred green tomato outstanding. Our server “Five” had a great command of the menu and provided outstanding service.
Drinks from the bar tender JD were top notch

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JulieG
Charleston
22 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Met a friend for lunch. They have a great outdoor patio. Enjoyed a delicious salad.

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Brian
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

The charbroiled oysters are a must order! Affordable wine selections and delicious food. We will return.

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Kristie
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great lunch spot for the real housewives of Raleigh!

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
5 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great service and fun environment. We went for drinks and oysters and really enjoyed our meal.

JT
JamieT
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server was outstanding! You could tell she loves working there and was very attentive.

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
Raleigh
2 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

It was good. Great cocktails.

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BrianB
Anchorage
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic restaurant one of our favorites. Service and food is amazing.

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viproadman11
Raleigh
18 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Food was really good except for the oysters. At $2 an oyster, I expected bigger ones. Were told that to get bigger ones, we had to order the $3 specialty oysters.

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ShriineC
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall2food1service2ambience2

Our food had to be sent back twice. We were told they had new cooks which is why aren’t order was wrong twice on top of that the food wasn’t that good.

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DGT18
Raleigh
5 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great atmosphere!

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OpenTable Diner
Raleigh
3 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Five was awesome! Delicious oysters!

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OpenTable Diner
Raleigh
3 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great time as always

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GraceV
Raleigh
4 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Always love going to stir!! Went out with a friend to catch up, but it's a great spot for a date or a group hangout as well. I made a reservation so my experience was seemless, but I would highly suggest making one as there are usually long wait times since it is a very loved in Raleigh. Our server seemed super busy so wasn't super chatty, but we were well taken care of and had everything we needed. 100% will be back!

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BrendaO
Raleigh
11 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Drinks were interesting and great flavor. But inconsistently made. Salads are uninspired. Shrimp & grits way way too salty.

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LWTutor
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a great experience!! The food was delicious and our server was awesome!! What a wonderful place for Brunch!! They serve lunch and dinner as well. I’ll be going back soon!!👏❤️

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MichelleL
Raleigh
6 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great experience. Food was hot and yummy. Drinks.....ohhhh so tasty! Can't wait to go back.

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TekiceyJ
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I went to Stir for brunch! It was my first time visiting. The mimosas were delicious. We both had chicken and waffles. Everything was delicious!

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Carson
Raleigh
2 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience5

Average overall dining experience for me personally. You can tell it's definitely a place to be in the North Hills dining scene just wasn't my thing. Cliff's Notes version (the good and the bad) ...very loud but energetic atmosphere, decent food but expensive for what you get and fairly-priced, average cocktails. If you're looking for someplace to enjoy a beautiful weekend afternoon with friends and you're not starving and you dig the loud, energetic ambiance, give it a try and judge for yourself.

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SylviW
Raleigh
2 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

I liked the indoor/outdoor experience with the windows and doors open to the outside allowing a breeze to flow through from time to time. Daisy, our server, was great, friendly, eager to please, sometimes a little slow in returning to check on us. The restaurant structure was of hard, smooth surfaces reflecting the busy engaged crowd raising the noise to an uncomfortable level. We were glad to have a table outside. The martinis and our shrimp and grits dinners were excellent and we enjoyed them. Seems to be a great place for young people who can tolerate the cacophony!

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OpenTable Diner
Caribbean
1 review