Stir - Raleigh

4.4
1100 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
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Nat55
New York Area
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall2food2service2ambience3

Very disappointed by the food and service. The server was respectful but not around so it wasn’t easy to find him! Soup wasn’t hot and Mex cheviche was spicy despite being told it wasn’t, and the oysters were tasteless. Overall extremely pricey for mediocre food!

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jaynep
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall1food2service1ambience3

Service was terrible. The waitress made us wait absurdly long for the check and forgot to put in orders for certain additional sides and sauces we got. We also had pea crabs in our oyster shells. When we addressed that we would like to send the order of oysters back, the waitress told us that it didn't matter that the pea crabs were inedible in our oysters because they are considered a sign of "good luck". Weird. Anyway, ambiance was great but service and quality suffered.

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vippattyA
Miami
14 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall2food1service3ambience3

My BF and I are visiting my niece in Raleigh. I have yet to experience good food. Every i have been the food is over seasoned and way too salty. I was hoping for a better meal at STIR, but no luck. The food was just ok. The steak was inedible and the chicken piccata was an over sized breast w heavy breading and the sauce was so salty we didn’t know what flavors it had.. the drinks were fine. If salty and over seasoned food is a Raleigh tradition, then , my bad. I am Def a Miami native with spoiled taste buds! Looking forward to eating ANYWHERE back home!

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CSPCJD
Raleigh
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall2food1service3ambience3

The food was cold once we received it. Smaller portion was given when we received back.

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OpenTable Diner
Raleigh
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Enjoyable. No complaints.

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MettiaM
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great first experience and the atmosphere was a whole vibe

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Samantha
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall1food1service1ambience4

Really disappointed in my experience last night. My fiancé and I had missed out on a chance to dine at the Charlotte location so we jumped at the opportunity to visit this restaurant. Our reservation was timely but they put us at a booth near the kitchen with bright lighting. The waitress took at least 15 minutes to come over to our table and my fiancé’s food was inedible and our drinks weren’t made very strong. The management compensated us on the one meal but it still ruined our experience. I don’t think we will be back here which is a shame because we are considering moving to the area.

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TamieN
Raleigh
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food!

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EbonyD
Raleigh
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Our server was awesome (jayla). Explained some menu items, very observant and Friendly.

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melodyc
Raleigh
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely Fantastic for my homegirl 50th Birthday Brunch 🥳🔥🥳

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ShaquitaW
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great ambiance! Loved the food! Awesome customer service!

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TomikaB
Raleigh
5 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lunch date with husband. Atmosphere was bright and exciting. Service was excellent. Would like to try dinner here. Definitely a keeper. Enjoy

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Kelienne
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First, but definitely not last, time here and it was AMAZING! The cocktails menu is incredible, the food is great and the presentation is beautiful. Our server, Chaz, was great and offered suggestions and recommendations that were on point! Definitely recommend Stir.

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DanielZ
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server was amazing, food was great it was a nice night out for my wife's birthday

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TonyI
Raleigh
7 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Stir in North Hills has become my go-to for business lunches, business dinners and for the everyday meal when I want something healthy and delicious. Food is delicious, with healthy choices and unique offerings. The portions are big, but not family-style big.

Service is great starting when you’re greeted at the front door to the servers who know the menu well. Whether it’s lunch or dinner, and irregardless of day, I seem to have the same server, Chas. He’s terrific. Friendly, knowledgeable, and adapts very quick to the group I’m with (sometimes business meals are fun and sometimes they’re all business).

Overall a great experience. Great for dates, business, families or to watch MNF with the gang. Try it out, you won’t be disappointed!

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vipVaBeachGuy
Raleigh
12 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Went there with my wife after working an art show downtown, after a very long and tiring weekend. Just needed some really good food in a really good place and this fit the bill perfectly.
I had to go with the Steak Frites again, as the last time I was here and had it it was spectacular. Ditched the fries and substituted the grilled asparagus, which may be the best that I’ve had anywhere. Did the same thing the last time and loved it and this did not disappoint. Don’t know what they marinate the steak in, but they could easily sell it as a side business.
Our server was fantastic and when he told us he was one of their trainers, it came as no surprise. Cannot recommend this place highly enough!

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OpenTable Diner
Caribbean
12 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience5

Despite many open tables we were sat next to the entrance which made the table less private and a bit chaotic. While numerous tables in the middle of the patio sat vacant the entire time we were there. Figure out a way to serve tables… it should not be that complicated. Mexican Cerviche was great. Mahi bowl was mediocre at best. Won’t order that again. Ahi tuna bowl was better. But ahi was kind of runny. Seems like we had better quality food the last time we were there. Not as great second time around. But we like it overall and will definitely go back. Just seems like we caught them on an off afternoon. Because the first time we went here we gave it 5 stars across the board.

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Annaya81
Raleigh
12 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience4

Yummy cocktails and delicious food. Would go back.

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BrianB
Anchorage
2 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best restaurants in Raleigh

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OpenTable Diner
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service food and atmosphere.

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OpenTable Diner
Raleigh
4 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, drinks and staff!

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OpenTable Diner
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was great!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Server was great as well as food and drinks!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Kayly (no idea how to spell it) was really sweet! Gave great drink recommendations and the food was delicious and prompt.

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OpenTable Diner
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice outdoors

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CoreyS
Raleigh
2 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A wonderful restaurant. Great ambience that flows inside to outside right in the heart of North Hills. Food was outstanding, particularly the plant-based burger; in our opinion, the best in Raleigh. Can't recommend enough.

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vipMidAtlanicMike
Charlotte
7 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Good raw bar, good cocktails, attentive wait staff w/o being disruptive, menu is not extensive, but the dishes we had were excellent. A bit noisy, poor acoustics for a quiet conservation. Free valet parking.

Stir - Raleigh
Responded a day ago

Thank you for the kind review, Mike! We’d love to find out what we can do better next time to earn a 5-star rating. Please email EMAIL ADDRESS with any feedback that could help us improve. Hope to see you again soon!

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jean
Raleigh
7 reviews