Stir - Raleigh

4.4
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$30 and under
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American
Using purified, artisanal ice that has been painstakingly hand-cut to complement each one of our imaginative craft cocktails, STIR is bringing an intense focus on artisan ice and craft cocktails to City of Oak’s cocktail and dining scene. STIR uses the freshest ingredients available, refreshing food and beverage menus regularly to highlight seasonal delicacies and keep the creative juices flowing. Every bite and every sip at STIR is crafted daily from scratch, using ingredients predominately from farms and vendors within 100 miles of Raleigh. Located in the North Hills neighborhood, STIR offers a place for friends and family to re-connect.
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OT
Raleigh
63 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time here but we will be back. The food was excellent and our service was great and reasonable prices. We had the Mexican ceviche and lightly blackened fish tacos which were delicious!!

R
Richmond
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience3

We have been to brunch at Stir several times and recommend it. The low cost mimosas are an excellent value and the food is good. The free buffet is just ok.

CV
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall2food3service1ambience3

Totally overrated! The drinks are so substandard they cannot make a decent apple martini. And their house cocktails really were lacking. The only cool thing about them was the ball ice cube that comes with the whisky.
The ceviche sampler was a bite of each and so full of lemon!!!! I know ceviche, you don’t need “that” much lemon. The steak frites were ok, nothing extraordinary and the cheesecake was so bad we were joking a Sara Lee frozen one would have been better. The waitress was not up to par, overall a total disappointment. The only good thing out of that super expensive dinner was the company

P
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful evening at Stir. Food and cocktails were great. Excellent server. GM stopped by to make sure everything was satisfactory. Very cool demo of making the clear ice sphere. Will definitely return.

OT
Greensboro
1 review
Dined on December 1, 2019
Overall5food4service4ambience5

This is my second time going to STIR, this time for brunch. Food was great, ambiance is nice . $1 Mimosas and we got to meet Santa clause ! My only complaint is that I wish the brunch bar had more options but overall everything was excellent

BC
Raleigh
6 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really nice culinary experience. Also, my children loved their tenders, burger and fries from the children’s menu! Overall A+ experience!

AS
Raleigh
5 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always love the ambiance, food and the service.

MW
Raleigh
4 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Looking forward to coming back, especially when the weather is nice and the Garage doors are open. It was our servers first day, she was nice, service is what you would expect from someone on their first day. We went for an early lunch so the place just started to fill up as we were leaving. The lunch portions are fantastic and the price is great too. You won't spend $40.00 on a business lunch. I will be back for Happy hour.

TJ
Raleigh
4 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was out first time eating at Stir. The service was excellent. The food choices were good. Food was good and the ambiance was great. Would definitely go back.

PG
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lou was our server and she was fantastic! The meal was served quickly but we did not feel rushed at all. The craft cocktails were amazing! This is a must for anyone looking for great service, food and drinks in a fun atmosphere

W
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Wait staff is professional, friendly and attentive to details. Food was fabulous!

NH
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Pretty average.

n
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful. Great service and food. Cocktails were especially delicious.

OT
Raleigh
3 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall2food2service1ambience4

We were excited to try the place because it’s new and gorgeous. However, we were extremely disappointed at our brunch outing - the food was poorly seasoned/bland and the portion sizes were definitely not worth the hefty price tag (you should get more than 4 tiny shrimp for a $20 shrimp and grits plate). The service was also really slow considering it wasn’t busy at all. We may be open to trying it again but there’s a lot of room for improvement.

MH
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2019
Overall4food5service1ambience4

Service was extremely lacking. Was there for over 10 minutes before the cocktails came to the table. Water was never refilled and plates sat forever. Everything else was very good. The shrimp and grits are lovely.

TH
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Brunch for our Anniversary

OT
Raleigh
5 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The crab bisque was ah-mazeballz!!

BJ
Raleigh
6 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

A birthday celebration... Enjoyed the Chicken Piccata and Scallop dishes, nice flavorful twist for both dishes that were nicely presented. Stir has good wine and cocktail selections to satisfy any palate.

OT
Raleigh
6 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

After waiting for 15 min at our table with no waiter we walked out. This is second time. We had reservations and the wait staff was not crazy busy. Will not be returning there any more.

JN
1 review
Dined on October 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wish I could remember our server's name......he was AMAZING.....Ward maybe? Anyway extremely professional, knowledgeable and personable!!!! Food was great .... We had a great evening!

HS
Raleigh
13 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2019
Overall4food3service5ambience4

This was my third time eating here! I ordered the same dish as my last visit....Shrimp and Scallops MAC & Cheese....sadly, it was served barely lukewarm each time. It did not taste nearly as good as it could have as a result and I was very disappointed.

AG
Raleigh
3 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall3food2service2ambience3

Drinks were great! However, the service and food weren't anything special. We got our food without any utensils and had to flag someone down. The mac & cheese was really yummy, but everything else was kind of disappointing. Super watery sauces and we got the bottom of the fry basket... Cool place to check out for drinks but the food isn't worth it! It's new though so worth another shot in the future.

OT
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great location and tasty food. I’ll be back soon!

r
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall3food3service2ambience3

While our waiter was very nice, he didn't know which ice would be served with my cocktail and they profess to be all about the ice. A table next to us got a demo on the ice but we got no explanation as to why ice was such a big deal. The waiter didn't know what oysters were available so I actually had to walk over the oyster bar myself as he stood at our table. The food was ok but unless you are going there for a cocktail, don't have high expectations. If I go back, I will have a drink at the bar and then go somewhere else for dinner. Perhaps better training of the wait staff would help.

OT
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

First time experience was awesome

OT
Raleigh
4 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server Ward was outstanding! The bar was absolutely amazing! To have cocktails like this in Raleigh...fabulous!!!!

DA
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on October 20, 2019
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Still ironing out a few kinks, but it's a very cool place with great food and great ambiance. Nice location too!

OT
Raleigh
5 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience5

God
Food was amazing...drinks are very well crafted! Our server was really great, understood the menu and made great suggestions! The hostess was rude...hope that’s not the norm...but we have been many times and always sit at the bar so I’m not going to let that stop me from going back!

l
Raleigh
3 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such a great space to gather together with great food and drinks!

MW
Raleigh
6 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2019
Overall3food3service2ambience4

The food was just ok, chicken was tough. Crab bisque was wonderful. Our waitress was not very good. Never refilled our water and had to go find her for our bill. Will try one more hopefully next time will be better

N
Raleigh
2 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

This was my first time visiting STIR. Me and friends chose this restaurant to celebrate 2 birthdays. We thoroughly enjoyed it and would go back again. Great service and drinks. Happy hour food was on point. Need more choices on the menu.

BG
Raleigh
6 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fun birthday lunch. Service by Alexa was excellent. Food was delicious and presentation was very nice. Will definitely be back!

MC
Raleigh
4 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is a super fun restaurant, great design and the food has been quite good each time we've been. We've been for cocktails, dinner and brunch and I'd highly recommend checking this place out!

k
Raleigh
4 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall3food2service3ambience5

Ambiance/atmosphere/vibe was great - would definitely recommend for those reasons. I loved the outdoor/indoor space. I was disappointed with the food. I ordered an avocado toast - but based on the product i received, it was an open faced egg sandwich with a light spread of avocado. Very disappointed, for paying $15, i barely received any avocado. The strawberry and basil mimosa was great, it just took a while for our server to ask for our orders, we had to ask twice for silverware, and flag her down for other items. I would still recommend to friends and would like to give this place another shot, i was just disappointed with the price for what i received.

OT
Raleigh
13 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall2food3service3ambience3

Food was mediocre. Rather bland. I don’t think we’ll go back as there are too many places which are so much better.

L
Raleigh
12 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2019
Overall4food4service2ambience3

Had to wait an extra 30 min for a reserved table booked for a special occasion. They did give us our first drink free and sent a round of appetizers they selected which we did not eat because it wasn’t anything we would have selected. Our waiter was wonderful. The entrees were ok, however our first visit was better. Not sure we will hurry back. Worth a try, but expect a noisy restaurant.
I feel they will improve with time, being a relatively newer restaurant.

OT
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Simply Amazing Restaurant! Atmosphere...Food and Drinks were all great!

OT
Austin
2 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall2food2service1ambience5

Stir was a disappointment from the moment we were sat. The waiter told us the special for evening for dinner was 1.00 Mimosas and stated they did not have dinner special typically. The shrimp and grits had the consistency of water and the rest of the dinner was cold. The waiter did not seem trained or knowledgeable in the food or drinks (Lathaniel was and provided a great deal of support). If the food and waiter were average then this would be a pretty neat place.

G
Raleigh
6 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

West was a great waiter!. Enjoyed the spicy tuna burger. Nice mix of flavor. Dont shy away because of the sriracha infused egg. Cocktails are wonderful. I love a place that knows the perfect ice for the drink

OT
New England
6 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We went for brunch and had a great experience. The fact that we could order food and go to the brunch bar for not additional charge was great. $1 mimosas were a great plus as well!