Stir - Raleigh

4.6
1258 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 1258 people are saying
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GayleH
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The meal was great - as was the service. Shera (sp) was so much fun to have as a server. She made our dinner so much fun! And she was helpful with our selections of food and drink. I will be back for that seared Tuna salad!

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HeatherW
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Love it at stir, wish it was a bit more quiet. The menu needs to be updated online m.

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TiteonyaS
1 review
Dined on January 17, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing service!!! Great food and drinks! Definitely recommend!

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vipKathleenB
Raleigh
23 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was really good, but our server was great 😀

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OpenTable Diner
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on January 16, 2022
Overall5food4service5ambience5

I’ve been for brunch a couple times now and it’s been great! The chicken and waffles are my favorite!

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DavidL
Raleigh
2 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2022
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Food was slow and salad had jalepenos when is should not have...manager was great and comped the mistake

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Foodie007
Raleigh
3 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2022
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Exceptional service. Interesting and delicious food. Wonderful quiet, yet energetic vibe. Tables adequately spaced.

Plan to go again soon to try other menu options that looked appetizing.

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ReneeW
1 review
Dined on January 15, 2022
Overall1food1service3ambience4

I ordered the sesame shoyu bowl and it was awful. I’ve never had this salty food in my whole life and it gave me a terrible headache the next day. The beef was chewy and I had to spit every single piece out. The rice was soaked in salt and everything tastes terrible. My husband ordered the Steak goat cheese entre and it’s definitely not worth the $35 they charge there. We had much better but similar food at a more reasonable price. The food took a long time to come and we were not happy with the wait. I don’t recommend this place and we won’t go there again.

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OpenTable Diner
Wilmington
1 review
Dined on January 15, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was exceptional along with the cocktails and wait staff. Our waiter was very knowledgeable with the dishes and and cocktail questions we had. Great atmosphere. Can’t wait to go back!

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Monica
Dallas
6 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2022
Overall3food3service5ambience4

This place is a little overrated. The food was mediocre. The service was great, nice atmosphere. Probably would not go back.

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jwhit
1 review
Dined on January 15, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brunch at stir was absolutely amazing. I definitely recommend the chicken and waffles, they were DELICIOUS!!! The $5 mimosa was also very good! Everyone from the moment we walked in the door to the moment we left were absolutely amazing!

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fitgirl
Raleigh
2 reviews
Dined on January 14, 2022
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Good sized menu, ordered hummus plate which was good, not great, hummus was a bit bland, poke bowl with tuna for dinner. Pricey considering there was not much to it... left me a bit uninspired, would go back again but can,t say i raved about the food.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 13, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience, really good food

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vipRaleighfoodie
Raleigh
26 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2022
Overall4food4service5ambience5

After I figured out how to park my car (hint: use the valet out front next to the Capital City Chop House...parking at North Hills on this side of Six Forks is a bit of a nightmare), it was a very nice evening! Our server, Taria, was friendly and knowledgeable, and the ambience was fun. My friend and I both love oysters, and we thoroughly enjoyed our oyster appetizer. We both ordered the Shrimp Louie salad. The salad was okay, but a little light on the shrimp and other interesting toppings, and so it was not a particularly satisfying meal. I would not order this again. It was a really cold evening, and people kept leaving through a side door near our table (which made it really cold). On cold nights, I might have the restaurant ask people to use the front door, only. Overall, it was a fun evening out, and I will return!

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wife’s birthday

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vipKaky
Raleigh
11 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good Sunday brunch! Not many people, nice and quiet

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vipOpenTable Diner
Greensboro
7 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had brunch and it was great. Loved the chicken salad and pita bread we started with. The crab and shrimp Benedict was delicious, as was the chicken and waffles. Can’t go wrong with $5 mimosas! Our server was very friendly and attentive, as well.

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KelliS
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on January 9, 2022
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Went for Sunday brunch and had a good time. They were out of a lot of things so I couldn’t get the drinks or food I wanted but what we did order was good. Service was overall good but our server got busy a couple of times and we waited a while to order and refills. It’s the world we live in today.

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NigelC
1 review
Dined on January 8, 2022
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Good vibe and atmosphere. Location is great to keep the party going.

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Dorothea
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on January 8, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My server was wonderful he was very attentive to our needs and when I visit again I will make sure I come and see him.

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vipGastonmom
Charlotte
17 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent dinner! The oyster (both house and Virginia) were fresh, briny and delicious. We will return.

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OpenTable Diner
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on January 8, 2022
Overall2food2service5ambience3

Didn’t even acknowledge my birthday took a longtime for food and drinks

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ggcb
Raleigh
2 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2022
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Brunch menu is creative. Food was fresh and tasty but it wasn’t very hot when it got to the table. The Restaurant has a great vibe. Highly recommend for lunch and dinner as well.

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CelestaC
Raleigh
11 reviews
Dined on January 7, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had the chicken samosas and truffle fries and the shrimp and grits. It was all delicious. Very attentive service . Lively atmosphere . Wonderful evening

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TriangleTastings
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on January 7, 2022
Overall3food3service5ambience5

Ambiance, service & craft cocktails were fantastic. Would recommend for oyster & seafood lovers. We had the Peruvian ceviche & crab bisque and they were both delicious. The entree selection was just ok. I had the filet with roasted veggies (they were a bit soggy, maybe steamed, not roasted?) and potatoes. The filet was just a tad overcooked and the presentation & sides lacked imagination. My date had the truffle fries and they were delicious. The sirloin again was just ok, nothing special. Both dessert options (green tea cheese cake & flourless chocolate) were tasty.

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EVOT
1 review
Dined on January 7, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Corey is great - he was very courteous and accommodated my needs for my party. STIR, Corey is a keeper and adds such value to your establishment !

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Pres
1 review
Dined on January 7, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Hughes was our server and he did an awesome job. He was very knowledgeable of the menu and made our first experience at Stir worthwhile. We’ll definitely be back.

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SuzyM
Charleston
1 review
Dined on January 6, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience! Definitely going back

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vipRonnie
Raleigh
43 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2022
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Nice place. Good cocktails. Food pretty good
Overall will return

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DesiDes
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was the service for me. Jala was absolutely PHENOMENAL!!
she was attentive, gave excellent recommendations to us as first timers, and really made us feel valued and appreciated.
Plus the oysters were DELICIOUS!
I will be back to sit in Jala's section

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Zach
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on January 3, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Both my fiancé and I ordered filet entrees, we were surprised on how quickly they were able to bring out the meal as well as cooking the steaks to our likings (med-rare). Service was great—from the hostess to the waitress. More than accommodating as we noticed they dimmed the lights for a more intimate setting for our seating area. All around great place; we will be back to try more! Thank you!

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vipShaneisa
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on January 3, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waiter was amazing! He went out of his way to make me feel special during my birthday and made great suggestions for my mom and I when we were unsure of what to order.

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MSDP
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on January 2, 2022
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Maybe it's the pandemic but the Charlotte location was better. At the Raleigh location, the presentation was lacking. The food was good but salty & they need to change the fryer grease. The potatoes came out dark for 4 different orders.

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AudreyL
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on January 2, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Waitress was friendly endnote overbearing. Food was served in timely manner, good taste and value. Nice atmosphere.

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EarlyI
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Second time at STIR, this time for brunch. Delicious, flavorful & quickly becoming my fav. restaurant in Raleigh.

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Meghan
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was amazing and Tarryn was great! She checked in on us often and made sure we were all set. We will definitely be back.

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Elcb
Western NC
4 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Service was awesome. Cocktails were unique. Fried green tomatoes and filet with goat cheese ravioli were hits. The only disappointment was the crispy Mahi Mahi bowl. Sounds interesting on menu, not executed well.

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Natti
Raleigh
7 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience4