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Young Hearts Distilling, Raleigh, NC

Young Hearts Distilling

4.5
4.5
107 Reviews
$30 and under
Contemporary American
Downtown Raleigh's first distillery and restaurant. Featuring local ingredients, the menu from Young Hearts' kitchen is ever-evolving and reflects our passion for flavor, comfort, and delight. Join us in our newly-renovated historic building, and choose between the main dining room, mezzanine, or rooftop patio.

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2 people

10:00 PM


Experiences are available.

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary American, Distillery, Contemporary Southern

  • Hours of operation

    Wed, Thu 4:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri 4:00 pm–12:00 am Sat 11:00 am–12:00 am Sun 11:00 am–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (919) 424-7817

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

Experiences

  • Tacuterie Thursday

    Multiple dates available
    Join us for a unique experience of us combining two of our favorite things: street tacos and charcuterie! Each 30-inch board is loaded with two proteins, rice, beans, chips and queso, guacamole, and a seasonal rotation of fixings, as well as 12 house-made masa tortillas. Only available on Thursdays, and in our downstairs booths.
  • Valentine's Day Prix Fixe

    Feb 14, 2023 only
    Table for two? Join us on Valentine's Day for our indulgent pre fixe menu with an optional beverage pairing.

What 107 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.5
4.5 based on recent ratings
  • 4.4Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.2Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Raleigh / Durham / Chapel Hill

    Healthy

  • Raleigh / Durham / Chapel Hill

    Lively

  • Raleigh / Durham / Chapel Hill

    Contemporary American

  • Raleigh

    Great for brunch

  • Raleigh

    Healthy

  • Raleigh

    Lively

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall4food4service5ambience3
    The noise level upstairs was a little boisterous for our date night so if we go back would try and see if we could be seated downstairs at a booth instead. The two top table is a little small for small plate style sharing so you really are only able to get 2 small plates at a time. The food overall was good the sliders could have had a little more flavoring to them.
  2. SH

    SHARONP

    Raleigh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food,, great atmosphere, live DJ started at 9:00 Friday night. Had a really good time.
  3. w

    wayneh

    Raleigh

    22 reviews

    4.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on January 22, 2023

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Good food, drink and service. Mezzanine was very loud. Will not sit there again.
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 21, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had a great evening at Young Hearts Distilling - awesome cocktails and delicious food. Highly recommend
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Raleigh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 21, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My girlfriend and I met some friends for an early dinner on Saturday night. We arrived early to have drinks and really enjoyed trying their house-made spirits. The house gin and tonic and the Up in Smoke cocktail that uses their house agave were two of our favorites. For dinner, we opted for sharing small plates. The burrata with brussels sprouts, the beef sliders, and the black eyed pea empanadas were our favorites. We probably would have ordered them again if we didn’t also get dessert. We’re excited to go back for brunch soon!
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Charlotte

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 21, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Good spot for shareable small plates. Portions were decently sized. The food itself is always great!
  7. MA

    MaryA

    Birmingham

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 15, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Awesome atmosphere great music and excellent food and drinks. Definitely will be back!
  8. J

    Julie1972

    New England

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on January 13, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My parents (who are very, very picky) and I had an amazing Friday night dinner. I honestly wanted to order every dish on the menu. All that we ordered was spot on, 3 small plates and 1 main. We started with Burrata, roasted brussels, smoked butternut squash coulis, parmigiano reggiano, apples, balsamic reduction, house baked whole wheat bread and the Squash Risotto Roasted butternut squash, parmigiano reggiano, herbs, and Fried Red Potatoes with Mort's Lager beer cheese. But the highlight was the tenderloin with smoke tomatoes and potato souffle. A masterpiece of flavors and textures. Last but not least the apple crisp. All of the intricate components and sauces in each dish really complemented each other and elevated the vegetables and meat. The winter cocktails were warm and refreshing at the same time. The service impeccable. This is my 4th time eating here. So far every since dish and cocktail has not disappointed!
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Raleigh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 13, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Table for two! We had a great evening. Food, drinks, and service were on point! We shared the tacuterie board, delicious!! Great place for a classy night out with my sweetie!
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Charlotte

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 8, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Food and atmosphere were amazing! We will definitely be coming back!
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 8, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food. Good ambiance with a cool DJ. Great cocktails. Would definitely go back.
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Austin

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best restaurant I’ve been to in a while, they had empeñadas made with black eyed peas on New Year’s Day! I was almost proud 🥹. Also the shrimp and grits really reminded me I was in the south! Sick spot
  13. D

    Dave

    Raleigh

    10 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2023

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    We enjoyed our NYE at Young Hearts. The drinks from the special cocktail menu were very good. The food was very good. I didn't give a five star rating because I was a bit disappointed there was no dancing. I am glad the weather was mild, we really enjoyed the rooftop open deck. One suggestion, after midnight you should serve something like biscuits and sausage to help guests absorb the alcohol.
  14. c

    cnstonthego

    Western NC

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 23, 2022

    overall3food1service5ambience5
    Unfortunately food is sub par and not worth the price. Second time visiting. Great service and drinks. Plus beautiful atmosphere. However, I don’t think we will try again because food flavor is lacking.
  15. EL

    EmilyL

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had an amazing meal. Great service, great drinks (love the new barrel aged gin) and delicious food. Tacuterie was so fun!
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Raleigh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 17, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    The atmosphere an the service was amazing everyone was so nice. Their cider was fantastic an the food was great especially the steak and mashed potatoes. It’s definitely a spot that fills up fast so if your taking someone out for dinner their I recommend making a reservation in advance.
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Raleigh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Ladies Christmas party. Great food and service just a bit loud but I’m guessing that’s because we had a large party beside us. Would recommend!
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 11, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    The worst restaurant experience I have ever had in my entire life. I was entertaining friends from DC which made the experience even worse. Some of the staff was horrible!! We had reservations at Young Hearts and the assistant manager, Kellie Murphy was extremely rude and aggressive. The restaurant called to change our reservation stating they couldn’t accommodate our party of 7 which we had reservations for and had to split our table into two tables and move our reservation back 15 min. Over the phone I said no worries on the change when we showed up we were 10 mins late to the reservation and they gave away our table. The front desk lady was so nice and said we could wait and we waited at the bar. The assistant manager came up to us at the bar and said it would be an hour wait because we were late and was extremely rude in her response as I was trying to explain the phone call moving our reservation back 15 min and she said that was impossible they would have that in their records and to prove it with my text or email and stood there until I could find the email/text. Trying to explain that it was done over the phone and my reservation was originally at 7:00pm and it was changed to 7:15pm over the phone. The assistant manager maybe we could find a bar that sucks less and next time maybe be on time.
  19. k

    karync

    Raleigh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    First time we’d been there and loved it, Everything we ate and drank was amazing. Great evening out.
  20. AD

    AmandaD

    Raleigh

    18 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on December 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Went for brunch and honestly wanted one of everything on the menu but had to show restraint! Ordered the donut special, chicken sandwich, and sausage egg sliders with breakfast potatoes. Our waiter was also wonderful - very welcoming and knowledgeable about the business and cocktails. We'll definitely be back!
  21. EA

    EmilyA

    Raleigh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food and cocktails!
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Raleigh

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food and cocktails were phenomenal as was the ambiance. I’m a food snob and this place did not disappoint!
  23. EP

    EPOD

    Raleigh

    47 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    47 reviews

    Dined on November 20, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Tasty entrees and everything made from scratch! Excellent brunch. The only thing I notice is that it’s very dark and we were there for brunch.
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Raleigh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our drinks were very tasty, love that some of the spirits were made there! The food was also great! We will definitely be back
  25. SD

    ShannonD

    Raleigh

    8 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on November 20, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    We had amazing service but being up in the top level in the corner was so loud we left in less than an hour :( steak was slightly over cooked and needed some more seasoning
  26. R

    Rotokim

    Raleigh

    27 reviews

    3.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on November 20, 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience4
    We were seated on the second floor inside - it was extremely loud. There was a party of 8 people near us and one of the guests had a voice like an ambulance siren.it really resonated throughout the restaurant. Also, the steak entree was very disappointing. The chicken entree that my wife ordered was a generous portion. I thought the steak would be too. But it looked like a small plate. The potato creation that the steak came with was excellent. The food overall was good. But felt over-priced and over-complicated
  27. SF

    SandyF

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Definite must-try in the heart of downtown Raleigh. The mac and cheese, like other reviewers have noted, is some of the best I've ever had. The dishes place an emphasis on farm to table, and the servers were attentive and time was taken to explain the dishes as they were served. Excellent cocktails. Would go back again and recommend to others.
  28. D

    Dylan

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely fantastic food and drinks! Took a friend from out of town to eat here, and we loved everything. The black garlic mac n cheese was a great small plate, and the smoked chicken gravy entree was easily the best food I have had in Raleigh; it is truly out of this world tasty. The paw-paw cocktail and paw-paw ice cream sandwich were also fantastic! Our server was also kind and attentive and the environment were just what we were looking for. Bravo, Young Hearts!

    Young Hearts DistillingResponded on November 17, 2022Thank you so much, Dylan! We hope to see you again soon!

  29. c

    charlesm

    Raleigh

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The dinner, service and atmosphere we all first rate. We enjoyed it!

    Young Hearts DistillingResponded on November 17, 2022Thank you so much, Charles!

  30. MS

    MaryS

    Raleigh

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful, eclectic food. Chef Jo is amazing, I wish we could have ordered everything on the menu.

    Young Hearts DistillingResponded on November 17, 2022Thank you, Mary! We think he's pretty great, too! :)

  31. J

    Jason

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Helpful + attentive staff, great food, exceptional cocktails
  32. CL

    ChrisL

    Chicago

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on November 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Another great brunch at Young Hearts. Can’t wait for Tacuterie Thursday!!!
  33. LI

    LouisI

    Raleigh

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful experience. Great hospitality by Jace. He made recommendations, served us, and made our drinks! Drinks are unique, fun and very tasty! They are made with their own distilled Gins, Vodkas and tequilas. All Tapas Plates are unique, locally sourced, seasonal dishes. We had a great time and we’ll be back!

    Young Hearts DistillingResponded on November 6, 2022Thank you so much for the kind words! We're excited to have you back soon!

  34. MG

    MadisonG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 4, 2022

    overall5food4service4ambience5
    YH was an incredibly delicious meal. They were very accommodating for certain dishes (needing dairy separated for intolerance issues). Drinks were a 10/10! Highly recommend to anyone for a great meal!
  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Pretty good time spent there, nice drinks and food.
  36. M

    Melissa

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our waiter was awesome!!!!! Brunch was delicious.
  37. AM

    AshleighM

    Raleigh

    3 reviews

    1.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 23, 2022

    overall1food2service3ambience4
    There isn’t a kids menu. We had to leave.
  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Wilmington

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 22, 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience3
    The drinks were some of the worst we’ve had in the Triangle and service was practically nonexistent due to a private party upstairs. The bartenders were forced to do double duty and while very nice were unable to act as both servers and bartenders in this circumstance.
  39. US

    USF2015

    Kansas City

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on October 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a great experience! The food and drinks were fantastic, and the service was really good. We’ll definitely go back!
  40. TS

    TomS

    Raleigh

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great place, service, food, and drinks! Will be going again.

FAQs

Young Hearts Distilling is rated 4.5 stars by 107 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

10:00 PM


Experiences are available.
Google Map for Young Hearts Distilling

225 S Wilmington St, Raleigh, NC 27601-1433

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Martin street

  • Neighborhood

    Raleigh

  • Hours of operation

    Wed, Thu 4:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri 4:00 pm–12:00 am Sat 11:00 am–12:00 am Sun 11:00 am–10:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary American, Distillery, Contemporary Southern

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking details

    Public Lot

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