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90 Raleigh / Durham / Chapel Hill Restaurants to Love This Valentine's Day

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Tupelo Honey - RaleighTupelo Honey - Raleigh
912 reviews
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Southern | Raleigh, Raleigh

Absolutely incredible food. Highly recommend the fried chicken!!!! More

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Hibernian Irish Pub & Restaurant - GlenwoodHibernian Irish Pub & Restaurant - Glenwood
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Irish | Raleigh, Raleigh

We went there as a big group on Valentine's day. And it was excellent service and food More

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Piola - RaleighPiola - Raleigh
18 reviews
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Italian | Raleigh, Raleigh

Delicious, authentic Italian food!! The gnocchi legnano is my absolute favourite! Very friendly and accommodating staff. More

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Blue Corn CafeBlue Corn Cafe
153 reviews
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Latin American | Durham, Durham

Food and service were outstanding! I will definitely be back. More

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MidiCi Italian Kitchen – Chapel HillMidiCi Italian Kitchen – Chapel Hill
26 reviews
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Italian | Chapel Hill, Durham

The hostess wasn't the best, manager stars she was a fill in. Skylar, our waiter was the best. He made our visit worthwhile. He was very pleasant, courteous, and attentive!! More

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Crawford & Son1. Crawford & Son
886 reviews
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American | Raleigh, Raleigh

The place was small but amazing. The waitstaff was knowledgeable, attentive, and fun. More

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Bida Manda Restaurant and Bar2. Bida Manda Restaurant and Bar
2409 reviews
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Asian | Raleigh, Raleigh

We went for a date night with another couple. We split the crispy spring rolls and the wings for appetizers and had the pork belly soup for the entree. It was delicious! More

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Brewery Bhavana3. Brewery Bhavana
1552 reviews
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Brewery | Raleigh, Raleigh

We had a lovely Valentine’s date full of tapas, incredible cocktails, and delicious beer. More

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Second Empire Restaurant and Tavern4. Second Empire Restaurant and Tavern
3031 reviews
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Contemporary American | Raleigh, Raleigh

Great atmosphere, service, and food quality. ahighly recommended! More

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Sushi Mon5. Sushi Mon
37 reviews
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Sushi | Raleigh, Raleigh

House made soy sauce. It's amazing. Go there. We had the salmon bake, California roll and the pork with saki. Best California roll ever. The staff are friendly and eager to please. Great ambience and decorations. More

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Bodega Tapas and WineBodega Tapas and Wine
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Tapas / Small Plates | Wake Forest, Raleigh

Bodega Tapas, Wine, and Rum. Local and imported artisanal ingredients offered in an affordable small plate format. Enjoy the rum bar with craft, from scratch cocktails, or rum tastings in one and two ounce pours. Most of our extensive wine list is offered by the glass, bottle and tasting pour so you can indulge on high end wines with out breaking the bank. Order as many or little small plates as you like to snack on or piece a meal together and try an array of different wines. We’re perfect for a small bite after work, a night out with friends or an intimate date night. we look forward to having you at our table .More

Kanki CrabtreeKanki Crabtree
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Japanese | Raleigh, Raleigh

Since 1972, Kanki has been the Triangle’s favorite Japanese steakhouse and sushi house. Our flagship location at Crabtree Valley Mall is also our most widely recognized. Visit our Japanese restaurant in Raleigh for expertly prepared hibachi fare, sushi, noodle dishes and much more. Our Crabtree location also serves up hibachi meals and appetizers at our bar for extended hours after lunch. Come see why Kanki Crabtree Valley Mall has been voted "Best Japanese Steakhouse and Sushi Bar in the Triangle" for more than 14 years! Our award-winning restaurant provides the perfect setting for a unique family dinner, celebrations or date night.More

Kanki North MarketKanki North Market
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Japanese | Raleigh, Raleigh

Planning a family dinner, birthday dinner or date night in North Raleigh? Try a meal at Kanki Japanese House of Steaks & Sushi in North Market Square, voted “Best Japanese Steakhouse & Sushi Bar in the Triangle” for more than 14 years! Like all Kanki locations, our North Raleigh Japanese restaurant and sushi house serves up a wide selection of hibachi fare, sushi and other tasty menu items that you, your family and your friends are sure to love. Much of our food is expertly prepared by our chefs right at your table, providing a unique dining experience you’ll never forget.More

Oak Steakhouse - RaleighOak Steakhouse - Raleigh
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Steakhouse | Raleigh, Raleigh

Located in the Warehouse District in downtown Raleigh, Oak Steakhouse is a modern take on the classic American steakhouse. The chef-driven menu will feature a variety of Prime Certified Angus Beef Selections®, while showcasing fresh North Carolina ingredients.More

Southern CharredSouthern Charred
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Barbecue | Raleigh, Raleigh

AIN'T NOTHIN' LIKE THAT SOUTHERN CHAR!
Opened in October 2017, Southern Charred is a Barbecue Restaurant and Bar located in the heart of Downtown Raleigh. Featuring smoked meat platters, barbecue sandwiches, southern cocktails, craft beer, axe throwing and more! Come grab a late-night bite Fridays - Saturdays, we serve a late night menu until 2 AM!

While we smoke and season our meat offerings, we let our guests choose which regional BBQ sauce to top. Our homemade sauces include eastern North Carolina's vinegar-based sauce, western North Carolina's tomato-based sauce, Tennessee's molasses-based sauce, and South Carolina's mustard-based sauce.More

Discover Chapel Hill

As one of the fastest-growing metro areas in the country, it's no surprise that the restaurant scene keeps heating up in Raleigh, Durham and Chapel Hill. These central North Carolina cities are collectively known as the Triangle, and, thanks in part to the number of universities and colleges in the area, there is an abundance of excellent restaurant options. Although essentially every type of international and American cuisine is available, some of the more prevalent options are eclectic Asian, Italian, steakhouse and seafood. Chapel Hill has one of the oldest restaurant and bars known for great hamburgers while an upscale Durham restaurant serves Mexican dishes with a modern touch. Classic southern fare is of course on the menu too.