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The Venue Raleigh - The Venue Raleigh, Raleigh, NC

The Venue Raleigh

3.8
3.8
39 Reviews
$30 and under
Lounge
The Venue Raleigh is the newest addition to the warehouse district in downtown Raleigh. Set in a historic building across from the train station, this setting adorns a carefully-restored interior, while featuring its original Belgian Paver stones. This restaurant and lounge offers 6000 square feet of floor space, while delicate chandeliers hang from the high ceiling, to add an elegant, sophisticated touch. Exposed wooden beams and large windows are also featured throughout the space. We have created the perfect mix of modern and rustic accents.

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2 people

10:00 PM


Booked 3 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Lounge, Tapas / Small Plates, Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service

  • Hours of operation

    Brunch Sun 12:00 pm–5:00 pm Dinner Fri 7:00 pm–12:00 am Sat 7:00 pm–2:00 am

  • Phone number

    (919) 900-7720

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Owned/operated by

    Women

  • Executive chef

    JUSTIN VEREEN

  • Neighborhood

    Raleigh

  • Cross street

    We are directly across from The Pit Restaurant and Boxcar.

  • Parking details

    Private Lot

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Entertainment, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Vegan, Weekend Brunch, Wine

What 39 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

3.8
3.8 based on recent ratings
  • 3.8Food
  • 3.8Service
  • 4.3Ambience
  • 3.6Value

NoiseEnergetic

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  • Raleigh / Durham / Chapel Hill

    Hot Spot

  • Raleigh / Durham / Chapel Hill

    Late Night Find

  • Raleigh

    Hot Spot

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  1. FT

    FlavaTaylah

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    Great service! Great food! The live band was nice. The DJ was awesome. Parking area a little small; $3 per hr.
  2. AA

    ArianeA

    Raleigh

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall1food1service2ambience1
    For 20 dollars a person it's not worth it food was 20 dollars a plateaus the drinks were high so not worth the money and
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Raleigh

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Loveeeeeeee this place! Major vibe!!!!
  4. D

    Derecka

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Highly recommend, especially since it’s black-owned. The energy and vibe was great and the food was amazing as well as the service! Definitely will be returning back!!
  5. TB

    TrellaneyB

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 9, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience5
    The food was cold specially the grill chicken wings, which were not wings but chicken tenders cut up.
  6. AH

    AshleyH

    Atlanta

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Really nice vibe and great food. Drinks were ok and hookah was a vibe. I love to have food and hookah
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The Venue was a very nice vibe! The food was good and the music was great!
  8. D

    Dani

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall1food2service1ambience1
    The service was horrible, the establishment had a terrible odor coming from the rest rooms. Would not recommend!
  9. JM

    JamekeyaM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Food was amazing. Cover charge was alot for a Friday night. Music was good.
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    Could use a better DJ and choice of music. Food was delicious!!
  11. M

    Mill

    Raleigh

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall3food5service4ambience4
    We had reservations at 7. Waited outside in the heat few minutes. Host came to door and said will be open in few minutes. 30 minutes later we get in. I feel we should have been able to at least wait inside were it was cool. It was hot that day.
  12. C

    tearraC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A very cute place. The food was good, the drinks were great but a little pricier than expected and the music selection was on point. We went with a few friends for my husband birthday and really had a nice time. Will definitely be back again!! Love the bottle girls for the birthday song 😁
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Raleigh

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience2
    It was my friends birthday and we wanted somewhere upbeat and live to celebrate. Our first time here and it wasn’t what we expected it to be based from other reviews or word of mouth. They charged $20.00 that we had no idea about. The drinks were full and there weren’t many people there and service was not A1. My friends were very disappointed and the birthday girl was definitely not happy. There was a live band as well and we couldn’t understand any of the songs being performed and they sat us right by the speakers which were very loud and irritating. Expected more on a Friday from this place.
  14. DP

    DejaP

    Greensboro

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Literally had the time of my life. If you’re in Raleigh and need some brunch vibes, this is the place to be!!!
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 29, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    It was a good experience. The food was good. Wings were a but unseasoned but probably because they were trying not to make people wait. We sat near the bar and people were walking between the tables. A little more organization would be good. And water on the tables. But with all that I will probably go again.
  16. M

    Mona

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 28, 2022

    overall2food4service1ambience5
    Waiter was horrible. As we were only allowed to be there for an hour 30, anytime we asked out waiter for something he never brought it and if he did it was 30, 45 minutes later. The three of us ordered 3 drinks each and ordered water 3 times all to never get it. We asked for the check 3 times and waited an hour to get it. Ended up being here for 2 and a half hours feeling ignored and forgotten. It took us standing up and gathering our things to get the check. Music was very lively and the vibe is good but could only half enjoy it being thirsty.
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 22, 2022

    overall3food1service2ambience4
    Friends date
  18. DD

    DilyaD

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 14, 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience4
    I have been twice so far. The service could be better with attending the tables for drinks and food, both times I had to wait longer than expected for the waiter to bring what I ordered. I love the the LIVE BAND on Friday nights. The set the vibe. The layout of the Venue is very classy. The food I tried is delicious, salmon, yams, and collards :). It is a great place to go with friends.
  19. N

    Nikk

    Raleigh

    7 reviews

    1.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on May 7, 2022

    overall1food1service2ambience5
    We had a 7p reservation and they didn’t open their doors until 7:40p. The food was awful. It took 25 minutes just to get a glass of water. The salmon was over cooked. The sides were good. They served us on plastic plates and gave us mismatched plasticwear. They did not care about the presentation of the food whatsoever. The service was slow. The drinks were overpriced. They served us a cocktail in a short plastic glass. It should have been $9 at best and it was $15. Not worth the price and I would literally never go back. I wanted to support them but they are not worth the support at this point. I hope they can improve their overall service because they have a great concept. It was just super poorly executed. The only reason we didn’t leave is because we couldn’t find anywhere downtown Raleigh on a Saturday night. We called around but no one had space for a party of 4 within 2 hours.
  20. NW

    NicoleW

    Raleigh

    11 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on May 1, 2022

    overall3food5service5ambience4
    I was so excited to try this brunch spot with a close circle of girlfriends. The space is really cute. The furnishings and comfy seating is very nice. The plastic chairs are not. The food was yummy! The fast food pay first, cafeteria way they serve it… not so much. There is no coffee. That’s right, plenty of mimosas and sugary drinks, but NO coffee. No bueno. The final offense is that the food and beverage service is ALL PLASTIC. For $30 + for alcohol I expect a real plate. Such a shame because although a little salty the food was very good. I expect the crowd is not there for the food though.
  21. BK

    BrianaK

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Love this spot! Going to keep coming here. The food and vibes are always on point!
  22. WD

    WilliamD

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very nice adult atmosphere.
  23. TC

    TywanaC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 16, 2022

    overall5food3service5ambience5
    This place is amazing. My only complaint was the food was very limited. They were out of almost everything. Our waiter was phenomenal
  24. DL

    DeniseL

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 14, 2022

    overall3food2service4ambience4
    The venue was extremely hot, when we arrived. It could have been b/c they just opened. The salad was warm and tasted like it had not been washed. Like the opened a bag and threw two tomatoes and a couple of cucumbers on it. We could not cut our food due to the mixed match plastic utensils.
  25. GG

    GiGi

    Orlando

    6 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on April 10, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    The Venue was a nice spot but too loud for my liking during brunch. If you are looking for a club vibe for brunch, The Venue would be the spot.
  26. N

    Nana29

    Raleigh

    7 reviews

    3.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on April 10, 2022

    overall3food1service5ambience4
    Overall everything was good except the macaroni and cheese, the eggs, and the waffles. My friend suggested that you guys should put the unlimited bottomless mimosas and the buffet together as a special you’ll probably get a lot of people but next time I come I’m just gonna drink.
  27. JM

    JoyceM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 10, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Everything was absolutely perfect!! My server Dominick was AWESOME!! The vibe was great!! I choose this place to celebrate me getting my masters and it was nothing short of amazing!!
  28. T

    Tiffany

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 3, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience5
    This place is my new favorite spot ! I love the vibes there! The only problem I had is reserving a table It’s always booked and maybe adding more coal to the hookahs but I enjoyed myself it’s definitely worth it!
  29. K

    Keshia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great Vibes!!! Here for the amazing food!! 🥰🥰🥰🥰🥰🥰
  30. NB

    NechelleB

    Las Vegas

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 2, 2022

    overall2food2service1ambience5
    The service was horrible. I waitress avoided us all night. We had to ask others to assist us. We waited almost 2 hours for our food. The food was bland and I was missing the glaze on my salmon. There was no manager who came up to apologize for the lack in service which to me wasnt professional. The only thing great about it was the music. The entertainment was impeccable and was enjoyable. It was too much disorganization, people trying to dance and others trying to eat. It needs to be set times for eating and a set time for dancing. This place needs more organization and work with staff on their customer service skills.
  31. MM

    MaryM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was my second time experiencing The Venue Raleigh and I’ve enjoyed myself each time. It’s a whole vibe. The food is absolutely delicious. Everything I’ve ordered has been amazing. My new favorite spot. Oh and IM LOVING THE LIVE BANDS,🔥🔥🔥🔥
  32. EJ

    EddieJ

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Awesome place cant wait for next visit. Wanna see tge band next.
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Raleigh

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Brunch was amazing.Only thing that could have been better was the mimosas they were a little weak
  34. D

    Danielle

    Raleigh

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 18, 2022

    overall2food3service1ambience4
    The vibe is nice and I enjoyed the live band. However, there were only 2 servers for the whole restaurant and we didn’t receive any drinks until our food came out an hour later.

    The Venue RaleighResponded on March 22, 2022Thank you for providing your feedback on your experience with us. We are happy you enjoyed the vibe and our live band! We also apologize for the wait time you experienced with your food. We were extremely busy that night so our staff was being pulled in multiple directions. We are definitely working to ensure we have adequate staff coverage so our customers receive top notch service.

  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Miami

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 13, 2022

    overall2food1service2ambience5
    While The Venue has the ideal vibe and aesthetic, there’s a lot of room for improvement. Went there with some friends for Sunday brunch and was surprised by the buffet style brunch opposed to a specialty menu. Approaching the $30 buffet to food purchased from Sams Club was a bit shocking for me, it just wasn’t good. The Venue has so much potential to be the place to be, especially during the summer time however the menu needs A TON of work, at least the brunch menu as I cannot speak for dinner. I don’t see myself going back unless they create a better menu. Lastly, the music was ok when we first arrived however I guess the DJ thought it would be a great idea to blast it once it got crowded. The DJ was great but please turn down the music, it became uncomfortable to talk to friends. Overall, I look forward to seeing The Venues growth as I believe in their business but I won’t be going back anytime soon.
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Raleigh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was fantastic, the food was amazing the drinks were delicious I could definitely down here every weekend

    The Venue RaleighResponded on March 22, 2022Thank you so much for your review! We really appreciate your feedback and are happy you enjoyed your experience. We hope to have you back with us again!

  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Raleigh

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 13, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    The food was great. Vibes were there but the mimosas could be a little stronger during brunch.
  38. CU

    ChinyereU

    Raleigh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wowwwww! You do not want to miss the opportunity to experience The Venue! And yes it is an absolute experience! I was blown awayyyyy! The food tasted amazing! The staff was courteous, friendly and very accommodating. The value of food for your money is incredible! Very affordable to say the very least! The owners are so pleasant! I went for the Grand Opening and they had two different DJs, listen!!!! Both of them were amazing! I mean, they were so good, people were dancing during dinner! Yes!!! They weren’t just giving us drowning background music, it made me get out of my chair! I’m telling you, this place is an experience!!!! Go whenever you can! The Venue is THE HOT SPOT for the grown ups in Raleigh!

    The Venue RaleighResponded on March 22, 2022Thank you so so much for your support!! We had a blast the entire weekend! We can't wait to have you return again. It will only get better!!!

  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Raleigh

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I went Saturday night for dinner and had such a great time. Great location,Great food,Love that it is black owned. Good vibes

    The Venue RaleighResponded on March 22, 2022Thank you so much for your review! We really appreciate your feedback and are happy you enjoyed your experience. We hope to have you back with us again!

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

The Venue Raleigh is rated 3.8 stars by 39 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


Booked 3 times today
Google Map for The Venue Raleigh

W Davie St 327, Raleigh, NC 27601

Additional information

  • Cross street

    We are directly across from The Pit Restaurant and Boxcar.

  • Neighborhood

    Raleigh

  • Hours of operation

    Brunch Sun 12:00 pm–5:00 pm Dinner Fri 7:00 pm–12:00 am Sat 7:00 pm–2:00 am

  • Cuisines

    Lounge, Tapas / Small Plates, Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Parking details

    Private Lot

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Owned/operated by

    Women

  • Executive chef

    JUSTIN VEREEN

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Entertainment, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Vegan, Weekend Brunch, Wine

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