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Date
Thu, 4/19
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10:30 PM
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Vinnie's Steakhouse and Tavern

4.7
693 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Steakhouse
Perfect For:
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for a Date
  • Romantic
Welcome to Vinnie’s Steak House and Tavern, the premiere destination for fine dining in the Triangle since 1987. Independently owned and operated, Vinnie’s proudly serves Certified Angus Beef in a variety of cuts and sizes, featuring Prime New York Strips, Dry Aged Ribeyes and a Bone-In Filet Mignon exclusive to Vinnie’s. Vinnie’s also offers the freshest seafood available, including our Jumbo Cold Water Lobstertails, classic Italian fare, Farmer’s Market vegetables and homemade desserts.

Our display wine cellar houses an extensive selection of wines from around the world and serves as a centerpiece to our intimate and elegant dining room. White linen, vintage leather chairs and sparkling crystal will set the mood for a more than memorable dining experience, no matter what the occasion. For those truly exceptional occasions, Vinnie’s has three private rooms to host special events for groups of 8-80 and banquet packages are available for groups of 20 or more.
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Dining Style
Fine Dining
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Cuisines
Steakhouse, Seafood, Southern
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Hours of operation
Dinner: Tuesday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm
Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm

Bar: Tuesday - Saturday: 4:00pm - til

Closed: Sunday & Monday
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Phone number
(919) 847-7319
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Executive chef
Tom Armstrong
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Sawmill / Mourning Dove
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Parking details
Covered, drive-through portico for convenient drop-offs and pickups during bad weather. Plenty of parking in front and on side.
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Private Dining

For those truly exceptional occasions, let Vinnie's help you create an unforgettable dining experience with our award winning menu and impeccable service. Our three private dining areas can accommodate 6-80 people and banquet packages are available for groups of 20 or more.

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What 693 People Are Saying
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92% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined on April 12, 2018

My husband and I love going there. The food and service are always excellent!

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5.0Dined on April 11, 2018

Up class steakhouse always good service great place was clean

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3.0Dined on April 10, 2018

We have been visiting Vinnie's since 1996; this visit could be characterized as unremarkable. We were seated at the intersection of what seemed the busiest corner in the place despite the fact there was a dozen empty table in the restaurant. We tried to position ourselves away from the aisles. Dinner for my wife and I was flounder. When it arrived I thought that I must have ordered from the kids menu. The portions were thin, small, and overcooked. My wife's potato's were not hot (we were not charged for them). Our waiter and waitress appeared to abandon us so a manager (I think) took over and provided service the best he could. The bill was incorrect; they charged us for alcohol which we didn't have or didn't order. That was corrected. Even the personal touch is gone from Vinnie's. We have gone here for birthday's and anniversaries for the past several years. This visit for our 39th anniversary was no exception and I advised the desk when I made the reservation. In the past the waiter would acknowledge the occasion, this personal touch is gone.

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5.0Dined on April 7, 2018

Great as always!

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5.0Dined on April 6, 2018

Good service and good food. Staff was very friendly and seemed sincere in our enjoying the meal.

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4.0Dined on April 6, 2018

We tried Vinnies for our anniversary. There was nothing negative really. The service was good and the food was good. But there was nothing wow about it. Compared to other restaurants in the area with similar price points, it just wasn’t as worth the money.

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5.0Dined on March 30, 2018

Fine dining and service.
No disappointments, several great surprises.

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4.0Dined on March 30, 2018

Quality food and good service. Nice atmosphere for special occasions.

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5.0Dined on March 27, 2018

Chicken Marsala was delicious! And you can't beat half price wine night!

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5.0Dined on March 24, 2018

Love this place. It is our “go to” restaurant for a special meal and enjoyable evening.

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3.0Dined on March 24, 2018

Hadn't been for umpteen years, wanted a good big steak, decided to give it a shot. Came away very disappointed. Nothing special at all about the steaks or baked potato (a baked potato is a baked potato, I guess). Caesar salad was totally forgettable---small serving of not very appealing lettuce, bland dressing, dry unsavory croutons. My $50 ribeye was nearly as tender as what I can get @ Harris-Teeter & cook on my grill. And on and on.
Server was very pleasant but service (arrival of drinks, platings, etc.) was absolutely ponderous. I like leisurely; I don't like a glacial pace. Clear? For 100 bucks per, I expected more.

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4.0Dined on March 24, 2018

Food was Great! Very expensive. Lots of parking. Friendly service.

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5.0Dined on March 24, 2018

Great food, wonderful way to celebrate anniversary.

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5.0Dined on March 20, 2018

Vinnie's consistently delivers with great food and service. As always Larry did a wonderful job with service.

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5.0Dined on March 17, 2018

Exceptional meal and Walt gave us excellent service

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3.0Dined on March 17, 2018

My husband and I used to eat at Vinnie's once a week, but they raised their prices and cheapened their recipes. If presentation is important at a restaurant that charges exorbitant fees, Vinnie's falls way short. Last night, I ordered a salad and an appetizer. I drank water. My husband had a glass of wine and fried shrimp. The bill was almost ninety dollars. The spinach salad was nothing to write home about and his fried shrimp looked like something from a fast food restaurant.
I still love the ambience, but it will be a long time before we eat there again.

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5.0Dined on March 13, 2018

Great food and atmosphere

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5.0Dined on March 11, 2018

It didn't start of well. There was no hostess at entry and three serves past us without greeting us. That left a bad vibe for us. Other than that this was a nice night out for my friends birthday dinner. The food is really good and the hot crab dip is a favorite. Our waiter Stephen was the best and very knowledgeable about the restaurant and menu. He also made our night awesome.

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5.0Dined on March 11, 2018

Great Food, great service, great people! It was a fantastic evening, as always!

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5.0Dined on March 10, 2018

Perfect as always!

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5.0Dined on March 4, 2018

We came to Vinnies to celebrate my wife's birthday. As always, the food was delicious, the service was great, and we all had a great time. The only downside was a band that was playing out in the courtyard by a different bar. We were near the window in the front room and it was rather loud. I know Vinnie's has no control over that, but if the band is playing and you want a quiet dinner, ask for the main or side rooms, not the front room. Overall, though, always a pleasure.

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4.0Dined on March 3, 2018

I took my wife for her birthday. We were both pleased with the food. I liked my bone-in fillet but next time I would go with the fillet without the bone. Salads were crisp and fresh and but would liked to have cheese on the salad. Key lime pie was perfect as well as the service. I'll be back.

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5.0Dined on March 2, 2018

I’ve had better prime rib. Cheryl’s petite filet was sensational as were the hash browns and Caesar salad . I’ll have the filet next time!

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5.0Dined on February 28, 2018

It was, as always, a great experience… Both food and service were excellent… Absolutely no complaints!

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5.0Dined on February 25, 2018

Great steaks and seafood as well as sides and desserts. Staff is professional and attentive. Highly recommend Vinnies!

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5.0Dined on February 23, 2018

Had a great evening, service and food were excellent.

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5.0Dined on February 22, 2018

Very enjoyable evening. Great staff, food, ambience. Nice and comfortable evening.

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5.0Dined on February 17, 2018

The food was great, the wait staff was great. Besides the belligerent women that was half naked in a bathrobe in the bar, it was a nice place to eat..

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5.0Dined on February 17, 2018

Fantastic as always. We come to Vinnie's for almost every special occasion, it is my favorite restaurant in Raleigh.

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5.0Dined on February 17, 2018

Vinnie's is where we think to go for a special dinner - birthday, Valentine's Day, or just when we want excellent food and service. The service is always top notch and the food is delicious! A bit pricey - but worth it!

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5.0Dined on February 16, 2018

Great Chicken And Steak. Wonderful potatoes. Service and drinks were excellent.

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4.0Dined on February 15, 2018

The main course and dessert were very good. Our dinner ended well.

The waiter bragged on the bisque and I had that. I think it was the worse bisque I ever had, to be fair he also said they were almost out and perhaps mine was a bit scorched or something. I can't really pin down what was bad about it. Generally bisque is a favorite soup for me.

The salad, steak, stuffed potato, trigger fish, and creme brulee were excellent.

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4.0Dined on February 14, 2018

Very good food, a quiet atmosphere in the back dining room. We have frequented Vinnie's for many years off and on and it has changed over the years slightly. Miss the old huge salads!

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5.0Dined on February 14, 2018

Excellent steaks. Mine was underdone and they corrected very quickly and efficiently.

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2.0Dined on February 13, 2018

Unfortunately, I can not recommend. Young hostess needs work on customer service and how to properly interact with guests. Service was VERY slow, and the restaurant was almost empty. Food was fair. Crab cake appetizer was good. My special of the day: triggerfish was extremely dry and salty. I couldn’t finish it. Steaks seemed OK to the other diners. Our waitress was very pleasant. I don’t think the glacial pace of the service was her fault. No offer of anything free for a birthday, when Angus Barn brings you a cake. Will not be back.

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2.0Dined on February 10, 2018

Steak was charred I ordered medium rare came out charred and tough I sent it back only to have the manager bring the same steak back to the table She explained to me that all their steaks were cooked on a flat top , shocker I will not return Do yourself a favor and dine at Rays , Sullivan’s , Ruth cris or even Fleming’s

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5.0Dined on February 10, 2018

Awesome as usual.

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5.0Dined on February 10, 2018

Another excellent meal at Vinnie’s!

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5.0Dined on February 9, 2018

Guys night out - food was great and we had a nice time

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5.0Dined on February 9, 2018

Vinnies never disappoints. The food is amazing, but it’s such a laid back atmosphere that you always feel welcome. Best filet I’ve ever had.. EVER.

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