Vinnie's Steakhouse and Tavern

4.8
1173 Reviews
$31 to $50
Steakhouse
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 10-40 and banquet packages are available for groups of 16 or more.
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4.9
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JenniferL
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience3

We will be back! We had a great time and the service was phenomenal!!

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vipTobieH
Raleigh
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best steak in Raleigh, by far. Service outstanding!

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RobertL
New England
4 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place to eat. Wonderful attentive service. Definitely will go back.

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AlexaK
Raleigh
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Vinny’s was the perfect spot for our anniversary dinner! Tracy (and the entire staff) were amazing! Kudos chef...we will be back.

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OpenTable Diner
Raleigh
2 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service

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BrandyH
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Went here for my husband's birthday and it was just ok. The bar was very loud and rowdy, the restaurant is old and needed updating, steak was just ok, sides were awesome, got free dessert for his birthday which was just ok, coffee was good, wine was good, server was a bit slow (had to request bread when other tables got it without asking), and it was pretty expensive for just ok food and service.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Great service , food good but overpriced, needs updating inside

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vipmscichi
Raleigh
14 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was excellent!!!

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DonaldW
1 review
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

my wife and I have been dining twice a year at Vinnie's for the past 25 years and have always been treated fantastically, with proper service and great meals. The Saturday night Prime Rib cannot be beaten anywhere and the Italian dishes are superb as well.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My fav restaurant in Raleigh!

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OpenTable Diner
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have been going to Vinnies for many years. It is one of our favorite restaurants in Raleigh

We went the other night with old and good friends and we are happy to say that they continue to be a very excellent steakhouse with good service and good food

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vipDebraB
Raleigh
8 reviews
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We needed a good night out and Vinnie's was GLORIOUS! The steak and lobster dinners were cooked perfectly. The mixed mushrooms in duck fat sooo tasty. The single malt scotch verrryy smooth. And my creme brulee was the best I've had in a long time. Creamy consistency. But the absolute AMAZING surprise was the home-made ice cream - that day's special was Rosemary ice cream, and it was to DIE for. You could smell the aroma, but even more -I cannot say enough about the creamy texture - the chef is a real artist in how that ice cream came out - soft enough to spoon, creamy, perfect flavor. I can't say enough about the meal. Last and most important - the SERVICE - our waitress made the whole dinner a pleasure. Attentive without being intrusive, and she seemed to take as much joy in how we enjoyed our meal as we did. Bottom line, we WILL be back!

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OpenTable Diner
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on March 25, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience5

First time in 20 years a bad experience. Our steaks were way to done after waiting 1.5 hours to get them. Sides were all delicious. Service not as good as usual either. Very disappointed after spending well over 600.00.

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OpenTable Diner
Raleigh
8 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place. We are regulars and this is an outstanding restaurant. Not only are their steaks fabulous but they serve wonderful Italian dishes and great seafood!

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vipigtbjw
Raleigh
8 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great time. Really great food.

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vipJocky
Raleigh
107 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is a rock solid steakhouse. Everything is done right! I recommend highly.
Walter, our server, made our evening delightful.

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vipLoves2eat
Raleigh
123 reviews
Dined on March 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love everything about Vinnie’s! Food, service, ambiance...everything.

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OpenTable Diner
Raleigh
2 reviews
Dined on March 19, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience2

We were seated in the side room which didn’t feel warm. I attribute this to COVID restrictions, but I really don’t understand why you can’t put a flower on the table or at least light a candle

We were dining with another couple. The chicken piccata was delicious and enough to take leftovers home. My husband ordered the Queen filet which was over cooked. He also got $8 worth of French fries (overcooked and unappetizing because there were so many). He enjoyed his salad. One in our group ordered the fried lobster as an appetizer. Again, it was plentiful but fried calabash style with heavy breading. Imagine our surprise when we received our bill and the lobster appetizer was $80.00! This is not a typo—$80 for an appetizer at Vinnies in Raleigh, NC. This was a special and the waitress did not tell us the price. I guess we should have asked and next time we will! Unfortunately, there will not be a next time. We feel like we were deceived by Vinnies. We are all well traveled and enjoy good food and wine all over the world, but this price fir an APPETIZER is absurd.

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ycooks4u
New York Area
24 reviews
Dined on March 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband’s birthday. We have been to Vinnies’ many times it never disappoints. This time everyone was especially friendly and we had many fun chats with all the wait staff. They were busy but just happy to be busy. Thursday nights is half price wine so we splurged and Gita really nice bottle of wine and a extra one to go home. Love this place.

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CyndieG
1 review
Dined on March 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

We recently visited Vinnie's (for the first time) to celebrate our 30th wedding anniversary. The staff and manager were very welcoming and helped make our evening special. We appreciate the attention to each detail. The food was delicious and cooked to perfection. We will definitely visit them again!

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TonyW
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Hey I was so impressed with your place and I will make it my regular dining place .

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vipOpenTable Diner
Raleigh
9 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a phenomenal experience!!!

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vipAmyS
New Orleans
3 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was fabulous as always. Tracy, Amy, and the staff take the best care of you! Food was consistently delicious!

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TracyL
Raleigh
2 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Always great food and great service
Service this time was a little slack
Waiter forget things brought things late to table
But still enjoyed it

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OpenTable Diner
Raleigh
2 reviews
Dined on February 24, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

The food was delicious and we had a good time!

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best filets that I’ve had in a while! Excellent side dishes and appetizers, and a great selection of nice wines as a perfect compliment to the meal.

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LYNNL
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband and I went to Vinny’s for his birthday dinner and had a great time. The steak was tender and cooked to perfection. We went on a Tuesday evening and there was quite a crowd.

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Jessm
Raleigh
4 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience4

Steaks were very good but I ordered the petite filet and my husband ordered the king and there was not much of a difference in the size, certainly not compared to the price difference. Everything is extra even the steak sauce. Mashed potatoes were bland. We usually leave restaurants feeling full. Left Vinny’s feeling hungry. For those prices I was expecting more. I’ll stick with Angus Barn for steak in the future. At least they give you a lot with your meal for the price.

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OpenTable Diner
Raleigh
5 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic in every way shape and form. Will be returning, great place for special occasion.

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vipAmyS
New Orleans
4 reviews
Dined on February 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love Vinnies. The staff is amazing and the food is always delicious!

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TonyaB
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on February 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was excellent and service was stellar! I took my 11 year old out for a celebratory dinner and they made us feel very special.

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OpenTable Diner
Raleigh
9 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our favorite restaurant! Great food, wonderful service.

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LDN28501
Raleigh
6 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is a great special occasion place or just a great place for a fine meal. This meal cost us about $100. per person with tip and well worth every penny. One of the finest restaurant meals I've ever had. Great atmosphere, great food and great service. A++++

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful!!

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Susan
Raleigh
12 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always top notch for food and service! While they’re known for their steaks, their specials, from scallops to rack of lamb are always on point!

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JimmyV
Raleigh
7 reviews
Dined on February 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We frequently Vinnies a bunch! It’s always on point! Food & Service amazing!
Thanks Jimmy V

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vipDawnC
Raleigh
6 reviews
Dined on February 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is absolutely wonderful here. Much better than almost all other places in the area! If you like delicious cocktails, say hi to Jules at the bar! She is one of the best!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Raleigh
6 reviews
Dined on February 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our "go to" neighborhood night out spot. Food, service, and atmosphere great everytime. Amy & Co always make us feel special.

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vipAngelaS
Raleigh
2 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous as always. The fried lobster & jumbo lump crab appetizers were
amazing & portion size is definitely enough to share. The Jules of the Nile is a can't miss cocktail. Service is exceptional. One of my favorite spots in Raleigh.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on January 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We took our employee for dinner for her birthday and had a great experience across the board. The service was great, management was very attentive and detail oriented, and the food was amazing!

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Vinnie's Steakhouse and Tavern is rated 4.8 stars by 1173 OpenTable diners.

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