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About Vinnie's Steakhouse and Tavern
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.
Raleigh, NC 27615
Steakhouse, Seafood, Southern
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
Sawmill / Mourning Dove
$31 to $50
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Covered, drive-through portico for convenient drop-offs and pickups during bad weather. Plenty of parking in front and on side.
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
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.
Vinnie's Steakhouse and Tavern Ratings and Reviews
Did not care for the waiter. He had to ask us what drinks we ordered again.Food was not hot,myvegtables were cold. Had to ask him for more rolls. Made a face when one of us asked to bring a vegetable home.Since there was six in are group he automatically got a 20% tip that he did not deserve.
Vinnie's is a primarily a very good steakhouse with locally sourced seafood per season and availability. Wait staff is attentive without being intrusive. We began with oysters in the half-shell (from Pamlico Sound in NC) and our party had steaks with one opting for crab-cakes. We had desserts ranging from creme brulee` to key lime pie...all were excellent.
My husband and I were celebrating our anniversary so decided to go to Vinnie's for a lovely dinner. This is a restaurant where you dine, not just eat.
The server took time to get our orders to perfection. I wish I had noted his name as he was a bonus to our experience! All of the staff was friendly and courteous. We were seated in a room to the side of the main dining room which was fine with us as it felt quieter and a bit more private.
Our salads were fresh , nicely prepared and a generous size. Both of us had filet mignon. The menu offers three sizes so it is easy to customize to your appetite. I asked for medium and it was done to medium perfection. My husband, who is very fussy about the doneness of his steak, was also pleased. The filets were flavorful without being overly seasoned. You are given an impressive steak knife but a butter knife would suffice, the meat is so tender.
The sides are generous enough to share. We chose an au gratin potato and sautéed broccoli. Nothing super inventive about either side but done nicely.
We shared a dessert special, carrot cake with cream cheese and bacon frosting. The cake had a light, spongy texture. The frosting was smooth, creamy and yummy! Definitely worth the calorie splurge!
Vinnie's is our destination of choice for a special evening for two special friends. This has become a regular event now for several years and we are always pleased. The restaurant is relatively small so there is a certain intimate atmosphere. The bartender always remembers our drinks from visit to visit and is super friendly. The waiter was new but was exceptionally helpful and attentive. And finally the food was excellent. The featured seafood was sea bass and it was very good. Desserts are sinfully good. All in all, it is where we choose to spend a special evening every chance we get. We'll be heading back again very soon.
As always Vinnies is all around fantastic. I can never say enough about how Good the food is. Our waiter was great but new. The only thing about our waiter is he didn't tell us about the specials which didn't matter because I was getting steak no matter what
Disappointed this time. My filet was very dry, the house salad came with onions mixed into the greens which were very strong and not appropriate for a salad.
The butter and sour cream came surrounded by bacon and scallions which made it impossible to just have butter and sour cream. Tried to scrape of bacon and onions, which didn't work at all, so asked for aserving of only butter, etc.
Do not remember the salad and condiments as being a problem last time. Also, the previous steak was very good. That was the reason we chose to go back to Vinnies to celebrate our 49th anniversary.
Also did not appreciate our waiter upselling us on our liquor choice and portion size of my husband's steak.
We will not return.
Once again, Vinnie's does not disappoint. From the cocktails to the appetizers to dinner to dessert. Start to finish was simply enjoyable and a perfect atmosphere and ambiance for enjoying wonderful food and conversation. This was a dinner for two, but I've had a meal here with a large party (10-12) and it was excellent then too. Love this local Steakhouse - the best in Raleigh. Consistent and delicious.
Vinnie's is always our neighborhood favorite restaurant when we want to celebrate! The service, cocktails, wine list, and creative dishes, often made with local produce, are excellent. I love the seasonal specials. Our smoked tuna salad which we shared as an appetizer was absolutely delicious. My ahi tuna was perfectly not cooked, just as I like it. My husband's fresh fish from Local's seafood market was equally delectable. I know Vinnie's has always been well known for its steaks, but the seafood and desserts are just as perfect. We are so lucky to have this fine restaurant in North Raleigh.
We have enjoyed Vinnie's since 1996. We go there for special occasions such as anniversaries and birthdays and special treats. The welcome, food, staff, and service is as good as it gets. On this occasion, my wife's birthday, Cat provided exceptionally professional, friendly, and courteous service. We will continue to enjoy Vinnie's in the future.
This was our second time visiting Vinnie's and it didn't disappoint. Our waiters name was "Kent" and he was very professional with an excellent knowledge of everything on the menu. To start we ordered the spinach and artichoke dip as an appetizer. This was delivered fast and hot! The spinach dip was very good as the artichokes didn't overwhelm the dip as in some other places. Very nice. We then ordered our dinner. We both had the Filet Mignon wrapped in bacon. I had butterbeans and fried okra and Ceasar salad as my sides. My wife had the Mashed Sweet Potatos and the house salad as her sides. They had a mixup in the back and my steak wasn't quite ready when it came time to serve so I was given a complementary Shrimp Cocktail appetizer which was very very good. I loved the cocktail sauce they use. So it wasn't long before the meal arrived and our steaks were cooked to perfection. And I have to say as a true southerner that the butter beans were the best I have ever eaten. They were seasoned with a reduced bacon grease and other seasonings that made them incredibly delicious. The okra I can say the same for. Very crisp but not heavy on the batter. They are sliced much thinner than most restaurants do and they were perfect. Nice and crunchy with a great okra flavor that wasn't overwhelmed by the batter. The steak, well it is a Filet Mignon after all and the bacon wrapped around it was cooked to perfection. As was the steak ( we both ordered medium.) Mine was smothered in Mushrooms and I could have make a meal out of them by themselves. The steak was cooked evenly all the way through just as I ordered and had a buttery smooth flavor. My wife's steak was the same as mine and her mashed sweet potatoes she said were cooked well and had an excellent flavor. Plenty of butter but again it was just right. There was nothing that I would suggest needed improving. The staff are all extremely well mannered and again our waiter, Kent was the best we have encountered. 5 Stars