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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.

7440 Six Forks Road
Raleigh, NC 27615
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Dining Style:
Fine Dining

Cuisines:
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

Cross Street:
Sawmill / Mourning Dove

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(919) 847-7319

Website:
http://www.vinniessteakhouse.com/

Parking Details:
Covered, drive-through portico for convenient drop-offs and pickups during bad weather. Plenty of parking in front and on side.

Executive Chef:
Tom Armstrong

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.

Vinnie's Steakhouse and Tavern Ratings and Reviews

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4.7

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4.8

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4.4

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4.1

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93% would recommend it to a friend

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Notable Wine List (11)
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Fit for Foodies (7)
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·Dined 6 days ago

Service and food is always fantastic! Love eating at Vinnie's

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries
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vip
 (Raleigh)·Dined on November 26, 2017

We have been going to Vinnie's since it opened many years ago. It really is consistently one of the best steakhouses in Raleigh though its menu over time has expanded to many non-steak entrees. We like its atmosphere, the attentiveness of the wait staff, and the consistency of the quality of the food. In this area, there is always a tendency to compare steak restaurants to the Angus Barn. Vinnie's holds it own with the Barn quite well. In many ways it is better because of its size and because you don't feel like you are an assembly line. We remember the late original owners Rose and Dusty Anderson very fondly. The current owners have done a good job in continuing what they started.

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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on November 26, 2017

Price too high for product. Poor ambience for date night. Won’t go back.

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·Dined on November 18, 2017

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.

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 (Raleigh)·Dined on November 17, 2017

Vinnie's never disappoints. Old school steakhouse with its dark wood paneling, low light, regulars abound, everyone knows everyone and treats newcomers and regulars like family. The steaks are bar none... no better steak exists in Raleigh... the quality and execution far exceeds that of the popular Angus Barn. Service is always impeccable and attentative. Vinnie's has been a regular haunt for my family since 1990 and will continue for many years to come.

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·Dined on November 16, 2017

Service was excellent! Our steaks were cooked to perfection! We have
celebrated here many times. Amy, the restaurant manager always
checks as well to see if you have what you need.
Garey R. Cooke

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Local Ingredients, Good for Groups, Pre/post Theatre
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vip
 (Raleigh)·Dined on November 15, 2017

Excellent food, superb wait staff, and warm and inviting environment!

Tags: Hot Spot, Creative Cuisine, Vibrant Bar Scene, Local Ingredients, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies
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·Dined on November 12, 2017

The food was amazing! We had a great time. Can't wait to go back again. We all loved it.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Special Occasion
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·Dined on November 12, 2017

As always the food is is top notch. The service was and is always excellent. The waiter was very helpful and patient and I never felt rushed. The wine we ordered was also excellent.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List
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vip
 (Raleigh)·Dined on November 11, 2017

We had only one complaint. My husband and I both got the Caesar salad, which is ordinarily superb there, but this time it had very little taste. It was maybe an “off” night for whoever prepared the salads. Everything else was wonderful, as always.

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 (Raleigh)·Dined on October 27, 2017

Another great meal and experience! This is definitely our "go to" restaurant when we want a fine dining experience

Tags: Good for Groups, Comfort Food, Bar Seating
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 (Raleigh)·Dined on October 24, 2017

36th Anniversary

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·Dined on October 21, 2017

I always enjoy our meals at Vinnie’s. Great food, service, and atmosphere.

Tags: Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Good for a Date
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 (Raleigh)·Dined on October 20, 2017

Great food, service and atmosphere! Vinnie's never disappoints!!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Bar Seating, Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays, Fun
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 (Raleigh)·Dined on October 19, 2017

We had a wonderful experience! Food was so amazing! Will definitely go back.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Romantic, Cozy, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List, Sunday Lunch, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals
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·Dined on October 19, 2017

Food was Excellent, very good would recommend it. Good location and parking provided

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive
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·Dined on October 18, 2017

We were celebrating our Anniversary. Amy made our dining experience wonderful as always! This is one of our favorite places to celebrate! See you next week.

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 (Raleigh)·Dined on October 15, 2017

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.

Tags: Casual, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Bar Seating
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 (Raleigh)·Dined on October 11, 2017

We come to Vinnie's for almost every special occasion. Birthdays, anniversaries, all of it. Our favorite steakhouse in Raleigh!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Worth the Drive, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List, Paleo Friendly, Cozy, Bar Seating, Good for Anniversaries, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for a Date, Romantic, Business Meals
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vip
 (Raleigh)·Dined on October 7, 2017

Very disappointed. Wine was so over priced, service was poor. From all the reviews we expected so much more.

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 (New Orleans)·Dined on October 6, 2017

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!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Business Meals, Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries, Notable Wine List
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 (Raleigh)·Dined on October 4, 2017

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.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Happy Hour, Creative Cuisine, Local Ingredients, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Raleigh)·Dined on October 4, 2017

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

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vip
 (Raleigh)·Dined on October 1, 2017

Awesome as usual, was celebrating a promotion, and was speaking to Amy. Next thing we know a surprise. Thanks Amy your the best!!

Tags: Romantic
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 (Charlotte)·Dined on September 28, 2017

Vinnie’s seems like it needs a shot of geritol. Food not spectacular. House salad cold and good. Ribeye just average. Needs some spark. Restaurant not full of people.

Tags: Business Meals
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on September 20, 2017

First time visitor. We really enjoyed the food, ambiance and service. It was a perfect choice for our business dinner. I would go again if I visited Raleigh again.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (Raleigh)·Dined on September 14, 2017

The food was excellent. Steak..perfectly done as ordered. (medium rare)...great pinot noir, key lime pie perfect. Attentive waiter. Perfect evening

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Comfort Food, Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays
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 (Raleigh)·Dined on September 9, 2017

Vinnies was very good and no one gets 5 stars as there is room for improvement for any restaurant. I would definitely eat here again.....

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Great Beer
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vip
 (Atlanta)·Dined on September 1, 2017

Food was excellent and service was even better. Third visit and excellent each time.

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 (Raleigh)·Dined on September 1, 2017

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.

Tags: Bar Seating
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 (Raleigh)·Dined on September 1, 2017

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.

Tags: Fun, Good for Birthdays, Great for Outdoor Dining, Local Ingredients, Good for a Date, Great Beer, Neighborhood Gem, Bar Seating, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Worth the Drive, Quiet Conversation, Cozy, Seasonal, Authentic, Pre/post Theatre
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 (Raleigh)·Dined on August 18, 2017

Vinnie's is our favorite restaurant and we are treated like family. We love the atmosphere, servers, food and the feeling of coming home. You can't go wrong.

Tags: Special Occasion, Romantic
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 (Raleigh)·Dined on August 15, 2017

My husband and I always have a great meal. Food very consist.

Tags: Good for Groups, Authentic, Healthy, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date
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·Dined on August 12, 2017

We love Vinnie's food and ambience. We celebrate many special events at Vinnie's.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays
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vip
 (Raleigh)·Dined on August 11, 2017

Our meals were FANTASTIC--we eat out 3-4 times a week Vinnie's has a GREAT STEAK!

Tags: Business Meals, Good for Anniversaries, Hot Spot, Happy Hour, Good for Groups
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 (Raleigh)·Dined on August 11, 2017

We love the friendly, relaxed atmosphere. The chef prepares the tried and true dishes but also offers very creative dishes in the specials. Wonderful place.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies, Cozy
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 (Louisville)·Dined on August 10, 2017

Fantastic! Excellent food and service.

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 (Raleigh)·Dined on August 8, 2017

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.

Tags: Romantic, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Local Ingredients
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vip
 (Raleigh)·Dined on August 4, 2017

Best restaurant in Raleigh and we dine out all the time.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Quiet Conversation, Seasonal, Special Occasion
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·Dined on July 29, 2017

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.

Tags: Business Meals, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date
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