Vinnie's Steakhouse and Tavern

4.8
1238 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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93% of people would recommend it to a friend
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ScottB
Raleigh
7 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall4food3service4ambience4

I like Vinnies…I do…but the prices are unreasonable. $48 for four scallops and polenta cake. I can make that for $10 at home. Not impressive considering this was “the special”

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JohnB
Orlando
4 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Expensive but each course was excellent. Filet cooked perfectly. Seasoned with s/p only. Excellent cut. Tomato salad shined. Just be prepared to spend $$$.

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RMyer
Raleigh
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Steak was Phenomenal. Took my boyfriend here for birthday dinner on recommendation and we’ll be back.

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JordanG
Raleigh
4 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Sign of a great restaurant...Consistency. Vinnie's delivers over and over. You can always count them for on an excellent meal.

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Ruprock
Raleigh
3 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic dining experience. The food at Vinnie's Steakhouse and Tavern is always perfect. Salads are crisp and the dressings homemade and fresh (we recommend the chopped salad). Oysters on the half shell rival ones that you can get at the beach. Entrees were cooked perfectly. Steaks are fantastic, we recommend the Gouda potatoes and the butter beans as sides to share. We were all too full for the blueberry dessert, but will be getting that next time! We strongly recommend. We sat outside for some quiet conversation and the fans helped to keep us cool in the July heat.

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CWHJr
Pinehurst
7 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

ALWAYS above excellent.

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vipSteveb461
San Francisco
36 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great for a special occasion ... the service and food are both phenomenal.

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Margie
Raleigh
13 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a pleasure. We celebrated four July Family birthdays very attentive staff and what fun!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Michael was our waiter. He was attentive, didn’t rush us and was friendly yet professional. He was very good.
It was our 50th Wedding Anniversary, they made it a very memorable evening.
And.. they gave us a complimentary dessert to continue our celebration.
Wonderful restaurant. Wonderful service.
In the past, when we owned our own business, we entertained our staff here for their Christmas party on several occasions. It was a wonderful experience then too.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on July 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always delicious food with exceptional service!!!!

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SusanH
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

The oysters were very good. Unfortunately my strip steak was disappointing. A bit dry, ordered medium rare, a bit over cooked, and under seasoned. It was not the succulent meat I had previously enjoyed. The rest of the food ordered was very good. The service was not as smooth as one would expect at an expensive restaurant.

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MikeM
1 review
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall2food2service5ambience3

The waitress was extremely nice she was great. But that was the only good thing about this experience. Steak was cooked perfectly but it was fatty and very bland tasted like card board. I even order the holendiase sauce. In fact I didn’t even finish it or take it home and I paid 250.00 for the dinner. So that should tell you how good the food is. The oysters had good taste but not enough crackers, I could have ask for more but again for $250.00 a dinner I should not have to. We did not complain it was our anniversary. So my wife & I did laugh and enjoy our time. We made the most of it. We started dinner at 8:30 and did not get our main course until 9:45. But We got to witness a car wreck. And we did have drinks however for the price I would be back....maybe if the price was more around 25-30 per plate. I wish I had went to Sullivan’s steak house that place is the best!!!!!!!!!

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ValerieG
Baltimore
12 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Family reunion - first time my daughter snd her family have visited since February 2020. Our waiter’s name was Walter. He was a phenomenal server, patient and answered every question that we asked of him. We had a wonderful meal and enjoyed the experience.

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vipjeffreyr
Detroit
4 reviews
Dined on June 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always excellent

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NormallyNotCritical
Raleigh
39 reviews
Dined on June 24, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Had to move to another table, which was in a room that had a musty smell.

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Millie
Raleigh
2 reviews
Dined on June 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a wonderful place to celebrate our anniversary. Vinnie's always is excellent.

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Lite
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on June 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Vinnie’s is a family favorite for all special events and they never fail. Steaks are incredible and always consistent. The specials are always tasty options. There is always a great set of seafood options and I really enjoyed the Mahi mahi with the herbed Risoto this time around.

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TonyB
Raleigh
3 reviews
Dined on June 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First it was so enjoyable to sit in a restaurant and not experience any evidence of the damnable virus that has permeated so many aspects of our lives for the past 15 months.
Vinnie's sets a high bar and they exceeded it last night, from the hostess that seated us all the way to the end of the evening - a first rate dining adventure!
Would especially like to cite our server, Shannon. She provided great guidance for food & wine selections and struck just the right balance between present when we needed her without ever drawing unnecessary attention to herself. Well done Shannon!
Looking forward to my next visit and having the aged beef back on the menu.

DB
vipDebraB
Raleigh
12 reviews
Dined on June 19, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

The lobster and steaks are perfection, the Oysters Rockefeller, delicious and generous, and the home-made ice cream is DIVINE!

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vipJaneK
Raleigh
6 reviews
Dined on June 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a wonderful dining experience. Delicious food from appetizer to dessert.

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Tracie
Wilmington
2 reviews
Dined on June 18, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Fantastic food and service as always! We love this place!

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vipBethany
Raleigh
8 reviews
Dined on June 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Special Father’s Day dinner that exceeded expectations!!

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RichardL
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on June 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent food and service. My wife and I enjoyed our anniversary dinner and will definitely be back.

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OpenTable Diner
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on June 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was top notch. Chef came out to check on us!
Service, food, experience.... phenomenal!!!

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joep
Raleigh
11 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding as always! Can’t say enough of the service and quality of the food!!

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MikeO
Charleston
2 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great evening, great dinner.

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Larry
Charleston
1 review
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We chose this after searching for a nice restaurant for a birthday celebration and found many restaurants already booked. Glad they were because we were able to book Vinnies two days before arrival and found ourselves sitting in a quiet, classic nice smaller dining room, with a very attentive staff and excellent food from an extensive menu. Very happy with the choice.

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CMBEI
1 review
Dined on June 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The staff was exceptionally accommodating considering I had to change our reservation time for a party of six. That along with the delicious food will definitely bring us back!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Vinnie’s never disappoints, our go to for the best meal in Raleigh.

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AnnaM
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on June 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service. Favorite restaurant for special occasions.

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vipSALT
New England
62 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

All good, however IMO overpriced compared to comparable steakhouses

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vipOpenTable Diner
Charleston
2 reviews
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall3food5service5ambience5

Amazing. Food was delicious. Drinks were stiff. Staff was lovely.

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vipBobFl
Raleigh
63 reviews
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience3

One expensive steak was overdone while a second steak was perfect. Did not send back due to slow service and not wanting to watch others eat while I waited. Fish was too salty. Very costly for what we got. Not up to their, usually, high standards.

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vipJocky
Raleigh
111 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Vinnie’s never disappoints! They are always hitting on all cylinders.

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vipMeterMan2
Charleston
80 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server, Omar, was incredible! Great food! Tuesday night half priced wine!!

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vipSpreener
Raleigh
74 reviews
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always an outstanding experience from the friendly greeting to the front of the house holding the door on the way out. Steaks were solid, sides and salads excellent and wine/cocktails on point. Service remains best in class and this neighborhood gems keeps bringing us back!

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viphate2cook
Raleigh
11 reviews
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Fantastic steak, scallops, and mahi special! My husband loves the baked potato and the key lime pie is the best in town! Very good service, only negative was that it tended to get noisy. But after pandemic, that was not really too bad!

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SteveE
1 review
Dined on May 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

excellent steak and sides. service was second to none.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Raleigh
8 reviews
Dined on May 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Enjoyed dinner last night with great friends and business partners. Food was absolutely delicious, and the service was superb. From opening cocktails through appetizers and the main course to dessert and coffee, Chef Tom and the staff provided a delightful evening.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on May 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our dinner experience at Vinnie’s was exceptional. The service made dinner pleasure and the food was well prepared.

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Vinnie's Steakhouse and Tavern is rated 4.8 stars by 1238 OpenTable diners.

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