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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
We had a fantastic experience. It was my boyfriend's birthday and we had driven down from Virginia Beach to spend the night in Raleigh. I actually had another reservation at a different restaurant, but last minute changed my mind out of worry; restaurants have great reviews sometimes but we can have terrible experiences. But I'm very glad I decided on Vinnie's. The food was delicious! It was true perfection, and our server was attentive and lively. I wish I could remember his name, he really took care of our table. The only complaint I would have is that I made a reservation and our table wasn't ready, which is important considering we drove down just for the night and don't have all that much time to wait. A couple that walked in before us had stated that they were early and made a reservation for half an hour after us, yet they got seated about 5 minutes before us anyway. We were waiting past our reservation time and we had to actually walk up and ask them if they were ready yet. I still liked the table we got, in the corner and private. I definitely will come back next time I am in the area.
We hosted a business dinner at Vinnie's and the restaurant did not disappoint! The atmosphere was perfect, the server was knowledgeable and attentive while the food was just as what we expected. I will be certain to use Vinnie's in the future for other business dinners.
Vinnie's has increased all menu prices by at least 25-33%. In the past, it was a good value for steak and seafood with a romantic, cozy ambience. Now it is as expensive as Angus Barn, and therefore not recommended for an average date night. Sadly, we will not be returning anytime soon.
We had Oysters Rockefeller, which were some of the best we’ve ever had. My husband had the house salad and I had the lettuce wedge. Each one was a meal in itself. My husband had the New York Strip, which was tender and cooked to perfection. I opted to have the shrimp cocktail as my entree, and the shrimp were huge and cooked perfectly. Vinnie’s does a great job, not only with their steaks, but with their seafood as well.
We keep returning to Vinnie's for special evenings and once again we were not disappointed. Had drinks in the bar before dinner. Bartender always attentive and courteous and remembers our favorite wine from previous visits. Once seated, our waiter was prompt and informative. We were well attended all evening by our waiter without being intrusive. The appetizer was great. The filet mignon was excellent and cooked as ordered. The featured side item were very tasty and paired well with the steaks. We capped it off with a delicious dessert. I especially like Vinnie's as a place where its possible to have a quiet private conversation with your companion. A great place for couples.
Food and service were excellent. Our Chateaubriand was cooked petfectly, and the wine was perfectly paired. Our dinner was on the expensive side but was a bit below the cost of similar food at peer restaurants. I would especially recommend Vinnie’s for special ocassions, in this case my 72nd Birthday.
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.
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 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.
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
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