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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

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.7

service

4.8

ambience

4.4

value

4.2

Noise

Moderate

92% would recommend it to a friend

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Special Occasion (31)
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Notable Wine List (12)
Cozy (11)
Neighborhood Gem (10)
Fit for Foodies (9)
Bar Seating (8)
Good for Groups (8)
Local Ingredients (7)
Authentic (5)
Casual (5)
Creative Cuisine (5)
Handcrafted Cocktails (5)
Vibrant Bar Scene (5)
Comfort Food (3)
Late-night Find (3)
Pre/post Theatre (3)
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Happy Hour (3)
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Sunday Lunch (2)
People Watching (1)
Afternoon Tea (1)
Great for Brunch (1)
Disabled Access (1)
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Great for Lunch (1)
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·Dined 6 days ago

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.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Authentic, Fun, Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Tasting Menu, Sunday Lunch, Cozy, Quick Bite, Afternoon Tea, Romantic, People Watching, Late-night Find, Great for Lunch, Good for Birthdays, Comfort Food, Afternoon Coffee, Business Meals, Great for Brunch, Casual, Hot Spot, Special Occasion
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·Dined on January 12, 2018

Excellent steaks and seafood. Quality of service and food has remained superb over the years.

Tags: Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Pre/post Theatre, Special Occasion
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·Dined on January 11, 2018

Vinnie’s is an amazing place for any occasion, the food is always cooked perfectly.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Tasting Menu, Worth the Drive, Notable Wine List, Good for a Date, Romantic
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·Dined on January 11, 2018

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.

Tags: Business Meals, Notable Wine List, Good for a Date
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 (Raleigh)·Dined on December 30, 2017

Terrific dining experience, as always. Megan, our server, was outstanding.

Tags: Special Occasion
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·Dined on December 30, 2017

Always a very special dining experience!
The atmosphere is warm and welcoming.
The food and service is consistently excellent!

Tags: Romantic, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Cozy, Authentic
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·Dined on December 30, 2017

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.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic
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 (Raleigh)·Dined on December 30, 2017

The Best restaurant in NC-bar none. Best food, best ambiance and, most importantly, best crew anywhere. Always fabulous; always fun.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Notable Wine List, Good for a Date, Happy Hour, Fit for Foodies, Business Meals, Quiet Conversation, Vibrant Bar Scene
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·Dined on December 28, 2017

We were celebrating our 32nd wedding anniversary. It was fabulous. Great staff, great food, great atmosphere, and great menu. Our server, Megan, was excellent. The food was just like we wanted. Definitely going back.

Tags: Romantic, Cozy, Quiet Conversation, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Gluten Free Options
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 (Raleigh)·Dined on December 22, 2017

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.

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 (Raleigh)·Dined on December 22, 2017

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.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Quiet Conversation, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Casual, Special Occasion, Cozy, Worth the Drive, Late-night Find, Good for Birthdays, Business Meals, Authentic, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for a Date, Local Ingredients, Creative Cuisine
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·Dined on December 20, 2017

The lobster was very disappointing. It was over cooked. You shouldnt need a knife when eating lobster. Very overpriced for the bad cooking quality.

Tags: Happy Hour
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 (Raleigh)·Dined on December 19, 2017

Steaks were great, Megan’s service was excellent, cozy atmosphere, and half price off bottles night (Tuesday) , been dining here for probably close to 30 years!

Tags: Comfort Food, Cozy, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Raleigh)·Dined on December 15, 2017

We’ve been here several times and the experience is always great. The food is delicious and the service is exceptional.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 14, 2017

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.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Romantic, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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·Dined on December 8, 2017

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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 (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 14, 2017

Always great food and atmosphere

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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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