The semi-annual Triangle Restaurant Week is back Mon., Jan. 24 through Sun., Jan.30 and we are ready to devour. 🍴
This celebration of culinary excellence showcases the Triangle’s premier restaurants + offers meal deals for one week only. There are 22 participating eateries in Raleigh, offering specials like three-course dinners and lunch options for fixed, discounted prices — allowing Raleighites to dine great quality for a portion of the price.
Things to know before you go:
No reservations, tickets or passes are required to participate. Pricing for the event is $15 a person for a three-course lunch, and $25-$40 a person for a 2- or 3-course dinner. Prices do not not include beverages, tax, or gratuity. Some restaurants require the whole table to participate so bring some hungry friends.
After exploring Raleigh’s Restaurant Week menus, we picked 10 spots we think you should consider checking out. Pro tip: Make a reservation if you can. If the offers below don’t suit your fancy, click here to take a peek at all of the restaurants participating around the Triangle (pst, there 100+). Tuck in your napkins and get ready to feast. 🍽️
Anise Pho, 222 Glenwood Ave.
- We can not think of anything more inviting on a cold day than warm pho — cooked with fresh, local ingredients. Cozy up with this $20 three-course meal deal. Must have: bubble tea, pot stickers + Vietnamese noodle soup-pho. 🍲
Caffe Luna, 128 E Hargett St.
- This historic Raleigh building is authentic enough to make you feel like you’re in Italy with its Tuscan Flair. For the three-course $25 dinner deal we recommend the Rigatoni a Matriciana with spicy tomato sauce.
Coquette Brasseriez, 4351 The Cir At North Hills St.
- Lunch + dinner
- Walk into this French dream of a restaurant + leave with a happy palate. They are offering a wide spread for lunch ($25) and dinner ($40). We recommend warming up with the leek and potato soup and pan-seared flounder.
NOFO, 2014 Fairview Rd.
- Add this quirky, Piggly Wiggly-turned-upscale-southern-eatery to your list. Pick from three appetizers, four entrees, and two desserts to create your perfect three-course dinner for $30. Pro tip: Visit the market above the cafe for specialty foods and NC favorites.
Oro, 301 Fayetteville St.
- This chic but casual restaurant, located in the PNC building, is bringing all of the city vibes. Running a deal of a $40 three-course meal, you can’t beat it for the ambience and high-end menu items. Try this: sesame braised pork loin with garlic kimchee.
Sitti, 137 Wilmington St.
- Check out this Lebanese menu chalk full of gluten-free and vegan options. We recommend trying the avocado hummus, shrimp kabob + flourless chocolate torte for the $30 dinner special.
SmokeStacks Cafe, 599-501 Lane St.
- If you’re looking for some good ol’ southern cuisine (but make it upscale with craft smoked meats), then you won’t want to miss this $35 three-course dinner deal. Must haves: deviled eggs (topped with a house-made pork rind), roasted beet and goat cheese salad + shrimp and grits.
Taverna Agora, 320 Hillsborough St.
- Lunch + dinner
- Soak up the winter sun on the award winning picture perfect patio. Too cold for the patio? The restaurant and bar downstairs offers a traditional Greek atmosphere complete with blue buffalo plaid tablecloths. Take advantage of the 2-course lunch menu ($15) and the 3-course dinner menu ($30). Try this: chef soup of the day, carved Greek spiced leg of lamb + baklava cheesecake.
Vidrio, 500 Glenwood Ave.
- Taste NC Restaurant & Lodging Association’s top chef of the year Saif Rahman’s three-course dinner for $30 — put us down for the Moroccan beef skewers, coq au vin (chicken leg & thigh, pomme puree, mirepoix) + beignets for dessert, please. Most of the food is sourced from NC farms and butchers.
Wye Hill, 201 S Boylan Ave.
- Two words: skyline view. When you are done drooling over our beautiful city from the patio, take advantage of a $30 three-course dinner. The fried chicken sandwich with pickle-brined chicken thigh, bacon-port jam + house pimento cheese is a southern masterpiece. 🌃