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90 Raleigh / Durham / Chapel Hill Restaurants to Love This Valentine's Day

Whether your idea of a good time is a fancy, festive dinner out or cold sesame noodles and binge-watching on the couch, we're here to help you find it—since the greatest love of all is the love of food. Dig in.

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49 Restaurants
Updated 06 February 2019
Restaurants:42nd Street Oyster Bar, Rey's, Lucky 32 Southern Kitchen - Cary
Price Range:$$ - $$$
Cuisines:Seafood, Steakhouse, American
Neighborhoods:Raleigh, Cary
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42nd Street Oyster Bar

$$$$
Seafood
Raleigh
4.6
5012 reviews
We always enjoy our dinner at 42nd St.! Great service and the scallops were our table’s favorite! We had a table of 8 and everything went super smooth!

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Rey's

$$$$
Steakhouse
Raleigh
4.7
4069 reviews
We went to Rey's for the first time to celebrate our anniversary. We had an excellent time and couldn't be happier with the experience! The food was well presented and very tasty! Our waiter, Brian along with the rest of the staff, was very attentive, personable and made sure everything was satisfactory. Food came out in a timely fashion. We were never rushed with the courses of the meal. The owner even came up to us, several times during the meal, and made sure we were happy with the meal. We had a great time from the minute we walked in the door until we left. Highly recommended and we will be back again!

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Lucky 32 Southern Kitchen - Cary

$$$$
American
Cary
4.7
4477 reviews
Service was great, food was delicious (campfire trout and Dijon glazed salmon). We were out on the patio towards the back and traffic noise was not an issue.

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kō•än

$$$$
Southeast Asian
Cary
4.8
726 reviews
Every time we've eaten here, we are so impressed! The wait staff is excellent and the food is fabulous. Cauliflower, gyoza, and lobster buns small plates are always a hit! Thai red curry and Korean BBQ are our favorites. Our last business meal was topped off with an excellent small sweet at the end of the meal from the chef.

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Firebirds Wood Fired Grill - Raleigh

$$$$
American
Raleigh
4.5
2516 reviews
Enjoyable night out and the food was very good! Big portions and the drinks were strong

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Parizade

$$$$
Mediterranean
Durham
4.6
2781 reviews
Excellent waitstaff and food

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Brewery Bhavana

$$$$
Brewery
Raleigh
4.9
3123 reviews
Brewery Bhavana is a fun place to take people who've never been before - those in from out of town etc. It has a unique environment and EXCELLENT food. Great choices. With a big group, try telling the waiter to bring the dim sum choices the or she recommends. You want be disappointed. There will be something for everyone. A fun, delicious experience.

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Gonza Tacos y Tequila - Downtown Raleigh

$$$$
Mexican
Raleigh
4.8
536 reviews
We had a really good time with my friends. The food was delicious and the service was really good!

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Sullivan's Steakhouse - Raleigh

$$$$
Steakhouse
Raleigh
4.5
4341 reviews
Great meal

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Firebirds Wood Fired Grill - Morrisville

$$$$
American
Morrisville
4.4
1232 reviews
Everything was perfect for our birthday party - big thanks to Caithlyn our waitress, who made our experience awesome! Food was delicious, definitely coming back

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Elements

$$$$
Fusion / Eclectic
Chapel Hill
4.7
2074 reviews
We went to Elements for our anniversary celebration dinner The food was delicious, the presentation was beautiful, service was excellent. We look forward to eating there again & will highly recommend Elements to family & friends

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Bida Manda Restaurant and Bar

$$$$
Asian
Raleigh
4.7
3303 reviews
I can't eat onions or garlic anymore, and asked our waiter to check with the kitchen to see what I could eat. He was very accommodating, and the three of us ordered one appetizer and two entrees to share. I especially liked the Pad Thai, and wish I'd ordered an extra to take home for lunch the next day. My only complaint was that we were seated right next to a very large group, and it was hard to hear what was said at our table.

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Ruth's Chris Steak House - Durham

$$$$
Steakhouse
Durham
4.6
1642 reviews
Excellent meal! Everything was served at perfect temperature and was delicious.

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Seasons 52 - Raleigh

$$$$
Steakhouse
Raleigh
4.7
1734 reviews
Food was excellent! Service was on point! We love going to Seasons 52 whenever we want to relax and be pampered. I’ve never had anything I didn’t enjoy, but especially love the Chilean Sea Bass!!

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Caffe Luna

$$$$
Italian
Raleigh
4.6
2159 reviews
Very good food and food selection at a reasonable price. Wait staff was also very good and the ambience of the restaurant is terrific.

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Tupelo Honey - Raleigh

$$$$
Southern
Raleigh
4.6
3110 reviews
Fresh from scratch and delicious. The biscuits are out of this world!

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Vin Rouge

$$$$
French
Durham
4.8
3836 reviews
Excellent service and a wonderful meal. Amazing fresh oysters and delicious entrees . A truly special night!

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Maximillians Grill & Wine Bar

$$$$
Contemporary American
Cary
4.8
761 reviews
Our new favorite place. The entire staff is very friendly and accommodating. Ribeyes are wonderful. Highly recommend.

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Firebirds Wood Fired Grill - Durham

$$$$
American
Durham
4.4
1463 reviews
Dinner was very good. I had ribs which I think are the best around. The service was great and our waitress gave us great service and she was very knowledgeable. We will go back again.

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Jimmy V's Osteria + Bar - Downtown Raleigh

$$$$
Italian
Raleigh
4.2
671 reviews
Robyn is an extraordinary waitress!

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Azitra

$$$$
Indian
Raleigh
4.8
1115 reviews
Booked a dinner seating with Open Table and the restaurant was ready for us when we arrived. Our waiter, Sonny, was pleasant and attentive. We discussed favorite Indian dishes and he made a few recommendations. We ordered the octopus, mango-peppercorn lamb, and veggie in cashew-pomegranate sauce. The food was well prepared, very good flavors; we ate the plates clean. Looking forward to a return visit to try a few other dishes. This is an upscale Indian restaurant with a nice selection of food and drink choices. Though a little pricey, definitely a nice dinner out.

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Bahama Breeze - Raleigh

$$$$
Caribbean
Raleigh
4.2
654 reviews
Half price apps is a great value!!!! I wish they would recognize what you are celebrating.

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The Capital Grille - Raleigh

$$$$
Steakhouse
Raleigh
4.8
1973 reviews
We usually go to celebrate various occasions and usually have a wonderful experience. We were there New Year’s Day and yesterday 9/16/22.Per usual the food and service was excellent. Adrian provided excellent service however due to the noise level I could barely hear him. It was our anniversary and we really looked forward to this dinner but I was disappointed that the dress code has been relaxed a bit much. We saw too many guys dressed as if it was an athletic event and females dressed as if it was a night club. Too many body parts exposed!! We will never make reservations after 6pm on a Friday or Saturday again 😩

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Gravy

$$$$
Italian
Raleigh
4.4
3190 reviews
Great service, food and atmosphere!

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Bin 54 Steak & Cellar

$$$$
Steakhouse
Chapel Hill
4.8
1453 reviews
Great birthday dinner. Every thing was excellent except the foie gras mousse which was on special that evening, but was bitter and could not be eaten. The sommelier was excellent in her discussion of wines and took back an opened bad bottle at no charge. All the steaks were perfectly prepared as ordered and the crab cakes were excellent. Can’t wait to return, clearly the best restaurant in Chapel Hill and Durham.

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Il Palio

$$$$
Italian
Chapel Hill
4.7
1383 reviews
In a world where service, accuracy, and attention to detail are akin to an endangered species it’s a refreshing experience to find all three. Thank you for a wonderful evening.

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Tandem

$$$$
Contemporary American
Carrboro
4.6
1551 reviews
another great evening; our out of town friends were impressed

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Herons

$$$$
American
Cary
4.9
2515 reviews
Carlos was a very good server, and Hannah was knowledgeable about her wines.

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Fleming's Steakhouse - Raleigh

$$$$
Steakhouse
Raleigh
4.7
1603 reviews
Great food and service

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Farina Neighborhood Italian

$$$$
Italian
Raleigh
4.5
676 reviews
Excellent on every level. Will definitely return soon!

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Metro 8 Steakhouse

$$$$
Steakhouse
Durham
4.6
665 reviews
DPAC show Frozen

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Mandolin

$$$$
Southern
Raleigh
4.7
2302 reviews
Some of the best food I’ve ever eaten. Great location and great service.

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Irregardless

$$$$
Vegetarian
Raleigh
4.8
4743 reviews
The gluten free calamari and Brussels sprouts appetizers were amazing!

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Cholanad Restaurant and Bar

$$$$
South Indian
Chapel Hill
4.7
463 reviews
Our son's birthday celebration was perfect! The food was fantastic, the service was exceptional - and that combination made everything perfect. We were able to sit "outside" and enjoy the evening's fresh air. Our server even called me after we left to let me know I'd forgotten my umbrella! We can't wait to go back again!

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Taberna Tapas

$$$$
Tapas / Small Plates
Durham
4.6
1409 reviews
Birthday dinner

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ORO

$$$$
Contemporary American
Raleigh
4.5
1773 reviews
Great food and drinks. Our server Corey made the dining experience enjoyable with his attentiveness and menu suggestions. I would definitely return and ask to be seated in his area. The restaurant is beautiful and clean. The drinks were amazing. We will definitely be adding this to our must go dining spots when entertaining friends and family.

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Bella Monica

$$$$
Italian
Raleigh
4.7
3066 reviews
A favorite to meet friends for dinner. Great attention to gluten free menu and service.

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Sushi Blues Cafe

$$$$
Sushi
Raleigh
4.5
569 reviews
This was our first visit to Sushi Blues Café. Be prepared when you go, it's not your typical sushi spot. They have Christmas lights hanging from the ceiling, old record album covers hanging on the wall and classic oldies playing in the background....we loved it :) We were seated right away and drink orders were taken. They gave us plenty of time to look over their sushi selection (they have a regular menu, but we weren't interested in that this time). They have the traditional sushi and they have their specialties that they created. My wife and I both chose from the specialty line. We liked that they had a big selection of spicy roles. We each selected 2 different roles and took advantage to the BOGO. I read in previous reviews about the length of time to get your food and it did take a little time, but the roles are not pre-made plus they also have a lot to takeout orders. Our food came out and we REALLY enjoyed them. My wife got the Marine and the Fire and Ice. I got the Yummy and the Kevin Keatts. As I said, we were very happy with our selections. Just before we left it started to get pretty busy so we got there at a good time. We don't eat sushi a lot but have been to a few places in the area, but, we both agreed, this is by far the best sushi place we've been to, so check it out.

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Garibaldi Trattoria

$$$$
Italian
Fuquay-Varina
4.4
492 reviews
Weird night but I would return. Inside was a little noisy for a business discussion so we got a nice table outside on a beautiful night. We were assigned a very nice waitress who had a great personality but could not deliver anything quickly or accurately. A glass of wine took forever. I ordered a salad appetizer which never arrived. I was told certain vegetables came with my meal which were incorrect. Two of us ordered Salmon cooked different temperatures. We each got the others but too late after we had started eating. Good news was good quality was excellent, just two out of three got mixed up. Service was extremely attentive but I would have just assumed we saw her less and got our food and drinks quickly and correctly.

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NanaSteak

$$$$
Steakhouse
Durham
4.7
1892 reviews
We were there with a large group to celebrate a birthday. We had an excellent waitress and supporting waitstaff. We ordered a bunch of appetizers for family style sharing and all of them were very good - calamari, ceviche, ribs, shrimp cocktail and baguettes. The filets for dinner were all fantastic as was the prime rib and risotto. Prime rib was spectacular! The Wagyu special wasn’t as good as the other steaks in all honesty but it was fine and everything else was really great. For dessert, apple crumb and carrot cake were the table favorites. Would absolutely eat there again!!

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Venable Rotisserie Bistro

$$$$
Contemporary American
Carrboro
4.7
1010 reviews
Great meal and great service. Really enjoyed our meal.

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Clockwork

$$$$
American
Raleigh
4.2
67 reviews
Great evening with friends spent here. Music was extremely loud, so conversation was tough, however still a good time.

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Manning's Restaurant

$$$$
Southern
Raleigh
4.5
285 reviews
Food and service were impeccable. This was our first time eating here. We will definitely be back!

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Fearrington House Restaurant

$$$$
Contemporary American
Chapel Hill
4.8
1599 reviews
Food is beautifully presented, delicious and imaginative.

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Flask & Beaker

$$$$
Contemporary American
Raleigh
3.8
64 reviews
We just got finished driving from New York and our server was so accommodating and so nice. She asked us if we were okay and got us our order quickly because she knew we were exausted. The food was fresh and very good. Very welcoming after a long journey.

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Jujube

$$$$
Asian
Chapel Hill
4.7
1146 reviews
Great food, great service, helpful customer service with our reservation!

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Plates Kitchen

$$$$
International
Raleigh
4.8
1611 reviews
From the cocktail to the dessert - so delicious. Sitting outside was the best. Server was really great. Getting free parking was perfect. So glad that Plates Kitchen survived COVID.

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On The Square

$$$$
Contemporary American
Tarboro
4.8
1198 reviews
food - so good!!!!

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Blue Corn Cafe

$$$$
Latin American
Durham
4.5
321 reviews
Great place for a quiet, reliably good, fairly diverse Latin American food. Ingredients are local and owners are super. You can have a conversation. And an excellent margarita.

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