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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 February 06, 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
5139 reviews
Great for out of town friends and special occasions

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Rey's

$$$$
Steakhouse
Raleigh
4.6
4215 reviews
We love going to Rey's, the place is spectacular, the food is delicious, the staff is super professional, the atmosphere is too fantastic.

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Lucky 32 Southern Kitchen - Cary

$$$$
American
Cary
4.7
4698 reviews
The meal and service was awesome! Our first time visiting the restaurant and we loved it! We will return!

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kō•än

$$$$
Southeast Asian
Cary
4.7
829 reviews
Went to Ko An for Triangle restaurant week. We really liked their selections on the fixed price menu. I appreciated that the mixed drinks could be made without alcohol. From the restaurant week menu, we ordered the root vegetable salad and the dragon roll for our first course. For our second course, we ordered the black tea chicken entrée and the miso udon noodles (spicy!). For our third course, there were two dessert choices, and we sampled both. We enjoyed all of our food choices. They were delicious. Our server was very efficient. The food came quickly and the presentation was beautiful. Looking forward to a return visit.

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Firebirds Wood Fired Grill - Raleigh

$$$$
American
Raleigh
4.6
2738 reviews
The food was delicious. It’s a little pricey. The only reason I rate the noise level higher was because of this incredibly loud customer in the dining room. Otherwise it was fabulous

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Parizade

$$$$
Mediterranean
Durham
4.5
2885 reviews
I tried some thing I had never eaten there before, and it was outstanding. I have my favorites that I usually get over and over, but this was a big treat. This is always our go-to for out of town guests, and it impresses every time. So naturally, we came here for our own personal private celebration, and it was quite special. Highly, highly recommended.

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Brewery Bhavana

$$$$
Brewery
Raleigh
4.8
3307 reviews
We visited for our anniversary and it was our first time dining here! It was absolutely delicious! Our server Adam was very knowledgeable and gave great recommendations, and we were so impressed with our whole experience!

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Gonza Tacos y Tequila - Downtown Raleigh

$$$$
Mexican
Raleigh
4.9
550 reviews
We love the food here! Great Mexican and great drinks!

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Sullivan's Steakhouse - Raleigh

$$$$
Steakhouse
Raleigh
4.3
4455 reviews
Excellent food. We are big Sullivan’s fans. Unfortunately, the waiter strongly recommended the Wagyu 18 oz bone in steak. It just wasn’t very good. Great taste but very fatty and greasy for a $69 steak. I had the strip MR and it was perfect.

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Firebirds Wood Fired Grill - Morrisville

$$$$
American
Morrisville
4.3
1334 reviews
We were there for a noon brunch on New Year’s Day so practically had the place to ourselves which may account for low noise level. My only negative was when we ordered the Bloody Mary, we were not informed there was a special Brunch Bloody Mary called the Hail Mary. Would have ordered that if told, but I suspect the server was new, and I can read a menu so …..ultimately ….my bad.

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Elements

$$$$
Fusion / Eclectic
Chapel Hill
4.8
2150 reviews
We stopped in before the game and our server was very accommodating and took great care of us. The food was phenomenal as always. We can’t wait to go back.

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Bida Manda Restaurant and Bar

$$$$
Asian
Raleigh
4.8
3379 reviews
Business Dinner was Awesome!! Food was so delicious, great service . Can’t wait to. Go back again

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Ruth's Chris Steak House - Durham

$$$$
Steakhouse
Durham
4.6
1743 reviews
It was an expensive meal for two - not gonna lie. But, I knew what I was getting into, and we ordered extravagantly. We were celebrating a special occasion, I had not eaten anything all day, and the evening was a gift to my partner. The food (everything we ordered, both appetizers, our salads, our steaks and sides, the dessert, the wine and the dessert coffees) was excellent. The ambience was pleasant, and the music playing in the background was catchy. We liked it! Our server was personable and attentive. The only thing that prevents me from giving service five stars is that she may have forgotten about my glass of wine because I had to ask for it came a little late in the meal, but she also bumped me up from a house Merlot to a nicer Merlot at the same price. She managed to be attentive without being intrusive, and make conversation without sounding like she was forcing it. I’d consider this a special occasion meal. I would definitely go there again, even if I wasn’t quite as extravagant in the ordering.

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Seasons 52 - Raleigh

$$$$
American
Raleigh
4.8
1853 reviews
PJ our waiter was fantastic! He was hands down one of the best waiters I have ever had at any restaurant. He came by just the right amount of times and made an adorable sign for our anniversary! He also gave us a card for our anniversary with a drawing of my husband and I! He said art was his hobby. Amazing man and a great experience. We will be back! On top of that everything the food was amazing. Everything we ate was incredible - so hats off to the hard working chefs who made our four course meal come to life!

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Caffe Luna

$$$$
Italian
Raleigh
4.6
2214 reviews
The place never fails! Great food, atmosphere and ambiance!

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Tupelo Honey - Raleigh

$$$$
Southern
Raleigh
4.6
3226 reviews
Food was outstanding! Service was wonderful. Will return!!

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Vin Rouge

$$$$
French
Durham
4.7
3964 reviews
Katie did a fabulous job. She helped several members of our party with menu choices so everyone had a great meal.

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Maximillians Grill & Wine Bar

$$$$
Contemporary American
Cary
4.7
789 reviews
Went for Triangle restaurant week.

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Firebirds Wood Fired Grill - Durham

$$$$
American
Durham
4.4
1598 reviews
My wife is a celiac and unfortunately when they brought a chicken sandwich instead of chicken on the salad, they just took the chicken off the bun and put it on a new salad. The gluten from the bun made her sick.

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Jimmy V's Osteria + Bar - Downtown Raleigh

$$$$
Italian
Raleigh
3.8
695 reviews
Wonderfully relaxed dinner of delicious food, ice cold beverages, and superbly attentive service. Never been disappointed at Jimmy V’s and this time was no exception. A mainstay when dining in Downtown Raleigh!!

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Azitra

$$$$
Indian
Raleigh
4.8
1161 reviews
Always an enjoyable experience.

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Bahama Breeze - Raleigh

$$$$
Caribbean
Raleigh
4.2
671 reviews
Birthday celebration however no special attention given

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The Capital Grille - Raleigh

$$$$
Steakhouse
Raleigh
4.7
2067 reviews
Enjoyable meal. Food quality is great, staff was excellent.

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Gravy

$$$$
Italian
Raleigh
4.4
3288 reviews
Food and service was excellent! Drinks were great as well and the bar tender even created a special fruity drink because I couldn’t decide which one I wanted. Oh did I mention the food was great! Love this place.

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Bin 54 Steak & Cellar

$$$$
Steakhouse
Chapel Hill
4.7
1524 reviews
Sons 21st birthday

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Il Palio

$$$$
Italian
Chapel Hill
4.6
1442 reviews
Great food from start to finish. Tables and booths are well-spaced and noise level is low.

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Tandem

$$$$
Contemporary American
Carrboro
4.6
1628 reviews
Took advantage of the Oyster and Martini specials at the bar. The food was amazing, as were the drinks. Service was slow, and we were ignored for awhile, but the server seemed to be overwhelmed if not completely new. We will definitely be back, though.

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Herons

$$$$
American
Cary
4.9
2604 reviews
Absolutely incredible and outstanding experience and food!

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Fleming's Steakhouse - Raleigh

$$$$
Unspecified
Raleigh
4.5
1634 reviews
This is by far the best steak I have ever eaten, the service was absolutely perfect even with a new waiter training.

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Farina Neighborhood Italian

$$$$
Italian
Raleigh
4.5
677 reviews
Everyone got different entrees and they were all delicious! Pizza, bolognese, scampi, eggplant parmesan, tomato bruschetta appetizer, all were great!

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Metro 8 Steakhouse

$$$$
Steakhouse
Durham
4.8
727 reviews
Incredible steakhouse! We had the delicious empanadas and chorizo as appetizers which were stellar. The group of us had all visited Argentina before and it really delivered that flavor and spirit. We will be back soon, the service was wonderful and we enjoyed every course.

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Mandolin

$$$$
Southern
Raleigh
4.6
2403 reviews
A friend and I came here for brunch and the atmosphere was just perfect. Shout out to all of the staff working on New Year’s because they were all so nice and helpful and really helped create a great experience! It was the perfect way to start the year. Shoutout to Alex and Luke. They’re the best.

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Irregardless

$$$$
Vegetarian
Raleigh
4.8
4997 reviews
Irregardless continues to be top notch. The best service & the best brunch!

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Cholanad Restaurant and Bar

$$$$
South Indian
Chapel Hill
4.5
477 reviews
Very nice meal.

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Taberna Tapas

$$$$
Tapas / Small Plates
Durham
4.6
1474 reviews
Took my teenage son out to dinner before a show at DPac. Easy to park, prompt seating and excellent service! It was so fun trying all the different tapas! Everything was delicious! We will definitely return!

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ORO

$$$$
Contemporary American
Raleigh
4.5
1848 reviews
Everything was magical and delicious ! It was a magnificent experience! We will be back again!

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Bella Monica

$$$$
Italian
Raleigh
4.8
3165 reviews
Phenomenal service and extra attention to celebrate birthday. Great decision to have dinner there.

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Sushi Blues Cafe

$$$$
Sushi
Raleigh
4.5
588 reviews
Udon soup is typically a clear broth. This broth had so much soy and was so salty it was more like eating soy sauce soup. Horrible. The tempura used a beer-batter coating instead of classic panko. Also completely awful and the shrimp as frozen packaged stuff. Not tasty and coating also too salty and I love salt. The octopus salad is amazing and very consistent. The rolls are very good and so is the nigiri. We will be back but we'll have to be snipers with the menu.

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Garibaldi Trattoria

$$$$
Italian
Fuquay-Varina
4.6
519 reviews
Shannon is awesome!

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NanaSteak

$$$$
Steakhouse
Durham
4.7
2010 reviews
Exceptional experience, always with this group.

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Venable Bistro

$$$$
Contemporary American
Carrboro
4.7
1074 reviews
We had a reservation for New Year's Day brunch. It was great! There were a few service details missing, slow water refills and slow coffee condiments, but those were minor. Our food was delicious. We had the baked eggs, brunch fried chicken, side of fruit, and side of bacon. These were at a great price point for the amount and quality of the food. We'll definitely come back!

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Clockwork

$$$$
American
Raleigh
4.2
70 reviews
This was great place to celebrate my daughters soccer team win with all the other parents from the team. Thank you.

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Manning's Restaurant

$$$$
Southern
Raleigh
4.5
283 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
4.7
1627 reviews
Amazong experience. Did the wine paring ant totally worth it!

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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
1204 reviews
Food was above and beyond

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Plates Kitchen

$$$$
International
Raleigh
4.8
1704 reviews
Waiter was amazing and great food, no complaints

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On The Square

$$$$
Contemporary American
Tarboro
4.8
1210 reviews
An absolute gem among a sea of fast food restaurants and diners. Appetizers, specialty drinks, main courses, and dessert were allllllll on point! Do yourself a favor and get on a over there!!!!!!

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Blue Corn Cafe

$$$$
Latin American
Durham
4.7
337 reviews
Table was ready. Hostess & wait staff were friendly &helpful. The food was tasty - I had the Blue Corn quesadilla.

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