Book now at 100 date night restaurants near Raleigh on OpenTable. Explore reviews, menus & photos and find the perfect spot for any occasion Good for a DateGreat ambianceSee more. Great setting and awesome service. My date forgot his reading glasses and made a joking comment about it to our server, the server said just a moment sir and stepped away. He came back a few minutes later with a lovely wood box and opened it. Inside were about 30 pairs of readers!
Hi all, My wife and I finally have a day where we can go out by ourselves. My wife's aunt is coming in town and is going to watch our daughter all day and night. Woohoo! I'd like to hear some ideas if you don't mind. We are fairly new to the area and would love a good date night out. I'm up to hearing ideas of things to do during the day and night. For dinner I'd like to hear about some local locations.
I'd like to try something that isn't a big box chain. I know I'm a transplant, but tell me your secret locations. P.S. No dark alleys please....
I hear sometimes that is a recommendation for transplants. I have to say I love it here! What day is this? If it's tomorrow, and if you enjoy this sort of thing, I can't recommend this enough: Go !
They do this every other week. The wife and I had a date night two weeks ago where MIL watched the baby. We went for the first time and it was awesome. We have done some dancing before but not a lot, so we went to the beginner lesson which helped a lot.
They do this every other Saturday and there is live music every time! I'm in the Cary area, but we don't mind driving around town.
I'll have my GPS. We have been to several parks around Cary and Raleigh, but we have yet to visit the Durham area if that helps. For stuff to do during the day, anything really. For food, I can eat anything, but my wife will not eat seafood. She will go to seafood restaurants if they serve chicken or some other substitute. For the evening, we really don't do dancing. That's about the one thing we don't do.
I have two left feet unless I have a few drinks in me. LOL! NRG, I've seen some really cool local spots that you have found in other posts. I'm up to hearing anything you can suggest. As far as good eats...a few of my favorites: Peak City Grill in Apex: Lucky 32 in Cary: 518 West in Raleigh: Sitti in Raleigh: Things to do...well I'm stumped there. Whenever we go out we usually go to a Canes game, Bulls game or go on our boat.
Jordan Lake is nice and quiet this time of year, lots of hiking trails and it's cheap (as in FREE). i'm guessing you are going to be out & about tomorrow?
it's supposed to be another nice day (though probably not as warm as today) but still a good day for walking around in downtown raleigh. perhaps hitting the , , &/or . have lunch at & then stroll through or do a . have dinner & drinks that evening at the previously-mentioned sitti or the mint. having a day & night in durham could include a stroll & picnic lunch in . also check for a show & have dinner out on the town that night (i'm sure many could make recommendations of durham foodie places near DPAC).
above all, enjoy the day & evening with your sweetheart! I'm a big fan of the Busy Bee Cafe in Raleigh and if the weather is nice tomorrow they have a separate upstairs called the Hive which has a roof deck. Not a fancy place but great for a casual date and the Loaded Tot Burger is awesome. If you are heading to Durham, the Sarah Duke Gardens are a great place for a stroll (and much easier without the kids) but this time of year it's not as nice as it will be in a month or two (future date plans).
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Our server was Rebecca, and she was terrific...explaining the specials at least twice for group members who have hearing loss.
Though pricier than we usually go, this was a special dinner to celebrate 15/almost 16 years of our faithful Scrabble group that meets every Monday without fail. We thought it was the perfect spot. Our ONLY complaint is the noise level. It was nearly intolerable by the time we left.
If only it could be decorated with some softening fabrics or something on the walls, there would be great improvement. We would likely NOT go back again until changes could be made...it was a great disappointment that we had to keep raising our voices against the uncomfortable noise level.
Thanks. " "I had always wanted to try out a Melting Pot restaurant and I had a very good experience with the Raleigh location.
Host was welcoming, service was very good and food was good. My boyfriend and I took my 22yo daughter and her boyfriend for a late lunch before going to the Nutcracker Ballet performance.
A pre-Christmas celebration. The server did a nice job explaining the process and options and we all enjoyed the fun experience.
Made for a memorable and enjoyable afternoon. Loved the cheese fondue! Meat selections including the lobster tail was very good. For something different, I choose the vegetarian opoand it was also good.
You do get a lot of food for the money! And the chocolate fondue dessert was delicious. Our server also did a great job recommending a very good red wine we all enjoyed. I'll definitely return! " "Went here for the first time and was completely pleased by the diverse and creative menu and pleasant, well-paced service.
The atmosphere is unusual and inviting, and the food was great--interesting combinations with preparations complex enough that it felt like a real treat, not something we could equally make at home. " "Not your typical Mexican food place, so don't expect the usual enchiladas, etc. with a hundred choices. The food has Mexican roots, with a focused and creative menu. All was very tasty and we enjoyed our selections very much.
One caution...ask for clarification on spiciness of a dish if you are only into "mild". A person in our group was told the shrimp and grits entree wasn't spicy, but she found it was. Service great (other than the spicy "rating" mis-step), very personable. " "The food really is amazing..unique. I do believe there was fresh grated nutmeg in the potatoes au gratin.
The lobster bites with lemon and garlic were outstanding..not too much lemon nor too much garlic. absolutely perfect. The filet I had was perfect..not salted and crusty. Well I could go on but you have the idea, I am a foodie and I give this restaurant a five star!
" "Firebirds (not just this location but also Raleigh North Hills location) is very loud. I'm not sure there's a way to improve the situation but for that reason it's not where I would want to go for a romantic dinner. The food is great and the service was excellent. I eat salmon regularly; my sesame encrusted salmon was some of the best I've had. I guess good food creates loud happy people!
" " Garibaldi Trattoria is one of the best restaurants in not just in Fuquay-Varina, but in Wake County. The service is outstanding and the food is well prepared and delicious. It is also a great value as the portions are very generous at very reasonable prices. It is a wonderful place to bring a date or celebrate a special occasion, as well as just a week day meal with some friends. " "Every aspect of our celebratory dining experience was fabulous. Noteworthy is the hospitality and professionalism of the staff and waiters, the detailed enhancements like rose petals across the table, extra bread, fast service, delicious food, and to top it all off a Delicious dessert in honor of my partner’s birthday!
" "This is a secret that needs to be divulged. The staff are friendly and knowledgeable and the food is out of this world. With a menu that mostly changes quarterly (we asked) you cannot go wrong returning again and again.
On the other hand, it is a bit on the pricey side. The cost is worth the taste and preparation. Will we return? Absolutely!!!! " " Lantern is our favorite in Chapel Hill, and again was not disappointing. Rick as host is just the best, friendly, knowledgable and warm. The food was innovative and fantastic. The drinks the best. Finished dinner and the completed the evening in the bar. What a great evening -- the best in the triangle. " "My husband and I were blown away by Elaine's.
The flavors were original and fantastic. Every single aspect of the meal - cocktails, salad, oysters, entrees, dessert, and coffee - were 5 star.
We have eaten at many a fine dining establishment around the country from SF to NYC over the past 30 years and Elaine's sits among the top for us.
Thank you! " "A lovely setting and so happy to be there on a rainy day. To start we ordered French Onion Soup. It came with a rather ashy tasting char of cheese and bread on top which was inedible.
A replacement was quickly made and the rest of the meal was fabulous. We wondered why this even happened. We do not want to besmirch the restaurant, especially when it is one of the rare fabulous restaurants open for lunch, but that soup should never have left the kitchen.
However the rest of the meal was more fabulous than described on the menu, topped by a fabulous dessert. I would chalk this up to a kitchen error that was so made wonderful later on. Read this and know you will find this restaurant more than expected in its ambiance and desire to serve you exquisite food. "
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