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About Midtown Grille
Tucked away in Raleigh’s Lassiter District in North Hills, Midtown Grille is an upscale, comfortable neighborhood restaurant featuring Contemporary American cuisine. Locally owned since 2006, Midtown offers sophisticated, yet approachable dishes, emphasizing locally sourced ingredients.
A favorite local spot, Midtown is open for brunch, lunch and dinner both indoors and on its large patio. A separate, enclosed dining room may be reserved for private events. The restaurant’s active late-night scene hints at Midtown’s exceptional bar. The General Manager is Shannon Dye.
Raleigh, NC 27609
Contemporary American, American
Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Monday - Saturday: 11:30am - 3:00pm; Brunch: Sunday 11:00am - 3:00pm
Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm
Bar 4pm - Midnight Weekdays and 4pm - 2:00am Weekends
Lassiter Mill Road
$30 and under
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Live classical guitar from 12pm-2pm for Sunday Brunch.
Free North Hills public parking
Bus stop is 40 yards from front of restaurant.
Private Party Facilities:
Private party room seats up to 35 guests for dining.
Please contact Susan Alibrandi for any special requests.
Private Party Contact:
Susan Alibrandi: (919) 782-2492
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cafe, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Special Events & Promotions:
Please contact us with any special event requests.
Midtown Grille Ratings and Reviews
This is a restaurant that I have frequented for the past 13 years and was very disappointed on this most recent visit. The crab cakes were ordered by several of us and they were under cooked - a consistency like tuna fish, one guest even sent hers back. The blt had 3 pieces of bacon on it - not much to it for the price and quality of restaurant. To make matters worse when reviewing our bank account the following day, we have been charged twice and two different amounts - I do have a call into the manager to discuss. Midtown used to be a quality restaurant, but is lacking on this visit. I sure hope they can turn it around.
Pretty dull, un-extraordinary brunch. No special drinks, bloody marys were just vodka with mix and a lime stuck on top, omelettes were fine but uninteresting. Donuts were good, although the choc sauce was clotted vs smooth. Overall, it's a diner with upmarket pretensions and without a solid 'signature' dish to compel us to come back again.
This place was recommended to my husband and I through coworkers and it did not disappoint! We went to Midtown for a date night out and it was about a 30 minute drive for us but it was worth it! My husband had the salmon and I had a couple of appetizers as my main course. Although the appetizers say "to share", the salad was really only enough for one person. I will say that the portions were "just right". If you're using to a $25+ meal that allows you to take leftovers, this is not the place. But, it was just enough and very good so it was worth the expense. Food was excellent and service was great! The food did take awhile to come out but it was hot and fresh so worth it.
Unfortunately, the six at our table could barely hear each another talk during dinner. Though we had requested a quiet table, we were put right next to a large party that was in and out of a private room right next to us. It was very unfortunate. Dinner was fine but the noise level interfered with our enjoyment of the evening.
The menu had changed since my last visit and it was a surprising disappointment. Expensive mediocre sandwiches are now the main stay of the luncheon menu. I opted for a salad. Spinach has disappeared from the restaurant for some reason and I got ice berg lettuce. The service was even more disappointing. The waiter "complained" to us that he a large party in the back room. This excuse was offered as an apology for the long wait and poor service. The tables are crowded together and I found myself sitting at a table such that I was in the aisle. The background noise made polite conversation nearly impossible. I used to love this place but I will NOT return to it now. I cannot think of thing to recommend it.
+My husband and I went to Midtown Grille for the first time Saturday, February 25th. We were excited as we had heard it was very good from two other friends. The atmosphere was nice and the servers were friendly and accommodating. I feel the food was average at best and the prices were quite high for the quality food we received. I ordered the "special" pork chop entree. It tasted very fresh and left a bad taste in my mouth. The mashed potatoes tasted like they were instant. My husband said the orecchiette had a tasty broth, but the combination of foods in it were a bit strange tasting. Overall we were disappointed with our meal and we have no desire to return to this restaurant in the future.
The food was good although we had to send it back. Also the glasses had items floating in them when the server poured the water. I wasn't happy about that because it happened with 2 glasses. Once the server took the bill to be paid we were never asked again did we want anything else to drink or anything.
Long been our favorite place for dates but something has changed as the food was disappointing. Always enjoyed our meals there and not sure if the chef has changed or it was an off night. Will likely visit other restaurants for future dates vs. returning again. Hate it as it is a nice restaurant but not sure what happened.
The cooperation of the restaurant in providing the choice of reservations, the service upon arrival, and the table service, were all outstanding. The food was excellent - the oysters were absolutely outstanding! Entrees and dessert choices were also excellent. We have been there many times, but had not been there recently until Valentines Night. We will return more often!
Had not been to the Midtown Grill for a couple of years and found it to be enjoyable but not what I remembered. The menu seemed limited and the food satisfying but not outstanding. I was told later that the restaurant had changed hands since my last visit which explains the differences. I would go again but probably try other places before cycling back to the Midtown Grill.
Thoughtful and informed wait staff. The snapper dish had crisp seared skin and was nicely complimented by the sauce and vegies. The braised short ribs had a lot of flavor, but could have done with less salt. Good variety of beer choices. The pilot grigio selection by the glass was a nice compliment to the snapper. The dining room did get a little noisy as it filled. The calamari starter was perfect....tender with light batter and a yummy sauce to dip. The only disappointment was the table bread...if not great, don't put it out. It seemed to be an afterthought.
We had a reservation for 7:15; arrived at 7:05. Were told the table would be ready at 7:15, and could sit in bar area, where they would come and get us. Great martini, but by 7:25 no one had come to get us, and went back to desk to ask about our table. We're seated at table we had watched get cleared at 7:10.
We did not get food until 8:15(accident in kitchen?); steak was medium well when asked for Med rare. Took back and prepared new; however spouse was finished with meal.
They comp'd the meal, but still left bad experience of first visit to Midtown.
We showed up to our reservation 15 minutes early and told them we would could be found at the bar when our table was ready. We didn't get seated until 25 after our scheduled reservation time and watched the hostess seat handfuls of other tables before us. Then, when we ordered our meal, the waitress came back informing us that they were out of the Hanger Steak. We came here specifically for the Restaurant Week menu, including the Hanger Steak entree and we were unable to get that. Maybe if we were seated at our proper time, we would have been able to enjoy what we came there for. I am extremely disappointed in their lack of organization and time management. They should have been more accommodating, especially since we were seated late and couldn't get what we ordered. They should have planned appropriately for Restaurant Week.
I had a 730 resevation and arrived just prior to that. the hostess stated that I had a 745 reservation, and would I wait 10 minutes. 30 minutes later I asked the hostess what is the hold up and was told wait 10 minutes. I was somewhat unhappy but agreed. This whole time my date and me were waiting at the bar. Never did the bar tender attempt to serve us. I had to go back to the hostess after being at the restaurant approximately 1 hour. And asked what's the hold up. She said they were setting a table for me right now, so 10 more minutes later did we finally get seated. After about 10 minutes or so a waitress finally comes to take our drink orders and appetizers. Make a long story short, I was very satisfied with the food itself, but they could really work on the customer service.
Food was delicious! Noise level was loud but we managed to talk loudly to each other. Our server was nice but not very attentive to us and my friend was served dinner and had no fork to eat it with. A liitle more attention to details in the future would be nice; I will go back though!
Our dinner for four on a Wednesday evening was perfect. The food was very fresh (two of us had the salmon) and creative. The staff was very accommodating and happily made a few changes necessitated by a food allergy. The wine list was very good, and a lot of thought went into the planning of the menu. We had no problem finding items that suited our varied tastes. Our server was professional and delightful. We look forward to returning to Midtown Grille.
This used to be one of my favorite restaurants. The menu has changed for the worse, the service was subpar and I am so very disappointed. The only thing the same is the hostess and bartender who are excellent.
I don't know if the ownership changed or just the chef, but Midtown has lost its magic. :(
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