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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
We went for my wife's birthday. We have been multiple times over the years and the food and service are always top-notch.
We were seated inside this time and went on a Tuesday night. Nice and cozy inside.
They have outside seating available also and that is good when the weather cooperates- was warm this day. In cooler weather they have heaters.
Midtown is a great choice for dinner or lunch.
We had a party of 5 for Mother's Day and thoroughly enjoyed the brunch offerings. The food was delicious and the restaurant is well kept. The only thing I would say is they over-scheduled themselves with reservations all at once, which created a tough go for the wait staff and kitchen crew. But all in all a nice job.
There was five in our group. We each enjoyed our selection. Our waiter was very attentive and helpful. One member of our table inquired about a special room for parties and waiter returned a short while later with a business card for the party planner and told us that she was here today and was available to answer any questions.
Sometime in the last few years Midtown has fallen off the popularity grid and I can't figure out why. The menu has changed, but I think most people will find the options more accessible. I had the burger, others had the steak and the squid ink tagliatelle. Everyone enjoyed their meal. Good service, nice ambience and quiet enough to hear the conversation. I'll come back
We enjoyed our evening at Midtown Grill. We were a party of 7 including three seniors who are challenged with hearing and darkness in many restaurants. The Midtown Grill was perfect. The atmosphere was moderately quiet and it was well lighted at our table next to the window. The service was outstanding and the food was delicious. Three of the people in our party had the Shrimp and Grits and it was very good. The menu has lots of variety and the portions are reasonable. We were celebrating three birthdays including an 89th birthday and a 91st birthday. Midtown Grill was the perfect choice and we will return there for another nice evening.
We've been dining at Midtowne Grill for years and love it every time! The food is great...inventive and with new items as well...always great food! Wait staff is attentive and helpful as well. When the weather is nice the outdoor dining is wonderful. Highly recommend this wonderful North Hills restaurant!
Friends met for brunch on Sunday. We ordered a crab cake sandwich which was quite good. A hamburger with mushrooms which arrived arrived as a pimento cheese and onion burger. Waitress offered to send it back to the kitchen, but the redo would have delayed the other guests, so we declined. The salmon omelette, was more like a precooked and reheated egg tortilla with salmon bits. This was the most disappointing item ordered. The house made potatoe chips were delicious, but not enough of an inducement for us to return.
The service was excellent and, while we were not at a function this time, their private dining/meeting room is a glass wall at the end of the dining area and appears excellent for group/business private dining. The food was not "run of the mill" choices and was quite good.
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.
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