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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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52 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
4960 reviews
Wonderful! Been going there for special occasions for years. Never disappoints

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Rey's

$$$$
Steakhouse
Raleigh
4.7
4015 reviews
Very nice our waiter Michael was awesome and very attentive and knowledgeable …. The place is looks a little bit outdated other than that everything was perfect

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Lucky 32 Southern Kitchen - Cary

$$$$
American
Cary
4.7
4422 reviews
Great food and service. Something for everyone on the menu.

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kō•än

$$$$
Southeast Asian
Cary
4.8
705 reviews
Lovely ambience, tasty cuisine and drinks, good portion sizes, and Alex our server provided outstanding service!

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soca Raleigh

$$$$
Latin American
Raleigh
4.8
1708 reviews
Wonderful, as usual. I had the Argentinian pork cheeks with polenta as an appetizer, the mussel/prawn/scallop stew as the main and the dulce papaya for dessert. A nice Albariño accompanied the meal

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Firebirds Wood Fired Grill - Raleigh

$$$$
American
Raleigh
4.6
2455 reviews
The food was amazing and our waitress deserves a raise honestly she was one of the best waiters we have ever had such a great and memorable experience will come back

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Parizade

$$$$
Mediterranean
Durham
4.6
2757 reviews
This place is an amazing hidden gem. We got the Buratta, Tzatziki, and Steak which were all delicious! The steak was cooked to perfection. The cocktails are also amazing!

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Brewery Bhavana

$$$$
Brewery
Raleigh
4.9
3059 reviews
Beer, food, and service were all incredible! Everyone was so friendly and fun and the space was beautiful. Especially loved the Glean mango peppercorn saison, so I got a 4-pack to go!

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Gonza Tacos y Tequila - Downtown Raleigh

$$$$
Mexican
Raleigh
4.8
530 reviews
The reason I am writing this review is because our waiter was outstanding! Best service I've had postCovid. Our drinks took a little extra time to come up but neither husband nor I noticed. The waiter apologized and took our drinks off the bill. Then, he had the manager come over to apologize. We are so used to everybody being understaffed and everything taking so long, we were just shocked at how great the service was. The waiter was also personable and helpful/gave great suggestions - perfect really. The drinks and food were also AMAZING. We had the absolute best meal. It surprised me on every level. I WILL BE BACK! And, sorry, but we're bringing the kids next time cause they have GOT to have those churros. They were AMAZING!

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Sullivan's Steakhouse - Raleigh

$$$$
Steakhouse
Raleigh
4.6
4322 reviews
It was our 35th wedding anniversary and Sullivan’s is our favorite place to celebrate anniversaries. This milestone was one of many we’ve spent there and as always we were not disappointed! So happy that the great restaurant has weathered the storm and maintained its stellar experience all these years.

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Firebirds Wood Fired Grill - Morrisville

$$$$
American
Morrisville
4.5
1204 reviews
Consistent. As expected. Its our go to place when nothing else seems to jump to the top of the list

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Elements

$$$$
Fusion / Eclectic
Chapel Hill
4.7
2046 reviews
Elements is a favorite restaurant for us and many friends and neighbors. The food is consistently interesting and very tasty. I can't think of a single meal that I would rate less than excellent. Service has also been consistently excellent. Last night three in our group had the crab cake special and that dish was a joy. The fourth in our party had grouper and loved it.

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Bida Manda Restaurant and Bar

$$$$
Asian
Raleigh
4.7
3276 reviews
We really enjoyed our food. We started with the shrimp summer rolls. My wife had the papaya salad with sea bass and I had the stir fry ginger cashew chicken. They all were very tasty and the portions were sufficient to fill you up. The server was very attentive and provided good recommendations. I would definitely recommend this restaurant and we will be going back.

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Ruth's Chris Steak House - Durham

$$$$
Steakhouse
Durham
4.6
1632 reviews
Very attentive staff with superb knowledge of the wines, drinks, and food. Made my wife feel special by celebrating her birthday.

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Seasons 52 - Raleigh

$$$$
Steakhouse
Raleigh
4.6
1703 reviews
Shane was a great server! Accidentally was served the wrong meal and he noticed immediately upon coming to the table to check on us and corrected the mistake. The evening was a nice way for us to celebrate our anniversary.

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Caffe Luna

$$$$
Italian
Raleigh
4.7
2138 reviews
Great service. The is amazing everytime I go. Would suggest this place to anyone.

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Midtown Grille

$$$$
Contemporary American
Raleigh
4.4
1995 reviews
Great local restaurant with good and innovative food, friendly service good wine list in a very comfortable environment

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Tupelo Honey - Raleigh

$$$$
Southern
Raleigh
4.6
3065 reviews
Absolutely fabulous dining experience. The meatloaf was everything and the pork shoulder was amazing. We really enjoyed the fried green tomatoes as an appetizer and the combo banana pudding and pecan pie. Overall we enjoyed everything.

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Vin Rouge

$$$$
French
Durham
4.8
3803 reviews
We went for our anniversary and had the most amazing meal. Highly recommend the steak frites and unreal Mac and cheese. Skip the crème brûlée for the lemon tart. We will be going back to try more! Service was amazing and they even made us a special card for our anniversary!

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Maximillians Grill & Wine Bar

$$$$
Contemporary American
Cary
4.7
761 reviews
The menu is session and delicious. The staff are very welcoming and helpful to new clients whom have never dined in a fine dining establishment.

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Harvest 18

$$$$
Southern
Durham
4.2
1052 reviews
Loved the entire experience. Will be retuning. Easy booking reservations, being seated, and served. Everything was so fresh from the drinks to food.

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Firebirds Wood Fired Grill - Durham

$$$$
American
Durham
4.4
1425 reviews
We celebrated our 39th Anniversary at Firebirds. We chose this establishment because we like everything about this place. They greeted us with a “Happy Anniversary”! It has great food, great & friendly service and nice cozy booths. We love it!

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Jimmy V's Osteria + Bar - Downtown Raleigh

$$$$
Italian
Raleigh
3.9
669 reviews
Service was excellent and the food was delicious and cooked perfectly.

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Azitra

$$$$
Indian
Raleigh
4.7
1102 reviews
Excellent variety of Indian dishes. Outstanding service and answered all questions. Provided recommendations when asked.

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Bahama Breeze - Raleigh

$$$$
Caribbean
Raleigh
4.2
648 reviews
We celebrated our anniversary with a trip to Raleigh and we always love having dinner at Bahama Breeze while we’re there. This time it did not disappoint. The coconut pineapple martini is perfect and the jerk shrimp pineapple bowl was to die for. Made us feel like we were back in Jamaica if only for a couple of hours. We had terrific service as well. It was a wonderful evening on all counts.

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The Capital Grille - Raleigh

$$$$
Steakhouse
Raleigh
4.8
1938 reviews
Have eaten here many times. They do almost everything right. Service is expert without being pretentious. Food is consistently superior. Even drinks and desserts are special. A preferred spot for a special dinner anytime.

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Gravy

$$$$
Italian
Raleigh
4.5
3167 reviews
The food and serve were amazing. The most difficult thing was trying to select only a few apps and main courses. All the food was beautifully presented and very tasty. Also fun cocktails and a great wine list. We will go back for sure!!

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Bin 54 Steak & Cellar

$$$$
Steakhouse
Chapel Hill
4.8
1438 reviews
We sat at a two-top in the bar, it was just a bit noisy. The dining room is quiet.

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Il Palio

$$$$
Italian
Chapel Hill
4.6
1369 reviews
Lyle was a professional waiter. He was attentive but not too much. He anticipated our needs and kept our anniversary dinner at a perfect pace. The Chianti he chose was perfect. Our room was spacious and clean. All of the staff were wonderful.

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Tandem

$$$$
Contemporary American
Carrboro
4.5
1527 reviews
Honestly, one of the most delicious meals we've had in recent memory. Each of our dishes was outstanding flavor and ingenuity. The chef knows how to marry flavors to perfection.

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Herons

$$$$
American
Cary
4.9
2483 reviews
Fabulous as always! Graziela is the best we had a blast:)

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Fleming's Steakhouse - Raleigh

$$$$
Steakhouse
Raleigh
4.8
1598 reviews
We came for our anniversary and although we come here often, it is still a special place to us. Food and drinks are always delicious. Service is always friendly and professional. Front desk is always friendly and professional. We think this is the best value steakhouse in Raleigh.

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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
652 reviews
Our server was super friendly and very attentive.

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Mandolin

$$$$
Southern
Raleigh
4.7
2273 reviews
Small so a bit noisy, tight seating, but food and service was out of this world. We will be back for sure.

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Irregardless

$$$$
Vegetarian
Raleigh
4.8
4669 reviews
Absolutely love this restaurant. It was a Friday night so the cars & motorcycles were very noisy. Flies were all over the place but we still enjoyed ourselves.

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Cholanad Restaurant and Bar

$$$$
South Indian
Chapel Hill
4.3
457 reviews
Always a favorite when we are in Chapel Hill. Yummy food and always dependable to be tasty.

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Taberna Tapas

$$$$
Tapas / Small Plates
Durham
4.6
1399 reviews
Was another great experience with incredible food and drinks with ambiance that made a wonderful evening

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ORO

$$$$
Contemporary American
Raleigh
4.5
1754 reviews
My boyfriend and I always enjoy ourselves at Oro! The food is just DELICIOUS and the ambiance is even better. They have a DJ on Friday nights and it’s always poppin’. I recommend everyone spends an evening being enchanted by Oro! No regrets here. ❤️

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Bella Monica

$$$$
Italian
Raleigh
4.8
3028 reviews
Kate was a lovely waiter. Food, as always, was delicious. That “gravy” sauce is so good I could lick my plate. We tried chicken parmigiana, lasagna and eggplant rollatini. Everyone raved about their dish.

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Sushi Blues Cafe

$$$$
Sushi
Raleigh
4.6
561 reviews
Amazing food, GREAT service. Sushi blues is our go-to!!

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Garibaldi Trattoria

$$$$
Italian
Fuquay-Varina
4.5
484 reviews
The service was fantastic and the food was absolutely delicious. Will definitely dine there again!

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NanaSteak

$$$$
Steakhouse
Durham
4.7
1853 reviews
Excellent food and great location prior to DPAC show.

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Venable Rotisserie Bistro

$$$$
Contemporary American
Carrboro
4.7
996 reviews
Sat outdoors. Food and drinks were superb in taste and presentation..Wait staff knowledgeable helpful, friendly and attentive.

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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
287 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
4.9
1593 reviews
Magnificent as usual! We celebrated our 15th anniversary. They were able to accommodate my silly allergies (gluten, egg, dairy). It was a lovely evening.

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Flask & Beaker

$$$$
Contemporary American
Raleigh
3.8
63 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
4.8
1130 reviews
Food & staff were amazing. Do yourself a favor & get the braised ribs and goat cheese wontons!!! We loved them. I had the Bulgogi beef & couldn’t wait to eat my leftovers this morning.

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Plates Kitchen

$$$$
International
Raleigh
4.8
1577 reviews
Amazing brunch options and great service!

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On The Square

$$$$
Contemporary American
Tarboro
4.8
1194 reviews
Great food, friendly and professional staff and great service and experience!

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Blue Corn Cafe

$$$$
Latin American
Durham
4.4
312 reviews
The plantain platters are outstanding.

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