Restaurants in Raleigh, Durham & Chapel Hill
The Triangle area in North Carolina is a hubbub of activity. There’s plenty of entertainment and shopping options to choose from, but let’s not forget one of the Triangle’s main attractions – its culinary scene. The Triangle is home to plenty of restaurants that range from homegrown, hole-in-the wall food joints to the very best in fine dining. Given its Southern heritage, the region also has many restaurants offering down-home Southern cooking to warm your heart.
Try One Restaurant for sumptuous contemporary cuisine. Located in Chapel Hill, this fine-dining restaurant has an ever-changing, seasonal menu and some of the best wine selections in the area. Guests can opt to try out an impromptu tasting menu created by One’s best chefs. If your taste buds are craving for contemporary Asian cuisine, head over to An, located in Renaissance Park Place, Cary. This upscale, fine-dining institution serves Asian fusion cuisine, which is sure to excite your palate. Another Triangle institution is Bali Hai Mongolian Grill (the Raleigh location hasn’t reopened yet, but they do have a branch in Durham).
Durham is where you should go if you’re in the mood for Spanish tapas. Mateo offers lunch and dinner services at their bar in West Chapel Hill Street. Love Italian cuisine? Hillsborough’s Panciuto is one restaurant you shouldn’t miss. The menu changes every week, based on the ingredients they were able to source from their farm and garden. Panciuto successfully merges original Italian cuisine and familiar Southern comfort food.
Speaking of comfort food, 18 Seaboard at Raleigh offers its diners delicious blue cheese grits, melt-in-your-mouth pork shank, and one of the best versions of she-crab soup in town. Glenwood Grill, also in Raleigh, is another must-try. Their braised pork belly is not to be missed. For dessert, have a taste of their incredible bread pudding.
This is only a sampling of the vast array of dining options that the region has to offer. There are more mouth-watering destinations awaiting you here, and you definitely won’t be disappointed.