Raleigh >Simpsons Beef & Seafood
Best place for a special occasion dinner in the Raleigh area. This restaurant may be Raleigh's best kept secret. This is where we go for special occasions and celebrations. Every entree is wonderfully prepared. Often the appetizers are large enough to serve as entrees. Fine wine list. Do listen for their specials. Deserts are great. The ambiance is absolutely the best in Raleigh; you are not on top of other diners and it is not the least noisy, unlike so many other Raleigh restaurants. The owner, Mel Simpson, and the wait staff go to great lengths to make your dining enjoyable. Mel gives each lady a rose and your wait person normally is at the door as you leave. Piano music on weekends just sets everything off. It is in a strip mall just north of Crabtree Mall, but do not be put off by that.
Wonderful Steak. I went to this restaurant with my husband for an anniversary dinner. It was wonderful. He is a picky eater and was very happy with all of his menu choices. I had the specialty fish of the evening. It was wonderful. The restaurant is very romantic and nice for a quiet evening out for adults.
Great customer service, great food, atomsphere.
I had my wedding reception here 2 years ago. The owner of the restaurant went out of his way to make it really special. He even called in the piano player when he wasn't scheduled to come just for our wedding. He made special personalized menus with really cute paper for everyone.
The food, wine. and service were fantastic!
The night was perfect. Now 2 years later, we are going to be celebrating our anniversary very soon and I plan to take my husband back for another romantic dinner :).
Thank you, Simpsons!!
A strip mall restaurant that caters to the high-style crowd..
Strip mall dining made good with spacious seating, white tablecloths, muted lighting and fresh flowers. A large bar area that allows smoking and reels in the businessmen for an after-work bourbon. Like its atmosphere, a meal at Simpson's is elegant, but not stuffy. Its classic American menu includes plump pink shrimp with dollups of tangy tomato cocktail, high-quality, country club steaks topped bymushroom wine sauce and decadently juicy, one-pound pork chops served with potatoes.
Try it, you'll love it. Went to Simpson's on a whim (and a 50% off coupon). Was intially put off by the strip mall location and having to park a ways away. But the combination of really good food, atmosphere and spacious seating changed that. We had pretty good service, yet we were not rushed (they're not really in a hurry here, so consider that). After moving to RDU all I heard about was Angus Barn. Well, forget it. The food is better at Simpson's. And do you really want to eat in a barn? Or would you rather eat in a Restaurant?
Best Restaurant in Raleigh. Subject says it all. Service, food, owner all wonderful. Simpson's is my "special events" place to go.
High dollar is worth it. Most romantic..
We've been "frequenting" this place for probably 15 years. We're always impressed and happy. We go about once a year. It's a staple on our list.
Pick an evening when you are not rushed ... Enjoy your time ... as you will possibly be there for 90 minutes or so. Sometimes less than an hour ... but plan for more. It's a fine dining experience with typically great servers.
In our opinion, the food is great ... one notch below excellent.
The owner just might bring the lady a rose. I think it's a tradition there. He's a very nice man.
Bad Experience. This was my first time dining at Simpsons. I liked the atmosphere and the menu choices. I had been told that the service is slow but it literally took over 2 hours from the time we ordered until we received our meals. During our 2 hour and fifteen minute wait the waitress told us that our meals would be out very shortly but thirty minutes later we were still waiting. We had to approach the owner to do something about the situation. When we were served, the bread was slightly burned, the rice was dry and cold and the meals were skimpy for the price. We left angry and hungry.
wonderful. This is a must try dining experience! Everything was wonderful and the server is outstanding. Thanks for the rose at the end of the meal. Had a great time at this restuarant. I almost forgort the bartender - Gary makes out of this world drinks!
romantic restaurant. great atmosphere. very good food. I was pleasantly suprised given the strip-shopping location. Inside was an elegant enviroment with tasty steak cooked to perfection. Great place for a special night out.
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