Raleigh >Margauxs Restaurant - Fine Dining Banquets & Catering
LOVE LOVE LOVE!.
Just had an AMAZING evening at margauxs! My fiance' and I were out celebrating Valentines day early and decided to give margauxs a whirl. Everything from the moment we walked through those big castle-like doors was PERFECT! The front of house staff greeted us warmly, offering a table by the fireplace and hanging our jackets for us. From there it only got better, our server was friendly and really knew a lot about the menu, throughout our meal we were blessed with a bevy of wonderful servers! Everyone works together and you really get a sense of family when your at this place! We even had the pleasure of meeting the owner who is a constant pressence in the dining room, waiting tables, taking iorders and helping out when needed. The decor is fun and eclectic, there's a fish tank, a fireplace, a big jade buddah and a knight in shining armour! Really something for everyone!
Sounds good right? well i have yet to mention the best part.......THE FOOD is incredible! perfectly cooked! and so good i was licking my plate at the end! The menu is huge! so much choice and variety from the very plain and basic to the decadent and rich. Keep up the good y'all! We'll be back! (very soon!)
Disagree with BEAG. I hope that BEAG will again visit the Jewel of North Raleigh, although I have never had any experience close to his / her description, for my dining dollar, one cannot find a better value or a better Chef. The service has always been outstanding, and one of the finer wine cellers one can find. I have dined 4 times there this week, once for pleasure and three for business. All outstanding meals and service that would earn 5 stars. If your not returning, I will gladly take your table !
fond customers over the past ten years, how disappointing to have a chewy fillet with undercooked potato -my wife with an inedible concoction purported to be a fancy enchilada-oh how pricey and then patronizing and arrogant the owner was- imagine- a 100.00 tab with food sent back and he offers a single slice of a chocolate torte to us as if that was an adequate response.
Too bad- this is one of the few upscale restaurants in north Raleigh-apparently the owner lacks the competition to keep his up his game-perhaps loosing a long time customer or two will get this establishment back on track to deliver quality commensurate with the price they exact
We so greatly appreciate hearing of your critique personally last evening and have made the necessary adjustments throughout our kitchen departments and managerial skills. Please come back as our guests and let us show you how its supposed to be done. Thanks for reminding us of what being in business is all about.
Always a favorite. My wife and I dined once again last night at this north raleigh jewel. We love the food. We love the staff. We love the atmosphere. We just can not get enough. We have been coming to Margaux's for the past three years and we can't wait to dine here for the next twenty. For dinner I had perhaps the finest scallops I have ever enjoyed - paired with shrimp dumplings and a delicious sauce that I can't pronounce or attempt to spell, but I assure you was divine. My wife had a filet with a short rib stew that she may not stop talking about for the next month (or until we get back to margaux's). Home run, again...
Do it...Again and Again and Again.
I have been enjoying Margaux's the entire 19 years their doors have been open............To consistently do what Margaux's does (more on that below), for so long, and in such a questionable and volatile economy, says so much about this establishment, it's staying power and ability to adapt to ever-changing demands and preferences. When nothing less than perfection seems to be the expected outcome of every dining experience, Margaux's does just that and simply continues to the raise the bar...
I love that the menu changes constantly, and presents such an extensive and eclectic offering. My most recent meal has by far been the most memorable and enjoyable yet... we started with the seared scallop appetizer, served over a crisp wonton, topped with a pineapple relish, and a small dollop of smoked bacon. there was an herb oil drizzled around the plate as well as a smoked bacon, kombu seaweed reduction to spoon over each scallop. Sounds like a lot?! However, it was an incredible balance....scallops seared to perfection, with a slight sweetness from the pineapple, a hint of smokiness from the bacon, a subtle bite from the herb oil and a fresh crispness from the wonton!
Dinner was just as delightful, with my medley of (again, perfectly cooked) lobster, shrimp and scallops over a butternut squash, white wine risotto. Clearly I'm a foodie and have some very specific preferences. So I can honestly say I have never had a more perfectly prepared risotto...with it's creamy texture, delicate blend of sweetness from the butternut squash, butter and white wine, as well as all the other seasoning and love that clearly went in to it's preparation.
Dessert took me to a whole new euphoric level with the Chocolate Truffle Peanut Butter Mousse Tart. Someone posed the question once "is there any doubt as to WHY the combination of peanut butter and chocolate is at the very center of American hearts, gullets and all things sweet and delectable?"
Need I say more?!
From the serious, passionate FOODIE to any novice at the opposite end of the culinary spectrum, you cannot deny the deliciousness in EVERY detail....
The only questions you will be asking yourself when you leave are, how soon can I return and what will my taste buds be experiencing next?!
Prix Fixe - don't do it....
Having often traveled across Europe, especially France, I have had a lot of experience with Prix Fixe menus. The objective of these is to provide the diner with the a fixed price encompassing a starter, main and dessert.
Living close by to Margeaux's, my wife and I decided to try out this option last evening. We were awfully disappointed. While the front of the house is excellent, the food did not come close to matching.
My wife's Caesar was bland, lacking any evidence of anchovies in the dressing. Her Striped Bass was simply horrible, under cooked fish and green beans. On the other hand, the potatoes were over cooked. My Terrine lacked flavor, my Scallops dish had a grand total of 3 .... I was still hungry upon finishing. The portions are quite a bit smaller than the regular menu items.
On the bright side, the creme brule was decent.
This was our 3rd visit to this Restaurant - 2 of the 3 have been sub par... Suffice it to say, we would rather eat at the Chineese take out establishment next door
Pick up your game Margeaux's...
Great food Great Staff. My wife Cheryl and I have been going to Margaux for over 11 year. We eat there 5 - 6 times a year and have drinks there another 6 - 8 times a year. From our 1st meal a 3 # lobster during Lobster Fest to our last a Filet with roquefort in Dec. The service and food have always been excellent I would highly recommend it for a special occasion or if you want to impress a special someone. You must try the French Onion soup it is the BEST!!!!
Better Than I Remembered. I went to Margaux's Restaurant last night after not visiting Raleigh for quite some time. The menu seemed more extensive, interesting and diversified than I remembered. I enjoyed every course much more than the anticipation! I am eager to go back and order from their new Prix Fixe Menu. The selections were great and the price was right. The outside Patio was a big surprise and gorgeous too! I am looking at a review written September 26, 2010, just a few days ago and I cannot believe we are talking about the same restaurant!
Disappointing Experience. Never again. Planned a "special" evening out with out-of-town guests. We all ordered different things from Fixed Price menu. Portions were very small; caesar salad was tiny with two croutons, fried shrimp appetizer with just two shrimp (come on!), but lobster salad was good. Entrees were just okay (nothing special) and I hated the macaroni side served with mt pork chop. Then there was dessert - VERY slow in coming (that shouldn't happen when they had the entire order up front. We asked the person refilling water glasses to please check on this and she said "I'm not your server." Wrong answer! Dessert finally came. Creme Broulet was "soupy - I mean you could have poured it out. Sent it back and got key lime pie instead. All of us felt that this was an awful dining experience. Left 10% tips (we gererally leave 15% to 20%). Unless this was just a BAD night for Margaoux, I simply could never recommend it. They convinced us NEVER to return.
My fav. My favorite in Raleigh. The food is very good, and the atmosphere is enjoyable.
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