Raleigh >Midtown Grille
FANATASTIC FIND!!!. Before my husband and I settled into Raleigh, NC a few weeks ago, we were "tourists" of the city and we would make this place one of our regular spots to dine! The wine list is amazing and the staff is superb! Definitely try to save room for the beignets!!! They make them fresh (15 min or so) and they come with this incredible caramel dipping sauce.....sooo wonderful!
Way overpriced. All presentation - Where's the beef.
It goes by Midtown now, and this place is a little "above it's raising" now. The wait staff is very professional but not personable, and the atmosphere is one of pretentious excess. The salad was nothing but mixed greens with a hint of their house dressing toasted sunflower seedson top. I had their baked pork chop, and it was acceptable, but not tender, and the Macaroni and cheese sidedish was nothing special. Every entree is in the the $27-$28 range, Appetizers $8-$10. Nothing is noteworthy except that it was presented beautifully. The portions are very small.
Go somewhere more fune. This is a just a way to spend too much money.
AWESOME PATIO SERVICE. My wife and I dont regularly get the chance to go out on a "date" anymore so when we do we want it to be very special. The folks at Midtown and Bar 115 definately made it just that for us on Saturday Night. The weather was perfect for grilling out but we opted to dine out instead. The service on the patio was superb!! Great wait staff and management. Even the chef came out to check on us, where else do you get this kind of service. We had the best mussels ive ever had, my wife never had Gnochi and shes already wanting more. The management was very attentive as well, as the temperature dropped they were asking if we wanted to have the patio heaters turned on. Very Special place and great staff too. Dont miss out on this hidden gem.
Special Night Special place. Best looking dinning room in north hills.Simple great affordable food.Class without all the fuss.My wife had the Salmon with white beans and I had Pork osso bucco.Near perfect.Waiter pointed out the 25- 30$ selection of wines.Right in the sweet spot for us.Rabbit gumbo was a great starter even with the weather being a bit warmer.Had a amazing cocktail post meal with Strawberry,basil, jalapeno simple syrup,and grey goose!Who comes up with that?You can tell they trying very hard.
Best of North Hills. Hands down.No contest.Easy money.The rest are fighting for second place.You want the best skip the others and just try the mussels they have as a special nost of the time.Somkin!
Overpriced and poor service. What a disappointment. Overpriced for what you get. There was no host at the door so we had to stand there and wait for a while. Then after being seated, no one ever came with water or greeted us and we sat there for more than 10 minutes with nothing on our table but two empty wine glasses. The place was half full but the service was still horrible. We ordered water without ice and got two waters full of ice. The food was fine, but nothing amazing. We had to ask for our check and no one ever checked on us or asked about the food. We had to hunt up the hostess for our coats. The attitude of the waiters was nonchalant and there appeared to be some discord among staff. Ridiculously bad service for the price. Our two lunch entrees with two waters totalled $29 without the tip. If you want to sit in a foo foo restaurant and get McDonalds service and pay exorbitant prices then this is the place for you. We will not be back.
Best Food and Drinks. My family and I recently visited Midtown for our daughters 21st Birthday, it was our first time there as well and we were all blown away. Portion sizes were great and the food was spectacular. We were a military family and have traveled the world over and never have I seen plating of food match the quality. My daughter was able to buy her first drinks, legally, ha ha and I must say the blueberry martini and the chocolate martini the bar manager bought for her were out of this world. I had called earlier in the day to confirm my reservation and go over the details of my daughters big night. During our visit a young man in a black chefs coat stopped at our table and informed me that "we" had spoken already and not to worry about a thing, he had it under control. She had her own cake delivered along with a burning candle with out my asking. It was truly a great experience. With my daughters birthday mixed in with the holidays, the entire restaurant made it an unforgettable evening. We will be back, and you should go too!!!
Nice lunch spot in Midtown. We recently had lunch there for the first time. It's nicer than it is pricey. Good value! I liked the cozy bistro style layout, with booths and tables, and what looked like a private room in the back. They have a good looking bar, and a little front patio. We really enjoyed it. Didn't like the paper layer on top of the table, but it really didn't come into play that much. The chicken club sandwich with some really good fries was awesome! Chicken, bacon, gouda, and mayo, damn! Such flavor! She had the grouper sandwich with some sort of tartar mayo and their potato chips. She said it was good, with a really big portion of crispy fish. It was somewhat busy. Our waiter was really hustling the room. Kudos! We'll definitely return. (Not sure about dinner, as it is a good round-trip drive for us, but the prices looked reasonable, $20-30 entrees.) We have found a great new lunch spot!
My New Favorite Spot!!.
I am relatively new to North Carolina and Raleigh. I've lived in Chicago and LA most of my life, traveled the world over and have eaten at some of the greatest spots around. I have to say that Midtown stands up with some of the best eateries I've ever experienced. My date and I went on a Saturday night. Although the regular menu looked fabulous, we both opted to go with the specials being offered. For an appetizer we had the Steamed Mussels that were absolutely the best I've ever had. We also shared a Portabella Mushroom Bruschetta that made me feel like I was back in Tuscany. For entrees we shared the Game Hen Trio with fresh Foie Gras and the Housemade Duckwurst. Portions were ample and by the time we reached dessert we had to split one because neither of us had room to finish one by ourselves. We split the "Cheesecake of the Week" which was a peanutbutter and banana with chocolate ganash! They offer a great wine flight menu which allowed us to sample some of the selections from their regular list. The staff was very attentive without being overbearing. We chatted up with the GM (he looks like Vin Diesel) who happen to run in some of my old circles. Bottom line, everyone made us feel very welcome. The live music was a perfect backdrop to a great meal and we stayed for a nightcap afterwards to hear the musician finish his set.
If you haven't been here yet, you're missin out!
Midtown and Bar115, not what it could be................. I thought of giving Midtown Restaurant one more chance, but once again they proved me WRONG. As i have dined at this restaurant for many year's, last week was my last time. I know now that until their is some form of drastic change, Midtown will still continue to be the same, no special's , BORING SAME OLD FOOD, SAME HO-HUM SERVICE. In this economy i hope you are getting your money's worth out of your management and kitchen staff because it sure doesn't show at dinner. Before i thought the Chef was BORED, now i am certain he is LAZY. No difference in food or menu. Go outside and look around at all business that is available to you. Look at where they are going. Now the sad part, the owner's are allowing the management and kitchen to continue in this manner. Seems Management and the Chef have NO INTEREST IN JOHN Q PUBLIC, ONLY IN WHAT IS BEST FOR THEMSELVES. You had great food. You had great service. You had great management that was there all the time. Now you ask to speak to the manager and along comes a bartender, what kind of management value are the owner's getting there........in today's economy, i wonder!!!!!!! Keep that old tired food and ho-hum service...........I'm lookin for something new and exciting
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