Raleigh >Midtown Grille
Great food and service. Bizarrely, dreadful cutlery..
I am very fond of Midtown and really like how they have recently changed the layout of the restaurant a little. Food is always good and service friendly. However, I don't know whether times are a little tough but the cutlery was definitely in need of complete replacement. The regular knives and forks were extremely chipped; the hospital canteen where I regularly frequent has higher quality. Plus, the steak knives were of similar quality as the free pack of 6 you seem to get with each order of Omaha steaks. Plus, they were made in China.
I'm no snob, but was really taken aback by how such a high quality restaurant could present such low quality cutlery. Just a heads up for any management of this otherwise fine and recommended establishment.
Wow. It was my boyfriend's birthday and we wanted to try something new. The menu looked different so we chose Midtown. What a great choice. The food was incredible. Luckily we had a wine expert dining with us so all our wine was great. Service was good and the deco was "chic". We'll definitely be returning.
Great place to spend an evening with friends.
Great evening with good food, good wine selection, and nice atmosphere.
BUT my food was over cooked, the shrimp in the scampi was tough, knife required to halve them .
Deserts as always were superb .
Waitperson was attentive and not intrusive .
Great food in north Raleigh.
After the unfortunate demise of the Wild Orchid Grille, we have been looking for an upscale place to go that does not necessitate paying the babysitter for the extra hour required to drive from north Raleigh to downtown and back. We have tried Fins and Jibarra, but 115 Midtowne is our favorite thus far (besides Nina's, when we want Italian.) I called on a Friday to request reservations for 7:30 on Saturday--no problem. We were greeted by a friendly hostess and seated immediately upon arrival. There is a pianist on weekend nights, which added significantly to the already impressive ambience. (Yes, it's in a strip mall, but don't judge until you go inside. BTW, there are outside tables, but I do not enjoy sitting in a parking lot.)
Our waitress was friendly, knowledgeable, and prompt. The crab cakes appetizer was excellent. I had a tasty filet and my husband had some sort of Asian-style tuna, which was delicious despite the fact that I'm not a fan of tuna in general. The portion sizes seemed appropriate for both of us, and my husband can put away some food. The only disappointment of the evening was his seven-layer chocolate cake--quite dry, but he ate it anyway. My tiramisu was among the best I've had, which is not a small feat considering we love it so much, we had a tiramisu-flavored wedding cake.
In summary, leave the kids at home and go out for excellent grown-up food for a reasonable price-- everything, including the above plus my glass of Pinot and a tip, was around $100. You might even have time to catch a movie!
Ritzy night out in Raleigh, perfect culmination of elegance and style!. This restaurant has an amazingly eclectic menu and it?s all done with just the right amount of elegance and flare. The live piano on the weekend makes it the perfect romantic dinner, while the chic atmosphere and service are ideal for a corporate outing. Our fillets were perfectly cooked, the Ginger martini was astounding, and the spicy crab appetizer was a breathtaking compliment. We were most impressed by the personalized service that this restaurant offers, the manager in particular made us feel right at home as we shared a nightcap at the bar and spoke with him about this new Raleigh addition to the gourmet dining scene.
great food, horrible service. If you want amazing food, this is your restaurant. If you want to be treated with respect, this is NOT your restaurant. Not only was the service as slow as a school bus, our waitress had the worst memory. After making our orders, we found out the specials from a different waitress talking to a different table. I got the straw that I wanted 20 minutes later after my husband asked her for it twice. The waitress made me feel like an idiot with a very rude and insulting comment to me when I had finished my meal. It was a horrible experience. It is just a shame because the food was outstanding but I would never go back unless management did something about their servers.
Thank you for saving me!.
After having surgury on my back I was sent home and told to "take it easy". I was sure I would be able to make Thanksgiving dinner for my family of 6. Well that Turkey Day rolled around and I still was not in any shape to do it. I called around town to find out that many restaurants had been booked solid. I called a place that a friend had recommended months ago called 115 Midtowne.
Well to make a long story short...my family was treated to a wonderful dinner. All of our traditional items were served and that made it feel more like home. To make it feel better than home they prepared a "maple and paprika roasted Turkey". I left with the recipe!!!
Thank you to our server Louie who listened to me rant for about 15 minutes and everyone that worked on Thanksgiving at 115 Midtowne. I cant wait to try out the regular menu.
Awful Thanksgiving meal. Normally we cook our own Thanksgiving dinner but we are having some renovations done at our house and after seeing a great review in the News and Observer for this restaurant and an advertisement that they would be open for Thanksgiving dinner we decided to go. The only positive point was the charming hostess who greeted us at the door. Although the restaurant wasn't all that busy, service was terrible and the food cold. The mashed potatoes were so cold you could barely mash them with a fork. The turkey tasted salty and processed although I called in advance and was assured that the restaurant was roasting their own turkeys for the dinner. Probably one of the worse meals I've ever gone out for. Boston Market would have been a far better choice.
GREAT restaurant! I eat here a few times a month..
If you have not been here...run don't walk to 115 Midtowne in North Hills. Once you get inside you are transported from the crazy shopping and grocery parking lot strip mall to a cozy old school casual fine dining experience. The atmosphere is very simple and classic. Could wear jeans or a cocktail dress and fit in fine.
Now on to the food! I have had nothing bad here and have eaten here dozens of times. Some highlights of the menu are: the chopped salad...I'm not sure the exact name but it is a very simple looking salad and believe it or not...it tastes like a steak! They grill the lettuce and it's the most interesting and mouth-watering salad I've ever had. The pancetta wrapped mahi mahi is always a pleaser. Every night they have at least 4 specials, which are always amazing. Never a bad experience here. Great for pre-movie dining (North Hills movie theater is a short walk away).
very nice. food was great, service was great. the only negative was that the bar is to close to the dining tables and at times you get a wiff of smoke during dinner, other than that a fabulous experience
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