Margaux's Restaurant

4.8
1272 reviews
$30 and under
Fusion / Eclectic
At Margaux's Restaurant in Raleigh we combine our ever-changing menu, a flare for impeccable service, and an energetic ambiance with progressive decor and the result is a favored dining experience for those from near and far for over 28 years.

We say it is the Perfect Fusion of a High-Energy Metropolis and Soulful Southern Hospitality. You'll say it's Downright Awesome! Come be a part of the dining experience and understand why we still stand strong after all these years.

Please note that our restaurant does its best to accommodate requests for outdoor seating. There are times where the demand for outdoor seating exceeds what we are able to accommodate at that time.

For any special requests please contact us directly so we can accommodate your request quickly and perfectly.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 1272 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
4.8based on recent ratings
4.8
Food
4.8
Service
4.6
Ambience
4.4
Value
Noise · Moderate
96% of people would recommend it to a friend
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JoeR
Raleigh
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

As usual, the place exceeded expectations, another terrific night. Food was great, along with service, servers, and the noise was better by the fish tank

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OpenTable Diner
Raleigh
4 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

Food was great, a little noisy from the bar but not so loud you couldn’t have a conversation. Service was good but away to long at times.

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Gort
Raleigh
8 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience3

Margaux is one of our regular stops. The last time was during the mask mandate, and they were just getting used to the problems. This time, all was well. The fried oysters were plump, and the addition of blue chees sauce to the pimento cheese base was inspired.
The Parmesan crusted lamb was outstanding, and the wine pairings were excellent. All in all, well done EXCEPT for the noise level.

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AshleyC
Raleigh
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

A great experience to celebrate our 20 year anniversary!

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RobertD
Western NC
5 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

We were there for the first time. Thankfully, we were seated in the room to the far right because two of our group have hearing issues. The main part of the restaurant was overly loud and would have been unbearable. Our food was delicious and our service was excellent. We will return but will not sit in the main room.

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vipSushi356
Raleigh
12 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4Food5Service3Ambience4

Eclectic artistic inviting atmosphere and environment. Good menu selections.

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JohnOC
Raleigh
14 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience3

Good choice in course offerings, very good food, but the noise level was very high.

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Jack
Raleigh
7 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent as always! Great to visit our local “go to.”

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MelissaR
1 review
Dined on July 19, 2021
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience4

Service was great! I know some like a really dark atmosphere, but was tough for my aging parents so we had to pull out phones and turn on flashlights to read menus. That is only complaint. Staff seemed to work like a team, food was delicious. Oysters were fresh and briny!

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CatMom95
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on July 19, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

My husband and I both ordered off of the prix-fixe menu and enjoyed our meal outside on the covered patio. All of the food items were high quality and delicious. The sauces and plating were a delight and our waiter, Bill, was excellent.

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vipRaleighB
Raleigh
8 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Wonderful as usual. One of the finest restaurants in Raleigh. We’ve never been disappointed, and doubt we ever will!!

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BrianB
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great experience as usual- always a nice vibe for couples night!!

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Remy93
Raleigh
8 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Four of us had a lovely meal Friday evening on the patio. The restaurant was crowded inside and out but service was always on the spot and we never felt anything but relaxed and well taken care of. Our servers recommendation of Chardonnay turned out to be perfect and all of us really enjoyed our meals. In addition to our waitress we were given exceptional service by Ben Luther. He treated us like royalty and made our experience there even more special. Kudos to Margaux’s for hiring the best from chef, to servers, to food runners. No wonder the restaurant has remained a favorite of so many for all these years.

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Chiefdarkstar
1 review
Dined on July 14, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Iconic classy restaurant that was a founding member of food scene 29 years ago. Before local and sustainable was trendy Margauxs made sure to source local and frequently. They are still kings and it shows. Not setting a trend just making the best damn food around. We always enjoy the family atmosphere provided. Just go see for yourself. Amazing and dedicated staff.

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OpenTable Diner
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on July 14, 2021
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience4

Food was outstanding especially at early bird hour prices. New server quickly addressed a couple issues with our order and check. Well-done!

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Martinez
Raleigh
2 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2021
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience4

Food was very flavorful. The Chef had great options. Our server was friendly and attentive

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RandyNC
Raleigh
6 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall4Food5Service3Ambience2

This restaurant has survived for a long time in Raleigh because of the incredible food, variety of choices, and friendly staff. This is where to locals go to eat. Prices have jumped considerably due to supply/supply chain issues, but it is still a treat to eat here. Restaurant was a little too dark and our server was new, but overall we enjoyed our meal as always.

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Great
Raleigh
9 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great experience

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Restaurantjunkie
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food and service was excellent

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EileenG
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Impeccable service, delicious meal and great ambiance made our anniversary date a great night

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CARLY
Raleigh
14 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent service from Stephanie. Delicious food and timing of courses was perfect.

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Susan
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on July 8, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Be sure to place your order before 6:30 in order to get the early bird special We were seated before 6:30 but waited to place our food order because one of our party was late. The foods and service were excellent as usual.

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bbp10
Wilmington
24 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Our first time here, what a great experience. Excellent service and advice from the staff. The food and cocktails were on point, with the best lamb I've ever had.

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KenM
1 review
Dined on July 2, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

You will not find better eating anywhere else this is the best

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None
Raleigh
2 reviews
Dined on July 1, 2021
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience3

It was good.

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Dianne123
Raleigh
9 reviews
Dined on July 1, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Margaux’s is a wonderful place with indoor and outdoor seating. They have wonderful food and wonderful wait staff. They have specials most evenings until 6:30 and you get a wonderful appetizer, dinner and dessert for $26.95, an incredible price for what they offer. We love it there.

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Bernierone
Raleigh
14 reviews
Dined on July 1, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food here is great and never boring. Chef uses fresh in season ingredients and is so creative. There are layers of flavor and the food is always consistently good. Great variety makes this a wonderful choice for everyone. I love the staff!!!

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OpenTable Diner
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on June 25, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Loved it! Food was amazing. Staff was incredible. We had a lovely family dinner!

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CharlesK
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on June 25, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

We, a party of five, had reservations at 6PM to take advantage of the 3-course prix fixe dinner menu, and we were not disappointed. We were promptly seated, service was excellent, the food was amazing (or to put it another way, it was simply what we've come to expect of Margaux's). The sweet potato-coconut soup in particular drew rave reviews from two of our guests. The salmon that two of us ordered was cooked exactly as requested. Everybody ordered a different dessert, and they were all excellent. Being a Friday evening, the restaurant was bustling (and correspondingly noisy) but we all thoroughly enjoyed our meal.

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vipCarolinaroots
Raleigh
9 reviews
Dined on June 23, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This restaurant is ALWAYS spot on! The service is impeccable. The menu changes daily so you always get a new food adventure. We love it every time! We sat on the patio, which is a great option this time of year!

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MARTHAG
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on June 22, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Margaux's always has an outstanding array of choices daily - and many, if not most, with a unique twist of flavors that makes it really difficult to make a choice. Be sure to try the creme brulee when you go. Sit back and enjoy the comfortable atmosphere, excellent service and great food.

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vipRogerH
Raleigh
10 reviews
Dined on June 21, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great place in Raleigh.

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DianaO
1 review
Dined on June 19, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food and atmosphere! A local gem. Love the changing daily menu and cocktails are amazing!

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BrendaO
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on June 19, 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience3

Waitress was very good. Peking duck was more like orange duck.

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vipJulio
New York Area
23 reviews
Dined on June 18, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This was our first time there and definitely not the last. Great food selection. It was a group outing and everyone enjoyed their food. There are some selections that you will not find anywhere else. The portions were more than enough and they all had great flavor. There was a good selection of wines by the bottle as well as by the glass. The server was very attentive and provided good recommendations. I would definitely recommend this restaurant

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LarryS
1 review
Dined on June 18, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent food and service. Outstanding quality, and just the right quantity for each course of our meal.

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OpenTable Diner
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on June 17, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food and service are always excellent!

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ScottM
1 review
Dined on June 15, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

The food was very good. A little on the pricey side, but overall a nice place.

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Ricp
1 review
Dined on June 15, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Great place. Our Server Heather was the best! She helped me surprise my wife with here 25th anniversary gift and she was wonderful.

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OpenTable Diner
Raleigh
2 reviews
Dined on June 14, 2021
Overall2Food2Service3Ambience1

This was my first time dining here. Overall I had an okay time, but there were things that I could not overlook. First, the table that we were seat at was uncomfortable and felt like the overflow/ walk-in section of the restaurant. I ordered the crab cakes as my appetizer and was clear about a corn allergy I have and asked for the succotash to be on the side. My plate was presented to me without my request being upheld, and instead of pushing my app as a re-fire they just put it on another plate. This carelessness is one of the main reasons I will not be returning. My server was pleasant and very knowledgeable about the menu, I believe her name was Heather, she did a great job.

FAQs

Margaux's Restaurant offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (919) 846-9846.

Margaux's Restaurant is rated 4.8 stars by 1272 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.