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Young Hearts Distilling, Raleigh, NC

Young Hearts Distilling

4.4
4.4
61 Reviews
$30 and under
Contemporary American
Downtown Raleigh's first distillery and restaurant. Featuring local ingredients, the menu from Young Hearts' kitchen is ever-evolving and reflects our passion for flavor, comfort, and delight. Join us in our newly-renovated historic building, and choose between the main dining room, mezzanine, or rooftop patio.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 p.m.


Booked 12 times today
Experiences are available.

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary American, Distillery, Regional American (Contemporary Southern)

  • Hours of Operation

    Wed, Thu 4:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri 4:00 pm–12:00 am Sat 11:00 am–12:00 am Sun 11:00 am–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (919) 424-7817

  • Dress Code

    Smart Casual

Experiences

  • Distillery Tour

    US$20.00 per person

    Prepaid

    Multiple dates available
    Join us for a tour of downtown Raleigh's first distillery! Led by our distiller, he will be taking you and your group through a detailed breakdown of our process, the spirits we offer, the history of the company, and the historic building. Each ticket includes a 3-spirit flight, and a complimentary glass!
  • Tacuterie Thursday

    Multiple dates available
    Join us for a unique experience of us combining two of our favorite things: street tacos and charcuterie! Each 30-inch board is loaded with two proteins, rice, beans, chips and queso, guacamole, and a seasonal rotation of fixings, as well as 12 house-made masa tortillas. Only available on Thursdays, and in our downstairs booths.

Offers

  • Capture the Bag and MORE!

    Nov 10, 2022 only
    Thu - 4:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
    As the final piece to an Annual Campaign to raise funds for Haven House, we are hosting an exciting Happy Hour!! There will be a silent auction with high-end purses, watches, sunglasses, and scarves and all money raised will go towards our Annual Campaign goal to help fund Haven House services. Please register for the auction in advance; those registered as going and signing up for this campaign will receive snacks and a complimentary beverage!

What 61 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.4
4.4 based on recent ratings
  • 4.4Food
  • 4.4Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.2Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Raleigh / Durham / Chapel Hill

    Scenic View

  • Raleigh / Durham / Chapel Hill

    Vibrant Bar Scene

  • Raleigh / Durham / Chapel Hill

    Contemporary American

  • Raleigh

    Brunch

  • Raleigh

    Healthy

  • Raleigh

    Vibrant Bar Scene

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  1. L

    Lisa

    Raleigh

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best food and drinks in Raleigh! Such a cool place! Highly recommend!
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This restaurant/hospitality group continues to go above and beyond expectations. It was my first time but absolutely will not be my last.
  3. ZN

    ZimNC

    Raleigh

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food4service4ambience4
    The food was very good. We had a big table on the middle level which was out of the way of the traffic of the overall establishment; it felt somewhat disconnected, but we were able to easily set another friend who arrived a bit late. I was surprised that our experience was more food centered, I guess I anticipated that we would get more information on the distillery itself, their specialties, etc. Maybe I chose the wrong time of day?
  4. RS

    RonS

    Raleigh

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Thank you Mac for the drinks and menu ideas - delicious!

    Young Hearts DistillingResponded 4 days agoThank you, Ron!

  5. n

    nomnomfood

    Raleigh

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall4food3service5ambience4
    We had really amazing service, and most of the dishes were quite good. The steak wasn't great quality, but most everything else was quite good.

    Young Hearts DistillingResponded 4 days agoThank you for the kind words, and for the feedback about the steak. We're always looking to improve, and we hope to see you again soon.

  6. LP

    LenaP

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great view and beautiful craft cocktails and cuisine that celebrates the season and highlights local farms. It's our special occasion place, but if we lived in Raleigh it'd be our go-to spot for the weekend.

    Young Hearts DistillingResponded 4 days agoThank you for the kind words, Lena! We're glad we could help make your husband's birthday special. :)

  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Charlotte

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was amazing! Looking forward to going back for the salmon croquettes again.
  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 24, 2022

    overall5food5service3ambience5
    food was good ambiance was good service was friendly but a little slow and inattentive at times but still really good and the whole staff is super nice

    Young Hearts DistillingResponded 4 days agoThank you for the feedback! We're sorry for the sluggish service, we hope to see you again soon!

  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We really enjoyed this place! The drinks were very strong as they distill their own spirits! And the food was fantastic! We ordered 3 dishes, tapas style, and finished it all. The rooftop vibes were super chill as well. I enjoyed that it wasn’t too flashy. Jace was our waiter and they did an amazing job serving us and recommending things. We will definitely be back.
  10. TH

    TravisH

    Raleigh

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great experience for a date night with rooftop vibes.
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Raleigh

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The jumbo lump crab pasta that was a special was one of the best pastas I’ve ever had. Visiting Richmond from out of town and I will absolutely be back. Great food and service! A+!
  12. MJ

    MellowJam

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fun atmosphere and delicious food. We reserved a table out on the covered terrace/balcony for a Saturday brunch, and the atmosphere was great. The patio sits quite high up, so it gives you a rooftop bar vibe where you get city views, but it stays shaded from the hot summer sun the whole time (they also have fans that help keep air circulating nicely). They also had lots of greenery and plants on the walls for a cute aesthetic. Can confirm that the coffee, drinks, and food are all fabulous and the service was great. Very quick and attentive (but not annoyingly so). Overall a fantastic experience.

    Young Hearts DistillingResponded on August 31, 2022Thank you for the kind words, we hope to see you again soon!

  13. DP

    DeePeeCee

    Raleigh

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 26, 2022

    overall2food1service4ambience1
    Our wait service was great but the food was not. We started with the Charcuterie which was good but no where near as lush as the picture on the website. We ordered the steak and the sliders. Soooo salty. Really, sooooooo salty…and tough. The Manhattan was great but the Gin & Tonic wasn’t. We aren’t hard to please, really, and I rarely write reviews but the issues with the food need to be addressed.

    Young Hearts DistillingResponded on August 31, 2022Thank you for stopping in and sharing your feedback. We would have loved to make you another dish or cocktail if it wasn't up to our standards! In the future, please let us know during your visit so we can make it the best experience possible right away.

  14. PS

    PeterSP

    Raleigh

    4 reviews

    2.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on August 20, 2022

    overall2food3service2ambience3
    Poor waitstaff; great bartender; decent food. This was our second visit and it started off great as Michael, the bartender, made a terrific vodka concoction for me that wasn't on the menu (habanero pepper, pineapple juice, a little mango, egg white...). The night quickly went downhill from there. We were seated on the upstairs patio which could have been great but our waitress was completely disinterested in helping us have a nice experience. She had little personality, was not very attentive or prompt and had absolutely zero interest in being helpful. For example, after we said yes to her offer for another round of drinks, she refused to find a way to get me mine since it had come from the first floor bar. Her tone wasn't the least bit empathetic or caring. I have been extra patient with service workers since the beginning of the pandemic as I've watched them deal with plenty of impatient and unkind customers. We were nothing but calm and kind with her; she just didn't care one bit. We may give the place one more shot, all thanks to Michael.

    Young Hearts DistillingResponded on August 31, 2022Hey Peter, thanks for letting us make it up to you! I apologize for the bad experience, and we hope to see you again soon.

  15. CJ

    ChrisJ

    Raleigh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and service. We had a great time this evening.

    Young Hearts DistillingResponded on August 31, 2022Thank you for the feedback, Chris! We hope to see you again soon.

  16. j

    juliannek

    Raleigh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Our reservations for Saturday night were for outside seating. I received a call two days before my reservations alerting me that due to a private event outside, our reservations would be moved inside. Asked if I was ok with this change and I was. After arriving and ordering, one of our dishes came to the table and server told us that due to the change they had to made to our seating request this dish was on the house. Great service and so accommodating.
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Raleigh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was excellent, drinks delish, ambience was perfect, and service divine!
  18. SS

    ShelbyS

    Raleigh

    18 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on August 7, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience4
    Good didn’t have much flavor or substance - mainly just potatoes.
  19. WR

    WalkerR

    Raleigh

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 7, 2022

    overall3food4service3ambience2
    Our order was taken wrong and took about 30 minutes to get food in, the staff seemed to be hustling and it was hot but appeared sweaty and flustered coming up and down the stairs. We also requested to be sat inside as my mom doesn't travel very well up and down the stairs and we're surprised to be seated in the upstairs patio. Overall we like the location but the overall experience makes it hard to imagine coming back and justifying a $150 brunch
  20. g

    greyshadow

    Raleigh

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    overall5food5service3ambience5
    Went for drinks and dinner. Menu is a little bit limited, but quite good. Probably a better place for appetizers and drinks rather than dinner. Sat on the outdoor deck - very nice. I think they are still a bit understaffed, so service was not fast, but I am sure that they'll work that out. Highly recommend.
  21. AM

    ApexMom

    Raleigh

    25 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great atmosphere - Service was outstanding. As you would think, cocktails are exceptional with the handmade liquors. Lots of shareable menu options. We will definitely be back!
  22. JP

    JenniferP

    Raleigh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We love YHD!! The good, drinks, ambience, and staff are great. It's our favorite place in downtown Raleigh
  23. KR

    KellyR

    Charleston

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Max our waiter was awesome! Food was amazing, fresh & local ingredients. Cocktails on point. Definitely will be back!
  24. MM

    MarissaM

    Memphis

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We went to check out the tacuterie night, and it was AMAZING! The staff were extremely polite and attentive. The ambiance was beautiful with the lights dimming around 7:30-8pm and light music. The food was beyond amazing - highly recommend the sliders and/or tacuterie board!
  25. N

    Nicole

    Raleigh

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 3, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    The staff, especially the general manager (Kelsey), were extremely rude. I called ahead of time and spoke with both someone at Trophy AND Kelsey at Young Hearts mentioning that I wanted to host a work happy hour. During those conversations, they had no problem with our group informally gathering for a drink at the bar. However, upon our arrival we were greeted with an aggressive and nasty attitude. This was on a Wednesday at 5 PM, and the bar was completely empty... but they acted as if we were a massive inconvenience to them. Despite the fact that my group spent over $1,200 on food and drinks, (likely over 90% of their revenue for that evening) we were treated extremely poorly. Several times, Kelsey raised her voice and argued with my colleagues in my group. I'm honestly still in shock about the entire situation... I've never seen a restaurant with this poor of service. You can be sure that no one from my company (myself included) will be going to Young Hearts or even a Trophy establishment, ever again.
  26. AA

    AngelA

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Great selection of brunch food and cocktails. Mezzanine is perfect on nice weather days
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Raleigh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was amazing and drinks are delicious! Our service was fast and our bartender was great. 10/10 would come back again!
  28. B

    Brenna

    Raleigh

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Love what they've done with the patio, food and drinks were exceptional. Excellent place for a nice brunch or dinner for out-of-towners!
  29. l

    luv2dine

    Denver

    119 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    119 reviews

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    From start to finish great experience! Ambiance, food and drink were top-notch with reasonable prices!
  30. JB

    JanetB

    Charlotte

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    The fried chicken hash was 2 meals! So hearty and tasty.
  31. TC

    TracyC

    Raleigh

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food and service was impeccable as usual!!! Definitely have to make it a point to try brunch soon!
  32. FF

    FoodnFun

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Tacuterie Thursday was a lot of fun. Food and drinks were excellent and atmosphere was great!
  33. TT

    TexasTMommy

    Raleigh

    31 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    31 reviews

    Dined on July 16, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience5
    This was our first time here. Service was a bit slow. When we finally did engage with our server she was so nice and had great suggestions. The mango habanero cocktail was just okay. I was disappointed. It tasted like spicy mango juice, couldn’t taste the alcohol. We ordered the cheese board and it was tiny. Yummy but small. The salmon croquettes were basically corn dog batter. Couldn’t taste the smoked salmon at all. The picked cabbage it’s served with was a great accompaniment. What was the star was the beef sliders - AMAZING!!! The flourless chocolate torte was so so so good!!!! Overall we had a great night out and would go again but just order differently and get the chicken sliders.
  34. WN

    WNCTraveler

    Western NC

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on July 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our 1st time here and it is a great option for outside dining in Downtown Raleigh. The rooftop patio has a roof over it so we could dine there even though it was raining. It is open on one side and there was a nice breeze even on a warm summer evening. The food was excellent. For 2 of us, we had 4 different eats and shared 1 sweets. Each one was tasty. Lots of good flavors. The portions were generous. Would highly recommend but don't want it to get too popular because then we wouldn't be able to get a table.
  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Pinehurst

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on July 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had our ladies brunch here and two of us are pregnant and they have a great mocktail menu. The food was delicious and savory. Our server was very friendly
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 9, 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience5
    Patio was very nice. Food was good but nothing special - sometimes had an odd flavor choice, like the blueberry pepper garlic butter. Cocktails were great too.
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on July 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything here was excellent, the food, drinks and service were all top notch. This is a must visit if you’re in Raleigh.

    Young Hearts DistillingResponded on July 8, 2022Thank you for joining us, glad you had a great time! Come back and see us soon :)

  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Richmond

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was lovely!
  39. K

    Kate

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 25, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Very good food and drinks! They were out of 2 of the gluten free options which was a bummer. But otherwise really good.
  40. AB

    AlizaB

    Raleigh

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great choice of small plates that were ample in size. Loved all the drink choices. We will definitely return.

    Young Hearts DistillingResponded on July 9, 2022Thank you so much for stopping in, Aliza! Glad you enjoyed your visit, hope to see you again soon :)

FAQs

Young Hearts Distilling is rated 4.4 stars by 61 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 p.m.


Booked 12 times today
Experiences are available.
Google Map for Young Hearts Distilling

225 S Wilmington St, Raleigh, NC 27601-1433

Additional information

  • Cross Street

    Martin street

  • Neighbourhood

    Raleigh

  • Hours of Operation

    Wed, Thu 4:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri 4:00 pm–12:00 am Sat 11:00 am–12:00 am Sun 11:00 am–10:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary American, Distillery, Regional American (Contemporary Southern)

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress Code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking Details

    Public Lot

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