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Diners' Choice: Great for fine wines restaurants in Raleigh / Durham / Chapel Hill

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Updated June 05, 2024

Looking for restaurants with the most notable wine lists in Raleigh / Durham / Chapel Hill? You’re in the right place. Each month, OpenTable analyzes nearly 2 million global diner reviews from the past four months. We sort the results by location and category to help you discover new favourite restaurants. It's a great partnership: you reserve, eat, and review. We listen...and deliver the results for all to benefit. Enjoy!

A photo of Herons restaurant
4.9
4.9 (2995)
$50 and over
American
Cary
About the restaurant
One of only 64 Forbes Five-Star restaurants in the world, Herons is the signature restaurant of The Umstead Hotel and Spa and annually acclaimed among the best restaurants in and around Raleigh, North Carolina. Open for breakfast, lunch, dinner and weekend brunch, the intimate, 98-seat dining room features a full-view kitchen, a meticulously curated private art collection and floor-to-ceiling window views of the surrounding gardens and grounds.
Top review
DawnFvip
Dined 2 days ago
Art Tour was amazing! The food never disappoints and seeing the inspiration is always a pleasure. We will be back for the Summer pairings.
A photo of Mateo Bar de Tapas restaurant
4.8
4.8 (2364)
$31 to $50
Spanish
Durham
About the restaurant
Mateo Bar de Tapas is the first solo venture from chef Matthew Kelly, housed in the old Book Exchange building in the heart of downtown Durham. Featuring a menu that blends the flavors of Spain with beloved ingredients and dishes of the South. We offer a casual, yet refined, menu of Spanish small plates with Southern inflection. Accompanying the food is a robust Spanish wine list as well as one of the largest sherry offerings in the country!
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GtuytR
Dined 3 days ago
Yah. Was really fun experience right downtown. Could walk anywhere.
A photo of Amalia's Authentic Italian Restaurant restaurant
4.8
4.8 (739)
$50 and over
Italian
Wake Forest
About the restaurant
Amalia Fumelli is the inspiration behind Amalia’s Authentic Italian Restaurant. She was born in Italy in 1932, and grew up on a farm. As she grew up, she took an interest in cooking and learned everything about the Italian kitchen from her mother and grandmother. For countless hours each day, Amalia began making hand-made pasta with her rolling pin on an old, wooden table. After many years, she had mastered her pasta creations through her skilled handiwork, precise cutting skills, and the amount of love she put into her work.

Over time, Amalia has passed all of her secrets and knowledge about food along to her children and grandchildren. One grandchild in particular, Filippo Fanfani, gained a passion for the art of cooking through her guidance. As a child, he spent all his days at his grandmother’s house preparing meals for his family. The two have a strong bond, that began with their conjoining love of creating meals that are enjoyable for everyone.
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 4 days ago
We absolutely enjoyed our first experience at Amalia’s. My wife and I went for our fourth anniversary, and from walking in the door to walking out for the evening, we received nothing but excellent service, warm and friendly conversation, and fantastic food. The owners were so gracious in coming by once or twice to ask how the food was, and our server, Steve, walked us through the menu so well. It was his first night working there, but you could tell it was not his first night in the food service business. He knew the menu, had great recommendations for pairings, and he was so respectful of our time and space while also keeping us well served. We’ll definitely be going back and will always recommend to friends and family. Cheers to you, Amalia’s. That was my favorite restaurant dining experience, ever.
A photo of Fleming's Steakhouse - Raleigh restaurant
4.7
4.7 (1754)
$50 and over
Unspecified
Raleigh
About the restaurant
Your Raleigh Fleming's is located at the Crabtree Valley Mall, just north of the Raleigh Beltline on Glenwood Avenue and only a short distance from RBC Center and North Carolina State University. Fleming's in Raleigh is an outstanding choice to enjoy an exceptional Prime steak, glass of wine or handcrafted cocktail. Whether you're celebrating a special occasion, hosting a business dinner or simply wanting to enjoy a night out - we will create a safe and memorable evening in our Dining Room or Outdoor Patio. If you prefer to enjoy your fine dining experience at home, you can order and pay for lunch or dinner online and then pick up curbside or select from one of our delivery partners.
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OpenTable Diner
Dined 5 days ago
Our waiter was absolutely amazing, to say the least! Very personable, easy to talk to, checked on our team the appropriate amount of times (we were well taken care of, but not pestered), very polite, and remembered things like he had a photographic memory (we were all very impressed). The majority of us said he was one of the best waiters we had ever experienced, by far! Wish he could join us everywhere we went! :) 100 out of 10 for Kendrick!!! Only detail to mention would be that the steaks did get mixed up around the table when served, but we were a large group and it was a few other staff members from Fleming's (not Kendrick) that served us. On that note, Kendrick was amazing in making sure everything was corrected for us all in a quick and efficient manner. All of this and Kendrick was able to do two of these large groups and more on his own! Can't put into words how impressed I was!
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4.7
4.7 (2238)
$30 and under
Fusion / Eclectic
Raleigh
About the restaurant
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 30 years.

Check Out Our Menu That Changes Nightly: margauxsrestaurant.com/margaux-menus/dinner-menu.

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.
Top review
DonnaW
Dined 6 days ago
Excellent food. Well prepared and presented. Excellent wait staff, knowledgeable about food and preps.
A photo of Maximillians Grill & Wine Bar restaurant
4.7
4.7 (911)
$31 to $50
Contemporary American
Cary
About the restaurant
Maximillians Grill & Wine Bar has been serving Cary & the Triangle since 1991. Owned and operated by Will & Margie Hennessee, Maximillians offers global cuisine using locally sourced, seasonal ingredients. Offering over 15 wines by the glass in addition to an extensive bottle list, or enjoy one of our hand crafted cocktails or local draft beers. We hope you will join us, and if it is your first visit, it won't be your last! Cheers!
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OpenTable Diner
Dined on May 25, 2024
We sat outside Enjoyed a bottle of wine Had them split a salad for us. The main courses we chose was superb. We will definitely return again.
A photo of East End Bistrot Raleigh restaurant
4.7
4.7 (210)
$50 and over
Steakhouse
Raleigh
About the restaurant
East End Bistrot reflects our love for beautiful spaces, exquisite food & wine, and impeccable service.

Our menu is rooted in classic French flavors and techniques with some Asian inspiration using beautiful, high-quality ingredients from near and far.

The extensive list of fine and rare wines hand-selected by our sommelier to complement our menus and the exemplary service from our team of knowledgeable, personable hospitality professionals elevate the East End Bistrot experience to new heights.
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AngieB
Dined 2 days ago
Beautiful Restaurant! Exceeded our expectations. Atmosphere, Food and Service incredible. We look forward to dining again.
A photo of Mothers & Sons restaurant
4.6
4.6 (51)
$31 to $50
Italian
Durham
About the restaurant
Our lunch and dinner menus differ greatly. Please see the menu link below to see an example of our offerings.

Partners Matt Kelly and Josh “Skinny” DeCarolis are proud to offer Mothers & Sons, a trattoria in downtown Durham featuring regional Italian food with seasonal sensibility. DeCarolis introduces the first restaurant in the South to focus on fatta a mano —handmade pasta.
Mothers and Sons offers antipasti dishes such seasonal bruschettas or smoked octopus. Choose from primi dishes like the bucatini al amatriciana, squid ink tonnarelli or rigatoni alla norma and secondi dishes like the bistecca alla floretina and eggplant parmigiana. Dishes are made with seasonal ingredients so menus may change depending on when you visit. The full bar and extensive selection of Italian wines at Mothers and Sons assures there will be a drink that will complement your meal perfectly.
Top review
marciwvip
Dined on Jun 3, 2024
From moment one to the time we walked out very satisfied and happy, everything was delightful. We were greeted well, served well by Carly who explained everything to us in a very delectable way, and ate well as everything was delicious!
A photo of Ruth's Chris Steak House - North Raleigh restaurant
4.2
4.2 (1717)
$31 to $50
Steakhouse
Raleigh
About the restaurant
Ruth's Chris Steak House in Raleigh is located in the vibrant midtown community of North Hills. Whether it's a romantic steak dinner for two, an important business meeting, or a private party, Ruth's Chris Steak House can accommodate your needs and our Raleigh steakhouse provides guests with a warm, comfortable atmosphere of casual elegance.
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OpenTable Diner
Dined 1 day ago
My husband and I enjoyed a delicious meal in honor of Father’s Day! Such a wonderful date!
A photo of Cru Food and Wine Bar - Fenton restaurant
4.1
4.1 (129)
$31 to $50
Wine Bar
Cary
About the restaurant
CRÚ is excited to announce our newest location: perfectly poised in the heart of the active Fenton triangle, just around the corner from the theaters (!), the Sephora (!!), salons (!!!), Pilates, gelatto, sporting goods & clothing stores, soccer park, aquatic center, and so much more. Phew! — after all that activity, you are going to need a place to unwind. Let our CRÚ staff take care of you! Stop by and experience the unique mix of Napa style foods, wines, fun and relaxation that only CRÚ can offer.
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 5 days ago
Such a cute restaurant with a great variety of wine and bubbly’s! I thought the food was excellent! Make sure to get a reservation several days in advance for popular dinner times.
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