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90 Raleigh / Durham / Chapel Hill Restaurants to Love This Valentine's Day

Whether your idea of a good time is a fancy, festive dinner out or cold sesame noodles and binge-watching on the couch, we're here to help you find it—since the greatest love of all is the love of food. Dig in.

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49 Restaurants
Updated February 06, 2019
Restaurants:42nd Street Oyster Bar, Rey's, Lucky 32 Southern Kitchen - Cary
Price Range:$$ - $$$
Cuisines:Seafood, Steakhouse, American
Neighborhoods:Raleigh, Cary
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42nd Street Oyster Bar

$$$$
Seafood
Raleigh
4.6
5020 reviews
Celebrated closing a deal!

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Rey's

$$$$
Steakhouse
Raleigh
4.7
4070 reviews
Food was incredible and so was the service. A little expensive so just a special occasion place for sure but I will definitely be back in the future.

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Lucky 32 Southern Kitchen - Cary

$$$$
American
Cary
4.7
4492 reviews
Our food was delicious!! Service was good, waiter was young and a little nervous but he did a great job!! We will be back!!

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kō•än

$$$$
Southeast Asian
Cary
4.8
734 reviews
As usual everything was incredible!! We brought and impressed friends that hadn’t been before! We’ll all definitely be looking forward to our next visit.

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Firebirds Wood Fired Grill - Raleigh

$$$$
American
Raleigh
4.5
2528 reviews
Food was delicious. Drinks were lovely. Excellent date night

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Parizade

$$$$
Mediterranean
Durham
4.6
2788 reviews
We began our dining experience 2 years ago as we began to attend Duke. First experience a turn on! Service, ambiance, food and staff all quality. Every time we visit Durham Parizade is on our list. We have taken friends & introduced them to this wonderful dining.

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Brewery Bhavana

$$$$
Brewery
Raleigh
4.9
3133 reviews
This restaurant is very beautiful and the food was fantastic. It’s great for date night or lunch!

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Gonza Tacos y Tequila - Downtown Raleigh

$$$$
Mexican
Raleigh
4.8
536 reviews
We had a really good time with my friends. The food was delicious and the service was really good!

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Sullivan's Steakhouse - Raleigh

$$$$
Steakhouse
Raleigh
4.6
4346 reviews
It was a perfect place for a first date !! Dinner at 6:15, chatted till 9:30 and a sweet kiss goodnight...Her Salmon was cooked perfect, and my rib-eye was on point. We loved the loaded cheesy potatoes. We were seated in the isle way but asked for a more private booth because it being a first date and conversation would be a must, our hostess went and checked and found us a booth. The dinner and date were a success since we are planning a vacation together, and if that works out, we will see you every two years for an anniversary dinner cause that's how long I have to save up....Kelly & George

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Firebirds Wood Fired Grill - Morrisville

$$$$
American
Morrisville
4.4
1233 reviews
Great Service, All American Hamburger cooked as ordered and was delicious. Waitress came by several times to see how everything was and if we needed anything.

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Elements

$$$$
Fusion / Eclectic
Chapel Hill
4.7
2076 reviews
This was our second time dining at Elements. We celebrated my husband's birthday and the food and service were superb. Their famous walnut prawns were as wonderful as reported, and the pork chops were the tenderest we ever had anywhere. Quite a lot of food, so if you order appetizers, you may want to share an entree. We had the salmon poke and the cauliflower appetizers, so that we had to take home half of the pork chop.

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Bida Manda Restaurant and Bar

$$$$
Asian
Raleigh
4.7
3305 reviews
Food and service were wonderful

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Ruth's Chris Steak House - Durham

$$$$
Steakhouse
Durham
4.6
1648 reviews
Me and my girlfriend celebrated our anniversary, and experienced amazing service, and overall a perfect experience.

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Seasons 52 - Raleigh

$$$$
Steakhouse
Raleigh
4.7
1737 reviews
Everything was spot on. The food was well done and delicious. The service was exceptional. Our servers suggestions were perfect.

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Caffe Luna

$$$$
Italian
Raleigh
4.6
2166 reviews
Really good and the waitress gave a great recommendation

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Tupelo Honey - Raleigh

$$$$
Regional American (Southern)
Raleigh
4.6
3117 reviews
Delicious food just like Mom made. Comfortable atmosphere. Great service. Good prices. This was my first visit to Tupelo Honey-Raleigh and we will be back.

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Vin Rouge

$$$$
French
Durham
4.8
3843 reviews
Always consistently great! Service and food were wonderful!

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Maximillians Grill & Wine Bar

$$$$
Contemporary American
Cary
4.8
762 reviews
Food and service was fantastic! Actually surprised it was not busier. I will definitely eat there again

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Firebirds Wood Fired Grill - Durham

$$$$
American
Durham
4.4
1469 reviews
We've only started going to Firebirds two months ago, and this was our fourth visit, including a 70th birthday party with 14 people for yours truly at the Morrisville location. We've also experienced Durham (leading to this review) and have been to North Hills a couple of times. The staff have ALL been extremely cordial and accommodating. The Wednesday-only bar deals for both bar bites and alcoholic drinks are outstanding. It's worth signing up for their e-mails as they regularly have 2- and 3-course specials.

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Jimmy V's Osteria + Bar - Downtown Raleigh

$$$$
Italian
Raleigh
4.1
672 reviews
Food was delicious! Atmosphere was nice. We will for sure return.

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Azitra

$$$$
Indian
Raleigh
4.7
1117 reviews
We have been customers for a while. This time the food was good , not great . We had the Octopus for appetizer and is was chewy, the main courses were very good . Service was better than other occasions but they served us warm water and we had to order ice …. Prices are quite high for this type of food , the place is nice but at this price level we may not come again as there are other Indian places at a significant better value for your money

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Bahama Breeze - Raleigh

$$$$
Caribbean
Raleigh
4.2
654 reviews
Half price apps is a great value!!!! I wish they would recognize what you are celebrating.

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The Capital Grille - Raleigh

$$$$
Steakhouse
Raleigh
4.8
1981 reviews
We usually go to celebrate various occasions and usually have a wonderful experience. We were there New Year’s Day and yesterday 9/16/22.Per usual the food and service was excellent. Adrian provided excellent service however due to the noise level I could barely hear him. It was our anniversary and we really looked forward to this dinner but I was disappointed that the dress code has been relaxed a bit much. We saw too many guys dressed as if it was an athletic event and females dressed as if it was a night club. Too many body parts exposed!! We will never make reservations after 6pm on a Friday or Saturday again 😩

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Gravy

$$$$
Italian
Raleigh
4.3
3201 reviews
Excellent service. Warm atmosphere. The server made wonderful recommendations for our meal choices. The autumn pasta was so savory…great comfort food. We will definitely return to try the rest of the menu.

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Bin 54 Steak & Cellar

$$$$
Steakhouse
Chapel Hill
4.8
1457 reviews
The bar tender Dino was awesome ! Friendly made great recommendations

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Il Palio

$$$$
Italian
Chapel Hill
4.7
1386 reviews
I had the Pappardelle Ragu Bolognese - excellent! My wife had the Taglietelle al Tartufo also excellent.

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Tandem

$$$$
Contemporary American
Carrboro
4.6
1558 reviews
Excellent ambience. High-quality ingredients Attentive service I will definitely plan on dining there in the future.

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Herons

$$$$
American
Cary
4.9
2517 reviews
The service was impeccable. The food was imaginative and the presentation was excellent. It was a treat when so few restaurants measure up.

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Fleming's Steakhouse - Raleigh

$$$$
Steakhouse
Raleigh
4.7
1605 reviews
This was our first time at Flemings. We sat in the bar. Henry took great care of us and was very knowledgeable about all of the wines. He listened to what we liked and made an excellent recommendation. The appetizers were delicious as was the steak and sea bass. We finished off with dessert which was also phenomenal. We will definitely be back.

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Farina Neighborhood Italian

$$$$
Italian
Raleigh
4.5
676 reviews
Outside seating. Wonderful food and service!

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Metro 8 Steakhouse

$$$$
Steakhouse
Durham
4.6
671 reviews
Excellent service. Exceptional food.

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Mandolin

$$$$
Regional American (Southern)
Raleigh
4.8
2307 reviews
This neighborhood spot (for us) is consistently outstanding in every aspect. Amazing specialty drinks and creative use of locally sourced ingredients always. Love the vibe and the friendly staff. I had the seared duck breast last night and my husband had the catch of the day. Chefs 💋

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Irregardless

$$$$
Vegetarian
Raleigh
4.8
4761 reviews
My wife and I always enjoy dining out at Irregardless.

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Cholanad Restaurant and Bar

$$$$
South Indian
Chapel Hill
4.6
466 reviews
Authentic Indian food. Great food and service Unfortunately, parking is what will make you not want to come back.

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Taberna Tapas

$$$$
Tapas / Small Plates
Durham
4.6
1411 reviews
Food was great. Staff was friendly and helpful. Price was fair.

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ORO

$$$$
Contemporary American
Raleigh
4.5
1779 reviews
Cory and Morgan our servers where completely on point! Very attentive, fun and always with a smile.

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Bella Monica

$$$$
Italian
Raleigh
4.7
3072 reviews
We loved out first dinner here. The owner spoke with at at length and brought us a complimentary appetizer. He also suggested a wine that we really liked. The food was delightful. They don’t over salt and they don’t fry. It is more difficult to make delicious food without frying, they did this seamlessly. In particular the sautéed squid (vs fried) were amazing! They were served with arugula and cannellini beans- these were the best we have had in a long time. We will definitely go back.

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Sushi Blues Cafe

$$$$
Sushi
Raleigh
4.5
569 reviews
This was our first visit to Sushi Blues Café. Be prepared when you go, it's not your typical sushi spot. They have Christmas lights hanging from the ceiling, old record album covers hanging on the wall and classic oldies playing in the background....we loved it :) We were seated right away and drink orders were taken. They gave us plenty of time to look over their sushi selection (they have a regular menu, but we weren't interested in that this time). They have the traditional sushi and they have their specialties that they created. My wife and I both chose from the specialty line. We liked that they had a big selection of spicy roles. We each selected 2 different roles and took advantage to the BOGO. I read in previous reviews about the length of time to get your food and it did take a little time, but the roles are not pre-made plus they also have a lot to takeout orders. Our food came out and we REALLY enjoyed them. My wife got the Marine and the Fire and Ice. I got the Yummy and the Kevin Keatts. As I said, we were very happy with our selections. Just before we left it started to get pretty busy so we got there at a good time. We don't eat sushi a lot but have been to a few places in the area, but, we both agreed, this is by far the best sushi place we've been to, so check it out.

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Garibaldi Trattoria

$$$$
Italian
Fuquay-Varina
4.4
494 reviews
We had a reservation for the night hurricane Ian came through. We decided that if the roads were passable & the restaurant remained open, we would show up. It turned out to be the right choice! My salmon special was perfectly done, and I enjoyed it with a French Sauvignon Blanc. My husband especially enjoyed his pasta with sausage. It was a lovely candlelight meal despite the rough weather. Garibaldi always provides an authentic and delicious experience as well as ideal ambiance.

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NanaSteak

$$$$
Steakhouse
Durham
4.7
1902 reviews
NanaSteak is our go-to spot for Date Nights! The food is always delicious, great drinks, and excellent service. NanaSteak has consistently delivered great food and service. Can’t wait until our next visit. Cheers!

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Venable Bistro

$$$$
Contemporary American
Carrboro
4.7
1011 reviews
Don’t go for anything rotisserie! But we were delighted at the bread, fried chicken, and NC flounder!

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Clockwork

$$$$
American
Raleigh
4.2
68 reviews
Good was good. The tacos were just enough. The drinks were good as well. Service was great and so was the ambiance

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Manning's Restaurant

$$$$
Regional American (Southern)
Raleigh
4.5
285 reviews
Food and service were impeccable. This was our first time eating here. We will definitely be back!

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Fearrington House Restaurant

$$$$
Contemporary American
Chapel Hill
4.8
1601 reviews
Magnificent quality of eating experience and beautiful placement of delicious, delectable food.

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Flask & Beaker

$$$$
Contemporary American
Raleigh
3.8
64 reviews
We just got finished driving from New York and our server was so accommodating and so nice. She asked us if we were okay and got us our order quickly because she knew we were exausted. The food was fresh and very good. Very welcoming after a long journey.

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Jujube

$$$$
Asian
Chapel Hill
4.7
1151 reviews
Carolina Parent’s Weekend dinner with our son dinner was fabulous and wait staff was A+++

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Plates Kitchen

$$$$
International
Raleigh
4.8
1614 reviews
From the cocktail to the dessert - so delicious. Sitting outside was the best. Server was really great. Getting free parking was perfect. So glad that Plates Kitchen survived COVID.

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On The Square

$$$$
Contemporary American
Tarboro
4.8
1198 reviews
Food and wine was excellent as was the service and atmosphere.

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Blue Corn Cafe

$$$$
Latin American
Durham
4.6
322 reviews
Great place for a quiet, reliably good, fairly diverse Latin American food. Ingredients are local and owners are super. You can have a conversation. And an excellent margarita.

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