AAA Inspection Details
Overall Score: 3.2
Trendy food skillfully presented in a remarkable setting.
Presentation, Ingredients, Preparation, Menu
Attentiveness, Knowledge, Style, Timeliness, Refinement
Style, Materials, Tables, Seating, Ambience, Comfort
AAA Inspector Notes
This downtown diner boasts a retro vibe and one of the hottest chef-proprietors on the Raleigh scene. A curated menu of upscale comfort food is prepared with flair from ingredients so fresh, the chalkboard list of selections is updated weekly, if not daily. Roasted chicken is a popular choice. Other dishes may include seafood, amazing salads, pork and more. The mac and cheese, rich and golden with a brûléed crust, is legendary, deservedly so. Brunch is served weekends. Selections may include decadent sandwiches like croque madame, or entreés like shrimp and grits. Free parking is available after 5 p.m. and on weekends all day, in the lot across the street; look for the directional signs.
426 S McDowell St 27601
on-site and street.
Casual Dining. Dinner served. Full bar, Sunday brunch.