Here are 20 restaurants in the Triangle that are now open for dine-in.
by Cady Smith and Emily Clemente
Dining out won’t be the same for a while unfortunately, but Raleigh’s top notch dining scene is finding a way to make it work. Between lower occupancy, spaced out tables, patio seating etc, these 20 restaurants are welcoming patrons back to their establishments.
Open for dine-in again at a reduced occupancy rate, Amedeo’s Italian Restaurant is back to serving their popular specialties like Amedeo’s Famous Lasagna and Tuscan Chicken.
In the mood for breakfast? Barry’s Cafe offers breakfast all day, as well as lunch specials and sandwiches, and is now officially open for dine-in!
Searching for a place to get Southern comfort food? Look no further than Big Ed’s Restaurant at City Market, which is now open for dine-in with a new menu each day.
For a touch of Tuscany, Caffe Luna offers authentic Italian cuisine. Dine-in at their restaurant in the heart of Raleigh for dinner.
Raleigh’s French brasserie Coquette is offering dine-in for dinner. Stop by from 5 to 9 p.m. to try their delectable entrees, including halibut grenobloise, coq au vin and pappardelle.
Crawford and Son
Known for their innovative dishes and seasonal menus, Crawford and Son is now inviting customers to dine-in at their restaurant in Historic Oakwood.
Jimmy V’s Osteria and Bar
Enjoy a meal of local seafood like oysters and roasted salmon at Jimmy V’s downtown restaurant or sip cocktails on their outdoor covered patio.
Now open for dine-in on their rooftop, this French restaurant has an exciting menu that features fresh summer vegetables, fruits and salads. Their dining room is also available by reservation only.
With an ever-changing menu, Margaux’s Restaurant is sure to be a dinner favorite. They are now open for an indoor and outdoor dining experience with a limited number of people being seated.
Mateo bar de tapas
Most known for their robust list of Spanish wines, this Durham restaurant is opening their doors again for customers to dine on their wide selection of tapas frias and tapas caliente downtown.
Looking for the perfect place to have brunch on a Sunday morning? New American-style Midtown Grille is an excellent choice as they welcome customers back for dine-in during lunch, dinner and brunch.
MoJoe’s Burger Joint
Open for patio dining, MoJoe’s is known for their award winning burgers, wings and sandwiches.
Pho Far East
Stop by Pho Far East for authentic Vietnamese cuisine like a delicious bowl of pho. This Vietnamese restaurant is open again for dine-in with an updated, contactless menu.
The Roast Grill
For an old-school basic summer meal, Raleigh’s iconic Roast Grill is an excellent choice as they open for dine-in with their exclusive menu of hot dogs, glass bottle Coke, and Greek desserts
Ruckus Pizza, Pasta and Spirits
This Mission Valley Italian restaurant has an extensive menu featuring pizzas, strombolis, and phillys. Experience it for yourself at Ruckus in their dining room which is now open for dine-in.
Second Empire Restaurant and Tavern
Known for their word-class wine list, Second Empire is offering a dine-in experience in their several dining areas with a seasonal menu that currently features Grilled Chilean Verlasso Salmon and Roasted Five Spice Pennsylvania Duck Breast.
With a large selection of vegan, vegetarian and gluten free dishes, this Latin American restaurant is a wonderful choice for authentic Caribbean cuisine, and they are now open for dine-in at their location in Raleigh.
St. Roch Fine Oysters + Bar
Have dinner during the week and brunch on the weekend at this seafood restaurant downtown. St. Roch is open for dine-in again, so you can enjoy their po’boys, oysters and house cocktails in person.
In the mood for Mediterranean? Taza Grill is offering dine-in seating at their two Raleigh locations. Their menu contains a wide selection of gyros, pitas and platters.
Whether you’d like to sit indoors or out, Winston’s Grille has options for both now that they are open again for dine-in with daily features like Thai coconut curry shrimp and maple BBQ pork chops.