2015 Best in the Triangle and Restaurant of the Year

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2015 Best of the Triangle and Restaurant of the Year

Originally published 1/29/2015

By Greg Cox

18 Seaboard

18-100 Seaboard Ave., Raleigh

919-861-4318

18seaboard.com

Cuisine: contemporary Southern, grill

Angus Barn

9401 Glenwood Ave., Raleigh

919-781-2444

angusbarn.com

Cuisine: steakhouse

Bida Manda

222 S. Blount St., Raleigh

919-829-9999

bidamanda.com

Cuisine: Laotian

Bleu Olive

1821 Hillandale Road, Durham

919-383-8502

bleuolivebistro.com

Cuisine: contemporary Mediterranean

Bloomsbury Bistro

509-101 West Whitaker Mill Road, Raleigh

919-834-9011

bloomsburybistro.com

Cuisine: contemporary

Bruno

11211 Galleria Ave., Raleigh

919-435-6640

brunoraleigh.com

Cuisine: steaks, seafood, Italian

bu.ku

110 E. Davie St., Raleigh

919-834-6963

bukuraleigh.com

Cuisine: global street food

Coquette

4351 The Circle at North Hills, Raleigh

919-789-0606

coquetteraleigh.com

Cuisine: French

Elaine’s on Franklin

454 W. Franklin St., Chapel Hill

919-960-2770

elainesonfranklin.com

Cuisine: contemporary

Fairview

3001 Cameron Blvd., in the Washington Duke Inn, Durham

919-490-0999

washingtondukeinn.com

Cuisine: contemporary

Four Square

2701 Chapel Hill Road, Durham

919-401-9877

foursquarerestaurant.com

Cuisine: contemporary

Glenwood Grill

2603 Glenwood Ave., Raleigh

919-782-3102

glenwoodgrill.com

Cuisine: contemporary Southern

Guglhupf

2706 Durham-Chapel Hill Blvd., Durham

919-401-2600

guglhupf.com

Cuisine: German

Il Palio

1505 E. Franklin St., in the Siena Hotel, Chapel Hill

919-929-4000

sienahotel.com

Cuisine: Italian

Kitchen

764 Martin Luther King Blvd., Chapel Hill

919-537-8167

kitchenchapelhill.com

Cuisine: French, contemporary

Little Hen

5160 Sunset Lake Road, Apex

919-363-0000

littlehennc.com

Cuisine: American

Mandolin

2519 Fairview Road, Raleigh

919-322-0365

mandolinraleigh.com

Cuisine: contemporary Southern

Margaux’s

8111-111 Creedmoor Road, in Brennan Station, Raleigh

919-846-9846

margauxsrestaurant.com

Cuisine: contemporary, seafood

Oakleaf

480 Hillsboro St., Pittsboro

919-533-6303

oakleafnc.com

Cuisine: contemporary

Piedmont

401-B2 Foster St., Durham

919-683-1213

piedmontrestaurant.com

Cuisine: contemporary

Saint Jacques

6112 Falls of Neuse Road, Raleigh

919-862-2770

saintjacquesfrenchcuisine.com

Cuisine: French

Second Empire

330 Hillsborough St., Raleigh

919-829-3663

second-empire.com

Cuisine: contemporary

Stanbury

938 N. Blount St., Raleigh

919-977-4321

stanburyraleigh.com

Cuisine: contemporary

Vivace

4209-115 Lassiter Mill Road, in The Alexan, Raleigh

919-787-7747

vivaceraleigh.com

Cuisine: Italian

Watts Grocery

1116 Broad St., Durham

919-416-5040

wattsgrocery.com

Cuisine: contemporary Southern


BEST IN CLASS

(by Cuisine)

AFRICAN

Queen of Sheba

1129-O Weaver Dairy Road, Chapel Hill

919-932-4986

queenofshebachapelhill.com

BAKERY

La Farm Bakery

4248 NW Cary Parkway, Cary

919-657-0657

lafarmbakery.com

BARBECUE

Hillsborough BBQ Company

236 S. Nash St., Hillsborough

919-732-4647

hillsboroughbbq.com

BURGER

Chuck’s

237 S. Wilmington St., Raleigh

919-322-0126

ac-restaurants.com/chucks

CAJUN/CREOLE

Battistella’s

200 E. Martin St., Raleigh

919-803-2501

battistellas.com

CARIBBEAN

Gregoria’s Cuban Steakhouse

2701 Hillsborough Road, Durham

919-973-2717

gregoriassteakhouse.com

CENTRAL/SOUTH AMERICAN

Machu Picchu

4500-100 Falls of Neuse Road, Raleigh

919-526-7378

machupicchuperuviancuisine.com

CHINESE (SZECHWAN)

Gourmet Kingdom

301 E. Main St., Carrboro

919-932-7222

thegourmetkingdom.com

CHINESE (TAIWANESE)

Taipei Café

9825-G Chapel Hill Road, Morrisville

919-380-8568

taipei-cafe.com

COFFEE HOUSE/CAFE

Joule Coffee

223 S. Wilmington St., Raleigh

919-424-7422

ac-restaurants.com/joule

DELI

Neal’s Deli

100-C E. Main St., Carrboro

919-967-2185

nealsdeli.com

FRENCH

Vin Rouge

2010 Hillsborough Road, Durham

919-416-0466

vinrougerestaurant.com

FUSION

Jose and Sons

327-102 W. Davie St., Raleigh

919-755-0556

joseandsons.com

Cuisine: Mexican-Southern fusion

GERMAN/CENTRAL EUROPEAN

J. Betski’s

10-120 W. Franklin St., Raleigh

919-833-7999

jbetskis.com

GREEK

Kipos

431 W. Franklin St., Chapel Hill

919-425-0760

kiposgreektaverna.com

INDIAN

CholaNad

308 W. Franklin St., Chapel Hill

800-246-5262

cholanad.com

IRISH PUB

Doherty’s

Two locations: 1979 High House Road, Cary; 5490 Apex Peakway, Apex

919-388-9930 (Cary); 919-387-4100 (Apex)

dohertysirishpubnc.com

ITALIAN

Gravy

135 S. Wilmington St., Raleigh

919-896-8513

gravyraleigh.com

JAPANESE

Waraji

5910 Duraleigh Road, Raleigh

919-783-1883

warajijapaneserestaurant.com

KOREAN

Seoul Garden

4701 Atlantic Ave., Raleigh

919-850-9984

MEXICAN (Contemporary)

Dos Perros

200 N. Mangum St., Durham

919-956-2750

dosperrosrestaurant.com

MEXICAN (Traditional)

Centro

106 S. Wilmington St., Raleigh

919-835-3593

centroraleigh.com

MIDDLE EASTERN

Sitti

137 S. Wilmington St., Raleigh

919-239-4070

sitti-raleigh.com

PASTRY SHOP

lucettegrace

235 S. Salisbury St., Raleigh

919-307-4950

lucettegrace.com

PIZZA

Pizzeria Toro

105 E. Chapel Hill St., Durham

919-908-6936

pizzeriatoro.com

SEAFOOD

Blu Seafood & Bar

2002 Hillsborough Road, Durham

919-286-9777

bluseafoodandbar.com

SOUTHERN

Crook’s Corner

610 W. Franklin St., Chapel Hill

919-929-7643

crookscorner.com

STEAKHOUSE

Bin 54

1201-M Raleigh Road, Chapel Hill

919-969-1155

bin54restaurant.com

TAPAS

Mateo

109 W. Chapel Hill St., Durham

919-530-8700

mateotapas.com

THAI

Sawasdee

Two Raleigh locations: 6204 Glenwood Ave., 3601-107 Capital Blvd.

919-781-7599 (Glenwood Ave.); 919-878-0049 (Capital Blvd.)

sawasdeeraleigh.com

VEGETARIAN

The Fiction Kitchen

428 S. Dawson St., Raleigh

919-831-4177

thefictionkitchen.com

VIETNAMESE

Taste Vietnamese Cuisine

152 Morrisville Square Way, Morrisville

919-234-6385

facebook.com/taste.v.cuisine


BEST NEW RESTAURANTS

Banana Leaf

1026 Ryan Road, Cary

919-468-9958

bananaleafcary.com

Cuisine: pan-Asian (Cantonese specialty)

The Black House (note: CLOSED)

5420 Durham-Chapel Hill Blvd., Durham

919-403-2233

strawvalleyfoodanddrink.com

Cuisine: contemporary

Garland

14 W. Martin St., Raleigh

919-833-6886

garlandraleigh.com

Cuisine: Indian, Asian, contemporary

Gocciolina

3314 Guess Road, Durham

919-973-4089

gocciolina.com

Cuisine: Italian

Harvest 18

8128-114 Renaissance Parkway, Durham

919-316-1818

harvest18restaurant.com

Cuisine: contemporary

Plates

301 Glenwood Ave., Raleigh

919-828-0018

plateskitchen.com

Cuisine: contemporary

Pompieri Pizza

102 City Hall Plaza, Durham

919-973-1589

pompieripizza.com

Cuisine: pizzeria