Plates Neighborhood Kitchen

301 Glenwood Avenue Suite 100, Raleigh, NC
(919) 828-0018

Come Taste the World

For twenty years, we have lived and traveled the world. We are often surprised and inspired by the food we have eaten along the way. From the first apple tarts in France, the Pecorino cheese in Tuscany, Weiss Wurst in Germany, Espada (scabbard fish) on the island of Madeira, to Hong Kong, Thailand and China, we have learned new flavors and techniques to add to the outstanding food of the American South.

— At Plates, we hope that you will enjoy some of our favorite international dishes combined with our regional southern flavors. Join us on a new culinary journey that is globally inspired and locally produced.

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IndyWeek Gives Glowing Review

— "Stepping into Plates in Raleigh's Glenwood South neighborhood is like entering an interior design mag's spread on European farmhouses." Read the Full Review

The News & Observer Voted Us Best of 2016!

— "Entrees are similarly varied and reliably rewarding. Day clearly has an instinct for seafood, as evidenced by the irreproachable pan-seared N.C. rockfish he served up recently in a shallow pool of ginger broth spangled with the bright flotsam of fresh edamame." — Greg Cox, Correspondent Read the Full Review

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Meet Our Team —

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Steve Day

Steve began to cook family meals as a child and continued to develop a keen interest in food tastes and textures. When his family moved to London in 2006, he decided to formalize his training at Le Cordon Bleu in London. There he learned classic French culinary techniques and earned the highly coveted Diplome De Cuisine. During his tenure overseas, Steve travelled to over 30 countries where he experienced a variety of cultures, food and drink. The culminate of these experiences provided the inspiration for Plates in Raleigh. Steve’s first experience working in a commercial kitchen was with Chef/Owner Michel Roux and Head Chef Nicolas Laridan at the Michelin two-star restaurant Le Gavroche in London. Within two weeks, Steve was hooked. After Le Cordon Bleu, he was offered a position in a new restaurant being opened by Chef Nicolas Laridan. Le Bouchon Breton opened in London and Steve worked there making classic French Brasserie food for the remaining time he lived in London. After transitioning back to Raleigh, Steve was a chef in the banquet department at the Umstead Hotel and Spa in Cary, NC before opening Plates. He is excited to combine his love of food and travel and bring globally inspired, locally produced food to the Glenwood South area of Raleigh.
Chris Santucci

Chef Chris Santucci

Chris Santucci began his career in the restaurant industry with a job in a fast food joint and graduated to making pizzas at another chain. Not satisfied with cookie cutter chain pizzas, he convinced his then boss to use quality ingredients. From there, he gained experience by working in kitchens throughout the Raleigh area, expanding his knowledge and vision of what food could and should be with each position. He worked and learned under Chef Scott James at Midtown Grille, working his way up to Sous Chef, and competed with Chef James at two 'Fire in the Triangle' competitions. He joined Todd Whitney at Oval Park Grille in Durham as Sous Chef and acquired a great appreciation for international techniques and flavors. Chris stepped away from the restaurant industry for a heartbeat but, missing the creativity of a great kitchen, decided food is in his blood. His food philosophy and international appreciation, as well as his demand for excellence and great flavor, make him a perfect fit at Plates. We're very excited to have him join us and you will be too.
Justin Gallus, Bar Manager at Plates Kitchen

Justin Gallus

Bar Manager Justin Gallus got his start behind the bar in his home state of Vermont at the tender age of 19, serving demanding apres-ski crowds during the winters at Killington. After relocating to North Carolina in 2008, he spent an enjoyable five years as head bartender at Prestonwood Country Club in Cary, where he was schooled in the fine arts of Southern hospitality. Justin brings his detail-oriented approach and love of classic cocktails to Plates, where he is excited to be working with creative chefs who understand how pairing their dishes with a thoughtfully chosen wine or craft cocktail can be a rewarding experience for the diner. Friendly warning: he is a bit of an unabashed trivia afficionado, especially in the geography, baseball, and 80's music categories. Test him at your own peril.

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We're Your Neighborhood Kitchen

Plates Kitchen is located at 301 Glenwood Avenue Suite 100, Raleigh, NC
301 Glenwood Avenue Suite 100, Raleigh, NC

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Saturday Brunch11:00am2:30pm
Saturday Dinner5:30pm10:30pm
Sunday Brunch11:00am2:30pm
Sunday Dinner5:30pm8:30pm

Make a Reservation Online Or Call Us — (919) 828-0018

Plates Kitchen (113494), Raleigh / Durham / Chapel Hill Reservations


From time to time, we like to shake things up at Plates and do something completely out of the ordinary. Here you will find opportunities to join us for beer dinners, wine tastings and special holiday menus.

Coming soon

  • Mother's Day Brunch and Dinner — Sun 5/8/16 at 10:00am Tomorrow Please join us Sunday, May 8 for a special Mother's Day Sunday event at Plates Kitchen! We will be serving delicious food from 10:00 am until 8:30 pm, with our expanded menu for the day featuring both Brunch until 3 PM as well as Lunch and Dinner options until 8:30 PM. Check out the full menu for the day within the "Menus" section of our website.

    Kids-friendly menu options will also be available. Seating is limited! To ask about availability, please call us at (919) 828-0018.

Some of our recent events

Hops vs. Grapes: A Beer and Wine Dinner in Five Courses — Sun 5/1/16 6 days ago

Join us Sunday, May 1 at 6:30pm for our third edition of Hops vs. Grapes! Chef Chris Santucci will be featuring five delicious courses, each paired with one beer and one wine, expertly chosen by Bar Manager Justin Gallus (wine) and Certified Cicerone David Wrenn (beer). The menu:

First Course
Asparagus salad, poached duck egg, pickled red onion and piquillo pepper
(Beer: Victory Prima Pils — Wine: Inama Soave Classico 2014)

Second Course
Pea and ricotta ravioli, lemon beurre blanc, fresh micro basil and pea shoots
(Beer: Highland Early's Hoppy Wheat — Wine: DeMorgenzon 'Maestro White' 2014)

Third Course
Morel mushrooms (fried and sautéed), polenta, morel cream sauce, spicy micro greens
(Beer: Mother Earth Dark Cloud — Wine: J. Christopher Pinot Noir 2013)

Fourth Course
Black tea smoked quail, black bean quinoa with sofrito, cilantro and lime crème fraiche
(Beer: Terrapin Poivre Potion — Wine: Château Coupe Roses 'Minervois Cuvée Vignals' 2014)

Fifth Course
Strawberry Baked Alaska: strawberry & avocado ice creams, butter shortcake, toasted meringue, vanilla anglaise, balsamic strawberries
(Beer: Allagash Curieux — Wine: Quady 'Elysium' Black Muscat 2014)

Votes will be collected via secret ballot at the completion of each course to determine which pairing best complemented its dish. A supreme champion will be crowned at the end of the evening, and there will be much rejoicing.

Cocktail hour at 5:30 pm, dinner at 6:30.
The event is $75 per person, tax and gratuity included.
Seats are still available! To reserve your spot, please call us at (919) 828-0018.

Special Easter Menu and Hours! — Sun 3/27/16 1 month ago

Please join us Sunday, March 27 for a special Easter Sunday event at Plates Kitchen! We will be serving delicious food from 9:00 am until 5:00 pm, with our expanded menu for the day featuring both Brunch and Dinner options. Check out the full menu for the day here.

Kids-friendly menu options will also be available. Seating is limited! To ask about availability, please call us at (919) 828-0018.

Irish Whiskey Dinner in Four Courses — Sun 3/20/16 2 months ago

Please join us Sunday, March 20th at 6:30 pm for our inaugural Irish Whiskey Tasting Dinner! We will be featuring four delicious courses with five premium Irish whiskeys of varying ages and style, expertly paired by bar manager Justin Gallus and executive chef Chris Santucci. The menu:

First Course
Smoked apple and onion pork belly, apple melon butter, raw sunchoke, pepitas
Pairing: Powers Signature

Second Course
Rabbit 3 ways (roulade, rillettes, pâté), pickled apple, cippolini onion, vanilla rabbit jus
Pairing: Green Spot

Third Course
Eye of ribeye, caramel chestnut puree, fig and balsamic agridulce, crispy potato
Pairing: Redbreast 12 Year

Fourth Course
Chocolate "Cigar": smoked chocolate mousse inside a milk & dark chocolate shell, flourless chocolate cake, chocolate powder, caramelized cocoa nibs with sea salt, malted milk ice cream, Jameson foam ("smoke")
Pairing: Jameson Caskmates

Jameson 18 Year Limited Reserve

Cocktail hour at 5:30 pm, dinner at 6:30.
The event is $75 per person, tax and gratuity included.
Seating is limited! To reserve your spot, call us at (919) 828-0018.

Irish Whiskey Lineup

Plates Kitchen CLOSED Sun AM 1/24 — Sun 1/24/16 3 months ago

Due to the persistent icy conditions on the side streets around the area, we will be closed for brunch on Sunday 1/24. Our beer dinner featuring Brueprint Brewing will be held as scheduled Sunday night.

Thank you for your understanding.

Plates Kitchen CLOSED 1/4 - 1/11 — Mon 1/4/16 4 months ago

We will be closed Monday 1/4 through Monday 1/11 for a period of renovation and creative rejuvenation. We look forward to seeing you when we reopen for dinner on Tuesday 1/12 at 5:00 pm.
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We're now catering!

Let us bring flavors to you that are globally inspired and locally produced. Plates Kitchen offers on-site and off-site catering menus that will make your next event truly delicious. You can explore Traditional Southern such as Smoked Catfish Brandade and Barbecue Pork Biscuits, or Tastes of Europe with English Style Fish & Chips and Sticky Toffee Pudding or American-fusion that combines multiple styles of food. The options are many and the tastes are varied.

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• Voted Best Restaurants in Raleigh for 2015 by NC Triangle Dining
• Selected as one of the 2015 Top 10 Best Restaurants in Raleigh by The Culture Trip
• Voted Best in Raleigh 2015 by the Raleigh Best Businesses Award Program

Also winners of: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Brunch and Outdoor Dining Awards. Here's proof.

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