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.

We are currently taking reservations for deliciously catered office Holiday lunches and dinners. Please contact for details.

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 loves Plates Kitchen too!

— "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." 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.
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Sam Bradford

Chef Sam Bradford grew up in North Carolina, knows the food and how to cook it. He truly appreciates the bounty of our local farms and the great traditions of our regional cuisine. Sam also loves the styles of food from around the world and is passionate about combining global and local flavor with North Carolina’s best ingredients. When Sam isn’t cooking or riding his bike, he is probably thinking or talking about food. He has cooked in restaurants around the triangle for over 10 years, and has always had an innate sense of how good food should taste. Prior to joining Plates, Sam was a chef in the banquet department at the Umstead Hotel and Spa in Cary,NC. His time at the Umstead Hotel and Spa allowed him to expand his cooking style with new culinary techniques, cuisines and local farm fresh foods. Sam’s new role allows him to share his enthusiasm and passion for cooking simple but elegant food with his new culinary team. He looks forward to creating global cuisine with an infusion of heritage southern flavors.
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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Plates Kitchen is located at 301 Glenwood Avenue Suite 100, Raleigh, NC
301 Glenwood Avenue Suite 100, Raleigh, NC

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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

  • New Year's Eve 5-Course Prix-Fixe — Wed 12/31/14 at 6:30pm 1 week away

    Join us Wednesday, December 31st for our fabulous New Year's Eve 5-course prix-fixe dinner! The menu:

    Amuse Bouche
  • Goat Cheese and Herb Panna Cotta, Glass of Sparkling Malbec Rose
  • First Course (choice of one)
  • General Tso’s Pork Belly
  • Mushroom Bisque with Truffle Foam
  • Second Course (choice of one)
  • Lobster Ravioli, Saffron Brown Butter, Crispy Kale
  • Tian of Vegetables, Celery Root, Roasted Tomatoes, Caramelized Onion, Eggplant, Squash Puree
  • Third Course (choice of one)
  • Salad of Mixed Greens, Avocado, Pistachio, Grapefruit, Herb Vinaigrette
  • Winter Wedge Salad, Cranberry, Preserved Pumpkin, Toasted Pecan, Danish Bleu Cheese, Buttermilk Dressing
  • Fourth Course (choice of one)
  • Pan Roasted Salmon, Sweet Potatoes, City Farm Pak/Bok Choy
  • Stuffed pork shoulder (feta cheese, olive, tomato, spinach, thyme), Turnip Puree, Madeira Jus
  • Lasagna, Spinach, Butternut Squash, Fresh Mozzarella, Braised Mushrooms, Tomato Sauce
  • Fifth Course (choice of one)
  • Brown Butter Cake, Poached Pear, Chantilly Cream, Walnut Florentine
  • Dark Chocolate Crémeux, Tart Cherry Bark, Coffee Mousse, Pistachio Croquant

  • The event is $55 per person (tax and gratuity not included).
    Seatings are at 6:30 and 9:30 pm.

    To reserve your spot, please call us at (919) 828-0018.

Some of our recent events

  • Holiday Drinks and Live Music — Sat 12/13/14 1 week ago
  • A Wine Dinner In Five Courses — Sun 12/7/14 2 weeks ago
  • Thanksgiving Charity Dinner: Plates for the World with Stop Hunger Now — Thu 11/27/14 4 weeks ago
  • Woof & Wine : An event to support national dog rescue efforts — Sat 11/15/14 1 month ago
  • Live Music — Fri 11/14/14 1 month ago

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

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