Plates Neighborhood Kitchen

301 Glenwood Avenue Suite 100, Raleigh, NC
(919) 828-0018
We will be closed the evening of Tuesday, October 24 for a private event. Thank you for your understanding.

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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Voted Top 100 Places to Eat Outdoors by Open Table

— The list "highlights restaurants that offer stunning views, regional cuisine and, above all, fabulous outdoor dining experiences. The list of honorees is determined after analyzing more than five million reviews of more than 20,000 restaurants across the nation – all submitted by verified diners." See the Full List

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 —

Executive Chef 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.
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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.
Justin Gallus, Bar Manager at Plates Kitchen

Justin Gallus

General 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

Free parking is available in the pay lot behind our building (enter on Lane Street). Bring your space number and license plate number to our host and we will validate you.

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

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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

  • Pairings on the Patio (Select Tuesdays 5-7pm) — Tue 5/30/17 at 5:00pm 5 months ago Join us at Plates Kitchen on select Tuesday nights this summer as we present 'Pairings on the Patio', a series of al fresco tasting events featuring both libations and food!

    $19 per person, no RSVP required (just walk up!)

    Next Event: Tuesday, October 10:

    Hard Cider & Fall Harvest

    Featuring Bull City Ciderworks of Durham, NC

    5:00 - 7:00 pm (rain or shine)

    Bobby Callaway of Bull City Ciderworks takes you on a tasty journey through three different Hard Ciders, with background and insight into the wizardry of the cidering process.

    Afterwards, enjoy a Fall Harvest plate with a full pour of your favorite one.

    Future Tastings:
    Oct 31 - Sweet Treats: Dessert Wine & Housemade Confections

    Tastings will be held rain or shine!
    For more information, call us at (919) 828-0018 and ask for Justin or Steve.

Some of our recent events

Hops vs. Grapes: A Beer and Wine Pairing Dinner — Sun 10/1/17 3 weeks ago

Join us Sunday, October 1 at 6:30pm for our fourth edition of Hops vs. Grapes!
Five courses, each paired with one wine and one beer, expertly chosen by Bar Manager Justin Gallus (wine) and Certified Cicerone David Wrenn (beer). Pairings will be revealed on the night of the event.
Votes will be collected via secret ballot after 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.

As a twist this time around, we have tilted the menu heavily in Beer's favor. Wine is most definitely looking forward to the challenge!

The menu:
First Course
Sweet Love Beer Nut Salad
sweet and sour candied boiled peanuts, sweet potatoes, beer cured pork belly, baby spinach, maple vinaigrette

Second Course
Cabbage and Mushroom Fritters
malted barley mustard dipping sauce

Third Course
"Beer Should Win"
beer battered and fried NC catfish, gaufrettes de courgettes [zucchini waffle fries], saffron tartar sauce

Fourth Course
Pasta a la Plates
pappardelle pasta, imperial stout braised beef cheeks, apple cider mustard greens, gravy

Fifth Course
Baked Stuffed Apples
NC apples, brown sugar pecan stuffing, chili cheddar pecan crispies, ginger ice cream

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 $79 per person, tax and gratuity included.
Seats are still available! To reserve your spot, please call us at (919) 828-0018.

Premium Wine Flights for $19! (Fri-Sat, May 19-20) — Fri 5/19/17 5 months ago

Join us on Friday and Saturday, May 20-21 as we showcase the Coravin wine system with a special promotion. For these two days only, a three-glass flight of high-end wines is only $19! Tableside demonstration and wine education will be provided by ambassadors Eamonn O'Mahoney of Epiphany Wines (Friday) and Sammy Greenway of The Country Vintner (Saturday). The lineup of featured wines (choose three):


SANCERRE, Patient Cottat 'Anciennes Vignes', France (2014)
CHARDONNAY, Kesner Wines, Russian River Valley (2013)
RIOJA, Bodegas Riojanas 'Viña Albina Gran Reserva', Spain (2007)
CABERNET SAUVIGNON, Jax Vineyards, Napa Valley (2013)
VIN SANTO, Fattoria del Cerro 'Sangallo', Montepulciano, Italy (2012)


BORDEAUX BLANC, Château Carbonnieux, Pessac-Léognan Grand Cru Classé de Graves (2012)
CHABLIS, Lamblin & Fils, 1er Cru Fourchaumes (2013)
RIOJA, Vina Ardanza ‘Reserva’ (2007)
CABERNET SAUVIGNON, Hendry, Napa Valley (2012)
SAUTERNES, La Fleur D’Or (2013)

We will be featuring a special 3-Course Prix Fixe menu option as well (just $30) as a compliment to the fantastic wines. More details available in the "Menus" section of this site.

Space is limited! To reserve your seats, give us a call at (919) 828-0018.

Pink and Pork: A Neighborhood Wine Tasting — Thu 5/18/17 5 months ago

Join us on our patio on Thursday, May 18 as we kick off the 2017 Raleigh Food and Wine Festival with our first in a summer-long series of bi-weekly tasting events!

“Pink and Pork on the Patio"

Wine Ambassador Sammy Greenway (The Country Vintner) presents five rosés of varying styles from around the world. Save room for pork-centric light bites, including housemade charcuterie, sausages and sliders.

Just $15 per person, no RSVP required. For more information, give us a call at (919) 828-0018.

Special Mother's Day Hours! — Sun 5/14/17 5 months ago

Please join us Sunday, May 14 for a special Mother's Day Sunday event at Plates Kitchen! We will be serving delicious food from 9:30 am until 8:30 pm, with our expanded menu for the day featuring Brunch until 3 PM as well as Dinner options (all day) until 8:30 PM. Check out the full menu for the day within the "Menus" section of our website.

Every mom will be treated to a complimentary glass of bubbles upon arrival as our thank you for being awesome!

Reservations are highly recommended as seating will be limited. To make a reservation, click here or call us at (919) 828-0018.

5-Course Wild Game Dinner (Monday, April 24) — Mon 4/24/17 6 months ago

Join us on Monday, April 24th for a very special five-course Wild Game Dinner, featuring wine pairings and guest presentation by Guy Davis of Davis Family Vineyards.
Mr. Davis will provide background and insight into his winery's stunning offerings as Chef Chris Santucci and Bar Manager Justin Gallus present a prix fixe menu of North Carolina-sourced game dishes, each paired with the perfect Davis Family wine. The menu:

Quail Salad (Roasted quail, Raleigh City Farm greens, blood orange, pear, manchego, chestnut, brown butter sage vinaigrette)
Pairing: Chardonnay, ‘Estate’ 2015

Duck Noodles (Roasted NC duck, udon noodles, baby bok choy, turnip, carrot, five spice duck broth)
Pairing: Pinot Noir, ‘Soul Patch’ 2014

Rabbit Ragout (Braised NC rabbit, bacon, onion, cannellini beans, chervil, herbs, red wine)
Pairing: Zinfandel, ‘Old Vine’ 2014

Rack of Wild Boar (Boar chops, Dijon marinade, spätzle, fried capers)
Pairing: Bordeaux-Style Blend, ‘Cab 5’ 2013

Elderflower Crème Brulée (Elderflower custard made with duck eggs and foraged elderflowers, bruléed sugar)
Pairing: Late Harvest Viognier, ‘Gratitude’ 2013

This event is $79 per person (tax and gratuity included) and is RSVP only. Cocktail hour at 5:30pm, dinner at 6:30.
Seating is limited! To make your reservations, give us a call at (919) 828-0018.

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.

For more detailed information, or to book an event, please contact our Events Director Amanda Laprarie at (919) 828-0018. Or submit an online request using the link below.

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NEW! Voted Top 100 Places to Eat Outdoors by Open Table
• 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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