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

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.

Unfortunately we dont have any upcoming events to tell you about at this time. Please check back soon.

Some of our recent events

Plates Kitchen CLOSED Sun AM 1/24 — Sun 1/24/16 3 weeks 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 1 month 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.
Your Plates Family

New Year's Eve 5-Course Prix-Fixe — Thu 12/31/15 1 month ago

Join us Thursday, December 31st for our third annual New Year's Eve 5-Course Prix-Fixe Dinner! Chef Sam Bradford and Bar Manager Justin Gallus are excited to present a creative array of delicious options to help you close 2015 in style. (Full menu available here)
The event is $59 per person (tax and gratuity not included). Optional Wine Pairing Flight, $19. All guests enjoy a complimentary glass of Sparkling Brut Rose.
Seatings are at 6:30 and 9:30 pm.
To reserve your spot, please call us at (919) 828-0018.

Christmas Dinner at Plates — Fri 12/25/15 2 months ago

Don't feel like cooking on Christmas? Come celebrate at our place! We will be serving an enhanced Christmas Dinner on Friday, December 25 from 12:00 until 7:00 pm, featuring traditional favorites (Roast Goose, Roast Beef, Christmas Pudding) as well as some of the international flair you've come to expect from us (Pumpkin Halušky, Gravlax & Caviar). Full menu available here.

Seating is limited! To secure your reservation, please call us at (919) 828-0018.

Plates Neighborhood Holiday Party — Sat 12/12/15 2 months ago

Enjoy live jazz and delicious shareables on the afternoon of Saturday, December 12 as we host our third annual Plates Neighborhood Holiday Party. Jazz guitarist Paul Bomar will keep you entertained with his interpretations of Holiday standards while you dine on awesome party fare, done in the Plates Kitchen style.

Selections will include Roasted Marinated Shrimp, Chivito Sandwiches, Lamb Chops, Figgy Pudding and more. We will also be featuring our famous Spiced Cider and Mulled Wine on special to help you beat the chill. (Full menu available here)

Service from 11:00 am until 4:00 pm. Music begins at 12:30. For reservations, please call us at (919) 828-0018.

Paul Bomar, Jazz Guitarist

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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