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 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.

Kathryn Overton

Pastry Chef Kathryn Overton grew up in North Carolina in a family that spent most of their time in the kitchen and at the dinner table. Her mother’s family has deep roots in the South, while her father’s family has a strong Italian heritage. She and her twin sister would watch and learn as great-grandma made rabbit bolognese, mom made chicken pastry, or grammy made her famous tomato pie. The most special memory would have to be learning how to make the perfect gumbo with her father for the Super Bowl, a tradition that carries on to this day. After a couple years at North Carolina State, Kathryn decided to make a profession out of her ever-growing passion for food. She moved to New York City and enrolled at the Institute of Culinary Education, where she was trained in classical French techniques. She spent her time outside of class exploring the posh eateries and casual delicatessens in what she still considers the "best city in the world.” For her externship, Kathryn decided to come back to North Carolina to work in the pastry department at the Fearrington House Restaurant in Pittsboro. Since then she has worked for several Raleigh restaurants including Bloomsbury Bistro and Escazu Artisan Chocolates. She was pleased to come on board at Plates Kitchen to showcase both the quality local ingredients of our region and her unusual approach to desserts, which ranges from beer ice cream to the classic lemon tart. She also enjoys working with Bar Manager Justin Gallus to create elements of the wonderful cocktails being served.
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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Saturday Brunch11:00am2:30pm
Saturday Dinner5:00pm10:30pm
Sunday Brunch11:00am2:30pm
Sunday Dinner5:00pm8:30pm

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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

  • Special Easter Menu and Hours! — Sun 4/5/15 at 10:00am 1 week away Please join us Sunday, April 5 for a special Easter event at Plates Kitchen! We will be serving delicious food from 10:00 am until 8:00 pm, with our expanded menu for the day featuring both Brunch and Dinner options. Check out the full menu here.

    Kids-friendly menu options will also be available. To reserve your seats, please call us at (919) 828-0018.

  • Hops vs. Grapes - A Beer and Wine Dinner in Five Courses — Sun 4/26/15 at 6:00pm 4 weeks away

    Join us Sunday, April 26th at 6:00pm for our inaugural Hops vs. Grapes event! We 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
    Housemade polish sausage, grit cakes, honeyed whole grain mustard

    Second Course
    Chili glazed grilled shrimp, caramelized onions, peppers, cucumbers

    Third Course
    Brown butter risotto with mushroom and asparagus

    Fourth Course
    Pork tenderloin, spinach, carrots, onions, celery, parsnip, madeira pork jus

    Fifth Course
    Strawberry buttermilk tart, tarragon ice cream

    Pairings will be kept secret until the night of the event. Votes will be collected at the completion of each course to determine which pairing worked the best with the dish. A supreme champion will be crowned at the end of the evening, and there will be much rejoicing.

    The event is $75 per person, tax and gratuity included.

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

Some of our recent events

A Scotch Dinner in Four Courses — Sun 2/22/15 1 month ago

Join us Sunday, February 22nd at 6:00pm for our inaugural scotch tasting dinner! We will be featuring four delicious courses with four scotches of varying ages and style, expertly paired by bar manager Justin Gallus and executive chef Sam Bradford. The menu:

First Course
Smoked salmon, fennel seed bread & butter, roasted apple, charred romaine, spiced pistachio
Pairing: Glenlivet French Oak 15 Year

Second Course
Roasted rutabega, pear, pecorino romano, black pepper & honey glaze
Pairing: Aberlour Double Cask 12 Year

Third Course
Deconstructed haggis, turnip puree, chard, carrot, cauliflower florets, demi-glace
Pairing: Aberlour Double Cask 16 Year

Fourth Course
Chocolate rice pudding, whisky sabayon, grapefruit, sherry-soaked raisins
Pairing: Chivas Regal 18 Year

The event is $70 per person, tax and gratuity included.
To reserve your spot, call us at (919) 828-0018.

Saturday Brunch Grand Opening! — Sat 1/24/15 2 months ago

Join us this Saturday, January 24, for the inaugural edition of Saturday Brunch at Plates Kitchen! Due to popular demand, we are now offering our famous brunch menu on Saturdays as well as Sundays, featuring $2 Mimosas, $5 Bloody Marys, and your favorite Plates Kitchen classics such as our delicious Fried Oyster Benedict.
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Plates Kitchen New Hours for 2015! — Tue 1/13/15 2 months ago

Plates Kitchen is pleased to announce new hours for 2015 and beyond!

The highlights:

In addition to Sundays, we will be offering our tasty Brunch menu on Saturdays! Enjoy $2 Mimosas, our famous Lamb Bacon Bloody Mary, or our authentic Spanish Sangria alongside your favorite brunch dish.

Due to popular demand, we will be open Sunday and Monday evenings for dinner! Sunday will be our theme night, featuring a classic English pub-style Sunday Roast most weeks, with pairing dinners and other fun get-togethers held on occasion. Check this space for weekly details!

We will be closed for regular lunch service mid-week, but we always welcome private events as well as off-site catering opportunities. To book yours, please give us a call at (919) 828-0018.
New Hours:

Monday - Thursday: Dinner 5:00pm - 9:30pm
Friday: Dinner 5:00pm - 12:00am
(late night menu begins at 10:30)
Saturday: Brunch 11:00am - 2:30pm; Dinner 5:00pm - 12:00am
(late night menu begins at 10:30)
Sunday: Brunch 11:00am - 2:30pm; Dinner 5:00pm - 9:30pm

New Year's Eve 5-Course Prix-Fixe — Wed 12/31/14 3 months ago

Join us Wednesday, December 31st for our fabulous New Year's Eve 5-course prix-fixe dinner! The menu:
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 and includes a glass of Sparkling Brut Rose (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.

Holiday Drinks and Live Music — Sat 12/13/14 3 months ago

Enjoy special Holiday drinks and the live music of the Celtic Katz, a innovative trio that blends Celtic, traditional American and contemporary music.

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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