301 Glenwood Avenue Suite 100, Raleigh, NC
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Come taste the South

Here at Plates Neighborhood Kitchen, we set out to provide a staple dining experience for our community. From Chef Jake Wood’s family recipes to reimagined southern favorites, we seek to push the envelope in a comfortable and approachable way. We strive to lead by example with our local sourcing methods and warm hospitality. We look forward to hosting you at our table for many years to come.

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Chef Jake Wood

A native to Apex and with family roots invested in North Carolina, Jake Wood’s passion for food is heavily influenced by his grandparents and the state’s rich agricultural traditions. With inspiration from his family, Jake Wood embarked on a culinary career in Raleigh, which started at 42nd Street Oyster Bar. He began shucking oysters and eventually worked his way up in the restaurant industry. Jake then went on to become the Head Sushi Chef at The Cowfish in Raleigh, and soon after developed the food program for Raleigh Raw as the Executive Chef. Chef-Owner Jason Smith of 18 Restaurant Group mentored Jake and was an advocate of him moving on to the next stages of his career. He most recently served under Smith as the Chef de Cuisine of Raleigh’s 18 Seaboard, and now serves as Head Chef of Plates Neighborhood Kitchen.

We are open!

Come Stop In!

  • 10:30am – 2:30pm  Tue—Sun Brunch
  • 5:00pm – 10:00pm Tue—Sat Dinner
  • 5:00pm – 9:00pm Sun Dinner

301 Glenwood Avenue Suite 100, Raleigh, NC

FREE PARKING is available in the pay lot behind our building (enter on Lane Street). Ignore the pay station! Just bring your space number and license plate number to our host upon arrival and we will validate your vehicle for up to 3 hours.

Weekly Specials

Tuesday-Sunday Brunch

$3 Mimosas and $15 Mimosa Carafes everyday!


Pairings on the Patio - $19 Themed Small Plates and Flights. 6-9pm every other Tuesday!


Five Dollar Fridays - $5 Martinis all day and $5 Bar Snacks after 8:30pm

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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.”

The News & Observer Voted Us Best of 2016!

In 2016, The News & Observer’s Greg Cox awarded Plates Neighborhood Kitchen with a Best Restaurants medal and with a Four-Star review.

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Coastal White Wines + Raw Bar on the Patio!

Tue 07/23/2019 - Tue 07/23/2019
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Our bi-weekly Tuesday evening Pairings on the Patio series is back for the spring and summer! Every other Tuesday we will be highlighting a different flight of libations paired with themed small plates from the creative mind of Chef Jake Wood.

Tuesday, July 23:
Coastal Whites + Raw Shellfish

Beat the heat as you taste your way through crisp white wines from three different parts of the Mediterranean coast with wine legend Sammy Greenway of Winebow, then enjoy a full pour of your favorite with a selection of chilled Raw Bar delicacies from Chef Jake.

Only $19 per person. Our regular and bar snacks menus will also be available. Can’t beat that with a stick!

6:00 – 9:00 pm, RSVP appreciated but not required. The tastings will be held rain or shine! Give us a call at (919) 828-0018 with any questions.

Future Tuesday Tastings

August 6 – Rum + Puerto Rican Pork
August 20 – Do you even Ceviche, bruh??: Sour Beers + Ceviche
September 3 – Burgers + Beer with NC IPAs
September 17 – Chilean Reds + Hermalinda’s Empanadas
October 1 – Japanese Whisky + Konro Yakitori
October 15 – Where’s the Meat?? Veggie Friendly Wines + Fall Harvest Veggies
October 29 – Pints + Pumpkins + Pups (featuring Dogs in Costumes!)
October 31 – Bonus Tasting: Local Liqueurs + Halloween Sweets

Sunday Soirees

Sun 08/04/2019 - Sun 08/04/2019
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Introducing Sunday Soirees, a lineup of themed neighborhood patio parties held on select Sunday nights this summer! Our good ol’ boys, Chefs Jake and Eddie, are sure stoked to host these killer events, and we can’t wait to see the neighborhood come out for a great time.

Our Old School Pig Pickin’, originally scheduled for Sunday, July 14, has been postponed due to the birth of Chef Jake’s son! Chef will be taking some much deserved time off with his newest family member over the next couple weeks. We will get this event rescheduled as soon as he is back in the flow here at the restaurant.

Future Sunday Soirees

✨TBD – Pig Pickin’
✨8/4 – Crawfish Boil
✨8/25 – Smoked Brisket
✨9/22 – Oyster Roast
✨10/6 – Low Country Seafood Boil

Hops vs. Grapes: A 5-Course Pairing Dinner

Sun 07/21/2019 - Sun 07/21/2019
6:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Join us on the evening of Sunday, July 21 at 6:30pm for the fifth installment of Hops vs. Grapes, our annual beer vs. wine pairing dinner! Five courses, each paired with one wine and one beer, expertly chosen by Bar Manager Chris Brennan (beer) and Owner Justin Gallus (wine). The theme this time around will be Brews from NC’s own Mother Earth Brewing vs White Wines from Italy. 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.

Check out the full menu with pairings in the ‘Menus’ section at the top of this page!

$89 per person, tax and gratuity included.

Cocktail hour at 5:30, dinner at 6:30.

Reservations required – This is a ticketed event, so please call to reserve your spot at (919) 828-0018. A credit card will also be required and pre-charged to confirm the reservation. 24hr notice is necessary for cancellations.

Five Dollar Fridays!

Fri 06/28/2019 - Thu 12/31/2099
8:30 pm - 10:00 pm

Introducing Five Dollar Fridays at Plates, a thrifty and delicious way to kick off your weekend!

Enjoy our select items on Chef Jake’s Bar Snacks menu for just $5 after 8:30pm along with a rotating selection of $5 Martinis all day long from the mind of Bar Manager Chris Brennan!