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. From the first apple tarts in France, the Pecorino cheese in Tuscany, Weiss Wurst in Germany, Espada on the island of Madeira and much more. 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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See our reviews on Yelp!

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 —

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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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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

  • Thanksgiving Takeout for 6! — Wed 11/1/17 at 12:00pm 3 weeks ago Help support a good cause as Plates prepares your Thanksgiving Dinner for sharing in the comfort of your own home! Chef Chris Santucci and his talented team are proud to offer Thanksgiving Takeout for the benefit of Rise Against Hunger. Our $109 meal package feeds up to 6 people and includes:

    * Roast Turkey – whole breast w/ confit dark meat
    * Gravy
    * Cranberry Sauce
    * Stuffing
    * Roasted Brussels sprouts
    * Sweet potato casserole
    * Mashed potatoes
    * Bread
    * Figgy Pudding or Pumpkin Pie (select choice)

    Plates will donate $6 from each package sold to help Rise Against Hunger in their effort to end world hunger.

    Meals will be ready for pickup Wednesday, November 22nd from 12:00 - 9:00 pm.

    Reserve your package by calling Chris at (919) 828-0018. Your Credit Card number is requested to confirm your order. If Chris does not answer your call, please leave a message and he will respond within 24 hours.
  • Thanksgiving Charity Dinner: Plates For The World — Thu 11/23/17 at 12:00pm 3 days away Please join us Thursday, November 23 as we present Plates For The World, a special Thanksgiving charity event for the benefit of Rise Against Hunger, a non-profit, international hunger-relief organization that coordinates the distribution of food and other aid to crisis areas across the globe.

    Our three-course dinner will feature Thanksgiving classics done in style by Chef Chris Santucci and his talented team.

    Dinner served from 12:00 - 5:00 pm. $42 per person (includes tax & gratuity). For every meal sold, $20 will be donated to Rise Against Hunger.

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

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Some of our recent events

Hops vs. Grapes: A Beer and Wine Pairing Dinner — Sun 10/1/17 2 months 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.

Pairings on the Patio (Select Tuesdays 5-7pm) — Tue 5/30/17 6 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 31:

Dessert Wines & Sweet Treats

5:00 - 8:00 pm (extended hours! rain or shine)

Not a fan of "sweet wines"? Prepare to have your mind blown as you taste through three dessert wine offerings from different corners of the globe, each with the perfect confectionary pairing. 5-8pm (extended hours!) rain or shine. $19 per person (No RSVP required).

Afterwards, enjoy a plate of assorted confections from our talented pastry chef with a full pour of your favorite one.

For more information, call us at (919) 828-0018 and ask for Justin or Steve.

Premium Wine Flights for $19! (Fri-Sat, May 19-20) — Fri 5/19/17 6 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.

We're now catering!

Call (919) 828-0018 today to book your holiday event!

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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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