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.
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.

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

Some of our recent events

Downtown Restaurant Week, August 17-23 — Mon 8/17/15 2 weeks ago

Join us Monday, August 17 through Sunday, August 23 for Raleigh's Downtown Restaurant Week! We will be doing a special three-course prix fixe for $20 alongside our regular menu all week long. Here's what we have planned:
First Course (choice of one)
Burrata Caprese (Heirloom tomatoes, burrata cheese, basil pesto, balsamic reduction)
Duck Confit Salad (Raleigh City Farm greens, duck confit, cucumber, pickled red onion, herb vinaigrette)
Cheese Plate (Whole grain mustard, house pickled vegetables, toast)
Braised Mushrooms (Stone ground grits, herbs, mushroom jus, shaved grana padana)
Second Course (choice of one)
Rainbow Trout (Flour dusted and fried, creamed corn, roasted tomato, tartar sauce)
Short Ribs (Herb roasted fingerling potatoes, grilled zucchini, short rib jus)
Stuffed Chicken Breast (Goat Cheese and tarragon stuffing, ratatouille)
Vegetable Lasagna (Housemade pasta, assorted mushrooms, eggplant, ricotta, squash and tomato primavera -- gluten free)
Third Course (choice of one)
Sticky Toffee Pudding (Warm date cake, vanilla toffee sauce, whipped cream)
Peach Tarte Tatin (Caramel, frangipane, pastry, crème fraiche)
Chocolate Mousse (Hazelnut candy, chocolate coffee crumble)
Beat the rush and make your reservations early! To get your seat, please call us at (919) 828-0018.

Four-Course Avion Tequila Dinner, Sunday, August 2 — Sun 8/2/15 1 month ago

Join us Sunday, August 2nd at 7:00pm for a pairing dinner featuring the tequilas of Avion Spirits. Special guest Austin Bagwell of Pernod Ricard will lead you through the history of this widely misunderstood spirit, detailing the different styles of tequila as well as Avion's unique production processes. We will be featuring five tequilas alongside four delicious food courses, with expert pairings by Bar Manager Justin Gallus and Executive Chef Sam Bradford. The menu:

First Course
Mr. Spivey heirloom tomato, smoked wild mushrooms, peach, corn, mint,
black pepper, roasted habanero vinaigrette

(Pairing: Avión Silver)

Second Course
Spiced plantain, queso fresco, cilantro jus
(Pairing: Avion Reposado)

Third Course
Coconut braised lamb brisquet, lime, peach & chili rice, black beans,
sour cherry jus
(Pairing: Avion Anejo)

Fourth Course
Dark chocolate torte, spiced pistachio, espresso dust, passion fruit anglaise
(Pairing: Avion Espresso)

Avion Reserva 44 Extra Anejo

Cocktail hour at 6:00 pm, dinner at 7:00 pm.
The event is $75 per person, tax and gratuity included.
To reserve your spot, please call us at (919) 828-0018.
Avion Lineup

Plates Kitchen closing at 8:30 pm on July 4th — Sat 7/4/15 2 months ago

In honor of Independence Day (and to allow our staff primetime fireworks viewing), Plates Kitchen will be closing for dinner at 8:30 pm on Saturday night, July 4th. We will resume normal hours for brunch service Sunday, July 5 at 11:00 am.

Special Three-Course Menu featuring the wines of Elizabeth Spencer — Sat 6/27/15 2 months ago

Join us the evening of Saturday, June 27th for a special three course prix-fixe menu paired with the wines of Elizabeth Spencer:

First Course
Crostini wth grilled NC peaches, Rosie’s Robiola cheese (Boxcarr Creamery), baby arugula, balsamic reduction
(Pairing: Elizabeth Spencer Rosé of Grenache 2014)

Second Course
Roasted duck breast, sweet potato puree, asparagus, duck jus
(Pairing: Elizabeth Spencer Pinot Noir 2012)

Third Course
Flourless Escazu chocolate torte, macerated cherries, chantilly cream, ganache
(Pairing: Elizabeth Spencer Syrah 2012)

Three courses, $26 per person. Elizabeth Spencer wine pairings (optional), $14.

Our regular menu will also be available. To reserve your spot, please call us at (919) 828-0018.

Five-Course Wine Dinner, Thursday June 25 — Thu 6/25/15 2 months ago

Join us Thursday, June 25th at 7:00pm for a wine dinner featuring special guest Zingo Munger of Cape Classics, an importer of fine South African and French wines. We will be featuring five delicious courses, each expertly paired by Bar Manager Justin Gallus and Executive Chef Sam Bradford. The menu:

First Course
Lobster bisque, crème fraiche, housemade bacon, braised fennel
(Pairing: Domaine Vincent Carême Vouvray Brut 2012)

Second Course
Grilled grouper, peach salsa, basil cream sauce
(Pairing: Le Roi Des Pierres Sancerre 2014)

Third Course
Smoked duck, wild rice, blueberries, candied pecans, charred greens
(Pairing: Kanonkop Pinotage 2013)

Fourth Course
Tenderloin of beef and venison, confit shallot, haricots verts, red wine reduction
(Pairing: Raats Cabernet Franc 2010)

Fifth Course
Honey and vanilla poached sprite melon, black pepper gelato, cilantro
(Pairing: Clos du Gaimont Vouvray 2013)

Cocktail hour at 6:00 pm, dinner at 7:00 pm.
The event is $80 per person, tax and gratuity included.
To reserve your spot, please call us 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.

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