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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A Night In Napa (4-Course Wine Dinner)

Sun 09/15/2019 - Sun 09/15/2019
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Plates Kitchen is proud to welcome you to a very unique experience! Chef Jake Wood and Certified Sommelier Matt Arnold have teamed up to provide one incredible dinner showcasing the backbone of American Viticulture, Napa Valley. Four courses, Nine wines, in addition to a cocktail hour. Come see why Napa Valley is such a special place and why it has captivated the curious and the thirsty for generations.

View the ‘Menus’ section above for the full menu and list of wine pairings.

$189 per person, tax and gratuity included. Cocktail hour 5:30, Dinner 6:30. RSVP only.

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

Beer + Burgers on the Patio!

Tue 09/03/2019 - Tue 09/03/2019
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, September 3:
Beer + Burgers featuring NC IPAs

Plates Owners Steve Day and Justin Gallus take you on a journey through three fantastic NC-brewed India Pale Ales with insight into the history and production methods for this classic style of beer. Afterwards, pair a full glass of your favorite with Chef Jake’s signature badass burger, customized the way you want it!

Only $19 per person. Fickle member of your group? Not to worry! Our regular and bar snacks menus will also be available.

6:00 – 9:00 pm, or while supplies last! 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

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 Soiree: Oyster Roast

Sun 09/22/2019 - Sun 09/22/2019
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.

Join us on the patio on the evening of Sunday, September 22 for an awesome NC Oyster feast! Chef Jake will be out on the patio roasting, smoking and serving up the best of the bounty from our purveyors on the NC coast, plus an assortment of housemade fixins and sauces!

$30 per person all you can eat! 5-9 pm or until supplies last. Did we mention all NC Beers are just $4? You won’t want to miss this!

Future Sunday Soirees

✨10/6 – Low Country Seafood Boil

Five Dollar Fridays!

Fri 08/16/2019 - 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!