Raleigh continues to grow and grow by leaps and bounds, and offers a wide variety of dining options. There are so many restaurants in the area that it can be difficult to narrow down where you may want to have your next meal. Check out a few restaurants in the downtown area.
42nd St. Oyster Bar & Seafood Grill offers a variety of seafood, including oysters (of course!), shrimp, crab cakes, lobster and more. It’s not just seafood you’ll find at 42nd St. You’ll also find steak and chicken on the menu. In addition to food, there is also live entertainment. 42nd St. Oyster Bar & Seafood Grill is located on Jones Street in downtown Raleigh.
Second Empire Restaurant and Tavern is located on Hillsborough Street in a restored Dodd-Hinsdale House. It brings together a warm atmosphere of elegance, charm and relaxation. The main dinner menu changes throughout the seasons. There is also a tavern menu and dessert menu, along with an award-winning wine list.
Death & Taxes is the most recent Ashley Christensen restaurant which is located on Hargett Street in the heart of downtown Raleigh. It was opened in 2015 and focuses on wood-fire cooking. Other Ashley Christensen restaurants include Poole’s Diner, Beasley’s Chicken + Honey and Chuck’s, plus Fox Liquor Bar. At Death & Taxes there is a variety of delicious food choices from roasted oysters, octopus and grilled NC fish to beef tartare, dry-aged steak and much, much more.
Ever been to Italy? If not, ever dreamed of going to Italy? Well, just make your way to Caffe Luna in downtown Raleigh and get a feel of a true Italian atmosphere as you dine on Italian cuisine. In addition to dining for lunch or dinner, Caffe Luna is also available for special events such as bridal lunches, wedding receptions and even wedding ceremonies, as it houses three private party rooms.
So instead of making another meal at home, grab your keys, jump in the car and make your way to downtown Raleigh for a nice, enjoyable meal at one of the many restaurants around town. There are so many to choose from, some new to the area and some that have been around for years.