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Sunday Dinner in Raleigh?

msbo78 Apr 19, 2007 06:10 AM

My husband and I will be in Raleigh Sunday night visiting friends. Most of the places I've seen recommended here are closed for Sunday dinner. We're not picky -- any type of food will do, but we'd like a decent atmosphere. It doesn't need to be super-fancy, but I'd like a nice place where we can order a bottle of wine and get some good chow.

I would say we'll even head over to Durham or Chapel Hill, but our friends think it's crazy to drive "so far" (coming from the DC metro area, such a drive is pretty close to the norm for us).

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    limona RE: msbo78 Apr 21, 2007 03:13 PM

    Porter's Tavern is open on Sunday and is pretty good chow. You can certainly order a bottle of wine. I am especially a fan of the BBQ pulled pork tavern chips. If you will have a party of more than 4, I would go elsewhere, though, because they don't seat larger parties well in my experience.


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      VaNC RE: msbo78 Apr 21, 2007 04:31 PM

      If you are looking for a place, downtown(ish), then 18 Seaboard is open Sundays. It is a little fancier than Porter's, but not too fancy. Good food. If yuo want to go high end, JK's steak house in North Hills is open on Sunday nights too. A little cheaper, you can try Sushi Blues in Glenwood South. Not my favorite sushi place in town, but it is good and open Sunday nights.

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        Tom from Raleigh RE: VaNC Apr 21, 2007 06:02 PM

        Is Fraizer's open on Sunday night?

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          VaNC RE: Tom from Raleigh Apr 21, 2007 06:36 PM

          Sadly, no.

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        msbo78 RE: msbo78 Apr 26, 2007 07:45 AM

        Thanks, all. We ended up at a friend of a friend's house for dinner at the last minute, but we did hit Porter's for brunch. It was pretty good, but I wouldn't rave about it.

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          CheeburgerCheeburger RE: msbo78 Aug 4, 2008 01:21 PM

          Any ideas aside from 18 Seaboard and Porter's? 18 Seaboard is one of the few places I've already tried in Raleigh, and while I had a great meal/experience, I'd love to try something new. Would love something upscale and/or romantic.

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            VaNC RE: CheeburgerCheeburger Aug 4, 2008 05:28 PM

            Raleigh Times Bar has some of the best bar food in town (a menu created by Ashley Christenson formerly of Vin, now of Poole's) and is open until midnight on Sundays. It is now our "go-to" Sunday night place.

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            CheeburgerCheeburger RE: msbo78 Aug 4, 2008 01:22 PM

            Any suggestions aside from 18 Seaboard and Porter's?

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              cervisiam RE: msbo78 Aug 4, 2008 04:54 PM

              piedmont in durham is worth the drive.

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