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Sunday Dinner in Raleigh?

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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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  1. 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.

    www.porterstavern.com

    1. 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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      1. 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.

        1. 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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          1. re: CheeburgerCheeburger

            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.

          2. Any suggestions aside from 18 Seaboard and Porter's?