Anniversary Dinner in Raleigh
Going to be there for a few nights during our Anniversary before an appointment, trying to keep the wife happy. We used to live there 4+ years ago and enjoyed Margaux's on occasion but know a lot has changed since then. We live on the coast now so no seafood recs please.
Vivace at North Hills is nice/new, great food but a little trendy for my taste. I did have the best cocktail EVER there - orangecello, lime, soda and pomegranate.
St. Jacques on Falls of the Neuse at the Spring Forest intersection (in the strip mall with Hardees) is a family favorite for special occasions. Good, classic French food and a doting staff. I highly recommend the "Chocolate Ball of Dream" dessert.
Second's on Vivace they do a great job.
I'm surprised no one has mentioned Bloomsbury Bistro yet. It's always first class there,
I've not heard great things about the Mint, and don't plan to go until I do.
I've heard mixed reviews of Fins in the new downtown location, but the positives have outweighed the negatives.