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.
I've not been personally, but have heard great things about The Mint downtown. There have been a couple of recent threads here that you may want to check.
Mura at North Hills is also fantastic for sushi/Kobe/Japanese with a great atmosphere.
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.
Margaux's is still very good and they're celebrating their 16th anniversary right now!
For my money, I'd go back there. It's still as good as it ever was. Happy Anniversary, also.
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.