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Jan 7, 2009 07:33 PM

Late night weekend dining in Crabtree area of Raleigh NC

Any suggestions for late night (like after 9:00 pm) dining in (or around) the Crabtree area of Raleigh on a weekend???

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  1. Were you looking for a particular type of cuisine? I believe most of the restaurants at Crabtree and North Hills serve up until about 10, with some going later, but those are pretty heavily chain-based.

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    1. re: Suzy Q

      If you have a car Crabtree is not that far from Glenwood South, thus opening up many more options.

      1. re: chazzer

        Yes, we will have a car. Where is Glenwood South and what can you recommend there? Many thanks!

      2. re: Suzy Q

        Anything good. Hoping to avoid the chains, but if there is a local favorite chain, by all means, tell me. Thanks!

      3. Edwards Mill road goes along the north side of the mall. Take it west and in a couple of miles you'll come to a strip mall on your right with a grocery store and Starbucks and, more importantly, Bella Monica, a delicious and friendly neighborhood Italian restaurant that is open until 11 on weeknights.

        If you want more than just dinner . . . Glenwood Avenue is the main road that passes in front of Crabtree Mall. Take it south (toward downtown). You will first come to the Five Points neighborhood, where you have Lily's Pizza (casual, delicious), Hayes Barton Cafe (fun, incredible desserts, maybe not open that late). If you keep going on Glenwood you will come to Glenwood South, which is what you'd call a "nightlife district" I guess. You'll have Mellow Mushroom pizza on your right (pizza (duh) and sandwiches and good beer); 411 West a few blocks down on the left (Italian, moderately priced, fairly good); and in between a lot of places that I don't know much about, including sports bars and fancy stuff.

        So with all those options, take ALL of our advice and

        1. yes i agree take glenwood (70) downtown and there are many more options. on glenwood south, i really like globe but other popular places are red room, bogart's, hi5 (everything is $5 and pretty good), sushi blues, thaiphoon.....depends what you like. they are more likely to be open later because this is also where all the bars are.

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          1. re: lawyerlady

            Also Vin's good for both food and wine, and open late.

          2. Coquette over at North Hills (not too far from where you'll be) is open until midnight on Friday and Saturday:


            1. i know this thread is old but in case anyone does a search, i wanted to note that solas serves food until 2 am.