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Feb 4, 2011 08:19 AM

Raleigh: Michael Deans closing/changing

Michael Deans will be changing format and becoming Tribeca Tavern. Last day for Michael Deans is Valentines day.

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  1. Sorta excited about this! Have heard good things about Tribeca and hadn't heard such great things about Michael Dean... Nothing wrong with a gourmet burger and beer!

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    1. re: RonboNC

      I work near there. Always happy to have a new, non-chain lunch choice.

    2. People seem to like Tribeca Tavern. Not me. Their onion rings are particularly bad, and they use frozen fries. They claim to make almost everything in-house, but their menu is ginormous. I expect lots more from super expensive burger joints. Also avoid the banana creme brulee.

      1. Is Tribeca more than glorified bar food? Seems all I hear about them is burgers and the like.

        968 Broad St, Augusta, GA 30901

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        1. re: burgeoningfoodie

          Glad to hear Michael Dean's is closing. Not sure we need another upscale bar in North Raleigh. Does Tribeca have anything unique on their menu?

        2. Here is a little more info:

          I had only had brunch at Michael Deans, but really enjoyed it. The location is one that just falls off my radar or I suspect I would have tried them for lunch or dinner.

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          1. re: meatn3

            I'll bet the North Ridge Pub in the same shopping center is just loving this news.

            Still, I only ate at Michael Dean's in this location once. I don't remember much about the meal other than that my asparagus risotto contained only 1 or 2 paltry bits of asparagus and the waiter seemed a little surprised that I felt that was a problem. The meal was not at all memorable and the prices are too high for a weekday lunch, the only time of day I'm in that area. On the other hand, St. Jacques has been doing just fine in that center for many years now so it is not necessarily a bad location for a white tablecloth restaurant. Along that stretch of road there are many, many restaurants ranging from fast food to QSR to casual to fine dining. The competition for the dining dollar is pretty fierce.

            North Ridge Pub
            6196 Falls of Neuse Rd Ste 116, Raleigh, NC 27609