Raleigh: Michael Deans closing/changing
- meatn3 Feb 4, 2011 08:19 AM
Michael Deans will be changing format and becoming Tribeca Tavern. Last day for Michael Deans is Valentines day.
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.
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