Heading to Raleigh this weekend
What is your price point?
For a steal and a helluva meal, I love the Oakwood Diner in downtown Raleigh --> have your son order the Churrasco Steak oakwoodcaferaleigh.com
I'm a fan of 18 Seabord as well. Also for Italian-inspired: Vivace and sushi (if your son is in a fish mood!), I like Waraji warajirestaurant.com / www.vivaceraleigh.com / 18seaboard.com
Finally, I have always enjoyed Fraziers, but have not been since it reopened .... anyone have an update? www.frazierswinebar.com
300 E Edenton St, Raleigh, NC 27601
2603 Glenwood Ave Ste 151, Raleigh, NC 27608
509 W Whitaker Mill Rd, Raleigh, NC 27608
18 Seaboard would not be a bad option for you. They have a lot of tasty things but also offer straight up steak and grilled fish that your son would probably appreciate. I'm sure that they could accommodate his girlfriend's allergies.
18 Seaboard, Raleigh, NC 27604
Sounds like a steakhouse could be a good fit. The Angus Barn is ok but expensive. Zely & Ritz does great tapas and may have some good fish dishes on the menu. How about J Betski's or maybe Capital Club 16 for American/German/Polish meat and potatoes kind of fare? I haven't been to either of those. Or Poole's Diner, which I always recommend, but they don't take reservations.
Angus Barn Restaurant
9401 Glenwood Ave, Raleigh, NC 27617
Zely & Ritz
301 Glenwood Ave Ste 100, Raleigh, NC 27603
10 W Franklin St, Raleigh, NC 27604