Anything really good in or near City Center (Raleigh) for Sunday dinner?
Going to be in Raleigh, my first time there, by myself on Sunday night, staying at the Marriott downtown. Every place I've researched on CH that appeals appears to be closed for Sunday dinner. Seems that Buku is open, but it is more fusion-y than I generally like. I'd love fried chicken, bbq, or anything really, as long as it is good, and preferably not high end, though I am open to anything good.
Also open to a short cab ride, though I'd prefer walking distance (is the area reasonable after dark?)
Hope the Hounds can save me from room service! Thanks in advance for any advice.
Chazzer's suggestions are the best match for your interests.
The area is easily walkable. Standard city precautions are good, especially if the hour is late. If you don't want to walk there is a free bus that loops through downtown. It's a nice way to get a quick overview of the area. The Pit is near R-11, the hotel is near R-13 to give you an idea of distance. Bus stops at 8 pm on Sundays I believe.
As a single diner it's a bit trickier but you can eat at the bar which gets you into busier spots like the Pit and Beasleys. Another favorite Sunday choice for me is Gravy which does a beer and balls night (yeah it sounds odd) where you get plates of pasta for $8 and drafts for $2.50. Chuck's should be open and does a mean burger, Sono does great sushi. The area is relative busy even on a Sunday night so you should be fine. Calavera would also be a fun spot as a single diner, it's open on Sunday and does empanadas. I've got a posting which covers some of these options...