2019 Best Restaurants with the Best Food in Raleigh/Durham Area

Top Rated Restaurants
in Raleigh/Durham

When it comes to reviewing and recommending restaurants, we believe that what is on the plate is by far the most important factor. We rate the food on a 20-point scale. Our take on the décor, service, ambience, wine list and other factors are explored within our full reviews, which are simply a click away.

Presented in alphabetical order, these Top 10 Restaurants earned the highest food ratings in Raleigh/Durham.
 
14/20
In a contemporary building, this pan-Asian restaurant offers cuisine that lives up to the setting. See More

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Elaine's on Franklin
14/20
French-influenced dishes display owner-chef Bret Jennings’ finely honed skills. See More

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The Fearrington House Restaurant
15/20
A luxurious dining experience takes on additional charm thanks to the setting in a stylishly restored farmhouse. See More

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Herons at The Umstead Hotel & Spa
14/20
A beautifully appointed, contemporary hotel sets the stage for luxurious dining. See More

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14/20
A modernized dining room suits chef Ted Diggs' unfussy Northern Italian cuisine. See More

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J. Betski’s
14/20
Chef/owner John Korzekwinski’s family heritage shapes his contemporary Eastern European cuisine. See More
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Eclectic, Contemporary, American
Poole's Diner
14/20
Creative locavore fare takes center stage in a playfully restored mid-century diner. See More
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Contemporary, Global, Small Plates
Revolution
14/20
Contemporary global eatery in downtown Durham. See More

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American, Contemporary, Small Plates
15/20
This neighborhood establishment sets a high standard for creative small plates. See More
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Watts Grocery
14/20
Contemporary gastropub in a former neighborhood market offering seasonal Southern fare. See More

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