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Dine Out. Gift Up.
October 2-11, 2020


Downtown Raleigh Restaurant Week is a great time to support all your beloved places—and discover new ones. This year, we’ve reimagined the event, giving you more ways to celebrate Downtown Raleigh’s award-winning cuisine and go-to favs. Get takeout to enjoy at home or on a picnic. You can also eat outdoors in downtown or purchase a gift card to save for—and savor—later.

Restaurants will continue to be added to this list up until Friday, October 2.

$ 5-10 / $$ 15-20 / $$$ 25+

42nd Street Oyster Bar

Seafood

508 W Jones St
(919) 831-2811
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Dinner Special -

We will be offering complimentary dessert upon request for those who are dining out for restaurant week.

Choose one of the following...
-Key Lime Pie
-French Silk Pie
-Peanut Butter Silk Pie
-Buttermilk Pie with Blueberry Compote

612 W Morgan St

612 W Morgan St
  Outdoor Dining Available

Dinner Special -

Mix beer bucket with 10 tacos for only $35
Also $3.50 draft red oak

Anise Pho

Vietnamese

222 Glenwood Ave, # 113
(919) 803-4539
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  Outdoor Dining Available

Dinner Special - $

Combo Pho $10.99
Vietnamese noodle soup + soft drink/tea
(rare steak, brisket, meatball, chicken, vegan-friendly tofu)

Combo Vietstreet Sub $9.99
Banh Mi + french fries/garden salad + small soup
(bbq pork, grilled chicken, grilled beef, grilled shrimp, vegan-friendly tofu)

Combo Rice Platter $10.99
Rice platter + soft drink/tea
(bbq pork, grilled chicken, grilled beef, grilled shrimp, vegan-friendly tofu)

Combo Salad Noodle Bowl $10.99
Salad noodle bowl + soft drink/tea
(bbq pork, grilled chicken, grilled beef, grilled shrimp, vegan-friendly tofu)

Lunch Special - $

Combo Pho $9.99
Vietnamese noodle soup + soft drink/tea
(rare steak, brisket, meatball, chicken, vegan-friendly tofu)

Combo Vietstreet Sub $8.49
Banh Mi + french fries/garden salad + small soup
(bbq pork, grilled chicken, grilled beef, grilled shrimp, vegan-friendly tofu)

Combo Rice Platter $9.99
Rice platter + soft drink/tea
(bbq pork, grilled chicken, grilled beef, grilled shrimp, vegan-friendly tofu)

Combo Salad Noodle Bowl $9.99
Salad noodle bowl + soft drink/tea
(bbq pork, grilled chicken, grilled beef, grilled shrimp, vegan-friendly tofu)

Budacai

Asian

120 E Martin St
(919) 803-4005
  Outdoor Dining Available
  Gift Cards Available

Dinner Special - $$

$15 Meal + Bubble Tea

Main Entree (choose one):
(Bowl comes with a choice of base: white rice, vermicelli noodle, or spring mix)
Bulgogi Bowl
Lemongrass Tofu Bowl
Katsu Bowl
Mixed Veggies Bowl
Pork Belly Bowl
Vietnamese Grilled Pork Bowl
Vietnamese Chicken Salad
Banh Mi Combo (any Banh Mi + togarashi fries)

Bubble Tea or Dessert:
any medium bubble tea drink + one regular topping OR choose one of our desserts (pandan waffle, caramel flan, Okinawa cheesecake)

Lunch Special - $$

$15 Meal + Bubble Tea

Main Entree (choose one):
(Bowl comes with a choice of base: white rice, vermicelli noodle, or spring mix)
Bulgogi Bowl
Lemongrass Tofu Bowl
Katsu Bowl
Mixed Veggies Bowl
Pork Belly Bowl
Vietnamese Grilled Pork Bowl
Vietnamese Chicken Salad
Banh Mi Combo (any Banh Mi + togarashi fries)

Bubble Tea or Dessert:
any medium bubble tea drink + one regular topping OR choose one of our desserts (pandan waffle, caramel flan, Okinawa cheesecake)

Calavera Empanada and Tequila Bar

615 W Morgan St
(919) 617-1661
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  Outdoor Dining Available

Dinner Special - $$$

Mix beer bucket with 10 tacos for only $35
Also $3.50 draft red oak

Carolina Ale House

500 Glenwood Ave, # 300
(919) 835-2222
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  Outdoor Dining Available

Dinner Special -

Return your Carolina Ale House growler for a refill and receive 6 wings.

Cheeni Chai + Coffee + Tiffin

227 Fayetteville St
(919) 421-1774
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Dinner Special - $$

Dine Out Downtown 10/3
Thai Street Food

Chicken Larb
Green Papaya Salad
Satay with spicy peanut sauce & cucumber salad (both chicken and vegetarian options available)
Green Curry Noodles, with option to add coconut-poached shrimp

Dine Out Downtown 10/10
Indian Street Food

Samosa Chaat
Paapri Chaat
Kathi Rolls - both chicken and paneer available
Pav Bhaji

Lunch Special - $

Tuesday - Friday

Indian tiffin comprising of rice, daal, and a vegetable, plus raita. $10

The Fiction Kitchen

428 S Dawson St
(919) 831-4177
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  Gift Cards Available

Dinner Special - $$

Mention "Downtown Restaurant Week" to get 10% off all food and beverage orders picked up between 3:30-5:30.

Five Star

Asian

301 N West St
(919) 833-3311
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  Outdoor Dining Available
  Gift Cards Available

Dinner Special - $$

Appetizer Specials $5-$10
Dinner Specials $12-$20

Good Day Good Night

603 W Morgan St
(984) 247-8363
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Dinner - 3 Course Prix-Fixe - $$$

$25

1st Course - Choice of: Whole Roasted Garlic Spread - Rosemary, tomato jam, griddled baguette (vegan) - OR - Green Soup - All the green products we could find, garlic, lemon, sliced hearty multigrain (vegan, gluten free without the multigrain bread)

2nd Course - Choice of: Mushroom Asada Tacos: Portobello mushroom, queso fresco, shredded kale, pickled onions, lime crema, serrano, corn tortilla (gluten free, vegetarian) - OR - Carne Asada Tacos - Grass-fed beef hangar steak, queso fresco, shredded kale, pickled onions, lime crema, serrano, corn tortilla (gluten free)

3rd Course - Fresh Housemade Beignets

Dinner Special - $

Weekly Happy Hour & Daily Drink Specials:


Monday
Half Off All Draft Beers
50% Off Snacks / Shareables from 4pm-6pm

Tuesday
Pitcher of Tres Agaves Organic Margaritas + 4 Tacos (Steak or Mushroom) from 4pm-6pm
**Add an additional pitcher of Margaritas for $20 or 4 additional tacos for $20.

Wednesday
Half off Select Bottles/Glasses of Wine
50% Off Snacks / Shareables from 4pm-6pm

Thursday
$3 Select Cans / Bottles
$4 off GDGN Burger from 4pm-6pm

Heirloom Brewshop

219 S West St
(919) 297-8299
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Dinner - 3 Course Prix-Fixe - $$$

$60 - Family Portion: Mapo Tofu + Crispy Nori Fingerlings + Kanom Krok Creme Brulee (Feeds 4; Vegetarian)
$70 - Family Portion: Slow-Braised Pork Belly + Taiwanese Fried Chicken + Kanom Krok Creme Brulee (Feeds 4)

Dinner Special - $$

$20 - Nori Crispy Fingerlings + Slow-braised pork belly rice bowl + Kanom Krok Creme Brulee
$20 - Nori Crispy Fingerlings + "Mapo Tofu" rice bowl + Kanom Krok Creme Brulee (vegetarian)

Lunch Special - $$

$20 - Nori Crispy Fingerlings + Slow-braised pork belly rice bowl + Kanom Krok Creme Brulee
$20 - Nori Crispy Fingerlings + "Mapo Tofu" rice bowl + Kanom Krok Creme Brulee (vegetarian)

Makus Empanadas in Morgan Street Food Hall

411 W Morgan St
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  Outdoor Dining Available

Dinner Special - $$

Empanadas + Vino
4 empanadas + 1 Bottle of wine: $21.95

Lunch Special - $

$10 Lunch Special

Includes:
2 empanadas
1 order of Chipa Bread (Latin American cheese bread)
1 sauce
1 drink

Mellow Mushroom

601 W Peace St
(919) 832-3499
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  Outdoor Dining Available

Dinner Special - $$$

The Date Night Package:
2 small specialty pizzas and an order of pretzel bites with beer cheese dipping sauce $25

Lunch Special - $

Free giant cookie or giant triple chocolate brownie with purchase of small 1 topping pizza $9.85

Mofu Shoppe

Pan-Asian

321 S Blount St
(919) 301-8465
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  Outdoor Dining Available

Dinner Special -

WE WILL BE OFFERING COMPLIMENTARY DESSERT OF OUR VIETNAMESE COFFEE MOUSSE WITH CHOCOLATE, BROWN SUGAR, & PECAN CRUMBLE UPON REQUEST OF THOSE DINING OUT WITH DOWNTOWN RESTAURANT WEEK WITH PURCHASE OF DINNER.

My Way Tavern

522 St Mary's St
(919) 900-8273
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  Outdoor Dining Available

Dinner Special - $$

Brat-Chos - chopped bratwurst, grilled onion and peppers, pickled red cabbage, fresh jalapenos, beer cheese, green onion, lime crema served on top of our house-made potato chips - $15

Brat-Cos - 3 tacos filled with all the Brat-Chos toppings served with potato chips - $14

Homemade Brownie Sundae with two scoops of ice cream and chocolate sauce - $6

Lunch Special - $$

Brat-Chos - chopped bratwurst, grilled onion and peppers, pickled red cabbage, fresh jalapenos, beer cheese, green onion, lime crema served on top of our house-made potato chips - $15

Brat-Cos - 3 tacos filled with all the Brat-Chos toppings served with potato chips - $14

Homemade Brownie Sundae with two scoops of ice cream and chocolate sauce - $6

Plates Neighborhood Kitchen

American International Fusion

301 Glenwood Ave, # 100
(919) 828-0018
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  Outdoor Dining Available

Dinner - 3 Course Prix-Fixe - $$$

Whether dining in or taking out, celebrate Downtown Restaurant Week at Plates Kitchen with our delicious special menus!

Dine-In: 4 Course Prix Fixe with optional Wine Pairings, $45/pp (optional pairing $20/pp)
Join us in-house for a multi-course meal done in the style of our acclaimed pairing dinners. Menu by Chef David Mitchell. Pairings by Owner/Wine Director Justin Gallus. Seatings each night at 5:30 and 8:00 pm. RSVP required by calling (919) 828-0018.

gf = gluten free; v = vegetarian

First (choice of one)
Butternut Squash Bisque w/ pumpkin seeds + chili oil + sage (gf, v)
Arugula Salad w/ toasted almonds + figs + goat cheese + sherry vinaigrette (gf, v)

Second (choice of one)
Handmade Three Cheese Tortellini w/ local mushrooms + parmesan broth + microgreens (v)
Cured Salmon Tartare w/ house chips + boiled egg + capers + onion + pickled mustard seed (gf)

Third (choice of one)
Roasted Strip Loin w/ horseradish & tallow whipped potatoes + sauteed greens + smoked mushrooms + bone broth (gf)
Slow-Roasted NC Trout w/ heart of palm + roasted peppers + green beans + olives + pickled onion + lemon thyme vinaigrette (gf)
Big Veggie Roast w/ roasted spaghetti squash + butter beans + butternut squash + cauliflower + broccoli + roasted pepper + watermelon radish + black garlic vinaigrette (gf, v)

Fourth (choice of one)
Chocolate Tart w/ caramelized pears + raspberry sauce + fresh whipped cream + pear chip (gf, v)
Sticky Toffee Pudding w/ warm fig cake + vanilla toffee sauce + fresh whipped cream (v)

Dinner Special - $$$

Whether dining in or taking out, celebrate Downtown Restaurant Week at Plates Kitchen with our delicious special menus!

Take Out: Plates Family Style for Four ($75/package - feeds 4)
All packages come with Market Salad, Union Special Bread and our famous Sticky Toffee Pudding. Please allow 48 hours for preparation. Place your order by calling us at (919) 828-0018. No pickups on Monday or Tuesday Oct 5-6.

Mains (choose 2)
Braised Short Rib w/ cauliflower + brussels sprouts + red onion + potato hash + red wine jus
NC Shrimp & Grits w/ smoked fox farm mushrooms + andouille sausage + mirepoix + tomato broth + cheesy grits + fresh herbs
Handmade Vegetable Lasagna w/ tomato sauce + basil pesto + roasted squash + red onion + kale

Second Empire Restaurant and Tavern

Fine Dining

330 Hillsborough St, (Dodd-Hinsdale House)
(919) 829-3663
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  Outdoor Dining Available

Dinner Special - $$$

$32 Rosemary & Citrus Grilled Veal Chop
creamy saffron & smoked mushroom risotto, wilted spinach, parsnip puree, corn slaw, lemon caper sauce

State of Beer Bottle + Sandwich Shop

401 Hillsborough St, # A
(919) 546-9116
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  Outdoor Dining Available

Dinner Special - $$$

Picnic Platters served in house with a bottle of wine and no corkage fee! Picnic platters are typically only available as a take out item. Choose either the dip trio or charcuterie and a bottle of red, white or rosé wine for $25.

Dip Trio: A sampling of our house-made pimento cheese spread, bean dip, and hummus. Served with crackers and Union Special bread. Charcuterie: House choice of local and imported cheeses and meats served with crackers and Union Special bread.

$12:
Sandwich and a Mort's Trophy Lager. Sandwich choices include Apple & Brie, Jive Turkey, and the Italian.

Lunch Special - $

Sandwich and a Mort's Trophy Lager for $12. Sandwich choices include Apple & Brie, Jive Turkey, and the Italian.
also available for dinner

$25:
Picnic Platters served in house with a bottle of wine and no corkage fee! Picnic platters are typically only available as a take out item. Choose either the dip trio or charcuterie and a bottle of red, white or rosé wine for $25.

Dip Trio: A sampling of our house-made pimento cheese spread, bean dip, and hummus. Served with crackers and Union Special bread. Charcuterie: House choice of local and imported cheeses and meats served with crackers and Union Special bread.

Tonbo Ramen

Ramen

211 S Wilmington St
(919) 977-3625
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Dinner Special - $

JFC (Fried Chicken) with side of Panko coated deep-fried Ramen (Mac) 'n' Cheese

Vic's Italian Cafe & Pizzeria

331 Blake St
(919) 829-7090
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  Outdoor Dining Available

Dinner - 3 Course Prix-Fixe - $$$

$25.00 Three course meal. First course is choice of Contadina (spring mix salad with tomatoes, kalamata olives & onions in Balsamic Vinegar & Extra Virgin Olive oil) or Caesar salad. Second course is choice of Spaghetti with Meat sauce or Meat balls. Penne Michael ( penne paste with Chicken & Mushrooms in a pink cream sauce) Penne Primavera in choice of Garlic & Oil or Marinara Sauce ( penne with Mushrooms, Broccoli, Zucchini, Squash & Sun dried tomatoes) or Penne Arrabiata ( penne pasta with sweet Italian sausage in a Spicy Marinara sauce. Third Course Lucia's surprise dessert. No sharing, no substitutions. Per person. Does not include tax or gratuity.

Dinner Special -

Choice of one free regular topping on any Pizza. Or 10% off bill. Not to be combined with Prefixed meal discount. One choice per table.

Lunch Special - $

2 slices of pizza with one regular topping and a Soda or Tea for $7.00 plus tax and gratuity or A free Soda or Tea with any pasta entree. Per person. Entrees and pizza are not to be shared. No substitutions.

Vidrio

Mediterranean

500 Glenwood Ave, # 100
(919) 803-6033
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Dinner Special -

Features:
Wood Oven Roasted Beets - lebneh, citrus, lentils, herbs 12

Lamb Tagine - apricot, pistachios, crispy shallots, fresh mint 32

Lemon Meringue - basil 9

Wye Hill Kitchen & Brewing

201 S Boylan Ave
(984) 200-1189
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  Outdoor Dining Available

Dinner - 3 Course Prix-Fixe - $$$

$35 Prix Fixe

Appetizer:
- Select One -

Cheesy Broccoli
roasted broccoli, house beer cheese, chipotle bread crumbs

Buffalo Chicken Rillette
confit chicken spread, gorgonzola, celery, Union Special focaccia

Deviled Eggs
country ham, sweet potato, dill, horseradish

Entrée:
- Select One -

Saltimbocca
roasted chicken breast, cheese grits, bourbon red-eye jus, country ham

Falafel Waffle
mixed salad, tahini vinaigrette, beet hummus, roasted za’atar chickpeas

Wye Hill Burger
1/3lb burger, cheddar, smoked gouda, fried green tomato, bacon, chipotle crema

Dessert:
Cupcake from Bestow Baked Goods

Dinner Special - $$$

$35 prix fixe

Appetizer:
- Select One -

Charred Broccoli
hazelnuts, mint, tahini

Brewhouse Mussels
house pilsner, kielbasa, whole grain mustard, tarragon, Union Special focaccia

Strawberry Fields Salad
mixed greens, strawberries, gorgonzola, candied walnuts, strawberry-balsamic vinaigrette

Entrée:
- Select One -

Steak Frites
10oz NY strip, compound butter, French fries

Shrimp and Grits
USA wild caught shrimp, cheese grits, pilsner, pickled onion, chorizo, salsa verde

Shrooms and Grits
roasted mushrooms, brown butter, cheese grits, pilsner, pickled onion, salsa verde

Dessert:
Select Cupcake from Bestow Baked Goods