Top 10 Restaurants in the Gorgeous North Hills Neighborhood of Raleigh

Take a day trip to the North Hills neighborhood and check out its rich culinary scene!

Visiting Raleigh soon? During your stay, you should take time to visit its charming North Hills neighborhood. This pedestrian-friendly destination is located in the Midtown district of Raleigh. Restaurants, bars, shops, hotels, and more call the North Hills neighborhood home. Once you finish exploring North Hills, you’ll want to take a dinner break. Need some restaurant recommendations? Check out our list of the top 10 restaurants in North Hills now!

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1. Yard House

High-end sports bar known for its New American dishes and extensive draft beer list

Share some chicken nachos while you watch the game. Image courtesy of Yelp.

4208 Six Forks Rd, Ste C110 | Raleigh |

Whether you’re a huge sports fan or you just like getting together with friends to catch the big game, you will love Yard House. This high-end sports bar in North Hills is the perfect spot for watching sports and enjoying delicious food. 

All of its innovative dishes are made in a state-of-the-art scratch kitchen. Classic bar foods like nachos, wings, sandwiches, and pizza are all served and ready to fill your stomach. Accompanying the restaurant’s food menu is an extensive beer list consisting of local, seasonal, and imported beers on draft and by the bottle. Have a sweet tooth? Share some Mini Cheesecake Brulee or Chocolate Fudge Cake. 

“Great friendly and attentive service, super clean, super good vibes. We enjoyed our stay very much! Drink refills were quick and delicious also. We will definitely come back!” - Yelp Review

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2. Coquette

Chic French restaurant situated in the heart of North Hills

4351 The Circle At North Hills | Raleigh |

Need to go on a little getaway? Coquette Brasserie whisks you away to the romantic country of France. Its cozy dining room and bar will make you feel like you’re far away from Raleigh. If you come on a nice day, try to sit at one of the tables that look outside for a fun indoor/outdoor dining experience. 

On the menu, you’ll find a fine selection of hors d’oeuvres, charcuterie, salads, soups, crepes, and sandwiches. Coquette also offers an expansive drink menu filled with wine and specialty cocktails. For the best dining experience, we recommend coming during Sunday brunch.

“The food flavors and portion were amazing! The atmosphere was casual, yet special and an added bonus was that the weather was spectacular so they had all the sliding doors wide open with lovely fresh air inside. We will be back! 10 out of 10!” - Yelp Review

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3. Fox & Hound

Fun, modern bar located in the North Hills Shopping Center 

Who doesn’t love a classic meal of burgers and fries? Image courtesy of Yelp.

4158 Main @ North Hills St, Suite 111 | Raleigh |

Fox & Hound is a lively, modern sports bar located inside the North Hills Shopping Center. It’s right next to the Regal North Hills Cinema Theater, so it’s the perfect spot to hit up before seeing a movie. Inside, you’ll find wall-to-wall TVs, pool tables, and dartboards. 

The menu puts a fun twist on classic bar foods and also features a great craft beer and cocktail selection. Wings, pizzas, craft burgers, and entrees are all offered. Some of our favorite meals include the Drunken Chicken Tenders and Nashville Hot Chicken Mac & Cheese. Before leaving, you can also indulge your sweet tooth with Fox & Hound’s Cookie Blitz or Apple Crumb. Yum!

“My favorite place in Raleigh, hands down! They have delicious food with an awesome atmosphere and the best service. But most importantly they have the greatest people who work there :) Even on the busiest of days, I'm always treated like I'm part of their family.” - Yelp Review

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4. The Cowfish Sushi Burger Bar

Innovative bar that is known for its gourmet burgers and sushi combos

Try the OMG Roll or Firecracker Roll the next time you visit. Image courtesy of Yelp.

4208 Six Forks Rd, Ste 100 | Raleigh |

Have you ever been to a sushi burger bar? Probably not. The idea of going to a sushi burger bar probably sounds impossible. Even crazy. But The Cowfish Sushi Burger Bar skillfully pulls off this unique combination. 

You’ll find sushi rolls, burgers, and even a unique sushi burger roll on the menu. Burgushi®, the aforementioned combo roll, features beef, cheese, bacon, and onion wrapped in soy paper and potato strings. The cooks flash fry the roll before adding toppings. You need to try it to believe it. 

“The menu is vast with a ton of burger and sushi options. We definitely ordered one of their 'burgushi' options...Which is a sushi roll using burger components and it was great! We also did the calamari and a sushi roll. Everything was delicious.” - Yelp Review

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Chic, modern restaurant offering an impressive array of internationally-inspired dishes

4242 Six Forks Rd, Suite 100 | Raleigh |

Fresh food, craft cocktails, and more exciting things await you at the iconic STIR. Its chic, rustic dining room offers a lively and vibrant atmosphere perfect for dates, group gatherings, and business meals.

All of its famous dishes are made from scratch using fresh, locally-sourced ingredients. STIR is also known for its craft cocktails. To make them, its bartenders freeze and carve 300-pound blocks of ice, blend their own bitters and slices, and press their own juices. The result? Some of the best cocktails you will ever try.

“Decided to order the Mexican ceviche and two glasses of wine to start. The ceviche was fresh and refreshing! Also ordered charbroiled oysters and spicy chicken samosas. Both were also very tasty! My BF loved the oysters and he's not an oyster type guy.” - Yelp Review

6. Rosewater Kitchen and Bar

Charming restaurant serving New American dishes made from locally-sourced ingredients

Photo of Rosewater Kitchen and Bar - Raleigh, NC, United States. Rotisserie ribeye cheesesteak
Pictured above is the Rotisserie Ribeye Cheesesteak. Yum! Image courtesy of Yelp.

110 Park At N Hills St | Raleigh |

Rosewater Kitchen & Bar offers a charming garden party atmosphere. Its chic dining room is characterized by overhanging plants, stylish photographs, and soothing lighting. Many of the restaurant’s ingredients are sourced from local partnerships with farmers and fishermen. What results is a menu filled with fresh, savory dishes that will stay with you long after you leave. 

Right now, Rosewater Kitchen & Bar is offering a limited menu. It still offers some of its classic dishes like the Confit Duck Leg and Rosewater Mussels. Wine, craft beer, and cocktails are also served. Enjoy!

“I've been to Rosewater for both lunch and brunch and I'm always blown away each time I try a new menu item. Such a cute indoor and outdoor space- with lots of patio seating. The octopus is probably my favorite appetizer and filling enough to enjoy as an entree since it's served over fingerling potatoes.” - Yelp Review

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7. 41Hundred

Creative, internationally-inspired dishes served inside a chic dining room

4100 Main At North Hills St | Raleigh |

41Hundred is a new restaurant located inside the famous Renaissance Raleigh North Hills Hotel. Despite its newness, it’s already made a huge splash among locals. The restaurant curates a casual, yet elegant atmosphere inside its sophisticated dining room. 

41Hundred is not open for lunch, but you can stop by for breakfast or dinner in the lounge. Some of its signature dishes include the Carolina Biscuits & Gravy, Sweet Potato Gnocchi, and 41Hundred Burger. But whatever you order, you’re sure to leave feeling filled and satisfied. 

“I had the opportunity to try the simple yet sophisticated twist on International faves at 41Hundred 's Grand Opening. Dishes by Exec Chef Dean Thompson included: Tuna Poke, Steak Tacos, Chicken Tacos, oxtail poutaine (braised oxtail over fried with cheese yummy) oxtail grilled cheese..also very good. Just everything me and my guest tried was flavorful, fresh and delicious.” - Yelp Review

8. Midtown Grille

Neighborhood restaurant offering a rotating seasonal menu

4421 Six Forks Rd, Suite 115 | Raleigh |

Midtown Grille is an upscale, contemporary dining spot that is known for its approachable dishes. The restaurant’s menu changes on a seasonal basis, so you can expect to enjoy new and exciting dishes regularly. 

Some of the current fall dishes include the Butternut Squash Ravioli, Shrimp & Grits, and House Special Rib-Eye. Beer, wine, and cocktails are also served daily. Gather your friends and stop by this fun dining spot for your next get-together! 

“Awesome little restaurant! They were so on top of their game and had an awesome Spotify playlist that I never go the name of but our whole experience at brunch was great!” - Yelp Review

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9. Seasons 52

Stylish grill and wine bar where you can relax and unwind

Try some wood-grilled steak tacos! Image courtesy of Yelp.

4325 Glenwood Ave, Suite 2100 | Raleigh |

Seasons52 offers a fresh, seasonally rotating menu. None of the dishes are fried. They are served fresh or they are park-fire grilled or brick oven roasted. The ingredients are all fresh and never frozen and are responsibly sourced. 

Flatbreads, soups, salads, and entrees are all featured on the menu. Guests especially love the restaurant’s brick-oven vegetable gnocchi and cedar plank-roasted salmon. A total of 52 wines are also offered by the glass, hence its name Season52. 

“If I could afford to come here five times a week I would. The food is always fantastic and so is the wait staff.  There's never a problem with asking for something to be changed with your order or if you need something special, they're always willing to do what it takes to make your experience the best.” - Yelp Review

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10. Bartaco North Hills

Upscale street food served inside a contemporary dining lounge

Grab some drinks with friends and relax. Image courtesy of Yelp.

4121 Main At North Hills St, Ste 105 | Raleigh |

Bartaco is the ultimate destination in the North Hills for enjoying savory and delicious tacos. This fun and trendy restaurant offers Baja fish, seared chorizo, spiced chicken verde tacos, and more exciting taco packs. 

Bartaco is also known for its rice bowls, which feature steamed brown rice, sliced bell peppers, and onions. You can pick your own protein to complete the bowl. Have a sweet tooth? Satisfy it with one of Bartaco’s many desserts, like the key lime pie or tres leches. 

“This is the best Mexican Tapas place I've been to in NC so far. It's cheap, it's delicious, it's different and the service is super fast! What's not to like? It has plenty of veggie options and even if we order close to 10 dishes amongst the two of us, the bill is always under 40$ which is awesome.” - Yelp Review

North Hills is home to a huge selection of fun and interesting restaurants. Whether you’re a local or a visitor from out-of-town, you need to stop by the neighborhood at least once. Which ones on the list do you plan to visit next? Let us know!

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