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Raleigh restaurants re-opening their dining rooms and patios

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Searching for which Raleigh area restaurants are opening their dining rooms or patios in Phase 2?

Here’s a list of restaurants opening for on-site dining. Many still offer takeout or delivery for those who are more comfortable staying at home while supporting local restaurants.

ICYMI: state officials clarified that breweries and wineries could also open their taprooms and spaces, so breweries are included on this list as well.

This post will be updated. Email raleighconvergence@gmail.com with other restaurants or breweries that are re-opening for on-site dining or beverages.

Please note: Many of these locations have increasing hours after they first open, so check their current posts before you go! (Click ‘view profile’ in corner)

STIR Raleigh re-opened, including for brunch.

Transfer Co. Food Hall re-opened for on-site dining inside and on the outdoor patio.

Wye Hill Kitchen & Brewing will re-open their downtown skyline-view patio on Wednesday, June 17.

Rosewater Kitchen & Bar re-opens Monday, June 15, with a new garden bar and extensive patio.

Crawford and Son’s dining room re-opens Friday, June 12, and take reservations through Tock:

St. Roch Fine Oysters + Bar re-opened Thursday:

Jolie’s dining room and rooftop have re-opened. They accept reservations through Tock.

Lonerider re-opened its tap room

Coquette in North Hills reopened Thursday night.

Mandolin reopened Tuesday with an enhanced outdoor patio, contactless ordering and a new seasonal menu.

NOFO @ the pig is re-opened for lunch and dinner, plus brunch on the weekend.

Raleigh Brewing Company in Raleigh and its new location in Cary are open:

Clouds Brewing re-opened its Downtown Raleigh restaurant May 22, now its taproom is re-opened, too:

MC in Downtown Cary re-opened for dinner in their indoor dining space and outdoors.

Lucette Grace: Re-opened Monday. Lunch menu will be available Monday-Friday only, lunch boxes available for pre-order only on the weekends.

Caffe Luna: Re-opened for dinner in their dining room and outdoor dining as weather permits. They take reservations.

Whiskey Kitchen: Their dining room is open and they take reservations.

Union Special: Outdoor seating will be available on the weekends.

Raleigh Beer Garden: Open 11 a.m.-2 p.m. daily for on-site dining and a new menu. QR codes will provide more touchless options.

Tin Roof: Re-opened for on-site dining.

Bond Brothers: Opened their bar service, which will be 12-10 p.m. the first week of re-opening. More details on their website.

Hummingbird: Opened their patio and an expanded takeout program.

My Way Tavern: Opened for diners.

Scratch Kitchen and Taproom: The Apex eatery re-opened its dining room and patio on Wednesday.

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𝔻𝕚𝕟𝕚𝕟𝕘 ℝ𝕠𝕠𝕞 𝕆𝕡𝕖𝕟𝕚𝕟𝕘 𝕎𝕖𝕕𝕟𝕖𝕤𝕕𝕒𝕪, 𝕄𝕒𝕪 𝟚𝟟𝕥𝕙 We are excited to announce we will be opening our dining rooms next Wednesday, May 27th. We have missed getting the chance to serve our community!  We will be following the guidelines of Phase 2 and the recommendations from health officials. That means, you will likely notice a lot of changes to our normal operations. We will be opening our dining room and patio at 50% capacity and with tables spaced at least six feet apart. At this time, it is not permitted for bar seating but we will have a full bar with beer, wine, and cocktails available for guests sitting at tables. You will also notice our staff wearing face masks at all times, no condiments or flowers on the tables, single use recyclable menus, and a new waitlist system to help reduce congregating in our hallway. These are just a couple of the changes you might notice next week. We are working with our staff to ensure our restaurants are safe for you and your families to enjoy a meal. Our online ordering for curbside pickup will continue throughout this time. We want to thank you for all of your support and patience as we work through these new guidelines. We would also like to thank our staff for their diligence and adaptability through these changing times. We are proud of the way our teams have worked together to create a safe environment for our community. We look forward to seeing you next week!

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The Optimist coffee shop: Opened its patio/back porch.

La Santa Modern Mexican Food: Re-opened for diners.

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🚨🚨REOPENING🚨🚨. Welcome back La Santa familia! First and foremost, we want to thank everyone for the outpouring of love and support during this difficult time. We will be opening our doors again today at 5:00pm following the state’s executive order under Phase Two. Our team has been working vigorously to disinfect and sanitize the restaurant for the safety and well-being of our customers and employees, and we will continue to disinfect and sanitize the restaurant throughout the day, every day. . We are so very excited to serve you again after such a long break, but the health and well-being of everyone is what is most important. Things will be and look a little different at La Santa during our transition into Phase Two. We ask for your patience as we are all learning how to navigate and operate differently during this time. . 🚨 Phase Two 🚨. – We will only be seating 50% of our capacity. – All of our team are required to wear masks. – We will NOT be accepting any groups larger than 8 people. – At the moment, we will not be accepting reservations. It will be first come, first serve. – Customers will be asked to wait outside or in their cars, if there is a wait to be seated. – We will provide you with hand sanitizer before being seated. We also have sanitizing stations throughout the restaurant. – We ask that anyone with symptoms of illness, stay home. . #lasantaraleigh #lasantanc #glenwoodsouth #raleighnc

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Neuse River Brewing Co. and Brasserie: Open, brunch returns this weekend.


Sassool Cafe: The Cary and Raleigh locations opened their dining rooms and outdoor seating.

Taverna Agora: Open for dine-in service will accept reservations.

V Pizza in Cary: Opened their dining room and renovated patio at with full service.

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This is our most important post yet.⚠️😳 . Our dining room and patio can open ‪starting May 22nd‬ ‪at 5pm‬. First things, first. Welcome Back. It has been over two months since we last had guests in our dining room. We are so, so grateful that you and your loved ones might choose to spend your time here, with us. It is our promise, to never take for granted the fact that you are giving us the opportunity to serve you. . . Coronavirus has affected the globe. We are fighting through this together. It is of the utmost importance of us and our staff to do whatever necessary to ensure your safety. We have had to make some changes to things around here! . . We have posted our new max seating capacity, but felt it was best to go even further than the suggested 50% capacity indoors. We have instead gone down to about 35%, a number we are more comfortable with at this time. Outside, we have completely renovated our patio! And by “we” I truly mean us. Our staff and I sanded down, painted, and stained all the railings. We have hung over 150ft of string lights, and planted tons of flowers to really help our outdoor “Tap Garden” flourish! (corny pun intended) . . We are temporarily “FULL” SERVICE! Why? Because we feel it is the best way to social distance. When entering please follow social distancing guidelines displayed by our floor signs, and as it states PLEASE wait to be seated! An employee will greet you quickly and get you and your family sat safely. Once brought to your table, if you look to the corner, you will see a sign that reads “I need some help, please!”. Whenever you need something, simply place this sign facing away from your table. This will spark a response by our staff to come over and see how we can help you. If we do not see the sign, we will leave you to relax and hang with your party! You can see a laminated copy of our menu on your table, and it is available online from your phone at ‪Vpizza.com‬, and on our digital screens! . (Continues in Comments)

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Vidrio: The Glenwood South restaurant opened its dining room and takes reservations.

Wilson’s Eatery: Opened their dining areas with indoor and outdoor seating. Lynnwood Brewing Concern is also open.

Get added to this list: Email raleighconvergence@gmail.com

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Sarah Day Owen Wiskirchen is the editor of Raleigh Convergence.

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