Midtown Grille – Raleigh

Raleigh is really turning into a mecca of beautiful and unique food. For some, food just isn’t a meal that allows a person to finish the day with abundant energy – for some, food is an art.

When you walk into Midtown Grille, it becomes obvious that you are going to have an elevated food experience. The place is beautiful.


100% Agave tequila with orange bitters

Midtown Grille has a happy hour {food only} on Monday ā€“ Saturday from 3:00 to 5:30 p.m. I also took advantage of the creative regular cocktail menu and ordered ONE drink that was absolutely amazing even though I decided not to have the honey syrup (I don’t need the sugar, right?!).


Truth be told, I was hungrier than what the “bar bite” menu had to offer so I ordered off the dinner menu. The food was beautiful and complex in taste. I couldn’t believe how amazing a zucchini noodles dish could taste. It was the best sausage I think I’ve ever had. If you’ve had this dish before, you may notice how different the sauce looks. I’ll get to that detail in a moment šŸ™‚ (Yes, I am that person that takes pictures of beautiful food and drinks).

Zucchini Noodles with Lamb Sausage

Customer Service

The bartender was very helpful in finding a drink that fit my food allergies (gluten and dairy). He also made great recommendations on the “bar bites” menu.

I decided to order off the dinner menu and I requested that I have no sauce due to it having cream as a base. The bartender put my order in. A few minutes later, he came back and said that the Chef was concerned that leaving out the sauce would effect the taste of the dish so he decided to make a custom sauce that was gluten and dairy free. I was completely WOWed and so grateful. Food is an art to the Chef. That became obvious when I saw the plating and tasted the amazing sauce (+food).

I would say that the customer service received an A+.

“…the Chef was concerned that leaving out the sauce would effect the taste of the dish so he decided to make a custom sauce that was gluten and dairy free.”


Midtown Grille is a nice place. It’s not cheap, but you don’t go to a place like this and not expect to pay above normal. There is real effort there in the experience, food preparation, customer service and food quality.



Here is the exciting part. I was told by the bartender that the fryer in the kitchen is gluten free. They are able to accommodate food allergies, but cannot guarantee that no cross-contamination will happen.

The ingredients are high-quality and it is obvious in the taste of the food.

{The cocktail and entree above are gluten-free and dairy-free}

My experience was definitely worth writing about. If you and/or your significant other enjoy having an elegant food experience, but you struggle with food allergies, I highly recommend that you investigate this spot that is local to Raleigh in the North Hills community.

Here is a link to the Midtown Grille website/menu.

Thanks for reading!



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