328 W. Davie St., Raleigh.
Cuisine: Mediterranean, steakhouse.
Rating: *** 1/2
Prices: Entrees average from $17 to $25.
Atmosphere: urban chic.
Service: polished but not stuffy.
Recommended: fried artichokes, grilled Caesar, risotto, duck liver pate, pan-seared halibut, veal chop, rack of lamb, creme brulee, white chocolate cashew tart.
Open: dinner Monday-Saturday.
Other: Visa, MasterCard, American Express; full bar (excellent wine list); get a sitter; live jazz on weekends.
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Zero stars: Poor.
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