Brennan Station, 8111 Creedmoor Road, Raleigh.
Cuisine: World, seafood.
Atmosphere: avant-garde movie set in a medieval castle.
Recommended: French Mediterranean and Pacific Rim seafood dishes.
Open: Lunch Thursday-Friday, dinner nightly.
Reservations: recommended on weekends.
Other: Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Discover, Diners Club; full bar (excellent wine list); kid-tolerant.
The N&O's critic dines anonymously; the newspaper pays for all meals. We rank restaurants in four categories:
**** Among the Triangle's very best.
*** Rewarding experience.
** Generally acceptable.
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e-picurean column and check out the searchable restaurant database at http://triangle.com/dining/.