410 Glenwood Ave., Raleigh
Cuisine: New American.
Rating: *** 1/2.
Prices: entrees $17 to $25.
Atmosphere: urban chic wine bar.
Service: knowledgeable, but occasionally lags.
Recommended: deviled eggs, crispy fried squid, risotto, pan-seared halibut, beef tenderloin au poivre.
Open: Brunch Sunday, dinner Tuesday-Sunday.
Reservations: recommended on weekends.
Other: Visa, MasterCard, American Express; full bar (outstanding wine selection); smoke-free; get a sitter.
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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