126 N. Salem St., Apex; 303-8001.
Web site: www.thepeakcitygrill.com.
Cuisine: American, Contemporary.
Rating: 2 1/2 stars
Atmosphere: casually upscale (sometimes noisy).
Service: variably trained, consistently eager to please.
Recommended: crisp fried chicken livers, crab cakes, hardwood grill selections.
Open: Lunch Monday-Saturday, dinner nightly, brunch Sunday.
Reservations: accepted for parties of 7 or more.
Other: Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Discover; full bar; smoke-free; accommodates children; patio.
The N&O's critic dines anonymously; the newspaper pays for all meals. We rank restaurants in five categories:
4 stars: Extraordinary.
3 stars: Excellent.
2 stars: Good.
1 star: Fair.
Zero stars: Poor
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