7901-101 Falls of the Neuse Road, Raleigh; 844-7787, www.thewildorchidgrill.com.
Rating: *** 1/2 stars
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Atmosphere: intimate and casual.
Service: attentive and well-trained.
Recommended: crab cakes, foie gras, sea bass, rack of lamb, soft shell crabs, creme brulee.
Open: Dinner nightly.
Other: Visa, MasterCard, American Express; full bar; smoke-free; get a sitter.
The N&O's critic dines anonymously; the newspaper pays for all meals. We rank restaurants in five categories:
Zero stars: Poor
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