Restaurant News & Reviews

NOFO Cafe

2014 Fairview Road, Raleigh.

821-1240, www.nofo.com.

Cuisine: American.

Rating: ***

Prices: Entrees $11 to $16.

Atmosphere: casual cross between corner market and Deco cafe.

Service: eager, still learning.

Recommended: pan-seared sea scallops, oyster pan roast, shrimp and grits, fish specials.

Open: Brunch Saturday-Sunday, lunch weekdays, dinner Monday-Saturday.

Reservations: accepted (for brunch and lunch, for parties of five or more only).

Other: Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Discover; full bar; smoke-free; vegetarian-friendly; kid-friendly.

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.

* Hit-or-miss.

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e-picurean column and check out the searchable restaurant database at http://triangle.com/dining/.

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