Restaurant News & Reviews

Simpson's Beef & Seafood

Creedmoor Crossings Shopping Center, 5625 Creedmoor Road, Raleigh.

783-8818,

www.simpsonsrestaurant.com/.

Cuisine: steaks, seafood.

Rating: ***.

Prices: entrees $17 to $25.

Atmosphere: quiet, romantic elegance.

Service: welcoming and unobtrusive.

Recommended: filet mignon, prime rib, lobster tail, sea bass in parchment.

Open: dinner nightly.

Reservations: recommended on weekends.

Other: Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Discover, Diners Club; full bar; 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.

* Hit-or-miss.

See Greg Cox's weekly

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

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