Restaurant News & Reviews

Town Hall Grill

410 Market St., in Southern Village, Chapel Hill; 960-8696,

Cuisine: American bistro

Rating: 2 1/2 stars

Prices: $$

Atmosphere: casually contemporary and open, with a patio.

Service: consistently friendly, variably attentive.

Recommended: Amanda's pimento cheese plate, sesame soy tuna, chicken under a brick, desserts (except apple cobbler).

Open: Lunch and dinner daily.

Reservations: encouraged for large parties.

Other: Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Discover, Diners Club; full bar; smoke-free (smoking permitted on the patio); kid-tolerant.

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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