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American Restaurant located in Lafayette Village.  - Lafayette Village Grill, Raleigh, NC

Lafayette Village Grill

4.2
4.2
551 Reviews
$30 and under
American
An American grill with a delightful Southern twist. Serving as the flagship restaurant of Lafayette Village Shopping Center in North Raleigh since 2010, we have recently undergone renovations and re-opened in May 2023.

At The Village Grill, we take pride in offering a diverse range of culinary delights that capture the essence of American cuisine while infusing it with the flavors of the South. Our Chef skillfully crafted each dish using high-quality, locally sourced ingredients, ensuring a memorable dining experience for every guest. Whether you’re seeking a refreshing beverage to complement your meal or simply looking to unwind, we have you covered. Our extensive drink menu boasts an impressive selection of beers, wines, and handcrafted cocktails, carefully curated to suit a variety of preferences and palates.

***WE DO NOT TAKE OUTDOOR PATIO RESERVATIONS - RESERVATIONS ARE GUARANTEED FOR INDOOR DINING ONLY***

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2 people

7:00 pm


Booked 2 times today

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Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    American, Contemporary American
  • Hours of Operation
    Wed–Sun 11:00 am–9:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (919) 890-5340
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress Code
    Smart Casual
  • Executive Chef
    Devon Lucas
  • Catering
    Give us a call for catering details at 919-890-5340!
  • Private party facilities
    Our Private Room holds up to 40 guests. Private Party reservations are made for groups of 10 guests or more with a small fee. You can call directly for private room reservations at 919-890-5340 or visit our website https://villagegrillraleigh.com/private-parties/ .
  • Area
    Raleigh
  • Cross Street
    Falls of Neuse and Honeycutt Rd
  • Parking Details
    Parking surrounds Lafayette Village and there is ample underground parking, entrance to the right of the village.
  • Entertainment
    Live music is presented periodically. Check out the Entertainment section of the website for performers, dates, and times!We also boast seven 60" HDTVs and one monstrous 120" model for game nights. Hello spectacular sports viewing!
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Dog Friendly, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeaway, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 551 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.2
4.2 based on recent ratings
  • 4.1Food
  • 4.4Service
  • 4Ambience
  • 4Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Raleigh

    Great for brunch

551 Reviews
  1. Lenskee28

    San Francisco

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on 4 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    First time dining here and was well pleased. Excellent service, food, and atmosphere. I would recommend to anyone and I will definitely be coming back again.

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  2. wonderyearkids1234

    Western NC

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 31 March 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    We went for Easter brunch and although the restaurant was very busy, the food came quickly and our server was excellent! Quite an extensive menu with something for everyone. The mimosa flight was delicious and well priced. I plan on going back again!

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  3. Betty

    Raleigh

    44 reviews

    5.0

    44 reviews

    Dined on 31 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    This is the first time I have been back here since they remodeled and changed the menu. I wasn't disappointed! I went for brunch and got the 5 cheese omelet w/bacon, a bowl of grits and a biscuit. Everything was very good and I would definitely order this entree again.

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  4. Cwainio

    Raleigh

    18 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on 30 March 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    The environment inside and out is nice. The service was great and the food was good too. Pleasant experience.

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  5. SassyRed

    Raleigh

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on 24 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We went Sunday morning shortly after it opened. There was only one other table there. So it was pretty quiet. Service was quick but didn't feel rushed. And our server, Raven, provided great recommendations. Highly encourage the mimosas and Maverick shrimp & grits. Really good portion size for the price. It has a little kick but not overwhelming, it is so good! Bathrooms were super clean and smelled great. The entire restaurant is clean and smells awesome. There is a covered patio area as well. We will definitely be back.

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  6. Yummy

    Kansas City

    22 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on 24 March 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Christine was great! Very attentive with a great attitude.

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  7. OpenTable Diner

    Richmond

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 23 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This was our first time visiting this restaurant and we were blown away! Everything was amazing - from the service to the food! We tried the dynamite sticks for an appetizer, and for our entrees we had the spicy chicken and sausage pasta and the shrimp and grits. All of them were delicious and the portion sizes were huge! We couldn’t finish anything! The drinks were great as well! We’ll definitely be back!

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  8. GeneH

    Raleigh

    11 reviews

    4.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on 21 March 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Had a great lunch meeting with old friend. Food was good. Try he fries!

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  9. OpenTable Diner

    Raleigh

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 March 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Village Grill remodeled and it’s much brighter and cleaner - looks much better! Their staff is friendly and attentive. We had a party of four that met for brunch and our food was not good, unfortunately. The grits were the most bland thing I’ve ever tasted. The chicken and waffles seemed like they were frozen and nothing made fresh. Also, one of us ordered just egg whites, avocado, and turkey bacon and we were told they “just couldn’t do that.” Seems like everything is premixed or frozen - nothing fresh. They are in a great location in Lafayette Village. I hope they improve. All the other facilities are great.

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  10. JorgeC

    Raleigh

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 2 March 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 2
    Went to Village Grill to celebrate my dad’s birthday. His steak was undercooked. Any order that was fried (appetizer, waffle fries) was overcooked almost burnt. Fries had no flavor to them as advertised. Food was okay at the best. Serves was good. For the price, the quality of the food was subpar. The menu was also limited. They need to have a chef who can oversee the quality of the food, if they are going to charge what they are charging.

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  11. Hungry

    Raleigh

    47 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    47 reviews

    Dined on 1 March 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Good value. Nice servers. Lots of televisions to watch

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  12. Bono55

    Raleigh

    26 reviews

    5.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on 23 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    I have eaten here many times with groups and as a couple. I always enjoy the food. The service is always good, but our server, Daniel, at our recent lady’s lunch was just outstanding! I was also impressed that appreciation was shown for my recent group event schedule here in December. The noise (music) was a little loud, but other than that it was wonderful visit!

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  13. RaleighJTP

    Raleigh

    6 reviews

    3.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 17 February 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 2
    Food was ok. Wait staff was marginal. Waiter 20 mins for drink from bar - appetizer made it out prior to 1 drink did. They were not busy. Salad was small for an entree and price.

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  14. trav

    Raleigh

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 15 February 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Food and service were top notch. The food was well prepared. This was a busy night since it was Valentine's evening but they did not seem rushed which made the experience more enjoyable.

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  15. Gechi

    Raleigh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food and ambience! Overall great experience. Will definitely be back

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  16. OpenTable Diner

    Raleigh

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 10 February 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    We had 5 for lunch/brunch. Ordered our food. My granddaughter’s food came out. We waited and waited for the rest of our food. Came about 10 minutes later. My waffles were cold as were my other granddaughter’s. Think maybe they sat out for those 10 minutes. Who brings one plate to a table of 5 and the rest way later. My son in law loved the burger.

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  17. GabrielaH

    Miami

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 7 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    The food here is amazing. We were a little hesitant to go on my husband’s birthday yesterday, because of their reviews, but decided to give it a try and it was so worth it. My husband had the shrimp and grits, they were delicious. I had the mojito grilled chicken sandwich with whipped potatoes and it was fenomenal. We shared a PB chocolate pie and it was good. The only downside was the service. Our waitress was a blonde lady and she seemed rushed all the time, despite of the place being almost empty. She would just kinda rush us to take our order and go talk to other waitresses or other ladies near the kitchen entrance. I didn’t like her attitude.

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  18. MitchV

    Las Vegas

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 4 February 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Quick service, nice servers. Food good quality for price.

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  19. TRTT

    Raleigh

    15 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on 28 January 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Waiter was very nice, comical, and attentive. My group enjoyed the experience.

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  20. KDawkins

    Raleigh

    21 reviews

    4.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on 27 January 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Love the new decor (May 2023) and menu. Brunch items are over priced. Get the pub burger.

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  21. Jeanne

    Raleigh

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 26 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    All the staff members were very friendly and accommodating of our family of four. Food was delicious!

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  22. Dulcie

    Raleigh

    32 reviews

    5.0

    32 reviews

    Dined on 21 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Love the "new" Village Grill. It is lighter, brighter and definitely popular. We made reservations for Sunday Brunch and we were very glad we did. It got really busy and our server had to double as the bartender. All in all it was a lovely brunch. Will return and definitely will recommend. And will remember to make a reservation!

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  23. Hungry

    Raleigh

    47 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    47 reviews

    Dined on 18 January 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    The waiter nsmed Raven is a outstanding wait person

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  24. OpenTable Diner

    Raleigh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 31 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food and service were fabulous .I will be back again soon.

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  25. Hungry

    Raleigh

    47 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    47 reviews

    Dined on 29 December 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Great weekend brunch. Lots of choices. Good service

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  26. BradfordT

    Raleigh

    27 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on 24 December 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great service, tasty food, thanks for being open on Xmas Eve!

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  27. CeeJay

    Raleigh

    5 reviews

    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 24 December 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    My daughter and I tried them for brunch on Christmas Eve. I had the Chicken and Waffles and she had the Strawberry French Toast and a side of sausage. We both also had a side of grits. The restaurant was pretty empty but the food and drinks took a good while to come out. The food was made to order because it was nice and hot but grits were under seasoned. They wouldn’t make us a side of eggs because there was a small kitchen on this day. I think on the right day this would be a great experience. But for this visit, it was pretty average overall.

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  28. OpenTable Diner

    Raleigh

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 23 December 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Overall food wasn’t good. If you are vegetarian this place isn’t for you. We had one person who was vegetarian and not a lot of options. Waitress wasn’t willing to adjust.

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  29. OpenTable Diner

    Raleigh

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 22 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Food and service were on point! Plan to return soon!

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  30. OpenTable Diner

    Charlotte

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 13 December 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    I am not sure why a reservation is required. The restaurant was empty with the exception of one or two tables. Food was lackluster. Beer was cold.

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  31. OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 9 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Chandler was such an amazing server. Her suggestions were spot on for our dinner and was just the coolest. She made our evening even better. Food was delicious, great cocktails and overall wonderful.

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  32. DavidB

    Raleigh

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 3 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The remodel and new menus are great. I plan to make it a regular stop.

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  33. paulL

    Raleigh

    21 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on 2 December 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    The food was good: They are taking the mussels off the menu: too bad , I love mussels. Put a few more salads on the menu and add a tuna . The restaurant has obviously been sold and recreated. The Cajun chicken & sausage pasta does have a kick and is a large portion. My wife had a salad with goat cheese , we had a burger that was large & cooked properly. The whipped potatoes were good and the filters were good too I would put some children’s or plain options on the menu- ( wings , fingers , pasta & meatballs. ) Definitely better than the last year or 2 , but not as good as the chef before that.

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  34. OpenTable Diner

    Raleigh

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 19 November 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food and service was excellent. We really like the new remodel.

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  35. StephenH

    Raleigh

    16 reviews

    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on 18 November 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The ambiance and decor is much improved, as is the menu. Food was pretty good. All the kids meals were popular. A shrimp pasta dish was tasty. The calamari app was very good. Beer selection good as well. A little pricy overall now, but much better than pre-renovation, and will come back again.

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  36. AngelaOp

    Washington DC

    7 reviews

    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on 11 November 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    We have not eaten at Village Grill since it was renovated. For those of us who loved the HUGE SPORTS BAR with many TVs, the bright, trendy and cheerful renovation feels cold and drafty. AND THERE ARE ONLY 2 TVs to watch sports?! NOOOOO. Some of our best memories were here during March Madness. The extensive burger menu is now just a few choices (no bison either), but what we had was delicious. We really wanted to scratch eating here off the list since it wasn't a good place to catch a game anymore, but the food was delightful. Celiacs rejoice, the kitchen and our server were well versed in keeping us safe. We had a great time. We'll come back again, but not on a game night and definately NOT during march madness.

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  37. Catevnz

    Greensboro

    10 reviews

    4.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on 9 November 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The renovation of both the restaurant and its menu and staff training is very obvious. Happy to be able to recommend Village Grill again. The menu is solid and executed well. The wait staff is very knowledgeable and engaged. I had brunch here last week and dinner tonight with friends and both were very enjoyable. And the Manhattan was also well done

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  38. Hungry

    Raleigh

    47 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    47 reviews

    Dined on 5 November 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Good food served in large portions by friendly attentive staff

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  39. lovetoeat

    Raleigh

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 29 October 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The service was great. The food was not as good as I had hoped.

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  40. CindyP

    Raleigh

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 15 October 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The Cafe was very clean and upscale with new inside. Great tables, chairs and bar. Loved the art work. We will go again. A great place for a family with different palates. Our server was just delightful.

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FAQs

Lafayette Village Grill offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (919) 890-5340.

Lafayette Village Grill is rated 4.2 stars by 551 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a booking

2 people

7:00 pm


Booked 2 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Lafayette Village Grill

8470 Honeycutt Road, Raleigh, NC 27615

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross Street
    Falls of Neuse and Honeycutt Rd
  • Area
    Raleigh
  • Hours of Operation
    Wed–Sun 11:00 am–9:00 pm
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    American, Contemporary American
  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Dress Code
    Smart Casual
  • Parking Details
    Parking surrounds Lafayette Village and there is ample underground parking, entrance to the right of the village.
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive Chef
    Devon Lucas
  • Entertainment
    Live music is presented periodically. Check out the Entertainment section of the website for performers, dates, and times!We also boast seven 60" HDTVs and one monstrous 120" model for game nights. Hello spectacular sports viewing!
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Dog Friendly, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeaway, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (919) 890-5340
  • Catering
    Give us a call for catering details at 919-890-5340!
  • Private party facilities
    Our Private Room holds up to 40 guests. Private Party reservations are made for groups of 10 guests or more with a small fee. You can call directly for private room reservations at 919-890-5340 or visit our website https://villagegrillraleigh.com/private-parties/ .
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