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RESTAURANT OF THE YEAR:

 

Bella Mia

2025 Renaissance Park Place, in The Arboretum at Weston, Cary

677-3999

www.bellamiacoalfire.com

 

 

GOLD MEDAL

 

Bonne Soirée

431-10 W. Franklin St., in The Courtyard, Chapel Hill

928-8388

Cuisine: contemporary French

 

Fearrington House

2000 Fearrington Village Center, Pittsboro

542-2121

www.fearringtonhouse.com

Cuisine: contemporary

 

Herons

100 Woodland Pond, in the Umstead Hotel & Spa, Cary

447-4200

www.heronsrestaurant.com

Cuisine: contemporary

 

Lantern

423 W. Franklin St., Chapel Hill

969-8846

www.lanternrestaurant.com 

Cuisine: Asian

 

Magnolia Grill

1002 Ninth St., Durham

286-3609

www.magnoliagrill.net 

Cuisine: contemporary Southern

 

Poole’s Downtown Diner

426 S. McDowell St., Raleigh

832-4477

www.poolesdowntowndiner.com

Cuisine: American bistro 

 

SILVER MEDAL

 

18 Seaboard

18 Seaboard Ave., Raleigh

861-4318

www.18seaboard.com

Cuisine: contemporary Southern, grill

 

An

2800 Renaissance Park Place, Cary

677-9229

www.ancuisines.com

Cuisine: East-West fusion

 

Angus Barn

9401 Glenwood Ave., Raleigh

787-3505

www.angusbarn.com

Cuisine: steakhouse

 

Bloomsbury Bistro

509-101 West Whitaker Mill Road, at Five Points, Raleigh.

834-9011

www.bloomsburybistro.com

Cuisine: contemporary

 

Chef & the Farmer

120 W. Gordon St., Kinston

252-208-2433

www.chefandthefarmer.com

Cuisine: contemporary

 

Cypress on the Hill

308 W. Franklin St., Chapel Hill

537-8817

www.cypressonthehill.com

Cuisine: contemporary

 

Coquette

4351-119 The Circle at North Hills, Raleigh

789-0606

www.coquetteraleigh.com

Cuisine: French

 

Elaine’s on Franklin

454 W. Franklin St., Chapel Hill

960-2770

www.elainesonfranklin.com

Cuisine: contemporary

 

Fairview

3001 Cameron Blvd., in the Washington Duke Inn, Durham

490-0999

www.washingtondukeinn.com

Cuisine: contemporary

 

Flights

4100 Main at North Hills St., in the Renaissance Raleigh North Hills Hotel, Raleigh

278-1478

www.marriott.com/hotels/travel/rdurn-renaissance-raleigh-hotel-at-north-hills

Cuisine: contemporary

 

Four Square

2701 Chapel Hill Road, Durham

401-9877

www.foursquarerestaurant.com 

Cuisine: contemporary

 

Il Palio

1505 E. Franklin St., in the Siena Hotel, Chapel Hill

918-2545

www.sienahotel.com

Cuisine: Italian

 

Kitchen

764 Martin Luther King Blvd., Chapel Hill

537-8167

www.kitchenchapelhill.com

Cuisine: French, contemporary

 

Margaux’s

8111-111 Creedmoor Road, in Brennan Station, Raleigh

846-9846

www.margauxsrestaurant.com

Cuisine: contemporary, seafood

 

Maximillians

8314 Chapel Hill Road, Cary

465-2455

www.maximilliansgrill.com 

Cuisine: contemporary Asian, Mediterranean, Southwestern

 

Nana’s

2514 University Drive, Durham

493-8545

www.nanasdurham.com 

Cuisine: contemporary Mediterranean

 

One

100 Meadowmont Village Circle, Chapel Hill

537-8207

www.one-restaurant.com

Cuisine: contemporary

 

OnlyBurger

3710-118 Shannon Road, Durham

937-9377

www.onlyburger.com

Cuisine: burgers

 

Saint Jacques

6112 Falls of Neuse Rd, Raleigh

862-2770

www.saintjacquesfrenchcuisine.com

Cuisine: French

 

Revolution

107 W. Main St., Durham

956-9999

www.revolutionrestaurant.com

Cuisine: global

 

Saxapahaw General Store

1735 Saxapahaw-Bethlehem Church Road, Graham

336-376-5332

www.saxgenstore.com

Cuisine: American bistro

 

Second Empire

330 Hillsborough St., Raleigh

829-3663

www.second-empire.com

Cuisine: contemporary

 

Vivace

4209 Lassiter Mill Road, in The Alexan, Raleigh

787-7747

www.vivaceraleigh.com 

Cuisine: Italian

 

Watts Grocery

1116 Broad St., Durham

416-5040

www.wattsgrocery.com

Cuisine: contemporary Southern

 

 

 

BEST IN CLASS (BY CUISINE):

 

AFRICAN:

Queen of Sheba

1129-O Weaver Dairy Road, in Timberlyne Shopping Center, Chapel Hill

932-4986

www.queenofshebachapelhill.com

 

BARBECUE:

Allen & Son

6203 Millhouse Road, Chapel Hill

942-7576

 

CHINESE (tie):

 

Super Wok

1401-L SE Maynard Road, in Maynard Plaza, Cary

388-8338

 

Asian Grill

6611 Falls of Neuse Road, Raleigh

232-9488

www.asiangrillnc.com

 

FRENCH:

Vin Rouge

2010 Hillsborough Road, Durham

416-0466

www.vinrougerestaurant.com

 

GERMAN/CENTRAL EUROPEAN:

J. Betski’s

10-120 West Franklin St., Raleigh

833-7999

www.jbetskis.com

 

GREEK:

Nikos Taverna

4075 Davis Drive, Morrisville

462-1148

www.nikostavernainc.com

 

INDIAN (NORTHERN):

Saffron

4121 Davis Drive, Morrisville; 

469-5774

www.saffronnc.com

 

INDIAN (SOUTHERN/VEGETARIAN):

Udupi Café 

590-112 E. Chatham St., Cary

465-0898

www.caryudupi.com

 

ITALIAN:

Panciuto

110 S. Churton St., Hillsborough

732-6261

www.panciuto.com

 

JAPANESE (tie):

 

Hayashi

13200-105 New Falls of Neuse Road, Raleigh

554-0508

www.hayashijapaneserestaurant.com

 

Waraji

5910 Duraleigh Road, Raleigh

783-1883

http://warajirestaurant.com

 

KOREAN:

Seoul Garden

4701-131 Atlantic Ave., in Millbrook Collection, Raleigh

850-9984

www.raleighseoulgarden.com

 

LATIN AMERICAN

Lucky Chicken

226 E. Main St., Clayton

553-5770

http://luckychickennc.com

 

MEXICAN (CONTEMPORARY):

Dos Perros

200 N. Mangum St., Durham

956-2750

http://dosperrosrestaurant.com

 

MEXICAN (AUTHENTIC):

Taqueria La Vaquita

2700 Chapel Hill Road, Durham; 3409 Hillsborough Road, Durham

402-0209 (Chapel Hill Road); 383-8828 (Hillsborough Road)

www.lavaquitanc.com

 

MIDDLE EASTERN:

Sitti

137 S. Wilmington St., Raleigh

239-4070

www.sitti-raleigh.com

 

PIZZERIA: 

Bella Mia

2025 Renaissance Park Place, Cary

677-3999

www.bellamiacoalfire.com

 

SEAFOOD:

Blu Seafood & Bar

2002 Hillsborough Road, Durham

286-9777

www.bluseafoodandbar.com

 

SOUTHERN:

Big Ed’s City Market

220 Wolfe St., Raleigh

836-9909

 

STEAKHOUSE:

Bin 54

1201-M Raleigh Road, Chapel Hill

969-1155

www.bin54restaurant.com

 

TAPAS: 

Zely & Ritz

301 Glenwood Ave., Raleigh

828-0018

www.zelyandritz.com

 

TEX-MEX

El Rodeo Grill

7420 Six Forks Road, Raleigh

844-6330

www.elrodeogrill.com

 

THAI: 

Sawasdee

6204-120 Glenwood Ave., Raleigh

781-7599

www.sawasdeeraleigh.com

 

VEGETARIAN:

Sage Vegetarian Café 

1129 Weaver Dairy Road, Chapel Hill

968-9266

www.sagevegcafe.com

 

 

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Just curious

In the News and Observer's print edition, the Restaurant of the Year for 2011 was listed as the Magnolia Grill...but on line, the pizzeria Bella Mia gets your top honors.

Begging your forgiveness in advance...but...Wassup?  Why the difference?  You're too young to be that forgetful!

Just curious.

Rick and Lynette Davis -- Wake Forest

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Greg Cox is the restaurant critic for The News & Observer. He was born in El Paso, Texas, and grew up in North Carolina on a diet of Southern fried chicken (the real thing, cooked up in a big, black cast iron skillet), fried okra, sweet sliced summer tomatoes and the best biscuits on the planet. He has cooked, catered, waited tables and dined in Europe, Canada, Mexico and much of the U.S. (especially the South, Southwest and Midwest).
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