202 W Rosemary St, Chapel Hill, NC | Directions 2751635.913728 -79.057954
Mon. - Sun. 6pm - 10pm
Best patio dining around – We were tipped off to try the cafe menu on the patio here. Boy was it a great idea. Besides being outside under twinkly lights and overhead fans, the food was delicious. Fried Green tomatoes, Watermelon salad and Steak Sandwich were reasonably price and good too. And the shrimp and grits and chicken pie were just right for a cafe size portion. Our waiters were attentive and the mojitos were some of the best ever. Give it a whirl for light dining.
Overrated, Too – Sorry, I have to go along with reviewer "Overrated". We spent a ton and got mediocre food and service. With Elaines and Lantern nearby, why choose this place? I hope they were having a bad night, but it just wasn't worth the prices.
Disappointing – I read so many positive reviews about this restaurant, but was very disappointed at the quality of food and service. The bread that came with the appetizer was burned and it was very noticeable. I couldn't believe the bread served liked it was. The entrees took an hour to come out and when they did I also couldn't believe four scallops were $27. The other entree had mussels that were extremely small for an upscale restaurant and the shrimp looked and tasted like they were previously frozen and were also very small for such a pricey entree. Furthermore, the place is advertised as a French restaurant but there is nothing French on the menu. I will not be back.
TERRIFIC WEDDING RECEPTION SITE! ncweddingdj – My wife and I have done 200+ events there as deejays, mostly receptions, holiday parties and have found it to be one of the best venues in North Carolina for this--excellent food, unmatched, professional staff, really tops at putting on a reception, a rehearsal event, as well as holiday and other traditional parties. We've seen them all and this place is tops!
Great Spot, Amazing Food – I recently attended my brother's wedding reception at La Rez. Great food, great service, and great atmosphere. I would highly recomend this restaurant! You're really missing out on a very special spot in Chapel Hill if you don't try it. And by the way, for those reviews complaining about parking, there's a parking lot
directly across the st. and it's only a dollar an hour until 8pm. This info was free when I called La Rez about where to park.
After all these years – My wife and I came down from Maine to celebrate our 10th Wedding Anniversary. So many things about Chapel Hill have changed that we almost didn't recognize the area! I can't explain how fantastic it was to be able to stay at The Carolina Inn and have our anniversary dinner at La Residence- the same places we went to over ten years ago. We were able to relax and enjoy our meal in the front room with the fireplace. My wife ordered what the executive chef himself recommended- seasonal goat cheese salad and the filet mignon, and I selected their she-crab soup and seafood linguine. Her salad came with the most delicious strawberries and balsamic vinaigrette, and the temperature of her steak was perfect. My dishes were made with the most fresh ingredients, and the seasoning was a little Southern, a little French. The service was very professional but not too uptight- Perfect after all these years!
Highly rated...not in my opinion – We had heard about this place for years, so the wife and I elected to give it go prior to a theatre gig in Chapel Hill. I was quite disappointed. The ambience was nice, the service competent, and the food was good, although not memorable. The price was absurd when you consider the total package...waaayyyy overpriced. I would not (and have not) recommend this to anyone.
Wonderfully romantic, fabulous food, great service! – My husband proposed to me at this restaurant. It was such a wonderful experience and would encourage anyone to give it a try. It is family owned but delighfully gourmet. The wine list is exquisite, the chocolate martini's are amazing, and the food speaks for itself. As someone born in France, I must say any negative reviews that you might read about this restaurant are from people who have never experienced real french cuisine. It is absolutely fabulous.
Find romance and elegance in a little house on Rosemary Street. – In Short
Soothing desert sunset colors set the scene inside, but true fans know to head outdoors for an intimate meal. The terrace, with its splendid facades of mirrors and trellis work, is the perfect setting for romantic dinners or special occasions. Try the seared jumbo shrimp with broad beans and caramelized onions accented with saffron or the crunchy fish-and-chips--the chips are homemade potato chips. Be sure to try the handiwork of the accomplished pastry chef.
i'm a regular – I have eaten at La Rez several times, and it never falls short of wonderful. My boyfriend and I stopped in last week, and the holiday decorations made me feel right at home. Unlike other fine dining establishments in the area, La Rez is warm, from the atmosphere to the staff. The filet, pumpkin soup and cheesecake are better than any in the area. Our waiter was very knowledgable of the food and wine, and picked the perfect bottle for us! Although the restaurant may seem expensive, the portions are so large that you don't leave hungry, a complaint I have had at other restaurants such as Il Palio, Elaine's and The Lantern. Overall a great restaurant, and the first place I reccomend when friends are looking for a good date spot.
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