We are excited to announce that Vinnie’s Steak House & Tavern has been chosen Best Steak House in North Carolina in a recent feature posted by Mashed.com.  We are humbled to receive this recognition and would like to share this honor with each and every one of our team members and guests. This was an anonymous selection process that we knew nothing about and reflects the high standards that we hold ourselves to every day . Follow the link below to see you for yourself!

 Best Steak House In Every State!

Thanks to our loyal and dedicated guests, many already know that Vinnie’s is the best around. Let your voice be heard. Every year, Midtown Magazine awards their Diamond Awards to the best in Raleigh. Please follow the link below to vote for Vinnie’s in a number of categories including Best Steakhouse, Best Chef, and Best Wait staff. Voting ends Friday, October 23rd.

Diamond Awards! VOTE NOW

Hello Autumn! The recent cooler weather has been perfect to embrace one of our favorite seasons and all the seasonal produce that is to come. Chef Tom will be working hard to bring you the freshest local ingredients NC has to offer. Join us this week to try the latest seasonal dishes that’ll be sure to tempt your taste buds and raise some forks (and spoons).

With the cooler weather setting in, it’s not only sweater weather, it’s also soup weather. This week Vinnie’s welcomes back our classic French Onion Soup! Rich Beef Broth flavored with Sherry and Caramelized Onions, topped with House-made Croutons and Provolone Cheese. Look for more of your favorite soups in the weeks to come.

Begin your meal with our Jumbo Fried Maine Lobster Tail battered and fried to crispy golden brown and served with Drawn Butter.

We love being able to get seasonal, local vegetables from our NC farmers. As summer slips away and the weather cools down, this week will be your last chance to enjoy our Fried NC Okra. The perfect side to complement any of your favorite menu items.

This week’s fresh catch is NC Triggerfish. Chef Tom will be grilling this hearty fish and serving it over a Potato and Leek Hash and finishing with a Pecan Romesco Sauce. You may also want to savor our New Zealand Rack of Lamb or a Broiled Maine Lobster Tail as an entree. You can also add a Lobstertail to your favorite steak to make it a Surf & Turf.

This week’s dessert will be your NEW favorite! Homemade Blueberry Newtons served with Homemade Brown Butter-Vanilla Bean Ice Cream. A final opportunity to enjoy the bounty of summer.

Remember, Vinnie’s accommodates all levels of comfort during this time. You can choose to sit in our socially distanced dining room, dine on our patio, order take-out, or pick up curb side. However you choose to join us, we hope to see you soon.

As we transition during this phase, seating will be limited due to capacity restrictions, so reservations are strongly recommended. Please call us directly at 919-847-7319, visit our website or find us on Open Table. In an effort to promote social distancing we ask that once you arrive for your reservation, please call the front desk to check-in. We will let you know when your table is ready.  We will not be requiring that you wear a mask at your table, however we do request that you wear a mask when you arrive to be seated and when you are leaving.  Vinnie’s staff greatly appreciates your cooperation in helping keep our other guests and ourselves safe. We would also like to mention that we do have our very own Vinnie’s masks and Vinnie’s hand sanitizer available for purchase at the front desk.


If you aren’t ready to come out and join us at Vinnie’s, we would still love to cook for you. Vinnie’s offers take out, including curbside pick up. Give us a call at 919-847-7319 and we will be happy to assist you. You can view our limited menu at Vinnie’s Website.

We’d like to thank you for your patience as we work to make your dining experience as safe and enjoyable as possible. We appreciate your continued loyalty and support.

NC Triggerfish

Grilled NC Triggerfish served over Potato and Leek Hash, plated with a Pecan Romesco Sauce.