Wind down the day with a unique fine dining experience that will leave a lasting memory of your trip to Chapel Hill.
411 West, located on Franklin Street, is one of the best Italian restaurants in Chapel Hill. Their dishes are inspired by Italy and the Mediterranean and prioritize fresh, local ingredients. They are known for their creative pasta dishes, but they also serve wood-fired pizzas, fresh seafood and steaks, and seasonal specials.
Acme Food and Beverage Co.
Acme, located in the heart of Carrboro, is known for its Southern American cuisine in a fine dining setting. They serve “damn good food,” including fried green tomatoes, blackened salmon, fried chicken and other southern classics, as well as signature cocktails, fine wines, and craft beers.
Having a meal at Crossroads is a wonderful way to enjoy the historic Carolina Inn and its beautiful dining room. Their menu is a modern twist on Southern cuisine and made with regionally sourced ingredients. Favorites include the fish of the day (the “best local fish we could buy”) and the pork tenderloin. Crossroads is a must while in Chapel Hill!
Elaine’s On Franklin
Elaine’s On Franklin serves delicious New American fare, and the menu changes according to seasonality and availability of local ingredients. They offer a three course, early dinner prix fixe from 5:30-6:30. They have a popular cocktail list and an amazing wine list, which has a Wine Spectator’s Award of Excellence.
Jujube is a modern Asian fusion restaurant serving innovative Chinese and Vietnamese cuisine. Popular dishes include the BBQ pork belly dumplings and the lemongrass grilled hanger steak. They also serve specialty cocktails, fine wines, and chilled sake.
Top of the Hill
Top of the Hill is a great spot to watch a Carolina game or enjoy the beauty of Chapel Hill with its large outdoor patio that offers a panoramic view of Franklin Street. They have amazing food and craft cocktails. They also serve eighty different varieties of beer, including a seasonal favorite called Bell Tower Blueberry Wheat They are all brewed on site and made with locally-sourced ingredients. They have amazing food and craft cocktails.