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Elaine's on Franklin

454 W Franklin St, Chapel Hill, NC 27516-2313
+1 919-960-2770
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  • Excellent63%
  • Very good21%
  • Average9%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible1%
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454 W Franklin St, Chapel Hill, NC 27516-2313
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Reviewed 24 July 2017 via mobile

Food was very yummy. We had the foie gras, oyster Rockefeller, and duck and would recommend any of them. Atmosphere and service were just ok, a 3. But we will go back again for the food.

Thank qmiller1
Reviewed 20 July 2017

Last night, fantastic dinner at Elaine's. The food is awesome. The service we received at the bar was perfect, gracious. The three course set meal is the best value in fine dining anywhere in or near Chapel Hill. The full menu has real choice and...More

Thank Todd L
Reviewed 27 June 2017

We went there for Valentine's Day. It was pricey but well worth it. Great service and great food. The tables are crowded together, which is the only reason I didn't give this a perfect ranking. But Valentine's Day is obviously a hugely busy time.

Thank Rachel S
Reviewed 14 June 2017

Since it was a beautiful night and it was freezing inside the restaurant, we decided to sit outside on the sidewalk. We started with the Caesar and soft shell crab. Both were good but not great. It was so nice to receive bread without asking...More

Thank BML111
Reviewed 20 May 2017

We have had several really good meals out on this trip to Chapel Hill, but this stands out. The soft shell crab as a starter and lamb mail course we absolutely perfect. Good friendly non obtrusive service made this a night out to remember.

Thank The_Healthy_Prof
Reviewed 5 April 2017

I had been to this place in 2016 May and I returned because I was so sure that I would enjoy it again. And I was right. This time I ordered a flounder risotto dish and it was simply excellent. The selection of wine was...More

Thank Mee Kyung C
Reviewed 26 March 2017

Celebrated my mom's 87th birthday yesterday at Elaine's on Franklin.It could not have been a more perfect evening. Chef and owner Brett Jennings worked with me directly overly 3 weeks to ensure everything was perfect for my mom, from accommodating a special center piece, to...More

Thank Judi I
Reviewed 7 March 2017

This is a great place for a special night out. Excellent food and drinks. Very fresh ingredients and creative options. Quaint atmosphere.

Thank TNorla
Reviewed 13 February 2017

Hits it out of the park every time. Great, great food. Fabulous menu -- so many great choices. Caring staff. Wonderful bar. Its a treat every time i go. How many restaurants can you say that about. You are in good hands at Elaine's.

Thank Todd L
Reviewed 17 January 2017

My husband and I dined here for a special celebration, and Elaine's made it special indeed. We both ordered a 3 course price fixed menu that came with our choice of appetizer, entree and dessert along with a wine pairing with each course. We had...More

Thank 25Cam00
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$21 - US$30
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings
Open Hours
17:30 - 21:30
17:30 - 21:30
17:30 - 21:30
17:30 - 22:00
17:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 454 W Franklin St, Chapel Hill, NC 27516-2313
    (Roberson Street)
  • Public Transportation: Elaine's is located less than 50 yards from the nearest Chapel Hill Transit stop. Chapel Hill's buses run free of charge all year round.
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  Chapel Hill
  • Phone Number: +1 919-960-2770
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