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La Residence

202 W Rosemary St, Chapel Hill, NC 27516-2508
+1 919-967-2506
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  • Excellent62%
  • Very good15%
  • Average10%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible5%
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18:00 - 20:30All hours
French, American
202 W Rosemary St, Chapel Hill, NC 27516-2508
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Reviewed 25 July 2012

The cocktails, appetizers and main courses were all excellent. Quiet and nice atmosophere. We had salmon and halibut for the main courses and both loved our diners.

5  Thank Nora F
Reviewed 22 July 2012

In the "foodie" town of Chapel Hill, La Residence doesn't receive much attention. That's unfortunate. While it is not a restaurant of the very first rank, it is quite good. The food is French influenced, although not truly French, and quite good. There is good...More

4  Thank mikep244
Reviewed 9 April 2012

Our meal began with an appetizer of mussels that were perfectly cooked in a light sauce with onions and carrots. One main course was an imaginative vegetarian spaghetti with a light tomato sauce and slivered vegetables. Another main was a perfectly grilled steak with a...More

5  Thank Upsilon6
Reviewed 26 February 2012

My daughter and I visited on a weekday evening. While we were on the early side, we were surprised to be the first and only guests. From the outside the restaurant looks like a house, and the front rooms offer seating for 8-10 tables each....More

4  Thank David921
Reviewed 21 February 2012

Varied menu with unusual combinations, as well as staple main courses and salads. Extensive use of unusual vegetables and very tasty, French-style sauces. Some of the meats are cooked with a new high-tech method of prolonged warm-water immersion, sealed in pouches, which produces a fully...More

3  Thank docbruce
Reviewed 5 February 2012

It's been decades since we have dined at this restaurant. It had gone downhill after Bill Neal divorced his wife, who took over the place.Now, 25 years later, it is back at peak form. All four of us had exceptional meals with excellent service in...More

2  Thank RossNorthCarolina
Reviewed 9 January 2012

The staff and property were well organized and the wedding was delightful. Not fussy and but romantic. Great wedding venue!

1  Thank RussellKP
Reviewed 30 December 2011

The food is outstanding and while not always strictly "French" the style is there and the presentation is there. I have always had very good service which always makes the overall experience that much more enjoyable. Great wine list and they are always willing to...More

2  Thank NaturePhotog_52
Reviewed 2 September 2011

La Residence, or "La Rez" to locals, is a charming restaurant just a block from the main street of Chapel Hill. They serve delicious food and have a wide range of wines to go with it. Your server will be able to recommend a good...More

1  Thank bzkarasek
Reviewed 5 August 2011

A friend and I went to La Residence for an early (7:00-ish) dinner on a hot summer evening, and the place was wonderfully cool but almost empty. The almost-empty restaurant put me off somewhat, though with the excepton of dessert, the food was delicious and...More

3  Thank travelgal112
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 30 - USD 40
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Serves Alcohol
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Business meetings, Bar Scene, Romantic
Open Hours
18:00 - 20:30
18:00 - 20:30
18:00 - 20:30
18:00 - 02:00
18:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 13:30
18:00 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 202 W Rosemary St, Chapel Hill, NC 27516-2508
    (Pritchard Ave)
  • Public Transportation: Chapel Hill Transit Lines CW, FG less than one block from Chapel Hill city center and most Bus Stops.
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  Chapel Hill
  • Phone Number: +1 919-967-2506
A Chapel Hill landmark since 1976, La Residence offers an American inspired twist on classic French food. Join us tonight for an exceptional dining experience.
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