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#48 of 1,113 Restaurants in Raleigh
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18 E Martin St, Raleigh, NC 27601-1842 (Wilmington)
+1 919-239-4010
17:00 - 02:00
Closed now
All hours
Sun 16:00 - 21:00
Mon - Thu 11:00 - 22:00
Fri 11:00 - 02:00
Sat 17:00 - 02:00
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Greensboro, North Carolina
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

My girlfriend of several years and I eat at this restaurant for our anniversary every year, and sometimes on just-because-special-occasions. The food, staff, and cocktails are all out of the park. Having been in the military and traveled to many cities / countries I rate this my number one restaurant for fine dining (I prefer this over a more expensive... More 

Thank Mario A
Clemmons, North Carolina
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61 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Found ourselves in downtown Raleigh for a few evenings and looking to celebrate a birthday. ORO Restaurant was recommended so we made it our destination. ORO is a tapas restaurant - -small plates and BIG flavors. Completely different from the style restaurant we frequent - but we felt adventurous. We were rewarded BIG TIME. Service - awesome.Cheyenne, our waitress was... More 

Thank Jim C
Clearwater, Florida
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This was a great place to get together with our friends when we came into town. All of the menu items are fresh and innovative. Dishes are served as small plates but there was plenty to share.

Thank M8033HMlizm
prior lake, Minnesota
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016

I had family in town from Virginia during Hurricane Matthew and we decided to "celebrate" getting through the storm relatively unscathed by having a nice dinner out. Oro was the perfect spot! Great food, service was perfectly attentive and friendly, and excellent drinks. A great spot for a special night out!

Thank Nikki C
Level Contributor
114 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016 via mobile

We were a party of 3, went to ORO for dinner around 5 pm on a Sunday night and the overall experience was disappointing. Two of the pillars of their menu alligator and stake were not available. Is very possible that this was a direct result of Hurricane Matthew affecting the supply but not such explanation was offered so maybe... More 

Thank Loana2005
Durham, NC
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30 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2016

We were in Raleigh for the World of Bluegrass festival by the IBMA. Seeking a new spot for dinner we decided to give it a try because of the focus on small plates. our waiter Cory had us all laughing and enjoying his upbeat personality. Each dinner item was met with excitement and sounds of enjoyment. Scallops were perfect as... More 

Thank snapback
Cary, North Carolina
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39 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2016 via mobile

This restaurant just keeps on exceeding my high expectations! Delicious and interesting dishes. Awesome presentations. Our server Corey is a pleasure and one of the best around. Chef visits your table to make sure you are happy and satisfied with his great smile! See ya again soon ORO!!! 🇺🇸

Thank PeedinS
Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 August 2016

The décor is modern and interesting, the food is super yum and is plated nicely. Be sure to ask your server lots of questions if you have any food issues. We found the service to be lousy. I would try it again.

Thank Tracie L
Raleigh, North Carolina
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16 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 August 2016

We visited ORO last night with 2 other couples. Never been here before and we were not sure what to expect when we entered. It had white sleek seating and an elegant and modern vibe. Seated at a lovely round table, in comfy leather chairs, we found conversation easy and restaurant had a relaxed, unrushed feeling. Our waiter was so... More 

Thank gigiagogo
Oconomowoc, Wisconsin
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15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 July 2016

My first time in Raleigh and I was very impressed with Oro. The food was amazing, fun and filling. Make sure you order the cauliflower and the Seabass!

Thank Veronique S

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 30 - USD 30
American, Spanish, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
16:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 02:00
17:00 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 18 E Martin St, Raleigh, NC 27601-1842
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  Raleigh
  • Phone Number: +1 919-239-4010
ORO features generously portioned, sharable tapas-style comfort food re-interpreted for a modern palate.

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?