Margaux's Restaurant

Testimonials

In many ways, the work of an Internet critic is easy. We risk very little, yet enjoy a position over those who offer up their hard work and themselves to our judgment.  At times we thrive on negative criticism or overzealous compliments, which are fun to write and to read, yet we give no real details to what we write and hide behind avatars. The truth the internet critic must face is that, in the grand scheme of things, sometimes what we write has little meaning other than our opinions designating it as so, but other times a critic truly must say something, in the defense of what is really great. The Internet world is often unkind to great talent and artisans.  With nay sayers at the ready, I am compelled to write this opinion.  This month, I experienced a delightful and fantastic meal from a place I regard highly. To say that both the meal and its maker have challenged my preconceptions about fine cooking is an understatement. They have rocked my world.   It is easy to imagine greatness coming from Margaux’s, but it is this internet critic’s opinion; the latest creations have come from nothing less than the finest chef and restaurant in Raleigh.  I will be returning to Margaux’s soon, hungry for more.

One of the many great meals I have had was a Manhattan clam chowder based dish with scallops and shrimp over wilted spinach and small fingerling potatoes. The seafood each week is new, different and exciting!

If you are looking for a unique atmosphere, food served by a great wait staff, that is not the same repetitive dish month to month (or place to place,) then I high recommend Margaux’s.  If something is not to your liking, tell them, they want you to have a great experience.

- Ryan Hussey

People who know me best say Margaux’s is my kitchen and my living room. I really don’t have the time or desire to cook, and it is a great feeling to know that I can walk into Margaux’s after a long day of work, have a nice glass of wine and some of the most awesome food in town, and relax with good friends. This place never gets old and no one is surprised when I walk in the door one, two, three times a week (usually with the same good friends who love this place as much as I do)!

I can’t begin to name all of the wonderful people who have entered my life because of this restaurant! They have helped me celebrate promotions at work, major birthdays, and other high points in my life; introduced me to sushi, chopsticks and the proper way to open wine bottles; been my moving company when I moved to a new condo, and made me see that life is oh so much more than just work!  Here’s to another 24 years of good food and wine, good company, and great feelings!

And…I can even tell Zachary and Jeremy apart on first glance – no easy feat!

- Kathy Krawczyk

I’ve been coming to Margaux’s for 16 years.  I keep coming back because whenever I walk through those doors, there is always someone there that is happy to see me. The food is amazing and Chef Pettifer has always catered to my food needs no matter what crazy diet I was trying at the time.  I had my first date with the love of my life at Margaux’s and all subsequent cherished events have been shared here. I’ve seen marriages and families expand amongst the staff and watched their children grow up. They have not only watched my children grow up but grandchildren, too. I met my dearest and best friends there. The staff is my extended family and I like their sophistication but I love their silliness.  I once told Steve that when on my death bed, he and Margaux’s will flash before my eyes as part of my life. Therefore, it will always be, our place.

- Shanta Melissa Dunn

Just wanted to thank you for a wonderful evening at Margaux’s on Wednesday evening, in celebration of my retirement.  The menu selections for all 3 courses offered something for every taste and I heard nothing but rave reviews from everyone.  Audra, our server, left us wanting for nothing.  Her timing was impeccable throughout the evening, always there to refill a beverage, and presenting each course just at the appropriate time.  It was so nice, too, having the separate Rotisserie room for this group — plenty roomy, but cozy enough to allow for great conversation.  The personalized menu was a very special touch, too. Please convey my compliments to the chef, to Audra, and to everyone else who contributed to this unforgettable dining experience.  I appreciate your guidance in making the decisions for this event and your professionalism in coordinating all the details.  There could have been no more enjoyable way to celebrate this special occasion with my colleagues.  

Martha D. Crisson
Product Management, IBM Systems Middleware

- IBM Systems

Thank you so much for all of your help last night. I booked a party of 29 colleagues from Cisco, with (maybe) an hour and a half notice. Your team pulled it off  perfectly and all of the guests in my party LOVED the food, atmosphere, and service. Well done!!

- Heather McBrayer Kim

  • Location & Hours

    (919) 846-9846
    info AT margauxsrestaurant DOT com
    8111 Creedmoor Rd, Suite 111
    Raleigh, North Carolina
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    Lunch: Thursdays & Fridays Only 11:30am-1:30pm
    Dinner: Mon-Thurs 5:30-9pm, Fri-Sat 5:30-10pm
    Closed Sundays (Available for Private Events)

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