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Durham & Chapel Hill , USA
423 W Franklin St, Chapel Hill
+1 919 969 8846
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mains $23-32
Opening hours
5:30-10pm Mon-Sat
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If you only have time for one dinner in the Triangle, dine here. This modern Asian spot, sourced with North Carolina ingredients, has earned a slew of accolades and chef Andrea Reusing is a James Beard Award winner. The current menu includes NC crabcakes with Japanese mustard, tea-smoked chicken and coconut-braised pork shank. For dessert? Warm brown buttercake with strawberries and peppercorn ice cream.

For special occasions, the stylish front rooms are just right, but for a more casual, convivial atmosphere try the bar and lounge in back.