North Hills offers quite a few upscale dining options if you are looking to impress that special someone or celebrate a milestone. Whether you want a great steak or a romantic Italian dinner, North Hills has it! Get dressed up and be prepared to open your wallet for these top upscale dining restaurants in North Hills Raleigh. We promise it will be worth every penny!

Below are five of our favorite upscale and fine dining options located in North Hills…

The Capital Grille

The Capital Grille is an upscale steak and seafood restaurant with entrees such as dry aged NY Strip Au Poivre with Courvoisier cream and fresh Maine lobster. It also features high-end cocktails and a unique list of wines by the glass. Entree prices range from $29-$55. This is a great restaurant to celebrate your promotion!

Midtown Grille

Midtown Grille is a contemporary American restaurant. It’s upscale, yet maintains the friendly, comfortable vibe of a neighborhood bar. The menu changes seasonally, but expect to find dishes such as shrimp and grits and hanger steak with truffle fries. Midtown Grille also serves brunch on Sundays from 10am-3pm. This is a perfect spot if you really feel like treating yourself after challenging week.

Ruth Chris Steakhouse

The familiar upscale steakhouse chain, Ruth Chris Steakhouse, has a fantastic location in North Hills Raleigh. The menu features traditional steak filets and strips along with delicious sides such as potatoes au gratin and creamed spinach. This is an excellent restaurant to high-end business clients or celebrate that raise you just received.


Mura is a sleek, modern restaurant featuring Japanese cuisine. It offers traditional sushi rolls, along with creative rolls such as island dream, which is panko shrimp, roasted red peppers, and crab mix topped with seared tuna, avocado, coconut milk, eel sauce, and fresh basil. Mura offers numerous seating options in its quiet dining room, its contemporary bar or al fresco. It also provides private dining areas, perfect for a birthday celebration or treating out of town guests to a fabulous culinary experience.

Mia Francesca

Located on the first floor of the beautiful Renaissance Hotel, Mia Francesca is the perfect romantic Italian restaurant. The decor is modern, yet rustic. You have the option to sit inside or enjoy dinner al fresco on its lovely patio. The menu features traditional Italian favorites such as spaghetti and meatballs, alongside more adventurous items such as Cernia con Asparagi, which is roasted grouper with wild mushrooms, asparagus, sun-dried tomatoes, white wine, garlic, lemon and balsamic.

Another romantic Italian restaurant option in North Hills Raleigh is Vivace. Other upscale options include Level 7 and 41Hundred, which is located in the Renaissance Hotel alongside Mia Francesca. With so many options for upscale dining, North Hills Raleigh should be your top location when you want to impress!

So what are some of your favorite fine dining restaurants in North Hills? Please be sure to hit us up on Twitter @919BlogNC or visit our Facebook page at and let us know! We would love to hear from ya.

This post was created in collaboration with the North Hills Blog editorial team and 919 Blog contributor Amy Howard for exclusive digital publication via TBN