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Elaine's on Franklin

454 W Franklin St, Chapel Hill, NC 27516-2313
+1 919-960-2770
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  • Excellent62%
  • Very good21%
  • Average10%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible1%
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454 W Franklin St, Chapel Hill, NC 27516-2313
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Reviewed 1 July 2015

There are a couple of other places that get more press than Elaine's in Chapel Hill, but Elaine's is by far my favorite. It rates up there with a nice dining establishment in a bigger city, but still has a small, friendly feel. Not inexpensive....More

Thank lulusmom
Reviewed 30 June 2015

My wife and I had a wonderful evening at Elaine's. The service was great and the food was delicious. We truly appreciated the advise in the wine pairing. We look forward to our next time there.

Thank Lee S
Reviewed 30 June 2015

Fabulous food, caring staff. Best quality ingredients. They know what they are doing. Best bartender, Damon, in Chapel Hill.

Thank Todd L
Reviewed 30 June 2015

Elaine's is unfailingly the best restaurant in Chapel Hill. Yes, it's expensive. But oh so worth it for the occasional special event. Went for an anniversary last week. Soft shell crab was outstanding. Entrees (duck, steak) were superb ("Best duck ever.") and inventive in presentation...More

Thank arthur0215
Reviewed 25 June 2015

So, we are locals and have loved Elaine's since it opened. Brett Jennings has always had an amazing menu and this month does not disappoint! We sat at the bar due to how busy they were (good for them) and our bartender, Damon (?), was...More

Thank Emily M
Reviewed 21 June 2015 via mobile

Made the reservation 2 weeks in advance and asked for a window table. Was told, "no problem". Called to confirm 2 days prior and again mentioned the window table request. Was told, "yes, we've made that note". When we arrived (exactly on time) it was...More

Thank jowens1966
Reviewed 21 June 2015

First time here and what a find! Will definitely be back when I come to RDU area in the future. Chicken entrée was superb. Thanks to all for a great dinner and evening

Thank Ray Z
Reviewed 19 June 2015

I have eaten at Elaine's over the years and read the current glowing reviews and made a reservation. We arrived at 6:15 p.m. for our reservation and were promptly seated. Our waiter came by right away with menus. When we didn't order any drinks, somehow...More

1  Thank f00lme0nce
Reviewed 16 June 2015 via mobile

Visiting the city from California. Lots of restaurants but this one rocks! Had local fish, caesar salad southern style and a homemade sorbet I would kill for. Good value, service and atmosphere. I would come back just for this restaurant.

Thank jan b
Reviewed 24 May 2015

This well placed restaurant has consistently very good food thorughout all courses. It is a very good example of contemporary solid cuisine with a few souther elements now and again and a very thoughtful wine list.. It is priced very well for the quality and...More

1  Thank barry p
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$21 - US$30
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Romantic
Open Hours
17:30 - 21:30
17:30 - 21:30
17:30 - 21:30
17:30 - 22:00
17:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 454 W Franklin St, Chapel Hill, NC 27516-2313
    (Roberson Street)
  • Public Transportation: Elaine's is located less than 50 yards from the nearest Chapel Hill Transit stop. Chapel Hill's buses run free of charge all year round.
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  Chapel Hill
  • Phone Number: +1 919-960-2770
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