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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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Overview
  • Excellent64%
  • Very good20%
  • Average9%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible1%
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CUISINES
American, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$$$
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LOCATION
454 W Franklin St, Chapel Hill, NC 27516-2313
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Last night, fantastic dinner at Elaine's. The food is awesome. The service we received at the bar was perfect, gracious. The three course set meal is the best value in fine dining anywhere in or near Chapel Hill. The full menu has real choice and...More

Thank Todd L
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We went there for Valentine's Day. It was pricey but well worth it. Great service and great food. The tables are crowded together, which is the only reason I didn't give this a perfect ranking. But Valentine's Day is obviously a hugely busy time.

Thank Rachel S
Reviewed 15 June 2017

Since it was a beautiful night and it was freezing inside the restaurant, we decided to sit outside on the sidewalk. We started with the Caesar and soft shell crab. Both were good but not great. It was so nice to receive bread without asking...More

Thank BML111
Reviewed 20 May 2017

We have had several really good meals out on this trip to Chapel Hill, but this stands out. The soft shell crab as a starter and lamb mail course we absolutely perfect. Good friendly non obtrusive service made this a night out to remember.

Thank The_Healthy_Prof
Reviewed 5 April 2017

I had been to this place in 2016 May and I returned because I was so sure that I would enjoy it again. And I was right. This time I ordered a flounder risotto dish and it was simply excellent. The selection of wine was...More

Thank Mee Kyung C
Reviewed 26 March 2017

Celebrated my mom's 87th birthday yesterday at Elaine's on Franklin.It could not have been a more perfect evening. Chef and owner Brett Jennings worked with me directly overly 3 weeks to ensure everything was perfect for my mom, from accommodating a special center piece, to...More

Thank Judi I
Reviewed 7 March 2017

This is a great place for a special night out. Excellent food and drinks. Very fresh ingredients and creative options. Quaint atmosphere.

Thank TNorla
Reviewed 14 February 2017

Hits it out of the park every time. Great, great food. Fabulous menu -- so many great choices. Caring staff. Wonderful bar. Its a treat every time i go. How many restaurants can you say that about. You are in good hands at Elaine's.

Thank Todd L
Reviewed 18 January 2017

My husband and I dined here for a special celebration, and Elaine's made it special indeed. We both ordered a 3 course price fixed menu that came with our choice of appetizer, entree and dessert along with a wine pairing with each course. We had...More

Thank 25Cam00
Reviewed 4 January 2017

I have been living in Chapel Hill for a couple of years and every experience on Franklin Street has been a disappointment. Except Elaine's, who proudly put the name of Franklin Street back on the map of good food. Selection of Bourbon is pretty nice,...More

Thank Jean Georges P
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$21 - US$30
Meals
Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Local cuisine, Business meetings, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
Tuesday
17:30 - 21:30
Wednesday
17:30 - 21:30
Thursday
17:30 - 21:30
Friday
17:30 - 22:00
Saturday
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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