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202 W Rosemary St, Chapel Hill, NC 27516-2508 (Pritchard Ave)
Chapel Hill Transit Lines CW, FG less than one block from Chapel Hill city center and most Bus Stops.
919-967-2506
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6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Tue - Wed 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Thu - Sat 6:00 pm - 2:00 am
Fri 11:00 am - 1:30 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Description: A Chapel Hill landmark since 1976, La Residence offers an American...
A Chapel Hill landmark since 1976, La Residence offers an American inspired twist on classic French food. Join us tonight for an exceptional dining experience.
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  • 31
    Excellent
  • 8
    Very good
  • 5
    Average
  • 4
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Very nice but

My husband and I had a coupon for BOGO- appetizer and entree so we decided to try. Delicious meal. Soup, salad, scallops and ravioli for our meals. Chef John introduced himself and explained the dishes. Wait staff excellent. The only but is the price is kind of high for portion size. However, for a... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed November 3, 2014
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Mebane, NC
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75 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

We purchased a Groupon for $71.00 for a $150 Tomato-inspired, 4 course meal. The meal started with a tomato and beet salad, gazpacho, filet mignon with tomato coulis, and finished with tomato crème brulee for me and chocolate mousse cake for my husband. We also purchased the wine pairings for $15.00 each. The meal really was delicious. The staff was... More 

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Durham, North Carolina
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14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

We returned for the special Tomato dinner, having enjoyed it so much last year. EVEN better. Chef Fearrington is awesome. Will be an annual event for all four of us.

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Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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8 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

La Residence has been around for years in Chapel Hill and seems to have fallen off the radar due to the competition on Franklin Street. My wife and I decided we wanted a relaxing meal in a courtyard off the main drag and were rewarded with a great meal. She had sea bass and I had a small filet. The... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014 via mobile

My husband and I had a coupon for BOGO- appetizer and entree so we decided to try. Delicious meal. Soup, salad, scallops and ravioli for our meals. Chef John introduced himself and explained the dishes. Wait staff excellent. The only but is the price is kind of high for portion size. However, for a special event this is a good... More 

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Durham, North Carolina
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14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

We signed up with another couple for the summer Tomato Dinner and had the four courses with wine pairings. Everything was delicious.

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Durham, North Carolina
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32 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

La Residence is a local institution for gourmet eating in the Durham-Chapel Hill area, one of the descendant restaurants of the legendary staff of Fearrington and Edna Lewis. We had an early evening lunch on a Groupon ticket and were delighted with the quality of the meal, the expert pairings of wine, and the service. The only downside is the... More 

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RTP54
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

I got a groupon for a meal valued at $150 at La Rez. Though the meal was good La rez should be ashamed of itself for this groupon scam. If we had ordered off of the regular menu this meal for 2 would have cost under $100. Way overpriced- groupon way overvalued

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Greensboro, North Carolina
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41 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

Everything about our first visit to this restaurant was just perfect! We had reservations for 7pm on a Saturday evening. We were seated immediately and water was on the table before I could blink an eye. We were brought fresh baguette and olive oil with balsamic. The menu was small enough that it wasn't overwhelming yet had something for just... More 

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Chapel Hill, North Carolina, United States
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36 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

This was a Friday night visit with a Groupon offering a 4 course meal for 2 with a tomato theme. Whilst the service, cocktails and salad were excellent the other courses were not to my taste. There was a very rich soup loaded with heavy cream. I could only take a few spoonfuls of it. Curried scallops were served on... More 

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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78 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2014

This is the late night spot to hit up in Chapel Hill. Everybody that goes there will tell you how awesome this place is. Don't let the frat all-stars scare you off. This place is always packed and always has the best crowds.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 202 W Rosemary St, Chapel Hill, NC 27516-2508
    (Pritchard Ave)
  • Public Transportation: Chapel Hill Transit Lines CW, FG less than one block from Chapel Hill city center and most Bus Stops.
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  Chapel Hill
  • Phone Number: 919-967-2506

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 30 - 40
  • Cuisine: French, American, Mediterranean

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining

Description

A Chapel Hill landmark since 1976, La Residence offers an American inspired twist on classic French food. Join us tonight for an exceptional dining experience.
Open Hours
Sunday
6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Tuesday
6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Wednesday
6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Thursday
6:00 pm - 2:00 am
Friday
6:00 pm - 2:00 am
11:00 am - 1:30 pm
Saturday
6:00 pm - 2:00 am

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?