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“Funky and Fun, but Smoke-Filled” 3 of 5 stars
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The Borough
317 W Morgan St, Apt 117, Raleigh, NC 27601-1567
919-832-8433
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Ranked #123 of 1,129 Restaurants in Raleigh
Price range: $8 - $22
Cuisines: American
Dining options: Late Night, Outdoor Seating
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Dining options: Late Night, Outdoor Seating
Raleigh, NC
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22 reviews 22 reviews
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“Funky and Fun, but Smoke-Filled”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2009

The Borough has a casual yet sophisticated atmosphere, and the clientele is a cross-section of eclectic Raleigh's hippest and funkiest . The small menu is surprisingly varied with several delicious vegetarian entrees.

I'd like to patronize the Borough more; however, each time I have been there the place has been FULL of cigarette smoke. I find it an odd justaposition that a place with such a healthy menu is not smoke free - particular for a small restaurant of this size. The size of the restaurant pretty much dictates that if anyone is smoking, everyone is second-hand smoking. After my visit last night, I had to strip down at the door, toss my smoke-saturated clothes in the wash, and take a shower to get rid of the smoke smell that permeated my clothes and hair.

I'd give the place 5 stars, but I can't take the smoke.

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“Decent bar food.”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2009

Decent bar food.

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“Good beer, delicious food that is not expensive.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2008

Good beer, delicious food that is not expensive.

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“i'd be the happiest ever...”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2008

i'd be the happiest ever if the B would open for lunch a couple days! Especially after Sunday practice for beers.

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“Food was great, but there's no where to escape from the smoke. :(”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2008

Food was great, but there's no where to escape from the smoke. :(

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