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$8 - $30
French, American
Dinner, Lunch, Brunch, Late Night
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Reviewed October 22, 2019

Stopped here on a Friday night around 8pm. It was practically empty with about 6-8 other people there dining. Service was friendly. Food coming out was oddly slow given how many people were there. It took 25-30 minutes after we ordered before our entrees hit...the table. My salmon was supposed to be medium-rare, but was over-cooked. It's been a few years since I dined here last and I remember it much more fondly. Like some others have noted, they need to do some painting & general sprucing up.More

Date of visit: October 2019
Reviewed May 25, 2019 via mobile

We were a group of 12 seeking a dinner venue in close proximity to the AC Hotel in Chapel Hill. Finding a good restaurant that will take a large party on a Friday evening (our booking was originally for 15) is not easy, but La...Residence was happy to accommodate us. We had our own private room located within the building (it was definitely too hot, in the mid-90’s, to be seated outside). The food, including appetizers, was excellent and the service attentive. Especially notable were the crab cakes, fried green tomatoes, the pan seared scallops, the duck breast and the risotto. Also on the menu was poutine-a bit of a surprise to the Canadians in our party. This restaurant is a bit pricy by North Carolina standards, but a relative bargain for those of us from Boston, Los Angeles, Philadelphia and Toronto. We would recommend this restaurant for a large group.More

Date of visit: May 2019
Reviewed February 16, 2019 via mobile

I’m a regular and unabashed fan of this Chapel Hill/Carrboro dining option. The charcuterie plate is arguably the best in the area. The fried green tomatoes and any of their numerous tomato-themed starters are excellent. (The chef nearly always featured tomato based specials during the...season.) My ‘go to’ main course is almost always the duck breast—I think it’s about the best I’ve ever had. But the truffle risotto and the filet mignon are my wife’s favorites. This is a family owned restaurant with multiple generations active throughout the operation, so the service is often beyond exceptional and knowledgeable. Don’t sleep on La Res.More

Date of visit: February 2019
Reviewed February 16, 2019 via mobile

We are regulars at this local fine dining spot. It’s a real ‘sleeper’ in terms of their evening fare. (Best duck in Chapel Hill. Charcuterie plate is always a winner.) Weekend brunch is a new extension to the restaurant. We have become regulars and welcome...this new option to the nice range available in Chapel Hill, Carrboro, and Durham. For the money it’s hard to find a better value. The combination of really original and local options runs the gamut from healthy (exquisite avocado spread on toast w a kale salad) to indulgent (French toast with a Nutella and marshmallow spread). The GOAT Bloody Mary may actually be the GOAT according to my husband but I go with the mimosas. And wonderful service!More

Date of visit: February 2019
Reviewed March 6, 2018

I had been wanting to dine here for years, and was shcoked and terribly disappointed at how awful the food was...

Date of visit: February 2018
Reviewed March 4, 2018

I had always wanted to come here when I was at UNC-CH, because I had heard great things about this place. I did not have a lot of extra funds as a student, so I never got the chance. Thirty years later I had my...chance. We were staying at the hotel next door and I looked at the menu as we were walking back to the hotel on Friday afternoon. The menu looked a little pricey, but I wanted to go. The menu posted outside was the dinner menu. When we went inside, we discovered that the lunch menu was very reasonable. The staff was attentive, and the restaurant had the ambiance of a nice restaurant that I remember from downtown Charleston.The food was wonderful and I was excited to be able to create a memory with my family. I look forward to returning here again.More

Date of visit: March 2018
Reviewed January 21, 2018

La Rez offers ‘just-okay’ budget French dining in a tired and shabby setting. Grime and peeling pain detracted from my hoped-for fine overall experience. I kept wondering what maintenance in their kitchen might be like. My caesar salad and salmon were nicely-prepared, although the wine...list was rather limited. The friendly and knowledgeable waiter raised my rating to 3 stars rather than 2. I wished La Residence had been better.More

Date of visit: December 2017
Reviewed July 10, 2017

Dining in Chapel Hill? This is your destination. In two visits in the last two months, La Residence has offered a nicely varied menu, excellent food, service that can't be topped, and atmosphere that's elegant but very comfortable. Food that's locally sourced means freshness that...is hard to beat. The wait staff is knowledgeable, helpful, and friendly without "joining" the table. Besides a large wine selection and standard cocktails, there is a refreshing list of specialty cocktails. Parking is not a problem as there is a municipal garage right across the street. I'm already looking forward my next visit.More

Date of visit: July 2017
Reviewed June 4, 2017

I was married in a ceremony at La Residence on May 28, 2017. The staff assisted us with setting up the schedule. The day of the wedding, they decorated, set up the ceremony area, hosted a cocktail hour to allow time to change the setup...from a ceremony to dining. The food - filet mignon and wild Alaskan salmon - was excellent and the staff very attentive. The wines they recommended were perfect. The guest were very impressed and so were we. We did not have to worry about anything except saying our vows and spending time with our family and friends. I highly recommend La Rez for special occasions, dinner with friends, and intimate dinners. Liegh E.More

Date of visit: May 2017
Reviewed April 24, 2017

We chose La Residence for our Anniversary. Food, drinks and service lived up to the occasion. Really delicious, wonderful dinner, great memory.

Date of visit: April 2017
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  • La Residence is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
    • Food: 4.5
    • Service: 4.5
    • Value: 4
    • Atmosphere: 4.5