Many cities have restaurant weeks and I did not know Raleigh was holding their 2nd annual this past week. Tara and I enjoy having Girl’s Nights during the week while the boys are either working or having their own Boy’s Night. After weeks of talking about it, we finally settled on Solas for our restaurant.
Solas is one of Raleigh’s newest and hottest restaurants and honestly I was expecting more of a club and lounge than a fine dining type of restaurant. The deal is: $25 gets you an appetizer, entree, and dessert. When entrees are priced at $30, this was an amazing deal and a great way to try new places that have been our list for quite some time.
Everything about Solas left me impressed and already talking about coming back. It’s the perfect place for a group celebration, fancy night out or just grabbing drinks and appetizers with friends. After walking in the door, I felt like I left Raleigh and arrived in Miami, Las Vegas or New York. The decor is very chic, sultry, edgy and everything is softened with white sheer curtains around almost every table. The first floor includes the restaurant, bar and outdoor seating area. The second floor has another bar and a clear dance floor looking down below. Finally the third floor is the rooftop bar overlooking the Raleigh skyline.
Tara and I arrived a little early for our reservation and enjoyed a Strawberry N’ Balsamic Martini and Peach White Wine Sangria. For an appetizer we ordered the BBQ Duck Quesadillas and Portobello Fries, both were amazing. We both had our eye on the Filet Mignon with Cabernet Goat Cheese Butter. Between courses we ordered one more drink – the 419 Mojito (made with Grapefruit Vodka) for me and a Strawberry Gazpacho cooler for Tara. The steaks were almost as mouthwatering as our desserts: Flourless Chocolate Cake with Macadamia Nut ice cream and a Blood Orange Creme Brulee!
Everything was AMAZING! I can not believe something like this exists in Raleigh…we will definitely be back!