What's on Tap

What's on Tap

ORO opens Sunday in downtown Raleigh

Posted May 18, 2012

ORO, a restaurant we first told you about in March, is officially opening its doors on Sunday. 

Restaurant owners Chris and Cara Hylton said in March that their goal was to combine global cuisine at a price less than $15 an entree. From the looks of their menu, it appears they succeeded. The most expensive dinner items – lobster skewers, grilled lamp chops, braised pork and Chilean seabass – are $15 each. 

One menu item that caught my eye - the fried softshell crab ($11) served with an apricot jalapeno vinaigrette and mango jicama salad.

If you have special dietary concerns, this might be a good place to check out. Their menu is designed to feature a variety of gluten-free, vegan and vegetarian options. 

Their cocktail menu features drinks like the Spicy Pisces ($8), a mix of vodka, lime juice and habanero infused simple syrup, and Kid in a Candy Store ($8), a blend of strawberry vodka, gummy bears and rock candy. 

Local beers are available on draft and by the bottle

When you go, look for their 17-foot wine conveyor system, and Enomatic System that allows them to have 16 wines "on tap." 

If you can't decide which cocktail or wine you want to try, they offer a sampler tray, which lets you select three.

One more thing to watch out for: Servers are going high-tech by sending orders to the kitchen through an iPad app. 

ORO, located at 18 E. Martin St., opens at 4 p.m. Sunday for dinner.

Their normal hours are: 

  • Monday-Thursday 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.
  • Friday 11 a.m. to 2 a.m.
  • Saturday 5 p.m. to 2 a.m.
  • Sunday 4 p.m. to 9 p.m.

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