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202 W Rosemary St, Chapel Hill, NC 27516-2508 (Pritchard Ave)
+1 919-967-2506
18:00 - 02:00
Closed now
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Sun 18:00 - 20:30
Tue - Wed 18:00 - 20:30
Thu - Sat 18:00 - 02:00
Fri 11:00 - 13:30
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1 review
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

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

Thank Finbar G
Chapel Hill, North Carolina
1 review
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Friends and I went to La Residence last night and had a wonderful experience. The service was friendly and very attentive. The food was great! I had the salmon main entree which was well-flavored and crispy on the outside. The green beans were perfectly prepared. The au gratin potatoes lovely. Nice caesar salad. Friends had she crab soup which they... More 

Thank chapelhillfoodie
Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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20 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 July 2016 via mobile

We frequent this longstanding establishment in the heart of Chapel Hill a handful of times each year. Our visit this time was like the others: a wonderful dining experience in a cozy intimate venue. We sat out on their porch and ordered charcuterie for starters and moved on to steak frites and shrimp and grits. Both were marvelous. Our experience... More 

Thank surfingexec2001
Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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356 reviews
221 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 128 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 April 2016

The menu varies depending upon the availability of fresh ingredients. We enjoyed the traditional Beef Burgundy, and most likely the BEST I've every experience (including Paris). The Duck dish was equally excellent. Sides were well prepared and went well with the flavors. Dessert, of course, has to be Crème Brulee! They have a good wine selection, but "by the glass"... More 

Thank PhilViking
Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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67 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 March 2016

During Parents Weekend, we enjoyed drinks and conversation. Going early in the evening to get a great table and drinks before the crowd hits is a good idea. Fun college scene bar/restaurant even though the drafts are fairly limited. The patio/outdoor enclosed area to the side of the main restaurant is a fun place to talk. Friendly bartenders.

Thank HoboWannaBe
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28 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 December 2015 via mobile

La Res went from being a favorite to being off my list of possibilities. As the mother of girls who went through that teen phase, I believe in strict alcohol policies, and when I was in college, there were not myriad opportunities for underage drinking. La Res has lost its license to serve alcohol until after Jan. 2016 because an... More 

5 Thank Madjac355
Herndon, VA
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222 reviews
180 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 November 2015 via mobile

Couple of thoughts Pulled pork was disappointing, I was expecting a more smoky, vinegary taste. No sauce was served to complement it. Shrimp and grits were tasty. Cole slaw was flavorless, maybe because it needed a good stir before serving. Cucumbers and vinegar were wonderful. Desserts were excellent - praline, banana cream pie in a shooter glass, and brownies.

Thank webbuzzard
Mebane, NC
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85 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 August 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 

Thank bdonleycott
Durham, North Carolina
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43 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 August 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.

Thank Lee W
Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 June 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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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$30 - US$40
French, American
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Outdoor Seating, Serves Alcohol
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Open Hours
18:00 - 20:30
18:00 - 20:30
18:00 - 20:30
18:00 - 02:00
18:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 13:30
18:00 - 02:00
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: +1 919-967-2506
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?