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La Residence

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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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Durham, North Carolina
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33 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 September 2014

La Residence is a local institution for gourmet eating in the Durham-Chapel Hill area, one of the descendant restaurants of the legendary staff of Fearrington and Edna Lewis. We had an early evening lunch on a Groupon ticket and were delighted with the quality of the meal, the expert pairings of wine, and the service. The only downside is the... More 

2 Thank Carlisle W
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49 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 September 2014

I got a groupon for a meal valued at $150 at La Rez. Though the meal was good La rez should be ashamed of itself for this groupon scam. If we had ordered off of the regular menu this meal for 2 would have cost under $100. Way overpriced- groupon way overvalued

7 Thank RTP54
Greensboro, North Carolina
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52 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 August 2014

Everything about our first visit to this restaurant was just perfect! We had reservations for 7pm on a Saturday evening. We were seated immediately and water was on the table before I could blink an eye. We were brought fresh baguette and olive oil with balsamic. The menu was small enough that it wasn't overwhelming yet had something for just... More 

3 Thank beachinjeep
Chapel Hill, North Carolina, United States
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40 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 July 2014

This was a Friday night visit with a Groupon offering a 4 course meal for 2 with a tomato theme. Whilst the service, cocktails and salad were excellent the other courses were not to my taste. There was a very rich soup loaded with heavy cream. I could only take a few spoonfuls of it. Curried scallops were served on... More 

3 Thank Jane B
Raleigh, North Carolina
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79 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 April 2014

This is the late night spot to hit up in Chapel Hill. Everybody that goes there will tell you how awesome this place is. Don't let the frat all-stars scare you off. This place is always packed and always has the best crowds.

Thank dstadunc
Greensboro, NC
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89 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2014

We were in Chapel Hill for New Years Eve and had dinner at La Rez. The 3 course $50 prix fixe was a good value compared to other restaurants in the area that were doing prix fixe however at all including La Rez you probably end up spending more than when dining and ordering off the regular menu. The wine... More 

2 Thank Bill S
Chapel Hill, North Carolina, Usa
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46 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 November 2013

Always a great place to dine on any ocassion. We ventured out on a rainy, bleak evening and had a wonderful meal at a table by the fireplace. This restaurant has been a favorite place since it opened in the 70's

Thank Ronald K
South Windsor, Connecticut
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 August 2013

Noone seems to know what they are doing - the restaurant is not very pretty - our waiter was not very good - and worst of all the food was a Big Disappointment - none of us would go back. It was family that dined but we are all adults.

1 Thank janelajoie
Carrboro, North Carolina
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27 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 June 2013

My son's birthday was coming up. He is in that big meat and potato phase of life. Since it was a big milestone birthday, we wanted a special place. The other requirement was beef - maybe Beef Wellington, like Dad makes?....well. First, it was the best beef wellington - ever...marinated using the Sous Vide method and prepared with St. Andre... More 

1 Thank TeressaNC
North Carolina
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31 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 April 2013

Had a group dinner in the front room, wonderful fire in the fireplace, great drinks, and simpy marvelous food. Every detail was taken to the max, the flowers were hand picked that day in the garden. Service was impeccable and all in all it was a wonderful place to have a group dinner!

Thank TravelArunk

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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 allow dogs on the outdoor patio?