ORO Restaurant & Lounge located in the heart of Downtown Raleigh, is a fun, chic, and casual restaurant in the PNC Building at the corner of Martin and Wilmington Streets. Rather than offering individual starters and main courses, ORO serves dishes that are designed for sharing among friends and are brought to the table steadily and continuously throughout the meal.

ORO’s wine list, cocktail selection, and variety of local beer is diverse and exciting to please all palates. Whether seated in our upstairs mezzanine by the 9-foot fireplace, in our main dining room delighted by the inner workings of the culinary staff, or in our bar area with wine and beer on tap, our mission is to have every guest leave happy, satiated, and looking forward to joining us again!

Created by Hylton Hospitality, Downtown Raleigh residents Christopher Hylton and Cara Zalcberg Hylton opened ORO in the spring of 2012 proudly featuring a variety of small plates and signature dishes including options to satisfy all cravings. Boasting a menu that features almost all of its items under $15 and caters to vegetarian, vegan, and gluten-free needs, ORO offers something for everyone!

Dinner $25


  • Yellow Tomato Soup (V) (g)

    fried mozzarella

  • Crab Cake (g)

    arugula | tartar sauce

  • Pork Belly Skewers (g)

    pickled pear | ginger miso

  • Berry Salad (V) (g)

    strawberries | blueberries | feta | toasted pumpkin seeds | aged balsamic vinaigrette


  • Braised Beef Short Ribs (g)

    beef demi | creamy mashed potato

  • Seafood Risotto (g)

    rock shrimp | calamari | tomato | peas

  • Sautéed Chicken Breast (g)

    chicken demi | potato gratin | brussels leaves

  • Gnocchi (V)

    pesto cream sauce | poached pear