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Chef's Palette

#35 of 331 Restaurants in Cary
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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3460 Ten Ten Road, Cary, NC 27518-6302 (Kildaire Farm Road)
+1 919-267-6011
Mon - Thu 17:00 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 17:00 - 21:30
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Ormond Beach, Florida
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I live in Florida, yet had to host a rehearsal dinner for my son's wedding in the Apex/Holly Springs/Cary area. I was looking for a non-pretentious, semi-casual atmosphere with great food. Not knowing any restaurants I relied on Trip Advisor to give me some suggestions. Chef's Palette sounded delicious and intimate, so I first had my son and his fiancee... More 

Thank elliebellie51
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239 reviews
118 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 102 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Dined with friends on a rain drenched evening. Seated in the dining room. Shared the calamari and banana (returned requesting less salt) and an antipasti plate (restaurant substituted double olive serving instead of artichokes, but offered alternatives when we objected). After that rocky start, the three of us enjoyed our choices, including chicken francese (generous portion with and innovative combination),... More 

Thank ArtsyGalBaltimore
Raleigh, North Carolina
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123 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Bravo to Chefs Palette for creating such a mouth pleasing vegetarian dish- Butternut squash ravioli topped with sundried tomatoes, arugula, walnuts, roasted butternut squash in sage brown butter. The dish was prepared perfectly and presented beautifully. Chefs Palette is a locally owned, hidden gem right in Cary with a lively bar scene and friendly bar and wait staff. An enjoyable... More 

Thank AbbyCorrine
Raleigh, NC
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46 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 April 2017

There certainly are fine dining restaurants in Cary, NC.....The Umstead, Second Empire, Rey's, Ruth's Chris, but not many. Well, add to the list ! Chef's Palette deserves to be recognized as one of Cary's very fine dining experiences, without the stuffy suit & tie atmosphere. Though, most patron's were very well dressed, which is nice to escape from the proverbial... More 

Thank Evin4Me
Cary, North Carolina
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 February 2017 via mobile

Definitely a new favorite! Went here for a friends birthday, it's not too formal but more than casual. We had reservations on a Saturday and was sat promptly. Service was excellent and friendly. My husband is very chatty and jokes, the server was not uptight and extremely relaxed yet speedy with our service. ALL food was amazing from the Brie... More 

Thank dianadavid25
Apex, NC
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20 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 February 2017

Decided to head back to a local favorite in Cary for our Valentine's Day dinner. Chef's Palette was outstanding with a special menu for the occasion. We had Twin Crab Cakes and also the Seafood Trio. And had the beet salad to kick things off. Each item was perfectly prepared and the service was excellent. I love seafood and very... More 

Thank apextony
Fuquay-Varina, North Carolina
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46 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 February 2017

Went for Wednesday night trivia last week (Feb 2017). Good beer selection. I had a hamburger and my wife had a salad. Both very good. Desserts are killer! Just order one and split it. Neither of us could finish ours. Trivia guy did a great job. We're going back.

Thank Bob G
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14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 14 February 2017 via mobile

Great food and service! Then, fun drinks and dancing with live music! Awesome place :) We will go back often and make this our place to bring in the new year from now on.

Thank Pam O
Apex, North Carolina
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383 reviews
271 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 February 2017 via mobile

Great dinner. Food was excellent. Highly recommend the beet salad and chicken carbonara. Service was also good. A little pricey but worth it for special occasions.

Thank Mac D
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57 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 January 2017

This restaurant features an Italian night on Thursdays with a prix fixe menu for the month of January. The $20 for three courses includes a choice of house or Caesar salad, one of three special entrees, and a choice of three desserts, as well as a special Chianti for $6 glass. Of course the full restaurant menu was available too,... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$9 - US$35
American, Steakhouse, Bar, Seafood
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Reservations
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Business meetings, Romantic
Open Hours
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:30
17:00 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3460 Ten Ten Road, Cary, NC 27518-6302
    (Kildaire Farm Road)
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  Cary
  • Phone Number: +1 919-267-6011
Chef's Palette is a friendly neighborhood bar and restaurant at the corner of Kildaire Farm Road and Ten Ten Road in Cary.
At Chef's Palette, we consider the facilitation of a great dining experience an art form. We embrace the concept of creative flair and originality in every aspect of our service to you. Going out to dine should be a pleasure for all the senses!
Come taste our mouthwatering dishes made from the freshest ingredients. Enjoy the aroma of a home-cooked meal, made to order just for you. Take in the beauty of original artwork decorating our walls, all created by local artists. Listen to the sounds of exceptional live music on Saturday nights. Relax in our comfortable dining room or unwind in the bar and lounge area.
If you've never dined with us before, stop in and discover why Chef's Palette is special!

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?