downtown Raleigh's Premier dining experience
Housed in downtown Raleigh’s "Shops at Seaboard Station"— a repurposed, historic coastal train depot— 18 Seaboard is a top-rated Triangle go-to destination for cuisine, service, hospitality and special events.
Chef Jason Smith and his wife Lauren dreamed of owning a special restaurant. In 2006 they opened the doors to 18 Seaboard. Chef Smith leads a culinary group committed to serving contemporary Southern inspired dishes with over 60% of ingredients sourced from North Carolina farms, ranches, fishmongers and dairies.
A winner of multiple awards from numerous media outlets, including best chef , best restaurant, best power lunch, and best service, 18 Seaboard is a favorite destination for business meetings, birthdays, anniversaries, graduations or any important occasion.
We are open seven-days-a-week for lunch, Sunday brunch and dinner. We also offer seasonal outdoor, roof-top mezzanine seating that boasts unmatched views of Raleigh's skyline.
In addition to traditional restaurant dining, 18 Seaboard accommodates large parties for private events in one of our two exclusive spaces: the spacious Gallery at Seaboard or our more intimate Private Dining Room.