Tomorrow, the legendary restaurateur Giorgios Bakatsias opens the doors to his new bistro, Rosewater Kitchen & Bar, in Raleigh’s North Hills. Envisioned as a “lush and romantic garden bistro,” the European-style neighborhood spot will seat one-hundred-ten guests among three dining areas, including an outdoor patio. 

Bakatsias is behind eleven of Chapel Hill and Durham’s most celebrated (and dreamy) restaurants, including ParizadeVin Rouge, and Bin 54; his hospitality group has also catered Full Frame Festival for twenty-two years

Rosewater, though, is the first restaurant from The Giorgios Hospitality Group to open in Raleigh. 

“We’re putting a great emphasis on showcasing the beauty of nature here at Rosewater – from intentional garden design to gorgeous meats, fish, seasonal vegetables and greens, prepared and garnished simply,” Bakatsias says. 

Dinner will be served Monday through Saturday with weekend brunch options; plans are in the works for Rosewater to open soon for breakfast and lunch, as well, with a full coffee menu from Joe Van Gogh.

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