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New restaurant -- Oakleaf, in Pittsboro, NC


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New restaurant -- Oakleaf, in Pittsboro, NC

jnwall | | Aug 25, 2012 02:28 PM

My wife and I had dinner last night at Oakleaf, a new restaurant in Pittsboro, NC, just down 15/501 from Chapel Hill.

We had a really fine meal, and encourage folks to check this place out.

They bill themselves as a restaurant that "strives to support local farmers to the greatest extent possible and to serve incredibly fresh, sustainably harvested seafood."

The website is and the restaurant is in Chatham Mills at 480 Hillsboro Street, in Pittsboro.

The place is physically very attractive, in an old mill, with brick walls, high ceilings, and elegant fixtures.

The food we had was really first-class. We had the bruschetta, which is described as featuring "heirloom tomato and shaved vidalia onions, with crumbled blue cheese."

We also had the sauteed NC black sea bass, which was served with a bean cassoulet and chive butter sauce and also the tagliatelle, which came with rosemary butter, a farm egg, and black truffle pecorino.

The wine list was well-chosen, with a number of wines by the glass. Prices are reasonable, given the ambiance and the quality of the food.

We think this place is a real find, an excellent addition to the Triangle dining scene, and well worth a special trip to Pittsboro.

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