I grew up in Raleigh but haven't lived there in quite some time. We will be returning to baptize our two children and could use some suggestions for a Sunday brunch location. Our group will be about 20 people and other than the two babies - all adults. Most of the group will be flying in from other parts of the country and we are trying to find somewhere that shows off Raleigh. (guests will be coming from Philly, NYC, LA, etc.) It doesn't have to be stuffy. My original thought was 18 Seaboard (one of the few restaurants I've been recently) but of course they aren't open for Sunday brunch. I love the historic feel of the place.
518 West is available but I haven't been there in quite a while and can't really remember what the vibe of the place was. Would that be a good option? Poole's looked very neat but being that they don't accept reservations, that seems impossible for a group our size.
Any suggestions? We are somewhat flexible with budget but would like to keep it reasonable. We will need to eat around 11 as we will be having a private ceremony around 1pm. Downtown is preferable but we aren't locked in there.
18 Seaboard, Raleigh, NC 27604