There are always a few days a year that are special in their own way, whether it’s a birthday, anniversary, holiday or celebration of a promotion.  On these days, we all like to treat ourselves and our companions to mouthwatering food and a great atmosphere, but where can you find these if you’re visiting Greater Raleigh on one of these special days?

If you’re feeling a little traditional, visit one of the outstanding steakhouses in the area such as Angus Barn or Ruth’s Chris Steak House.  These high-end yet comfortable restaurants offer only the highest quality food and spirits, so you’ll be sure to leave with a smile on your face.

If you want an interactive, social dining experience, then try Kanki Japanese House of Steaks and Sushi or The Melting Pot.  At Kanki, you and your guests will sit around a heated grill and watch your food cooked for you right before your eyes by an entertaining chef.  The Melting Pot takes a do-it-yourself approach, allowing you to cook and dip your own food in fondue style. Kanki has multiple locations throughout Greater Raleigh and The Melting Pot is conveniently located, so there’s sure to be one near where you’re staying.

Another wonderful place to celebrate is on the rooftop of Solas in downtown Raleigh.  This restaurant has all the ambience and delicious food you’ll need to keep your spirits high and the celebration rolling.  For a searchable, comprehensive list of other dining spots in the area, visit this site.