Cooking from the Heart

bold flavors. classical preparation.

local ingredients.

Elaine’s on Franklin serves unique regional American cuisine in a cozy, romantic atmosphere in the heart of downtown Chapel Hill. Chef/owner Bret Jennings fuses bold flavors and classical preparations in his revolving menus focused on the finest local ingredients available. Elaine’s on Franklin’s delightful food is matched by their Wine Spectator award-winning wine and popular cocktail list.

dinner

Tuesday-Thursday:
5:30pm – 9:30pm

Friday & Saturday:
5:30pm – 10:00pm

Closed Sundays and Mondays

reservations

Reservations Recommended.
Walk-ins Welcome.

Call 919.960.2770
or Reserve Online

For parties of more than 8, please call the restaurant to check for availability.

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The Latest

$35 Prixe Fixe Dinner

We offer a special three course $35 Prixe Fixe menu from 5:30-6:30pm every day. This is a perfect pre-theatre or post-work dinner or if you simply want to try several different items on our menu at a fantastic price. You can add a wine pairing with each course for $50 total.  

Awards & Accolades

The News & Observer, Silver Medal:
Best Restaurants of 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011

Indy Week Best of the Triangle
Finalist for Best Chef: Bret Jennings

Wine Spectator Award of Excellence Winner