Independent Weekly Best of the Triangle 2012, Finalist for Best Chef: Bret Jennings

Raleigh News & Observer, Silver Medal: Best Restaurants of 2012, 2011, 2010

Wine Spectator Award of Excellence Winner

What People Are Saying

“It’s like eating in the big city, but better because it’s here. Refined without being snooty. Totally cool, dark and romantic, full of beautiful people…”
-Sky Magazine, Delta Airlines

Don’t miss the renowned appetizer of grilled venison sausage patties layered with tiny, fluffy corn pancakes in maple syrup sauce. It’s both as comforting as breakfast in bed and as fancy as a night on the town. I’d never have thought to pair foie gras with bits of country ham and grilled pineapple but I’m glad Bret did. …..”
Southern Living

“Jennings serves up sophisticated fare such as steamed mussels with Thai coconut broth to the educated elite at Elaine’s on Franklin. But Jennings gave all that up last month to become a tiny minnow in the food’s biggest pond—Paris—where he spent a week of 9 a.m. to midnight days in the kitchen of the celebrated Taillevent restaurant-and considered it a privilege…”
Raleigh News & Observer

“As a young proprietor he has already landed the prestigious Wine Spectator Award of Excellence…make reservations. Enjoy. Then visit the farmer’s market on Saturday and tell them you ate at Elaine’s.
Triangle Lifestyle

“It was indeed a pleasure to witness the culinary excellence of Bret Jennings and his amazing culinary team. The words on the souvenir program said it best: “Food for the soul, prepared from the heart.”
The Durham Herald-Sun

“Elaine’s on Franklin’s fresh, original dishes create a culinary culture…”
Metro Gourmet

Bret shares his favorite recipe as a Featured Chef
– Gourmet Grilling