Meet Chef Jason Starnes

For more than 20 years, Chef Starnes has found both comfort and creativity in the kitchen, and his passion for local cuisine shines through in the food he creates. This passion for local sourcing, along with his diverse culinary background and portfolio of accolades aligns perfectly with the spirit of City Club Raleigh.

Recently relocating from Savannah, GA where Starnes lead the culinary team for The Alida Hotel and acclaimed Rhett Restaurant. Chef Starnes received numerous accolades including best Chef South for South Magazine while teaching young aspiring chefs to reach for the stars, and become great, passionate cooks.

Prior to joining the team in Savannah, Chef Starnes served as Executive Chef of Barnsley Resort where he oversaw daily operations of the on-site restaurants and banquet hall. He also served as Executive Chef of South City Kitchen Buckhead where he was named one of Thrillist Atlanta’s 'Best Chefs of 2016' and Zagat's 'Under-the-Radar Chefs to Know in Atlanta.'

A North Carolina native, Chef Starnes enjoys spending time with his family, visiting farmers markets, and enjoying good wine, great food, and exceptional company.

Shake Hands. Break Bread.

Blow out the candles. Pop the question. Revel in experiential dining with local flavor like never before. You and your guests always have a seat at our table.

Premier Fine Dining in Downtown Raleigh 

Designed to meet the high culinary expectations of our Members, City Club Raleigh's innovative menu draws on the culinary team's experience and talent, which places great emphasis on imaginative menus and offers eclectic cuisine. To ensure the finest selections, à la carte menus are refreshed seasonally featuring the freshest local ingredients.  

Grain Casual Dining/Anytime Lounge

Modern American cuisine lights up the menu in Grain, City Club’s anytime, all-occasion dining and cocktails venue. Stop by for freshly brewed coffee in the mornings, after-work drinks or a tasty dinner before a night out on the town. 

Dining Menus

HEALTHY OPTIONS

OVERNIGHT OATS
greek yogurt, chia seeds, macerated berries,
organic granola

AVOCADO BOWL 
fine herbs, local tomato, radish, goat cheese, breakfast potatoes
add one or two eggs 

EXPRESS BREAKFAST

served with breakfast potatoes, breakfast meat, toast
coffee or tea

THREE EGGS YOUR WAY or THREE EGG OMELET
ham and cheese or seasonal vegetable

BREAKFAST SIDES

BACON 
PORK SAUSAGE
TURKEY SAUSAGE 
BREAKFAST POTATOES 
OATMEAL
GREEK YOGURT
DICED FRUIT
TOAST

BEVERAGES

COFFEE OR TEA 
JUICE
CAPUCCINO OR ESPRESSO 
LATTE 

SHAREABLES & STARTERS

BLACK BEAN HUMMUS
corn and pepedew relish | crispy tortillas

CITY CLUB CHARCUTERIE
meats | cheeses | seasonal accoutrements

SMOKED GOUDA ARANCINI
chipotle honey | scallions

SOUP OF THE DAY 
fresh local ingredients | made from scratch

TOMATO BASIL SOUP 
classic tomato basil soup | made from scratch

ITALIAN LUNCH TRIO 
eggplant parm panini | caesar salad | tomato basil soup

LOCAL LETTUCE
local greens | radish | cucumber | baby tomato | white balsamic
vinaigrette

PETITE 919 SALAD
local greens | strawberry | pistachio | manchego | white
balsamic vinaigrette

CLASSIC CAESAR
grana padano | brioche crouton | classic caesar dressing

THE WEDGE
house bacon | roasted tomato | pimento cheese ranch

ADD YOUR PROTEIN
grilled chicken | shrimp | salmon

HANDHELDS

custom house blend of chuck and short rib beef burgers served
with choice of side: house made kettle chips, hand cut fries, diced
fruit, side salad or side caesar

CLUB BURGER 
butter lettuce | tomato | house pickles | choice of cheese
add bacon | 3
make it vegetarian with a beyond-burger patty

BACON JAM BURGER
house made bacon jam | aged white cheddar | crispy onion

BISON BURGER
goat cheese | date jam | mint pesto | local lettuce

THE CLASSIC CLUB SANDWICH 
ham | turkey | bacon | swiss | cheddar | tomato | butter
lettuce | avocado mayo | grilled sourdough

CITY WRAP
mixed greens | strawberry | chicken | pistachio | manchego

MAIN EVENT

STEAK FRITES
flat iron steak | parmesan herb fries | charred scallion chimichurri

PAN ROASTED SALMON
farro succotash | basil oil | dill-yogurt sauce

WALDORF SALAD GRAIN BOWL 
ancient grains | grapes | walnut | apple-champagne chimi churri

MOULES FRITES 
white wine butter sauce | grilled sourdough

MONTHLY PASTA SPECIAL
Enjoy our freshly crafted pasta special.
Ask your server for details

SHAREABLES, SOUPS & SALADS

BLACK BEAN HUMMUS
corn and pepedew relish | crispy tortillas

CITY CLUB CHARCUTERIE
meats | cheeses | seasonal accoutrements

SMOKED GOUDA ARANCINI
chipotle honey | scallions

SOUP OF THE DAY 
fresh local ingredients | made from scratch

TOMATO BASIL SOUP 
classic tomato basil soup | made from scratch

LOCAL LETTUCE
local greens | radish | cucumber | baby tomato | white balsamic
vinaigrette

PETITE 919 SALAD
local greens | strawberry | pistachio | manchego | white
balsamic vinaigrette

CLASSIC CAESAR
grana padano | brioche crouton | classic caesar dressing

ADD YOUR PROTEIN
grilled chicken | shrimp | salmon

HANDHELDS

custom house blend of chuck and short rib beef burgers served
with choice of side: house made kettle chips, hand cut fries, diced
fruit, side salad or side caesar

CLUB BURGER 
butter lettuce | tomato | house pickles | choice of cheese
add bacon | 3
make it vegetarian with a beyond-burger patty

BACON JAM BURGER
house made bacon jam | aged white cheddar | crispy onion

THE CLASSIC CLUB SANDWICH 
ham | turkey | bacon | swiss | cheddar | tomato | butter
lettuce | avocado mayo | grilled sourdough

STARTERS & SALADS

BLACK BEAN HUMMUS
corn and pepedew relish | crispy tortillas

COCONUT SHRIMP 
sweet chili sauce

CRISPY BRUSSEL SPROUTS
pecan romesco

CRISPY OKRA
harissa aioli | pickled banana peppers | cilantro

LOCAL LETTUCE
local greens | radish | cucumber | baby tomato | white balsamic
vinaigrette

PETITE 919 SALAD
local greens | strawberry | pistachio | manchego | white
balsamic vinaigrette

CLASSIC CAESAR SALAD
grana padano | brioche crouton | classic caesar dressing

THE WEDGE
house bacon | roasted tomato | pimento cheese ranch

ADD YOUR PROTEIN

grilled chicken | shrimp | salmon

SHAREABLES

SMOKED GOUDA ARANCINI
chipotle honey | scallions

CRISPY PORK CHICHARRONES
salt and vinegar seasoned

CORN BREAD MADELINES
strawberry jam

CRISPY CHICKEN WINGS
Seasonal Accoutrement

PEI MUSSELS
white wine sauce | grilled sourdough

ENTREES

FILET MIGNON
corn and mushroom ragout | heirloom tomato | bordelaise

CLASSIC RIBEYE
leek bread pudding | horseradish bone marrow butter | balsamic gravy

NC FREESH CATCH
sustainably sourced | seasonal accompaniments

PAN ROASTED SALMON
turkish rice | almond | tomato | olive

STEAK FRITES
flat iron steak | parmesan herb fries | charred scallion chimichurri

WALDORF SALAD GRAIN BOWL
ancient grains | grapes | walnut | apple-champagne chimichurri

MONTHLY PASTA FEATURE
Enjoy our freshly crafted Pasta of the Month.
Ask your server for details

SPIRIT FREE BEVERAGES

Made Fresh daily

SWEET TEA
southern style

UNSWEETENED TEA
black tea

MINTED SWEET TEA
spearmint | southern style sweet tea | fresh lemon

ARNOLD PALMER
southern style sweet tea | fresh lemonade

TIGER WOODS
pineapple | cranberry | fresh lemon and lime

LEMONADE
from fresh lemons

DOMESTIC & IMPORTED BEER

HEINEKEN
BLUE MOON
YUENGLING
CORONA PREMIER
AMSTEL LIGHT
GUINNESS

DRAFT BEER

ROTATING FEATURES FROM CRAFT AND LOCAL PRODUCERS

 

 

WINES BY THE GLASS

SPARKLING

PROSECCO
Mionetto di Treviso Brut | Prosecco, Italy

BRUT ROSE
McBride Sisters | Hawke's Bay, New Zealand

CHAMPAGNE
Lanson 'Black Label' | Reims, France

WHITE & ROSE

SAUVIGNON BLANC
Brancott Estate | Marlborough, New Zealand

PINOT GRIGIO
Brancott Estate | Marlborough, New Zealand

RIESLING
Chateau Ste. Michelle | WA

CHARDONNAY
Chalk Hill | Sonoma Coast, CA

ROSEĢ
Chateau Miraval 'Studio' | Provence, France

RED

PINOT NOIR
La Crema | Sonoma County, CA
Talbott Kali-Hart | Monterey, CA

CORVINA
Allegrini Pelazzo della Torre | Verona, Italy

CABERNET SAUVIGNON
Decoy | Sonoma County, CA
DAOU Special Selection | Monterey, CA

MALBEC
Argento Reserva | Mendoza, Argentina

 



**CONSUMING RAW OR UNCOOKED MEATS, POULTRY, SEAFOOD, SHELLFISH OR EGGS MAY INCREASE YOUR RISK OF FOODBORNE ILLNESS. PLEASE INFORM YOUR SERVER IF YOU OR ANYONE IN YOUR PARTY HAS FOOD ALLERGIES OR SPECIAL DIETARY REQUIREMENTS. ©INVITED INC. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.