WATCH THE VIDEO >> Find the Freshest Brunch in Raleigh at Mandolin If the simple yet classy decor doesn't intrigue you, the dishes certainly will. The cuisine is Southern at it's roots, but some worldly inspiration can be expected. Mandolin's menu options are revamped seasonally and incorporate as many locally grown and sourced products as possible. The menu keeps us on our toes, as it's constantly changing, but you can always expect a selection of southern classics with zesty updates. Pair the amazing food with a glass (or bottle) of wine from Mandolin's large selection. No lie, the wine list is a whopping 22 pages. If a book this big stresses you out, ask the sommelier (wine know-it-all) for a little help. Signature cocktails are an option, too! Whether it's brunch or dinner, Mandolin knowns how to serve up southern-style cuisine that will have you leaving satisfied, but dying to return.