Mar 28, 2024 - Food and Drink

Raleigh chef Scott Crawford sets opening date for new restaurant Brodeto

A dining room of a restaurant with tables along a wall

The interior of Brodeto. Photo: Jessica Crawford

Brodeto, the highly anticipated Croatian restaurant from Raleigh's James Beard-nominated chef Scott Crawford, opens Friday.

Why it matters: Brodeto is the first of several new restaurants set to open by the acclaimed chef, whose restaurants Crawford & Son and Jolie are among the most popular in Raleigh.

  • It is also the flagship restaurant for the recently finished Raleigh Iron Works development — which features hundreds of apartments and several restaurants, shops and offices.
Brodeto with fish, clams, mussells, prawns and octopus and grilled hearth bread
The Brodeto stew featuring fish, clams, mussels, prawns, octopus and grilled hearth bread. Photo: Courtesy of Jessica Crawford

Dig in: Brodeto's menu explores dishes found throughout homes along the Adriatic Sea (one of Crawford's favorite places to visit and conduct culinary research) — including squid ink risotto and Croatian lamb peka.

  • The restaurant itself is named after a fish stew that is popular in Croatia.
  • Crawford's menu includes small plates, like sardine toast and coal-roasted mussels, pastas and rice dishes, and seafood and meat entrees, like a whole roasted branzino and a wood-roasted pork chop.
  • Desserts include olive oil cake and house-made gelato.

What they're saying: "This is a dream project — and another very personal restaurant for me — to be recreating the flavorful, ingredient-driven coastal cooking my family and I fell in love with on the Adriatic Coast," Crawford said in a statement.

Location: 2201 Iron Works Dr., Raleigh

Hours: Daily, 5pm-10pm

A portrait of Raleigh chef Scott Crawford
Chef Scott Crawford stands in front of Brodeto's wood-fire grill. Photo: Courtesy of Jessica Crawford
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