Have you ever been to Humble Pie? It's a tapas restaurant that I really like. If it's warm, they have a nice patio. It's just around the corner from The Pit.
PieBird might also be nice. They have savory and dessert pies. It's a block from Krispy Kreme.
If you haven't been to 18 Seaboard, that's also really yummy.
Mura in North Hills if you like sushi.
Sitti downtown, its Lebanese and delicious.
I don't know how recently others have been to 18 Seasboard but I've been in the last couple weeks and it wasn't as good as it has been in the past.
AKH307:Irregardless Cafe is great. We go there quite often for celebrations (new years, anniversaries, valentines day, birthdays, etc).
I have never eaten in the restaurant but my old work would get catering from there monthly and it was always very good.
Back before DD arrived, DH & I were serious foodies. Here are some of our faves.
Downtown: Sono (sushi), Oxford (High end Pub), Mint (Fine Dining), Irregardless (seasonal/good vegetarian options), Vic's (Italian), Pit (BBQ), Humble Pie (Tapas), Sullivans (Steak House), 18 Seaboard (seasonal), Jibarra (Mexican fusion), Dos Taquitoes (Traditional Mexican), Sitti (Lebanese); 518 West (Italian); Zely & Ritz (seasonal); Five Star (Chinese); Solas (Fine Dining); Market (seasonal; also has the added bonus of being beside Escazu for dessert!)
I don't have much experience with North Raleigh restaurants; but DH & I loved Croquette (French).