Dim Sum literally means “touch your heart”, which is linked to the idea that many Chinese chefs wanted to emotionally impact the consumers of their small plates with intense and beautifully married flavors. This style of dining is best enjoyed with a large group of friends, colleagues, or family, where each patron can enjoy a wide variety of tastes and ingredients in small portions without feeling overly full. In this widely loved cuisine, there is something for everyone to enjoy.
If you plan to join us for dinner and your party is six people or less, please book your reservation using the OpenTable tool above. Though reservations are highly encouraged, walk-in guests are also welcome.
A brilliant drinks program should be enticing, inviting exploration, shining light on undiscovered paths and experience. At Bhavana, we guide travelers to these new places; cocktails with unique flavor combinations and ingredients (black vinegar, roasted corn, Szechuan pepper), classic Belgian brews soured in oak, wine fermented in Roman-style amphorae high on the slopes of volcanic Mt Etna. Something familiar leads to something intriguing; something new for everyone
Community Living Room
We wanted to be more than a taproom - we wanted to nourish our community. We do that through our hospitality, cuisine, and a setting that’s as comfortable as a living room where locals and travelers can find comfort and inspiration.
These stories are the worlds we inhabit. We read to find ourselves, to lose ourselves. Books are escapes, blessings. They are mirrors and doorways.
As one of the first bookstores in downtown Raleigh, we have the opportunity to curate a thoughtful, beautiful, life-giving collection of books that spark conversation. Bhavana is cultivating a community. We aim to touch the heart. Our library serves as an offering of our own, and our bookstore is the means of passing that message along.
Bhavana’s flower shop encourages the normalization of flowers; rather than considering it a splurge on a short lived product, we invite guests to engage in the cyclical nature of a flower’s life and incorporate this small piece of visual medicine into their normal routines.
Our flower shop expresses the beautify and growth we think is reflected in our beers. Fragrance, structure, expression, and the tending-to required by our makers at the brewery.