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Nana's Restaurant

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2514 University Dr, Ste 104, Durham, NC 27707-2156 (James St.)
919-493-8545
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5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Dessert, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 196
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  • 40
    Very good
  • 14
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  • 11
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  • 8
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Exceptional

Great food, ambience and service. Highly recommended. Enjoyed the cold cucumber soup, risotto and the rock fish. Save room for desert!

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 2, 2015
Wilfred B
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McLean, Virginia
Good for:
  • Doing business
  • Entertaining clients
  • Special occasions
  • Local cuisine
  • Romantic
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McLean, Virginia
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

Great food, ambience and service. Highly recommended. Enjoyed the cold cucumber soup, risotto and the rock fish. Save room for desert!

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Durham, North Carolina
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

The quality of the food has been excellent every time I have had dinner at Nana's--carefully prepared and fresh. The service has also been top notch. The main dining room is a bit noisy, so you are better off asking for the red room, which is on the immediate left as you enter the restaurant.

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Siler City, North Carolina
Senior Contributor
35 reviews 35 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

We found another wonderful restaurant; Gwen and I boomed the motorcycle over to Durham and dined at Nana’s Restaurant. This was truly some fine dining: local artwork displayed on the walls, table cloth and decorations, clean bathrooms, superb service, excellent wine list and awesome menu. We shared: The House Cured Salmon Gravlax over a Local Frisée Salad with Local Baby... More 

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Keene Valley, New York, United States
Top Contributor
58 reviews 58 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015

Came for a business meeting. Restaurant was recommended by someone and they were correct. Easy access, valet parking is complimentary, staff very helpful, and food excellent. I had short ribs and they melted, very tender. Great atmosphere.

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Odessa, Florida
Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015

We stopped in for dinner on a whim and although we sat in the bar area we had a great meal and superb service! The venison was fantastic, tender and juicy and the salmon was fresh with great accompaniments. We will return soon!

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Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015

What a meal. We've been here twice. Both times with our teenage son. The food is incredible. It has a southern gourmet flair, but with our pickiest eater he has tried new things each time and always loves it. Service is prompt but not pushy. Great restaurant.

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Durham, North Carolina
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

Nana's has been a gem in Durham for years now. Nestled in a small stucco shopping strip, the restaurant is known for exciting menus that could rival any restaurant in any city. The chef is local and well-known for excellence, servers know their regulars and the bar is vibrant as friends meet and greet each other. Innovative, inspired and reliable... More 

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Palm Beach
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11 reviews 11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

Our waiter was unfortunately "full of himself" and after speaking down to us about the wines, disappeared for way too long. The food was mediocre at best. The bread was the best part of the meal. We will not be going back.

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Durham, North Carolina
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18 reviews 18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

Nana's Restaurant is my go-to place for a terrific meal that I know will be delicious. I also know that I'll be treated like family and that I'll go home very happy. The food here is consistently interesting, never quite the same. The meat and fish have always been prepared to the proper doneness and when I've asked for something... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

Had a very romantic evening with wonderful service and delicious food. I would definitely go back to try everything on the menu!

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Additional Information about Nana's Restaurant

Address: 2514 University Dr, Ste 104, Durham, NC 27707-2156
Phone Number: 919-493-8545
Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  Durham
Open Hours:
Monday 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 20 - 80
Cuisine: American

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 2514 University Dr, Ste 104, Durham, NC 27707-2156
    (James St.)
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  Durham
  • Phone Number: 919-493-8545

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 20 - 80
  • Cuisine: American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Good for: Doing business, Entertaining clients, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Romantic
Open Hours
Monday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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