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Nana's Restaurant

2514 University Dr, Ste 104, Durham, NC 27707-2156
919-493-8545
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Ranked #1 of 638 restaurants in Durham
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $20 - $80
Cuisines: American
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Good for: Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: James St.
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English first
Hilton Head Island
Senior Contributor
41 reviews 41 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

Contrary to a prior visit, all was exceptional right from entering. Spent a brief period before dinner in the bar packed with local clientele. We were seated promptly at the reservation time receiving a prompt visit from waitstaff. Service remained cordial and attentive. Roasted chicken was tender, tasteful, superb. The venison was exceptional. Wine list is limited. Being fans of... More

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Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

Nana's is a great place for a special meal with your favorite person and the place to take special out-of-town guests. The meals are innovative takes on local cuisine, the service is outstanding, and the Jane Filer paintings are a special added plus. We had the tasting menu recently and it is highly recommended.

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Leesburg, Virginia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

We LOVED our meal at Nana's restaurant this week! Highlights were the gnocchi (what is IN that delicious broth?!) and the lamb. Fun atmosphere. Good service. We'll be back when we go to NC again!

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Tampa, Florida
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

One of our favorites in the Durham/Chapel Hill area. Their food, service and ambiance is impeccable. We have never been disappointed in any of these areas. The menu is creative and fresh.

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Top Contributor
56 reviews 56 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

But this is a great restaurant, suitable for both informal and informal events. The entire menu is well developed, everyone in our party of five was delighted by their dish, and the service was friendly and efficient.

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Delray Beach, Florida
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3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

I have to tell you that we were pleasantly surprised! We have a great experience We will definitely put this Resturant At the top of list of great eateries

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Tennessee
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28 reviews 28 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

We're never disappointed at Nana's. Last dinner was a wonderful rack of lamb and ribeye. Use of locally sourced ingredients is great. Make reservations - they are busy even on a Monday night!

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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136 reviews 136 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

OK, you know when you hear about a restaurant for years and just never make the time to check it out for yourself....DONT let this happen with NaNa's! We celebrated Father's Day with another couple (who actually suggested NaNa's) and absolutely loved the place! Food was fantastic, service far exceeded the highest expectations, & the overall experience left me a... More

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Apex, North Carolina
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

The restaurant doesn't look like much from the outside, however the food was great and the service first rate. The wine selection was perfect complement to the individual meals. I would definitely go again and recommend to friends for a upscale dining experience

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Hillsborough, North Carolina, United States
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Durham has lots of great restaurants, but Nana's is consistently one of our favorites when we're looking for a nice dinner out. Food is also excellent and the service is too.

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