We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
All 653 Durham Restaurants

Nana's Restaurant

2514 University Dr, Ste 104, Durham, NC 27707-2156
Improve this listing
Reserve with OpenTable
Ranked #1 of 653 Restaurants in Durham
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $20 - $80
Mon - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Cuisines: American
More restaurant details
Restaurant details
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.
Write a Review

209 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
Rating summary
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Portuguese first
  • Any
English first
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014 NEW via mobile

I've been coming to Nana in Tel Aviv since 2010. However, this latest visit was exceptional. The special wine, food and incredible service was unmatched. Silvi, the bar manager made our experience very unique. It's truly a "must-visit" place to enjoy dinner with special friends or business colleagues. Can't wait to make the trip back from the states next year.... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Murrells Inlet, South Carolina
16 reviews 16 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

Wife and I dined at Nanas Tuesday night. What a wonderful experience! First of all the space is beautiful; we dined in a contemporary room with kalamata lacquered walls and contemporary paintings-a lovely look. The service was flawless (I believe our server was Jude) warm yet professional. We shared an appetizer of homemade gnocchi and shrimp in a sauce American... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Raleigh, North Carolina
Top Contributor
80 reviews 80 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

We ate here just prior to a concert at the DPAC. The staff was very cognizant of the timeframe we were dealing with (along with most of the restaurant going to the same concert) and they were still able to serve us fabulous food with great staff and get us all to the concert on time.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Durham, North Carolina
Senior Contributor
42 reviews 42 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

I've been to Nana's 3 times now over the course of a couple years. Each time I have gone for dinner. I am always pleased by the elegant but unstuffy atmosphere. The food is always hot and tasty. I've ordered the Tasting menu twice - its an excellent value. And off the menu, once. Its always so hard to decide!... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Top Contributor
72 reviews 72 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
78 helpful votes 78 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2014

My husband and I dined at Nana's during a recent visit to the area. The food and service were outstanding. I had a rabbit special and my husband had the venison. Both dishes were delicious. They also have a very nice wine selection. Prices were reasonable for the food and the experience. We will absolutely return.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Laguna Hills, California
3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

We were visiting our son at Duke and he took us to Nana's. We had never heard of it but we were certainly impressed. Our server was quite knowledgable about the menu and was very conversant on the wine offerings. His knowledge of several CA wines with which we were familiar was impressive. The rib-eye, pork and swordfish were all... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Saxapahaw, North Carolina, United States
Senior Contributor
30 reviews 30 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

I took my husband here for his birthday and fell in love with this place! We ordered the tasting menu along with the wine pairings. Everything was amazing! Our server was fantastic and the wines he chose paired absolutely perfectly with each course. Every single component of our meal was excellent, even the complimentary bread and butter. Nana's isn't cheap,... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
Chapel Hill, North Carolina
Senior Contributor
39 reviews 39 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

My husband and I went to Nana's for our anniversary dinner. This is one of the restaurants I had yet to try and have heard nothing but great reviews. My husband to my great surprise decided to try one of their specialty dishes, risotto, (he had never tasted risotto before) and loved it. I had the wood-fire grilled swordfish which... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Raleigh, North Carolina
Top Contributor
194 reviews 194 reviews
114 restaurant reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

Put this on your list! We have to drive about a half hour to get to Nana's but its worth it! Fantastic service coupled with local food so perfectly prepared & a masterful presentation - the experience is a must for every foodie out there. Try the pate appetizer, beet salad, and flounder! If there is a ding in their... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
North Carolina
Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Hard to get a bad meal here. Some are just good, some are exquisite. Occasionally so-so. Heavy reliance on risotto. Service is snooty to excellent. Need a nice gluten-free bread but my requests have been in vain. Wines by the glass in 2 sizes and will accommodate you request for last fill as a 1/2 glass. Never bee there when... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes

Travelers who viewed Nana's Restaurant also viewed


Been to Nana's Restaurant? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

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

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.

Manage your listing

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Nana's Restaurant staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?