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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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Hours:
Mon - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • 251
    Excellent
  • 51
    Very good
  • 15
    Average
  • 12
    Poor
  • 9
    Terrible
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
Wonderful food and attentive service

The food here is consistently creative and wonderful. There are always plentiful options. The staff is attentive, without being over-the-top. Always find myself recommending this spot to anyone I know who is anywhere near Durham.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 5 days ago
KCSfromAVL
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Asheville, North Carolina
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Asheville, North Carolina
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31 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The food here is consistently creative and wonderful. There are always plentiful options. The staff is attentive, without being over-the-top. Always find myself recommending this spot to anyone I know who is anywhere near Durham.

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Savannah, Georgia
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140 reviews
115 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Warning: Foodie Review! I do not dole out 5 star hardly ever, as there is always something, such as an unknowledgeable waiter, a dish that was too cool, bad parking, something. This certainly was one of my favorite dining experiences, from the hostess, to the fantastic waiter, Adrian, to the unbelievable food, to the cozy,unpretentious atmosphere. I wanted Foie Gras... More 

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Thank neurovictory
Durham, North Carolina
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94 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This visit to Nanas was for a business get together, however, we all are also friends. We used one of their private rooms. Lovely set ups with appetizer table, bar, main table with crisp white linens. The wait staff was very attentive but not hovering. The food and service for the entire experience was excellent. We did avail ourselves of... More 

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Thank Marcia B
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62 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent service! Attentive, knowledgable, pleasant. Good dining atmosphere. Great food!!! We will definitely be back.

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Thank ValleyFor
Raleigh, North Carolina
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21 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I really enjoy this place. Often the seafood here is great. I appreciate that they are very accommodating to vegetarians and pescetarians.

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philadelphi
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My boyfriend and I were visiting Durham from up north. I had always wanted to try Nana's when I was a college student, but it wasn't in the budget, so I was looking forward to finally trying it! It was well worth the wait. We arrived early for an 8pm reservation and had a drink at the bar. The bar/lounge... More 

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Thank philly7677
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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29 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We ate here on a recent Friday night and had a great experience. We were in Durham for a weekend visiting Duke University. Nana's was recommended to us and didn't disappoint. We started the night by having a drink at their bar which has a great selection of wines and liquors. The bar was packed with a great atmosphere and... More 

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Thank traveldude65
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

linen tablecloths and napkins and multiple paintings of Modern Art set the atmosphere of this up scale restaurant. The menu changes with local available produce and seasonal choices. The menu incorporates 20-30 options, ranging from Foie gras to Schnitzel; fish to venison; Vegan to Gluten-free. All with depths of complex flavors and delicate sauces. We had a party of 8... More 

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Thank jacquelineb173
Durham, North Carolina
1 review
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I've enjoyed dining here for years, but on the last few occasions have not been impressed with the quality of the food or preparation. At the last visit, I opted for the risotto which was good, but not great. My friend inquired about some wines, and the waiter indicated that there was an open bottle and he would return. I... More 

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Ardmore, Pennsylvania
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5 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My husband and I chose Nana's restaurant based upon the reviews and we had a great dinner in a nice atmosphere and great service. My NY strip steak was perfectly cooked and melted in my mouth. Quite honestly, I am not a big red meat lover but I really enjoyed the flavor of the wood grilled steak and vegetables. My... More 

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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: Romantic, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Business meetings
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?