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Four Square Restaurant

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2701 Chapel Hill Rd, Durham, NC 27707-1902 (Pickett Rd.)
919-401-9877
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5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Sat 5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
Good for:
Fine Dining
Romance
Large groups
Doing business
Local cuisine
Special occasions
Entertaining clients

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Visitor rating
  • 62
    Excellent
  • 28
    Very good
  • 13
    Average
  • 6
    Poor
  • 2
    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
Shane and crew are always on point.

I've been dining regularly here for several years. The meals are always wonderful, and the menus change every month. Each month there is some creative thread that makes for interesting and hard choices. There is always a great little treat to start the meal; recently it was a chocolate ravioli... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 11, 2015
Michael W
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Large groups
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
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111 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
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14 reviews 14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

I've been dining regularly here for several years. The meals are always wonderful, and the menus change every month. Each month there is some creative thread that makes for interesting and hard choices. There is always a great little treat to start the meal; recently it was a chocolate ravioli around a savory filling. I had an entree of fois... More 

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USA-NC
Top Contributor
95 reviews 95 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

After reading some horrible reviews on Yelp, we had second thoughts about our reservation, yet this restaurant has been on our list for a few years now. Absolutely no complaints about the service or the atmosphere. We split the duck confit eggroll, and we were glad we did as it was so rich. There were no specials the night we... More 

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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35 reviews 35 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

I consider myself a foodie and this is my very favorite restaurant in the Triangle, the food is extraordinary and I have never had a disappointing meal here. Unfortunately, the host is as sour, snooty and unfriendly as the food is good. Is it too much to ask to be friendly and polite and perhaps return a smile? That is... More 

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moharaphd
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38 reviews 38 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

We chose this place based on reviews on TripAdvisor and were very pleased with the choice. They have an incredible wine list (we chose a Barbera) and had just changed their menu the night before our visit. They change the menu every two months, trying to use local products when possible. We split an appetizer of carpaccio that was wonderfully... More 

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

We were looking forward to dining at Four Square due to the strong reviews and appetizing and adventurous menu. I'd say that it was a perfectly satisfactory experience, but we were both nonplussed after a three course meal. For one of the more expensive restaurants in Durham, the service was unsure of itself and the food looked a lot better... More 

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Top Contributor
79 reviews 79 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015 via mobile

A bit of a gem. Unimposing building (though interesting enough), but I was surprised at the menu and then at the quality of the food. It was also nice (for a change) to drink some nice beers with the meal. Not the gastronomic accompaniment, but in fact the beer and food went well together. Service was good: swift and efficient... More 

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Morrisville, North Carolina
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27 reviews 27 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

My husband received a gift card to this restaurant so we went for dinner. It was excellent! From the moment we walked in, we were treated so professionally. Our waiter was absolutely excellent. I recommend this restaurant to any couple looking for a nice evening out and a quiet dinner.

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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

Unfortunately it was the worst meal...in my sandwich there was a "bolt" yes a bolt to a screw ..I felt bad for the waitress. .no manager came over no cook came over ..nothing..everyone knew. .I would never ever eat there again..prior to this I have had drinks and drinks were fine..

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Winston Salem, North Carolina
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22 reviews 22 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

We dined (first time) at Four Square on New Year's Eve. Our meal, as well as the dining experience, was fabulous from beginning to end. We were warmly greeted by the maitre d' and seated promptly. The service was impeccable, with the servers all being attentive without hovering, knowledgeable and professional. The flavors of each course were tantalizing to the... More 

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Richmond, Virginia
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25 reviews 25 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

The restaurant is in a 1909 home that has a marvelous dining area both inside and on a screened in porch. The food is "modern" southern. We had a great dinner. The service was outstanding. They also have a very good wine list.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 2701 Chapel Hill Rd, Durham, NC 27707-1902
    (Pickett Rd.)
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  Durham
  • Phone Number: 919-401-9877

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 41 - 80
  • Cuisine: American, Steakhouse, Seafood, Eclectic

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Good for: Romance, Large groups, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Open Hours
Monday
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Tuesday
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Wednesday
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Thursday
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Friday
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Saturday
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm

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