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3001 Cameron Boulevard, Washington Duke Inn & Golf Club, Durham, NC 27705
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Ranked #39 of 660 Restaurants in Durham
Price range: $35 - $80
Sun - Sat 6:30 am - 10:00 pm
Cuisines: American, Contemporary
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Good for: Romance, Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations
Dining style: Fine Dining
Cross street: Science Drive
Description: The Fairview Dining Room has come to define Durham fine dining with its "regional neo-American" specialties and impeccable service. The Fairview's elegant ambiance only adds to the overall experience. Every meal at the AAA Four Diamond, Forbes Travel Guide Four-Star rated restaurant is executed with culinary mastery and meticulous attention to detail.
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English first
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

I came in for lunch today and I was very happy with the great service. I ordered the shrimp and grits, the food tasted delicious! It was an enjoyable afternoon. Also, I heard about their tea sessions during some afternoons. That sounded like it could be a nice outing to try. Thanks Fairview Dining Room!

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Durham, North Carolina
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21 reviews 21 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

The Fairview, the restaurant in the Washington Duke Inn, is one of my favorite restaurants in Durham. It has old world charm and new world flavors with a farm to table concept, an excellent chef, and great entrees and food items. The wine list is also one of the best in the area, with many outstanding choices. The service is... More 

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Greensboro, North Carolina
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38 reviews 38 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

My wife and I had wonderful experiences with the quality of both the food and the service at this restaurant, having eaten there twice this weekend. It is a bit pricey for the area but the food is excellent.

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Boston, Massachusetts
14 reviews 14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

Had drinks in the adjacent bar - lots of activity and cozy setting. Dining room was formal but not stuffy - several kids and families enjoying upscale Christmas weekend dinner. Food was interesting and well presented.

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24 reviews 24 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

Had a great dinner off their special New Year's Eve menu. Our party had a variety of dishes and all were outstanding through each course. Happy New Year!

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Durham NC
3 reviews 3 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2014

My husband and I are regulars at the Washington Duke's bar and grill, where the service is invariably good and the food enjoyable. We thought the Christmas Eve dinner at the more formal Fairview would be a lovely event. We were wrong. Our reservation was for 8:30. It was clear from the start that our waiter was trying hard, but... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014

This restaurant has definitely declined in the past several years. The service and the atmosphere have changed, and also the overall experience. I dined there thus evening ... as soon as as we were seated the waiter brought a chef tasting to the table ..., Actually before we took our coats off. I ordered the sea bass ... it was... More 

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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81 reviews 81 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014

I recently had the opportunity to dine at The Washington Duke Inn for afternoon tea. From the moment I entered the hotel, all the staff members were friendly and directed me to the restaurant. There was a nice area to sit by the fireplace with couches and chairs while you wait for others to arrive. The restaurant also overlooks the... More 

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fearrington village, n.c.
19 reviews 19 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

We celebrated my wife's birthday at the Washington Duke Inn's Fairview Dining Room with two of our adult children and the reaction from all was extremely favorable. We are already planning a return visit. It provides a perfect mixture of delicious food, an expansive menu, ambiance, and friendly wait staff. We could find no fault with anything.

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Mount Holly
3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

my co worker and I were in for business in the area. I wanted to support this wonderful restaurant and we were over the top thrilled and pleased with every bit of the experience. The hospitality was impeccable from Hello, the server and service was outstanding and very professional. the food was to die for, each and every bite. the... More 

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Additional Information about Fairview

Address: 3001 Cameron Boulevard, Washington Duke Inn & Golf Club, Durham, NC 27705
Phone Number: 919.493.6699
Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  Durham
Open Hours:
Sunday 6:30 am - 10:00 pm
Monday 6:30 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday 6:30 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday 6:30 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday 6:30 am - 10:00 pm
Friday 6:30 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday 6:30 am - 10:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 35 - 80
Cuisine: American, Contemporary

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