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3001 Cameron Blvd, Durham, NC 27705
(919) 493-6699
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Ranked #38 of 653 Restaurants in Durham
Price range: $35 - $80
Sun - Sat 7:00 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
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014 NEW

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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75 reviews 75 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 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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Far Hills, NJ
14 reviews 14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014

Very nice room overlooking the golf course. Gigantic cups of coffee, made to order eggs and omelets (I had egg white veggie omelet and it was delicious)!

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North, South Carolina
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111 reviews 111 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

Sunday brunch at the Fairview in the Washington Duke Inn can't be beat in Durham. Friendly, delicious, quiet, just a special place for a wonderful meal. The brunch menu offers many choices and has the added surprise of a dessert bar. The piano player will take requests which makes for a special personal experience. The gardens, the inn, and grounds... More 

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Hampstead, North Carolina
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27 reviews 27 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

Want a nice afternoon tea? Available in the Fairview dining area that is delicious and accommodating as well. Wonderful brunch with a buffet style desserts which are all delicious. Wonderful dinner with selection from local farmers/produce

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Durham, North Carolina
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2014

I called in reservations for 8 people for lunch to celebrate my son's graduation from Lower School to Middle School. We arrived at 12:00 noon and were seated by 12:15 noon. Orders were taken by 12:20 pm and by 1:30 pm. 3 people in our party received lunch and 5 did not. The kids and my elderly mother order the... More 

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Raleigh, NC
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29 reviews 29 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2014

My husband and I dined at the Fairview Dining Room at the Washington Duke Inn with friends on a Saturday night. Although it was very crowded, we were seated right away. The staff was very professional. However, the service was excruciatingly slow. When a request was made for refills or a condiment, it took way too long to receive the... More 

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Reston, Virginia
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73 reviews 73 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2014

I've been to the Fairview Dining Room on numerous occasions because it is convenient to the Duke University campus, but it usually doesn't warrant a four-star rating. The service is sometimes sloppy (for this caliber of a restaurant), and the food can be disappointing--I've had terrible salads, and sometimes their vegetarian meals are bland. It is a great ambiance, and... More 

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Additional Information about Fairview

Address: 3001 Cameron Blvd, Durham, NC 27705
Phone Number: (919) 493-6699
Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  Durham
Open Hours:
Sunday 7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday 7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday 7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday 7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday 7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday 7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday 7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 35 - 80
Cuisine: American, Contemporary

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