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3001 Cameron Blvd, Durham, NC 27705-1059
(919) 490-0999
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Ranked #60 of 640 restaurants in Durham
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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
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45 reviews from our community

84% Recommend
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English first
Hampstead, North Carolina
Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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
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
Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 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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66 reviews 66 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 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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New Bern, Nc
15 reviews 15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2014

My husband and I were celebrating a special birthday for him so we drove to Durham from New Bern to see a concert at DPAC and have a special dinner. We chose the Fairview restaurant at the Washington Duke Inn. The decor was stunning and the entire waitstaff was very attentive. Our specific waiter was helpful and knowledgeable about the... More

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Top Contributor
132 reviews 132 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
118 helpful votes 118 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2014

Atmosphere and decor, including classical pianist, was very nice for Sunday brunch. Food was innovative and fairly priced for quality. Monkfish and goat eggs benedict superb, as were desserts, soups and salad. Only slight negative was pace of service, slow to remove plates when finished and coffee refills and bringing check even after requested. Fix those small flaws and perhaps... More

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Tampa, Florida
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59 reviews 59 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2014

The service was perfectly good and the wine list was not bad, but the food was absolutely nothing special. I started with the chowder, which was fine and then had the crabcakes which were nothing special despite being their specialty dish. On top of that, it was fairly expensive and I simply expected more.

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Durham, North Carolina
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37 reviews 37 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2014

The Fairview is simply the finest dining experience anywhere in the Triangle region of NC....and maybe on the planet. Don Ball, the manager, is a bright, innovative, customer-focused restaurateur with tremendous experience and a superior reputation in our community. The entire staff works to make the dining experience gracious, classy, relaxing and delicious. They will "move heaven and earth" to... More

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Oxford, NC
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130 reviews 130 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
77 helpful votes 77 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2014

Just like the hotel (see my separate review) the Fairview has stepped up its game. Our meal there was excellent. The grit cakes appetizer was perfectly prepared. I ordered the crabcake which was light and fluffy and crammed with lump crab meat. The sauce was superb. My wife ordered the filet mignon which was cooked to the highest standard. The... More

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Senior Contributor
48 reviews 48 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2013 via mobile

On a college tour we had the opportunity to have dinner at the Fairview. We just arrived and it was getting late, we thought we would just eat at the hotel. The service was excellent as was the food. The shrimp and grits were excellent. The crab cakes were all crab meat. The sweet potato made an excellent accompaniment. The... More

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