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Fairview Dining Room

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American, Contemporary
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3001 Cameron Boulevard, Washington Duke Inn & Golf Club, Durham, NC 27705 (Science Drive)
+1 919-493-6699
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11:30 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Sat - Sun 10:30 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Brunch, Dinner, Lunch, Reservations
Description: The Fairview Dining Room has come to define Durham fine dining with its...
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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  • 38
    Excellent
  • 17
    Very good
  • 7
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    5 of 5 stars
Ladies Brunch on the patio!

The patio provides a beautiful atmosphere so tranquil overlooking the 18th hole of the Duke University Golf Course. Enjoyed bloody Mary's and a wonderful dining experience. Service was precise and relaxed. We did not feel rushed and lingered for two hours visiting. It was restaurant week so the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 8, 2015
Jullie C
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Apex, North Carolina
via mobile
Good for:
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
  • Romantic
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Apex, North Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015 via mobile

The patio provides a beautiful atmosphere so tranquil overlooking the 18th hole of the Duke University Golf Course. Enjoyed bloody Mary's and a wonderful dining experience. Service was precise and relaxed. We did not feel rushed and lingered for two hours visiting. It was restaurant week so the brunch menu and restaurant week menu were offered. Enjoyed the Cristo sandwich,... More 

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Virginia Beach, VA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

Fairview Dining Room in the Washington Duke Inn was a great choice for an anniversary dinner with my wife. Uncrowded, unhurried, beautiful ambience, live piano player - and food and service that were top-notch. We made it a seafood night, with red snapper for me and scallops for my wife. We both raved about the presentation and tastes. Service by... More 

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Beckley, West Virginia, United States
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 256 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015

Taking advantage of the cool dry weather in Durham over the past few days, we took my mother out to breakfast at the Fairview for her birthday. Pretty empty on a summer Monday morning. The interior was dark and formal, while the outdoor patio had great views of the Duke golf course. The three of us had a breakfast burrito,... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015

We enjoyed a lovely afternoon tea with friends. The waiter was attentive and promptly took our beverage orders. There was a reasonable selection of teas. The sandwiches were ok but needed a bit more filling. Scones were tasty but thin and difficult to slice without breaking into pieces. Lemon curd and cream were very good. The dining room is really... More 

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Grandy, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

Absolutely delicious! Everything is well above fantastic here. The service is impeccable and gracious. Very elegant.

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North SF Bay
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

There were 5 of us for dinner on a Friday night. We sat outside and it was in a magical setting - overlooking the greens with twinkling lights. We had swordfish, duck, lamb and 2 filet mignons. We ordered 2 wines, salads and had to polish off our sumptuous meals with some shared desserts - pistachio pavlova, pineapple upside down... More 

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Durham, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

The Fairview Restaurant in the Washington Duke Inn on Duke University's campus is by far the best restaurant I have ever been to. The food, the service, the atmosphere. It is expensive, but well worth the price. We have been there for dinner, lunch, brunch, sat outside and inside. It is very quiet, very elegant, impeccable service. Everyone goes out... More 

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Palo Alto, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 144 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

We checked in late at the hotel and ate here mostly out of convenience. It was fine, but really nothing memorable. The staff was maybe a bit too eager to be helpful and at some point I just wanted to be left to enjoy the meal. The setting is lovely and they seemed to be able to accommodate the needs... More 

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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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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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Additional Information about Fairview Dining Room

Address: 3001 Cameron Boulevard, Washington Duke Inn & Golf Club, Durham, NC 27705
Phone Number: +1 919-493-6699
Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  Durham
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:30 am - 10:00 pm  10:30 am - 10:00 pm
Monday 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Friday 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday 11:30 am - 10:00 pm  10:30 am - 10:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 35 - 80
Cuisine: American, Contemporary

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 3001 Cameron Boulevard, Washington Duke Inn & Golf Club, Durham, NC 27705
    (Science Drive)
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  Durham
  • Phone Number: +1 919-493-6699

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 35 - 80
  • Cuisine: American, Contemporary

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Good for: Doing business, Special occasions, Romantic

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.
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
10:30 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
10:30 am - 10:00 pm

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