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Fairview Dining Room

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3001 Cameron Boulevard, Washington Duke Inn & Golf Club, Durham, NC 27705 (Science Drive)
(919) 490-0999
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6:00 am - 11:00 am
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 6:00 am - 11:00 am
Sat - Sun 6:00 am - 12:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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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Good for:
Fine Dining
Romance
Doing business
Special occasions
Entertaining clients

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

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Visitor rating
  • 34
    Excellent
  • 14
    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
Great Food, Service, and Experience

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed January 16, 2015
Megan M
Good for:
  • Fine Dining
  • Romance
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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58 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Palo Alto, California
Top Contributor
214 reviews 214 reviews
132 restaurant reviews
134 helpful votes 134 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
Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 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
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15 reviews 15 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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Senior Contributor
38 reviews 38 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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
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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 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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95 reviews 95 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
73 helpful votes 73 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.
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19 reviews 19 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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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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: (919) 490-0999

Price and Cuisine

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

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Good for: Romance, Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients

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
6:00 am - 12:00 pm
Monday
6:00 am - 11:00 am
Tuesday
6:00 am - 11:00 am
Wednesday
6:00 am - 11:00 am
Thursday
6:00 am - 11:00 am
Friday
6:00 am - 11:00 am
Saturday
6:00 am - 12:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?