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Nana's Restaurant

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2514 University Dr, Ste 104, Durham, NC 27707-2156
+1 919-493-8545
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  • Excellent74%
  • Very good16%
  • Average6%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
Travelers talk about
“risotto” (46 reviews)
“tasting menu” (24 reviews)
“gravlax” (5 reviews)
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5:00 pm - 10:00 pmAll hours
American, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
2514 University Dr, Ste 104, Durham, NC 27707-2156
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Reviewed June 6, 2016

First I want to say the food was very tasty...however, it wasn't what I ordered, and there is NO excuse for the restaurant/kitchen not to inform the customer that the items on the menu are no longer available. I ordered swordfish over fiddleheads, actually ordered...More

1  Thank searchinggreatfood
Reviewed June 6, 2016

We tried this restaurant based on friend's recommendation and it was really good. Our waiter was very helpful sharing some suggestions. The risotto appetizer was not prepared following the traditional Italian method because it was not super creamy and the rice was chewy but the...More

Thank benooch67
Reviewed June 2, 2016 via mobile

My family and I went there for lunch. Was pleasantly surprised at the great quality of the food. The salsa bar was absolutely fresh. I ordered the vegetarian tacos and loved it. While at college my son frequented Nanas. Great healthy options.

Thank Pdesai03151960
Reviewed June 1, 2016

We heard that this restaurant was outstanding, so we booked way ahead of time for our daughter's graduation dinner with the whole family (grandparents who flew across the country). The service was slow. I mean unacceptable. It took 1/2 an hour to get our glass...More

Thank srubinmoss
Reviewed June 1, 2016

Every meal we have had at Nana's has been excellent! It is our go to restaurant for special occasions.

Thank me88888
Reviewed May 30, 2016 via mobile

My wife and I love Nana's and it's our go-to place for a date night. Nice bar scene and you can eat at the bar or grab a table for a nice quiet dinner. You'll definitely need reservations for a table and the bar area...More

Thank Jonathan B
Reviewed May 26, 2016 via mobile

I've been dining at Nana's since 1999. The food wine and staff are exceptionally amazing every single time!!

Thank Jonesk13
Reviewed May 24, 2016

I got the Tasting Menu and it was outstanding! All dishes are very well prepared and quite tasty. The tasting menu gave me three different entrees and a yummy dessert. The wine pairings with the entrees was wonderful. Best meal I have had in a...More

Thank ryan10230
Reviewed May 23, 2016

Not a satisfying meal for the 2 in our party. Nice potential, but just flat out not delicious. For the hype, prices, and ambience you expect tastier, fulfilling dinners and salads.

Thank olsen2013
Reviewed May 20, 2016

We were there to celebrate the graduation of my son. It was difficult to get a table and it was a bit late. But it was no excuse to remove plates before having even finished and drop the check before coffees were proposed, or even...More

1  Thank Marnierh
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Dan A
Do you offer vegetarian entree options? if yes, please describe typical choices? Thanks!
August 13, 2016|
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Response from ryan10230 | Reviewed this property |
They do have salads. I am sure they would do their very best to accommodate you if you called or asked.
How much is the tasting menu and will it serve 2
June 1, 2016|
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Response from Joe B | Reviewed this property |
I/we did not have the tasting menu although it was highly recommended. I believe the pricing of the tasting menu is per individual and an additional charge for wine parings.
Eric D
dress code?
September 1, 2015|
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Response from RickL909 | Reviewed this property |
Don't believe there's a dress code. Business casual would be appropriate.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$20 - $80
Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Business meetings, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Large groups, Romantic
Open Hours
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2514 University Dr, Ste 104, Durham, NC 27707-2156
    (James St.)
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  Durham
  • Phone Number: +1 919-493-8545
  • E-mail
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