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Fairview Dining Room

American, Contemporary
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3001 Cameron Blvd, Washington Duke Inn & Golf Club, Durham, NC 27705-1059 (Science Drive)
+1 919-493-6699
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Sat - Sun 10:30 am - 10:00 pm
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Durham, North Carolina
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75 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Located in the Washington Duke Inn, the Fairview is a high class restaurant that serves amazing food. While not cheap it also is not exorbitant. We've eaten there several times and always been thrilled -- from the food, to the decor, to the serving staff. A great place all around --- Highly Recommened.

Thank dukedad
2 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2016

The Fairview Dining Room creates a wonderful setting and I especially like taking out of town guest there. I have always enjoyed the afternoon tea. I was there in June with my family of 11 for brunch. I am sorry to say that many of us were very disappointed with the quality of our meals: the salmon was dry, the... More 

Thank Sally W
North Carolina
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114 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2016

My friend and I were here for lunch during Restaurant Week. The ambience, décor and service are all impeccable. The food is delicious. I started with the WA Shrimp, Bacon and Corn Chowder which was tasty and just enough to not fill us up before the entrée. We both had the grilled salmon with the beet puree and cucumbers. I... More 

Thank NorthCarolinaSandie
Calgary, Canada
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443 reviews
150 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 455 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2016

We were fortunate to be invited for dinner by friends whom were regulars at the Fairview. The setting is very elegant and the service was impeccable. The dishes were artfully presented but more importantly the food was very tasty. Portions were generous for the average apatite. There was a large parking lot that was free within two minutes walk. The... More 

Thank FunOnly
Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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45 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2016

Review is under Washington Duke Inn and Golf Club. The restaurant is the best we have eaten in since our return from France several years ago and more than equals French cuisine. Please see my complete review under Washington Duke Inn and Golf Club.

Thank ghminiter
Centerville, Ohio
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2016

We dined in the Washington Duke Fairview Room and had an exceptional meal. Service was top notch as well!

Thank fsjake29
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234 reviews
126 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 151 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2016

I’ve been to many great restaurants and hotels in my 70 years. This hotel restaurant is not one of them. Another person wrote that this was the worst service they have ever experienced. Let me add my experience to that. I’ve had some poor service in other places, but not at places that purport to be the top hotel in... More 

Thank wandaMPa
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31 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2016

I have visited the WaDuke as we call it at least 10 times for afternoon tea, lunch, and dinner. Dressing up and going for afternoon tea is one of my favorite things to do in Durham. The tea sandwiches, sweets and scones are always delicious and the atmosphere is great.

Thank Zoë B
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2016

I've gone to this restaurant at least 5 times and every single time I have gotten TERRIBLE service. Most of the waiters are extremely rude and inattentive, on top of that the food if very over priced.

2 Thank Lucia h
Williamsburg, Virginia
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51 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2016

Wanted to meet a dear friend for Saturday brunch while traveling through Durham and this was the perfect place! We spent nearly 3 hours enjoying a glass of wine, delightful food, and lots of conversation. Our server, Marc, was in training but anxious to make sure we had a great experience and checked with his supervisor whenever he was unsure.... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$35 - $80
American, Contemporary
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar, Serves Alcohol
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Large groups, Business meetings, Special occasions, Romantic
Open Hours
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
10:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
10:30 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3001 Cameron Blvd, Washington Duke Inn & Golf Club, Durham, NC 27705-1059
    (Science Drive)
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  Durham
  • Phone Number: +1 919-493-6699
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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