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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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Sun - Sat 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Sat - Sun 10:30 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Lunch, Brunch, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for: Romantic, Special occasions, Business meetings
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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  • 43
    Excellent
  • 20
    Very good
  • 8
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 3
    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
A NICE Change!

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
Nonnie6
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Williamsburg, Virginia
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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.

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Thank Lucia h
Williamsburg, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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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Thank Nonnie6
NC
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29 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

The ambiance and service were great, but I'm not so impressed by the food. The salads were great. But, the entrees (crabcake -- too much mayo, lamb shank -- too sweet, chicken -- not flavorful), served lukewarm, were not upto the level of caliber of such a restaurant.

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Thank FTravelerNC
Murfreesboro, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2015

We had an elegant dinner in a wonderful setting. Friendly service and truly fresh and tasty food. An excellent dining experience.

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Thank KevinWax
Durham, North Carolina
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2015

A ball room with 100s of people and noise levels that made conversation difficult. A buffet with dried out turkey and beef too tough to chew and all for only $100 a head plus a mandatory 19% gratuity (unannounced and for a buffet). I have written more than 50 reviews of restaurants for Tripadvisor, Take my word for it when... More 

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Thank BennettG
Apex, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2015

What an enjoyable visit with friends celebrating pending new arrivals. We enjoyed mimosa's and a wonderful selection of entrees. The brunch is three courses. Starters include the WDI famous corn chowder a must have, salad and more. The 1st course was served with a basket full of mini breads and cheese biscuits. We had a variety of entrees ordered from... More 

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Thank Jullie C
Durham, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2015

Food and ambience is excellent. Great menu. Beautiful setting 5 star....service rates a 4 out of 5. You might see a celebrity eating at the next table. Have fun.

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Thank Maureen B
North Carolina
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2015

We dined at the Fairview recently for their early prix fixe Dinner at Dusk. The Fairview staff is always in top form, greeting and attending to their guests in a very gracious way. We opted for some of our WDI favorites -- caesar salad, shrimp and corn chowder, crab cakes -- on this occasion. The chowder is the Fairview's signature... More 

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Thank ThreeRosettes70
Raleigh, North Carolina
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37 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

We booked a weekend package with dinner included and were not disappointed. Our dinners were wonderful, especially the add-on crab cakes on our salads. Delicious lump crab, what a value! The entire service staff was very courteous and attentive. The piano player knew our requests and eating in a well-appointed dining room is rare these days. It was truly a... More 

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Thank BonVivantduJour
Northern New Jersey
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29 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

Our 2 dinners here , one in June and one in July were very good. The diningroom is very comfortable. Service was gracious and efficient and the food was quite good. Because the menu is limited, the next 2 times we stayed at the WA Duke, we opted to eat elsewhere. I would suggest that they shake things up with... More 

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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: Romantic, Special occasions, Business meetings

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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