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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
Closed now
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Sun - Sat 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Sat - Sun 10:30 am - 10:00 pm
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Hilton Head, South Carolina
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402 reviews
237 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 145 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 15, 2016 via mobile

The mixed reviews were curious but seemed to center on Sunday brunch so, staying at the WD Inn we reserved a table by a window... Upon arriving we were walked through an elegant dinning room and seated by a window... Service was impeccable... Our appetizer salad (strawberry & fig),split in the kitchen, was fresh, delicious and big enough to split...... More 

Thank DocHarrisHHI
Durham, North Carolina
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 25, 2016

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
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2 of 5 bubbles 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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117 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 487 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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 bubbles 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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127 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 153 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles 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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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
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1 of 5 bubbles 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.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
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
Romantic, Large groups, Special occasions, Business meetings
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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