We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

“Very nice for what it is”
Review of Brightleaf Square

Brightleaf Square
Reviewed July 14, 2012

It's small and quaint but has some lovely shops and very good places to eat.

Thank MZ07040
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Write a ReviewReviews (158)
Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Language
  • More languages
All reviews
"tobacco warehouse"
in 9 reviews
"across the street"
in 13 reviews
"interesting shops"
in 5 reviews
"the mexican restaurant"
in 4 reviews
"casual night"
in 2 reviews
"bright leaf"
in 4 reviews
"outdoor seating"
in 5 reviews
"pretty place"
in 2 reviews
"downtown area"
in 3 reviews
"walk around"
in 5 reviews
"great parking"
in 2 reviews
"imported"
in 9 reviews
"jewelry"
in 5 reviews
"browsing"
in 4 reviews
"dippers"
in 2 reviews
"businesses"
in 4 reviews
"renovation"
in 5 reviews
Filter

149 - 153 of 158 reviews

Reviewed June 21, 2012

If you are looking for unique gifts visit this shopping area. When you get hungry you have a choice of Greek, Mexican, Italian, Brazilian, Asian, desserts, pizza...

If you park in one of the parking lots take your parking ticket with you because many of the restaurants validate the parking.

Check their website because during the summer they have live music in the courtyard. You can sit outside listen to the music and watch people dance. Bring your chair!

What some people don't know is that beside the Brazilian Steakhouse is a small parking lot so you may luck out and find a parking space.

As for shopping, everything from a unique record shop to handcrafted jewelry.

Thank atina1
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed February 12, 2012

This converted tobacco factory is now a charming little area for shopping, dining and offices. It is quite well maintained and makes for an enjoyable, relaxing environment for strolling around and popping into shops. I went just to check it out and wound up getting a bunch of great clothes that I know will be the new favorites in my closet.

1  Thank NYCTraveler185
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed March 15, 2009

If you stay in Durham anyway, it's something to keep you occupied for a couple of hours or so, it is pretty but far too small and has mainly arty and specialist shops. It's main redeeming feature is that it is at walking distance (a rare occurrance in the US) from the hotel. I would not go out of my way to come here though. In my opinion, the main reason to come here is the Mexican restaurant which offered very good value and Margharitas which we could enjoy since we were not driving.

2  Thank CeeNetherlands
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
See more reviews
Reviewed March 30, 2017
Google Translation

This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Been to Brightleaf Square? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing