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Fairview Dining Room

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3001 Cameron Boulevard, Washington Duke Inn & Golf Club, Durham, NC 27705 (Science Drive)
+1 919-493-6699
11:30 - 22:00
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Sun - Sat 11:30 - 22:00
Sat - Sun 10:30 - 22:00
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Newport Beach, California
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331 reviews
110 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 138 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

this restaurant could not be more favorably placed - in a great hotel, near Duke with a fine view of the terrace and golf course. The menu is excellent with varied offerings. The food is good not fabulous. Our service was very poor - a three hour meal of waiting punctuated by almost apologetic over solicitous inquiries as to "how... More 

Thank beentheretooo
Raleigh, North Carolina
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629 reviews
306 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 360 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 December 2016

I recently had brunch at The Fairview Dining Room. It exceeded my expectations. Being the holiday season, both the hotel and restaurant were decorated beautifully. There was also a piano player for brunch. The brunch menu is three courses and the price depends on your entree but for the price listed you get a beverage, an appetizer, the entree and... More 

Thank NCTraveler2015
North Carolina
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194 reviews
147 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 November 2016

We hadn't been to the Fairview for some time but enjoyed a dinner there very recently. We started with the Caesar Salad and Fall Salad, both quite wonderful. We were longing for Shrimp and Grits and they were truly remarkable in Jason Cunningham's new rendition with Pimiento Cheese. The grits were super-smooth, and everything about the dish came together beautifully.... More 

Thank ThreeRosettes70
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154 reviews
114 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 November 2016 via mobile

While happy to find a Thanksgiving buffet at a nice hotel, the experience was closer to Golden Corral but at eight times the price. Unfortunately the beautiful turkey and prime rib were almost inedible. The beef was still raw and the turkey was tough from lack of cooking. While the rest of the menu sounded great on paper, most of... More 

Thank MikeInUSA
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104 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016

Ignore the mixed reviews and visit the Fairview Dining Room within the Washington Duke Inn for the Dinner at Dusk. This happens from 05:30 PM - 06:30 PM and offers a luxurious dining experience for an affordable price of approximately $35 per person for a three course meal. What more can ask for? The place is quite nice and the... More 

Thank Boris E
Hilton Head, South Carolina
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241 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 151 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 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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76 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 July 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
2 reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 June 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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134 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 June 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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513 reviews
167 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 520 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 May 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 

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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
US$35 - US$80
American, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Private Dining, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Business meetings
Open Hours
11:30 - 22:00
10:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
10:30 - 22:00
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
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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