G2B
G2B

G2B

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.g2b-restaurant.com/
  • Phone: (919) 251-9451
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Tuesday-Friday 11:30am-2:00pm, Sunday 12:00pm-4:30pm
    Dinner: Tuesday, Wednesday, Sunday 5:00pm - 9:00pm
    Dinner: Thursday, Friday, Saturday 5:00pm - 10:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Comfort Food, Gastro Pub, Contemporary American
  • Executive Chef: Carrie Schleiffer
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Entertainment, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Entertainment: Come join us for live jazz on Friday nights from 8:00 to 10:00 pm in the Lounge@G2B. Reservations are highly encouraged, please specify "jazz lounge" when booking web reservations if that is desired.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: University
  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: Large, private lot in back of office complex
A word from G2B
G2B is your feel good neighborhood Pub with outstanding food and kind, generous service. At G2B you can find a delicious array of wood fire grilled entrees, charcuterie and cheese, dynamic small plates, hand-tossed pizzas, tasty desserts, and of course a burger that you won’t soon forget, all made in house daily. Hungry or just looking for a light bite, we’ve got it. G2B boasts a bar with 14 beers on tap and 100 bottled beers so you’re sure never to grow thirsty. We also have an assortment of video games, new and classic, obviously designed for kids and adults. Great food at an approachable price in a fun, lively and modern setting is what G2B gastropub is all about. Cheers!
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Ambiance
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Service
  • Diners' Choice WinnerFit for Foodies
G2B reviews from OpenTable diners
68 reviews since July 31, 2014
Overall Rating4.3
  • Food4.3
    Service4.3
  • Ambiance4.2
    Noise LevelModerate
92% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (55)good for groups (35)neighborhood gem (26)special occasion (22)great for outdoor dining (15)hot spot (13)vibrant bar scene (13)late-night find (12)romantic (11)notable wine list (11)kid-friendly (7)great for lunch (7)great for brunch (2)Show More
  • RJRJVIP
    Dined on 11/25/2014
    Went for my daughter's birthday. Great food, great beer selection.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • G2B is amazing!
    BBoChap
    Dined on 11/21/2014
    On Friday night, a group of friends and I made a reservation at G2B to celebrate my graduation and I was so impressed by the service, decor, and of course, the delicious food. From the moment we walked in, the staff at G2B were friendly, welcoming, and extremely knowledgeable about wine/beer pairings. The food and service was absolutely phenomenal! My group and I were extremely pleased and will certainly go back again. If you haven't already been to G2B, please make a reservation today! You will not be disappointed.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, hot spot, kid-friendly, late-night find, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Definitely worth trying
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 10/24/2014
    Their charcutterie -- all made in house -- is very good overall, and some types such as the cured lamb salami, are excellent. Staff is very knowledgeable about their impressive menu of excellent beers, which includes a number of well picked North Carolina beers on draft. The setting is not very Durham-esque -- slick city type interior, and location in a suburban commercial office building -- so don't go looking for Durm Funky.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Dinner and a show
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 10/24/2014
    Went here with my in-laws and wife to dine and listen to the wonderful Mint Julep Jazz Band. The food was great and tasty, but I don't think I'll order the Afoiecalypse again or if I do, it won't be so late. Lots of food with that one.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, hot spot, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Odd atmosphere, decent food
    FoodfinderVIP
    Dined on 10/24/2014
    Went for dinner while visiting from out of town. The food was good but the atmosphere was a little strange. Many large screens showing everything from sports to Mario cart, yet it did not feel like a sports bar. I'm still not sure what to make of this place, but must admit everyone enjoyed their food, including the lamb burger, flat bread pizza,,lamb shank and scallops. It might be a better atmosphere for lunch or a weekenight dinner, just not what we were looking for at the time.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, kid-friendly
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/19/2014
    Terrific, as usual. Wonderful wait staff, fabulous food. Great selection of craft beers. Who could ask for more?
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Identity Crisis
    OpenTable Diner Since 2004VIP
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    We've been twice and both times, the overall identity of this gastro pub was explained differently. Local focus, starting a microbrewery, sports bar, seasonal ingredients, we make everything in house, we make some things in house, menu changes daily, and more. Not that a restaurant can't be some combination of the foregoing, but the identity seems dynmaic and uncertain. The food suffers as a result. There is potential here, but they haven't zeroed in on it just yet. Evidenced by a pretty sparse crowd on a Saturday night.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • neighborhood hangout
    RegularVIP
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    We come often because the food is good, ambience good except a little cold and no place to have a private conversation. Translucent dividers or partitions hanging here and there would help give a sense of some quiet and ability to have a conversation without shouting. Kids video game area is cute but don't like looking at it. If you have children, leave the at home or have them sit at the table. Love watching games though!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Confused
    luvseafood
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    Good ingredient quality in combinations that should have been good but didn't deliver. Over and under seasoned, undercooked (and we like things on the rare side). The plates just weren't balanced and enjoyable - they just felt confused. Would like to like this place, but we won't be going back.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Stale environment, great food
    Scott
    Dined on 10/9/2014
    I found the place a bit of a conundrum. I expect a restaurant with a name like Gastro Pub to have great food and a great atmosphere that's laid back. Instead, the desire for this place appears to be upscale-trendy with huge open spaces and service that is a bit upper echelon. On the flip side, the food was absolutely phenomenal. The design and service fell short for me, the food did not.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Fantastic Burger
    lunchproVIP
    Dined on 10/8/2014
    We had amazing service. We had a concert to go to so our server made sure everything come out super fast. Delicious salads and burgers and incredible beer list. I broke the trend at my table and ordered a glass of rose which was also very tasty.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Meal!
    NCHokiefoodie
    Dined on 10/7/2014
    Great Food, Good beer, great service and amazing ambiance. The dessert (sticky pudding) was especially brilliant!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delicious!
    trekkie
    Dined on 10/5/2014
    Lamb Shank was unbelievable. One of the best dishes we have tasted. The soup was great, the foie gras was delectable. I loved the frozen passion fruit mousse too. This is a great restaurant. The chef is very creative and skilled. If I am in the area, I will definitely make it a point to eat there again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    Always love this place, our server was very attentive and we love the chef, Carrie is awesome! Every time we come here we have a great experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    We thought that the food was good but would have liked to have seen some more interesting small plates on the menu. Also more salads...there was only one on the menu.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellence Epitomized
    DurhamDiner007
    Dined on 9/25/2014
    First time dining at G2B. I had heard great things about this lesser-known gem from some friends of mine and finally managed to make a trip. The experience was incredible. Top-notch service, not only from our waiter, but also from other members of the wait staff who would drop food off at the table with a smile and answer any questions we had about a particular plate (i.e. charcuterie selection). G2B boasts an amazing beer selection—probably one of the best around. But the food is the star here. Chef Carrie and her team have compiled an incredible menu with local offerings showcasing a number of exciting flavors. Each plate was a gastronomic adventure and I cannot wait to go back for more.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Better and better
    mysons27705VIP
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    Chef Carrie at G2B Gastro Pub just rocks the Casbah. This has to be our new fave locally, even better than Mateo. We've been there several times and it keeps getting better. Last night I loved a braised lamb shank served in a small cast iron pot over polenta cooked with ricotta, cashews, dried cherries, and spices. It was an amazing combo of tastes, reminded me a little of a Morocan tangine. Her wedge salad is actually an inch thick circular slice thru the lettuce, with bacon, crumbled bleu cheese, and little tomatoes. You can cut into into it and eat it like a steak. Just perfect food and service.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    Our favorite restaurant. Love the changing menu and beer lists but nice to have regular menu items as well. Service is terrific and prices are very fair, considering the high quality of the fare. Bravo!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Location is odd, but worth the find
    arnettchicago
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    It was my first time here, but I had heard good things. The place is kind of hard to find, and in an obscure building. However, after walking in I found the ambiance quite beautiful. Food was fantastic, service was good, and I will definitely go back. We ordered a bunch of small plates and shared at the table. Overall a fun night.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, late-night find, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Food was great.
    noodles
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    Had the Arugula salad and it was delicious, especially the hazelnuts were amazingly toasted.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • G2B
    Katina
    Dined on 9/11/2014
    Terrific sandwich - great service - thoroughly enjoyed it!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, romantic, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Still top quality
    FoodFiendVIP
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    The attention to detail is very evident in everything that we ate. The lamb shank was very tasty, with a wonderful sauce. Using fresh local ingredients pays off; it was accompanied by fresh goat cheese stuffed in pasta, which was delicious. The red snapper was perfectly cooked, and also came with a flavorful sauce, and fortunately, a spoon to eat it! The only disappointments were the mussels (highly overrated) and the homemade scones, which had little flavor. However the pretzel rolls were very good. We had two great desserts:, an elaborate chocolate concoction with dark cherries and homemade ginger ice cream. The wine list is not extensive but there is always something serviceable. The wood-fired pizza seems gone from the menu.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Noisy but worth it.
    Moon
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    Went here with 2 friends and my husband. Food was imaginative and delicious, well presented. Good selection of beer and wine. Service was extraordinary. Noise level too high for intimate dinner but we managed. Our friends were impressed with G2B, their first time there.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Overpriced for what you get
    gastrophile
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    My overall impression of this place is that it was a bit pretentious and overpriced for what basically amounts to dressed up bar food. The appetizers were reasonably good but not spectacular and the flatbread was well ... flat. I've definitely had better food and beer/wine for much less.
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  • OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    The grilled octopus was a very enjoyable appetizer. We always love to split the lamb burger with blue cheese (yum).
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • MichelleVIP
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    First time to G2B and will be going back soon. Food was excellent and Clay our server was very knowledgable.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, late-night find, hot spot
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 42 ratings-only reviews submitted since July 31, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.3
    • Food4.3
    • Ambiance4.4
    • Service4.3
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 304 reviews are from the G2B reviews archive.
  • LCinFL
    Dined on 7/27/2014
    Travel to Durham frequently & now I have a new restaurant to re-visit!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food and service
    vbeachbum
    Dined on 7/23/2014
    Chilled Smoked Corn Soup, Dry-Rubbed Hickory Grilled Steak Hanger, Shrimp and Pancetta Flatbread were excellent. There were more than enough options. I like the ticker tape menu above the kitchen area and we plan to go back when the nano brewery opens soon. The waiter was very knowledgeable about the beer and suggested the perfect one for my husband to try. I noticed that they have a Summer Music series and Special Events that look very interesting. Will definitely be back AGAIN!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    The ambience was non-existent. The restaurant was less than half full, yet it took 3 requests to get seated in the area we wanted. While we waited the 15 minutes required to be seated in the middle, the bar tender brought us ice water and a drink menu and never returned to get our drink order. By the time we were seated and got a good look at the very limited menu, we decided to leave and go elsewhere. First time I was not pleased with an Open Table reservation.
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  • Love!!
    bullcitycocoVIP
    Dined on 6/26/2014
    This place is awesome. The food is soooooo good! Service is pretty good, but some nights are better than others. Location's a little weird but I like the decor. Great place to go for a fun, creative, delicious meal.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good burgers
    bookladyVIP
    Dined on 6/26/2014
    I have had lunch here at least a couple times. I like the burgers but wish they had a little more variety on the menu. I would like to see them add some other types of sandwiches such as French Dip, tuna melt, Philly steak sandwich, etc. or dishes such as macaroni and cheese or savory crepes. The atmosphere is pleasant and service was good.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great place for business lunch
    kdawg
    Dined on 6/18/2014
    It really is a great place for a business lunch. The food is excellent and the wait staff is the best in the area. Just a great, upscale place for a business lunch.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Perfect food, amazing service!
    Ally
    Dined on 6/13/2014
    Went on a Friday to see the live jazz band in the back. Everything was perfect: food, wine, and especially excellent service. The band was great and they actually keep the live band in a separate room away from the main dining area. I would suggest asking if there is live music, since it seemed to be almost tucked away back there with not much advertisement. G2B is great. Would highly recommend and we will definitely return.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
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  • A great experience
    trianglemanVIP
    Dined on 6/8/2014
    The Lamb burger here is to die for, so is pretty much everything I've tried on their menu.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, hot spot, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good Food
    foodiefromcarrboro
    Dined on 6/7/2014
    The food was good, really liked the steak, cooked perfectly! Service was good and they had nice seating outside. Great beer list, great cocktails as well. Would recommend giving this place a try!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Second time around
    KittyVIP
    Dined on 6/7/2014
    We've had brunch at G2B but not dinner. We all enjoyed the special restaurant week menu. The food was wonderful. Very nice options. We will be back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good
    Faithful
    Dined on 6/7/2014
    This visit was good; including food appearance, taste, temperature. Service was OK. Enjoyed visits before better than this one.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, late-night find, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fine Dinner for Four
    chridan
    Dined on 6/5/2014
    Fairly regular lunch customers, we introduced good friends (and longtime Durham residents) to G2B which they did not know of. We all agreed that the food and service were outstanding. And we had only the options available for the Triangle Restaurant Week prix fix menu. All those other inviting items listed on the menu await our next dinner visit! And there will be another visit!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • prime
    Dined on 6/5/2014
    First the seating.. . My wife and I asked to be seated outside. There was only one other table occupied outside and we were placed right next to them. They were clearly loud but the hostess did not seem to care. Next the Beer. . . While the beer list was extensive they were out of three of the beers that I really wanted to try. The Food. . While the pea soup was good, it was served to me without a spoon. By the time the waiter gave me a spoon (7-8 min) the soup was cold. For the main course we ordered the mahi mahi tuna and the duck. Both dishes were very over cooked. As for the deserts the black sesame ice cream was good but everything else tasted processed and not home made. I really expected more quality the money.
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  • TRW successful trial
    Glad2bHereVIP
    Dined on 6/3/2014
    TRW provided the opportunity to enjoy G2B and we were impressed with the experience. We had been to the 3 previous ventures in that space and I was reluctant to try again. However, TRW incented us to try G2B. The good news is that we will be back and I have already recommended to several friends.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate