Parizade
Parizade

Parizade

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://parizadedurham.com/
  • Phone: 9192869712
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 2:30pm; Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:30pm - 10:00pm, Friday & Saturday: 5:30pm - 11:00pm, Sunday: 5:30pm - 9:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Seafood, Mediterranean
  • Executive Chef: Robert Adams
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Smoking Area, Smoking Area (bar only), Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: They offer small and large catering options, from deliveries to full off-site catering services.
  • Private Party Facilities: They offer three areas. The Board Room is fully private, 20ppl. The Club is fully private with a private bar and bathrooms, 60ppl. The Courtyard is fully private with a waterfall and trees, 250ppl.
  • Private Party Contact: Jennifer McGowan 9192869712

Getting there

  • Parking: Private Lot
A word from Parizade
Parizade is Mediterranean inspired culinary creations. A vast open kitchen spans the length of the restaurant. Surreal art by Henryk Fantazos adorns the walls and ceiling. Parizade is truly the crowning jewel of Giorgios Hospitality Group. *Large parties, please call the restaurant at 919-286-9712*
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Overall
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Ambiance
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Service
Parizade reviews from OpenTable diners
163 reviews since May 20, 2014
Overall Rating4.5
  • Food4.5
    Service4.5
  • Ambiance4.5
    Noise LevelModerate
97% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (105)fit for foodies (84)great for outdoor dining (69)good for groups (68)romantic (64)neighborhood gem (58)notable wine list (53)great for lunch (44)great for brunch (17)vibrant bar scene (15)hot spot (14)late-night find (9)kid-friendly (7)scenic view (7)Show More
  • Consistent
    TVHG
    Dined on 9/10/2014
    As always, the food was excellent and the atmosphere welcoming
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • avoid the buffet
    food23
    Dined on 9/7/2014
    I was unfortunate to have made a reservation on a night they had a buffet, who knew. 29 dollars was too much. Most of the food was cold and the 12 dollar sangria cocktail was disappointing.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best in town
    YummyTummy
    Dined on 9/7/2014
    Parizade is consistently my family's go to spot for lazy lunches or celebration nights. The staff are knowledgeable and the service impeccable. Plenty of options on the menu for vegetarians or meat eaters. Can go pasta yummy or light salad-y.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Greek Night
    Katina
    Dined on 9/7/2014
    Delicious array of wonderful Greek favorites with the ambiance of a Greek island at night...
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, late-night find, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Greek Festival
    Glad2bHereVIP
    Dined on 9/7/2014
    Excellent food and the weather cooperated. Fantastic selection with no upper limit and everything was prepared as expected. Nice Greek wines and music made for a memorable evening.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Consistently High Quality
    xpatsuitcase
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    We have eaten at Parizade several times and are never disappointed. This time we particularly enjoyed the courtyard and fountain. The calamari appetizer and the lemon gnocchi appetizer were absolutely excellent. We also had two pasta dishes (duck and lamb) and both were good and well proportioned.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Parizade
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 9/4/2014
    Excellent food. Nice decor with an open concept--greek themed food but seemed a bit Italian for decor. Not too noisy despite the high ceilings. Tables a bit close together so privacy with conversations not always possible with someone sitting right next to you. Waitress seemed to need a bit more experience--unable to pronounce most of the specials without difficulty. Never asked if we wanted appetizers or salads to start dinner.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Wonderful!!
    Salice
    Dined on 9/2/2014
    We requested outdoor seating and were pleasantly surprised when our party of 5 (including my 88 year old mother) were seated in the courtyard. The service was friendly, attentive and relaxed. We spent a lovely two and a half hours enjoying the food, the service, the ambiance and each other. It couldn't have been better!!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Pretty good, hefty price tag
    kpmoore
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    We went here for the summer tasting menu billed as a living social. ( I felt somewhat perturbed to learn that my "excellent deal" was actually the standard price for the summer tasting menu, and it was just a lure to get me in ). The good: Attentive service with excellent dinner recommendations. Excellently crafted entreés and expertly designed desserts. Summer tasting menu, triangle restaurant week menu, and theater menu are all great values. The bad: Appetizers were average, cocktails were terrible, and regular prices were offensive. Décor was fun but also somewhat tacky. Will probably come back for Triangle Restaurant week to get the dinner and dessert.
    Special Features:
    romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Not the Best but Still Good
    Bigelow
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    When we arrived it seemed to take a while before our waitress came to our table. I had purchased our dinners through a LivingSocial deal so I presented printouts of the confirmation forms which she collected. We were given special fixed price menus. I had the grilled octopus which did not appear to be grilled and was rather chewey in a lemony garlic aioli. I then had the caprese salad which consisted of two slices of tomato with two slices of fresh mozzarella with some arugula in the center with a strange sweet and sour dressing. For my main dish I got the seafood paella but was disappointed to find a rather bland mix of seafood with keilbasa sausage! The rice was yellow but I don't think it had any saffron in it. Overall it not great.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Not as good as previous visits
    DaleDine
    Dined on 8/26/2014
    I've been to Parizade a few times now. It's a favorite of a client of mine, and I must say that the meals I've had there in the past were great. This time, however, the tuna tartare tasted fishy (anyone who knows fish, knows that this is NOT the sign of fresh fish - and come on - its served raw so it MUST be fresh to be safe). The server asked the desired temp on my Berkshire pork chop - I ordered medium - it was served well-done, tough and dry.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Still a winner!
    GMFavorites
    Dined on 8/25/2014
    I have eaten at Parizade many times and it is a favorit for fine adult dining. On Monday evening I took a business visitor there and had a great experience. To start with Georgio himself met us at the door and welcomed us in. He recommended an outdoor table on a beautiful evening just at sunset. While waiting a couple of minutes for our table he surprised us with a complimentary glass of nice white wine. Our dishes of sea bass (fileted tableside) and Australian lamb were superb. Our waitress, a very pleasant and mature young lady, had studied in England in my friend's town, so they had fun sharing stories. Food, service and atmosphere were great, topped off by the exceptional treatment by the owner!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • hpnurse
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    Used a living social deal and had summer tasting menu there. Food was great and wine was very good. We sat at the bar.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent .. again
    TVHG
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    Always pleased with lunch at Parizade ... food is great, staff are helpful/friendly, and the environment is welcoming
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • fabulous deal for summer suppers
    rmsrn
    Dined on 8/19/2014
    the choice for the summer suppers was wonderful, beautifully presented and prepared. My first visit, have encouraged others to try this.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Dwayne Sayre
    Sayre
    Dined on 8/18/2014
    We come here on Monday nights for our date night. Great place.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • One of my Durham favorites
    sophocles
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    Parizade continues its fine menu, reasonable pricing and decent wine list (the $11 glass of blended Malbec was outstanding). The interior ambiance is a bit too lively for me, but our need for a quiet table was met by an outdoor table - perfect, on the balmy North Carolina evening. It provided my companion and me time to get acquainted - and the waitstaff were sensitive to this and did not "noodge" us to hurry. My lamb dish was perfectly prepared and seasoned. On this occasion, we did not sample the appetizers or salads, but I will definitely return for a fuller dinner.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2009VIP
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    Wonderful as always! The lamb and the salmon were fabulous!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Love Parizades!
    Brad
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    An excellent all around occasion place- date, group, birthday, just wine, etc. be sure to dress up though, not a place for cut off jeans and a tshirt . Great wine and excellent wait staff !
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Love Parizade!
    Ranyta
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    Always a good time at Parizade wether I am there with colleagues, friends or on a date. Service is consistently outstanding, food is excellent & their courtyard seating in the summer is wonderful! Oh! And their basil lemon drop martinis are ah-mazing!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great for Adult Dining
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 8/12/2014
    Great service, and great atmosphere for adult and business dining.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • underwhelmed
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 8/11/2014
    we came here for my husband's birthday, a rare night away from the baby. the ambiance was nice and that's about the best thing I can say about the experience. our server was very friendly and likable but she really struggled through explaining the specials and kept showing up at odd times (for example, to offer another glass of wine when our existing glasses were more than half full). it was difficult to make conversation with all the interruptions. as for the food, nothing was terrible but nothing was great either - we both felt like we could have had a better meal at home, and i'm far from an outstanding cook. for what we spent, we could have had something really special at any number of local places.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • good choice
    Tony
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    Parizade is a good choice for (really) any occasion. The food, wine list, service, ambience and over-all presentation is wonderful. You expect to pay for these features & you do. However, the value is definitely there. Enjoy your meal!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The best of the best
    Love2eat
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    Great seeing waiter friends..Igor and Charles? Been going there since its inception. Parking is a little lacking
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • wonderful!
    sadiesue
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    what an excellent dinner this past weekend. We even got to meet one of the chefs (or the only one, I don't know) and we discussed some cooking techinques. What an extra delight!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Yum
    lauren
    Dined on 7/31/2014
    We love parizade. We dine here every 1-2 months and we're never disappointed. I've never had a dish here I didn't like. Try the chocolate torte!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • prefcomm
    Dined on 7/31/2014
    "I love the feel of this place - upscale yet comfortable. I would definitely recommend and will be back. Service was top-notch - she paid us enough attention to not feel neglected, yet not too much that we felt we were being interrupted.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Reliable favorite
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 7/30/2014
    My wife and I eat at Parizade's for special occasions, and they never disappoint. This time we shared various seafood dishes including salmon and shrimp and scallop risotto. Service is always excellent.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Perfection at Parizade
    Sherri
    Dined on 7/30/2014
    Best.Dinner.Ever.Seriously. Fun, funky, eclectic decor — what kind of foods match that? Well, just the most interesting, delicious combination of flavors & aromas. We were unsure of the "Summer Tasting Menu" until we saw it: many unusual choices from appetizers, salads, tasty entrees, to amazing desserts (the molten chocolate cake is a MUST). Check their website. I can't say enough good things about this place! Our server was knowledgeable, personable, and a delightful addition to the great meal. We're making plans to go back soon.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not up to par
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 7/27/2014
    First time in Durham. May have been an off night but scallops were fishy & tuna tartare drowned in garlic. Rabbit Pasta wasn't bad. Wine list reasonable in scope & markup. Will not be repeating.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • One of our favorites
    ravikanuri
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    We enjoy our visits to Parizade. Recently, we took an out-of-town gust here and the food came to the table hot (temp) and it tasted superb. A great place to go to lunch or dinner!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Nice spot!
    GiGi0917
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    We really enjoyed the food and wine. Great service, everyone was very attentive! The steak my friend ordered was amazing. Think we will be back next time we are in town!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Lunch
    TVHG
    Dined on 7/22/2014
    The food and service both were great! This is always a go-to place for my colleagues and me.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Consistently Good
    PhiEat
    Dined on 7/21/2014
    Always enjoy dining here. Quality of food is always very good. Nice for small group of friends as you can dine, talk and not be overpowered by noise that you find in so many restaurants today. The evening that we were last there the A/C was not working when we arrived and even though it was slightly stuffy, the staff handled the challenge well. Great evening!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always Reliable
    Robert
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    We eat at Parizade several times a year, and they are always reliable. Our most recent meal began with the Parizade salad, a nice mix of greens and fruit. We split the whole NC red snapper, and it was perfectly prepared. The couple who ate with us split a fish stew, which was cold when brought out, but when we brought this to the attention of the staff, they quickly corrected the situation. And the manager gave us all a free dessert wine. Parizade is our default dinner when in Durham.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Disapointment
    HecbadVIP
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    This was our fourth visit to Parizade. The food was as good as always but the service was a BiG disappointment . We were a group of 10 people. The server (Jonathan if I remember correctly) did not take drinks order but for few of us (?) I had to ask him to take drinks orders for the whole table . Then he was in a hurry to take our order as he ask to take our order , I said yes but other people on our table were not ready, he could not hide he did not like that ... I wonder who is the customer ?Then from the beginning it was obvious we were three families, he did not ask if it was a separate check or not... So at the end he brought one check and I told him that we were three families ... He did the math wrong but I did not want to argue...
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • R2D2VIP
    Dined on 7/17/2014
    Handled a dairy food allergy extremely well. Service and food were outstanding.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A Durham Staple
    Durhamfoodie
    Dined on 7/17/2014
    Parizade is one of those places you've known for a long time and trust to always surprise you. This visit didn't dissapoint. Attentive staff, great menu selections and well-prepared dishes. Can't wait till I return for another meal.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • We had a smallish (11) family party
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 7/13/2014
    The table was prepared before we arrived, several staff greeted us with enthusiasm, the waiter did his job perfectly: you did not know he was there until he was needed, and then service was prompt. I don't know what might be improved. And Everyone enjoyed food, drinks, and an impressive dessert tray. And my red snapper was boned at the table.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • An Evening to enjoy Durham...
    jwltechVIP
    Dined on 7/13/2014
    It was my second visit, first one was with my golf foursome...our experience was memorable. This time was with my bride of 28 years and our very close friends, and our God-Son's parents (as well as them being, our Son's God parents)...the evening was delightful. The portions were more than adequate and the service very attentive,,,we left with a wonderful experience, at a very fine Durham restaurant, more fun than we could handle for a Sunday evening!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate