terrific foodie dinner outsideWe had forgotten how good the food ii and discovered great outdoor seating to boot.6/15/2013 12:00:00 AMMemorable BirthdayWe went to lunch to celebrate a cousin's birthday. The meal was excellent, as was the ambiance, and the service. We also had a delightful bottle of wine, and were surprised by a lovely birthday dessert with a sparkler. It as a first visit for my cousins, and a day to remember. Thank you Parizade!6/14/2013 12:00:00 AMItalian Night at ParizadeVictorino did a great job with the Italian fare for this special evening served family style dinner at just $35 a person. Robert is a great chef and Victorino shows how strong the accompanying chef staff here is. Each part of the meal was exquisite. From the pate and spreads, light ministrone, simple arugula salad, to the amazing skirt steak and broiled fish. Really outstanding6/14/2013 12:00:00 AMFrom out of town. Was recommendedFrom out of town. Was recommended this restaurant by friend who lives in town. Do not dine out much, but when we do, we prefer a highly recommended venue. This was it! Dinner for 4. Outstanding. We had salmon, pasta with salmon, and filet. All quality ingredients, beautifully prepared, presented, and perfectly cooked. All delicious, just wonderful. We all loved the green dinner salad, simply but lovely prepared and wonderful with feta (I believe), delicious fresh greens. Regret we did not have dessert, too full. Next time!5/31/2013 12:00:00 AMNite outWe were with another couple and we were able to hear each other. But the street noise was distracting.WE had dinner outside).
Food was outstanding. $5 Mzrtini s a plus!5/27/2013 12:00:00 AMAnniversary SpecialOn Sunday. May 26th-my wife & I with another couple who share the same anniversary date, dined at Parizade. The weather being absolutely gorgeous permitted us to dine outside. The Asti on the wine list was light, sweet and refreshing. Each person enjoyed their respective dinners immensely; not withstanding the conversation and atmosphere.
From the monk fish special to the steak to the vegetables, all entrees were cooked just right. Appetizing, clean presentation and absolutely delicious.
The waiter, Alge, and the wait staff, were timely, attentive and unobtrusive serving, cleaning and removing items from our table.
I hope your dining experience is as wonderful as ours was!5/26/2013 12:00:00 AMOutstanding!!Me and my date had a great time there and the food was outstanding!!5/25/2013 12:00:00 AMA wonderful celebration.We went to Parizade to celebrate our son's recent success' in college. It was his first time there, but not ours. He had a wonderful time as did my wife and I. The food was outstanding as always. Our waiter was fabulous. The atmosphere and food matches that of what would be expected in a larger city such as New York, Washington, or Chicago.5/25/2013 12:00:00 AMConsistently fantasticWe've been coming here for years, and everything is cooled perfectly. Highly recommend.5/18/2013 12:00:00 AMGood but not exceptionalThis was my second visit there, once about a year ago. The food was good and the service fair. The waiter we had was really trying hard yet he was not very efficient with his movements therefore we got our wine about 5 to 10 minutes after our food arrived. I really prefer to have my wine prior to my steak arriving. The quality of the food was fine. I would not let this prevent me from returning. In due time this waiter may get better.5/18/2013 12:00:00 AMWe went for an early MothersWe went for an early Mothers Day dinner, with reservations. The place filled up really fast so the service seemed a little disorganized. It was hard to get our servers attention and our wine came halfway through our dinner. However, the food was great! I had the seafood risotto which had a wonderful flavor, with hints of orange and other savory spices.
Definitely worth going back, but I'll avoid a holiday or special event time.5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat restaurantIt suits all occasions. Great food, good service and very nice ambience. It's one of my favorite in Durham.5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMDuke Graduation SpotThis is a great Duke Univ. graduation spot. Everything was excellent.5/11/2013 12:00:00 AMGraduation DinnerMy daughter had been to Parizade for lunch, and recommended it for her graduation dinner. We went, and they had a prix fixed dinner. Expensive, but it was delicious.5/11/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat for special celebrationWe enjoyed our dinner over graduation weekend. John, our server, congratulated our grad and made her feel like the guest of honor. He was friendly, knowledgeable and efficient. Our only disappointments were that the "fried green tomatoes" were not fried and the mussels were not the best. All of the entrees were delicious. Thanks again, John, for your excellent service.5/10/2013 12:00:00 AMwent to Parizade with ourwent to Parizade with our family during our daughter's college graduation celebration weekend-- she has been there a number of times and wanted to share her positive experience with her family. We weren't disappointed-- very nice restaurant, great food, wine, everything. thanks!5/10/2013 12:00:00 AMParizade is our favorite RestaurantWe go to Parizade frequently. The service was prompt and good as always, but couple of items that we ordered need to corrected. Roasted Vegetable Flat Bread -- the toppings were fine but the homemade flat bread need to be corrected -- it was thick and "doughy" (not very appetizing). The Fettuccine Bolognaise ordered by my wife was not tasty -- Chef needs to see how he could make it more palatable. The Shrimp Giorgios that I ordered was good as always. This is a constructive criticism as we like Parizade and would want it to make dishes consistently.5/10/2013 12:00:00 AMDinner before the show @ ParizadeParizade always a greast choice for dining, and this time was no exception. Went before show @ DPAC. Server was not quite what we're used to, not bad, just not great. Kale salad and seafood risotto was delish! Didn't have time for dessert, but those always wow you! Thanks for great dining!5/4/2013 12:00:00 AMOur first, and certainly notOur first, and certainly not last, experience at Parizade was enjoyable, for all the reasons mentioned above. We will be back.4/27/2013 12:00:00 AMI had eaten at Parizade onceI had eaten at Parizade once before -- years ago when they first opened. I was visiting from out of state and remember it as being very good. Now I live in the Triangle area and just had not been back. The ambiance is very nice. The food was wonderful and our server was attentive without hovering. A really nice combo in a restaurant. I will definitely go again.4/27/2013 12:00:00 AMLovely Dinner Despite Our Own ChaosWe had a lovely dinner that had a lot of confusion due to two of the guests being doctors, and the restaurant rolled with it with ease. Food was very good, waiter gave good recommendations (and de-boned a whole fish at the table quite professionally), and we could hear! All in all a very nice evening, and we will certainly recommend and be back!4/26/2013 12:00:00 AMBesides the wonderful foodBesides the wonderful food and attentive service, the attention to detail towards the dining experience was evident. A most delightful evening.4/23/2013 12:00:00 AMWonderful atmosphere, service,Wonderful atmosphere, service, and experience. We LOVED the special of the evening - Moroccan family style - dishes we never would have ordered from a menu, but thoroughly enjoyed.4/19/2013 12:00:00 AMParizade delivered- great night.We have been to Parizade many times over our years in Durham and have always enjoyed the experience. Last night we wanted a special night of great food, good wine and a leisurely dinner in an outdoor, romantic atmosphere. Parizade delivered. Our waiter was perfect, just the right amount of attention, but left us alone to enjoy our conversation. His recommendations and knowledge of the menu were very helpful. We brought our own vintage wine and he generously waived the corkage fee which wasn't expensive in the first place. They even have a petite size for a dessert, just right. Our 2 hour outdoor dinner was perfect. We left grateful to have a place nearby that delivers great food and service in a truly "let us take care of you" atmosphere.4/18/2013 12:00:00 AMOne of the best meals I haveOne of the best meals I have ever eaten. The server was wonderful. The Greek layered salad like enjoying it in Athens. Fresh and full of flavor and excitement. Save room for desert, the banana rum on the menu is heavenly. Great spot will be back you can't possibly go wrong. Lk4/13/2013 12:00:00 AMFood was great, the calamariFood was great, the calamari is always well prepared and the bolanese was delicious, but portions were small for the price this last visit for some reason. We were there 3 hours and between the appetizers and the entrees seem to take about 45 minutes. We have eaten here before numerous times and never had such a delay of that duration. Overall, we enjoy the food here and used them to cater our wedding, so we know the food is always top knotch as it was that evening. Maybe it was an off night, because they did have some large groups using the private dining rooms who did take away alot of the staffs' time it seems.4/12/2013 12:00:00 AMSome of the best seafood youSome of the best seafood you can get in the Triangle, including some unique selections. The wait staff is very knowledgeable and friendly.4/12/2013 12:00:00 AMParizade stands the test of time!Parizade provides consistently good food and service with a terrific ambiance. Highly recommend.4/10/2013 12:00:00 AMFirst time. Had business lunch,First time. Had business lunch, so quiet was important. Lovely decor. Great variety of food, very well prepared. Attentive service. Interesting not run-of-the-mill wines, even by glass. Will return to check out the dinner menu!4/1/2013 12:00:00 AMThe food and the service wereThe food and the service were great, but I do not recommend the Parizade cocktail.3/30/2013 12:00:00 AMWent for the Spanish NightWent for the Spanish Night paella special and sure hope they do it again next year. So many dishes, such variety of tastes, and soooooo good. The paella may be the best I've ever had. But the food here is always top-notch and so is the service.3/29/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat place for a special night outParizade never disappoints. Great food, great ambiance and great service. There is a corking fee ($15) but, we had a very special bottle of wine that we wanted to enjoy with our meal. The portions are great although my wife and I shared the salad and dessert. We have some good restaurants closer to us but, we drive to Parizade because of the consistently good service and food quality.3/23/2013 12:00:00 AMI have been to Parizade everI have been to Parizade ever since it open and it has been among my favorites. The food was delicious and the service was outstanding. I took my daughter -in law there and she raved about it.3/23/2013 12:00:00 AMDate Night for Married With KidsThe food was very good! Creative and interesting without leaving me wonder what exactly was on my plate. The Parizade salad is a delightful starter and the bananas Napoleon left us wishing we had room to eat another one.
It was quiet enough that we could enjoy each other's conversation without having to strain or shout. The restaurant itself is decorated with oddly proportioned ceiling and wall paintings featuring exaggerated nudes. Rather fun. We were disappointed that there was a TV over the bar, but, at least it wasn't loud. There were no children at all present, which we appreciated, since it was our date night, away from ours. :-)3/23/2013 12:00:00 AMA Delicious ReturnWe hadn't been to Parizade in a long time and it was better than ever. Salads unique and fresh. My special--a whole grilled fish--was superb. Others excellent dishes included grilled scallops, stuffed duck breast and a modified pasta dish for a vegetarian. The service was impeccable. This white-table restaurant will be back on my radar for sure.3/19/2013 12:00:00 AMWe had an awesome waiter whoWe had an awesome waiter who made our experience awesome!!3/14/2013 12:00:00 AMWe were there for Valentine'sWe were there for Valentine's dinner. It was decorated with balloons and the tables were sprinkled with tiny hearts and stars. Very romantic for the special night. The service was unexpectedly friendly, quick and efficient for such a busy night. Portion size was great for the price. Food was great. Plenty of parking. Highly recommend.2/14/2013 12:00:00 AMExceeding Expectations Every Time!There is only one Parizade and I am so happy it happens to be in my city. If you have never... you must! Thank you for exceeding expectations every time!2/14/2013 12:00:00 AMVery disappointed they didn'tVery disappointed they didn't have the Bouillabaisse or the fish soup (both of which are EXCELLENT) so my usual waiter recommended the seafood paella. Don't care for paella but since he said it was good, trusted his opinion. It was excellent as well, and loaded with fresh seafood and not too much orzo. Finished it off with a small slice of chocolate cake (not your usual chocolate cake and exceptional as well) with a glass of port. Tips: seafood is really good here, the chocolate cake and napoleans are great. Love the bar area and if there is music then it's the best place to be. The bartender Paul knows his stuff from wines to food to dessert and is very attentive, even when busy.2/7/2013 12:00:00 AMEvery course of our food wasEvery course of our food was outstanding: well-prepared, nicely presented, and deliciously flavorful. The best restaurant meal we've had in a long time. Wait staff professional and appropriately attentive. The experience could be improved w lower lighting and a little more ambiance, but if you like sleek and modern, you'll be pleased. The meal also felt a little rushed.1/26/2013 12:00:00 AM