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Parizade Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://parizadedurham.com
  • Phone: (919) 286-9712
  • 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: Mediterranean, Seafood
  • 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 (919) 286-9712

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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Diner Reviews
  • "We come here on Monday nights for our date night. Great place."
    Dined on 8/18/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 8/16/2014
  • "Wonderful as always! The lamb and the salmon were fabulous!"
    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 !"
    Dined on 8/16/2014
  • "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!"
    Dined on 8/15/2014
  • "Great service, and great atmosphere for adult and business dining."
    Dined on 8/12/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 8/11/2014
  • "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!"
    Dined on 8/8/2014
  • "Great seeing waiter friends..Igor and Charles? Been going there since its inception. Parking is a little lacking"
    Dined on 8/8/2014
  • "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!"
    Dined on 8/2/2014
  • "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!!"
    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."
    Dined on 7/31/2014
  • "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."
    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."
    Dined on 7/30/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 7/27/2014
  • "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!"
    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!"
    Dined on 7/26/2014
  • "The food and service both were great! This is always a go-to place for my colleagues and me."
    Dined on 7/22/2014
  • "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!"
    Dined on 7/21/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "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..."
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "Handled a dairy food allergy extremely well. Service and food were outstanding."
    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."
    Dined on 7/17/2014
  • "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."
    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!"
    Dined on 7/13/2014
  • "We tried the summer tasting menu and it was excellent! Great food at a great price. Our server was excellent as well!"
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "I was attending a charity event nearby and decided to visit Parizade for an early dinner. The Tuna tartar was excellent. We also had red meat, the special, as well as a great bottle of wine. Very enjoyable evening and will certainly return if I find myself back in Durham."
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "With all the great choices in Durham, we should not forget that one of its oldest, fine-dining restaurants is still one of its very best. Outstanding food and polished service! There are many reasons why Parizade has stood the test of time."
    Dined on 7/11/2014
  • "Parizade food is always excellent & the menus consistently have many wonderful options. But this time the 2 of us had the special summer menu & it was astounding. The most flavorful meal either of us can remember in a very, very long time, & every course presented such new & different tastes & textures. The best paella I've ever had anywhere. Always also enjoy the cosmopolitan array of staff, all of whom are eager to assist & accommodate diner needs. Will be back again soon."
    Dined on 7/11/2014
  • "There were many lovely choices on the menu, and the food was prepared very well. Flavors were delicious, and the servers were friendly and efficient. I had to change the dinner reservation time for our Thursday outing pretty much at the last minute, and the hostess was gracious about this."
    Dined on 7/10/2014
  • "Excellent. The halibut may be the best I have ever had and I am from New England. Our server was fabulous- knowledgable, attentive but never overbearing. The courtyard was a lovely outside option."
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "This restaurant has been a special place to go for me and my wife. They have great food and the service is normally outstanding. Very romantic setting. It feels special when we go there. I would highly recommend this place, especially for special occasions."
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "Server and host went out of their way to welcome us in our first meal here. Tables far enough away for private feel to dining. We felt like regulars by the time we left! Food fantastic."
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "The dining experience could not have been made better. Every little detail seemed designed to make our table of two a Presidential event. Thank you for having us! We can't wait to get back!"
    Dined on 7/4/2014
  • "Made online reservations for 10 for my extended family here for my niece's wedding. My brothers and sister had not been to Parizade since my wedding reception was held there in June of 1991! My group is not easy to please (one is from Cincinnati, one from Asheville) and they were so impressed. We were a happy crowd when we arrived and happier when we left. Great food, wonderful service and an atmosphere that allowed us to be ourselves. I was proud to take them there."
    Dined on 7/3/2014
  • "This our second visit and we brought friends this time. We all enjoyed our meals very much."
    Dined on 6/29/2014
  • "We used a Living Social deal to try this restaurant for the first time. We were very pleasantly surprised. The food was fresh, delicious and presented beautifully! The service was great, and the staff was very accommodating. We will definitely go back-deal or no deal!! :)"
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "We enjoyed the food and the service. The wine list was excellent. Our waiter knew the menu well and could explain each dish in detail.The is a wonderful restaurant that we sometimes forget about. It seems somewhat remote from those of us who live in Chapel Hill."
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "We have eaten at Parizade multiple times and the quality, service, ambience never varies from excellence. Always a pleasure and delightful experience."
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "Burgers were good. Staff was accommodating to requests. Only downside was lack of parking within close proximity of restaurant during lunch."
    Dined on 6/25/2014