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 Food
Parizade reviews from OpenTable diners
161 reviews since June 23, 2014
Overall Rating4.5
  • Food4.5
    Service4.5
  • Ambiance4.5
    Noise LevelModerate
96% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (101)fit for foodies (96)good for groups (70)great for outdoor dining (64)romantic (64)neighborhood gem (57)notable wine list (52)great for lunch (36)great for brunch (16)hot spot (15)late-night find (10)vibrant bar scene (9)kid-friendly (8)scenic view (8)Show More
  • Perfection in every sense!
    DAWilkinsVIP
    Dined on 10/14/2014
    Every 4-6 weeks, I select a restaurant, pick my friends up & take them to an unknown destination. Most of my choices have been to places they have never dined before. I have always loved Parizade but this dinner in particular was memorable for a number of reasons. First, the food was outstanding. All of us were very pleased with our salads, entrees & the coffee/dessert. Service was impeccable thanks to Hassan who was very attentive to our needs. He was charming, polite & the consummate professional. He made the difference between a dining experience that wasn't simply about good food but a dining experience that sets Parizade apart from all others. The evening was perfection from beginning to end thanks to Hassan and the kitchen.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • one of our favorites
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    certainly expensive, but worth the price for a nice dinner
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Wonderful restaurant!
    Maggie
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    We found this restaurant to have wonderful food and service! I recommend highly ..
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Food left a little to be desired
    Drew
    Dined on 10/9/2014
    Enjoyed a nice evening with my wife celebrating our anniversary. The ambience and service was excellent but I was disappointed with the lack of a vegetarian appetizer option and the porter house stake was only "decent" in my opinion. Desert and drinks were very good. I expect more for the price.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Awesome food and service
    lovetoeat
    Dined on 10/9/2014
    Went for a bite to eat prior to show at DPAC. Food was amazing and service was equally as good. Fresh selection of season dishes, perfect portions and bursting with flavor. Can't wait to go back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Amazing food and atmosphere!
    Darla
    Dined on 10/8/2014
    I took my mom out for her birthday and we sat outside. The waiter was professional, the food amazing, trendy atmosphere, and the dessert was to die for! I highly recommend!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Disappointed
    DaveVIP
    Dined on 10/7/2014
    We do not live in the area but Parizade has always been a favorite when visiting. We were very disappointed with our meals this week. The beautiful filet of Scottish salmon was cooked exactly to order but unfortunately was cold by the time it was served. The Cioppino broth and crusty bread was great but the lobster tasted as though it was cooked days ago (dry and chewy). Service was very good and our chocolate desert was wonderful. Not sure if we will return.
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  • Incredible food and service!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/5/2014
    Our server was amazing as was the food and they accommodated anything we asked! We will return!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Food
    Carydiners
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    My wife had the salmon and I had the flounder we both found the dishes to be bland. The wine was the best part of dinner.
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Great night!
    GoodeatsinDurham
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    I admit it, Parizade had fallen off of my radar. But a friend of mine suggested lunch a couple of weeks ago and it was really good. So I decided to have my husband's birthday dinner there. The food was really good. I had a whole fish that was fillet table side, the appetizers were good but perhaps could've been a little more generous in terms of portion. We only got two bruschetta in the order, not really enough to share among the table. The calamari was crispy but came with greens in the bowl. Otherwise, however, dinner was uniformly praised. We were a table of 8 and the waiters were attentive. I've liked the wine selection because they had a good selection of $30-$40 wines. All in all we had a wonderful time and I will return.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Parizade is Special Every Time!
    MyView4U
    Dined on 9/22/2014
    Whether taking international clients to dinner, meeting friends at brunch, or celebrating my wife's birthday ... Parizade is special every time! The food is excellent, the menu offers variety with a few unique specialties, the service is upbeat and professional, which together adds up to a consistently high quality experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Birthday Dinner
    redhead70
    Dined on 9/21/2014
    My husband, myself and 2 friends thoroughly enjoyed our special birthday dinner. Food and service were wonderful as always.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    Every time I have been, the food has been delicious!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always great!
    Travel4foodVIP
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    We sat outside for dinner and ordered from the DPAC theatre price fixed menu. Always good food, good service.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • PreShow Dining
    nealou812
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    Dinner before Dpac show. Steak was great! desert was great! Service was great! Overall Great.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Excellent Pre Theatre Dining
    JeanVIP
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    Based on recommendations from DPAC, we four from out of town chose Parizade for our pre-theatre dinner and found ourselves extremely satisfied. Salads, appetizers and entrees were all excellent: the lamb chops are amazing and all four were very happy with the entire meal.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Sadly not again
    Seismiccat
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    Had lunch with friends and was sorry we brought them to Parizode. The risotto was crunchy and had to be returned, the hamburger had more bread than meat with scarce fried onions, the potatoes appeared to have been hanging around a while and the side salad was $5 for a pile of greens. It's sad because it used to great for lunch and dinner. On a bright note, the wait staff was great as was the ambience.
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  • Great Food and Great Service
    Queen96
    Dined on 9/17/2014
    This was my first time dining at Parizade. I will definitely be back. The ribeye was so tender and perfectly seasoned. The wait staff was very attentive. Definitely a place to celebrate a special occasion!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Consistent
    TVHG
    Dined on 9/10/2014
    As always, the food was excellent and the atmosphere welcoming
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
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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
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    • 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
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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
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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
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    • 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
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    • 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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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    • 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
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    • 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
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Dwayne Sayre
    SayreVIP
    Dined on 8/18/2014
    We come here on Monday nights for our date night. Great place.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • 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
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    • 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
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    • 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
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    • 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
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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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