- Surfaces sanitized between seatings
- Common areas deep cleaned daily
- Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
Brined & smoked, herb-marinated joyce farms chicken, red wine pickled-pepper jus, rustic red bliss mash. Allergens: Alcohol, Allium, Nightshade
White mignonette. Allergen: Shellfish
thrice cooked fries, perfect sauce, ketchup
Go for the art but don't plan on rushing. This is a very interesting and culturally impressive restaurant but the service and the food are not what they once were. The service was very slow for the few patrons that were in the restaurant when we were there and it did seem that the staff was not busy based on the time they spent chatting with one another. When my food was missing a component, by the time I could get the attention of the waiter I had eaten almost half of it because we had show tickets and could not sit around and wait. Even when I pointed out that my sandwich was missing the strawberry jam, the waiter told me it was on the sandwich but that he would get me some more. It was not on the sandwich, hence my saying it was missing. Did they apologize or express regret, most certainly they did not. Would I go back? Yes, if I had plenty of time but mostly for the ambience.
Thank you for joining us. I apologize we were not up to our standards during your visit. I have passed your feedback along to our team so we can continue to grow. I truly hope you will visit again so we can show you what CH is actually known for. Josh Kauffman F+B Director
Brunch was delicious. Yogurt and granola, croque monseur, hot mess, coffee. Normal brunch menus slightly elevated yet approachable in a beautiful light-and art-filled space.
Thank you for the kind words! Happy to hear you enjoyed brunch with us. Can't wait for the next visit! Josh Kauffman F+B Director
The food and service were amazing. Two issues. The place felt a little run down. Secondly there was a child of about 5 running around the dinning room. Totally unacceptable she is not vaccinated, no mask and singing. Management should have spoken to the family and had the child out a mask on. I definitely did not feel Covid safe
Lisa, Happy to hear you enjoyed the food and service. I have definitely passed your feedback along to our management team. I hope you do return for another visit soon. Josh Kauffman F+B Director
We love going here for brunch prior to DPAC events on Saturday. Great breakfast menu as well as a superb Bloody Mary. Service was wonderful and food great as well. Less than $20 per person. Can’t wait to go back!!
Susan, We can't wait to have you return! Thanks for brunching with us preshow. We can't take all the credit for the Blood Mary, that Flying Pepper vodka from Fair Game is quite the star. Join us again soon! Josh Kauffman F+B Director
A very eclectic atmosphere with superb food.
Jenn, Thank you for the glowing review. You really know how to make a restaurant blush. Glad to hear you enjoyed your visit and can't wait for the next one. Josh Kauffman F+B Director
Food really wasn’t that great. The $18 ravioli dish I ordered had 5 small raviolis that tasted pretty similar to the ones I get from the freezer section and eat at home. The rest of the meal was rather underwhelming as well. Server was nice and ambiance was cool
Hi Clare, Sorry to hear you did not enjoy your meal with us. I'd love for you to join us for another visit so we ran really wow you next go round! Josh Kauffman F+B Director
Excellent service. Food could have been warmer. It was excellent tho - we had swordfish butternut squash curry and pumpkin spice risotto with scallops. Very very tasty but needed to be served much hotter (yes our fault for not asking to have it heated).
Will definitely go back.
Happy to hear you enjoyed the overall visit. Sorry the food got to you not as hot as we would have liked. Please join us again soon so we can make sure everything is 5 stars! Josh Kauffman F+B Director
Unusual and delicious food, pleasant and helpful service. Don't miss the Big Game display!
Everyone loves to dine in the middle of a safari! So happy to hear you loved everything. And proud to be called unusual! Please come back soon for more art and ambience. Josh Kauffman F+B Director
1st time at Counting House and everyone in our party (4) was very impressed. We have pretty high standards and it was an awesome experience. We had drinks, appetizers, main dishes and desserts and all of them were outstanding. Highly recommend and look forward to the next visit.
I know Bulls season is over, but it seems like we really knocked it out of the park during your visit! We look forward to your return as the menu and drink list continue to grow and change with the seasons. Josh Kauffman F+B Director
I did not find the menu very enticing and the food was good but not great.
Thank you for joining us for your business dinner. I hope you will visit us again as our menu continues to expand. We'd love to host you again and make sure to wow you. Josh Kauffman F+B Director
Had Sunday Brunch, I should say Saturday Brunch because food was pre-made then reheated. Couldn't find avocado in wrap because it was Brown from being heated. Not fresh. I had French toast. Didn't put sauces on side like I requested. Used Heel of bread. I think it was heated in the microwave too. Three of us had potatoes; they were cold, some pieces were raw, some were gritty/grainy. Only the beverages were worth consuming. Worst meal I had the entire trip and embarrassed me in front of family. I don't recommend Brunch unless you can convince them to make your food fresh. Walk down to the Parlour and get some Wonderful ice cream.
Kathy, My apologies for your experience with us at brunch. I am sorry we were not up to our own standards. I have passed your feedback along to our team so we can learn & grow from this experience. I hope you would be willing to visit us again and allow us to make sure everything is just right. Josh Kauffman F+B Director
Really loved the service, shout out to our waiter! He was the best! The food was great and the staff was very attentive. Really liked my drink the "Pretty in Pink" I believe it was called. The Japanese Milk bread and fries were my favorites :)
Thank you for the glowing review! I will definitely pass this along to the team. Please join us again soon for round2! Josh Kauffman F+B Director
Wonderful food and ambiance. Very convenient to the DPAC.
Thank you for joining us before the show! We'd love to have you back for late night drinks after one weekend. Look forward to your next visit. Josh Kauffman F+B Director
Loved Ryan! Food was great and affordable. Lovely ambiance.
Angelin, Thank you for joining us. We love Ryan too. He's a rockstar. So happy to hear you enjoyed everything. We look forward to seeing you again soon. Josh Kauffman F+B Director
We had the beat meal with incredible service. We loved our waiter!
Cori, Thank you so much for letting us know! Passing your kind words along to our team. Can't wait for you to visit again. Josh Kauffman F+B Director
Everything was superb from the cocktails to the sides. The heirloom tomato salad with a tahini inspired dressing was sublime. The duck pate was six layers of tantalizing flavors married together. I had the best swordfish ever partly because of a cream corn base and a spicy carrot topping that makes perfect sense once you try it. Amazing cocktails to boot. Either this is the best spot in Durham or Durham has a serious food scene, no idea which as we are from NYC.
Wow. This made us blush. Can't thank you enough for joining us. Next time you're in from NYC, please come back so we can do it all over again! Josh Kauffman F+B Director
Food was excellent, service was great and we appreciate the relaxed yet elegant atmosphere of the restaurant.
Maggie, Thank you for visiting us for dinner. So glad to hear we knocked it out of the park. Can't wait for you to join us again for our Fall menu soon. Josh Kauffman F+B Director
Great food, great service, and amazing decorations made this a wonderful dining experience
John, Thanks for joining us! So happy to hear you enjoyed everything about CH. Look forward to having you back. Josh Kauffman F+B Director
A great meal in a very unique location! The service was good and could use some practice. The food was exceptional!
Chris, Glad to her you enjoyed your meal with us! Thank you for the feedback about your service. I am passing this along to the team. We look forward to seeing you again soon. Josh Kauffman F+B Director
This was a special birthday dinner. Chef Jeff delivered as always. The four of us felt taken well care of. Six courses of three dishes each gave us so many amazing flavors and textures, and he even made sure the pescatarian of the group was beyond happy. No one left with even one more bite of room available. Everything was perfect!
Thank y'all for spending your birthday with us! Chef loves to cook family style, and always send a ridiculous amount of food. Please come back soon so we can do it all over again. Josh Kauffman F+B Director
One of the finest dining experiences in Durham. Definitely a must go to.
William, Thank you for the glowing feedback. Can't wait for you to come back and try the Fall menu! Josh Kauffman F+B Director
Glad you enjoyed your visit. Please join us again soon!
Chef Seizer is the best - all the plates we have tried are a nice blend of flavors, textures and colors making the food served at Counting House absolutely delicious.
The ambiance is quite pleasant - unique decorations, confortable seating and nice music that is enjoyable but also allows for conversation.
The service is superb, our wait staff are always very attentive and knowledgeable.
All aspects make Counting House by far the best restaurant in Durham!
I was surprised that tonight it was not packed - maybe because we went for a late dinner. I don’t usually write reviews but I’m writing this one as I love Counting House and it really deserves more patrons!
Thank you so much for the amazing shout out! We are always excited to hear when someone is loving what we do. Can't wait for you to try everything Chef and the rest of the team has up their sleeves in the future. See you again soon. Josh Kauffman F+B Director
Incredible food! It’s my favorite restaurant in Durham.
Ray, Glad we keep you coming back for more. New cocktails and fall menu coming your way soon! Josh Kauffman F+B Director
My wife’s birthday. Excellent atmosphere and company. Our waitress was very good and food was excellent. Had good bourbon which I like.
Thank you for celebrating with us! Hope your wife enjoyed her special evening. WE hope you are able to join us again soon and try more of our bourbon collection. Josh Kauffman F+B Director
Appetizers were excellent and unique. 3 out of 4 dinners were excellent. I have pasta with Anchovie sauce. There was NO anchovy, very plain, actually tasteless. I did complain and they offered to change it out, but we were done and had to leave for a show. I went home hungry.
Laurane, I am glad the group enjoyed the overall experience. I have passed your feedback in regards to your entrée on to the team so we can continue to grow. We look forward to having you join us again soon. Josh Kauffman F+B Director
First of all, we love Counting House, especially the excellent service and vibe. Unfortunately, the new Aug 2021 menu was a bit of a disappointment.
The Japanese milk bread would shy in comparison against what you can get from the local Hmart. Macaroni was bland. And the dessert tiramisu was watery and reminded us what our college cafeteria used to bulk serve.
Regardless, we enjoyed the vibe and experience. However, the new standard is just not quite there vs. the previous menus from 2018-2019.
Very sorry to hear you did not enjoy your experience with us at Counting House. Please join us again so we can show you how we really do things. I promise we will blow it out of the water. Josh Kauffman F+B Director
Very good service - coordinated well and our server was very helpful in choosing wine. I enjoyed the chicken dish - very flavorful. My wife's swordfish special was well prepared (not dry like swordfish often is) but could have used a bit more flavor.
Always fun eating in the old CCB bank ...
Frank, Chef does make the best chicken I've ever had. Glad you and your wife enjoyed your experience with us. Don't forget to grab a drink and head down to the original bank vault after dinner! Josh Kauffman F+B Director
We had dinner here to celebrate our anniversary, and it was perfect! The food was fantastic. Really extraordinary! Many gluten free options, and didn't feel like we were having to sacrifice to avoid gluten. The ambiance and atmosphere was unique and fun, but quiet and romantic enough we were able to enjoy each other's company. We will be returning, and highly recommending to friends!
Kelly, Thank you for celebrating with us. Happy anniversary again! Can't wait to have you all dine with us again soon! Josh Kauffman F+B Director
Excellent meal and service. A good choice before a show at the DPAC
Ronnie, Thank you so much for choosing CH before the show! We look forward to seeing you again next time you head to DPAC. Josh Kauffman F+B Director
It was great to return to Counting House for the first time since before the pandemic. The menu has changed thanks to the arrival of executive chef Jeff Seizer, who we were always a fan of when he ran Royale in Raleigh (RIP). The Shorty burger I had was delicious and my wife raved about the half chicken she had for our main course.
This was a perfect stop before attending a show at the DPAC, which is an easy five-minute walk away. We will definitely be back.
Warren, Thank you so much for stopping by before the show. Chef has definitely brought some of that Royale flair to Counting House. More exciting things on the horizon! Josh Kauffman F+B Director
A great dining experience. One of the best restaurants in the area. The ambience is sophisticated--excellent decor and artwork. Great bar area with tasty specialty cocktails. The food is delicious.
James, Great to hear we knocked it out of the park on your visit! Can't wait for you to return and try new cocktails and food as we continue to expand. Josh Kauffman F+B Director
We were looking for something new and different and fell upon the Counting House. Great fun to sit amongst the artwork of an unexpected museum. We would have liked to sit at one of the empty 4-top tables but were told they were being held for parties larger than two so agreed to sit in the 2-tops along a bench. Then a couple was allowed to move to a 4-top when they cited covid concerns. I’ll do that next time. Anyway, we were fine where we were. Great cocktails, good service, and yummy food made for an enjoyable evening. The melon and capicola was a refreshing summer appetizer and the heirloom tomatoes with cukes and tzatziki was delish. For entrés, my husband had the pork chop and I had the half chicken. Both were extremely good with generous portions that allowed us to bring some home. The only miss was the cold succotash -and it was a big miss for me. All-in-all it was a good choice for a hot summer evening.
Thank you for joining us! Happy to hear you enjoyed your overall experience. I have passed your feedback along to the team in hopes that we can make your next visit 5 stars! Josh Kauffman F+B Director
Good menu was short even with specials
Thank you for joining us at CH! We will continue to expand our menu as we fully reopen. Hope you are able to join us again soon to try what Chef has in store! Josh Kauffman F+B Director
We chose to spend our anniversary weekend at C21 and to have Saturday dinner and Sunday brunch at the Counting House. Phillip the restaurant manager and the rest of the staff were friendly and attentive. The food was excellent. The bar staff were knowledgeable about the extensive bourbon selection. We had a great experience overall.
Thank you for celebrating with us at Counting House & 21c Durham! I will pass your praise along to Philip and the rest of the team. We look forward to seeing you again! Josh Kauffman F+B Director
Great staff, food and all around service. Looking forward to coming back.
Patrick, Thank you for celebrating with us Saturday! Look forward to your next visit as well. Josh Kauffman F+B Director
Great food! Great people! Great service! Management is helpful and understanding
Bryan, We are only as great as our guests. So thank you for helping us succeed. Join us again soon! Josh Kauffman F+B Director
My second time visiting and better than the first! The food portions were bigger this time which was much appreciated (too small last time). Burger was phenomenal as was the steak.
Stephanie, Thank you for celebrating your daughter's graduation with us! Happy to hear we were able to blow you away. Look forward to seeing you again! Josh Kauffman F+B Director
Very expensive$$$$. Cheapest bottle of wine $42.(house wine). I had the half chicken smoked $29.00 which was very good. My husband had the market white fish(drum?) &30.00 but bland with no spices, served on steamed bland spinach. Had broccoli caesar to share first but did not care for that. Ordered 1 dozen raw oysters which were excellent & very well priced at 1.00/each. Do not serve any breads w/ meals. I don't think they have a childrens menu but we did not ask.
Hi Kim, Thank you for your feedback. We are always looking for areas to continue to grow. We will share t