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Fairview Dining Room
From our ever-so-tempting appetizers to the last irresistible morsel of our homemade desserts, every meal at the Fairview is executed with discriminating taste and renowned attention to detail. The Inn's extensive wine list, recognized annually by the Wine Spectator Magazine, assures the perfect wine compliment for your meal. Exquisite food, impeccable presentation, attentive service, and a cordial, elegant ambiance make the Fairview the area's restaurant of choice.
- Surfaces sanitized between seatings
- Common areas deep cleaned daily
- Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
- Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
- Contactless payment available
- Sealed or wrapped utensils used
- Limited number of seated diners
- Distancing maintained in common areas
- Extra space between tables
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
- Waitstaff wear masks
- Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
slaw, citrus remoulade, brioche bun
Smoked Salmon Bagel
dill cream cheese, pickled onion, cucumber, tomato
roasted beet, sweet onion, feta, honey poppy seed dressing
Service was impeccable and masks were on and appreciated - patio was delightful despite a gray day!
They have established very strict rules for mask wearing. Specifically they demanded we put on our masks anytime a waiter approached. It was annoying to be taking a sip of wine and have a waiter approach, interrupting our conversation and demanding we put down the wine and put on a mask so they could clear a plate. We were treated like misbehaving school children. It was also difficult to order a bottle of wine. For whatever reason, they have not updated their wine list. So we were required to request a wine, then the waiter would go check and see if they actually had it. We went through two choices and finally in exasperation I settled for the most common wine on the menu, because this back and forth was threatening to go on all evening.
I won’t go back until the COVID crisis is over.
Thank you very much for your patronage, and particularly for your feedback regarding the mask policies in place at the hotel's dining venues, and the manner of interactions during your recent visit. We strive to deliver an experience which unites ambience, provision and service in superior fashion, and we obviously fell far short. Your observations are being afforded the fullest consideration, and we hope you will accept our sincere apology, and an opportunity to make future amends.
Having to put a mask on every time the server approached was irritating and impractical. If your going to ask a guest to do that, you need a totally online system from ordering to paying, with refill bottles being placed on table. We dine out all the time and this is the first time we have encountered this request.
Thank you for your feedback regarding the mask policies at our dining venues, and for taking the time to share your experience. Quite certainly our goal is to afford a seamless and refined experience for all we're privileged to host, and you highlight a need for us to evaluate the procedures and processes implemented in the interest of health and hygiene. Your observations have been afforded the fullest consideration, and we hope you'll accept our apology and a chance to make amends.
The food, the service and the ambiance were fantastic. This is the most beautiful outdoor seating I have been to. Thank you for helping me celebrate my moms milestone birthday.
The setting for the bar and restaurant are nearly perfect. Well appointed rooms, relaxing views of the grounds, a quiet place for a special event. But it's not the place we'll go for our next special event. It was our anniversary and the mood was constantly interrupted by (I presume) students walking in and out in gym clothes. My wife and I had "dressed up" for our celebration, thinking the tasteful surroundings hinted at what to expect. The food and service didn't disappoint. Using the restaurant as a short cut to the locker room did. If all you want is a quiet spot after a round of golf, the Fairview will do very nicely. If, however, it's a special occasion, I'd look elsewhere.
Loved the Chicken and Crab Cakes and the Shrimp and Grits were one of the best we have had. Also, there is no better bartender than Tim!
Beautiful setting, excellent service, wonderful food help make for a perfect birthday celebration. Safeguards were in place for pandemic style dining. An overall outstanding night out.
We went to the Fairview dinning room for our anniversary dinner. The room was nice, nothing extravagant, nothing extraordinary about it, but nice. Although we did have reservations, I didn't see the need as in the dinning room, there was only one other table occupied. There were a few other tables occupied outside, but not many. Service was very attentive and prompt. We ordered the pulled pork spring rolls and they came in a reasonable amount of time and were very good. The portion was much larger than expected, they could easily be an entree' for one person. The main meal followed quickly but not too quickly, perfect timing. I had the filet and my wife had a chicken dish. Again portions were very generous and the flavor was very good. My only complaint was that the food was warm. Not hot, but warm. With the minimal number of people seated, there is no reason why the food should have been sitting under a warmer lamp, it should have been much warmer. The appetizer came out hot.
The waiter said that they had a special surprise for us after the mail meal. He brought out a Chocolate Lava cake with ice cream and a Chocolate "Happy Anniversary" tag. That was very thoughtful and nice and it was greatly appreciated, and they didn't charge us. I honestly do not recall stating that it was our anniversary when I made the reservations.
Overall it was a pleasant evening and meal.
My only other issue was that when any staff comes to your table, you need to put a mask on or other face covering. I understand that is their policy, it just took us by surprise when when got there and the waiter told us that. There was no mention anywhere about that.
Was able to eat outside with appropriate social distancing. Felt very comfortable
One of our first dining out experiences post-COVid. Excellent attention to precautions by the staff from start to finish. Food was excellent, service was very good. Not many diners, noise level low. Felt safe here.
They were very respectful of physical distancing and protecting everyone by wearing masks whenever they came to the table. The food was good as usual. This was the first time I have been inside a restaurant since the pandemic began and it felt safe.
We enjoyed meeting friends for dinner. The hotel and restaurant are beautiful. We had hoped to eat outside but the weather didn’t cooperate. The food and service were both excellent. Even though we were asked to put our masks on each and every time the wait staff approached the table - the ambiance made up for the inconvenience. We hope to return in the near future.
Great food, great service, excellent COVID protocol!
Be mindful of the 19% service charge already added to your tab.
We celebrated our 12th wedding anniversary with impeccable food and outstanding service in a very quiet and romantic booth overlooking the golf course. We started with delightful lemon gin martinis and split a Caesar salad, which was more than ample for us both. Our main courses were timed perfectly and arrived as tantalizing to the eyes as they were to our pallet. I had the short rib with basil risotto, and he had the strip, medium rare, which was cooked perfectly and arrives with a delicious succotash. We finished the evening with coffee/tea and a decadent peach melba. A truly memorable dining experience.
My wife’s salad was to have no anchovies none on it but it tasted like fish oil was used.
I asked for a specific Anjeo they brought something other then stated it was what I requested as if I didn’t know my own brand. Came back later with the correct brand stating it’s on me.
Just an off putting night two salads add protein 150.00 plus a wine and a Anjeo
Little off putting also. :((
I’m a former Duke Asst. Coach :((
Very COVID-19 friendly and very clean and skilled staff.
Fairview has made the necessary modifications to allow for indoor dining during the current pandemic. My husband and I felt safe while eating, had a responsive server, and had the same delicious food as always. Note, they do have a more limited menu than normal, and there was no bread service or chef’s amuse bouche.
Nothing beats the Fairview in my book! Everything is always perfect. Wouldn’t think of going anywhere else for an elegant dining experience.
Always a great experience. The ambience on the porch can’t be beat!
The steak was perfectly cooked and the ambiance couldn’t have been better. They made a special dessert for my dad’s birthday which was the cherry on top of everything. Very much enjoyed it.
This was our first foray out to a restaurant since the stay-at-home -- we were celebrating our wedding anniversary. It was a terrific experience. The Fairview was well-prepared -- e.g., no paper menus (QR code to read with our phones, which worked well), our excellent and attentive waiter wore a mask, and silverware and glasses were not sitting out on the table but delivered to us as we ordered our meals. (The few other diners were seated far from us.) The food, as always, was delicious, and I was pleased that there was flexibility within the menu for me order the salmon but with the accompaniments of the "coastal catch" -- amazingly refreshing sugar snap pea slaw and tomato salad. A very pleasant and memorable evening!
Excellent service and they were super careful about the safety protocols. So important during this time!!
We enjoyed eating outside on the patio, with proper Social Distancing, and looking out over the Duke golf course! Miguel was a kind server who gently reminded us to put on our masks so he could approach our table :) We highly recommend the Fairview Dining Room!
We have dined here many times over the years. Located in the Washington Duke Inn and Golf Course, it is a beautiful, elegant place. Probably among the very best in the RDU area. We ate outside on patio, overlooking the course. Wonderful setting. Limited menu due to COVID pandemic, but very good. Excellent service. Appears that the adjoining Bull Durham Bar is closed but dining offers full bar menu. Not a place for young children. Better for a quiet, elegant meal.
Thought I already responded. We were treated as we were the only ones in the room.
We have entertained special guests and had our own personal special events at the Fairview for twenty years. Everything about it suits our tastes and likes.
A classical fine dining experience with quiet subdued atmosphere. Service was excellent as was the meal.
We were very pleased with the entire experience!!
Fairview Dining room is always a nice spot for Sunday brunch or a nice dinner. Great service, and yummy food.
thoughtful service. excellent crab cakes. what more could I ask ?
Great menu with wide variety. All dishes arrived perfectly cooked and appropriate temperature. Good selection of wines by the glass to complement the meal. Restaurant was 3/4 full yet quiet and pleasant.
Not only was the ambiance and service fabulous, the food was amazing. A member of the staff called me prior to my reservation to ask if I had any food allergies or needs, which was amazing. Then, when I arrived, my fabulous waiter Miguel was aware of my food allergies before I mentioned them and was able to direct me easily to things that were safe to eat.
I was looking for a dining experience that would allow me to relax, refuel, and enjoy phenomenal food, and the Fairview easily delivered all three. This was such a lovely experience overall.
It was okay. I have seen better days there.
LOVE the Fairview Dining Room! The perfect place for special occasions and GAME DAYS! The food was delicious and the service was great!
The Fairview is lovely! We love the food, especially all the seafood options!
And the Cheddar cheese biscuits!
As Duke alums, we love taking our visiting Duke friends to the Fairview.
They always enjoy it.
Terrific ambiance. Noise level was a pleasant experience, you could hear all members of our party of six with ease. Service by our waiter was also exceptional. Food was very good, all six of us enjoyed our meals. It was fairly expensive dining, but worth it. I will definitely return
All of the food was to salty.
We had a wonderful Sunday brunch at Fairview Dining Room to end our Valentine's Day weekend. The service was perfect. The meal was excellent. I had the best grits I have ever tasted! Loved the dessert table. Atmosphere is quiet and very beautiful. We will return!
The pros: gorgeous location, beautiful views, lovely table setting and delicious food. The cons: I indicated on my reservation that we were celebrating my daughter's birthday. I expected some special greeting or something - obviously, not a complimentary dessert since there's an included dessert bar but some kind mention. Oh well, that did not happen. In any case, we had a lovely meal. We are repeat customers and will come again.
Fairview Dining Room offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (919) 493-6699.
Fairview Dining Room is rated 4.7 stars by 1385 OpenTable diners.
Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.