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About Fairview Dining Room

Year after year, the cuisines served up at the Fairview earn the highest marks among respected food critics and peer reviewers. Our Executive Culinary team is widely regarded for their unique "regional neo-American" specialties. The Fairview has received the prestigious AAA Four Diamond award for 22 consecutive years and is the recipient of the Forbes Travel Guide Four-Star rating for two consecutive years.



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.

3001 Cameron Blvd
Durham, NC 27705
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Dining Style:
Fine Dining

Cuisines:
American

Hours of Operation:
Breakfast Daily: 7:00am - 11:00am; Saturday & Sunday Brunch: 10:30am - 2:00pm; Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 2:00pm; Dinner Nightly: 5:30pm - 10:00pm; Afternoon Tea: Wednesday - Sunday: 2:30pm - 4:30pm. Reservations are required, please contact the restaurant directly.

Cross Street:
Science Drive

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(919) 493-6699

Website:
http://www.washingtondukeinn.com/

Entertainment:
Light classics are played on our baby Grand on Friday & Saturday evening 7pm-10pm, Saturday & Sunday Brunch 11am-2pm.

Parking Details:
On site secure parking, with complimentary valet.

Executive Chef:
Jason Cunningham

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, High Tea, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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Sun - Wed 5:30PM - 9:30PM

Fairview Dining Room Ratings and Reviews

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4.6

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.5

service

4.6

ambience

4.7

value

4.2

Noise

Quiet

93% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (47)
Good for Anniversaries (45)
Romantic (35)
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Quiet Conversation (34)
Good for a Date (32)
Good for Birthdays (31)
Business Meals (29)
Great for Brunch (26)
Good for Groups (20)
Worth the Drive (20)
Sunday Lunch (19)
Afternoon Tea (19)
Scenic View (18)
Notable Wine List (18)
Cozy (17)
Creative Cuisine (16)
Fit for Foodies (16)
Local Ingredients (16)
Great for Lunch (15)
Neighborhood Gem (14)
Live Music (10)
Pre/post Theatre (9)
Seasonal (9)
Afternoon Coffee (8)
Handcrafted Cocktails (8)
Authentic (8)
Casual (6)
Fun (6)
Healthy (6)
Comfort Food (5)
Great for Outdoor Dining (5)
People Watching (5)
Good Vegetarian Options (5)
Disabled Access (4)
Gluten Free Options (4)
Live Sports (3)
Tasting Menu (3)
Vegan (3)
Bar Seating (2)
Happy Hour (2)
Late-night Find (2)
Paleo Friendly (2)
Organic (1)
Quick Bite (1)
Vibrant Bar Scene (1)
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vip
 (Dallas)·Dined 2 days ago

Food was excellent. Nice evening out,

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 (Raleigh)·Dined 3 days ago

Excellent Valentine's Day experience: great food service and atmosphere.

Tags: Live Music, Good for Birthdays
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 (Raleigh)·Dined 5 days ago

Food was delicious. Service was impeccable as always.

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·Dined on February 5, 2018

We thoroughly enjoyed our dinner and the service was outstanding. Looking forward to returning!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine
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vip
 (Raleigh)·Dined on February 4, 2018

Although we enjoy the Fairview Dining Room, it hasn't changed the brunch menu since we first started going there more than three years ago. While the dinner menu changes seasonally, the brunch menu stays the same. It's now very boring. Time to freshen it up.

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 (Raleigh)·Dined on February 4, 2018

We thought it was okay. Just okay. For the price, I expected a lot more. The food was also just okay. The tomato soup was awesome, but my girlfriend thought her salmon wasn’t great and my risotto was bland. All in all: wouldn’t go back.

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vip
 (Raleigh)·Dined on February 3, 2018

Paul Holmes on piano, wonderful, as he has been over the last several decades. Food was superb, as usual.

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vip
 (Raleigh)·Dined on February 2, 2018

Wonderful, slow and thoroughly enjoyable. Live Piano jazz quietly in background. Lingered over three courses for 2 1/2 hrs. Could not have been better.

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 (Raleigh)·Dined on January 28, 2018

Went for Triangle Restaurant Week - the selection was outstanding. We had as appetizers a winter salad with hazelnuts, cranberries, local cheese and mixed greens. The other appetizer was a thick soup with white beans, apple and onion; on top there were some crisped beets. Portions were good and perfect in size for an appetizer. Main dish was a salmon and the NC Fresh Catch, a wreck fish. The preparation was on point for both and the additional items /sides for the fish added a nice little unusual touch such as sunchoke, hazelnut/cheese crumble for the salmon, while the wreck fish has kale chips and Beluga lentils.
Dessert was a sampling of three items - we ended up having one boxed up and split the remaining dessert. Again some unusual items to note here a hibiscus cake with citrus and lavender-infused panna cotta. Everything was excellent, place was busy and serving staff was outstanding.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Good for Anniversaries, Seasonal, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Special Occasion
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 (Western NC)·Dined on January 27, 2018

Our experience was wonderful! Nice welcome and seating. Our waiter, Nate! was excellent. He was pleasant and helpful with any questions. He was attentive but not obtrusive. Manager came by to greet and check on our enjoyment. She was very appropriate and we enjoyed a brief pleasant conversation. Highly recommend the Fairview for dinning.

Tags: Authentic, Romantic, Cozy, Creative Cuisine, Live Sports, Business Meals, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive
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 (Raleigh)·Dined on January 26, 2018

Food was excellent, service was slow but good!

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 26, 2018

Service was beyond excellent, very personal, and the food was delicious. The restaurant week menu was very affordable as well!

Tags: Seasonal, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Business Meals, Romantic
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vip
 (Raleigh)·Dined on January 26, 2018

This place is designed to pamper Duke alums with the obvious goal of patronage. It's all very toney and there is a studied effort at friendliness by all employees. The food is very well prepared. With all that_i had the nagging feeling that the place just isn't all that much fun_ and the food was just a bit dull. Probably won't be back soon.

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 (Raleigh)·Dined on January 25, 2018

We dined during restaurant week and were not disappointed. All the food was delicious and the wine was as well. Service was a little spotty - we arrived early for our reservation and they couldn't seat us right away, no problem. But then several groups got seated before us and it wasn't until after we went back to the host stand to remind them that they finally seated us. Our server was busy when we first got there so service was slow, but then when it calmed down in the restaurant the service was better.
It is a bit pricey so would only go again for a special occasion or another restaurant week.
Overall we really enjoyed it and had a great dinner!

Tags: Good for a Date, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries
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vip
 (Raleigh)·Dined on January 25, 2018

Dining at Fairview, one can enjoy extra treats like a tiny tasty appetizer & wonderful attentive service. The food is consistently delicious. Their attention to detail or special issues like gluten sensitivity is noteworthy.

Tags: Afternoon Tea, Good for Groups, Romantic, People Watching, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation, Cozy, Special Occasion, Sunday Lunch, Gluten Free Options, Fit for Foodies, Great for Brunch, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays
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 (Raleigh)·Dined on January 25, 2018

Condecending from the reception desk through to the end of the meal. If you are female, wearing pearls, a regular, with white hair who likes to waste money and be fawned over by a lothario floor manager, by all means go and enjoy yourself with the women in your party. Otherwise, there are many places in Durham that will appreciate your business and return much more for your investment. Do no waste you time or money here.

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 (Raleigh)·Dined on January 24, 2018

Dined here as part of Triangle Restaurant Week. Appetizers we're good, Waduke chowder and Winter salad. My wife's salmon was outstanding and my filet was very good. Had a small selecton of sweets for included desert course. All we're very tasty but we're only a taste of each. But it was what we expected as part of the fixed-price 3 course meal we selected. Outstanding and attentive service but never felt rushed. Ambience was very nice. Very quite to start but noice level increased a bit after a couple of large parties were seated. However it was never noisy. Over all an excellent experience.

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 (Raleigh)·Dined on January 24, 2018

The chowder was excellent and I highly recommend it. The lunch entree I ordered was bland and somewhat underwhelming. However, the decor, service, and history of this restaurant were well worth the trip. I plan to visit the restaurant again soon to try another entree.

Tags: Good for Groups, Scenic View, Good for Anniversaries
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vip
 (Raleigh)·Dined on January 23, 2018

Met my sister and nephew during Triangle Restaurant Week, and ordered off a smaller menu. We all enjoyed our meals. For entrees, we had the pastrami sandwich (basically a Reuben), shrimp carnitas, and salmon. Fairview is always a good destination to celebrate a nice occasion or just have a great meal. Someday soon, I am going to try their afternoon tea.

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vip
 (Raleigh)·Dined on January 23, 2018

Wonderful Experience for our Mens Lunch group. Am taking my wife on Friday.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Fit for Foodies, Quiet Conversation, Romantic, Good for a Date
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 (Tampa)·Dined on January 22, 2018

I went for restaurant week during lunch time. The place is beautiful and the service exceptionally amazing. The food was so-so, but just for my tastes. The dishes were beautifully presented, see pictures. So, I usually eat my food the way the chef intended, but I thought it was a little bland here. There were some young people dining, but most of the clientele are much older. Still, I would go back. I had a great experience.

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Pre/post Theatre, Cozy, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Business Meals, Sunday Lunch
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 (Raleigh)·Dined on January 20, 2018

My friend and I were looking for a fine-dining evening with relative quiet in an elegant setting....and we got it! We were seated in a semicircular booth so we felt like we were almost private. The wait staff were especially courteous and attentive without hovering. All-in-all, it was a totally satisfying evening.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Late-night Find, Business Meals
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 (Raleigh)·Dined on January 13, 2018

The noise was nearly overwhelming; hard to hear over loud conversation and a piano. Television screens with football on every wall like a sports bar were distracting and degraded other attempts to appear upscale. Food was good, but not great, and expensive.

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 (Wilmington)·Dined on January 13, 2018

Outstanding. The only "negative" is that the ambiance was less formal than I remembered. The menu did not include all that is shown within the dining website. A bit disconcerting for a high end restaurant to have burgers on the menu. However, the meals we had were outstanding.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Sunday Lunch, Quiet Conversation
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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 13, 2018

Amazing staff, and even better food for a surprisingly good price!

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 (Raleigh)·Dined on January 11, 2018

When we visited Fairview a few months ago, we had service issues. When we visited in December, I was so impressed with the service and food. January, for a special occasion, it seemed to take forever to get our drinks, bread, salad and meal. There were 5 of us and even though there were several round tables to accommodate our group comfortably, we were sat at a three quarters table where we were on top of each other. We initially had to stop folks to get water refills. Since the booking was identified as a birthday, I would have assumed the waiter, or someone would have mentioned it and found out who was celebrating a birthday. Then when presenting the birthday dessert, it would have been presented to the correct person. The table next to us had issues too so I'm guessing it was just not a bonus night at Fairview. We will try it one more time.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Afternoon Tea, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Groups, Business Meals, Afternoon Coffee, Sunday Lunch, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion
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 (Raleigh)·Dined on January 6, 2018

We had our anniversary dinner at the Fairview Dining Room it was everything we expected and more. Friendly and helpful environment! Food was superb!

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 (Raleigh)·Dined on December 31, 2017

NYE dinner was very special at Fairview

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vip
 (Tahoe)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Wonderful New Years dinner.

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vip
 (Raleigh)·Dined on December 31, 2017

We spent New Year’s Eve at Fairview, and it was so memorable. The special menu was exquisite. It was so creative, and all the courses were cooked to perfection. We loved the elegant ambiance, and the service was amazing. The piano music was very enjoyable. Fairview is truly wonderful.

Tags: Romantic, Notable Wine List, Live Music, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies
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 (Raleigh)·Dined on December 31, 2017

We enjoyed New Year's Eve fixed five course dinner very much. Food, service, ambience all great, as usual as the Fairview. Sunday brunch is always a super occasion, too.

I had steak and oysters for my entree, my wife Chilean Sea Bass. All extremely well prepared and presented. The food is never "tortured" just treated with respect and flair.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Scenic View, Special Occasion, Handcrafted Cocktails, Quiet Conversation, Great for Brunch
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 (Raleigh)·Dined on December 31, 2017

The choices on the menu were creative, beautiful and mouth watering and soul nurturing. Best chef/kitchen in the Research Triangle

Tags: Business Meals, Scenic View, Good for Groups, Cozy, Quiet Conversation, Notable Wine List, Good for a Date, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Authentic, Local Ingredients, Worth the Drive
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 (Raleigh)·Dined on December 31, 2017

The food and service were great, the service was timely and courteous.

Tags: Great for Brunch
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 (Raleigh)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Stellar service, excellent food, lovely Christmas decorations, nice atmosphere. Our favorite place in Durham to enjoy a really good meal.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Great for Brunch, Quiet Conversation
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 (Raleigh)·Dined on December 26, 2017

My family always likes to go to the Fairview for special occasions and we make it a must do when my son is in town. The food is always delicious with a number of menu choices. Presentation is as expected for fine dining. We enjoy the early menu which gives us a full course at a reasonable price, with a dessert sampling. The wait staff are always attentive and responsive to your every need. Not really a place for small children.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Seasonal, Local Ingredients
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 (Raleigh)·Dined on December 24, 2017

Christmas Eve-This was not their best night in comparison to many other visits. Though everyone loved their appetizers and desserts, the entrees were mediocre and my filet was served over-cooked , twice. By the time the waiter returned to check on my second presentation, my family was finished with their entrees, so I chose to just skip to dessert. Of course the staff were very apologetic and did not charge me for my meal, but given the occasion and the cost ($75/person) it was quite disappointing . Im not sure I would risk another Christmas Eve, but will still be back in hopes of an experience more in keeping witb the quality I have come to expect at the Fairview.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Live Music, Great for Brunch, Afternoon Tea, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Business Meals, Special Occasion, Local Ingredients, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation
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 (Raleigh)·Dined on December 24, 2017

Christmas Eve 4 course meal. Simply outstanding with great wine pairings. Service by Miguel was terrific. First timers and would definitely return. Each course was delightful and the presentation was spot on. Dining room overlooks the golf course. Entire wait staff were professional but friendly. the entire evening was well orchestrated.

Tags: Tasting Menu, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Local Ingredients, Romantic
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 (Savannah)·Dined on December 23, 2017

Wonderful Christmas special meal. Refined atmosphere and excellent service

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Notable Wine List, Handcrafted Cocktails, Bar Seating, Great for Brunch, Good for Birthdays, Afternoon Tea, Special Occasion
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 (Raleigh)·Dined on December 22, 2017

My wife and I have eaten at the Fairview several times and we always enjoy it. The service is normally first rate (though our waiter disappeared for around 15 minutes after we'd finished eating this visit) and the atmosphere is quiet and classy. The food is outstanding and the menu has something for everyone. The Fairview is highly recommended for an anniversary or special birthday dining experience.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Scenic View, Romantic
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 (Raleigh)·Dined on December 22, 2017

Elegant styled restaurant for special occasions and romantic dinners; wait staff are very attentive and friendly, but not overbearing. The atmosphere is very nice for adults; even children seem to recognize this is a place for in-door voices only. Lighting is low, but not so much you need a flashlight to read the menu. Prices are what you would expect from a nationally 5 star restaurant.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Gluten Free Options, Local Ingredients, Romantic
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