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Fairview Dining Room

4.8
4.8
1542 Reviews
$31 to $50
American
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.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 56 times today
Experiences are available.

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Fine Dining

  • Cuisines

    American

  • Hours of operation

    Breakfast Mon–Fri 6:30 am–11:00 am Sat, Sun 6:30 am–12:00 pm Lunch Mon–Fri 11:30 am–2:00 pm Brunch Sat, Sun 11:30 am–2:00 pm Afternoon Tea Fri–Sun 2:30 pm–4:00 pm Dinner Daily 5:30 pm–9:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (919) 493-6699

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Executive chef

    Troy Stauffer

  • Private party contact

    Bobby Gorham or James Holcomb: (919) 493-6699

  • Neighborhood

    Durham

  • Cross street

    Science Drive

  • Parking details

    On site secure parking.

  • Entertainment

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

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, High Tea, Indoor Fireplace, Late Night, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Vegan, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Experiences

  • Christmas Day prix fixe

    $95.00 per person

    Dec 25, 2022 only
    Gather your loved ones and give thanks as we host your family and friends Christmas Day at Washington Duke Inn & Golf Club. Begin your celebration with a toast, as we welcome you with a glass of bubbly! Indulge with selections including cauliflower potage, shrimp cocktail, prime rib of beef, crabcakes, rum-glazed ham, duck confit, and delicious desserts prepared with love from the kitchen of Executive Chef Troy Stauffer. Our prix fixe menu is $95 for adults; separate menu available for guests 12 and under. Reservations available from 1p-730p, with seating in the Fairview Dining Room and Vista Restaurant.
  • Christmas Eve prix fixe

    $95.00 per person

    Dec 24, 2022 only
    Gather your loved ones and give thanks as we host your family and friends for Christmas Eve dinner at Washington Duke Inn & Golf Club. Begin your celebration with a toast, as we welcome you with a glass of bubbly! Indulge with selections including cauliflower potage, shrimp cocktail, prime rib of beef, crabcakes, rum-glazed ham, duck confit, and delicious desserts prepared with love from the kitchen of Executive Chef Troy Stauffer. Our prix fixe menu is $95 for adults; separate menu available for guests 12 and under. Reservations available from 1p-730p, with seating in the Fairview Dining Room and Vista Restaurant.
  • New Year's Eve prix fixe

    $95.00 per person

    Dec 31, 2022 only
    Gather your loved ones and ring in the New Year as we host you at Washington Duke Inn & Golf Club. Begin your celebration with a toast, as we welcome you with a glass of bubbly! Indulge with selections including lobster bisque, oysters, shrimp cocktail, filet oscar, rack of lamb, sea bass and delicious desserts prepared with love from the kitchen of Executive Chef Troy Stauffer. Our prix fixe menu is $95 for adults; separate menu available for guests 12 and under. Reservations available from 6p-10, with seating in the Fairview Dining Room.

Offers

  • Game Day!

    Multiple dates available
    Tonight's Game Day menu will feature selections from both the Fairview Dining Room and the Bull Durham Bar. Please note that this will be the only menu available for this service. Go Duke!!!

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What 1,542 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.8Ambience
  • 4.5Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Raleigh / Durham / Chapel Hill

    Best Ambiance

  • Raleigh / Durham / Chapel Hill

    American

  • Durham

    Best Overall

  • Durham

    Best Service

  • Durham

    Best Ambiance

  • Durham

    Great for Lunch

  • Durham

    Special Occasion

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  1. LM

    LizM

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious food and beautiful atmosphere. It was our 40th anniversary and they gave us a special desert. It was a really nice evening.
  2. CB

    CaBH

    Raleigh

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The special for the day was delicious, and was reasonably priced.
  3. Q

    Queenie

    Savannah

    53 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    53 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    When in Durham, NC, don’t miss the Washington Duke Inn and the wonderful meals at their Fairview Dining Room.
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Raleigh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent experience! Cheers to our server Camille who advocated for our food preferences. We eat vegetarian and the chef was able to substitute vegetarian options. Overall, A fabulous experience!!
  5. DR

    DavidR

    Raleigh

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food4service4ambience4
    We were there for the Thanksgiving prix fixe special dinner. All aspects of the experience were above average, but the crowning touch was that at the end they brought a take home bag with a turkey sandwich for each of us which we ate the next day. This was not advertised in advance and it was a delightful surprise.
  6. MF

    MichaelF

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Thanksgiving prix fixe was great! Amazing selection by the chef and wonderful service as always.
  7. r

    regular

    Raleigh

    27 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    27 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food3service5ambience5
    Great dining out experience. Heated lamps, pretty sunset, quiet ambience. It was lovely. The only disappointment was that both the salmon and the scallops had a syrupy sweet taste, not at all expected or mentioned in the write up. We would have avoided them if we knew this ahead of time. Wait staff was superb. We will come again, just we will ask ahead of time what the sauces are comprised of.
  8. FF

    FoodFiend

    Raleigh

    58 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    58 reviews

    Dined on November 20, 2022

    overall4food3service3ambience4
    Not quite the attention to detail or the level of service as past visits but adequate for a pleasant meal. The food was similar: adequate. Nothing special. But still a good choice for dining with friends.
  9. S

    Shark45

    Raleigh

    18 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on November 20, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    Suggestion: Serve poached eggs on heated plate; eggs were cool.
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Raleigh

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Probably the BEST meal out we’ve had in many years. Entrees we exceptional. The desserts were absolutely sublime! Wait staff attentive and knowledgeable. All around an exquisite experience.
  11. BL

    BertL

    Raleigh

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 10, 2022

    overall5food3service5ambience5
    We were a party of seven and at least three of us ordered the Durham Burger and specifically requested MEDIUM. All three burgers were extremely well done. As myself and my guest never want to embarrass anyone, we did not send the burgers back. I had been raving about the burgers and we were all very disappointed.
  12. BP

    BethfromPittsburgh

    Pittsburgh

    23 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on November 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Get the pumpkin gnocchi!
  13. EG

    EricaG

    Raleigh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We thoroughly enjoyed our visit. We had the hamburger steak special, and it was AMAZING!
  14. RZ

    RuthZ

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 7, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Had the chicken salad was delicious. Also shared the creme brulee with a friend.
  15. t

    teero

    Raleigh

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on November 6, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Always impeccable service and great food
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We were there with family including our infant granddaughter in our two year old granddaughter and everything went smoothly they were well taken care of your staff was pleasant and the food was delicious
  17. G

    Gman

    Richmond

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food, beautiful ambiance, and lovely musical selection by pianist. A perfect night to remember.
  18. J

    Jlla

    Raleigh

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful evening, view, terrific service that struck that fine balance between too attentive and lacking attention. Always good.
  19. MD

    MarkD

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Troy their executive chef is a master. Subtle flavours, well prepared, and delicious. We were staying at the Duke and ate there a number of times. Each time was just as good as the others. Would highly recommend the Fairview.
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Raleigh

    48 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    48 reviews

    Dined on October 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Elegant, relaxing, and memorable dining!
  21. s

    schautzie1013

    Richmond

    51 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    51 reviews

    Dined on October 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent as always. My friend and I shared the salad with poached pear. Something different I had not tried. We both ordered the New Zealand venison with scallops. Best choice I’ve made at Fairview. All the years dining here this was the so well presented and perfectly cooked. Would order it again or every time in the future! It was that good.
  22. AA

    AnthonyA

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My favorite spot to enjoy a great meal and relax. The food is always on point and the staff is very attentive.
  23. T

    Tavon

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food, ambience, and service. Can’t wait to go back.
  24. VW

    VeraW

    Raleigh

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 23, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience4
    I added a tip because I didn’t realize one had already been added. That did upset me when I realized I had double-ripped! Was not happy.

    Fairview Dining RoomResponded on October 25, 2022Thank you very kindly for your patronage and for taking our call to review the details of your dining experience on Sunday. Staff is required to verbalize and highlight on any bill when a service charge has been added, and we strictly hold ourselves to this standard. We are grateful for your kind remarks in speaking with you, and are using this feedback as an opportunity to further review and ensure that all staff are even more clearly designating when service is included, particularly with larger parties or when multiple forms of payment are being presented. We look forward to having you as our guests again in the future!

  25. JD

    JuneD

    Wilmington

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on October 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a very wonderful 45th anniversary dinner at the Fairview!! The food, ambiance and service were all outstanding!
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing dinner with a work colleague. The crispy Brussels sprouts are the best I have ever had and the combination of flavors really melt in your mouth. The salmon was equally sensational. And all for a very fair price. Elegant ambiance- smiling services - and fair prices for exquisite food.
  27. FG

    FoodyGirl1

    Greensboro

    10 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on October 16, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    Sunday evening at the Fairview is always a relaxing experience. Food is always perfect. The actual waitstaff is superb on a consistant basis. One of the best Fliet Mignon I've had, and I've had them from NYC and Chicago's best steakhouses to just name a few. A few notes Hostesses attitudes could be a lot better. Really uncaring about your happiness in seating. If I don't want to sit where the air-conditioning is blast, DO NOT seat me and my elderly dining companion there, period! It makes for a miserable time. I'd rather not have to wear one of your blankets, it's cumbersome of me and others. If you have so many of them on hand, that should tell you something about how cold you keep it in your dining room! I've heard all the "why's" before. Listen more to your diners' needs. our kitchen workers will not suffer if you bump up the temp a few degrees!
  28. C

    Chela

    Cincinnati

    5 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on October 16, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience4
    Food was ok. Service was good but not great. Beautiful and quite place.
  29. A

    Anonymous

    Raleigh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 15, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    The food was great and the space was beautiful. Had a live piano player which was very nice. The service was great too, but a little slow.
  30. E

    Et183394

    Washington DC

    32 reviews

    5.0

    32 reviews

    Dined on October 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Another great experience at the Fairview Dining Room Washington Duke Inn. I do not think we have ever had a bad meal there. Brandy is frequently on the hostess stand to greet us with a huge smile and our waitress Anna was excellent. Keep up the great work!
  31. a

    abc123

    Raleigh

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on October 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Birthday celebration. Excellent service. Excellent food. Great outdoor seating. My friend and I were celebrating a birthday outing and we received the best service by Diane and even got complimentary desserts. Top class everything!
  32. JK

    JoyceK

    Raleigh

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was a lovely experience at a modest expense. Our only issue was that the piano music sometimes interfered with our conversation.
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 8, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    A wonderful and warm setting. Food was high quality and expertly prepared. Service was excellent.
  34. RB

    RhondaB

    Chicago

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on October 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    All good! I’m a regular patron. I expect nothing less but the best and they delivered again.
  35. BL

    BertL

    Raleigh

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on October 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It’s perfect in every way. Food, service, and ambiance.
  36. KM

    KatieM

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful place for a special meal with good friends! Beautiful with excellent service
  37. H

    Hattie

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fairview Dining room is great we have gone here for a few of our anniversaries so far and they are so good about making the night special. The food is amazing literally we have tried nearly everything on the menu by now and have loved it.
  38. JM

    JamesM

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very good food. Nice patio
  39. NC

    NCMac

    Raleigh

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall3food5service3ambience3
    The food was outstanding! The initial encounter with the hostess was not what I expected. We were given a table in the door way immediately adjacent to the hostess counter so every entering and leaving party passed right next to our table. Very noisy and distracting. To make it worse, the hostess apologized for the table when we were seated, explaining that they were very busy and this was the best she had available. There were clearly other suitable tables that were empty throughout the night. The service started off wonderfully. Our waiter was very helpful and attentive - in the beginning. As our meal progressed he became less present. We had to ask other wait staff and the hostess for silverware and extra plates. By the conclusion of the meal most all of the other tables had been vacated but that didn't improve things; apparently our waiter had been assigned somewhere else. The excellent food is the redeeming factor with will bring us back there.
  40. B

    Belgium

    New England

    137 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    137 reviews

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was outstanding, by all means. The food, the wines by the glass, the service, everything. There was nothing that was less than excellent. A magic evening!

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • Physical distancing

    • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

Fairview Dining Room is rated 4.8 stars by 1542 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 56 times today
Experiences are available.
Google Map for Fairview Dining Room

3001 Cameron Blvd, Durham, NC 27705

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Science Drive

  • Neighborhood

    Durham

  • Hours of operation

    Breakfast Mon–Fri 6:30 am–11:00 am Sat, Sun 6:30 am–12:00 pm Lunch Mon–Fri 11:30 am–2:00 pm Brunch Sat, Sun 11:30 am–2:00 pm Afternoon Tea Fri–Sun 2:30 pm–4:00 pm Dinner Daily 5:30 pm–9:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    American

  • Dining style

    Fine Dining

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking details

    On site secure parking.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Troy Stauffer

  • Entertainment

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

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, High Tea, Indoor Fireplace, Late Night, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Vegan, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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