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.
Great place to celebrate a birthday!
We were a party of 7 to memorialize a friend. It was a perfect setting. Sarah took wonder care of us. The food was outstanding as always. All the staff was welcoming.
Visiting grandson at Duke
Delightful setting and ambience. The menu is varied and the food preparation is excellent. Our waiters were attentive. It is such a treat to be able to talk and hear in a restaurant.
22nd Anniversary Dinner - Slight mix up on the number of guests, but hostess managed it perfectly! We brought an aged bottle of wine that had “cork issues “ but the waitress immediately announced that this was outside her expertise and gave the bottle to the sommelier to resolve. She returned with a wonderfully decanted cab franc we had purchased 15 years ago. Absolutely excellent service!! - And the food was fantastic! Swordfish steak cooked perfectly!! Steaks with “special needs” cooked to perfection. It was the great dinner we’d hoped for on this special occasion.
Everything was wonderful as usual.
The food was excellent--beyond excellent. The setup, dining, and service were also excellent. It's an expensive dinner option, but the service and food will surpass expectations for the price. It is one of the best meals I've ever had judging from taste and service. My only complaint is with the ambiance: the dress code is not enforced, and it was odd to be out to an expensive and nice dinner in a suit while some others were in jeans and t-shirts. OpenTable says the dress code is "jacket preferred," but I think at least business casual should be enforced.
Such a wonderful environment. Mimosas on the patio pre- brunch were the perfect
compliment to start a great meal. The brunch menu was fabulous with lots of variety.
I highly recommend the Wa Du shrimp and corn chowder. Leave plenty of room for the dessert
buffet. Great job!!!!
We went for our anniversary dinner. Bryan was our server and I can't say enough about how well we were treated. The food is fantastic without being fussy. Highly recommended.
Food very fresh, prepared as requested, service excellent.
Great food, exceptional service.
Even though I always enjoy dining at the Fairview Inn, this dining experience for brunch tops them all. I ordered the Angus beef tenderloin, which was cooked to perfection and very flavorful! The desserts topped off a wonderful meal! The service was charming and efficient. Overall, we loved dining at the Fairview and look forward to dining there again soon!
Great food, perfect service and the ambience included a live piano player. A great, relaxed evening.
I had visited for Brunch, Dinner, and afternoon cocktails...every time a treat!
Although the ambiance was nice, the food was mediocre and service was attentive but not up to fine dining standards. We were disappointed.
Great food and service
Beautiful venue, relaxing yet elegant. Wonderful service, food choice and taste was outstanding. The piano player was the”icing on the cake.”
Great place for quiet lunch. Excellent menu, delicious food. Attentive, unobtrusive service. Good if you are in a hurry as well as if you want a leisurely meal. Free valet and self parking. Check out the Executive Club if you eat here more than a few times a year.
Amazing service! Outstanding food! I loved our entire dinner and the ambiance is impeccable
Fairview can be counted on for good food and attentive service. Excellent salads and entrees, especially the tuna. Just a lovely time and delicious food.
Service is always immaculate and the food is creative and intriguing. From the amuse-bouche to dessert, we were blown away. Definitely a favorite for special occasions!
Brunch at Fairview is always a delight!
Fairview Dining Room at the Washington Duke Inn is an excellent choice in Durham regardless of whether you are staying there and is often very difficult to get into (although I was surprised to have no issue last weekend). Most good hotel restaurants are just good enough for the guests not to leave the premises but Fairview Dining Room would be a destination restaurant if it wasn’t connected to the Washington Duke. The food is excellent and the service is always top notch. I would return there even if I was staying at another hotel in Durham.
Our server was William and he did a fantastic job! Made us feel very welcome.
This venue is a class act from beginning to end. The service is exceptional. We were made to feel like we were the only people in the restaurant. My wife is a big shrimp & grits fan and she stated that her meal was the best ever. I had the pork chop which was also excellent. Unlike many other high end restaurants, the portions were generous. Great place for a special event or just a Saturday night out. Go there - you will love it!
we had an excellent experience at The Fairview. the service and food were both outstanding. The best place to eat in Durham. In fact, The Washington Duke Inn as a total experience was tremendous.
Gracious dining with great food and a very pleasant atmosphere. Loved the WaDuke corn chowder great salmon dish. Our waiter was friendly and discreet. We celebrated our anniversary with compliments from everyone and a delicious dessert serving. For a special occasion, this is a wonderful place to go.
The waiter was friendly and attentive. We were celebrating our friends anniversary and they sent out a special dessert for them. The food was wonderful and we enjoyed the entire experience.
I thoroughly enjoyed my evening at Fairview Dining Room. The ambiance, along with the musical selections made it a special atmosphere.
This was an absolutely surreal dining experience. We went for Saturday brunch. The scenery was amazing, the table was set for royalty, and the live pianist was fantastic. In addition to the service being impeccable, the food was mouth watering and everything was perfectly cooked and executed. Then, to top it all off, the amazing pianist took our request for a Disney tune and played the most magical rendition of "A Whole New World" ever!
The scallop dish of the day (August 8th) was absolutely one of the best meals I have ever had......perfectly cooked, corn salsa was the right match and the tomatoes were so sweet.
Great service, seated at the window with a view of the golf course. Will definitely return!
Outstanding service and attention to detail in a lovely setting.
Food and service were excellent! Great date night!
The food was EXCELLENT and the SERVICE was even BETTER. Great experience.
I love eating here but sometimes the piano is a little loud. The food is excellent and the service is great.
Outstanding service, food and staff.
Delightful dinner with piano music, good service, and great cuisine.
My friends and I purposely choose the Fairview for special occasions, which this was. We can always count on excellence in food, service, ambience, and overall loveliness.
We had a wonderful brunch! Food was delicious and beautiful. We enjoyed the piano music. Can’t wait to go again!