Fairview Dining Room

4.8
1447 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.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • 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
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 1447 people are saying
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4.8based on recent ratings
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4.7
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4.5
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Noise · Moderate
97% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipOpenTable Diner
Raleigh
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So good to go back to one of our ladies group’s favorite places!

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vipjrk5
Raleigh
34 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

We had a lovely birthday and father's day celebration in the elegant dining room. Service and food were far better than the last time. They've beefed up the wait staff and the food was much improved.

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PaigeK
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on June 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Another wonderful dinner at Fairview Dining Room! We have been many times and this one was as wonderful as ever. They are very good with dietary restrictions and helped us celebrate our Anniversary. Quiet dining room, excellent food, creative cocktails, and great desserts made for a lovely evening.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Exceptional food, service and overall dining experience. Will definitely be returning.

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vipDurham
Raleigh
209 reviews
Dined on June 7, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Glad to be back to inside dining. The food is reliably excellent as is the service.

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wislbleur
Raleigh
10 reviews
Dined on June 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Fairview was sparsely populated as the fare was lunch, not brunch. The service is always first rate and was again. We had the turkey BLT, very good and nice sides (chowder for my wife, fresh fruit for me).

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vipCharlesH
Central Coast
9 reviews
Dined on May 26, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Sat outside, beautiful evening, seem a little short staffed, but overall good.

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teero
Raleigh
10 reviews
Dined on May 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Superb as always!

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viplaurencehallas
Tampa
62 reviews
Dined on May 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Family first time in a year with our 94 yr old mom. Perfect setting.

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HowardE
1 review
Dined on May 21, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

It would be nice to have more menu choices. In addition, my guest wanted to see more vegetarian choices.

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OpenTable Diner
Raleigh
2 reviews
Dined on May 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Another fantastic meal. The food is consistently good at this place, which we appreciate more than anything else. This particular meal was made perfect by outstanding service by Jose S. He presented the perfect balance of attention to detail. The service was seamless. He didn’t miss a beat with any aspect of the dining process. It’s always good to see the same level of service that we usually encounter with Nathaniel or Ponie exhibited in other servers.

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vipjohnk
Western NC
34 reviews
Dined on May 16, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Food was very nice and servers kept a nice pace to allow for an enjoyable evening

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vipArtLA
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on May 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful experience all around. Look forward to returning.

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TristanE
Raleigh
4 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Mother’s Day Dinner

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vipDoriB
Raleigh
7 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service were excellent! The staff always goes above and beyond to accommodate any request.

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rosemarieb
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We all enjoyed our meal. The seafood dishes were perfectly cooked. The grounds of the hotel/restaurant/patio areas overlooking the golf course are beautiful.

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vipRoadwarrior
Raleigh
154 reviews
Dined on May 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A wonderful spot for any meal any time. A favorite of mine locally. Recommend it highly. Menu is creative, delicious. Service impeccable.

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vipMariaE
County Durham
20 reviews
Dined on May 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely server called Teresa took great care of us. Super lunch and super time.

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M3r1
Raleigh
11 reviews
Dined on May 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Made a reservation for visiting friends and they loved it!

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OpenTable Diner
Raleigh
3 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service by Ponnie. Food and service were in line with the standard that we expect from WaDu. Nathaniel(another competent and fantastic server) recognized us and stopped by our table to say hello. The new seasonal menu is really good. In our group we had the crab cakes with the jalapeño cream sauce (delicious). The shrimp and grits, and the eggplant involving. All fantastic.

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ValerieG
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on April 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a great business gathering. The food was very tasty and delicious. I had the waduke chowder so yummy!. The staff was very friendly. Loved how I was welcomed into the premises. This place is really a good place for business meeting

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vipArthurR
Raleigh
5 reviews
Dined on April 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great place to have lunch or dinner. Service is top notch and food is great.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Greensboro
4 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great crab cakes

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vipShare
Atlanta
138 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience5

Fried Oysters were flavorful and delicious. Chowder Bowl, Winter Salad, and Angus Filet were ordinary.

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OpenTable Diner
Raleigh
3 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall3food5service1ambience5

Food was outstanding, as always. Service was the worse we have ever experienced here. Freddy, the server, never checked on us. Once food arrived, our guest who ordered a burger had to wait 10 minutes for ketchup while we waited. Empty plates sat at on the table for over 40 minutes. Deserted was ordered and we waited an additional 30 minutes with no one stopping by the table. I finally got up from the table and and asked another server to have the desserts packaged to go. I waited at the host stand for the bill. These matters were addressed with the manager and she listened and assured me she would address these deficiencies. When the server brought out the desserts to go, he mentioned that they were in the house. We are Platinum plus exec club members and dessert is included anyway so it was insulting that the entire meal he had not bothered to see that we had a membership. Hopefully this is a one off for this place. We truly enjoy going there but this needs to be fixed.

Fairview Dining Room
Responded on April 12, 2021

We're grateful for your longstanding patronage at the Fairview, and want to thank you for your feedback regarding what was obviously an unsatisfactory experience. Your observations have been shared with all members of the team as a pointed reminder that each service is experienced individually, and to reemphasize the import of our standards. We hope you will accept our sincere apology, and look forward to future occasions which will reflect our commitment to the highest standards of service.

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vipMissCQ
Memphis/West TN
34 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, food and drink. Special atmosphere too! 👍🏻👍🏻

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MarkM
Raleigh
2 reviews
Dined on March 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dinning room was quiet and not crowded. Everyone was wearing masks. Great food and service.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on March 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Staff was awesome and accommodating.

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GeorgeR
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on March 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wait staff was friendly and helpful. The food was excellent.

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vipdurham56
Raleigh
27 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Lovely but limited menu in the Fairview. Great to be back visiting this old friend and we look forward to many more meals here. First rate service provided by Nathaniel, Juan and a great assist by Teresa. All knowledgable about the menu, comfortable but professional service. Excellent wine suggestions by Nathaniel and Teresa.

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Lolana
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on March 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Will not hesitate to come back! A very pleasant experience!

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stameyp
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have a group that enjoy getting together for good food and pleasant conversation Our group always likes it when we get together at Fairview Dinning Room because food is excellent and the noise level is such that even our hearing impaired can enjoy the conversation.

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IrynaG
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service, delicious food, super nice server Daniel, beautiful place.

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KyungheeL
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on February 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I found the food was salty in general, though it was delicious.

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LindaB
Raleigh
2 reviews
Dined on February 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of best places to eat outside during the pandemic! Wonderful heaters as well.

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JERRYH
Raleigh
3 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and excellent service. Look forward to dining there again.

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LindsayS
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Great food and service, needs a bit updating a bit to old looking.

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KenM
Richmond
3 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Our meal was delicious, service was terrific, and ambiance was perfect. Great dining experience.

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ScottH
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall2food4service2ambience2

I made reservations with what I considered to be an upscale dining location. While the food was very good, the fire alarm that resulted in us having to go outside, and the constant flow of people wearing hoodies, athletic shorts and tennis shoes, made it feel like an expensive McDonalds. People visit fine dining restaurants for the experience of feeling like they are doing something special. Being sat directly inside the door, the fire alarm, and sports bar atmosphere sort of ruined that for us. Not what you would expect to experience with a $200 dollar meal for two people.

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tyrusC
Charlotte
2 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience2

The dining room is beautiful, food is delicious, and service is impeccable. For a AAA 4 diamond restaurant, I don't expect to watch students in pj's, flip flops, and sweatshirts parade through the dining area the entire meal while diners are dressed up for the evening. I would visit the restaurant again but not until this is corrected.

FAQs

Fairview Dining Room offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (919) 493-6699.

Fairview Dining Room is rated 4.8 stars by 1447 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.

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