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Fairview Dining Room

4.8
4.8
1585 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.

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2 people

8:00 PM


Booked 23 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

  • Valentine's Day prix fixe

    $95.00 per person

    Feb 14, 2023 only
    Celebrate with your special loved one(s) 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 She Crab Soup, Fried Oysters, Truffle Risotto, Filet Mignon, Halibut, Veal Ossobucco and delicious desserts prepared with love from the kitchen of Executive Chef Troy Stauffer. Our prix fixe menu is $95 for adults; nonrefundable deposit of $25/person applied to bill. Reservations available from 7p-10p, 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 1,585 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
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.8Ambience
  • 4.5Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Raleigh / Durham / Chapel Hill

    Best Ambiance

  • Raleigh / Durham / Chapel Hill

    Good for business meals

  • Raleigh / Durham / Chapel Hill

    American

  • Durham

    Best Overall

  • Durham

    Best Food

  • Durham

    Best Service

  • Durham

    Best Ambiance

  • Durham

    Best Value

  • Durham

    Great for brunch

  • Durham

    Good for business meals

  • Durham

    Great for fine wines

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  1. L

    Larry

    Raleigh

    14 reviews

    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great brunch menu. Highchair for my grandson. Corner table with view of golf course.
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Raleigh

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We went before a basketball game and totally enjoyed our meal. Service was excellent and will definitely go back.
  3. S

    Steve1249

    Richmond

    23 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    23 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The Fairview Dining Room is one of the most elegant and delicious places to dine we have ever enjoyed. We joined up with dear friends to celebrate my 74th birthday on Monday night. We all had different entrees and raved about how good everything was throughout the meal. Our server, Jasmine, was so sweet, charming and expert in taking care of us. She really got engaged with the birthday party vibe, and we enjoyed several fun exchanges of delightful conversation with her. Because all the servers support each other, we had the chance to meet the rest of the serving crew who were all equally charming and helpful to Jasmine and to us. We call the Washington Duke Inn our "happy place" and visit often from our home in Williamsburg, VA. Can't wait to return. Steve & Margie
  4. MF

    MarceyF

    Raleigh

    30 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    30 reviews

    Dined on January 21, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Breakfast before an exciting Duke/Miami game was delicious! 💙🏀💙
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 20, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent experience each time. Great food. Exemplary service. Perfecto ambience for a business meal or a night out.
  6. KH

    KristenH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 13, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food and great service!! Highly recommend.
  7. SB

    SamB

    Raleigh

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on January 12, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Seats were uncomfortably low. Requested cushions and they were provided and that helped. Our waiter Mike was great! Maybe best of our waitpeople at WaDu. His experience and personality came through. Not a big problem but they did not have Whisper Pig or Elijah Craig Bourbon.
  8. DB

    DeboraBolton

    County Durham

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on January 8, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I just love everything about this place. Everything is a step above.
  9. L

    Loves2eat

    Raleigh

    145 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    145 reviews

    Dined on January 7, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A pretty perfect dining experience! We had a party of four for brunch, and everyone loved their food selections. Very attentive waiter, and the ambiance was wonderful with the soothing piano music. We will definitely return.
  10. AJ

    AnnJ

    Raleigh

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 7, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The Fairview Dining Room is a very pleasant restaurant to dine and visit with your friends. The pianist is excellent and adds so much to your dining experience.
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Des Moines

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 5, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Visit to Duke University for graduate school
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 5, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was to celebrate our grand daughter’s White Coat Ceremony at the Duke PA School. Everyone in the party thought it was amazing. I just made another reservation in Feb to celebrate our granddaughter’s 25th birthday.
  13. NC

    NormanC

    Washington DC

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 2, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful setting. The shrimp and grits were terrific
  14. C

    Craig

    Raleigh

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food is amazing and the service is excellent! Do yourself a favor and get whatever pop tart they have available. You won't be disappointed!
  15. V

    Visitors22

    Raleigh

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2023

    overall4food3service5ambience4
    We have been attending NYE for several years now. The restaurant is beautiful, the decor was great, loved the live music. The wait staff were outstanding. Unfortunately we were disappointed with the food. Appetizers had obviously been sitting and were not freshly prepared (we had a 7:00pm slot), the main course was lukewarm, steak a bit overdone, dessert was ok. It felt like food had been sitting on warmers. Not the serving that we have come to love. We hope that things are handled differently in the future.
  16. KA

    KimA

    Raleigh

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on December 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful place for lunch with friends! The server was attentive without being annoying. The food and ambience is outstanding!
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 25, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Christmas. Staff was great. Food very good. Deserts did not seem fresh. Ginger cake was very dry
  18. JG

    JanetG

    Raleigh

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Christmas in the Fairview dining room was a delicious and special experience. Everything was perfect …the service, the holiday touches and the extensive prix fixe made everyone at our table happy. We thought the price per person was in line with the quality and experience. The complimentary cinnamon rolls* for the morning was a nice and tasty treat. * Note to the restaurant: Have you considered leaving off the red and green icing sugar? It’s an unnecessary festive touch and in the morning the cinnamon buns look a bit like a ghastly crime scene. Besides, they are so delicious with out the distraction of extra color and sugar!
  19. GC

    GeorgeC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was one of the best holiday dining experiences we have ever had. Food and service were terrific and the ambience was just right.
  20. DD

    DurhamDave

    Raleigh

    18 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on December 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Went there for Christmas dinner on Christmas Day. Have been there many non-holiday visits, but this was the first time for Christmas. They really outshined here, the food, live piano music, services, fixed price menu selections and champagne to start were all top notch. Can't say enough, it was a very memorable experience, and we'll be back!
  21. JH

    JimH

    Raleigh

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had another outstanding meal for our special occasion! We continue to go to the Washington Duke for our memorable events.
  22. KC

    KathyC

    Raleigh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    An absolutely wonderful restaurant to celebrate a special occasion
  23. DM

    DavidM

    Raleigh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Even though we were approximately 25 minutes early for our reservation we were seated right away. The wait staff were courteous, friendly, and professional. It was our daughter’s birthday and they made the evening very pleasant. To top it off the food was outstanding. Thank you.
  24. AR

    AmyR

    Raleigh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our waitress was so helpful in her recommendations from our questions.
  25. D

    Durham

    Raleigh

    232 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    232 reviews

    Dined on December 22, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    A really fine ding experience with excellent food and attentive service. We will be back.
  26. w

    wislbleur

    Raleigh

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on December 21, 2022

    overall5food3service5ambience4
    The food at Fairview is very good, if not back to its splendor of pre-pandemic days. Service and ambience are great, as ever.
  27. B

    Backup

    Raleigh

    88 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    88 reviews

    Dined on December 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great menu selections. Steaks cooked to perfection. Service attentive but not intrusive. Very cosy surroundings and quiet.
  28. NC

    NCfoodie

    Washington DC

    17 reviews

    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on December 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The service and food were wonderful for a holiday lunch with my best friend. Clearly hospitality is emphasized here as everyone was incredibly gracious.
  29. M

    Mebanetablefan

    Western NC

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 20, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Always enjoy dining at the WD. Food and service are very good. Christmas decorations were wonderful. Would suggest lower prices for lunch entrees.
  30. LD

    Leen4Duke

    Exclusive

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We loved celebrating Christmas as a family at the Washington Duke. Our dinner was fabulous from drinks to coffee. The menu offered a wonderful selection for our diverse eating family. We enjoyed good conversation and excellent food.
  31. GY

    GraceY

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    I felt that our waitress was lovely and courteous and professional. However, it felt slightly overwhelming to have a manager and other service people (who was not our waitress) asking multiple times about how our food was? It was a few times to many. No foul, no harm just maybe to many requests of how we were doing. Other than that it was a delightful Christmas Luncheon with my supervisor. Grace (Duke Divinity School)
  32. DF

    DonaldF

    Raleigh

    99 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    99 reviews

    Dined on December 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, service, and atmosphere. A great place to dine
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Charleston

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Christmas dinner
  34. JD

    JackD

    Raleigh

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything about the night was outstanding. All of the staff were very attentive. We enjoyed the pianist very much. But, the evening was topped off by amazing meals prepared by a remarkable chef.
  35. LL

    LesleyL

    Raleigh

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on December 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food and service! Lovely holiday decorations, too’
  36. HG

    HaroldG

    Raleigh

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 14, 2022

    overall3food5service3ambience5
    Food exceptional, server adequate. But, ordered a good wine ($90) that was corked and couldn't get the wine manager over until we had finished dinner. Disappointing that we couldn't enjoy the wine with dinner. BTW, the wine manager didn't even need to taste the wine to know it was bad, just the smell told the story.
  37. E

    Et183394

    Washington DC

    35 reviews

    5.0

    35 reviews

    Dined on December 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and better service from Freddy always a good experience.
  38. L

    Larry

    Raleigh

    15 reviews

    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on December 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The catch of the day was striped sea bass which was excellent! Best fish I've had there.
  39. m

    marybn

    Raleigh

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on December 5, 2022

    overall5food5service3ambience5
    A group of girl friends met for a Christmas dinner party. The atmosphere was lovely, our food was delicious, but some felt the service could have been better. Luckily no one was in a hurry. Overall, it was a delightful evening!
  40. J

    Johnny

    Raleigh

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on December 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our party of 4 enjoyed a fantastic game day lunch. The food was great, the service was outstanding, and the atmosphere was just right. We were amazed by the 5-star service and quality, yet they make you feel really relaxed and casual. Can't wait to try their brunch service.

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 1585 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a reservation

2 people

8:00 PM


Booked 23 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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