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Fairview Dining Room, Durham, NC
Fairview Dining Room, Durham, NC
Fairview Dining Room, Durham, NC
Fairview Dining Room, Durham, NC
Fairview Dining Room, Durham, NC

Fairview Dining Room

4.7
4.7
1790 Reviews
$31 to $50
American
Year after year, the cuisine served at the Fairview earns 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 25 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

7:00 PM


Booked 21 times today
Experiences are available.

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Fine Dining
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • 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

  • Chocolate Decadence Dinner

    $50.00 per person

    Prepaid

    Apr 24, 2024 only
    Bring your appetite and sweet tooth to the Washington Duke Inn & Golf Club on Wednesday, April 24th, for the first ever Chocolate Decadence Wine Dinner, a sweet dinner experience you will not want to miss! A creative emphasis on chocolate will be the star of each locally sourced, farm fresh dinner course, along with delicious wine and cocktail pairings. Two, not one, sublime chocolate desserts will serve as the perfect ending to this decadent evening.
    Chocolate Decadence Dinner Photo

What 1,790 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.8Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Raleigh / Durham / Chapel Hill

    Best Ambiance

  • Raleigh / Durham / Chapel Hill

    Great for scenic views

  • Raleigh / Durham / Chapel Hill

    American

  • Durham

    Best Ambiance

  • Durham

    Great for brunch

  • Durham

    Good for business meals

  • Durham

    Romantic

  • Durham

    Good for special occasions

1,790 Reviews
  1. juniusg

    West Palm Beach

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on April 12, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Restaurant was busy with many reunion large tables that slowed service a bit but food and environment were wonderful,

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  2. LeleP

    Raleigh

    22 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on April 12, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    I make it up to the Fairview Dining Room at the Washington Duke Inn maybe once a year. It's bit of a drive (about an hour) and it's not inexpensive by any means. But it's a truly a case of getting what you pay for. The ambience is simply lovely and the food is fantastic. I met my sister there for lunch yesterday. She ordered the chopped salad; although that may sound pretty routine, she said it was the best version she'd ever had and it was beautifully presented. Even *more* beautifully presented was my "Duke of Crabcake" entree. As a native Marylander, I am super-picky about crabcakes. For starters, most of them are heavily breaded. I knew from a prior visit to this venue (almost five years ago), however, that the Fairview kitchen knows their way around a crabcake. It was absolutely perfect. A sweet potato, corn and bacon hash surrounded it; although I initially disregarded it, assuming it largely served a decorative purpose, I was hap-hap-happy to discover that it was also fabulously good. Our server appeared to be something of a newbie, but she knew what she didn't know (e.g., the wine list) and solicited input from others. Another successful Fairview visit!

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  3. JBfromVT

    Greater Boston

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on April 12, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent menu, delicious food, exceptional service. Hostess was lovely, as well - all the staff is professional, very warm and welcoming.

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  4. CAM71

    Raleigh

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 5, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I enjoyed a perfect Tea Party birthday celebration thanks to the Washington Duke and my beautiful party-perfect sister! Jonathon was wonderful! The food was plentiful and delicious.. topped off with the Washington Duke’s signature birthday decadently delicious chocolate cake!

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  5. bill

    Raleigh

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on April 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Beautiful setting, impeccable service and luscious food. Couldn’t ask for a nicer experience for our anniversary dinner. Cheese board, beet salad, wedge salad, short rib rigatoni and a pork chop special were all outstanding. Complimentary dessert to celebrate the occasion was a very nice touch. Prices are very reasonable for the quality of service, food and drinks. Our new favorite for special occasions.
    Fairview Dining RoomResponded on April 6, 2024
    Thank you for your very nice review. We are glad you had an enjoyable experience and look forward to seeing you again soon.

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  6. RobertD

    Toledo

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 31, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    First time at this location. Upscale golf club atmosphere and very good service. Decent menu options.

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  7. ShannonP

    Richmond

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on March 29, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food and service were both incredible. Husband and I both had steaks, which were perfectly cooked. We took our waiter's suggestion of the smoked trout appetizer and were not disappointed. Drinks and dessert were also amazing. Our main server and all support staff were on it. Our water glasses were never empty. We love the Washington Duke Inn and really enjoy the Fairview Dining Room each time we visit. Our breakfast the next morning was also so SO good!

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  8. OpenTable Diner

    Raleigh

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 24, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    Terribly slow service

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  9. OpenTable Diner

    Raleigh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 9, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great lunch with the family! Would reccomend without hesitation.

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  10. maam

    Raleigh

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on March 5, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food, wonderful service, charming atmosphere. Wonderful night out.

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  11. colleran

    Richmond

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on March 1, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I can't remember being in a restaurant with a pianist. Everything was excellent, the food, service and ambience.

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  12. BobJ

    Philadelphia

    102 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    102 reviews

    Dined on February 28, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Loved the chicken, shrimp croissant, shrimp and grits and the seafood chowder.

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  13. RussellS

    Raleigh

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 23, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Great service however, we were sat in a four top sort of in the middle of the runway of food, service and customers coming in, which made it difficult to have a conversation. 

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  14. SM1908

    New York City

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 20, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The service and food were excellent! We enjoyed our dining experience from beginning to the end of the evening. Thank you!
    Fairview Dining RoomResponded on February 23, 2024
    Thank you for your very nice review. We are glad you had an enjoyable experience and look forward to seeing you again soon.

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  15. Clementine1

    Raleigh

    8 reviews

    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Delicious brunch in beautiful setting. Service was wonderful. We were seating near the piano which was a bit loud. Otherwise, a perfect day!
    Fairview Dining RoomResponded on February 23, 2024
    Thank you. We are glad you chose to dine with us.

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  16. SamanthaD

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wow I loved this place! The ambiance was amazing and the food was fantastic.
    Fairview Dining RoomResponded on February 23, 2024
    Thank you for your kind review. We appreciate your patronage and look forward to serving you again soon.

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  17. OpenTable Diner

    Richmond

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    My wife had the filet mignon with mixed vegetables. The steak was expensive but, worth every penny. I had two specials of the day. The first was a black bean and sausage soup, very good. And the second was a baked trout. We thoroughly enjoyed our first visit to Fairview.
    Fairview Dining RoomResponded on February 23, 2024
    Thank you so much! We are so glad you enjoyed your first visit. We are certainly looking forward to seeing you and your wife again soon.

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  18. Trauler13

    Chicago

    34 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    34 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Everyone at the Washington Duke is great - professional, attentive, knowledgeable, and accommodating. Our dinner was excellent and the wait staff was awesome.
    Fairview Dining RoomResponded on February 23, 2024
    Thank you! We are so glad you enjoyed your experience with us.

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  19. OpenTable Diner

    Raleigh

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A wonderful Valentine’ Day treat. Excellent everything
    Fairview Dining RoomResponded on February 23, 2024
    Thank you for your kind review. We are very happy you had a great Valentine's day.

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  20. MelvinM

    Miami

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    We dined for a Valentine's Day lunch (dinner was completely booked!). The service was excellent, polite and courteous. The food was outstanding. Definitely would recommend it to those seeking a place relaxed but tasteful, with a nice atmosphere and high quality service.
    Fairview Dining RoomResponded on February 23, 2024
    Thank you for your kind review. We are very sorry we were booked up for Valentine's day. I am so glad you were able to enjoy a nice lunch. We look forward to serving you again.

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  21. SamN

    Raleigh

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on February 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful service and great food. Daniel was very attentive to our needs and helpful suggestions.

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  22. Th3h0ff

    Raleigh

    27 reviews

    5.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on February 12, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a phenomenal experience with José as our server. We attended FDR for a birthday celebration for my wife and the entire experience was lovely. We ordered a bottle of wine, appetizers, entrees and José brought a lovely chocolate ganache with a candle in it for dessert. We live in Wake Forest and the drive was absolutely worth it.

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  23. JimL

    Seattle

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A beautiful restaurant at a beautiful hotel. We'll be back!

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  24. BobJ

    Philadelphia

    102 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    102 reviews

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Loved the Shrimp croissant, shrimp cocktail, Caesar salad, Joyce farm chicken and Wa Duke chowder. Emma is an excellent server.

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  25. OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    5 reviews

    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 8, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    We are grateful the dining room manager didn’t charge us for the cauliflower meals. We look forward to trying new vegan options.

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  26. Hallas

    Tampa

    78 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    78 reviews

    Dined on February 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We always come here for our birthday celebrations. This one my mom at 97 and me at 70. We are always treated like royalty!

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  27. KaNe

    Greensboro

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on January 29, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    The NY Strip was wonderful along with the Butternut Squash bisque.

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  28. GwendolynH

    Raleigh

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 28, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    Waitress wasn’t friendly Food very very good Atmosphere beautiful

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  29. StefCon

    Raleigh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 28, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food and service were excellent! I (an omnivore) was impressed with the vegan entree.

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  30. HardyS

    Raleigh

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 24, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    I've never been disappointed by a meal at the Fairview. Their Creme Brûlée excellent, and the steak I had was better than the one I ate at the posh local steak house.

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  31. MattW

    Raleigh

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 20, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    The food was good, however it would of been better if it was hotter came out on the luke warm side, the bread however was delicious. The waitress was excellent.

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  32. FrequentDiner

    Raleigh

    208 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    208 reviews

    Dined on January 19, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I have been to the Fairview/Washington Duke for many different meals, events, etc. and the food is always great and the service impeccable.

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  33. RobertG

    Raleigh

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    My wife always experience exemplary service. This is by far our favorite place to dine. Our server Jasmine was awesome as always.

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  34. KellyC

    Raleigh

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Every part of the experience is top notch. It’s an elegant atmosphere with superior service. The food is exquisite, delicious and pleasantly presented. I visit every time I celebrate a special occasion or want to treat someone.

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  35. Roadwarrior

    Raleigh

    157 reviews

    5.0

    157 reviews

    Dined on January 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This is my favorite restaurant for so many reasons...it's comfortable, staff are excellently trained, food is ALWAYS top notch. What's not to love?

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  36. AllenD

    Atlanta Metro

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Overall it was a very nice experience. The ambiance was great. Very old, but clean, classy restaurant. The food was decent. We liked the appetizers better than our entrees. We will go back. BTW, the bar next to the restaurant also looks like a great place to visit, watch a game, and get a drink.

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  37. Geoff

    Raleigh

    15 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on January 12, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    As usual great! Sill wondering why they have not updated furnishings. Chairs are old and are frankly never matched well with the table heights. You sink down in them now and feel like a 4-year-old at the grown-up table.

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  38. OpenTable Diner

    Minneapolis

    14 reviews

    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on January 12, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Got a reservation at the last minute while attending a professional meeting. Great food and service. Scallops were perfect and dining companions also liked their meals. Wish I could do their brunch, sounds fantastic.

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  39. SamB

    Raleigh

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on January 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always a nice, quiet setting and excellent food.

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  40. KaNe

    Greensboro

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on January 9, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Ambiance very nice, beautiful dining room. Service was very attentive and helpful. Tomato Basil soup was delicious. The salmon entree was well balanced and portioned.

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FAQs

Fairview Dining Room is rated 4.7 stars by 1790 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 21 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
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • 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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