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Fairview Dining Room

4.8
4.8
1502 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 6 times today

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Fine Dining

  • Cuisines

    American

  • Hours of operation

    Breakfast Daily 6:30 am–11:00 am Lunch Daily 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

    Jason Cunningham

  • 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, High Tea, Indoor Fireplace, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 1,502 people are saying

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

4.8
4.8 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 Lunch

  • Raleigh / Durham / Chapel Hill

    Scenic View

  • Raleigh / Durham / Chapel Hill

    American

  • Durham

    Best Ambiance

  • Durham

    Great for Brunch

  • Durham

    Great for Lunch

  • Durham

    Romantic

  • Durham

    Special Occasion

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  1. LA

    LeeAnnD

    Raleigh

    20 reviews

    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful staff and fabulous food! Especially loved the Coconut Macaroon Cheesecake!
  2. RT

    RobinTheRealtor

    Raleigh

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was wonderful. Such a beautiful environment for enjoying a delicious meal. The lovely piano music was just the perfect background for nice conversation with our friends. The food was fresh, hot, and delicious. The server was attentive but not intrusive. We will definitely visit again. Thank you for a wonderful dining experience!
  3. t

    teero

    Raleigh

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on August 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Exquisite atmosphere and food. Staff provided superior attention to detail.
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Raleigh

    45 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    45 reviews

    Dined on August 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Perfect restaurant and atmosphere for a special occasion or a nice relaxing dinner. There is nothing to complain about. The Food, service, ambience and noise level make this restaurant a FIND1
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Raleigh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great experience!
  6. DM

    DavidM

    Raleigh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our waitress was prompt, courteous, and very pleasant. The food was great and the piano music in the background was a special touch.
  7. D

    Dukefan

    Charlotte

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on July 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a very pleasant dining experience celebrating our anniversary. Our server, Michael, was present but never intrusive. We both had shrimp and grits and were very pleased with our choice...and it was very filling!
  8. PG

    PennyG

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very nice, upscale. Weekends have live piano music.
  9. PW

    ProfWaxman

    New York Area

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Every visit to the Fairview Dining Room is memorable. Food and service are excellent. Would recommend a dinner there for an important celebration, business or pleasure.
  10. PW

    PeteW

    Charleston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food in a beautiful location. Love the Washington Duke.
  11. PW

    PeteW

    Charleston

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    As always a great place to have a meal. Can’t beat the environment.
  12. FO

    FrankO

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was my wife's birthday and the staff made our celebration a delight! Thanks to all of you all for making our evening great!
  13. JH

    JanetH

    Washington DC

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on July 15, 2022

    overall5food4service4ambience5
    Evening was perfect. Especially enjoyed appetizers. Vegetarian options were delicious.
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Raleigh

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic as always. Delicious food and impeccable service!
  15. g

    gerryy

    Raleigh

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 10, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    The dining room was a little louder than usual with some young children at adjacent tables but not too bad
  16. PK

    PaigeK

    Raleigh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Another fantastic meal and experience at Fairview Dining Room. Our server (Diane?) was wonderful and the food exceeded our high expectations.
  17. c

    coolnana

    Raleigh

    18 reviews

    3.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on July 6, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience4
    While hostesses and hotel staff, for the most part, were seen wearing masks our two waitresses DID NOT and that was bothersome. Given that I'd requested seating outside (and totally understood why the terraces were closed due to the hear) AND were thoughtfully seated far from the other diners, neither of these two young women wore a mask. That was off-putting.
  18. D

    Durham

    Raleigh

    227 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    227 reviews

    Dined on June 29, 2022

    overall3food4service2ambience4
    The food was fine. It was the service that was off kilter. We sat at the start for some time with empty glasses and no water and no menus. Eventually both. Long wait for drinks when ordered. Long wait to order. We didn’t expect fast food. This is a leisurely paced fine dining restaurant. We got our salads in good time but no bread. Then eventually bread. Then the main courses arrived with the right timing. Two orders were for the lamb, but no steak knives arrived until halfway or later through eating the main course; I guess the waiter saw that the main courses were in place. No anticipation of the need for those steak knives done after ordering. Very late arrival of the knives as if no one was attending us. When the main courses arrived, two asked for Malbec wine by the glass. By the time the knives arrived late, we asked about the wine, which seems not to have been ordered. Good food was jumbled by incredibly disjointed service. That made for much disappointment.
  19. SK

    SiakaK

    Raleigh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent customer service. Our waiter was supered!
  20. NB

    NancemarieB

    Raleigh

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 26, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience3
    I love your place because being a person with an autoimmune disease, I do not go into restaurants. I love the outside seating. The only thing I would change is the chairs for outside, they are too low and very hard to sit up and eat a meal with.
  21. S

    Sterling1955

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 26, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Impeccable service. Selection of menu items diverse and portions adequately sized. Will definitely return next time I stay here.
  22. DM

    DoctorMemory

    Washington DC

    39 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    39 reviews

    Dined on June 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent service, delicious food, and some nice piano music.
  23. C

    Cate

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 20, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Although I called in the AM of the reserved day asking for patio seating, when we arrived there were no seats available on the patio - although the restaurant indoors was very lightly filled. That was disappointing because it was a beautiful evening. Otherwise, everything was great.
  24. FJ

    FoodJunkie87

    Charlotte

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    The server was great! She offered menu options for food and cocktails. The food came out in a reasonable time and tasted great. I will definitely go back. Only thing I disliked was the fact le we were seated at, which was right at the patio door that servers kept using and the front door. There were plenty tables open that would have less traffic around them. Overall good experience
  25. M

    Mary

    Washington DC

    91 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    91 reviews

    Dined on June 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing! The service was excellent as was the tuna!
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 10, 2022

    overall3food4service2ambience2
    Service was very slow and inconsistent. Food was good. Maybe servers were new?
  27. b

    benzygirl

    Jacksonville

    23 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on June 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Filets were like butter. Asparagus crisp. Great service. Friday night piano player. Very enjoyable
  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Raleigh

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on June 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent meal in a pleasant setting. Blooming plants framed golf course views with the sun setting beyond. The food was great with emphasis on seafood. We had wahoo with eggplant, and swordfish with root vegetables. Great desserts, super service. Couldn’t have been better for our anniversary dinner.
  29. TE

    TomE

    Raleigh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Had dinner there to celebrate our anniversary. We included this in our Open Table reservation. After a delicious spinach salad with goat cheese, and loin of lamb (we split appetizers and entrees), we were presented with a delicious chocolate dessert with fresh berries and a chocolate "Happy Anniversary" sign sitting in a dollop of whipped cream. Pre-dinner cocktails were excellent. Next time we would hit the bar beside the restaurant before dinner for a wider selection.
  30. SD

    SusanD

    Charleston

    29 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    29 reviews

    Dined on June 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fabulous food, wonderful ambiance in beautiful surroundings.
  31. DG

    DwightG

    Charlotte

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on June 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very elegant restaurant. Service was impeccable and the food was delicious.
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was an outstanding visit. The staff were extremely helpful and courteous. The food was excellent, as is usual. This was for a birthday, and although we had no room to order dessert, they gave us a lovely complimentary dessert to go.
  33. HC

    HeidiC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Love the Fairview Dining Room for its elegance and food. We eat here quite often as we have a membership and have tried most everything on the menu.
  34. J

    Jazz

    Raleigh

    37 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    37 reviews

    Dined on June 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Classy ambience. Good for business meetings, or special occasions. Excellent dood and aervice.
  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The lamb was amazing and cooked to perfection. A different temperature was requested for each one of us and all three came out perfect! There was a wonderful birthday treat for our daughter and the peaches and crème brûlée did not disappoint. Service was great. Dining atmosphere was upscale. I wore a simple dress and my husband wore a collared button down shirt with slacks. We felt appropriately dressed compared to those around us. The meal does come with a hefty price tag but we knew that before going. We will dine here again for special occasions.
  36. TG

    TonyG

    Atlanta

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was expertly prepared. Wait staff was very efficient, professional and cordial. Decor was formal clublike but, not stuffy. Many guests utilizing outdoor seating. Made one feel special eating there.
  37. S

    Sandy

    New York Area

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on May 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was delicious, service was good. Thank you for the birthday cake.
  38. D

    Durham

    Raleigh

    227 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    227 reviews

    Dined on May 26, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    It was wonderful to see a separate dinner menu after so long with only the same menu as room service during the pandemic. The scallop special with purple rice and morels was spectacular, so amazingly tasty. The rest of the dinner was very good too, salads and seafood. We will be back.
  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Raleigh

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on May 22, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Fun spot for a birthday dinner. Loved the piano in the background!
  40. D

    Debbyworldtraveler

    Fort Lauderdale

    21 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on May 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Ahi Tuna was great as well as the filet mignon and Yukon gold potatoes. We loved the chocolate mousse cake dessert.our waitress was friendly and very nice.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

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

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 1502 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 6 times today
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 Daily 6:30 am–11:00 am Lunch Daily 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

    Jason Cunningham

  • 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, High Tea, Indoor Fireplace, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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