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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
1778 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 24 times today

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

What 1,778 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
  • 4.6Service
  • 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

    Good for special occasions

  • Raleigh / Durham / Chapel Hill

    American

  • Durham

    Best Ambiance

  • Durham

    Great for brunch

  • Durham

    Good for business meals

  • Durham

    Romantic

  • Durham

    Good for special occasions

1,778 Reviews
  1. SM1908

    New York City

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    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!

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  2. Clementine1

    Raleigh

    8 reviews

    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    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!

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  3. SamanthaD

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    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.

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  4. OpenTable Diner

    Richmond

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    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.

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  5. Trauler13

    Chicago

    34 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    34 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    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.

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  6. OpenTable Diner

    Raleigh

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A wonderful Valentine’ Day treat. Excellent everything

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  7. MelvinM

    Miami

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    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.

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  8. SamN

    Raleigh

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 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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  9. 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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  10. JimL

    Seattle

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 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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  11. BobJ

    Philadelphia

    91 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    91 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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  12. 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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  13. 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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  14. KaNe

    Greensboro

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 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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  15. 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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  16. 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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  17. 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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  18. 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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  19. FrequentDiner

    Raleigh

    207 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    207 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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  20. 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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  21. 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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  22. Roadwarrior

    Raleigh

    157 reviews

    vip
    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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  23. AllenD

    Atlanta Metro

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 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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  24. 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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  25. 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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  26. 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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  27. KaNe

    Greensboro

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 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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  28. ThelmaA

    Raleigh

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on January 7, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    We chose the Washington Duke Fairview restaurant for our anniversary dinner celebration and they did not disapoint.- excellent food, nice atmosphere, chairs are a bit low but they offered cushions, good wine. We had a wonderful time.

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  29. BizDinnerLunch

    Raleigh

    12 reviews

    3.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on January 6, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fairview needs to be updated. The chairs are very very worn and we all sank into them. The start of the dinner conversation was that we felt like we are at the kids table. Both Seared Tunas was icy cold. They made it right but was disappointing.

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  30. AnneS

    New Orleans

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent food. Calm atmosphere with experienced wait staff. Live piano player. A good place for brunch without the chaos

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  31. ColleenE

    Raleigh

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had such a fantastic experience. They were able to accommodate our family's food allergies. The food was great - the atmosphere was too. Our service was perfect. We will definitely be back!

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  32. Vgab

    Greensboro

    77 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    77 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Went there for lunch/brunch. Very nice interior and excellent service. Food very average.

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  33. MaryC

    Raleigh

    27 reviews

    5.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Delicious in every way! From Salads to entrees to dessert, the quality, presentation, and service were perfect, one of our favorites for a special occasion!

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  34. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 29, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Spectacular Spectacular Spectacular Spectacular Spectacular Spectacular

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  35. CarolW

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 29, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lovely place to dine anytime and Christmas decor makes it even nicer… Pleasant personable server and unique special for luncheon was delicious!

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  36. wjohnson925

    Raleigh

    21 reviews

    4.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on December 26, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Think old fashioned Southern fine dining. You either love that or not - I do, at least for certain contexts. It's not unpricey.

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  37. caroleb

    Raleigh

    15 reviews

    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on December 26, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Formal quiet atmosphere with amazing food and service

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  38. KimberlyE

    Raleigh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 25, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing as always! The Christmas Special Menu was great! We had a party of 5 and everyone couldn't stop talking about it! Maybe a new tradition?

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  39. DonnaJ

    Wilmington

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 25, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We always have a pleasant dining experience and family tradition of Christmas at Washington Duke. Great food, great service and lovely music made our family gathering the perfect choice.

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  40. HelenE

    Exclusive

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 25, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Enjoyable experience. Nice atmosphere. Great service and food.

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Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
  • Physical distancing

    • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

Fairview Dining Room is rated 4.7 stars by 1778 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 24 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 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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