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About Fairview Dining Room

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.

3001 Cameron Blvd
Durham, NC 27705
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Dining Style:
Fine Dining

Cuisines:
American

Hours of Operation:
Breakfast Daily: 7:00am - 11:00am; Saturday & Sunday Brunch: 10:30am - 2:00pm; Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 2:00pm; Dinner Nightly: 5:30pm - 10:00pm; Afternoon Tea: Wednesday - Sunday: 2:30pm - 4:30pm. Reservations are required, please contact the restaurant directly.

Cross Street:
Science Drive

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(919) 493-6699

Website:
http://www.washingtondukeinn.com/

Entertainment:
Light classics are played on our baby Grand on Friday & Saturday evening 7pm-10pm, Saturday & Sunday Brunch 11am-2pm.

Parking Details:
On site secure parking, with complimentary valet.

Executive Chef:
Jason Cunningham

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, High Tea, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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Details
Sun - Wed 5:30PM - 9:30PM

Fairview Dining Room Ratings and Reviews

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4
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4.7

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.5

service

4.8

ambience

4.8

value

4.3

Noise

Quiet

90% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (28)
Good for a Date (27)
Good for Anniversaries (24)
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Quiet Conversation (23)
Romantic (23)
Good for Birthdays (20)
Business Meals (19)
Afternoon Tea (18)
Great for Brunch (15)
Fit for Foodies (15)
Good for Groups (15)
Sunday Lunch (14)
Great for Lunch (13)
Worth the Drive (13)
Local Ingredients (13)
Notable Wine List (12)
Creative Cuisine (11)
Neighborhood Gem (11)
Scenic View (10)
Seasonal (9)
Cozy (8)
Pre/post Theatre (8)
Healthy (7)
Authentic (6)
Afternoon Coffee (5)
Casual (5)
Comfort Food (5)
Handcrafted Cocktails (5)
Live Music (5)
Great for Outdoor Dining (5)
Disabled Access (4)
People Watching (4)
Fun (3)
Gluten Free Options (3)
Good Vegetarian Options (3)
Happy Hour (2)
Tasting Menu (2)
Vibrant Bar Scene (2)
Bar Seating (1)
Hot Spot (1)
Live Sports (1)
Organic (1)
Vegan (1)
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 (Raleigh)·Dined 4 days ago

A great place to eat!! Gracious dining, delicious food, an excellent wine list. It is really perfect.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies, Healthy, Sunday Lunch, Scenic View
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 (Raleigh)·Dined 4 days ago

Shawn, our server, was excellent. So were the front desk staff. The food was a bit too chi chi for me!

Tags: Afternoon Tea
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 (Atlanta)·Dined 7 days ago

Great experience. First class all the way. A must do place for foodies. I’ll be back.....often.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, People Watching
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 (Raleigh)·Dined 7 days ago

Excellent food and the Christmas decorations were great. WE had a great time hanging out in the bar.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (Raleigh)·Dined on December 2, 2017

Good food and service. Very convenient if you’re doing anything on the Duke campus. It was crowded after the basketball game, but we were seated promptly.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Business Meals
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 (Raleigh)·Dined on December 2, 2017

First class restaurant in a first class establishment. Perfect for brunch, lunch, afternoon tea or dinner! Wonderful & always cordial service with great food. Quiet enough for conversation.

Tags: Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Business Meals, Afternoon Tea, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Quiet Conversation, Great for Brunch, Romantic
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·Dined on November 29, 2017

Not really worth the price for the high tea. The food and tea was good, but just not worth the price...

Tags: Good for a Date
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 (Raleigh)·Dined on November 26, 2017

I like going to the Fairview because it is never crowded. The service is good and the food is always good or very good. It is a comfortable cozy place to hang out with a friend and just talk.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Local Ingredients, Good for a Date, Afternoon Tea, Sunday Lunch, Great for Brunch, Casual, Cozy
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 (Raleigh)·Dined on November 25, 2017

Our party of seven were warmly welcomed as we arrived. Service was excellent, as was the
food. Dining at Fairview is a most pleasant experience which we always enjoy. We wil definitely continue to patronize this outstanding restaurant.

Tags: Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Comfort Food, People Watching, Local Ingredients, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch, Scenic View, Seasonal, Great for Brunch, Romantic, Fun, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Business Meals, Sunday Lunch
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vip
 (Raleigh)·Dined on November 25, 2017

Fabulous food and superb service as usual. One of our favorite restaurants anywhere and a place we frequent. No hesitation in highly recommending. This occasion was their Saturday brunch with live piano jazz. Great selection of entrees and the deserts are to die for.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Great for Brunch, Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive
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 (Raleigh)·Dined on November 20, 2017

Our waiter was slow and forgot to refill water even though we asked.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Afternoon Coffee, Special Occasion
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 (Charlotte)·Dined on November 20, 2017

In and out before a duke basketball game... perfect!

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 (Raleigh)·Dined on November 12, 2017

The food at the Washington Duke is really bad - we had the breakfast buffet which was very much worse than comparable breakfast buffets at other hotels - just not very inviting.

Tags: Quiet Conversation
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·Dined on November 11, 2017

The service was excellent, and I really enjoyed the live piano performance. I also like the ambiance of the Fairview Dining Room. Excellent spot for brunches if you like cozy places with abundant natural lighting.

Tags: Romantic, Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Live Music, Good for a Date, Great for Brunch, Scenic View, Live Sports, Good for Anniversaries, Cozy
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 11, 2017

The Fairview Dining Room was referred to me by a friend, and I'm glad that it was. It was excellent. The staff (including the front desk, service and wait staff) were friendly and very helpful. The food was outstanding, and the ambiance of the Fairview Dining Room was really lovely for Sunday Brunch. I would highly recommend it for any occasion.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Seasonal, Sunday Lunch, Great for Lunch, Afternoon Coffee
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 (Raleigh)·Dined on November 8, 2017

Outstanding. Service was top-notch. We started with the cheese plate. dish was varied & everything tasted great. Salads were fresh and crisp. The duck and sirloin we ordered were cooked just as we has asked. Wine was very good. Servers were knowledgeable and were prompt without hovering. The Fairview is highly recommended.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Scenic View, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Romantic
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 (Orlando)·Dined on November 7, 2017

I was dissatisfied with the service. All of our orders were incorrect and nothing was done to remedy the situation.

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·Dined on November 5, 2017

Food was not great. Short rib was dry and under seasoned.

Tags: Notable Wine List
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vip
 (Raleigh)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Restaurant has a nice interior, but the food is not as good as a second empire or a bin54. Recommend those places rather than making Duke even richer that it already is.

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 (Raleigh)·Dined on November 4, 2017

the food is just great! the vegetarian option is always fabulous but there is always only one. I wish there was a bit more variety for the vegetarians that come to visit.

Tags: Tasting Menu, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Local Ingredients, Good for Groups
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 (Raleigh)·Dined on November 4, 2017

It was a great first experience!

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·Dined on November 3, 2017

We were made to feel special and were well taken care of. Everyone smiled and were very accommodating.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Quiet Conversation
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 (Raleigh)·Dined on November 2, 2017

Best service in the entire area with excellent menu and a very good wine selection. Beautiful furnished and great views of golf course and gardens. Outdoor seating is available.

Tags: Disabled Access, Comfort Food, Healthy, Fit for Foodies, Organic, Sunday Lunch, Business Meals, Neighborhood Gem, Local Ingredients, Quiet Conversation, Worth the Drive
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·Dined on October 29, 2017

We enjoyed a family get together
Excellent service and foid

Tags: Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Great for Brunch, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Sunday Lunch, Business Meals, Scenic View, Afternoon Tea, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays, Live Music
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 28, 2017

The food was amazing. Some of us ordered the prefixed menu and some ordered of main menu but all 8 people enjoyed the dinner.

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 (Raleigh)·Dined on October 28, 2017

Wendt for Saturday brunch. Food was excellent, great service. Piano player made for a delightful meal!

Tags: Romantic, Good for a Date, Great for Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Raleigh)·Dined on October 26, 2017

All three of us thoroughly enjoyed our lunches. We were given a comfortable booth— which was perfect since we were there for two and one hslf hours—catching up with an old friend from out of town. It was quiet and the staff was very attentive—the manager even came by to ask how we were enjoying our meals. The elegant decor further enhanced our dining experience. Highly recommend.

Tags: Business Meals, Worth the Drive, Great for Lunch, Quiet Conversation
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·Dined on October 21, 2017

The Fairview Dining Room never disappoints! They do breakfast, brunch, lunch, and dinner extremely well.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Afternoon Tea, Business Meals, Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on October 20, 2017

Our friends recommended Fairview. After dining we sent them a big thank you. Place is very nice. Everyone loved their food. Service was too notch. If we are in the area again we will return.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Business Meals
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 (Raleigh)·Dined on October 19, 2017

First time customer; took friends to lunch to celebrate his retirement. Found it a bit expensive but it was worth it for the occasion as the ambiance, service and food were all very good. We would go back for special occasions.

Tags: Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Fit for Foodies
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 15, 2017

What draws us back to the Fairview is the lovely service--attentive and courteous. The food is perfectly fine but the staff is absolutely marvelous.

Tags: Live Music, Great for Lunch, Afternoon Tea, Quiet Conversation, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Portland)·Dined on October 11, 2017

Excellent presentation and service. Food was outstanding.

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 (Raleigh)·Dined on October 8, 2017

Delicious dishes. Creative presentations. Super, personalized service.

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 (Raleigh)·Dined on October 8, 2017

Food was average. Service was poor. We had three different people waiting on us. They weren’t helpful. Sat us right next to the piano player could not hear each other. Dessert buffet at brunch was bad. Overall poor for an Anniversary brunch. I was embarrassed taking my wife there for brunch. Most likely we won’t be back for dinner. This was one of our favorite places in Durham for dinner.

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 (Raleigh)·Dined on October 6, 2017

We had a very nice time but there were just a couple of negatives: an order for a cup of soup was delivered as a bowl; the soup was supposed to be gluten free but had croutons in it; meat was request medium rare and came more medium well. They assured us that the bowl would only be charged as a cup. It did not happen. But they did provide a wonderful desert as a complimentary item. We would eat there again but not immed

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 (Western NC)·Dined on October 5, 2017

This was expensive but worth the money. It's a great place to take your spouse/date for a special occasion.

Tags: Good for a Date, Romantic, Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies, Disabled Access, Gluten Free Options, Good for Anniversaries, Local Ingredients
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·Dined on October 4, 2017

Excellent service and interesting seasonal menu additions

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Afternoon Tea, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Good for Birthdays, Business Meals, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Raleigh)·Dined on September 30, 2017

WaDuke never disappoints, but it was a particularly gorgeous night to eat out on the terrace.

Tags: Afternoon Tea, Casual, Worth the Drive, Great for Brunch, Seasonal, Scenic View, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Groups, Fit for Foodies
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 (Raleigh)·Dined on September 30, 2017

Wonderful staff and ambiance. Food was excellent!

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·Dined on September 28, 2017

Although the bar was very busy when we arrived, the bartender did not rush us when asked for a special cocktail prior to our reservation time. The restaurant was quiet and the hosts were very welcoming. We were escorted to our table that was comfortably located and arranged. The service staff were extremely on point with the amount of attention given throughout the dining experience. When questioned about any food allergy needs, the staff was as helpful as one could expect reassuring that all needs would be fulfilled.

Tags: Business Meals, Pre/post Theatre, Sunday Lunch, Notable Wine List, Good for Groups, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for a Date, Happy Hour, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Local Ingredients, Creative Cuisine, Romantic, Great for Brunch
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