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

Fairview Dining Room Ratings and Reviews

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4.7

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.6

service

4.8

ambience

4.8

value

4.3

Noise

Quiet

91% would recommend it to a friend

Good for Anniversaries (28)
Special Occasion (28)
Romantic (26)
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Quiet Conversation (24)
Good for a Date (22)
Afternoon Tea (18)
Good for Birthdays (18)
Fit for Foodies (17)
Business Meals (16)
Notable Wine List (15)
Local Ingredients (14)
Great for Lunch (14)
Good for Groups (13)
Neighborhood Gem (13)
Sunday Lunch (12)
Worth the Drive (12)
Great for Brunch (11)
Scenic View (11)
Creative Cuisine (10)
Authentic (8)
Cozy (8)
Seasonal (8)
Healthy (7)
Pre/post Theatre (7)
Live Music (7)
Great for Outdoor Dining (6)
Handcrafted Cocktails (5)
Afternoon Coffee (4)
Comfort Food (4)
Casual (3)
Disabled Access (3)
Gluten Free Options (3)
Fun (2)
Happy Hour (2)
Organic (2)
People Watching (2)
Tasting Menu (2)
Good Vegetarian Options (2)
Bar Seating (1)
Hot Spot (1)
Live Sports (1)
Vegan (1)
Vibrant Bar Scene (1)
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vip
 (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.

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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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vip
 (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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vip
 (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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vip
 (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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vip
 (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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vip
 (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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 (Raleigh)·Dined on September 24, 2017

From the moment our party of seven walked in, we were greeted with friendly, smiling faces
who immediately found our reservation and showed us to our table. The personal attention
continued throughout our visit and we were treated as special guests. There was a good selection on the menu and our entire party was pleased with the outstanding food as well as
excellent service. We will definitely plan more visits to the Fairview Dining at Washington
Duke Inn.

Tags: Authentic, Afternoon Coffee, Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem, Seasonal, Local Ingredients, Great for Lunch, Quiet Conversation, Great for Brunch, Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Creative Cuisine, Afternoon Tea, Good Vegetarian Options, Sunday Lunch, Scenic View, Fun, Comfort Food, Good for Birthdays, People Watching, Healthy, Casual
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·Dined on September 8, 2017

Great outdoor dining over looking the Duke golf course. Great outdoor seating! Great service , food & wine!!! Would definitely dine here again.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine, Notable Wine List, Tasting Menu
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 (Raleigh)·Dined on September 6, 2017

Great old time elegant environment and the wait staff was impeccable

All in my party loved their food

Prices slightly higher than expected but worth every penny

Tags: Romantic, Afternoon Tea, Authentic, Good for Anniversaries, Sunday Lunch, Good for a Date
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vip
 (Raleigh)·Dined on September 3, 2017

Great food: soup of the day and salads plus beef, pork, and seafood entrees. We were well taken care of, but sometimes the servers seemed oh so overly solicitous. Some might like that, but more moderation in that would be our preference.

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 (Raleigh)·Dined on August 27, 2017

Had the Sunday Brunch, the shrimp corn chowder was excellent, the corned beef hash and eggs was in a tiny little appetizer size cast iron skillet, for $26 you would think that they can give at least and adult sized portion. Asked for piece of whole wheat toast and was charged $2 for one piece of toast, it should have been included in the price of the meal. Dessert table was out of a few items, good, but the variety was limited. Brunch came with a basket of four assorted biscuits, scones and a muffin. Total with a tip for three came to $107. It was our anniversary, we will find another nice venue to celebrate the occasion in the future. Coffee was included in the price of the brunch. I recognize that the Washington Duke Inn is a premier facility, however, there is a disparity between value for what was served.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on August 26, 2017

Great place for a group of 12 composed of parents and students! Incredible service and quality of food for the price!

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 (Raleigh)·Dined on August 18, 2017

Wonderful lunch celebrating our friend's 70 th birthday. She received a special dessert and felt very cared for. Thanks for a great event

Tags: Special Occasion, Great for Lunch
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vip
 (Tahoe)·Dined on August 18, 2017

We celebrated a business birthday lunch. The food was fabulous. Stephanie was our waitress, and she did a super job! Our honoree was very, very happy, and she felt very special! We all enjoyed a delicious meal! Thank you for a wonderful experience and a wonderful meal!!!

Tags: Notable Wine List, Creative Cuisine, Romantic, Local Ingredients, Seasonal, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Business Meals, Great for Lunch, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date
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vip
 (Raleigh)·Dined on August 17, 2017

Excellent food and service!

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·Dined on August 17, 2017

Terrific menu and Wine list. Wonderful ambience!
Waitress interrupted our conversation twice and I called her on that error the second time. She needs manners training and, if that fails, she should be dismissed.

Tags: Romantic, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine, Notable Wine List, Great for Lunch
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vip
 (Raleigh)·Dined on August 16, 2017

Terrific service! Food and wine were excellent too.

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vip
 (Western NC)·Dined on August 15, 2017

This was our first visit the the Fairview Dining Room and we were pleasantly surprised. It is not mentioned on Open Table that it is inside the Washington Duke Inn & Golf Club, so we had a bit of a time finding it. The food was delicious, though the meat was overlooked but they very quickly refired my filet. The most notable, however, was the exceptional service we received from the moment we entered the Inn and from every member of the staff. Thank you for introducing us to a local restaurant that we will now frequent!!

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Authentic, Healthy, Fit for Foodies, Gluten Free Options, Special Occasion, Vegan
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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 13, 2017

Delicious and relaxing brunch with three generations of family. Good choices for everyone. The staff accommodated a request not on the children's menu. The Sunday brunch features a piano player who entertained us with delightful melodies, but did not overwhelm our conversation. The staff was friendly and very attentive to our needs. There were a wide range of choices for lunch; the food was delicious, from decadent French toast or pancakes, to Florentine eggs Benedict, Norwegian salmon, and salads. The desert table had a wonderful gluten free peach cobbler as well as an assortment of little cakes and treats.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies
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