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Fairview Dining Room

1036 reviews
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$31 to $50
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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.
Dining Style
Fine Dining
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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.
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Phone number
(919) 493-6699
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Executive chef
Jason Cunningham
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Cross street
Science Drive
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Parking details
On site secure parking, with complimentary valet.
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Light classics are played on our baby Grand on Friday & Saturday evening 7pm-10pm, Saturday & Sunday Brunch 11am-2pm.
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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What 1036 People Are Saying
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5.0  Dined 6 days ago

We love Sunday afternoon tea, so we decided to come for a birthday brunch. Overall, it was a wonderful experience. We'll be back and would recommend the dining room to anyone!

vipOpenTable Diner (Raleigh)
5.0  Dined 7 days ago

Fairview Dining Room is a place we go for special occasions and this particular occasion was my wife's birthday. The service was excellent as usual and the food was great. The surprise birthday dessert was a perfect ending to a fabulous evening. We will be back.

LaVidaLoca (Raleigh)
5.0  Dined 7 days ago

Another lovely dining experience at the Fairview Dining Room this past weekend. To be sure, there are not many places around like the Fairview. The decor is lovely, the service is top notch, and we love the fact that there is weekend piano music provided by an exceptionally gifted pianist. The menu has a good selection, and is particularly good for those who are gluten free. It's not a "Foodies" paradise, but all selections are tasty, well prepared, and priced reasonably relative to the overall setting. Somehow I missed this place over my first 18 or so years in Raleigh, but the Fairview has now become one of our go-to eating establishments for a special occasion, or a romantic evening complete with live music.

vipOpenTable Diner (Dallas)
4.0  Dined on February 15, 2018

Food was excellent. Nice evening out,

jack (Raleigh)
5.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

Excellent Valentine's Day experience: great food service and atmosphere.

YoungProfessional (Raleigh)
5.0  Dined on February 12, 2018

Food was delicious. Service was impeccable as always.

KristenL (Richmond)
5.0  Dined on February 5, 2018

We thoroughly enjoyed our dinner and the service was outstanding. Looking forward to returning!

vipRichardM (Raleigh)
4.0  Dined on February 4, 2018

Although we enjoy the Fairview Dining Room, it hasn't changed the brunch menu since we first started going there more than three years ago. While the dinner menu changes seasonally, the brunch menu stays the same. It's now very boring. Time to freshen it up.

OpenTable Diner (Raleigh)
4.0  Dined on February 3, 2018

We thought it was okay. Just okay. For the price, I expected a lot more. The food was also just okay. The tomato soup was awesome, but my girlfriend thought her salmon wasn’t great and my risotto was bland. All in all: wouldn’t go back.

vipOpenTable Diner (Raleigh)
5.0  Dined on February 3, 2018

Paul Holmes on piano, wonderful, as he has been over the last several decades. Food was superb, as usual.

vipBackup (Raleigh)
5.0  Dined on February 2, 2018

Wonderful, slow and thoroughly enjoyable. Live Piano jazz quietly in background. Lingered over three courses for 2 1/2 hrs. Could not have been better.

kratzy (Raleigh)
5.0  Dined on January 28, 2018

Went for Triangle Restaurant Week - the selection was outstanding. We had as appetizers a winter salad with hazelnuts, cranberries, local cheese and mixed greens. The other appetizer was a thick soup with white beans, apple and onion; on top there were some crisped beets. Portions were good and perfect in size for an appetizer. Main dish was a salmon and the NC Fresh Catch, a wreck fish. The preparation was on point for both and the additional items /sides for the fish added a nice little unusual touch such as sunchoke, hazelnut/cheese crumble for the salmon, while the wreck fish has kale chips and Beluga lentils.
Dessert was a sampling of three items - we ended up having one boxed up and split the remaining dessert. Again some unusual items to note here a hibiscus cake with citrus and lavender-infused panna cotta. Everything was excellent, place was busy and serving staff was outstanding.

OpenTable Diner (Western NC)
5.0  Dined on January 27, 2018

Our experience was wonderful! Nice welcome and seating. Our waiter, Nate! was excellent. He was pleasant and helpful with any questions. He was attentive but not obtrusive. Manager came by to greet and check on our enjoyment. She was very appropriate and we enjoyed a brief pleasant conversation. Highly recommend the Fairview for dinning.

OpenTable Diner (Raleigh)
5.0  Dined on January 26, 2018

Food was excellent, service was slow but good!

OpenTable Diner (Philadelphia)
5.0  Dined on January 26, 2018

Service was beyond excellent, very personal, and the food was delicious. The restaurant week menu was very affordable as well!