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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
3
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4.6

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.5

service

4.7

ambience

4.8

value

4.3

Noise

Quiet

91% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (41)
Good for Anniversaries (40)
Quiet Conversation (36)
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Romantic (33)
Good for Birthdays (29)
Good for a Date (28)
Great for Brunch (27)
Business Meals (26)
Afternoon Tea (19)
Notable Wine List (19)
Fit for Foodies (18)
Scenic View (17)
Good for Groups (17)
Worth the Drive (17)
Local Ingredients (16)
Sunday Lunch (16)
Creative Cuisine (15)
Great for Lunch (13)
Cozy (12)
Neighborhood Gem (12)
Handcrafted Cocktails (10)
Pre/post Theatre (10)
Live Music (9)
Afternoon Coffee (7)
Seasonal (7)
Disabled Access (6)
Casual (5)
Comfort Food (5)
Fun (5)
Healthy (5)
Great for Outdoor Dining (5)
Authentic (5)
Good Vegetarian Options (4)
Gluten Free Options (3)
People Watching (3)
Tasting Menu (3)
Happy Hour (2)
Live Sports (2)
Vibrant Bar Scene (2)
Bar Seating (1)
Kid-friendly (1)
Hot Spot (1)
Late-night Find (1)
Organic (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
Vegan (1)
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 (Tampa)·Dined 2 days ago

I went for restaurant week during lunch time. The place is beautiful and the service exceptionally amazing. The food was so-so, but just for my tastes. The dishes were beautifully presented, see pictures. So, I usually eat my food the way the chef intended, but I thought it was a little bland here. There were some young people dining, but most of the clientele are much older. Still, I would go back. I had a great experience.

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Pre/post Theatre, Cozy, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Business Meals, Sunday Lunch
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 (Raleigh)·Dined 4 days ago

My friend and I were looking for a fine-dining evening with relative quiet in an elegant setting....and we got it! We were seated in a semicircular booth so we felt like we were almost private. The wait staff were especially courteous and attentive without hovering. All-in-all, it was a totally satisfying evening.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Late-night Find, Business Meals
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 (Raleigh)·Dined on January 14, 2018

The noise was nearly overwhelming; hard to hear over loud conversation and a piano. Television screens with football on every wall like a sports bar were distracting and degraded other attempts to appear upscale. Food was good, but not great, and expensive.

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·Dined on January 14, 2018

Outstanding. The only "negative" is that the ambiance was less formal than I remembered. The menu did not include all that is shown within the dining website. A bit disconcerting for a high end restaurant to have burgers on the menu. However, the meals we had were outstanding.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Sunday Lunch, Quiet Conversation
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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 13, 2018

Amazing staff, and even better food for a surprisingly good price!

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 (Raleigh)·Dined on January 12, 2018

When we visited Fairview a few months ago, we had service issues. When we visited in December, I was so impressed with the service and food. January, for a special occasion, it seemed to take forever to get our drinks, bread, salad and meal. There were 5 of us and even though there were several round tables to accommodate our group comfortably, we were sat at a three quarters table where we were on top of each other. We initially had to stop folks to get water refills. Since the booking was identified as a birthday, I would have assumed the waiter, or someone would have mentioned it and found out who was celebrating a birthday. Then when presenting the birthday dessert, it would have been presented to the correct person. The table next to us had issues too so I'm guessing it was just not a bonus night at Fairview. We will try it one more time.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Afternoon Tea, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Groups, Business Meals, Afternoon Coffee, Sunday Lunch, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion
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·Dined on January 7, 2018

We had our anniversary dinner at the Fairview Dining Room it was everything we expected and more. Friendly and helpful environment! Food was superb!

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 (Raleigh)·Dined on January 1, 2018

NYE dinner was very special at Fairview

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 (Tahoe)·Dined on January 1, 2018

Wonderful New Years dinner.

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 (Raleigh)·Dined on January 1, 2018

We spent New Year’s Eve at Fairview, and it was so memorable. The special menu was exquisite. It was so creative, and all the courses were cooked to perfection. We loved the elegant ambiance, and the service was amazing. The piano music was very enjoyable. Fairview is truly wonderful.

Tags: Romantic, Notable Wine List, Live Music, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies
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 (Raleigh)·Dined on December 31, 2017

We enjoyed New Year's Eve fixed five course dinner very much. Food, service, ambience all great, as usual as the Fairview. Sunday brunch is always a super occasion, too.

I had steak and oysters for my entree, my wife Chilean Sea Bass. All extremely well prepared and presented. The food is never "tortured" just treated with respect and flair.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Scenic View, Special Occasion, Handcrafted Cocktails, Quiet Conversation, Great for Brunch
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·Dined on December 31, 2017

The choices on the menu were creative, beautiful and mouth watering and soul nurturing. Best chef/kitchen in the Research Triangle

Tags: Business Meals, Scenic View, Good for Groups, Cozy, Quiet Conversation, Notable Wine List, Good for a Date, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Authentic, Local Ingredients, Worth the Drive
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 (Raleigh)·Dined on December 31, 2017

The food and service were great, the service was timely and courteous.

Tags: Great for Brunch
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·Dined on December 31, 2017

Stellar service, excellent food, lovely Christmas decorations, nice atmosphere. Our favorite place in Durham to enjoy a really good meal.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Great for Brunch, Quiet Conversation
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 (Raleigh)·Dined on December 26, 2017

My family always likes to go to the Fairview for special occasions and we make it a must do when my son is in town. The food is always delicious with a number of menu choices. Presentation is as expected for fine dining. We enjoy the early menu which gives us a full course at a reasonable price, with a dessert sampling. The wait staff are always attentive and responsive to your every need. Not really a place for small children.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Seasonal, Local Ingredients
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 (Raleigh)·Dined on December 25, 2017

Christmas Eve-This was not their best night in comparison to many other visits. Though everyone loved their appetizers and desserts, the entrees were mediocre and my filet was served over-cooked , twice. By the time the waiter returned to check on my second presentation, my family was finished with their entrees, so I chose to just skip to dessert. Of course the staff were very apologetic and did not charge me for my meal, but given the occasion and the cost ($75/person) it was quite disappointing . Im not sure I would risk another Christmas Eve, but will still be back in hopes of an experience more in keeping witb the quality I have come to expect at the Fairview.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Live Music, Great for Brunch, Afternoon Tea, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Business Meals, Special Occasion, Local Ingredients, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation
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 (Raleigh)·Dined on December 24, 2017

Christmas Eve 4 course meal. Simply outstanding with great wine pairings. Service by Miguel was terrific. First timers and would definitely return. Each course was delightful and the presentation was spot on. Dining room overlooks the golf course. Entire wait staff were professional but friendly. the entire evening was well orchestrated.

Tags: Tasting Menu, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Local Ingredients, Romantic
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 (Savannah)·Dined on December 24, 2017

Wonderful Christmas special meal. Refined atmosphere and excellent service

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Notable Wine List, Handcrafted Cocktails, Bar Seating, Great for Brunch, Good for Birthdays, Afternoon Tea, Special Occasion
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 (Raleigh)·Dined on December 23, 2017

My wife and I have eaten at the Fairview several times and we always enjoy it. The service is normally first rate (though our waiter disappeared for around 15 minutes after we'd finished eating this visit) and the atmosphere is quiet and classy. The food is outstanding and the menu has something for everyone. The Fairview is highly recommended for an anniversary or special birthday dining experience.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Scenic View, Romantic
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·Dined on December 22, 2017

Elegant styled restaurant for special occasions and romantic dinners; wait staff are very attentive and friendly, but not overbearing. The atmosphere is very nice for adults; even children seem to recognize this is a place for in-door voices only. Lighting is low, but not so much you need a flashlight to read the menu. Prices are what you would expect from a nationally 5 star restaurant.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Gluten Free Options, Local Ingredients, Romantic
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 (Raleigh)·Dined on December 22, 2017

Whole restaurant was almost empty, however, a receptionist assigned us the table right near the entrance. I guess he didn't want to walk a long way to inside tables! Then, we asked him to change it. It took 15 minutes or longer to switch a table! Awful service!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Afternoon Tea, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Cozy
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 (Portland)·Dined on December 22, 2017

First course soups excellent. Dinner collard greens too salty to eat. Crab cake tasty but shouldn't be served at room temperature. Companion meal held under heat lamp too long.
Virtually ignored by server. Not greeted promptly on arrival. Had to ask to check coats. Won't return

Tags: Great for Lunch
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 21, 2017

Festive location for a company business lunch. The Washington Duke is perfect for a holiday celebration

Tags: Scenic View, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Good Vegetarian Options, Good for Groups
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 (Raleigh)·Dined on December 19, 2017

It’s an extraordinary dining experience. The food was exceptional. The crab cakes are the best in North Carolina. Truly a world class Manhattan. Service was attentive and was the pace was perfect and not hurried.

Tags: Scenic View, Creative Cuisine, Quiet Conversation
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 (Raleigh)·Dined on December 18, 2017

A lovely Christmas lunch with good friends. It will become a regular tradition!

Tags: Great for Lunch
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 (Richmond)·Dined on December 17, 2017

The Fairview Dining Room at the Washington & Duke had been one of my Durham favorites for years. The service is top notch and the food is always delicious.

Tags: Special Occasion, Scenic View, Good for Anniversaries, Cozy, Creative Cuisine
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·Dined on December 17, 2017

From the time we walked in the door until we left, we were very well taken care of. Every staff member stopped to check on us and made sure we were having the best experience. The food was phenomenal--we will definitely be back!

Tags: Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Afternoon Coffee
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 (Raleigh)·Dined on December 15, 2017

Great food and wine selection, fabulous service, wonderful surroundings and good value. What more is there to say.

Tags: Romantic, Great for Brunch, Fit for Foodies, Cozy
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 (Raleigh)·Dined on December 15, 2017

Very slow service.

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·Dined on December 12, 2017

The waitress' correspondence was wonderful and I had a good dinner time.

Tags: Fun, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Raleigh)·Dined on December 11, 2017

Food came well before drinks. Bread came at almost the end of the meal and after requesting.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Special Occasion, Scenic View
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·Dined on December 11, 2017

Brought my 92 year old mother for her birthday and the attention to her was outstanding.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Great for Lunch, Creative Cuisine
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 10, 2017

We were seated by very friendly wait staff at,what I considered the best seat in the house, to the left of the talented piano player. We were surrounded by beautiful renditions of well known Christmas music throughout our stay. Served a wonderful bottle of Sauvignon Blanc (Stags Leap), by extremly helpful wine sommelier. Waitstaff knowledgeable, though she missed on warning my wife that the shrimp entree was somewhat spicy. My wife sent the dish back to the kitchen and our waiter removed that item from our bill. Other than that, my NY Strip steak was well done rather than medium. Too bad as it was a nice piece of steak. Quite a nice meal for our family, there to celebrate our daughters Master’s level graduation in nursing from Duke, the #1 nursing program in the nation. Washington Duke Inn lived up to its reputation of operationg a great Inn with very helpful staff whenever they were needed.

Tags: Business Meals, Quiet Conversation, Neighborhood Gem, Disabled Access, Live Music, Good for Anniversaries, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Romantic, Great for Brunch
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 (Raleigh)·Dined on December 9, 2017

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 on December 8, 2017

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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vip
 (Atlanta)·Dined on December 6, 2017

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 on December 5, 2017

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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