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About Nana's Restaurant
The restaurant is very local in feeling, a lot of repeat customers. Cuisine is American Regional with French and Italian influences.
Durham, NC 27707
American, Italian, Southern
Hours of Operation:
Dinner: Monday - Saturday: 5:00pm until
$31 to $50
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
minimal, usually only for very regular customers
Parking is only for the restaurant and is available in the front and rear.
Private Party Facilities:
Elegant and intimate private dining rooms available for hosting your event. Please contact our private dining coordinator for details and to book your next business or celebratory event.
Private Party Contact:
Megan Weddington: (919) 493-8545
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Indoor Smoking Area, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Special Events & Promotions:
Chef Scott Howell frequently hosts wine dinners and cooking classes at the restaurant. Please visit nanasdurham.com for event dates and details
Nana's Restaurant Ratings and Reviews
No heat! We were put in another room where we were told the heat was fine but it too was cold. My wife kept wrapped up the entire meal. The ambiance was decidedly poor despite apologies from an excellent wait staff. Restaurant should have told us there was no heat when they called to confirm reservation that afternoon. A very disappointing experience at a restaurant I frequent with out of town guests and on celebratory occasions such as this one.
Even though it was a nice meal when booking with open table I said it was a birthday celebration, upon arrival till the end not one reference to a Birthday celebration , very said since it was my husbands birthday ...not sure where or who did not read the request
We ordered the tasting menu with the wine pairing; it was simply one of the best meals AND one of the best dining experiences we've ever had! The food and wine were just spectacular, and the service was professional and friendly at the same time. Just a great experience in every way; it was an expensive meal, and well worth it for a special occasion.
We were there for my wife's birthday. The food (venison for myself and duck for my wife) were prepared well and had perfect flavor with great sauces, even though my wife's had to be warmed just a bit. Our waiter did not skip a beat and was there whenever we needed his help. We have been here several times now and have always come away happy and promising to return.
My wife and I have always enjoyed Nana's for special occasions. Our daughter and son-in-law were visiting so we wanted them to enjoy the best dining in Durham. It didn't happen. While we are dealing in subtleties, the food was just not as good this visit as it has been in the past. The soup was advertised as 'hearty,' but it was certainly not. The fish was overcooked. What really shocked us was that in its most recent health inspection, Nana's received a 92.0, including three repeat offenses. Technically an 'A,' but not the standard for this caliber of restaurant and these dear prices. The saving grace was the ambience and wait staff. Fortunately Durham has many new great restaurants so Nana's will not be able to rest on its laurels.
One of the best overall experiences I have had. Nice varied menu with choices of beef, lamb, chicken, fish. Many restaurants claim preparation of fish or steak their expertise. Everything at the table was perfect from seafood risotto to sword fish to lamb chops to chicken. There were no misses. Party of three. Everyone was beyond satisfied.
I have been to both Nanas' Steak House and here at Nanas' Restaurant. The restaurant provides the very best service from a very talented and friendly staff, an inventive menu and a superb wine list and an ambience that is warm and inviting.
One of my favorite culinary locations in the US.
Special kudos to Anthony (bar mixologist) and Neal (sommelier) for their expertise and knowledge.
They make everyone feel important from the locals to a first time guest.
The very best in dining options.
Nana’s Consistently delivers an excellent meal coupled with top notch knowledgeable service. Love it when the server actually really knows the menu and the wines, on top of being efficient and delightful. This occasion was a special birthday and the restaurant staff went out of their way to attend to every detail, including special requests.
The ambience is quite nice, service is good and servers not overwhelming you with questions about how's the food, we order the duck, I was expecting the duck to be a bit more crispy; the mahi was really good and tasty the grouper unfortunately was raw and not tasty, had to send it back to the kitchen. The dessert was fantastic, we had crème brulee. The girl who was serving bread, quite friendly; our server not so much.
We have been to Nana's many times and are never disappointed either in the service or the food. They seem willing to accommodate dietary issues and will adjust preparation of dishes when possible, without destroying the original intentions of the dish.
Plus, the good art on the walls helps to provide a sense of comfort and elegance without resounding noise, all of which contribute to the makings of a perfect evening out.
Nana's still one of the premiere restaurants in the Triangle. It has been in business for 20+ years and still has the same quality dining and ambiance that it's always had. Scott Howell is a legend in the local restaurant scene. Our meal was fantastic as was the knowledge of the wait staff and the recommendations they made. We are very fortunate to still have Nana's, Scott Howell and his team serving the highest quality dining in Raleigh, Durham and Chapel Hill.
Great menu which offers unique dishes. An excellent wine list is offered along with good by-the-glass selections. Our table started with the mussels apt which was presented in a flavorful spicy sauce. My three dining partners all had the salmon which was cooked perfectly. I had the pork shank which was incredible. I finished my dinner with the chocolate bread pudding which was topped with a scoop of coffee ice cream. This was my first visit to Nana’s, but it will not be my last.
Nana's is an all-time favorite of ours, been coming here for several years when we lived out of town. Now that we've moved to Durham, it was the first place we had dinner after the moving truck left our house and is a go-to for a nice meal for the two of us, to celebrate with friends and where we introduce our family to Durham when visiting.
We went to nanas for our anniversary. The atmosphere is great since this is not a chain but a privately owned restaurant. It doesn’t look like your typical fine dining restaurant but the service is definitely upscale. I love the combination of that. The food is absolutely amazing and fresh. I’m a vegetarian and was accommodated with great options as well !
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