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Nana's Restaurant

4.8
1591 reviews
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$31 to $50
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American
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The restaurant is very local in feeling, a lot of repeat customers. Cuisine is American Regional with French and Italian influences.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
American, Italian, Southern
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Hours of operation
Dinner: Monday - Saturday: 5:00pm until
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Phone number
(919) 493-8545
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Executive chef
Scott Howell
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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.
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Private party contact
Megan Weddington: (919) 493-8545
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Catering
minimal, usually only for very regular customers
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
James St.
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Parking details
Parking is only for the restaurant and is available in the front and rear.
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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
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Indoor Smoking Area, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 1591 People Are Saying
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4.8  based on recent ratings
4.8
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4.8
service
4.6
ambience
4.5
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99% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipAshevilledining (Raleigh)
5.0  Dined 3 days ago

Husband’s birthday

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JimM 
5.0  Dined 4 days ago

Had a very nice meal with a good friend here on Tuesday night. The food was good and our waiter (Michael) was fantastic. It's a great atmosphere - quiet enough to hear each other talk without feeling stuffy or pretentious.

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KevinW 
5.0  Dined 7 days ago

We went to Nana's for a combined birthday and Valentine's Day outing. The food was delish! We had a salad, main course (rib eye and gnocchi) and dessert. It was a special, romantic evening, and we went home ready to relax. We had never been to the restaurant before, but we will go back again!

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OpenTable Diner (Raleigh)
5.0  Dined 7 days ago

Very classy place. Great service and wonderful food.

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OpenTable Diner (Raleigh)
4.0  Dined 7 days ago

Great food and service! Perfect for dinner before a show at DPAC.

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OpenTable Diner (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined on February 17, 2018

Everything was wonderful!

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OpenTable Diner 
5.0  Dined on February 17, 2018

Belated valentines dinner

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OpenTable Diner (Raleigh)
5.0  Dined on February 17, 2018

Chose Nanas to celebrate 65th birthday. We were not disappointed. Excellent service. Wonderful food. Thank you!

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Matt (Raleigh)
5.0  Dined on February 17, 2018

My elderly aunt and uncle were visiting from NYC so we took them to Nana’s for dinner. We had a lovely meal, good food and great service. A bit pricey, but on the whole a wonderful meal.

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JoeM 
5.0  Dined on February 16, 2018

Waiter for our table was friendly and knew about the menu. Food was exceptionally good. My wife had the Duck and I had Monkfish. Both were done to perfection. The ambiance is sedate and conducive to conversation - something missing from other restaurants with otherwise equally commendable amenities. We don't usually spend that much dining out, but for the quality of food, and for special occasions, Nana's is more than worth it.

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vipPhil (Raleigh)
5.0  Dined on February 16, 2018

Tuna Tartar appetizer outstanding.

Pan seared NC Black Bass with Artichoke Confit was
Excellent.

Roasted Rack of Lamb also excellent

For desert we split the “Banoffee “ Tartlet. To die for.

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OpenTable Diner (Raleigh)
5.0  Dined on February 15, 2018

Enjoyed it!

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OpenTable Diner (Charleston)
5.0  Dined on February 13, 2018

Nana’s never disappoints. Another great meal, looking forward to coming back soon and having the tasting menu. We went in the night before Valentine’s Day and had an excellent meal of soup and pasta to start and lamb and fish for entrees. All excellent. Desserts and service every bit as good too!

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DrDan (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on February 13, 2018

Food excellent, great service , very accommodating for vegetarian, special needs.

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OpenTable Diner 
3.0  Dined on February 11, 2018

Ordered a cocktail before I ordered food. The waiter never brought it until after the meal showed up. The food was not very tasty to warrant the pricing... in my opinion.

I ordered steak & it was very good. My husband ordered chicken & he said it was just ok.

Nothing special although a lot of my colleagues rave about this place.

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JS53 (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined on February 10, 2018

Great food and service. A little noisy when it is crowded.

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Bill (Raleigh)
5.0  Dined on February 10, 2018

Early Valentines

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vipNCGal (Raleigh)
5.0  Dined on February 9, 2018

Our meal was literally one of the best meals I have ever had at a restaurant. We went there for our anniversary, and the special meal was fit fir the special occasion. The duck over lentils with a cranberry balsamic was crispy on the outside, and tender. The pork chop was at least 1 inch think, and so tender. They use First Hand meats, and it is definitely worth the extra cost. The chef was flexible with changing out the sides too, if there was a food you didn't enjoy.

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JasonN (Raleigh)
4.0  Dined on February 9, 2018

The lamb was amazing! The duck was entirely overcooked unfortunately. But it's typically great, so I will consider it a one off that the duck was so bad.

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Piccolina (Raleigh)
5.0  Dined on February 7, 2018

I have been going to Nana's for years and it NEVER disappoints. There are so many new restaurants in Durham, but Nana's is a classic that never get s old. Thank you!

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OpenTable Diner (Charlotte)
5.0  Dined on February 7, 2018

Outstanding dining experience. We have spead the word to all our family members. Thanks!!

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vipeggy (New England)
5.0  Dined on February 3, 2018

From Boston and NYC. Food and service better than anyplace I have eaten in a long time.

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Durhamite (Raleigh)
5.0  Dined on January 29, 2018

Our table was ready when we arrived, the service was good, and the food was terrific.

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vipDubb (Raleigh)
4.0  Dined on January 27, 2018

One of the early restaurants in Durham's emerging "foodie" scene, this place has still got it. Great food and service, about as solid as it gets. A vibrant restaurant where you're going to need a reservation a day or two ahead. Excellent bar as well.

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OpenTable Diner (Raleigh)
5.0  Dined on January 27, 2018

Have been coming to Nana's for years. Eric is fantastic at the bar. Michael was the best server. our group always loves the food, have never had a bad dish here!

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

Took my husband here for his 35th birthday. We had never been before and didn't know what to expect. we both did the chefs menu and were amazing by everything that we ate! Amazing place and a must go to!

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OpenTable Diner (Orlando)
5.0  Dined on January 22, 2018

One of our favorite places. Great food, friendly staff and southern ambiance.

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SleepDeprived (Raleigh)
5.0  Dined on January 3, 2018

Consistently excellent food and service

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Francofile (Charlotte)
4.0  Dined on December 30, 2017

Good food, good service, nice “white table cloth” atmosphere. A step up from casual dining.

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vipOpenTable Diner (Raleigh)
5.0  Dined on December 30, 2017

Great food. Very professional staff. Always attentive. Easy place to actually have a conversation with friends

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