Service and food were both perfection. After my husband and I each had a glass of wine with dinner, we decided to split a glass. Our waiter brought the wine bottle to the table; not all wait staff is so accommodating with this request.
Only caveat, bread is room temperature, not warm.
superb experience: valet parking, courteous greeting, excellent service, nice setting and wonderful food
Always had a great meal at my Nana’s!
Special place. Walls oriented to original art, of varying colors, topics, styles.
Very attentive waitstaff, excellent wine list, varied and interesting menu, a feel-good place.
Free valet parking too. Not sure why but the french baguette was dry. Pastry tart was not crisp.
(THey needed to trade characteristics). Enjoyed the meat dishes, and sides.
Once again tasting menu with wine pairings was varied and excellent. A great experience.
Another wonderful meal at Nana's (one evening before it was flooded by heavy rains--again--certainly hope authorities fix the years-long problem in September as they have promised). I had the salad of greens (tasty but too huge), salmon with vegetables including artichoke and sweety drop peppers (a bright spot on the plate and tasty--my first experience with them) and crème brulee for dessert. I had a female server, unlike previous visits, and she was attentive and had a warmth and sense of humor. I enjoyed a university manhattan cocktail and a glass of Oregon Pinot Noir with the salmon. I am glad Nana's has valet service as it was raining when I left and I was escorted to my car under a big umbrella.
It was a disappointing return dining experience. The service was okay, the food was okay, the bread was burned; overall mediocre and not worth the money.
Food was outstanding. Attentive staff, great place.
This was my first time at Nanas. I loved the complimentary valet - it sets a nice tone and allows you to arrive unstressed. The restaurant has good lighting and great art and you will be in the hands of their expert waitstaff right away. The drinks list does not overwhelm you with choice but if you don't see what you like there is much more - just ask your server. Your server will also be happy to provide you with a taste of the beer or wine you may order which I thought was a great touch. We arrived hungry so ordered a sampling of apps right away. They were all amazing. I liked the entres much less as they just seemed liked hunks of protein without a great deal of creativity. Well executed but not exciting. Dessert was also fine but again not very creative or exciting. Overall it is a wonderful experience and I have to say that our waitress Amy was a true delight.
Made us feel very special..... as always!
First time at Nana's. Read great reviews. Lived up to its reputation. My three dinner companions and I all had different meals. Each was exceptional. Well worth the visit.
The appetizers are really good. The liver pate was superior and the dessert of a black and white stuffed cookie with cherry jubilee sauce was outstanding. Coffee is superb!
The entree though was a little disappointing, hence the 4 stars. The duck was cooked expertly and was moist and very tender. But the sauce and surrounding vegetables were not as tasty as I anticipated. They were a little too bland. The breads were both a little overcooked and one was dry and the wheat bread had a "french brown" almost burnt crust but did have a great taste within the crust. A little more attention to the entrees woudl be merited.
The waitress was very nice and the atmosphere casual and most welcoming.
My husband and I were vacationing in North Carolina and chose Nana's Restaurant in Durham for dinner during our visit. We were greeted by a very pleasant valet attendant. The hostess and our server were very attentive to providing for us a very enjoyable evening. The restaurant is very quiet. The food was delicious. My husband ate the Duck Breast entree and I ate the Pork Chop with Chick Peas. We thoroughly enjoyed our evening.
My husband and I had dinner at Nana’s recently for the first time to celebrate my birthday. Everything was perfect! We will definitely be back!
The food was fabulous, service was excellent. We really enjoyed the evening. Thanks for another fantastic dinning experience..
Wonderful birthday dinner. Tasting menu was just right. Regular menu was great with a nice selection of wines to pair by the glass.
Birthday dinner was super. Very attentive and knowledgeable waiter who suggested I could order with my swordfish any of the foundations listed for the other dishes. This made my day because the beans that came with the foundation would not work for me.
Excellent wine list at very reasonable prices if you stick to the main list.
Would recommend to anyone. Some of the folks for dinner did not know how to dress, not a place I would recommend in shorts but they let the student in dressed like that in with his parents, never cool for this type of place.
Special evening ruined by very poor meals.
Pork was flavorless, tough, and no bone.
All four of us were disappointed.
Excellent waiter. Attentive. Good food Table a bit small for two. Had orchestrate the stemware around the plates. Overall I love Nana’s. .
This place was fantastic—I can’t say enough good things about the food and service. Excellent food and service and I would highly recommend this.
We requested a specific table and they had it ready for us. Meal and drink delicious, as always. Our servers were gracious and competent. And Complimentary valet is wonderful to have. Nanas has always been a favorite .
Our waiter was attentive and well informed on the menu. Made excellent wine recommendation to go with dinner. Generous portion sizes. Pate and venison were best dishes of the night. Rib eye could have been better seasoned.
A lovely evening...our favorite restaurant -that says a lot given Durham is a town with fantastic food. Thank you.
This was our second time dining at Nana’s and it was excellent! Our waiter was informative, yet not pushy. We shared wonderful appetizers and then all enjoyed the rib eye and pork chops followed by dessert, of course. Everything was great.
Excellent as always. Fresh NC Tuna was the hit of the night but all meals were excellent.
Each person in our group of 4 ordered a different dish and all were terrific! Venison, lamb, and two seafood entrees were tasty and included some original twists from the chef. Appetizers were delicious, and the portions were generous enough to split. Service was very attentive and every staff member we encountered was friendly and knowledgeable. Will definitely go back!
Great food and great service.
Hand cut noodles and shrimp -wonderful. Dessert as well-chocolate cake with tangy orange sorbet-yum!
Waitperson Amy is friendly, helpful and refreshing.
Visiting Durham for the weekend and luckily found Nana’s! Awesome food and service. Wonderful dinner and dessert at a fair cost
Read raving reviews about Nana’s, visited based on recommendation. However, I selected the duck as my entree and it was underwhelming. I’ve had duck several times at other restaurants and this dish from Nana’s didn’t meet the mark.
Great wine pairing with tasting menus
Wonderful experience and even more splendid food.
P.S. Went there twice, and the Foie Gras is always on point.
This was the second business dinner I have planned at Nana's. The first was in the private dining room with a large group. This time was a much more intimate dining experience with a small group in the main dining room. Both times the food and service were outstanding. I would highly recommend this restaurant for all dining occasions and special events.
Terrific meal, as usual! This was a first-time at Nana's for my guests, and they loved the restaurant.
The food was absolutely delicious and we had wonderful service. The pork chop 'al pastor' was very tasty and the steak was phenomenal. We will definitely be back.
Went there 2 months ago and had excellent venison. Went back Saturday evening for our 49th anniversary dinner (venison again, because we had venison at our wedding reception 49 years ago). This time we were disappointed: the vegetable and starch (sweet potato gratin) didn't pair well with the venison (vegetable too bitter, gratin too sweet) and the venison sauce was too watery. Also, our waiter had no personality--seemed almost bored serving us. :(
We arrived a few minutes early. The bar was crowded but the manager was able to find us a seat to have a drink and wait for our table, which was ready quickly. The restaurant was quite 'lively' but, somehow, the noise didn't prevent table conversation. Service was attentive and all of the wait staff was very observant and watched each others' tables. Our server was helpful in narrowing our food choices. We shared roasted beets for a starter. Spouse had the pork chop; I had the venison. Everything was absolutely delicious! Meats were very tender; accompanying sides and sauces were perfect. I often have a problem at restaurants with over-saucing, but the sauce on the venison was a perfect compliment to the dish without 'swimming' in it. Portions were ample. I splurged on ice cream for dessert, which was delicious. Wish I'd had room for the yummy chocolate and caramel cake I saw pass by several times! Wonderful way to celebrate our anniversary.
Menu on opentable isn’t updated and it was disappointing because nothing on here is available. Would not recommend until the fix this.
Always a "go to" place for company. Nanas never fails.