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Nana's Restaurant

4.8
1641 reviews
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$31 to $50
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American
Perfect For:
  • Special Occasion
  • Creative Cuisine
  • Good for a Date
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 1641 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
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4.8based on recent ratings
4.8
food
4.8
service
4.5
ambience
4.4
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99% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined a day ago

Excellent as always. Fresh NC Tuna was the hit of the night but all meals were excellent.

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5.0Dined 3 days ago

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!

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5.0Dined 5 days ago

Great food and great service.

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5.0Dined 5 days ago

Hand cut noodles and shrimp -wonderful. Dessert as well-chocolate cake with tangy orange sorbet-yum!

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4.0Dined 7 days ago

Waitperson Amy is friendly, helpful and refreshing.

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5.0Dined on April 13, 2018

Visiting Durham for the weekend and luckily found Nana’s! Awesome food and service. Wonderful dinner and dessert at a fair cost

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3.0Dined on April 13, 2018

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.

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4.0Dined on April 11, 2018

Great wine pairing with tasting menus

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5.0Dined on April 10, 2018

Wonderful experience and even more splendid food.

P.S. Went there twice, and the Foie Gras is always on point.

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5.0Dined on April 10, 2018

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.

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5.0Dined on April 9, 2018

Terrific meal, as usual! This was a first-time at Nana's for my guests, and they loved the restaurant.

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5.0Dined on April 8, 2018

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.

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3.0Dined on April 8, 2018

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. :(

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5.0Dined on April 7, 2018

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.

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3.0Dined on April 7, 2018

Menu on opentable isn’t updated and it was disappointing because nothing on here is available. Would not recommend until the fix this.

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5.0Dined on April 6, 2018

Always a "go to" place for company. Nanas never fails.

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5.0Dined on April 6, 2018

As always a great meal before going to the DPAC. The grouper was outstanding and one said the venison was the best he'd ever had. Just can't say anything negative. Definitely recommend making reservations and wish I remembered our servers name.

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5.0Dined on April 4, 2018

This is a wonderful restaurant that does everything right from the food, to the service and the quiet ambience.

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5.0Dined on March 31, 2018

The food was great and they also make great drinks!

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5.0Dined on March 31, 2018

Nana’s never disappoints us. It’s a wonderful dining experience: exceptional food, ambiance, and personable, efficient service. Just saying, don’t miss out if you have an opportunity to dine at Nana’s.....just love it!

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5.0Dined on March 27, 2018

We always think of Nana's when we want to celebrate something special, well and maybe other times too. We have never been disappointed and always have had an exceptional meal. The service is professional and friendly, and last night Grayson just helped to make our evening special. Thank you Nana's.

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5.0Dined on March 26, 2018

Food and service always top notch

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5.0Dined on March 25, 2018

Always wonderful. Creatively prepared quality food, a good wine list and excellent service!

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5.0Dined on March 24, 2018

The food was excellent. I ordered the tuna, but we shared with each other, and the lamb rack and the venison saddle were also delicious. We were a party of 7, so we were put at a table next to the door to the kitchen which was both cold and distracting, so we asked if we could be moved, and were seated at a table in another room within minutes; i.e., Nan's management were exceptionally accommodating.

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5.0Dined on March 24, 2018

Absolutely delicious, fantastic service. We will certainly be back!

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5.0Dined on March 17, 2018

Dusty took great care of us. We enjoyed the food.

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4.0Dined on March 17, 2018

I liked this restaurant, the staff was very helpful in making selections especially with the wine and the service was professional and enjoyable. The food was good, well prepared and beautifully plated, but not exciting. I have no complaints and would certainly return, just wish something was a WOW.

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5.0Dined on March 16, 2018

There are a lot of good restaurants in Durham, and Nana's remains one of our favorite for a special, delicious meal! Never disappointed here...

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5.0Dined on March 16, 2018

Our favorite restaurant in the Triangle. Always delivers.
Tuna Tartare, Pate and Potato Gnocchi were the 3 appetizers....All terrific!
Pan Roasted NC Striped Bass, Garlic & Rosemary Roasted Wahoo, Grilled
First Hand Pork Chop “Al Pastor’ and Roasted All Natural Chicken.....were outstanding!
Coconut Creme Brûlée and Tangerine “Creamsicle “ Cheesecake were shared desserts....Yummo.
Server was experienced and personable. We’ll be back!❤️

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4.0Dined on March 15, 2018

Entrees and dessert very delicious and memorable.

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5.0Dined on March 15, 2018

The atmosphere, service, menu, and wine list made for an excellent dining experience. The seafood croquettes were amazing...normally, don't go for fried foods, but these were light and full of seafood. The venison and roasted duck breast entrees were perfectly done and we loved the combination of flavors in the dishes. A favorite restaurant for celebrating special occasions!

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5.0Dined on March 15, 2018

First time guests. Delicious homemade bread and meal!

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5.0Dined on March 15, 2018

Service great. Food excellent

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5.0Dined on March 14, 2018

Excellent food and service. Perfect for a special occasion.

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5.0Dined on March 11, 2018

We chose Nana's for my husband's 60th, and our experience far exceeded our expectations. Our table was perfect, the food (especially the lamb chops and special fried oyster appetizer) was amazing and recommended wine the crown jewel. The manager spent time with us explaining the wine and its region, and our server made our night with his kindness and light touch. Thank you all for a lovely night and we'll be back from Raleigh for sure!

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5.0Dined on March 9, 2018

Everything was impeccable: the service, food, atmosphere...a truly perfect date night.

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5.0Dined on March 7, 2018

Excellent service, recommended entrees saddle of Venison with smoked bacon vodka sauce and the Wahoo dish. Overall a great experience as usual

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5.0Dined on March 7, 2018

The food and service was excellent. I cannot remember the name of our server but she was pleasant, helpful and funny.

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5.0Dined on March 3, 2018

This was a fantastic experience. The food was amazing and the staff was so helpful. We had an awesome time!

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5.0Dined on March 3, 2018

Amazing service and the food was wonderful!

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