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Sunday: 12:00pm - 3:00pm, Limited Menu 3:00pm-4:00pm
Lunch: Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday: 11:00am - 3:00pm, Limited Menu 3:00pm-4:00pm
Dinner: Thursday: 5:00pm - 8:15pm (building closes at 9pm)
They accommodated us despite being a large party and having to switch from outdoors to indoors.
Great place to dine for the food is delicious and the art is a feast for the eyes and brain. Loved the music they had also!
The food was unremarkable. I was at the museum to see an exhibit, so dining at the Nasher Cafe was convenient. Next time I'll make the effort to dine elsewhere.
We had Sunday brunch at the Nasher and were delighted with the variety of menu items. Each of us ordered something different and were all pleased with our choices. ‘Loved the Mushroom Benedict!
The food is always delicious, and the staff attentive but unobtrusive.
Great food and service. We had some loud people right next to us. We were outside so couldnt say "use your indoor voices".
This is a fave place to eat in Durham
It was a beautiful day and we got an outside table with a covering to keep some sun out. Our waiter was very attentive and the food was great. I wanted to try it because I had a couple of vegan friends with me. Everyone was able to have something they liked. Will go again.
Fajita omelet was disappointing and service was somewhat slow. Noise was loud due to family day.
I've been to Nasher over 20 times the past 6 years I've been at Duke, and I've never been disappointed by the service, the ambiance, or the staff. The noise level varied according to the events there, but I have few to no complaints. If you make a reservation, everything goes smoothly. If you don't make a reservation, consider going back another day because business is often booming.
Nasher Cafe always provides an exceptional dining experience. This past Sunday was special, with family visiting (sister, three nieces and one of their daughters, one nephew, my daughter and son-in-law, and wife. Wide variety of brunch orders. I chose the cinnamon French toast special -- exquisite, "as usual." Nasher is terrific; service outstanding.
My risotto du jour was delicious and graciously served. So nice that my friend and I never felt rushed to finish and move on, but instead to relax and truly enjoy the occasion together.
Menu is appealing and salads are excellent. Desserts looked great although I did not indulge. My only real complaint is that the front of the restaurant is a very noisy environment because of the open room and high ceilings. On the other hand, it's attractive. Tables further "in" toward the patio may be quieter.
The service was slow and sporadic on my last visit on Saturday. It was difficult to get the attention of the staff in order to get condiments and to get the check.
Great food and terrific ambience. Relaxing lunch venue with wonderful menu choices.
Wonderful food, reasonable prices, and a great place for brunch!
One suggestion: please don't have construction vehicles park in the disabled parking in front of the museum as it makes it very hard for a disabled person to not park there when obviously able body construction people are filling up the slots.
Great food and service. Always a pleasant and enjoyable dining experience.
Scrumptious paninis outside on a warm February day. Great service, good prices. We look forward to return visits!
Although I made a reservation, the table was not ready and another couple was seated before us at what was presumably our table for two. I still had a great time and the food was delicious!
Dining at the Cafe was a fabulous experience. The food was wonderful and fairly priced. the service was excellent. Because of all of the hard surfaces in addition to the voluminous size of the main great hall, it is quite noisy, but not so as to limit hearing.
Great time, variety of menu options. Definitely will return soon!
Delicious salmon plate. Slightly pricey!
Enjoyed a lovely lunch with a friend, celebrating her birthday. Red white &n green sandwiches with beer/wine were perfect. A lava cake serving with a candle was delicious, and Matthew sang Happy Birthday -amazing voice:) I loved the ambiance and low noise level- we were able to really enjoy chatting and catching up!
Live their changing menu and fresh well prepared dishes. Light and bright surrounded by glass.
The food and service was excellent. We’ll definitely will dine at the Nasher Cafe again.
Nasher is one of my favorite dining places on campus. It has the best quality of food for its price, outperforming the Fairview Dining Room and the Commons. The food is consistently good, and the service is always spectacular. I love visiting with friends every week, and I eat there frequently.
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Waited a bit to long to be seated despite having reservation.
Lunch was great. My friend and I will definitely return to the Nasher Cafe. Great food and service.
Everything excellent! Food and service outstanding.
Great Thursday dinner with a few friends. Mushroom salad was very good, lite, and fresh and enjoyed splitting a bottle of the Resiling, strong fruit tones but not too sweet. The only complaint is that they close, aka have to leave, at 9.
The Nasher Café inside the Nasher Museum serves delicious, healthy, well-prepared meals along with a nice selection of wines and beers. Its great to eat here after viewing the exhibits at the Museum. This ain't no snack bar! Its a wonderful and elegant (albeit, a bit spendy) lunch that offers elaborate and tasty lunch dishes.
Having the Nasher Café at the museum is so convenient especially for school groups with limited time. I reserved a table in advance and my table was ready when our school group got there (group of 7 of us). I also spoke to the waiter right away to let him know we had to leave by a certain time to get back to school for the school buses (in Raleigh). He came over right away and took our order. We received our food very quickly and all the kids enjoyed their lunches. Thank you for having this café on site! We all had a great experience!
Dined many times. Quality of food for 4 people today was NOT the normal excellence. Is there a new cooking team?
A visit to Duke would not be complete without a meal at The Nasher! Delicious food and lovely surroundings.....Always feels special!!!
I enjoyed sitting outside in the beautiful weather.
If you are ever near Duke campus, don’t miss out on dining at The Nasher Cafe😀Their staff is warm & friendly. Their food is absolutely delicious. I would recommend ordering The Nasher salad or one of their omelette options 😋
Delicious home-made pasta. My dish was missing an ingredient but they provided it beautifully when I asked.
The food selection at the cafe is amazing! We had a hard time deciding what not to order! The service was very good. The servers were attentive and very friendly. We can't wait to go again!
The Nasher is the perfect place for an informal lunch that is good, healthy food, and feels refined without being at all stuffy. The modern architecture of the Nasher Museum soars overhead, or you can dine on a nice patio outside if weather permits. Terrific for small groups too.
The Cafe is located in the Nasher Museum which is a contemporary art museum so the ambiance is striking with lots of glass and light. The lunch/brunch menu is quite varied and menu items change with the themes of the exhibits.