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G2

4.2
425 reviews
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$30 and under
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American
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At G2B in Durham, patrons can enjoy a combination of contemporary American cuisine with a wide selection of quality craft beers. In addition to offering numerous craft beers on tap from all over the world, G2B also maintains an in-house nano-brewery and serves its own rotating list of creations.

Executive Chef Travis Robinson has a passion for craft beers and a background in fine dining. Before G2B, he worked in such celebrated restaurants as The Ritz-Carlton, Atlanta’s Bacchanalia and others. Working with talented sous-chef Bill Harrison, Travis offers a delicious selection of creative American fare that pairs well with G2B’s craft beer menu.

Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
American, Contemporary French / American, Gastro Pub
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Hours of operation
Dinner: Tuesday, Wednesday, Sunday 5:30pm - 9:00pm
Dinner: Thursday, Friday, Saturday 5:30pm - 10:00pm
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Phone number
(919) 251-9451
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What 425 People Are SayingWrite a review
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4.2
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4.3
food
4.2
service
4.1
ambience
3.7
value
Noise · Moderate
91% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipOpenTable Diner (Raleigh)
3.0
Dined on March 30, 2016

Been there several times. This was the first time the food was actually bad.

Had been a favorite haunt. Will likely not return.

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AmyS (Raleigh)
5.0
Dined on March 26, 2016

The food here is always fantastic. It's a pleasant, relaxed dining experience. The service was not as great as usual on this visit but the manager addressed our concerns and our group was happy with our dining experience. It was a first time visit for our friends and they said they would come back again.

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durhamsailorj (Raleigh)
4.0
Dined on March 5, 2016

3 years since we last visited G2B and we were as impressed as we were the first time. Ambiance is very urban/cosmopolitan. Service was excellent, just the right amount of attention and not pushy or intrusive. Food was well prepared and interesting. May be a little heavy on the salt, but might just be our palate. Will definitely return in the future.

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vipregular (Raleigh)
3.0
Dined on March 5, 2016

We have dined at G2B from its start, and stayed with it, enjoyed it, and sometimes suffered through its multiple iterations of cuisine changes and chefs. We were happier when recently, in addition to the more exotic options, they also offered more pedestrian items on the menu that were done very, very well.
We loved the clams with chitarra pasta, the flatbreads, and really liked the scallops with parsnips, etc. These are gone, for now anyway. We are glad they brought back the burger and other items when sometimes you just want to have a simple dinner.
We are hoping they will bring back the flatbreads and kale salad. We are happy all the other items are on the menu, just miss some of the basics. And please keep making the best bread and rolls in town!

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vipOpenTable Diner (Atlanta)
5.0
Dined on March 3, 2016

An upscale experience of down home food. Really liked the fact of locally sourced products to include the spirits. G2B turned foods from my childhood, like head cheese, into delicacies. A very cool experience all around.

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OpenTable Diner (Raleigh)
2.0
Dined on February 27, 2016

I reserved seating for 4 over a day in advance to see the Mint Julep Jazz Band. When I arrived, the only table the maitre d would offer was one off to the side in the back almost out of view and quite a distance from the band I came to see. I specifically asked for seating near and in full view of the band and received a follow up confirmation...only to be told that my reservation needed to be made with more advance notice when I arrived. The food quality was decent though the pirces were a bit high for what was received. The waitress was very friendly and helpful but the manager was not - as she was supposed to help provide us a better table and chose to ignore us all night. The band was and is the only reason I would return as they are a very talented group and their music is very enjoyable.

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OpenTable Diner (Raleigh)
4.0
Dined on February 27, 2016

Great evening at G2B.. they had a jazz band that night.. nice vibe.. The place was pretty packed from the beginning.. My wife wasn't totally happy with table we got in front of all of the TV screens, so given they were packed out, was a little tough to move, but we eventually end dup at the bar.. which turned out well.. Food was very good, beer selection very god as well, between good selection on draught as well as bottles.. can't say that their cocktail specials hit home w/ us, but then again, they are more of a beer venue/brewery.. ! We would definately go back.. even though a bit of a drive from Raleigh..

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vipOpenTable Diner (New England)
5.0
Dined on February 14, 2016

We ended up here for our dinner during a long trip and it was delicious food. We got the ribeye for two. The beet that came with it in a cheesy shell of some sort brought it over the top. The soup with truffle oil and brussel sprouts was amazing. Wished there was room for dessert because they sounded awesome, too.

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OpenTable Diner (Raleigh)
5.0
Dined on February 14, 2016

I made dinner reservations for my wife and I here for Valentines day, I was more than satisfied.
I made a special request to have a table near the wall where it would be more quiet and I also requested to have a dozen roses in a glass vase on the table when we arrived.
Everything turned out perfect and we had a lovely dinner date. The steak was the best we have had in the area so far and everything was priced very well. The beer selection is CRAZY they have a ton of local beers to choose from. We WILL be back.

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vipOpenTable Diner (Raleigh)
5.0
Dined on February 13, 2016

I discovered G2B on Open Table and was looking to try someplace new. We went on Valentine's weekend and had a great evening. The chicken live mousse and pork belly starters were delectable, and not too much to ruin the main course.

I had tilefish and my husband enjoyed homemade tagliatelle. The meal was well-paced and the ambiance allowed us to have a great conversation while enjoying the energy of the place. I also love the modern decor.

The only negatives were that when we requested to moved to a seat away from the door, because it was very cold that night, it was kind of a big deal even though the rest of the tables were open (and never did fill). And the wine we were looking forward to enjoying because we knew the winery was unavailable, even though it was on the menu.

It's now one of my favorite local spots and I look forward to returning again soon.

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Hours, Transportation, and Details

Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
American, Contemporary French / American, Gastro Pub
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Hours of operation
Dinner: Tuesday, Wednesday, Sunday 5:30pm - 9:00pm
Dinner: Thursday, Friday, Saturday 5:30pm - 10:00pm
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Cross street
University
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Price range
$30 and under
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Payment options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Phone number
(919) 251-9451
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Entertainment
Come join us for live jazz on Friday nights from 8:00 to 10:00 pm in the Lounge@G2B. Reservations are highly encouraged, please specify "jazz lounge" when booking web reservations if that is desired.
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Parking details
Large, private lot in back of office complex
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Executive chef
Travis Robinson
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Private party facilities
The Lounge@G2B is available for rent for private functions. Whether you are looking to host a corporate dinner meeting or a family reunion, Chef Travis Robinson will create a menu that meets your tastes. Call now with inquiries.
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Private party contact
Katie Beverley: (919) 251-9451
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Chef's Table, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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Special events & promotions
The G2B private dining room is the perfect backdrop for your next get-together. The private bar, stage and adjustable lighting can set the scene for your next cocktail party or formal business dinner. The room holds 50 seated guests or 85 standing guests. Availability upon request.