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Seraphine, Durham, NC

Seraphine

4.8
4.8
320 Reviews
$30 and under
Creole / Cajun / Southern
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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 40 times today

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Creole / Cajun / Southern, Contemporary American, Bistro
  • Hours of operation
    Tue–Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Sun 4:00 pm–9:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (984) 244-2720
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Executive chef
    Chris Garrett
  • Neighborhood
    Durham
  • Cross street
    Blackwell and Jackie Robinson
  • Parking details
    Public Lot
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 320 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.5Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Raleigh / Durham / Chapel Hill

    Best Service

  • Durham

    Best Overall

  • Durham

    Best Food

  • Durham

    Best Service

  • Durham

    Best Ambiance

  • Durham

    Best Value

  • Durham

    Great for outdoor dining

  • Durham

    Lively

320 Reviews
  1. JuliaV

    Raleigh

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was great. Small menu so they can focus on quality. Loved it

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  2. OpenTable Diner

    Greater Boston

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    I cannot say enough good things about the staff at Seraphine. They went above and beyond without being asked at every turn. Would highly recommend the place!

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  3. CourtneyD

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food and vibes were great! It felt elevated but not too fancy. Our waitress was excellent and provided wonderful recommendations.

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  4. CarolinaMom

    Raleigh

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 12, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great service. Food fresh and locally sourced. Chef Chris is the best!!!

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  5. MaryM

    Raleigh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 12, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food & service were exceptional. The bartender & our server were very attentive & informative about drink & food selections. Food came out quickly. Can't wait to go back!

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  6. OpenTable Diner

    Raleigh

    20 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on April 11, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    First time visiting and it was enjoyable. Will definitely be back to try the rest of the menu.

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  7. BrunchGoat

    Raleigh

    19 reviews

    4.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on April 9, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Atmosphere was nice, but lots of tables close together and very noisy. The service was excellent and the food flavors were all very rich. Gumbo was the highlight. May try sitting at the bar next time or in the courtyard in nicer weather for a quieter experience.

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  8. JasonK

    Raleigh

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 7, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent food and service. Recommend the broiled oysters and gnocchi.

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  9. OpenTable Diner

    Raleigh

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on April 5, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great experience and delicious food! Had fun seats at the bar.

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  10. GoIrish

    Raleigh

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 4, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 1
    The service was provided by a person who seemed like he was recently trained and frequently did not know what to do. The food was very good. The gumbo was excellent and the salad with fried oysters was excellent as well. The noise level was not only exceedingly high, it probably was the highest of any restaurant I have ever been in. Conversations at our table of three were both extremely difficult and at times impossible. We go out to enjoy the company and conversations with our friends. This was unachievable at Seraphine.

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  11. rossmck

    Raleigh

    273 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    273 reviews

    Dined on April 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It's NC, but it feels like a New Orleans experience. The cocktails were excellent, the oysters were fresh and delicious, and both our mains (blackened scallops and shrimp and grits) were excellent. And the beignets .... ahhhh.

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  12. Pillroller

    Raleigh

    51 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    51 reviews

    Dined on April 2, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The chef created a special scallop dish and I could have licked the plate. Thad is always a super waiter and a really great guy. Graham always greets everyone and enjoys his restaurants. Just a really good restaurant.

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  13. Hungrygirl

    Raleigh

    18 reviews

    4.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on March 30, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We went for dinner prior to a show at DPAC. Staff was friendly, attentive, & knowledgable. Menu was interesting & had some lighter options. We sat outside & the atmosphere was really great. It was lively but not too loud. We selected a Sicilian red wine that was decently priced & a good fit for what we like. We sampled several dishes… chargrilled oysters, artichokes, gumbo, shrimp & grits & a daily special of blackened scallops over puréed squash. Overall the flavors were good (scallops in particular) . I was surprised that their oysters don’t come from Louisiana (supposed to be New Orleans style)… the oysters we got were about 1/4 the size of what I typically see in NOLA & the cheese kinda overtook the dish. Not sure if order that preparation again, but the flavors were good. Overall, we really enjoyed it & will definitely be back.

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  14. CJua

    New York City

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on March 29, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent food, warm and inviting environment. We were in the best of hands with Kate! Most personable and talented informative on their oyster options. A delightful evening.

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  15. OpenTable Diner

    Raleigh

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 29, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food and atmosphere but the portions could have been larger.

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  16. MariaG

    Raleigh

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 27, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It was my first time and certainly not my last. Our waitress, Jamie, was Outstanding with her recommendations and we were served a panoply of southern goodness. We kicked it off with the broiled oysters which were out of this world. This was followed by a number of small plates for tasting purposes. The gumbo was the best I have had in NC and the BBQ shrimp and fingerlings were special as well. Our bourbon cocktails were unique and delicious. Highly recommend if you are looking to try something new in the lovely Tobacco District of Durham.

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  17. OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on March 26, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had an amazing family dinner at Seraphine! Excellent service and thoughtfully prepared delicious southern cuisine in a warm and cozy environment. We highly recommend!

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  18. OpenTable Diner

    Raleigh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 24, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent service and food. Bistro seating a tad too cozy given the space. Will return.

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  19. awaas

    Charleston

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 24, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Easily my favorite place to go in Durham. It's always incredible. Thank you so much, Seraphine team!

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  20. OpenTable Diner

    Jackson Hole

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 24, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    What a wonderful new spot in Durham! Decor is beautiful. Service was wonderful (thank you to our server, Eric!). Our food was outstanding!! Highly recommend the shrimp & grits, pate special, gumbo, pork chops, & beignets!

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  21. StephenB

    Charlotte

    14 reviews

    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on March 24, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    This was our 5th visit to Seraphine----I guess we like it a lot! The raw oysters were wonderful as were the shrimp croquettes. The gumbo is a work of art., and the banana pudding is wonderful. The fried oysters were sadly tiny. I'd like it if Seraphine added a couple of vegetable small plates. I'd really like it if they turned up the lights a little to make it easier to read the menus!

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  22. JenieceI

    Raleigh

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on March 24, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great meal and the service was great.

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  23. JustDesserts

    Raleigh

    18 reviews

    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on March 23, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Incredible! The food was simply amazing, from starters all the way to dessert. Cocktails were unique and tasty. Will definitely be back for another date night!

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  24. Spoonbridgecherry

    Raleigh

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on March 23, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We visited for the first time after an afternoon show at DPAC, so our reservation was right after they opened. Our service was outstanding, and the tightly-edited menu was just right. My shrimp and grits were phenomenal, with silky, creamy grits, perfectly cooked shrimp and big, savory flavor. Dessert was beignets, which were fresh, hot and pillowy. Loved it and would absolutely recommend.

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  25. JoyD

    Raleigh

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 22, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food, service and ambience was amazing! We were seated quickly and smoothly

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  26. AnnJ

    Raleigh

    41 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    41 reviews

    Dined on March 21, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I have been there several times and the food is consistently great and the service is exceptional. The atmosphere is fun and whimsical. Highly recommended.

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  27. OpenTable Diner

    Raleigh

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 21, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Sean was a great server. Shrimp and grits were warm but not hot. Dessert very good. Quick service.

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  28. ElizabethR

    Raleigh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 21, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The staff is very welcoming right from the start. I had an early reservation before a DPAC show. They made sure to ask about timing and expedited our food. Nothing felt rushed though. I had the NC Catfish and red beans. The fish was piping hot and crispy and the beans well-seasoned with a bit of a kick. I tried one of the features, the duck fat fingerlings which were delicious as well. I could definitely see myself coming back here and would recommend it.

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  29. sweeper

    Orlando

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on March 20, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Love the outside terrace’s ambiance, plus, the food is delish.

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  30. MarkS

    Raleigh

    30 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    30 reviews

    Dined on March 19, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was Excellent! Service was impeccable. Atmosphere was festive!!

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  31. AndrewJ

    Raleigh

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Absolutely delicious! One of the best experiences my partner and I have ever had. The food was tasteful, and it honestly tasted like “home”. Very warm and delicate ambiance, and quite inviting. The cocktails were refreshing and the service was top tier. I would recommend 1,000 times!

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  32. OpenTable Diner

    Raleigh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The atmosphere and food was exceptionally good. We enjoyed Seraphine’s and have been sharing our experience with our family and friends.

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  33. OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We sat outside, it was a beautiful night. Service was great, food was really good. Will definitely be back.

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  34. OpenTable Diner

    Raleigh

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great service, wonderful food. Love the decor and ambiance.

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  35. collards

    Raleigh

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing food , bar , owners , staff …. You have to go !!!

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  36. OpenTable Diner

    Charlotte

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I went to celebrate a birthday dinner. They were very attentive to my accommodations and extremely delightful.

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  37. DurhamEater

    Raleigh

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on March 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Beautiful patio, will be a favorite this summer. The food was very nicely done but the menu was fairly basic, shrimp and grits, fried catfish, gnocchi etc., a little imagination could help… We started with a dozen oysters, from MA and NC, was very nicely done. The cocktail menu is a bit short and limited.

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  38. Nkkatz

    Kansas City

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on March 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It was magically delicious!! Our server (Carmen) was spit on with her recommendations— we tried things we never would have considered and they were fantastic! Will definitely be back!

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  39. solsis3

    Raleigh

    11 reviews

    4.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on March 14, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Oysters were fabulous along with Cajun shrimp and I think the best scallops I’ve ever had. Our service was very professional and pleasant.

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  40. KathyG

    Raleigh

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on March 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food is exceptional. Service is outstanding. Ambience is perfect

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FAQs

Seraphine is rated 4.8 stars by 320 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 40 times today
Google Map for Seraphine

324 Blackwell St, Durham, NC 27701-3658

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross street
    Blackwell and Jackie Robinson
  • Neighborhood
    Durham
  • Hours of operation
    Tue–Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Sun 4:00 pm–9:00 pm
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Creole / Cajun / Southern, Contemporary American, Bistro
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking details
    Public Lot
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive chef
    Chris Garrett
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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