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Seraphine, Durham, NC

Seraphine

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

7:00 PM


Booked 42 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 262 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

  • Durham

    Best Overall

  • Durham

    Best Food

  • Durham

    Best Service

  • Durham

    Best Ambiance

  • Durham

    Best Value

  • Durham

    Hot spot

  • Durham

    Great for outdoor dining

  • Durham

    Lively

262 Reviews
  1. fbs55

    Raleigh

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Vieux Carré, Drago’s style oysters, Caesar salad and shrimp and grits make for perfection.

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  2. StevenM

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Service was very professional and good, and the food was even better. Tried a new cocktail, one of the specialties, and it was excellent so I had to have a second. Drago style oysters were out of this world and the catfish was perfect. I left very happy and content.

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  3. Crystal

    Wilmington

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We went to Seraphine for the 1st time and had date night. We had an amazing time from the food, service and atmosphere everything was top notch. We will be back!

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  4. AltaS

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This was a lovely experience. The food was delicious (especially the oysters and the shrimp and grits.). Oh, our drinks were tasty too! Our server, Thad, was gracious and efficient. We'll be back.

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  5. LindaB

    Raleigh

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It was a nearly perfect experience. Loud because it was crowded and overly warm but the food and the service were perfect.

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  6. MarianaS

    Raleigh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was delicious and service amazing. I would go again.

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  7. MaryW

    Western NC

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    This was my husband and my first trip to Seraphine. We were in for a treat. The food was delicious. Our waitress was friendly and attentive. The restaurant was busy. The noise level was louder than I prefer but the food and ambiance overcame the noise. I highly recommend Seraphine. We will return for dinner.

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  8. DPAC

    Raleigh

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 2
    The best part of the meal was my cocktail. The Cesar salad was sub- par. The fried oysters were ok. Good sauce to go with the oysters. I didn’t think it lived up to the good reviews I read before making a reservation.

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  9. CrystalB

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Friendly and efficient wait staff. Yummy food, delicious desserts. 10/10.

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  10. DanH

    Raleigh

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Everything from the oysters to the BBQ shrimp to the scallops special were excellently prepared and delicious. Highly recommend!

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  11. YanniSmifDurham

    Detroit

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We ordered many dishes from appetizers to entrees. Everything was delicious to our party of four. This is my third time there personally and I will be back.

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  12. SharonB

    Raleigh

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 22, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Love the menu-short, but spectacular. The service was perfection!

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  13. MichelleP

    Raleigh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 22, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Scottie was an incredibly attentive and patient server. Fried oysters were the star of our findings, peel and eat shrimp as well as the key lime pie. We would visit again to give more main dishes a better chance. Wanted to love the shrimp and grits... salad was mediocre. Gnocchi got a thumbs up. Presentation overall was beautiful, ambiance was great, drinks were delicious. We look forward to next visit. Thanks again!

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  14. Williet

    Western NC

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on February 21, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Atmosphere was great though if it had been really crowded the noise level would have been on the high side. The food was excellent although the menu was rather limited. We’ll be going back.

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  15. StephenB

    Charlotte

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on February 20, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    My wife and I really enjoyed this, our 4th visit to Seraphine. Wonderful oysters (Croatan Selects), gumbo and banana pudding. For me, the duck fat-fried potatoes were a miss. This service is always cheerful and efficient. Seraphine seems to be a little less expensive than comparable good restaurants in Durham. Thanks! I would greaty appeciate a little more light in the restaurant—it's hard to read the menu!

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  16. LakkuG

    Raleigh

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Seraphina is a great new addition to the Durham food scene. Food, ambiance and service were top-class. It is a relatively new restaurant and we hope it maintains the quality as it goes past its first year. We will definitely be back.

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  17. luvoysters

    Atlanta Metro

    82 reviews

    5.0

    82 reviews

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Outstanding dining experience! A little issue with one of our dishes was handled promptly and professionally! We will definitely recommend and return!

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  18. OpenTable Diner

    Raleigh

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Consistently excellent; food, service, everything.

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  19. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Impeccable food and cocktails, outstanding service, beautiful ambience. The oysters on the half shell were so fresh, and I loved the peel & eat shrimp, crawfish croquettes and shrimp n grits. And obvi the beignets for dessert!

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  20. OpenTable Diner

    Portland

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The food was amazing. Try the gumbo and the oysters for sure. Eric was a great server as well.

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  21. OpenTable Diner

    Miami

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Eric, our waiter, was so helpful, knowledgeable, and kind! He was amazing and so was the food!

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  22. Gray

    Raleigh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    So good. Vibes were great. Great cocktails. Pricing was very fair. Wouldn't change anything about our experience here

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  23. MollyB

    Raleigh

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Incredible good, attentive and knowledgeable wait staff in a beautiful space

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  24. Chap

    Raleigh

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 16, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Service excellent Very very noisy Close quarters Food good but very limited menu Would like to see them change it out otherwise We probably won’t come back.

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  25. teamgray

    Raleigh

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    This was an amazing experience and will return to try the regular menu also

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  26. Gemma

    Raleigh

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great addition to the ATC. We had the Valentine's menu and the artichokes and croquettes were outstanding. Also loved the shrimp and grits. We'll be back to try the regular menu!

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  27. Jenai321

    Raleigh

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We loved this restaurant! The food and service were great. We can’t wait to go back.

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  28. Dudley

    Richmond

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on February 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Great Fat Tuesday dinner at Seraphine…atmosphere and food were terrific.

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  29. OpenTable Diner

    Charleston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great new discovery in Downtown Durham. Food and location are great! Will be fun to eat outdoors in the warmer weather

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  30. Huck

    Los Angeles

    47 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    47 reviews

    Dined on February 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The physical space is lovely. I asked for a quiet table and got one. Server was very attentive. Food was excellent and not overpriced. Will definitely be coming again.

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  31. EmptyZig

    Raleigh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had an excellent meal at Seraphine. We were seated outdoors, and the fountain and iron fence made it feel like we were in New Orleans. Service was attentive, but not obtrusive. We were pleased to have a brief conversation with one of the owners, who made us feel welcome. The food was great. The gumbo was the best we’ve ever had. The NC oysters were perfectly briny. The crudo was delicious. We will be back.

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  32. MaryC

    Raleigh

    27 reviews

    5.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    This is our second time to Seraphine, and it was delicious again. The difference this time was that it was Saturday night, and it was VERY loud. We enjoyed the Drago’s style oysters, the bread, the shrimp and crawfish croquettes for appetizers, all wonderful. Our mains were the pork chop x2 guests, the fried catfish, and the seafood special which was a delicious scallop dish with vegetable puree and fried leeks on top, all equally delicious. We enjoyed the beignets, which were not as good as CafeduMond, but passable! Will go back again, but perhaps not on a Saturday. It’s obviously the place to be in Durham!

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  33. ArnieL

    Raleigh

    13 reviews

    4.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Aside from having to wait a bit long to get our food, it was a good experience.

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  34. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This was our first time at this establishment and it did not disappoint. The food was delicious and the service was amazing. Our waitress Hayvn was an absolute joy.

    1 person found this helpful

  35. OpenTable Diner

    Raleigh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great atmosphere and the food was great. We had a great time

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  36. AnnalieseG

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 9, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food is delicious. Service is excellent. Restaurant is beautiful. Parking is easy. ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

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  37. Danny

    Raleigh

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 9, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We loved this restaurant and the vibe! We'll definitely return and try something different. The pork chop was excellent but I'd like to try the fish.

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  38. PennyB

    Raleigh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 8, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our waiter could not have been more professional 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻He described each dish to perfection. It was a wonderful experience.

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  39. TiggyRuffin

    Raleigh

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 8, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lovely ambiance though a bit noisy as it got busier. Our table was very close to the next table and one of the diners had a very loud voice, so I pulled the curtain between us- as in Business Class!- and it was much better! Great idea! Our waitress was very attentive and patient with us, and very enthusiastic about the restaurant. We will be back!

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  40. LaurenS

    Raleigh

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 8, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Solo date - Ordered the Drago’s style chargrilled oysters, shrimp and grits and beignets. Also ordered a glass of Santa Julia Brut Rose and Pom & Circumstance (mock tail). The food was delicious- chargrilled oysters are a MUST, shrimp and grits - delicious. I did not care for the beignets, personally. A bit too dense and the batter could be a bit sweeter. The rose was perfectly crisp and surprisingly paired well with the shrimp and grits. The Pom&Circumstance was nicely balanced and refreshing. The plating and ambiance was neat and balanced. I will be back !

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Seraphine is rated 4.8 stars by 262 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 42 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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