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Seraphine, Durham, NC

Seraphine

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

7:00 PM


Booked 31 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 354 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 Service

  • Durham

    Best Ambiance

  • Durham

    Great for outdoor dining

  • Durham

    Lively

354 Reviews
  1. kentc

    Raleigh

    28 reviews

    5.0

    28 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    we got there a little early and had a drink at the bar. WE headed out to our table and waited for our friends to arrive. We got a dozen of Oysters to start off with. Tasted like they had just been pulled out of the ocean. We then got Fried Oysters and Shrimp Starters. I got the Louisiana Style BBQ Shrimp and Sharon got Shrimp and Grits. Everything we got was amazing. Kate took great care of us. She was at our beckon call. We had a splendid time and shall return.

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  2. dsfish

    Raleigh

    55 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    55 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent food and service, as always. Carmen was great, thank you. It did start getting hot in the dining room by about 6pm. Obviously traffic in & out to the patio affects the temperature and humidity, especially now that we are having summer weather. Something to think about.

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  3. Durhamreviewer

    Raleigh

    16 reviews

    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great new restaurant. I had shrimp and grits and my friend had a scallop special. Food was great, ambience really nice, and the service was excellent. Highly recommend.

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  4. OpenTable Diner

    Raleigh

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    My mom and I are pretty frequent downtown Durham diners during theater season. We are always on the lookout for new tastes, so when Seraphine showed up in Open Table a couple months ago, i was intrigued. They were booked out for the night I wanted then, so I made a reservation for our next show night. Neither of us had looked at the menu, but we have both enjoyed Cajun food before and we were not disappointed. We had a nice salad and the crawfish croquettes appetizer before choosing the special Blackened Scallop entree. All the food was very delicious and the wait staff attentive to our need to get to our show. We will definitely be back.

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  5. Writerjeff

    Coastal Georgia

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This was our first visit to Seraphine and it won't be our last. We stopped by for a light supper before walking over to DPAC. It was a beautiful night and we enjoyed sitting on their patio. An excellent Argentine sparkler got things off to the right start. We shared a half dozen NC raw oysters, followed by a very Italian-style crispy artichokes. For our main we had their spinach salad with goat cheese and grilled red onion, topped with fried shrimp. The batter on the shrimp was extremely light and airy, so it didn't weigh things down. Our server, Havyn (pronounced like haven) was about as sparkly as the wine. She truly seemed to enjoy the fact that we were enjoying the meal so much.

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  6. Eddie

    Raleigh

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food and place were exceptional. Havyn was one of the best servers we have ever had. She was excellent in every way. Checking on our needs without being intrusive. Gave great suggestions on things to try.

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  7. OpenTable Diner

    Raleigh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful staff, delicious food and convenient location.

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  8. KatrinaH

    Raleigh

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on May 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The service and food was great. Definitely will be back again soon.

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  9. RobertH

    Raleigh

    16 reviews

    4.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on May 15, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 1
    The space is way too noisy. It was difficult to hear the server and to carry on a conversation without shouting. The server took too long to plod through all of the specials and off menu information, even after receiving a hint that we would like our drinks. Oysters were pricey, but good. Food was fine. With the exception of the long explanation of specials, the service was very good.

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  10. fbs55

    Raleigh

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on May 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The Drago’s style oysters are out of this world. Wonderful Ceasar salad and best shrimp and grits I’ve ever eaten.

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  11. Theaterpatron

    Raleigh

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on May 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    What a wonderful gem hidden among brick buildings with a courtyard ambiance! The food and staff went above and beyond. I would definitely recommend it and I will return!

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  12. OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 12, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Don’t go on a holiday or after a big event. Choices are limited.

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  13. OpenTable Diner

    Raleigh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lovely dinner Saturday night on the patio. Food, atmosphere, service all exceptional. We will definitely be back!

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  14. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 9, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Everything we ordered was exceptional. Our server was thorough and knowledgeable, and all of the other staff members were happy to help if anything was needed. They were very attentive to my food allergies. Highly recommend the crudo, the raw oysters, the croquettes and the asparagus.

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  15. estherc

    Raleigh

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 7, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was next level. Service amazing. Atmosphere both high-touch and warm. Loved it!

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  16. OpenTable Diner

    Raleigh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 5, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Haven was a wonderful server. We enjoyed it the food and overall feeling of the restaurant

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  17. OpenTable Diner

    Raleigh

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on May 5, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It’s a bit pricey but the place looks nice, the food and drinks are sublime and our waitress was excellent! We will definite go back!

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  18. OpenTable Diner

    Raleigh

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    We dined here with a group who were celebrating a birthday. Food and service was excellent. This time my wife and I reserved a high top next to the bar. Food and service was excellent once again. Also the noise level was reduced due to a separating wall. Perfect for a more one on one discussion.

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  19. markR

    Raleigh

    24 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on May 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The BBQ shrimp with head on were delicious…gumbo too!

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  20. TomB

    Raleigh

    12 reviews

    4.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on May 3, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    We enjoyed a very good meal in our first visit to Seraphine. The friend we met there happened to be a native Louisiana boy and he was impressed with both the selection of Cajun/Louisiana dishes as well as the knowledge of our server about how those dishes were made. I had one of the chef's specials, mussels, and my wife had the catfish. Both were very good and we'd order them again. Service was top notch and we'll certainly visit again.

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  21. MaryW

    Western NC

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on May 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    We had a wonderful experience at Seraphine. Since we planned to attend a concert at DPAC after dinner, our meal was delivered quickly. Our waitress was excellent. The food was fantastic as always. We finished our meal with plenty of time to spare for the show across the street.

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  22. davidcurtissmith

    Raleigh

    45 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    45 reviews

    Dined on April 27, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always amazing food options -- worked the entire menu and enjoyed it all! Great drinks and service!

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  23. Elir

    Atlantic City

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on April 27, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Absolutely loved everything about it ..starting from the hostess helping us find a place to park, to giving us an outside table, then the food was spectacular and selections for alcoholic beverages was inviting …I give it. 5 star review !

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  24. Glenn

    Raleigh

    16 reviews

    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on April 27, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Graham and Brad have a great restaurant with great service and top notch quality food. John and Dana do a great job taking care of the clients with service and attention.

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  25. OpenTable Diner

    Raleigh

    87 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    87 reviews

    Dined on April 26, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Carmet was the very best! Super suggestions and helpful for what good could worked around for vegetarian in our party. we had made reservations for and loved the patio, quit..a bit off to the side, protection from awning form rain. Courtyard so reminiscent of the French quarter (angels porticos and fountains) Inside (for us) too festive (loud) and tables very close together. We loved the wonderful location outside and your team was super. Artichokes were real hit. special market fish (scallops) delicious. We sampled all 3 desserts (yes, indulgent) Just add a few more vegetarian options.... We so enjoyed the evening and special thanks to Carmen for making it special

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  26. OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on April 26, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The service was great, but the food had an aftertaste that didn’t sit well with me. It was good, but could’ve been better.

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  27. OpenTable Diner

    Raleigh

    19 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on April 25, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    One of the best new restaurants in Durham! Every dish was amazing and the staff were super friendly. The location inside ATC is great because there are things to do before or after dinner. This will be our new go to restaurant in Durham for sure!

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  28. OpenTable Diner

    Raleigh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 25, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Loved the design and decor of the restaurant. The food was incredible and the service was exceptional. The owner checked in on all the tables and chatted with his guests. It was a nice touch. Highly recommend.

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  29. Dinner

    County Durham

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 24, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Service was impeccable, and the food was great! We were celebrating our engagement, and everyone made us feel special

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  30. AnneB

    Raleigh

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on April 20, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The food and service were wonderful. My only complaint was that it was a little too noisy. Hard to hear the people at my table.

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  31. DeniseL

    Raleigh

    35 reviews

    5.0

    35 reviews

    Dined on April 20, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This has become one of our favorite places, delicious, as always!

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  32. Sandy

    Austin

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 20, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Delicious food and cocktails! Wine selection was fabulous as well

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  33. NathanP

    Raleigh

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 20, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our waiter was top notch, he knew his stuff. The food was very good. This one will now be in our rotation.

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  34. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 19, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    10/10 experience. Every dish was excellent. The service was amazing. Food came out fresh and quickly. One of my best dining experiences in years.

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  35. JuliaV

    Raleigh

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on April 19, 2024

    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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  36. OpenTable Diner

    Greater Boston

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 18, 2024

    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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  37. CourtneyD

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 14, 2024

    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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  38. 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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  39. 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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  40. 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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FAQs

Seraphine is rated 4.8 stars by 354 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 31 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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