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The Marketplace  at the JB Duke, Durham, NC

The Marketplace at the JB Duke

4.2
4.2
28 Reviews
$30 and under
American
Unique Dining Experiences at JB Duke Hotel

Enjoy delicious cuisine at our contemporary yet comfortable restaurants and bars at the JB Duke Hotel. From meals in our restaurant, MarketPlace, to lighter bites at Lobby Lounge and MarketPlace Barista & Bar, there’s a unique dining experience for everyone.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 1 time today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    American

  • Hours of operation

    Daily 6:30 am–9:00 pm Breakfast Daily 6:30 am–11:00 am Bar Daily 11:00 am–9:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (919) 419-2556

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Executive chef

    Troy Stauffer

  • Neighborhood

    Durham

  • Cross street

    Science Drive between Cameron Blvd. and Towerview Rd.

  • Parking details

    Complimentary parking in Science Drive Parking Garage adjacent to hotel.

  • Additional

    Cafe, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, View, Wheelchair Access

What 28 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.2
4.2 based on all time ratings
  • 4.2Food
  • 4.3Service
  • 4.2Ambience
  • 4Value

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  1. A

    Anthony

    Chicago

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on June 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food and great service. We had no idea that the hotel had such great food. The decor is absolutely gorgeous. Very clean and modern. We will definitely be coming back.
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Fayetteville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Graduation
  3. D

    David

    Raleigh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 24, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    The food is very good. I especially enjoy the bowls and salads. Our lunch was on a pretty spring day and the staff let us dine outside on the patio.
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta

    2 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 20, 2022

    overall3food4service3ambience2
    Time to reopen the J Chou Bar upstairs!!
  5. j

    jrk5

    Raleigh

    41 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    41 reviews

    Dined on November 14, 2021

    overall2food3service3ambience1
    I wouldn't recommend this place unless you are on campus for another reason. It is clearly meant to be a gathering place for Fuqua students especially those staying at the hotel. It is noisy, and has all the ambiance of a 7-11 store. The food was OK but not for the price!
  6. LO

    LoisO

    Raleigh

    7 reviews

    3.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on October 23, 2021

    overall3food4service5ambience3
    Very hard to find the restaurant from the lobby without directions. More casual than expected, but the staff were very accommodating and helpful.
  7. SD

    ScottD

    San Francisco

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on October 16, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    Menu was eclectic but everything was outstanding
  8. CC

    CharityC

    Raleigh

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 29, 2021

    overall1food3service3ambience1
    We specifically booked an outdoor table only to find that they weren’t serving outside that day. Then they tried to set us right next to another table of people not wearing masks. It was a real bummer way to start the meal and of course we ended up eating inside a giant room that basically felt like a hotel lobby instead of the beautiful outdoor deck area, that’s also safer.
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Raleigh

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 23, 2021

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    Nice and quiet
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Charlotte

    1 review

    vip
    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 25, 2021

    overall4food3service5ambience5
    It was a gorgeous ambiance! The last time I was here I had the Brisket Mac and it was phenomenal. They have a seasonal menu, so this time I opted for a similar item and to my surprise the dish was a bit vinegary. However, they had no problem rectifying the issue and allowed me to select something more aligned with my taste buds. Definitely will be back!
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Raleigh

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 15, 2021

    overall3food3service4ambience1
    Basically was the Duke campus grad student cafeteria
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 9, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Mother’s Day outside in the veranda seating area. Great friendly service. Excellent food from start to finish and solid beverages. More local options would be great tho
  13. SW

    SusanW

    Washington DC

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on March 19, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Excellent lunch menu and wine list; very safe and spacious indoor seating. Too cold for outdoor seating but that also seems extensive. The staff was gracious and cheerful and the food was very tasty indeed.
  14. GC

    GeorgeC

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 22, 2020

    overall4food4service3ambience2
    Dined there on a Saturday evening prior to attending the Duke home basketball game - they serve a buffet which helps accommodate the crowd. Would say the service getting a drink could be a lot better. Would be nice to have an a la carte option in place of the buffet - walking around collecting food really is not a three or four star experience. The food served was delicious - but again, it's hard to recommend a very tasty cubano sandwich or corn chips, salsa and guacamole as being 4 stars. The desserts were very good - and would have been excellent if a wait staffer had simple put a couple of each on a plate and brought them to the table. Think of it as a very high end college cafeteria. Beautifully furnished with elegant detail, it has a lovely view out to the patio and woods. Went back after the game and had a cocktail from the main bar - excellent gingered pear martini.
  15. g

    geo3

    Raleigh

    3 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 22, 2020

    overall2food3service1ambience4
    Hotel was slammed due to duke basketball game. Took 30 minutes to get a glass of wine. Had to get up and find the wait person twice. Server advised against ordering from menu. Appreciated his candor, but had hoped for something better than the buffet. Very odd staffing: lots of managers moving about but short on wait staff. So disappointing. Very cool hotel. Weak on service.
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Greensboro

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 25, 2019

    overall3food3service5ambience4
    When I checked out this restaurant through your site, it showed a menu from what you could order, however, when we arrived it was cafeteria style, which is not what we wanted. The cost for the limited variety of food available was $55 per person. The price was way too high - even for an upscale cafeteria. I would like to compliment the wait staff, because they were excellent. But I felt like we’ve been bamboozled, because I wanted a nice place where we could sit down and order off a menu that I had viewed and knew my family would enjoy - even though the price was on the higher side - but still affordable. However it was Christmas day, so we didn’t have any other choice but to stay there. Our little lunch cost $201 for three people. That’s ridiculous - especially when we had to serve ourselves and there wasn’t a wide variety of food from which to choose.
  17. BB

    BudB

    Charleston

    43 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    43 reviews

    Dined on November 9, 2019

    overall4food5service4ambience3
    Reservation was for 5:30 on a Saturday to allow time before a football game on campus. We were greeted upon entry of hotel and led downstairs to the Marketplace. There we were told normal menu not available until 6:00, but offered to seat us upstairs in lobby bar / restaurant area for full menu. That was fine with us and service was good, food was very good. Convenient place to eat / park before athletic events at Duke.
  18. s

    scvwestchester

    New York Area

    28 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    28 reviews

    Dined on March 2, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The shrimp and grits were amazing! As well as the Crab Bisque. We finished off with the creme brûlée. The service was wonderful - we loved our server who was very helpful and friendly. It is a nice relaxing atmosphere and you can sit in the lounge area by the fire and have the complete menu!
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Raleigh

    9 reviews

    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on February 22, 2019

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    The food was very good, it was extremely empty and very quiet though. I don’t think people realize this place exists...
  20. AS

    AnnS

    Raleigh

    13 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on December 25, 2018

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Great place for before or after Duke basketball or any other Duke game.
  21. K

    Kengs

    Wilmington

    12 reviews

    4.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on November 17, 2018

    overall4food2service5ambience4
    The Hotel's largest customer base is from Duke University. School was out when we went for dinner. We were the only people in the restaurant for dinner. That was our mistake. out appetizer of 5 spice ribs was excellent. The entry was duck; big mistake. It was very tender on the inside of the way overcooked and hard crusted skin or anything else on the outside of the obviously microwaved food. I may give it another try when school is in. only if there are others in the dinning room.
  22. f

    foodie

    Raleigh

    5 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on November 11, 2018

    overall3food3service2ambience2
    The large downstairs dining room was so sterile & cafeteria like, we were thrilled to be seated upstairs in the bar/lobby area. It seemed as though the wait staff had such distances to cover between the kitchen and our fireside seating, it slowed the service down too much. The upstairs is much better ambiance, but it's too far from the kitchen. Maybe some of the cozier upstairs ambiance could be repeated in the down stairs dining hall. Food was nice, but it is hard to compete with other restaurants in Durham.
  23. B

    Beachpixie

    Richmond

    29 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    29 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The staff is very attentive and the food is very good. Nice decor, too! There are cute sayings around the room. Did you know that STRESSED backwards is DESSERTS? Wow! I will be back during my next visit to Durham!
  24. ML

    MLml

    Raleigh

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on December 24, 2017

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    I would have never thought to eat at duke... This is a gem. New, clean, delicious and energetic server. We will fine again.
  25. RF

    RisaFoody

    Orlando

    81 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    81 reviews

    Dined on June 6, 2017

    overall3food3service2ambience3
    Nothing but a glorified dining hall, complete with chow line. The evening we were there, it was filled with raucous MBA students. Not the experience we were hoping for from this otherwise beautiful, serene hotel!
  26. FN

    FoodienNC

    Raleigh

    28 reviews

    5.0

    28 reviews

    Dined on April 30, 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    What a great find. Buffet style makes sure everyone gets what they want, and they get their fill. I had the soup and salad bar. The lentil soup was delicious. Other people in my party enjoyed the paella and the chicken cacciatore. Wyatt, our server, took great care of us. Will definitely go back. Great ambience, good food and reasonably priced!
  27. SK

    SKChartedPath

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on April 23, 2017

    overall3food3service2ambience5
    The setting is very pretty and peaceful, in the new on campus hotel. The eggs cooked to order were perfect. The food on the buffet was flavorless and tired looking. I expected much more, as the student dining at Duke in incredible. I'm willing to give it another try tho, when the restaurant has been running longer.
  28. K

    Katiej

    Raleigh

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on April 16, 2017

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    We visited the Marketplace at the new J B Duke Hotel on the Duke campus for Easter brunch. We were a group of 5 including a baby and child. We had a lovely, peaceful lunch/brunch in beautiful surroundings and would definitely go back again. We were one of only a few guests so we received special attention. Great experience.

FAQs

The Marketplace at the JB Duke is rated 4.2 stars by 28 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 1 time today
Google Map for The Marketplace  at the JB Duke

230 Science Dr, Durham, NC 27708-9985

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Science Drive between Cameron Blvd. and Towerview Rd.

  • Neighborhood

    Durham

  • Hours of operation

    Daily 6:30 am–9:00 pm Breakfast Daily 6:30 am–11:00 am Bar Daily 11:00 am–9:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    American

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Parking details

    Complimentary parking in Science Drive Parking Garage adjacent to hotel.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Troy Stauffer

  • Additional

    Cafe, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, View, Wheelchair Access

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