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The Patio at Unscripted Hotel

4.4
70 Reviews
$30 and under
Grill
BEFORE YOU RESERVE, THIS IS NOT FOR AN IGLOO RESERVATION. TO BOOK AN IGLOO GO TO IGLOOS AT UNSCRIPTED ON OPENTABLE.
18+ to swim, 21+ only after 8pm. Last call one hour before close.

The Patio is Unscripted Durham's seasonal rooftop pool which offers a full service New Americano Beach-stro restaurant. The Patio is a one-stop resort like atmosphere with unmatched views of the Durham skyline and personalized service. The Patio provides a unique experience where locals can relax, drink, eat and have fun. On the weekends enjoy local DJs while eating poolside.

Experiences

  • Pajama Jam II

    Jan 31, 2021 only

    Come and enjoy Brunch like a real person should. In your Pajamas while listening to a DJ spin live beats all day! We'll be featuring specials on pitchers of Mimosa's, Bellini's or just a bottle of bubbles! Roll out of bed and come start your Sunday like you finished your Saturday, with breakfast food and booze! Too cold? We'll have the firepits, fire towers and a ton of blankets to keep you cozy.
  • Cocktails & Cuisine

    $35.00 per personPrepaid

    Jan 23, 2021 only

    Finally 21! Find your inner Mixologist and join us for this Nostalgic cocktail making class in The Studio from 3pm-4:30pm. We will be making 3 cocktails that you gravitated towards in your 20's, but with a Modern Twist for 2021! Enjoy special prepared plates by Chef James to pair with your cocktails for the ultimate afternoon treat. Classes are intimate and additional gifts can be won! Stick around with us after the class for more fun on the Patio. Tickets $35.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 70 people are saying
Overall ratings and reviews
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4.4based on recent ratings
4.2
food
4.4
service
4.5
ambience
4.1
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94% of people would recommend it to a friend
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LiliP
1 review
Dined on January 2, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience4

Food and drinks were good, and I like the way they have set the patio up. The service was a little slow (despite it being a relatively quiet night) but otherwise enjoyed it.

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MaryC
Raleigh
13 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

We visited the Unscripted Patio for lunch, it was a nice setting, easy to find, and enjoyable. Our appetizers were delicious, pot stickers and potato croquettes, both had lovely sauces. Each one in our party had a different meal, all were great, especially the burger and the crab cake. Everyone enjoyed the green beans. Our server was attentive and sweet. Great wine and beer selection.

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JohnS
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience3

I was under the impression that my reservation was for an igloo. They placed my wife and I outside at a high top table, without and umbrella in the rain, with just a fire tower. The staff was great, they allowed us to take out food back to our room since we were staying in the hotel. The food was enjoyable.

JM
JeffreysMom
Raleigh
6 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Alex was great!

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RachelH
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on December 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was a great place to eat at around the holidays! They had Christmas trees on the rooftop, igloos, and a DJ to play some fun music! 10/10 recommend checking it out!

JK
JasonK
1 review
Dined on December 6, 2020
Overall4food5service1ambience4

Fantastic place, great food, terrible service and overpriced drinks.

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Ashlea
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on December 5, 2020
Overall3food4service2ambience3

When we first walked in the service and the staff were so friendly everyone seem so nice and they allowed me and my partner to chose where to seat. We decided to ask if it was possible to switch tables because once we were seating we decided we wanted a high top to have a better view. Our waitress got our waters and then she never came back and we waited about 40 min before we asked a different waiter to take care of us. After we switched waiters the rest of the night was nothing but amazing, the new waiter was very attentive and the manager was very nice! My boyfriend was really frustrated at first because he wanted to propose that night and that server almost ruined the night for us. However at the end of the night we ended up having a good time and he proposed ❤️

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AmbraL
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on December 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was my first time coming to Unscripted. They did not disappoint. Everyone was so nice , the food was amazing , the DJ was on point and I loveed the ambiance . I will definitely be coming back .

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AlexS
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

My husband and I visited unscripted for our 2nd wedding anniversary this past weekend. Everything thing was lovely. I just wish our waitress had not rushed us through our evening so much. We will still be returning to hopefully reserve an igloo 😊

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OpenTable Diner
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on November 27, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Very enjoyable experience. Lovely decorations and scenery, as well as amazing food. I will definitely be returning!

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OpenTable Diner
Tallahassee
3 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2020
Overall1food4service4ambience1

Dining was advertised outside on the Patio, which is an outdoor venue on the 3rd floor of the hotel - without warning or notification, they moved us to the downstairs, 1st floor bar when I arrived, which is a separate venue, despite the upstairs bar being completely empty and having perfect weather. This is not only false advertising from a business perspective, but presents a highly increased risk of viral transmission from a public health perspective. Moving from a socially distanced outdoor venue to an indoor venue without notice is dangerous and misleading. I’m upset that they mischaracterized their safety precautions and put me at risk. I will likely not return.

The Patio at Unscripted Hotel
Responded on November 23, 2020

I'm not sure how this happened, but we did nor do we seat any of our guests indoors downstairs. If you would like to speak to someone about this you can feel free to call our Front Desk and ask to speak with a manager about this experience. We did not seat inside at all on this date, so I'm not sure what happened to you.

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JenR
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

The food was delicious and the view was awesome. We were there for a date night to celebrate a birthday. Although our table was adjacent to a heater, the wind and the proximity to the edge of the patio made the evening a very chilling one...ended up wearing my coat and hat for most of the meal...I guess we have to get used to that for the winter if we want to eat out.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Raleigh
4 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We asked for an itemized receipt and it took roughly 1 hour to get it.

MR
MaryR
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was great as was the atmosphere. A great DJ as well!

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Aparna
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great food and ambience. Visited in fall so the only thing to consider is the temperature, heaters aren't available besides all tables so can get bit cold in the evenings.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food3service4ambience4

The atmosphere was amazing. The host were great with helping my group of 6 relax and enjoy a beautiful night out

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StephanieC
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We went on a night when there was a DJ and it was great! We were very impressed with how seriously the employees were taking covid safety standards as well. The food was good, drinks are a little pricey, especially when your wine comes in a plastic cup, but otherwise, it was great!

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JDNC
Raleigh
8 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Relaxing rooftop bar and eatery. Food was great and service exceptional. Fun spot for any time of day.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Most of our group ordered the same item, 45 minutes later we are told that item is not available after we have already been there for 1hr and 30 minutes. When we finally get food the toast is so hard that you couldn't bite through it.

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Comeonunscripted
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience5

Great service, great view but disappointed in the quality of product that was served at Unscripted. I know that you pay more than retail for any bottle service. But Unscripted for $40 to serve a bottle of $4.99 Astoria Prosecco is unacceptable. The prosecco was so bad that we were unable to finish and that was a first ever. I am not saying a top shelf prosecco but come on there a ton of $15 bottles that taste better.

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Eks2
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2020
Overall1food2service2ambience1

We went for a couples' dinner expecting something nice, and were very disappointed. There was a DJ and the main menu choice were burgers or fried foods. The drinks were overpriced and subpar. We were clearly not alone in our surprise as we saw an older couple enter dressed for a nice dinner and promptly order their food to-go after being seated for 10 minutes. This place needs to be marketed as it is, that being not for a nice meal out of the house.

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PinkieK
4 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Had a wonderful time at special event put on by Unscripted. The food was yummy and original, the service attentive and the entertainment beyone compare. Love the special adult beverages, boozy pops and adult "juice pouches." Very fun afternoon sitting in the cabana! Thank you, Unscripted!

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DJones
1 review
Dined on September 20, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Waitresses and manager were friendly, professional, and accommodating. Ambience. Nice View. Nice Weather. Variety of seating options.

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NicJ
Raleigh
10 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

food was great-- service was decent. I was surprised food was served in plastic to-go containers but it was really good!

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GonzaGoodness
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall3food2service2ambience2

Did not feel safe given Covid. People drunk, yelling and dancing. Party scene. Service slow. Food mediocre and too pricey for what it was. I’d try again after the pandemic.

SJ
StepheniaJ
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Girlfriends outing

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Dana
Raleigh
2 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience5

Great location! Service was a little slow, even though the place wasn't full, but still fun spot to eat outside

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ElizabethL
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

If the DJ is playing Reggae - you can't find a more relaxing weekend escape spot!

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SutinaR
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My guest and I experience was phenomenal! It was a great sunny day! Music was appropriate. Manager was working extra hard to make sure everything ran very smoothly! I did not request an umbrella table but the manager female host made air our request was met! What a great time we had!

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RobbieO
Raleigh
5 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love the Patio and the people at the Unscripted Durham. Plenty of love, fun, great service, and an amazing atmosphere!

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MalikaV
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have spent a very good night at the Patio: the food was delicious and we recommend the Patio Burger and theCrispy Crisp Chicken Sandwich- the service is friendly yet dynamic and highly professional. All in the good vibes brought by DJ Special K.

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OpenTable Diner
Raleigh
6 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Small, clean, pleasant staff, good but pricey cocktails. Beer and wine obviously less costly. I did enjoy my Frose very much. Little shade so plan accordingly. Good DJ. View of Durham. Go with a couple of friends as chairs and tables are separated by 6 feet. Enjoy!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2020
Overall2food2service3ambience3

It’s marketed as a pool patio lounge-ish type place with a small, select menu and live music. The decor and ambiance were cool - a retro type feel. But otherwise it felt more like a Myrtle Beach pool bar. All the food was served in plastic to-go type containers. Plastic utensils were thrown on the table. And we didn’t even get plates to share some the appetizers we ordered. I realize it’s a pool area so there are limits on what can be used for serving - but some decent acrylic plates and cups would have been nice. Especially when you’re paying $14-$17 (ish) per menu item. The food was basic (nothing exciting) and pretty small portions. The drinks were good, but tiny. Literally served in mini plastic cups that were maybe about the same size as 2 or 3 shots might be. Add ice and you’re down $15 bucks in three swigs. The service was good - and I know my table was especially high maintenance - but after we got our food, they seemed to forget we were there (or maybe they wished we would just leave already lol). Net net - I wouldn’t return unless I was laying by the pool in my suit. I definitely wouldn’t celebrate any special occasion there. We came for a birthday...and it was lackluster.

SJ
ScottJ
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2020
Overall3food1service4ambience3

It was a huge let down! My wife and I were looking forward to trying this place out, as they have a roof top and brunch. However our experience was at best subpar! The only thing going for this place is the drinks. The brunch food was not worth the money. The huevos rancheros was a joke! It was suppose to be 3 eggs and I got two. The toast for the mashup was burnt. Definitely will not be back!

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Blissfulone31
Raleigh
3 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Birthday for my sister! Fun time, the employees weren’t super upbeat but it’s Covid so I know things are different. They were pleasant & helpful. Nice atmosphere. :).

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CReese
Atlanta
4 reviews
Dined on August 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great food & service.

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vipLuvtodine
San Francisco
26 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time out since restaurants closed due to pandemic! It was a wonderful experience with safety measures in place! The food and service was fantastic! I’ll definitely be back! With my bathing suit!

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AdrienneH
1 review
Dined on July 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The view from The Patio of the Durham skyline is beautiful. The food was delicious, service was fast and friendly, and the drinks were great! A great place to meet up with friends and have a nice time.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Hawaii
9 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful dinner on the roof with delicious Frose, a beautiful sunset, friendly service and a fabulous dj!

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vipMax2310
Raleigh
16 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Really fun spot! Great hidden location, really enjoyed it. Hard to find fun places like this in Durham

FAQs

The Patio at Unscripted Hotel is rated 4.4 stars by 70 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.