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The Patio at Unscripted Hotel, Durham, NC

The Patio at Unscripted Hotel

4.1
4.1
97 Reviews
$31 to $50
Grill
The Patio Pool and Lounge at Unscripted Durham is a year-round, rooftop gathering spot to drink, dine, relax and have fun while taking in the views of Downtown Durham. Featuring a New Americano ‘Beach-stro’ cuisine, our seasonal menus feature craft cocktails and lite bites perfect for a couple or a crowd.

Enjoy the warm weather with an escape to our poolside paradise. Whether you are interested in taking a dip in our rooftop pool (weather permitting) or enjoying the sounds from our weekly entertainment, we have a number of options for you and your crew. Table seating is walk-in only and does not require reservations. We do offer several different pool side and patio experiences that are available by reservation only and do require that a F&B minimum be met.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Experiences are available.

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Grill, American

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Wed, Thu 4:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri 4:00 pm–11:00 pm Sat 12:00 pm–11:00 pm Sun 12:00 pm–8:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (984) 329-9500

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Resort Casual

  • Catering

    Unscripted is a true culinary and entertainment hub within the city. Guests & locals can experience modern seasonal fare, gourmet coffee, light bites and poolside drinks, and the perfect craft cocktail. The community can enjoy exciting dining and drinking options as vibrant, engaging and stylish as the city itself.

  • Private party facilities

    Unscripted Durham is the perfect destination for corporate meetings, stylish events and sophisticated social occasions. The event venues offer an ideal location for a business meeting or social event, with spaces that can be tailored to fit any occasion. From business meetings to social functions, to poolside activations and formal dinners to lighter fare, the hotel is equipped with exceptional catering and the latest in smart technology, such as digital projectors instead of television monitors.

  • Neighborhood

    Durham

  • Cross street

    W Parrish Street

  • Parking details

    Onsite parking is available at an additional cost at the Unscripted Durham hotel.

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Dancing, Entertainment, Full Bar, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Experiences

  • Rooftop Cabanas

    Multiple dates available
    Come Chill at our Rooftop Cabanas! 10 person Max Occupancy 3hr $500/ Half Day $1000/ Full Day $2000 Prices shown are the required Food & Beverage Minimum
  • Poolside Chaise Lounge Chairs

    Multiple dates available
    Come Relax Poolside on a Chaise Lounge Chair! 1 Person Max Occupancy- 3Hr $50/ Half Day $100/ Full Day $200
  • Poolside Sectional

    Multiple dates available
    Hang out at our Poolside Sectionals! 10 Person Max Occupancy 3hr $300/ Half Day $500/ Full Day $1000

What 97 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.1
4.1 based on recent ratings
  • 4.1Food
  • 3.6Service
  • 4Ambience
  • 3.5Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Raleigh / Durham / Chapel Hill

    Great for Lunch

  • Raleigh / Durham / Chapel Hill

    Scenic View

  • Raleigh / Durham / Chapel Hill

    Vibrant Bar Scene

  • Durham

    Great for Brunch

  • Durham

    Great for Lunch

  • Durham

    Vibrant Bar Scene

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall2food2service2ambience1
    This is NOT good for a chill pool day. If your vibe is to black out and watch strangers grope each other, then I highly recommend!
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Raleigh

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 7, 2022

    overall3food4service1ambience4
    Nick G. must’ve been new and it showed. From the start, he didn’t seem to know what my beverage credit was for my daybed. He didn’t take our initial order, until after I placed my order at the bar. He was difficult to find at times. Weren’t many customers present and service was slow. Fish bowls were not what I expected, they were two beta size ones. Would’ve been cheaper to get two regular drinks. No souvenir as they claimed on the menu unless those bowls were it. There was a $30 service charge on my bill that seems to fluctuate by bill amount. In addition, Nick failed to remove a dish from my receipt that later was learned was not available (which I failed to catch at the time). Which is another thing, several menu items weren’t available. First and last visit for us. And for those that care, it was a 4 foot pool. Not very big overall and it was green, not blue.
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Raleigh

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    We had gotten a sectional and things were going well until the bartenders decided they’d prioritize walk-ups rather than care care of their waiters and those already seated. We could even see some of the waiters were frustrated. We waited in drinks and food for about an hour at one point. Pool absolutely cannot handle many people. It was GREEN for the whole day. I would not get back in it after it had seen at least 200+ people in it. Ick. Everything else was great… food was good and love the gin-cucumber pitcher cocktail. Joey (our waiter) was great.
  4. M

    Melissa

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 30, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    So much fun! Took a dip between drinks and meal! A blast
  5. T

    Travelin2014

    Washington DC

    7 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on June 25, 2022

    overall3food4service3ambience3
    Think college frat party but with a mix of generations. Small pool, no shade, many menu cocktails unavailable, finicky so so DJ. But good ppl watching and with right expectations you can have a good time.
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best birthday celebration
  7. BS

    BenjaminS

    Exclusive

    8 reviews

    3.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall3food4service1ambience4
    The Unscripted needs to get their act together!!! This was a Drag Brunch. The key is booze!! The bar was under stocked and SLOW! We waited 45 minutes for our drinks....and they were wrong! Come on....get your act together.
  8. k

    kelseys

    Raleigh

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 29, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    Horrible experience where they charged my card 3 times! You can’t get ahold of anyone at the location to discuss the charges, even after leaving voicemails and multiple calls. They were so unorganized that I had to let them know we had a reservation so I wouldn’t get charged for not showing up. But for some reason I was still charged..even after spending the food and drink minimum with a physical receipt. There were people in our seats that we reserved, and staff just said sit anywhere..which was not what we were paying for. I’m just blown that they don’t even check the reservations or confirm who you are and still charge you! Keep your receipts!
  9. MM

    MarcM

    Raleigh

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall3food5service3ambience3
    Sonny was great to coordinate with and we were very pleased that they offered a glass of champagne to the moms on Mother's Day. Weather did not allow us to be seated on the rooftop, so we were seated in the lobby bar. Food was delicious. but it took a long time with only two other tables in the dining room. We were told it was because the server had to go upstairs to the kitchen. Also, one of the dishes was brought out much later than the others, which led to one of our mom's waiting.
  10. LC

    LynnC

    Greensboro

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on April 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We loved it! Tamarin was our server and she was excellent!
  11. K

    Kasey

    Portland

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 8, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    We did not stay and eat because the heaters were not working. I called ahead of time to ask and make sure that we could sit in a heated area. When we got there the place was nearly empty and they couldn’t get the heaters to work. We were even told that they might be ‘just for decoration’? Still, nice staff and we’ll definitely go back. Just way too cold to dine outdoors without extra heat.
  12. n

    nate

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 16, 2021

    overall2food1service1ambience4
    Service was quite bad, our server did not know much about the menu or what was available. It also would take an inordinate amount of time to get the simplest of things, there were maybe 3 or 4 other tables at the time. Lastly, the tuna on the nachos looked like cat food.
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 15, 2021

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Very nice atmosphere. Loved being on the roof poolside. Food slightly priced high for what you get- salmon in this case. But tasted good. Several items on the menus were no longer available. Need yo update to reflect changes. But overall not bad.
  14. AR

    AmandaR

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 4, 2021

    overall2food3service1ambience5
    Very cool spot to hangout, but errible service! We waited 30+ mins for drinks.
  15. d

    drmm

    Atlanta

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on August 8, 2021

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    We had a great time! The food was good and a little expensive for what we got, but for hotel food I was impressed and it was well worth it to get it delivered right to pool side! The whole vibe of the pool and restaurant was awesome, the drinks were well priced and we had an absolute blast. It was a great date afternoon and the staff was very attentive. We reserved a daybed and easily hit the 100$ minimum for food/drink. We will definitely be back!
  16. CD

    CaraD

    Cleveland

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 22, 2021

    overall4food4service3ambience5
    We were looking for a new place since we don’t live by Durham. We had something to celebrate and wanted a different vibe than a fancy steakhouse. We didn’t realize they close so early. Our reservations were at 7:30pm on a Thursday night and were told on arrival that the kitchen closes at 8pm. Our plan was to sit and enjoy the view while ordering a few different items. We were hoping the bar stayed open later but that wasn’t the case. The food was pretty good and the view was amazing during the sunset. The food came out quick but I’m guessing they thought the faster the food comes the faster we leave. The vibe was cool with the retro motel and poolside views.. Service was not that great and felt like we were imposing being there. I had about half my drink left and the waitress went to take it without asking if I was done. That was our cue to leave. We still enjoyed the atmosphere, food and the drinks but it was disappointing this was our first time out in 2 years (2 small kids and a pandemic will do that) and had something to celebrate and was rushed through the experience. Maybe put a discloser about closing hours when allowing reservations at 7:30pm?
  17. C

    Candy26

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 10, 2021

    overall4food1service5ambience4
    We had a great time. The good wasn't good, drinks were ok but the crowd was fun. The dj did an amazing job.
  18. a

    alyc

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 27, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The best time ever! Drag brunch was such a great time- can’t wait to go again!
  19. JL

    JulieL

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 23, 2021

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    This has become our place to celebrate our anniversary and had a great time. Service is a little slow, but it seemed like they only had one or two people taking orders. They were on it so really no complaints there. Super helpful when I called to make the reservation answered al my questions. Definitely will be back.
  20. P

    Price

    Greensboro

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 5, 2021

    overall4food2service4ambience5
    My two friends and I ate here for cinco de Mayo and with the reservation, we were seated very quickly! The tacos weren’t good and they were cold, but the drinks are delicious! The waiter was very busy all night but tried his best to service us quickly. Food isn’t worth the price but the atmosphere is awesome!
  21. JC

    JamisonC

    Raleigh

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 17, 2021

    overall2food2service1ambience4
    The atmosphere was great but the server was very rude, condescending, and forgetful.
  22. L

    Lollipop

    Chicago

    39 reviews

    5.0

    39 reviews

    Dined on April 8, 2021

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Great atmosphere, service, and food!
  23. M

    Maria

    Raleigh

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on March 23, 2021

    overall4food3service4ambience5
    Service was good. Drinks were great! Ambiance was perfect.
  24. SS

    ShaSha

    Fayetteville

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 20, 2021

    overall5food3service5ambience5
    The bartender was outstanding. Very knowledgeable, personable and engaging. The only area of improvement that I noted was the food delivery/timing. It was supposed to pair with certain cocktails; however, it was often late, arriving after we'd just about finished the cocktail. Other than that, great experience!
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    vip
    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 5, 2021

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    Drinks, terrible. Food, tasteless. Clientele, classless.
  26. m

    monical

    DO NOT USE

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 3, 2021

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    We were very pleasantly surprised. It was chilly but they gave us blankets. The staff was so pleasant. We can’t wait to go back when it is a little warmer.
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 17, 2021

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Good food, food service
  28. LP

    LiliP

    1 review

    3.0

    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.
  29. MC

    MaryC

    Raleigh

    20 reviews

    4.0

    20 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.
  30. JS

    JohnS

    Raleigh

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 1, 2021

    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.
  31. JM

    JeffreysMom

    Raleigh

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on December 26, 2020

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Alex was great!
  32. RH

    RachelH

    Raleigh

    1 review

    5.0

    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!
  33. JK

    JasonK

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 6, 2020

    overall4food5service1ambience4
    Fantastic place, great food, terrible service and overpriced drinks.
  34. A

    Ashlea

    San Francisco

    1 review

    3.0

    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 ❤️
  35. AL

    AmbraL

    Raleigh

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 5, 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 .
  36. AS

    AlexS

    1 review

    5.0

    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 😊
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Raleigh

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 28, 2020

    overall4food5service3ambience5
    Very enjoyable experience. Lovely decorations and scenery, as well as amazing food. I will definitely be returning!
  38. E

    Ellery

    Tallahassee

    12 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    12 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 HotelResponded on November 23, 2020I'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.

  39. JR

    JenR

    Raleigh

    1 review

    4.0

    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.
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Raleigh

    6 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on November 8, 2020

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    We asked for an itemized receipt and it took roughly 1 hour to get it.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • 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

FAQs

The Patio at Unscripted Hotel is rated 4.1 stars by 97 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


Experiences are available.
Google Map for The Patio at Unscripted Hotel

202 N Corcoran St, Durham, NC 27701

Additional information

  • Cross street

    W Parrish Street

  • Neighborhood

    Durham

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Wed, Thu 4:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri 4:00 pm–11:00 pm Sat 12:00 pm–11:00 pm Sun 12:00 pm–8:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Grill, American

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Resort Casual

  • Parking details

    Onsite parking is available at an additional cost at the Unscripted Durham hotel.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Dancing, Entertainment, Full Bar, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (984) 329-9500

  • Catering

    Unscripted is a true culinary and entertainment hub within the city. Guests & locals can experience modern seasonal fare, gourmet coffee, light bites and poolside drinks, and the perfect craft cocktail. The community can enjoy exciting dining and drinking options as vibrant, engaging and stylish as the city itself.

  • Private party facilities

    Unscripted Durham is the perfect destination for corporate meetings, stylish events and sophisticated social occasions. The event venues offer an ideal location for a business meeting or social event, with spaces that can be tailored to fit any occasion. From business meetings to social functions, to poolside activations and formal dinners to lighter fare, the hotel is equipped with exceptional catering and the latest in smart technology, such as digital projectors instead of television monitors.

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