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Permanently Closed - Revolution - Durham

1448 reviews
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$30 and under
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Global, International
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This restaurant is permanently closed. Permanently Closed - Revolution’s sophisticated and vibrant atmosphere greets guests as they enter the commanding historic Baldwin Building. A dazzling tiled mosaic from Florence adorns the wall, while rich hues of garnet and chocolate brown leather, natural cork, and original restored wood flooring create an inviting social scene. Revolution’s menu features a selection replete with imaginative interpretations of contemporary global cuisine. Chef Anile also offers a variety of tasting options from the three course “Feed Me” to the seven course “The Feast” menu. Revolution is proud to serve an unassuming yet impressive selection of fine wines featuring small production vineyards. The creative cocktail list pays homage to global cuisine while highlighting a changing roster of fresh ingredients.

Revolution is also the Official VIP Restaurant of The Durham Performing Arts (DPAC) President's Club.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Global, International, Contemporary American, Tapas / Small Plates
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Hours of operation
Lunch: Monday - Thursday 11:30am to 2:00pm

Bar: Opens daily at 5:00pm

Monday - Thursday 5:30pm to 10:00pm

Friday & Saturday 5:30pm to 11:00pm

Sunday 5:00pm to 8:30pm
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Phone number
(919) 956-9999
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Executive chef
Jim Anile
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Private party facilities
We have available an intimate, private dining space with seating for up to 50.
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Private party contact
Jessica Lane: (919) 956-9999
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Catering by Revolution makes it possible to enjoy the same sumptuous cuisine, unmatched service, and impressive wine lists, far beyond the charming historic walls of the Downtown Durham restaurant. From an intimate cocktail gathering, to private cooking classes, to a beautifully seated dinner party, Chef Jim Anile and his culinary team will ensure that you and your guests share in a moment to remember. Revolution's professional and dedicated staff will work with you closely, to help design an event that is created uniquely for you and your tastes, while mindful of your budget.
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Parking details
Revolution offers complimentary Valet Parking Thursday through Saturday. Garage and street parking are also available.
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Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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4.3  based on all time ratings
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88% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner (Raleigh)
5.0  Dined on December 20, 2016

Excellent food and service! Don't miss out on this Durham gem. Advised server we were attending DPAC later and he made sure we were out on time.

IntendingToHelp (Raleigh)
4.0  Dined on December 18, 2016

The waiter made this visit special. This was a business meeting and we only wanted a lighter fare, and he really helped us navigate the menu with ease.

vipOpenTable Diner (Raleigh)
3.0  Dined on December 16, 2016


Tina (Raleigh)
3.0  Dined on December 16, 2016

Great appetizers but entrées, though nicely presented, rather bland lacking much flavor. Not with the price for dinner but I'd go back for appetizers.

Tmatrix (Raleigh)
4.0  Dined on December 15, 2016

Good place to eat before going to the DPAC. Portions easily shared.

vipUWSLifer (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on December 14, 2016

Great food, lively atmosphere.

OpenTable Diner (Raleigh)
2.0  Dined on December 10, 2016

I was a bit disappointed with the food! The quality of food we've received was way overpriced, one of the dishes came out born and over salty.Other dish was supposed to be pasta and he came out only meet, I would definitely recommend a place for drinks and desserts not food!!!

OpenTable Diner (Raleigh)
5.0  Dined on December 7, 2016

Great service, menu, atmosphere and value. Had a great night!

vipLove2EAT (San Diego)
2.0  Dined on December 3, 2016

My husband and I had dinner here last weekend. From the moment we walked in, it took 5 minutes for anyone to acknowledge us despite multiple wait staff passing by us. That was the first warning sign. When the hostess finally acknowledged us (without any type of apology), we had to sit at the bar for another 7-8 minutes until our table was ready despite arriving on time for our reservations. Second warning sign. From the time we were seated to the time it took the waitress to acknowledge us, another 7-8 minutes. Third warning and we were nearly ready to walk out and head over to Counting House.

The tagliatelle was bland, the fish was way too salty, and the food was definitely a disappointment given the high ratings on OpenTable. We eat out often and can tolerate sub-par service if the food is worth it. This was not the case with Revolution and we won't be coming back.

OpenTable Diner (Raleigh)
5.0  Dined on December 3, 2016

Took my girlfriend here for a date, very nice atmosphere and good food. Would recommend.