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Fairview Dining Room

₹₹₹₹American, , Vegetarian Friendly
3001 Cameron Boulevard, Washington Duke Inn & Golf Club, Durham, NC 27705-1059
+1 919-493-6699
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  • Excellent61%
  • Very good23%
  • Average9%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible4%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (14 reviews)
“chowder” (4 reviews)
Open Now
11:30 AM - 10:00 PMAll hours
American, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
3001 Cameron Boulevard, Washington Duke Inn & Golf Club, Durham, NC 27705-1059
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

It’s nice to turn the clock back to when formal dining was the norm. Fairview Dining Room has it all: charm, magnificent surroundings and a loyal clientele. Menu choices are broad and meals well prepared. We have dined there four times in recent years and...More

Thank David O
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Comfortable décor. Great views of beautiful Duke golf course. Well trained and professional staff. Chef creates consistent good favorites like their signature soup - shrimp and corn chowder. But continues to keep the menu fresh with locally sourced produce and meats.

Thank Jim J
Reviewed 29 August 2017

Although the place is lovely and gracious, the food leaves a lot to be desired. From the menu description who could know that (pricey) beef would be overdone, the drinks not correctly made and poured, or the desert less than great.

Thank jrk52016
Reviewed 26 July 2017

The dinner menu here is sure to delight. Our group ordered a variety (steaks, seafood, and paella), and all of it was absolutely delicious.

Thank Suzanne C
Reviewed 19 July 2017

While staying at the Washington Duke Inn, we enjoyed an incredible dinner here as well as their breakfast buffet. For dinner, I would definitely recommend reservations, as it tends to book up. Food was excellent (we had their fillet and Snapper), as well as Caesar...More

Thank Carrie H
Reviewed 18 July 2017

Everything about the Fairview is spectacular. The food is consistently the most delicious in Durham, everything locally sourced. From the wine to the cheddar biscuits to the rotating menu of desserts. It's expensive and you ought to book in advance, but the meal is worth...More

Thank Anasoma
Reviewed 30 June 2017

The restaurant is fairly large and decorated beautifully around the "Duke "Blue" theme. Chairs are a little low but comfortable. The atmosphere is relaxing and dinner moves along at a comfortable pace. We dined at the restaurant to celebrate my wife's birthday and the meals...More

Thank JoeBoxter
Reviewed 26 June 2017

We visited here after a round of golf and had a seat in the outside patio. The service was great and the food was excellent. Surprisingly large portions on the salads and the sandwiches were great as well.

Thank Wolfpacker88888
Reviewed 30 May 2017

We've been to this restaurant five times and the food and service was excellent every time. Ask for a table by the window when you place your reservation as you cannot depend on getting one otherwise. I wish they would change the desserts though as...More

Thank Lslaux
Reviewed 7 May 2017 via mobile

The restaurant itself is excellent.... atmosphere, ambience, comfort. However, the main course was very average ... Flounder, with too much sauce, too many onions and kind of dry. The salad and desert were very good however. Overall, the service was lacking ... mixing water with...More

Thank Jim G
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Francis O
1 June 2015|
Response from WashingtonDukeInn | Property representative |
Hi Francis O, You can most certainly make your dinner reservation now! Please contact the Fairview Dining Room directly at 919.493.6699 and they will be more than happy to assist you. We look forward to hosting you in... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 35 - US$ 80
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Highchairs Available
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Groups
Open Hours
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
10:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
10:30 AM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3001 Cameron Boulevard, Washington Duke Inn & Golf Club, Durham, NC 27705-1059
    (Science Drive)
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  Durham
  • Phone Number: +1 919-493-6699
The Fairview Dining Room has come to define Durham fine dining with its "regional neo-American" specialties and impeccable service. The Fairview's elegant ambiance only adds to the overall experience. Every meal at the AAA Four Diamond, Forbes Travel Guide Four-Star rated restaurant is executed with culinary mastery and meticulous attention to detail.
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