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Fairview Dining Room

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3001 Cameron Boulevard, Washington Duke Inn & Golf Club, Durham, NC 27705-1059 (Science Drive)
+1 919-493-6699
11:30 - 22:00
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Sat - Sun 10:30 - 22:00
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Raleigh, North Carolina
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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 sparkling water , filling my glass and none leftover for my wife's glass.... no comment,... More 

Thank Jim G
Raleigh, North Carolina
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76 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 April 2017

We love the Fairview Dining Room for its ambience, delicious food and great service. We have attended numerous Afternoon Teas with our family here.....and they do not disappoint. Be sure to visit the other end of the hotel, where they have exhibits of dresses & other items from the Duke Family.

Thank traveltique
College Park, Georgia
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19 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 April 2017

With an outstanding view of Duke's beautiful golf course this fine dining restaurant is a gem. Ingredients sourced from local farms make for fresh and delicious. They always have a vegetable entrée special that is outstanding. Their afternoon tea is really good as is their Saturday brunch.

Thank Jim J
Durham, North Carolina
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572 reviews
348 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 225 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 April 2017

I went back and forth on this review a lot, whether I should rank it four or five stars. I ended up with 5 as the service was spot on, the wine list was extensive and offered a wide range of quality options, and the food was quite tasty. However, it's really quite expensive, and fell short in the experience... More 

Thank ckassotis
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35 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 March 2017

Dined here during my stay at the Inn during a business trip and was lucky to experience the first night of their new Spring Dinner Menu. I had the pea and buttermilk soup, then the grouper. Both were excellent. My service was very good. I'll look forward to dining here again when I return with my family!

Thank saramich92
Durham, North Carolina
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438 reviews
199 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 191 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 March 2017 via mobile

Hotel buffets are typical bad. It is difficult to pull it off well. Washington Duke did a very nice job with it. The chicken dishes were still dry, but overall the sides and proteins were good. I had one off-the-menu lunch: chicken naan bread wrap. It was delicious. Great flavor, and unique in the naan bread.

Thank 150hotelnightsayear
Mobile, Alabama
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9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 6 March 2017 via mobile

My normal search for a dining destination did not include a restaurant at an Inn, until now. Our party of four each enjoyed different seasonal selections from the menu. Each selection was uniquely presented highlighting the seasonal ingredients of the dish. The wait staff team shared their passion of the chefs creations using the locally sourced seasonal ingredients. Their four... More 

Thank ready4somefish
Morrisville, North Carolina
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140 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 March 2017 via mobile

My boyfriend and I enjoyed another nice dinner at the Fairview last night! We've been before, with various family members, and last night was another yummy meal! I had the halibut, which I would order again in a heartbeat, and my boyfriend said the duck was great! Service was attentive, too. (I did have to ask for tea refills, but... More 

Thank dukefan86
Newport Beach, California
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335 reviews
111 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 141 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 February 2017

this restaurant could not be more favorably placed - in a great hotel, near Duke with a fine view of the terrace and golf course. The menu is excellent with varied offerings. The food is good not fabulous. Our service was very poor - a three hour meal of waiting punctuated by almost apologetic over solicitous inquiries as to "how... More 

Thank beentheretooo
Raleigh, North Carolina
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722 reviews
354 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 409 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 December 2016

I recently had brunch at The Fairview Dining Room. It exceeded my expectations. Being the holiday season, both the hotel and restaurant were decorated beautifully. There was also a piano player for brunch. The brunch menu is three courses and the price depends on your entree but for the price listed you get a beverage, an appetizer, the entree and... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 35 - US$ 80
American, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings
Open Hours
11:30 - 22:00
10:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
10:30 - 22:00
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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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?