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Nana's Restaurant

2514 University Dr, Ste 104, Durham, NC 27707-2156
+1 919-493-8545
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  • Excellent75%
  • Very good16%
  • Average5%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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“risotto” (52 reviews)
“tasting menu” (27 reviews)
“rack of lamb” (7 reviews)
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American, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
2514 University Dr, Ste 104, Durham, NC 27707-2156
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Our group was limited to a fixed menu. Choices were there for red meat, fish, veg, and chicken which was good. Flourless cake dessert was very dry. Consensus was good but not great. May be a better choice for groups of 4 or so.

Thank Steve L
Reviewed 1 week ago

This was my second dinner at Nana's on my way to DPAC for a show. First they made a great drink for both me and my husband. I ordered the Salmon and he had a steak. Both were cooked just right with very good sides....More

Thank NCJustMe
Reviewed 1 week ago

I can't say enough good things about finally getting to eat at Nana's. It's been near the top of my list for nearly two years, and for a variety of factors I've never gotten there until recently. That will certainly change, as I'll be back...More

Thank ckassotis
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Nana's opening at 11 gives you a chance to get there early and enjoy your meal. Parking is a bit of a challenge, but the early bird gets the vacant spot. Enjoy a lunch special less than $8 and know you'll be writing your own...More

Thank ptajack
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We were very exited to go here for dinner because of all good reviews. First of all bread tasted stale and to my extreme surprise they serve margarine instead of butter. It tastes horrible. I don’t need a full ramekin of it just a little...More

Thank foodie1440
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Nana’s has Amazing food and the atmosphere with the gardens and patios are stunning! Great beer and wine list!

Thank Heather E
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Excellent restaurant that accommodates special dietary needs in a sophisticated and flexible way. Kudos to chef and wait-staff.

Thank RobMd2014
Reviewed 13 October 2017 via mobile

Found nothing spectacular about the place, until I tried the foie gras (not in the menu). That alone deserves a five-star rating for the kitchen. Rich local flavors combined corn and greens with berries into the plate. Then the salmon belly salad was very refreshing...More

Thank Alfonso S
Reviewed 12 October 2017

Went here with friends to enjoy dinner for our last night in Durham and we weren't disappointed. It was a new venue for us all and the food was delicious. I am not a fan of liver of any kind but I had short rib...More

Thank TravelledTheWorld01
Reviewed 10 October 2017

I celebrated my birthday here on 9/30. I was very sick within a few hours which lasted 8 hours. I believe it got sick from the shrimp that I ate. I sent a message to the restaurant via Open Table on 10/2 to inform them....More

Thank Susan P
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Dan A
14 August 2016|
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Response from ryan10230 | Reviewed this property |
They do have salads. I am sure they would do their very best to accommodate you if you called or asked.
2 June 2016|
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Response from Joe B | Reviewed this property |
I/we did not have the tasting menu although it was highly recommended. I believe the pricing of the tasting menu is per individual and an additional charge for wine parings.
Eric D
2 September 2015|
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Response from RickL909 | Reviewed this property |
Don't believe there's a dress code. Business casual would be appropriate.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 20 - USD 80
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Local cuisine, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Groups
Open Hours
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2514 University Dr, Ste 104, Durham, NC 27707-2156
    (James St.)
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  Durham
  • Phone Number: +1 919-493-8545
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