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Nana's Restaurant

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2514 University Dr, Ste 104, Durham, NC 27707-2156 (James St.)
+1 919-493-8545
17:00 - 22:00
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Mon - Sat 17:00 - 22:00
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55 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

First, I need to expand on the title of this review. Rarely does a restaurant deserve a 5-star rating unless, that is, it's a Michelin-rated destination. That's why Nana's gets a 4 instead of a 5. Next, Nana's service is extraordinary. Take a place at the bar, perhaps just for a drink or waiting for your table. No matter! You... More 

Thank David S
Durham, North Carolina
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30 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Wonderful, all purpose restaurant with outstanding cuisine and exemplary service. Always serving the best and freshest ingredients, many locally grown or raised.

Thank jrk52016
Durham, North Carolina
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Being married to a chef makes going out challenging since he negatively critiques everything which mostly ruins the meal. That is until we went here. He loves everything about it. The food is amazing and spurge on dessert you won't regret it.

Thank maarch567
Durham, United States
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10 reviews
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Great atmosphere, eclectic menu and simply superb food. The wine list is impressive. This isn't budget dining, but you definitely get what you pay for!

Thank D9975ATstevens
Chapel Hill, United States
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63 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I lived in the Triangle for 20 years and have dined at this landmark 50 times. Scott Howell and his crew are simply the most creative culinarians in the Triangle and you will NEVER leave Nana's unhappy! If you do then you just don't know what great food is! Wine selection is superb. Desserts are world class. Eat at the... More 

Thank Jim W
Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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10 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Recently went here for an anniversary dinner. French influenced, we really enjoyed the atmosphere- quiet and upscale but slightly eclectic decor. Service was great- we were debating between a couple of wines and the sommelier came right over and made a great recommendation, very friendly and mindful of our price range. Food was really tasty, presentation was beautiful. A good... More 

Thank Shangator
Cary, North Carolina
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44 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Special treat with really well put together dishes. We had the $55 tasting menu which includes several small dishes and desserts. Also added wine pairing for $30. This was a great way to taste many flavors such as short rib ravioli, venison, gnocchi with rabbit. Need I say more?

Thank qmiller1
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42 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We were in Durham for Botanical Gardens plant sale and used Trip Advisor to find a good restaurant. We were waiting in the parking lot when they opened. Am I glad we waited. The food and wine selection were outstanding. I loved the art work on the walls as well. We had an excellent dinner, from soup, salad, fish entrees... More 

Thank Supercalaf
Providence, Rhode Island
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263 reviews
173 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I attended a group business dinner here recently, and I was impressed by the attention to detail. Typical of a group, we had a variety of food issues, and all of those were accommodated without a problem. We had a 3 course prix fixe menu, with 3 choices for each course, and even at the start of the meal the... More 

Thank KLGri
Wexford, Pennsylvania
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26 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

What a wonderful restaurant, all the way around. Our first visit to Nana's began with the warmest of greetings at the front door and maintained that standard throughout our visit. The wonderful and interesting artwork even made the walk to our table enjoyable. First up, gnocchi and risotto appetizers. Both were fantastic, with amazing flavors and textures seemingly paired perfectly.... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 20 - USD 80
American, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
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
Romantic, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Local cuisine
Open Hours
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?