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Fairview Dining Room

3001 Cameron Boulevard, Washington Duke Inn & Golf Club, Durham, NC 27705-1059
+1 919-493-6699
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  • Excellent58%
  • Very good23%
  • Average9%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible5%
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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

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
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 &...More

Thank traveltique
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...More

Thank Jim J
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...More

Thank ckassotis
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...More

Thank saramich92
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....More

Thank 150hotelnightsayear
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...More

Thank ready4somefish
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...More

Thank dukefan86
Reviewed 24 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...More

Thank beentheretooo
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...More

Thank NCTraveler2015
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Francis O
I have a group of 14 seniors who will be attending the Duke vs Boston College game on October 3d 2015. We would like to have dinner at the Fairview sometime after the game. May we make reservations for dinner now?
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
USD 35 - USD 80
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
Groups, Romantic, 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.