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Counting House


111 Corcoran St
Durham, NC 27701
Phone: (919) 956-6760
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Photo of Aresa Hairston Aresa Hairston
Dec 14, 2023 5

Counting House is my favorite go to place for yummy food, relaxed environment and a no rush feel. The art gallery vibe is a bonus, the waiters and waitresses are inviting and it's a place where I love to go to relax, eat and drink.

Photo of Kaye Larson Kaye Larson
Nov 15, 2023 5

Grown-up grilled cheese with a*wonderful* tomato bisque for dipping and a perfectly done fritatta prior to attending a matinee at the DPAC. Enjoy the art before, during, and after dining. P.S. the best creme Brulee! Beautiful flecks of vanilla under that sugary crust - yum!

Photo of Yolanda Ray Yolanda Ray
Nov 13, 2023 3

I had a reservation for brunch on Saturday 11/11/23 to celebrate my birthday! I was hesitant after reading the brunch/breakfast reviews but decided to proceed. I wish I wouldn’t have. I had the deviled eggs as an appetizer and they had no flavor other than the crispy garlic bits. The burger was not good and my friend’s burger was overcooked. My friend didn’t like the salad, she shared there were too many contradicting textures. The tater tots and shrimp rolls were good though! I like the atmosphere and would check it out for dinner but would not return for brunch. Also, someone who worked there was trying to charge me $25 per person removed from the reservation although the cancellation policy is $25 if the reservation is cancelled. Thankfully the manager was able to confirm my understanding of the policy was correct vs. being charged $75 for removing 3 chairs.

Photo of Meagan Matheny Meagan Matheny
Sep 21, 2023 4

As a seafood lover this was delicious. But my fiance doesn't like seafood, so we were pretty disappointed to find out it is turning into a seafood spot. Overall it was pretty good.

Photo of Mary Rogers Mary Rogers
Aug 15, 2023 5

Elegant restaurant in a museum hotel. The milk bread was my teen daughters favorite and I quote ”best bread I have ever had”. I got the short ribs it was tender, flavorful and comforting. My daughter got the pub burger she said was amazing she wasn’t a fan of the fries. Great spot for a date night or intimate family gathering.

Photo of Wesley Russell Wesley Russell
Jul 22, 2023 5

Our waitress was completely accommodating to us, even though (apparently, and we didn't realize) they were about to close. Good is about every piece of art, guided us about the old bank building, and even wave and thanked us when we happened to see her on the street. Our other waitress was spot on, able to remember every order, mod to orders, etc without writing it down, and got it all right.

Photo of Heather Miller Heather Miller
Jul 3, 2023 5

Love the ambiance. Definitely a good place for a date night, subtly lit and great art around. Started with the deviled eggs and had the bay scallop scampi. All of the food was pretty good. I was still a little hungry after I left would be the only complaint. Last time we came I had a summer salad and rigatoni and it was absolutely delicious and very filling so I think maybe it was what I chose this time. With one starter, three entrees, and three cocktails the tab was only 160, so it wasn’t bad. I will be back and definitely recommend.

Photo of Mary Martin Mary Martin
Apr 26, 2023 5

What a unique experience getting to see the recycled art and experience foods we regularly enjoy with some unexpected nuance or flare added. For example, the milk bread appetizer is served with a bacon fat mayonnaise instead of butter; the cheese in my pasta was made from Buffalo milk; everything was delicious. The service was wonderful. The artwork was so very interesting. The vicinity to Dpac was perfect. Would give more stars if I could. Great!

Photo of Sarah Smithling Sarah Smithling
Apr 1, 2023 5

Picked the Counting House for a birthday dinner and everything was fantastic! We had the deviled eggs and pear crostini as starters. For entrees we had the pork chop and orechiette. For dessert we had the chocolate torte and salted caramel creme brulee. The food was divine, every bit of it! Our server Anthony was great, very attentive, didn't make us feel rushed, and offered some background on the art in the restaurant and menu suggestions. Sad I live an hour away, but will definitely be back!