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Counting House


111 Corcoran St
Durham, NC 27701
Phone: (919) 956-6760
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Photo of John F John F
Aug 12, 2022 3

Art is interesting. Bathroom walls are fun. Dining area is large with high ceilings. Large air volume and decent air flow likely not sharing much air with everyone else. As for food the burger was disappointing. The meat was fine, but the meat patty was about twice the size of the English muffin? bun. The first several bites were just meat, I enjoy a balanced burger. Would be interesting to know if CH ran out of typical buns on this night. Partner ordered an average plate of orecchiette (this entree changes seasonally I believe). Expected more at this price point about $40+/person 2 entrees, beer, wine, starter.

Photo of Karen Farrell Karen Farrell
Jul 19, 2022 4

The decor is worth the visit, and the drinks and service are good, but the food is hit and miss for the hype and price. The Eggs Benedict were my favorite (room service). They make the Hollandaise fresh, and it is divine. The grits were a bit creamy for my taste. The scallops were delicious and well presented. The Asian salad was tasty, but you'll need to add a protein if it's your main dish. I added shrimp, which were a bit disappointing, about medium sized and slightly overcooked.

Photo of Noah Noah
Jul 7, 2022 5

One of the best restaurants in the area, AND attached to a FREE art museum!? Wow. That's a lot of bang for the buck. Overall clientele can be a bit funky, but the food is inventive and quirky and delicious. Often very sustainable and local as well! Definitely go here if you like good food. It doesn't get much better than this.

Photo of Tommy B Tommy B
May 24, 2022 5

Walked passed and decided to give it a try. Staff was nice. Food was a little pricey but very good. Nice atmosphere as well.

Photo of Russ Dean Russ Dean
May 13, 2022 4

We've been to 5 of the c21 Museum Hotel restaurants and had another wonderful experience at Counting House. Our server was excellent and we were greeted with champagne from the beverage director. It felt familiar yet unique and the architecture makes it is a rare gem. The food made it more a 4 than a 5, but we also dined at closing time and their sister restaurants set the bar high. Would absolutely recommend for any date night and we will be back to stay in the hotel.

Photo of Ms Travel Ms Travel
May 6, 2022 5

The food was delicious. My trout was cooked to perfection. And our waitress, Erica was very attentive to our needs. If we lived here, my husband and I would make this place one of our standards.

Photo of Kori Hennessey Kori Hennessey
Apr 9, 2022 5

First time visiting was for Drag Brunch and it was INCREDIBLE! The food was delicious, the art and atmosphere was beautiful and the staff was very welcoming. I loved the bathrooms, especially being single stall and inclusive. Will definitely be back for a regular meal sometime.

Photo of Carson Pierce Carson Pierce
Apr 3, 2022 5

Great food and art! Love how they do their soft scrambled eggs, and the french toast was amazing. I miss their soft scrambled egg and polenta option that was on their 2021 menu.

Photo of Albert C. Wilmer Jr. Albert C. Wilmer Jr.
Mar 21, 2022 5

Lovely location! I decided to propose to my lady at this place and they were extremely accommodating! The food was amazing..the drinks were strong..lol, and the ambiance was excellent. ...and she said yes!

Photo of leslie Brown leslie Brown
Mar 12, 2022 4

My dining companions really enjoyed what they ordered and the cocktails were wonderful. Our server was largely MIA and we had better service from the other servers in the section than our own. She was inattentive at best. If we had a different, and more attentive server we would have had a better time.i gave an extra star because one of the other servers brought my friend a penguin to attend her as she ate. (They have hot pink plastic penguins everywhere)

Photo of Danica Thomas Danica Thomas
Feb 27, 2022 4

Excellent drink and food selection. The service was wonderful and the food preparation was incredibly quick. I've never been out to dinner with friends before where every single person ate every single scrap of food on their plate, but it was very warranted; no one wanted to waste a morsel! However, the restroom situation was less than ideal. It was co-ed (not too big a deal for me), but it was ALSO an all glass bathroom where you literally face strangers while you each use the toilet... There is signage taking about how privacy is a privilege that we take for granted, etc. etc. It is some sort of art exhibit, I believe. While a worthwhile topic to address, for sure, but if changing your tampon while some random dude leers at you is not your cup of tea, then you might want to go elsewhere...

Photo of Kaia E. Kaia E.
Feb 17, 2022 5

Best restaurant I've been to in a while! Atmosphere was amazing, and the staff was even more amazing! Food was great, and prices were reasonable

Photo of Jenette Arreola Jenette Arreola
Feb 11, 2022 5

Wicked good! My date and I enjoyed ourselves a great deal trying oysters, mushroom, pork, fish and dessert (see images attached). Our wines (Pinot Noir & some white wine) complemented our dishes marvelously, enhancing our overall experience truthfully! 😆The location itself was fancy, well-kept and welcoming. You should check out the upstairs restrooms too! lol. They were differently designed. We also saw a few pink penguins. The only complaint we had was our server Ryan was slightly pushy, handing us our bill when just moments earlier we informed him we were planning to just sit back, sip on wine and conversate the remainder of the evening. However, he was knowledgeable, fun and efficient overall. I mean, I’ll request Ryan whenever I return! 😊

Photo of Tom Brawn Tom Brawn
Dec 10, 2021 5

Very nice, eclectic decor. Not a huge menu, but the two entrees we had were great. Market fish (salmon) with drunken noodles (which were fantastic!). Staff very friendly. Great option before a DPAC show.

Photo of Lindsey Bullen Lindsey Bullen
Dec 10, 2021 3

The people were nice, drinks good. But the service in general poor. I am sure it is a reflection of hard times, but we waited for over 45 minutes for soggy dessert, then they forgot to give my friend her CC after charging her twice.