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Counting House


111 Corcoran St
Durham, NC 27701
Phone: (919) 956-6760
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Photo of Xavier Williams Xavier Williams
Feb 17, 2023 5

Amazing experience! The food was cooked with excellent execution and well seasoned! The short rib is an absolute must. Gabriella was our host and was AWESOME! Great ambience and wonderful service. Highly recommend. Not pictured, gingerbread cake. Not pictured because it was that good, gone before we could take a pic!

Photo of Patrick Slaughter Patrick Slaughter
Jan 28, 2023 5

Everything was good. JACK CAKE was full pack with exceptional flavor. WHOLE EGG FRITTATA was good, but I would have wanted a little more seasoning to give it that taste. CHICORY GREEN SALAD - was good, and the dressing on it was a good paring. SHRIMP CEVICHE - was fresh and good even put a little tobacco hot sauce to give a little spice, but I will say it's not enough to share as an appetizer. GROWN-UP GRILLED CHEESE- the soup paired with it was great. I recommend it dipped in the soup. MINT TEA WITH A HINT OF LEMON pared nicely with everything. Overall the restaurant was expectational, but I did notice they included their tip on the check. Also, if you want to use the bathroom, you will have to go upstairs and use the floor with only bathrooms, but they're cool. The doors turn to frost when you lock them. The servers were knowledgeable and kind as well. After eating, you should check out the artwork and the vault.

Photo of Jarred V Jarred V
Nov 24, 2022 4

Ambience is impeccable and unique. This place was once a bank with a vault on the bottom floor and patrons are allowed to go down their to lounge. It also use to be a museum and it still has a few hints of this. The food is delicious and they offer valet parking.

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.