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Counting House


111 Corcoran St
Durham, NC 27701
Phone: (919) 956-6760
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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!

Photo of Drew Bell Drew Bell
Feb 20, 2023 5

Had an absolutely amazing meal here. We started with drinks while waiting for our table, the drinks and service were both amazing. Once we got to our table we shared some small plates to start, the oysters, Japanese milk bread, and bucatini carbonara. It was all incredible! The bread came with a bacon fat mayo that was to die for. The serving sizes were big enough for each plate to be its own meal. For the main course I ordered the pork chop. When I say it was one of the best meals I've ever had, I'm not exaggerating! Our server let us know the meat was cooked sous vide and then seared, which made the meat incredibly juicer and tender but with a nice crisp. It came on fried potato salad and salsa verde which was incredibly delicious. This chef knows what he is doing, highly recommend this restaurant!

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.