I typically read reviews, but rarely post — I feel compelled after tonight’s experience. While the decor is contemporary and interesting, this is absolutely not an upscale dining experience. The prices are definitely fine dining, however. Staff is not well trained, a lackadaisical experience. We left after ordering an appetizer.
Jul 29, 2019
We stayed at the hotel this weekend and had drinks at the Counting House bar a couple times. I wanted to give this 5 stars bc it's got a nice vibe to it and the staff were all fantastic and friendly. But the drinks were so overpriced I can't recommend it. Need an example? One Old Fashioned = $19. You read that right. This is Durham not NYC.
Aug 17, 2019
Not sure why there are so many mixed reviews. We came in on a Friday night and were seated quickly and had such good service you would think we had known the server our whole life. I believe her name was Jenny? Our water glasses never went empty, either. The food was World Class and the plating was art all on its own. The atmosphere and all the different art pieces in the restaurant were cool and unique. I definitely recommend the Semifreddo for dessert! We had the Pork, Hen, and the Ribeye and all were fresh and cooked to perfection. For a fun, out of state visit, or a romantic night to celebrate, this is absolutely worth the price. I just wish we lived closer to come more often!
Jul 13, 2019
Great place to visit if you are interested in history (it used to be a bank) or art (upstairs). Our brunch was just ok this time. Eggs Benedict was overcooked but still good. The drinks were on the pricey side. Our companion had chicken and waffles that looked outstanding.
May 9, 2019
Awesome place!! Coolest original bank vault with money floors to go with it. Awesome museum. Never stayed in the hotel above, but it's definitely on my list! We met the members of the rock band "Garbage" there. Butch Vig is an awesome person and producer. Many thanks for the great experiences Counting House. Have had many and counting on many others to come. 😉