Everything was top notch. Servers, food and atmosphere. This is one of the very few classy places in the area. The best part is the covered patio area. My wife and I like to eat alafresco (in the fresh air) and on a beautiful Wed. night (our wedding anniversary) we were the only ones dining on the patio. When we made the reservation we requested the patio, but they couldn’t guarantee it because of a special event that night. We sat at a quiet corner patio table only seeing a few fellow patrons. We walked around the restaurant and found it noisy. If you want a romantic date night call ahead ask when is a good time and date. Request the patio and tell them if it is a especial occasion for you, we received a free dessert, because we mentioned our anniversary.
Nov 8, 2018
Oh Wow! One of the best restaurants in NC! Wine list is deep and stocked with rare finds. My group was enthralled with the Zin from Turley. Menu changes routinely, but don’t miss the corn chowder, a staple house specialty. Enjoyed a sublime dish of risotto with chanterelles; frankly words don’t do the dish justice. Staff is professional and helpful.If you are in the area you must visit. This restaurant and Inn is worth the trip. If you don’t, it is your loss.
Dec 22, 2018
Great experience! Fantastic service, quality ingredients and great ambiance.5/5.
Sep 14, 2018
Excellent place and service for brunch. I had my family there yesterday and they were not busy. The $26 brunch very reasonable for the brunch with a vast array of dessert selection and expresso. Food was great-crab cakes, salmon and pan cakes. Steak was good. Overall, I would go back with a piano playing give you a perfect English manor house feel.
Jan 3, 2021
Great elegant place for a high end meal. Staff is always attentive and friendly. I’ve celebrated many birthdays and anniversaries in the Fairfield Dining Room and I have never had a bad experience.
Jan 5, 2021
My professor took me to this place for the first time and the blue crab cake still remains classic over the years. This place is memorable for us and has become "the standard" when we compare other nice dining places. Fairview is quite expensive so we can only go there occasionally, but memories are so nice.
Jan 5, 2021
This has been a favorite for a long time when it comes to an upscale meal that is worth the price. During Covid they have been EXCEPTIONALLY careful and contentious. Also, the wait staff is incredible. They are friendly, helpful, and really help create a wonderful dining experience.
Dec 5, 2020
Been there almost once a week for the last few weeks, for diner. Fantastic food, the duck and the sirloin are simply incredible.Dining outside is great as they have heaters and the tables are nicely far apart.Great for romantic diners.
Oct 18, 2020
Great service, but be aware, if you're doing curbside: They will make changes/substitutions on the menu frequently, without reflecting it on the menu. The sides/sauce may be completely different than what you anticipated. Always confirm your item on the phone before ordering.
Sep 17, 2020
Very classy dining room and service. Nice spot for celebration. A bit pricey, but its worth it. Nice beautiful surroundings outside. The afternoon tea is so good and very good value, makes you very full. Remember to book in advance.
Sep 9, 2020
Absolutely fantastic! Salmon, filet mignon, salads, pancakes, and grits. We ordered room service a couple times over a few days during Covid. Safe, clean, easy, and really tasty. Outstanding food.
Apr 22, 2020
Highly recommend for an elegant dinner, celebration, or date night. Food was delicious and staff were amazing and professional. Great atmosphere! Beautiful presentation! We went around the holidays for our Anniversary! What a wonderful experience!
Dec 27, 2019
LOVE this place! Come here every year for our anniversary!
Jul 9, 2019
Very good high end restaurant located in the Washington Duke Inn. Serves dinner and lunch and food is very good. Service is wonderful and physical space very nice. Does have outdoor seating looking at golf course as well. Can be a little slow, but really good overall experience in hotel setting whether staying there or coming in just to eat.
Sep 18, 2019
As they prepared for a grand event, Chef Raymond and staff provided grand service. As was expected, the Vista breakfast (buffet) was impeccable. We were treated with care and well attended too. They have some of the best tasting grits in Durham.
Oct 19, 2019
Seriously one of the best brunches we have ever had. The table next to us sat down and before ordering got up and helped themselves to the dessert table. We thought how uncultured and rude.... that is until we ate dessert. OMG! I can’t tell you the last time an entire brunch dessert was scratch made with so many different choices. I am not doing this review justice by just describing dessert. Our shrimp and grits and crab cakes were also amazing. Be patient as your chef created an amazing dish with so many different flavors you will talk about it for the rest of the day. My crab cakes were unlike any crab cake I have ever had. Truly an exceptional meal.
Mar 14, 2022
Perfect food and service every time we visit.
Mar 20, 2022
The food is top notch, no question. But if you are looking for an "experience" be friendly with the staff. Ask them about the history of this place, about previous famous guests, how it came to be. This restaurant is a great southern experience
Jan 28, 2022
Outstanding bacon. Go get their breakfast or the buffet. It is wonderful. They’re in a hotel so they open early and they were open despite the snow we have been seeing this month (Jan-22).
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Jan 4, 2022
Service and food not to mention the environment are delightful. I had a beautiful made steak and my family enjoyed the duck and bull durham burger. My sons had the salmon. Absolutely wonderful on every level
May 23, 2022
Outstanding experience. Had large group dinner on terrace overlooking golf course. Delicious food, amazing presentation. Service was excellent.