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345 Blackwell St
Durham, NC 27701
Phone: (919) 282-1183
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Photo of Rachel Zamorski Rachel Zamorski
Jan 19, 2022 5

This has become our public house. We come here for any and every occasion. It’s someone’s anniversary? Nana steak. Chris got a tooth pulled? Nana steak. (You can have the polenta) Addition to detail, is everything. The food , Chef and cooks are all spectacular but the head of the house,the staff servers, Graeme and Brad, everyone who works here is personable and kind and they remember you when you come back they know what you drink, they know what’s going on in your lives, and that speaks volumes about the type of establishment they are running. I tell everyone about this restaurant and advise them to go visit. The food is out of sight and the service is Exemplary

Photo of Stephen Vergopoulos Stephen Vergopoulos
Mar 13, 2022 5

Absolutely phenomenal! Got sat quickly with a reservation. Ordered a few apps and mains. The steak was cooked perfectly medium rare. The beef fat fried fries were something else...like... you need to try em'. The pork rib app was a great start! The wife's vegetarian entree tasted so fresh and good ( she's not even a vegetarian). Finished with the crembrulé which you bknow they used a torched to crisp the sugar with! If you're in Durham, you need to stop by and enjoy! Flawless execution from the service to the food!

Photo of peter bohlen peter bohlen
Dec 16, 2021 5

Enjoyed a fantastic 5 course dinner here. Highly recommend their regular menu as well. Thanks for a great night!

Photo of Rob Landtiser Rob Landtiser
Mar 5, 2022 5

A really good steakhouse in Durham by DPAC. Had the strip, very tasty although cooked more than medium rare. Service was a little slow. Overall, would highly recommend the risotto app, maybe the best part of the meal.

Photo of Aimee U Aimee U
Jan 8, 2022 5

This place never disappoints! While steak is always a good choice, I can NEVER get to that because their smaller plates are just too good to pass up. The crispy ribs, gnocchi, risotto, salads!!! Do not miss out! Consistently delicious and so glad to have it close to home.

Photo of Chris Smith Chris Smith
Dec 16, 2020 5

We had visited on a food tour first and then came back for my birthday! Everything was amazing. Food was perfect, drinks were spot on, staff and waiter were knowledgeable and friendly. I highly recommend this place if you want a nice night out or date night. It is on the pricier side but you get what you pay for. Worth it!

Photo of Brandi Hillman Brandi Hillman
Nov 23, 2020 5

What a wonderful surprise while staying at the Aloft next door! Outside seating, well spaced, in a covered and heated area. The meal was amazing and the customer service Graham and his team displayed was outstanding. We will be back, thank you!

Photo of David Palmateer David Palmateer
Nov 7, 2020 5

Amazing! Wish I had taken photos of the Filet but it was so good I ate it in record time. The Wagyu fries are phenomenal. We also had the meatloaf with mac-n-cheese. The Gruyere was perfection. Yep, I'll be back....

Photo of Alex Rosen Alex Rosen
Oct 18, 2020 5

We enjoyed the new outdoor space. It was quiet and calm. The service was just right. The menu is more limited now than it used to be but there are good options and the three of us were all very happy with our meals.

Photo of Vett Vandiver Vett Vandiver
Oct 18, 2020 5

This was by far our most amazing dining experience while in Durham!! The staff was so friendly and they went above and beyond to ensure we had a positive, safe, and delicious dinner. The food was so so tasty and they even provided us with complimentary hot tea as a starter. The owner is so kind and visibly passionate about his restaurant and team. They have gorgeous outdoor/patio dining options too! Thank you, NanaSteak, we can’t wait to return!

Photo of Rachel Zamorski Rachel Zamorski
Oct 2, 2020 5

Terrific service, excellent drinks and food. The outdoor seating area is perfect.

Photo of Kelsey Boggs Kelsey Boggs
Oct 14, 2020 5

Great place to get a high quality meal with great wine! 5 star food and service

Photo of Cel Fields Cel Fields
Jan 1, 2019 4

Wonderful, great place. Reminded me of Manny's Steakhouse in Mpls. Went for my Lady's Birthday. The staff was attentive and knowledgeable. I reserved on Open Table and wasn't made aware of the special NYE menu and that's the only reason there are 4 Stars. The food was Exquisite! Three Great courses with flavors abound. #1: Oyster Soup.🤯🤯🤯 Mind Blowing Deliciousness!!! #2: I had the Seared Red Snapper with Cauliflower. The sauce at the bottom was unbelievable., She had the Filet that was butter knife tender!!!💥💥💥🔥🔥🔥 #3: She had the Delectable Vanilla Creme Brulee and I had the Poached Pears with a Mascarpone. Thanks to the Staff and Chef for a wonderful Birthday and New Year Dinner. We'll be back.

Photo of Fiona Andell Fiona Andell
Sep 26, 2020 5

We had the Ribeye and the Filet Mignon. Both were absolutely the best steaks we've had! The fried okra was also delicious! The staff was very friendly and accommodating, too. Be aware that nearby parking is hard to find!

Photo of Ciro Mcalpine Ciro Mcalpine
Sep 3, 2020 5

This was definitely one of the best meals I have had in a while. I can’t think of one thing that I didn’t like about my meal. We got two salads for our appetizers and both of them were amazing! Then I had the black angus ribeye for my entree, and let me tell you, that was the BEST RIBEYE I have ever had!

Photo of Jesse Locklear Jesse Locklear
Oct 20, 2018 5

Great place to go before a show at DPAC!! They were super accommodating and had superb service and timing:) My mom and I shared the venison, brussel sprouts, and potatoes and all were cooked to perfection!

Photo of Cel Fields Cel Fields
Jan 1, 2019 4

Wonderful, great place. Reminded me of Manny's Steakhouse in Mpls. Went for my Lady's Birthday. The staff was attentive and knowledgeable. I reserved on Open Table and wasn't made aware of the special NYE menu and that's the only reason there are 4 Stars. The food was Exquisite! Three Great courses with flavors abound. #1: Oyster Soup.🤯🤯🤯 Mind Blowing Deliciousness!!! #2: I had the Seared Red Snapper with Cauliflower. The sauce at the bottom was unbelievable., She had the Filet that was butter knife tender!!!💥💥💥🔥🔥🔥 #3: She had the Delectable Vanilla Creme Brulee and I had the Poached Pears with a Mascarpone. Thanks to the Staff and Chef for a wonderful Birthday and New Year Dinner. We'll be back.

Photo of Ryan Toth Ryan Toth
Apr 25, 2020 5

Definitely worth a visit if you are in town. Doesn’t disappoint.

Photo of Reynaldo Farinas Reynaldo Farinas
Feb 9, 2020 5

We came to Durham (DPAC) to watch a comedy show (JoKoy) last night and was unable to make reservations for dinner. We walked in to Nana Steak and they didn’t have any place for six guests so they seated us at the bar. Everyone was very helpful and nice including some of the other guests who moved to accommodate us! The food was great and delicious! The wait for your food was minimal and the location of the restaurant was perfect! I couldn’t asked for anything else and everyone in our group were very happy! Great job to all the staff!

Photo of George Sagen George Sagen
Sep 17, 2019 5

The service was prompt & friendly while the food was amazing--bread, starters, main courses, sides. Definitely want to return.

Photo of Matthew Cloues Matthew Cloues
Apr 22, 2018 5

Steakhouse and very good dinner spot that also does a nice weekend brunch as well. It is located directly next to Durham Performing Arts Center and reservations can be a must before shows. Steaks are done well, but they have a number of other options as well including fish. Salads are very good and nice variety of sides. Physical space is nice and includes a bar area with a lot of high top tables. Service is good. Priced accordingly for a higher end restaurant.

Photo of Patrick Lasseter Patrick Lasseter
Dec 29, 2019 5

We put off eating here for way too long. It definitely lived up to its billing as the best steak in Durham. Our server, Jay, was absolutely fantastic and the food was amazing. We wish we had saved room for dessert. Our steaks (NY strip and a filet) were perfectly cooked and the appetizers and sides were delicious as well. The mac and cheese was a highlight of the sides, although we will certainly try more on our next visit.

Photo of Tiffany Bond Tiffany Bond
Jan 6, 2020 5

Love this place. Every time we go to DPAC w eat here. Great steaks and drinks. Their wedge salad is one of the best I have ever had and their collard greens are sweet and to die for. Highly recommend this place, especially if you are seeing a play or just heading the other way to the Durham Bulls.

Photo of Xochitl Ferrer Xochitl Ferrer
Dec 8, 2019 5

Excellent Christmas dinner with my coworkers. Servers were very attentive & the food was amazing! 😋😍 We will be coming back!

Photo of Dev Doshi Dev Doshi
Nov 23, 2019 3

Got the ribeye medium rare, with mushrooms and horseradish cream. Steak was ok, didn't have a good crust but was cooked right inside, mushrooms were cold, horseradish cream was sweet and too airy. Came with high expectations, maybe it was an off-day since everything else was fine

Photo of Karen Whonder Karen Whonder
Oct 30, 2019 5

Food was extremely tasty and affordable. NY Strip was excellent, cauliflower was excellent, wild mushrooms were excellent, cocktails were excellent and the service was the proper balance of attentiveness and anticipation of our needs . Highly recommend. Very nice location and ambiance as well.

Photo of Michael Harding Michael Harding
Oct 29, 2019 4

The ambience is great! The service is A1! My wife and I ordered steaks of course. She ordered the rib eye and I ordered the NY strip. My steak was perfect which a touch of pink. Unfortunately my wife's steak was not as pink as she wanted. So the manager took it off the bill. That was huge! Totally unexpected. The collards were tasty. And the wine was good. My only real complaint is that it was a little pricey.

Photo of Abdul Kader Abdul Kader
Aug 21, 2019 4

This is an excellent location for dinner before the show. Good vibes and festive ambience. Employees are super friendly and helpful. Busy time so may miss orders. Like forgot my espresso and did not feel like reminding. Food is good and excellent. Seafood excellent. Steaks good. Tried wagu flank steak and did not feel the difference. I prepare and do wagu myself so could be little disappointed. I would go Ruth Chris for steaks. Location and vibes and good food are the catch!

Photo of symone kiddoo symone kiddoo
Aug 28, 2019 5

Seth was an excellent server. He was knowledgeable, kind, and personable. Stefanie, the hostess, sat us immediately and deserves a raise. Food was amazing!

Photo of Rose Price Rose Price
Aug 26, 2019 5

Truly the best dining experience! From the second we walked in, we were greeted with a smile and quickly seated at our table (which they set up to be extra special for celebrating our anniversary). The entire wait staff were attentive and friendly! The food was amazing and the restaurant is impeccably clean! We will definitely come back when we visit the Durham area!

Photo of adam durovey adam durovey
Sep 28, 2019 5

Surprisingly affordable dinner for 2 with drinks under $100. Has an old school steakhouse atmosphere. Steaks, sides, and drinks were all delicious. Best part was the professional yet not pretentious wait staff who were knowledgeable and provided the right level of service.

Photo of Jen Eastman Jen Eastman
Jul 19, 2019 5

Great for a big ole' steak. One of my favorites in the City. Highly recommend!

Photo of Nannie Harrington Nannie Harrington
Aug 11, 2019 5

Love the NY Strip. Can't wait to go back

Photo of Jacqueline Diaz Jacqueline Diaz
Jul 25, 2019 5

I had the NY Strip, w/Bearnaise sauce, and Truffle Cauliflower. The steak was cooked perfectly, and the sauce was fresh and wonderful with it. The cauliflower took a moment to taste the truffle, but after the second or third bite, it was subtle, but definitely there.

Photo of Randy Harrell Randy Harrell
Jun 28, 2019 5

Greatsteak, service and location when taking in a show at DPAC.

Photo of Robin P Robin P
Nov 28, 2018 3

The service was great. The location was great. The food was very underwhelming. I love other Nana restaurants, but this one’s food did not compare to the others. The steaks were... just ok. The Mac and cheese was dry with little flavor. We left “that was not that great”.

Photo of MacRae Vallery MacRae Vallery
May 30, 2019 4

I've been here twice; the food is very rich, but the atmosphere is nice and the servers/bar staff are kind and thoughtful.

Photo of Nikki Sanders Nikki Sanders
Mar 12, 2019 5

Great food. Fast service. Ideal location

Photo of S Brooks S Brooks
Jun 10, 2019 5

Great service, atmosphere and selection.

Photo of Aminta Gatling Aminta Gatling
May 11, 2022 5

Delicious food and exceptional service. Was going to a concert at DPAC and my mother in law didn't finish her food and they offered to hold it in the fridge for her until after the show. I regret not getting our bartender's name (we ate at the bar) but he was AMAZING. I live in the DC/MD area and am looking for a reason or any show so we can go back. Highly recommend.

Photo of John John
May 16, 2022 4

Service was great. Cocktails were good. Steak tasty. Prices were not bad for steak but I wish there was a touch more flavor or seasoning on my NY strip

Photo of Greg Parrott Greg Parrott
May 21, 2022 5

A little pricey but probably the best filet I've ever had. Also had the Yukon Gold potato puree which comes in a serving meant to be shared. The Cabernet was smooth and the chocolate mousse was fantastic. Will possibly be a place for an anniversary dinner later this year.... Thanks for taking us there, Coach G!

Photo of Danica Thomas Danica Thomas
Apr 18, 2022 5

Incredible unique drinks and delectable dishes. The menu is fairly limited (entree options are a single beef, a single pork, single chicken, single fish, and a single vegetarian option), so if you have dietary restrictions maybe check out the menu ahead of time. They seem flexible about modifications. I had the arugula beet salad and the mushroom soup (wow!), and both were absolutely fantastic! Everyone in our group got something different, and everyone was very pleased with their meals! All of the flavors, sauces, and sides were perfect complements.

Photo of Roger Cameron Roger Cameron
Apr 10, 2022 5

Best experience in my life. We didn’t have a reservation but was accommodated after a short wait. Both people taking care of seating people were extremely friendly and helpful. I am handicapped and they were very welcome to ensure that I was comfortable while I was waiting. Once seated our server made us feel welcome and exceeded our expectations. Her recommendations were very helpful and made our meal much more enjoyable. The food was the best I have ever eaten. The steak was much better than I have eaten at Angus Barn or Ray’s. Thank you for a wonderful evening and a great dinner.

Photo of Laura Reichert Laura Reichert
Jun 25, 2022 5

We chose this restaurant last minute on our way to go see Air Supply at DPAC. They are right next door. We couldn’t get a seat in the main dining room, but we did get a seat in the bar area. The Service was on point. We were able to order off of the regular menu. The food was exquisite—worth every penny. At my table, we ordered the salmon, fillet and the chicken. All were amazingly delicious I tasted everything. We did start with appetizers the fried okra and the two meatballs in a vegetable marinara they both were just as delicious. That’s my 2 cents now you decide! ✨