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2200 W Main St
Durham, NC 27705
Phone: (919) 286-9712
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Photo of Jea Hyun Kim Jea Hyun Kim
Jan 12, 2021 3

Despite being a fine dining restaurant, presentation or the quality of the food wasn't on par with ones I've seen from other fine dining places. If you're looking for a superb food at a similar price, University Club would be a better choice.The best part of fine dining for me is enjoying the delicate flavor combinations of each dish, but the menu I tried (grilled salmon and falafel) were poorly executed in that regard. Falafel wasn't crispy on the outside and it definitely lacked depth of flavors. The salmon was cooked perfectly, but the veggies on the side (squash & onions in tomato sauce) was one of the worst I've tried in a fine dining restaurant - squash was undercooked and the tomato sauce was bland. I would give some credit for the dessert section as banana rum napoleon was pretty good, but overall not worth the visit.

Photo of Casey Co Casey Co
Jan 13, 2021 5

The chef here is absolutely amazing. The food is very creative and delicious. Currently they are offering a fixed price meal with wine pairings if desired. I was there two weeks ago and did the price fixed menu and every dish that I ordered from the available choices was excellent. And they paired well with the wines provided. I highly recommend this restaurant anytime you want a special meal that is above average. The prices are reasonable as well.

Photo of Ashlyn Whiteside Ashlyn Whiteside
Jan 7, 2021 5

I ordered food to go from here, I got the mushroom pasta, and it was good, I don't have any complaints about the quality of the meal. However, I found it strange that they literally only give you a container of pasta, no bread to go with it, they don't even give you a plastic fork to eat it with! I did think it was also overpriced for the amount of food in the container.

Photo of Jasmine Pflepsen Jasmine Pflepsen
Dec 17, 2020 4

The food was alright, not quite as good as expected for the price. Service was a bit slow, but friendly. Great atmosphere.

Photo of Annette Cytryn-Smith Annette Cytryn-Smith
Dec 19, 2020 5

Dinner was absolutely delicious. From the salad, to the entree (steak was perfectly cooked medium rare, and the short ribs and gnocchi were also well prepared), to the dessert (banana rum napoleon), to the martinis and after dinner drinks as well. The staff were all wonderful and the seating was well spaced out.

Photo of Scott Jablonski Scott Jablonski
Dec 17, 2020 4

Finally got to check out this restaurant for date night. My wife and I came here with another couple. It has a really cool atmosphere and the staff are super friendly. The drinks, food and deserts were really yummy. The only downside was the cost of the evening.

Photo of Surya Bhatt Surya Bhatt
Dec 23, 2020 5

Amazing hospitality and a very warm & welcoming staff. The food is delicious and worth the price. Very nice choice for special occasions as well.I just wish they have a more "Mediterranean" menu like they claim to be. Presently they've very few options of those in the menu and more Italian options.

Photo of Bryce Chaney Bryce Chaney
Sep 5, 2020 5

Excellent pork chop and salad

Photo of Patrick Hester Patrick Hester
Sep 3, 2020 5

My favorite Durham restaurant.

Photo of Amanda Holland Amanda Holland
Nov 19, 2020 5

We had a great experience for a small birthday dinner. The staff were exceptionally polite and attentive. The meals were delicious.

Photo of Julia Münchberg Julia Münchberg
Nov 2, 2020 5

Dinner wine night thing with pairings. First time for us. Cocktails were amazing and the tremendous value for $100..... we ate like royalty. First night out in big fashion since March ..... patio area might have had some fans places around a little to battle the heat. All in all I give you guys 5 stars !!!

Photo of Jeff Sears Jeff Sears
Oct 24, 2020 5

Dinner wine night thing with pairings. Cocktails were amazing. First night out in big fashion since March ..... patio area might have had some fans places around a little to battle the heat. All in all I give you guys 5 stars !!! Best of luck getting back to bringing delicious food and rich experiences to us!

Photo of Ellen McLarney Ellen McLarney
Sep 4, 2020 5

This is a Durham institution! They are always warm, kind, attentive, and respectful. Support local businesses by eating truly outstanding locavore food. They always welcome you with open arms, great service, and fresh, carefully prepared dishes. A beautiful place with beautiful people!

Photo of Bonnie Batterson Bonnie Batterson
Oct 8, 2020 5

We have been "responsibly" eating out during the COVID-19 period and have often wondered "has the service industry forgotten what great service is?" We visited Parizade this weekend and had the best experience in a long time! The staff sat us in the new courtyard, which is a great use of outdoor space

Photo of Deb Brennan Deb Brennan
Sep 16, 2020 5

Delicious food. Great service. One of our favourite places.

Photo of Ciro Mcalpine Ciro Mcalpine
Sep 3, 2020 5

This was our second visit at Parizade and this time they hit on all cylinders. We had a pretty bad service experience the first time two months ago when we had dinner here. This visit was for lunch and we were delighted. The service was fabulous and our meal choices extremely good.

Photo of Patrick Gargano Patrick Gargano
Sep 11, 2020 5

I really enjoy this place! Great food and Dani and Mary will mix you a great cocktail with a smile (even behind the mask!). Great place where Igor will get you a seat.

Photo of Irina Bennett Irina Bennett
Sep 12, 2020 5

Always having a great time and delicious food! Very pleasant atmosphere!

Photo of Alexandra Harper Alexandra Harper
Sep 1, 2020 5

Exceeded expectations! We went for our anniversary and we’re so glad! Wonderful food, highly recommend the salmon and Australian lamb entree! Fresh herbs and spices and delicious creations from first to final course! Great service and fabulous atmosphere.

Photo of Matthew Cloues Matthew Cloues
Apr 16, 2018 5

I have been going to Parizades for years and thought at one point it had really fallen off but it has come back strong and is a very good restaurant. Food is really good and I enjoy the menu. Service is very and servers knowledgeable. Physical space is very nice.. I think it is still maybe a small notch below a very small group of top restaurants in Durham, but it is definitely a restaurant worth visiting.

Photo of Blaine Ashby Blaine Ashby
Aug 19, 2020 5

Our service was perfect. All staff were attentive, and even went above and beyond to accommodate one member of our group that is vegan by providing her with an appetizer and dessert option. We were extremely fortunate to receive complementary appetizers; calamari and fried cheese, both of which were delicious!!

Photo of Laura Rampersad Laura Rampersad
Mar 21, 2019 5

The lemon linguini was very good, light, with lots of flavor. The 3 course meal was $19, but the food was of good quality.

Photo of Alex Gamboa Alex Gamboa
Jul 28, 2020 5

Great food, service, clean!! Chris one of the best servers, Igor as always

Photo of Louise Martin-Carpenter Louise Martin-Carpenter
Feb 9, 2020 5

Wine tasting at Parizades was a memorable event! Thank you Adam, the chief wine connoisseur at Parizades, for such an enjoyable evening! We appreciated exploring the reds and the white wines of Italy. Your expertise and knowledge of the regions, the grapes and the growers was very much appreciated!

Photo of Mike Ray Mike Ray
Jan 14, 2020 5

Our favorite restaurant in Durham, well worth the drive from Raleigh. Menu is updated seasonally, and there is always something new and interesting to try (along with our favorites). Upscale but unpretentious dining room...love it.

Photo of Michael Slack Michael Slack
Dec 28, 2019 5

I constantly come by getting some food in this place. I like the prompt service and well made dishes. Great work.

Photo of Clare Bathé Clare Bathé
Dec 29, 2019 5

Sixteen years of dining at this restaurant and only one not so great meal. And that was because the Capellini was over cooked. A quick remedy, an alternate dish and service with a smile. Love the service at this restaurant. Their wine selection is fabulous, and they have a 'real' bartender who can actually make mixed drinks. Good Old Fashion? Yes, indeed!!

Photo of Sam Zivitski Sam Zivitski
Dec 12, 2019 5

My wife and I visited Parizade last night for a Christmas party. I had ordered the Bouillabaisse and it was excellent, my wife had the chicken with broccoli and cauliflower and it was cooked to perfection and delicious. Many choices on the menu I would have liked to try them all. I can't wait to go back.

Photo of C S C S
Dec 7, 2019 5

Just excellent overall. Definitely one of the best restaurants in the area among those that we've tried.We went for a late dinner on a weeknight, when it was about half-full, so fairly quiet. The marinated olives we got as our shared appetizer was excellent. The bread served to the table was cold, which was slightly disappointing, but was very good. We ordered rather different things: pasta, beef, veg pilaf -- and they were all excellent. Well prepared, well presented, and very good eating. We had a lovely Graves (Bordeaux) with it, and weren't disappointed: it was a superb wine.Service was good, and as attentive as we needed it to be.Parking seemed a bit tricky, with the nearby lots quite full, I wonder how it is on the busy weekend evenings. Might need to allow a little extra time for this.

Photo of Savvy McC Savvy McC
Nov 21, 2019 5

Great service and great food in a colorful and funky upscale atmosphere. Best chicken I’ve ever eaten- astonishingly moist. Not only that but I’ll be dreaming about the Banana Rum Napoleon until the next time I get to have it.

Photo of Dominikii Coleman Dominikii Coleman
Nov 23, 2019 5

Food and service were excellent. I can't wait to go back and try more items on the menu. It's also a very romantic restaurant too.

Photo of Barbara Bailey Barbara Bailey
Nov 29, 2019 5

An exceptional experience. The wait staff are friendly, sure of the menu including the specials, patient and attentive. Quick with drink refills and keeping the bread basket full. Portions are good, but not over the top. The food is eclectic and has entirely too much gnocchi on the menu. It IS pricey and parking can be exasperating. If you're looking to impress a business someone, this is the right place.

Photo of Peter Shihadeh Peter Shihadeh
Nov 8, 2019 5

Very good. Had the lamb chops - excellent. Ate at the bar. Watched some football games on tv. Talked with the managers. Great place. We're from Philadelphia and didn't expect such good Mediterranean food in Durham.

Photo of Arvian Duval Arvian Duval
Oct 15, 2019 5

A colleague highly recommended this restaurant for our business team dinner. The team visited the restaurant this evening and was pleasantly surprised by its location, the decor, and overall ambience.Our server was well trained, knowledgeable, professional, friendly, and patient. He was attentive to our needs and monitored the progression of our meals in order to ensure that he brought our food out at the right pace. Our drinks were replenished in a timely manner.We were impressed by the quality and taste of the entrees and desserts. Everything was displayed well, seasoned adequately, moist, and cooked just right. We had a wonderful experience and would visit again.

Photo of Melanie Rogers Melanie Rogers
Aug 6, 2019 5

If you haven't tried this restaurant yet, it is a must try! We ate here for my post-graduation celebration. Hands down the best Mediterranean restaurant in Durham. Everything on the menu was delicious. Will definitely go back!

Photo of John Carney John Carney
Aug 3, 2019 4

Great food. Flavorful. Good wine selection. Good portions. Only down side was the long prep time after we ordered. I guess you could say it was worth the wait.

Photo of Calleen Herbert Calleen Herbert
Oct 17, 2019 5

Wonderful service, food, specialty drink and coffee. They are community minded and participated in Neighbors Feeding Neighbors to support hunger relief organizations on World Food Day! Excellence all around!

Photo of Cathy Cockrell Cathy Cockrell
Oct 12, 2019 5

The food was great, all areas clean, servants were spectacular and moved with pose and very attentive. The waiter was laid back and was willing to explain some of the dishes to us. I will definitely be back. The restaurant is recommended!!!!!

Photo of Regina Beard Regina Beard
Jul 3, 2019 4

We celebrated my sister's birthday last night and it was just the right atmosphere for a girls night out. The food was high quality and served piping hot just like I love it. We were closing the restaurant and talking before we prepared to depart and the manager provided our table a champagne toast to end the night perfectly! Thank you Parizade for a memorable evening and experience.

Photo of Michael Williams Michael Williams
Jun 24, 2019 5

I had my birthday dinner at Parizade’s on June 23rd. It was magnificent!!! My wife had the pork chop which was perfect. And my seafood pasta meal was incredible. We enjoyed a lamb appetizer beforehand to die for. Great wine and beer list. I have enjoyed this restaurant for 20 years. It never disappoints!!!! It was a perfect way to celebrate my birthday!!!

Photo of Jefferey Millard Jefferey Millard
Jun 22, 2019 5

Parizade is a great restaurant. While in Durham I stopped and ate alone. Being a lone diner, sometimes restaurants like this don't treat you as well as they do groups... at Parizade, I was treated VIP. It was lunch time so I had the Prosciutto Panini. It tasted great. The staff were extremely respectful and were attentive but not too attentive. Next time I stop in I will likely bring a few friends or some family. I simply cannot say enough good things about this place. I am beyond impressed. Definitely worth a try!

Photo of Kiran Greer Kiran Greer
Apr 22, 2019 5

We love visiting Parizade. They have very little turnover of staff, so we always feel right at home there. We recently rented out the Boardroom for a retirement party for one of our friends and it was a terrific experience. The Boardroom is very cozy and holds up to 20 people. It is very private, but well attended to by the staff. Whether you are sitting at the bar having drinks or dinner, or planning a special event, this is definitely a place you should consider. You won't be disappointed with either the service or the food! Always delicious!

Photo of James Kempski Your Triangle REALTOR 919-308-7597 James Kempski Your Triangle REALTOR 919-308-7597
Jun 3, 2019 5

What a great restaurant. Stopped in for a drink and an appetizer. The staff was super and the bartender knew her stuff. What a martini.

Photo of Edi Danalache Edi Danalache
May 22, 2019 5

Good food and service, nice atmosphere. Would definitely recommend the lamb chops - super tender and very tasty! The tzatiki and hummus were good too.

Photo of Paul Kearns Paul Kearns
May 21, 2019 5

Great atmosphere - unique, modern look. The food was so fresh and bursting with different flavors. Our waitress Linda was so attentive, wonderful smile, and took the time to answer all our questions. Thank you Parizade

Photo of Carla Neville Carla Neville
May 7, 2019 5

My son and his new wife had a wedding reception in December in the Board Room, and we had a wonderful experience! Joshua Weaver made the whole experience effortless; he worked with my son, who lives in CA and myself in coordinating the event. Everyone loved the atmosphere and food! The staff took excellent care of us, from the time we entered the door until we left. Special thank you to Igor and Chris!

Photo of Michal Schmitt Michal Schmitt
Mar 28, 2022 3

This place is pretty high end. The atmosphere inside is pretty cool including neat art, light fixtures, and love seat couches at tables along the wall. We went for dinner and crowd was considerably older. Food was unique but didn't blow us away, especially for the price.

Photo of T benjamin T benjamin
Mar 26, 2022 5

First impression is everything and Haiasi (hostess) made a lasting first impression on us. She was inviting and super friendly . Then we got to the table and Kristen (waitress) was extremely attentive, friendly and made our special night out delightful. To put the icing on the cake the manager came over and made our night even more special with desserts. Big thank you to the staff . The food was delicious and the staff was hospitable.we’ll definitely be back with friends .

Photo of gtetem retwee gtetem retwee
Mar 11, 2021 5

We visited Parizade this weekend and had the best experience in a long time! The staff sat us in the new courtyard, which is a great use of outdoor space; live music by two very young musicians was very pleasant;service was perfect; and the food was exceptional! Well done Igor and team!

Photo of Cami Lattner Cami Lattner
Mar 1, 2022 4

The food was good but I expected better for the price. Our server, Andrew, was perfectly attentive and I thought the food and drinks came out at the appropriate times. The creme brûlée was great, better than most places. Thought it was weird they served it with a petite almond cookie, didn't go together. I would have rather had some fresh berries. We'll go back to try some other dishes. I had the lamb with couscous and chickpeas in a tomato sauce. My husband had the salmon which came with a medley of quinoa, sweet potato, and cauliflower. He said my lamb was much better than the salmon. OH, and the worst part.... the olive oil they serve with the bread was rancid. How could an upscale Mediterranean restaurant not pay attention to this detail? Olive Oil has an expiration date! I imagine they just continually top-off the bottles, instead of waiting until empty and refilling with fresh oil. Not a good idea when pairing it with a wheat sourdough bread.

Photo of LaTina Stanley LaTina Stanley
Jan 8, 2022 5

Went here for the first time last week to meet a dear friend to celebrate her birthday. The atmosphere is very romantic and upscale. The food and service was divine. Best salmon I have tasted in years. Well worth the price. I will be returning & highly recommend!

Photo of Jeremiah Phillips Jeremiah Phillips
Mar 8, 2022 3

I applied here and i was impressed. Igor(manager) was so professional and they were hiring, yet no response. I am happy to meet these fine people. but it seems in this town if your somewhat conservative you are blackballed here, Very disturbing and i will get with the city council about this matter. I am an amazing server/chef/bartender.....not just here anywhere local.

Photo of Kailey Kailey Kailey Kailey
Mar 20, 2022 5

The food, the atmosphere, the service was amazing!! I have never heard of this place until today and I do not regret going at all. One of the best meals I’ve had, compliments to the chef and kitchen!!👏👏 I recommend the pork chop with bacon jam. It was so amazing I asked for extra

Photo of TJ F TJ F
May 26, 2022 5

Best restaurant in the Bull City for 30 years! Some things just don't change. The quality of the food and service here is exceptional every single time!

Photo of Angella Regolizio Angella Regolizio
May 17, 2022 5

Wow! What a wonderful experience!!! I attended one of the monthly wine pairing events and I was not disappointed!! Igor, the General Manager, is delightful and made me feel like I was family! The food was to die for!! The Chef even made some alterations to the menu items for me last minute!!! And the wine pairings... incredible! The Wine Expert/Sommelier was entertaining and fun! I had such a good time! Definitely a place I will be visiting again!

Photo of Kevin Clevenger Kevin Clevenger
Jun 19, 2022 5

Food was good, but a little different than I'm used too. Place is great and service was top notch!! Everyone working there said hello while walking to bathroom. The ladies that had our table were some of the best servers I've have ever seen!