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The Restaurant at The Durham


315 E Chapel Hill St
Durham, NC 27701
Phone: (919) 768-8831
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Photo of Jennifer Tota Jennifer Tota
Jun 16, 2018 5

Went here for dinner. As a preface, I would call us food snobs at times. We really enjoyed our experience at The Durham hotel restaurant from drinks, starters, sides, mains and desserts, we were not disappointed. We had the fish, which was amazing. The baked oysters were delicious.Our server was also great, enthusiastic and knowledgeable about the menu. Would definitely recommend and would definitely go again.

Photo of Rachael Engleking Rachael Engleking
Apr 1, 2019 3

Relaxing atmosphere for morning after a concert at DPac but also lots of business brewing on a Monday morning workday. Delightful staff at front desk and bar. Slim pickins' for complimentary breakfast but enjoyable. Boiled eggs were perfectly medium, corn muffin was tasty and slab- literally 3 small slabs-of bacon was fried deliciously original.

Photo of Keith Samuels Keith Samuels
May 18, 2019 4

They try too hard to have an "upscale" menu, but everything falls just short. Nothing was bad, but nothing made we want to return either.

Photo of Eric Barnes Eric Barnes
Mar 28, 2019 5

I decided to try the burger. They age their meat for 60 days with a dry rub. Served on a brioche bun with some very good thin fries. It was an excellent burger. The menu is creative and some might call it swanky but, it was really good for us. The roasted brussel sprout dish was a taste treat as well. Nice, comfortable decor and of course the open air bar on the roof is cool too! We will certainly go back.

Photo of Niki Saylor Niki Saylor
May 30, 2019 5

Creative, seasonal dishes featuring The best local ingredients. Our server was very knowledgeable about ingredients, menu items and gave our group great recommendations and brought the menu to life with her great descriptions. Service was on point but also unobtrusive, which I found appealing. Will definitely return!

Photo of Tim Avery Tim Avery
Jun 20, 2019 5

Great staff and food service, the ambiance of the restaurant is pleasant and brings a joyful mindset while eating

Photo of Isasc Pipkin Isasc Pipkin
Jul 8, 2019 5

Wait staff knowledgeable. Expensive. Lots of local farm to table items. Be sure to ask the daily special. Expensive. French fries with fennel very good. Large open room so ask for table beside window or wall to have any privacy at all. Wine list also expensive. It is onen on Monday nites where most other first class restaurants are closed.

Photo of Tina Santos Tina Santos
Mar 17, 2022 5

We enjoyed the cocktails! The appetizers were also good, and the desserts were great! The Espresso Crème Brûlée was our favorite, followed by the Dark Chocolate Cheesecake, then the Key Lime Curd, the Pineapple Upside-Down Cake, and finally, the Vegan Orange Almond Cake(it was a little dry and dense). However, the absolute BEST part of our dining experience from the restaurant at the Durham Hotel was our amazing waitress, Emily! Emily was very catering. She remembered our dietary needs and modified them accordingly. She never let us wait for long before checking up on us. She was consistent throughout our entire dining experience(we were there till closing for a sisters lunch turned into dinner get together). She helped take our pictures! She was great! Emily is a great part of this business, and we will request her EVERY TIME we dine there, for sure! She deserves a raise and a bonus! It's not easy caring for a table of 13 people. She did it with ease, comfort, confidence, and professionalism! Great job, Emily!!!

Photo of Howard Eason Howard Eason
Mar 27, 2022 5

I have been here for brunch and dinner. The food was great for both. I believe that this is a great place to dine and a perfect place to meet a few friends and to also take visiting out of towners. The hotel itself if a unique experience.

Photo of Susan Jennings Susan Jennings
Feb 15, 2022 5

I really enjoyed getting brunch at the Durham Hotel. The restaurant is so beautiful with its retro decor. The room is huge with tall ceilings so it feels really open and airy. I got the French toast fried chicken and it was delicious. I also got a coffee soda which I loved. The service was excellent as well.

Photo of Joe Haak Joe Haak
Mar 31, 2022 5

My wife and I dined here on 3/31/22. Atmosphere of the restaurant was great. It’s old, but very well kept. The vibe of the restaurant is like none other in the area. The food was good. My wife enjoyed her dish and the appetizer. I wasn’t thrilled with my entree (swordfish), but I would certainly come again and try something different. I think I just ordered the wrong item for me. I decided to branch out from my normal menu items and it didn’t work this time. Everything was cooked very well, though! The service was outstanding. Our waitress was Emily and she was one of the best servers I’ve had in Durham. She was attentive, patient when we weren’t sure what to drink, knowledgeable of the menu items, and genuinely friendly. She (along with 2 others whose names I do not know) ensured we never had empty water glasses and provided exemplary service.

Photo of Clarence Dillard Clarence Dillard
Dec 19, 2020 5

Fantastic service. The chef staff were very well trained and have amazing skills. Very COVID-19 safe! Must try!!!

Photo of E Ibarra E Ibarra
Nov 22, 2020 5

The staff was very helpful and observant. This place has a nice feel to it.

Photo of Ciro Mcalpine Ciro Mcalpine
Sep 3, 2020 5

I had a fabulous but brief stay while moving my sister into an apartment nearby. I arrived exhausted, but the staff was so welcoming, friendly and accommodating. They greeted me with cold water and a Burt’s Bees chap stick. It is amazing what an impact friendliness and little extras can have on your day.

Photo of Millicent Miles Millicent Miles
Dec 13, 2018 5

Nice place for a casual, unpretentious lunch.... limited selection but the food was great (the French fries are the BOMB)!

Photo of Kathleen Smith Kathleen Smith
Mar 12, 2020 5

I've been here for coffee, for our company party and just tonight for some drinks and Baked Alaskans! Everything I've had here has been exceptional. Highly recommend.

Photo of Ami B Ami B
Nov 18, 2019 5

Committed to sustainably ethically raised meats, delicious preparation with thoughtful intention, wonderful friendly attentive service. All restaurants should be refusing to serve meat that is raised on farms that cage animals and that contribute to global warming. Ethical farming can lower carbon and contribute to global cooling. Start eating responsibly and asking all restaurants to only serve ethically raised meat. Thank you also to Bull city burger and Luna as well as other awake restaurants. That is what is hip!

Photo of Jocelyn Elliott Jocelyn Elliott
Mar 4, 2020 5

My husband and I love to dine here, so much so that we travel from Virginia! The mussels and dry aged steak are mouth watering. Highly recommend and can't wait to go back!

Photo of Sharlene Simon Sharlene Simon
Feb 15, 2020 5

Fabulous meal in a cool environment! Love the food here!

Photo of Wendell Bellazaire Wendell Bellazaire
Jan 25, 2020 5

Best burger I have had in long time, peach Melba was amazing.

Photo of Terry Atkinson Terry Atkinson
Jan 18, 2020 5

Exceptional lunch today before going to see Come From Away at DPAC. Neither disappointed❤️!

Photo of Mike Xenos Mike Xenos
Jan 3, 2020 5

What a wonderful experience ... from the warm greeting to the delightful desserts and everything else in between Mozelle's has a niche making you feel that "what matter to them"is "what matters to you", our waiter Tommy was helpful providing excellent suggestions for various tastes, the wine list is thoughtfully procured allowing many selections based on taste and budget profile.

Photo of James Goerke James Goerke
Oct 26, 2019 5

Excellent place for a nice sit down dinner. They have a smoked cauliflower dish that is amazing and not often on the menu. Ask for it special.

Photo of David Kinnamon David Kinnamon
Aug 11, 2019 5

Really enjoyable experience! Great cocktails and really awesome food from the apps to the desserts. Small and part of the hotel so not real busy and pretty quiet.

Photo of Gina Moser Gina Moser
Apr 30, 2022 5

We had a fabulous brunch here. Isatou was so friendly and warm and just lovely. While yes, the food and Bloody Mary was fantastic, Isatou is what made the experience! Truly left wanting to be her best friend 🙌🥂

Photo of Marina Kalinin Marina Kalinin
Jun 20, 2022 5

What a special place! Nice ambiance and great original food. Can find various options. Had of all kinds - on a lighter side fish with veg or braised beef and pork or a burger. Great service too. Always.

Photo of Erik Newby Erik Newby
Jul 4, 2022 5

Excellent dinner. Staff was very friendly and went out of their way to accommodate requests. Even providing options that weren’t on the menu! Thank you! We had the prime rib and flounder. Both great. Definitely will come back.

Photo of Isabel Quinones Isabel Quinones
Nov 21, 2021 4

I booked this restaurant for my birthday. It wasn’t giving luxury to me personally. They can definitely fix up the inside needs a makeover. I wanted the roof top but it wasn’t available that’s how I ended up in the restaurant. The food was pretty good however and the service was good. I had the duck and it was prepared perfect. To my ladies that likes taking bathroom pics lol this bathroom doesn’t make the cut. Overall decent spot but not really fancy about it.