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Revolution - Durham

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107 W Main St, Durham, NC 27701-3603
+1 919-956-9999
11:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 23:00
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Sun 17:00 - 21:00
Mon - Thu 17:00 - 22:00
Mon - Fri 11:30 - 14:00
Fri - Sat 17:00 - 23:00
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11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 3 March 2017

One of my favorite restaurants in Durham - they've got a great location and lovely atmosphere! Their unique and refreshing cocktails only enhance their already delicious menu. Great date spot or place to go before a DPAC Show. Also, fun to sit up at the bar to eat!

Thank Sarah B
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450 reviews
253 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 263 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 December 2016

We've eaten here a few times over the years and always thought it would be cool to eat at the bar. We returned on a Sunday evening before a show at DPAC. It was relatively quiet when we were there so we had no problems being seated at the bar. The bartender was very friendly and served our drinks and... More 

1 Thank TarHeel
West Orange, New Jersey
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37 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 October 2016

We had a lovely dinner. We don't eat pork or shell fish so that did limit the number of options. The ahi tuna appetizer was delicious; red snapper large plate that my husband had was really good. I had the duck tamale as it sounded so different and I really enjoyed it. Check the menu as it changes regularly to... More 

Thank rochelleforster
Durham, North Carolina
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438 reviews
199 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 191 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 October 2016 via mobile

PROs - shrimp and grit appetizer was delicious - bread is spot on - cool atmosphere CONs - very loud. I couldn't hear anyone except the person next to me (party of 6) - fish special (drum) was tough - service was slow - very pricey

Thank 150hotelnightsayear
Bethesda, Maryland
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122 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 October 2016

Revolution has been around a while, and used to be terrific. After my last meal I doubt if I will be back. The food was ok at best. I had the blackened salmon, which was over cooked and served on some kind of potato salad. A simple piece of grilled salmon, not overcooked, would have been so much better! And... More 

Thank SkipperDad
2 reviews
Reviewed 5 October 2016

Wonderful setting to celebrate a family occasion. The food options are excellent and service is provided with care.

Thank holta
Apex, United States
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92 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 October 2016

We have a very enjoyable time at this restaurant. Service was good and food was good. We will return again.

Thank Kevin T
Rochester, New York
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28 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 September 2016 via mobile

In Durham on business and co-worker recommended Revolution. Not only was the restaurant lovely and "manhattan" like, the menu was great. Plenty of excellent choices in addition to blind tasting. Eggplant lasagna was fabulous. Wine selection amazing. Co-worker did chef choice tasting and was very pleaseed. Added bonus, wait staff was helpfil, friendly and did not rush us at all.... More 

Thank Pamela H
Fairport, New York
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49 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 September 2016 via mobile

Could have been but no I'm in Durham and this tasting menu was superb. Timed right, portioned right and the wine paring was spot on. This place is as metropolitan as it gets from a decor standpoint. The food is excellent. I have to say the Duck is spectacular. Perfectly rendered well balanced, worth the price of the whole tasting... More 

Thank thetuch
Durham, North Carolina
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 13 September 2016

They do a nice job here. It is usually a bit busy for my taste, but it is otherwise nice. The best dish that I have had here was a grilled pork chop entre. it was excellent.

Thank DT B

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$30 - US$100
American, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Business meetings, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene
Open Hours
17:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 107 W Main St, Durham, NC 27701-3603
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  Durham
  • Phone Number: +1 919-956-9999

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?