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Nana's Restaurant

2514 University Dr, Ste 104, Durham, NC 27707-2156
+1 919-493-8545
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  • Excellent75%
  • Very good16%
  • Average5%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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“risotto” (50 reviews)
“tasting menu” (27 reviews)
“gravlax” (5 reviews)
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American, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
2514 University Dr, Ste 104, Durham, NC 27707-2156
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Excellent restaurant that accommodates special dietary needs in a sophisticated and flexible way. Kudos to chef and wait-staff.

Thank RobMd2014
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Found nothing spectacular about the place, until I tried the foie gras (not in the menu). That alone deserves a five-star rating for the kitchen. Rich local flavors combined corn and greens with berries into the plate. Then the salmon belly salad was very refreshing...More

Thank Alfonso S
Reviewed 1 week ago

Went here with friends to enjoy dinner for our last night in Durham and we weren't disappointed. It was a new venue for us all and the food was delicious. I am not a fan of liver of any kind but I had short rib...More

Thank TravelledTheWorld01
Reviewed 1 week ago

I celebrated my birthday here on 9/30. I was very sick within a few hours which lasted 8 hours. I believe it got sick from the shrimp that I ate. I sent a message to the restaurant via Open Table on 10/2 to inform them....More

Thank Susan P
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Took relatives to Nana's for a birthday celebration... The food was excellent and the service was equally good. Parking is a little lacking and that is about the only negative statement I can make. This is worth another visit!

Thank Dinnc
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Cannot say why we have not tried this local restaurant before now. Maybe because it sounded "too fancy" for a non-occasion meal. Maybe it was going to be way too expensive? We were close by on a weekday evening and made a last minute reservation....More

1  Thank CarolinaChic
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great if you have a special event, but a little on the pricy side for an average night out. The food was excellent and the atmosphere very enjoyable. We did have a slick talking waiter who brought out a bottle of champaign and popped the...More

Thank NotToCrazy
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My wife and I had a wonderful dining experience here at Nana's. Firstly, we were a bit saddened that it appeared as if we could not eat here unless we got a reservation weeks in advance. BUT my wife suggested eating there on Thursday. BINGO!...More

Thank Philly-In-Durham
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Reservations a must. Nice setting with different rooms. Service was excellent. Our server Meredith was very knowledgeable about the menu and made great recommendations. The wine list is very extensive but not intimidating. Our group had the beef tartar, rosuto, pork chop,fois gras, and a...More

Thank Bill M
Reviewed 9 September 2017

Nana's is the sort of place you go to celebrate something and when we were there, nearly every table got a little something special with a candle on it. We were no different. I was looking for a special place to celebrate a birthday and...More

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Dan A
14 August 2016|
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Response from ryan10230 | Reviewed this property |
They do have salads. I am sure they would do their very best to accommodate you if you called or asked.
1 June 2016|
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Response from Joe B | Reviewed this property |
I/we did not have the tasting menu although it was highly recommended. I believe the pricing of the tasting menu is per individual and an additional charge for wine parings.
Eric D
2 September 2015|
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Response from RickL909 | Reviewed this property |
Don't believe there's a dress code. Business casual would be appropriate.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$20 - US$80
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Business meetings, Romantic, Local cuisine, Groups, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2514 University Dr, Ste 104, Durham, NC 27707-2156
    (James St.)
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  Durham
  • Phone Number: +1 919-493-8545
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