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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” (56 reviews)
“tasting menu” (30 reviews)
“rack of lamb” (8 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 1 week ago via mobile

Nanas is the top to your dining in the heart of the city. It’s located next-door to A Loft hotel. Everyone in my party of five had a ribeye steak that was cooked to perfection the side dishes were also very good; I recommend the...More

Thank Stack3
Reviewed 1 week ago

We were so happy to get reservations when we unexpectedly came to town. This place is lovely - comfortable and homey. My husband started out with fried oysters, which were lovely. I had a pasta appetizer - with mushrooms and spinach. Very tasty. My husband...More

Thank Lisa H
Reviewed 1 week ago

Nana’s Restaurant has one of the best experiences you can have in a restaurant. It’s not just the food that is good, it’s the whole experience. At Nana’s that includes information about the food, where it came from and the ways in which it is...More

Thank Bill V
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Who would have thought that I would have to travel all the way to North Carolina to find the best pork chop I have ever eaten (except my mother's)? The waiter was friendly and attentive. Pleasant atmosphere and valet parking. I highly recommend this restaurant.

Thank flossldy
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Nana's is quite simply the best restaurant in Durham. Our favorite is to sit at a bar table, but wherever you sit, the food and service cannot be surpassed in our town. My favorite is to do two small plates, especially when one of them...More

Thank hammerschmidtj
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Our first visit and we were pleasantly surprised. The service was prompt and efficient, the food was wonderful. The complimentary breads were truly outstanding. My Lady had the chicken special, I had the monkfish. Topped off by a terrific cheesecake, it was a fine evening....More

Thank BobOZee
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Went for an early Valentine's dinner with my wife and was very happy with out dinner. We went for the tasting menu; every dish was appropriately portioned and everything was delicious. Definitely look forward to coming back

Thank Eliezer E
Reviewed 7 February 2018

Right next to DPAC, Food was awesome and so was the service. Nice place to have dinner if you're going to a show or not.

Thank iris h
Reviewed 4 February 2018 via mobile

After a truly memorable tasting here several years ago, we've always looked forward to returning. What a disappointment! Either they're going in a "new direction," can't get decent help, or are just complacently riding on the prior reputation. Tasting menus was passable, but the servers...More

Thank Mary b
Reviewed 28 January 2018 via mobile

Nana’s restaurant is a great place. We had an early 5pm reservation and Austin took great care of us, he explained the menu quickly and briefly and then let us look it over while he returned with our drinks. We didn’t have any questions as...More

Thank ashleypV2074WN
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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
Romantic, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Local cuisine
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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