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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%
Travellers talk about
“risotto” (55 reviews)
“tasting menu” (28 reviews)
“rack of lamb” (7 reviews)
Open Now
5:00 PM - 10:00 PMAll hours
American, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
2514 University Dr, Ste 104, Durham, NC 27707-2156
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Reviewed 6 days ago

We had an early reservation (5pm) as we wanted to eat prior to a DPAC show. Since the restaurant opens at 5, we were not sure how quickly we could actually be seated; turns out, we were at our table at 5pm and looking at...More

Thank Mizzou1965
Reviewed 1 week ago

There are now three Nana's restaurants in Durham, all I believe under the same management. We went to Nana's Steak House on a recent visit to Durham. It is everything a steak house should be. Some would be turned off by the prices, but I...More

Thank crmdgeon
Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited the restaurant for the second time, this time with my mother and sister, expecting to have a wonderful experience like we did last time. During our first visit, we decided to try the Tasting Menu and we found it to be good, but...More

Thank Andres V
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Another spectacular visit for my second trip in to Nana's, this time to celebrate my mother's birthday while my parents were visiting. I regret that my last review failed to acknowledge the spectacular service that Austin gave my friends and I, but as I got...More

Thank ckassotis
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Attended a Christmas event that led to a late night meal at the bar. Scott Howell and his team never skip a beat...so if your out and about in Durham and want an extraordinary dining experience eat at Nana’s! PS- my favorite place to eat...More

Thank Jim W
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is one of my most favorite restaurants in Durham. Over many years, the food and the service have been wonderful--a great selection of wine too. The menu always has some innovative items and some old favorites--all prepared very well.

Thank Foodie752014
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A nice restaurant in Durham, with interesting art, and extremely attentive service. A very good wine selection. Food was very good, but not 5-star exceptional. Menus change month-to-month, and sometimes within days, as the chef sees what is available and plans the combinations. The two...More

Thank RRRice
Reviewed 10 December 2017 via mobile

We’ve always loved Nana’s, but just recently experienced the private room for our book club holiday dinner! Great space with its own private restroom, bar and server! Has an iPod dock in case you want to play your own music. Delicious 3 course meal with...More

Thank CarsonsMommy
Reviewed 10 December 2017 via mobile

I would normally give Nana’s a 5 star rating based upon their exceptional food and service, based upon many years of good meals there However, we went there tonight with a party of 7, reservations made well in advance, and we were seated in a...More

Thank Ellen P
Reviewed 27 November 2017

We were visiting relatives who live in the area and they highly recommended Nana's. We are from Asheville and have become spoiled by the fine dining experiences we have had there. Frankly, we weren't sure any restaurant could compare with Asheville's food scene -- but...More

Thank AVLwriter
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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, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
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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