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Fairview Dining Room

3001 Cameron Boulevard, Washington Duke Inn & Golf Club, Durham, NC 27705-1059
+1 919-493-6699
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  • Excellent62%
  • Very good23%
  • Average8%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible4%
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Open Now
11:30 - 22:00All hours
American, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
3001 Cameron Boulevard, Washington Duke Inn & Golf Club, Durham, NC 27705-1059
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Reviewed 2 days ago

While staying at the Washington Duke Inn, we enjoyed an incredible dinner here as well as their breakfast buffet. For dinner, I would definitely recommend reservations, as it tends to book up. Food was excellent (we had their fillet and Snapper), as well as Caesar...More

Thank Carrie H
Reviewed 3 days ago

Everything about the Fairview is spectacular. The food is consistently the most delicious in Durham, everything locally sourced. From the wine to the cheddar biscuits to the rotating menu of desserts. It's expensive and you ought to book in advance, but the meal is worth...More

Thank Anasoma
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The restaurant is fairly large and decorated beautifully around the "Duke "Blue" theme. Chairs are a little low but comfortable. The atmosphere is relaxing and dinner moves along at a comfortable pace. We dined at the restaurant to celebrate my wife's birthday and the meals...More

Thank JoeBoxter
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We visited here after a round of golf and had a seat in the outside patio. The service was great and the food was excellent. Surprisingly large portions on the salads and the sandwiches were great as well.

Thank Wolfpacker88888
Reviewed 31 May 2017

We've been to this restaurant five times and the food and service was excellent every time. Ask for a table by the window when you place your reservation as you cannot depend on getting one otherwise. I wish they would change the desserts though as...More

Thank Lslaux
Reviewed 7 May 2017 via mobile

The restaurant itself is excellent.... atmosphere, ambience, comfort. However, the main course was very average ... Flounder, with too much sauce, too many onions and kind of dry. The salad and desert were very good however. Overall, the service was lacking ... mixing water with...More

Thank Jim G
Reviewed 20 April 2017

We love the Fairview Dining Room for its ambience, delicious food and great service. We have attended numerous Afternoon Teas with our family here.....and they do not disappoint. Be sure to visit the other end of the hotel, where they have exhibits of dresses &...More

Thank traveltique
Reviewed 19 April 2017

With an outstanding view of Duke's beautiful golf course this fine dining restaurant is a gem. Ingredients sourced from local farms make for fresh and delicious. They always have a vegetable entrée special that is outstanding. Their afternoon tea is really good as is their...More

Thank Jim J
Reviewed 8 April 2017

I went back and forth on this review a lot, whether I should rank it four or five stars. I ended up with 5 as the service was spot on, the wine list was extensive and offered a wide range of quality options, and the...More

Thank ckassotis
Reviewed 22 March 2017

Dined here during my stay at the Inn during a business trip and was lucky to experience the first night of their new Spring Dinner Menu. I had the pea and buttermilk soup, then the grouper. Both were excellent. My service was very good. I'll...More

Thank saramich92
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Francis O
1 June 2015|
Response from WashingtonDukeInn | Property representative |
Hi Francis O, You can most certainly make your dinner reservation now! Please contact the Fairview Dining Room directly at 919.493.6699 and they will be more than happy to assist you. We look forward to hosting you in... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$35 - US$80
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Highchairs Available
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Business meetings
Open Hours
11:30 - 22:00
10:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
10:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3001 Cameron Boulevard, Washington Duke Inn & Golf Club, Durham, NC 27705-1059
    (Science Drive)
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  Durham
  • Phone Number: +1 919-493-6699
The Fairview Dining Room has come to define Durham fine dining with its "regional neo-American" specialties and impeccable service. The Fairview's elegant ambiance only adds to the overall experience. Every meal at the AAA Four Diamond, Forbes Travel Guide Four-Star rated restaurant is executed with culinary mastery and meticulous attention to detail.
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