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“Good food and service, nice view”
Review of Nasher Museum Cafe

Nasher Museum Cafe
Ranked #99 of 812 Restaurants in Durham
Price range: US$10 - US$20
Cuisines: International
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Dining options: Breakfast, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Anderson
Description: The 100-seat indoor/outdoor Nasher Cafe overlooks the garden and sits adjacent to a Mark Di Suvero sculpture, providing a serene and beautiful ambience. The menu consists of soups, salads, sandwiches, and desserts.
Reviewed 21 March 2017

My son and I had lunch here midweek and had the place to ourselves. It is considerably busier on week-ends. Nice selection of salads and sandwiches. Generous portions. My son had a spinach salad with apple, blue cheese, candied pecans, and dried cherries -- good dressing, just the right amount. I had a goat cheese and avocado BLT -- it was big! -- which came with a side (I had quinoa, which was a nice light quinoa salad). Plenty of food for the two of us, with half a sandwich leftover. We got a cookie to go -- the other desserts looked good too. Excellent coffee. Service was prompt and attentive but not obtrusive. We sat near a window and had a great view of the giant sculpture outside and the interior of the museum as well. A nice place for lunch while checking out the latest exhibits.

Thank OyMama
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Reviewed 14 March 2017

The best thing about having lunch/brunch at the Nasher Cafe is the environment. The cafe is situated in a very bright, modern space, with glass all around and above you. The service was excellent as well. As for the food, well, it was OK. I had a "fajita omelet" which was unremarkable, with some home fries and a little salad. No bread or biscuits came with the meal. There are a variety of sandwiches, omelets and other egg dishes on the menu. The price is a bit higher than one would pay at other venues. Go for the ambiance, and the food is all right. Be aware that you will need to pay for parking at the museum. Also reservations are advisable.

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Reviewed 23 August 2016

The food is wonderful. The chef is very talented. The staff is very friendly and well trained. The Nasher Museum is something I love to visit and the Café is an added bonus.

1  Thank Doris201
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Reviewed 11 July 2016

Take your Dukie (if they haven't already been without you!), or just go even if you don't know a Dukie:). You'll want to go over and over! The outdoor patio is lovely and the food is delicious. We had brunch and the eggs benedict and huevos rancheros were wonderful! Service was very good and the museum is amazing, too.

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1  Thank momofthree123
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Reviewed 18 May 2016

The Nasher Museum Cafe has excellent lunches and dinners on Thursday night. In good weather you can sit outside. The best part is the collection, before or after lunch: wonderful antiquities, Pre-Columbian art, and European paintings, as well as strong African collection. This is a highpoint of any travel to central North Carolina, and combines nicely with a visit to the Duke University Gardens.

1  Thank Caroline b
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