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Upscale Dining

Whether it's a special occasion or a splurge, go to these Durham restaurants for top-notch food, service, and atmosphere.

Bar Virgile

Bar Virgile

Bar Virgile serves cocktails, small plates, and globally inspired dinner items at its cozy downtown location.

Blu Seafood Oysters

Blu Seafood

Enjoy fresh seafood and cocktails at Blu Seafood, located in the Ninth Street district.

21c Bar

Counting House at the 21c Museum Hotel Durham

Counting House offers a seasonally inspired menu and craft cocktails in a dining room filled with modern art.

Fairview Dining Room

Fairview Dining Room

Fairview Dining Room, the onsite restaurant at Washington Duke Inn, offers upscale dining overlooking the Inn's golf course. 

Littler

Littler serves seasonal cuisine in an intimate, 36-seat space. The downtown restaurant is open Wednesday through Monday for dinner.  

Mateo Bar de Tapas

Mateo Bar de Tapas

Mateo is a Spanish tapas restaurant with a Southern twist. The owner-chef is James Beard Award semifinalist Matt Kelly.

Metro 8 Steakhouse

Metro 8 is an Argentine-inspired restaurant serving steakhouse classics on Ninth Street. 

Mothers & Sons Interior

Mothers & Sons

Enjoy Italian fare at Mothers & Sons Trattoria. This downtown restaurant serves hand-made pasta as well as hearty vegetable and meat dishes. 

Nanas

Nana's

Nana's, a Durham staple for over two decades, is known for upscale New American food. Chef-owner Scott Howell is a James Beard Award semifinalist.  

NanaSteak

NanaSteak, another Scott Howell creation, is a modern steakhouse adjacent to DPAC, Durham Performing Arts Center. 

Parizade

Parizade

Parizade has served Mediterranean-inspired dishes for over two decades in Durham. Go for lunch or dinner.

Pizzeria Toro

Pizzeria Toro

Pizzeria Toro offers specialty pizzas, antipasti, and wine at its downtown location.

The Durham Interior

The Restaurant at The Durham

The Restaurant at The Durham serves New American food in a mid-century dining room. Go for brunch - often accompanied by a retro DJ set - or dinner.

Rue Cler

Rue Cler

Rue Cler is a Parisian-inspired bistro in downtown, offering dinner, lunch, and brunch. The restaurant is well-known for its beignets, available by the dozen or half dozen.

Vin Rouge

Vin Rouge

Vin Rouge, a provincial French restaurant near Ninth Street, offers an extensive wine list and classic cuisine in a cozy atmosphere.

Durham Spotlight
 
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