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The Black House at Straw Valley - CLOSED

5420 Durham Chapel Hill Blvd, Durham, NC 27707
+1 919-403-2233
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  • Excellent58%
  • Very good20%
  • Average9%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible4%
19 May 2015
“Amazing food”
15 Apr 2015
Restaurant Hours Closed
American, Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly
5420 Durham Chapel Hill Blvd, Durham, NC 27707
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Reviewed 19 May 2015

I eat out a lot. And this was fantastic experience. Great service. The food was delicious. I will say the place was a little difficult to find, located in a shopping mall of all places. This is not an inexpensive restaurant, but rather a unique...More

Thank Traveller300072
Reviewed 15 April 2015 via mobile

This restaurant is closed. A loss to triangle food culture. Hope they can figure out how to reopen. Recording on answering machine indicates they still host private parties.

Thank mmmNorthCarolina
Reviewed 4 April 2015

I was starting to write a review and, in checking the website for Black House (strawvalleyfoodanddrink.com), saw the notice that it is temporarily closed for “restructuring and improvements.” One of our puzzles in finding the restaurant and its entrance is the discrepancy in names. References...More

Thank GundlachB
Reviewed 9 March 2015

Our party of four recently dined at Black House on a Friday evening. Though we arrived a bit early, we were promptly shown to our table, which was the only one in the room adjacent to the wine room. We like restaurants where conversation is...More

Thank ThreeRosettes70
Reviewed 18 February 2015

Loved the building and the ambience. They have several "private"/small dinning rooms. Good for business dinners. The dishes i had were nothing special. The fish was pan fried and overcooked. It was too oily. The favor of the dishes lack complexity. May be my expectation...More

Thank bamboo96
Reviewed 17 February 2015

Black House has gotten a lot of great press. And at a certain level, we can appreciate it. The food was quite good, but the main course, a pasta dish, was tiny -- six good bites. And at $175 for the two of us, including...More

2  Thank TuhonTraveler
Reviewed 11 February 2015

We went to the Black house based on reviews from other patrons. The Black house was a huge disappointment. The parking lot: maybe paving would be a good idea—it was raining and we had to skip through puddles of water, including a big one on...More

1  Thank Vanecita
Reviewed 25 January 2015

Great addition to the Durham dining scene! Took family members visiting from out of state here after reading about Black House being one of the reasons that made Durham one of the Top 50 Places (in the world) To Visit in 2015, and it did...More

Thank CarsonsMommy
Reviewed 17 January 2015

We were looking forward to this dinner after reading reviews from local sites like Diggin Durham. We are very open minded diners and it takes a lot for us to complain or genuinely not like something. Unfortunately this place failed to hit the mark for...More

Thank Phil R
Reviewed 3 January 2015

The atmosphere is the best attribute of this establishment. It is unique and great for a special occasion. The food is OK but not quite as good as I would expect for the price. It can be difficult to find. We dined here for a...More

1  Thank atina1
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Restaurant Details

Open Hours
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
8:30 AM - 10:00 PM
8:30 AM - 10:00 PM
8:30 AM - 10:00 PM
8:30 AM - 10:00 PM
8:30 AM - 10:00 AM
8:30 AM - 10:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5420 Durham Chapel Hill Blvd, Durham, NC 27707
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  Durham
  • Phone Number: +1 919-403-2233
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