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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” (29 reviews)
“rack of lamb” (8 reviews)
Open Now
5:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.All hours
American, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
2514 University Dr, Ste 104, Durham, NC 27707-2156
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Went for an early Valentine's dinner with my wife and was very happy with out dinner. We went for the tasting menu; every dish was appropriately portioned and everything was delicious. Definitely look forward to coming back

Thank Eliezer E
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Right next to DPAC, Food was awesome and so was the service. Nice place to have dinner if you're going to a show or not.

Thank iris h
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

After a truly memorable tasting here several years ago, we've always looked forward to returning. What a disappointment! Either they're going in a "new direction," can't get decent help, or are just complacently riding on the prior reputation. Tasting menus was passable, but the servers...More

Thank Mary b
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Nana’s restaurant is a great place. We had an early 5pm reservation and Austin took great care of us, he explained the menu quickly and briefly and then let us look it over while he returned with our drinks. We didn’t have any questions as...More

Thank ashleypV2074WN
Reviewed 11 January 2018

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 8 January 2018

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 4 January 2018

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 24 December 2017

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

2  Thank ckassotis
Reviewed 22 December 2017 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 21 December 2017

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
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Dan A
13 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
1 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
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Groups, Business meetings
Open Hours
5:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
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
  • E-mail
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