Whether you’re vacationing in Durham, or a hungry local looking for new culinary delights, this city has a wide variety of excellent places where you will find sustenance.
Often called “the best fine dining in the Triangle,” Nana’s is known for its classy, sophisticated vibe, and unpretentious but delicious menu. The pate is delicious, guests say, and the risotto and venison are must-try dishes. The wine menu also garners acclaim and the desserts are spectacularly good. This place is no secret, so make reservations.
Japanese cuisine connoisseurs give Yamazushi high praise for its authentic Japanese faire. Its small, intimate atmosphere makes it an ideal spot for a laid-back romantic evening over sake. For special occasions, reserve the Kaiseki meal, a sequence of small, artfully crafted entrees guaranteed to please the taste-buds and the sense of adventure.
Vin Rouge is a little slice of France in Durham. Guests here rave about the macaroni au gratin, the steak tartare, and the eggs benedict. The service is very accommodating, and the staff is known for going above and beyond. Finish off the meal with the crème brule or chocolate torte for a dining experience you won’t soon forget.
Housed in an old Victorian home, Four Square has been a landmark of the Durham culinary scene for more than a decade. Locals site the Four Square as the place to go for special occasions. The wine list is impeccably curated, and the New American cuisine is traditional, yet creative.