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Nana's Restaurant

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2514 University Dr, Ste 104, Durham, NC 27707-2156 (James St.)
+1 919-493-8545
17:00 - 22:00
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Mon - Sat 17:00 - 22:00
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Durham, North Carolina
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15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Eats great 10/10, hot plates 2/10. When will Nana's learn: one likes to savor delicious and carefully prepared hot food - and find it still hot from beginning to end, not luke warm or even cold after 10 minutes! There are several relatively inexpensive remedies of which we are sure Scott is aware. The service was great, even as the... More 

2 Thank Peter I
Tampa, Florida
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47 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Nana's Restaurant remains one of my favorite places to dine while in Durham. The menu changes often, with many delicious dishes offered. The unusual preparations are always lovely. The service is outstanding, and the seating is very comfortable. Try one of the new menu items- chances are it will be incredible!

Thank DeeDee3579
Durham, North Carolina
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Our dinner at Nanas was absolutely delicious . Another thing we enjoyed was the fact we could dress casual since my quest was visiting and we did not have to worry about the dress code.

Thank Barbara B
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96 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Any serious diner in Durham has to have heard of Nana's. It is one of the city's core dining venues for a creative, high-end meal. Despite it long history (which often creates a stale experience), Nana's still delivers. The setting is elegant but comfortable, the staff is A1 and the menu and food are superb. Although I only order one... More 

1 Thank DrFudi
Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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128 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016

We moved here long before the restaurant revolution that has now christened Durham as a culinary outpost. And Nana's has been here all that time. So we've been for special occasions over the years, but it had been many, many years since we'd eaten there. We went to "help" a friend celebrate her 60th and what can be more helpful... More 

Thank Holly R
Princeton, New Jersey
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19 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016

We had an absolutely delicious meal at Nanas. The best evidence of the quality of food was the empty plates of all 6 diners in our party. Recommend the risotto appetizer and the chicken entree which was seasoned and cooked to perfection.

Thank Andrew C
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45 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016

Nana's rarely disappoints. Not to dissuade, I mean it only deviates from exceptional on occasion. What is truly fun is the artwork. Of course, that's not likely why you go there, so it's just a wonderful attraction beyond the good food and wine. We love the signature Risotto and a nice Cabernet to complement.

Thank David S
Durham, North Carolina
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016

Wow! Why did I wait so long to go to Nana's? The service was smooth, the food was exceptional, and the atmosphere was soothing. The restaurant seems to be designed to allow patrons to enjoy their dining experience with acoustics that allow conversation. We have enjoyed food at other restaurants but left dissatisfied because the dining room was so loud... More 

Thank _nancyraymcmurray
Durham, North Carolina
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016 via mobile

We have been to Nana's on several occasions, over several years. The service is impeccable. The food is fresh, local, and epicurean. The atmosphere is relaxed and the wine list is well rounded. You will never be sorry going to Nana's.

Thank Tracey H
Durham, North Carolina
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

Nana's has consistently provided diners with excellent food in a lovely atmosphere... that friends can converse in without shouting. Food is deliciously prepared, menu is extensive, service is terrific yet unhovering. Its very comfortable, and elegant without pretense. Prices are consistent with other fine dining restaurants. A go to place for special occasions and/or just eating well. Small plates at... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$20 - US$80
American, Gluten Free Options
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
Romantic, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings
Open Hours
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
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

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?