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Durham Restaurants - Culinary Epicenter of the Triangle

These restaurants in Durham, NC are chef-owned and highly recommended for an enjoyable fine dining experience.

Five Star ★★★★★ The Best of All in Food and Service  (Reservations Recommended)
Nana's  2514 University Drive.  919-493-8545 Hours: Mon-Sat 5:30-9pm. Closed Sunday.  Our all-time favorite restaurant.  Owner Scott Howell excels in sublime yet simple using the freshest local fare.
Four Square  2701 Chapel Hill Road 919-401-9877 Hours: Mon-Sat 5:30-9:30pm Closed Sunday. Stellar American contemporary cuisine produced by chef & owner Shane Ingram.  Located in restored Victorian-era mansion.

Italian
Pop's  810 West Peabody St. 919-956-7677 Open seven days 5:30-10:30pm Excellent lighter northern Italian fare served in a loft warehouse setting.

French
Vin Rouge French Café  2010 Hillsborough Rd.919-416-0406 Hours: Tues-Sun 5:30-10pm. Closed Mondays. True French Bistro: Best steak & frites and calf's liver in the Triangle.
Rue Cler  401 E.Chapel Hill St. 919-682-8844. Mon-Fri 11:30am-2pm: Tues-Sat 5:30pm-10pm. Outstanding Parisian-style restaurant in Downtown Durham. Three-course prix fixe menu can't be beat!

Seafood
Blu Seafood  2002 Hillsborough Rd.  919-286-9777 Hours: Lunch 11am-2:30pm, Dinner Mon-Sat 5-10pm. Closed Sunday.   Upscale, casual fresh seafood with innovative regional classics.  Chef Tim Lyons resides with the fish monger.

Steakhouse
Metro 8 Steakhouse  746 Ninth Street   919-416-1700  Nightly 5-11pm. Twist on classic American steakhouse. Chef/owner Francisco Pirillo reflects his Argentine heritage on several dishes.
Chamas  Brightleaf Square 919-682-1309 Hours: Lunch Mon-Fri 11am-2pm; Dinner Mon-Sat 5:30-9:30pm Closed Sunday. True Brazilian steakhouse experience

Asian Fusion
Mt. Fuji Asian Bistro  Brightleaf Square 919-680-4968 Hours: Lunch Mon-Fri 11am-3pm  Dinner nightly  5-10pm. Large sushi bar and best Chicken Pad Thai

Mediterranean Roots
Café Parizade  2200 West Main St. 919-286-9712 Hours: Lunch Mon-Friday 11:30am-2:30pm, Dinner nightly 5:30-10pm. Spacious restaurant where Mediterranean flavors are at play.
Bleu Olive  1821 Hillandale Rd. 919-383-8502 Hours: Lunch 11am-3pm, Dinner Mon-Thurs 5-9:30pm, Dinner Fri-Sat 5-10:30pm. Closed for dinner on Sundays. A new Mediterranean Bistro from the owners of Papas Grille in Durham, NC

Local Fare
Watts Grocery  1116 Broad Street 919-416-5040 Hours: Lunch 11am-2:30pm, Dinner 5:30-10pm, Closed Monday.  Late Night Menu 10:30-1:30PM. Bistro Café offers updated, distinctive take on local North Carolina cuisine by chef/owner Amy Tornquist.
Foster's Market  2694 Durham Chapel Hill Blvd. 919-489-3944 Open 7 days 7:30am-8pm. Sarah Foster's gourmet food market/café in a retro setting.
Q-Shack  2510 University Dr 919-402-4227 daily: 11am-9pm The very best North Carolina BBQ served in a very relaxed atmosphere

Mexican
Tonali  3642 Shannon Rd. 919-489-8000 Lunch: Mon-Fri 11am-2:30pm, Dinner Mon-Sat 5:30pm-10pm.  Authentic gourmet Mexican menu prepared by chef/owner Andre Macias