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US$20 - US$80
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Reviewed 29 May 2021 via mobile

The food was outstanding. Got to reaturaant and we had outdoor seating. Storm was coming so they went out of their way to find us a indoor seat. The staff was top notch. Very attentive. Always checking on us and friendly. The owner came over...and asked us how our meal was and was very friendly. Would recommend this place over and over again.More

Date of visit: May 2021
Reviewed 11 March 2020

Early reservation before the show at DPAC. From the time we were met walking in the door, till the time we left, the staff was friendly, and efficient. Our waiter, Michelangelo, was simply great. Prices on the wine and menu selections were reasonable. We had...the Scottish salmon and the pork. We asked the waiter to delay putting in the order so we could enjoy our wine and conversation. The food was excellent, visually pleasing and cooked perfectly. All in all a wonderful experience.More

Date of visit: March 2020
Reviewed 5 February 2020

My family and I were really excited about eating at this restaurant and we were on the wait list for a week. We were lucky to get a reservation. I was anticipating an outstanding experience and awesome food. The food was just "okay" and nothing...spectacular. I'm glad we had he experience but I think there are a lot better places to go for steak in Durham. The service was great but I was disappointed that they no longer serve "bread pudding" which was one of the reasons for the visit. The food was very expensive and the atmosphere was just "okay". I had reservations at the Angus Barn and elected to go to Nana's and I plan to go there next. Hopefully the Angus Barn will be a step aheadMore

Date of visit: February 2020
Reviewed 21 January 2020

Be certain to make a reservation at this popular restaurant. Most obvious the locals fequent often but the staff treats all with the same respectful service.

Date of visit: January 2020
Reviewed 10 January 2020 via mobile

Excellent food and service. Very relaxing atmosphere. It’s a little pricey but for fresh food it was worth it. We’ll definitely be back!

Date of visit: January 2020
Reviewed 24 August 2019

Scott Howell decided to reopen his restaurant--one the top few for fine dining in the research triangle area. The quality remains very high. This is still your wonderful natural flavored cuisine with many modern twists. The appetizers, dishes and desserts remain excellent. Equally as important...is the superb knowledgeable set of waiters and helpful serving staff. The bread is still great, the natural lovely flavors, local fresh food for most items, and wonderful selection of sauces, side vegetables and other items served with each dish. The wine list is reasonable and slowly being built up but if you want quality as of my last visit it still lacks the higher quality wines which he is slowly adding.More

Date of visit: August 2019
Reviewed 14 July 2019

The staff was polite, and creme brulee was tasty due to real vanilla (as opposed to vanilla essence). But both beef steak and swordfish steak were bland and overcooked. They also lacked their own taste which may have something to do with a cheap (hopefully...not pre-frozen) product you may have got from the supplier. Bread was served on individual plates and each person was offered a tiny single slice of baguette. Both white and red wines were of a cheap variety (no cork just a screw cap). Recommendation for the manager: 1. Try the food you are buying and preparing. Maintain the standard. This was the most disappointing pair of steaks I have had in my life. 2. Be generous. It does not cost much to put a basket of bread on each table. Salt, pepper would also help. It is a standard in much cheaper restaurants. 3. If you cannot increase the standards, lower the price. At this point the quantity and quality of your swordfish and beef stakes is not worth the prices you charge. 4. Taste the creme brulee for sweetness. In my opinion it could be better if you make the creme less sweet. The crust is already very sweet. Thank you for using real vanilla.More

Date of visit: July 2019
Reviewed 8 June 2019

Recommended by a restaurant owner friend of mine. Impeccable cuisine with very innovative and carefully planned plate with great thought in assembling the entree and the sides that bring the experience together. Wine list interesting and carefully selected. Great choice go you will be Wowed.

Date of visit: May 2019
Reviewed 15 August 2018 via mobile

Love this place, food and staff. You all did an amazing job over the years. May your next journey be excellent.

Date of visit: August 2018
Reviewed 10 July 2018 via mobile

Just like home. Seated fast. Friendly and welcoming staff. We thoroughly enjoyed our Sunday brunch. Excellent presentation.

Date of visit: July 2018
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14 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
2 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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Nana's Restaurant is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4.5