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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Chef Seizer is the best - all the plates we have tried are a nice blend of flavors, textures and colors making the food served at Counting House absolutely delicious. The ambiance is quite pleasant - unique decorations, confortable seating and nice music that is...enjoyable but also allows for conversation. The service is superb, our wait staff are always very attentive and knowledgeable. All aspects make Counting House by far the best restaurant in Durham! I was surprised that tonight it was not packed - maybe because we went for a late dinner. I don’t usually write reviews but I’m writing this one as I love Counting House and it really deserves more patrons!More

Date of visit: August 2021
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Josh K, General Manager at Counting House, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Lucy, Thank you for the glowing review. Chef Jeff's menu continues to evolve and expand. Can't wait for you to return for another amazing visit!

Reviewed 18 July 2021 via mobile

It is as good as it gets. Innovative kitchen, great local ingredients and very good service. I am surprised it averaged only four stars. It is clearly the best restaurant in Durham.

Date of visit: July 2021
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Charlie C, General Manager at Counting House, responded to this reviewResponded 24 July 2021

What an amazing review, thank you so much 560deryac. We can't wait to see you much more of you in the future. -The Counting House Team

Reviewed 3 May 2021

We've been to Counting House many times over the years and the day they brought in Jeff was the day we fell in love with it. He's not only a talented chef who makes the most consistently delicious meals we find in the area but...is also a great host. He's constantly finding new ways to impress his guests and make them feel welcome. Everything on the menu is outstanding.More

Date of visit: April 2021
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Charlie C, General Manager at Counting House, responded to this reviewResponded 15 May 2021

Wow, thank you Rob. Jeff blushed when he read your review and he was very touched and appreciative that you took the time to let the world know. We are excited to have a new regular and look forward to seeing you often. -The Counting...More

Reviewed 1 May 2021

If you're visiting Durham and don't partake in the the amazing experience and menu at Counting House, you're not living right. The mastermind behind Royale in Raleigh took his immense talents (and amazing team) to Durham and we followed. The breakdown: -Atmosphere: inviting and polished....Exactly what you want for an unique date night, special event, impress-your-clients dinner. -Service: impeccable. The staff is accommodating, well-versed and frankly, charming. -Food: I would regularly drive the the 30 miles from Raleigh for anything on this menu - thoughtful, creative, well-executed and damn delicious. Having lived in multiple cities, Chef Seizer and Counting House remain one of my all-time favorites. Not to be missed.More

Date of visit: April 2021
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Charlie C, General Manager at Counting House, responded to this reviewResponded 4 May 2021

Thank you so much Voyager322363. You hit all the high notes; atmosphere, service and food. I can't wait to share your thoughts with the entire team and I know chef Jeff really appreciates it as well. We all look forward to seeing you in the...More

Reviewed 30 April 2021

We've been to the Counting House for dinner a few times over the years, and up until about a year ago, it was good, but not great. Now ... it's great. Great, great, great! We ate there a couple weeks ago and were blown away...by freshness and flavors. Chef Jeff has really taken advantage of the springtime harvest to build some incredible dishes. Throw in the chill vibe and fun soundtrack and this has to be one of the best restaurants in the Triangle -- we can't wait to go back!More

Date of visit: April 2021
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Charlie C, General Manager at Counting House, responded to this reviewResponded 4 May 2021

Thank you so much Nated440. So happy to hear that you got to experience all the wonderful fresh produce that our region has to offer. We also can't wait to have you come back. -The Counting House Team

Reviewed 29 April 2021

My husband and I snuck away for dinner at Counting House last weekend, and it was easily one of the very best meals we've ever had (including international trips, celebrating special occasions). The flavors were incredibly, the food was plated beautifully and the atmosphere only...enhanced our experience. We selected a tasting menu and were so glad we did -- giving full control to the chef to share his favorite selections was the best approach. Thank you, Counting House and Chef Jeff! We'll be back soon!More

Date of visit: April 2021
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Charlie C, General Manager at Counting House, responded to this reviewResponded 4 May 2021

KatiedN4156EG, So happy to hear that you are fully vaccinated and chose us to come celebrate. Letting chef Jeff choose your tasting menu is always a fun way to eat. We look forward to seeing you many more times. -The Counting House Team

Reviewed 28 April 2021 via mobile

Had dinner with a close group of friends on Saturday night. Service=amazing, food=perfect/plentiful, atmosphere=intimate but open and airy. Chef Jeff Seizer was our favorite go to back in Raleigh when he was leading Royale, and is absolutely the best reason to pull those of us...resistant to traveling OTB to Durham. We’ve tried just about every spot in the Triangle and Jeff and crew beats them hands down wherever they are. Don’t be surprised if you want to check into a room at the hotel directly after. The food is so good you can’t stop eating until you basically want to lay down for a few hours. Will be back again & again.More

Date of visit: April 2021
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Charlie C, General Manager at Counting House, responded to this reviewResponded 4 May 2021

Thank you so much Jasonm724. So happy to hear you have an excuse to come to Durham. We look forward to seeing you again & again. -The Counting House Team

Reviewed 3 April 2021

I concluded after last evening, that the Counting House, under the baton of chef Jeff Seizer, has taken first place among Durham restaurants. The quiet, romantic ambience greets you with a warm welcome, the service could not have been more attentive or gracious, and the...cuisine is innovative, bold and delicious without any fussiness. Portions are generous, and my date and I split and were plenty satiated with 2 apps and a main. To top it off, the young man who valeted the car was extra kind and helpful. What a memorable meal and evening overall.More

Date of visit: April 2021
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Charlie C, General Manager at Counting House, responded to this reviewResponded 5 April 2021

Trapezoidhd, Wow, what an amazing review, thank you so much. I can not wait to share with chef Jeff and the entire team. We look forward to seeing much more of you in the future. -The Counting House Team

Reviewed 23 November 2020 via mobile

Had a super Birthday Dinner for ten in this amazing restaurant- new chef, new menu with food cooked to perfection, washed down with great vino! The lovely staff, Josh, Savannah and Ryan worked hard to accommodate our requirements as of course in a pandemic we...have to adhere to the restrictions and rules but they couldn’t do enough to ensure my husband had a super 60th birthday celebration! Thank you. Would highly recommend. MariaMore

Date of visit: November 2020
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Reviewed 15 March 2020

This is an Amazing venue with excellent service and quality food. The venue provides for an outstanding dining experience. Certainly will return.

Date of visit: January 2020
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testabc123def456, Other at Counting House, responded to this reviewResponded 20 March 2020

Thank you for dining with us, E Riehl! We are so thrilled that you enjoyed excellent service along with your meal. We will look forward to your return and giving you another outstanding dining experience. -The Counting House Team

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DPAC is within walking distance. The only parking available at the restaurant is valet parking or street parking.
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Counting House is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 4
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 3.5