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Reviewed 30 June 2021 via mobile

We sat in outdoor tent so I can only say the inside was well laid out and spacious. We were greeted and sat promptly by a cordial young lady. Our waitress, Colleen was extremely nice and friendly. She served us well along with the other...staff members who were attentive and pleasant. We were 2 couples. The cocktails were very good. They actually use the correct amount + of liquor for the gin and tonic and Manhattan we ordered compared to many places. We had the pork ribs and kimchi as appetizers. Tender, taste was excellent with a light miso glaze. You get 4 ribs. Main course consisted of 1 order of filet minion, 2 NY strips and salmon. All steaks were cooked perfectly, medium and medium rare. Generous size and sides were very good. Salmon was done perfectly also. Our sides were the gold potato purée ( cream potato) and broccoli rabe. ( thin stalks coved with thin layer of spinach) also had the waguy fat fries. Don’t miss that treat. The seasoning on them were great on top of the excellently done fries. We had the desserts of creme brûlée, brownie and peach cobbler. Could not ask for better. Overall it was an excellent meal and service. The tent for warm and there was no fan air circulation. The music provided by small wireless speakers could not be heard very well. I would improve that. They were busy yet you did not feel ignored or slighted. It’s expensive but worth it.More

Date of visit: June 2021
Reviewed 26 June 2021

We only made reservations the night before so had an early seating at 5:30, which was great. The restaurant was not very busy at that time, however by the time we left it was full. Parking was very easy as there was no Bull's game....The marinated grilled shrimp appetizer was very flavorful and would recommend it. Both the prime rib and filet minion were order medium rare and came that way. The both were very tender, flavorful. The creamed spinach was exceptional, however the fries while good were over salted. The horseradish sauce was initially on the bland side, but the staff brought additional horseradish which allowed me to make it more to my liking. We were to full to order dessertMore

Date of visit: June 2021
Reviewed 21 June 2021

My wife and I went for my birthday this past weekend. We got the beef meatballs as an appetizer. When we cut them open they were visibly pink and not cooked all the way. Assuming that it would be fine since it’s beef, we ate...them. Bad mistake. We spent the entire next day wrapped around toilets from food poisoning. As far as the entrees go though, ours were delicious. I ordered my steak medium and it practically came out well done.More

Date of visit: June 2021
Reviewed 15 March 2021

This past weekend on a golf trip to Durham NC to play Duke golf Course. We went searching for dinner options on Saturday for a party of 4. We stumbled on Nana Steak with no reservations on a Saturday night. During these Covid times everything...in Durham is limited seating or outdoors. We are from South Carolina where things are much more open and less restricted. Anyway we arrived at Nana Steak and the hostess said she could probably seat us in approx 30 - 45 minutes. We decided to stay and in the interm have a drink prior to dinner. While we sipped our cocktails she came over and sat us outside with heaters. Approx 20 minutes after we arrived. Our waiter Justin was outstanding. Personable, knowledgeable and there when we needed him. The apps of kimchi pork ribs and gnocchi were wonderful with great spice and depth of flavor. There was also a strip steak and filet mignon both done perfect. Not to be missed were the brussel sprouts and waygu beef fat fries. For a dinner that was on the fly we couldn't have asked for a better result. Between the staff (everyone) to the meal it all hit the mark. Next time in Durham we will have a reservation. Top shelf in downtown Durham next to the Aloft hotel. Great job to all at Nana SteakMore

Date of visit: March 2021
Reviewed 10 January 2021 via mobile

Super evening at this great steak restaurant- felt incredibly safe with the outdoor dining - lots of heaters provided and a welcome warm drink as soon as you arrive just to start the evening with a warm fuzzy feeling! Fab steaks, great sides, drinks and...very safe service all excellent. Thank you.More

Date of visit: January 2021
Reviewed 16 August 2020

I am a new visitor to Durham, but this little restaurant was amazing, even after some rain downpours, and, of course, opening 3 days ago after COVID related closure mandates were lifted for them. They now have all outdoor dining, and a select, but delicious...menu! I understand they just built their outdoor dining pavilion, which offers a nice ambience. Service is great, cocktails amazing, and we loved our meals. The tuna was good, and some of our party had the steak options, which did not dissapoint, considering this was in the name!More

Date of visit: August 2020
Reviewed 11 March 2020

We were on a time crunch for dinner reservations before an early concert at the DPAC (adjoining) and decided to try Nana without reservations. Able to be seated at bar at 5:30 with no problem. Service was absolutely solid, although as the place filled (by...6pm there was line waiting out the door) the pace slowed. Because of out time constraint we ordered simply - wife got the small filet, I ordered the 12 rib eye, Both were very good cuts and perfectly cooked and the mashed potato side was very tasty. I was a little confused as to why baked potatoes weren't and option, but, no big deal. The decor and setting was a blend of old/modern - a belend of old tobacco building and fixtures around the bar area - more modern in the surrounding seating and periphery. A really nice atmosphere. All in all, a very solid bet for steaks and drinks if you're in the DPAC area.More

Date of visit: March 2020
Reviewed 7 January 2020 via mobile

My husband and I ate New Years Eve dinner here and thoroughly enjoyed it. The food combinations (including desserts) were interesting and delicious. Given the name, it was not surprising that there was nothing vegetarian on the menu, but still, in this day and age,...I think one vegetarian option on the menu might be appreciated (fish is my “fall-back,” and I was able to have a very delicious tuna steak). The wait staff was excellent. The decor is also fun. Since it is located right next to the Performing Arts Center, I would imagine it would be a good choice for before or after a show.More

Date of visit: January 2020
Reviewed 4 January 2020 via mobile

Great steaks and salads in a lively setting. Kind and thoughtful service makes it a repeat restaurant for me. Great Place.

Date of visit: January 2020
Reviewed 28 December 2019 via mobile

This was my second dining experience. Despite being a packed bar and dining room our pre-theater brunch reservation saw us seated promptly. Service was great even with a full house. Drinks were replenished promptly. Our meals were delightful and the early afternoon bloody Mary’s were...sharp and perfect starters.More

Date of visit: December 2019
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21 November 2019|
Response from cheryl h | Reviewed this property |
I just ate there. I have no idea what the salaries are for the servers or what they typically make in tips. I would google NanaSteak and speak to someone there. Ask for someone in charge of hiring.
14 October 2017|
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Response from | Reviewed this property |
No...when we were there it was mostly casual. I saw no one in a suit, although there was a bridal shower seated near us dressed sharply. We went what I would call business casual.
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