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Best American Restaurants in Durham

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4.8
Exceptional(370)
Price: Moderate
• American • Durham
Booked 30 times today
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A photo of NanaSteak restaurant
4.8
Exceptional(2463)
Price: Expensive
• American • Durham
Booked 33 times today
NanaSteak, located in the heart of Durham's dynamic dining scene, has undisputedly established itself as one of the top steakhouses in the area. The reviews are rife with praise for its exceptional steak dishes, ranging from filet mignon to Waygu Tri-tip and flank steak. Many patrons name it their go-to for special occasions, confirming its reputation for providing an impeccable dining experience and excellent service. Beyond its remarkable steaks, the comments also highlight the restaurant's skill in other entrées, the side dishes, and even the drink specials. Management's attention to customer service is another consistent theme, creating a welcoming and friendly atmosphere. NanaSteak has won the hearts of many, not just as a steakhouse, but as a crucial part of Durham's culinary culture.
A photo of Little Bull restaurant
4.8
Exceptional(384)
Price: Very Expensive
• American • Durham
Booked 31 times today
Situated within the vibrant neighborhood of Durham, the restaurant Little Bull has been making waves for its innovative fusion/eclectic cuisine. Inspired by the tapas style, Little Bull is applauded for its assortment of small dishes, each expertly seasoned and bursting with rich flavors. Their standout dishes include the plantain empanada, tongue & cheek, Octopus, and Shortypan. The menu remains lively and unexpected with dishes such as squid ink black beans paired with grilled octopus, a favorite amongst diners. This combined with excellent, timely, and attentive service and an energetic ambiance, Little Bull exudes a charm hard to resist. Reviews reveal customers’ love for the excellent cocktails and unique food experience, promising to return for more.
A photo of Restaurant at The Durham restaurant
4.2
Awesome(491)
Price: Moderate
• American • Durham
Booked 7 times today
Recognized for its exceptional services, lavish ambiance, and diverse menu, the Restaurant at The Durham offers blissful dining experiences to its patrons. Testimonials deem its food "gastronomically superb," "extremely flavorful," and "always good." One reviewer highlighted the venue's artistic plating, implying an eye for detail not only in taste but also aesthetics. The restaurant has creatively incorporated American cuisine with farm-to-table concepts, enabling guests to enjoy locally sourced ingredients. Visitors also praised the restaurant's adept and knowledgeable staff for enhancing their dining experience. The Durham is also commended for hosting special culinary events like a Mexican pop-up, showcasing the breadth of American culinary influences.
A photo of Fairview Dining Room restaurant
4.7
Exceptional(1808)
Price: Expensive
• American • Durham
Booked 15 times today
Fairview Dining Room is a beloved establishment praised for its exceptional American cuisine. The restaurant offers a diverse menu featuring dishes from hearty breakfasts to sweets and coffee for dessert. The main courses include classic American options such as 8oz Filet Mignon, Joyce Farms Chicken Breast, and Chesapeake Crabcake. Customers express appreciation for the restaurant's high-quality food, calling it "creative and delicious." Among the standout dishes are the southern biscuits loaded with blueberries and cream, the short rib dinner, and the Washington Duke Corn Chowder. The elegant and relaxing atmosphere, accompanied by attentive service and live piano music, further enhances the dining experience. The Fairview Dining Room is highly recommended for those seeking culinary excellence and a memorable dining experience.
A photo of Nasher Cafe at Duke University restaurant
4.8
Exceptional(824)
Price: Moderate
• American • Durham
Booked 8 times today
Nasher Cafe at Duke University is a place where contemporary American cuisine is celebrated. Reviewers rave about "great food" with a "nice variety" and dishes that taste "delicious," including the butternut squash salad and highly rated brunch options such as the salmon eggs Benedict. The cuisine is complimented by the "wonderful view" of Durham's wooded landscape and the contemporary architecture of the cafe's location. The setting is described as having an "excellent environment," and the service receives high marks for being "efficient and responsive." Whether you're enjoying a "relaxing lunch visit with friends" or a "lovely spot for a nice lunch," Nasher Cafe offers a top-notch contemporary American dining experience.
A photo of Metro 8 Steakhouse restaurant
4.8
Exceptional(881)
Price: Moderate
• American • Durham
Booked 9 times today
Metro 8 Steakhouse, located in Durham, has received high praise from customers for its outstanding steakhouse cuisine. Visitors have applauded the "fantastic" steaks, noting that it is unbeatable for the price. Moreover, the Argentine flair adds an intriguing twist to the dining experience. Patrons have declared it to be the "best steakhouse in Durham," mentioning their excellent steaks, flavorful salads, and diverse wine selection. The service and staff are also highly praised, with reviews noting their exceptional attentiveness and accommodating service. Metro 8's capability in handling special occasions, celebrations, and large parties has consistently resulted in excellent experiences for its customers.
A photo of Peace & Saint - Durham restaurant
4.6
Exceptional(5)
Price: Moderate
• American • Durham
Booked 4 times today
Our elevated shisha café lounge inspired by Middle-Eastern and Mediterranean flavors is open 6 days a week, with a full-service bar that invites you to engage in creative pursuits alongside wine, craft cocktails, and specialized hookah flavors. Whether you’re an entrepreneur taking an afternoon meeting on our spacious patio, a designer stretching your creative inspiration beyond office walls, or a lifelong sports fan raising a victory glass, we invite you to our place of peace and genuine connections. Respectfully we are a 21+ establishment. ID is required upon arrival even with reservations.
A photo of Blue Corn Cafe restaurant
4.7
Exceptional(409)
Price: Expensive
• American • Durham
Booked 4 times today
Blue Corn Cafe, open for over 25 years, consistently delivers excellent authentic Latin American cuisine. The restaurant offers a diverse range of dishes from different Latin American countries, including Mexican and Cuban cuisine. Patrons appreciate the broad menu that caters to everyone, with numerous vegan, vegetarian, meat, and seafood options. The staff is praised for their knowledge and excellent service, often offering recommendations on menu specialties. The food, described as reliably good, fresh, and perfectly seasoned, features novel items like plantains and Cuban sandwiches. Reviewers commend Blue Corn Cafe's atmosphere, describing it as a relaxing, comfortable, and fun family place. As evidenced by their ever-loyal customers, the restaurant not only provides good food but also a wonderful experience.
A photo of Counting House restaurant
4.4
Awesome(1490)
Price: Expensive
• American • Durham
Booked 11 times today
Counting House in Durham is renowned for its exceptional contemporary American cuisine. The restaurant's unique and inventive approach to food, be it Southern, Americana classics or modern spins on traditional dishes, consistently wins high praises. Patrons have highlighted the "amazing" and "flavorful" food, such as the market fish and spare ribs, which are presented excellently. Notably, the grilled romaine and cauliflower salad and the mushroom bolognese pasta come highly recommended. Reviewers also mention the novelty of dining within a contemporary art space - the 21c Museum Hotel Durham, adding to the overall experience. The friendly and attentive service further heightens the appeal of Counting House, making it a standout choice for any meal.
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