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Nana's Restaurant
Categories: Restaurants & Bars
2514 University Dr, Durham, NC 27707
Hours: Monday-Saturday 5 p.m. - until
(919) 493-8545
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Since the opening of Nana’s in December of 1992, through the extensive remodeling and expansion completed in March 2000, until today, Nana’s remains one of the most popular restaurants in the Triangle area and we invite you to join us for a great dinner.

Customers enter on brick pavers that flow onto a hardwood floor constructed of true heart pine reclaimed from a warehouse built in downtown Durham over sixty years ago. The dining rooms, with warm cayenne pepper and yellow mustard seed walls, appointed with imaginative paintings by local artists, dramatic chandeliers and candlelight, invoke a warm and cozy feel.

The lounge showcases a pleasing blend of “old world” cherry woodwork and “new world” brushed, stainless steel columns and bar tops. Not only is the bar a place to enjoy a libation before moving to the dining room, or a spot to relax for that after dinner glass of port, but the entire menu is offered as well.

Chef Scott Howell can still be spotted delivering dishes to tables in his signature uniform: chef whites, shorts and ball cap.

Nana’s well known combination of world-class cuisine, a wine list that has won the “Award of Excellence” from Wine Spectator Magazine, and friendly, attentive service that makes for an unforgettable dining experience. Nana’s easily accommodates large parties, also offering private dining options.

Look for special Wine Events featuring vintners from all over the world with wines carefully paired by Chef Scott with his unique style of cooking. Whether celebrating a birthday with friends or a romantic anniversary, we have the perfect table for you.

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Lux V. Jun 4, 2017
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My family and I stop by maybe 2-4 times a year for special occasions for years. I absolutely adore this place. The service and food has always been... (more)
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Fred B. May 20, 2017
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This restaurant has been one of Durham's finest almost from the moment it was opened in 1992 by chef-owner Scott Howell. He has built the restaurant's... (more)
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John M. Apr 23, 2017
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Much sadness attended the lamentable closing of Foursquare in Durham. Last week, we realized we hadn't been to Nana's in quite a while. Hence a date-night... (more)

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