3001 Cameron Blvd. (Science Dr.) Send to Phone
919-493-6699 | Make Restaurant Reservations | Menu
OpenBreakfast & Dinner daily, Lunch Mon.-Fri., Brunch Sat.-Sun.
- Romantic setting
- Private room(s)
- Full bar
- Reservations required
- Entertainment Fri.-Sat., Sat.-Sun. Brunch
- Parking lot
- Jackets suggested at dinner
- Wheelchair accessible
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Fairview Restaurant Review: The luxurious Washington Duke Inn & Golf Club abides within a wooded grove between Duke University’s campus and its championship golf course. Serving as the Inn’s formal dining room for all meal service, Fairview imparts an image of old-money opulence that belies its late twentieth-century pedigree. Executive chef Jason Cunningham’s seasonally changing contemporary American menu impresses, too, with first course options ranging from fried quail with hoop cheese grits to lump crab cakes with smoked bacon and roasted pepper relish. Mains continue the extravagance with the likes of pistachio-crusted lamb chops served with pumpkin and manchego grits and collard greens, or herbed chicken breast with apple cornbread stuffing. Desserts include such temptations as an apple tarte Tatin with bourbon honey ice cream. The wine list shows good variety and some depth, especially in both white and red Burgundies and vintage Champagnes, accompanied by verticals of fine California wines as well as Italian and Spanish selections. Solo diners will enjoy the generous half bottle list and the more than 20 by-the-glass choices. Dessert wines include portos and other fortified wines, plus late harvest and ice wines.