Quality Inn Medical Park
1816 Hillandale Road
Durham, NC 27705
Phone: (919) 471-6100
Fax: (919) 479-7026
Locals flock to this neighborhood favorite, but don't be intimidated by the long lines the authentic taste is worth the wait. The star of the show: North Carolina barbeque. The characteristic vinegary sauce makes it genuine. The sides make it sublime: crunchy coleslaw, tender pole beans, turnip greens and Brunswick stew. And they just keep the hushpuppies coming. It is worth going off your diet for, but for those who just cannot bear the thought, there are a variety of broiled seafood plates available. Cash only.
Remember the times when you would hang out with your friends in a stuffy bar, playing pool and cheering for your favorite team? Now take that and team it with upscale ambiance and high-tech equipments, what you would get is Bluestone Bar & Grille. Located within Hilton Durham near Duke University, this sports bar is the best of the best. Come to grab some tasty grub, for a game a pool, or simply to watch your favorite sports games on the large screen televisions.
Just like the Hilton Chain of Hotels, Starbucks needs no introduction. Get the taste of the entire range of Starbucks' beverages at Starbucks Lobby Lounge at Hilton Durham near Duke University. You can enjoy a fresh baked delicacy or meal with your beverage. This lounge is equipped with Internet access.
Vin Rouge is a classic bistro that transports its guests to the south of France. The restaurant is critically acclaimed among the press and has often walked away with top culinary honors. The accolades can be credited to chef Matt Kelly, who blends traditional flavors with a dash of contemporary style by way of an authentic French menu. Start off with a charcuterie and cheese platter to complement wine, craft beer or your choice of cocktail. Trout Amandine, sautéed salmon, gratin de macaroni, New York strip, steak tartare and ribeye represent the main courses. Frames dotting rouge walls, antique furniture and a dining room setup convey a warm and intimate atmosphere. A seat at the patio gives way to street views.
For a wonderful meal visit the Nasher Museum Café, in the Nasher Museum of Art. If you are here to look around and then eat, it would be wise to first put your name down at the cafe. The good-portioned food here is a bit pricey, so keep a tab on what you are ordering.The restaurant has a good weekend brunch. Call for details.
Tasteful and subdued, this highly rated eatery is one of the most elegant in the area. Cobalt glassware glints off crisp white tablecloths, upholstered chairs speak comfort and dark wood complements creamy white walls. A tad stuffy, Fairview is the perfect place to impress your prospective in-laws. The Bibb Lettuce Salad with Bacon, Gorgonzola and Walnuts, although pricey, is the perfect combination of texture and taste. Seafood, poultry and meats are all given star treatment. Don't plan on coming straight from the links; the dress code is enforced.
Once the center of Durham's famously successful tobacco industry, Brightleaf Square is housed in two large early 20th-century brick warehouses. Stroll the original cobblestone walks and enjoy the flower-filled courtyard that separates the two buildings. Inside you'll find high-end specialty shops catering to young Durham professionals. Check out the latest men's fashions at B. Hyman and Company, browse the wares at Horizon Gallery and hunt for that perfect accent piece at James Kennedy Antiques, Ltd.
If you enjoy eating food that is full of fresh goodness, then try out a 'farm-to-table' restaurant. Piedmont offers you delicious food that is sourced locally from farmers. The food here guarantees fresh tastes. The use of seasonal ingredients ensures that there is variety as well as flavors. The menu is reasonable for the kind of food served, and the portions are decent.
Savor the taste of delicious paninis, tramezinis and crostinis at Toast. This restaurant specializes in making the Italian style sandwiches. Committed to serve some of the best traditional Italian recipes, this store uses fresh and carefully sourced local ingredients in every dish. Its friendly staff is known for their efficient service and makes this place an ideal spot for grabbing a quick bite on a busy day.
Tyler's Restaurant & Taproom has quite a bit of tasty items on the menu, including Fish Tacos made from beer-battered whitefish, House Smoked Ribs, and Chicken Fried Chicken which has a hand-breaded chicken breast over mashed potatoes and mustard greens over white gravy. This place also has reasonably priced Lunch Specials that are available until 5p. The Carolina Cuban with ham and pulled pork, Swiss cheese, mustard and pickles pressed on a griddle seems intriguing and well worth a whirl at that price.
For a delicious meal, walk into Revolution. The restaurant is a local favorite, especially for the variety on the menu. If you want to learn how to make some of the dishes available, drop by for the Sunday cooking classes. Call for details on the same. The restaurant gets really busy during peak hours, so reservations are recommended.
Dos Perros is located in the heart of downtown, meaning easy access! And gladly it is so, since so many locals absolutely enjoy dining here. The menu is pretty extensive and has quite a bit of variety. The rates may appear to be a little higher than you would expect for Mexican, but you certainly are paying for better quality. One interesting fact about Dos Perros is that they have a list of rarely-available beers.If you love Tacos, then don't miss the Monday Taco Special. Call for details.