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About Nasher Cafe
The 100-seat indoor/outdoor Nasher Cafe overlooks the garden and sits adjacent to a Mark Di Suvero sculpture, providing a serene and beautiful ambience. The menu consists of soups, salads, sandwiches, and desserts.
Durham, NC 27705
Fusion / Eclectic
Hours of Operation:
Brunch: Saturday: 10:00am - 3:00pm, Limited Menu 3:00pm-4:00pm
Sunday: 12:00pm - 3:00pm, Limited Menu 3:00pm-4:00pm
Lunch: Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday: 11:00am - 3:00pm, Limited Menu 3:00pm-4:00pm
Dinner: Thursday: 5:00pm - 8:15pm (building closes at 9pm)
$30 and under
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Summer Days Nasher Nights Programming includes special events we coin 'Live and Local'. There is live music from the talented musicians of the area as well as a menu featuring local products. Check out the calendar on nasher.duke.edu for further information regarding special programming and more.
The Nasher Museum has a metered parking lot. The meters accept credit cards or cash (exact change needed as they do not provide change).
Banquet, Beer, Cafe, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wine
Special Events & Promotions:
Please contact Aidan Peters, General Manager of the Nasher Museum Cafe for details regarding Private Events and bookings. 919.684.6032 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Nasher Cafe Ratings and Reviews
Loved the feel and the lunch menu of this cafe. The server was helpful and attentive without being on top of us. I thought my lunch was delicious, but I couldn’t eat it all. The portions are large. It was very noisy at lunchtime, but the crowd seemed to be enjoying themselves. I would certainly go back and will tell my friends about it.
Lot of students have found this place - it has great food, inspired by what exhibits the museum has at the time - great entrees and wonderful desserts. Fabulous wines and according to some in our party fantastic cream soda. Very fast and friendly service. Definitely a restaurant to visit again!
We went for a special dinner offered in conjunction with a show of Italian art. The menus were supposed to be from 18th-c. Italy - they were simply spectacular! I had swordfish, which is much too easy to overcook; instead, this was absolutely delicious. We were very pleased indeed. We had dessert even though we were full, and the cheese cake was light and wonderful, too.
Excellent setting within the Nasher Art Museum and there is a large glass wall looking out to Duke University heavily wooded area with art within the landscape. Patrons can opt for seating outside which is lovely. For lunch I selected the Eggplant sandwich on artisan bread with the red potato salad--tasty and lovely presentation. My friend had the salmon and green salad--also beautifully presented. Ingredients are quality and fresh, and breads as good as in France.
We had a great experience at the Nasher Cafe for Sunday Brunch. It was for a Bday treat. The weather was beautiful, so the outdoor seating was fantastic. Our drinks were specials of the day and BOTH were great. The brunch/breakfast entrees were very good and proportioned and priced reasonably.
Don't know if Nasher was simply short-handed for Saturday brunch, but we felt looked off and rushed in a sense. Servers while doing their job, food was on table.... they took no time to make the dining experience relaxing or warm/friendly. It's warm in summer, and water glasses should be filled to the brim more often than not. Going out to eat should also make us feel welcomed for our business, not like we are a chore to serve.
Our Saturday lunch with friends at the Nasher Cafe was delightful. They have wonderful brunch/lunch selections.
The Cafe service was excellent, even as they got busy. Reservations are recommended. There were many young people, and an entertaining atmosphere.
We loved visiting the museum before and after our lunch. The selections from the permanent collection changes, so there are always new things to see.
Love the food. Ate inside, very noisy. Unsure if our waiter or another person spilled my husband's coffee as he/she set it down. Did not take away coffee cup with spill in the saucer. Necessary to ask it be done. Perhaps cafe needs more staff, Saturday lunch.
My only reservation about a top-top review is that I was seated directly underneath the frigid AC, which blew down precisely on my neck. I couldn't figure out where the cold air was coming from until I had finished the lunch. I'll just choose my seating more wisely next time!
This small, intiment restaurant is a hidden gem. Our group of 6 wasp offered a place inside with air conditioning or on the warmer, but visually delightful patio. On the patio we overlooked a green lawn with colorful artwork. The food is a little expensive-salads about $12. But everything was fresh, crisp and well-presented. Our server was friendly and efficient. Desserts were wonderful--the vanilla ice cream was rich and creamy-great on the apple or chocolate desserts.
This is the second time that I have taken friends from out of town to the Nasher and been not only disappointed but embarrassed. Although we reserved a table there was no hostess to greet us and take us to the table, so we stood around aimlessly. When we ordered, the server came back and told us that the smoked salmon had not come in that day. Since smoked salmon is served cured and not fresh, I cannot understand how you can run out of it , especially when it is mentioned in two dishes on the menu. After we picked two different items, the server returned again to tell us that they were out of potato chips. I have never heard this one before. Surely you either buy more when you run low or send staff out that morning to buy some? The kale salad was a huge pile of kale with not much else on the plate. The coffee was not hot. All in all, a poor experience for quite an expensive casual lunch.
So very disappointed to show up for our 2pm lunch reservation on time (everything online that we had found said that the restaurant was open until 3pm for lunch) only to be greeted with an empty dining area. A man approached us and said that there was no food available. My thoughts went immediately to health department concerns, shipment interruptions, the world's coming to an end but we weren't informed. Rather, the man said that the restaurant was open until 3pm but that the kitchen closed at 2pm. I asked him why Open Table allowed us to make lunch reservations. He shrugged, said something about summer hours, and walked away.
We had a delicious meal with good service in a beautiful setting at Guglhupf. I highly recommend Guglhupf.
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