Durham, NC 27705
Parizade is Mediterranean inspired culinary creations. A vast open kitchen spans the length of the restaurant. Surreal art by Henryk Fantazos adorns the walls and ceiling. Parizade is truly the crowning jewel of Giorgios Hospitality Group. *Large parties, please call the restaurant at 919-286-9712*
Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 2:30pm; Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:30pm - 10:00pm, Friday & Saturday: 5:30pm - 11:00pm, Sunday: 5:30pm - 9:00pm
$30 and under
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Live Music every Thursday night!
They offer small and large catering options, from deliveries to full off-site catering services.
Parking garage also around the corner!
Private Party Facilities:
Parizade has one of the most elegant event spaces in the Triangle, where we serve only the most exquisite food and drink. We have the facilities, staff and experience to pull off every kind of private event, from corporate dinner parties to refined wedding receptions.
Private Party Contact:
Joshua Weaver: (919) 286-9712
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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Parizade Ratings and Reviews
This was my second time dining at Pariza ...
This was my second time dining at Parizade. The first time was during Triangle Restaurant Week in January, and I was pretty impressed. Sufficiently so, in fact, that when I saw they were promoting Valentine's Day I went ahead and booked a reservation.
Boy, was that a mistake.
Had an 8p reservation, but we weren't seated until close to 8:30. There were a queue of other couples with us who also had reservations that were being satisfied late.
The service experience was quite poor, especially in comparison to our previous experience dining with a larger group. Our waitress was slow to satisfy any request, and in only some cases could that be attributed to problems elsewhere. For example, bar problems causing drinks to come slowly wouldn't have been her fault (but is still a poor service experience). Some other items, like requests for olive oil (generally on the table for the complimentary bread) and a steak knife (for the steak entree) seem controllable. Although, in fairness to her again, it may not have been her fault that such requests were necessary in the first place.
I was less impressed with the food than our first experience, but it could have been a function of decidedly unadventurous ordering; my wife felt her entree was still quite good and mine was basically just steak and potatoes.
Pricing sucked by comparison, but I think that's the usual Valentine's Day effect of every decent restaurant jacking up prices because they can. The Triangle Restaurant week pricing was MUCH better; the value during that visit was part of my motivation for booking on Valentine's Day in the first place.
We went to Parizade for Valentine's Day ...
We went to Parizade for Valentine's Day and they had a pretty wide menu variety for the occasion, including vegetarian options. My husband and I shared a salad and a dessert and each had our own entree and the portion size was perfect. The food was absolutely delicious! I also had a cucumber basil martini and it was also delicious and fairly priced. We will be back!
Went there with my Partner for Valentine ...
Went there with my Partner for Valentine's Day. The server acknowledged her other tables by saying, "Welcome to Parazide, Happy Valentine's Day". When she got to our table she said, "Are you gentlemen here for dinner"? What happened to her telling us Happy Valentine's Day? Was very awkward for us at that point and set the tone for a less than enjoyable dining experience.
Horrible experience. The service was atr ...
Horrible experience. The service was atrocious. And then they ran my card for $150 more than my bill was worth. I have called several times and finally was able to track down a manager, who said he would call me right back, which he did not. No excuses would be applicable in this situation. It was handled quite terribly, and unfortunately, the food was lovely, but the service in management and all the errors we haven't heard will ensure that we never ever return.
We had a slow eater (SALAD) at our table ...
We had a slow eater (SALAD) at our table which put service behind and made three of the four entrees at our table tepid. Not the server or the restaurant's fault. I must say that even tepid, my meal was extremely tasty. Wine choices and mixed drinks were superb. Service was exceptional considering the adaptations that were ultimately required.
You need to have Mediterranean food as a ...
You need to have Mediterranean food as a choice. My wife and I were having a 60th anniversary year dinner at Parizade. We were not disappointed: the hostess was lovely, our waiter (Algie Walker) was excellent, and the seafood food was good. Because of a price for each item, I passed on a Med. salad which I normally would get at a similar restaurant in Chapel Hill.
We were a table for two. Our waiter did ...
We were a table for two. Our waiter did the bare minimum to serve us, had to ask for oil for the bread , and I got the wrong entrée but he ran from us so quickly before I noticed it and having waited an hour for our dinner I just ate it.
I asked for a quiet table due to my husband's hearing loss, we were seated in the middle of the restaurant near the kitchen window.
What I had was good and they did take it off the bill.
We were there for two birthdays. Outsta ...
We were there for two birthdays. Outstanding service and food. Asked about Sunday pre DPAC THEATHER dinner, We have a group of 10 couples and manager offered to open 1/2 hour early to ensure we made the show in time. A great evening.
We recently went to Parizade for the fir ...
We recently went to Parizade for the first time during restaurant week. Our meal was fantastic and so was our server! Filets were cooked to perfection and fried Brussels sprouts were great as well. Highly recommend this place for a nice dinner out and when you're looking for anything different from the usual.
We have been to Parizade many times sinc ...
We have been to Parizade many times since it opened and Saturday night our waiter was awful--never smiled --acted like he did not want to be there
everyone at the table of 8 wanted to know why he was working there!
Our food was fabulous but between the waiter and the noise level--not as good
as we had hoped--we had one couple who had never been to Parizade!
We went to dinner during Triangle Restau ...
We went to dinner during Triangle Restaurant Week. There were a large number of options to choose from for appetizer, entree and dessert. The pear, walnut and blue cheese salad I had was an appropriately small size with unique tastes; it was easy to get all the flavors in each bite. I had the salmon for dinner; a large portion, perfectly cooked. With the entree, the fennel side was quite good although I didn't care for the eggplant side, it had a sweet and sour taste that was unexpected. I had an orange torte for dessert that was a nice finish to the meal.
There was some confusion over which server had our table, after we sat for over 10 minutes without being approached and had to flag someone to tell us who our server was; I also had to remind the server to bring my wine after the appetizer had arrived some time before. However, the high quality of the meal compensated for the serving missteps.
Alexander was the most incredible server ...
Alexander was the most incredible server. He was exceptionally knowledgeable about every part of our meal and made stellar recommendations for each of us. He tended to us so we'll and anticipated our every need naturally. We were so blown away by his friendly, humorous, and charismatic personality that we each shook his hand after our meal was over. What an outstanding asset to your restaurant. I've already told several friends about our experience. Truly a pleasure to dine and wine with you this evening.
Nothing like going to a restaurant that ...
Nothing like going to a restaurant that crowds the tables in so close you can't move, then doesn't have the staff to work them. We were a table of six and went to take advantage of restaurant week. It's was our first time there. Food was good, service was horrible. I went through my entire meal with nothing to drink and couldn't get our waiters attention for anything. Finally went to bar and got it myself. Won't be going back. Too many others to try.
I've always enjoyed the food and especia ...
I've always enjoyed the food and especially the ambience. However it was very busy and noisey this time.
But the food surpassed my expectations! I had the salmon and it was probably the 1st or 2nd best I've ever had. I've eaten all over the country, lived in Monterey California where the salmon was subprime and loved the way this one was prepared!
I will certainly be returning more frequently!
I dined here on Friday night during Tria ...
I dined here on Friday night during Triangle Restaurant Week. I was surprised by the number of choices given for a $30 three-course menu. One could choose from five or more appetizers, about eight to ten entrees and three desserts--some restaurants give only three choices in each category. I went with the server's recommendation of the soup du jour, shrimp bisque, for my appetizer and it was okay but not outstanding. I was more pleased with the entrée, braised lamb shank with lemon orzo and roasted vegetables (a few pieces of potato, carrot and celery.) It was flavorful and very tender. Although the portion seemed large when they brought it out, I nearly cleaned the plate. I had also considered ordering the sea bass, or bucatini Bolognese. For dessert I had the mango sorbet with fresh fruit which included pineapple, red grapes, and cantaloupe--very good. The server was friendly and helpful but scurrying around to tend to several tables so it was difficult to solicit information. Perhaps when Restaurant Week is over things will be a bit more settled. I had a cocktail and a glass of Syrah. The wine list is fairly broad and I liked the choices. Some interesting cocktails are available also. This was my first time at Parizade and it is now in my top three Durham restaurants along with Nana's and Vin Rouge. Vin Rouge is under the same ownership group.
Durham has so many good restaurants that ...
Durham has so many good restaurants that I feel myself tugged to try other places, but when I do I find myself comparing them to Parizade and ultimately coming back to Parizade as an all time top favorite. Absolutely delicious dishes that allow the ingredients to shine forth. Love it.
We went for the restaurant week special ...
We went for the restaurant week special dinner. Both of our appetizers and entrees were wonderful; the desserts were too, but we were a bit full by the time it was dessert time.
Parizade has kept the quality up for decades!
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