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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*
Durham, NC 27705
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 probably our 4th visit to Parizade and we've enjoyed our meals everytime. This particular visit was for Mother's Day and we arrived and found out it was a buffet and were initially disappointed. However, once we filled our plates on the buffet line everyone remarked how great the selection was and really enjoyed the food. We will be back!
Excellent service and a terrific and extensive selection of buffet style cuisine for our family's Mother's Day celebration. The staff keep everything moving efficiently, even with the large crowd of guests to handle. The quality of the various items on the menu was top notch, as usual. One cannot go wrong choosing Parizade for a fine meal in a festive and creative ambiance.
First of all, we are very loyal fans of Parizade. When my wife and I go it is always an experience. Food and service are impeccable. Unfortunately, Mothers Day did not live up to the norm, not even close. Had I been aware it would be a buffet, we would not of gone. In my opinion, the only way a buffet works well is if you are the first person to take food from the tray being freshly delivered. Anything short of that is a failure. Food is over cooked, dry, cold, etc. Parizade only damaged their image and reputation with this event. Especially with high ticket cost of such poor food. We will continue to go back, we will just insure there is nothing but what Parizade is good at, single table menu dining.
Mother's Day Brunch was absolutely wonderful. All of the food was well seasoned and they had a great variety of dishes: howeverr, the lamb was overcooked. We ate ouside under a big tent in the Courtyard. They needed more servers outside but all in all a great day. Price keeps going up for the brinch. It was $40 plus cost of drinks. For $40 it should include coffee, tea or juice.
Went for Mother's Day. Didn't think there would be a price fixe brunch because their website didn't mention it (from what I saw ... the menu link went straight to their regular lunch menu), so I was a bit taken aback when the waiter said it would be $40 a plate. But I'd been to Parizade before and it is good; though not $40 a plate good when you have two teenagers with you (they've never eaten $40 worth of food in one sitting in their lives). The desserts were ok ... the chocolate mousse tasted like it was bathed in alcohol, which just wasn't good, but the other desserts made up for it. So ... the food was good as was the service. I do think if you are charging $40 a plate for brunch maybe not charge $3 for an iced tea. Overall it was good, but again, not $200+ good (after charging for iced teas and adding their own gratuity. I'd reserve those kinds of prices for fine steakhouses and the like.
My eyesight isn't what it used to be (I wear readers) - so for me - the font on the menu is waaaaay too small.
Our waiter was friendly and attentive enough - but he obviously didn't listen when I placed my order - because I got shrimp when I ordered the tenderloin. As it was - I didn't really care because I like both and probably didn't need the beef...but he really should listen better.
I love the ambience
My dessert was awesome.
We tend to go to some pretty nice restaurants, and we do a lot of Mediterranean cooking ourselves, so it's unusual to have to ask about what a dish on the menu is all about. Parizade had me stumped, but our server (Andy) provided great details and information as well as insights that led to our choices. We began with Taramasalata spread - very garlicky and delicious. From there I went with the Risotto Nero with rare, seared tuna. My daughter enjoyed the swordfish picatta, in which the swordfish is sliced almost scallopini width and was amazingly tender. We finished with Tunisian orange cake that was very tasty. After dinner (which we enjoyed on the outdoor patio), we went inside to listen to an excellent jazz guitarist. Parizade is a place I recommend without qualification. We'll be back.
We stopped by Parizade for lunch and was pleased with their three course lunch menu. The chicken kabob was over cooked and slightly dry. But over all I think the value is worth it. I do however want to complain about the service. My waiter brought the wrong food. We order Grilled calamari but received Fried calamari. He also brought the wrong dessert. We didn't have the time to wait for the correct order to be made so just settled with what was brought up. The waiter did not even once come to our table asking how the food was. I had my water refilled once at the end of my meal. And there was no smile or anything from the waiter the entire time. For a restaurant with so many good reviews I'm surprised and disappointed by the experience.
One of the restaurants that has help create Durham as a unique oasis in the Triangle for a get away dining experience. A secluded outdoor dining area makes for a romantic option as well as the funky decor inside in the large dining room. The menu is always interesting as well as the wine list. Lunch 3 course specials are an incredible value. I'm never disappointed and will continue to return.
Everything about our dinner was perfect. My husband and I shared an eggplant appetizer , trout, linguine with clams, and a light orange cake dessert. Everything was well prepared, delicious and creative. The Italian wine suggested by our waiter was an excellent accompaniment to the food. We had a quiet leisurely dinner and it was lovely.
We had dinner at Parizade's just a month ago and rated it all 5 *88**. We had a waiter that after he brought 2 drinks to our guests, completely forgot about us, and waited on other tables with guests who came in after us. Never came back to get drink orders for the rest of us. Also the drink order for a guest was completely wrong, and we waited 30 minutes for another attempt at his obvious lack of training or understanding of what he was to do. So, Not the Standard of Parizade's. He does not need to be in this line of work.
First time and experience was great. Server was knowledgeable, friendly and attentive. The horiatiki (Greek salad) was wonderfully delightful and the perfect lead in to the main meals of linguine with clams and ribeye steak with charred asparagus and a side of fingerling potatoes. This was no sprinkling of clams. There must have been twenty or more on the plate. And the steak was tender and succulent, each bite melting like butter when consumed. The asparagus was charred to perfection and a nice compliment to the steak. In truth, this steak was better than I've gotten at many super high-priced steak houses. The meal was topped off by orange cake that was light and delicious. We left satisfied and contented, but not overstuffed.
There is a nice bar that seemed to be doing a good business. The interior is huge and, from what I could gather, there is also a fair amount of outdoor seating. The interior decor was nicely arranged with huge amusingly bizarre paintings and an interesting chandelier. The tables were set up to allow for intimate privacy for small groups. There was no feeling of one being unintentionally part of a neighboring table.
Most people was nicely dressed -- business casual. At least two or three large groups were accommodated while we were there. Parking could be a little bit of a challenge as the parking directly in front of the restaurant was limited.
Perhaps the highest compliment I can give is that we most certainly will come again. To the owner and staff, thank you for a wonderful meal and time at Parizade.
Really excellent entrees: branzino and lamb. Parizade makes a great Greek salad. Other salad and appetizer very fine as well. Service fine if a bit awkward, needed some smoothing out, but waiter on the way to excellence of attention. We've been to Parizade many times. This was the best experience yet.
This restaurant has a great fun vibe- they actually section off the restaurant based on the number of diners so we felt like it had a good ratio of space to number of diners. The staff was excellent and service was spot on. We took our nephew and 3 of his friends from Duke there. So this review is a bit negative on the food because of portion size more than taste. We all agreed that what we had tasted very good, but some dishes had way to little food especially for the price. This would include the swordfish and the sea bass. My husband had the sea bass and I felt so sorry for him that I gave him half of my excellent (and ample ) vegetarian pasta. Also his martini was super small and that ain't ok :)
We ate at the Easter buffet which was full of breakfast, lunch, and dinner foods...the roast beef, leg of lamb, grilled mixed vegetables and salads were great. There were loads of other foods we didn't try...and of all the desserts, the lemon meringues were spectacular. Luckily we ate in the back courtyard with its water feature which was charming and much quieter than eating inside. Granted this was a special occasion and not the usual menu but we hadn't eaten here in decade and we really enjoyed it. Parizade is a staple restaurant in Durham with choices to please everyone at your table.
We reserved weeks in advance for Easter Brunch. It did not disappoint! Food and service were excellent. We asked to sit outside, unaware of the fact that we'd have to walk past and WHEELCHAIR past all the folks at the buffet!! This was very difficult. I'd recommend figuring out another way for a group with a wheelchair to do this. Sit in the front area outside or advise the party of the path to outdoors-we would've changed our minds! It helps to put a wheelchair on a pathway that doesn't involve going by alot of people...
In general we had a good experience, but a few things would make us question a return trip... Two of our dinner guests had a glass of water spilled on them and our waiter took the time to tell us about a great burrata dish they had on the menu, then told us they didn't have it... But then ten minutes later served it to the table next to us! Hmmm....
The restaurant is really well decorated, and the food was tasty, but in my opinion you don't get your money's worth eating there. I've recently moved to Durham from Charlotte and I'm accustomed to fine dining with entree's that include sides. Everything shouldn't be a la carte and the menu needs some variety , especially if it will continue to be advertised as Mediterranean / French cuisine. The server was nice, but he barely check on our table while we were eating and didn't prebus the table either
The dining experience overall was excellent the food was well presented well-cooked our waiter was friendly but professional my only complaint was that their menu was not updated so it was somewhat different from the type of food that I had seen online apparently they were changing their menu to a more true Mediterranean menu. And an observation not a complaint per say was that although there were plenty of appetizers and salads that type of thing ,some of the main dishes did not come with a starch or a vegetable and there were no side dishes offered I don't mind ala carte menus but there really were no choices for side dishes if you are entree did not come with one.
It was a Saturday evening with a capacity crowd...of entitled complainers. We made the best of it. The table of several next to us were in constant demand of the staff for one random reason or another. That had never been my experience here prior in dining here for almost a decade and a half and I can certainly appreciate getting the level of service that we received under the circumstances. Everyone working that night seemed under duress and it wasn't their fault. I'll either come earlier or on a different night. I must give credit for the level of professionalism I observed considering the boorish patronage of that evening.
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