Revolution – Durham NC
107 West Main Street, Durham NC
Visited Saturday September 5, 2015
Revolution was one of the trailblazing fine food restaurants in downtown Durham. It has been joined by several others making downtown a great place to stay with many dinner choices.
What initially caught my eye walking by was the tapestry wall next to the bar, which turned out to be a beautiful mosaic tile installation. The large bar has a zig-zag configuration breaking up the line of seats. I was there labor day weekend, and discovered that most locals go to their atlantic beach cottages for the final summer weekend. This meant that I did not have to wait for a table and had the staffs undivided attention.
The drinks were created by a well trained bartender. The kitchen, although behind a wall, you could still see the preparation on 3 tv screens. Overhead cameras conveyed the cleanliness of the kitchen and precise prep knife work of the chefs – slicing, dicing, and chopping. This provided a virtual open kitchen experience.
The food was very good, the salmon was perfect. It was a memorable dinner. Next time I am in town I will definitely be back.