Updates abound at The Durham House from restauranteur Raj Natarajan Jr. in the once former Woodrows Heights space. The 100 year old house has a luxe New Orleans vibe, laid back, but with sophisticated charm.
Natarajan Jr. has kept all of the integrity and bones of the old 1909 building but made updates where they mattered most: converting the kitchen storage into a wine and beer cellar, updating the taps to include said aged wine and beer, and replacing sports bar decor with marble tabletops and warm lights.
One feels immediately welcome and at home and can expect top notch service. The entire restaurant is 100% waste-free, even the take-home containers are compostable. Chef Don Shoenburg also has cleverly built into the exterior herb and vegetable gardens to support kitchen items like roasted bone marrow, razor clams with chorizo and medjool date cake, a giant departure from the Woodrows pub fare.
Lucky diners can get a seat at the sneak peek dinner on October 1, public opening to follow.