Scott Howell opened Nana’s over 25 years ago in the Rockwood neighborhood of Durham, quickly garnering national recognition and establishing Nana’s as a destination for seasonally inspired American cuisine. Scott has been nominated eight times for Best Chef: Southeast by the James Beard Foundation and was at the forefront of Durham’s transformation into one of the South’s great dining cities. Nana’s is both a beloved neighborhood bar and fine dining restaurant.
Creative, ingredient-driven American dishes.
Nana’s menu changes based on the season and locally available ingredients. It includes customer favorites like Scott’s seasonal risottos and truffled chicken liver paté — and entrées like rosemary roasted lamb rack and a wood fired prime New York strip steak. Nana’s offers daily specials highlighting local produce and North Carolina seafood. The drinks menu includes select cocktails, a great selection of craft beers and a curated list of wines by the glass and bottle.