3218 Guess Road, Durham.
Prices: entrees $17 to $25.
Atmosphere: dreary in the dining room; dine in the upstairs bar instead.
Recommended: fried banana peppers, sweet potato fries, king's cut filet, thick custom-cut steaks.
Open: Lunch Tuesday-Friday, dinner Tuesday-Saturday.
Other: Visa, MasterCard; full bar; cigar friendly; kid-tolerant.
The N&O's critic dines anonymously; the newspaper pays for all meals. We rank restaurants in four categories:
**** Among the Triangle's very best.
*** Rewarding experience.
** Generally acceptable.
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e-picurean column and check out the searchable restaurant database at http://triangle.com/dining/.