Restaurant News & Reviews

Patrick's

4201 N. Roxboro Road, Durham

477-5354.

Cuisine: New American.

Rating: ***

Prices: entrees average $11 to $16.

Atmosphere: open and dramatic, with balconies.

Service: young, eager and learning fast.

Recommended: shrimp hushpuppies, Granny Smith apple salad, shrimp and grits

Open: lunch Sunday-Friday, dinner nightly.

Reservations: accepted for parties of 8 or more.

Other: Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Discover; full bar; kid-tolerant; live jazz on Saturday nights.

The N&O's critic dines anonymously; the newspaper pays for all meals. We rank restaurants in five categories:

**** Extraordinary.

*** Excellent.

** Good.

* Fair.

Zero stars: Poor.

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