Restaurant News & Reviews

Verde

Erwin Plaza, 2200 W. Main St., Durham.

286-9755.

Cuisine: Mediterranean, tapas.

Rating: ** 1/2

Prices: $$

Atmosphere: European cafe in vibrant shades of green.

Service: variable.

Recommended: frittata, vegetarian dishes, sharing platters.

Open: lunch and dinner Monday-Saturday.

Reservations: recommended on weekends.

Other: Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Discover, Diners Club; full bar; smoke-free; vegetarian-friendly; kid-tolerant.

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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