Restaurant News & Reviews

City Beverage

4810 Hope Valley Road Durham.

401-6500.

Cuisine: New American.

Rating: ** 1/2.

Prices: entrees $11 to $16.

Atmosphere: flashback to the 1960s.

Service: Still in the learning curve.

Recommended: mini burgers, barbecued shrimp BLT, potato crisps, portobello pasta, rack of lamb.

Open: lunch and dinner Monday-Saturday (open daily at 7a.m. for coffee).

Reservations: accepted for parties of 6 or more (reservations not accepted for the patio).

Other: Visa, MasterCard, American Express; full bar; kid-friendly.

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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