While Nanasteak is justly renowned for its filets, rotisserie-roasted chicken, grilled fish and other mouthwatering entrees and appetizers, its libations are also worth a toast. The offerings include a robust wine list and a tantalizing line-up of cocktails. 

Nanasteak is particularly well-suited to sensational sipping.

“Our approach to wine and cocktails has always been to share with people great ingredients with a slight twist,” says Brad Weddington, who manages the restaurant’s handsome bar. “We find that it’s about taking what people like and enhancing their pallet.”

An example is the venerated Old Fashioned. “We get a lot of love for that drink,” says dining room manager Graham Weddington. “We perfected the recipe.” And in a rave review, one of the region’s most influential restaurant critics reported enjoying a “20-year-old tawny port.”

To find the right refreshment match for each customer, the brothers are always happy to talk through the options. “There are a lot of different types of wines and beverages and sometimes it can be intimidating,” says Brad. “It’s about getting people what they like.” 

Nanasteak is particularly well-suited to sensational sipping. Founded by James Beard Award-nominated chef Scott Howell, the elegant eatery nestles at the nexus of the bustling Durham Performing Arts Center and Aloft Hotel, popular with business and pleasure travelers. In other words, Nanasteak serves up delights at the crossroads of culture — cocktail and otherwise. Cheers.