Counting House

At Counting House restaurant, led by Executive Chef Stephanie Klos, local cuisine meets bold flavors and playful execution. A seafood-driven menu set amongst the art of today, designed to provide you with an easy-going escape that will feed your soul. The bar and lounge is a welcoming place to taste innovative cocktails, sample local craft brews, and explore broad bourbon and wine lists.

Reestablishing the warmth and vitality of a historic gem, Counting House combines contemporary design with architectural details including the building’s original terrazzo floors and arched windows.


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Monday-Friday 7am-10am


Monday-Friday 11am-2pm


Sunday-Thursday 5pm-9pm

Friday & Saturday 5pm-10pm

Weekend Brunch

Saturday & Sunday 8am-2pm


Monday-Thursday 11am-10pm

Friday  11am-12am

Saturday 10am-12am

Sunday 10am-10pm

Upcoming Events

Lunch at Counting House
Lunch is back on the menu at Counting House! Join us every weekday from 11AM-2PM for all your coffee, po' boy, and fish & chip needs.
House of Coxx Drag Brunch
May 19, 2024
Snag tickets to the next House of Coxx drag brunch, happening right here in Counting House.
Upcoming Dates:
> June 23
> September 15
> October 27
> December 1
Underground Cocktail Series
This special cocktail series focuses on new, experimental, or thematic cocktails dreamt up by our expert bartenders, available only in our lower-level bank vault. Offered in conjunction with Durham's "Third Friday" art walks.
Counting House Gift Cards
Give the gift of Carolina seafood with a gift card to Counting House. Available for purchase online in amounts ranging from $25-$250.
Meet Executive Chef Stephanie Klos
“I like to layer flavors and show off a lot of attitude. We want our food to be soul-nourishing, and to pay homage to North Carolina in our own, playful way. We will capitalize on our rich seafood while doing it on our own style."

Private Dining

Whether you’re hosting a romantic rehearsal dinner or an important business luncheon, Counting House offers a Private Dining Room for groups of up to 32 guests. Enjoy custom menus rich with local flavor by the culinary team at Counting House.

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Art in Counting House

Adjoining Counting House is 21c Museum Hotel Durham. Rotating exhibitions of contemporary art and site-specific installations carry over and into our space, like Duke Riley’s It Will Warm You Twice.

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