About Us

About Us

Established in 1987, the University Club is Durham’s premier private dining club.  The Club is home to members who conduct business and entertain socially in a fine dining atmosphere.  Located in the 11,000 square foot 17th floor penthouse of the University Tower, the University Club offers gourmet dining with luxurious furnishings, gleaming chandeliers and tastefully arranged rooms.  Throughout the Club, sparkling windows offer magnificent panoramic views of Durham, Chapel Hill, Duke University and Duke Forest.

With six finely appointed private rooms, the University Club offers a variety of settings that can accommodate every event from an elegant wedding reception to an upbeat sales seminar. Conveniently located near Duke University, UNC Chapel Hill and NC Central University, the University Club provides the perfect location for educational programs and academic celebrations.

Dress code is business casual. 

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    Kelly Santel

    Kelly Santel

    Owner, Managing Partner

     

     

     

    • I’ve worked at the Club since 2001, going from server to owner
    • I brew my own beer
    • I’m an avid St. Louis Cardinals fan
    • Cookies should be their own food group
    • The perfect afternoon: taking my daughter to the playground
    • I’ve had gray hair since age 12
    • My favorite book is Gravity’s Rainbow by Thomas Pynchon
    • I’d love to have a beer with Bill Murray
    • I make a mean chili