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The scene at Fairview Dining Room, the signature Forbes Travel Guide Four-Star restaurant at Washington Duke Inn & Golf Club, is one of elegance and Southern charm. But even with the rich-hued tapestries on the windows and staff decked out in white, button-up shirts, the place pours on the pretension a lot less than it does sweet tea. The uber-conservative vibe (long banquettes, white tablecloths) was swapped for a lightened, more-approachable one, making it the ideal place for cuddling couples, families visiting nearby Duke University and golfers discussing the day’s play at Duke University Golf Course. At breakfast and lunch, the energy is quite bright — which actually might have as much to do with the floor-to-ceiling windows overlooking the greens than anything else. At dinnertime, the mood is still easy, only it has a little more rhythm to it thanks to the nightly piano tunes.