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247 Craven
247 Craven

247 Craven Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.247craven.com
  • Phone: (252) 635-1879
  • Hours of Operation:
    Brunch: Sunday: 11:00am -2:30pm
    Lunch: Tuesday - Saturday: 11:00am - 2:30pm
    Dinner: Tuesday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm, Friday & Saturday: 5:00pm - 9:30pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Contemporary American, Southern
  • Executive Chef: Ashley Moser
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Beer, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Takeout, Wine
  • Catering: 247 CRAVEN will be happy to cater any event you may have planned. Please give us a call at 252-635-1879 to discuss your party's needs.
  • Private Party Facilities: 247 CRAVEN can accommodate up to 40 people for a private on-site event. Please call Chef Moser to inquire about various menu options.
  • Private Party Contact: Ashley Moser (252) 635-1879

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Pollock
  • Parking: Street Parking
A word from 247 Craven
Local chef, Ashley Moser, opened 247 CRAVEN in July of 2010. Utilizing only the freshest, most local, and seasonal ingredients, Chef Moser prepares some of the most uniquely creative food of any restaurant around.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Overall
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Food
  • Diners' Choice WinnerFit for Foodies
Diner Reviews
  • "Overall great restaurant! One of our favorites in New Bern. The menu is wonderful and the food is always excellent! I was disappointed to see the sanitation rating so low."
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "This restaurant was a delight! For dinner I had the coastal delight of scallops in risotto. The risotto was made to perfection and laced with crap and shrimp. It was a treat for anyone who enjoys seafood!"
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "Our fifth trip to 247....as before it was great...took friends and they agreed...New Bern has a great little bistro...if you are in town you won't be sorry you tried it!"
    Dined on 7/4/2014
  • "Great care is done for an enjoyable dining experience. The staff really care to see that you have a wonderful culinary experience. And kudos to the kitchen staff too. They are food artists and want to make sure your meal is a work of art as well as a tasty experience. Foodies will not be disappointed!"
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "About our 4th or 5th time here including the special wine dinners. Our meal (I had the tile fish special and my husband had the scallops) were both quite good (about 8 out of 10) but not GREAT. The food at the wine dinners IS over the top and what I prefer. The worst part of the meal was our server, Amanda. After bringing out the apps, she never came back to get our orders for the main course. We had to track her down to get these orders placed when we were basically already done with apps. She was like "huh, what, didn't I take those orders yet". Sigh. We'll be back because we live here and there are only so many choices in town for dinner."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "Again, 247 does not disappoint. Inventive food, good beer list, good wine list. What else do you want?"
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "Okay, so if you've seen any of my previous reviews, you know that 247 Craven is my favorite restaurant in New Bern. Nothing on this visit has changed anything. The Shrimp Burger was very good. Shrimp looked to be properly cleaned; coating and fry were perfection. The one suggestion I would make would be to serve it on a split hot dog bun like a Lobster Roll. The round bun made it harder to eat. The fried Chicken and Waffle Sandwich was really excellent in terms of flavors. It has some House Pimento Cheese on it and other things. I would just say perhaps don't call it a sandwich. The first bite completely crumbled the waffles and I ate it with fork and knife. But the flavors were great and I would order it again. Highly recommended!"
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "I am so happy that we selected this restaurant over some of our other options in New Bern, NC. It's a charming quiet restaurant with a very nice small, but well rounded menu. There are very unique selections to choose from and it was noticeable that everything was fresh and care was put into the preparation. Service was excellent as well. I think this is a gem and will be recommending it to all my friends/family who plan to travel to New Bern."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "A nice, friendly spot in downtown New Bern. Good service. Lamb dinner was delicious. Wine list has a number of reasonable choices. Recommended for lunch or dinner."
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "We went to 247 after hearing glowing reviews and the food was quite tasty, but my oyster po' boy was very lightly stuffed and my wife's entree salad was saucer-size, despite what I considered a comparatively high price. The place is very small and hectic -- you go for the food and location, not the atmosphere."
    Dined on 6/8/2014
  • "I have had the pork belly wraps twice before this time it was very salty. I was so disappointed."
    Dined on 6/6/2014
  • "Creative, delicious, delightful best describe Ashley's continuing success at 247 Craven. we had the usual great oysters, incredible lamb, fresh swordfish and salads. The glass wine selection is different and nice. The restaurant is quiet during the week. No need to drive to Kinston or Morehead City, this is the best in the area."
    Dined on 6/5/2014
  • "One of the best restaurants we have gone to in the country, surprising to find it in this small town. Unusual combinations of tastes that are awesome. Good wine reasonable priced. "
    Dined on 5/29/2014
  • "Always great food. We have been there numerous times and enjoy it. They should check their supply of non-alcoholic beer before they open for the day. Numerous times they have not had it or served us their last one. "
    Dined on 6/4/2014
  • "The food was great. We were a table of eight and the restaurant was packed. The service was over the top. The staff could not do enough. I have had brunch ,lunch and dinner and always good food, good service and will always recommend."
    Dined on 6/4/2014
  • "This was my first experience at 247 and I was not disappointed. We were a group of 3, who LOVE fine dining. We sampled each others' plates and were all very happy with each dish! The pork belly lettuce wraps were incredible! We also were thrilled with the hanger steak, cooked perfectly and robust with flavor! The scallops were equally delicious. Their was a special the night we were there, a fresh local fish dish, it was fantastic! I will definitely be back."
    Dined on 5/17/2014
  • "This is an excellent restaurant. New Bern is fortunate to have such a wonderful place to dine. Food is always delicious and service is wonderful. You must try their cayenne dusted oysters and fried green tomatoes!!"
    Dined on 5/23/2014
  • "The food here is really, really good, the service is good but it is so noisy that you can't have a conversation. We've eaten there about 6 times in the past 2 months taking employees and friends. Rave about the food but the noisy is too much."
    Dined on 5/22/2014
  • "The chef at 247 Craven has a talent for creating unique recipes. I had Soft Shell Crab Picata at a recent visit that was delicious. It was served on mashed sweet potatoes with huge capers. They also have a full bar. My only complaint is that they don't have Hendriks gin. "
    Dined on 5/21/2014
  • "Went for brunch. Extremely odd and limited menu. Everything, except the coffee, was hardly edible."
    Dined on 5/18/2014
  • "If you are looking for something out of the normal steak and chicken this is the place. "
    Dined on 5/16/2014
  • "The soft shelled crab and Opah combination on a bed of scrumptious veggies and sauces did it for me! A great dining experience in a really cool little restaurant in a very unique little resort town."
    Dined on 5/16/2014
  • "A must stop if you are in New Bern. Food & service will have you and your stomach smiling."
    Dined on 5/3/2014
  • "My husband had heard good things about this place so we ventured 45 min out of town and tried it out for Sunday brunch. It was fantastic, good food, good service and friendly. I'd like to come back at night to try it out. My only complaint would be that they didn't have their Fried Green Tomatoes. I was really looking forward to those. "
    Dined on 5/4/2014
  • "Good food and fun neighborhood feel! Nice place for Brunch with something for everyone. Wine dinner looks wonderful and fresh!! "
    Dined on 4/27/2014
  • "Our favorite downtown restaurant. Small but inventive menu, always perfectly prepared. Good wine list and beer selection."
    Dined on 4/25/2014
  • "Great food, excellent for brunch but vet small and can get really loud "
    Dined on 4/20/2014
  • "They will accommodate just about anything to help with surprises for a special occasion. This is restaurant has the BEST food in New Bern!!!"
    Dined on 4/19/2014
  • "Wow...we had a party of 6 and didn't have any complaints about anything. Wedge Salads, Caesar Salads, and Fried Oysters were great apps. Seared Tuna special was delicious and cooked perfectly. Pork Shoulder on Grits was so tender a knife was not necessary. Desserts made by the owner's grandmother were awesome."
    Dined on 4/8/2014
  • "We had a large party. We changed our reservation, but the restaurant was still able to accommodate us and provided great services."
    Dined on 3/31/2014
  • "Our daughter came to visit so we took her to 247 for some fine dining. My husband really enjoyed the hangar steak which was done to perfection along with a bone marrow. We also enjoyed the special striped sea bass and the grilled Caesar salad..yum. Also the service was excellent."
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "The food and service was excellent. The only negative that I could find was the noise level was extremely loud. The crowd was older and I think they were having issues of hearing each other; therefore, they were talking rather loud. Overall, a good experience and would recommend everyone to try the restaurant 247 Craven."
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "We have dined at 247 Craven around six times and never had a bad meal. I usually get some type of seafood and it is prepared to perfection. I love the oyster appetizer, which is usually on the menu. All the presentations are lovely. The menu is limited, but has only the food that is the freshest at that particular time of year. The wines are reasonable and good. I am a good cook and do not like to go to a mediocre restaurant just to eat out. I will keep coming back to this one. Be sure to make a reservation. There are not many tables."
    Dined on 3/21/2014
  • "We picked this venue based on ArtWalk that night, the fact that it was open late, and we had wanted to try it. We were NOT disappointed. Our host helped us try out a great beer, wonderful dishes, and a melt in your mouth dessert. The portions were what portions should be, not the entire plate. The costs were a tad more then I would have paid for a normal dinner out, but this was an anniversary and the food was worth EVERY cent. The presentation of the meal was picture perfect and it was intimate enough of a setting to feel like you were by yourself! I would HIGHLY recommend this restaurant for food, drinks, ambiance, and service!"
    Dined on 3/14/2014
  • "Had a lovely, quiet, romantic Anniversary meal with an attentive, knowledgeable waitress. Both entrees, the Grouper special, and the Salmon, were done perfectly and the presentation was top-notch. Enjoyed the wine suggestions. We will be back!"
    Dined on 2/19/2014
  • "My wife and I had a wonderful experience for lunch. We live in New Bern but recently went for the first time. We will be back. Service was first rate and so was the food. Compliments to the Chef!"
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "This, together with the wine pairings, was wonderful for a special occasion."
    Dined on 2/8/2014
  • "The food is varied and very good. It is, however, pricey, and we felt that the portions were rather small. In addition, some of the entrees lacked sufficient "sides"."
    Dined on 1/25/2014
  • "I have lived here for 6 years. I have never ventured to the restaurant due to the fact that it is off the beaten path. Well I am so glad I made the effort. First, the people are so polite and considerate. Second the food is excellent and plentiful. Third, they know how to make an occassion special. Fourth, I can say nothing bad about them except I wish the place was larger. But, that would change the ambience of this little gem. So make reservations to be on the safe side."
    Dined on 1/10/2014
  • "The food was excellent. The menu choices, however, were not totally to my taste. We were pleased that although the noise level was moderate, we could all hear each other and have a conversation! That doesn't happen in many restaurants. I liked that the room was small, and numbers of diners limited.....cozy. Did find out that we should ask for Table 14 so that we would not be placed again at the table for 4 near the kitchen. The only real glitch was that my fried green tomato appetizer was delivered incomplete....without the pesto and parmesan frico. That was corrected and it was delicious....the favorite part of my meal. The wine, Malbec Salentein, Argentina, was excellent."
    Dined on 1/11/2014