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About 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.

247 Craven St
New Bern, NC 28560
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Contemporary American, Southern

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

Cross Street:
Pollock

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(252) 635-1879

Website:
http://www.247craven.com/

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.

Executive Chef:
Ashley Moser

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

Additional:
Bar Dining, Beer, Corkage Fee, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Takeout, Wine

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Details
Tue - Thu 5:00PM - 6:00PM

247 Craven Ratings and Reviews

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4
3
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4.4

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.5

service

4.4

ambience

3.8

value

4.0

Noise

Moderate

89% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (18)
Local Ingredients (17)
Good for a Date (15)
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Creative Cuisine (15)
Fit for Foodies (14)
Casual (11)
Neighborhood Gem (10)
Cozy (9)
Great for Lunch (7)
Seasonal (7)
Good for Anniversaries (6)
Sunday Lunch (6)
Good for Birthdays (6)
Comfort Food (5)
Handcrafted Cocktails (5)
Romantic (5)
Tasting Menu (5)
Worth the Drive (5)
Authentic (4)
Great for Brunch (4)
Bar Seating (3)
Great Beer (3)
Healthy (3)
Tapas (3)
Business Meals (3)
Fun (2)
Notable Wine List (2)
Great for Outdoor Dining (2)
Quiet Conversation (2)
Good Vegetarian Options (2)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
Kid-friendly (1)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Organic (1)
People Watching (1)
Pre/post Theatre (1)
Quick Bite (1)
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·Dined on November 11, 2017

For New Bern, NC, the dinner menu is a bit "out there"...ingredients and dishes that required explanation by the wait person. The food itself was very good and portions were ample. But, the noise level at dinner was almost overpowering...we almost left simply because we could hear the person across the table.

We've been there for Sunday brunch before and it was fantastic...great, recognizable dishes and a much less noisy.

Overall, we won't go back for dinner, but we do plan to try lunch the next time we're in New Bern.

Tags: Sunday Lunch
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 (Western NC)·Dined on November 10, 2017

We love 247. The food is always the best. The service is excellent. The wine list is great.
Whether for a special occasion or just a night out, always good.

Tags: Cozy, Special Occasion, Romantic
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 (Raleigh)·Dined on November 8, 2017

Planned on lunch to celebrate an occasion. We arrived about 45 minutes early but they were able to sit us immediately.
We all agreed that this was one of the best lunches we have had in a long time.
Highly recommend!

Tags: Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch, Quick Bite
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 (Wilmington)·Dined on November 3, 2017

Enjoyed fabulous dinner of small plates including some of the best scallops I have ever had plus an excellent charcuterie with unique Humboldt Fog cheese.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for a Date
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 (Pinehurst)·Dined on November 3, 2017

We had eaten there last year and it was fine. This time we were disappointed with the menu. Too few entrees. Four plus one special. My wife and I were celebrating an anniversary and wanted to enjoy our meal. There was nothing on the menu we wanted so we had a drink and left.

Tags: Local Ingredients
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 (Raleigh)·Dined on October 28, 2017

Great food and service. Food is excellent and not your run of the mill menu. This is the place to expand your palette. The octopus appetizer was fantastic. I also ordered the pimento dip with pork rinds as a back up - our table devoured everything. My short ribs were delicious and mom's salmon excellent. Drinks and dessert also excellent - recommend the carrot cake with salted caramel drizzle. We all enjoyed a wonderful food and dining experience. Look forward to my next dining experience at 247 Craven.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Bar Seating, Handcrafted Cocktails, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Gluten Free Options, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Cozy
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 28, 2017

Wonderful small restaurant in the historic district. Excellent service. Meals, including salads, tuna, short ribs, scallops, were all perfectly prepared and tasted heavenly. A very relaxing, wonderful meal.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Special Occasion, Tapas, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on October 20, 2017

So loud we had to yell to be heard by the person seated next to us. The grilled octopus appetizer contained about four tiny bits of octopus. The pizza was a horror made with what appeared to be a frozen crust.

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 (Wilmington)·Dined on October 20, 2017

I like this restaurant. Food good - price fair. Felt a bit rushed. Wait staff at this restaurant take any finished plate from table even though others are not finished. I did ask them once not to do it but this time I let it go. Noise level very high making cross table conversation somewhat difficult.

Having said all that I will return as food and preparation are about the best in my home town.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Casual, Good for Birthdays
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 (Raleigh)·Dined on October 19, 2017

We love 247 Craven, but with the menu changing all the time, we must be selective in what we order. The scallop appetizer is delicious, but we miss the oyster appetizer. The new salmon entrée was not as good (to us) as the previous one (the salmon was good, but the sides served with it were lacking) and the bacon, egg, and potato pizza was not our cup of tea. We will return and order more selectively. It's fun to try new things, but when you do, you learn that not everything is going to be a "wow" for you. The service was amazing, as usual, and we enjoyed our wine.

Tags: Cozy, Fit for Foodies, Bar Seating, Good Vegetarian Options, Local Ingredients, Casual, Notable Wine List
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 (Raleigh)·Dined on October 17, 2017

They happen to have baked grouper. And it was alsome

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·Dined on October 14, 2017

Husband said they were the best pork chops he had every had. Salmon was perfect and desserts were outstanding! Great service and excellent food. Worth every penny!

Tags: Casual, Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Handcrafted Cocktails, Bar Seating, Worth the Drive
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·Dined on October 14, 2017

Our service was outstanding food was pretty amazing also we had great time! The small plates were great the boar ragu was so good we got two plates.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Handcrafted Cocktails
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·Dined on October 13, 2017

We enjoyed being seated at the square table in the center of the restaurant. Our waiter was excellent. Everyone enjoyed their food. Great place!

Tags: Authentic, Local Ingredients, Tapas, Comfort Food
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·Dined on October 12, 2017

Food and service were excellent but place was a bit pricey. Really outstanding food.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on October 7, 2017

Food excellent, although a limited menu in my opinion...Have not been here in over a year due to the noise level. Last year they had an entire side of the restaurant filled with one group probably 20+ people. We sat on the opposite side and the noise was deafening!. So I tried it again a year later. To my surprise, the same thing happened this Sat night, a year later- another party of 20+-another meal where we could not hear ourselves or have a conversation until the big group left (at our dessert time). This place needs to do something to soundproof the room!!! I won't return unless it's during the week and will call to see what size groups are booked before I book

Tags: Casual
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on September 23, 2017

We went for a small family get together of 7 people (2 children). They did a great job. The dinner menu was not particularly kid friendly. However, they did accommodate the kids with outstanding burgers and fries. The menu was not extensive but everything was excellent. Everyone enjoyed their dinner immensely. Our waiter did a great job. The best compliment I can give 247 Craven is that I would not hesitate to return.

Tags: Kid-friendly, Neighborhood Gem, Fun, Good for Birthdays
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 (Richmond)·Dined on September 21, 2017

We went on a weekday and it was nicee and quiet, the food was excellent and creatively presented. I had octopus and loved it. My husband had scallops and enjoyed too. We are making it one of our favorite restaurants in New Been. The waiter was enthusiastic and knowledgable which added to the enjoyment of the meal.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies
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 (Wilmington)·Dined on September 17, 2017

This small, unassuming venue gets loud fast. There aren't many tables - maybe a dozen - but I found myself shouting across the table at my spouse, and having to ask him to repeat what he was saying. The food was tasty. I had chicken and waffles after my first two choices were unavailable (oyster pot boy and a pasta dish). The waiter brought me a cup of gazpacho after I'd changed from the soup and sandwich and said he hoped this would make up for the unavailable items. But then on the bill, I found a $12 charge for the soup, which he promptly removed. Watch your tab...bring your earplugs and someone attractive to look at, cuz you won't find much to set your gaze on in here.

Tags: Sunday Lunch
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 (Wilmington)·Dined on September 14, 2017

Always good food and drink. It's small, so it gets noisy, but we love 247!

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Business Meals, Special Occasion, Great Beer, Local Ingredients, Seasonal
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 12, 2017

Great as always. We were the first ones in the restaurant that night, but it filled quickly. Lots of food and great wine. Very attentive staff.

Tags: Casual, Fun, Tasting Menu, Comfort Food, Fit for Foodies, Local Ingredients, Seasonal, Cozy
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·Dined on September 8, 2017

Loved the selection and daily special offerings although the gnudi wasn't as tasty as I had hoped. We thought the restaurant would note that we were there to celebrate our anniversary as I had written that in the special notes section of the Open Table reservation. But, nothing was done.

Tags: Creative Cuisine
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on September 3, 2017

Lucky BREAK. We ended up here trying to find somewhere to have Sunday brunch and are we glad we did. We had 7 people and everything was perfect - food all arrived together, hot and delicious. We tried a range of dishes from the daily special Surf & Turf Benedict, fabulous, to PBT (Pimento cheese, bacon and Tomato grilled) to the Ricotta Gnudi and just a standard southern gentleman. Perfect. The Pepper bacon, cured to the house specs, is worth the trip by itself. Lots of nice little touches like the crumbled nut brittle in the salad. Do not miss the Bloody Mary's or the Mimosas. Our waitress Gabby made a great meal into something really special. We will be back.

Tags: Great Beer, Great for Lunch, Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Sunday Lunch
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on August 23, 2017

247 Craven is a favorite restaurant, but we hit a real service problem. The best news is that the restaurant made everything RIGHT, so we still recommend it heartily.

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 (Raleigh)·Dined on August 20, 2017

We love 247!!! This was our 2nd visit in a month and we plan to go back as often as possible!

Tags: Seasonal, Healthy
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·Dined on August 19, 2017

Exceptional attention and service from the moment we walked in the door. The food was wonderfully prepared and delicious. We will definitely return when we are in the New Bern area.

Tags: Romantic, Cozy, Organic
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 (Richmond)·Dined on August 19, 2017

Excellent dinner! We had a reservation on a Sat evening. Upon arrival we were quickly greeted and seated. This is a small restaurant so a reservation for prime time dining is essential. Wine selections were good and well-priced. We enjoyed the scallops with panzanella. The scallops were sweet and perfectly cooked. The grilled veggies, bread and bacon were a great accompaniment. Service was very good.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Local Ingredients, Special Occasion, Cozy, Good for a Date
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 (St. Louis)·Dined on August 18, 2017

Our group of four had made reservations and we were greeted warmly when we arrived . Our table was ready when we arrived and promptly our server was ready to start the evening with cocktail orders. Excellent attention throughout the evening and a very enjoyable selection of small plate appetizers as well as large plate entrees were appreciated by our group. We will be back!!!

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 (Wilmington)·Dined on August 18, 2017

Food was very good. I'm just not sure it was worth the price paid.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Local Ingredients, Romantic, Good for Birthdays
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 (Wilmington)·Dined on August 13, 2017

Great brunch with great friends and colleagues. Food and drink were amazing as well as the service!

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·Dined on August 12, 2017

I highly recommend 247 Craven if you're looking for great food at a good price!

Tags: Seasonal, Creative Cuisine, Great for Lunch, Sunday Lunch, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Casual
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·Dined on August 9, 2017

Excellent food and service. Original entrees. Host made the effort to make us feel particularly welcome.

Tags: Business Meals, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine
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 (Raleigh)·Dined on August 6, 2017

Love coming here. Food always wonderful and different..in a great way. We went Sunday an hour before closing time, it was a perfect way to spend our afternoon. Only three other couples, you could hear your own conversation and noise was not an issue. Most times during the dinner hours, it's impossible to hear the person across the table form you. We will make an effort to go during less popular times

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Tasting Menu
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 (Richmond)·Dined on August 5, 2017

We visited New Bern for a special anniversary. We consider ourselves serious foodies and seek out special dining experiences. Craven 247 did not disappoint. Service was excellent and the food was outstanding. If we return to New Bern, we would definitely go back.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Casual, Good for a Date
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 (Raleigh)·Dined on July 30, 2017

The food was good. We had an open table reservation and the 3 of us were seated right away. There ends the good part unfortunately.

Extremely noisy - literally had to raise our voices to communicate to each other. Kitchen noise was especially loud ... but we could hear every patron's conversation, too.

We were going to ask to be seated outside, but overheard our waitress tell another party wanting outside seating that they were too busy outside (despite unoccupied tables outside).

This is a small place, and despite unoccupied tables inside it took them 26 minutes from the time we sat down to deliver our food (simple burgers and sandwiches).

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 (Western NC)·Dined on July 30, 2017

Sunday brunch on the sidewalk. It was wonderful!

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on July 27, 2017

Took out-of-state family for dinner and they loved everything. Did several small plates so we could taste a variety of items from the menu. Service was outstanding, as always!

Tags: Tapas, Special Occasion, Local Ingredients, Great for Lunch, Great for Brunch, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays
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 (Charlotte)·Dined on July 23, 2017

We went for brunch-they only have a few items-would like to see more options on the brunch menu. The food and service was good-ambiance...just ok

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 (Raleigh)·Dined on July 23, 2017

We loved 247 (pr 24 7)! It will be our go to Watts Grocery (Durham) and The Chef and The Farmer (Kinston) in New Bern!

Tags: Local Ingredients, Healthy
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·Dined on July 22, 2017

Excellent food and service. We went to Persimmons the night before and Craven was 100x better. The food, desserts, drinks and service at Craven were all 5 star!
We were very impressed.

Tags: Tasting Menu, Special Occasion, Local Ingredients, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date
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