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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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4.7

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.7

service

4.8

ambience

4.1

value

4.2

Noise

Moderate

98% would recommend it to a friend

Creative Cuisine (19)
Special Occasion (18)
Good for a Date (17)
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Fit for Foodies (16)
Local Ingredients (15)
Neighborhood Gem (12)
Worth the Drive (12)
Good for Anniversaries (9)
Good for Birthdays (9)
Great for Lunch (9)
Cozy (7)
Casual (6)
Great for Brunch (6)
Bar Seating (5)
Healthy (4)
Romantic (4)
Seasonal (4)
Sunday Lunch (4)
Authentic (3)
Great Beer (3)
Notable Wine List (3)
Pre/post Theatre (3)
Quiet Conversation (3)
Business Meals (2)
Handcrafted Cocktails (2)
Great for Outdoor Dining (2)
Tapas (2)
Tasting Menu (2)
Comfort Food (2)
Quick Bite (1)
Fun (1)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Organic (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
People Watching (1)
Afternoon Tea (1)
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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 9, 2018

We love this place...food Is always delicious and presented very well.

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 (Wilmington)·Dined on February 7, 2018

The food was good, the wait staff very courteous--atmosphere was nice.

All in all it was a nice luncheon with friends.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Great for Lunch
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 (Wilmington)·Dined on February 4, 2018

Disappointing, two of three special pancakes burned in the bottom, pork belly substituted for bacon on both of our brunch meals without notice, unacceptable and not eaten by my wife. Check adjusted but that’s not the point, Birthday brunch a disaster.

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 (Raleigh)·Dined on February 2, 2018

We usually eat lunch here on the weekend but went for a special dinner. Our meal was excellent and will definitely return. Really enjoyed crab hush puppies.

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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 (Dallas)·Dined on January 31, 2018

This restaurant is excellent. Only about 15 tables and a limited menu but the food, drinks and service are exceptional. They have excellent wine and craft beer choices.

Tags: Cozy, Good for a Date, Great Beer, Bar Seating, Local Ingredients, Seasonal, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch, Creative Cuisine, Quiet Conversation, Business Meals
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 (Wilmington)·Dined on January 26, 2018

Innovative dishes, most enjoyable and delicious.

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 (Charleston)·Dined on January 11, 2018

Small intimate restaurant with wonderful, thoughtful food and beverage menus. We love this place and make sure to visit every time we're in New Bern. Every bite has been delicious. We started with the duck confit penne which was amazing and then had a shroom panini, also delicious. My husband had the pimento cheese and bacon panini and couldn't have been happier with his meal. 247 Craven is such a charming spot, don't miss it!

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 (Western NC)·Dined on January 10, 2018

Great place! Food was terrific! Love the fact it is locally owned.

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 (Wilmington)·Dined on January 2, 2018

This restaurant is wonderful! The food is phenomenal, and the service is outstanding! Highly recommended!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Raleigh)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Always have a great meal here. When we go to New Bern we always take friends from out of the area and they are always impressed. Great value for excellent food!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Seasonal, Handcrafted Cocktails
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 30, 2017

We had an outstanding dinner. Our waiter, Justin, on top of everything, as always. Food quality top notch. Nice pours on wine by the glass.

Tags: Cozy, Great for Lunch, Healthy, Romantic, Comfort Food, Pre/post Theatre, Seasonal, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Organic, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Sunday Lunch, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Great for Brunch, Good for Birthdays, Bar Seating, Local Ingredients
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 (Wilmington)·Dined on December 30, 2017

The food at 247 Craven is unbelievable, always awesome! NY stripe steak and seared tuna are the best in town. Ending the evening with the amazing carrot cake!

Tags: Good for a Date
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 (Raleigh)·Dined on December 27, 2017

Always a great meal. Great wines too! Also love the 3 small desserts to share and a great bargain for 10$.

Tags: Tasting Menu, Special Occasion
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 (Raleigh)·Dined on December 23, 2017

The food was fabulous and the service was great! We will definitely go back again!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Wilmington)·Dined on December 23, 2017

Great food and service. However, they dont have a bartender, the waiters make the drinks which comes to the discrepancy I have with the restaurant. I ordered a whiskey sour (thinking that they would make it from scratch with egg whites, simple syrup and lemons) and they served it with cheap shelf sour mix from a plastic bottle. From a place that offers “fancy cocktails” this is unacceptable.

Tags: Casual, Cozy, Romantic, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Good for a Date
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 (Raleigh)·Dined on December 22, 2017

Another great meal celebration at 247! They always deliver the best fine dining experience in New Bern. Great food and exemplary service. Reservations a must though due to their small and personal welcoming ambience. Hope to go again soon.

Tags: Authentic, Tapas, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Wilmington)·Dined on December 14, 2017

Food was absolutely delicious. The "small plates" were plentiful and filling . The relishes added such depth and complexity of flavor. We had a party of 8 women celebrating my mom's birthday, and everyone was very impressed. We ended by sharing a tasting sampler of desserts. Super scrumptious!

Service was also excellent. We will definitely be back!

Tags: Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Pre/post Theatre, Local Ingredients, Creative Cuisine
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 (Wilmington)·Dined on December 12, 2017

Great local place with a very creative menu that changes seasonally. Chef does a great job, I had the Filet Mignon which was perfect and my wife had the chicken. The treat was the Butternut Squash soup...fabulous!! Will be returning again soon.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Local Ingredients, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Raleigh)·Dined on December 8, 2017

We had occasion to be in New Bern on the tail end of a week's vacation in Savannah. Found 247 Craven on Open Table on the drive up and made a reservation. So glad we did! The food was excellent as was the wine and service. We were tired from a long drive and noticed they offer a Chef's Tasting. Perfect! No further decisions to make! This ended up being the best dinner of our entire vacation!!

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 (Raleigh)·Dined on December 2, 2017

Once again, 247 Craven was a hit. Outstanding personalized service, an eclectic wine list, and inventive cuisine combine to make this one of the best restaurants in New Bern. We'll always go back to 247. The only (slight ) drawback is the high noise level if it's full, which is most of the time.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays, Healthy, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Notable Wine List
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 29, 2017

I chose this restaurant for a birthday celebration with my date. It is a small restaurant with an upscale food menu. I did like the atmosphere. The waitress was exceptional! My date ordered what he thought was ham which was actually a pizza. Very little shaved pieces of something on the bread and sauce but he said was good. I ordered the pork chop with vegetables. Very little vegetables but WOW what a pork chop! It was huge but it was delicious! I had a glass of wine and we split a piece of carrot cake for dessert which was awesome. It was different than what we are used to but overall a very pleasant experience.

Tags: Special Occasion
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 17, 2017

The noise level was really high, making quiet conversation nearly impossible. We know it can’t be helped, so we try to go to 247 Craven midweek when the dinner crowd is usually more subdued. Food, as always, outstanding!!!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Authentic, Local Ingredients, Seasonal, Great for Brunch, Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Lunch
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 (New England)·Dined on November 17, 2017

Great little spot, and the food was delicious! Would highly recommend!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Local Ingredients, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Casual, Creative Cuisine, Cozy
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 (Wilmington)·Dined on November 10, 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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vip
 (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 2, 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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 (Wilmington)·Dined on November 2, 2017

All three of us ladies enjoyed the food and the experience . We have been friends for about 55 years and and a couple of years ago started to go to lunch at a different place every month. This was our first time at 247 Craven, but I am sure it won't be our last.

Tags: Special Occasion, Afternoon Tea, Local Ingredients, Fit for Foodies
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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 19, 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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 (Raleigh)·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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 (Las Vegas)·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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 (Raleigh)·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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 (Wilmington)·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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