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247 Craven

4.7
522 reviews
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$30 and under
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Contemporary American
Perfect For:
  • Creative Cuisine
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Special Occasion
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.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Contemporary American, Southern
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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
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Phone number
(252) 635-1879
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Executive chef
Ashley Moser
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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.
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Private party contact
Ashley Moser: (252) 635-1879
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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.
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Pollock
Additional
Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Takeout, Wine

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What 522 People Are Saying
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5.0Dined 6 days ago

Excellent brunch on Sunday. Photo shows Salmon Benedict.

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3.0Dined on April 13, 2018

As locals, we’ve dined here many times. The food is always superb. Our dishes were salmon and a seafood medley with grits—interesting and excellent. The waitstaff did a fine job, but they had a lot to contend with: meals were sloooow coming out of the kitchen. I watched a family wait and wait, the parent trying to be patient (“there was no one in here when we got here....”) and the server was good with the kids, but.... Another table was on its second bottle of wine (well, it was a sizable group) before their entrees appeared. Another couple seems to have left the place in frustration with the pace, but other diners got their “small plates” promptly. While this restaurant provides true bistro menu and ambience, it’s cafeteria-loud when busy. Love the place, want it to succeed, so I hope this off night is not representative. Oh: brunch and lunch are great.

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5.0Dined on April 10, 2018

Great food and great service!

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4.0Dined on April 8, 2018

Great place for Sunday morning brunch.Chicken and waffles tasty but would have preferred maple syrup instead of hame gravy. Perfect Bloody Mary

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5.0Dined on March 28, 2018

Great place, great service, but virtually no vegetarian food, let alone vegan. With so many creative and delicious vegetarian options in restaurants these days, I was surprised that there was so little choice at 247 Craven. If you eat meat, it's for you.

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4.0Dined on March 27, 2018

We had to wait to be served but they offer us a free glass of wine.
The food was really good although a litlle pricy.
I recommend it for a special occasion.

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5.0Dined on March 25, 2018

What a great little gourmet spot in New Bern! Def worth the drive. The staff is so caring and helpful. And Ashley the owner/chef is highly skilled. Being a vegan, he created a unique meal for me. Prob one of the best I've had eating out. And he doesn't really advertise that either. The regular meat dishes my friends had looked amazing, and they couldn't stop raving about them.

Do yourself a favor and drive to New Bern to check out the gourmand for yourself. He is so creative and talented, and his restaurant is the best!

-Mike Saad
Greenville NC

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5.0Dined on March 24, 2018

Excellent and unique.

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4.0Dined on March 24, 2018

Excellent food, with friendly service. It is very small, and they are packed on Saturday night, but they manage it. We had the New York strip, arugula salad and strawberry cake.

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5.0Dined on March 24, 2018

Absolutely wonderful food and service! The restaurant is not very big, so make a reservation. Wonderful wines, and the dinner entrees were beautifully presented and nicely different from the same old stuff everyone else is serving these days. My sons devoured the ostrich steak with fennel special and my lamb shank was falling off the bone tender. Don’t miss the strawberry cake for desert.

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5.0Dined on March 22, 2018

Excellent Food, great service and very different menu.

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5.0Dined on March 20, 2018

247 Craven is the best restaurant in town. Food and service are always superb.

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4.0Dined on March 18, 2018

this is a great restaurant and will go back many times. they were just short-staffed and the place was packed. food is fantastic

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5.0Dined on March 14, 2018

My son and I stopped in at 247 for dinner. We'd come here when he was younger and he really enjoyed it. He had the pomme frites in duck fat and thought they were awesome. This was a revisit for us several years later. The food as always was excellent. They certainly prioritize quality of quantity but since I'm trying to loose weight anyway not eating 3000 calories was preferred. Dinner was top notch and Kristen and Dillon took excellent care of us, spending time talking to us and making us feel like we were at home. They even took a picture with my son before we left.

One of my favorite places to eat in New Bern.

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5.0Dined on March 9, 2018

We had an amazing and relaxing birthday dinner there with my husband, mother and 7 year old son. The food was unique and full of flavor. I had the shrimp and scallop special which seems like something you could get at several restaurants in town. However the fresh seafood, the perfect seasoning and interesting vegetable combinations were so much better. We knew they didn't have a "kids menu" going in but I still wanted to try it. Well no worries! The waiter did an outstanding job making both my 7 year old son and my 75 year old mom comfortable. The kitchen did chicken strips and fries for our son which were just as fabulous as our meals. not to mention the carrot cake! oh my. The pork belly mac and cheese was a hit too. And they use open table for online reservations which is so much less frustrating than calling or not taking reservations. Seriously my new favorite place in New Bern.

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5.0Dined on March 9, 2018

As usual great service and staff plus the meal was outstanding

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5.0Dined on March 9, 2018

Best in New Bern!

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5.0Dined on March 4, 2018

limited seating, somewhat limited menu but everything we ordered was well prepared and a good value. It was a noisy evening but great visit.

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2.0Dined on March 3, 2018

Food was not good

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5.0Dined on March 2, 2018

The service was great and the food was delicious!!! We made a reservation online and it was so easy. We love eating downtown and will be back!!

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5.0Dined on March 2, 2018

Food was excellent. Roasted peppers with aioli was delicious. Liked the peanut brittle in the salad. Must remember to do this at home. We had the seafood puttanesca which was so good. We will definitely return when we visit New Bern again

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5.0Dined on February 24, 2018

This was our first time dining at 247 Craven and it was a very nice experience. The restaurant is quite small and the tables pretty close so the ambience was not as good as one might hope but that is about all that I could criticize. The waiter, although he said he was new, did an excellent job. We shared an appetizer of fried green tomatoes and my wife ordered the strip steak for an entree while I had the seared scallops special. Everything was nicely prepared and presented and above all delicious. Overall I thought it was a great experience and good value. I would certainly dine there again.

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5.0Dined on February 17, 2018

Our experience was great. I mentioned in our reservation that we were celebrating our anniversary and they provided a special surprise to help us celebrate. The menu offered a nice variety of dishes large, small, and appetizers. I had a tough time deciding between the duck and lamb. I wasn't disappointed with the lamb. I may have to come back to try the duck. It is a small dining area, but very busy. Our waiter was fantastic. Would highly recommend.

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4.0Dined on February 17, 2018

The food was amazing. The only thing keeping it from being a five star experience was lack of service—not from our server. We arrived 5 minutes before our reservation. Another couple came in a few minutes later with also a reservation at the same time. They were sat first at a better table and served first. Then my husbands cocktail was served first with apologies for taking so long to get to him. Mine was brought out several minutes label with a here you go. Didn’t feel like a valued customer at all and I was the one paying. It’s a shame because the food was delicious.

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5.0Dined on February 9, 2018

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

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4.0Dined 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.

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3.0Dined 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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5.0Dined 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.

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5.0Dined 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.

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5.0Dined on January 26, 2018

Innovative dishes, most enjoyable and delicious.

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5.0Dined on January 21, 2018

My favorite restaurant in New Bern did not disappoint once again. The chefs tasting and wine paring was spectacular. Our entire group enjoyed everything they offered.

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5.0Dined 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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5.0Dined on January 10, 2018

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

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5.0Dined on January 2, 2018

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

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5.0Dined 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!

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5.0Dined 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.

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5.0Dined 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!

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5.0Dined 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$.

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5.0Dined on December 23, 2017

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

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4.0Dined 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.

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