Persimmons Waterfront Restaurant

4.5
1423 Reviews
$30 and under
Farm-to-table
Persimmons Waterfront Restaurant in Historic Downtown New Bern offers an Award Winning Chef featuring foods from our local farmers, and New Bern's only waterfront dining with exquisite river scenery located on the Neuse River.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 1423 people are saying
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4.5based on recent ratings
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92% of people would recommend it to a friend
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travelerg
Chicago
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall3food4service3ambience3

We had a nice evening, but there are very few choices for none fish eaters and the service was a little hit or miss. Very slow.

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Uncg83
Charleston
20 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall2food2service1ambience3

Service and food was poor. Best thing is the location and drinks.

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Yoda
Raleigh
6 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, exceptional service. Very enjoyable experience.

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Brian
Wilmington
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service3ambience5

One of the premier restaurants in Eastern North Carolina on a wonderful riverfront setting. They have many gluten free options for those on a gf diet.

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EmmaEl
Wilmington
13 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food3service3ambience3

We live locally and are regulars. On this particular evening, the restaurant was very busy and it was very loud inside. Portions were smaller than usual and food prep appeared less careful than usual. Just one of those nights?

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mikem
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall1food4service1ambience5

Sat for 30 minutes watching people who came after us be served. Would have left but other restaurants were busy. Took another 15 minutes to tell us they didn't have the wine we ordered. Ambience was gteat. Food ok.

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MaryS
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food5service2ambience5

Food was great, view was incredible, waiter was less than stellar. Maybe he was overwhelmed but he could have asked if all was well when he dropped off things. He also royally messed up our checks.

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JoshR
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place to enjoy a nice spring lunch overlooking the water.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Richmond
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a lovely evening to dine outside. Everything was on point. The cocktails, wine and food were delicious. Our server Piper was great! Thanks for a great date night.

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SteveP
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place, good food, beautiful setting. Fish tacos were very good.

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ScottI
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience5

Meal was very good and view/ambience was outstanding.

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JaniceM
Raleigh
5 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful setting, wonderful food and service, bathrooms not very clean

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tammin
1 review
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience4

As the only waterside restaurant in New Bern, the view are spectacular!
We love the pimento cheese hushpuppies! Yum.

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Binrmb
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First meal out with our friends in over a year and Persimmons didn’t disappoint! Great food; great service and wonderful Bloody Mary!

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AmandaM
1 review
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love Persimmons and Renee is an amazing person and our favorite waitress! She always is one step ahead and that is priceless when you have small children at a restaurant.

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vipMissy
Wilmington
9 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience4

Food was average for the mahi-mahi and good for the lamb with excellent service. However, as an Open Table member with frequent dining, the manager, Ryan, refused to honor my $25.00 Open table dining reward card with the comment, “We don’t participate in that.” He wasn’t friendly, didn’t introduce himself (We requested his name.), and he didn’t offer to call Open Table or even consider working this out.

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OpenTable Diner
Greensboro
8 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful anniversary dinner in a superb setting. From the moment we entered until the moment we left, the experience was phenomenal. Loved the scallop appetizer, which was perfection at its best. Oysters and calamari were wonderful and the sea bass was delicious. Oreo cheesecake and key lime pie were delightful. Thank you to the Persimmons team for a wonderful evening!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Anniversary

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OpenTable Diner
Raleigh
10 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Bring back biscuits full time please!

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vipkimc
Wilmington
10 reviews
Dined on March 28, 2021
Overall3food3service1ambience5

The second time during our weekend trip wasn’t as good as the first time. My food came out after everyone else had finished their meal. They did take it off my bill. The waitress told us the salad dressing was no longer available when it was still available. They brought toasted bread when we asked for bread. The service was not good. We had to keep asking for things that normally would have been brought. I would go back again to give it another try but I was disappointed after Friday night’s meal was amazing. They seem a little short staffed.

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OpenTable Diner
Greensboro
1 review
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience3

Average food. Ingredients not fresh or not kept at the right temp. Quality control in the kitchen can be better.

Staff could use more trainings.

Great location and has a lot of potential.

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SamB
1 review
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience4

Appetizers were great, food was OK
Nothing to brag about, place were
Extremely loud, I saw 2 tables left
Without getting service.
Service were very good.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience5

Very busy that night. Servers were working hard. But we didn’t get the best service. Food was warm and just okay. Understandable when busy .

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vipkimc
Wilmington
11 reviews
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great food!

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BrandonH
1 review
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding food and service. We will be going back

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SandyS
Western NC
1 review
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome view and food was great. Would highly recommend

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ElleMiller
Charleston
2 reviews
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great location on the water for dinner date. Had the crab crusted mahi. Ate inside but outside on the dock would have been lovely. Save some time to take an after dinner drink to sit on the outer rim of the dock and enjoy the views!

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pntncurmudgeon
New England
2 reviews
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service excellent food

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BeverlyF
Wilmington
3 reviews
Dined on March 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We requested outdoor seating, close to the water but not the door. When we arrived, it was very windy and the hostess said we could sit inside with a window on the water if we preferred. Our waiter told us if we went out while waiting for our order and decided to eat there instead, that would be fine, too. So -- very accommodating, very good and nicely prepared food. We were happy!

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KevinD
1 review
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was great. service was excellent. cant wait to go back

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vipTrishR
Raleigh
2 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and atmosphere on the water. . Flavors worked in symphony with each other with all dishes ordered. Wine list was great. Want to come back when warmer in New Bern. The outside deck will be amazing in the summer. Highly recommend!

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BillP
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great menu selection. Wait staff was attentive but not annoying. Food was great tasting with abundant portions. Beautiful atmosphere with views of the water. Plenty of parking in a very cool part of New Bern. Definitely a destination for us. We drove 2 hours!

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Vonnie
Raleigh
45 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our dinner was great and the waiter did a great job too. Although we fully enjoyed our meal, some entrees were just a bit different than described on the menu. Example, salmon was supposed to have asparagus and was not on the plate. Everything was still delicious and we look forward to our next trip to Persimmons!

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SherriM
Raleigh
3 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was very pleasant great choices, beautiful presentation, very tasty, lovey atmosphere.

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RobertW
1 review
Dined on March 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The Sunday Brunch is very good, there is plenty to pick from and always fresh.

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PatrickM
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience - food was excellent and the service was great.

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PeterP
Wilmington
4 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Very noisy hard to carry on a conversation

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GeorgeC
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great view, amazing food, and a server with a personality. Everything was fantastic for my wife’s and I anniversary dinner.

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EmmaEl
Wilmington
14 reviews
Dined on March 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We are lucky to eat at Persimmons at least once a month. Menu is largely locovore, farm to fork with lots of choices. I don't eat meat but have no problem because they have so many fresh veg and will even modify dishes to order.
Wait staff has changed somewhat with the pandemic but they have been friendly and attentive each time we visit. We always ask for a wndow table if outside dining isn't available.

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MichelleM
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a beautiful restaurant and the food was was amazing. They were very accommodating with our special requests.

Highly recommend

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Persimmons Waterfront Restaurant using the Order Online button. Persimmons Waterfront Restaurant also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (252) 514-0033.

Persimmons Waterfront Restaurant is rated 4.5 stars by 1423 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.