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Persimmons Waterfront Restaurant, New Bern, NC

Persimmons Waterfront Restaurant

4.4
4.4
2098 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.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 18 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Other options

  • Order online

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Farm-to-table

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch Tue–Thu 11:00 am–7:45 pm Fri, Sat 11:00 am–9:00 pm Brunch Sun 11:00 am–3:00 pm Dinner Sun 3:00 pm–7:30 pm

  • Phone number

    (252) 514-0033

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    Antonio Campolio

  • Private party facilities

    Our private dining space offers a 180° view of the Neuse River with a private balcony lounge. The room seats up to 65 people comfortably and offers a service bar and a 45” high definition television for visual presentations. The upstairs level is handicap accessible with restrooms. We do occasionally rent out the entire building for larger functions such as weddings that will exceed 65 guests. Please let us know if you would like information for entire restaurant rental fees. Persimmons will provide the tables, chairs and basic glassware, china and silverware. Any additional decorations and or tablecloths would be up to the host to provide and cannot cause damage to our property. Parties of 16 or more will order entrees from a limited menu of up to 3 options predetermined by the host. Please inform us of any food allergies or dietary restrictions prior to the event so that we can accommodate these needs with accuracy.

  • Neighborhood

    New Bern

  • Cross street

    Front St

  • Parking details

    Self Parking in a private parking lot.

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 2,098 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.4
4.4 based on recent ratings
  • 4.2Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Coastal North Carolina

    Great for outdoor dining

  • Coastal North Carolina

    Great for scenic views

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  1. DA

    DonavinA

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall3food2service5ambience5
    The restaurant was clean and very comfortable, weekday reservations were not required as we were one of only 4 tables when we arrived. The service was excellent, staff was friendly and prompt. The food was missing ingredients listed on the menu both the crispy Brussels and the chicken and pork with pasta didn’t have any pork in them. When I asked about this omission I was assured they were not out of the pork, and was given a desert on the house (it was excellent). Overall the experience was good. I will try this establishment again.
  2. LA

    LASTARR

    Tampa

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always great food and service !!
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food
  4. EA

    EmilyA

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 19, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Renee was wonderful in taking care of getting the seat I wanted for privacy. Our waitress was perfect--not hovering over us, but checking often enough. I tipped her the max. Wish I remember her name--sweet face, sweet attitude. My friend had lost her son--this was a wonderful distraction for her. She wisely chose Persimmons!
  5. P

    Photomom

    Memphis/West TN

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 15, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best food I've had in New Bern. Will definitely visit again.
  6. F

    Fridaynight

    Philadelphia

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 14, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The view was great, and the pimento hush puppies were amazing!
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Charleston

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 14, 2023

    overall3food2service5ambience4
    The location, service, and cocktail were great. But the food was meh. I got the prime rib asked for it medium rare and what I got was well done. Frankly I just wasn’t impressed with the meal at all. Our server was great and I really enjoyed the catcher and rye cocktail. I don’t see myself going back there to get food. For for drinks in the summer definitely.
  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Wilmington

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 7, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food and service!
  9. MS

    MaryS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 1, 2023

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Had New Year’s Eve dinner everything was awesome only comment is my husband ordered a crab cake and mashed and they put it on two plates instead of one service Was Excellent
  10. DG

    DonaldG

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 31, 2022

    overall3food2service4ambience4
    Hush puppy's were over cooked. The fish was a simple cornmeal batter no real flavor to distinguish it.
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Raleigh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    New.Years Eve
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great! No complaints
  13. L

    Lynette

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 30, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    The waterfront view is always spectacular! Food is consistently great and service is almost always outstanding!
  14. GO

    GeorgeO

    New York Area

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 28, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    This was our first visit since Covid.. Our greeter was great and our server Shelby was very knowlegable about the menu as well as the drinks. He was very patient and understanding and did NOT make an effort to promote us to buy drinks
  15. s

    slue22

    New York Area

    22 reviews

    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on December 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fabulous place on the waterfront! Conveniently located right in town. Enjoyed a great meal in a relaxed atmosphere.
  16. TV

    ToniaV

    Wilmington

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 24, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    We decided to dine at Persimmons Waterfront Restaurant on Christmas Eve. It was very tasty, and the staff was very friendly.
  17. LH

    LindaH

    New York Area

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on December 24, 2022

    overall5food3service4ambience4
    The food was under cooked and arrived room temperature. Service and beverages were good as they have been in the past.
  18. US

    UncleSamsNiece

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 24, 2022

    overall5food4service4ambience5
    Christmas Eve dinner - a special treat. We assumed the place would be packed, but it wasn’t yet at 5:15 pm. Good responses from all staff. Red snapper a nice substitute and was good and hot. But the risotto it came with was only warm. She decided to just eat the bites together to balance the temperature. I had the 12 oz Cowboy rib-eye, which was a splurge for me. I was careful to order it medium, so it wouldn’t be over cooked. Unfortunately it was very undercooked. Pretty rare. The side of potatoes were a little undercooked as well. A bit crispy, for roasted potatoes. I ate the outside edges and planned to just take it home and heat it for a later meal - sliced and pan fried to perfection. I am reluctant to send food back to the kitchen. Just be aware, they tend to undercook steak. Another Parton eating there at the sale time told me later HIS steak was also undercooked. My Mother in law enjoyed the good helping of chicken with pork belly in an Alfredo sauce. Overall, the food was a little disappointing for the price, but good service at least!
  19. AH

    AaronH

    Chicago

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 24, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Everything was fine. Service was great. Clean and organized.
  20. LR

    LynnR

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our experience last year was so good we returned this year for a Christmas Eve Eve dinner with family. Everything was just as wonderful as before except it was colder! No outside seating this year for us but indoors had a lovely water view. New Bern light festival was fun again as well. Great food, service, and ambiance!
  21. I

    Innonturner

    Wilmington

    31 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    31 reviews

    Dined on December 22, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Such a pretty location the service was exceptional and the food was quite good! Our appetizers were definitely on point and delicious…the majority of our entrées we excellent as well Will definitely be our dining spot when we come to New Bern
  22. DW

    DebraW

    Wilmington

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 18, 2022

    overall3food2service3ambience2
    Service was spotty. I ordered the pork chop. It was tough and overcooked but they did take it off the bill.
  23. AP

    AndieP

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We enjoyed our dinner. I had the fish tacos, blackened, and they were delicious. Would definitely get again. Our kids had a salad with crab cake and the shrimp burger. Both loved their selections. Hubby got scallops and pasta. He said it was good, not too rich but flavorful.
  24. FC

    FredC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    great food, service and atmosphere. would recommend highly.
  25. B

    Beck

    Anchorage

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 14, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Had the best waitress (don't recall her name), great personality + caring. Love the lunches at Persimmons but don't go for their dinners, my husband agrees. Good wine list + variety of food. Their bread pudding with caramel sauce is awesome.
  26. RP

    RobertP

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 9, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    The service was excellent, and the fish tacos were very good. Would recommend this restaurant. Rate 4 stars out of five as our appetizer did not taste as good as when we last tried it.
  27. MA

    MarcusA

    Washington DC

    15 reviews

    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on December 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service, excellent food, warm ambiance and incredible location in the Neuse River with incredible views. I will definitely recommend and return.
  28. J

    Jays

    Richmond

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on December 4, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Great food and good service. We enjoyed our visit.
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Charleston

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on December 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great evening celebrating our anniversary and enjoying the New Bern Flotilla! Great food and great service! Amanda did a wonderful job!
  30. DJ

    DavisJ

    Richmond

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 27, 2022

    overall3food2service2ambience4
    Service was slow. Food arrived cold. Very small portions. Excellent location and view. Maybe we just caught an off night.
  31. K

    Kaylie

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Spent the day in New Bern and stopped by for lunch. So glad we did! Perfect ambience and view. Started with the shrimp and crab dip, which was a little bit small but tasted excellent. I got the burger and sweet potato fries - one of the best burgers I've ever had and loved the fries as well. Definitely stop by if you're in the area.
  32. K

    Kath

    Raleigh

    25 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on November 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Waitress was amazing, food was back to pre-pandemic standards!!! Menu has also changed since our last visit and contained a nice variety of dishes. Welcome back!
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 20, 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience3
    I was really looking forward to this dinner, walked in the score was a 91.5 which kinda worries me. We were 15 minutes early for reservation we got sat right on time. Our service was very nice and on point. The calamari was delicious I had never had it cooked that way. The two fish entrees we got were ok, I have had better. I have been there once and for me that is enough. Being right on the water is to me their best feature. We had better food at other restaurants in town.
  34. JH

    JessicaH

    Raleigh

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great dining experience with my daughter and her friend (birthday).
  35. M

    Meghan

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience4
    The menu online was one way, then the menu at the restaurant was different, and then what my mom wanted to order they didn’t have half of what they would put on the dish because they said “we have a new chef and he’s changing things up”. Then what we decided to get was supposed to have arugula on it but then came out with spinach…it just seemed very unorganized and was disappointed. Last year when we came, it was completely different of an experience and quite honestly was expecting the same. Not sure if we’ll be back.
  36. QA

    QuinAmy

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was great experience while celebrating my uncle’s birthday!
  37. DD

    DarrinD

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience3
    Food was fantastic and pricing was reasonable. Wait staff were attentive.
  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent meal. Attentive and pleasant wait person.
  39. TR

    ThomasR

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    One of the region's best - the quality of the food and the service were both superb. The outdoor dining in such a pleasant location added to the enjoyment of our anniversary dinner. We had cocktails and three courses; when the bill came, I was rather surprised at how low the total price was.
  40. E

    Emma

    San Francisco

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 29, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience2
    The whole evening was terrible. First it was so cold In the restaurant that we had our seats moved. Our reservation was for 7:00 and at 8:00 we hadn’t been served any food. 3 of us ordered the mahi-mahi with crab meet. The fish was so over cooked it was inedible. Plus the amount of crab meat served was laughable. One would expect some nice pieces of lump crab. Instead it was little pieces of crab from the bottom of the bowl and they charged $30 for the dish. This experience has happened to us several times before. I will never go back again. Persimmons can’t seem to get their act together. What a disappointing evening. Mary Anne OHSOL

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

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 4.4 stars by 2098 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 18 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Other options

  • Order online
Google Map for Persimmons Waterfront Restaurant

100 Pollock St, New Bern, NC 28560

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Front St

  • Neighborhood

    New Bern

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch Tue–Thu 11:00 am–7:45 pm Fri, Sat 11:00 am–9:00 pm Brunch Sun 11:00 am–3:00 pm Dinner Sun 3:00 pm–7:30 pm

  • Cuisines

    Farm-to-table

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Self Parking in a private parking lot.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Antonio Campolio

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (252) 514-0033

  • Private party facilities

    Our private dining space offers a 180° view of the Neuse River with a private balcony lounge. The room seats up to 65 people comfortably and offers a service bar and a 45” high definition television for visual presentations. The upstairs level is handicap accessible with restrooms. We do occasionally rent out the entire building for larger functions such as weddings that will exceed 65 guests. Please let us know if you would like information for entire restaurant rental fees. Persimmons will provide the tables, chairs and basic glassware, china and silverware. Any additional decorations and or tablecloths would be up to the host to provide and cannot cause damage to our property. Parties of 16 or more will order entrees from a limited menu of up to 3 options predetermined by the host. Please inform us of any food allergies or dietary restrictions prior to the event so that we can accommodate these needs with accuracy.

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