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Persimmons Waterfront Restaurant, New Bern, NC

Persimmons Waterfront Restaurant

4.4
4.4
2067 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.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 25 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 2,067 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
  • 4.3Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.1Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Coastal North Carolina

    Great for Brunch

  • Coastal North Carolina

    Great for Lunch

  • Coastal North Carolina

    Outdoor Dining

  • Coastal North Carolina

    Scenic View

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  1. K

    Kath

    Raleigh

    23 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    23 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    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!
  2. 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.
  3. 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).
  4. 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.
  5. QA

    QuinAmy

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was great experience while celebrating my uncle’s birthday!
  6. 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.
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent meal. Attentive and pleasant wait person.
  8. 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.
  9. 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
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Raleigh

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on October 29, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    We make annual trips to New Bern for our anniversary and have eaten at Persimmons every year. The food service and overall experience never fail to deliver 100%.
  11. BO

    BrettO

    Raleigh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious, as always. The food is tasty and presented beautifully. A wonderful treat for visiting family!
  12. AF

    AliF

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 29, 2022

    overall3food2service4ambience3
    While the staff was responsive, it was loud, the food was expensive for what we ordered, and overall not great. It wasn't awful, but not great.
  13. KD

    KayD

    Western NC

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 28, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience4
    We have eaten here many times and the food was very good. We were disappointed this trip. The mahi was way overdone and the mini peppers/microgreens on this dish just do not work. Very little flavor. The sea bass was a little overdone, as well. The scallops were done perfectly but the pasta was so overdone it was almost mushy and the sauce was uninspiring. The waitress was over the top - canned verbiage and toooo fake. We will go back because we know what it can be. Just a bad night for the chef and the restaurant as a whole.
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 22, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    Terrific location by the water with good solid Food and service
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Wilmington

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 21, 2022

    overall1food1service5ambience5
    Disappointed in the quality of food. Absolutely no flavor , served luke warm and fish dried out. Not impressed with new chef bring back the old chef.
  16. AH

    AlexH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We visit New Bern regularly and always make it to Persimmons love the food and cocktails are Great.
  17. RT

    RobertT

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Took my wife there for the first time for a date night. Food, service and views were amazing. We will definitely be back
  18. LP

    LindaP

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was great! The weather was perfect too So peaceful and relaxing. Wonderful experience. I will recommend and go there again when I can.
  19. j

    jimb

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was excellent. Nice environment. And service was excellent. We could see that the outside seating was very inviting but it was a little chilly so we opted for inside dining.
  20. j

    jsull

    Raleigh

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Colleena and the bartender were top notch. The bass was delish.
  21. C

    Casualdiner

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 9, 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience4
    Server forgot multiple items. After reminding, still forgot. I received three of the five things I ordered. The condiments finally arrived after I finished dinner. They weren’t that busy. I ended up getting a single crab cake for low 20s. Not a great value. Seafood place on the water uses catfish for their fish and chips and fish tacos. I don’t think I’m likely to return.
  22. AJ

    AJinCary

    Raleigh

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on October 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious food, great service, and a beautiful view of the ocean (we sat outside on the deck). What more could you ask for? A great dining experience! Thanks!
  23. LT

    LindaT

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We enjoyed a delicious dinner on the deck with a spectacular water view, nice background music and excellent service!
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 7, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Beautiful day, beautiful location, wonderful food, great service!
  25. SP

    ShaneP

    Dallas

    33 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    33 reviews

    Dined on October 5, 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience2
    Honestly you pay for view with the food prices. 144.00 for dinner was ridiculous for the portions we got and the way the food tasted. The view was great bit other than that this food was comparable to a 50-60 dollar meal.
  26. AF

    AprilF

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 2, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Server Ahbram was gracious. He got orders correct, never seemed rushed or hurried.
  27. AC

    AdamC

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 2, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience4
    Our second time visiting. Both times for our anniversary lunch on the way to the coast. First visit was 5/5 with excellent service and amazing food. This time 4/5. Still a great experience but lacked the same impact as before.
  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 1, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Our meals were the best we’ve had at Persimmons. We’ve lived in New Bern for 5 years and visit Persimmons regularly. Our food was outstanding and as good as any meal we’ve had anywhere in New Bern. Had a friend who ate there the same night and told me the same thing.
  29. N

    Nuumo

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 1, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience4
    Have not received receipt requested. Unsure if we were charged properly. Don't know if tip was included because there was no itemized report. Seemed too high for what we ordered. Payed it, none-the-less. And, left 20%.
  30. JG

    JeanneG

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 25, 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience5
    Beautiful setting. Ok food. Good drinks. Excellent service.
  31. AC

    AmieC

    New York Area

    9 reviews

    3.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on September 25, 2022

    overall3food2service4ambience2
    We were there for brunch and the fly's inside the restaurant were horrible. We sat by the window and there were probably half a dozen flying around. Brunch lacked something for the price. We brought out of town family in and we were very disappointed. Our waitress Tammy was great and very patient with all the questions from our guests.
  32. B

    Belgium

    New England

    137 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    137 reviews

    Dined on September 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Friendly & professional hosts. Outstanding service from the very first second. Excellent food. Beautiful outside seating. It was a perfect night.
  33. D

    Dale

    Richmond

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on September 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Location: easy to find, plenty of parking Food: was fantastic, absolutely delicious, their fried green tomatoes are a Must have. Our Server Mackenna P was fabulous, very friendly, inviting and welcoming. Beautiful views of the water!! Should we vacation in the area again we will definitely eat at this restaurant again. Highly recommended!!!
  34. NB

    NewBerner

    Wilmington

    17 reviews

    4.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on September 23, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    We have a lot of great restaurants in New Bern. The food here is consistently OK, so for the price, we don't dine here very often. There are a few items on the menu which are fantastic but not all of them. It's a great location and when the stars align and we can dine outside on the back deck, you forget about the average meal and enjoy the drinks and company. But...if the meals were awesome we would be here a lot more often. My Mahi and Crab meal was overcooked, hard and dry with no sauce to improve it. The butternut squash puree was painted on the plate with a small brush. The bourbon butter shrimp appetizer was excellent! I've had this several times and it varies from Good to Excellent.
  35. C

    Christina

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 22, 2022

    overall2food2service4ambience4
    Food was too salty, but other than that, we had a good experience!
  36. P

    Psul

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 22, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience5
    The items we ordered were mediocre at best and slow service.
  37. MG

    MicheleG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Food was delicious. Views of the water were lovely and our waitress was great!
  38. JP

    JustPlainTom

    New Orleans

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience4
    Very good food. Service was average. Asked for a bar menu twice and it never arrived. Waitress didn’t check with us all during dinner, then brought the check rather quickly Han asking about dessert.
  39. J

    Joyce

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Lovely experience overall. But one diner felt the fish tacos, with catfish, should have been more seasoned. He stated the fish was bland. Also, our table was in the sun. It would have been nice to have had more shade on your beautiful deck.
  40. AH

    AlexaH

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 16, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    Great experience with outdoor seating, on the water.

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 2067 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 25 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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