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About Persimmons Waterfront Restaurant

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.

100 Pollock St
New Bern, NC 28560
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Farm-to-table

Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Tuesday-Sunday 11:00am-3:00pm
Dinner: Tuesday-Saturday 5:00pm-9:00pm Sunday: 5:00pm-8:00pm
Monday: Closed

Cross Street:
Front St

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(252) 514-0033

Website:
http://www.persimmonsrestaurant.net/

Executive Chef:
Antonio Campolio

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Persimmons Waterfront Restaurant Ratings and Reviews

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4
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4.3

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.3

service

4.5

ambience

4.4

value

3.7

Noise

Moderate

85% would recommend it to a friend

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Local Ingredients (16)
Good for a Date (15)
Good for Anniversaries (14)
Great for Outdoor Dining (14)
Worth the Drive (13)
Creative Cuisine (11)
Casual (11)
Romantic (11)
Good for Birthdays (9)
Great for Lunch (9)
Good for Groups (6)
Handcrafted Cocktails (6)
Sunday Lunch (6)
Authentic (5)
Fit for Foodies (5)
Great Beer (5)
Hot Spot (5)
Neighborhood Gem (5)
Pre/post Theatre (5)
Quiet Conversation (5)
Seasonal (5)
Business Meals (4)
People Watching (4)
Gluten Free Options (4)
Great for Brunch (3)
Notable Wine List (3)
Organic (3)
Bar Seating (2)
Comfort Food (2)
Cozy (2)
Fun (2)
Healthy (2)
Late-night Find (1)
Live Sports (1)
Tapas (1)
Tasting Menu (1)
Good Vegetarian Options (1)
Vibrant Bar Scene (1)
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·Dined 3 days ago

Good food, service could have been better. Server was polite and met our needs but did not review specials, the chef’s beef of the day, or veggie of the day, etc. had to flag her down a few times for her attention. We were not given napkins either, had to hunt some down. Overall good food but I feel lime the servers need bettter training. For the price, I would expect much better service. Try the fried brussel sprouts, they were great.

Tags: Waterfront, People Watching, Casual
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·Dined 3 days ago

The service was excellent (Nikki), the food was good, and it was nice to know their products are purchased from local suppliers. However, there is a lot to be desired. It is Very noisy, not romantic at all for a Valentine/Anniversary/Date dinner, has a small selection of foods, and is extremely overpriced!

Tags: Local Ingredients, Scenic View
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 (Orange County)·Dined 3 days ago

We ordered the Valentine Pre Fixe. It was okay, but nothing special. $165.00 for two. It was not at all a good value. We were disappointed.

Tags: Casual
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 (Raleigh)·Dined 6 days ago

As always, enjoyed dining at Persimmons Restaurant. The service was excellent. We felt a lot of personal warmth and attention from the server. The chicken and dumplings meal was tasty.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Waterfront, Scenic View, Casual
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·Dined 7 days ago

a nice venue with a higher price point than most restaurants in New Bern. We had a gift card and that was the overwhelming reason we went there.

Tags: People Watching
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 (Wilmington)·Dined 7 days ago

Tried this restaurant several years ago and was very impressed with the food and service. However, when we returned expecting the same unique experience we found that the quality and service had degraded, so we decided to stop going. That was two years ago. On a whim this year we went back and our experience was as impressive as the first time. The food and service was great. It is a bit pricey but the food choices and quality were outstanding - all locally sourced. Service was very good. However, do not sit at table 21 it is very cramped. And, yes we will be returning.

Tags: Waterfront, Local Ingredients, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive
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 (Wilmington)·Dined on February 7, 2018

Not a very good experience. Steak was tough and potatoes were bland.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on February 3, 2018

We have come here a number of times and the food is always great. It is one of the few places in New Bern that updates their menu, so there is almost always something new to try. The cocktails are always perfect. The portions aren't huge, but theyre not supposed to be, but we always leave full. I ordered the Pork Chops and it was one of the best I have ever had. My husband got the ribeye and always loves the quality of the meat they serve. The rotating butchers cut is always a good choice.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Romantic, Creative Cuisine, Scenic View, Fit for Foodies, Waterfront, Great for Outdoor Dining
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·Dined on February 3, 2018

Great meal. Great setting. Great service.

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on January 27, 2018

Nice location with parking and great water views. Menus trendy and awkward to handle. Food was VERY good. Wine list has great by the glass variety. Service could use a bit of polish to match the high end experince they aspire to achieve. Overall, this was a fine meal in a nice setting.

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 (Wilmington)·Dined on January 18, 2018

Amazing food and awesome service. Best place in New Bern to eat and relax!

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 (Raleigh)·Dined on January 14, 2018

Table next to us VERY LOUD.

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 (Wilmington)·Dined on December 31, 2017

The portions were TINY and the prices were ridiculous. My husband ordered his steak medium and it came out rare (blue). We will not be returning.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Romantic
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 31, 2017

My wife and I went for New Year's Eve. We had an early reservation, so it wasn't crowded. The food was good and the service was fine, but it was a little pricey. If we were local, we would only go for special occasions because of the cost.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Waterfront
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 (Wilmington)·Dined on December 31, 2017

For several years after they opened, Persimmons seemed to run hot and cold.......good and not-so-good. With new ownership and new management however, our experience has been consistently great. As locals, we probably eat there every 2 months. Our New Years Eve dinner this evening was perfect. Perfectly cooked food. Great drinks. Super service from Nikki. All around awesome!!

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 (Orange County)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Persimmons is the jewel of New Bern. It has wonderful entrees and sides. We went on New Years Eve. We both ordered filet mignon and twice baked potatoes. The filet was tender and perfectly prepared. (I can highly recommend the peppercorn sauce)
We ordered dessert too. My husband had the berry cobbler with ice cream, and I had the New York cheese cake with berries. Both desserts were to die for. Persimmons is a higher priced restaurant, but it is worth it.
I love the fact that you can dress casually!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Sunday Lunch, Romantic, Pre/post Theatre, Hot Spot, Authentic, Neighborhood Gem, People Watching, Cozy, Good for Birthdays, Local Ingredients, Great for Lunch, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Handcrafted Cocktails, Scenic View, Worth the Drive, Live Sports, Great for Outdoor Dining, Casual, Good for a Date, Great for Brunch, Waterfront
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 (Wilmington)·Dined on December 31, 2017

This restaurant used to be fabulous. It's one of the most attractive in New Bern.
I generally do not complain but I was so disappointed with the food here. We had Sunday Brunch and I had to send my omelet back because it was cold as did our guest. When the waiter brought it back, it was still cold. He brought the other guest at my table a freshly cooked omelet but mine had been microwaved. I sent it back again and was served a warm omelet but it was still mediocre and by the time I was served, the guests at my table had almost finished their meals. Everyone at my table was disappointed with their food and the less than good service. It was so inferior to my previous experiences here. I was embarrassed to have recommended and taken my guests to dine here.

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 (Raleigh)·Dined on December 30, 2017

The food and service were both very good. Must try the Brussel Sprouts - delicious. The drinks at the bar were only ok - while trying to be creative the alcohol gets lost in the equation. Looking forward to warm temps and sitting outside.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Waterfront, Local Ingredients, Great for Lunch, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 29, 2017

The food was incredible and we had he best service! Highly recommend!

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Creative Cuisine
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on December 24, 2017

Waitress was nice, she tried hard and did very well--food was a bit pricey but very good--creative and well made with care and presented beautifully! Their sage vinaigrette salad dressing was truly outstanding, we even bought some to take home with us!

Only wierd thing was that they apparently ran out of bread! We arrived at 6:45 so not late at all, but I think they didn't count on all the patrons they had! She managed to find us some, probably not their usual offering but it was good anyway! Otherwise, food was wonderful and we would go back!

Tags: Waterfront, Sunday Lunch, Seasonal, Great for Lunch, Creative Cuisine
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 (Wilmington)·Dined on December 9, 2017

Always my go to place to impress people, especially dates. The food is always good and different from other spots in town. Very creative and the tastes are exciting. Looking forward to my next visit.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Scenic View, Creative Cuisine, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Orange County)·Dined on December 3, 2017

We recently moved to the New Bern area from Southern California. We are foodies, and Persimmons is outstanding.
My husband and I enjoyed this filet mignon because it was perfectly prepared. It was cooked to order and the meat was tender and juicy.
A friend of ours ordered the shrimp and grits, which he said was excellent. Our other friend ordered "the special" which was a ravioli. She couldn't stop talking about how delicious it was.
The service was outstanding. The wait staff was attentive and informative.
We eat out a lot, and I would rank Persimmons in the top five restaurants we've experienced. That ranking includes restaurants in Southern California!
Yes, Persimmons costs a bit more, but it is worth every penny.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Authentic, Local Ingredients, Gluten Free Options, Pre/post Theatre, Casual, Scenic View, Creative Cuisine, Great for Outdoor Dining, Great for Lunch, Waterfront
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 2, 2017

Amazing food great wait staff! Lovely view. If you go you must try the Brussel sprouts!! Great evening out with friends!

Tags: Great Beer, Casual, Good for a Date, Comfort Food, Waterfront
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 (Wilmington)·Dined on December 2, 2017

Nikki is a great server!! Always enjoy Persimmons. Food quality is a little up and down, more up than down....just occasionally not as good as perhaps the last time.

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 (Western NC)·Dined on November 25, 2017

Our server, Joseph, was top-notch! The food was all excellent and the ambiance was ideal.

Tags: Healthy, Hot Spot, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Local Ingredients
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 (Raleigh)·Dined on November 24, 2017

Wonderful food; appreciate the new menu. Our California guests were impressed.

Tags: Romantic, Good for a Date, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Groups, Hot Spot
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 18, 2017

Great food. We loved the prompt seating and friendly service. Only problem was that my daughter ordered the market steak and it was s short rib. We complained and they did give us dessert.

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 (Wilmington)·Dined on November 18, 2017

Excellent food and service. Reviews say expensive, but it was worth every penny. We will be returning.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Scenic View, Creative Cuisine, Romantic, Quiet Conversation
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 (Raleigh)·Dined on November 10, 2017

Delightful experience dining at Persimmons Waterfront Restaurant. The food and the service were impeccable. Tasty food and friendly, efficient service and a scenic setting all add up to a satisfying, highly recommended meal.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Sunday Lunch, Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals, Scenic View, Seasonal, Neighborhood Gem, Gluten Free Options, Comfort Food, Great for Lunch, Fun, Bar Seating, Good for a Date, Great for Outdoor Dining, Waterfront, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 9, 2017

This restaurant was within walking distance of our hotel, and the location on the water is beautiful. It was comfy and quiet, and the service was great.
Food was delicious! My husband had the short rib with white truffles; pricey, but he really enjoyed it! I️ opted for the fresh catch (grouper) and it was also amazing! Sauces nicely flavored, and we had plenty to eat without additional sides (although we both ordered a small salad; not on the menu). Vanilla dressing was very nice. And decaf coffee was a great way to end this truly special meal

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 (Greensboro)·Dined on November 5, 2017

The server was ok, but she was constantly disclosing items the restaurant did not have; no oysters, some dishes unavailable. She did miss a few instructions. Salad come out beautiful, but was ordered without onions. On the redo, salad came back half the size. The calamari is worth it. Try it. Friend tomatoes were good, but heavy on the breading flavor. The steak was cooked to perfection. As this was dinner for four, and my cost of $250, restaurants like this should never not have any ingredients though. They don’t run out of items at Chipotle and dinner for four costs $220 less. I mean if you’re missing mushrooms for the steak, get your but over to Piggly Wiggly or whatever you have to do to get it done, right? I’m not sure the location is something I would go back to unless I really had to. It’s a tough decision.

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 (Wilmington)·Dined on November 1, 2017

The food was delicious, the waitress was outstanding, the view is awesome.
Just a little pricey we thought. Paid $5.00 for a cup of coffee. All in all, yes I'd go back.

Tags: Scenic View, Waterfront
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 (Cleveland)·Dined on October 28, 2017

We had some wine left when it came to thinking about dessert. We had a very creative cheese plate where the relishes were as great as the cheeses. Very nice!

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 (Raleigh)·Dined on October 28, 2017

We ate outside in an unseasonable warm October, and it was delightful. Our server was a bit too smiley and chatty, but that’s better than being ignored. We ordered pretty ordinary fare (soup and sandwiches, fish and chips), so can’t judge the more creative offerings. We had reservations for a Saturday lunch, but I’m not sure they would have been necessarily. The outdoor patio area has only a couple of tables that are on the same level as the restaurant. The other areas require stairs. I observed several people with canes and a walker who apparently wanted to eat outside and had to opt for indoors.

Tags: Good for Groups, Tapas, Handcrafted Cocktails, People Watching, Fit for Foodies, Seasonal, Great for Lunch, Scenic View, Good for a Date, Waterfront, Local Ingredients, Great for Brunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Casual, Sunday Lunch
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 (Wilmington)·Dined on October 27, 2017

Always enjoy taking out of towners to Persimmons. Great view, great food and great service.

Tags: Good for Groups, Local Ingredients, Great for Outdoor Dining, Great for Brunch, Hot Spot
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 (Raleigh)·Dined on October 27, 2017

Persimmons never fails to deliver amazing food and service.... It's a can't miss....

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 (Orlando)·Dined on October 22, 2017

Really enjoyed the fresh local produce used. The hanger steak was cooked to perfection, scallops were huge, and the brussels sprouts were excellent. Also, great cocktails made to perfection. We enjoyed everything.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Waterfront, Authentic, Gluten Free Options, Handcrafted Cocktails, Scenic View, Local Ingredients
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 (Wilmington)·Dined on October 22, 2017

I loved the atmosphere. The food was good.

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 (Raleigh)·Dined on October 21, 2017

Sat outside on riverfront. Dinner was amazing

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 (Miami)·Dined on October 21, 2017

Two weeks ago we were their and they ran out of decaf coffee. This visit they were out of Grey Goose Vodka. A restaurant of this caliber should not run out of these common items. On our previous visits the food was good. This visit not so much. They dinner music was good until half way through out dinner they shut if off. We will return when the weather permits comfortable outside dining but we will expect better.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Scenic View, Great for Outdoor Dining
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