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Persimmons Waterfront Restaurant, New Bern, NC

Persimmons Waterfront Restaurant

4.3
4.3
2143 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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Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • 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

What 2,143 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

4.3
4.3 based on all time ratings
  • 4.3Food
  • 4.4Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 3.8Value

NoiseModerate

2,143 Reviews
  1. CatherineJ

    Toronto

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 5, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a great evening outside overlooking the water. It was a bit chilly however the food and service was great

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  2. KimW

    Richmond

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 29, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    The food was very good. We ordered margaritas from the bar and they were not good. To have a mixologist, that was disappointing.

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  3. jackg

    Orlando

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 26, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Our waitress and the server she was training were excellent. I did make reservations about a month ago and had a confirmation the day before we arrived. Unfortunately to my surprise when we arrived, I was told we didn’t have a reservation. Needless to say I was not pleased. I showed the hostess my confirmation and she apologized. She did seat us and it was fine.

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  4. OpenTable Diner

    Raleigh

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 15, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Everything was good, we had a great evening. Large portions were a welcome sight. We ate out on the deck because the weather was perfect. Highly recommend for a nice supper.

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  5. TomS

    Wilmington

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 9, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 2
    I ordered the Salmon Eggs Benedict. There was maybe a tiny bit of salmon which was my reason for ordering it. My friend ordered the Fruity French Toast. It was so sweet it could have been more described as a desert. My brother ordered the Scallops wrapped in Bacon. He said it was just okay. The only person at the table that raved at his lunch was the Shrimp Wrap. Disappointing overall. I would recommend it to a friend with the above description.

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  6. RobinT

    Wilmington

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 1, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    I made a reservation and (when asked if this was for an event) stated that it was my anniversary. We got seated at a 2-top even though the place was almost empty. It would have been nice to have a booth or larger table so we could sit next to each other. The food was good but overpriced

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  7. Rwest915

    Wilmington

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 31, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This is one of the best restaurants my wife and I have been to. Location is great, the view is amazing. Absolutely amazing food and staff!

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  8. Oldsalt

    Wilmington

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 30, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The only problem was when we got there, they did not have my reservation.

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  9. OpenTable Diner

    Raleigh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 29, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Excellent food and service. More quiet on Wednesday night than other nights.

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  10. CathyJ

    Richmond

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 28, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Meals was great! Service was good. We made reservations and was taken to our table when we walked in. The weather did not permit out door dinning but the views were amazing. Would recommend this place!

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  11. BrittanyL

    Miami

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on March 26, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Sydney was a great waitress!! She listened and order was accurate.

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  12. BrianL

    Wilmington

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 26, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    We were very disappointed in our appetizer. We have been ordering the pimento cheese hush puppies for several years. They are our reason for dining there. It was a heart break to know it had been changed. They’re definitely not the same.

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  13. Awesome

    Raleigh

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on March 26, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Beautiful waterfront view paired with a wonderful cuisine. We had the butter shrimp appetizer with the Ribeye as our main course. Our server was beyond exceptional with his knowledge of the menu and wonderful conversation.

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  14. LorraineP

    New York City

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 25, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    We ordered tuna tartare and got tuna soup. Definitely and truly disappointing. Your restaurant is on the water, all fish (wherever it comes from) should be spot on. Hopefully the kitchen has remedied this situation. The lemon poppy vinagriette was outstanding. The crabcake was good, not outstanding both my husband I enjoyed. Our waitress Riley was wonderful and attentive.

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  15. FrankR

    Baltimore

    16 reviews

    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on March 25, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Superior service. Prompt attentive staff. Local food choices. Innovative dishes on a changing menu.

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  16. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 24, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We went to this restaurant while visiting friends. It was amazing. The food was fantastic and our server, April, was more than accommodating and personable. I would definitely recommend this restaurant to anyone.

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  17. pat1954

    New York City

    15 reviews

    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on March 23, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had an awesome waiter , Shelby! He was very attentive and friendly! The food was delish ! They have a new chef and he did not disappoint! Of course the outside view was spectacular on the water !

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  18. CarolN

    New York City

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on March 21, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The restaurant is so lovely as it sits near the water. The food was fabulous, the Chef knocked it out if the park. Both my husband and me took half home and it was delicious for lunch! The bartender made my husband a Bourbon drink he said was sooooo good., Orange is the new Black was the name. Lovely evening, strolled outside after dinner. We’ll be back Persimmons!

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  19. BRianL

    Raleigh

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 18, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Needs more variety on the menu. More options other than fish items.

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  20. Biskit20

    Raleigh

    16 reviews

    2.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on March 17, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    3 locals recommended Persimmons to us. The server was very polite but not attentive. The food was slow coming out of the kitchen. The mahi and lump crap was warm but not well flavored. The fries with the fish and chips was cold. The waterfront view was great. We probably won’t be back.

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  21. WendyH

    Charlotte

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 16, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent food!! We loved the atmosphere and the friendly waitstaff!

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  22. marym

    Greensboro

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on March 14, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food. Tacos & chocolate pan a cotta was off the chart! We ordered 2😱

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  23. OpenTable Diner

    Wilmington

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 12, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    It was kind of noisy, maybe use more fabric to absorb noise. Screaming kids were difficult to tolerate., it seemed to echo.. Service was awesome and food was delicious. Great presentation!

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  24. RebeccaI

    Orlando

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 11, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    We went for our Anniversary Dinner. Hutch our server was very prompt and courteous. One of our dishes did not look right. She immediately took away and brought back a new dish of scallop and crap pasta. It was beyond great. It did get a little loud sitting outside the bar area. We will definitely go back soon.

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  25. MalekC

    Richmond

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 11, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Lovely place . Only complaint is that the menu was different than what I saw online. Along with the water was all ice barely any water which sounds like a weird complaint but I had to get refilled about 5 times bc it was all gone in one sip

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  26. DavidS

    Greater Boston

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on March 5, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Was a return visit and very enjoyable. The food was very good and the various staff were all very pleasant and attentive.

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  27. DocA911

    Raleigh

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on March 4, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Beautiful and nice place for a romantic dinner. Great service. Would love to see menu changes for repeat visits.

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  28. OpenTable Diner

    Columbus

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 4, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 5
    Service was underwhelming - took an hour to get food and drinks. Food itself was fine. Waterfront location is the star of the show - would not recommend sitting inside

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  29. WilliamA

    Charleston

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on March 3, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    First time visitors. Food and flavors were outstanding. We agreed that this was the best fancy meal we had enjoyed since our last visit to Charleston, SC. The salmon with peach glaze was especially notable. On the small steak & crabcake, my steak was overcooked (ordered Medium, but pink hadn't been seen in that middle for some time). Still, the crabcake was excellent, as were the potatoes. Overall, a delightful evening.

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  30. OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    10 reviews

    4.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on March 1, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Our salads (entree) were limp and soaked in dressing. We hardly touched them.

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  31. OpenTable Diner

    Wilmington

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on February 26, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It was a great brunch with the family. We love it here. The food, the views, the location, the staff… everything top notch!

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  32. AnnS

    Wilmington

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 25, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was okay but not worth the price. Guess we paid for the ample parking and view

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  33. OpenTable Diner

    Wilmington

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 25, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was excellent. The salmon was the best I’ve ever had.

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  34. Gallo

    Raleigh

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 24, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 4
    service was terrible. The service person split a drink into our food when they were serving, and they had to remake 3 of our 4 dinners. no apology and no offer to help in any way. Nice place but needs new (better) management.

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  35. BrianD

    Wilmington

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 23, 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    There was a hair in my food. The hush puppies were burnt. Came home hungry. Paid 82.00 before tip...no bread, no salad... over priced. You pay for the atmosphere.

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  36. BrianS

    Raleigh

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 23, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    View on deck was great but very poor, limited and expensive food selection

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  37. PeterP

    Wilmington

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on February 18, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Food was well prepared and displayed on the plate I dine There approximately every three weeks and wish they would change the menu items as it makes for boredom. The noise level at times are unbearable and realize that it cannot be helped under the present circumstances

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  38. JuliaS

    Wilmington

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 18, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was incredible, the service was wonderful, and the views at sunset were beautiful. We will definitely be going back!

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  39. JoannaJ

    Wilmington

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 18, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    We were a little disappointed in the food. I had the fish & chips and it was ok. Wouldn’t order again. Other family members had the crab cake & fried green tomato and there was only one very small crab cake. Sorry to say, we were truly disappointed in the amount & quality of food.

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  40. KevinG

    Tallahassee

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 17, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great location on the water, food was very good & service was excellent!

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Persimmons Waterfront Restaurant is rated 4.3 stars by 2143 OpenTable diners.

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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
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • 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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