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Piedmont Restaurant

4.3
1137 reviews
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$30 and under
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Contemporary Southern
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  • Fit for Foodies
  • Special Occasion
  • Neighborhood Gem

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About


Piedmont in Durham, NC features adventurous and seasonal cooking, inspired by all that the Piedmont region has to offer. Local farm-grown ingredients are intensified using avant-garde methods; classic dishes are reimagined with an inventive spirit. The results are deeply flavorful, comforting, and often ethereal. Piedmont’s craft cocktails, local beers, and versatile wine list complete the modern farm-to-table experience.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Contemporary Southern, Contemporary American, Organic
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Hours of operation
Brunch:
Sunday: 10:30AM - 2:00PM

Dinner:
Monday-Saturday: 5:30PM - 10:00PM
Sunday: 5:30PM - 9:00PM
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Phone number
(919) 683-1213
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
John May
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Private party facilities
We are happy to help you plan your private party events. Please contact the restaurant to discuss our private party options further.

Currently, our mezzanine level accommodates 40 guests or less. For events with more than 40 guests, a buyout of the entire restaurant is required.

Each private dining event has a custom menu from our Executive Chef. Therefore, pricing varies based off of the menu and selections. Please contact the restaurant to discuss your needs.
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Private party contact
Crawford Leavoy: (919) 683-1213
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Seminary Avenue
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Parking details
Street parking is available on Foster and Seminary Streets.

Additionally, a free parking lot is available across from the restaurant during dinner hours.
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Special events & promotions
http://piedmontrestaurant.com/events/
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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4.3  based on all time ratings
4.3
food
4.3
service
4.1
ambience
4.0
value
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93% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner (Raleigh)
5.0  Dined on October 22, 2017

Came to Piedmont to entertain my father and step mother while they were in town visiting from South Carolina. We were incredibly impressed by the kind service and delicious food. The entire weekend my dad could not stop raving that it was the “best pork chop I have ever had,” and trust me; my dad knows food. Because we have to get a later reservation, they were out of several appetizers that we wanted. They did not charge us for the replacement entrees that we ordered. They even offered for us to come back st 5:30 the next day to try the steak tartar that they were out of that evening (which my dad took them up on and they did not charge him for it). At the end of the dinner, the chef even came by and gave us glasses of delicious wine, that quickly became my step mother’s favortie. The chef even offered to send them a bottle. The servious here went over and beyond and the food was incredible. Right after he left my dad was already texting his friends in the area, telling them to come eat at Piedmont. Not to mention that the chef also donates a to an amazing local non profit, Families Moving Forward. My parents are already planning their next trip back to Piedmont. Thanks for the fabulous dining experience.

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MikeD (Raleigh)
5.0  Dined on May 13, 2017

Awesome restaurant and a great meal to celebrate a graduation. Wonderful service and a very unique menu.

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OpenTable Diner (Raleigh)
5.0  Dined on March 3, 2017

Very nice surprise. Highly recommend

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OpenTable Diner (Atlanta)
3.0  Dined on February 25, 2017

The Buffalo Brussel sprouts were the best part of the meal. Oh, and they were consumed before the dreadful seasonal tasting menu "featuring" beats. The chef phoned it in on the second course, which was just a pile of beats on a plate. We partake in many tasting menus, and this one was lack luster in effort and style. The desert course was nearly as bad. The beat cake was dry and the beat cookie crumble had an overly earthy dirt taste. The only way to choke this down was custard and white chocolate on the plate. I can't say if I would go back. There are a lot of options out there. The only plus was the wait staff. They tried to put a brave face against this shameful offering.

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SamV (Raleigh)
4.0  Dined on February 25, 2017

The restaurant decor is very nice without feeling uppity. Food was creative (like hog head croquettes) and delicious. Even very "basic" foods like the fried catfish was scrumptious. Great variety of tasty cocktails too. I will definitely recommend my friends to go to this place.

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OpenTable Diner (Raleigh)
5.0  Dined on February 24, 2017

eclectic menu

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OpenTable Diner (Raleigh)
5.0  Dined on February 24, 2017

Piedmont had been on our 'do eat at' list since w moved to Durham four years ago. We had tickets for a play at DPAC and wanted to make our evening special. Hubby had chicken (I can't remember the full name) and I had the beef ribs and both meals were beautifully done. The meal was expensive but well worth the it. The waitstaff was knowledgeable and attentive. And dessert small servings but just enough so you didn't leave feeling too stuffed!

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OpenTable Diner 
3.0  Dined on February 23, 2017

The food was excellent to be sure, but the portions were so small that they bordered on precious. (For example, the appetizer was four paper-thin slices of rockfish that were the size of a quarter with a half dozen micro-cubes of beets.) It's pretty rare that I eat a 4 course meal and still remain hungry. I appreciate the movement away from super-sized portions, but it appears that the pendulum has swung a little too far the opposite direction at Piedmont.

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OpenTable Diner (Raleigh)
5.0  Dined on February 20, 2017

Piedmont has wonderful food. I had the best Brussels sprouts of all time. The waiter was great and visited the table just enough. I love how Piedmont locally sources a lot of the food.
The only thing I would changes is they had a lovely floral arrangement that consisted of several lilies. The flowers had an intense smell and I had a migraine from it that night. I know others who have similar sensitivity to strong sweet smells. They may want to consider using less fragrant flowers.

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GaleA (Raleigh)
4.0  Dined on February 18, 2017

We have eaten at Piedmont several times. Our group of 8 had somewhat varied experiences this time. 2 people had duck breast. It was extremely spicy, and quite difficult to cut, even with the steak knife that was delivered with it. 1 person ordered the roasted carrot (the vegan entree for the evening.) Was very tasty - but was only 1 carrot - not very filling. It looked lost on the plate. Fortunately, we had ordered several appetizers for the table - all of which were great. The shortribs were reported to be very tasty as well. Desserts were excellent. Wonderful service.

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vipJacopoPeri (Washington DC)
2.0  Dined on February 16, 2017

Piedmont has been our go-to restaurant in Durham, NC, for quite a while, but this last visit was very disappointing: the menu was curtailed, and the cooking not at all up to scratch. All restaurants can have an "off" evening, but I do hope that this is not part of a trend.

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francophile (Charleston)
4.0  Dined on February 15, 2017

The food was outstanding. My wife and I prefer the smaller portions and we split the Short Rib and were both very happy. My had the beet appetizer, which she like very much and I have the oyster mushroom appetizer, which was delicious. We highly recommend this restaurant.

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CarD (Raleigh)
5.0  Dined on February 15, 2017

Service and food exceeded our expectations. Will return in the near future.

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OpenTable Diner (Raleigh)
5.0  Dined on February 15, 2017

First visit. Brought wife and business partners. Service was attentive and not at all stuffy--very personable in fact. Menu changes seasonally and has enough choices to cover carnivores to vegetarians. Wine list is a little overwhelming at about 700 selections, but sommelier provides excellent insights. A mistake was made with our wine selection (an understandable one), and our table of four was comp'd with both desserts and after-dinner drinks. It was more than fair, and there were no tough negotiations involved!

We expect to return whenever we can.

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vipOpenTable Diner (Raleigh)
4.0  Dined on February 14, 2017

The seasonal prix fixe menu (with wine pairing) is excellent.

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OpenTable Diner (Raleigh)
5.0  Dined on February 14, 2017

This is our third time at Piedmont and we've loved it everytime. It's our go to for a special occasion and definitely worth the price once in a while. Each time has had a new menu and each time we've really enjoyed the food.

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Moo1 (Raleigh)
5.0  Dined on February 13, 2017

Excellent food, wonderful service, and great ambiance. The food was really really incredible.

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vipOpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on February 12, 2017

Perfection! Well lit restaurant with high ceilings and beautiful wood tables. I ordered a Bloody Mary, which came with a blue cheese stuffed olive - my favorite! And hard to find. We ordered the apple donuts - SO GOOD - for the table. My friend and I both had the eggs Benedict with asparagus and blue cheese hollandaise. I love that the menu is classic with their own spin. My boyfriend had the eggs breakfast with grits, etc… the eggs were all cooked to perfection. Everything was cooked to perfection. I also liked that the salt was ground sea salt instead of table salt. Our waiter, Ryan, was very nice and accommodating, storing our suitcases for us while we dined (our next stop was the airport). Can't wait to return!

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vipOpenTable Diner (Raleigh)
5.0  Dined on February 12, 2017

Piedmont's dishes never disappoint. They have a wide variety of southern-inspired options. This place is great for brunch as well as dinner, and is very reasonably priced for a sit-down restaurant!

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vipTriangleFoodie (Raleigh)
5.0  Dined on February 10, 2017

Amazing experience! We did a tasting menu and everything from the service to food to the knowledge of the Crawford (the general Manager) was incredible. We had the luxury of just relaxing and let the chef choose the menu items. Crawford selected wines to go along and gave us a taste of wines we would not have normally chosen and rare ones. Each and every course was delicious. It is a perfect farm to table experience with the stories to go along.

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OpenTable Diner (Philadelphia)
2.0  Dined on February 10, 2017

Very disappointing meal. Our dinner took 3 hours, which was far too long. It took well over an hour for the entrees to arrive, and some at the table had not ordered a first course. Those who did have a first course had their empty plates sit for quite some time until the entrees came. Water was refilled, but dirty plates weren't cleared. The food, when it came, was good, but it did not make up for the extremely slow and inattentive service. I won't return.

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vipChapelhill2 (Raleigh)
4.0  Dined on February 10, 2017

Our group of nurses has dined monthly for years, experiencing all types of restaurants. We liked the ambience and service at Piedmont, above other restaurants. The food got mixed reviews. At $12-15 a glass, the wine should have been either generously poured or of high quality; it was neither. The quail was nicely presented on a bed of greens/beans and the fried trout was crisp and tasty. The lamb with beet ravioli tasted great but was such a small portion, diners were left still hungry. The 3 desserts we shared just didn't make the cut: tres leche was bland, chocolate chip pie was dry and the recommended pot de creme rich, but too flavored with coffee/not enough chocolate.

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OpenTable Diner (Raleigh)
5.0  Dined on February 5, 2017

Went there because I had heard this was an excellent restaurant and it didn't disappoint. This is a phenomenal restaurant and I highly recommend it to anyone who is looking to be satisfied with your meal.

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OpenTable Diner (Raleigh)
3.0  Dined on February 4, 2017

Small portion sizes even the beets. For beer month, one would think that beets would be more ample and plentiful!

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vipfoiegras (Raleigh)
3.0  Dined on February 3, 2017

Third visit in the last 6 months. I am afraid quality has gone down each time. I had the scallops. Thought described as blackened, they were actually fried with a not very tasty batter. The scallops were small and not particularly fresh. Not heading back to Piedmont soon.

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OpenTable Diner (Greensboro)
2.0  Dined on January 29, 2017

While the food, for the most part, was tasty, there was not enough to satisfy. Several of us ordered off the prix fixe menu. We had 3 small courses which were oddly presented on large plates. One of the dessert choices we ordered was a VERY dry cake. When we told our waiter, he said, "You should have ordered the mousse instead".

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vipOpenTable Diner (New Orleans)
4.0  Dined on January 28, 2017

Excellent service, nicely plated and creative food

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vipOpenTable Diner (Raleigh)
5.0  Dined on January 28, 2017

Wonderful, local food! Customer service was excellent - they were able to make last minute changes to our reservation and were very accommodating even though they were busy. Will be back!

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OpenTable Diner (Raleigh)
3.0  Dined on January 28, 2017

Service outshines the food. Food proportions were larger with previous chef.

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diner689813 (Atlanta)
5.0  Dined on January 27, 2017

One of the best meals we've ever had! Highlights included the use of fresh, local ingredients (which left us full but feeling light/healthy), delicious cocktails, and exceptional service. Will definitely be back for dinner or brunch soon.

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