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Piedmont Restaurant

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American, Organic, Vegetarian, Contemporary
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401 Foster St, Suite B2, Durham, NC 27701-2784 (Seminary Avenue)
919-683-1213
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5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Mon - Sat 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Sat - Sun 10:30 am - 2:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, Brunch, Late Night, Reservations
Description: Piedmont is first and foremost about the food and the ingredients with...
Piedmont is first and foremost about the food and the ingredients with respect to the connection between the land and the plate. The cuisine is Contemporary American, seasonally focused and ingredient driven. Our menu changes daily based on what is currently available. Our mission is to provide access to well prepared, sustainably raised, local food. We use only local produce, seafood and meats from sustainable businesses to showcase the diversity of North Carolina foodstuffs. We focus on sourcing the best ingredients from local, sustainable producers with our guide being Coon Rock Farm. We are an elegantly casual restaurant that welcomes both the everyday diner as well as the special occasion gathering.
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    Very good
  • 11
    Average
  • 8
    Poor
  • 6
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Innovative Farm to Table

The innovation here was outstanding. We didn't have reservations and they were able to fit us in just before the rush on a Saturday night. Staff was very knowledgeable and helpful. We had had a big lunch so we worked through some of the appetizers. There is not a large menu but what they have... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 1, 2015
mcbiles
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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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  • Local cuisine
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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

The innovation here was outstanding. We didn't have reservations and they were able to fit us in just before the rush on a Saturday night. Staff was very knowledgeable and helpful. We had had a big lunch so we worked through some of the appetizers. There is not a large menu but what they have they have put their imagination... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

Brunch was fantastic, as was the service. The menu could have been more diverse, and grilled vegetables might be a nice addition. I'd go back if ever in Durham again, but next time I'll try dinner.

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Leland, North Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

The title of this comment only refers in a negative way to the dessert we had. Our entrees were very good and they too had some rather exotic sauces and adornments, but they at least worked. We had catfish, very good, pork chop excellent and eggplant very good. The dessert was supposed to be hazelnut chocolate mousse but it was... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

We went in the evening and had an unforgettable tomato appetizer of local heirlooms in various preparations atop a sweetened olive oil, accented by sesame cheese crackers, and an unsweet basil sorbet. Absolutely delightful! The main dish of catfish was also delicious, but the pork serving was a rather thick steak of pork that was dry and unappealing. Dessert was... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

Piedmont Restaurant is intimate place with a rustic, minimalist vibe that coincides with their no-nonsense menu. The food emphasizes freshness and local sourcing more than anything else, and they present their farm to table selections with a small, but inventive menu. The cheese plate, with North Carolina produced selections, is outstanding in its flavors and the eggplant dish was deliciously... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

We enjoyed a very delicious meal in a quiet setting for a special date night. The menu changes depending on the season. I had the catfish with grits and a tomatillo sauce. It was very tasty. My husband enjoyed a chicken entree that was very good. The dessert plate that included a delicately prepared beignet, pureed sweet corn, and a... More 

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Taipei
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

I went to Piedmont in Friday evening with a friend. The cocktail was good. The restaurant was almost fully occupied by 7:00pm. The appetizers were good, both cold and warm. The service was excellent. The dessert and coffee were nice. But the problem was the main course. I ordered fish (amberjack), fully cooked. It was my first time to taste... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

Google Maps (and who ever wrote the description) describes Piedmont as a low key setting... on the contrary! It's a nice modern/rustic interior, and everyone is well dressed! For this locally sourced bistro style restaurant I was truly impressed by the dishes. Everything was fresh in terms of ideas and quality as well. Plates were delicious - scallops, tomato salad,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

Traveling thru Durham, I was given the recommendation from the hotel staff. Lots of variety to choose from and all very fresh and local. I had the Ribeye and my guest had the pork chop - we both locally grown and both very tasty meals. The interesting thing was that our server, MaryBeth, actually grew the potatoes the chef used... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

Enjoyed a Saturday evening date with my wife. Started with seared scallops and a local cheese plate paired with a Spanish white. Perfect. For the main course, we met Crawford, the director of wine, to give a little challenge-- I ordered catfish, and my wife had ribeye. He offered a few suggestions for a wine that would work well with... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 401 Foster St, Suite B2, Durham, NC 27701-2784
    (Seminary Avenue)
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  Durham
  • Phone Number: 919-683-1213

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 20 - 30
  • Cuisine: American, Organic, Vegetarian, Contemporary

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Good for: Local cuisine

Description

Piedmont is first and foremost about the food and the ingredients with respect to the connection between the land and the plate. The cuisine is Contemporary American, seasonally focused and ingredient driven. Our menu changes daily based on what is currently available. Our mission is to provide access to well prepared, sustainably raised, local food. We use only local produce, seafood and meats from sustainable businesses to showcase the diversity of North Carolina foodstuffs. We focus on sourcing the best ingredients from local, sustainable producers with our guide being Coon Rock Farm. We are an elegantly casual restaurant that welcomes both the everyday diner as well as the special occasion gathering.
Open Hours
Sunday
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
10:30 am - 2:00 pm
Monday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
10:30 am - 2:00 pm

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