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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: Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast, 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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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Creative farm to table cuisine

I had an excellent catfish dish with a great summer seasonal cocktail similar to a margarita with different ingredients. My dining partner enjoyed a huge pork chop. Good service, good food, nO pretentious waiters. Good experience.

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 27, 2015
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Calabasas, California
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  • Local cuisine
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Wilmington, Delaware
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30 reviews 30 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015 NEW

This is a restaurant we have enjoyed occasionally over 10 years of visiting Durham. The food is inventive and delicious, service well done, and tonight was no exception. It was interesting, though, when we got our bill to find that for pre-dinner drinks ordered "on the rocks" we were charged $1.50 for the rocks! I don't recall hearing anywhere that... More 

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Calabasas, California
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63 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015 NEW

I had an excellent catfish dish with a great summer seasonal cocktail similar to a margarita with different ingredients. My dining partner enjoyed a huge pork chop. Good service, good food, nO pretentious waiters. Good experience.

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Durham, North Carolina
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33 reviews 33 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015

I took 2 out of town business colleagues to Piedmont last night. We arrived and had a drink at the bar - I had an excellent Moscow Mule (only better if Piedmont had copper mugs). We moved on to our table - starting with salads. The beet salad was fantastic with balanced flavors. I chose the duck leg confit (although... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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26 reviews 26 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2015

I had a cocktail, soup (sweet potato & apple) and entree (pork chop). All three were prefect. Would highly recommend and would absolutely return. Looks like a great date spot. (Probably not for large groups though)

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Top Contributor
60 reviews 60 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

My m-in-law said her pork chop was the best of her life, and she's 82 so that's saying something! She wouldn't even let anyone taste it because she had to have it all to herself. We loved the atmosphere, the food was uniformly excellent, and the service was outstanding.

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Boulder, Colorado
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87 reviews 87 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015

This is another place in the reborn Durham downtown area. The menu is limited and a little pricey since everything is ala carte. Out table ordered the scallops appetizer $10, sheepshead fish $27 and duck leg $25 and a couple $10 salads. The food is all very brown with lots of roots. Everything was very tasty. One good thing about... More 

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south carolina
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015

I make a lot of risotto at home, so don't usually order it in a restaurant but the carrot and ginger risotto on offer at Piedmont was too interesting to pass up. We both ordered it and it was delicious. For appetizer I had the smoked ham hock terrine which was served with grapefruit segments and some small pickled sweet... More 

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Manila, Philippines
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150 reviews 150 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

Durham is full of new and interesting restaurants with charm and style in the refurbished tobacco warehouse district. Piedmont has great style and ambiance and the food was good, although at times still a bit too southern (carmel corn decor with duck confit...really?). I had the pumpkin and sweet potato soup, good but also perhaps too sweet in a southern... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

Our family had a very nice Sunday Brunch at The Piedmont. All four dishes were delicious. Exceptionally good service in a very nice atmosphere. Hard to top The Piedmont for brunch.

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McTown Texas
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88 reviews 88 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

We took our Duke grad who is vegetarian to eat here on Friday night. We started with smoked trout dip that was delicious. Also had scallops cooked perfectly. Moved to main courses. The vegan entree option had great flavor, so daughter was very happy. Other entrees were flounder and catfish. Both were cooked properly with super flavor and complex textured... More 

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Additional Information about Piedmont Restaurant

Address: 401 Foster St, Suite B2, Durham, NC 27701-2784
Phone Number: 919-683-1213
Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  Durham
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
Average Prices: USD 20 - 30
Cuisine: American, Organic, Vegetarian, Contemporary

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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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