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Piedmont Restaurant

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American, Vegetarian, Contemporary, Organic
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401 Foster St, Suite B2, Durham, NC 27701-2784 (Seminary Avenue)
919-683-1213
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Today
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/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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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Good for:
Casual Elegant
Local cuisine

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

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Visitor rating
  • 59
    Excellent
  • 34
    Very good
  • 10
    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
Most recent review
Outstanding!

Beautiful food, great combinations of flavors artistically done. Delicious! This is definitely one of Durham's finest! Can't wait to go back.

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 19, 2015
BonVivantduJour
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Raleigh, North Carolina
Good for:
  • Casual Elegant
  • Local cuisine
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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117 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Raleigh, North Carolina
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

Beautiful food, great combinations of flavors artistically done. Delicious! This is definitely one of Durham's finest! Can't wait to go back.

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Boston, Massachusetts
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014

We went here for the 1st time in mid-December 2014 and can't wait to go back. The food is wonderful. It does have the fresh and earthy quality that one would hope for in a farm-to-table. I was particularly impressed with how thoughtfully and fittingly prepared and cooked were all the dishes. Spices were used in optimal measure to arouse... More 

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Durham, North Carolina
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12 reviews 12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014

I was very happy to see that Piedmont does Sunday Brunch. I'm not sure how new this is, but am glad that I found this out! We had a so-so dinner there a while back and took the restaurant off our list. But with a new chef and the changes they have made, I think Piedmont is back! With our... More 

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18 reviews 18 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

We recently ate at Piedmont on the recommendation of several friends after having spurned it for a couple of years because we did not enoy it or think the food particularly outstanding. Well, lots has changed: ownership, aspirations, quality, service, now all excellent. Piedmont is now a restaurant built on local providers, serves outstanding food from an interesting if curtailed... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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17 reviews 17 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
149 helpful votes 149 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

...at least for our one visit (tourists). Waiter was helpful and attentive and listened patiently to us asking him about local beers and whisky, returning with a sample for us to taste. Kitchen split and beautifully plated our salad (greens with crispy soft-boiled egg) and main (seared flounder with marinated eggplant and peppers). Finished with a shared piece of frozen... More 

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San Diego, California
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11 reviews 11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014 via mobile

Over the top deliciousness. We visited on Sunday, party of 4. Wonderful atmosphere, friendly and helpful staff. Sommelier was extremely knowledged in the particular Riesling we were interested in. Both Eric and Brenan took great care of us. Smoky scallop appetizer was one of the best I've ever tasted, with Asian pear, bacon powder and crispy parsnips. Out of this... More 

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Cary, North Carolina
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63 reviews 63 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014

Was in Durham and wanted a cocktail and of course a steak. I had eaten here before with a group a couple of months ago and we loved it. Not this time. The steak was pretty good...not a lot of taste but my cocktail (tried it twice) was not tasty at all. The service was worse; funny thing, I still... More 

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Cary, North Carolina
Top Contributor
82 reviews 82 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

Okay, we did not have reservations but simply wanted a quick bite to eat and were happy to be seated at the bar even though there was almost no one seated in the restaurant. Got a couple of glasses of wine - all good - and took a look at the menu. While the farm to table trend is really... More 

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Fayetteville, North Carolina
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46 reviews 46 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

I had dined here once before several years ago (I live elsewhere in the state) and had thought the menu was pretty limited and my food was nothing special. This time I was meeting new acquaintances who chose the venue and I am glad they chose Piedmont. The service was good and the food was excellent. There were at least... More 

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Apex, North Carolina
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98 reviews 98 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

This restaurant really deserves a five star rating. Somewhat casual and informal but deserves a top notch mark in food preparation and service. We have traveled throughout the world and this restaurant is right up in the top. Specialty drinks are excellent and not watered down as one finds in many restaurants. Appetizer selection is innovative and the entree selection... 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, Vegetarian, Contemporary, Organic

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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