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Piedmont Restaurant

401 Foster St, Suite B2, Durham, NC 27701-2784
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Ranked #16 of 655 Restaurants in Durham
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $20 - $30
Sun 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Mon - Sat 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Sat - Sun 10:30 am - 2:00 pm
Cuisines: American, Vegetarian, Contemporary, Organic
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Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Seminary Avenue
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.
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Cary, North Carolina
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26 reviews 26 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2010

We had a wonderful meal at Piedmont tonight. Excellent soups with delightful layers of flavor; tasty, imaginative salads; main courses so good that you have to "sop" up all the sauce or drippings with authentic Italian bread made in-house. The desserts we tried were delicious: flourless chocolate cake with sauce and ice cream or a dense almond cake with peaches... More 

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Durham, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2010

Although we have many, many fine places to eat in Durham, I'm surprised to see the Piedmont @ #14. It should be listed in the top five. I've been there many times and never had anything but a wonderful meal. The menu is innovative but doesn't make the mistake common to many restaurants of straining for "originality," which usually means... More 

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New Bern, NC
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40 reviews 40 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2010

I had a decent dinner at this restaurant. The decor is definitely the downside. It is done in very 70-ish earth tones. The attentaive staff makes up for the atmosphere. I was greeted promptly and every employee in the restaurant at some point smiled at me and asked how the meal was. Few restaurants train their staff that well. I... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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22 reviews 22 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2010

Four of us went to this restaurant for dinner last week. The food was excellent and we all had something different. My fish was prepared perfect. The pork chops were excellent and we raved about them (I got a taste). There wasn't one thing we felt was bland or poorly done. The previous reviews are not the experience we had.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2010

I went to The Piedmont for Brunch this past Saturday. I had the french toast, and it was the most amazing french toast I have ever had. They also had an amazing Caesar dressing for the salads, and sweet potato soup. I will definitely be going here again.

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Portland, Oregon
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197 reviews 197 reviews
124 restaurant reviews
78 helpful votes 78 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2009

This is a quaint restaurant with a good variety of local dishes and friendly, knowledgable wait staff. Sometimes service is a bit slow, but the delicious, well-prepared food are worth the wait. Prices are reasonable though not super cheap. It's great for brunch or dinner. It can get crowded at night, but I'm not sure if they take reservations. It's... More 

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Durham, NC
5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2009

I went to the Piedmont for dinner with my mom who is visiting from Europe. Unfortunately we were both rather disappointed by the food. We had two different salads and two different main courses. All the dishes were rather bland and overpriced. The interior is probably nice, but the light were all very dim, so one could see very little... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
18 reviews 18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2009

We are true foodies, and had to be in town for our daughter's medical treatments at Duke University. After many nights in the hospital we thought we would venture out for a really good meal. The location of this restaurant is easy,., and the atmosphere is trendy. From the moment we sat down, though, it started to fall apart. For... More 

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10 reviews 10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2009

We had dinner here tonight for about the 5th time. It is in downtown Durham and the atmosphere is perfect for being with family and/or friends as it is quiet enough to enjoy conversation. I loved the poulin rouge, my husband devoured the homemade sausage entree, and our daughter inhaled the seared tuna. The chicken liver mousse charcuterie was excellent,... 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, Vegetarian, Contemporary, Organic

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