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Persimmons Waterfront Restaurant

100 Pollock St, New Bern, NC 28560-4941
252-514-0033
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Ranked #11 of 140 Restaurants in New Bern
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Price range: $30 - $30
Hours:
Sun 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tue - Thu 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tue - Fri 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Fri 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Sat 11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Cuisines: American
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Good for: Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Front St
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English first
Wilmington, North Carolina, United States
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12 reviews 12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014 NEW

My husband and I have been fans of Chef Fong and Persimmons since day 1. This week, my company brought a group of 25 managers to town for a several day event. Everyone loved New Bern, and the crowning glory was the awards dinner at Persimmons. The setting, food, atmosphere, and service could not have been better,everyone raved and I... More

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Greenville, North Carolina
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97 reviews 97 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

We have been there for my birthday with some friends. The place is really nice. I suggest to reserve a table outside on the waterfront. The food is good, a little heavy. Good vine selection. The veggie choices are limited. Desserts are fine. Enjoy your table with a view.

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Senior Contributor
39 reviews 39 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

Why would you want to eat anywhere else if you're in town for night? Chef Gerry always has a fabulous menu to choose from and I have never been disappointed in my choice. Ate the Garam Masala dusted Grouper last night and it was fabulous. My husband had the fried oysters and fish tacos and loved them. With the waterfront... More

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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

Problem one: Staff could not accommodate our size at first. Told we would have to wait 15 minutes. We eventually were seated. Problem two: Waiter was not prompt. Kept staring at women walking through restaurant. Made rude comments to the women in our group. Problem four: There lunch special was horrible. Terriyaki shrimp was overcooked and non-existant to say the... More

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Cary, North Carolina, United States
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

Many choices, all local. I had salmon on a bed of lentils and greens. My friend is vegetarian and found several choices on the menu

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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33 reviews 33 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

My husband and I dined here on a friend's recommendation. We made reservations and were shown to a table on the second floor. Since it was a stormy night there was no outdoor seating and the first floor seemed cozy with good ambiance. The second floor, however, not so much-was a little too open and could have used some decor... More

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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3 reviews 3 reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

I really hate to do this but....I have been 2 times....once in the summer of 2013 and once in the summer of 2014. Service was absolutely atrocious the first time there, Appetizers where never served after repeated requests. Our server (and other servers) where way more interested in a party which included the "owner" a few tables over that our... More

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New Bern, North Carolina
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

This is a great restaurant that uses local produce and meat products, and creates beautiful and different dishes. We also have enjoyed following Chef Jerry Fong's success on the "food network" show and local iron chef type competitions. The only downside to this gorgeous restaurant on the river is that it is very hard to hear your tablemates with the... More

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New Bern, North Carolina
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

Love taking our Boat out on the Neuse River and stopping for Lunch. Outstanding Crab cakes and service is always excellent. Restaurant is always busy so I do highly recommend reservations.

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Lake Wylie, South Carolina
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24 reviews 24 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

This was a difficult one to review. My husband dined here before and raved about the food and service, so we had high expectations. Unfortunately, a combination of systems snafus and confused service really dampened our experience. We had reservations and arrived about 15 minutes early. We asked to be seated outside, but were told they weren't seating outside because... More

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