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Persimmon Restaurant

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31 State Street, Ofc 1, Bristol, RI 02809-1824
401-254-7474
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5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Tue - Thu 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
Good for:
Romance
Special occasions
Entertaining clients

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  • 112
    Excellent
  • 12
    Very good
  • 5
    Average
  • 1
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
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This restaurant is a gem. Dinner was great, service was excellent. We were lucky enough to get a table during restaurant week which made the dinner an excellent value as well. Wine selection was good and the prices were reasonable. A birthday candle made dessert special and we never even mentioned... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 8, 2015
jsburg
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Boston, Massachusetts
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
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English first
Boston, Massachusetts
Top Contributor
66 reviews 66 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

This restaurant is a gem. Dinner was great, service was excellent. We were lucky enough to get a table during restaurant week which made the dinner an excellent value as well. Wine selection was good and the prices were reasonable. A birthday candle made dessert special and we never even mentioned a birthday to the lovely woman waiting on us.... More 

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Barrington, Rhode Island
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27 reviews 27 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

This restaurant is owned by a sweet couple who really know how to use local ingredients to their fullest. Each dish is prepared using local ingredients (farm to table) whenever possible. The meat and provisions are even sold in a separate shop in Barrington, RI. Delish.

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Baltimore, Maryland
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015 credit card Amex Card Member Review

My wife and I were visiting friends in Bristol for New Years and since they had been raving about Persimmon we offered to take them there for dinner. We had the chef's menu with wine selections. Between the amuse bouche (2), 5 spectacular courses, and thoughtful wine selections it is clear this restaurant deserves it's reputation as the best fine... More 

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Norton, Massachusetts
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26 reviews 26 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

Nothing but excellent in our book. Prix fix menu for the holiday eve. Small but very cozy ambiance. Service is outstanding.

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Providence, RI
Senior Contributor
35 reviews 35 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

This is probably Rhode Island's best kept secret - hand's down one of the top restaurants in New England. The meal was incredible and the plating was superb. I can't find enough superlatives to describe this place - if you're a real foodie and you want a fabulous meal then go to Persimmon. The first time we went my wife... More 

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Portsmouth, Rhode Island
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44 reviews 44 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014

My wife and I went last night: pre the local theatre production in Warren. We were both super impressed, by the setting, service and cuisine. Kevin was our main waiter: he was knowledgeable, helpful and efficient. We will be returning again, soon.

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Newport, Rhode Island
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32 reviews 32 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014

Persimmon is our go to special occasion restaurant. The portions are the perfect size so you do not leave with the overly full and stuffed uncomfortable sensation. This establishment clearly loves and respects food and plates it like a work of art. They create a gorgeous presentation and the flavors are unparalleled. Expect to pay for the experience, but it... More 

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Houston, Texas
Top Contributor
70 reviews 70 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

For the last couple of months I have held off on sharing my experience at Persimmon because I wanted to craft a review that would do Persimmon justice, but the fact is I cannot. My dinner at Persimmon on Aug. 5, 2014 was far and away the best meal I have ever had. The restaurant boasts an intimate interior, a... More 

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Middletown, Rhode Island
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32 reviews 32 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

I visited Persimmon with another couple one night and had a lovely evening. It is very upscale but the food is quite good. I hear that they have a wine pairing menu with several courses that I would love to go back and try sometime. It is a bit pricey, but the food was very good, and dessert was quite... More 

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Boston
Top Contributor
82 reviews 82 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

Can't say enough about what a great experience my husband, me and our two friends had here. Warm, friendly, intuitive, knowledgable staff. Menu so good all four of us had trouble picking just one appetizer and one entree apiece. Food met or surpassed what we expected from the menu. Corn & Jonah crab chowder to die for, octopus appie delightful... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 31 State Street, Ofc 1, Bristol, RI 02809-1824
  • Location: United States  >  Rhode Island (RI)  >  Bristol
  • Phone Number: 401-254-7474

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 25 - 100
  • Cuisine: American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romance, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Open Hours
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Friday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?