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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

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  • 117
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    Very good
  • 5
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  • 1
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  • 2
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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
A reat treat

When we moved to Bristol last year we heard from local people as well as out of area and state that Persimmon was probably one of the best restaurants in the country. That gave us the impression that we always needed a reservation, etc., but that turned out not to be true (except Saturday's). While... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 1, 2015
Roscoe888
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San Francisco
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Entertaining clients
  • Special occasions
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

When we moved to Bristol last year we heard from local people as well as out of area and state that Persimmon was probably one of the best restaurants in the country. That gave us the impression that we always needed a reservation, etc., but that turned out not to be true (except Saturday's). While Persimmon's is a very special... More 

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Bristol, Rhode Island
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

Chef Champe Speidel continues produce gourmet quality meals each year. Persimmon is a small intimate restaurant with a full bar and outstanding servers. The food ranging from mouth watering lamb and duck dishes to the freshest catch is not unlike being in Paris or New York. The appetizers are always marvelous as are the small bites which Chef always prepares... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015

Champe's food is at the highest level, this is clearly one of the top restaurants in The US. Ingredients are sourced with great care, each preperation is a visual and culinary masterpiece. Bravo

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Ross, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015

I sat at the bar and talked to the bartender and foodie Kevin: * amuse bouche of asparagus soup * glass of light red - Dolcetto * killer house-made sourdough bread with some whole wheat * appetizer #1 - sweet pea soup with english peas, gnocchi, pork belly and sous vide'd pullet egg. OMG good! * appetizer #2 - charbroiled... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 203 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

We tried the grand tasting menu with wine at Persimmon last night to celebrate our 20th anniversary, and everything was perfect, from the service to the creative dishes and the thoughtful wine choices. At every step, we felt the like the chef was having a great time experimenting with unusual taste and textures. Every dish and every wine was a... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 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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33 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 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
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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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Additional Information about Persimmon Restaurant

Address: 31 State Street, Ofc 1, Bristol, RI 02809-1824
Phone Number: 401-254-7474
Location: United States  >  Rhode Island (RI)  >  Bristol
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
Average Prices: USD 25 - 100
Cuisine: American

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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: Romantic, Entertaining clients, Special occasions
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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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?