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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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  • 5
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  • 2
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  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
wonderful place to dine

Love sitting at the bar and enjoying their tasting menu. Service and food is fantastic. The food is fresh and not boring at all!

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 1, 2015
Karen S
Good for:
  • Special occasions
  • Romantic
  • Doing business
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

Love sitting at the bar and enjoying their tasting menu. Service and food is fantastic. The food is fresh and not boring at all!

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Newport, Rhode Island
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

Had the 5 course tasting menu. 2 misses were the fried chicken skin and the fluke crudo. Thought the crudo missed on seasoning and temperature. The skin was meh. The other courses very excellent. Loved the quail egg with caviar, the truffled beigne, the tautog with tomato, the foi gras with cherry, the steak. The salad was off the charts.... More 

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Greenwich, Connecticut
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

We celebrated a birthday with two other couples and loved Persimmon. The place is small but comfortable and quiet enough for conversation. Our group had the foie gras, seafood salad and grilled octopus appetizers which were beautifully presented and delicious.the beef (a bit chewy), swordfish and veal were the mains. The highlight was the raspberry dessert : panna cotta, raspberries,... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

Had my rehearsal dinner here for my wedding and have been back since. Lovely food, very attentive staff. Great location - right in the middle of Bristol

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Costa Mesa, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

We saved this place for the last night of our trip, and we definitely saved the best for last. Fabulous food, superb service and a great overall experience. P.S. the desserts are amazing too.

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Cranston, Rhode Island
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

This is not a place to go hungry but to go for the flavors! While we were not full when we left, the memory of the flavors will last a long time. We have been to the restaurant a number of times, but we are not regulars.

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Providence, Rhode Island
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015

Not enough superlatives to describe this place, and you'd get bored with too many superlatives anyway. #1. It is expensive. $200 for two people, tip not included. (one of us had the tasting menu with wine pairing). HOWEVER a similar tasting menu at Daniel in NYC will cost about 3-4x as much, so this is a really good deal. Also,... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

We went for a family birthday and thoroughly enjoyed the experience. However, take note that this is nouvelle cuisine so don't expect large portions. Small portions done perfectly! The foie gras and rabbit were highlights.

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Columbia, South Carolina
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

The dinner at Persimmon was not a meal it was a journey of superb culinary surprises. A welcoming, highly professional waiter immediately made us feel welcome and answered all questions regarding wines and special offerings. He soon had our drinks and delicious bread and butter on the table. I ordered the salmon gravex appetizer and was rewarded with a great... More 

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Boston, MA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

When Hourglass Brasserie closed last year, we were crestfallen that this creative, serious, wonderful spot had decided to close. Luckily for foodies in search of similarly find dining, Persimmon is still going strong. The food here can indeed be spectacular. Visually seductive, complex and delicious. Many different choices are available, from a la carte, to tasting menus of varying sizes.... 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: Special occasions, Romantic, Doing business
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?