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All 79 Bristol Restaurants

Persimmon Restaurant

31 State Street, Ofc 1, Bristol, RI 02809-1824
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Ranked #1 of 79 Restaurants in Bristol
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $25 - $100
Tue - Thu 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Cuisines: American
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Good for: Romance, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
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English first
Providence, RI
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35 reviews 35 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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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37 reviews 37 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 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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31 reviews 31 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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
61 reviews 61 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 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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31 reviews 31 reviews
22 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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Top Contributor
74 reviews 74 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
52 helpful votes 52 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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Congleton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

Small intimate restaurant in Bristol, Rhode Island. Ate Foie gras for a starter done 2 ways, best I have had outside of Paris (the portion was slightly, only slightly on the small size). My companions loved their starters too. Main course of Rhode Island seafood ragout was delicious, subtle flavours marrying really well together, finished with 3 artisanal cheese, my... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

I've eaten at Persimmon several times, and have always enjoyed my meal. The atmosphere is not the greatest, I don't like it when I pay over $100 for a meal, and I feel like I am dining with all the others next to me. I respect the quality of the cuisine, and creativity, although I have always felt a bit... More 

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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014 via mobile

Went here for the first time on a Saturday night with my wife and our 14-year-old teenage son. Overall it was a wonderful experience at all fronts. The service was outstanding, the food was exceptional with very unique and tantalizing tastes. The atmosphere is cozy. The staff are very friendly. Being from Boston and having tried many high-end restaurants in... More 

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2 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014 via mobile

My wife and I had the great good pleasure of dining twice at Persimmon in the last 4 days. We are from out of town but know this area intimately and have been going to Persimmon for years. We are never disappointed. Every dish is prepared with imagination and care. The service is exquisite and as thoughtfully choreographed as any... 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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