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Persimmon Restaurant

31 State Street, Ofc 1, Bristol, RI 02809-1824
401-254-7474
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Ranked #2 of 76 Restaurants in Bristol
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $25 - $100
Hours:
Tue - Thu 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Cuisines: American
Good for: Romance, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
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Good for: Romance, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
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English first
Newport, Rhode Island
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 NEW via mobile

Although we had recommended Persimmon to out of town friends we had not visited ourselves. Their response was glowing. Quite by accident on a recent evening we arrived rather late and were seated immediately. What a treat! Over forty years in the restaurant business has given me rather stringent standards for dining out, particularly in regard to service. Not only... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

My husband and I returned to Persimmons to celebrate my birthday, because the first trip was so outstanding. Well, we VERY Disappointed with our meal. The app was great, the salad was fresh, but the meal and service was slacking! I ordered the filet and it was so SALTY I couldn't eat it. My husband ordered the duck, which was... More

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Warren, Rhode Island
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44 reviews 44 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

My husband and I chose to stay local for an intimate wedding dinner, just the two of us. As he is from Bristol, Rhode Island, I thought it would be special to stay in Town, so I chose Persimmon based upon its excellent reviews on Trip Advisor. Well, it did not disappoint! From the moment we arrived, we were treated... More

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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

We made reservations and it was so busy for this small place we waited over 30 min for our table but we're accommodated quite nicely. We did the chef taster each and the food didn't stop I finally had to leave some of it on my plate I was going to explode from all the tantalizing flavor, beautiful plates, lots... More

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Providence, Rhode Island
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17 reviews 17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

Persimmon is a cozy little restaurant in charming Bristol, Rhode Island and possibly providing the best dining experience in the state. It is useless for me to give you a run down of the individual offerings; the chef's tasting menu, all the appetizers and entrées we sampled were all unique and perfectly executed. The ingredients could not have been fresher... More

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Rhode Island
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66 reviews 66 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

Persimmon is a great, low-key option to some of the fancier and perhaps more well-known fine dining restaurants in Rhode Island. Located between Bristol's main street and the harbor, the relatively small dining room is cozy and the welcome is warm. The cocktail and wine lists contain an interesting selection, including a "bar tender's choice" cocktail tailored to the diner's... More

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Boston, Massachusetts
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104 reviews 104 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

My wife and I enjoy well prepared meals and personable service, Persimmon delivered. It was almost a shame to carry wine into the restaurant as their wine list is comprehensive, but I a few old wines that I wanted to try and they did us great wine service by carefully decanting the nectar. They fired on all cylinders, I will... More

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New York City, New York
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

40 superior. Service superior. Menu imagine that to as are the drinks. Pricey but worth every penny.

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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

My fiance and I have dined here many times. Sometimes we pick our own courses but other times we do the tasting menu and completely submit to the Chef, those are usually the most magical nights. I have never been disappointed by one dish he has served us. We are literally in heaven whenever we get a chance to go... More

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Port Charlotte, Florida
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90 reviews 90 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

The menu & beverage selection, the good preparation & presentation, and the accompanying service is amazing and memorable. They've added a vegetarian entree to their menu too. It is an experience that should not be missed. Quite possibly the best restaurant in Rhode Island where there are many wonderful choices. Reservations are highly recommended.

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