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“More than a beautiful location......” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Persimmons Waterfront Restaurant

Persimmons Waterfront Restaurant
100 Pollock St, New Bern, NC 28560-4941
252-514-0033
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Ranked #15 of 139 restaurants in New Bern
Price range: $30 - $30
Cuisines: American
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Good for: Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Front St
Charlotte, NC
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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
“More than a beautiful location......”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2013

Persimmons has a great view of the river, but beyond that they have an impressive selection of wines and fare. In good weather, definitely sit outside; on Thursday nights there's a great jazz band that plays. The seafood was fresh and the menu offered a variety of preparations and selections. The staff is helpful and the price is quite reasonable for the quality of food and service. I will definitely return to Persimmons when in New Bern.

  • Visited August 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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41 reviews 41 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 20 cities Reviews in 20 cities
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
“Lovely lunch on the water”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2013

Our group sat on the deck to enjoy the vibrant waterfront scene in New Bern (we arrived by boat and tied up at the restaurant's dock.) Food was delicious and the chef made an effort to keep the old standbys fresh and interesting -- the local staple fried oysters was served with a chipolte aioli and napa cabbage Asian slaw,

  • Visited August 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Fanwood, New Jersey, United States
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22 reviews 22 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“Leisurely lunch on the river”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2013

We had a lovely lunch on a cloudy Saturday at this restaurant. The waiter was very friendly and helpful. he suggested a cocktail special that was spot on. The food was well prepared and arrived quickly. After eating, we walked around the quaint downtown area and perused the many shops. We visited the historic site, the pharmacy where Pepsi Cola was invented. All around the town were statues of bears, the mascot of New Bern.

  • Visited August 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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“The Perfect Combination”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2013

Having read a scathing review, I was hesitant to try Persimmons. But it was on the water and was recommended for gluten-free options. The exterior was very stylish and we were warmly welcomed. We requested a window seat and also saw that there was plenty of outdoor seating (both covered and uncovered). The interior was very stylish but comfortable. There were good menu selections for a reasonable price. The service was excellent and the food was delicious. We were stuffed but couldn't resist the triple play sorbet of pineapple, mango and blood-orange. I would absolutely go back again.

  • Visited August 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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“Great view, food, and service!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2013 via mobile

Found this on trip advisor while passing through on our way home. Definitely worth the stop. Gorgeous view right on the water. We stopped for lunch on a Sunday. Started with a yummy mimosa. I had the local beef burger with local goat cheese and my husband had fish tacos. The server, Demetrie, was so knowledgable about the food and extremely friendly and professional. We were very impressed! Highly recommend this place.

  • Visited August 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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