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“Good food. Terrible service” 2 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 #10 of 132 Restaurants in New Bern
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $30 - $30
Cuisines: American
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Good for: Entertaining clients, Romantic, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Breakfast, Delivery, Late Night, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Front St
New Bern, North Carolina
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Good food. Terrible service”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2011

Poor training and no oversite. Waiter seemed constantly let down by her backup staff. The skinny guy who is the manager needs to be put out to pasture - he's hopeless.

The Womans restroom was dirty appearing not to have been serviced from a busy prior evening.

One of our guests was warned not to expect good service because they were shorthanded. Guess we should have taken that advice.

The owners are foodies who should put all hands on deck and fix this themselves.

The location and facility are incredible.

    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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  • English first
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English first
New Bern, North Carolina
1 review
“Decadent”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2011

Everything was top level as if I were in a 5 star eatery in a huge metropolis but with southern flair !
Kudos New Bern celebrate !

  • Visited January 2011
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Oriental, North Carolina
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
“We had a wonderful dinner at Persimmons”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2010

For years we wished New Bern had a destination restaurant, but each time a new place showed promise, it failed to live up to expectations. All that is changed now. Persimmons is the real deal.

This weekend we arrived early, after Christmas shopping, and found our reservation included a "Reserved" sign at our table. This said the reservation really meant something to the restaurant. We were seated right away and met by a very well trained staff. Everything they did was just right. We had attentive, but not hovering service and each request was nicely handled.

The food was just as we expected. We shared the oyster appetizer. The local oysters were beautifully done. A lovely dish. For dinner, I ordered lamb and my wife had duck. Both dishes were expertly prepared and cooked exactly as promised. The side vegetables were perfect. The portions were just enough to satisfy without a stuffed feeling. The wine was fairly priced and the selection was nice for the dishes we ordered.

The decor is very attractive, but the room is a bit loud. Everything is clean and modern.

    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Raleigh, North Carolina
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Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Consistently great food!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2010

Since opening in late-July, I have dined at Persimmons five different times. I have been very fortunate to have the experience at dining at amazing restaurants across the United States and consider the food at Persimmons to be among some of the best. Upon opening it was obvious they were still training staff but it was clear the Chef knew exactly what he was doing. My husband and I have had different entrees every time we have gone and we have thoroughly enjoyed each one. On beautiful nights you can not go wrong with dining outside and the Deconstructed Filet melted in your mouth and I am not even a normal beef fan. For vegetarians the lasagna was equally fantastic. While in New Bern, Persimmons is a must!

    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Havelock, North Carolina
1 review
“Excellent lunch”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2010

1. The atmosphere is beautiful. Scenic views, comfortable seating, functional modern dining room design. I enjoyed the cushioned seats against the wall.
2. Had Carolina Fish & Chips. Flounder was cooked perfect, and was hot. Plenty of sweet potato fries. Sweet tea was brewed and sweetened with real sugar. A bit pricey, but so is any upscale restaurant.
3. Have dinner reservations tomorrow evening. Will report experience.

    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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