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“Always a great dining experience”

Persimmons Waterfront Restaurant
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Ranked #6 of 168 Restaurants in New Bern
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $10 - $40
Cuisines: American, Seafood
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Restaurant details
Good for: Bar scene, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Families with children, Scenic view, Large groups, Romantic
Dining options: Brunch, Late Night, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Private Dining, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Front St
Oriental, North Carolina
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Always a great dining experience”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 15, 2013

My wife and daughter and I enjoyed another great meal for my birthday. Every course was good and so was the service. The calamari app is always excellent!

  • Visited January 2013
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English first
Charlotte, NC
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33 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Now this is a great restaurant”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 12, 2013

If you are only going to go to one restaurant in New Bern go to Persimmons. Wow, the food is great! The restaurant is very well decorated without being intimidating. The ambience is very romantic especially with the backdrop of the Neuse river.

Visited February 2013
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NC
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44 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“Date Night”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 9, 2013

We had reservations for two as we have made before. Unfortunately, every time we have made reservations for two we found a table for two was not the best table. We were very close to our neighbors both times. On this occasion we were close enough to share our opinions on our waiter. They were not pleased and neither were we. We ordered an appetizer and drinks and we waited for our entree order to be taken and we waited, and we waited. Finally, our waiter shows up and says he went to check on our entrees and realized he had not taken our order! Good thing we had allowed plenty of time for our play at the New Bern Civic theater. The worst thing was no one refilled our water! We rationed! The food was magnificent! Absolutely no complaints it was wonderful! The seating for two is too close for comfort!

  • Visited February 2013
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Thank cleo320
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Pittsboro, North Carolina
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225 reviews
152 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
“Awesome Scallops”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 29, 2013

Enjoyed this restaurant which sits on the water. Server could have been more attentive about refilling beverages but food made up for it. Had the three cheese crab dip to start. Very good. The blackened scallops appetizer was THE BEST! Only 3 scallops but they were very large and DELICIOUS. I had the Mahi as my main dish over a bed of coconut risotto. Really nice.

Visited January 2013
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Thank carolesau
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New Bern, North Carolina, United States
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13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Impeccable Service and Taste”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 29, 2013

I am always pleased when I visit Persimmons. The waiters are generally very attentive and kind, the ambiance is enjoyable (waterfront with low lighting), and the food is excellent! It's a great place for a dinner date, but please, don't bring your three kids. It's definitely not a place to bring unruly children.
There are always new items on the dinner menu and unique specials. For the best deals, try their "deckside" menu. It's offered all hours and is filling and tasty. Plan to spend 12-20 dollars for lunch and 15-30 for dinner (without drinks). Overall, excellent choice!

Visited January 2013
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Thank Timothy M
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