My wife and I were celebrating our 30th anniversary and wanted something special. Really didn't get it at Persimmons. Food was about average in taste, preparation and presentation, although a bit costlier than other places in town.
Although the location is superb, there's a "corporate" feel to the place... almost a bit sterile.
The server had to refer to notes for the daily specials, and didn't seem well trained.
We've been in New Bern for a week now, and have had some good/great meals. This was not one of them.
Save your money/time and go elsewhere.