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Persimmons Waterfront Restaurant, New Bern, NC

Persimmons Waterfront Restaurant

4.4
4.4
1956 Reviews
$30 and under
Farm-to-table
Persimmons Waterfront Restaurant in Historic Downtown New Bern offers an Award Winning Chef featuring foods from our local farmers, and New Bern's only waterfront dining with exquisite river scenery located on the Neuse River.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 25 times today

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Farm-to-table

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch Tue–Thu 11:00 am–7:45 pm Fri, Sat 11:00 am–9:00 pm Brunch Sun 11:00 am–3:00 pm Dinner Sun 3:00 pm–7:30 pm

  • Phone number

    (252) 514-0033

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    Antonio Campolio

  • Private party facilities

    Our private dining space offers a 180° view of the Neuse River with a private balcony lounge. The room seats up to 65 people comfortably and offers a service bar and a 45” high definition television for visual presentations. The upstairs level is handicap accessible with restrooms. We do occasionally rent out the entire building for larger functions such as weddings that will exceed 65 guests. Please let us know if you would like information for entire restaurant rental fees. Persimmons will provide the tables, chairs and basic glassware, china and silverware. Any additional decorations and or tablecloths would be up to the host to provide and cannot cause damage to our property. Parties of 16 or more will order entrees from a limited menu of up to 3 options predetermined by the host. Please inform us of any food allergies or dietary restrictions prior to the event so that we can accommodate these needs with accuracy.

  • Neighborhood

    New Bern

  • Cross street

    Front St

  • Parking details

    Self Parking in a private parking lot.

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 1,956 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.4
4.4 based on recent ratings
  • 4.3Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.2Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Coastal North Carolina

    Outdoor Dining

  • Coastal North Carolina

    Scenic View

  • Coastal North Carolina

    Most Booked

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  1. JN

    JanellN

    Richmond

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    We enjoyed our dinner! We loved the calamari, but asked for extra aioli, which was really yummy! The fish and chips were good, however I prefer batter fried rather than a corn meal base. But they were fairly crispy. My husband had the Caesar Salad with salmon added. Not too much romaine lettuce, but the salmon was good. (He was never asked how he would like it cooked.) Our server, Cassie, was great
  2. J

    Josie

    Raleigh

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We loved everything about this restaurant. The food, service and atmosphere were wonderful. The chowder was incredible. I can’t wait to go back!
  3. JT

    JackieT

    New York Area

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food4service4ambience5
    Delicious and beautiful setting. I wish you could make reservations for outdoor seating.
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service! Great food!!
  5. HL

    HistoryLover

    Washington DC

    83 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    83 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My husband and I have wanted to dine at Persimmon for several years, and we finally got the chance on our most recent trip to New Bern. We had a wonderful time and a wonderful meal! The staff was very knowledgeable and attentive and added to our enjoyment with our meal. My husband had the shrimp burger with sweet potato fries and I ordered the barbecue peach salmon. Both were wonderful as was the fried green tomatoes and crab cake appetizer we shared before our entrees. I had a glass of sparkling rose with my dinner that was also very good. We can't wait to return!
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall5food4service4ambience5
    Can’t get a better view of downtown New Bern! The food is consistently great and the atmosphere is amazing.
  7. DW

    DebbieW

    Richmond

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always awesome food and great atmosphere. Beautiful outside on the deck. Love , love love this place.
  8. C

    Corrie

    Austin

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The sweet potato risotto was AMAZING. The staff were so friendly and sitting out on the patio overlooking the river was picturesque. We will definitely go back.
  9. BB

    BongoB

    Wilmington

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    Great food and service with a beautiful view of the Neuse on the outdoor deck. Perfect weather day for Father's Day brunch with a view!
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    St. Louis

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience4
    It was great that we had a reservation otherwise it would have been 2 pm before we would be seated. The location and view are great! We ordered from brunch menu, the food was average tasting. I had the omelet with chorizo and I could barely taste it. The brunch prices seemed ok.
  11. MV

    MarkV

    Washington DC

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 17, 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience1
    Reservations mean nothing. Still had to wait 30 minutes for a table to open up. Restaurant was extremely noisy. Waitress did not understand English well enough to get our order correct and wasn’t familiar with the menu. For an upscale restaurant in New Bern downtown, diners expect a bit more.
  12. TR

    TRJohnson

    Richmond

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 17, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    The food was awesome and the view of the waterfront was spectacular! The wait staff was very friendly and helpful.
  13. P

    Peter

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 17, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Good was good. Server was excellent! Flys were terrible. Brown butter cake for dessert was absolutely amazing…no joke! Overall a good experience.
  14. ST

    SrekT

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent service. We had Camryn as our server and she was fantastic. Great view, good food/drinks. Overall, 5/5 experience.
  15. LD

    LaborDaydining

    New York Area

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on June 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful waterfront restaurant with great service and food. Limited menu specialized in seafood.
  16. KC

    KathrynC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful way to relax in historic New Bern after touring the Palace. I had the best Mahi Mahi fish tacos I've experienced in a while. Service was very attentive and polite, food was brought in good timing - not too fast and not too slow so we could enjoy the beautiful surroundings. Topped it off with a chocolate dessert drink!
  17. FH

    FaithH

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service from hutch! Perfectly time..food was delicious...a very pleasant, chill, enjoyable evening! Thank you
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Charleston

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 14, 2022

    overall1food1service4ambience5
    Mediocre food. Bad cocktail. Gorgeous views. Pleasant waitress.
  19. CK

    CarolynK

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Highly recommend the sea bass! Exceptional service.
  20. RR

    RobertR

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great waterfront dining for brunch. Quick seating, friendly staff and enjoyable food. Been going for years because of the atmosphere and chill vibe.
  21. SB

    SethB

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Awesome as always
  22. AE

    AndrewE

    Wilmington

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, drinks, and location. Would recommend to others while in New Bern.
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 10, 2022

    overall2food2service3ambience4
    The atmosphere and location is fun but the food was so average for the prices, was really expecting more for the food based on reviews.
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food as always and the service was wonderful. One of our favorites in New Bern.
  25. PA

    PAYankee

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 9, 2022

    overall3food5service1ambience5
    Great food, good view, poor service. Desserts were sharable portions.
  26. N

    Nooch

    New England

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I would recommend Persimmons to everyone that visits New Bern, NC!
  27. MM

    MaggieM

    Raleigh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fabulous food, great service in a gorgeous setting!
  28. HK

    HarryK

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Hush Puppies were delicious and the garnish was a real treat. Shrimp and Grits and garnish were wonderful. Sea Bass was prepared just right. Service was outstanding - quick and helpful and friendly. Lava cake and cheesecake finished off the great meal. Great views of the river.
  29. D

    Debbie

    Washington DC

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 3, 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience2
    The noise level was deafening. Fried green tomatoes were not crisp and the crab cake was disappointing. My husband had the blackened mahi with crab and the crab was almost unidentifiable. I could not recommend this restaurant for future visits. It did not match the expectation set forth in Our State magazine at all.
  30. FH

    FaithH

    New England

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 31, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Wonderful service..chill and relaxed atmosphere.. Excellent experience.
  31. JS

    JodieS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 29, 2022

    overall5food3service5ambience5
    I normally love love love the fried green tomatoes, this time they were shy of the mark. The prime rib was amazing though and overall another great experience. I love that we can make reservations….
  32. CC

    CatChicago

    Raleigh

    8 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on May 29, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    Very nice ambiance and good food. Sat outside on a nice evening.
  33. DL

    DavidL

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service, food was excellent. Been here a couple of times, definitely a must stop to eat
  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Charleston

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 28, 2022

    overall2food2service1ambience5
    It’s a beautiful spot but the hostess had a major attitude. Apparently a lot of their dishes get sent back. My chicken was dry and my friend had a huge bone in is fish.
  35. B

    Brendan

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful view, lovely ambiance/music, dedicated service, and delicious food that is worth the price. I highly recommend this location to people looking to relax and enjoy the evening out
  36. PB

    PaulB

    Tampa

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful waterfront location with great food and service. Highly recommended!
  37. B

    Binrmb

    New York Area

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on May 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had a wonderful lunch at Persimmons. The food was outstanding, the service was super-great waitress who left us alone and didn't rush us at all. Highly recommend the Persimmons Bloody Mary! A hint of heat but very gentle and very tasty. We enjoy every meal we have at Persimmons, and we enjoy sitting at the bar for cocktails and munchies on occasion.
  38. LM

    LauraM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent service. Thanks to Katy! Fish tacos and tomato pie were awesome. Got to watch storm fronts move thru at our window table....beautiful setting. Great experience for our out of town family....
  39. LT

    Landscaping2Table

    St. Louis

    57 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    57 reviews

    Dined on May 22, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    Great small plates. Entrees were good but the small plates were better
  40. SS

    SSSinNC

    Raleigh

    7 reviews

    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on May 21, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    What a great location and venue! The three of us all very much enjoyed our meal. I had the sea bass, while my friends had the pasta with chicken and pork, and the other the salmon - we all ate it up! The pimento cheese hushpuppies we really great. Absolutely NO complaints, we were seated within 10 minutes of arriving, we did have a reservation. While we waited we sat out on the deck and enjoyed the view. A return trip for sure! Thank you

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Persimmons Waterfront Restaurant using the Order Online button. Persimmons Waterfront Restaurant also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (252) 514-0033.

Persimmons Waterfront Restaurant is rated 4.4 stars by 1956 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 25 times today
Google Map for Persimmons Waterfront Restaurant

100 Pollock St New Bern, NC 28560

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Front St

  • Neighborhood

    New Bern

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch Tue–Thu 11:00 am–7:45 pm Fri, Sat 11:00 am–9:00 pm Brunch Sun 11:00 am–3:00 pm Dinner Sun 3:00 pm–7:30 pm

  • Cuisines

    Farm-to-table

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Self Parking in a private parking lot.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Antonio Campolio

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (252) 514-0033

  • Private party facilities

    Our private dining space offers a 180° view of the Neuse River with a private balcony lounge. The room seats up to 65 people comfortably and offers a service bar and a 45” high definition television for visual presentations. The upstairs level is handicap accessible with restrooms. We do occasionally rent out the entire building for larger functions such as weddings that will exceed 65 guests. Please let us know if you would like information for entire restaurant rental fees. Persimmons will provide the tables, chairs and basic glassware, china and silverware. Any additional decorations and or tablecloths would be up to the host to provide and cannot cause damage to our property. Parties of 16 or more will order entrees from a limited menu of up to 3 options predetermined by the host. Please inform us of any food allergies or dietary restrictions prior to the event so that we can accommodate these needs with accuracy.

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