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Piedmont Restaurant

401 Foster St, Suite B2, Durham, NC 27701-2184
+1 919-683-1213
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  • Excellent48%
  • Very good31%
  • Average10%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible4%
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American, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
401 Foster St, Suite B2, Durham, NC 27701-2184
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I reserved a table for friends based on the reviews here and the sample menu. The menu presented was much more limited to the extent that we all struggled with finding something to order. The food was fine but not special. Service was good.

Thank ladydeedeedee
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Though the preparation was excellent, the serving size was "petite." My understanding is that they source everything locally. As long as one is aware of the portion size issue, I think it's fine.

Thank 2017Bonnie
Reviewed 30 May 2018

We spent a lovely evening here. The choices are simple but the presentation is gorgeous. We were not rushed and our server was perfectly attentive.

Thank Bzzz82
Reviewed 21 May 2018 via mobile

We chose piedmont for a family special occasion in Durham. This was a return visit for some of us so we had a good idea what to expect. Unlike many of the recent reviews we did not experience and material flaws with 5e dinner, although...More

Thank Rick R
Reviewed 15 May 2018

We were here to celebrate my daughter's graduation, and this restaurant was highly recommended. But I notice the most recent reviews on TripAdvisor also gave very low ratings. So I am not the only one. We were a big party (of 13), so we may...More

Thank Buddymoran
Reviewed 7 May 2018

At one time - one could count on a good meal here.... even tho service can be iffy. We just experienced a very unfortunate evening - which I can understand an off night on occasion - but this was beyond off. Unfortunately - to make...More

Thank IbaguruDurham
Reviewed 7 May 2018 via mobile

Literally the worst service I've ever had in a restaurant. Not sure what was going on but there was clearly a problem. I should have gone with my gut and left at the start when it took forever for our waitress to even ask for...More

Thank Beverly B
Reviewed 20 February 2018 via mobile

Came here with a small group of friends. The service was quick, if a bit unenthused. We started with cocktails and then followed the recommendation to each order two plates. Everything was cooked perfectly, and all but one fish was excellently seasoned. The honeybun and...More

Thank Susie H
Reviewed 14 February 2018 via mobile

Went here with my family to celebrate our daughters birthday. She lives in Durham....we live in Raleigh. It was busy and pretty noisy and had a locals sort of vibe. The interior was a bit industrial but nicely done. There is plenty of parking nearby....More

Thank Topsailpinky
Reviewed 13 January 2018 via mobile

We went to the Piedmont on a Weekday and had a 4 course paired meal with a special wine selection for each course. It was very unique and tasty!

Thank Marianne C
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barbara c
19 April 2016|
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Response from newengland50 | Reviewed this property |
Yes, they do have some meat entrees. They have a range of menu selections, but each category is limited.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$20 - US$30
Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Business meetings, Families with children, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Romantic
Open Hours
10:30 AM - 2:00 PM
5:30 PM - 9:00 PM
5:30 PM - 10:00 PM
5:30 PM - 10:00 PM
5:30 PM - 10:00 PM
5:30 PM - 10:00 PM
5:30 PM - 10:00 PM
5:30 PM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 401 Foster St, Suite B2, Durham, NC 27701-2184
    (Seminary Avenue)
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  Durham
  • Phone Number: +1 919-683-1213
  • E-mail
Piedmont Restaurant has cultivated a loyal following by creating an adventurous, seasonal dining experience in the heart of downtown Durham. We shine a light on foods harvested and raised in North Carolina, including from our sister farm in Hillsborough, Coon Rock Farm. Chef John May’s inspired cuisine showcases local ingredients in classic Southern dishes, reimagined with an inventive spirit. Our regionally focused craft cocktail program, North Carolina craft beers, and extensive and award-winning wine list designed by Crawford Leavoy complete our modern farm-to-table experience.
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