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Piedmont Restaurant

401 Foster St, Suite B2, Durham, NC 27701-2184
+1 919-683-1213
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  • Excellent50%
  • Very good30%
  • Average10%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible3%
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“pork chop” (13 reviews)
“catfish” (11 reviews)
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American, Contemporary, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
401 Foster St, Suite B2, Durham, NC 27701-2184
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Disorganized, inconsistent management. They hold petty grudges. The service to both customers and employees could be better. Support local businesses that go above and beyond and actually care.

Thank Vanessa J
Reviewed 1 week ago 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
Reviewed 25 October 2017 via mobile

We met John May at a special Taste Makers dinner at the Fearrington Inn in September. We enjoyed the event and spoke to John explaining that we were coming to Piedmont in late October. For all of the assurance that the restaurant required that we...More

Thank msglosson
Reviewed 22 October 2017

Despite my having phoned our admittedly-late reservation for this event, & having SPECIFICALLY requested 7 30 for 7 45pm as the arrival time (which was accepted & confirmed just the day before)...the PIEDMONT greeter insisted on providing us with the a la carte menu/wine list...More

Thank John N
Reviewed 16 October 2017 via mobile

Split 2 appetizers and an entree. All were very good, especially an okra appetizer. Everything was a bit salty, I thought, but that seems common cooking around here. I’d eat here again.

Thank mot29
Reviewed 12 October 2017

As locals, we've been to Piedmont a few times over the years under the direction of different chefs and owners. The current owners also own a farm, so there is a great emphasis on fresh vegetables. We had a small gift certificate and both selected...More

Thank TarHeel
Reviewed 30 September 2017 via mobile

This restaurant accommodated our large group of twenty at three tables. I was impressed. My meal was very good. I had a grilled zucchini and okra salad and the roasted duck breast. Excellent and well presented. Others at my table had the strip and ribeye,...More

Thank Phillip K
Reviewed 13 September 2017

I had the trout mousse toast. Oh my was it ever delicious with freshly made Cucumber caisson. It was delicious and a treat. Nice feel and ambiance.

Thank wmuribholmes
Reviewed 13 September 2017 via mobile

Exceptional brunch at the Piedmont. Our server, Laura, was on point. The food was exceptional and very creative. This is a do not miss for any foodie for sure. Chef John May was in the restaurant and as always was available to say hi and...More

Thank Rick C
Reviewed 4 September 2017

We were in Durham for our Grand Daughters wedding. I'm a DE on Trip Advisor and very seldom do I give out a 5 star rating. The group was over 50 and I didn't hear anything but raves. Every request was given great attention.

Thank Hamara
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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
USD 20 - USD 30
Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
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, Parking Available, Highchairs Available
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine
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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