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Piedmont Restaurant

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401 Foster St, Suite B2, Durham, NC 27701-2184 (Seminary Avenue)
+1 919-683-1213
17:30 - 22:00
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Sun 10:30 - 14:00
17:30 - 21:00
Mon - Sat 17:30 - 22:00
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38 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We ate here on a night we were heading to Carolina Theatre, which is right around the corner. You have to make reservations by the way. We got in, they knew we were going to the theatre and helped us get our orders going without making us feel rushed. The waiter, Brice was obviously a 'fan' of the food in... More 

Thank snowbird54
New York City, New York
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213 reviews
161 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I came here with a group of 8 and enjoyed the food, but the service was a bit spotty, Courses didn't arrive togther, and there wasn't a second bottle of the white wine we had ordered, only a slightly more expensive ($2+) bottle (I would have thought that they would have comped us the $2, but they didn't).

Thank DAPJr112
Clayton, North Carolina, United States
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39 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017 via mobile

After seeing an Instagram post made by Our State magazine I immediately made a reservation. My husband and I dined on. Saturday evening. Restaurant opened at 5:30 and filled up quickly. So much to choose from on the menu. I chose the Beet Fixed Faire with wine pairings. Food was amazing! We have found another date spot. Can't wait to... More 

Thank Beth R
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4 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 February 2017 via mobile

Would definitely come back again. The food was very good and creative. The staff was knowledgeable about the menu and flavors of each item. Limited menu that changes frequently.

Thank steven w
Durham, North Carolina
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50 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2016

Delicious fare and maybe it was my fault for believing when the menu said rainbow trout that I was going to get a whole one. The portions are more light lunch size with the exception of the ribeye. I got a half a trout and a small wedge of cabbage with some diced kohlrabi.Everyone liked the very lovely layered taste... More 

Thank Carmen R
Greensboro, North Carolina
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27 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 November 2016

After the State Carolina Game we met my Girlfriends Aunt and Uncle for a beer and we ended up having dinner in Downtown Durham. After a few suggestions we decided to try Piedmont for a Farm-to-Fork experience. We were seated promptly early on a Friday evening and our service was fast and friendly. The atmosphere is warm and light with... More 

Thank KingJamesIII61
New Bern, North Carolina
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177 reviews
126 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 November 2016

Dined here with another couple who are also Foodies. In a word, it was "Fantastic"! We had several different dishes, but the Aged Beef Tartare, Black Drum, and Pork Shoulder were each a sophisticated creation that brought together so many elements of complimenting flavors, textures, and senses that we were all blown away! Additionally, we received great advice from the... More 

Thank winemac
Orlando, Florida
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 November 2016 via mobile

I had some foodie friends come into town for game day. They were very interested in having dinner at the Piedmont. Chef John May, from the PBS show A Chef's Life, is the Executive Chef of the Piedmont. They enjoyed his time on the show and knew he had moved to Durham. They thought it would be a positive experience... More 

Thank Sira N
Raleigh, North Carolina
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14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2016

Disappointing brunch, will not go back! We arrived at 1 PM, brunch is served till 2. Informed they were out of bacon :-(. OK, sausage is the only other option. I want tater tots, which is on the menu, oops, I am sorry we are out of tater tots, but we can offer you home fries or hash browns. OK,... More 

Thank MikeedRN
Raleigh, North Carolina, United States
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4 reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 August 2016

It was not a busy Sunday when we arrived. The portions were very small and the chef deviated from the ingredients listed on the menu without as much as a mention by the waitperson.In addition both of us were served semi-warm dishes.. The charge of $3.5o for a very small biscuit was excessive. The chef must have a large ego... More 

Thank Ruth K

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$20 - US$30
American, Contemporary, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, 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
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
10:30 - 14:00
17:30 - 21:00
17:30 - 22:00
17:30 - 22:00
17:30 - 22:00
17:30 - 22:00
17:30 - 22:00
17:30 - 22:00
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
Piedmont is first and foremost about the food and the ingredients with respect to the connection between the land and the plate. The cuisine is Contemporary American, seasonally focused and ingredient driven. Our menu changes daily based on what is currently available. Our mission is to provide access to well prepared, sustainably raised, local food. We use only local produce, seafood and meats from sustainable businesses to showcase the diversity of North Carolina foodstuffs. We focus on sourcing the best ingredients from local, sustainable producers with our guide being Coon Rock Farm. We are an elegantly casual restaurant that welcomes both the everyday diner as well as the special occasion gathering.

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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?