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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 good30%
  • Average9%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible3%
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“brunch” (10 reviews)
“pork chop” (13 reviews)
“aged beef” (2 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 3 days ago

it had been awhile since several of us had dined at Piedmont, and we were hoping it had returned to the high level it had been under the original owners. It is still an attractive venue, but we found the food either really delicious or...More

Thank durhamyankee
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I have eaten at Piedmont a number of times for brunch and dinner over the past four years. While the room remains inviting, the staff friendly, and the wine list impressive, the food has gone downhill. It seems the chef is trying too hard to...More

Thank Karin R
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My previous visit was amazing which is why I wanted to bring my husband to this place. We came to Durham specifically to eat here. His fish was mixed with carrot cake, rhubarb, mushrooms and granola. Did not work at all and neither did the...More

Thank Kim K
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Excellent food, limited eclectic menu, great service. Atmosphere fine, a bit loud for older people. Good wine and liquor choices. Pricey. Would try it again.

Thank Randy E
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We visited Piedmont for celebration of my birthday and made reservations a few weeks in advance (recommended). They are attentive and offer wonderful seasonal options. They also offer a great cocktail menu as well as wonderful bourbon options. They are knowledgeable about wine pairings and...More

Thank jermsshan
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Even though the location is in downtown Durham and only street parking, I would dine at Piedmont again. We dined on a Friday night and we were seated upstairs immediately by the hostess. We both had the 4 course seasonal prix fix menu, which were...More

Thank nfviews
Reviewed 19 April 2017

We decided to try Piedmont Restaurant for brunch last Sunday. Unfortunately, we were disappointed. Food was competently prepared but there were a number of items that missed the mark for a nicer locavore restaurant with attitude. Service was slow, even though restaurant was about half...More

Thank GSB07042016
Reviewed 26 March 2017

We reserved for 9 persons for the seasonal heirloom rice dinner and because of Monday evening date we were able to get a table upstairs for our group only. The food was delicious, enjoyed by all and the service was excellent. Flavor combinations were interesting....More

Thank momssk
Reviewed 14 March 2017

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...More

Thank snowbird54
Reviewed 28 February 2017

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...More

Thank DAPJr112
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barbara c
Is any of your meat, chicken, lamb pasture raised? Fish wild or farmed? thanks, barbara
18 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
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
  • 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.