Durham >Food & Dining > Piedmont
401 Foster St Ste B2, Durham, NC | Directions 2770135.999561 -78.901819
Neighborhoods: Downtown, Central Park
Best New Restaurant Anywhere – We went to the Piedmont after hearing great remarks from friends. What awaited us, made us want to keep coming back: fantastic preparation and service, great food, and a range of new flavors that you won't find anywhere else. We sat at the bar on Friday night because we had arrived after seven pm without any reservation. We discovered this was the best seat in the house. The bar staff told us that the chefs own the restaurant and make their own bitters for their unique cocktails. It is with the same attention to detail that the chefs create their food. From meat or vegetarian dishes to desserts and cheeses, everything is selected for flavors that complement each other. On the Saturday lunchtime we discovered the place is very child friendly. My recommendation is that you go there as often as you can because not only is it wonderful food, it is affordable too.
Nice Surprise - Great meal and value – I went with several friends for the first time recently and we were all very happy with our meals. As a group we eat out often and at restaurants ranging from the moderately priced to quite expensive... this meal ranked in the top tier. My seafood stew was really great, especially when compared to a similar dish that I had just a few days before at a much more expensive restaurant in Raleigh. My friends duck was excellent too. The meal was very affordable (entree's priced in the low/mid teens) and a great value considering the quality.
The only shortcoming were a slightly indifferent server and an underwhelming cheese sampler appetizer - both easily overlooked.
another good restaurant in downtown Durham – We have been to Piedmont a couple of times for dinner and I have also been their for lunch. The dishes have always been tasty and carefully prepared. I have enjoyed the wines I have selected, which were on the low side price-wise.
It has been pretty busy on weekend nights, so reservations are recommended. Lunch also fills up by about 12:15.
Rustic-style Italian served up in an industrial-style setting. – In Short
Italy's Piedmont meets North Carolina's Piedmont with the best of both showcased in locally sourced ingredients and Italian country dishes. Exposed ductwork, leather banquettes, saring arched ceilings and canvassed chandeliers easily pass the requisite warehouse-chic test. The large curved bar offers a window into the kitchen, where you can watch the chefs prepare signature dishes like braised pork belly with sweet potato puree and duck confit over rapini. And don't forget to try The Durhamite: a high octane version of sweet tea.
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