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Piedmont Restaurant

  • 401 Foster St
  • Downtown Durham
  • Durham, NC 27701
  • Primary: (919) 683-1213
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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.

Chef John May joined Piedmont in August 2016 after two and a half years cooking alongside Chef Vivian Howard at her award-winning Chef & The Farmer in Kinston, NC. Guests may recognize May from the open kitchen where he was featured on several episodes of “A Chef’s Life.” A Durham native, May returned home to share his cooking – steeped in the South and its foodways and traditions – with his community at Piedmont, the ultimate destination for his NC-centered. A former United States Marine, May also studied at The Art Institute in Durham, cooked at the Weathervane at Southern Season, and at The Boot. Executive Chef John May brings a passion for storytelling through his food which resonates at Piedmont where delicious food and responsible sources are paramount.

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  • Business Hours: M-Sa, 5:30pm-10pm; Su, 5:30pm-9pm.
  • Miles To Convention Center: 0.10
  • Miles to RDU Airport: 14.9
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  • Max Capacity: Banquet: 115
  • Max Capacity: Private Room: 40
  • Max Capacity: Reception: 115
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  • Total Seating Capacity: 115
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Piedmont Restaurant Meeting Facility
  • # of Rooms: 2
  • Reception Capacity: 115
  • Description: Piedmont offers space for a private dinners. The mezzanine, with its industrial features and skylights, accommodates up to 40 people, suitable for cocktail hours, company socials, and private events. The main dining room is a wonderful space for large events such as wedding receptions, rehearsal dinners, retirement parties, wedding brunches, and large company events.
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Durham Convention & Visitors Bureau
212 W Main St #101
Durham, NC 27701 USA
Phone: (919) 687-0288
Toll Free: (800) 446-8604