A restaurant in Durham

401 Foster St, Durham, NC 27701  (view map)
(919) 683-1213

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About us

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.

Working hours

Opens at 05:30PM.   Closes at 10:00PM

Opens at 05:30PM.   Closes at 10:00PM

Opens at 05:30PM.   Closes at 10:00PM

Opens at 05:30PM.   Closes at 10:00PM

Opens at 05:30PM.   Closes at 10:00PM

Opens at 05:30PM.   Closes at 10:00PM

Opens at 10:30AM.   Closes at 09:00PM

Sunday from 2:00PM to 5:30PM we are closed.


We were unable to go on our honeymoon thanks to Hurricane Matthew so some friends let us use their house on Sugar Mountain for a few days. Our meal at Artisanal was the highlight of the trip. My mom is a chef and my husband and I both value/enjoy good food so I can honestly say this was one of the best meals of our lives. Everything from the ambiance, the wine, the food, to the service was amazing! We were impressed the open kitchen was quiet and nothing felt chaotic, even though the restaurant and outdoor tables were full.

  - Mellie Savasta

The food here is amazing! I had one of the best steaks I've ever eaten the last time I went here. I have only been to Piedmont for events that I did not pay for so I'm not sure exactly how expensive the food is. There are also quite a few interesting drink options.

  - Rebecca Delk


Seasonal Prix Fixe


We focus this month's seasonal tasting menu around the antiquated rices of Anson Mills.

03/24/2017 10:24

Tablas Creek Vineyard Wine Dinner


4/11/2017 - Chef John May welcomes Tablas Creek Winery for an exciting evening of fantastic wines that are perfect expressions of Spring.

03/24/2017 10:27

Seasons of the Sea with Karl Worley


4/25/2017 - Nashville's "Biscuit King" Karl Worley joins us to celebrate the insipring Chefs of the Southeast. In true fashion, the evening's dinner will be paired with 5 classic expressions of Southern cocktails

03/24/2017 10:29

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