About 247 Craven
Local chef, Ashley Moser, opened 247 CRAVEN in July of 2010. Utilizing only the freshest, most local, and seasonal ingredients, Chef Moser prepares some of the most uniquely creative food of any restaurant around.
Contemporary American, Southern
Hours of Operation:
Brunch: Sunday: 11:00am -2:30pm
Lunch: Tuesday - Saturday: 11:00am - 2:30pm
Dinner: Tuesday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm, Friday & Saturday: 5:00pm - 9:30pm
$30 and under
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
247 CRAVEN will be happy to cater any event you may have planned. Please give us a call at 252-635-1879 to discuss your party's needs.
Private Party Facilities:
247 CRAVEN can accommodate up to 40 people for a private on-site event. Please call Chef Moser to inquire about various menu options.
Private Party Contact:
Ashley Moser: 2526351879
Bar Dining, Beer, Corkage Fee, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Takeout, Wine
247 Craven Ratings and Reviews
Normally the food is really good. I orde ...
Normally the food is really good. I ordered the Pork belly and my wife had a salad. Waitress came back after a while and said they were out of pork belly. Not a big deal. I ordered another dish of fried ricotta and pancetta. Pancetta was cooked to burnt and very tough. Not the quality of what I usually get there. I will go back ....hopefully a better meal.... I did find out my favorite chef, Ryan, was not there...nver had a bad meal when he was there.
Got together with friends and had a very ...
Got together with friends and had a very nice dinner. My wife and I ordered a prime rib for two. It was a little pricey for one regular prime rib, broccolini, and potatoes at $57.00. It's a shame that the owner/chef is never there and the noise level is still very high.
The food and service was outstanding. T ...
The food and service was outstanding. They had mussels on the menu and they are the best I have ever had. We really enjoyed our dinner and look forward to the ever changing menu and what they have to offer and how the chef and cooks prepare it.
One of the best chef tasting menus we h ...
One of the best chef tasting menus we have had in recent memory. The rabbit starter was exceptional, followed by delicious pig's cheeks, and then NC drum with whole shrimp over grits. The last main course was short ribs with a corn risotto, rich and spicy. The wine pairings were great -- a Van Duzer pinot grigio, a Montepulciano, an Albarino, followed by a California Bordeaux type. Then a scrumptious dessert plate -- trifle style cake, cheesecake, and carrot cake with cinnamon ice cream, plus a tawny port. Fantastic, generous, and a great value.
Best Seafood I have ever had!!! My wife ...
Best Seafood I have ever had!!! My wife and I went there for the first time at the recommendation of a friend. I could not have been more pleased. The food was amazing, the staff was friendly and the atmosphere was great.
I have been to 247 before and it was muc ...
I have been to 247 before and it was much better. Even though pricey, my former experience made it well worth it. However, this time, the surroundings were dirty, the servers were unpleasant and had no knowledge of the menu. The servers never came to check on us and the food was horrible. There are some places I will go back to if I have one bad experience recognizing that it may have just been an off day, but with the prices and how bad of an experience, I will not be returning.
Excellent food and service. Very creativ ...
Excellent food and service. Very creative menu and very well executed. Small space but efficiently laid out. It is not a place to go for a quite conversation or a dimly lit romantic evening, as it is quite bright and loud, but if you want a very good meal, it was top notch and the service was efficient without being obtrusive.
We had an amazing dinner there- we had ...
We had an amazing dinner there- we had 5 people in our party and everyone ordered something different and each meal was so incredibly delicious. The meal portions were perfect and no one left hungry! I do feel that the items were a bit pricey but considered the freshness of the food and the farm to table concept and accepted the price without to much difficulty. I ordered a glass of wine and it was only filled 1/3 of the glass- used to a glass of wine being a glass of wine. Thanks for a great meal.
Good food. Not fantastic . Ordered wine- ...
Good food. Not fantastic . Ordered wine- only had one bottle forcing us to change wines. If only one bottle on hand should inform group in advance. Many of my friends rave about this restaurant, I can take it or leave it.
Very limited menu. Featured dish was poo ...
Very limited menu. Featured dish was poorly prepared and included flavors that simply did not work together. Bar was out of several selected wines with a very limited selection available. The restaurant is uncomfortable and is simply a poor choice for dining in comparison to others within the same area of New Bern.
247 Craven was outstanding. The arugula ...
247 Craven was outstanding. The arugula salad, fried green tomatoes, scallops, and flounder special were delicious. Server did an excellent job. The restaurant was a bit loud and got a little warm, but overall, the atmosphere was lively and comfortable. I will definitely be back!
Food was good but we ordered an appetize ...
Food was good but we ordered an appetizer and the waitress forgot to bring it. When we arrived there were a couple at the bar and another couple at a table so the restaurant was not busy. Her forgetting the appetizer was unacceptable. We ordered dessert which was delicious.
Second time we have visited and we were ...
Second time we have visited and we were not disappointed. The food was delicious and beautifully presented.
The food portions could be a little larger - ( and I am a slim person)
Grandmom's desserts were truly wonderful.
Thank you for a great evening.
The food here is always very good with m ...
The food here is always very good with many different flavors. They have a small menu but a variety of dishes. They can always meet my gluten free needs and are willing to make changes or substitutions. The restaurant is small so reservations are required most nights.
An Airbnb guest at my house wanted "one ...
An Airbnb guest at my house wanted "one special meal" while visiting in New Bern and asked for my recommendation. 247 is the obvious choice. We made reservations and our table was ready. Our server was above average and greatly assisted by the server with a mustache. I've been cooking fried green tomatoes since well before Ashley was born his are equal to mine. I found the chèvre and tapenade both good, but was not happy that the chèvre and tomatoes were inseparable. I then had Cacia e pepe; it was fabulous!
Great food, Great service, pricey but I ...
Great food, Great service, pricey but I don't mind paying more for the high quality of the food and the atmosphere. It was well worth it and we will return again and again.
Only downfall was getting there late and them being out of the menu item I really wanted to try! Will get there earlier from now on!
Love the local menu that changes depending on what is fresh and available! Reminds me of some of the local places I have dined at in Europe.
Keep up the great work!
At the suggestion of two local friends, ...
At the suggestion of two local friends, we decided to try 247. I was totally unimpressed. The noise from a table across the room was so loud we could barely hear each other talk. The service was S-L-O-W-W-W and inattentive, menu had no variety - perhaps 5 starters and 5 dishes. Other diners have mentioned the atmosphere but all I saw was basic wooden chairs and wooden tables (for the price point I would have at least expected white table cloths). Food was good but not spectacular. I won't go back and would not suggest anyone else go on my recommendation.
Totally a disappointment on many fronts. ...
Totally a disappointment on many fronts. The dining room is like an old diner attempting to serve upscale food that is poorly prepared and extremely overpriced. The dining room has no atmosphere, the table settings lack any creativity and the chairs are very uncomfortable. I think locals to go there and it seems many knew each other so it feels like a home town "Cheers" for them. As a visitor I would pass and try another spot.
247 Craven was recommended by a resident ...
247 Craven was recommended by a resident, so I had high expectations. We had a late dinner around 8pm and it was pretty deserted which I wasn't expecting. The wine and service were great, but I wasn't wow'd by our entrees. My tuna was grilled perfectly, but it was in a broth that I didn't love that made the dish kinda mushy. My boyfriend liked the salmon - but actually ordered the special with vegetables and was given instead a dish with grits that were very heavy. Though the food was good, we both agreed we wouldn't necessarily want to go back for more.
The blue mussels were reminiscent of mea ...
The blue mussels were reminiscent of meals in Brussels. My wife had the fried green tomatoes - both starters were excellent. The lamb shank was to die for, and the salmon cooked just right. Washed down with an excellent Malbec. Overall a great experience.
The menu selections have been greatly di ...
The menu selections have been greatly diminished since our last visit, a disappointment. The choices are nice and everything is tasty but I prefer a wider choice. I truly miss the oysters, although the mussels were excellent. I also wish the "online" menus reflected reality. This was our fine dining choice in town but I suspect we will lower our expectations and dine on Middle Street.
Thank you and your staff for a pleasant evening of dining.
My brother and his wife are world travelers, have tried various cuisine from around the world and enjoy fine food. However, they both have special needs due to some physical challenges and control much of it by diet. They still enjoy a variety and your waitress was kind enough to listen and treat them with care. I know it is easy to become impatient, especially when you are busy, but since she listened and helped in every way she could, it prevented food from being sent back or wasted.
We actually reviewed your restaurant on Travel Adviser. All I can say is the braised lamb was to die for! Everyone enjoyed the food tremendously and we will be repeat customers.
Thank you again for an incredible dining experience.
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