New Bern, Waterfront restaurant coming. in Southeast: Dining Posted October 23, 2010 Waterfront restaurant is open, called Persimmons. Lunch was good, haven't done dinner there yet.Fred and Claires is now 247 Craven and it is Excellent!Pia's in going Italian! Pia had health problems and her restaurant is going to be an Italian place called Bella Cucina. Don't think it's open yet.Ribeyes Steakhouse just opened on Pollock St. Have not eaten there yet.New Sushi is open on Neuse Blvd.The 21st century is coming to New Bern!! Wooeeee!!