Persimmon

4.8
2427 reviews
$30 and under
American
Persimmon is a beloved neighborhood bistro offering up unforgettable favorites!

Bring an appetite for great food & wine!

Let's Gather & Eat!


Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
Protective equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 2427 People Are Saying
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4.8based on recent ratings
4.8
Food
4.8
Service
4.5
Ambience
4.6
Value
Noise · Moderate
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vipBarbaraN
Washington DC
40 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

The server and the food were outstanding.
It is a very noisy restaurant. All of the surfaces are hard and with tables packed in, conversation is difficult. We ate there several times a number of years ago and vowed not to go back because it is so noisy. Remembering the excellent food, we decided to try again this week. It has not improved.
Suggestion: The management could do something to help absorb sound -- put a sound absorbing fabric above the wainscoting and a more absorbent material on the ceiling. Even a bit of fabric on the wall above the windows could make a difference. The hard floors are OK, because they are easy to clean and always look good.
The restaurant is very popular so I doubt these suggestions will be taken, but I thought it was worth a try.

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vipHollyH
Washington DC
16 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I don't know why it's taken us so long to get back to Persimmon -- what a jewel! The food was truly foodie-fit, with just enough variety on the menu to make us struggle a little to choose what to have. EVERYTHING was delicious -- wasabi encrusted oysters, empanadas, scallops over mushroom risotto, and lump crab cakes that were moist on the inside and just a little crispy on the outside (seemingly without any filler!). Our waiter was informative and fun. The drinks were generous and well-priced. We had a really lovely evening, celebrating an anniversary and a birthday.

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vipfoodie123
Washington DC
45 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Service and food were great.

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vipKas93
Washington DC
37 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Quiet and delicious meal for the two of us and with excellent and warm service

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TrineE
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

As usual, the food and wine was great. The service is professional and friendly. We go here regularly and are always happy with the place.

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vipLindaF
1 review
Dined on November 27, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We always have the best quality of food and service. Everyone is so friendly and efficient

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DeliaJ
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2021
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience4

It was pretty busy and like most places there were probably not enough servers. Our waiter was very pleasant but was clearly stretched because it was just him and one other waitress who was still training. I requested a table by the window so got a great table. We enjoyed our meal very much and really liked half price wine night!

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Teddy
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2021
Overall3Food5Service2Ambience4

Dining experience good as usual. The man who took our order was abrupt, had poor mask hygiene (mask below nose), seemed relatively uninterested in us as Persimmon customers. He couldn’t get away fast enough after explaining specials, taking drink orders, etc. A little more training needed, perhaps?

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vipChris
Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Very nice restaurant, the waiters are terrific, the food is consistently delicious.

I never have a a bad meal. Plenty of parking. The desserts are also wonderful.

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vipSaleya
Washington DC
15 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Persimmon staff treat you like family. They are genuine and helpful and friendly and warm. That is important but even more important is the satisfaction with the food. The mussels are fresh and well seasoned and do not have one trace of sand or grittiness . That is pretty amazing. The tuna tartare is better than at most seafood places! And the beet salad is absolutely wonderful. Chardonnay is crisp and Oakey and delicious. A bit overpriced but Tuesdays are half priced!

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vipRWH123
Washington DC
33 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Best restaurant meal in a long, long time.

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JoanneinDamascus
Washington DC
33 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

One of my favorite restaurants! Love the appetizers (especially wasabi crusted oysters!). Our favorite salads are the Fennel and Arugula salad and the Duck Confit Salad. As for the dinners, my go to is the Crab Cakes, but also love their fresh fish option. My husband often gets their Short Ribs or Rack of Lamb. No matter what you choose, you won't be disappointed!

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Alex831
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

A pleasure as always! So happy to see that Persimmon survived Covid and is turning out wonderful dishes that are creative and well prepared. Minor point - the absolutely delicious Scallop Salad would have benefited from another scallop. Two was a bit miserly.

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MinouMinou
Washington DC
21 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Extremely noisy, though it became quieter as the evening wore on. Staff were very flexible in seating our party, which we definitely appreciated. Food was delicious.

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vipDoris
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Love the three course early dinner! Delicious and lively atmosphere.

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NickC
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Very very good food. Syed was our server and made excellent suggestions for the food and drinks. We will definitely come back

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Always great!

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Rena
Washington DC
47 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I can always count on Persimmon offering delicious food and friendly atmosphere

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NeilK
Washington DC
12 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Always amazing food and service. This small Bistro consistently produces high quality food and a great local atmosphere. Tons of regulars for many many years because it’s such a great place to eat.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2021
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

Delicious food and amazing value for the sunset dinner tasting menu available between 5-6 pm. Great service earlier in the evening but service was understandably less attentive as the restaurant became more busy later in the evening. The mussels meuniere and lamb rack was AMAZING. And the duck salad and slow braised beef short ribs were FABULOUS. Will definitely return for the sunset dinner!!

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vipLisa
Denver
6 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2021
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

Fantastic girls night out the food was outstanding last night!

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vipLPG1
Washington DC
265 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Meltingly tender short ribs, pristinely fresh rockfish, excellent well-paced service --
no wonder we come here often.

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vipDaveysmom
Washington DC
27 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Everything was delicious!

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MICHAELB
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We have never had a bad bite of food here! Starters were duck confit salad and mushroom ravioli. Mains were lamb chops and tuna. Dessert was creme brûlée and molten chocolate cake. All terrific! We go often and have tried almost everything on the menu. Consistently good! The staff is friendly and awesome. Great place!!!!

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Michaelg
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We love Persimmon
Always amazing. Beef rib, lamb and trout spring rolls perfection!!!!!

Thank you Chef and team!
Marilyn Green

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vipfoodie1
Washington DC
35 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience3

We really enjoyed our dinner at Persimmon last night. Wonderful menu, outstanding food, delightful attentive servers. The noise level is still very high and the decor isn’t as inviting as it once was but overall experience was excellent. We will definitely return!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 22, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Always great!

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DeborahC
Washington DC
23 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food is excellent, the staff friendly and it is an over all great experience.

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RachelS
1 review
Dined on October 21, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Great food and service. Tastes like homemade food done really well.

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vipNanaSusan
Washington DC
22 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We’re never disappointed when we go to Persimmon! The tuna tartar is outstanding, and the other menu items are also excellent. It keeps us coming back.

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StevenG
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Had dinner with a colleague. Food and service were excellent. Tuesday evening 1/2 price on all bottles of wine is a bonus. Never felt rushed.

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KevinM
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Never want to leave! The people, food and the ambiance make for a wonderful evening each time we visit !

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AlejandroS
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

This is the third time we dine here and we will definitely come back. Food is always delicious and are prices are good, not expensive.
Last but not least, waiters are very nice and attentive at all times. I do recommend Peraommon.

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vipvalueman
Washington DC
52 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Food was OUTSTANDING as was the service. The waiter remembered us from pre covid days! Fried Oysters, halibut, and tuna were excellent. Oh and the rolls were extra good and perfect for the provencal sauce in the mussels.
Thanks for helping us celebrate our anniversary!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

A new favorite of ours.

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vipEricI
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Well prepared and balanced dishes with high quality fresh ingredients

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Susan
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Lovely small restaurant with excellent food and service.

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vipAnnie
Naples
5 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience3

ONE OF OUR FAVORITE RESTAURANTS. CONVENIENT, FRIENDLY, EFFICIENT, AND DELICIOUS FOOD.

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BartBlake
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2021
Overall3Food2Service3Ambience5

Fish special (halibut) was overcooked and likely not too fresh. Cocktail was poorly made and correction was amateurish

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Everything…from cocktails to appetizers to main courses - was amazing! I forgot how wonderful this restaurant is….if you haven’t been you need to go. You will thank me later!

FAQs

Persimmon offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (301) 654-9860.

Persimmon is rated 4.8 stars by 2427 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.