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Persimmon, Bethesda, MD

Persimmon

4.8
4.8
2451 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!


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2 people

11:30 p.m.


Booked 15 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    American, Contemporary American

  • Hours of Operation

    Dinner Tue–Thu 5:00 pm–8:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–8:30 pm

  • Phone number

    (301) 654-9860

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress Code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive Chef

    Damian Salvatore

  • Catering

    Persimmon can accommodate specialized catering needs.

  • Private party facilities

    Persimmon can accommodate reservations for large parties and offers additional options for private and semi-private dining events.

  • Private party contact

    Megan Solomon - Megan@persimmonrestaurant.com: (301) 654-9860

  • Neighbourhood

    Bethesda / Chevy Chase

  • Cross Street

    Leland & Walsh Sts.

  • Parking Details

    Metered public parking lot conveniently located behind the restaurant <br />***parking lot is free on Saturday and Sunday***

  • Public Transit

    Bethesda Metro on Red Line

  • Additional

    Beer, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 2,451 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 4.5Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Washington, D.C. Area

    American

  • Maryland - DC Suburbs

    Best Overall

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    Best Food

  • Maryland - DC Suburbs

    Best Service

  • Maryland - DC Suburbs

    Best Value

  • Maryland - DC Suburbs

    Fit for Foodies

  • Maryland - DC Suburbs

    Neighbourhood Gem

  • Maryland - DC Suburbs

    American

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  1. l

    love2eat

    Washington DC

    13 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    13 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    Persimmon is one of my favorite places to go. Dinner was all good, but my fish (branzino fillet) was very dry, so I left it on the plate. Otherwise, everything else appeared to be fine.
  2. n

    nada

    New York Area

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall3food3service4ambience3
    Food is OK - nothing special
  3. ES

    ESMWCL

    Washington DC

    50 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    50 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food and great service are consistencies at Persimmon. They do a wonderful job with crab cakes. The bouillabaisse is terrific as are the short ribs.
  4. A

    Aviel

    Washington DC

    12 reviews

    4.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Food was excellent. But staff should not hover over a guest while he’s finishing his food and then snatch his plate away before he’s finished! Unacceptable.
  5. P

    Phyllis

    Washington DC

    94 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    94 reviews

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was our first time back in a couple of years. Nothing has changed; the food is exceptional, the service was fabulous. We loved it, again. The only thing I would say is that they could make their chairs more comfortable by adding cushions. After 30 minutes, it was difficult to be comfortable.
  6. AC

    AvidCook

    Washington DC

    34 reviews

    5.0

    34 reviews

    Dined on June 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    We ate the prix fixe Sunset meal and enjoyed it very much. We each got 3 courses and although each dish was smaller than the regular portions, it was VERY ample and we got to try more dishes this way. The drinks were excellent. The bartenders know how to fix excellent drinks. We were very happy and plan to return.
  7. RF

    RachelF

    Washington DC

    1 review

    vip
    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 10, 2022

    overall2food4service1ambience1
    The hostess was rude and disrespectful from the moment we arrived. The service was awful but the food was good.
  8. PH

    PatriciaH

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 8, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience2
    I have wanted to try Persimmon for a long time but found it mediocre
  9. l

    levinfried

    Washington DC

    18 reviews

    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on June 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food and ambiance! Had the trout and tuna and both were outstanding. Tuesday is half priced bottles of wine.
  10. JB

    JB2014

    Washington DC

    13 reviews

    4.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on June 3, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Great neighborhood restaurant. Staff warm and welcoming.
  11. L

    Leah

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 2, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience3
    Persimmon offered a Sunset dinner deal that was perfect. We were able to try a variety of items on the menu and each one was delicious. The service was great as well. We very much enjoyed our meal and will go back!
  12. SS

    SusanS

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We have eaten here dozens of times since it first opened and have never had a bad meal. The tuna tartare is a particular favorite!
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on May 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This is a great neighborhood restaurant. A place I could go to again and again. Fantastic service, friendly management and servers, interesting menu and always well presented.
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 25, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Our first time to dine here. Food is overall great: the best tuna tartare I had so far. Red snapper is great and lamb is very flavorful. We ended it with delectable molten chocolate cake with ice cream which is amazing. I surely would come back here again
  15. DC

    DeborahC

    Washington DC

    25 reviews

    5.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on May 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Service was friendly and professional. The food is outstanding and if you dine early, the pre fixe is a real bargain. I always enjoy my dinner there. It is busy but not crazy. Small enough that you really individual attention.
  16. KB

    KennethB

    Orlando

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service and great food
  17. SK

    SandraK

    London

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 18, 2022

    overall3food4service3ambience2
    It was OK. Space tired and dreary. The restaurant has always had a spartan vibe, but coming back to it after years away I found it rather depressing. Service was OK, they were nice enough, but when servers were there it felt hurried at every turn. The menu is wonderfully varied. We had the daily fish dish and it was very good. Did not have appetizers or dessert. House wine choices were good ones.
  18. SP

    StevenP

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Persimmon is simply great….terrific food with good service at fair prices. We sat outside, and had rack of lamb and scallops, with a bit of sharing. Both dishes were terrific. Really good drinks, too. It’s one of my “go to” restaurants!
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Western NC

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on May 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Love this restaurant. One of the best in Bethesda. Short staffed but they do a remarkable job of making sure everyone is attended and the food is always so tasty. It is my go to place for all special occasions and when I want something more than average.
  20. MK

    MichaelK

    Washington DC

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on May 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I haven't been to Persimmon since before the Pandemic and it was great to see so many of the staff still in attendance. This restaurant is a neighborhood gem.
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was great
  22. SH

    SusanH

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    One of our favorite neighborhood restaurants; we have been enjoying Persimmon for many years and we always have a great meal. Delicious salad and sesame tuna is one of the best for us but everything on the menu is delicious. Persimmon does a wonderful job keeping loyal and friendly staff. A pleasure all around.
  23. BF

    BarbaraF

    Exclusive

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We were delighted with the small plates variety! Mushroom Ravioli was delish, with a true demi glace that richened the dish. Great wines to choose from-and flights available on wines by the glass. We also enjoyed the beef empanada with a wonderfully seasoned inside and perfectly baked flaky crust, with a lovely siricha-mayo like sauce. I totally enjoyed the seared scallop salad-perfectly dressed arugula and shaved fennel topped with 3 perfectly sweet and buttery scallops. Hubby had the tuna tartare and avocado stack-perfectly composed and perfectly dressed with a lovely seaweed salad on the bottom. We finished with the profiterole’s and Italian coffee! Looking forward to our next visit!!
  24. V

    Visitor

    San Francisco

    18 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on May 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was a great experience at the restaurant, they have great appetizers and excellent seafood dishes. The vibe is great. Our waiter Said did awesome job as well.
  25. WI

    WordsInk

    Washington DC

    28 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    28 reviews

    Dined on May 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was my first visit, and it was absolutely excellent. Everything about the place was excellent, and the food was delicious. The tasting menu was a fantastic value, and I would definitely go here again, and probably often!
  26. LC

    LaurenC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our whole experience was amazing. The food was delicious and fresh. Service was terrific, our server was super friendly and knowledgeable about the menu and was extremely helpful in helping us decide what to order. We are so happy we found this place and will definitely go back.
  27. SS

    SusanS

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We have been going to Persimmon since it first opened. We have been there dozens of times and are never disappointed. Both the food and the service are consistently good and we look forward to our next dinner there.
  28. LP

    LPG1

    Washington DC

    272 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    272 reviews

    Dined on April 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Consistently delicious food and great service. Wonderful perfectly medium rare duck.
  29. E

    Edithl

    Washington DC

    33 reviews

    5.0

    33 reviews

    Dined on April 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Wonderful experience. Our first time here and it was great! Food was outstanding and service excellent. It was very relaxing and fun. We will be back.
  30. M

    Mimi

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 20, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Food nicely cooked , according to order. Really liked the option of getting a half bottle of wine- just the amount we wanted. Seared tuna was delicious. Server was efficient and warm but not cloying. Water glasses refilled without needing to request. Great place!
  31. M

    Mary

    Washington DC

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    A superb dinner. We had not been there in years. They have refreshed it. Very pleasant.
  32. k

    kamr

    Washington DC

    27 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on April 20, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    We went for our anniversary - it was terrific. Service good, tried the pre-set menu which included many of the regular menu items. Waiter was attentive and friendly. Food was delicious - charcuterie board sampled many meats and cheeses, was delicious and filling. Loved the tuna tartar and Snapper. Nice job!
  33. v

    valueman

    Washington DC

    57 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    57 reviews

    Dined on April 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The short ribs are fabulous! The wait staff was EXCELLENT!!! Not only are they very knowledgeable but they are friendly, personable, and even remember what we ordered previously. Great job, THANKS.
  34. M

    Mighty

    Washington DC

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 16, 2022

    overall2food2service5ambience1
    Staff people were lovely. I ordered bouillabaisse which was a generous portion but perhaps over salted? The fish was fine, but muscles and scallops were tasteless and most likely frozen. Another member of our party was very happy with a beet, goat cheese and varied walnut salad. It looked great and was large.
  35. KF

    KarenF

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Wonderful dinner with friends! Food was amazing, service was spot on. Ambience was a bit noisy, but a charming restaurant.
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    21 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on April 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I love Persimmon. I always enjoy my food, drinks and the atmosphere. I really enjoyed my evening last night. Everyone is always so nice.
  37. C

    Csamp

    Miami - Dade

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always a great time! We love going to Persimmon and Sal’s. Food is great, friendly service and fair prices. We will return over and over again. Tuna was delicious! Carlos
  38. RI

    RicardoI

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful food and ambience. Excellent service by Zaid and Zaki.
  39. HH

    HHayes

    Washington DC

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    Excellent service, scrumptious food and 1/2 off bottles of wine! Exceptional! My only complaint is that the dining room was really noisy making conversation difficult at times. All in all, a great night!
  40. a

    abcparalegal

    Washington DC

    28 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    28 reviews

    Dined on April 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Persimmon is always good! Food, service, atmosphere- consistent!

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

FAQs

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

Persimmon is rated 4.8 stars by 2451 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

11:30 p.m.


Booked 15 times today
Google Map for Persimmon

7003 Wisconsin Ave. Bethesda, MD 20815

Additional information

  • Cross Street

    Leland & Walsh Sts.

  • Neighbourhood

    Bethesda / Chevy Chase

  • Hours of Operation

    Dinner Tue–Thu 5:00 pm–8:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–8:30 pm

  • Cuisines

    American, Contemporary American

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress Code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking Details

    Metered public parking lot conveniently located behind the restaurant <br />***parking lot is free on Saturday and Sunday***

  • Public Transit

    Bethesda Metro on Red Line

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive Chef

    Damian Salvatore

  • Additional

    Beer, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (301) 654-9860

  • Catering

    Persimmon can accommodate specialized catering needs.

  • Private party facilities

    Persimmon can accommodate reservations for large parties and offers additional options for private and semi-private dining events.

  • Private party contact

    Megan Solomon - Megan@persimmonrestaurant.com: (301) 654-9860

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