First time back after renovations.First time back after renovations. Not too certain about the change in decor but think the menu and pricing may make it a more regular stop.6/15/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat FoodWe met another couple for dinner at the redone Persimmon. Food was terrific. New decor is a bit stark compared to the warm tones of the old. Still - we shall return happily.6/6/2013 12:00:00 AMWe were here during restaurantWe were here during restaurant week last year and couldn't stop thinking about the delicious molten lava cake, so came back! Much to our chagrin, it has been taken off the menu. Luckily, stellar service and delicious food, kept us happy! I had the crab cakes and whipped bacon mashed potatoes with corn which was really delicious! No filler on the crab cake, and a little bland but very good. My husband had tilapia and he loved it! Ice tea was really tasty! We were so happy to have this experience because last time here, the waiter misplaced our credit card for about 20 minutes and was less than apologetic! This time really made up for it especially because our waiter was accommodating, and very pleasant with a great sense of humor!6/5/2013 12:00:00 AMAn instant hitWhile I frequently dine at Persimmon, my guest had never been there before. It was an instant hit with her. She loves bouillabaise and believed one could not find one in the area that compares with those in her favorite Paris restaurants. She now has. She was also impressed with the wine selection and the cappucccino. As for me, I enjoyed my black n white tuna as much as ever.6/2/2013 12:00:00 AMBetter and Better.Recently reopened, Persimmon kept all that was great and made it better. Friendly staff, excelent food, never disappoints.5/26/2013 12:00:00 AMNice Lunch!Met a business colleague for lunch and had a very nice meal. Both of us enjoyed our food. I had the tuna tartare salad and thought that it was excellent. My colleague had the clam chowder (which I also tasted and thought it was excellent) along with a salad which she enjoyed. Very good food and nice atmosphere. I highly recommend it.5/24/2013 12:00:00 AMDAVE IS A SUPERB WAITER!Dave is a superb waiter! Very professional and always attuned to the diners' needs.5/19/2013 12:00:00 AMToo noisyFood was delicious but the noise level was unbelievably loud. I think they remodeled just to generate more noise. We went there when they remodeled to lessen the noise. The noise was so bad we wouldn't consider going with friends as we couldn't make conversation with each other. Definitely not planning to return on a weekend5/18/2013 12:00:00 AMFood Great but LoudThe food remains terrific and the service is first rate. But the restaurant can be very loud. We actually moved our table into the far back to get away from two tables where the people were not using their inside voices and you could not converse with the person across the table from you. But I will go back - often.5/16/2013 12:00:00 AMgreat Mothers DayWe love this restaurant. The food is always good, the service was great. Will go back again and again.5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMBasically PerfectPersimmon is a restaurant I can recommend without hesitation. As a confessed foodie, I hold restaurants to high standards and am not generous with "rave reviews." We took my mother here for a Mother's Day dinner and I was beyond pleased and impressed. From the wine list to the quality of the entrees I could not have been more pleased. My only minor complaint is that the tables are rather close together, but I can't blame them for trying to accommodate the demand they must encounter. You get superb food for the price you pay and the experience seemed very personable and individualized. I cannot wait to return. Everyone loved their meal and likely would have licked their plates if it were socially acceptable. Thank you!5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMPersimmon, which we went toPersimmon, which we went to celebrate my wife's birthday and Mother's Day, was a terrific experience. The service was excellent and the good was great. Simply a great experience. Kudos to ownership and the staff.5/11/2013 12:00:00 AMI loved Persimmon before andI loved Persimmon before and am happy to have them back after their renovation. The menu has expanded and now includes some more "Casual entree" choices. Great improvement, so we can go there more often.5/11/2013 12:00:00 AMMother's Day dinnerVery good service. We especially liked the lobster rolls appetizer, very tasty!5/10/2013 12:00:00 AMConsistently very goodWe come to this restaurant once or twice a month and are rarely disappointed. The kitchen uses quality ingredients and does not overwhelm them with cloying sauces or a poor balance of spices..5/9/2013 12:00:00 AMThe new, improved Persimmonstill has excellent food but the menu has a wider range of dishes and prices, which is a welcome change. Although the row of tables leading to the rear has been replaced by booths and a bar (and possibly redesigned kitchen), I don't really see why the new decor took so long. The ambiance seems the same, still slightly noisier than I like - but then we go to Persimmon mainly for the food. The chairs and especially the booths could use some cushions. We had a delicious dinner to celebrate a friend's birthday, and the waitress brought her dessert with a candle, a nice touch.5/9/2013 12:00:00 AMToo NoisyWhy do you NOT have a negative evaluation for the noise level? What is energetic to some is too noisy for others. Yet you give no opportunity for that choice so you are missing many negative evaluations for noise unless a person (like me) decides this once to take time to write a review. YOUR MULTIPLE CHOICE OPTIONS NEEDS TO INCLUDE "TOO NOISY."5/8/2013 12:00:00 AMWONDERFUL SUPRISEOrdered the boulliabaise (my favorite dish anywhere). It was absolutely the best I've had ANYWHERE! Perfectly seasoned, with a beautiful selection of fish and seafood.....can't wait to go back!!5/7/2013 12:00:00 AMSaturday lunchAn visiting friend is very fond of a meal she had several years ago at Persimmon. She wanted to have a quick lunch there during a very busy day for us. We liked the new look, enjoyed the food, found the service friendly.5/4/2013 12:00:00 AMExcellent lobster rolls andExcellent lobster rolls and easily accomodated salad request for Friets.5/3/2013 12:00:00 AMAfter the renovationI missed the white table cloths and more elegant feel.pre-renovation.5/2/2013 12:00:00 AMVery Pleasantly Surprised!Persimmon was a very pleasant surprise. I enjoyed the food and the great service. I highly recommend and look forward to going back for dinner.4/27/2013 12:00:00 AMBetter than everMy friend and I have been coming to Persimmon for years. The food is as good as ever, but the presentation, ambiance, and service are better than ever.4/24/2013 12:00:00 AMWe missed Persimmon duringWe missed Persimmon during the many months that it was closed for renovation and are happy that it is back better than ever. The decor is better and the food is as good as ever.4/21/2013 12:00:00 AMFood and service were excellentFood and service were excellent and leisurely paced. A great evening.4/19/2013 12:00:00 AMWe had a great dinner at PersimmonWe had a great dinner at Persimmon and will definitely be back. The service and food were excellent. Our kind of place.4/19/2013 12:00:00 AMIt was a pleasant meal. TheIt was a pleasant meal. The waiter was attentive without being overbearing, the food was good and the wine was decent. All in all a nice evening.4/19/2013 12:00:00 AMWe have been going to PersimmonWe have been going to Persimmon for years. They recently remodeled and slightly changed their menu to make the restaurant a little more casual. The food has always been excellent and still is and now we can get a sandwich or burger if we want.4/13/2013 12:00:00 AMused to be a lovely placeused to be a lovely place along with great food. Food is still good, but charging for bread?????? New atmosphere is not cozy and beautiful as it was.4/12/2013 12:00:00 AMMy husband and I returnedMy husband and I returned to our favorite restaurant and were very happy to see that our favorite items were still on the menu after the long renovation.4/6/2013 12:00:00 AMThe food was really good!The food was really good! It is very loud in the restaurant and it was very busy. It was Saturday night and I might prefer to go another night when it's a bit less active but the food was definitely a treat.3/30/2013 12:00:00 AMFine quality food and excellentFine quality food and excellent service -- we were very pleased.3/29/2013 12:00:00 AMConsistenly very goodThe tuna nicoise was very good; however, the restaurant should purchase better quality olivess.3/27/2013 12:00:00 AMSo glad they've re-opened!I've been waiting eagerly for the re-opening, and they are indeed new and improved. The place seems more spacious, with a lovely relaxed ambience, inventive food, and reasonable prices. As an appetizer, the portobello and bleu cheese ravioli were... interesting: not a combo I'd considered before (nor am likely to consider again), but definitely different. I ordered the special, fresh-caught rockfish atop a veggie melange with bits of shrimp in a saffron sauce, and was more than pleasantly surprised -- better to say pleasurably amazed! My sister raved over the arugula salad with roasted cherry tomatoes, artichokes, shaved ricotta and shrimp; they were happy to grill the shrimp at her request. I'll be back (said in Terminator Voice).3/22/2013 12:00:00 AMI have always had excellentI have always had excellent food and excellent service at Persimmon and this has not changed since it reopened. The waiter was very attentive and offered suggestions. It was a great birthday dinner.j3/22/2013 12:00:00 AMOrder the Specials!I must have ordered the wrong dish! The person I went with ordered the branzino fish special and it looked absolutely AMAZING. I ordered the wasabi-crusted oyster and a Caesar salad. The oysters were delish, but were sitting in a soy saucy liquid that just didn't seem to go with a crispy oyster crust. The Caesar salad was not good, I must admit. The dressing was too heavy and there was just too much of it. I would give 5 stars for my friend's meal, plus our shared profiteroles. I would give a 3 1/2-4 stars for the oysters in a soupy relish and a 1 star for my Caesar salad.
Lesson learned? Order the specials!!!3/16/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat food. Great service.Great food. Great service. My wife and I had a nice anniversary dinner with a diversity of menu choices.3/14/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat bar service, no draftGreat bar service, no draft beer, nice wine selection, food is excellent3/8/2013 12:00:00 AMAlmost excellentEverything was very good, especially the mussels appetizer and the rockfish special entree. The mussels would have been excellent had there been a little more garlic in the sauce. Nevertheless, we miss the tuna entree that was available before the restaurant underwent renovations. The wine list is short, but well chosen and reasonably priced. The restaurant should get a back-up espresso maker as we had to settle for regular coffee because the sole espresso machine was not working.2/21/2013 12:00:00 AM