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Persimmon, Bethesda, MD

Persimmon

4.8
4.8
2712 Reviews
$30 and under
American
Persimmon is a beloved neighborhood bistro offering up unforgettable favorites!

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 16 times today

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Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    American, Contemporary American
  • Hours of operation
    Lunch Mon–Fri 11:30 am–2:30 pm Dinner Mon–Thu 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–9:30 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
  • Neighborhood
    Bethesda
  • 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

What 2,712 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
  • 4.6Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Washington, D.C. Area

    American

  • Maryland - DC Suburbs

    Best Overall

  • Maryland - DC Suburbs

    Best Food

  • Maryland - DC Suburbs

    Best Value

  • Maryland - DC Suburbs

    Neighborhood gem

  • Maryland - DC Suburbs

    American

2,712 Reviews
  1. LPG1

    Washington DC

    294 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    294 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Absolutely superb fish — one of us had the branzino and the others the rockfish.

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  2. SarahS

    Washington DC

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    My favorite dishes here are the smoked trout spring rolls and the crab cakes. Apple crisp is wonderful as well! Always have a good meal here. Usually it’s hard to choose! The only dish that I wouldn’t order again is the pasta with shrimp and scallops.

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  3. Alex831

    Washington DC

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Excellent as always. Does get a little noisy, but booths in the back are quieter. Highly recommended. Menu never disappoints! Service is friendly and attentive.

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  4. BrandiH

    New York City

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    The rockfish special was outstanding; the fish was cooked perfectly with a wonderful crispy skin. Thank you!

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  5. SKBCEB

    Los Angeles

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on February 25, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always great food; very reasonable compared to other restaurants in the area that offer a similar menu. Wait staff and owners are friendly and hospitable!

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  6. Steph

    Washington DC

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on February 24, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food is always great and the owners are warm and welcoming!

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  7. wendya

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 24, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The 2 new owners are awesome. They are always very friendly and accommodating. The food is delish and the service is excellent.

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  8. Lulu

    Washington DC

    19 reviews

    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on February 21, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great local restaurant. Might consider some change to menu to introduce new dish.

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  9. HarryS

    Washington DC

    14 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Unfortunately one of our party's orders was incorrectly ordered by the waiter and he didn't receive his food until the others were almost finished. The restaurant gave us a free desert for the problem. Other than that the food was excellent

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  10. JohnP

    Atlanta Metro

    6 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Food and service were excellent. Outstanding restaurant in Bethesda.

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  11. foodielove

    Atlanta Metro

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on February 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food and service were excellent ! Sunset menu is a great deal :)! Highly reccomend !

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  12. Sharon

    Washington DC

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    very friendly & good food — very nice experience w/ music at perfect background lower volume, much appreciated!

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  13. OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I ordered a French 75, pecan crusted lamb, and crème brulee. The French 75 was nice, it was my first time trying it and I would order again. The lamb was delicious and the mashed potatoes and spinach paired well with it. The crème brulee was okay and the reason why 1 star was removed. I love crème bruleee but this one did not have any vanilla beans so the flavor was lacking, but the brulee was a perfect thickness.

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  14. Arley

    Washington DC

    40 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    40 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was excellent. Meat was cooked exactly to order.

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  15. Magran1

    Washington DC

    11 reviews

    4.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Great Food in cozy location. Entrees were really good. Great to have a local restaurant in Bethesda. Need more!

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  16. OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    5 reviews

    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    My wife’s food was very salty. Sent it back and was just okay. My duck salad was good.

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  17. BarbaraB

    Washington DC

    22 reviews

    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on February 12, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I've been going here since it opened. The food is varied and always great...specially love the mussels, duck, wasabi crusted oysters, antipasto board (the chicken pate is particularly good) and the chocolate martini mousse. Many dishes have lots of chopped up veggies which are done very well.

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  18. MichaelP

    Washington DC

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on February 12, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Perfect spot to meet up with friends to enjoy a leisurely meal of excellent food and professional service.

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  19. OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Persimmon is a very nice, reliable neighborhood restaurant.

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  20. KendrudJ

    Baltimore

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on February 9, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Absolutely amazing, food, service, ambiance, location all amazing. My friends and I went for dinner just before going to an evening concert. We had the trout spring rolls, mushroom ravioli and shared. We got a second round of the trout spring rolls. The mushroom soup good, I got the Shrimp and scallop pasta, one guest had the fish of the day, another got the roasted chicken, and the pan seared scallops, all AMAZING! Portion size is fitting for dinner. We didn’t have any cocktails this time, but plan to on our next visit. See you again soon Persimmon!

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  21. Tink

    Washington DC

    19 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on February 9, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    One of my favorite places. Food is always wonderful

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  22. OpenTable Diner

    Richmond

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on February 7, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was outstanding and the service was attentive and friendly.

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  23. WayneR

    Atlantic City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Persimmon is my favorite part of a visit to Bethesda. Meals are always delicious and Said is such a gracious person. Half price bottles on Tuesday doesn't hurt either!

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  24. Mare

    Washington DC

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on February 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Friendly relaxed service for our celebration meal. Wonderful food.

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  25. Lovegoodfood

    Washington DC

    13 reviews

    4.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on February 2, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Consistently good experience. Friendly staff, pretty extensive menu with various options.

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  26. Hard2please

    Washington DC

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on February 2, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fabulous meal, great service, and if you haven’t been there, why are you waiting. One thing for sure you are missing out on a wonderful meal.

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  27. KenS

    Washington DC

    19 reviews

    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on February 2, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Great halibut special. Delicious the owner couldn’t be nicer.

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  28. Hmont

    Washington DC

    18 reviews

    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on February 1, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Best restaurant in Bethesda, hands down. It never disappoints.

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  29. Russ

    Washington DC

    9 reviews

    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on February 1, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Great food, everything was tasty. The cocktails were very good. Dining room is a little crowded and noisy. Service was spotty- often felt ignored. Sunset 3 course fixed price dinner was a great value.

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  30. JacobG

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 1, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    I really like this restaurant. Bethesda has many options but, even so, not many good ones. Persimmon is usually a favorite of mine. On a Wednesday night at 7pm the place was packed. The appetizers were terrific. For my entre I ordered the special: osso bucco served over noodles. It wasn't terrible, but it was incredibly bland. I actually had to ask the server to bring salt and pepper to the table to try to add some flavor. The dish was disappointing. Should have stuck with seafood which they do very well at Persimmon.

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  31. RubyC

    Washington DC

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 31, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Tasty, innovative food. Good variety of fish, seafood, chicken and meat. Accommodating of those with food limitations!

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  32. LPG1

    Washington DC

    293 reviews

    5.0

    293 reviews

    Dined on January 26, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Superb branzino! Fabulous table service! Best restaurant in Bethesda.

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  33. LindaP

    Washington DC

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on January 24, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This is the best restaurant in Bethesda. The food is wonderful and a charming place. The owner is also the principal server and he was delightful. We had a great meal.

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  34. LoisC

    Charleston

    31 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    31 reviews

    Dined on January 24, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Delicious fish tacos and service at lunch with a friend. Thank you.

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  35. JohnP

    Atlanta Metro

    6 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on January 21, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Food was outstanding. Crab cakes were as good as it gets.👍🏻

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  36. Sips

    Greater Boston

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on January 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    One of my favorite and best restaurants in Bethesda!

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  37. MadelineS

    Washington DC

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I have always enjoyed dining at Persimmon. They are consistently good. I hope to return soon.

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  38. OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent service, delicious food, and affordable!

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  39. OpenTable Diner

    St. Louis

    14 reviews

    2.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on January 16, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Cozy and dimly lit, the blues tunes wafting through in the dining room were the best part of the whole experience. Service was warm at attentive. Food was delivered quickly on hot plates with fresh silverware at each course. While presentation of the food was lovely, the dishes themselves were just “okay” all around. We had the salmon, pork loin, and rack of lamb. The loin was tender, but overpowered by the sweet glaze that garnished it. The beautiful and generous helping of sautéed spinach on each dish was universally under-seasoned (and no salt or pepper was available on the table). My fellow diners gave similarly bland remarks on the pesto risotto. The lamb was cooked beautifully, but also needed more seasoning. Glad we finally visited. We can understand why this is a neighborhood haunt, but the next time we visit, we’ll stick to cocktails, coffee, and the fantastic ambiance.

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  40. SanjivK

    Washington DC

    15 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on January 15, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 2
    Pleasant and hearty meal. Warm and hospitable on an icy day. Good service and acceptable noise.

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Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer 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 2712 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 16 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Persimmon

7003 Wisconsin Ave., Bethesda, MD 20815

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross street
    Leland & Walsh Sts.
  • Neighborhood
    Bethesda
  • Hours of operation
    Lunch Mon–Fri 11:30 am–2:30 pm Dinner Mon–Thu 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–9:30 pm
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • 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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