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Bring an appetite for great food & wine!
Let's Gather & Eat!
- Surfaces sanitized between seatings
- Common areas deep cleaned daily
- Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
- Contactless payment available
- Limited number of seated diners
- Distancing maintained in common areas
- Extra space between tables
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
- Waitstaff wear masks
- Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Crab Cake Sandwich
Lettuce, Tomato & Onion
with Orange, Fennel, Arugula, Passionfruit Vinaigrette
Braised Short Ribs
with Creamy Polenta, Spinach, Crispy Onion Strings and Balsamic Demi-Glace
Kudos to Persimmon for offering their whole regular menu! The trout spring rolls were better than ever, and the red snapper catch of the day was a simply prepared delight. (I ordered mine on a bed of spinach sauced only with a few squeezes of lemon.
Persimmon is wonderful. We always feel like family when we are there. The service is terrific and the food is fantastic. The tuna appetizer is the best I have had. We were a party of 7 and everyone was raving about their meal. Such a hidden gem on Wisconsin Avenue.
As always, an excellent dining experience. The wait staff is always courteous and considerate, and we always enjoy eating there. The restaurant was practicing social distancing, per state and county regulations, and we want to support the restaurant through this difficult period. It is not a big restaurant so being half full is not ideal.
The food was excellently prepared and very tasty. Wine list was good and some creative cocktails. It is definitely a worthwhile place to go.
The staff was very attentive. Food was delicious.
Unfortunately, it took our waiter 30+ minutes to bring water & menus. I asked for a drink. By the time he took our order, they were out of mussels, no bouillabaisse (my favorite) and no empanadas. With a 7:15 reservation, we ended up being the last customers to leave. Two of us ordered the scallops and neither one of us ate them because they were so heavily salted. At this point it was too late to deal with. Paid for them, but didn’t eat them.
I will go back, b/c Persimmon is one of our favorite restaurants. We are striving to survive under exceedingly difficult circumstances. Therefore, we all to understand.
We had a delightful meal Saturday night. The food was delicious, the ambiance was as good as it gets being outside. We can't recommend Persimmon to too many people then we will never get a reservation.
The staff is amazing and the food is delicious. I will definitely be back.
The food is reliably very tasty, worth revisiting on a regular basis. The wait staff is friendly and helpful. The wines available by the glass are very good.
I'm a huge fan of Persimmon! I'm already familiar with the restaurant - that's my " go to" location in Bethesda. But, going back after so many months reminded me of what I missed! The ambiance, the service, and certainly the food is above and beyond! I'll be going back, without a doubt, and very soon.
Persimmon is a wonderful restaurant.
The summer specials are a great value for the quality of food.
It was a good experience all things considered during these times. Parking was easy, food was very good, service was acceptable because of staffing reductions. Sitting outside right on busy Wisconsin Ave was not ideal but we preferred outside. Inside was quite empty if somebody wanted to sit inside. Overall a good experience.
Wonderful food and service as always! We were very happy with the limited seating and careful, COVID-conscious service. It was our first 'social outing' for a family birthday and it was a great experience, highly recommend!
Persimmon has just reopened during the pandemic and they have set the restaurant up will tables widely spaced, the staff is being very careful, and the food is as good as ever.
Excellent as always, glad they are back
I was excited to try Persimmon, as I’ve lived in the area for a while, however I was very disappointed. I ordered the special cauliflower bisque and wasn’t told it was covered in bacon. Seems odd for a vegetable soup. Then, our entrees took a suspiciously long time to arrive. Eventually a manager came over and asked if I had asked for the risotto without mushrooms because I dislike them or if it was an allergy. I said dislike and the food came out shortly after. It was obvious they just picked the mushrooms out because there were still little pieces of mushroom in it. The service wasn’t great either. We constantly got interrupted to ask if we were ready to order, then when we were finishing up multiple employees asked many times if we were finished, and my friend had to repeatedly say no. I won’t be back.
I love Persimmon. Small, intimate, casual with consistently elevated and outstanding food. Good wine selection although not expansive.
Persimmon is one of our favorite restaurants. The food is always excellent. The scallops are outstanding and I can’t seem to order anything else. However, last time we were there we were less than satisfied with our server.
We ordered four drinks for four people, three came. My husband ordered mussels with fries. Waiter said fries cost extra when we asked where they were. We knew and had ordered them when we first ordered. They came after we had finished our meal. No bread to soak up the sauce for the mussels. When asked, the waiter seemed put out.
We will still return to Persimmon because hopefully the waiter was just having a bad day. But, if that had been our only time at Persimmon, it would have been our last.
We have been going to Persimmon for years. But, because we moved north to Frederick 12 years ago, we don't make it back as often as we did. We were not disappointed. It is still wonderful.
The food is always good, but the harsh lighting in the dining room makes it impossible to relax and enjoy my meal and dinner companions. In the future I’ll stick to the bae and the booths or dine elsewhere.
This is a little gem of a restaurant. Food was quite good and excellently prepared. Service was very good. Seems to be a good date night restaurant.
The service was quite inattentive, the food was okay. Cocktails not served together. Just not what I remembered.
Thank you for superb service, food, and drinks-- to celebrate a friend's birthday. Would highly recommend.
Best this visit were the beet salad, short ribs, and the wonderful chocolate cream pie martini.
Always reliable, and very cozy for lunch on a rainy/gloomy day. Guests loved the lobster roll, while I stayed with the reliable seafood salad with bay scallops and fresh fish.
Great-Great-Great....drinks were inconsistent but food was delicious.
Execellent food. We all had different starters, entrees, and desserts, and all were very satisfied. Good wine list, responsive wait staff, & convenient parking.
Had not been to Persimmon in a long while. Had a wonderful Branzini and it was a great value. Service was prompt and friendly. Food was really good. Glad I have rediscovered it!
Overall an excellent place to have dinner in terms of food, service and ambience. We were there on a Sunday evening and the place was not full. The noise level may be higher when they are busier. Persimmon is among our favorite Bethesda restaurants.
Will definitely return - good food, excellent drinks and service.
We were first to arrive for dinner service but the place was nearly full by the time we had finished. Beet salad and empanadas were refreshing and hot it was lovely.
Food was outstanding as usual.
The food is overrated! The place is small, smelly and I felt suffocated! Hard to breath! My server brought me the appetizer and few minutes later immediately brought the entree! While I was eating my appetizer, my entree was getting cold. Quite disappointed! 👎👎
Excellent waiter and it was the day before Valentine so ideal
Exciting and unusual food. Great for “GOODIES.”
Just the best kept secret in the area. Go once and you will make it your go-to place.
Persimmon does seafood dishes very well, especially tuna and crab. I particularly recommend the tuna and avocado tartare (chunky, rather than mushy) or a salad with grilled tuna. The crab cake sandwich is also very good. The list of wines by the glass is short, but well chosen and reasonably priced. The service is friendly, but not intrusive. The decor was recently refreshed and is attractive. There is a large metered parking lot behind the building that is very rarely full. My only disappointment is that there is no espresso available.
We thought we would give the restaurant a try after an unsatisfactory experience there several years ago. We were pleased with the recent experience. The previous time there was an incredibly noisy group of women in the dining area near the entrance. They were getting up, greeting and hugging one another, as well as talking in loud voices. They acted as if they had a private room and no one stopped them. We vowed never to come back but this time it was fine -- good food and a very good waiter.
Everything is good, not great. To eat well here, you’re going to drop $65 per person. At thin price point, it should be very good to great. So the value is just not there for me. Won’t go back.
Persimmon offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (301) 654-9860.
Persimmon is rated 4.6 stars by 2337 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.