Persimmon

4.7
2416 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 & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 2416 people are saying
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Michaelg
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
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 3 days ago
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 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great!

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DeborahC
Washington DC
23 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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RachelS
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

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

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vipNanaSusan
Washington DC
21 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
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.

SG
StevenG
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
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.

KM
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
51 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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SusanM
Washington DC
7 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!

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DanaB
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, good food and relaxing atmosphere.
Looking forward to going back again to try other dishes

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BarbaraG
Atlantic City
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Excellent dinner and lovely menu. Service a tiny bit slow but I definitely think that’s because of the pandemic and being shorthanded. The waiter however was extremely nice and helpful. We sat outside, it was a beautiful night but just a little bit of noise from the surrounding area. Not the fault of persimmon, just the street. Overall a very happy experience and look forward to returning soon again.

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AmyJ
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food here is to die for and believe me, I'm a foodie. Everyone's plate was cleared. Every bit was tasty. We all thought it was so delicious that we had to try everyone meal. Large portions too!! MUST TRY, you will not be disappointed. Very reasonably priced too!

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vipAbbieB
Washington DC
26 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We two couples had a delicious meal and enjoyed having a very professional server as well. The selections on the menu offered something for everyone— the portions were generous and everything was well prepared. The trout special, short ribs, duck and filet mignonette were all delicious.

For dessert, the creme brûlée was the winner, and the profiteroles were yummy and could easily be shared by two people.

There is outdoor seating, though we sat inside.

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NeetaS
Washington DC
13 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Great local restaurant. The food was excellent and a great value. Easy parking in the public lot behind the restaurant.

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vipSamson
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food and service were excellent. It was nice sitting outside.

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RocketRoddy
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Had not been here for many years. It has changed. Food quality is still very good, but not quite the excellence we remembered. Service and ambience has become much more casual, which is fine, and it probably keeps the costs down, which are very good for the quality.

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Hmont
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Persimmon never disappoints. We love going here. They could look at updating the menu or at least themes. It seems to me the same over the years. Also, I love that they have outdoor dining but it’s very loud.

MW
vipMikeW
Washington DC
20 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

I live in Virginia and don't make it up to Chevy Chase that much, but Persimmon turned out to be a great choice for dinner. We got there a little early and planned on sitting at the bar for a drink, but they were able to seat us right away. The menu was full of good looking options for everyone. The service was attentive and friendly. The food was all top notch as well. We started with the mussels and scallops (served with arugula salad) and the main courses were the salmon and short ribs. Everyone enjoyed the meal and I'd recommend the restaurant to anyone.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Date night with my wife. Great evening and we sat outside. Service was superb.

PJ
vipPJMJ
Washington DC
44 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Persimmon is a favorite restaurant of ours. We like the variety on the menu, the service is attentive and food quality is very good. We will return again soon.

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AmyP
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Had a great dinner! Recommend the sunset dinner/aka early bird tasting menu - smaller portions but still a great value.
The decor was plain and unremarkable but the food was great - hot and freshly made with attention detail. Ask for bread - it’s delicious but they don’t automatically serve it. Use it to sop up the delicious broth from the mussels appetizer — so good! And the profiteroles for dessert… to die for!

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DanielK
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Overall, just a great experience!

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RuthS
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

It was difficult to reserve a table, then difficult to reach them by phone. Our waiter was excellent, the hostess was not welcoming, The food was very good,

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vipBrettM
Washington DC
25 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The perfect neighborhood spot for an outstanding meal.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
22 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

We've never been disappointed at Persimmon. The food is tasty, nicely presented, and served hot. The staff is friendly and attentive.

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DominicR
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Persimmon never disappoints. We're moving and will terribly miss coming here.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We are now regulars after driving by regularly and saying one day we'll try it. You should too. The food is modern American and they will make a handburger with great fries if you're having a bad day.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Truly excellent food

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BartBlake
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

From the greeting at the door to the farewell, this was a perfect, relaxed dining experience. Great food, perfect cocktails, terrific service. How did I not know about Persimmon all these years!

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vipLPG1
Washington DC
264 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is the only restaurant in Bethesda that we dine at on a regular basis. The food and service are consistently terrific. Our favorite menu items include the smoked trout and tuna tartare appetizers and the fish entrees.

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SuzanP
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Delicious food—beautifully presented but not “precious.” Warm and friendly place.

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Rodney
Washington DC
12 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

A real gem, such restaurants are becoming rare, of course in part due to covid, but also because the 20-somethings insist on only eating food that comes in a bowl. The appetizers and entrees are imaginative and gastronomically enticing (read, they taste good). Wine list is short, but well selected. Sophistication without pretension. Cannot wait to go back...

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MICHAELB
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great meal. Scallops, duck, lamb, crab cakes are among my favorites. I have never had anything other than really good food there!

FAQs

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

Persimmon is rated 4.7 stars by 2416 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.