Persimmon

4.8
2364 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 2364 people are saying
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MichaelT
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience, good COVID process, great food. Would recommend

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Spclk
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service!

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RichardM
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience3

Fabulous dinner for all four guests. Couldn’t be happier.

SM
vipSueM
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great service. Every single time.

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vipMCNguyen
Washington DC
41 reviews
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

It was a good dinner not excellent like other times. Very friendly staff and food was good. My appetizer was quite salty.

LM
vipLizM
Washington DC
15 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Kind staff and delicious appetizers and entrees.

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vipSteve
Washington DC
33 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We have not been to Persimmon for a while. Persimmon has been in Bethesda for many years with the Chef and his wife as owners. They make you feel very much at home and make the dining experience wonderful. The staff is so accommodating. The food exceeded our expectations.

We will definitely return soon.

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TheCha
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great tasting food and great staff! Our waiter was the best. We had a great time. Would definitely come back.

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MichaelS
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Very lovely neighborhood restaurant! Our first visit and will not be our last. I will also use them for carryout/takeaway service during COVID era.
Excellent value for total experience! Food was very tasty and fresh!
The only thing that I could point to as less than optimal was that the restaurant got loud as more people came in. But that would not stop us from returning!
I never write reviews so know that we were very impressed!

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on March 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great place

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vipElisabethS
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The bronzini was fabulous and very healthfully prepared. Short ribs were also great. Really enjoyed the fresh arugula and fennel salad too.

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Julie
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and food! I met a friend for dinner there, but will definitely be going back with my husband!

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Sandy
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Appetizer - heaping mound of mussels with french fries - Perfect
Main course -1/2 duck breast on bed of diced sweet potato, bacon and arugula cooked perfectly to order and arrayed beautifully
Excellent of wines to accompany meal.
Gracious staff -every one.

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AmyS
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfectly safe for Covid. Great food and drink as always, perfect service and was so nice to get out of the house!

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vipCathyS
Washington DC
28 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love Persimmon. It is consistently great! Service is exceptional!

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vipCathyS
Washington DC
29 reviews
Dined on January 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and great service! Definitely a go to for consistent quality.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on January 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

This is the perfect place to go during Covid. Even though we are dining outside uncovered we were pleasantly warm and our food stayed warm too! (They always have served their food on hot plates)the heat lamps worked beautifully and we were able to make a reservation. I do recommend wearing warm boots. My husband feet were cold but, I had UGGs on and I was toasty in 34 degree temps.

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arthurs
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service as always. We were outside snd the heater worked well.
Had lobster roll as appetizer and veal shank .

GL
vipGinaL
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful experience!

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vipChris
Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our dining experience was wonderful. the food is always delicious and served hot.
Our waiters are very friendly and attentive every time we dine there. In addition the desserts are so good!

We can not wait to eat there again!!

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HomesickTexan
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time at Persimmon. Loved everything about it! The safety measures were followed meticulously. We had the mushroom and blue cheese ravioli, the empanadas, the beet salad, the short ribs and the profiteroles. Husband and I shared everything and the chef plated the salad and short ribs individually for us which was super nice. Everything was fantastic!

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vipAnonymous
Washington DC
63 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Another great meal!! The food is fantasti and the outdoor seating had a great vibe!

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vipJFK1
Detroit
18 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Really good food and service. Can attest to Tuna and Crab Cakes. Delicious! Zachy is also a great waiter!

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Stephanie
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was excellent as always. We dined indoor and were comfortable with the spacing: only 6 tables in the front room and two booths on the side are open. All staff wore masks, everything was very clean. We will be back.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Naples
2 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

It was great except the heater ran out of propane. It became chilly quickly. Food excellent.

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WilliamP
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was fantastic minus the scallops, they had a fishy taste and a strange chemical taste my wife couldn't eat them. But risotto , my duck , and apps and dessert were great.

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vipZannie
Washington DC
14 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

I had not been there in quite a while and we had dinner the other night sitting outside. The food was fabulous and the service could not have been better. We will go back there again and check out their other restaurants on MacArthur

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vipalang
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

First time back at one of our favorite restaurants since the virus started. It was great being there. Outdoor seating is on a Main Street , so ambiance not great, but not blaming the restaurant for that. Restaurant also had indoor seating but we are not ready for that yet.

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arthaus
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service, following all Covid safety precautions.

DH
vipDanielleH
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Enjoyed a wonderful patio dinner complete with heat lamps. Service, food and ambiance was perfect. Looking forward to going back

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vipLPG1
Washington DC
256 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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ClaireB
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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BillL
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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AlexandraH
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

The food was excellently prepared and very tasty. Wine list was good and some creative cocktails. It is definitely a worthwhile place to go.

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Jennifer
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The staff was very attentive. Food was delicious.

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viplove2eat
Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2020
Overall3food4service3ambience3

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.

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RalphK
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience3

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.

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CathleenH
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on August 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The staff is amazing and the food is delicious. I will definitely be back.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
21 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

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.

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PriscaF
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

FAQs

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

Persimmon is rated 4.8 stars by 2364 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.