Persimmon

4.8
2375 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 2375 people are saying
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Shatoya
Baltimore
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience at Persimmon. My family went to celebrate Mother’s Day and my college graduation and we made a great choice of Persimmon for dinner. Small restaurant with amazing food. We had lamb empanadas for appetizers. So good! I had the rockfish with shrimp and asparagus and it was so flavorful. Cooked just right. My mom and brother had the crab cake and enjoyed it. Ended the night with complimentary dessert which was delicious. Our waiter Sa’id took great care of us. Outstanding service! Definitely coming back.

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vipLPG1
Washington DC
258 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service are consistently excellent. This dinner was no exception!

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vipGigi
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent menu. Delicious food. I loved the scallops and the portions were a good size.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on April 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding

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JustinM
Richmond
1 review
Dined on April 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding service and meal was excellent! We are inside without any issues during COVID restricted dining. There was also outside dining (street side). Highly recommend this restaurant!

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vipNanaSusan
Washington DC
19 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Persimmon has always been a wonderful restaurant, with great food and the best tuna tartare anywhere.

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HappyDiner
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on April 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

I've passed this restaurant many times and decided to try it after noticing the number of diners seated for dinner. The food was great, the service was great, wait staff were masked, service as efficient and tables were distanced in additional to their being a small outdoor seating area. They do a brisk take-out business so if you're not ready to dine it, you should try carryout. I'm adding this to my neighborhood favorites. The fennel salad, market fish, and apple crisp dessert were all delicious and thoughtfully prepared.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service. Great food. Great value

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MichaelT
St. Louis
1 review
Dined on April 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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Spclk
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service!

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RichardM
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience3

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

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vipSueM
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great service. Every single time.

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vipMCNguyen
Washington DC
42 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.

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vipLizM
Washington DC
16 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Kind staff and delicious appetizers and entrees.

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vipSteve
Washington DC
34 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
3 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
3 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
3 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
3 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 .

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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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alang
Washington DC
9 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.

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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
258 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.

FAQs

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

Persimmon is rated 4.8 stars by 2375 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.