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About Persimmon

Persimmon is a beloved neighborhood bistro offering up unforgettable favorites along with a handful of fresh new fares!

Bring an appetite for great food & wine!

Let's Gather & Eat!


7003 Wisconsin Ave.
Bethesda, MD 20815
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
American, Contemporary American

Hours of Operation:
Lunch
Monday - Friday
11 am - 5 pm

Dinner
Sunday - Thursday
5 pm - 9 pm

Friday & Saturday
5 pm - 10 pm

Cross Street:
Leland & Walsh Sts.

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(301) 654-9860

Website:
http://www.persimmonrestaurant.com/

Catering:
Persimmon can accommodate specialized catering needs.

Parking Details:
Metered public parking lot conveniently located behind the restaurant
***parking lot is free on Saturday and Sunday***

Public Transit:
Bethesda Metro on Red Line

Executive Chef:
Damian Salvatore

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

Additional:
Bar Dining, Beer, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
Join us for Sunset Dining 3-Course Tasting Dinner for $36!
Monday thru Friday 4pm - 6pm
Saturday and Sunday 5pm - 6pm

Persimmon Ratings and Reviews

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4.6

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.7

service

4.6

ambience

4.0

value

4.3

Noise

Moderate

99% would recommend it to a friend

Neighborhood Gem (46)
Fit for Foodies (36)
Casual (31)
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Good for a Date (22)
Cozy (21)
Good for Birthdays (21)
Creative Cuisine (18)
Special Occasion (14)
Great for Lunch (12)
Worth the Drive (12)
Good for Anniversaries (12)
Comfort Food (10)
Quiet Conversation (10)
Authentic (10)
Bar Seating (9)
Healthy (9)
Fun (8)
Business Meals (7)
Happy Hour (7)
Good for Groups (6)
Local Ingredients (6)
Pre/post Theatre (6)
Notable Wine List (5)
Good Vegetarian Options (5)
Handcrafted Cocktails (4)
Organic (3)
Romantic (3)
Seasonal (3)
Tasting Menu (3)
Paleo Friendly (2)
People Watching (2)
Quick Bite (2)
Sunday Lunch (2)
Disabled Access (1)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Hot Spot (1)
Late-night Find (1)
Vibrant Bar Scene (1)
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 (Washington DC)·Dined 2 days ago

Ambience not the best which is why we haven't tried, but walk in the very welcoming door and experience exemplary service and totally fantastic food!
Want to go there again tonight and was there last night!!!

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 (Washington DC)·Dined 3 days ago

One of our favorite restaurants in our Bethesda neighborhood. We have been going there for years. The food and the service are consistently great.

Tags: Casual, Good for Anniversaries, Sunday Lunch
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 (Washington DC)·Dined 3 days ago

We’ve dined at Persimmon a number of times and always had a wonderful experience. The food is delicious and the service impeccable. A special treat is that their Restaurant Week menu was the whole menu, not limited selections like at many other restaurants.

Tags: Good for a Date, Cozy
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined 4 days ago

Went for restaurant week and was impressed with the vast selections on the menu. Food was good but the atmosphere just kills this place.

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined 5 days ago

Excellent fish tacos. Can't wait to go back.

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 8, 2018

All entrees were good; wine servings more generous than most other Bethesda places; service attentive and ambiance pleasant. We'll be back.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good for Groups
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·Dined on January 7, 2018

Excellent food and service. I was expecting it to look a little more upscale inside as there were no tablecloths, so it looked very informal. Presentation was beautiful and food was absolutely delicious!!

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 7, 2018

Although we usually go to Persimmon during the week, we had out of town guests and went Saturday night at 7pm. Kudos to Persimmon. Both service and food were excellent. Recommend a booth if you can to keep the noise down. And Tues half price wine night is a treat.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 6, 2018

We were last at this restaurant probably 11 years ago. It changed from a white cloth tablecloth to bistro setting. Still lovely. Food EXCELLENT.

Tags: Business Meals, Casual, Comfort Food
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 6, 2018

This was our second time here and we were not disappointed. We were the first one’s in the restaurant and were immediately greeted, seated and made to feel welcome. Our server was very attentive. The tasting meal was a good value with more than adequate portions. The weakest part of the meal was the desert which wasn’t bad, just mediocre compared to the rest of the meal. Our overall all impression was excellent and we would definitely go back.

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 5, 2018

I always love eating at Persimmon. Looking forward to my next visit.

Tags: Casual, Business Meals, Cozy
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 3, 2018

Persimmon is a great neighborhood restaurant (although we live in DC). The food is great, service is friendly and pleasant, and you can actually hold a conversation over a meal.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Casual, Worth the Drive, Bar Seating
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 3, 2018

The best kept secret in Bethesda. Great plates to share, excellent staff.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Comfort Food, Special Occasion, Happy Hour, Neighborhood Gem, Fun
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 (Charleston)·Dined on January 2, 2018

Great neighborhood restaurant with fine selection of dishes. Friendly competent service.

Tags: Casual, Organic, Cozy, Great for Lunch, Good Vegetarian Options, Comfort Food, Healthy
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 31, 2017

A superb dinner. Smoked trout spring rolls were hot & crispy & the best we've had there. Rockfish was pristinely fresh and perfectly cooked.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 30, 2017

Persimmon is one of our favorite restaurants. I love the Arugula and Fennel salad and the Crab Cake dinner. My husband almost always gets the Duck Confit salad. We've tried a number of their entrees and all are delicious. The service is always friendly but not intrusive. And the drinks delicious (especially the martinis).

Tags: Authentic, Fit for Foodies, Handcrafted Cocktails, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Quiet Conversation
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·Dined on December 29, 2017

Would recommend for lunch because it's across the street from Playseum and rather cold to walk a long distance. Also, parking in back of restaurant.

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 28, 2017

All the entrees ordered by the five members of our party were fabulous. The waiter was reluctant to make recommendations of entrees, beyond telling us which were particularly popular, but in fact everything was really tasty. Noise levels were also sufficiently low to allow for ease of conversation.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies, Fun
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 26, 2017

Persimmon serves consistently good food. The servers are knowledgeable, and most of the dishes are interesting and well prepared. The specials are worth considering, and usually include a fresh fish option. We recently had an excellent rockfish, and the bouillabaisse was memorable.

Tags: Healthy, Authentic, Pre/post Theatre, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 26, 2017

Very good on all counts. The early bird increased the value proposition

Tags: Casual, Worth the Drive
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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 22, 2017

We rarely eat red meat anymore, but when we go to Persimmon, we make an exception. The beef, lamb, and duck are superb! I love this restaurant.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays, Quiet Conversation
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 19, 2017

I have tried the tuna tartare at more than a dozen restaurants in the area and think that Persimmon's is the best. Rather than mashing the tuna and avocado, the kitchen staff cuts the tuna and avocado into one centimeter chunks arranged in two layers, one on top of the other. This not only improves the texture, it brings out the flavor--especially in the tuna. A glass of sauvignon blanc with this dish makes for a very good beginning. I also like the crab sandwich, one which has a large patty of crab that does not have a gooey binder, I am not a fan of the ambiance, but I always request and get a window table so my ambiance is the outside. The service is usually attentive, but not intrusive. On this occasion, my server spent much of his time at the booths at the back of the restaurant and only infrequently looked around the partition that separates the booths from the tables in the front of the restaurant.

Tags: Great for Lunch
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 17, 2017

Well-run restaurant. We're always seated within a few minutes of our reservation time, and the table service is well paced -- neither too slow nor too rushed. Excellent fish.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 8, 2017

The food is amazing and the staff is friendly and helpful!

Tags: Authentic, Fun
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 8, 2017

Good food as usual. Very reliable. I always have the lobster rolls

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 5, 2017

I can always count on a good meal at Persimmon and this visit did not disappoint.

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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 3, 2017

This neighborhood bistro has a varied menu with good specials added. Our meals were quite tasty, although the fresh fish special of the day (red snapper) was just a bit overdone. Service was great and friendly, without being too "In-your-face." I would definitely return to Persimmon.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Worth the Drive
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 3, 2017

It was one of the best meals I’ve had in along time. We had the sesame crusted tuna and lamb shanks. Both were cooked to perfection and perfect portions. The service was impeccable. The dessert was the icing on the cake. We had the porfitaroles. The pastry usually gets soggy from the ice cream. However, it was firm but light and held out til the last bite! I will be back again!

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 2, 2017

its a neighborhood gem that we love!!! either sitting at the bar or in the cozy booths or dining room the servers are first rate and friendly.

Tags: Worth the Drive
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 28, 2017

We enjoyed every things on the plates and wines. We were late and a bit tense when we got there, but food and wine and friendly waiter have changed our mood to comfortable one. We went Tuesday and it was a half wine bottle night. A Huge benefit!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine, Good for Groups, Authentic, Happy Hour, Good for Birthdays, Casual, Romantic, Pre/post Theatre, Good for a Date, Tasting Menu, Notable Wine List
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 26, 2017

all 4 truly enjoyed the experience and will return.

Tags: Casual
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 26, 2017

Over all good food and pleasant service.

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 (Charleston)·Dined on November 22, 2017

Haven't been here for years, which is regrettable. We'll be back soon....excellent food, attentive if somewhat mechanical service, and nearby. The ambiance and decor is zero, but the food more than compensates for that.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Fit for Foodies, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Birthdays
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 21, 2017

I have gone to Persimmon twice; once for lunch and once for dinner. Both times the food was outstanding and the service was excellent.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 17, 2017

I love the sunset dining. It's nice to be able to get a 3 course meal with both reasonable portions, and a reasonable price. It's particularly suited when you're going somewhere afterwards (in our case, we were going to the Kennedy Center) and need to eat early and don't want to carry around leftovers.

We both had salads, filet, and the creme brulee, and everything was perfect, but there were plenty of other delicious looking choices on the menu.

Persimmon is truly a neighborhood gem. Try it!

Tags: Comfort Food, Tasting Menu, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (Baltimore)·Dined on November 13, 2017

Persimmon continues to be a great neighborhood bar with excellent food, especially the crab cakes. However, the service was uneven on a recent Monday night with less than half the restaurant full. We had to get up and find a server to order dessert. And, couldn’t they add some color to the walls or table cloths to make the interior more pleasing? It isn’t cheap so diners deserve a more complete experience.

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vip
 (Baltimore)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Food was wonderful, but decor was drab. I️ would be more likely to come back with friends if it looked nicer.

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Food was great and the server was kind and patient. Didn't rush us.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Authentic, Fit for Foodies, Casual
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 10, 2017

We went on a whim on a Friday night and had the mushroom bisque then split the tuna and pumpkin cheesecake for dessert. It ws all fabulous! Waitress was friendly and attentive, and drinks were very nice.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Comfort Food, Fit for Foodies, Cozy
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 10, 2017

This is consistently the best restaurant in Bethesda!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive
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