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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!
Bethesda, MD 20815
American, Contemporary American
Hours of Operation:
Monday - Friday
11 am - 5 pm
Sunday - Thursday
5 pm - 9 pm
Friday & Saturday
5 pm - 10 pm
Leland & Walsh Sts.
$30 and under
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Persimmon can accommodate specialized catering needs.
Metered public parking lot conveniently located behind the restaurant
***parking lot is free on Saturday and Sunday***
Bethesda Metro on Red Line
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
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
The Restaurant Week fixed-price menu offered good options. The mushroom ravioli was delicious, but the portion was small given the fact that nothing accompanied the this entree. Dessert was fine. The restaurant should consider offering bread to diners. I would dine there again, because the food was good, but would order more food. Hopefully, dinner portions are slightly larger.
Food was excellent but the people seated to our left - who arrived 30 minutes AFTER we ordered got their entrees (identical to ours) while we sat waiting for ours to arrive. Watched another table who was seated as our salad plates were removed, be served their entrees before ours - their order was also identical to ours.. Manager was neither friendly nor apologetic. My guest's wine was ordered within minutes of our having been seated, was requested to be served with the entree yet arrived halfway through her having finished her entree - which arrived 65 minutes after we ordered... and 30 minutes after we had eaten the first course. I was never asked if I wanted a second cocktail or a glass of wine with my dinner... I would have opted for either one had the waiter been any good...
Manager was very rude and disrespectful to us. We had a open table gift card and she would not accept the gift card because she did not know how to enter the information into the system. She was very rude and due to her I will not be going back to this establishment
Went for Bethesda Restaurant Week. Food was amazing- they offered most of their usual menu for Restaurant week so there was a nice variety and plenty of great options to choose from. Service was a little slow (they were pretty busy because- Restaurant week) but overall everything was great. Would definitely recommend this place.
Always a pleasure!
Walking in and having the staff remember you when you haven’t been there in months, finding out that it’s Restaurant Week including the whole menu, an extraordinary meal...what more could you ask for when going out??? The staff is knowledgeable from wine selections to gluten free preparations. You can’t go wrong when wanting a lovely dining experience!
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.
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.
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.
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).
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.
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.
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.
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.
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