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) #32 of 272 Restaurants in Bethesda $$ - $$$ American, , Gluten Free Options
7003 Wisconsin Ave., Bethesda, MD 20815
+1 301-654-9860
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  • Excellent43%
  • Very good39%
  • Average11%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible3%
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American, Contemporary, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
7003 Wisconsin Ave., Bethesda, MD 20815
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We sat outside even though sitting on Wisconsin Ave. is not ideal, but it was rather poorly appointed inside. Terrible lighting and cheap tables, suitable for a much less expensive restaurant. The food, however, was very good. I had an excellent red snapper special, which...More

Thank X-NYr
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We shared the bouillabaisse (fantastic broth laden with mussels, tuna, salmon, shrimp, clams, fish, and veggies) and trout spring rolls and chicken empanadas. Service was attentive and friendly but not overbearing. We dropped in for lunch after shopping -- literally just spotted it across the...More

Thank David W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I had the most amazing lunchtime experience at Persimmons! My server, Tonya, was cheerful and fun, but also knowledgeable about the menu. The food was superlative! I had the beet soup which was a first for me...amazing!! I also had a Caesar salad with blackened...More

Thank Tonya S
Reviewed 22 June 2017 via mobile

Delicious food. Creative menu & presentation. Lots of choices including a children's menu. Casual atmosphere. Enjoyed everything we ordered. Not inexpensive.

1  Thank Susie B
Reviewed 15 May 2017

First time here and we had a great dinner ! We ordered the Tuna & Avocado Tartar appetizer, the Pan Seared Salmon and the fish special Halibut w/Ratatouille. All were excellent. The decor is plain but can be a bit noisy with a wood floor,...More

Thank rww1794
Reviewed 13 March 2017 via mobile

Just had the excellent "catch of the day," a white fish with scallops and other garnishes. Exactly what I wanted. Another feature that I really appreciate. The music was background music and easy to listen to. I was alone so I wasn't trying to make...More

Thank Philip B
Reviewed 12 March 2017 via mobile

In an area of overrated restaurants, Persimmon stands out. Everything we've had over the years is really good. Prices aren't ridiculous. Never a rush on eating--able to enjoy conversation with friends. We tried 4 mains that we had never had before--fresh catch, rack of lamb,...More

Thank RonFG
Reviewed 20 February 2017

This is the nicest restaurant we could find one evening after meetings, and my smart phone recommended it as we were on the block. We wanted a pleasant place to have a nice meal and talk about our activities of the day. so, finding a...More

Thank 2014lillian2014
Reviewed 13 February 2017

This is an odd place. It has very much a strip mall feel to it, but the menu is and their intentions don't match. We started off with one server and was transitioned to another with no explanation. Food frankly wasn't that memorable, though the...More

Thank vox-sf
Reviewed 15 January 2017 via mobile

The ENTIRE menu was on RW! Fabulous. We had the duck confit salad and fried oysters. Our mains were short ribs and rack of lamb. For dessert, we each had chocolate cream pie "martinis". Wine was very good, as was the service. Free parking in...More

Thank RonFG
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$15 - US$34
American, Contemporary, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Outdoor Seating, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
17:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 7003 Wisconsin Ave., Bethesda, MD 20815
    (Leland & Walsh Sts.)
  • Public Transportation: Bethesda Metro on Red Line
  • Location: United States  >  Maryland (MD)  >  Montgomery County  >  Bethesda
  • Phone Number: +1 301-654-9860
  • E-mail
Persimmon is a beloved bistro located off the beaten path from Bethesda's bustling downtown. Chef and Owner, Damian Salvatore, grew up in Bethesda and worked in local restaurants his entire life, all-the-while crafting his passion for creating genuinely good food. In 1998, Damian and his wife Stephanie opened their very first restaurant: Persimmon. It wasn't long before Persimmon's menu and charm grew to be well-loved by loyal guests, and became a Washington-area favorite. Persimmon is a hidden gem among the many restaurant choices in Bethesda offering incredible starters, seasonal salads and signature entrees. Let our family of professionals provide an unforgettable dining experience for your family and friends.
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