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$$ - $$$
American, Contemporary
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7003 Wisconsin Ave, Bethesda, MD 20815-6106 (Leland & Walsh Sts.)
+1 301-654-9860
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
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All hours
Sun 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Mon - Fri 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Southport, NC, United States
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223 reviews
121 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 31, 2016

The exterior is very unassuming, but you will enjoy both the food and the service. The food and service were on a par with an upscale, high-dollar restaurant. It was a very pleasant surprise. The menu was very complete with a great selection and variety which seemed to be carefully chosen. Again, don't the decor or exterior of the place... More 

Thank Leon H
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28 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 23, 2016 via mobile

A delicious gem in Bethesda, Persimmon is not to be missed. A bit pricey, but you get what you pay for. The menu is a foodie's delight and a decent wine list is a fine accompaniment. Food preparation and presentation is top-notch and a sight to behold. I enjoyed the smoked trout spring rolls for the starter and the braised... More 

Thank Kirk C
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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52 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 13, 2016

The dining is an experience. The prices do not reflect the size of the portions. We felt well fed with well prepared gourmet food.

Thank Blsquirrel
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 2, 2016 via mobile

They claim they offer happy hour. We called prior to heading over and they said yes we have happy hour. Upon arrival, they said happy hour is only at bar and the eight seats were taken. The employees did nothing to accommodate us. We walked out. Sorry but we will never return. Ever. Shame on you for running a sham.... More 

Thank 820explorer1970
Ramat Hasharon, Israel
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27 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 29, 2016 via mobile

We had tuna and avocado tartar as starter, a unique and very tasty dish. For the main course we had halibut with cauliflower and asparagus in sauce. A delicious dish. Also the salmon was excellent. The food was presented very nicely and service was great. Highly recommended!

Thank smhellman
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169 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 12, 2016

We had dinner on a Friday night and the place was packed. It's a bit off the beaten path in Bethesda, but maybe that's part of the draw as meter parking is readily available. Menu is basic American food, but nicely done and a bit more effort than most American cuisine. Every dish prepared with a bit of flash. We... More 

Thank BFRMaryland
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98 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 12, 2016

First, I will say if you want a quiet dinner that you can talk this is not the place. But the food was excellent at first you might thing appetizers price might be a tiny bit high, but the amount of food is great. One of our party order just appetizers and took some home. The six of us had... More 

Thank FransDavis
Madison, Wisconsin
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243 reviews
140 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 26, 2016

This small gastropub provided adequate service and excellent food as expected in the ultra-competitive Bethesda marketplace. My only complaint was that as a food oriented place, their wine list was far superior to their tap beer selection. (In fact, the beers were mainly light in character, no doubt to pair better with the cuisine.) I hope they expand their beer... More 

Thank MadisonGrog
Bethesda, Maryland USA
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33 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 22, 2016

Well priced, well prepared and well presented dinner for restaurant week, with many nice touches -- fried oysters with wasabi, pan fried scallops, a delightful empanada. Service was somewhat lacking, and all in all a good value.

Thank DavidKTA
Bethesda, Maryland
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404 reviews
238 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 103 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 15, 2016 via mobile

It's nice to eat a classic dish once in a while, to remind oneself what made these dishes popular for so long. Had the steak frites here. The meat was tender and the fries were very well seasoned and crunchy, with spinach round to it off. Loved it that they gave you a sizable portion, even for lunch. Enough of... More 

Thank Margaret C

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$35 - $50
American, Contemporary
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Open Hours
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 7003 Wisconsin Ave, Bethesda, MD 20815-6106
    (Leland & Walsh Sts.)
  • Public Transportation: Bethesda Metro on Red Line
  • Location: United States  >  Maryland (MD)  >  Bethesda
  • Phone Number: +1 301-654-9860

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?