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) #38 of 270 Restaurants in Bethesda $$ - $$$ American, , Gluten Free Options
7003 Wisconsin Ave., Bethesda, MD 20815
+1 301-654-9860
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  • Excellent42%
  • Very good39%
  • Average12%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible3%
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American, Contemporary, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
7003 Wisconsin Ave., Bethesda, MD 20815
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

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

Thank Susie B
Reviewed May 15, 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 March 13, 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 March 12, 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 February 19, 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 February 13, 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 January 14, 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
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...More

Thank Leon H
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...More

Thank Kirk C
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
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$15 - $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 occasions
Open Hours
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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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