Bring an appetite for great food & wine!
Let's Gather & Eat!
- Surfaces sanitised between seatings
- Common areas deep cleaned daily
- Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
- Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
- Contactless payment available
- Limited number of seated diners
- Distancing maintained in common areas
- Extra space between tables
- Waiting staff wear masks
- Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
with Orange, Fennel, Arugula, Passionfruit Vinaigrette
Tuna & Avocado Tartar
Crispy Wontons and Seaweed Salad
Smoked Trout Spring Rolls
with Spicy Slaw, Hoisin and Peanut Sauces
A new favorite of ours.
Well prepared and balanced dishes with high quality fresh ingredients
Lovely small restaurant with excellent food and service.
ONE OF OUR FAVORITE RESTAURANTS. CONVENIENT, FRIENDLY, EFFICIENT, AND DELICIOUS FOOD.
Fish special (halibut) was overcooked and likely not too fresh. Cocktail was poorly made and correction was amateurish
Everything…from cocktails to appetizers to main courses - was amazing! I forgot how wonderful this restaurant is….if you haven’t been you need to go. You will thank me later!
Great service, good food and relaxing atmosphere.
Looking forward to going back again to try other dishes
Excellent dinner and lovely menu. Service a tiny bit slow but I definitely think that’s because of the pandemic and being shorthanded. The waiter however was extremely nice and helpful. We sat outside, it was a beautiful night but just a little bit of noise from the surrounding area. Not the fault of persimmon, just the street. Overall a very happy experience and look forward to returning soon again.
The food here is to die for and believe me, I'm a foodie. Everyone's plate was cleared. Every bit was tasty. We all thought it was so delicious that we had to try everyone meal. Large portions too!! MUST TRY, you will not be disappointed. Very reasonably priced too!
We two couples had a delicious meal and enjoyed having a very professional server as well. The selections on the menu offered something for everyone— the portions were generous and everything was well prepared. The trout special, short ribs, duck and filet mignonette were all delicious.
For dessert, the creme brûlée was the winner, and the profiteroles were yummy and could easily be shared by two people.
There is outdoor seating, though we sat inside.
Great local restaurant. The food was excellent and a great value. Easy parking in the public lot behind the restaurant.
The food and service were excellent. It was nice sitting outside.
Had not been here for many years. It has changed. Food quality is still very good, but not quite the excellence we remembered. Service and ambience has become much more casual, which is fine, and it probably keeps the costs down, which are very good for the quality.
Persimmon never disappoints. We love going here. They could look at updating the menu or at least themes. It seems to me the same over the years. Also, I love that they have outdoor dining but it’s very loud.
I live in Virginia and don't make it up to Chevy Chase that much, but Persimmon turned out to be a great choice for dinner. We got there a little early and planned on sitting at the bar for a drink, but they were able to seat us right away. The menu was full of good looking options for everyone. The service was attentive and friendly. The food was all top notch as well. We started with the mussels and scallops (served with arugula salad) and the main courses were the salmon and short ribs. Everyone enjoyed the meal and I'd recommend the restaurant to anyone.
Date night with my wife. Great evening and we sat outside. Service was superb.
Persimmon is a favorite restaurant of ours. We like the variety on the menu, the service is attentive and food quality is very good. We will return again soon.
Had a great dinner! Recommend the sunset dinner/aka early bird tasting menu - smaller portions but still a great value.
The decor was plain and unremarkable but the food was great - hot and freshly made with attention detail. Ask for bread - it’s delicious but they don’t automatically serve it. Use it to sop up the delicious broth from the mussels appetizer — so good! And the profiteroles for dessert… to die for!
Overall, just a great experience!
It was difficult to reserve a table, then difficult to reach them by phone. Our waiter was excellent, the hostess was not welcoming, The food was very good,
The perfect neighborhood spot for an outstanding meal.
We've never been disappointed at Persimmon. The food is tasty, nicely presented, and served hot. The staff is friendly and attentive.
Persimmon never disappoints. We're moving and will terribly miss coming here.
We are now regulars after driving by regularly and saying one day we'll try it. You should too. The food is modern American and they will make a handburger with great fries if you're having a bad day.
Truly excellent food
From the greeting at the door to the farewell, this was a perfect, relaxed dining experience. Great food, perfect cocktails, terrific service. How did I not know about Persimmon all these years!
This is the only restaurant in Bethesda that we dine at on a regular basis. The food and service are consistently terrific. Our favorite menu items include the smoked trout and tuna tartare appetizers and the fish entrees.
Delicious food—beautifully presented but not “precious.” Warm and friendly place.
A real gem, such restaurants are becoming rare, of course in part due to covid, but also because the 20-somethings insist on only eating food that comes in a bowl. The appetizers and entrees are imaginative and gastronomically enticing (read, they taste good). Wine list is short, but well selected. Sophistication without pretension. Cannot wait to go back...
Always a great meal. Scallops, duck, lamb, crab cakes are among my favorites. I have never had anything other than really good food there!
Wonderful experience: tuna/avocado appetizer, scallop salad appetizer; seared tuna, salmon, duck and scallops entrees as well as cheese cake all terrific!
Excellent food…as always! Highly recommend this place
As expected service was slow due shortage of help.
The food was just as delicious as I remember! I wish I had room in my tummy for that incredible desserts!!
Delicious food and terrific service! I will be back soon!
Seated outdoors on a nice Saturday evening. Seemed a bit understaffed but service was still very good. The scallop appetizer is more a large arugula salad with 2 scallops - which were cooked perfectly. Smoke trout spring rolls are well balanced and delicious. The Atlantic Bouillabaisse has a generous amount of different fish and shell fish in a mild saffron broth - be sure to ask for extra bread so you don't waste a drop! Braised short ribs are perfectly done and nicely complemented with the polenta, spinach, and balsamic demi. Creme brule is very tasty and would be perfect with a touch more vanilla. Good selection of beer on tap and wine by the glass. Overall a very good meal and worthy of repeat visits!
Incredible food. Service is impeccable. One of the best spots in Bethesda.
Always enjoy dining at Persimmon. Food and service always good
Every part of this meal was delicious. What a treat!
Excellent food with emphasis on American food with a gourmet twist. The service is also excellent.
Persimmon offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at (301) 654-9860.
Persimmon is rated 4.7 stars by 2414 OpenTable diners.
Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.