We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Want the lowest hotel prices? You're in the right place. We check 200+ sites for you.


Certificate of Excellence
££ - £££
American, Contemporary
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
7003 Wisconsin Ave., Bethesda, MD 20815 (Leland & Walsh Sts.)
+1 301-654-9860
11:30 - 22:00
Closed now
See all hours
Sun 11:00 - 21:00
Mon - Fri 11:30 - 22:00
Sat 17:00 - 22:00
More Info
Add Photo Write a Review

103 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Showing 102: English reviews
Seattle, Washington
Level Contributor
41 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

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 place with many other customers and quiet atmosphere for hearing each other was terrific. The... More 

Thank 2014lillian2014
Chicago, Illinois
Level Contributor
82 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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 menu tried to be modern and interesting.

Thank vox-sf
Potomac, Maryland
Level Contributor
329 reviews
271 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 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 back because it was Saturday. They exhibited the true spirit of RW.

Thank RonFG
Southport, NC, United States
Level Contributor
223 reviews
121 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 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
Level Contributor
28 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 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
Level Contributor
52 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 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
Level Contributor
14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 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
Level Contributor
26 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 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
Level Contributor
172 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 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
Level Contributor
101 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 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

Travellers who viewed Persimmon also viewed


Been to Persimmon? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing
Improve this listing

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
US$35 - US$50
American, Contemporary
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 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)  >  Bethesda
  • Phone Number: +1 301-654-9860

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Persimmon staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?