An American-Bistro Restaurant Experience in Bethesda

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.


Tuesday – Saturday
@ 5:00pm

Join us outside on our HEATED PATIO! Tables can be reserved online or call us during our business hours Tuesday-Saturday at 5pm.

Order a la carte or ask about our Sunset Dining option, 3 courses for $38!

CURBSIDE, CONTACTLESS Take out available!

Happy Hour Cocktails available To-Go!
Half price bottles of wine available To-Go on all Orders $38 or more! Ask your Server for our selection.

We are maintaining social distancing requirements and sanitizing protocols at our tables. Don't forget your mask!

Thank you for supporting local restaurants!


Click the button below to make a reservation thru Open Table and join us here at Persimmon for Lunch or Dinner.

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Private Events

Persimmon’s cozy 60 seat bistro can entertain formal and/or informal dinner parties, business events and cocktail / hors d'oeuvre parties.

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Our Restaurants

Visit our family favorite neighborhood restaurants in Cabin John, Sal's Italian Kitchen and Wild Tomato!

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