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American, Contemporary
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7003 Wisconsin Ave., Bethesda, MD 20815 (Leland & Walsh Sts.)
+1 301-654-9860
11:30 - 22:00
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Sun 11:00 - 21:00
Mon - Fri 11:30 - 22:00
Sat 17:00 - 22:00
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Chevy Chase, Maryland, United States
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59 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 March 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 conversation but I hate places where the "music" -- which is often unfamiliar to me... More 

Thank Philip B
Potomac, Maryland
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380 reviews
312 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 March 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, raw tuna and chicken. Highly recommend all. Chocolate pudding and apple crisp were delicious. Tim... More 

Thank RonFG
Seattle, Washington
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47 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 February 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 place with many other customers and quiet atmosphere for hearing each other was terrific. The... More 

Thank 2014lillian2014
Chicago, Illinois
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113 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 February 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 menu tried to be modern and interesting.

Thank vox-sf
Potomac, Maryland
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380 reviews
312 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
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
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252 reviews
132 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
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
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28 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
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
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52 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
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
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14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
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
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28 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
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

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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
US$35 - US$50
American, Contemporary
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Special Occasion 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

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