Persimmon Restaurant Closes for Renovations
The restaurant will open in a few months with a brighter atmosphere and more bistro-like fare, "Bethesda Magazine" reports.
"When it reopens this fall, Persimmon will have a new look, a new menu and maybe even a new name," according to Bethesda Magazine.
The restaurant has been open for about 15 years. When Renee Sklarew reviewed it for Patch earlier this year, she noted that the "decor is a bit tired, but the mostly older patrons seem to enjoy being treated to silver, glassware and starched white linen. The space is tight, but not uncomfortable."
When the restaurant first opened, Sklarew continued, "Bethesda and Chevy Chase residents quickly made it a favorite destination, whether to splurge on a night out, to impress clients or even to pop the question. But today, the atmosphere is a little staid, especially when local diners may pick from an ever-expanding variety of restaurants in the neighborhood."
"Staid" is not to stay, apparently. The new interior is to be brighter, and there will be no tablecloths, Bethesda Magazine reported. "We’re trying to take some of the stuffiness out of the place," Damian Salvatore, who runs Persimmon with his wife, Stephanie, told Bethesda Magazine.
Foods will not be as fancy, and will be served in smaller portions, Salvatore added.