Persimmon Re-Opens on Wisconsin

The long-awaited re-incarnation of the Bethesda restaurant is complete, Bethesda Magazine reports.

Wisconsin Avenue mainstay Persimmon has re-opened after a renovation, Bethesda Magazine reports.

Chef and owner Damian Salvatore shuttered the restaurant in July to transform the eatery into a "casual, neighborhood bistro" modeled after Wild Tomato, Salvatore's restaurant in Cabin John, according to Bethesda Magazine.

The new Persimmon boasts a brighter look and new menu items with lower prices, according to the report, but Salvatore still will serve up his signature pecan-crusted barbecue lamb.

Read the full story at Bethesda Magazine's website.

Bastante February 11, 2013 at 11:01 PM
I have loved Persimmon for years. It was one of Phyllis Richman's favorites, and rightly so. I am sorry to hear that they are making it more like Wild Tomato. I was very eager for Wild Tomato to open as this part of the county is a restaurant wasteland and I assumed that a restaurant owned by the people who own Persimmon would be terrific. It is just OK. Too many tables crammed into the space, waitstaff are spacey teenagers, food is just OK. The bartenders are great, though. So I'm really sorry to see that they are going in this direction with Persimmon. Bethesda does not need one more mediocre restaurant.


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