My friend and I stumbled in to Persimmon while trying to find another Mediterranean place he vaguely remembered. It looked so nice (pretty decor with Eastern flavor), we decided to stay. Good decision. We had wine (decent though not extensive wine list). The friendly, efficient waitress brought bread and a dish of olive oil and balsamic vinegar jazzed up with spices and grated cheese. We began with hummus (very creamy and well prepared), and pita bread, then greek salad (there is a good selection of salads), and shared the Paella, which was truly excellent. I say we shared it - and we were stuffed, and I brought home enough hummus and Paella to have an entire meal the following day (a large one). We desperately wanted to try dessert (there was particularly a cherry-pistachio sorbet thingy that sounded interesting to me although there was a nice selection, including standard fare such as cheesecake and apple pie), but NO WAY. Even so, for some reason, we were given a complimentary Tiramisu. I like to think it was because I am so cute. Next time, I'll go lighter on the earlier fare and save room for dessert. I will DEFINITELY be back.
Pros: Reasonable price, varied menu, well-prepared food, pleasant service, Ambiance
Cons: Parking (street only)