Persimmon's Website, Phone Are Kaput

Has Persimmon closed? The website is down and the phone is off the hook at the seasonal, prix-fixe Korean restaurant, which won a voracious following after Momofuku alum Youngsun Lee opened it in May 2008. In his one-star review of the East Village restaurant last August, Frank Bruni wrote that it "flouts any number of conventions, chief among them an obvious, all-out effort to turn a handsome profit." Unless the restaurant's experiencing mere technical difficulties, that now reads less like praise than sad prophecy.


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