Palm Restaurant - Washington DC
Consistency is key!Great food, great service (Chuck is a GEM), great overall experience.6/15/2013 12:00:00 AMLoving LobsterI had a fabulous lobster dinner. The Palm offers a wonderful lobster special for two people from June through August. You each get your choice of soup or salad , choice of vegetable and share a four pound, or larger if you want, lobster. The lobster is steamed to perfection and of course they are known for their Palm fries!! It is noisy there, because it is always crowded, so it is a good place to take children, since the adults are usually louder than the children. They have a glass room that looks out onto the street, they has more atmosphere for dining than the rest of the restaurant . I can't wait to go back for another celebration.6/15/2013 12:00:00 AMNice time!My husband and I tried the Lobster special. Although the lobster was good (crab is always tastier), we would probably go with steak next time. The mozzarella/watermelon salad was delicious; the steamed asparagus side was bland. Service was outstanding. The tables are very close together and the noise level almost deafening; fortunately we had an early reservation and no one sat next to us for a while and the food came in a reasonable amount of time.6/15/2013 12:00:00 AMSaturday before Father's DayI dined with my wife and daughter. Our waiter, Alan, was very professional and we received very good service. Our food was prepared as requested and was wonderful. It would have been a much nicer experience had we not been seated next to a table of 8-10 very loud individuals,6/15/2013 12:00:00 AMThe Palm ~ The Palm ~ The PalmWe love this restaurant; everyone has a great time. The staff, together with it's customers, both young and old, all assist to create an fun, happy, and energetic atmosphere. The food comes to tables left and right as if it is floating while the servers stop to talk and listen to their customers. The Palm is a wonderful dining experience to enjoy over and over and over again.6/14/2013 12:00:00 AMBest restaurant anywhereThe Palm is my all time favourite restaurant. If you disagree with me, you're a despicable human being.6/12/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat EveningI would highly recommend this place! I had the lobster special and split it with my date. Plenty of food and the price was actually really good for what we got! We both enjoyed the meal and a bottle of wine. It was a perfect evening.6/12/2013 12:00:00 AMExcellentThe food was superior. The waiter was first class. Very loud inside the restaurant, but we knew that's the Palm's reputation.6/11/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat place for a Steak ifGreat place for a Steak if you are in the Georgetown side of DC. Our meals were prepared perfectly as ordered ranging from Medium Rare to Medium Well which is critical in a quality steak house. Palms also offers variuos non Steak options for those in the party who desire fish or killer lobster as examples. Our waiter was great with the right attitude and perfect level of attention. Nosie level was a little loud but there was a wine tasting dinner going on and a second large party so I am assuming it was louder than normal on our particular night.
Overall a great meal that allowed good conversation and walking disstance from any of the DC/Georgetown area hotels.6/11/2013 12:00:00 AMSteak!Another meal at the steak palace! We were seated promptly, and service was attentive and pleasant. As always, the steaks were perfect--cooked exactly as ordered, and accompanied by the delectable creamed spinach and hot, crispy fries. The best spot for traditional steakhouse fare.
Of note: if you want to have any hope of conversing with your dining companions here, try to get seated in a booth. Otherwise, you will experience a 'wall of sound' throughout your meal, even on a 'quiet' night.6/8/2013 12:00:00 AMThe Best Dining Experience in DCFor service, food, and atmosphere, you can't beat The Palm in Washington, DC. When you leave the restaurant, you know that you have had an outstanding and wonderful dining experience.6/7/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat lunchThanks for a great lunch to celebrate a few special occasions with my work team. This was a special treat for them and we all walked away stuffed and really content. Thanks for a great afternoon!6/7/2013 12:00:00 AMWhat a mealI have not been to the Palm since they updated their menu. Lots of new choices but I went for the old guard, the filet! And it was fantastic. As was the rest of the meal. At first I felt a little rushed, but once we told the waiter we were not looking to eat our meal in 30 min or less, he magnificently paced our 2 hour event. Pricey, but worth it.6/6/2013 12:00:00 AMAlways a great location forAlways a great location for busness lunch, special occasion or seeing Washington people.6/4/2013 12:00:00 AMSteakhouse gemAnimated service, terrific food and drink, combine themselves into a memorable dining experience. The specials are worth investigating, and you'll probably leave with a smile on your face, having had a great meal...and picked up a new joke from Tommy.6/4/2013 12:00:00 AMWent there for a businessWent there for a business dinner and was quite impressed....I had a 14 oz tenderloin, out of this world!
Maybe the side orders selection can be expanded a bit.
However, if you are seated in a booth against the wall it would be a bit difficult to have a conversation because of the noise level. It is better to opt for a round table if you want to be able to hear and engage your guests. Lovely place!6/3/2013 12:00:00 AMFor special occasionsOur dining experience was outstanding. In and out in less than an hour.
Steak and lobster were fantastic.
Too much for one sitting.
Had to take some home.
Will be going back soon.6/3/2013 12:00:00 AMI have dined at The Palm forI have dined at The Palm for lunch over the years , but this was my first dinner engagement. I thoroughly enjoyed the experience and so did my wife. It was a special occasion for us and and the food and service made our evening.5/30/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat Food,Waiter Off This TimeI go all the time. Me and friends from work take advantage of their "Power Lunch" menu and it's easy, reasonable, and you get 3-courses. Definitely worth the visit for lunch. On this vist, the only problem was the server. He was a bit too causal and seem to disappear once too often.5/30/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat service, food and atmosphere.Great service, food and atmosphere. Works well to impress out of town colleagues.5/29/2013 12:00:00 AMNo surprises. That's good!Always delicious. Always Good service.
The temperature you ask for your meat to be cooked
IS the temperature you will get.5/28/2013 12:00:00 AMClub-like experienceThe Palm makes you feel welcome as if this was your club of choice. Familiar service is matched with good food and drink.5/25/2013 12:00:00 AMAlways excellentGreat food, great service. And great voices singing Happy Birthday!5/25/2013 12:00:00 AMI'm a fan.Since my first eat at the restaurant, I have enjoyed every time I go. I really think I had the best steak in my life there.5/22/2013 12:00:00 AMHamburger Special -Yum!Great hamburger special. Fun outing for my work colleagues and myself. Burgers were delicious but the fries were divine!5/20/2013 12:00:00 AMNoise detracts from experienceExcellent except just too loud to hold a conversation particularly if in a larger group.5/18/2013 12:00:00 AMCheesecake Factory AmbianceThe Palm (at least its non-DC locations) have long been a family favorite of ours, but after a half-dozen rousing rounds of "Happy Birthday" sung by otherwise classy staff during what we expected to be a fine-dining experience, we may have to re-think future visits.5/17/2013 12:00:00 AMDining ExperienceGreat experience. Perfect place to bring a business group for a relaxing, fun evening with excellent and interesting food. Staff makes every effort to accommodate changes as well!5/16/2013 12:00:00 AMA ClassicThe Palm continues to provide a classic dining experience with excellent menu and wine choices and superb service. The attentiveness of the staff is unrivaled in DC.5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMThe Palm is as classic asThe Palm is as classic as you can get. Great food and ambiance. The veal chop is amazing and the prime rib was cooked perfectly. Service is always professional. Best steak house in DC.5/11/2013 12:00:00 AMConsistently good food -greatConsistently good food -great taste, generous portion - yet relaxed atmosphere. Host was flat, at the time of artiving and leaving, did not feel welcome. Table service was timely.5/6/2013 12:00:00 AMFood Friends at the PalmGreat steaks, done perfectly. Very friendly and helpful staff. We had a dining group of 9 and each of them was very pleased with their dining experience.5/2/2013 12:00:00 AMThe Power Lunch menu was variedThe Power Lunch menu was varied and priced right. Service was quick and the food was delicious.5/1/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat service and excellentGreat service and excellent food! By far my favorite Palm location.4/27/2013 12:00:00 AMI'd seen other reviews thatI'd seen other reviews that complain about the noise level or that it is crowded....I now know that the reason for this is because The Palm is special. We had such a good time with Chuck, our server, that he actually gave me a hug when we got up to leave. Would happily recommend The Palm to anyone who is looking to relax, have some wine and a few laughs. We certainly did.4/26/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat food, superior service,theyGreat food, superior service,they sang a robust happy birthday to my 80year old mother in law, looking forward to the next time I go, the vegetable crab soup was so delicious
as was my chicken parm.4/26/2013 12:00:00 AMResturant became very busyResturant became very busy and I had to wait over 10 minutes to receive my bill after I asked for it. Otherwise a very good place for lunch.4/26/2013 12:00:00 AMThe lobster tail was perhapsThe lobster tail was perhaps the best I've ever had.4/25/2013 12:00:00 AMAlways good simply preparedAlways good simply prepared food at a reliable spot for special occasions. Great softshells. Great service.4/24/2013 12:00:00 AMhome away from home:Houston/WashingFrom start to finish, a great evening: spot-on service..fabulous steak & lamb chops!4/23/2013 12:00:00 AMAlways a good time at Palm.Always a good time at Palm. Everyone in the restaurant seems to be having fun. The lobster was somewhat tough, though.4/20/2013 12:00:00 AMThey treated us VERY well!!They treated us VERY well!! We were there for a party of girlfriends and they made us feel special and the food was outstanding!4/20/2013 12:00:00 AMBest cheeseburger in town.Best cheeseburger in town. I love The Palm experience except for the noise level.4/19/2013 12:00:00 AMAll three of us ordered theAll three of us ordered the steak and lobster, knowing that the lobster would be fabulous. The steaks were just as wonderful and made us have to make the hard decision whether to finish the steak or the lobster since we could not finish both. We have eaten here several times when visiting and would eat there again.4/14/2013 12:00:00 AMThe PalmI love the Palm because I have always had a fun time there. Whether you are celebrating a new job or just want to come in for a good meal it hits the spot. This is not an intimate place, especially on weekends as they are very busy but there's an excitment about it that makes it fun and not a nusiance. The waiters are great - they know their restaurant and provide good advice on what to choose. The steaks are always cooked exactly the way you ask. The wine list is extensive but the waiter can always help you decide. Go there for the good food and a place that makes you think you just might be in NY.4/13/2013 12:00:00 AMDelicious but slowWe had to wait a while even with reservations and the service was really slow, but they were pretty crowded. The food was great, although pretty pricy. Our steaks were cooked perfectly and the french fries were some of the best I have ever had. I would recommend splitting because even the petite filet was enough for two. We were so full by the time dessert came around that we got a piece of carrot cake to go...so glad we did, It was by far the best carrot cake I have ever put in my mouth! I hope they sell it by the whole cake because if so, that is the cake I will be getting for my birthday every year! Overall, we had a great time, but they may want to limit their reservations to cut back on wait time and provide a little better service.4/13/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat steaks and excellentGreat steaks and excellent service. Great wine list.4/13/2013 12:00:00 AMReservations a must. StaffReservations a must. Staff is exceptional. The food was good but not outstanding. We had a table of six and the noise level made it impossible to talk to anyone except the person on either side of you.4/13/2013 12:00:00 AMSteaks were excellent as oneSteaks were excellent as one would expect, with generous portions. Commented to the maitre d' when leaving that I had to refill our wine glasses each time but once (two of us drank a bottle, so there were quite a few refill oppty's) . Dined at 9pm on a weeknight, so it was relatively quiet at the time.4/11/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat Dinner near DuPont Circle.The Palm-Washington DC has very good service, knowledgeable and patient waitstaff, excellent wine list, and nicely prepared/presented dishes. The DC Palm can be a little energetic due to large size. The side dishes are great and lead to delicious leftovers. My wife and I would certainly be back when in DC.4/6/2013 12:00:00 AM