Palm Restaurant - Washington DC
Palm Restaurant - Washington DC

Palm Restaurant - Washington DC

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.thepalm.com/Washington-DC
  • Phone: 2022939091
  • Hours of Operation:
    Serving Lunch Monday - Friday, 11:45 AM - 3:00 PM
    Serving Dinner Monday - Thursday, 3:00 PM - 10:00 PM
    Friday, 3:00 PM - 10:30 PM
    Saturday, 5:30 PM - 10:30 PM
    Sunday, 5:30 PM - 9:30 PM
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Seafood, American, Steakhouse
  • Executive Chef: Christian Fuentes
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: You provide the occasion; we’ll set the scene. Whether you’re organizing a rehearsal dinner or a business lunch presentation, we’ll work with you to create a personalized, enjoyable, and memorable event. Our team of expert staff will do everything required to create a positive experience for your valued guests – from the warm greeting they receive on arrival to their last bite of dessert. Visit http://www.thepalm.com/privatedining to start planning your event.
  • Special Events: There’s always something happening at the Palm! To learn more about our latest specials and events visit http://www.thepalm.com/Specials

Getting there

  • Cross Street: N & M Street
  • Public Transit: Metro stop on the Red Line at Dupont Circle
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: Complimentary valet parking available after 6:00 pm daily.
A word from Palm Restaurant - Washington DC
Palm Restaurant...The Classic American Steak House is renowned for its USDA prime aged steaks, jumbo Nova Scotia lobsters, Italian dishes, the freshest of seafood, warm smiles, outstanding service and an atmosphere like nowhere else. If you can't find your representative on Capitol Hill, you better check Palm Restaurant in Washington DC. Since 1972, Palm Restaurant has built a loyal guest base made up of the who's who of Washington, including the political elite, the city's socialites, power brokers and media personalities such as Tucker Carlson and Bob Schieffer who can also be seen among the hordes of loyal Palm Restaurant guests.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerSteak
Palm Restaurant - Washington DC reviews from OpenTable diners
293 reviews since May 5, 2014
Overall Rating4.4
  • Food4.5
    Service4.5
  • Ambiance4.2
    Noise LevelModerate
89% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (191)great for lunch (100)notable wine list (98)fit for foodies (97)good for groups (97)hot spot (84)neighborhood gem (82)vibrant bar scene (72)romantic (53)great for outdoor dining (38)kid-friendly (35)late-night find (9)scenic view (8)great for brunch (5)Show More
  • Joyous
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    Great food. Steaks and chicken parm great but huge portion of chicken parm . had green beans and scalloped potatoes both of which very good. My son had his steaked Oscar style. Beautiful. Seemed loud that night. A little hard to carry on a conversation. Also lots of happy birthday singing
    Special Features:
    good for groups, notable wine list, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent service and food
    Mimi
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    We celebrate our anniversary at the Palms and were very happy of our choice. The 4 lbs lobster was delicious and the service is friendly and prompt. We will come back for steaks next time. Amy
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Splurge City
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006VIP
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    Split a 5 pound lobster with my wife. Very, very good. Largest claw I've ever seen. Best blue cheese salad dressing around. Great way to spend a Sunday night of a long weekend. Was surprised to see it so busy for a downtown restaurant on a holiday weekend. Not cheap, but worth it if you are in the mood. Not quiet either, but that's part of the scene.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Birthday cake ??? Shameful !!!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    When you're celebrating your birthday and the house gives You a complimentary cake it should be a piece of cake ! not a spoon of whipping cream, for the money that you expend I think it will better not to give anything, is a shame an a chip way to save money. Very disappointing and no more birthday celebrations at The Palm. Victor M. Ulloa
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Delicious lobster
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    We had the 4 pound lobster dinner for 2. What a beautiful sight! Excellent tasting!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Perfect for Special Occasions
    HockeyHemingway
    Dined on 8/25/2014
    I went for our anniversary. When we arrived, they greeted us with "Happy Anniversary!" and there was an anniversary card on the table, signed by all the wait staff. The food was OUT OF THIS WORLD good, and the waiters really attend to you with that "fine dining experience." Fantastically expensive, though - dinner for two with wine and an appetizer cost $200. Still, would highly recommend.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Lobster special
    samyVIP
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    Lobster special for two (x2) was a great deal with a very good Caesar salad starter and FF / creamy spinach sides. Service was prompt and professional you expect in a good steak house.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great for Business Lunches
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006VIP
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    Make sure to sit in the front patio where it's light and airy - then just enjoy the food and excellent service. The Business Lunch prix fixe is one of the best kept secrets in Washington!
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • An oldie but a goodie!!!
    Diva1014
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    I dined here with fellow co-workers for lunch. The service was fantastic! Everything arrived just as we ordered, and nice and hot. We had some of the last soft shells crabs of the season which were just great! The calamari was good as well. Loved the handmade chips that came with our crabcakes. The crabcakes were all crab with very little filler. Can't wait to go back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Food-The Palm/Service-McDonalds
    Annoymous
    Dined on 8/20/2014
    837 Club member for 15 years. Menu isn't anything gastronomically exceptional. It's is what it is and is good. However, the service was pedestrian at best. Leaving used plates during the meal on the table, serving dessert while leaving used hand towels (lemon cleaning after eating lobster) on the table, not tidying/cleaning crumbs off the table before dessert, every time the waiter visited the table to bring something, he would stand beside me and lean over in front of me to deliver things/dishes to others at the table vs walking around the table to each person. On one occasion when bringing dessert plates for sharing he actually tossed the forks to everyone's place while holding another table's bowl of soup in front of my face. Pathetic!
    Special Features:
    special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Consistently excellent
    OpenTable Diner Since 2002VIP
    Dined on 8/20/2014
    I have eaten eat here once every few months for the past 12 years, but in the last 6 weeks I've eaten here 4 times. I'm here either with my fiancé, relatives, or long time friends when they come to town. I usually eat their lobsters (best place in DC for this), with sides, appetizers, and then usually have some steak either with, or right after, the lobsters. Good wine list, reasonable corkage policy, and the best and most fun staff of any high end restaurant in the City. From the outstanding maître 'd to my favorite servers (Timmy and Amy), to even the guys who park my car and don't bother with a ticket (because they remember me), this has become my go-to place in DC. These people know how to take care of their guests.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The Palm
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 8/20/2014
    Excellent food and service, as usual. We had the lobster special, splitting a lobster, for two, which was further enhanced by a free upgrade in lobster size, to 5 pounds. The lobster, as usual, was expertly prepared and served, with a minimum of effort on our part required to eat it.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Mixed
    barbara
    Dined on 8/19/2014
    The food at the Palm is consistently good. Though I've never had this problem before, the service was not good and the noise was quite annoying.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Lobster dinner
    35thaniversary
    Dined on 8/18/2014
    Was very disappointed with the quality of the lobster. My wife and I ordered the 4lb lobster dinner for 2. The lobster was tough and rubbery, the side if creamed spinnich was soured, and the baked clams were the size of a quarter. Best part of the meal was the ceaser salad and mashed potatoes
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    Will always go back. Love everything about it. The people are great; give great service , all the time.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Hats off and take a BOW...
    DCraig
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    The Palm is truly TOP of the line. If you want class and elegance THIS is the place to come. The food is more than great and the one thing that beats the food is the service. All the staff treats you and your guest like you’re the only ones in the restaurant. The wait staff is up close and personal and this is rare commodity in today’s society. Hats off and take a BOW...
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fit for a foodie junk food binge
    RFran
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    This steak house never disappoints when you're in the mood for some high quality fat. And I don't eat red meat. Go there for the fish and the sides - creamed spinach, fried onions and the crispiest chip-like potatoes in the half and half. Excellent bread. Good salads. LOVE the grilled chicken cobb. I also enjoy the power lunch ambiance at lunch. And yet my kids love it too. Just had their flourless chocolate cake, which was excellent. I would say when I want to be totally self-indulgent in a good ol' all American way this is one of my favorite places. I gave the service a 4 since it normally is quite good. This last time I didn't find it so - obviously inexperienced server.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Samuel123
    Samuel123
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    This was my first visit to the Palm in about 15 years, and I was a bit disappointed. The food was excellent, although our waiter neglected to tell us about the lobster special, and we had to get that information from the waiter from the next table over from us. Also, my girlfriend became annoyed because our waiter continued to call her honey until she told him not to do it anymore. Otherwise, the wine steward was extremely helpful, and after we ordered a bottle of wine we did not like, she came over and recommended a great bottle of wine which we enjoyed greatly. Incidentally, I would like to thank the management for not charging us for the bottle of wine that we did not like.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, scenic view, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • An oldie but a goodie...
    moneypenny
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    This might just be my favorite restaurant for food ever...the steaks were amazing and the sides were yummy too. The Palm is perfect for a really good meal.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great for a special occasion
    Perfect
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    Food delicious. Service outstanding. Came to this restaurant for my sister's birthday on August 9th the service was phenomenal. .. I don't remember my server's name but he made it very enjoyable.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent but expensive
    wnedder
    Dined on 8/7/2014
    Wife and I had wonderful meal with perfect service. We will return again. Server did not charge me for cocktail that I ordered but did not like. Nice touch!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 8/6/2014
    Consistently good traditional food with fresh ingredients. Prefer the Light-filled glass enclosed seating in the front rather than the darker interior.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great Food
    Advntrgrl1
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    Food was great as always. Restaurant was sooooo noisy. Service was average. Felt like our waiter was paying more attention to his bigger tables and we were an after thought.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • best lobsta in town
    ddiner
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    Consistency is their speciality. I always come here for the lobster; it never disappoints. Their cocktail shrimp are also the best in town and should never go un-ordered.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disappointed
    MartywVIP
    Dined on 7/30/2014
    We dine at the Palm about 4 times a year. Most of the time is has been great! This time the food was much below par and the service was poor -- by a waiter who is usually great -- but appeared to be less than interested in providing acceptable service. He seemed to be preoccupied with folks at another table nearby, hovering over them for most of the time we were there. Two of the four lobster dinners were barely edible. The other two were marginal, at best. To the credit of the manager, Kim, she took off the price of two dinners.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • The Power Meal
    Currican6
    Dined on 7/29/2014
    As usual, the Palm provided a very good, reliable high-end steak-house experience. The iceberg lettuce wedge (with bacon, fried onions, etc), was delicious. My veal martini was very nice, as was my dinner companion's filet mignon. The creamed spinach had a very distinct spinach flavor, and were rich & creamy. The green beans with pine nuts & pancetta also came (without warning) with what appeared to be flecks of red chili pepper, which made them inedible for two of our party. The flourless chocolate cake was also light and delicious. The service was attentive and accomodating. Of course, it was expensive, but one expects that going in at a place like the Palm. We enjoyed our dinners, and will return for a special occasion.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Lobster Special
    dccool
    Dined on 7/29/2014
    We had the lobster special and it was delicious. The service was excellent and the food was plenty for two people.
    Special Features:
    romantic
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • disappointing
    chefeks
    Dined on 7/28/2014
    It had been many years since we had ate at The Palm so we were looking forward to the summer lobster special. Our fond memories of the creamed spinach were wiped out with the first bite of thick, floury, tasteless spinach. Rest of food was good, not great, but quickly got cold because the air conditioning was set at what felt like 60º. We could not wait to sign for the check and get out.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 7/27/2014
    We went for our anniversary. We had the lobster special. The lobster was cooked well and not tough. The potato au gratin with three cheeses was fabulous! Amy was very nice and attentive. We will surely go back.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Steakhouse
    Varna
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    The Palm is my favorite steakhouse in DC. The service could not be better and the food (although expensive) absolutely terrific. Try the half and half side order. Yummy.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Just ok
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    I've heard so much about The Palm that I chose it for our monthly girls outing. Nothing special about the food. Maybe I should have ordered a steak to be impressed. I ordered crab cakes and they were extreamly salty. The portion size was great,however, due to the taste I only ate one of the three. The service was top notch; I couldn't ask for anything more in that area. Just wish my meal matched the service. I would recommend the restaurant to others to as you have to try it at least once.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, scenic view, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always a winner
    BigDaddyVIP
    Dined on 7/24/2014
    Took my daughter at her request for a downtown lunch. Eric is an absolute professional orchestrates is runners and back waiters as a highly effective team. Service is always a great part of the Palm on 19th Street. Recommend the power lunch prix fix. Great value and the selections can't miss. Love the Palm!
    Special Features:
    special occasion, great for lunch, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 7/20/2014
    Food was very good except too much salad dressing on the Caesar salad. There were only three parties in the restaurant when we arrived but we were seated very close to another one and shared a waiter with them. He spent way more time talking and waiting on them then us. It was rather annoying after a while considering the prices we were paying and the lack of attention. Veal and steak were awesome but sides were average and pricey. Good meal will probably not return.
    Special Features:
    hot spot, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2002VIP
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    We enjoyed a delicious lobster dinner. Mike A provided excellent service.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great Dinner Spot
    Chucklynn
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    Great food, wonderful service and perfect location!!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Will not dine there again
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 7/17/2014
    First of all, valet was standing in front of the restaurant and did not move when we pulled up. We had to ask "Are you valet?" before they came to our vehicle. Ordered NY strip. It was tough & dry. For a $200+ meal, it was terrible.
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Everything but the Chicken Parm
    dpbeach
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    Everything that was served to our table of four was suburb, except the Chicken parmesian (I know, why order chicken parm at The Palm?), which was a tasteless mess of warm, not hot, melted cheese and red sauce drowning tough overcooked chicken. It was akin to something you might expect at a truck stop. The steaks and tuna were excellent as was the lobster bisque.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Lobster for 2!
    BluesLover
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    My date and I enjoyed a very romantic dinner at The Palm on a Saturday. We ordered the summer "Lobster for 2" special for $99, which was a great deal for this location. The service was impeccable, and the food was delicious. I would highly recommend this restaurant to anyone looking for an elegant dining experience with quality options for food, wine and cocktails.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Jade9913VIP
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    The waiter was not friendly or helpful. I asked for medium plus and got well done. My husband and I split a filet and they butterflied it and then cooked it. Awful experience.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • if your worst problem is that...
    ProsecoVIP
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    the abundant lobstermeat heaped on top of the filet mignon was way overcooked but the steak was perfect... a bit too much dressing on the worlds greatest Caesar Salad... nothing to complain about even at these prices... even though these prices do call for a higher standard when grading... Overall, very very good.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic