Palm Restaurant - Washington DC
Palm Restaurant - Washington DC

Palm Restaurant - Washington DC

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.thepalm.com/Washington-DC
  • Phone: (202) 293-9091
  • 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
228 reviews since July 30, 2014
Overall Rating4.5
  • Food4.5
    Service4.6
  • Ambiance4.3
    Noise LevelModerate
91% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (156)good for groups (112)fit for foodies (90)great for lunch (83)neighborhood gem (69)vibrant bar scene (64)notable wine list (55)great for outdoor dining (39)hot spot (39)kid-friendly (37)romantic (31)late-night find (7)great for brunch (5)scenic view (2)Show More
  • What a horrible experience!!!
    DankesVIP
    Dined on 6/2/2008
    What a horrible experience!!! After driving 5 hours (NY to DC), I got a call on my cell from The Palm advising me "OPEN TABLE SCREWED UP". The Asst. Mgr. informed me that they had a private party that night and "OPEN TABLE NEVER SHOULD HAVE GIVEN YOU A RESERVATION". I explained that wasn't my problem, that I had a confirmation and that they needed to honor my reservation cause it was a VERY SPECIAL OCCASSION and I promised my clients ( 4 of us) that I would take them out to the PALM!!! I requested a Mgr. but he said, "DON'T BOTHER HE'S JUST GOING TO TELL YOU THE SAME THING I DID"...We ended up going to the Capital Grille...which cost me over $400 for dinner. The PALM sent me a coupon for dinner for 2 ($150). Still very dissatified!!
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  • Overpriced and/or the entrees
    AviatorWifeVIP
    Dined on 6/1/2008
    Overpriced and/or the entrees are way too big. Our steaks were undercooked and had to be sent back. Appetizers were excellent. Service very good. Front room is the quietest, is glass enclosed and looks out on the street.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • I frequent The Palm Restaurants
    OpenTable Diner Since 2002VIP
    Dined on 6/1/2008
    I frequent The Palm Restaurants many times throughout the year (especially the DC Location) I am always impressed by their impeccable service. But this time, I was very disappointed with our server. She didnt go over the specials, didnt know how to explain the differences in dishes, forgot to order our desert and still charged us for it.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • We frequent here a lot. It
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 5/30/2008
    We frequent here a lot. It was my 30th birthday and they did it right! We love eating here. The food is always good. You always know what you are going to get!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Mike is an exceptional waiter.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2004
    Dined on 5/29/2008
    Mike is an exceptional waiter. The Palm always delivers a great meal.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • I wanted to love the Palm,but
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 5/29/2008
    I wanted to love the Palm,but I'm afraid my experience means won't be able to use it much for my new expense account. Next time I'll sit at the bar, maybe I'll be able to hear my lunch date.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • The service at the Palm was
    OpenTable Diner Since 2004
    Dined on 5/27/2008
    The service at the Palm was excellent. Our waitress was extremely attentive and pleasant. The food was very good, although our vegetable was not very tasty. We found the portions a bit too large. Would absolutely go back again. Definitely recommend.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • food was good but I wouldn't
    oldsailor
    Dined on 5/25/2008
    food was good but I wouldn't suggest tnat someone going to Washington for the first time had to eat there.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • This is a rare blend of excellent
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005VIP
    Dined on 5/24/2008
    This is a rare blend of excellent service, superb food and a chance to gawk at Washington insiders. An altogether worthwhile experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • the best lobster in town,
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005VIP
    Dined on 5/23/2008
    the best lobster in town, but not a place to go for a quiet romantic dinner. It is very noisy. We always seem to get the last booth in the back room with a huge table of people next to us. How do I manage to get a better table? Even though we are members of teh 837 club.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Staff very helpful. I changed
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 5/22/2008
    Staff very helpful. I changed my reservation at the last moment and added a person to our party. Restaurant staff made the change, allowed us to take our time finishing our drinks at the bar and gave us a free round of cappuccino after dinner. Try the Vixen!
    Special Features:
    special occasion, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • I always feel special when
    jbDC
    Dined on 5/22/2008
    I always feel special when I go there -- I love the concierge!
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, special occasion, great for lunch, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • There was a loud party (birthday?)
    kyindcVIP
    Dined on 5/19/2008
    There was a loud party (birthday?) near us, and some woman kept singing songs to her husband. At first it was cute, then it got annoying as the night went on. It did not seriously hinder our enjoyment, though, and I do not think it would have been easy for the restaurant to have asked her to quiet down. So, not a major problem.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • The noise at lunch was so
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005VIP
    Dined on 5/19/2008
    The noise at lunch was so loud that it took away from any enjoyment. The portion of the Salmon was smaller than in previous visits and made it a poor value.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • We went for a special occasion
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 5/18/2008
    We went for a special occasion -- also because it's an icon and we'd never been before. Service was great and it was a very enjoyable experience overall. But the food (various steaks and appetizers) didn't quite live up to its reputation, nor really justify the hefty but expected price tag. A very loud group was seated near us, whose conversation reminded us of sitting in a ballpark. I'm glad we went, but next time we want great steaks we'll choose a different restaurant. We've had better even in DC.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • The dinner was very enjoyable.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 5/17/2008
    The dinner was very enjoyable. Great service and the food was delicious. the only problem was that it was very loud and we could hardly hear eachother.......
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Noise level was totally unacceptibl
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 5/17/2008
    Noise level was totally unacceptible. Noise was piercing. Could not talk to exch other. Will probably not go back.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • We were celebrating my college
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 5/17/2008
    We were celebrating my college graduation and The Palm took us in as a part of the family. The service was excellent, our waiter was friendly and attentive, and everyone did their part to make sure it was a memorable dinner for the entire family. We loved it!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Maybe it was because it was
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 5/16/2008
    Maybe it was because it was friday nite(7:00pm), but I thought it was really loud at times in the dinning area. I also found myself paying more attention to the characters on the wall than I did my date. I would rate the food with the best of them, but because of the faces on the wall, would put it a bit below places like Ruth's Chris or Morton's. But as I said before great meals are had here.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, late-night find, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • excellent lobster - Unless
    theatreguyVIP
    Dined on 5/16/2008
    excellent lobster - Unless one is a HUGE eater, the two-pound, steamed lobster is PLENTY. The busboy (Gregory) was very attentive and friendly which I greatly appreciated since I was dining alone. chocolate lava cake with ice cream - a real treat
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • I'm very down on the Palm's
    WallStreetLawyerVIP
    Dined on 5/14/2008
    I'm very down on the Palm's NY and Las Vegas locations (meals can be very hit-or-miss in quality), but the DC location is an exception. The prime rib was exactly what it should be, juicy and fresh; whereas in other Palm locations it is often re-heated, dried out, or otherwise inferior. For those who have shunned the Palm due to bad experiences elsewhere, the DC location is a fine steakhouse and should not be taken off your list.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • our server Jason made the
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 5/14/2008
    our server Jason made the dinner an experience. Food was excellent as usual
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • very crowded; felt like the
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006VIP
    Dined on 5/13/2008
    very crowded; felt like the restaurant had squeezed too many people into too small a space. I understand that the Palm experience is not intimate, but that night they really had people on top of each other
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Incredible staff, Dino is
    OpenTable Diner Since 2004
    Dined on 5/11/2008
    Incredible staff, Dino is a waiter worth asking for. Although the Palm in Tyson's is so loud it is impossible to carry on a conversation, the DC location is lively but you can hear your dinner companions speak.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, special occasion, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • It was a rarity to find The
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 5/11/2008
    It was a rarity to find The Palm open on Sunday - and to find a kid friendly atmosphere to boot! Although Sunday brunch with kids was far from their main-stay - the wait staff, hosts, and cooks seamlessly maintained their professionalism, outstanding hospitality, and dedicated service to every patrons concerns, desires, and pallets. We had a memorable Mother's Day brunch in a kid filled, yet otherwise fairly empty and quiet place. The dedicated service was greatly appreciated, and given the make-up of the other patrons and parties, we felt right at home.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Have been going to the Palm
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006VIP
    Dined on 5/8/2008
    Have been going to the Palm in DC for twenty years. Love everything about it from start to finish.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • I was very pleasantly surprised
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006VIP
    Dined on 5/5/2008
    I was very pleasantly surprised by how good my meal and experience was at The Palm/Washington DC. I wasn't expecting this of a restaurant that, in my view, had a high-end franchise reputation. I had a really great experience. I'll definitely go back when I'm in DC again.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • An excellent spot for a wonderful
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 5/3/2008
    An excellent spot for a wonderful meal. The Palm delivers a great dining experience and consistent quality of service no matter which location you visit.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The service was wonderful
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 5/3/2008
    The service was wonderful and the food was amazing as well. It was a nice touch that the owner himself was there to seat us and wished us a happy anniversary.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • We were seated promptly and
    diningdiva
    Dined on 5/3/2008
    We were seated promptly and service was quick without us feeling rushed. Waiters were friendly and courteous. The food was excellent as always, the crab cake was outstanding!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, special occasion, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The new addition in the front
    OpenTable Diner Since 2003VIP
    Dined on 5/3/2008
    The new addition in the front is very lovely on a nice spring night. I was not thrilled with either of the sides we ordered. The asparagus was drab and a little chewy and the hash browns had a very strange flavor - not sure what it was, maybe the oil it was cooked in. Filets were quality cuts of meat but expensive ($37 each). I ordered mine medium rare and it was undercooked in the center, essentially raw. I did not send it back, but for $37 a pop they should be cooked perfectly every time (they were not very busy so there is no excuse).I have eaten at this Palm many times and usually get a good meal, perhaps they need to be sure they are focusing on the food. Personally, I could cook a better meal for two for a cost of $130 at home
    Special Features:
    good for groups
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The servers were great and
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 5/2/2008
    The servers were great and were friendly and fun. The maitre'd had a bit of an attitude problem - a bit snobby. I may be 26 and my date was 23, but I also happen to be a DC lawyer, so he should be careful what he thinks of people. Also, he needed to get over himself a little bit.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Food was very good but the
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 4/26/2008
    Food was very good but the atmosphere was very loud for a couples' dining experience. Was sat right next to the bar and had to deal with the loud noises coming from there. Service from the waitress was excellent, however. If I came back I would ask for a table farther away from the bar/entrance.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, special occasion, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • We were hoping to have John
    PattieGail
    Dined on 4/25/2008
    We were hoping to have John Holden as our waiter, but even though he wasn't working that night, we had great service. We only make it to the Palm a few times a year and it's always for a special occasion. We love it and wish they'd open one in Baltimore!
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, good for groups, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • I thought it was good, but
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005VIP
    Dined on 4/25/2008
    I thought it was good, but still not as good as BLT
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Fantastic dinner. Denise
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 4/24/2008
    Fantastic dinner. Denise provided us with excellent service.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Normally the service is excellent.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2004
    Dined on 4/22/2008
    Normally the service is excellent. The night in question service was extremely slow. Our waitress seemed to disappear for long stretches. Other tables in her assigned section were visibly and vocally displeased with her performance as well.
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  • My favorite Palm. I like
    DiningJim
    Dined on 4/21/2008
    My favorite Palm. I like the renovation and expansion. Service and steaks both always top notch! Johnny Fever and Dino are awesome waiters.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • a washington institution-
    jrockVIP
    Dined on 4/19/2008
    a washington institution- superb staff which is hard to find these days
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, special occasion, great for lunch, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • The service was horrible--
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 4/19/2008
    The service was horrible-- we waited for 25 minutes before a waiter even came to our table and we had to ask for one at that point and then we had to ask for the extra plates, glasses napkins etc to be taken away. The food was mediocre at best and the noise level was deafening.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic