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
242 reviews since July 3, 2014
Overall Rating4.4
  • Food4.4
    Service4.5
  • Ambiance4.2
    Noise LevelModerate
89% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (161)good for groups (102)fit for foodies (86)great for lunch (86)neighborhood gem (70)vibrant bar scene (65)notable wine list (64)hot spot (51)great for outdoor dining (39)kid-friendly (34)romantic (34)late-night find (7)scenic view (4)great for brunch (3)Show More
  • Reliable
    PastorArt
    Dined on 10/24/2014
    Then Palm is a great restaurant when you want quality food great service. Never misses the quality and quantity is always consistent. What you spend the money you would like for the service to match the food and that exceeds!
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great time at The Palm
    Marjorie
    Dined on 10/24/2014
    We had a great lunch at the Palm - we were a group of 7. Our waiter was outstanding. Food and service were excellent.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Best steak ever
    Thht
    Dined on 10/22/2014
    May I'm unfair, since I'm from abroad and can't compare. But that was by far my best steak ever. And: it is unique in terms of atmosphere. We were there with a business group of fiveteen and it was a unforgetable evening, even when quiiet loud.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Palm fantastic!!
    Connie
    Dined on 10/21/2014
    We were visiting D.C. this past week and stumbled on the Palm. What a great find. It was packed but we got in and it was loud. Not in a bad way, but lively happy and enjoyable. Our waiter, Timmy I think, was great and attended to a very busy room like a pro. Everyone knew him and yet he paid attention to us. The food was superb, I had bacon wrapped scallops and my husband had filet mignon, he says the best he has ever eaten. And for dessert we had "a bag of warm donuts" . We thought we would eat them on the way back to the hotel but we gobbled every little cinnamon morsel while sipping coffee. Do not pass up this place if you are in town.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • The Palm
    LarkTiger
    Dined on 10/19/2014
    This is a historic restaurant that has great food, top notch service and a ton of cool and historic caricatures. A tad pricey but something this good is worth it.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • yummy steak
    Lourdesandfamily
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    We really enjoyed our steak at Palm; the chef cooked it exactly the way we wanted it and when we wanted it. I would definitely recommend this place to my friends and we will go back for the lobster next time. We had reservations and were seated right when we got there, the restaurant was packed! I appreciated that because we went with my little boy who was super hungry. The service is super friendly and professional. It is worth the price for sure.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Legendary, holds up well
    MarkH
    Dined on 10/13/2014
    Worth seeing for the pictures on the wall alone. Humorous, varied, and skilful, they depict not only Presidents and First Ladies, but many other American figures who will be obscure to some younger Americans, let alone to Brits like myself. The steak was first class, the scallops wrapped in bacon too - tradition personified and perfected. If you wish - as I did this evening - to splurge, even alone, and drink most of a whole bottle of red, this is a useful list from which to do it. There were several excellent bottles near the lower end of the range. I settled on an Antica 2010, "Antinori's Californication" it should perhaps be called! A bit too young, like most really fine bottles in restaurants, but well worth its 92 Parker Points.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great steak
    GreggC
    Dined on 10/12/2014
    I went on recommendation from a friend and wasn't disappointed. The food was excellent. I tried the 14 oz New York. After having an entire, two side was too much. But I made sure I ate all of the meat. I'd certainly return. Service was good too.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • NOT GOOD
    NEALLY
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    The experience did not meet my expectations, The food was fair. The money I spent. I expected better.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • The Palm That Wasn't
    FoodieForeverVIP
    Dined on 10/5/2014
    My friends and I went to the Palm for a celebration feast in one of the iconic steakhouses in America. We had an early reservation that we booked months in advance and despite the planning, we didn't even get to sit in the restaurant, but rather their patio room, no caricatures, no ambiance. To add insult to injury, the restaurant was almost empty and we still got seated with a street view and saw two rather large rats scurrying by. Our steaks were ok, cooked to perfection, but found quite a bit of gristle in the ribeye. The sides were adequate, but what helped the overall experience was our server, Hannah and her team -- great service! If you want a great experience you should demand to eat inside or go somewhere else!
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • First time- will be back
    outtoomuch
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    Upon the recommendation of a friend, had dinner while visiting our daughter for parents weekend at college. Perfect meal to catch up, service was attentive not overbearing. Food was on point- we went for the steaks, but the Italian option is a great addition. Stacks up against the top steak houses in NYC. Lively atmosphere, had a great time.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Just as remembered
    Momtolunch
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    My husband dined at the Palm several times for business years ago. He always wanted me to experience this place. It lived up to his memory. Steak was terrific, as was everything we ate. Their wedge salad was entirely different than what I normally have but absolutely delicious! The service was superb. Great choice for us.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • AWESOME
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 10/3/2014
    My husband and I went to DC for the weekend and wanted a wonderful place to eat. The steaks are to die for. The wait staff was friendly and left you be without ignoring you. This allowed you to have a private and yet social dinner together. Everything was spot on! Loved, loved, loved this restaurant. Be prepared to have a bill well over 150.00 but would do again!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Terrific once again!
    Logger60
    Dined on 10/1/2014
    John is such a great waiter. Three friends for dinner and he was like a fourth. I've been going there for over 30 years and it never stops being special.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good Group Choice
    ericoa1VIP
    Dined on 9/29/2014
    This was a group lunch to celebrate a coworker's birthday. The service was great; they even sang happy birthday! The food was excellent as always.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing Food
    Fantastic
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    The quality of the food was outstanding. The steak and seafood were cooked to perfection. Overall, the noise level was more than we had expected but you got used to it after a little while. Parking can be a challenge on the weekends but overall was an enjoyable dinning experience.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Best Steak Ever
    Giants25
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    On Holiday from Scotland and this was the best restaurant we dined at by a Mile. From the moment we arrived till we left we were treated brilliantly,the food and service was of a very high level and nothing wasa problem. If you are in Washington give it a try,the Steaks are to die for.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • steak/lobster, perhaps worth cost
    OpenTable Diner Since 2003VIP
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    Excellent food, good service, significantly overpriced
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Birthday dinner
    ColonelVIP
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    Great place for a celebration. The staff can really belt it out.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Skip it
    cher10VIP
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    Our first perception was how loud the restaurant was. There were a number of large groups and the volume level was high. Our waiter was very professional. We ordered the salad with shrimp, while it's a nice size salad ,the shrimp certainly didn't taste like first class shrimp. The lobster is served nicely with someone coming and breaking the claws to get the meat out of, but the lobster itself was chewy, a disappointment The filet mignon was not hot and once again not bad but certainly nothing great. Hash browns were loaded with oil. Try another steak house.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Poor food at DC Palm
    MrMet111
    Dined on 9/23/2014
    I consider myself a Palm expert, having spent over 80k at the various ones around the country. Tis was by far the worst eating experience I have ever had at any. Appetizer and main dish were way over cooked and uneatable.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Work Event
    workANDeat
    Dined on 9/22/2014
    We took 6 new clients out to dinner. Our food was amazing, hostess was extremely helpful as our party grew by 2 at the last minute, our waiter was amazing - great recommendations, great energy, great humor - and it was a great experience.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Priced itself out
    JJD1
    Dined on 9/22/2014
    I took my son there for a quick dinner knowing it would be consistent. Salad , steak and split veg was $85/ head with no alcohol. Think they are proving themselves out.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Better the First time
    Artman49
    Dined on 9/18/2014
    The first time we dined at the venerable Palm, it was a wonderful experience. The next time was not so remarkable. The food was very good. The service was minimal. The noise level was uncomfortably loud. The food may require a return visit, but no time soon.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Awesome as always!
    Logger60
    Dined on 9/17/2014
    The bone-in ribeye is terrific! Love the creamed spinach.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Festive and great service
    Drewstanbul
    Dined on 9/16/2014
    A landmark steak and lobster place. My #1 choice in DC.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Dinner the right way
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 9/15/2014
    Delicious as usual. Had dinner at the bar for a change. Chuck was hilarious as my bartender, Eric the manager was checking on our group constantly which was appreciated and his banter truly is what made the experience. We even had a visit from the Chef! What a place!
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Terrible
    AjbafVIP
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    The service was perfect, however the food was just so bad. We had the soft shell crab, it was hard and tasteless. My husband's steak was flavorless as was the creamed spinach.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Always Good
    Food4thought
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    THis was our first time at The Palm in Washington, DC. We normally frequent The Palm restaurants in NYC. As usual The Palm delivers....even in DC. The Maitre'd was outstanding. He was so accommodating when we were lost in DC traffic trying to find our way to the restaurant. This restaurant is fortunate to have him greeting diners. As I have experienced in several other Palm restaurants, the service and food in DC were equally as good. I have never had a bad meal in any Palm restaurant.....and DC lived up to The Palm's stellar reputation.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    Tim was a great waiter, top notch. The food and drinks were perfect as well. Thank you!!
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Very Pleased
    HJasonH
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    I had not been to The Palm before, but during a business trip several of my colleagues and I decided to try it. I'm glad we did. The place has a character all it's own, and the food and service were top notch.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Concerned about returning.
    Diningdiva1
    Dined on 9/10/2014
    Great service but bland food. We were unable to have a conversation due to the noise and were crammed like sardines while dining. What happened to the Palm? I have eaten here for years and never had this sort of experience.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • The place to be in DC
    lastdiners
    Dined on 9/10/2014
    Outstanding in every respect!! Vibrant atmosphere, great food and outstanding service.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, notable wine list, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Travel in' man
    foreveryoungVIP
    Dined on 9/8/2014
    We've been to the Palm in NY many times but this was the first time in DC . We were expecting the same great food and service and we're not disappointed. Lobster s a must and the hash and half unions and potatoes were the best.v
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Fantastic birthday spot
    DCDinerVIP
    Dined on 9/7/2014
    We had a wonderful time celebrating a birthday at the Palm. The restaurant really pulls out all of the stops. The steak was the best I've ever eaten, and the Palm will definitely be my go to for a fancy night out.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always a good bet
    luvgoodfood
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    The Palm is consistently very good, lots of experienced people working there. My steak was perfect, and my sons chicken parm was great.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great Service
    BfgillilandVIP
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    Food and service were both great. Split the 14 oz. filet with my husband. It was plenty of food and it was delicious. Salads are great too. Beer list could use some work.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • 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
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    FStreetFoodieVIP
    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