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
272 reviews since April 23, 2014
Overall Rating4.3
  • Food4.4
    Service4.5
  • Ambiance4.2
    Noise LevelModerate
89% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (176)good for groups (93)notable wine list (91)great for lunch (90)fit for foodies (86)hot spot (76)neighborhood gem (74)vibrant bar scene (65)romantic (48)great for outdoor dining (39)kid-friendly (33)scenic view (8)late-night find (7)great for brunch (6)Show More
  • 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
    • Food
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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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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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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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    • Ambiance
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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
    • Food
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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
    • Service
    • 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.
    • Food
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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
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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.
    • Food
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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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    • Ambiance
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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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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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
    • Service
    • 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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    • Ambiance
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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
    • Service
    • 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.
    • Food
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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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
  • Lori
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    I have been going to the Palm for years and have never been disappointed. Love the food, the atmosphere, the service and the people!! One of my favorite restaurants out there.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • what a night!
    Greg
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    My wife and I celebrated our seventh anniversary in D.C. and ate at the Palm Restaurant. The fantastic food, terrific service), and luxurious ambiance was memorable. A night well spent. Can't wait to come back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • sseatsVIP
    Dined on 7/10/2014
    A good lobster deal in Summer. Very good onion strings and lobster bisque.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food but prepare for loud!
    sparks
    Dined on 7/10/2014
    I love the Palm because of the food and service but think of the loudest rock concert you've ever been to and that's what the noise level is like - you have to be mouth to ear to hear what's being said by the person next to you and forget hearing the person across from you. Go early or late and you'll probably have a better experience.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • singnkittyVIP
    Dined on 7/7/2014
    From the moment we arrived, the staff were courteous & friendly. The bar poured generous drinks & our server Eric was fun & attentive, making great suggestions. Our filets were perfect, sauteed spinach will make those who don't like spinach LOVE it. The loud party near us eventually left and we enjoyed dessert & coffee until we were ready to head back to our hotel, never rushed or hurried. Special occasion dinner as prices arent cheap but the service and meal are memorable.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • LindaVIP
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    Our dining experience was fabulous from the service to the food!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good But Watch The Prices
    JRER
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    Good for special occasions, but watch the wine selection/choices. We got stuck with a glass of chardonnay for $18.75. So if price is a concern, ASK before accepting any waiter suggestions.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • DC4Dining
    DC4DiningVIP
    Dined on 7/3/2014
    Still THE stop for great steak and sides and good conversation. They make you at home whether first visit or 50th.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • On the Edge of Losing Me
    Musicman
    Dined on 7/1/2014
    The Palm food is generally good, but its menu needs a little more imagination. The lobster and steak entrees are general quite good, but the sides are boring. The seafood choices definitely need work. What is particularly annoying is the combination of arrogant servers (yes, some of your customers actually have been around and do know what they want) and increasingly higher prices for the same drab menu. If this continues, I will be heading elsewhere.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Turn down the AC!
    slejdVIP
    Dined on 7/1/2014
    On a very hot day, the restaurant was freezing. Be sure to bring a sweater or jacket! Otherwise, service and food were very good.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • anniversary dinner
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 6/29/2014
    My husband and I had our 25th anniversary dinner on June 29th at The Palm Restaurant-the staff was so attentive...they gave us a lovely card and sang to us...it was great!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Anniversary Dinner
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009VIP
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    Drinks were large and made exactly right. Our lobsters were sweet and cooked to perfection. The half & half side was yummy as usual and the asparagus was steamed just right. Our waiter was friendly and pleasant, but service was a little slow. It was our anniversary and we ordered the chocolate cake which is our favorite. Our waiter, with others, sang to us so the slow service was forgotten. a wonderful time was had by all.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great as always!
    Vini
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    No matter what city, The Palm is always a constant. Great food and awesome service every time. D.C. location has been our favorite though.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Cold Fish, Burnt Corn
    YUMMYTUMMYVIP
    Dined on 6/27/2014
    While the service was as good as it always is, the food was not. Fish came out cold and one side was badly burnt. It was also freezing cold inside when the outside temperature was 90°. This was evidenced by men wearing jackets and women having either jackets for wraps on.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great steak and seafood
    Vickie
    Dined on 6/27/2014
    loved it. went here for a birthday dinner and the service was amazing as well as the food. I would come here again
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet