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
281 reviews since May 23, 2014
Overall Rating4.4
  • Food4.5
    Service4.6
  • Ambiance4.2
    Noise LevelModerate
90% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (185)good for groups (100)great for lunch (98)fit for foodies (91)notable wine list (91)neighborhood gem (77)hot spot (73)vibrant bar scene (68)romantic (47)great for outdoor dining (37)kid-friendly (35)late-night find (9)scenic view (7)great for brunch (4)Show More
  • 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
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    • 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!
    • Food
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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
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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
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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
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    • 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
    foreveryoung
    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
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    • 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
  • Birthday cake ??? Shameful !!!
    Meme
    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
  • Another loberster feast
    Unclejohn
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    Had three out of five daughters with me for another lobster feast. Two big ole lobsters and a nice filet for me. Sometimes the chef understands rare plus and sometimes they don't. Still all in all a great time was had.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delicious lobster
    marxie
    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.
  • Excellent Service
    AlmostFoodie
    Dined on 8/28/2014
    We brought our 2 year old along and were worried we'd be treated as second class, but the opposite occurred! Our server made sure our every need was met and our little one was treated royally. Thank you!
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
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    • 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
    • Service
    • 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
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Ambiance
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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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    • 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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    • 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
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Still one of the best.
    Unclejohn
    Dined on 8/3/2014
    Some restaurants change year to year or even season to season. Not The Palm. Great wait staff and great food.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • 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.