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
261 reviews since June 22, 2014
Overall Rating4.4
  • Food4.4
    Service4.5
  • Ambiance4.2
    Noise LevelModerate
89% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (176)good for groups (95)great for lunch (90)fit for foodies (90)notable wine list (76)neighborhood gem (69)vibrant bar scene (67)hot spot (59)romantic (38)great for outdoor dining (34)kid-friendly (30)late-night find (9)scenic view (4)great for brunch (3)Show More
  • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Food
    • 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.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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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
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2011VIP
    Dined on 6/26/2014
    Best service by our fellow Texan, Mike...and the food was classic Palm fare...a perfect paring...
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Always fun power lunch at the Palm
    WhackVIP
    Dined on 6/26/2014
    We had a good time at lunch today at the Palm. We all had entree salads, two steak salads and I had the lobster salad. The guys really enjoyed their steak salads but the lobster salad could have been much better. I love ordering lobster at the Palm and while the chunks of lobster were tasty the salad was entirely overpowered by the onions. If I ever order it again, I will make sure there are no onions on it. You cannot beat the service at the Palm.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Had a wonderful time!
    guest
    Dined on 6/25/2014
    We had to push our reservations back due to a late cab which ended up in our favor. We had stellar service, the BEST rib eye steak I have ever had! The staff were very attentive. It was my sister's birthday and when we arrived there was a card on the table that the staff signed. A nice added touch. The ONLY thing I would say is that if I were there for a date, it was quite noisy and not the most intimate place. Other than that, the food, wine, cocktails, and service were outstanding. Thank you.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very Good
    HBthegustatoryconnoisseur
    Dined on 6/25/2014
    The Steak and the lobster and the service were very good.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • EXEC. V.P.
    LUSTY
    Dined on 6/24/2014
    CONSISTANT GREAT FOOD, GREAT SERVICE. GREAT PLACE FOR A business LUNCH OR @ NIGHT FOR SPECIAL OCCASSIONS
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, great for lunch, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Palm Restaurant-best lobster ever!
    PattieGail
    Dined on 6/23/2014
    I've tried to find a restaurant in Baltimore that serves lobster as well as the Palm Restaurant, but simply can't find one. Therefore, we make the trip to DC so I can have lobster a couple times a year. It's delicious and the sides are wonderful as well. Goat cheese mashed potatoes, green beans with pancetta and pine nuts - delizioso! I only wish there were a Palm Restaurant in Baltimore. Until then, we'll go to DC!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great solid place to dine
    SamanthaVIP
    Dined on 6/22/2014
    The service was terrific and the food was great. Highly recommend
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Always fun
    Lizzie1nc
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    No surprises here. Got exactly what we expect from Palm restaurants- great food, and a lively atmosphere. Will say the noise level in this Palm is extreme. Would go back- it's always a wonderful experience!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Dissapointed
    Damien
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    Ok food-Bad timing. Unfortunately we were seated in the front, glass enclosed portion of the restaurant (which was 10 degrees too cold) next to a table of 12 guys who were just beginning a stag party. The small area sounded like a tailgate party at a football game. As the guys drank more, they got louder and the F-Bombs started flying. At The PALM! I had taken two very special friends out to dinner to celebrate their arrival in the US from years of trying to immigrate from Iraq. They told me not to get upset... "they were used to loud noise!" Our food was fair at best. My guest ordered a meager looking $47 14oz. NY Strip. I had the Veal Martini which was ok. All around bad experience at the PALM. Damien Harvey Washington, DC
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 163 ratings-only reviews submitted since June 22, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.6
    • Food4.6
    • Ambiance4.3
    • Service4.7
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 2279 reviews are from the Palm Restaurant - Washington DC reviews archive.
  • Warm service and delicious food.
    Partyofnine
    Dined on 6/20/2014
    Our waiter, Chuck, could not have been more accommodating to our large party ranging from a ten year old to a sixty year old. Everone loved what they ordered. We took his tips on the wine and the sides. Al Roker and Deborah Roberts were at another table and I'm certain we were treated like celebrities, too. We joked about "thanking" Al for the unseasonably lovely Washington weather but figured he deserved a peaceful dinner.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Everything was perfect
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006VIP
    Dined on 6/20/2014
    Everything about our family birthday event went perfectly. Our special needs requests were handled flawlessly and graciously. Reservations, valet, front end, wait staff and kitchen were all firing on all cylinders. The Palm is not for timid eaters. Brobdingnagian drinks and servings of traditional steakhouse fare are what people come for. We had salads, lobster, steak and prime rib -- all of which arrived exactly as ordered. (For some odd reason, this steakhouse frequently runs out of prime rib ... If thats what you want to eat... consider reserving in advance.) We had an order of "1/2 & 1/2"-- fried potato chips and onion threads-- with drinks. A delightful dietary indiscretion. Beware: all "sides" are humongous.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • really good food will go again
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 6/19/2014
    A friend of ours recommended going there as this is considered a 'place to see'in DC. The food was excellent. The place was very noisy ( thursday night) but that was to be expected. The only downside is that we picked a very good french bottle of wine. After the server broke the cork (trying for a good 5 minutes) he decided to go get another bottle. The manager then came back a few minutes later with the same bottle! explaining she would put the cork down the bottle and then pour it (which is unacceptable in any good standing restaurant). After trying that, she couldn't either and then (a good 15 minutes have passed by then) decided to bring a new bottle. Hoping this was an exception, we'll definitely try again if only for the food.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • good time
    chevychasebob39
    Dined on 6/19/2014
    Invited some old California friends and one-time colleagues for lunch. The had the special..soft shell crabs. I had the ahi tuna salad...all were very good. Service was outstanding.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Just ok...
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 6/19/2014
    We came here for a going away lunch, the service was excellent; however the food didn't my expectations. I had the filet mignon oscar and the meat was dry and the crab portion was nominal. I will be back but will order something much similar like a salad or sandwhich...
    Special Features:
    romantic, great for lunch, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Father's Day dinner
    Notagoodfathersdaydinner
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    Our food was Luke warm when it came to the table. We asked for condiments and the waitress forgot about our request. We were placed in a location with a party that had a bunch of kids and they keep making noise, playing and throwing things. My biggest disappointment was the service and the temperature of the food when it arrived it was like they let it sit. I have eaten here before but this time is was a bad ordeal I would not go again on a special occasion day. I wanted to complain right then but was talked out of it by my family.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Wine and dine
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    Wonderful spot,,, with great service too. Food was awesome drinks also. Ask about specials.... Reasonable prices
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Italy won!!!
    guate2014VIP
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    Excellent evening with the addition of our team winning. Thank you the Palm Customer Service for a great table, our waitress was awesome and the food even better!
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Food‼️ Great Service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    Hosted my husband's birthday dinner was great hope he does the same for my birthday‼️
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good but?
    Lboca
    Dined on 6/13/2014
    Thought both the steak 24 Oz and Lobster 4 lbs where not actual weight... think they where smaller under weight. Strange since u pay so much...
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • summer lobster special
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012VIP
    Dined on 6/9/2014
    Great lobster special for summer hours, will be back soon
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The palm Washington, D.C.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 6/7/2014
    The tables were so close together I felt like i was eating dinner with the table next to me. The waiters butt was literally in our face when he was with the other table.the waiter could never check on us because he had to squeeze around 2 other tables of 6 to get to us. It felt like we were put in the corner like bad kids.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Fun birthday celebration
    toadmom
    Dined on 6/7/2014
    Our group of 7 had a fantastic time celebrating my husbands birthday, thanks to the staff at the Palm , most especially our waiter Tim! It was a bit dark though, so we were disappointed with our pictures. Everyone loved their meals and we had a wonderful evening.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Hpy4foodVIP
    Dined on 6/7/2014
    staff very attentive dinner was delicious and well paced
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very nice meal, overpriced
    JandP
    Dined on 5/30/2014
    My husband and I came here while visiting DC and made this our special night out. We had delicious food and great service at The Palm. I only gave 4 stars because I felt it was was overpriced. We could have the same meal in our city (pittsburgh) for half-3/4 the price. Our bill (with 2 beers) was )$180 for 2 people. Overall our experience was very nice and if money isn't an issue then definitely visit The Palm!
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great lunch spot
    Foodie123
    Dined on 5/30/2014
    Great spot for a group lunch. Went for our colleagues birthday. It was our first time and noticed everyone was in suits for lunch, which caught us off guard (went on a Friday afteernoon). We were sat in the back, which made us laugh. However, our server was wonderful and the Palm has great lunch options from the regular menu and a special speed lunch. Large portions, so come hungry!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Just hangin' on.
    HonestOpinion1
    Dined on 5/29/2014
    My Dad/Grandfather's place. Food is ok. Bar is good for desperate MILFs!
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Just OK
    BelliottVIP
    Dined on 5/28/2014
    I've had lunch at The Palm many times and this was the first time I was disappointed. I didn't care for the crab cake sandwich at all. I didn't know it would be fried. Broiled is much more to my taste. Also, there didn't appear to be much in the way of jumbo lumps in the crabmeat. I'm sure I'll be back there again, but it won't be ordering the crab cake sandwich.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Husband's B-day
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 5/27/2014
    It was my Husband's birthday and I wanted to take him somewhere nice. He had always talked about taking me here for a special occasion so I thought why not go and celebrate him. The food was amazing. The service was excellent. I would definitely go back again.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Too noisy for Groups
    DeeBee
    Dined on 5/27/2014
    The food was excellent and the service superb. The noise level however was very high. The tables are very close together. The five of us at a round table in the center of the room could not carry on a group conversation. I would go back with one or two other people but definitely not with a group.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing!
    smileydee33
    Dined on 5/25/2014
    My fiance and I went here with my parents this weekend. We all tried a least a bite of the dishes at the table and EVERYTHING was delicious! Great service, wonderful food, I'll be back.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Once again...
    LF2013VIP
    Dined on 5/24/2014
    dinner at The Palm was outstanding! Service was superb, all the food amazing, and we are never disappointed when eating at The Palm in DC. The food and service is so much better than the Virginia location.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.