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 19, 2014
Overall Rating4.4
  • Food4.5
    Service4.5
  • Ambiance4.2
    Noise LevelModerate
90% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (187)good for groups (99)great for lunch (98)fit for foodies (92)notable wine list (92)neighborhood gem (78)hot spot (76)vibrant bar scene (69)romantic (47)great for outdoor dining (37)kid-friendly (35)late-night find (9)scenic view (7)great for brunch (4)Show More
  • The Palm has seriously gone
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 4/8/2008
    The Palm has seriously gone downhill. Limited choices and food that frankly doesnt taste very good. French dip sandwich caused food poisoning to one of my business associates. Service is excellent. They need to redo the menu and get a new cook.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great food and great service.
    Sue123VIP
    Dined on 4/5/2008
    Great food and great service. An excellent evening!
    Special Features:
    special occasion, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Had an excellent time there.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 4/3/2008
    Had an excellent time there. Will have to frequent more often!!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • The food was very good as
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005VIP
    Dined on 4/2/2008
    The food was very good as well as the particular waiter we had on our recent visit. I loved the veal parmigiana , the best I have had and will definitely return to have this dish again, as it is the best in the area. My only compliants was the level of the noise. It was extremely loud, which made the atmosphere a little unenjoyable as it was extremely hard to converse. Also, when I made the reservation I referenced under special requests/occasions that we were celebrating 2 birthdays. However, the receptionists did not acknowledge this note and it was overlooked, which was quite disappointing.
    Special Features:
    hot spot
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • we should up an hour earlier
    ohkate
    Dined on 3/31/2008
    we should up an hour earlier than our reservation and they were able to seat us anyway however we were sat by the door and the bar. I was sitting underneath an air vent and as a result was cold most of the meal. the food itself was quite amazing as was the $20 glasses of wine. I unfortunately could not finish my meal as the portions are quite massive and asked to have my food boxed up to take home with me. there must have been a misunderstanding in the kitchen because I never received my food. while it was a worthwhile experience and the food really was quite exemplary we will probably never frequent the palm again. it's just not our scene. (we were the youngest people there.)
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Food was terrible! Too salty,
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 3/31/2008
    Food was terrible! Too salty, poorly repaired (under cooked and over cooked)
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • we often go to the palm and
    BabyjanepVIP
    Dined on 3/29/2008
    we often go to the palm and know in advance that it will be noisy. we also love the food, but this time the fillet was tasteless.
    Special Features:
    hot spot
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • A wonderful evening of great
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 3/29/2008
    A wonderful evening of great food, excellent service and spectacular wine!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • We got the worst table in
    OpenTable Diner Since 2004
    Dined on 3/29/2008
    We got the worst table in the joint. Right at the opening to the kitchen. (A symptom of reserving through Open Table?) Waiters and servers were quite literally running around the restaurant, and we really felt in the way. We also weren't seated with menus, which I thought was odd. We just sat staring at each other for a few minutes and had to ask for menus. The dinner was delicious, but the super loud environment and totally manic dining room made for a less than perfect meal.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Although this is a chain,
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 3/29/2008
    Although this is a chain, I return every time I am in Washington D.C. The steaks and lobster are the best. I particularly love the green peppercorn brandy sauce for the porterhouse. You can't go wrong. You cannot get a steak without an order of wild mushroom. Don't forget carrot cake for dessert.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Over all the experience was
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 3/29/2008
    Over all the experience was wonderful except for the extreme noise level...the noise was so bad that I was horse after dinner because you had to shout and say "I beg your parden" because you couldnt hear your dinner conversation. If you want to dine with someone and dont want to have romantic or even casual conversation then this is the place otherwise you would do better to make resevation some place else. Had I know this I would have because this was not only my birthday dinner but my 20 year anniversary with my partner. Ive been frequenting the Palm LA for many years and a few time in DC and the was the worst that I have ever experienced. In a nut shell plan to go and have a wonderful mean but you need to learn sign language to enjoy.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, late-night find, notable wine list, special occasion, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • This is one of my husband's
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 3/27/2008
    This is one of my husband's favorite restaurant in Washington, DC. We dine at this restaurant on special occasions. Whenever we dine there we always ask to be served by Chuck. He is very knowledgeable and friendly. I always recommend this restaurant to friends who like to spend an enjoyable evening out.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The restaurant needs to take
    kgindcVIP
    Dined on 3/27/2008
    The restaurant needs to take care to not overcook the lobster, given the price!
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, special occasion, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • We had a good time. The service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 3/26/2008
    We had a good time. The service was very good and they very interested in making sure that their customers were pleased. The renovated dining room is an improvement on the old one, yet has kept its charm. On a personal note, I would have prefered that the char on my steak would have not been as heavy. While many like this heavy charing, I find that too much takes away from a good cut of meat. My son ordered his steak medium well, and I ordered mine medium rare and they both came out the same temperature, medium. I am sure that had we commented on this to our waitress, they would have done everything they could to correct this, but we were having too good of a time to complain. We look forward to returning.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Enjoyable. Good for a business
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 3/24/2008
    Enjoyable. Good for a business meeting although a bit loud
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • We are Palm regulars and usually
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 3/23/2008
    We are Palm regulars and usually food/service are great. Easter Dinner was another story. Service was pretty bad and food wasn't much better. Steak came overcooked, when we sent it back, it came raw. Wrong salad came, right salad came without dressing, dressing came when rest of party had finished their salads. Server who cracked the lobster claws took half the meat away in his pocket. In general, service was slow and inattentive. They did bring bring two additional desserts to try to make up for the dinner. Generally, we love the Palm, however, we would NEVER go back on a holiday!!!
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • I took my family (7 of us
    DoinwhatcomesnaturallyVIP
    Dined on 3/23/2008
    I took my family (7 of us total) to the Easter Brunch. Our server was efficient but not very friendly. The food was great but one meal was over-cooked and not so good. We should have said something but the person didn't want to make a scene so they ate it. I found out afterwards that their meal was burnt and didn't taste good. The atmosphere was great...a very "DC" type experience with caricatures of famous politicos all over the walls. A little pricey but not bad for DC. I don't know if we'll go back because of the bad meal.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • we love going to the Palm...Chuck
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006VIP
    Dined on 3/22/2008
    we love going to the Palm...Chuck is a great server...and the fish is great! My only gripe was that I had spoken with Tommy about a lost coupon and he told me that he would take care of it --- and when the bill came it was NOT subtracted...but the place is great.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • It was my first time dining
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 3/22/2008
    It was my first time dining at The Palm, and I was really looking forward to it. The atmosphere was interesting, but the food was not what I expected. Our steaks were tough and not of the quality I expected. Our server was spectacular, though, and made the experience an enjoyable one.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • High quality service and excellent
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 3/21/2008
    High quality service and excellent food. The waiter was thoughtful in suggesting vegetarian items. Great Experience and worth the price.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A Great experience overall
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 3/19/2008
    A Great experience overall - staff is very service oriented, personable while prfessional. Food was excellent.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • The Palm is one of my favorite
    OpenTable Diner Since 2004
    Dined on 3/18/2008
    The Palm is one of my favorite restaurants in town.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, great for lunch, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Its THE PALM. That's all
    KenS
    Dined on 3/16/2008
    Its THE PALM. That's all that needs to be said. Its in a league of its own.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, great for lunch, hot spot
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • OUTSTANDING STEAKS AND LOBSTER,
    JIMPALMVIP
    Dined on 3/16/2008
    OUTSTANDING STEAKS AND LOBSTER, SERVED BY AN EXCELLENT WAITER. RESERVATION AND HOSTESS - EXCELLENT!
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • We had a reservation at 8pm
    christinar
    Dined on 3/15/2008
    We had a reservation at 8pm - prime dining time. Unfortunately, this caused us to receive bad seating (they sandwiched us in between 2 other couples). Then, the kitchen or our waiter caused us to wait over an hour for our meal (surf and turf - one of the priciest on the menu!) to be delivered. We didn't leave until well after ten. They comped our dessert, which was a nice gesture, but we won't be going back.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • always good food.noisy.some
    rickVIP
    Dined on 3/15/2008
    always good food.noisy.some servers are good others are trying to rush you.we told our waiter to slow down
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • I loved the Palm. The food
    SecondSack
    Dined on 3/9/2008
    I loved the Palm. The food was great and it is such a place to see and be seen. I'm not from DC so it is a great restaurant for the food as well as the experience.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • I wasn't too impressed with
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 3/8/2008
    I wasn't too impressed with The Palm. I thought the prices were too high for the food and environment. I would suggest going to your local Grill for the food and that won't cost $300...
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • I know children will be children,
    Kenny
    Dined on 2/16/2008
    I know children will be children, but I really was not amused when sitting there one night & I looked across from @ a family seated @ a nearby table. One of the kids evidently was bored & took out her little personal DVD Player & sat there& watched it in the middle of the dinning room @ The Palm. (Now if the parents could not have taught her that this was unacceptable, perhaps a waiter could have !)
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Seating was a bit tight (too
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 2/9/2008
    Seating was a bit tight (too close together and cramped if you sat nest to the wall at a two person table). Also the noise level made it where you had to speak pretty loudly to conversate with your date. In other words forget a romantic conversation as the tables were so close and you had to speak so loud that you couldn't help but hear the conversations of several surrounding tables. The Melting Pot Fondue restaurant was much more romantic and less expensive and for the location I visited in Washington D.c.....the Melting Pot was right across the street.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • The tbales were very close
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 9/29/2007
    The tbales were very close together and the food was average.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Alaskan Crab legs were amazing
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 7/19/2007
    Alaskan Crab legs were amazing - very pricey though!
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great place!! One of my favorite
    jcah3VIP
    Dined on 5/4/2007
    Great place!! One of my favorite places to eat. Absolutely loved it!!!!! Can't wait to go back!
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Excellent steaks - wow! A
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 4/19/2007
    Excellent steaks - wow! A little pricey for the atmosphere - very crowded and very loud but EXCELLENT service. The waiter more than made up for the ambiance issue due to noise.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic