Charlie Palmer Steak - DC
Charlie Palmer Steak - DC

Charlie Palmer Steak - DC

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Website: http://www.charliepalmer.com/
  • Phone: 2025478100
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Tuesday - Friday: 11:30am - 2:30pm
    Dinner: Tuesday - Friday: 5:30pm - 10:00pm, Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:30pm.
    Closed Sunday & Monday in July & August
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Seafood, American, Steakhouse
  • Executive Chef: Jeffery Russell
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Farm to Table, Fireplace, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Catering: Charlie Palmer Steak moves the political power meetings out of the back room and into private dining spaces, sleek enclaves of dark wood where gathering around the table gets things done in the best possible way. A rooftop terrace, which can accommodate 400 guests, possesses the city's most impressive view of the Capitol.
  • Special Events: We offer free corkage on domestic wines everyday, Friday imported wines are also free of corkage.



    Join us for cocktails on our newly opened patio!

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Louisiana and First Streets
  • Public Transit: Two Blocks From Union Station Metro, Amtrak, and VRE
  • Parking: Street Parking
  • Parking Details: Private lot & street parking also available.
A word from Charlie Palmer Steak - DC
Located in the United Brotherhood of Carpenters headquarters off the wide, open expanse of the National Mall, Charlie Palmer Steak is dedicated to another fine master craft: big, bold American food. Under the direction of Executive Chef Jeffery Russell, the menu stars the best American artisan beef cuts like an aged Angus Rib-eye "Cowboy" steak as well as updated seafood classics such as the Iced Shellfish Platter of lobster, shrimp, king crab, and oysters. Underscoring the patriotic menu, Palmer's innovative wine cube—which appears to be floating on water—features 3,500 bottles of exclusively American wine and over 600 selections.
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Charlie Palmer Steak - DC reviews from OpenTable diners
122 reviews since May 20, 2014
Overall Rating4.2
  • Food4.3
    Service4.1
  • Ambiance4.3
    Noise LevelModerate
77% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (80)notable wine list (52)fit for foodies (42)scenic view (40)romantic (39)great for lunch (28)good for groups (27)neighborhood gem (14)hot spot (12)vibrant bar scene (10)great for outdoor dining (7)great for brunch (6)late-night find (2)kid-friendly (1)Show More
  • Don't go on Sunday nights,
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 1/6/2008
    Don't go on Sunday nights, they have some kind of dance floor right next door and it's loud. Food is mediocre at best, if you want steak just go to Flemings or the Palm.
    Special Features:
    romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • If you can, sit at the bar.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2004VIP
    Dined on 11/15/2007
    If you can, sit at the bar. Much much much better service
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, notable wine list, great for lunch
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • If I can, I always prefer
    OpenTable Diner Since 2004VIP
    Dined on 11/9/2007
    If I can, I always prefer to suit at the bar. Same menu, better service.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, notable wine list, great for lunch, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Maybe it was a particularly
    bnadinerVIP
    Dined on 10/8/2007
    Maybe it was a particularly good night, maybe it was the sauce, but the NY strip was the best steak in DC that night. Better than BLT & Capital Grill.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Fantastic- plain and simple.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 10/3/2007
    Fantastic- plain and simple. Get the seared fois gras.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Awsome view,food and service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 9/28/2007
    Awsome view,food and service make this one not to miss! Plus you never what congressman or senator you might be eating next to wow! How cool is that.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • The two times I have been
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 9/1/2007
    The two times I have been here have both been special occasions - and unless you can afford it, should be reserved for that. The food is amazing, the service is wonderful, and dinner is always a memorable one.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great martini!! One minute
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 8/21/2007
    Great martini!! One minute on the ice, stirred, not shaken. The steak was divine. The waiter assisted us with the wine selection and it was just as we requested. Not expensive, bold red, and good with steak. He suggested one and we loved it and still do.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Outstanding wine list and
    Rfortuno
    Dined on 7/27/2007
    Outstanding wine list and wine rack. Beautifully decorated. Great for prime meat. Nice table settings.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, good for groups, late-night find, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • I felt very insulted. We
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 7/14/2007
    I felt very insulted. We went for our 10th wedding anniversary. When we didn't order the more expensive bottle of wine recommended by the sommilier, we were ignored. When it was time for dessert, we were surprised by a dessert that said Happy Anniversary. We were more surprise when they charged us $7 on the check. They did take us up to the roof for a fabulous view, but were too cheap to offer us a glass of house champagne. After dropping in the mid $200's, you'd think they could add a little class to the visit. I'd never go back.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The food is not cheap, but
    Randy
    Dined on 4/21/2007
    The food is not cheap, but the steaks are outstanding. You may not want some of the $22+ per oz steaks, but they have wonderful other steaks. You will find the restrooms interesting.....you can communicate between the men's and women's restroom. What a way to meet a new friend.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • This is by far my favorite
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 12/27/2006
    This is by far my favorite restaurant of all time. I've been several times since its opened a few years ago in the Washington DC area. The steaks are cooked to perfection, seasoned well and tender. Altho, the sides are a la carte they are well portioned to be shared with the entire table, my favorite the hen of woods mushrooms; so delicately sauteed. The wine list is impeccable with every wine you can imagine. The service is eye for detailed and superb. The ambience is exquisite... Absolutely wonderful!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • The food at Charlie Palmer
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 8/14/2006
    The food at Charlie Palmer Steak was fantastic! You must try the sauteed mushrooms, and the steak mustards really enhanced the flavor of the steaks. The service and ambiance were perfect for a nice evening out with someone special or a small group.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Definately upscale steakhouse
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 2/14/2006
    Definately upscale steakhouse atmosphere here. Just steps away from Capitol Hill with spectacular DC views. The food and service were as expected in this setting. Charlie Palmer will not dissapoint any food and wine enthusiasts!!
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, notable wine list, scenic view, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • I went to Charlie Palmer's
    AreaNativeVIP
    Dined on 6/24/2005
    I went to Charlie Palmer's for a farewell lunch for a colleague who was a bit pressed for time. Simply put, the service was absolutely terrible. It could not have been worse. It was incredibly slow, and there was a mistake with literally every thing we ordered. I said something to the manager mid-way through our meal. To his credit, he gave us free desserts (to go, because by this time the slow service had made us late for our next meeting.) But even AFTER that it took us another 20 minutes to flag someone down to get the check! I come here all the time and I have never had service this bad. Actually, I am hard pressed to remember having service this bad at any nice restaurant - EVER! Very disappointing!
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • First Class all the way.
    Kevinwms
    Dined on 10/30/2004
    First Class all the way. The service was excellent. loved the decor. We both had steak, some of the best I ever had. Well worth a visit. Will go again.
    Special Features:
    late-night find, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate