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Charlie Palmer Steak - DC, Washington, DC

Charlie Palmer Steak - DC

4.4
4.4
3256 Reviews
$31 to $50
Steakhouse
Charlie Palmer Steak Washington, DC, located in the United Brotherhood of Carpenters building, is dedicated to another fine master craft: bold American food. Under the direction of Executive Chef Zach Long, the menu not only stars the best American artisan beef cuts like an aged Angus Rib-eye "Cowboy" Steak but updated locally sourced seafood dishes, like Chesapeake Bay Oysters and Soft Shell Crab Fritto Misto.

Much more than a steakhouse, the timelessly stylish restaurant moves the political power meetings out of the back room and into private dining spaces, sleek enclaves of dark wood. Located off the wide, open expanse of the National Mall, Charlie Palmer’s Steak’s rooftop terrace can accommodate 400 guests for private events, offering the city’s most impressive view of the Capitol.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 50 times today
Experiences are available.

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Fine Dining

  • Cuisines

    Steakhouse, Seafood, American

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch Mon–Fri 11:30 am–2:00 pm Happy Hour Mon–Fri 4:00 pm–6:00 pm Dinner Mon–Sat 5:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (202) 547-8100

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Executive chef

    Zach Long

  • Catering

    Frequently cited as Capitol Hill's best private event space, Charlie Palmer Steak's private dining rooms can accommodate events ranging from 10 to 180 guests for a seated dinner or 20 to 500 guests for a cocktail reception. Charlie Palmer Steak offers four private dining rooms in addition to exclusive use of the main dining room, a private rooftop terrace, and two additional upper-level spaces. For more information, visit our website at https://www.charliepalmersteak.com/private-dining-washington-dc/.

  • Private party facilities

    Frequently cited as Capitol Hill's best private event space, Charlie Palmer Steak's private dining rooms can accommodate events ranging from 10 to 180 guests for a seated dinner or 20 to 500 guests for a cocktail reception. Charlie Palmer Steak offers four private dining rooms in addition to exclusive use of the main dining room, a private rooftop terrace, and two additional upper-level spaces.

  • Private party contact

    Carleigh Smith: (202) 464-5410

  • Neighborhood

    Capitol Hill

  • Cross street

    Louisiana and First Streets

  • Parking details

    Private lot & street parking also available.

  • Public transit

    Two Blocks From Union Station Metro, Amtrak, and VRE

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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Experiences

  • Charlie Palmer Steak Family Style Dinner

    $95.00 per person

    Prepaid

    Multiple dates available
    Charlie Palmer Steak 3-Course Family Style Dinner Includes: bread service for the table, two starters: Mixed Green Salad and Shrimp Oreganata, three entrées: Sirloin Steak, Roasted Chicken and Big Glory Bay Salmon. Accompanied by seasonal sides: Asparagus with Romesco Sauce, Roasted Fingerling Potatoes and Roasted Brussels Sprout. Plus a selection of desserts.

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What 3,256 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.4
4.4 based on recent ratings
  • 4.4Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.1Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Washington, D.C. Area

    Most Booked 1000-Point Tables

  • District of Columbia

    Good for business meals

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  1. DW

    DavidW

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 24, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Isaac was our waiter and did a fantastic job serving and making sure we had a delightful experience.
  2. R

    Rhonda

    Nashville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Visiting DC for the first time and chose Charlie Palmer for Thanksgiving dinner. The filet was amazing! Cooked perfectly; med/rare. It was crunchy on the outside. The service and ambiance was wonderful. Thank you for making my Thanksgiving so enjoyable.
  3. w

    walt

    Washington DC

    116 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    116 reviews

    Dined on November 24, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    We frequent CP on special occasions and find its elegantly modern decor timeless and the glass wall with a view of the capital area charming. We love the lack of a corkage fee (a practice that has become ridiculous in this area) as we have an extensive wine collection and love to select our own. We really enjoy the Thanksgiving meal here and are grateful to have it as an option. A pre fixe menu with lots of non-traditional Thanksgiving options (i.e steak and salmon) and a la cart traditional sides allow you to customize your perfect meal. The food never seems like it was prepared in large quantities with little love and attention like other restaurants we’ve tried on Thanksgiving; everything is thoughtfully made and prepared. The food was delicious and the service was outstanding. Each staff member was attentive and upbeat and pleasant. The pace of the meal was good; we did not feel rushed. If you prefer a more quiet experience, ask to sit further away from the bar as it’s very open to the dining area and the music may seem loud if you have a table very close. Also note if you order the ‘porterhouse for 2’ you are charged ‘per person’; something I’d never seen before.
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    30 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    30 reviews

    Dined on November 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The Thanksgiving menu was varied with just the right amount of traditional options. All courses were reported excellent by the diners in my party. Servings were generous. Service was efficient but not rushed. A lovely meal.
  5. LM

    LauraM

    Caribbean

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food and service! They even made a pasta plate for my kid that wasn’t in the menu.
  6. JF

    JenniferF

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our server Chris was outstanding and the food was really good.
  7. r

    robertg

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    great food . great ambiance . excellent service . highly recommend for almost any occassion.
  8. CS

    CharlieS

    Washington DC

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service and great food. Very loud but worth the price for the location and great staff
  9. TF

    TarayaF

    Philadelphia

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 16, 2022

    overall5food4service4ambience4
    Steak was cooked to perfection! Sides were really good
  10. DD

    DonnaD

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very good food. Service was wonderful. Would go back again.
  11. EK

    EricK

    E. Tennessee

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food, service and atmosphere were excellent. Lobster corn dogs are a must. Filet was very tender and cooked perfectly!
  12. CP

    ChrisP

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food, atmosphere, and staff were all fabulous! Will definitely return when in DC again.
  13. DD

    DougD

    Washington DC

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on November 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Still delivering quality but the prices have risen dramatically since I lasted visited. It was never and inexpensive restaurant but the prices have definitely gone up since COVID.
  14. GB

    GirlfriendsBrunch

    Washington DC

    27 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on November 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always a great time
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Savannah

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on November 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The steaks were cooked to perfection, the wine selection was vast, and the service was impeccable. Luis was outstanding
  16. ES

    ESKim

    Washington DC

    35 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    35 reviews

    Dined on November 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best steakhouse on the Hill. The cost of dining here is matched by the exemplary service and attention to detail.
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Spouse’s Birthday
  18. DA

    DinArlington

    Washington DC

    39 reviews

    4.0

    39 reviews

    Dined on November 1, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience5
    Service was less than normal but food and ambiance were up to the high standard
  19. BT

    BlancheT

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was fantastic, steaks done to perfection. The sides were delicious, my daughter especially liked the Mac and cheese. Our waiter was great. He was attentive but at no time did we feel hurried. He listened to any questions we had, always with a smile. Next time we make reservations we definitely will ask for Mr. Lewis.
  20. r

    ranger1972

    Washington DC

    20 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on October 27, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    We love Charlie Palmer. It is our go to for meetings with clients - and for special family events. Rodrigo is one of the most experienced waiters in DC, and helps to complete a wonderful evening every time! Both steak and scallops are terrific.
  21. m

    maurice

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and service for our 10th anniversary. Great wine selection as well
  22. PC

    PatrickC

    Washington DC

    11 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on October 20, 2022

    overall2food1service4ambience4
    Hanger steak was a big disappointment. There was a large tendon running through the steak. Didn’t seem to be Prime Quality. I cook better steak at home. My wife had the same situation.
  23. L

    Lasgiddie

    Washington DC

    24 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on October 18, 2022

    overall5food4service4ambience3
    As always Charlie Palmer never fails to deliver on great food and amazing drinks.
  24. TS

    TexasSTEAKlover

    Chicago

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on October 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The best in DC!
  25. GB

    GirlfriendsBrunch

    Washington DC

    28 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    28 reviews

    Dined on October 18, 2022

    overall4food2service5ambience5
    Lamar was the best.
  26. MC

    MarkC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 17, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Great experience for a trip to DC and out birthdays
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The manager, Johnson was so nice and the food amazing
  28. AB

    AnnB

    Houston

    23 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on October 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food, service, ambiance were all great. The view from the roof terrace was spectacular and a wonderful restaurant staff member gave us a guided tour.
  29. W

    Westy

    Denver

    47 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    47 reviews

    Dined on October 12, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    The urchin caviar appetizer was the only off beat thing on the menu and it was unique and excellent. As a steak house there are the usual great steaks and excellent wine list but you buy sides separately and it’s very pricey. The bar has a busy happy hour with well heeled politicos mostly it seemed
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 11, 2022

    overall1food3service1ambience4
    Would never consider going back here again! Terrible experience from service to most of our food. 2 out of our 5 steaks were not great, but worst of all was our service ! Every time we needed something we had to flag down our waiter and ask ourselves. Never did he come by when drinks were empty ect. We did see him having fun with other employees and texting instead of helping our table of 5. A complete disappointment!
  31. MC

    MarianC

    New England

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 7, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience5
    I remember fondly the superb lunch special of pre-pandemic office days — 3 courses, about $25. Then, one could expect a variety of entrees, and dessert to boot. No longer. The quality of the food is excellent, but the special is no longer special.
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food Great service
  33. KH

    KenH

    Los Angeles

    6 reviews

    2.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on October 6, 2022

    overall2food1service4ambience4
    The steak had to be sent back twice because it was over cookedbecause it was overcooked each time
  34. PK

    PolinaK

    New England

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on October 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Charlie Palmers was great! The food and drinks were delicious and the staff was very nice and fun!
  35. ER

    ErikaR

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was perfect for a ladies night out. We had great service and great food. The Lobster linguine was divine as was assortment of desserts. Our server Lewis was outstanding! Very attentive, polite and made our dining experience just perfect. We will be back.
  36. NG

    NormallyGreat

    Los Angeles

    66 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    66 reviews

    Dined on October 4, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience5
    We greatly enjoyed appetizers in the bar area as we arrived at 4:50 p.m. and had to wait to be seated due to a strict 5:00 p.m. seating in order to get our table. The service was excellent from bar personnel to table server. Our server was attentive and very engaging. We were just disappointed with the bone-in ribeye we got. It was undercooked for medium and not seasoned well (we had been to Capital Grille the night before and had a fantastic ribeye) - we just aren't the type to send things back so we ended up eating half of it. The Brussel Sprouts were a major disappointment - it was apparently some new recipe and they were too mushy. The cheesecake was great and so was the wine selection. We had been to Charlie Palmers before and have always had excellent meals.
  37. MN

    MattN

    Omaha

    4 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 30, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    Terrible service. We left after waiting 10 minutes for someone to greet us at our table.
  38. JM

    JasonM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best dinner we had on our vacation to DC. Service was incredible and very friendly. Food was delicious. Be sure to reserve a table because this place is always busy.
  39. JS

    JudyS

    Baltimore

    3 reviews

    1.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 30, 2022

    overall1food2service1ambience2
    The worse dining experience ever! We sat for 45 minutes waiting to be served. They forgot our drinks and our food was ok. They also forgot my birthday. Just the worst experience ever. Don’t go on a special occasion. This place use to be great! Very disappointed
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Austin

    1 review

    vip
    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 29, 2022

    overall1food2service1ambience2
    Terrible service. Over priced.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
    • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Staff temperature check required
    • Contact tracing information collected

FAQs

Charlie Palmer Steak - DC is rated 4.4 stars by 3256 OpenTable diners.

Charlie Palmer Steak - DC does offer gift cards which you can purchase here.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 50 times today
Experiences are available.
Google Map for Charlie Palmer Steak - DC

101 Constitution Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20001

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Louisiana and First Streets

  • Neighborhood

    Capitol Hill

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch Mon–Fri 11:30 am–2:00 pm Happy Hour Mon–Fri 4:00 pm–6:00 pm Dinner Mon–Sat 5:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Steakhouse, Seafood, American

  • Dining style

    Fine Dining

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Parking details

    Private lot & street parking also available.

  • Public transit

    Two Blocks From Union Station Metro, Amtrak, and VRE

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Zach Long

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (202) 547-8100

  • Catering

    Frequently cited as Capitol Hill's best private event space, Charlie Palmer Steak's private dining rooms can accommodate events ranging from 10 to 180 guests for a seated dinner or 20 to 500 guests for a cocktail reception. Charlie Palmer Steak offers four private dining rooms in addition to exclusive use of the main dining room, a private rooftop terrace, and two additional upper-level spaces. For more information, visit our website at https://www.charliepalmersteak.com/private-dining-washington-dc/.

  • Private party facilities

    Frequently cited as Capitol Hill's best private event space, Charlie Palmer Steak's private dining rooms can accommodate events ranging from 10 to 180 guests for a seated dinner or 20 to 500 guests for a cocktail reception. Charlie Palmer Steak offers four private dining rooms in addition to exclusive use of the main dining room, a private rooftop terrace, and two additional upper-level spaces.

  • Private party contact

    Carleigh Smith: (202) 464-5410

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