Charlie Palmer Steak - DC
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.
- Surfaces sanitized between seatings
- Common areas deep cleaned daily
- Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
- Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
- Limited number of seated diners
- Distancing maintained in common areas
- Extra space between tables
- Waitstaff wear masks
- Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
- Staff temperature check required
- Contact tracing information collected
ny strip, au poivre sauce, crisp cp fries
potato gratin, sautéed spinach, au poivre sauce
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Service was a bit iffy. We ordered Brussel sprouts and never got them. My son ordered penne pasta with red sauce but we got macaroni noodles with butter sauce.
The waiter completely confused what we ordered. The food came out in different spacing for the three of us. The sides were completely cold and actually terrible.
Excellent vibe and great food!
We have lived in the DMV for nearly 18 years and have never heard of this phenomenal place. It was my husband's birthday and I asked a friend for a recommendation, and she didn't even blink before she said Charlie Palmer's. Let me say that we have visited some nice steakhouse's in the area, and NONE have compared to our experience here. From the service, the food, drinks, everything was amazing. I would not change a thing about our night, my husband had a wonderful birthday evening, and all was well. OH! And the twice baked potato with truffles!!! WOW, just WOW!
If you have never been, please go. If you have been, then you already should have your reservations to go back!! We sure will.
Had a window seat with the view of the capital. Service was excellent and our meal delicious.
The service and food, at a time where both have been compromised due to the pandemic, were great! I had the halibut and my partner, the hanger steak. We both enjoyed our meals and, though I'm no steakhouse buff, I certainly will go back.
I had really high expectations and maybe that was my downfall. Everything was good: nothing was sent back and service was fast, but nothing wowed me. I was disappointed about that. Some people dined in t-shirts and jeans, others in suits and dresses. I expected a more refined experience, and was let down.
Mediocre. Feels like a hotel dining room not a steak house. My bone in rib-eye was not good. Gristle. Lacks ambiance
Great food and ambience. Charlie Palmers never disappoints.
Highly recommend the creme brulee.. it's so good and I will have it over and over again.
The food was a little bit salty and the NY steak slightly tough. But the service was great!
Charlie Palmer is our go to, whether for a business lunch, an outing with friends or for an event. We know that we will always encounter a beautiful space, terrific food and beverages and attentive, careful service. GM Michael Irving does an outstanding job of ensuring the highest standards when it comes to hospitality. We could not love this wonderful spot more!
For place known for steaks, my steak was poor. First not cooked to medium rare. But more so lack of flavor.
Long time Charlie Palmer fan (cookbooks, Healdsburg, Mauritson winery) and the chance to dine here on the night prior to the USA vs New Zealand rugby match was an opportunity not to be missed. Staff were outstanding, menu options varied and delish. Would definitely recommend and will definitely visit again when travels take us to DC. A Charlie Palmer restaurant experience is uniformly outstanding.
We rarely go to restaurants; "saving" them for special visits. We have in the past 4 months truly enjoyed the Charlie Palmer experience 3 times. This 4th visit was a disappointment. The filet was delicious. Everything else was oversalted. We were never asked how our meal was progressing, if one of us would like 2nd glass of wine. We truly could have over looked the food, if we had not felt invisible.
Excellent food and service
This was a beautiful place to celebrate our 34th Wedding Anniversary! The food and our server was excellent!
The resturant had a pleasant atmosphere but was poor value. My steak was excellent but my wife’s similar steak was under cooked. The manager apologised and offered free deserts and coffee
Everything was amazing! Our bartender and waitress Danny and Kamara were on point the whole time as well as the manager Lamar! The playlist was also very good! We enjoyed all of our food and the drinks were great as well. As a fellow Washingtonian I recommend this place and will be back again for sure!
Enjoyed a lovely dinner with family; the service staff were very courteous and the food perfectly prepared.
Only thing good about our dinner was the steak, which we’ve had better. Rolls looked to be Hawaiian rolls bought from shoprite. Caesar salad was way over priced and very fishy.
We started coming to Charlie Palmer in DC when it first opened. At the time we lived here. We moved away several years ago but every time we return we have dinner here. It has never disappointed! The service is excellent and the food is top notch. We look forward to dining again the next time we come back to DC.
Last minute decision to dine out in DC. CP was walking distance from where we staying. We were seated immediately and the service was outstanding. The steaks were even better. Thank you.
Decided to eat in the bar and try the bar bites. The lobster corn dog is life changing.
Good place for work lunch. Cauliflower steak great too.
Overall, the experience was OK. I’ve eaten at this location and had better experience. It’s possible that since I wasn’t drinking, it may have skewed my overall impression. Waitstaff were professional, prompt and responsive.
Everything was outstanding …. Ambiance, service and food. Our server Kitty was SUPERB!
The experience was phenomenal. Will definitely go back there
Family get-together far from home
Superb dining experience in what I believe to be the most beautiful dining room in DC. Steak was perfectly done, not often said about a Strip Steak done medium well. It was moist and flavorful and a deep rose. Shrimp cocktail was wonderful. Lovely little cocktail list. This is my second time at this restaurant and my companion — hard-to-please — said he wanted to go back the same week! Take your time here and linger.
We dine at similar upscale restaurants at least 4 times a month. I loved the music, my waiter was superb; i wish i would’ve gotten his name. The only thing i would change is the size of the onion rings, they were really big and add regular A1 sauce; i didn’t care for the choices they have. Oh, they actually pay attention to your request and the occasion. We were sat by the window like I asked, we received 2 on the house glasses of champagne and a slice of cake.
cps is a great spot. the customer is accomodaTED IN EVERY CASE ON REQUESTS, ETC. THE FOOD IS GREAT AS IS THE SERVICE. i highly recommend it
Food was ok. Service a bit slow for being empty.
Felt rushed through our meal. Had to send some things back that came out cold. Food was good but for the price we won’t go back. Many many great steak houses in the area.
Pretty disappointed with our experience here. We had high expectations and were let down across the board.
1. Arrived and were seated at a beautiful table by the window. But, then awaited a greeting from our server to take a drink order for at least 5-7 minutes.
2. Ordered our food. It came out at a reasonable time, but the filet minon was the most fatty piece of steak I've ever gotten at an upscale steakhouse. The server also not once returned to ask how our steak was cooked. That has honestly never happened to me.
3. Our drinks were gone shortly after our entrees arrived. Our server never returned to ask if we would like another cocktail
4. We had finished our meals, plates and drinks were cleared. 15 minutes later our server arrived with dessert menus. We said we had been done for quite some time and just wanted to leave.
Ultimately, I would have much rather spent our $280 literally anywhere else. We will not be back.
Noise came from eating outside — and bad luck of street construction. “Steak frite” was very un-French to the point that a French person might turn up their nose — but much tastier and more interesting, so maybe delight to those who simply appreciate great taste and texture (even a little panko?)!
We really had a wonderful meal. Everyone really enjoyed the service and meal. I love the fact we they have no corkage fee on Fridays.
My frist time at charlie palmer DC an i had a amazing time the staff were Awesome service was fast food an drinks was Awesome I enjoyed cleabraing my cousin birthday here it was a great choice at the when we finished up they gave us a Vip Tour to there rooftop for the best view of the capital for group photo they went beyond expection will be visiting Charlie Palmer steak DC again. 5taR approved ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
great staff. great food. great service. will be back
Perfect evening from start to finish! Lamar was a talented and friendly bartender and made both of us extraordinary cocktails.
Kitty was our server and went out of his way, truly above and beyond to make our evening special! Great staff, phenomenal food and drinks and wonderful atmosphere! We will be back for sure… thank you all for a very memorable evening!
Charlie Palmer Steak - DC is rated 4.5 stars by 3219 OpenTable diners.
Charlie Palmer Steak - DC does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://www.charliepalmer.com/gift-cards/.
Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.