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Charlie Palmer Steak - DC, Washington, DC

Charlie Palmer Steak - DC

4.5
4.5
3189 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

8:00 PM


Booked 21 times today
Experiences are available.

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Fine Dining

  • Cuisines

    Steakhouse, Seafood, American

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch Mon–Fri 11:45 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 3,189 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.5
4.5 based on recent ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.4Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.1Value

Noise • Moderate

Loved For

  • Washington, D.C. Area

    Most Booked 1000-Point Tables

  • District of Columbia

    Great for Lunch

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  1. AR

    AlysonR

    Washington DC

    94 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    94 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The Waiter was absolutely wonderful. He made sure I had a wonderful Birthday 🎂
  2. MD

    MartiD

    Washington DC

    11 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on June 22, 2022

    overall3food2service3ambience4
    Not the best dining experience. See Members of Congress and lobbyists.
  3. B

    Brit

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had a great experience at Charlie Palmer. The service was excellent and the food was amazing !! 10/10 Great for a date night or special occasion.
  4. TC

    TopherC

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Awesome evening. Thank you so much!
  5. l

    luv2dine

    Washington DC

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The customer service was superb, their attentiveness and attention to detail was second to none. The LeGrand Seafood Tower was delectable, as was their Tuna Tartare. They offered a complimentary glass of champagne with our meal. If this was my experience for lunch, I can only imagine the level of service they provide for dinner. I will definitely return to this restaurant.
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and wonderful service.
  7. RT

    RobinT

    Washington DC

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything we ate was delicious. The staff was friendly and attentive. Our table had a great view. Wonderful evening!
  8. L

    Luv2dine

    Washington DC

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on June 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Perfection!! The food - the service - the atmosphere — all perfect!!!!!!!!
  9. WT

    WorldTraveler95

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was superb and the service was some of the best we have had. The view from the roof top is amazing and I suggest everyone giving the restaurant a try for a special occasion.
  10. M

    Marie

    New York Area

    8 reviews

    3.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on June 9, 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience3
    The place is pretty and the greeters and servers were courteous, but after they showed us to our table it took a significant amount of time for a waiter to take our drinks order. The waiter and servers were friendly, but they were not as professional as you normally see at restaurants of the level Charlie Parker should be. The bread was not warm. The appetizers are limited, as they mostly consist of salads. The steak we ordered was ok, but not superb. We asked for medium and it was cooked medium-well. However, the sides were very good. The desserts sounded interesting but we wanted to leave and did not order any. Unfortunately, we would not repeat our visit given that we have had delicious meals accompanied with a more enjoyable experience in other places.
  11. DJ

    DavidJ

    Washington DC

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on June 8, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Fine good, lovely dining room, nice experience.
  12. RJ

    RJNtysons

    Washington DC

    3 reviews

    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 7, 2022

    overall2food2service3ambience3
    They ran out of filet, interesting for steak based restaurant. Food was mediocre.
  13. K

    Kelly

    New York Area

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on June 3, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    My husband and I thoroughly enjoyed our visit to Charlie Palmer in DC! We chose this place to celebrate our 16th wedding anniversary while visiting the DC area this year, and it did not disappoint. We LOVED our server, and the staff made every attempt to create such a lovely atmosphere of celebration. They even arranged for us to take a rooftop tour to take pictures. :) The only (and slightest) hiccup we encountered was that our steak was over cooked, but this was a minor thing. Overall, we enjoyed our experience, and we hope to return soon!
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food and service, will be returning!
  15. JP

    JoseP

    Dallas

    3 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 31, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    We went mid week - food was good - I feel it was NOT what I would expect for the prices. The location was pretty, restaurant was big and empty so why sit a table full of men right next to us. Service was good for what the world is experiencing right now but had to ask for water and tea several times. We are not from DC and not familiar with the steak offerings there. This might be the best the city has to offer ... This might be a good place to come if your business is paying the bill and you dont care about pricing vs flavor vs value.
  16. MJ

    MJ3945

    Cheshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Steaks speak for themselves, so yummy and the sides to die for. Highly recommend
  17. JS

    JenniferS

    Philadelphia

    4 reviews

    2.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 27, 2022

    overall2food2service1ambience4
    We chose this restaurant to celebrate our 27th wedding anniversary and to celebrate a few other milestones, we were dressed up (suit for my husband, dress for me). The restaurant was beautiful, with lovely windows along the street overlooking the edge of Capitol Hill. When we being seated, there were several tables open along the windows, but we were shown to a table next to a pillar facing inside. We asked to be moved to a window table, as there were several open. Once we were seated, we ordered a bottle of champagne ($175--not unexpected, but again, this was a celebration). They didn't have said bottle and brought out an alternative that was similarly priced, but not nearly as good (too sweet). The bottle was then kept chilled somewhere (behind the bar maybe, but not table side). Wine glasses were never removed from the table, our glasses sat empty for much of the meal, and when dinner arrived (before the app plates were cleared) it was only luke warm. We had to fix the sides that were delivered incorrectly and had to ask three times for the horseradish to be brought to the table. For a meal of this price point and the reviews on the restaurant I would have expected better. It was Friday night and not busy (which I attributed to the holiday weekend), but could have been an indication that the restaurant was just not up to an expected level of service.
  18. AR

    AlanR

    New York Area

    19 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on May 27, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    Made dinner reservation through Open Table for my wife’s birthday. I indicated on the reservation that we were celebrating a birthday. We checked in and we’re seated promptly. Restaurant was not crowded but there was a private event in the adjacent room. Background noise was not loud but enough to make it difficult to hear each other. Nothing was ever said about celebrating a birthday. The wait staff seemed to be the B team. Not a great wine list for a steak house and not well labeled. For example, the Bordeaux’s were all Cabs and there were no bordeaux wines. The steak was mediocre at best, even though it was cooked properly. Dessert was underwhelming and there was never mention of my wife’s birthday. The pictures show that they do something for birthday celebrations. I guess they weren’t in the mood. All in all, just disappointed. Capital Grille is a much better choice.
  19. CC

    CatherineC

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great experience will definitely go back!
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It’s expensive but worth every penny.
  21. J

    Jack

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our lunch was perfect. The food was delicious and our waiter Darko was outstanding.
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My experience was Awesome! We were celebrating my best friends birthday. The server was amazing very tentative!!
  23. DZ

    DianeZ

    Washington DC

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on May 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very good food and service. Though quite expensive for what we got.
  24. J

    James

    Richmond

    70 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    70 reviews

    Dined on May 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    We love a wait staff that is not trying to rush us through the meal. This crew gave us time to enjoy the experience. I wish more restaurants were like them. The food was pretty darn good too!
  25. A

    Alan

    Washington DC

    13 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on May 17, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience5
    Food was GREAT as always, however service was not like typical. Waiter slow, forgot our wine order twice. Seemed too busy for a table of 2, a disappointment.
  26. v

    vujade

    Washington DC

    8 reviews

    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on May 13, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Seafood was ok, have had better oysters all over dc. Steaks were also ok. Price not as high as some of the super expensive steakhouses, but steak itself was also not to that level. Good time was had and the place is nice, but don’t expect a steak you will talk about the next day.
  27. F

    Farinc55

    Washington DC

    83 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    83 reviews

    Dined on May 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My wife and I thoroughly enjoyed our meals and our waitress was delightful and attentive. We loved the strawberry butter, the cornbread and rolls. Strawberry Daiquiri was great as was the ice tea. Steak tartare, spinach, ribeye and baked potato were all good. This will become one of our go-to dining places. Wish you offered weekend breakfast. Open and airy and comfortable.
  28. NB

    NeilB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Servers are amazing. The bartenders and greeters are also fun and lovely. I will bring my clients here and even fly solo here just to be around the rockstar staff.
  29. M

    Mehdi

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Noisy but great food and large selection of wine. Sharing Porter house steak was best choice
  30. FO

    FOODISLOVE

    Washington DC

    18 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on May 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was amazing as usual! I encouraged my sister to try the foie gras for the first time and she fell in love at first bite. Issac was an amazing server. The bacon was left off my sandwich, twice, but he made up for it by offering a delicious slice of cheesecake. It was a wonderful way to spend a Wednesday afternoon!
  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 11, 2022

    overall3food5service3ambience4
    Great food. Service a bit slow except for removing plates and glasses
  32. s

    shanec

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Ordered the dry aged bone-in porterhouse for two. It was excellent!! One of the waiters volunteered to take us up to the rooftop which we had no idea was even there. One of our favorite steak restaurants in DC.
  33. G

    George

    Washington DC

    36 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    36 reviews

    Dined on May 10, 2022

    overall2food1service3ambience5
    The steak was incorrectly cooked. My MR was medium and my guests was well done. It took a half hour for them to come and I suspect they were ready but not picked up until I asked what was taking so long.
  34. TD

    ToraD

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great - per usual!!!
  35. M

    Mbdamiani

    Washington DC

    6 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on May 3, 2022

    overall3food4service1ambience4
    Food was very good but has lost a step since former Executive Chef Mike Ellis was in charge. Service was way below expectations. Brought first and second courses out at the same time, served wrong second courses to the wrong people in our party, incorrectly brought an entree for another table to ours, and forgot to take the order of one person at our table. The primary waiter was good, but his helpers made the mistakes it seemed. Won’t be going back anytime soon.
  36. EL

    EdwardL

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    If you have the means I highly recommend this restaurant. Do you want to feel spoiled and eat the best food around…..have dinner, drinks & dessert and you will not be disappointed. Patrick Ewing was in the restaurant and went to several tables to say hello….absolutely an incredible experience topped off by meeting the basketball legend from DC❤️
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Miami

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 30, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    The food was amazing, the ambience great!
  38. DF

    DessertFirst

    Philadelphia

    254 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    254 reviews

    Dined on April 28, 2022

    overall2food3service3ambience3
    Excellent fillet and strip steak as expected. Service was good. Extensive wine list horribly overpriced
  39. JW

    JWG333

    Central Coast

    8 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on April 27, 2022

    overall3food4service3ambience4
    For a five star steakhouse to say they don’t have a wine list because 4 wine managers have resigned in 2 years is unacceptable. Our server did a commendable job of helping us get to something we liked . It was like the price is right for wine. Figure out a wine list!! Also once our meal was served , we were not checked on again until it was time to clear A beautiful spot with the potential to truly be 5 star
  40. AM

    AndyM

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Service was exceptional. Food was delicious. Restaurant was clean and beautiful.

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 4.5 stars by 3189 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

8:00 PM


Booked 21 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 11:45 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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