Charlie Palmer Steak - DC

4.5
3219 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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Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • 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
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  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
  • Contact tracing information collected

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vipCeee
Washington DC
13 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Ahi Tuna Tartare tasted amazing. Oysters were fresh, and the steak salad was a nice portion. Service was superb.

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DemonP
St. Louis
4 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall3food4service2ambience5

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.

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SwedeClark
Dallas
10 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall3food1service2ambience5

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.

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vipSteveK
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall3food1service3ambience4

Great location, no parking.
The food at this place has been very low quality and tasteless. Microwave processed

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent vibe and great food!

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Birthday
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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vipHalloweenOwl
Fort Lauderdale
67 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a window seat with the view of the capital. Service was excellent and our meal delicious.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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vipSamanthaB
Raleigh
9 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

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.

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OpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall1food2service2ambience1

Mediocre. Feels like a hotel dining room not a steak house. My bone in rib-eye was not good. Gristle. Lacks ambiance

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GregoryE
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and ambience. Charlie Palmers never disappoints.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Highly recommend the creme brulee.. it's so good and I will have it over and over again.

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Nina
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on October 25, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

The food was a little bit salty and the NY steak slightly tough. But the service was great!

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vipMaureenF
New England
7 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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!

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New2DC
Salt Lake City
1 review
Dined on October 25, 2021
Overall4food2service4ambience3

For place known for steaks, my steak was poor. First not cooked to medium rare. But more so lack of flavor.

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KyGuy
Seattle
14 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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WendyS
1 review
Dined on October 22, 2021
Overall2food3service2ambience5

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.

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OpenTable Diner
Orlando
2 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service

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SAC53
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was a beautiful place to celebrate our 34th Wedding Anniversary! The food and our server was excellent!

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JohnC
1 review
Dined on October 18, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience5

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

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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!

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vipNajF
Orlando
4 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Enjoyed a lovely dinner with family; the service staff were very courteous and the food perfectly prepared.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 15, 2021
Overall3food2service5ambience5

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.

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vipLeslie
San Diego
16 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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HarryD
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

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.

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vipDelicious
Washington DC
66 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Decided to eat in the bar and try the bar bites. The lobster corn dog is life changing.

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DCDiner
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good place for work lunch. Cauliflower steak great too.

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RichardW
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

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.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was outstanding …. Ambiance, service and food. Our server Kitty was SUPERB!

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vipRashadR
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The experience was phenomenal. Will definitely go back there

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vipOpenTable Diner
Columbus
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Family get-together far from home

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vipPigsFly
Washington DC
68 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

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.

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vipRegmrg
Washington DC
25 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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vipGjnbln
Chicago
65 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Food was ok. Service a bit slow for being empty.

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vipHebSD
New Orleans
5 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

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.

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vipHighsAndLows
Denver
14 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience4

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.

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Davud
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

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?)!

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BKP1
Washington DC
28 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

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.

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5taR
1 review
Dined on September 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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 ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

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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.

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