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Charlie Palmer Steak - DC

4.5
2810 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Steakhouse
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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 Mike Ellis, the menu not only stars the best American artisan beef cuts like an aged Angus Rib-eye "Cowboy" Steak but updated locally sourced seafood combinations, 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, offering the city’s most impressive view of the Capitol.
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Private dining
Dining Style
Fine Dining
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Cuisines
Steakhouse, Seafood, American
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Hours of operation
Lunch: Monday- Friday: 11:30am - 2:30pm
Bar: Monday- Friday: 2:30pm - 5:30pm
Dinner: Monday- Friday: 5:30pm - 10:00pm, Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:30pm.
Closed Sunday
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Phone number
(202) 547-8100
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Executive chef
Michael Ellis
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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.
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Louisiana and First Streets
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Parking details
Private lot & street parking also available.
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Public transit
Two Blocks From Union Station Metro, Amtrak, and VRE
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Special events & promotions
We offer free corkage on domestic wines everyday, Friday imported wines are also free of corkage.
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Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Fireplace, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Private Dining

Frequently cited as Capitol Hill's best private event space, Charlie Palmer Steak's private dining rooms can accommodate events ranging from 10 to 70 guests for a seated dinner or 20 to 160 guests for a cocktail reception. Exclusive use of the main dining room can accommodate events of up to 200.

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Mon - Fri 8:00PM - 10:00PM
Sat 5:00PM - 7:00PM 8:00PM - 10:00PM

What 2810 People Are Saying
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3.0Dined 11 hours ago

Service was very slow and our table felt forgotten. The Sommelier brought the wine we requested and then charged us for a more expensive bottle.

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4.0Dined 12 hours ago

The ambiance and meal was very good. Service was slower than I would expect. Waited 20 minutes to get a desert menu and then another 10 after desert to get the check. Waiter had a large table with 12 people that he was managing as well but for this upscale restaurant I would have expected better service.

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5.0Dined 4 days ago

What a magnificent property in a very special location!

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5.0Dined 4 days ago

Romantic date night. Nice place

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5.0Dined 4 days ago

I took my husband for his birthday and they gave us a great table with a great view. The food was amazing and the service was great.

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3.0Dined 5 days ago

I love Charlie Palmers but was extremely disappointed in the food this time. The steak tasted like it was boiled and had no char. The asparagus was way over cooked to the point it was mushy!! I spent 240.00 dollars for something I wouldn’t have spent 20.00 for. Charlie Palmers really let me down this time!!!

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5.0Dined 6 days ago

Steak served too rare. Requested medium rare and came out raw

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5.0Dined 7 days ago

Great food and atmosphere. View of capitol building was a bonus!

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5.0Dined on April 17, 2018

The food was outstanding. From seafood appetizer to perfectly cooked steak to flavorful side dishes and a great cheesecake. Was upscale but casual with nice views of the Capitol. I will definitely return.

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5.0Dined on April 17, 2018

This was a great restaurant. Friend had fun for her birthday and the chef sent out some tastings and a cake to top it off. Will gladly recommend this restaurant to friends and will be dining there in the near future. Definitely 5 stars in my book

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5.0Dined on April 17, 2018

Very nice atmosphere for a quality meal. Steak was seasoned and cooked perfectly and was a premium choice and cut of beef. All servers and staff were experts and value each patron has a qulity dining experience. One of D.C's gems

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5.0Dined on April 16, 2018

Amazing ambiance, view of the Capitol right across the street. Steak was excellent, generous portions.

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5.0Dined on April 13, 2018

View of Capitol building from dining room was great! Porterhouse for 2 was awesome, black truffle gnocchi was nice option for a side. Cocktails and wine list did not disappoint. Great service, would revisit in a heartbeat.

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5.0Dined on April 12, 2018

Just terrific

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5.0Dined on April 11, 2018

Superb restaurant! Excellent quality. Great view of Capitol Building.

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3.0Dined on April 11, 2018

Shrimp cocktail and lobster entre were mushy. Tasted good but needed to be firmer especially for the price. Service was great.

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3.0Dined on April 10, 2018

I eat at a lot of steak houses around the country and the steak I had here falls dead last maybe behind Texas Roadhouse. Certainly not up there with the top steak houses. The people were great the quality of the food was lacking.

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5.0Dined on April 9, 2018

Great atmosphere and presentation of food overall was fantastic

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5.0Dined on April 8, 2018

Outstanding

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4.0Dined on April 7, 2018

Food was excellent and the view from the terrace is spectacular. Service was not on the level that you would expect for this caliber of restaurant. The sommelier was very unfamiliar with the wines on the menu and actually had to read the label at the table to tell us about it.

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3.0Dined on April 7, 2018

I was underwhelmed by Charlie Palmer. I went for a birthday celebration where multiple phone calls and confirmations were made regarding the birthday. The dessert didn’t arrive with a birthday message or candle as promised, and was brought out while half of the table were in the restroom.

The food was fine. Nothing was notable or unique. The entire table left feeling like there are better steakhouses in DC and likely wouldn’t return. For the price, I wouldn’t recommend this restaurant.

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3.0Dined on April 7, 2018

Working DC

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4.0Dined on April 7, 2018

Food was very good. Service was lacking. Server was not prompt.

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2.0Dined on April 7, 2018

Wow! What a disappointing evening. The waitstaff was extremely inattentive. We were seated and never offered to place a drink order. When the waiter to come back to presumably take the meal order we asked for drinks and he seemed perturbed. It took us over 40 minutes to get a cocktail from the time we sat down. Then he tried to rush us again with an order so we couldn't even enjoy the cocktails. When we said we wanted to wait he once again got huffy and told us to make sure everyone closes the menu because he would not come back to us until he saw everyone's menu was closed and meaning that we were ready to place an order. Once we ordered the meal took another long time in between appetizers and entrees. Whenever I saw him to try to catch his attention he made sure not to see me. There was an event going on but there were plenty of tables that were empty in the dining room after 8pm when we were sitting there. After the entree dishes were cleared he immediately brought a complimentary anniversary cake that had been discussed with the maitre d' at the time of confirming the reservation that morning. However, it was one small cheesecake for 6 people. He never circled back to take a coffee or additional dessert order. When he did bother to swing by and I asked to order desserts once again he was seemed greatly inconvenienced. At no point in the evening did I see any managers or maitre d's walking in the area where we were and no one asked us how things were until we were getting our coats. Even at this point the maitre d offered to have us talk to the manager. After we waited (again) we then found out that he was busy giving a roof top tour to some VIP's. He did follow up with a phone call today and offered to comp us a dinner for 6 which is very nice. But after having spent so much money for little return I am questioning taking him up on the offer when there are so many better steak houses in town.

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2.0Dined on April 7, 2018

The food was good as you'd expect for the price, but the service was atrocious. We had to repeatedly wave down our server and he was neither helpful nor interested in service. To top things off the bathroom flooded (or something?) So we were sent on a journey to the basement to use the restrooms. Overall, not nearly worth the ~700 dollar tab for the table. Steaks were great, but there are many many great steakhouses for less that are far more attentive and enjoyable.

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5.0Dined on April 7, 2018

It was an excellent dinner with exceptional service.

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3.0Dined on April 6, 2018

Restaurant is beautiful, wait staff is very good but food is underwhelming and over priced. Not worth the money in our opinion.

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5.0Dined on April 4, 2018

There was a large party in the center of the dining room that was incredibly loud. We asked to me moved because we couldn’t even hear ourselves think. They moved us with no problem but the management really should’ve moved that entire party into one of the rooms because they were VERY loud and disturbing the entire dining room!

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3.0Dined on April 3, 2018

Very good steak dinner.

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2.0Dined on April 3, 2018

They did not have a lot of gluten free options. They had pasta but no gluten free, so my husband and I split the Surf and Turf-he ate the lobster and onion rings and I ate the filet. We ordered two sides to go with it-fries and Mac n’ cheese. My husband liked the lobster, onion rings and Mac n cheese but my filet was salty and over cooked (I ordered “medium” and it came out with no pink at all) and the fries were soggy, which I hate. Pretty expensive for what I got.

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5.0Dined on April 2, 2018

Excellent steak at about $120/peerson, all in -- including sides and oysters even though one ordered Wagyu and another the steak and lobster. Extremely attentive service -- when we bantered between ourselves about sharing limes, limes appeared without our asking in two minutes. Meat cooked perfectly.

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5.0Dined on March 31, 2018

Excellent experience for a wonderful evening of great food, wine and service. Special thank you to David P for his excellent service!

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5.0Dined on March 31, 2018

View of Capital was perfect!!! Steak was excellent and done to perfection. Service was exemplary...sommelier was super knowledgeable and professional. Will be back.

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4.0Dined on March 31, 2018

Lovely meal, especially the chilled lobster tail and wagyu steak. The. Steak was cooked closer to medium than medium rare but still outstanding. Beautiful seat at window with fabulous view, which was unfortunately right on top of heating vent. That distracted greatly from an otherwise wonderful meal.

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5.0Dined on March 29, 2018

Reliable steak house close to the Capitol. The service is outstanding; water and wine glasses were always refilled at just the right time. The wine list tends toward the pricey, even by steak house standards.

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2.0Dined on March 29, 2018

We ordered five drinks, and they were out of three of them, and the Grappa wine had about 2 oz left. They blamed the Youth March which is funny since they were underage and it ended four days prior. The manager brought me a drink on the house which is one that I specifically said I did not want. There was no finesse in the manager or the server, who was very good, but not for this kind of restaurant, and no one checked on us after all the problems. The last drink was not made correctly as well. The spinach side was cold but the rest of the food was very good.

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5.0Dined on March 28, 2018

We had the most amazing meal during our visit at this upscale restaurant on our recent vacation. Not only was the food excellent, but the staff was very professional and available whenever we needed them. The wine list was amazing and we enjoyed an excellent bottle of wine with our meal. We would highly recommend to our friends and hope to return the next time we are in DC.

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5.0Dined on March 25, 2018

I work near here, but had never been. We were craving a good steak and were very pleased with Charlie Palmer's. I had the petite filet (8 oz, not on the menu...the one on the menu is 11 oz which is more than I can handle) and my dining partner had the ribeye. Both steaks were well seasoned and cooked perfectly to our liking. For sides, we shared the creamed spinach, the truffle gnocchi and the wild mushrooms. All were delicious. Our server was attentive and helpful. We will definitely be back.

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5.0Dined on March 25, 2018

The Staff was great. They were very kind to my friends and I.

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3.0Dined on March 24, 2018

The food was amazing. Seriously, I will dream about the truffle twice baked potato. Sadly, we had some issues with waiter attentiveness. We ended up having a first waiter who passed us off to a second waiter. Neither provided us with quality service.

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