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Mon, 1/22
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7:30 PM
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Charlie Palmer Steak - DC

4.5
2694 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.
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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Cross street: Louisiana and First Streets
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Valentine's Day Special Menus & More

Join us for a romantic prix fixe, starting with White Stone Oysters and ending w a rich Chocolate Truffle Terrine and optional wine pairings. With new plush furniture and a stunning art collection, Charlie Palmer Steak DC is the perfect place to celebrate with your love. $125 PP, $175 W Wine Pairing

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

What 2694 People Are Saying
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Agree (Baltimore)
5.0
Dined 2 days ago

I brought my boyfriend here for a romantic dinner, but I think he now loves the steak we had more than me. The food was amazing, the staff was wonderful. Gus was the perfect amount of attentive but not intrusive, and after our meal the manager took us on a special trip to the roof of the building for the amazing view of DC.

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vipOpenTable Diner (Washington DC)
1.0
Dined 2 days ago

Tha Service was nonexistent . Very unusual but nevertheless it was terrible

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OpenTable Diner (Washington DC)
5.0
Dined 3 days ago

The food and service are consistently excellent . The quality of the ingredients are also a good quality . the wait staff are attentive, not intrusive and are pleasant .

The staff makes you feel welcome and appreciate.

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Lucya (Washington DC)
5.0
Dined 6 days ago

I love this place and when seated in the window it’s extra special. The food is beautifully presented and always very good. White tablecloths, white napkins, wonderful service...added touches to dessert makes it very special.

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vipGodfather (Washington DC)
5.0
Dined on January 14, 2018

What a great meal! Everything was fantastic service what a great evening!

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Doug (Washington DC)
5.0
Dined on January 14, 2018

This was about my 10th time here and probably one of the best. Food was almost perfect and service was outstanding as usual. Waiter Bobby was just fantastic. We had a small issue with a group that had brought a toddler and sat somewhat close by. It's just not a place for kids under say 14. Not CP's fault. The free corkage on American wine is a great great thing, don't ever change that. I brought a 2001 Pine Ridge Stag's Leap District Cabernet that paired superbly with my filet. Wife had an interesting salmon dish that she loved, and the two desserts we had were superb. Thanks again CP, you never disappoint.

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OpenTable Diner (Washington DC)
4.0
Dined on January 13, 2018

Good experience

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MarcfromTexas (Dallas)
5.0
Dined on January 13, 2018

Charlie Palmer's consistently delivers a great meal with a fantastic view of the Nation's Capital. The food here is top notch and the service is spot on. This was my 5th visit here and I am a bigger fan than I was the time before. Keep doing it right!

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OpenTable Diner 
2.0
Dined on January 12, 2018

Our waiter was attentive and personable. He sold us on a huge 60-day aged steak for two, which he said 'you could cut with a butter knife'. What we received was a tough, chewy piece of meat, maybe half the size we were expecting. When I showed him the effort it was taking to cut this meat with a steak knife, he told us it was because we had ordered it 'medium', so of course it would be tough. He then proceeded to give a whole teaching on the scientific aspects of meat and heat, etc. Having eaten many steaks in many establishments, and cooked many steaks ourselves, we do certainly understand how a 'medium' steak should be. We have had many outstanding steaks for a whole lot less money. We have also dry-aged our own beef, and I have a hard time believing that this meat had been aged for 60 days. The most disappointing was the decision of the waiter to educate us simpleton 'medium' people on the finer aspects of steak, rather than showing any concern. We should have taken warning when we saw the place was pretty empty. Would advise to avoid this one.

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Twoshovels (New England)
4.0
Dined on January 9, 2018

Quality steaks, attentive staff, Bill Kristol at a nearby table. Captital!

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Hours, Transportation, and Details

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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Cross street
Louisiana and First Streets
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Price range
$31 to $50
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, MasterCard, Visa
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Phone number
(202) 547-8100
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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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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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Executive chef
Michael Ellis
Additional
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
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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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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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