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About Charlie Palmer Steak - DC

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.

101 Constitution Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20001
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Dining Style:
Fine Dining

Cuisines:
Steakhouse, Seafood, American

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

Cross Street:
Louisiana and First Streets

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(202) 547-8100

Website:
http://www.charliepalmer.com/charlie-palmer-steak-dc/

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.

Parking Details:
Private lot & street parking also available.

Public Transit:
Two Blocks From Union Station Metro, Amtrak, and VRE

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

Special Events & Promotions:
We offer free corkage on domestic wines everyday, Friday imported wines are also free of corkage.

Specials

Thanksgiving Dinner Special Menus & Offers

Thursday, November 23, 2017

New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 31, 2017

Specials

Thanksgiving Dinner Special Menus & Offers

Thursday, November 23, 2017

Details

Baste Not, Want Not! We're bringing the holiday spirit to Capitol Hill with our three-course Thanksgiving feast with family-style sides and classic desserts. $75 per person || $25 for children under 12. Served from 2 pm - 8 pm

New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 31, 2017

Details

Welcome 2018 in style at Charlie Palmer Steak! With an indulgent six-course tasting menu from Executive Chef Mike Ellis and exquisite wine pairings from Wine Director Nadine Brown, New Year's Eve at Charlie Palmer Steak is a decadent way to start a new year! $95 per person | $145 with wine pairings

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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.

Charlie Palmer Steak - DC Ratings and Reviews

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4.3

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4.5

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4.0

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Moderate

87% would recommend it to a friend

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 (New York Area)·Dined on June 21, 2017

Pretentious noisy place with bad service, mediocre food - even and especially the steak - and watered down drinks at astronomical prices. This was easily the worst dinner I had in DC by far dring my week there on business - and that's saying a lot bc DC is decidedly not a foodie city by any measure. In any other major city this place wouldn't last a month. Do yourself a big favor and dine elsewhere.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on June 21, 2017

Beautiful ambience, good food, and beautiful people.

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on June 19, 2017

The food was great and the service was impeccable. This restaurant is a must try for those who like premium dining experiences.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for a Date
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on June 17, 2017

It was our 51 st wedding anniversary, so we decided to dine richly. All was absolutely superb in every way -- food, service, atmosphere. We had a terrific experience; I would recommend it to anyone for a special evening out. Just perfect!

Tags: Authentic, Good for a Date, Happy Hour, Notable Wine List, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on June 17, 2017

Took my boyfriend here for his birthday dinner. Very pleased with the food, we ordered oysters, steaks, asparagus and mashed potatoes and all were very good. The steaks were good size, but not huge we both finished them. The kitchen also brought out complimentary bread, a small bite of prosciutto wrapped mandarin with artichoke and brought out a complimentary cheesecake birthday dessert that was delicious! Service was a little slow, but I appreciated that they weren't rushing, however a few times we sat awhile wondering where our waiter was. Overall great experience.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on June 15, 2017

Horrible service. Waiter wasn't attentive at all. Hostess was rude

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on June 14, 2017

Disappointed with most recent visit to celebrate a birthday. Waitress was unaware of pre-fixed menus and had to call for help. Food was average at best. My strip steak was 30% grissle and fat. Only a couple wines are under $50, which is excessive. Server rarely checked to see if things were ok. Maybe Charlie Palmer is spread too thin across his empire.

Tags: Bar Seating, Hot Spot, People Watching, Tasting Menu
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 (Seattle)·Dined on June 13, 2017

Outstanding experience. Chef Michael Ellis is a culinary genius and amazing host! Love this place!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Late-night Find, Business Meals
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on June 13, 2017

Celebrating two birthdays in my party of four. That's why we were there, which the waiter knew but the restaurant did not acknowledge at all.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on June 12, 2017

Pleasantly surprised how comfortable and "non-chain" oriented our experience was. Food was excellent, the street view to the Capitol Building was great, and service was friendly and very authentic.

Tags: Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Business Meals, Comfort Food, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Scenic View
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 (London)·Dined on June 7, 2017

Great food, service and location - highly recommended JG

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Scenic View
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on June 3, 2017

I decided to go back to Charlie Palmer, and frankly, was disappointed.
After coming in, we waited (too long) for a waiter.
The food was OK, but not brilliant.
The foie gras is something I flat out don't recommend.
Steak was OK.
Given all, I probably won't do it again, at least not anytime soon.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on June 1, 2017

This is one of my favorite dining restaurants so I decided to take my boyfriend there for his 55th birthday. He had never been and boy did the Management, Staff and Chef create THE BEST dining experience for both he and I. He was just blown away by the food, cocktails, views and staff! I'd really like to thank Manager Mike for the roof top tour and ALL he did to create this wonderful experience. Redman and I look forward to our next visit at this great DC gem.

Tags: Good for Groups, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Business Meals, Scenic View, Good for a Date, Bar Seating, Happy Hour, Healthy, People Watching, Good for Birthdays, Seasonal, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Raleigh)·Dined on May 31, 2017

This restaurant is absolutely beautiful and the food is amazing! It is a little pricey, but if you have a day to splurge you'll want to try it. The steaks are perfect though the menu has a wide variety of options. Their wine list is world round, something for every pallet.

Tags: Bar Seating, Tasting Menu, Scenic View, Romantic, Sunday Lunch, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Hot Spot, Notable Wine List, Handcrafted Cocktails, Comfort Food, Good for a Date, Great for Lunch
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on May 30, 2017

Frankly I was disappointed--I had wanted to come here for some time--my mistake was ordering gnocchi because your version was thick and gave me a gag reflex--I ate as much as I could to be polite--and the drink was so-so--maestros and mortons serve much much better drinks. Sorry, I doubt that I'll return.

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 (London)·Dined on May 27, 2017

The steak is very good quality. Good seafood entrres. The service is only just OK for the price e.g left to pour our own wine, had to call over the waiting staff.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on May 27, 2017

Incredibly good steak. Vegetables were also quite good. One person in our party had the caesar salad - I envied him and will order that next time. BYOB if it's an American wine, with no corkage fee, is a very nice touch. Service was very good but not outstanding, largely because they were quote busy. Beautiful views. Highly recommended.

Tags: Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Notable Wine List, Scenic View, Special Occasion, Good for a Date
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 (Richmond)·Dined on May 27, 2017

Our dinner there was amazing! From beginning to end we don't have one bad thing to say about our experience. I would recommend this restaurant to any and everyone!!

Tags: Good for Groups, Good for a Date
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on May 26, 2017

Great customer service. Organized an 11 person business lunch. I called to change numbers at the last minute with no hassles. Chef sent out dessert for the table - a great touch. No hassles awesome food!

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 (San Antonio)·Dined on May 20, 2017

The service was terrible and we were ignored to the point of my mother having to yell to one of our wait staff to ask for dessert menus. There were 6 of us, so we shouldn't have been invisible., plus our bill was over $500. Also the place was extremely noisy. The only good thing about this place was the food. I would not recommend this place for a romantic, quiet place. Look elsewhere.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on May 19, 2017

Was expecting more. Service was slow. Meat was good. But pricy and slow and with no originality just to see a few politicians is not worth it. Went there once, won't get back.

Tags: People Watching
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on May 16, 2017

Great service and great food. A lovely dining experience...

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 (Austin)·Dined on May 15, 2017

One time in 20 that the steak wasn't awesome. It was good this time, not awesome. Tough. I'm sure it was a fluke

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on May 13, 2017

The NY Strip was both tough and grissly. the Caesar salad dressing tasted more like an anchovy paste and the lettuce was in large chunks. It was nearly impossible to get a servers attention at various time.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on May 13, 2017

Great food, great atmosphere. Staff is exceptional and highly recommend this restaurant to anyone.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Good for Anniversaries, Casual, Romantic
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on May 12, 2017

The female manager did not handle a spill issue properly or professionally, which resulted in us never going back again

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on May 10, 2017

Pietro was an awesome server. Very memorable evening!

Tags: Business Meals, Special Occasion
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on May 8, 2017

Great dinner with work colleagues! My second visit and everything was cooked to perfection. My guests were really amazed by the ambiance and the food was incredible.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on May 6, 2017

I am a foodie!!! This place was spectacular. I dined for a special occasion and they made it PERFECT. From the food to the Chef walking to the table giving us a seafood platter (on the house).

I am going back soon. Do yourself a favor and go.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good for Groups, Fit for Foodies, Business Meals, Vibrant Bar Scene, Notable Wine List, Pre/post Theatre, Cozy, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive, Casual, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on May 5, 2017

We had the chef's testing menu and the courses were very good, especially the lobster tortellini and the lamb. The desert was too large for one person, so we took one home.

Tags: People Watching, Business Meals, Scenic View, Fit for Foodies
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on April 29, 2017

The food at Charlie Parker was great. The service, though, left something to be desired. Our server said he was very busy and proceeded to nearly ignore us. There were empty tables around us but they have been extra busy for a reason we could not see. It was on a Saturday night.

Tags: Quiet Conversation
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 (Raleigh)·Dined on April 27, 2017

Charlie Palmer never disappoints. It is consistent, always very, very good, and a dining room where you can have a business discussion without fear of being overheard. That alone makes it unique in DC, and especially on Capitol Hill. While the food is not particularly exciting, it is always excellent quality, well prepared, and reliable. The service is discreet but mindful. In this case, I had two guests from Salt Lake, one of whom had been to Charlie Palmer's before. He specifically requested that we go there so that we could have a "great meal and a conversation where we can hear." Charlie Palmer came through on both requests.

Tags: Business Meals, Good for Anniversaries
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 (St. Louis)·Dined on April 27, 2017

Very nice evening!

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 (Boise)·Dined on April 26, 2017

This is obviously a landmark restaurant in DC and it's very good for people-watching but understand that there's a price for that and this place is expensive in all the ways that can catch you off-guard: super expensive appetizers, coffee and even iced tea.

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 (Nashville)·Dined on April 22, 2017

Food was good. Service e started out well but dropped off as the meal
Progressed. Bisque was cold. Burrata delicious. The main course was excellent. The steaks perfect. The hanger steak definitely something to try. We had the potatoes au gratin and the asparagus​ for sides. The asparagus was cold. As well as the cobbler. At first I thought it might be that the food sat too long before being brought out however the ice cream did not melt on the cobbler so I believe it was more that the dessert wasn't thoroughly heated. I guess for a high end fine dining experience I expected more. Final notes. The bathroom appeared clean because of the lighting wasn't really. And there was a couple Tha brought thier toddler into the restaurant for dinner. I understand that however the childed screamed throughout dinner and they let the little guy run through the restaurant banging on the furniture. I thought it was rude. Bottom line while the food was good there are too many choices for me to return to this restaurant.

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 (Miami)·Dined on April 22, 2017

This was our first time going to Charlie Palmers, and we were both highly impressed and satisfied with our choices.... I had the Rib eye, my friend had the hangar steak, both masterfully cooked to perfection, the aged steaks were very flavorful and tasty.. a side of asparagus served with the ends peeled, so it was all edible without a hard stringy end, the dessert was simply amazing, imagine three different flavors of creme brûlée, orange cinnamon and vanilla, and my friend had apple cobbler that would have served two or three of us.. absolute perfection served by a well-trained caring wait staff.. five stars ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️❗️

Tags: Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive, Bar Seating, Business Meals, Fit for Foodies
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on April 15, 2017

Very good service and excellent taste!

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 (Denver)·Dined on April 15, 2017

We are visitors to D.C. And having dinner with our son who lives there. There are a few excellent steak houses that are chains but Charlie Palmer has an unbeatable location. We ate by the window in view of the lit up dome of the capitol. Stunning. Ambience and decor is modern and fresh. Bright and Airy. Coming from denver where we have some very excellent independent steak houses I think the food at Charlie Palmer falls a touch short of those. But compared with the national chains I think this food is better. Having said that the locale makes this a not to miss if you're looking for steak in DC.

Tags: Romantic, Notable Wine List, Good for Birthdays, Casual
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 (Kansas City)·Dined on April 14, 2017

My husband and I enjoyed a delicious tasting menu with wine pairing. Several dishes were brought out by chef Mike Ellis who explained the wonderful sauces and techniques. Our server Ossaline was so knowledgeable and everyone was friendly and relaxed. We were there 2-1/2 hours and enjoyed each course immensely. Can't wait to get back!

Tags: Romantic, Good for a Date, Paleo Friendly, Special Occasion
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on April 13, 2017

Great service. They made our anniversary special, going above and beyond.

Tags: Authentic, Cozy, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Quiet Conversation, People Watching, Good for Anniversaries
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