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.View Private Dining Details
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Mon - Fri 8:00PM - 10:00PM
Sat 5:00PM - 7:00PM 8:00PM - 10:00PM
Staff excellent. Every person with whom we had contact was most courteous, and those in the kitchen obviously were on the top of their game.
The food, service and staff were excellent!
Excellent service. Every staff member acted like they were there just for me. It was a joy
Had a reservation for 4 - My VP and myself, with 2 of our customers. The 2 of us arrived early and sat at the bar. We sat for at least 5 minutes. When one of the bartenders made eye contact my VP made an expression with his hands like 'we are here'.
The bartender looked at him and said in a menacing tone 'you can do that all day & I will stand here all day'
Nice thing to say as a server???
Great Dining and Atmosphere
In terms of the positives, the restaurant space is lovely and the view of the capital is great. The service was truly outstanding--the staff were friendly, attentive and made us feel very comfortable. They had also had a wonderful wine list. Where I get stuck is that I would rate the food as "good." The steaks were cooked well, the sides tasted nice, the oysters were fresh and the hamachi crudo was creative, but missed the mark flavor wise. For three of us the meal cost $500 and I think that's just too much for "good" food. Unfortunately, the bang isn't worth the buck here, unless they elevate what comes out of the kitchen.
Superb service beginning with an honest vintner. The house steak sauce rules.
We had another wonderful experience at Charlie Palmer's. The food, the ambiance and the service were all exemplary. You can't beat the steaks, and the sides are amazing. Service has always been superb, from the Hostesses, to the Bartender to the Servers. A great place that shouldn't be missed.
The food was delicious and the service was outstanding. I spent a few hundred dollars and it was worth every penny!
Food is good but service tends to be below what you pay for. Service should be top notch and it simply isn’t. The dining room experience is fine, but not worth the high price you pay. I would go to Blue Duck Tavern or Capital Grille or Four Seasons over Charlie Palmer.
Know what you are going for - expensive steak dinner. The sides and appetizers are key. Delicious shellfish starters. Service is very good.
My medium steak was a little over cooked but still very good. Nice place for dinner
Unlikely that I would recommend this place. The servings were small and the lobster ravioli look like it came out of a can. The tuna tartare was good and the shrimp was okay but I make better. Not especially great for a $250 meal for two people. Value was low, food quality was average and the serving size was pathetic. Unlikely that I would go back and will recommend my friends not go there either.
Service was mediocre at best. They messed up my drink order, brought me the wrong food and left used/dirty plates in the table. Checked on me one time the entire meal. The $51 ribeye steak was salty and when it was seared it burnt portions of the outside making it taste gross. Not impressed at all.
Excellent choice when in DC for business. The new wine guy was very nice and accommodating in sharing his wine choices. Recommended a wine that I later found out a friend manages the vineyard. Morgan; excellent wine.
Had an excellent steak 🥩. Enjoyed the meal! My friends that joined me were impressed .
I am truly surprised that I have to give the food a 3 star this time. I have eaten here often and I will return. While the amuse bouche and seafood platter was very good I think there are better around the city. The real problem was that 2 of the steaks (both NY strips) were OVERLY salty, The third American Wagyu was not. The sides were excellent. When a manager checked with us we let him know and they graciously comped three desserts for us. A dessert wine was also comped. I do love this place. Next time I will ask to not have the steaks oversalted.
Charlie’s never disappoints. We had the Porterhouse for two and it was enough to feed an army and cooked to perfection. The wine was spot on and our sommelier was awesome. His recommendation was perfect and presentation flawless.
I initially thought this would be a nice place. The first problem is that there is no noise barrier between the 12 year olds at the bar and those trying to enjoy a nice meal. The hostess was nice and efficient, however, her perfume filled the air every time she walked by. At times my steak tasted more like Calvin Klein than beef. Many of the staff were dressed inappropriately. A gentleman, who appeared to be a wine steward, barely fit into his suit. The young lady who appeared to be running the front end of the house, had attire on that was unprofessional- normally not an issue, but the staff seemed to have no pride in themselves or the establishment- it was glaring. The soup tasted fine but someone forgot to tell the server, that lobster bisque is served hot. As for the steak, my filet was to be medium rare, however, it arrived resembling sushi. Inexcusable in a good steakhouse. I am a Chicago guy, used to classic steakhouses, like Gibson’s. This one was closer to Ponderosa than what I am accustomed to. A shame.. I won’t be back- They at least have to get the basics correct,
I had lunch here solo while at a conference in DC. I ordered the beet salad with grilled tuna. It was delicious and the tuna was cooked perfectly. I had also ordered a glass of wine, which unfortunately was not delivered until I had nearly finished my entree. The waitress kindly removed the charge from my bill and explained that they could not find the wine I had ordered, which resulted in the delay. She also brought a dessert to go with the wine, which was also wonderful. I sat near the window with a view of the Capital. I highly recommend this restaurant for both the food and the view!
Awesome food. The chef is off the chain
Service was a bit slow bit otherwise a good business lunch
Rarely does a restaurant come through on all counts. The friendliness of the staff matched the quality of our meals. Gustavo is an EXCELLENT waiter...the man is a PROFESSIONAL. And this place really comes through with their steaks! I can't tell you how many five star steakhouses I've eaten at that can't cook a better steak than I can. Charlie Palmer does. And boy do they.
About what we expected. Good steaks, ample sides family style, attentive service
A busy bar, and a beautiful space! We could see the lit up Capitol from our table. The service and amazing food (we had the filet and the truffle pasta dish and shared) completed our wonderful evening!
The food, service, and atmosphere were all exceptional.
Excellent service and food. Couldn’t have had a better birthday experience.
Superb! Excellent food, excellent service, beautiful room! The porterhouse steak melts in your mouth, and free corkage is a big plus
Wow - Charlie Palmer Steak staff really pulled out all the stops for our special occasion celebration. They recognized the event, sent special regards from the house and catered to us in every possible way. Service was impeccable and the food was perfection. It was a truly memorable evening and I am so grateful for the caring and attentive bar, wait and kitchen staff for setting the stage for a very elegant evening.
The food and service was excellent. I highly recommend this restaurant and the manager was wonderful.
We were taken care of in a timely manner and the food was delicious!
So the three girls that are hosts really need to do a better job. The restaurant is completely empty or not as full, and plenty of good tables - and if they seat you against the wall - adjacent to the bar - it’s really noisy and they are trying to hide you. Then, if you ask for better seating, they’ll take you to a kid’s table - tiny - where all the waiters and walking through- no privacy or quiet conversation. I got a headache with so many people rushing past me. Had to ask twice for better seating! Ate here before; very respectful and good experience the first couple of time - came back with my wife. This place is trying to showcase - like NYC - but this ain’t a high end NYC - Restaurant. I average about $450 to $500 on a night out with my wife (special occasion: like valentine’s). The valentine’s meal was excellent. The chef - really personable and exceptional. And I have been to the very best places, globally and this place could be a very high end. I’m getting to the point again, chef is great, The servers are above average and even the manager recitifes an error. If Charlie, the owner is reading this post, your host girls need to wake up and treat all patrons with dignity and respect. First impressions is everything. They look cheap and fake. Many patrons will not come back - unless that is your intention of asking people not to come back. There are plenty of exceptional places in DC. The second table I rejected, an old lovey African American couple was seated, there. They looked distinguished, and the lady in her 60s, she was very dissatisfied with where they were seated. They asked to be moved. They moved them to the next table over. Need I say more?
Food, service and atmosphere is good. I think Del Frisco's Steak House food is a little better.
Food was so-so. First item was burned and had an unusual taste. Second choice took forever to get. The service was nearly non-existent. Could never find the server to get sweetener or bread or a clean fork... etc. One visit was enough. I'll do Capitol Grille the next time.
First time visit to Charlie Palmer's and was overall pleased with our dinner. our steaks (all 6 filet mignons) were cooked to each of our specifications. The side dishes were way smaller portions that we expected, we thought they would be shared/family-style and our server never corrected us as we placed orders for 3 of them (for a table of 6), so when they came out, we were all a bit surprised and got about a tablespoons worth of each side. The sides are definitely one per person at a steep price of $12 on up. The salads are very good and could be split for 2 persons. The wine selection was very good as well. We would return in the future.
The steaks were exceptional, all 4 of us ordered the Filet- they were cooked to our specifications, we were all very pleased.
The Service was great. We never felt rushed and our waiter was attentive. This restaurant has become a favorite, we dine here each time we are in DC and we have never been disappointed!!
Beautiful views of the Capitol, Great steak, one pasta dish was over cooked and they happily refunded the cost, good wine and excellent service. Would definitely go back.