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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

New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 31, 2017

Specials

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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food

4.4

service

4.3

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4.5

value

4.0

Noise

Moderate

89% would recommend it to a friend

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 (Washington DC)·Dined 3 days ago

Usually dinner is very good - but lunch was not. the service was slow and the waiter disappeared. It took forever to get a response. Additionally, I think the chefs put truffle oil or something in the burger meat - I have had this happen a couple of times before at other establishments. I wish you all would notify people before hand before seasoning meat with something or provide options to have it with or without.

Thanks,
Bryan

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 2, 2017

Everything was prepared perfectly and the service was on point. A great treat for a special occasion!

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 (Dallas)·Dined on December 2, 2017

Amazing service. Great food menu and very accommodating for special occasions and events.

Tags: Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Vibrant Bar Scene, Handcrafted Cocktails, Bar Seating, Gluten Free Options, Good for Anniversaries, Sunday Lunch, Casual, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Quiet Conversation, Scenic View, Creative Cuisine, Great for Brunch, Tasting Menu, Notable Wine List, Disabled Access, Great for Lunch, Cozy, Romantic, Business Meals
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on December 2, 2017

Great Steak and awesome wine list . A must for the steak lover in the DC area

Tags: Notable Wine List, Hot Spot
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·Dined on December 1, 2017

We arrived at 7:20 and or food was served at 8:45. We selected a Malbec wine and they were out of all 3'on the menu. My steak was raw instead of MR and my husbands was MR instead of Medium. The asprugus was tough and stringy. We complained and the floor manage apologized. We have eaten at CP many times but never will again!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 25, 2017

Food was off the chart We had the tuna crudos as well as the porterhouse house and salmon. And got a visit from chef Josh. Awesome night

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 24, 2017

Thanksgiving

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 23, 2017

Excellent service. Terrific food.

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 (Tampa)·Dined on November 23, 2017

If only we had gone in with lower expectations. Dinner was good, not great. We're visiting from out of town and wanted a special Thanksgiving. It was s miss. I'm often in DC, NY and LV but see no need to return to this chain.

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·Dined on November 23, 2017

The only complaint they need gluten free bread. Otherwise good food, excellent service.

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·Dined on November 14, 2017

The steak was one of the best I’ve ever had. Excellent service, as well.

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 9, 2017

Slow service but otherwise good

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 7, 2017

Executive Chef Mike Ellis treated us like celebrities! The service was excellent and the food was beyond delicious!

Tags: Business Meals, Special Occasion
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·Dined on November 7, 2017

Ok for a decent steak in a noisy space with inexperienced wait staff—if you like your steak served with an ice cold steak sauce in a silver ramekin. Duck breast was tough and dry, accompanied by large ribbons of carrot—served ice cold, a combination that does not work! Waiter described amuse bouche in a mumble of words he did not understand, and neither did we. Questions were met with blank stares and a quick retreat to the kitchen. First and last visit. Perhaps it was just an OFF night?

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 (Central Coast)·Dined on November 4, 2017

A fun place with great food!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Tags: Good for a Date
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·Dined on November 4, 2017

Took my fiance for our last date night before we get married (four more days!). House gave us each a complimentary glass of bubbly for the occasion. Service was excellent.

We shared an enormous steak, which was delicious, but the twice-baked potato stole the show. If you go, order that. Period. It's the single best food I've ever eaten.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Not the best steakhouse in the area, but one of the top 5. Steaks were both a little under the temp requested, but not too bad. Lobster bisque lacked flavor, but other sides were great.

Tags: Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Business Meals, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion
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·Dined on November 3, 2017

On our last evening in Washington before heading home to South Africa, we had an incredible meal at Charlie Palmer. From the moment we were received by the Hostess we had a wonderful experience.
The food was of excellent quality, well prepared and beautifully presented. The service was efficient and attentive and the wine list extensive and well structured.
The desert was heavenly. We will surely recommend Charlie Palmer!

Tags: Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Business Meals, Notable Wine List
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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 2, 2017

Spectacular

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 (Columbus)·Dined on October 27, 2017

The four of us who dined here were all quite disappointed with our experience.

The food - the steak we had was cooked three different temperatures throughout the cut, the lobster bisque should have been called lobster broth, and the appetizers (Tuna Tartare and Burrata) were nothing special.

The service - Since two of us were having complete meals, while the other two were doing appetizers, it was decided that they'd have one appetizer for starter, and the other for entree so they could eat along with us. The server obviously didn't hear that because both of their appetizers were delivered with our soup. Then, when the rest of the food was taking an extremely long time to come from the kitchen, the server kept telling us that "it's coming soon." It was only after I openly inquired if I needed to call a manager that our food suddenly appeared. All this time, our friends had their second appetizer get warm because they wanted to wait until our meal arrived.

The value - absolutely none. The obscenely priced wine list was just that; obscene. The food was no better than a chain restaurant steakhouse, and the ambivalent service was off-putting.

At $400 + for our meal (including gratuity), there was virtually nothing redeeming about the experience. I find it both surprising and disappointing that Charlie Palmer is the namesake because I expected more from a "celebrity" chef. I guess I now know why the restaurant was not even 1/2 full at 8 p.m. on a Friday night.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 27, 2017

The food was delicious; I especially loved the asparagus side dish. The restaurant is a convenient five-minute walk from the capitol. Tourists who enjoy a good (great!) steak will definitely like this place.

Tags: Romantic, Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date
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·Dined on October 26, 2017

Perfect restaurant to finish off a vacation visit to our Capitol. Got to see The Donald Trump and Kelly Conway in the same day, outstanding! Only downside to our trip was having to be on the same flight from LAX to Ronny Reagan airport with Maxine Waters...no need to say anything else on that matter.
When I visit DC in the future, Charlie Palmers will definitely be on the itinerary. Great food, great service and a window seat to hustle-bustle of downtown DC.
Filet Mignon was cooked perfectly and was accompanied by an amazing Mac and Cheese side plate.
Thank you Charlie!
Go Trump!!!

Tags: Seasonal, Romantic, Scenic View
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·Dined on October 26, 2017

Had the Eastern Halibut for lunch as did my guest, halibut portion size and cut were completely different. No chance these portions were even within 3oz of each other. Fail on Palmers kitchen

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 (Columbus)·Dined on October 26, 2017

Service was slow from the start. They brought menus and no wine list. I asked for a wine list...10 minutes later the waiter came back with no wine list. Shrimp cocktail sauce was basically ketchup. My steak was rare and I ordered medium. For the price, much better food and service is expected.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 25, 2017

Our sommelier gave excellent wine recommendations!

Tags: Great for Lunch, Business Meals, Good for Groups, Scenic View
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 24, 2017

Great service and food always. Charlie Palmers Steak is the best

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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on October 23, 2017

Great food

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 23, 2017

Charlie Palmer is not just your typical DC steakhouse. It offers a variety of appetizers and entrees that you don't typically see on a steakhouse menu. Loved the sweet potato soup with madras curry and cilantro for example! Also enjoyed duck breast with a ginger carrot puree. If you want a steakhouse with panache and a great view of the capitol, this is your spot!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Business Meals, Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 20, 2017

Hanger Steak was under cooked after it had been ordered medium well. Short rib needed to be cooked a lot longer as that is the nature of short ribs - it was very fatty and tough but a longer braise would have solved both these problems. Dessert was great, as we're the bread selections and the truffled gnocchi (although I didn't really taste any truffle). Thai red curry soup was wonderful. Pad Thai noodle base under the short rib was very good. Very attentive service.

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·Dined on October 18, 2017

Great place to entertain clients. Service, food and atmosphere was second to none.

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·Dined on October 16, 2017

Charlie Palmer's is conveniently located to Capitol Hill and is a good venue for a quiet business lunch or evening drink. In our experience, both the service and the food are very good.

Tags: Business Meals
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 13, 2017

We had the Chef's tasting menu and the entire meal was delightful. The first course was a chilled salty oyster with a small scoop of champagne sorbet and a few pearls of caviar. Each course that followed was carefully prepared and plated. Especially noteworthy was the pasta course--cappelletti stuffed with mushroom and truffles, served in a clear broth. The broth was fragrant and soft, complementing the earthy cappelletti perfectly. Other courses included halibut with root vegetables, roasted chicken, and a bit of sliced strip steak. Desert was apple cake, poached apples and ginger ice cream. Accompanying each course was a well-chosen wine. None of the courses were large and the overall effect was wonderful. We left the restaurant with a nice glow....

Tags: Good for Groups, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Scenic View
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·Dined on October 13, 2017

This experience could not have been any better! We got complimentary champagne and dessert in honor of our anniversary AND the manager took us to the roof for a beautiful view of the Capitol!!!

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 11, 2017

The lunch special with appetizer, main course and desert for about $25 is a great value

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 7, 2017

The food was delicious. Although would skip the Mac & Cheese side dish - does not compare to other steakhouses that serve Mac & Cheese. The dining room is very attractive and loved the round tables for groups - hard to find rounds at restaurants! But, the service was not good - in particular, our main waiter ignored the table alot and when one steak had to go back for more doneness (all others cooked perfectly) - he seemed to forget about it and we had to wave down a waiter to retrieve it from the kitchen. Also, he was slow to pour our wine - we had to ask for the white bottle a few times and pour our own red. The supporting waitstaff was very good but the lack of attentiveness took away from the otherwise good experience.

Tags: Disabled Access, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on October 6, 2017

We enjoyed a fabulous birthday dinner with friends and family! As always, impeccable service and dinner was amazing!!! Simply hard to beat when you expect and enjoy the ultimate dining experience! Being able to bring in our own wines on Friday evenings is also a nice option! However, Charlie Palmer's wine selection is exceptional as far as California wines go!!

Tags: Great for Brunch, Scenic View, Good for a Date, Paleo Friendly
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 6, 2017

Everything was wonderful. A beautiful place and the service was impeccable without being stuffy. I would definitely recommend It.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Special Occasion, Cozy, Business Meals, Good for Birthdays
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on October 2, 2017

Service was excellent. Food was outstanding

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 (Cleveland)·Dined on October 2, 2017

They didn't reserve the table in the bar as requested but we went outside and it turned out ok

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on September 29, 2017

Charlie Palmer is one of my favorite restaurants. The food, service and ambience is outstanding. I will be visiting again and again.

Tags: Cozy, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries
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