From the kitchen to the dining room, creativity is everywhere at Palette 22. Murals and original artwork cover the walls, and our in-house artists program offers an up close and personal insight in to their unique methods.
The vibrant setting includes our expansive dining room, large bar, and seasonal outdoor patios. Palette is the perfect setting for all your festivities, offering unique private and non-private options for your next corporate event, wedding celebration, or family dinner!
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It was wonderful from start to finish! I usually go in for brunch...tonight I decided to go for the dinner & it was beyond my expectations
This was the best experience I ever had in the restaurant. Always a great experience but this did for me!!! Thank you as always.
Food was good and came out fast, very friendly staff, clean and attractive space.
Great time here.
Love this place. Stop often before heading to the movies.
Great food, service and atmosphere!
It was a unique setting. The shareable small plates made it easy to try a large variety.
This place is unreal! The staff was amazing and the food is incredible! The ambiance is like no place we’ve ever been too. Can’t wait to go back and try more off of the menu!
A fun place for at least two people. Get the “all you can eat” option and try food from all the categories. Lots of good, basic food that adults and kids can enjoy.
We had a lovely brunch and our waitress was extremely helpful. The only complaint was that management clearly didn't prepare for the New Year's day rush! Our server did an amazing job and the food was lovely. We just had a few waits and struggled a bit to manage our big table but otherwise amazing. I would highly recommend the Cuban sliders and Bloody Mary! Mimosas were very small - not quite worth the price and the pizzas were ok.
Great NYE meal! The small plate format was super fun. The food was tasty but some of the items didn’t appear or taste as described on the menu. Overall, the all you can eat option was a great value and sampling a little of this and that was a great way to spend the evening.
Food was fantastic as was service. Just try this place--you'll love it
The food was interesting with so many choices. If one person gets the bottomless meal at your table, everyone has to get the bottomless meal. Which is not a disaster as each small plate ranges about $6-$14 and you'd make up the difference after 3 plates.
Great brunch. make a reservation. drinks were yummy.
Every small plate we tried was different and fantastic. I would highly recommend.
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Nice to have the restaurant open on Christmas. Food great as always.
I made reservations based on online reviews. When we arrived in Shirlington and strolled by, I began to wonder if I’d made a mistake. We decided to give it a try. So glad we did! The food was delicious. Best meal we had during our visit. The service was great too. The art and artists were interesting. If you are feeling dissuaded by the casual, funky vibe, don’t be! Will definitely go back on my next trip to the area.
It was a sign of what was to come, as we walked past the restaurants packed to capacity on our way to Palate 21, which was so empty I felt stupid for making a reservation. Food was ok, not great. I get it that it’s a small plate/tapas kind of place, but you should still make an effort to bring the first round of food out together. My 2nd plate was served before any of the other five in my party had received anything, which was kind of awkward.
A great pre-theater dinner experience!
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We brought a friend for her birthday. We 3 ordered the bottomless brunch. We sampled almost everything. Everything tasted amazing. I'm from NYC and I'm already planning to go back and told everyone about it
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Amazing tapas styled food with lots of flavor. Each dish we had was delicious! Fun atmosphere and great service. Will be back again.
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Great service, great food! Definitely would recommend!
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A great, "different" hidden gem . The artist, and wide selection from around the . world on the menu make this a treat.
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The service was awful. The server was overwhelmed & confused. He needed help and no one came to help him until I complained.
Don’t place an large group with an inexperienced server!
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Weekend buffets offer all you can eat for $26, plus $4 mimosas/bellinis. Food, in general, was good to very good.
However, too many of the choices had some sort of a bread component; sandwiches, flat breads, etc. and not enough had a vegetable component. Very competent service on a very busy day. If going for brunch do make a reservation.
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1. The host did not have my reservation!!! What is the point of reservations if it isn’t gonna be there?!?!?!
2. The host was rude (tall, caucasian girl) and told me how I did not make a reservation or that I did it wrong. Then I had to resort to showing my phone in her face.
3. She was dumbfounded and proceeded pressure her coworker into working something out.
4. The place is decorated nicely and seems to get good business but really it’s not worth the value: they’re just filling people up quick with eggs, bread and more eggs and bread which they give fancy names to.
5. Aside from these mean but honest pointers, on the contrary, the server (another Caucasian girl with a pony tail and blue eyes) was absolutely perfect at doing her duties. She constantly made sure that everything was going well and was very knowledgeable about the menu. She was patient and attentive! This makes me believe some great bartenders and servers are holding this place up! I’m sure the 1-2 year of new popularity will die out eventually without such people.
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Always a wonderful experience. Great food, great atmosphere and vibe and great value!
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Staff were super accommodating when my lunch partner was running late. Fun, easy going vibe with great window views to compliment delicious drinks...small plates are a great way to wile away the PM !!
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Excellent food and ambience - great date night option!
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Not sure why we were seated in the loud bar when half the dining room was empty but otherwise had an excellent visit. Gaston was incredibly attentive and hospitable and the food was great as always (come for the salmon, stay for the rest of it!). Great pre- or post-movie/theatre option.
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The two person tables along the window were too cramped for comfort. My chest was almost up against the table, and I could scoot my chair back without running into the person sitting behind me. None of the diners along the window were comfortable.
Service was spotty and orders were either delivered to other tables or lost entirely. Regardless, food took a long time to arrive.
The food itself was passable, with only the apple baby being really good. The restaurant has an odd assortment of food types, and doesn’t seem to specialize.
The brunch mimosa was tiny, and hardly worth $4.22. I hope the regular mimosa prices at the regular $8 price is more substantial.
Won’t be returning. Bad value for money.
Great place. Good tacos and the brunch is decent. Went on the weekend and was seated promptly. The waitress was SUPER awesome. We ordered about 5 dishes and they were enough to feed two.
Went for brunch this weekend. They have a varied menu with items to please everyone’s tastes. It is a small plate’s place, so it is great to get lots of different items for the table to share. It is a bustling restaurant and the noise level is loud. Fun atmosphere, but challenging for conversation if that’s what you’re looking for.
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Didn't realize it was a tapas place, but it was. The food was delicious and came quickly, but in a suitable order (the waiter was conscientious about staging the food out). The atmosphere is nice- warm, vibrant, active. If you are looking for a quiet, secluded spot, this is not it, although you might be able to hide out in a corner. The only downside for me was that the food seemed expensive. If you are spending $8-$12/tapa and you get even just 3, plus a drink, it adds up. So, we ended up paying for their unlimited tapas (I think it was about $35/person), and that was fun to just keep ordering whatever we wanted, until we were stuffed!
I'd go back!
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Usually I don't write restaurant reviews, but this time I had to. The food was inspired and amazing. The service extremely speedy and efficient. The atmosphere awesome. But what really put this place over the top for our birthday-party of 6 was the staff going all out for a member of the group who had an allergy. Their attention to detail and willingness to work with us was truly wonderful and appreciated. Highly, highly recommend.
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This was our first experience at this restaurant. We chose to do the bottomless dining menu. This was so much fun, and the food.....FABULOUS. It was great to sample all the dishes. And, although they call them small plates, we ended up sharing most of the dishes as the portions were actually more of what I would call full size. It was a great experience and we would highly recommend this restaurant.
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Service is declining! Arrived for a 4:30 reservation to a hostess who whispered if she spoke at all. Barely acknowledged I said hello and our reservation. Walked us to the table, saying nothing, I think she whispered something when she left. Came back 5 minutes later to give us water, still no smile, no speaking- it was so odd. Waited another 5-7 minutes for our server to come and take drink orders. She wrote down the bottle of wine, then ignored the 4th person- a teenager- until I said "he would like something".
A few minutes later she brought his soda, said nothing about our wine and walked away. Then came back again later to see if we wanted to order. Sure, but can we get the wine? She made a comment that it was at the bar and left. Thankfully a few minutes later the manager came over to serve it, and apologized for being in between shifts.
Most of the food was good, service was just average after that. I've been here twice before and was excited to bring my family. Unfortunately the experience wasn't great and I know they don't want to go back.
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Delicious food, great service!
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