Palette 22

4.6
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1114 Reviews
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$30 and under
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Global, International

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Welcome to Palette 22 ~ a creative dining experience like no other on the DC dining scene, where an eclectic menu of globally inspired shareable plates, fantastic drinks, and unrivaled hospitality are showcased in an art-filled space. Our Chefs have traveled the globe to find the spices, techniques, and ingredients for our delicious array of menu items for lunch, dinner and brunch to excite your palate.
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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OT
Washington DC
17 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great choice! Highly recommended! We are traveling with our family and picked this to stop for dinner. 5 stars all around. Excellent food excellent service! They were right on anything we needed! One of the best places I have had Mexican food at! Stop here!!

KP
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Gaston was excellent, we were mildly disappointed that they had run out of tiramisu but the awesome manager managed to find the last piece for us which was a perfect ending to our date! All of the food was amazing, will definitely be back!!

TC
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We really enjoyed ourselves and all of the food was excellent. Planning on returning

Palette 22
Responded 4 days ago

Thank you for the kind words Teresa! We look forward to your next visit.

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L
Richmond
8 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food3service5ambience5

The service and ambiance are excellent. I found the food to be okay, not outstanding. I had the potatoes, steak tacos, and goat cheese appetizer. Tge sauce in all three dishes tasted almost exactly the same. Not much variation here. The tiramisu was great.

Palette 22
Responded 4 days ago

Hi Lisa, thank you for taking the time to leave us a review! We appreciate the feedback and will share this information with the culinary and management teams. We do hope to see you again.

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OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall3food4service4ambience4

We had to wait 40 minutes even though we had a reservation. It was frustrating.

Palette 22
Responded 4 days ago

Hi, we appreciate you taking the time to leave us a review. We are sorry that our we did not meet your expectations during your recent visit. As we take all feedback very seriously, we will be sharing this information with our management team in hopes of bettering our guests’ dining experience. Thank you again and we hope to see you again soon.

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L
Washington DC
108 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Brussels sprouts very hot spicy! Octopus very good. Some Small plates not very small, so not sure the fixed price all you can eat is necessary or a good value. Just order a few of them and share. Cauliflower tasty. Ribs very good. Mussels pretty good.

OT
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We had a great experience doing bottomless dining. It was quite busy so we were glad to have reserved in advance. Everything was tasty but it’s hard to make customizations — for example, we wanted sliders without bacon mayo and they still served with it. This was just a small hiccup but other than that, no complaints at all. Overall, friendly and courteous customer service. Highly recommend

Palette 22
Responded 6 days ago

Thank you so much for taking the time to leave us the kind words! We appreciate the information provided as we will be sharing it with the team. We hope to see you again soon.

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A
Washington DC
48 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server, Holly, was excellent and made a wonderful dinner even better. Palette 22 is fun, a little different - imagine having a great dinner in the midst of an art gallery_ and very reasonably priced. A definite go to again!

Palette 22
Responded on February 11, 2020

Thank you for the kind words, Alan! We hope to see you again soon.

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NM
Anchorage
2 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Lots of food options, loved the Taco Bar and waffle bar that are part of endless brunch. Kind of chaotic but they manage it well. Would recommend, would go back.

Palette 22
Responded on February 12, 2020

Hi Nicole, thank you for taking the time to leave us the kind words! We look forward to seeing you again soon.

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MC
Washington DC
29 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Went for Sunday brunch. We had a 1 PM reservation but weren’t seated until almost 2 PM because a bunch of people had paid but hadn’t left the tables. They management did give free mimosas to the hoard of folks who had to wait. The small plates are a decent serving but getting the meals hot all the time is not guaranteed even though they are made to order. My shrimp and grits had a good flavor but were served warmish. The biggest disappointment was the drinks. Really wanted sangria but it wasn’t included in the special 1/2 price each. Not a bad experience but I probably won’t go back.

Palette 22
Responded on February 11, 2020

Hi Michelle, thank you for taking the time to leave us a review!

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OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fun experience, quality food , service was quick despite the place was fully packed.

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Palette 22
Responded on February 11, 2020

Hi, thank you for the kind words! We look forward to having you again soon.

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l
Washington DC
16 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Hands down the best brunch spot in the area. Great food, great service, great drinks. I love this place.

Palette 22
Responded 6 days ago

Thank you for the kind words! We hope to see you again soon.

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QI
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Must go. It was our 4th visit, and it just keeps getting better. The wait staff is amazing, the food & drinks unbeatable... it's our new spot!

Palette 22
Responded on February 11, 2020

Wow, thank you so much for the kind words! We look forward having you again soon.

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OT
Charleston
2 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

They offer and bottomless option for about $35 per person and well worth it. All the plates are smaller portions and very unique flavors. You must try!

Palette 22
Responded on February 11, 2020

Thank you for the kind review! We hope to see you again soon.

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KD
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We were in Arlington for the day to see a show and really enjoyed our dinner here. We did the bottomless dinner option and thought the value was outstanding. Particular favorites included the flash fried Brussels sprouts, mushroom flatbread, grilled halloumi and watermelon and grilled Mexican street corn, The ambiance is fun, too - happy vibe and art everywhere, including an artist in process of creating a painting just inside the entrance on the night we were there. I'd definitely go back.

Palette 22
Responded on February 11, 2020

Hi, thank you for taking the time to leave us a review! We are thrilled to know you enjoyed your time with us, especially our Brussels Sprouts. We hope to see you again soon.

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TH
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service2ambience5

Food was excellent, specialty drink were really small for the price but good. Being surrounded by local artwork is a really nice touch. The only downside we had was our mediocre service.

Palette 22
Responded on February 11, 2020

Hi Ted, thank you for taking the time to leave us a review!

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K
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was incredible! Staff was friendly and accommodating; service was great; food was delicious and it looks like they increased their portion size a little bit so you get more for your money.

Palette 22
Responded on February 10, 2020

Thank you for the kind words, Kirsten! We are thrilled to hear you had a wonderful time during your dining experience and look forward to having you again soon.

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RJ
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on February 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server was superb -- pleasant, efficient, and attentive. Food and drink quality excellent. Quiet (this was on a rainy Wednesday evening), facilitating conversation.

Palette 22
Responded on February 10, 2020

Hi Richard, thank you for taking the time to leave us a review! We will be sharing the kind sentiments to the team. We hope to see you again soon.

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J
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on February 3, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

We live in the neighborhood and they have happy hour on Mondays until 9pm.

Palette 22
Responded on February 4, 2020

Thank you for the review, Jaz!

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JD
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on February 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I go here all the time. Happy hour is a great deal and brunch has special offerings.

Palette 22
Responded on February 4, 2020

Thank you for the review, Judi! We look forward to hosting you again soon.

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RG
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

great food and the wait staff was very attentive and took good care of our large party of 12.

Palette 22
Responded on February 4, 2020

Thank you for the lovely words, Robert! We hope to see you again soon.

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OT
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

DELICIOUS FOOD

Palette 22
Responded on February 10, 2020

Thank you for leaving us a review!

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OT
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall2food4service1ambience3

We arrived with a party of 5 at 6:15, initially without a reservation, though OpenTable had an opening at 6:30 for high-top seating. Since I had two younger children, I chose ask the hostess if anything other than the high-tops were available. We were told that, without a reservation, it would be at least 30 minutes...despite telling them that I could make a reservation for only 15 minutes. The hostess was dismissive and said that she wasn’t aware of any openings and that I would have to wait.

So, I made a reservation for 6:30 and informed the staff. As I waited, I noticed several open tables that were not filled. Ironically, we were eventually seated at one of these tables...despite having arrived 15 minutes earlier.

The food was great, as usual...but the hostess was abysmal.

Palette 22
Responded on February 10, 2020

Hi, thank you for taking the time to leave us a review. We always try to exceed our guests’ expectations with our service and take your feedback very seriously. We will be sharing this information with our management team in hopes to create a better dining experience. Thank you again and we do hope you will give us another try.

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OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great environment and great food!

Palette 22
Responded on February 4, 2020

Thank you for the review!

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OT
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Great space and food!

Palette 22
Responded on February 4, 2020

Thank you for the review!

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BD
Washington DC
15 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

We were surprised by just how good the food was at Palette. We enjoyed a number of small plates and every one was delicious. We were going to the theater, and the service was quick and attentive.

Palette 22
Responded on February 4, 2020

Wow Brian, we appreciate you taking the time to leave us the kind words! We are happy to know you enjoyed our dishes and service throughout during your time with us. We look forward to seeing you again soon.

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N
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on January 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing meal! Absolutely worth the unlimited dinner!

Palette 22
Responded on February 10, 2020

Thank you for the kind words, Nikki!

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OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on January 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

The brunch was amazing!!! I’ll definitely be back!

Palette 22
Responded 6 days ago

Thank you for the lovely review! We look forward to having you again.

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BE
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ate at Palette 22 with a good friend for brunch one Sunday. It was very crowded and still had to wait about 15 mins for a table though we had reservations. The brunch menu isn't extensive and there was only 1 or 2 items that could be made vegan. I had vegan sweet potato tacos. Didn't realize they were "small plates" but they were very good. My friend ordered 3 dishes and loved them all. I doubt I'd be back for brunch but try lunch or dinner.

Palette 22
Responded on January 30, 2020

Hi, thank you for leaving us a review!

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OT
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Amazing Brunch, Cant wait to go back again. Incredible Art displays and friendly staff, food on point.

Palette 22
Responded on February 3, 2020

Thank you for the kind words! We look forward to having you again soon.

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J
Washington DC
13 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service

Palette 22
Responded on January 30, 2020

Thank you for the kind words, Jorge!

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R
Washington DC
38 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We chose the “bottomless” option. Not a fan of the sangria because the fruit is only lemon and lime. The food was all flavorful and favorites are: bulgogi, sweet potato taco, Brussel sprouts, bbq taco, Cubano sliders, calamari, and churros.

Palette 22
Responded on January 30, 2020

Hi, thank you for taking the time and leaving us a review! We are happy to know you have favorites on the menu and look forward to seeing you again.

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OT
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was amazing, and service was excellent.

Palette 22
Responded on January 30, 2020

Thank you for leaving us a review! We hope to see you again.

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BF
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved bottomless brunch. Great monkey bread, great French toast, great fish and shrimp tacos! I'm definitely coming back!

Palette 22
Responded on January 30, 2020

Thank you for the kind words about our brunch, Betsy! We hope to see you again soon.

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KP
1 review
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We love this place! We almost always enjoy the bottomless option and certainly always share what we order in family/tapas style. Everything is yummy! The ever changing art is fun and engaging, and it's such an interactive way to spend time with friends and share the experience!

Palette 22
Responded on January 30, 2020

Hi Kate, thank you for taking the time and leaving us a review! We are delighted to know you love our brunch options and keep coming back. We look forward to hosting you again soon.

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OT
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on January 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food! Great ambiance. The staff is fantastic and ensures all allergens are taken care of right away. Try the Elvis waffle and shrimp tacos, you won’t be disappointed!

Palette 22
Responded on February 3, 2020

Wow, thank you for the lovely comments! We are thrilled to have met and exceeded your expectations and look forward to hosting you again soon.

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C
Washington DC
79 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2020
Overall3food4service2ambience4

Food was delicious as usual but our server wasn’t at the top of her game this night. She forgot our drinks but did comp them. She was confused about what had been served and we looked for her a lot throughout our meal. Love the ambience of this spot. Fun!

Palette 22
Responded on January 30, 2020

Thank you for taking the time and leaving us a review! We are happy to know you enjoyed our dishes and will make sure to pass the information about service along to the team.

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OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on January 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

Palette 22
Responded on January 30, 2020

Thank you for leaving us a review! We are happy you decided to come in for dinner and experienced what we have to offer. We hope to see you again for dinner.

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OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on January 19, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience3

Good food loud restaurant and long waits for receive your food considering it was a tasting restaurant

Palette 22
Responded on January 30, 2020

Thank you for taking the time and leaving us a review. We appreciate all comments like these and will make sure to pass along to the team.

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BB
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on January 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent Service and Staff and the food was excellent! One of my favorite brunch places. Definitely will be coming back here

Palette 22
Responded on January 30, 2020

Thank you for the kind words, Bella! We can't wait to have you again for brunch.

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