Palette 22

4.6
1332 Reviews
$30 and under
Global, International
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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Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 1332 people are saying
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4.5
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4.5
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Monica
Baltimore
5 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our experience at Palette 22 was great! Our server, Diego, encouraged us to try the all you can eat dinner option and we are so glad we did. His recommendations for what dishes we should try as well as his attentiveness to our table really made our experience enjoyable. We’ll be back!!

Palette 22
Responded 8 hours ago

Thank you so much for taking the time to leave us a review, Monica! We loved reading about your dining experience with us! We will share your kind words with Diego and look forward to seeing you again soon.

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Shan
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience2

My girlfriends and I had the bottomless brunch and it was amazing. The food was really good and service was good as well. The only reason I am giving it 4 out of 5 stars is because we sat outside and a very chilly day and the warmers did not work. Management insisted that none of them worked and could not accommodate us but still allowed people to sit outside.

I would recommend indoor seating rather than outdoors esp if they continue to state that the warmers are not available

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wish the drinks were included or maybe like 2$ each but overall great experience.

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AlissaD
Denver
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic! As always

Palette 22
Responded 8 hours ago

Thank you so much for the five-star review, Alissa!

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MillicentW
Baltimore
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was amazing, our server was pleasant and attentive!

Palette 22
Responded 8 hours ago

Thank you so much for the kind review, Millicent! We are so happy you enjoyed your dining experience with us and we look forward to seeing you again soon.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience3

It was great! bottomless food option was so affordable and since the food is like global cuisine, whatever you're in the mood for they have. Plates can be shareable or for one. Our only issue was we were sat all the way in the back so we couldn't really enjoy the ambience and get good pics so hopefully there's better options for seating so the entire restaurant can be enjoyed.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and ambiance were great as always. One of my favorite spots in shirlington!

Palette 22
Responded 8 hours ago

Thank you so much for the five-star review! We are so happy you enjoyed the food and ambiance and we hope to see you again soon.

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JacklynN
1 review
Dined on January 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A must. This restaurant never disappoints! STRONGLY reccomended.

Palette 22
Responded 5 days ago

Thank you so much for the kind review, Jacklyn! We are thrilled you enjoyed your time with us and we hope to see you again soon!

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DanielR
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Fun, interesting place to dine, especially with a group you are comfortable sharing plates with. Service was on point and each menu item we tried was delicious. The specialty drinks are worth checking out as well. Highly recommend for a fun family night out. Your children need to be open to trying some new things.

Palette 22
Responded on January 12, 2021

Thank you so much for taking the time to leave us a kind review, Daniel! We enjoyed reading about your dining experience and we are so happy you enjoyed the food, drinks and service. It was a pleasure serving you and we hope to see you again soon!

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vipDebG
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

With such a large and diverse menu, such a fun experience - especially if you order "Bottomless Dining." I highly recommend it for first-timers!

Palette 22
Responded on January 12, 2021

Hi, Deb. Thank you so much for the great review! We are so happy you enjoyed the Bottomless Dining and we hope to see you again soon!

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MattB
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was fantastic as always and the service was impeccable!

Palette 22
Responded on January 7, 2021

Thank you so much for the kind review, Matt! We are so happy you enjoyed the food and service and we hope to see you again soon.

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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on January 3, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

I liked the vibe and the prices were reasonable. Food was good too flavor wise ... my issue was the food wasn’t exactly hot and my boyfriend found hair in two of his dishes.

Palette 22
Responded on January 7, 2021

Thank you for your honest feedback. We take great pride in the quality of all our dishes and we are disappointed that we fell short during your recent dine. We have shared this feedback directly with our culinary team so we may work to improve these imperfections. We do hope you’ll give us another opportunity to impress you.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Wait staff were all great and very nice

Palette 22
Responded on January 4, 2021

Thank you so much for the five-star review! We hope to see you again soon.

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OpenTable Diner
Richmond
32 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Tasty, fresh, and quickly prepared food. Lots of variety.

Palette 22
Responded on January 4, 2021

Thank you so much for the five-star review! We hope to see you again soon.

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SherrieB
1 review
Dined on January 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

No complaints at all! Food was delicious! Service was great! Price was right!

Palette 22
Responded on January 7, 2021

Thank you so much for the great review, Sherrie! We are so pleased you enjoyed your time with us and we hope to see you again soon!

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Maria
1 review
Dined on January 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It’s such a cute place. The art is a nice touch and I love the $3 sangria with unlimited dinner option!

Palette 22
Responded on January 7, 2021

Thank you so much for the kind review, Maria! It was a pleasure serving you and we hope to see you again soon.

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ChristineT
1 review
Dined on January 2, 2021
Overall1food2service2ambience2

We made reservations for 2:15 because that was the only space they showed left. But when we got there they had lost of room. I called ahead to make sure our reservation was going to be accommodated properly and to ask questions about there menu because I have an allergy to tree nuts and just wanted them to know ahead. The hostess assured me everything would be fine. what she failed to tell me was that brunch would end exactly at 3:00pm. Our server was nice but they were very slow to get the food out to us, and after only ordering our 1st item of food he informs us that brunch would be ending soon. Why persuade people to buy into a bottomless brunch option is it only last less than an hour and the wait for one item is 10 minutes long at best. To add to our frustration, when our food finally got to us it was cold. Again our server was nice but both he and the hostess should have explained when they would stop brunch, because knowing how gross their food was and how long we had to wait for items we would have eaten elsewhere.

Palette 22
Responded on January 7, 2021

Thank you for the honest review. We are deeply disappointed that we were unable to satisfy your time with us. We take great pride in the quality of our service and food and we apologize that this fell short during your dine. We have shared your feedback with our culinary and management team and we hope you will give us another opportunity to impress you.

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LilyO
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on January 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food as always. Had to push reservation back a few minutes but they were able to accomplish us. Lovely place.

Palette 22
Responded on January 4, 2021

Thank you for the kind review, Lily! It was a pleasure having you and we hope to see you again soon.

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Jane1184
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was excellent and food was delicious! Excited to go back, love going here with out of town guests as it’s a somewhat unique and special experience.

Palette 22
Responded on January 4, 2021

Thank you so much for the kind review, Jane! We are so happy you enjoyed the service and food and we are excited for you to come back!

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GenelovesKobe
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We celebrated the new year having brunch with friends at Palette 22! Amazing experience and good small dishes to share when you get the bottomless brunch! Add the Bellini or mimosa and you won’t be disappointed. We didn’t wait long for food to come in between our orders, but the food was a bit lukewarm at times. We also met a local artist who showcases and sells her paintings at the restaurant. Overall great experience.

Palette 22
Responded on January 4, 2021

Thank you so much for the five-star review! We are so happy you enjoyed your dining experience with us. We greatly appreciate your feedback and we hope to see you again soon!

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MeleakaJ
1 review
Dined on December 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The indoor dining was a little cold especially with it being a winter month. Everything else was a pretty great experience. The food and drinks were very tasteful.

Palette 22
Responded on December 31, 2020

Hi, thank you so much for taking the time to leave us a review! We are so happy you enjoyed your dining experience with us. We do apologize about the temperature and will work to correct this. It was a pleasure serving you and we hope to see you again soon!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

All of the staff members were very friendly and I would recommend doing the bottomless dinner! So worth it and everything was delicious. I will definitely be going back :)

Palette 22
Responded on December 29, 2020

Thank you so much for the great review! We are so happy you enjoyed the bottomless dining. It was a pleasure serving you and we look forward to seeing you again soon!

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BoraK
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on December 26, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Palette has decent food. In my opinion the quality has declined since we first dined there in 2018. Smaller portions and recipe changes to our favorite items such as tuna taco. Additionally, our server Diego was very bossy and aggressive when we were ordering. Actually asked “aren’t you going to order something I recommended” little off pudding for us.

Palette 22
Responded on December 29, 2020

Thank you for your honest feedback. We take great pride in the quality of all our dishes and are sorry to hear that we fell short during your dine. We have shared this feedback directly with our culinary and management team and do hope you’ll give us another opportunity to impress you.

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vipStacyH
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Get the bottomless special, you won’t be disappointed!

Palette 22
Responded on December 28, 2020

Thank you so much for the five-star review, Stacy!

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Sean
1 review
Dined on December 23, 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience3

I was in the industry for over 20 years and i say this from experience. We had to move from our first table because it was freezing where they sat us. Management no engagement with us other than to move us again because they had a party coming in and they had to use the table we were at. The say us under a vent and it was blowing cold air. We were tired of the hoping table game. My date had to put on her coat because she was cold. If management was paying attention they would have noticed that something was wrong. Service was slow and we had to ask the to buss the table and eventually we just started stacking our own plates and pushing the to the side. The drinks were very good and probably would have had a few more if the server came around more often.

Palette 22
Responded on December 29, 2020

Thank you so much for your honest review. We take great pride in having a well-trained staff and we apologize that our service fell short during your recent dine. We have shared your feedback with the management team to ensure quality service to all of our guests. We hope you will give us another opportunity to impress you.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on December 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was great! We enjoyed our meal and time together

Palette 22
Responded on December 21, 2020

Hi, thank you so much for the five-star review! We are so happy you enjoyed your dining experience with us and we hope to see you again soon!

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vipFoodie
Washington DC
116 reviews
Dined on December 20, 2020
Overall5food3service5ambience5

Pretty good food for the bottomless brunch. Some dishes outstanding, others okay but since you get to try as many as you want, not the end of the world if you get one that is bland. During COVID, it is great bc they have lots of outdoor seating. We had an outstanding waitress. Wish I remembered her name (Gabrielle or Danielle?). She was so fun and efficient.

Palette 22
Responded on December 24, 2020

Thank you so much for the five-star review! We are so happy you enjoyed your time with us and we greatly appreciate your feedback. It was a pleasure serving you and we hope to see you again soon!

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SamanthaR
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on December 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love this place for a cool, fun bottomless brunch. The food options are great and they’re quick to get them to the table. The plates are small enough that I end up getting 5 or 6 and I’m not overstuffed. Mimosas taste great too!

Palette 22
Responded on December 22, 2020

Thank you so much for taking the time to leave us a review, Samantha! We are so happy you enjoyed your dining experience with us. It was a pleasure serving you and we look forward to seeing you again soon.

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Seesh
1 review
Dined on December 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food, amazing atmosphere, love the art throughout the restaurant and our waitress was friendly and attentive she was also knowledgeable in the menu as it was our first time for brunch! I would come every weekend if I could. I just wish there were more choices for those who don’t eat pork. Some of the items for brunch had pork on them and they sounded yummy but it would have been great to have options that had Turkey or beef. The food was great! Lots of yummy choices! Great experience!

Palette 22
Responded on December 22, 2020

Hi, thank you so much for taking the time to leave us a great review! We are so happy you loved your time with us, from the food to the atmosphere! We greatly appreciate your feedback and we hope to see you again soon!

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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on December 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is delicious. My group chose to have the bottomless dining. The Burris Taco, Tikka Masala, Short Rib Empanada and Brussels Sprouts are my favorite dishes. Chris was our server and he was great. The tables are distanced and there is hand sanitizer at each. Will definitely return.

Palette 22
Responded on December 18, 2020

Thank you so much for the five-star review! We love reading what dishes you enjoyed the most and we are so happy you felt comfortable dining with us. We will share your kind words with Chris and we hope to see you again soon!

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BahamianGold
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on December 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love the bottomless dining option, it is great for someone as indecisive as I am

Palette 22
Responded on December 18, 2020

Thank you so much for the five-star review! We are so happy you enjoyed your dining experience with us and we hope to see you again soon.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The options were plentiful and Natalie was awesome with her recommendations and advise on the various plates.

Palette 22
Responded on December 14, 2020

Thank you so much for the five-star review! We are so happy you enjoyed your experience with us. We will share your kind words with Natalie and we hope to see you again soon!

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vipMichelleC
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service and food was great!

Palette 22
Responded on December 14, 2020

Thank you so much for the five-star review, Michelle! We are so happy you enjoyed your time with us and we hope to see you again soon.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on December 8, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

I enjoyed the food and everything but it was really cold inside!

Palette 22
Responded on December 11, 2020

Hi, thank you so much for the great review! We greatly apologize about the temperature inside. We will share this with the management staff to ensure our guests are comfortable. We hope to see you again soon!

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GeeBea
Austin
1 review
Dined on December 6, 2020
Overall2food4service1ambience3

We had a reservation for 3. When we arrived, we were told there was a wait. But a group of 4 walked in after and were immediately seated. When we were finally seated, our group of 3 were seated at a small table for 2. There were parties of 2 seated at 6-top tables and parties of 2 at 4-top tables, yet our party of 3 were crowded at a 2-top table.

Palette 22
Responded on December 10, 2020

Hi, thank you so much for your honest review. We take great pride in our service and we are extremely disappointed that this fell short during your recent dine. We have shared your feedback with our management team and we hope you will give us another opportunity to impress you.

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Teefah
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience5

I love Palette 22. My best friend and I went for brunch on a Saturday afternoon and enjoyed ourselves. 1PM-2PM is busy for brunch so make sure you have a reservation. We did the bottomless brunch which is reasonably priced (about $26) and ordered a couple of mimosas ($4 each). Most of the dishes are tapas style which allows you to try a few dishes before getting too full. I liked the breakfast tacos, patatas bravas and chicken and waffles, and my friend liked the shrimp and grits. Keep in mind that most of the brunch dishes do have eggs in them. The service was great, with the waitress being pretty attentive and food coming out quickly. I'll definitely be back.

Palette 22
Responded on December 10, 2020

Hi, Teefah. Thank you so much for taking the time to leave us a review! We are so happy you enjoyed your brunch experience with us. We enjoyed serving you and we hope to see you again soon.

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NadM
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on December 5, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience3

Good. Wished I would have had the opportunity to order a bit more.

Palette 22
Responded on December 7, 2020

Thank you so much for the great review! We hope to see you again soon.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on December 5, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience4

I’ve been to palette 22 numerous times over the past 3.5 years and my last experience was sub-par for the price. The food was definitely not what I’ve come to expect from previous visits. I’m hoping it’s a temporary slip in standards and they get it together.

Palette 22
Responded on December 7, 2020

Thank you for your honest feedback. We take great pride in the quality of all our dishes and are sorry to hear that we fell short during your recent dine. We have shared this feedback directly with our culinary team and do hope you’ll give us another opportunity to impress you.

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OctaviaH
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Server was very friendly and attentive and polite.

Palette 22
Responded on December 2, 2020

Thank you so much for the five-star review! We are so thankful for our guests and we are so happy you enjoyed your time with us. We look forward to seeing you again soon!

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Natalie was a great server!

Palette 22
Responded on November 23, 2020

Thank you so much for the five-star review! We will share your kind words with Natalie and we hope to see you again soon.

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You can order delivery directly from Palette 22 using the Order Online button.

Palette 22 is rated 4.6 stars by 1332 OpenTable diners.

Palette 22 does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://www.alexandriarestaurantpartners.com/gift-cards.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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