Palette 22

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$30 and under
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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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Thanksgiving Dinner Special Menus & Offers

Join us on Thanksgiving Day for an unforgettable meal with friends, family, or both! Open from afternoon through late-night, we'll have our regular menu, along with some special additions just for the holiday. Order Bottomless Dining and share endless dishes with everyone at the table. 4pm to 1am.

Thursday, November 28, 2019

What 1027 People Are Saying
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OT
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I was visiting my children and their families and took them here for lunch. The food was great and there were choices for everyone from the almost two year old to grandpa. The service was good and they kept the food coming. I would definitely return there on my next trip.

c
Washington DC
25 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall3food3service4ambience3

It just was not what I was expecting. Very casual with silver wear in a cup in the table when you sit down. Some dishes were very soicy. Good reason to get the al you can eat. It’s not a do over for us.

OT
Baltimore
21 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Oh. My. Lord. This place is off the charts amazing. The food is so good and plentiful at brunch I almost had to take away a star for fear that I would gain like 15 pounds just from one meal eating here. The service was great, the art was fantastic to look at. That had great food options for our 6 year old as well. I’d say I’m going to come back soon, but I think I ate so much that I’ll still be digesting this meal for the next 2 months or so.

OT
1 review
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall3food5service3ambience4

We paid our bill and then were told we needed to repay because we actually paid the bill for the table before us. The waitress and manager both claim our card won’t be charged for the first transaction but I find the whole thing odd and have never had that happen to me before.

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on October 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food is sooooo good! Great service, fun place. Will definitely go back and will recommend for sure.

l
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2019
Overall5food4service4ambience5

I loved the atomsphere and the food was delish. I made reservations for my party but they were backed up and we had to wait 35 mins. If I had to complain, it would be about waiting when I made a reservation to avoid the wait. It was worth the wait!

OT
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service

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OT
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food here was so freakin’ good! We did the bottomless shareable plates and each dish we ordered was better than the last, perfectly paired with the sangria. Yum!

EA
Richmond
15 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Really great bottomless brunch. Super delicious and fabulous service!

r
Washington DC
17 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was delicious. Fantastic and conscientious server. We will be back!

JC
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The staff was very welcoming. The atmosphere was great and the waiter was helpful. First time at Palette 22 and it won't be my last. The food was great, so many options to choose from. Love the waffle stand, very delicious! Overall, vert satisfying.

OT
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This restaurant came highly recommended and I will be doing the same. The best French toast sticks I've ever had. No syrup necessary. Food was always hot and fresh. You cannot go wrong with their bottomless brunch and bellinis were delicious.

OT
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place was great! Thanks to Mary for incredible service!

r
Washington DC
17 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was spectacular. Service was great and the value is perfect for my family of eaters. I will return again.

g
Washington DC
40 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We loved it. Everything we got was delicious. It was a little noisy inside so we sat outside. Fortunately there were heaters because it was a little cool. But I will definitely be back.

TF
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious! There were so many great selections. Two restaurants were recommended to us and we choose Palette 22 because it was closer to our hotel. We made a good choice and I am looking forward to returning when I am in the area again.

T
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We come to Palette 22 at least once every two months or so. We always have a great time, wonderful service and amazing food! Would definitely recccomend and will always come here for the art, the vibe and most importantly, the food!

W
Washington DC
76 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We had the all you can eat for $27 each. Taco bar, waffle bar, and anyth8ng from the menu. Surprised they also charge for beverages, should be included, at least coffee and non alcoholic beverages. Tons of food. Great value for big eaters.

AS
Washington DC
26 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The outside patio seating was wonderful. The server was helpful and knowledgeable.

RS
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wide variety on the menu. Excellent quality. Good, quick, service. Wonderful place to dine before heading to Signature Theatre...especially outdoors on a summer evening. (Noise level inside was a little too high but outside the ambiance was great.)

IB
Washington DC
20 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience5

Weekday lunch. We sat outside and shared appetizers - avocado hummus, ceviche de verduras and mushroom flatbread plus white sangrias. The dishes were all good. As a vegan, I especially enjoyed the ceviche, the first time I had one made only with veggies. Our server was nice but I had to ask for lemon three times, which is sort of a test for me when I dine out. The manager delivered on the third try since the server had disappeared by then. We still tipped her 20% but it wasn't busy at all so I was a little frustrated by her lack of attention. I will return because it's convenient to the movie theater and has a variety of dishes for me.

j
Washington DC
21 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience5

We had two adults and two kids for the bottomless menu offer. The deal was slightly different than how it was originally explained to us the week prior but it was close enough that we were still interested. Almost all the food was great. The jerk chicken was something that can probably be had elsewhere possibly cheaper and the jicama taco seemed like too many flavors at once but everything else was excellent. Most of the food came out very quickly. There was a bit of a slow down on a drink refill and one of the dishes never made it out at all but we overlooked those issues. Overall, the food here is great and if you come hungry enough the bottomless offering pays for itself.

OT
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

My cousin and I came for brunch. I like that’s it an all you can eat but the drinks should be a bit larger. The ambiance is nice and each wall is decorated differently with paintings and such. The foot was great also, some things I didn’t particularly love but overall prepared well. There is also an open waffle and taco bar which is nice.

Our server was attentive and informative. He made sure to check in on us to see if we needed anything and to take all of our orders.

WT
1 review
Dined on September 22, 2019
Overall3food5service1ambience4

The food at Palette 22 is phenomenal, the crab cake eggs benedict are to die for at at brunch.

The servers at Palette are very good too, always on top of everything you need and you're never waiting for drinks or food too long.

My problem came with my reservation, I had requested to be seated in my friends section, he's a server, and my request had been completely ignored by management. Later upon talking to others I heard that reservations were only honored for larger groups, meaning I was lucky to have my party of two seated so promptly in the first place. I was very dissatisfied by management in this instance, not respecting reservations and completely ignoring requests is totally unprofessional and a change needs to be done about it at Palette.

W
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Loved the food, ambiance....really enjoyed our experience and we will be back......

PD
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was great, highly recommend these at brunch: Baja Fish Tacos, both Mushroom and BBQ Chicken Pizzas, as well as the waffle and taco bars. Service was just as great, Madeline made some spot-on recommendations.

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience3

The decor was artistic and the staff were very nice. But the food was ok.

OT
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and drinks were delicious and they brought it out promptly. Tapas style is great, you can try many different things.

m
Washington DC
21 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love the great selection of tapas- like dishes at a much more reasonable price point than places like Jaleo. Meat, fish, veggie, etc. outdoor seating plentiful and was very nice.

CB
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on September 17, 2019
Overall3food5service4ambience1

Reserved a table for 6, was seated at a large table for 8 in the bar area which was three times as noisy as the dining room. When asked upon leaving about the seating, was told at the time we arrived there was no wait staff in the dining room. There were customers eating there? I explained as a hearing challenged person, I was disappointed in this arrangement and was not told this when being seated. Our party of 6 were all over 60 and really cared very little about the music or loud TV's in the bar area. We had trouble hearing each other around the table!

AA
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

John was an amazing server. Music was too loud so hard to ear when John was asking question or saying something. And very heard to have a vi conversation

PE
Washington DC
94 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2019
Overall2food5service3ambience3

Palette has been our GO TO, BUT recent issues have been concerning: while the food is still excellent, brunch has seen the biggest change. I’ve experienced exceedingly long waits for gluten free offerings at brunch (25 minutes or more) that were never an issue in the past. The last month, I’ve had to ask where my food was to cue it being made. The wait staff is far more serious, smiling less frequently. The environment lacks the wonderful carefree relaxed atmosphere of the recent past. Hopefully this is a blip...

FD
Washington DC
23 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2019
Overall4food3service3ambience3

I enjoy the regular menu much better than the brunch menu. The breakfast items are just okay. The pancake was soggy. The monkey bread is just okay. The egg dishes just ok.

LI
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great brunch!

LP
Washington DC
30 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2019
Overall3food2service2ambience3

Service was slow. Table smelled of dirty rag. Some food was cold when it was finally served. Not a good experience.

B
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Outstanding brunch.

OT
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Paid for the bottomless brunch and enjoyed the meal. Service was friendly and efficient. My only warning is that if you are not a huge eater, you should figure out whether you are actually paying more for the bottomless than you would if you purchased the dishes individually. I ended up losing a few dollars in the end.

WT
Washington DC
47 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

SImply delightful! All the food recommended to us was superlative - and we were a fussy crew: one with a shellfish allergy, and another one who would eat no beef or pork. We ended up splitting two tapas and a small salad and left really full. The restaurant is covered with interesting art, artists working in each room, and should not be missed. We talked it up so much to friends, we're heading back there!

OT
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best brunch ever!

CF
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It’s a nice place with a good food. Always I enjoyed a lot there .

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