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Palette 22

4.6
1260 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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Special menus

  • Thanksgiving Day All-Day Bottomless Brunch

     $26.92 per person
    Nov 26, 2020 only
    Join us on Thanksgiving Day for All-Day Bottomless Brunch for $26.92 per person featuring your favorite P22 dishes, plus some seasonal surprises! Our à la carte brunch menu will also be available.

Offers

Happy Hour is Back!

Starting Jul 9, 2020 · Sun 3:00 PM - 9:00 PM, Mon - Thu 4:00 PM - 8:45 PM, Fri - Sat 4:00 PM - 9:45 PM
Enjoy $4.22 beer, wine, well drinks and signature sangria, $7 specialty cocktails, plus food specials! Mon: All Day | Tues - Fri: 4 - 7 pm | Sun: 4 - 9 pm

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
Social Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Personal Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
What 1260 people are saying
Overall ratings and reviews
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4.6based on recent ratings
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4.5
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4.5
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96% of people would recommend it to a friend
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BahamianGold
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food4service3ambience5

I love the bottomless dining option, I do wish that times were posted on the website and the menu. My party and I went in expectations of Brunch but went to the All Day Dinining because Brunch was almost over.

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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3food5service4ambience5

Long wait time but it was worth it. The food excellent.

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ElizabethM
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had such an amazing time! Our reservation was for outside but it rained so they were able to honor our reservation inside. We were a little worried about social distancing but it was mostly fine. We did the bottomless brunch and it was a great deal if you want to try a ton of different dishes. We didn’t do any alcohol just stuffed our faces with so much food and it was super fun and everything was delicious! I literally didn’t eat again for 24 hours! Probably won’t do the bottomless again for a while but now I know which dishes I like when I come back again!

Palette 22
Responded 3 days ago

Hi, Elizabeth. Thank you so much for the five-star review! We are so happy you enjoyed the bottomless brunch and we are looking forward to seeing you again soon.

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vasailor
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

My son and I had the "bottomless" all=you-can eat menu. Sat outside on a nice evening. Great experience.

Palette 22
Responded 4 days ago

Hi, vasailor! Thank you so much for the five-star review! We are so happy you and your son had a great experience and we look forward to seeing you again soon.

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vipAmmr
Richmond
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love Palette 22! Please bring back the halluomi and melon plate!

Palette 22
Responded 4 days ago

Thank you so much for the five-star review, Ammr! We appreciate your feedback and look forward to seeing you again soon.

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KimS
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a good choice! Varied menu (make sure to get the brussels sprouts!), interesting venue (art on all the walls, artists making art on site, there was even a tarot card reader there!), both inside and out. Good people-watching site. Best to get the bottomless dinner deal because you will definitely order more than 3 items. Service is always prompt and professional. Seating was spaced apart enough so we didn't feel too close to others but still felt almost 'normal'. Can't say enough about this place!

Palette 22
Responded 3 days ago

Hi, Kim. Thank you so much for the five-star review! We are so happy you had such a great experience and enjoyed all of the food, along with the service. We look forward to seeing you again soon!

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vipJaniceC
Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent excellent excellent!!!! The food and service was delish. Eat outside and social distancing and cleanliness was followed from my view. We will definitely return!

Palette 22
Responded 4 days ago

Hi, Janice! Thank you so much for the five-star review. We are so happy you had a great time dining with us and we are thrilled you enjoyed the service and the food! We hope to see you again soon.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went for my birthday brunch. Natalie, our server, was amazing and even though we had an issue with the table size for the number in our reservation because a couple of people arrived later everything worked out great.

Palette 22
Responded 4 days ago

Hi, thank you so much for the five-star review! We are so happy you enjoyed your experience dining with us and will share your kind words with Natalie. We look forward to seeing you again soon!

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johnr
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall3food4service4ambience4

My husband, two adult sons and I had a wonderful dinner. We were outside, the weather was perfect and there was plenty of space between tables for social distancing. All servers were wearing masks too. The food was good, but the empanadas we ordered came out within two minutes of placing the order and were room temp and dry. The crispy shrimp tacos and cubano bao buns were really good. The only real disappointment was the churros that were actually burnt and there were no strawberries. Overall it was a nice evening.

Palette 22
Responded 4 days ago

Hi, johnr. Thank you so much for your feedback. We are so happy you enjoyed the crispy shrimp tacos and the cubano bao buns! We are extremely disappointed about the empanadas and the churros. We take great pride in providing quality dishes to all of our guests and are disappointed we weren't able to translate this over to you. We will share your review with our culinary team and we hope you will give us another chance to impress you. Again, thank you so much for your feedback.

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vipEarlyBird
Washington DC
32 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Pallette 22 is our “neighborhood favorite.” This visit we were a foursome at lunchtime, and chose a well distanced outdoor table (they’re not all optimally spaced in my opinion). The “All Day” menu had some items we hadn’t seen before, including a Shitake mushroom and eggplant bao bun that was delicious. We especially appreciated the touchless menus and checkout, as well as Nia’s patience instructing us in their use.

Palette 22
Responded 4 days ago

Hi, EarlyBird. Thank you so much for the great review! We are so happy you enjoyed the new menu items as well as the touch-less menus! We appreciate your feedback and will share your kind words with Nia. We look forward to seeing you again soon!

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Victoria
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Gaston was an amazing waiter to my boyfriend and me two nights ago! Super friendly and gave great recommendations. 10/10 would recommend to any new guest to request Gaston to be your waiter. Thanks Gaston!!!

Palette 22
Responded 4 days ago

Hi, Victoria! Thank you so much for the five-star review! We are so happy you enjoyed your experience and we will share your kind words with Gaston. We look forward to seeing you again soon!

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Dionn
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service were amazing.

Palette 22
Responded 4 days ago

Thank you so much for the five-star review, Dionn! We look forward to seeing you again soon.

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AnaR
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on October 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Pallette 22 features a huge patio setting with seating area and heaters that kept me and my group nice and comfy during our brunch.
Great pet friendly area and the food was amazing. The server was awesome ans always making sure we had a great experience.
There was a lot of people but all tables were set up with plenty of space to feel safe and people wearing mask, plus hand sanitizers available through the restaurant and patio areas.
A must go place to enjoy all they jave to offer!

Palette 22
Responded on October 20, 2020

Hi, Ana. Thank you so much for the great review! We are so happy you enjoyed the heaters along with the service and the food! We are happy you felt comfortable dining with us and we look forward to seeing you soon.

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vipDrew
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience4

Food was good overall, but many of the selections were average. Do not order the Nashville hot chicken slider. With the slaw and lack of heat, the chef obviously hasn't had a real one.

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OscarL
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

They had put us on a table close to the back kitchen/service area but I asked us to be moved. They moved us without my objections to a better table by the window.

Great place for brunch and people watch.

Palette 22
Responded 4 days ago

Hi, Oscar. Thank you so much for the five-star review! We are so happy we were able to provide a better table for you! We look forward to seeing you again soon.

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LarryR
Birmingham
2 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was amazing. Natalie, our server, was the best. Love her! Will def be back. A lot!

Palette 22
Responded on October 19, 2020

Thank you so much for the five-star review, Larry! We are so happy you enjoyed your dining experience with us, from the food to the service! We will share your kind words with Natalie and look forward to seeing you again soon.

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vipTES214
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall5food3service5ambience5

I love coming to Palette! Only feedback, the shrimp tacos were not as good as they normally are. The shrimp were small, the tacos cold, and the seasoning wasn’t there. Otherwise, great meal.

Palette 22
Responded on October 20, 2020

Hi, TES214. Thank you for your review! We greatly appreciate your feedback and are disappointed to hear we were unable to deliver delicious fish tacos. We will share your review with our culinary staff and look forward to seeing you again soon!

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DuncanM
1 review
Dined on October 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Bottomless dinner is a good way to sample the whole menu. We took my son for his birthday. Very good!

Palette 22
Responded on October 19, 2020

Thank you so much for the five-star review, DuncanM! We are so thrilled you enjoyed the bottomless dinner for your son's birthday! We hope to see you again soon.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2020
Overall3food4service3ambience3

Great place for some tapas style food with friends!

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Jade
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Way too crowded, does not appear to be observing Covid limitations.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

We went for the brunch and really enjoyed it. I would recommend to others!

Palette 22
Responded on October 13, 2020

Thank you so much for the great review! We are so happy you enjoyed your brunch and we look forward to seeing you again soon.

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vipPattyC
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Waitress was outstanding. We had some delay with the kitchen later in the meal for some of our order. But our wonderful waitress remedied it. We had a lovely time.

Palette 22
Responded on October 20, 2020

Thank you so much for the great review, Patty! We are so thrilled the waitress was able to provide a wonderful experience for you. We are disappointed to hear that there was a problem in the kitchen that delayed your order. We hope we can create a more five-star experience for the next time!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The bottomless brunch is always a great option here. Lots of variety, great value, and a good spot to bring a group of friends.

Palette 22
Responded on October 19, 2020

Thank you so much for the five-star review! We are so happy you enjoyed the bottomless brunch and we can't wait to see you again soon!

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vipECS2
Washington DC
79 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Lovely time on the patio for nice brunch- great wait staff and food was delicious ! Really nice selection of items !

Palette 22
Responded on October 13, 2020

Thank you for your kind words, ECS2! We are so happy you enjoyed the brunch as well as the service. We look forward to seeing you again soon!

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Chugs
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect Place to have brunch and enjoy the food. Nice for group settings

Palette 22
Responded on October 19, 2020

HI, Chugs. Thank you so much for the five-star review! We are so happy you enjoyed your brunch experience with us and we can't wait to see you again soon.

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AshishG
Richmond
2 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outdoor table for lunch. Great ambience. Mostly fast service. Small portions and wait time between dishes helps you savour your food. Thumbs up

Palette 22
Responded on October 13, 2020

Hi, Ashish. Thank you so much for the five-star review! We are so thrilled you enjoyed your experience with us from the food to the service. We hope to see you again soon!

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Bottomless brunch- excellent ! French toast sticks, empanada, chilaquiles- great! Not much booze in mimosas- food was great!

Palette 22
Responded on October 13, 2020

Thank you so much for the five-star review! We are so happy you enjoyed the bottomless brunch and we love reading what dishes our guests enjoyed the most! We look forward to seeing you again soon.

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vipLadylion
Washington DC
13 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great! Choose the bottomless brunch option to try as many options as you’d like. Everything is delicious!!! The watermelon mimosa was surprisingly good as well!

Palette 22
Responded on October 13, 2020

Hi, Ladylion. Thank you so much for your kind words. We are so happy you enjoyed the bottomless brunch as well as the Watermelon Mimosa! We hope to see you again soon.

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OpenTable Diner
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Palette 22 was great for outdoor dining happy hour! The staff was very kind and the food was great. We were unaware that happy hour is only in a small portion of the outdoor area, but the staff was able to accommodate for us to sit there.

Palette 22
Responded on October 13, 2020

Thank you so much for your kind words! We are so happy our staff was able to accommodate you and we are thrilled you enjoyed your experience with us. We hope to see you again soon!

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went to this spot on a Friday evening and I absolutely loved it! Their mini plates are so yum and will want you to go for seconds!

Palette 22
Responded on October 13, 2020

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

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Sahark
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience4

I went with a group of friends to brunch and they were running 30 minutes behind. Since brunch ended sharply at 3pm, they did not offer any accommodations. Also some of the food was very dry. Liked the ambiance and the feel of the restaurant.

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vipJaelC
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience3

I understand that it’s a pandemic and restaurants are trying their hardest to accommodate customers. However, we booked a reservation for 1130 almost one week prior to meal yet we weren’t seated until almost 20 minutes after our reservation. We didn’t have our first bite of food until almost 1215. Again, I understand it’s a pandemic but if this restaurant is going to list themselves on open table, they need to be a little bit more realistic about the reservation times.
Our server was great and the food was just ok but I was disappointed with the wait time and reservation policy.

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JessJess
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Great meal. Brunch menu is tasty and a good value with the bottomless option. Service was mostly fast and efficient. One of the plates we ordered took a really long time, but all the others came out fairly fast.

Palette 22
Responded on October 5, 2020

Thank you so much for the great review, Jess! We are so happy you enjoyed your experience with us and appreciate your feedback! We look forward to seeing you again.

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Guds
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The brunch here is phenomenal!

Palette 22
Responded on October 5, 2020

Thank you so much for the five-star review, Guds! We look forward to seeing you again soon.

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luv2eat
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Our dinner reservation was at 7:30pm. We had requested to be seated outdoors. Glad to see the social distancing between tables and the disinfecting of tables and chairs. Our waitstaff was friendly and answered questions we had. Food came quickly and served by servers using masks and gloves. Food was tasty. Only mishap was we had ordered two of the egg rolls but only served us one and we were charged for both. However, this was cleared up immediately. Would go again.

Palette 22
Responded on October 5, 2020

Hi, thank you so much for the great review! We are so happy you enjoyed your dining experience with us, from the service to the food! We appreciate your feedback and look forward to seeing you again soon.

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KateG
San Diego
5 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

There isn't a thing on the menu that is not excellent. Flavors are unique, food comes out extremely fast and the staff is very courteous. There is an option to pay $35 for endless dinner--very reasonable, and completely worth it. I would recommend for a date night or a night out with friends. We will be back.

Palette 22
Responded on October 5, 2020

Thank you so much for the five-star review, Kate! We are so happy you enjoyed your dining experience with us and we looking forward to seeing you again soon.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious. And the service impecable

Palette 22
Responded on September 29, 2020

Thank you so much for the five-star review! We are so happy you enjoyed your dining experience, from the service to the food! We look forward to seeing you again soon.

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vipEgle
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Amazing bottomless brunch spot and lively vibes in the outdoor patio with appropriate social distancing. Best brunch plates includes octopus and steak skewers, shrimp and grits, avocado hummus - must have!

Palette 22
Responded on September 29, 2020

Hi, Egle. Thank you so much for the five-star review! We are so happy you enjoyed the bottomless brunch and we love reading about which dishes our guests enjoyed the most! We look forward to seeing you again soon.

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Monique
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is becoming my new favorite hang out spot!!!

Palette 22
Responded on September 28, 2020

Thank you so much for the five-star review, Monique! We look forward to seeing you again soon.

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Yari
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

The bottomless brunch special is really nice. I just wish they had bottomless mimosas as well. Overall it was good

Palette 22
Responded on September 29, 2020

Thank you so much for the five-star review, Yari! We are so happy you enjoyed the bottomless brunch and we appreciate your feedback. We look forward to seeing you again soon!

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FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Palette 22 using the Order Online button. Palette 22 also offers delivery in partnership with Uber Eats.

Palette 22 is rated 4.6 stars by 1260 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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