Palette 22

4.6
1772 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
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
What 1772 people are saying
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OmniDG
Kansas City
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Palette 22 was a fantastic experience. It is a tapas style restaurant where you get small plates that are great for sharing with another person. Of about the 12 plates that my wife and I tried, 11 were FANTASTIC and I'd rate 1 of them as just "okay." I just wish I hadn't gotten so full! Great for a casual date night or going out with friends.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
12 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food5service3ambience4

The food was incredible! Every single thing we had was delicious. The specials — Cambodian beef skewers and seared tuna on Asian pear — were so delicious, that beef was so tender. I loved the pizza menu; we got the mushroom, which I believe had some truffle in it (my fave) and the primavera, which was full of veggies. Wonderful! The Mexican street corn was a particular favorite as was the southwest salad. Our waiter was attentive and tried to make sure we had a good evening, which we did. Palette 22 still has its issue with some dishes coming out really late if ever. We had to ask twice about some things we ordered. But it was a great evening with great food, and we were so happy with our evening. Planning to go back again really soon. Whenever friends visit me in Shirlington, this is where they want to go.

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KayV
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good brunch menu with variety! Drinks are delicious as well!

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and food.

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Maria
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service! We really enjoyed the atmosphere which was very chill.

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Johnnie
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I am a repeat visitor for Palette 22. The service is ALWAYS great and I haven't brought a new person there yet who left unsatisfied with the prices, the options for the food, and the flavor of each dish. 10 out of 10, would recommend!

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vipMDF1
Washington DC
21 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Half price wine night! What’s better than that!

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vipjisforJoe
Washington DC
35 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Been for drinks before, but first time dining. The $30 bottomless lunch is amazing. If you have a buddy you can sample so much of the menu in one visit. It’s all tapas style so just get a small portion of everything to discover your favorites.

The entire menu is available and there are very few misses.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server was great! I cannot remember his name – but he was very warm and attentive to our needs!

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naturalfoodie
Oklahoma City
6 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Good food with plenty of outdoor seating.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Raleigh
17 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

It was very good ! Easy everyday dining !

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service was great!

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KenH
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was my third visit. The food is consistently well prepared and delicious. Every dish is unique and tasty, and the staff are friendly and professional.

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HappyTummy
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

This brunch is auhmazinggggg! Make the reservation, you won’t regret it. The menu is diverse and everything is well made and delicious. I thoroughly enjoyed the breakfast pizza and pumpkin donuts. This place put joy in my soul lol.

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JohnT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great place, lots of fun, good food with excellent wait-staff. Food can take a little while to be served and not every order arrives at same time. That’s just how it works.

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mgray31
Washington DC
20 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, wide choice of dished and excellent value.

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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2021
Overall2food3service1ambience3

The staff really ruined the experience for me. We were barely waited for at the bar, they would ignore my friends and I whenever we would need to order anything and would forget to do the simplest things such as refill our water when we asked. The food was also disappointing, partly because it tasted like our plates had been sitting out for a while before getting to us.

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Sunshine
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was great. Just get there early. Food comes out a little later when it gets busy.

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ChelsaeD
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Superb! Hans was an amazing waiter. We had a great night and it was our first time eating here.

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AlizA
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great time at dinner. Meal and drinks were great. Service was excellent! We will be back.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Love the many options for brunch! Fresh watermelon Bellini was my favorite. Can’t wait to go back.

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Verne
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Great portions; delicious food.

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VincentG
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

You can bring your pooch! Even dog menu is available!

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Some of the best food and nicest staff ever. Vegan kubideh! Perfect steak skewers!! Delicious birria tacos!!!

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JodellC
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Overall it was a great experience.I got the bottomless dishes and it was worth every penny. The food came out fast and hot, our waiter was excellent. I do think you should be allowed to bring one dish home with you because you have so many options.

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ChiW
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on August 23, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

There were two of us and we had the bottomless dining option. We ate about thirteen dishes and everything we had was tasty except the Tuna Taco (the topping was too salty). The stand outs for us was the Mushroom pizza and the Churros. We would go again.

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AmyM
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

My only complaint was that our table was located under the outdoor speaker of the restaurant next door and it got a little loud. The service was great, and sharing dishes was perfect - each diner could decide how much they wanted.

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Ashley
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2021
Overall4food5service2ambience5

The food was amazing, but our server was not very attentive. We had to repeat thing several times. At the end we had to ask for the bill 4 times before he could let us pay and leave the restaurant. Other than that everything else was outstanding

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AnnaS
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was amazing! Bottomless brunch is a must! Dog friendly as well.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Great food and drinks! Amazing menu selection and good for 1:1 or groups.

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ShanieceN
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Rarely saw our waitress. Food came out fast but everything was cold except for the pizza. It was my first time there so we made our waitress aware of that but the service substandard. Waitress charged my card for the entire group after being told (cards in hand) that the bill was to be split. Won’t be returning.

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Bunhoney
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Ordered the lamb meatball, and at the bat of an eye our order was on the table!! Both my meatballs and roasted broccoli were tasty. It was just the right amount of food at the right amount of dollars! Surely, I’ll return!

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twilit14
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is so good!! I did the bottomless dinner deal and everything tasted good. I can not wait to go back

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Faduma
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on August 20, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience5

My waiter was not attentive at all, it took a while for our waiter to come to us, and he seeked his own tip 22%,
That behavior has no integrity and I find that to be very inappropriate when I had a cash tip for him, he didn’t give me a name but he had a Libra tattoo on his left hand Anyway for a waiter to do that seems like this reoccurring behavior, since when was seeking or forcefully taking your own tip become a protocol with business standards if
Manager wants to reach out to me they can

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LindaH
Baltimore
22 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food was great. It was a bit noisy but enjoyed our evening.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

We thoroughly enjoyed our meal and our server was very attentive. Will definitely come back!

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vipGloriaC
Washington DC
16 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience4

The food was delicious. We also liked the drink we ordered. Thank you!

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Great time and food with friends!

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Susanluvs2kayak
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome food and the art is beautiful.

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Philly
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brunch menu was good and vegan/ allergy friendly.

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 also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (703) 746-9007.

Palette 22 is rated 4.6 stars by 1772 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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