Palette 22

4.6
1513 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!

Support Palette 22 during COVID-19

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 1513 people are saying
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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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94% of people would recommend it to a friend
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MelitaG
Cleveland
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall3food4service2ambience2

It was nice, and the food was good. However, the waiter was not friendly or personable, we had to eat outside. It was cold and no outside heaters were provided. Could’ve been a much better experience.

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Johnm
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server Natalie was great. Highly recommend for the variety and overall quality of the food.

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mgray31
Washington DC
19 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food4service4ambience4

We had the all you can eat Brunch for Mother’s Day. As this was our first time here we chose this option to allow us to sample as many of the menu options as possible. One of the best thing about this option is you get small tapas style plates to share if you are unsure of what to order. We were able to sample 9 of 22 items on the menu before getting full.

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Casey
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Brunch was amazing! Entire family was full and happy by the end! Delicious!

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Angie
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience5

I enjoyed eating here with my family for Mother's Day. The food was good and the bottomless dining was great.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

the food was absolutely delicious, and the bottomless option is a winner! highly recommend to any and everyone

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service3ambience3

Love this place!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic service food was quick to come out and tasted delicious! Great music and vibes from this place. Worth the drive and the price!

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food4service3ambience5

Mother’s Day lunch!

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Johnnie
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I have been to Palette 22 multiple times and it never disappoints. Great food, great service, and a great atmosphere! I have made reservations the last few times as their popularity has grown, and even if it's at the height of their busiest hours - I never have to wait long to be seated. I can't recommend this place enough!

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vipAlexandriaRocks
Washington DC
34 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food4service3ambience4

We are outside and had a nice meal...we ordered the all you can eat option, but it felt like the waitress was trying to slow roll our ability to take advantage of that option. Food was generally good and glad we got to sample.

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JamesT
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience1

Really good food, but they tucked me and a friend in an odd area right next to the counter where our heads were touching it and next to the kitchen entrance.

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FamilyB
Los Angeles
15 reviews
Dined on May 3, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Party of three and a total of 5 dishes ordered. All were outstanding and more than ample for "small plates": Street corn, mushroom pizza, southwest cesaer salad,pollo en chicha 13, short rib empanada. Sangria was lacking in flavor and a bit watery. Guests well dispersed inside and outside. Location is nice. Server was very good, but streched a bit thin - understandable that there is limited staff in these times.

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KentG
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service. The Bottomless dinner choices were excellent and quickly delivered. Capped by a great semi-dry Spanish wine.

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Slinger26
Charleston
23 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food with the perfect lively atmosphere. Quick service!

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christineD
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We ordered bottomless brunch and the food was pretty good. Will come back again.

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Alexys
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was amazing!! I will be returning very soon

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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on April 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Bottomless food was the best

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kayy
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on April 27, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience2

my first experience here was so fun so i brought other and i’m not sure if i caught them on a bad day it just wasn’t the same atmosphere, i asked to sit inside because it was so hot outside but the host girl sat me right in the sun by the window which me and my friend were hot but we didn’t complain , but to make it kinda bad my server took over 20’mins check on us and i was down to order more stuff but it was hot nobody re filled my water so i was just annoyed and ready to go , it’s like my server didn’t like me lol he’d walk past the table to help others which is normal but he interacted more with his other tables then me but hey next time i’ll know FOOD GREAT SERVICE COULD BE BETTER

Palette 22
Responded on April 30, 2021

Thank you for bringing this to our attention Kay. We would like to apologize for this visit not matching up to your first, as great service is one of our priorities. We hope you join us again so we can turn your experience into a positive one.

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vipChristopherP
Washington DC
13 reviews
Dined on April 26, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Very delicious, original and innovative menu selection, as well as a delicious draft beer selection!

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vipDaniG
Washington DC
16 reviews
Dined on April 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time there and I was very impressed! Will be back😋

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LyndaP
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on April 25, 2021
Overall2food2service1ambience2

Would not come back! Worst service by far! 10 minutes after seating we finally got a waiter. It was chilly so asked to be moved in about a minute after our waiter took our order and was told no. It wasn’t crowded. They way the menu is set up we would have to pay for what we didn’t even get yet which normally isn’t a big deal but it is was their bottomless lunch...
Save yourself money. Way better places in Shirlington to go to. Would not go back and def not worth that we spent.

Palette 22
Responded on April 27, 2021

Thank you for bringing this to our attention Lynda. This is not the norm nor is it acceptable as excellent customer service is one of our priorities. Would you mind sending us an email to arp@rockawaypr so we can find a solution to this?

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ShaunaR
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on April 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing service! Fantastic food for a great price! We will definitely be returning!

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MsRae
Baltimore
20 reviews
Dined on April 25, 2021
Overall5food4service3ambience4

The bottomless brunch was great, food was good, great value, easy parking, can’t wait to go back 😋

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ErinnIzy
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on April 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

ABSOLUTELY AMAZING! Must try for all. So many options and all are good!

Palette 22
Responded on April 27, 2021

Thank you for your review!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on April 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I recommend the unlimited brunch. The options are small but great for the value. The food is delicious and you’ll want to try every dish! The service was amazing. The staff is very friendly and accommodating.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Service was great. Food was good and price was excelente. Good place to go celebrate a birthday or simply go out with friends.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food4service3ambience4

Incredible value. Huge portions in the bottomless brunch.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience4

I’ve been here a few times and in typical fashion, we had to wait 20-30 mins to be seated, with a reservation!

That’s not cool when my reservation was at 2pm, didn’t get seated until 230pm and brunch ended at 3pm!

And out server was barely around to check on us!

We felt rushed and didn’t really get to enjoy the experience!

Palette 22
Responded on April 29, 2021

Thank you for bringing this to our attention. We would like to apologize for the wait(even when you had your reservation). This should not have been the case since you did not get to enjoy your experience. We do hope you join us again so we can turn your experience around.

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vipECS2
Washington DC
84 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful as always !
Super selection of tapas plates, friendly staff and terrific experience...

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GreedyFoodie
Richmond
26 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Great brunch! The restaurant had some nice guidelines in place for COVID. The food was really good, all you can eat small plates! The honey chicken and jerk chicken was really hot, for all those that can tolerate heat, I personally can't so I couldn't eat those. Everything else was great!

Palette 22
Responded on April 25, 2021

Thank you for joining us for brunch! It's a pleasure to hear that you enjoyed our dishes. Hope to see you again soon.

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Laydee
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience4

The food is excellent, the lunch service was a bit uneven. We had to ask for things more than once. It might have been the time of day we were there. It may also be due to the fact that serving people outside - far from the kitchen is challenging. Better service would change this review from "good" to very good.

Palette 22
Responded on April 29, 2021

Thank you for sharing your feedback with us Laydee. We would like to apologize for the service not matching up to the food. We do hope you join us again so we can turn your experience into a positive one.

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BethG
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on April 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food. Great service. Stimulating artsy environment. Loved it!

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vipMrsSanchez
Baltimore
9 reviews
Dined on April 18, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Good food and cheap mimosas!

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KrystalJ27
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on April 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Natalie was an amazing server!

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vipChristopherP
Washington DC
13 reviews
Dined on April 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was innovative and delicious, quite a fusion of alot of different world cuisines, I'll definitely be taking my gf back for another brunch or a dinner!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

We enjoyed the evening. Ate on the patio. No heaters but the food was hot upon arrival to the table. Excellent food quality. Enjoyed the variety of foods from different countries. Attentive waitstaff.

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vipMattB
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Food and service were great. Love all the art, but the music is too loud, practically impossible to hold a conversation. Would not recommend for a date night dinner.

Palette 22
Responded on April 23, 2021

Thank you for reviewing our restaurant Matt. We're very glad to hear you enjoyed both the food and service, but do apologize for the level of the music. We have informed management so they can take a look into this.

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Vonnie22
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great service, amazing value. The art everywhere is so beautiful!

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vipLatoureT
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was great and the atmosphere was marvelous.

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 1513 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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