Palette 22

4.6
1701 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 1701 people are saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
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4.4
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4.5
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4.4
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Noise · Moderate
94% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined 19 hours ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great first time experience at Palette 22! Food was excellent and service was top notch! I will definitely be returning in the very near future.

SB
vipSpoiledByJimsCooking
Greensboro
18 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

I want to be clear - the only reason this isn’t getting 5 stars across the board is that the grilled octopus was really too tough — but otherwise, the food was delicious, the value was fantastic and the service attentive and fun.

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Aflo
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

If you haven't, please make a plan to try Palette 22! Happy hour was amazing as was our server Christian! He was amazing and made sure we got all of our items in a timely fashion. The food was great and the Happy Hour menu is definitely worth a try! Christian even recommended the best blueberry margarita I've had in a long time for one of my Happy Hour drinks. Long story short, I was very pleased with the whole experience and would definitely come again! Thanks Christian!

KB
vipKimberlyB
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Great variety in the selection of food.
The service was excellent!

TH
TeyaH
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious, service was good...2 complaints: with the bottomless option - if food is already on the table - you should be able to take that with you vs. throwing it away - SUCH A WASTE because of the rule of not taking away bottomless food out of restaurant. 2nd complaint...tips on the electronic payment system should not start at 25%, then 22% then 18%...

TB
TiffB
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent Customer Service from start to finish! The food was excellent and they had a great assortment of dishes. Can't wait to come back!

CS
CharleneS
Richmond
15 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall2food2service1ambience2

I selected Palette 22 to celebrate my birthday with my sibling and a friend via Open Table. Not one employee wished me happy birthday (host, waitress or manager) which is what I've experienced from other restaurants in the past. Our waitress wasn't very attentive and some of our food took a longtime to arrive at our table. My sibling asked the waitress twice about one of his meals before walking to the bar area to ask for a manager. It may be a local favorite but I wasn't impressed.

IA
IrmaA
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I just love this place so much. We really enjoy our time here.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Celebrated a bday here and it was great! Waited a little bit to get seated (even with reservation), understandable bc it was packed!

OT
OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

I really enjoyed the fact the whole menu was part of the Sunday brunch, not just a few select items. Worth the time especially if you have not been before.

CG
ChandraG
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service was amazing. I plan to go back very soon. The watermelon mimosa is simply delicious.

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Rharris
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall1food3service1ambience1

Terrible service, decent food. Will not be going back.

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waiter was amazing and had great recommendations for which plates to get. The food was delicious and came out quickly!

CM
CourtneyM
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Went out with a group of friends and none of us had been there before! The service was fast, drinks kept coming and the food was great! Only thing I didn’t like was it was hard to get our waiters attention at the end for our check.

SD
SusieD
Washington DC
18 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We are on the patio outside. Christian waited on us and was awesome! The food is always on point. Will definitely be back.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Richmond
2 reviews
Dined on July 22, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great service and food. Our server Hans was the best and made it that much better.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on July 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was great! Did the unlimited dinner. We just wish we could get take home boxes (I totally understand the reasoning why) We had half a pizza left and other food and felt so wasteful to just trash it.

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Kaleeeleee
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Small plates but unlimited food! Must try

JL
JenniferL
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Our server, Ilina was amazing! So attentive and made sure we had everything the way we wanted it. Delicious endless dinner.

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stuffedshells
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Our server, Alsa was wonderful. Really appreciated her attentive nature and friendly demeanor on a busy Sunday

JJ
JameelahJ
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband and I went for brunch on a Sunday. Good food and Great service!!

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Viva
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

I've been to Palette 22 many times. This time we sat inside with guests. The noise level was somewhat high, but appropriate for a Saturday night.
My primary complaint is that there was cold air blowing vigorously on us during most of our visit. It was very hot outside so at first it was tolerable, but shortly into our meal, it was freezing! Why can't most restaurants regulate their temperatures??? They need to think about this detail before they open.
Our waiter was a little overzealous, the food was great as usual and our guests were very happy with their choices.

JD
JonD
Richmond
5 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great experience at Pallet 22. Great food and servers who know the the menu and are just great!

OT
OpenTable Diner
San Antonio
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Every food item we tried was amazing!! From American, to Asian, to Spanish foods and more. They executed perfectly! Within 10 minutes of being seated we had food brought to the table, though some items take longer than others

RJ
vipReecesJ
Baltimore
4 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was amazing. I love this dining experience because you get to sample a little bit of everything from the menu. It's like a gourmet buffet without the sneeze guard.

RS
RosaS
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Christian was AMAZING! seriously cant wait to go back! omg and those CUBANOS. I had to control myself. Flavor was ON POINT!!!!

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sjd1988
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on July 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food and awesome service! We'll be back!

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our groups first time being there and this was such an amazing experience. The drinks were delicious, the food was great and came out quickly and always hot.

KB
KenB
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on July 11, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

This is a wonderfully whimsical and arty spot with great food in a nice neighborhood. The only thing to keep in mind is that, because they're so good, they do get quite busy.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2021
Overall4food2service5ambience4

Chicken was served raw….but… They did comp us a round of drinks and apologize.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Went for the bottomless brunch and each item ordered was so good! I was skeptical about the quality of food since the price was so good but I wasn’t disappointed at all! I’ll definitely be back.

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andrea
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall3food5service1ambience5

We were very disappointed with our server, Matthew. He was neither attentive nor interested in providing the best customer service to us and seemed rather distracted throughout the night. Food was amazing, service not so much.

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Dolores
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall2food2service1ambience2

Music was a bit loud. Our server was not the best. Forgot some of our order and when we got his attention he didn’t even apologize, didn’t bring water bottle or refilled our water. Ordered a bottle of wine and didn’t offer us to taste. Simply poured it and didn’t put it on ice or chiller ( rose wine and it was quite warm outside.

HW
HeatherW
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place is amazeballs! The flavors are really outstanding.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved every moment of it

HF
HelenF
1 review
Dined on July 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place for lunch with friends or a pre-theater dinner with spouse. LOVE the artwork!

LH
vipLatoyaH
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

We loved all the small bites. The Bottomless menu option is a steal! Our waiter was the best and even recommended menu items that he KNEW we would love. Definitely worth our drive from DC. New fav added to our list.

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IsaT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on July 5, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Palette 22 is a wonderful experience and they can get busy quickly. Food is excellent--always flavorful. I've had about half of what's on their menu and nothing was disappointing. Bottomless meals are a massive deal if you want to have a variety of foods and you are hungry. Staff is super nice, they look after you.

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StacyS
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

I wish the brunch menu was available on Monday, July 5th. They said it's only available on Saturdays and Sundays, but it was a holiday and the restaurant was packed. The food was so delicious and I can't wait to go back! The bottomless price is worth it.

LF
LaurenF
1 review
Dined on July 4, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience2

Food took a while to come out. Waiter never took down order of mine so I never received it.

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 1701 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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