Palette 22

4.5
1785 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 1785 people are saying
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FoodGuy
1 review
Dined 21 hours ago
Overall5food3service5ambience5

Food was subpar. I mean it was good, but was just kinda average. The menu is tapas, and you would be a fool to not do the bottomless food option for $35. If you dont, each plate is like $10 dollars and the portions are minuscule. We ended up ordering equivalent of $150 worth of food for 2 people, but paid $35 each thankfully because we chose the bottomless option.

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JDM2019
Orlando
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Incredible service and great dessert options. Enjoyed the bottomless option.

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StephanS
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall1food2service1ambience4

My family and I experience at Palette 22 was very unpleasant. Our waiter made mistakes in taking our food orders and could not get hold of him had to ask other servers for assistance. Came time to pay the bill, he placed each items down as a la carte instead of the buffet style. The manager made the adjustment to my bill but no apology from the waiter or is there anything else we would like to order. As I'm leaving the restaurant with my family the waiter runs up to me asking where is his cash tip. I never in my dining experience EVER experience service like this. I hope Palette 22 management team takes the time to review.

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EricB
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Really great food. I love how they use electronic order system to place orders faster

TG
vipTamaraG
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall2food3service3ambience4

Called to make a reservation for 11 people and they said they could accommodate. When we got there they had us split in groups. Inside the restaurant there were a few big parties seated together. Not sure why they didn’t place us together when they said they could. Have been going here for years and this is the first time I’ve been disappointed.

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PortiaP
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great time! Sat outside and it was so pleasant!

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MeShell
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall3food4service2ambience3

Table was reserved great food great place full of art weekend is busy some of these food I ordered didn’t come out but overall food was good

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Great playlist!

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BWBruncher
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Great! Would recommend to all of my friends. Can't wait to go back!

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Janai
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was my second time going. This a place where everyone can find something they like on menu because they have SO many different dishes. Worth noting that it’s one of the only places that includes dessert in the bottomless menu. Great service and ambiance! I will continue to go back.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall1food1service1ambience3

Tonight is our first and last time at this restaurant. Jerk chicken skewer was raw inside. Returned it, wasn’t mad, it happens, just asked to replace it with a thoroughly cooked one. Over 45 mins waiting, replacement never came.
First order of chicken wings were undercooked, raw inside.
Waited over an hour for 2 orders of cheeseburger sliders and 2nd order of chicken wings, never came. Ordered churros, waited over 30 mins, never came.
Asked for water refills about 8 times, received it 3. Asked for water refill from the manager to whom we talked to about the raw jerk chicken, that a replacement is fine, she never returned with either the water and jerk chicken skewers. Didn’t even bother to come back to see the raw chicken wings.
They told us were letting us take home the orders that never came, which they normally don’t allow.
We waited another 10 mins for them to pack 1 order of sliders, not 2 like we ordered, chicken wings (may be raw inside) and churros.
Overall, service was very slow and all the dishes were underwhelming.

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OpenTable Diner
Richmond
2 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall4food3service3ambience4

Obviously short staffed at the moment. Waiters constantly brought others orders and had to ask for me orders constantly.

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BeeintheCity
1 review
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lots of delicious choices. Highly recommend the all you can eat option so you can try as many as possible. 😀 The octopus skewers with Israeli couscous was phenomenal. Also the Dan Dan noodles and churros.

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OmniDG
Kansas City
2 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2021
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 on September 11, 2021
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 on September 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and food.

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Maria
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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Johnnie
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2021
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
8 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
19 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
5 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.

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 4.5 stars by 1785 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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