Palette 22

4.6
1438 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 1438 people are saying
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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience5

It was fine for just trying something new

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vipRegiL
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food3service5ambience5

I’d definitely come back, but a lot of the food was cold. Even after we brought it to the attention of the waiter, we still received cold items.

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AmandaP
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Service can be a bit slow on busy weekends, but only if you are in a rush. The staff are great and the food is good.

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OpenTable Diner
Wilmington
1 review
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing experience!!! Food selection was great and delicious.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is delicious and quick to come out. Enjoyed trying new menu items.

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vipCeleste
Washington DC
31 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Delicious food as always. We ate outside and really appreciated you can specifically reserve outdoor tables. Service was slow unfortunately.

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KimberlyD
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

I really enjoyed most of the food. However, I found the stuffed cabbage roll to be very salty and also wasn’t sure if the shrimp was cooked enough as it had a slimy texture. The server was excellent!! Keep orders straight and fast! Not too keen on pet friendly atmosphere either. I’ll go back though

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BrunchLover
1 review
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place for brunch, especially their bottomless option. The newer menu is delicious.

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Hari
1 review
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall2food1service4ambience2

They drugged our food, we felt extremely drowsy after eating a shared plate

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VWS6060
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic service! Amazing food! We loved it!

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vipMarkB
Tucson
56 reviews
Dined on March 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Good options for happy hour. Never had a bad meal here. Tried bulgogi pizza for the first time. Creative tapas and ideal location for licking up with folks. Social distancing norms and plenty of room.

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Lynn
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on March 29, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Good food and atmosphere. I would recommend to others.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 28, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience4

Servers were not the best and food is ehh

Palette 22
Responded on March 29, 2021

Thank you for your feedback. We're very sorry we were unable to make your experience a positive one as we take great pride in making sure guests leave our restaurant wanting to come back. We hope you join us again so we can turn your experience around.

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AmandaB
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on March 28, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

The staff was great and accommodating as rain interrupted our outdoor reservations. We did the all you can eat, and the server was very patient with us as we threw many requests at him. He managed to get all the orders. The food was great and loved the variety! I will definitely be back!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing selection of food!

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on March 28, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Love coming here! You can’t beat tapas style anything..ever... and Palette 22 does it right! The Brussel sprouts with the soy-honey chili is a favorite and the chicken and waffles are top 2 and NOT number 2!

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on March 28, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Birthday celebration

Palette 22
Responded on March 30, 2021

Thank you for celebrating a birthday with us!

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vipLuis
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on March 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was great. Our server Diego was diligent in checking on us despite the crowd of people. I was impressed with the quality of the food and overall service. What a great brunch spot.

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Cathleen
1 review
Dined on March 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Loved the brunch ... the options were amazing! You get the endless brunch, and can choose from all items on menu an get a appetizer size of all items ! The mimosas were great! Service was good as well. Environment was good good!

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KayMM
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on March 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It is the first time I went to this restaurant and it was great!! They have something for everyone's taste pallet! I am ready to go back.

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Eerymynd
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food selections were impressive. I’ve had brunch here but never dinner and I must say we enjoyed it!

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TierraO
1 review
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Interesting dining experience. It's like eating in a live museum with local art all around. I enjoyed almost everything on the menu, that I tried, and the server was awesome.

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Monique
1 review
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I am new to the area and since it was a nice day my friend and I wanted to eat outside. We chose this place because of the variety of the menu and the bottomless dining option!!!! Great restaurant!!!

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

It was great. They worked with us with getting seating for our table even though they were busy and we were late to our reservation.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience2

The portions you receive are extremely small, food was slow to come out, had to ask for a water refill, since you paid for bottomless you would expect to leave the restaurant full but that was not the case

we ordered churros and tacos for the table, but when the plates came out they came with one churro and one taco...

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IvetteM
1 review
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Palette 22 was my first ever brunch place! The food was bomb, our waitress was bomb, the variety of flavors for the mimosas was bomb!! Loved it so much, will definitely be back here.

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RachelC
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

got bottomless dinner, a good variety of options and good quality food.

Palette 22
Responded on March 29, 2021

Thank you for reviewing our restaurant Rachel. We're glad to hear you were able to enjoy our bottomless dinner option. We hope to see you again soon.

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Miranda
1 review
Dined on March 23, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience2

Sadly, the service was really bad the night we were there. The food was overpriced and also just not satisfying. The dressing for the cobb salad appeared to be water-downed and had very little taste. The cous cous with the octopus was so salty it wasn't enjoyable. I had been there once before and had liked the salad, so I'm not sure if there was something just off that night.

However, they were also very strict about the happy hour menu. They sat us in an area outside where you couldn't order from the happy hour menu. We asked if we could order from the bar inside to take advantage of the special menu and bring it out to our table and they wouldn't allow that option. We then asked if we could sit at the empty table on the corner of the happy hour section and they wouldn't allow that option. We would have been more understanding had they been crowded. But, it was a lot of really tough restrictions for a restaurant that wasn't busy. There was only one other couple in the seating area where we were located.

On top of it all, the service was just so slow and we had to flag down our waiter to order more tapas and drinks. We left hungry because the experience was so bad we didn't want to waste any more money on poor service and disappointing food.

I am hopeful they were just having a bad night and that this isn't the norm for them. I am also hopeful that they will look at their happy hour location policy. It felt very short sighted, especially during the pandemic.

Palette 22
Responded on March 27, 2021

Thank you for your honest feedback Miranda. We're very sorry we were unable to make your experience a positive one. We have shared your experience with our management team to make sure this does not happen again. We take great pride in our food and service and we apologize we missed the mark. We will be sending you a message in order to sort this out. Thank you and we hope you will give us another opportunity to impress you.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on March 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Try the Simply Delicious and the Lumpia!

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MichaelF
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on March 21, 2021
Overall3food2service2ambience4

The food could have been more portions because we saw other tables with the same food but a lot more portions

Palette 22
Responded on March 24, 2021

Thank you for bringing this to our attention Michael. We do apologize for your table not receiving the same portions as others, as this is the case.

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MelanieB
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on March 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food! Great service! Highly recommend especially if you enjoy samples of smaller plates. The shrimp tacos and pizzas are fantastic

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JanetH
1 review
Dined on March 21, 2021
Overall1food2service1ambience5

I have always loved coming to this venue however, this time was a disappointment. A drink was served incorrectly and I pointed it out and to a lady passing by who I saw was working. She did remake the drink but, then lecturing us that we did not have to be rude. I stated I did not think asking her to remake a drink correctly was rude and asked to speak to the Manager. She informed us she was the Manager and begin to insult my guest that I was treating for her birthday celebration and happens to be a business owner in the Shops telling her we are neighbors and she should not behave in this manner. I am an Event Planner and I was appauled. I drove over one hour to come to celebrate with my friend and on such a wonderful occassion and beautiful day I was not interested in experinecing this type of service. I will not be coming back to this venue anytime soon.

Palette 22
Responded on March 24, 2021

Thank you so much for the honest review, Janet. We are disappointed we were unable to satisfy your time with us and have shared your experience with our management team to ensure this does not happen again. We take great pride in our food and service and we apologize we missed the mark. We will be sending you a message in order to sort this out. Thank you and we hope you will give us another opportunity to impress you.

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KatrinaR
1 review
Dined on March 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really good food for the price. Went to breakfast brunch and enjoyed it. We will go to the dinner brunch as well. Good place to eat.

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rami
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on March 21, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

They are very busy from weekend brunch so be sure to make a reservation! I had made reservations before hand but they still did not seat us on time. The hostess who sat us seemed a little clueless. She took us to our table which was in the corner behind the kitchen and it only had 1 chair (we were a party of 2). The table location was very off putting and when I pointed out that there was only one chair she said she could get another one as if we were asking her for a favor. I didn’t want to sit there (it honestly looked like a spare table they kept in a corner) and she moved us to the high top. She placed everything down and just walked away. We waited for a server to bring menus and no one did so when someone came to take our order I mentioned that we didn’t have menus. She told me that they’re now doing the QR code which would have been something the host should have mentioned when she put everything down. I’ve been here before only a few months prior and they were still doing their physical menus so I didn’t know this had changed. Because of this we wasted a lot of time as it takes quite some time for a server to come back to your table because of how busy they are. It was my least pleasant experience of all the times I’ve visited!

Palette 22
Responded on March 23, 2021

Good evening Rami and thank you for sharing this with us. As you know at Palette 22 we take great pride in providing excellent service, but this time it was not the case. Our hostess should have informed you of this QR code menu change to make your ordering experience a quicker one. We thank you greatly for your past patronage and we hope to continue to make you have positive experiences.

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CarolineH
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on March 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great spot for brunch! The food was delicious and so was the people watching.

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BrianaS
1 review
Dined on March 21, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Bottomless brunch was great! The servers did a great job supplying us with drinks and food.

Palette 22
Responded on March 24, 2021

Thank you for joining us for brunch Briana! It means a lot to us that you enjoyed our food and drinks. Hope to see you again soon.

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FirstTimeVisitor
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Had an outdoor seating reservation and was quickly seated at a properly cleaned table. Ordered the bottomless dining with sangria. Food was good (diverse menu) and quick. Service was fine, except the process to check out was odd with the server standing at the table waiting for me to enter my tip and close out the tab. Restaurant had at least 6 heat lamps, unfortunately only two were operable, so it made for a chilly evening (with food that quickly got cold).

Palette 22
Responded on March 24, 2021

Thank you for joining us and enjoying our bottomless option. We do apologize for the heat lamps not working properly, and we have alerted management of this.

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vipSkipIt
Washington DC
16 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Unlimited menu seems less careful than individual plates, but well worth it!

Palette 22
Responded on March 23, 2021

Thank you for enjoying our unlimited menu!

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vipLucky
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The bottomless dining was a hit. I think we ordered everything on the menu. Each item was delicious.

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TabithaO
1 review
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Amazing spot for brunch. The food is incredible, so many options if you have certain food preferences. I wish the mimosas were bottomless as well because the price definitely adds up so be careful when you order the drinks you might end up paying $100 total

Palette 22
Responded on March 23, 2021

Thank you for joining us for brunch Tabitha! We're glad you enjoyed all the food options we have to offer.

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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 1438 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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