The Palm Washington DC

4.6
4093 Reviews
$30 and under
Steakhouse
Wherever you join us, The Palm will always feel like home. Known as the go-to place for great steaks, craft cocktails and fresh jumbo lump Nova Scotia Lobster since 1926, The Palm is both sophisticated and welcoming to generations of guests, all of whom are treated like family from hte moment they walk in the door.

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
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 4093 people are saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
4.6
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4.7
service
4.6
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4.3
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RachelH
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food as always, our waiter was very friendly and accommodating. Highly recommend for a a great dinner!

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PaulT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Through pandemic venue was expectedly quiet, Tomahawk steak was bone heavy making the meat smaller probably less than 24 ounces. $135.

The seafood posillopo came salty, lobster pieces cold and mussels not fresh. Scallops were best part. Understand slow business impacts, but at these prices, alterations should be made to maintain the level their price points demand. $70

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ZohaS
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience5

Worst place for dinner. The food is overrated. The steak was gross.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall2food4service1ambience5

Honestly for a top tier restaurant I was extremely disappointed with service. I’m a huge DMV Foodie and I hate to compare, but I went to Ocean Prime the weekend before and assumed the same service should be matched at The Palm. We ordered drinks after about 7 min of sitting. The drinks came then it took about 14 min for are waiter to come Acknowledge that we were ready to put in an Appetizer. With Covid it clearly is not busy enough to be sitting with a water to wait that long unacceptable to me for a $400 Bill. I Expected the service to be extremely better that what I was given, for what I had put out with no problem. The food was good! But at a place like this it’s a given! That is why I gave it such a bad review (Star) it sucks because I had such high expectations for this place and planned to attend with business deals.

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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

John(our waiter) was great

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our Valentine’s Day evening was romantic and the food was prepared to perfection!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server was great and the food was extraordinary!!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Wonderful service! Food was very good. Excellent overall experience!

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vipAnonymous
Washington DC
48 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

In general, the food at the Palm is rarely disappointing. One nice touch is that they heat their plates which allows you to enjoy before it cools off too much during the meal. We enjoyed the lamb and the seafood mixed dish (forgot the name). Side dishes are always good as well but this is the first time where a waiter asked if we preferred a small or large side dish. We didn't know there was a choice so I have to assume that we have always been brought the large side dishes, which meant always taking leftovers home. Nothing wrong about enjoying them at home again. Our waiter, who we've never had serve us before since coming to the Palm over the last 40 years, was a complete delight. He was sufficiently friendly and attentive throughout the meal. We spoke about Heartburn, which we had never heard of before, and it made for pleasant conversation during the meal. All in all, the meal was very good because of everything. Usually one of the two meals is never quite "there," but tonight both were enjoyable. No complaints whatsoever. Will continue to enjoy the Palm as one of our favorite places to escape to for a pleasant meal. Hope we get the same waiter next time, and the next time and the next time. What we really want is one of his wife's pies. haha

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JOHND
Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Our third anniversary of first date.
Snowy Wednesday night during pandemic. Only three other couples at early (5:00) dinner.
Very weird!

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truetoform
Washington DC
14 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The restaurant week menu was almost identical to the power lunch option offered on the regular lunch menu. Also, restaurant week is known for offering three courses, while we were offered only two courses. This was very disappointing. While sitting by the window we observed a large rat come up to the window. Rat control is needed on their premises.

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vipOlisaM
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on January 29, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

I came to the Palm for Restaurant Week, and the menu was phenomenal. Three course menu for $55, which was well worth it (each item on the regular menu started at $30 and up). They specialize in steak, and service is impeccable. My girlfriend and I sat in their glass extension hub (which was heated), and the ambience was beautiful amongst watching people walk up 19th St. I can't wait to come back for more special events!

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vipWinterParkVisitor
Orlando
7 reviews
Dined on January 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was exceptional and the food delicious!

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HenryF
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on January 28, 2021
Overall3food1service3ambience4

I have been going to the Palm for 35 years. Worst meal I have ever had. The lobster was tasteless and nearly rancid. The vegetable were horrible. The steak tasteless. I have had every birthday and major event there I will not be going back. It was awful

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on January 28, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Ordered restaurant week surf and turf. My steak was so tiny and there may have been 2 rice crispy pieces of lobster but they didn’t fail
With the cherries

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on January 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great dining experience every way!

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vipVeronicaM
Washington DC
16 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had a great experience here, the food was fantastic

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on January 21, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience3

We did the t-bone for 2 and requested it be medium rare. Steak came out extremely rare. This should’ve been picked up by the cook who sliced it for us in the kitchen.

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vipChuckD105
Chicago
106 reviews
Dined on January 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Pandemic time but The Palm has an open-air patio with heaters, blankets and very friendly service. We had a ball. Thank you.

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vipMilano
Washington DC
303 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2021
Overall2food3service1ambience2

Food was good however the lack of warmth and kindness on behalf of the staff was very disappointing

I would caustically return - just dumbfounded by the attitude of the staff - when everyone is in need of support and business during this difficult period

JD
vipJDelanow
Washington DC
15 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great to see our friends and they took all the precautions during covid.

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MyeshaC
1 review
Dined on January 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was the perfect place to celebrate my hubby's birthday. We loved the food and hospitality. Definitely going back!!

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vipBetterElsewhere
Atlanta
4 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2020
Overall3food2service3ambience1

I got a bad stomach virus after eating there. They were also ill-equipped to serve outdoors. They made special accommodations for two white couples that they weren’t willing to make for me; and the food was honestly was in no way worth the entire experience. Worst $200 I’ve spent in DC. Would not encourage anyone to go.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Because of COVID-19 it’s understandable but I would ever want to eat outside again But I’m Thankful and Enjoyed My Birthday

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Kels
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful atmosphere and the filet was delicious and flavorful

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KarlaP
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on December 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

DC was shut down for all indoor dining on Christmas but the palm offered heaters and our server even gave me a blanket. It was a lovely experience considering the circumstances

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vipGregS
Baltimore
42 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food with truly outstanding service, a tough combination to beat

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vipsharons
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on December 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We always love the Palm - great steaks, chicken and veal parm, and the service is always superb!

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on December 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was excellent as always

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vipJimmy
Washington DC
14 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

While Covid limited the normal excitement of the Palm, the food was superb, the service (John) was second to none and we thoroughly enjoyed our birthday evening!

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DianeR
1 review
Dined on November 26, 2020
Overall2food1service5ambience5

The Ribeye was fantastic but the other 3 people had the Turkey dinner(Thanksgiving)and it was dry and blah.
Our waiter, Reggie, was fantastic and the place itself was very nice.

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vipMark
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on November 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thanksgiving at the Palm with my family was wonderful!

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SeanD
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Palm in DuPont Circle is my favorite DC dinner spot. Relaxed, unpretentious, in a word, "civilized." Excellent Martini, by the way, which often makes all the difference. Love the place. SD

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Daisy
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2020
Overall2food3service5ambience2

so disappointed. the palm in d.c. has always been our go to celebration point for business deals. Jimmy and Tony were GREAT. but they were unfortunately understaffed. I had heard that new ownership took over in 2020. it shows as I doubt we will go back despite the fantastic service. note to ownership: if you can support your staff, then you probably shouldn't be in the business in the first place.

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vipEdwardTjGerety
Cork
81 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic- service was impeccable and the food delicious.

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vipEdwardP
Washington DC
41 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Definitely a DC institution and for good reason. Everything was just perfect AND delicious!

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Jose
Mexico City
5 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Palm is always a wonderful place to dine. I never tire of it.

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vipJimmy
Washington DC
15 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Given Covid issues, the evening was spectacular. The service was 5 star. Honestly, it was the best meal I've ever had a the Palm, and I've had many a meal there.

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vipTriedEmAll
Washington DC
90 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Palm consistent provided an excellent dining experience. The menu, the wine list, the food and the service are alway great!

CJ
CharrisseJ
Birmingham
3 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Palm is a DC staple and is never disappointing. The staff is stellar!

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from The Palm Washington DC using the Order Online button. The Palm Washington DC also offers delivery in partnership with Caviar, Postmates and Uber Eats. The Palm Washington DC also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (202) 293-9091.

The Palm Washington DC is rated 4.6 stars by 4093 OpenTable diners.

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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