The Palm Washington DC

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Steakhouse
Palm Restaurant...The Classic American Steak House is renowned for its USDA prime aged steaks, jumbo Nova Scotia lobsters, Italian dishes, the freshest of seafood, warm smiles, outstanding service and an atmosphere like nowhere else. If you can't find your representative on Capitol Hill, you better check Palm Restaurant in Washington DC. Since 1972, Palm Restaurant has built a loyal guest base made up of the who's who of Washington, including the political elite, the city's socialites, power brokers and media personalities such as Tucker Carlson and Bob Schieffer who can also be seen among the hordes of loyal Palm Restaurant guests.
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Baltimore
13 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My son and I were in town for the Army Expo and the Army 10-miler. Great dinner at the Palm, our server was amazing and the entire restaurant was exactly what I expected it to be! My son’s first time there (he’s 14) and already he’s a YUGE Palm fan!

Thank you Palm!!

OT
Washington DC
34 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and excellent service, as always!

N
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

It was my birthday and they went out of their way to make it special!!! Five stars for that!

Great food (from starters right through to dessert), outstanding service and beautiful outdoor ambiance with glass shield. I especially enjoyed the bacon we had as a starter, and the 7 layer chocolate ganache cake I had for dessert with a requested scoop of vanilla ice cream on the side. My entre was New York Strip steak, which I expected to be slightly nicer but enjoyed nonetheless. The mash potatoes and creamy spinach went great with the steak. The food isn't particularly cheap, but I'd say for the portion sizes and the quality, it's certainly worth it. Generally, the sides can be shared by at least two people so if you each order individual sides, unless you're ridiculously famished, you'll end up wasting a lot of food or carrying it home.

GB
Washington DC
35 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

The food as always was exceptional. My guest and I both had the filet medallions from the power lunch menu and both entree's were perfectly prepared.

RS
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Thanks to Michael, Rick and the crew for a great experience!

j
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 3

The entire experience was rushed. Most of the food was premade and not very good.

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Good experience. Always feels like fsmily

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on September 24, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

The food seemed bland. Not much flavor. Service was good.

AM
1 review
Dined on September 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

We had a large party of 17- international colleagues and east coasters. We were given a private room and the service was attentive, friendly, the food all arrived at the same time we were on a tight schedule as we had a DC tour scheduled afterwards and they had us out on time but did not feel rushed. Wine selection was exquisite and the food choices were all very well received

C
Washington DC
668 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Monday chop salad is great as is it’s back story. Rib eye is excellent. Corn was perfect. Service impeccable.

LI
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 5ambience 2

Always a good meal at the Palm...until a rat saunters by the window. We were sitting on the front porch.

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and friendly service. It is where we go when we are hungry for a great steak.

DS
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I’ve been going here for many years. Great, reliable place.

L
Washington DC
63 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome wine selection and fabulous steaks. What's not to like???

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Great food, great service - but the waiter was a little too chatty for a business meal in the back end

FD
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Server Ivo was excellent. Food as usual top notch.

c
Washington DC
452 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As always from the minute you walk into The Palm, the excellent staff is there to help. Once seated, excellent drinks from awesome mixologists. Started with shrimp cocktails and clams and they were excellent with our drinks. Salads were the great midpoint of a relaxing and fun dinner. Steak and salmon were the main dishes and prepared perfectly. Server was spot on as was all of the staff.

O
Washington DC
23 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A perfect evening, both the meal & the service was divine.

BR
Washington DC
14 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 2

Birthday celebration

FG
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

One of our favorite restaurants in the D.C. area for years !!

MI
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

From the time I arrived to the time I departed, I received excellent service! The food and drinks were great. Even the seating was nice. We sat in a booth and it was so comfortable. I will definitely dine there again.

PH
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Everything was “fine” but not memorable.
Nothing outstanding or special.
Food was good but not great and not worth the price.
Service was friendly but rushed and clumsy.
Would not put this on my “to repeat” list.

RH
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The atmosphere was very nice, food was fresh! Upper Eastside drimk was fabulous. I'll definitely come back to try the cocktails.

FL
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The Palm DC is always our “go to” favorite, can’t miss dining experience...in the early ‘80s, my boyfriend at the time, took me there when he was a young attorney and I was headed back for my Senior year of college the next day. As he liked to tell everyone, I was so upset about the thought of us being apart, that I cried my way through dinner, all while simultaneously devouring a four pound lobster:). Yes, that boyfriend became my husband and we had and raised our 3 sweet children here in DC. He is still at the same firm where we met and we still enjoy meals at The Palm. Last Sunday, we were there for dinner with our 28-year-old son, and I looked across the room at the very table for 2 that we dined at years before -you know, those tables along the wall. I could almost visualize our younger selves that night back in ‘81, and then I looked back across the booth from me and saw my two guys. Thanks to The Palm for all the great years of amazing steaks, lobsters, hash browns, Caesar salads, bags of donuts and consistently superb service ...and cheers to many more! -Kathryn

JH
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was excellent, everyone polite and welcoming. Service and food was incredible

JA
Washington DC
44 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Superlative Experience! - A classic steak house managed by professionals who treat everyone well, and pay attention to the details. We were there for an Anniversary dinner. We were warmly greeted on arrival, acknowledging our special occasion, and there was a signed card on our table. Our server was attentive and knowledgeable. The food and wine were outstanding. The Manager came by to make sure all was well. Everyone in the full restaurant appeared to be enjoying their evening as much as we did!

OT
Omaha
1 review
Dined on September 3, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Gabby was gabby!!!!

BE
Cleveland
13 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The Palm never disappoints. It's one of the best restaurants in Washington D.C. They've been serving up wonderful steaks and seafood for almost 100 years. My wife and I visit The Palm every time we visit D.C.

VT
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and service!

KI
Washington DC
13 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The Lobster dinner was fabulous as usual! The staff was attentive and very helpful. Great place for birthdays and anniversaries.

CS
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Wonderful lobster dinner that was a great value. Service was great but we were seated outside and the noise level from other tables was quite loud.

TW
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Chuck was fantastic. Top notch waiter. Food was awesome

OT
Washington DC
12 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

The place to go for DC power lunches. The original power lunch spot

JK
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 2

I would recommend it with caveats. The steaks were excellent. The sides were ok, and the noise level was high. It is not a place for a romantic or quiet night out. But the steaks really were outstanding.

RB
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The lobsters were terrific but overshadowed by the service provided by our waiter John. Try their Palm beer which is a Belgium brew. Rob B

D
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service, quality and value; great attention and ambiance

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great! The lobster special is always a treat!

TS
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2019
Overall 1food 2service 4ambience 3

Overpriced and loud. As a first time customer, I kept it simple and ordered the chicken sandwich. The chicken was cut up into pieces and tough, could not bite through the sandwich. Everything that was on the sandwich fell off and needless to say very messy for a chicken sandwich. We were there for a staff outing and could barely hear each other speak. Very loud! Others were not pleased with their food as well. I will not be going back.

SB
1 review
Dined on August 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

I went to the Palm with my mother to celebrate my birthday and they were absolutely delightful! My mother called ahead and told them it was my birthday, so they had a card (signed by the staff) waiting for me! Everyone was super sweet and the food was phenomenal! There were so many birthdays that evening, so the overall mood was very energetic! I loved my Chilean Sea Bass so much, I sent a message for the chef (and he joined the team in singing happy birthday to me)!

My only constructive feedback was that our server seemed to be a bit busy with other tables, so it often took her quite a while to get back to our table when we wanted to ask for something.

Overall, the dining experience was excellent and I will definitely be back!

TH
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely love The Palm. The ambiance and the food was great. The lobster is the best I ever had. My husband and I will be returning soon.

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