The Palm Washington DC

4.7
3824 reviews
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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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RM
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Fresh food but lacks seasoning.

GP
Washington DC
190 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Stopped in for dinner on a Wednesday evening. Of course the Lobster special was running. Yep got that. Outstanding. Great salads and perfect Lobster. Some berries for dessert. Always a great meal here.

G
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful night! Food was amazing and the chef was kind to fix our gluten free and dairy free son his own veggies and steak! We were so grateful!

OT
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service and food, fun night!

K
Atlanta
10 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

This place is disappointing. They moved our group of four after we were already seated. The food was ok, with the dessert (flourless chocolate cake) being the best. Fries were not good. Lobster salad was the best entree. I won’t go back.

OT
Houston
1 review
Dined on August 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

HOPE TO GO TO ONE OF THE OTHER PALMS. DID NOT REALIZE ONE IS IN SAN ANTONIO

F
Orlando
9 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Avery good evening with good food, ambiance and service.

EM
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We celebrated our 1st wedding anniversary at The Palm and it was perfect. From the moment we walked in the door, my husband and I were thoroughly impressed with the service and staff.

s
Orlando
79 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We make certain to visit the Palm in every city we travel to and this one did not disappoint!
Service was professional, food consistently amazing!!

JG
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Our server was amazing! Food and alcohol was fantastic. We really enjoyed our time there.

A
Washington DC
57 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 5ambience 5

Too salty on everything

OT
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The food was plentiful and outstanding!! Evening was great although it was noisy at times. Overall a great experience.

JW
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on July 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The Palm is the Palm. Always top notch. Food was great, atmosphere was awesome, service was a 10

d
Washington DC
20 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Thanks again to our waiter, Ladawn and the other waitstaff-superb service, lobster and filets!

OT
Baltimore
3 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had an amazing experience !! I’m a hard grader and the Palm still lived up to all expectations. The service from our waiter, Evo, felt like he genuinely cared about our experience at the Palm. 5 Star service and 5 Star food. Would highly recommend the Palm to anyone.

JL
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Our waiter, Reggie, was the best. Couldn't ask for better service! And as always, the food was perfection! Although we had the lobster dinner for two this evening, the Palm is still, hands down, the best steak restaurant in the city.

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 4

The lobster for 2 special they run during the summer is a little disappointing. Don’t get me wrong: it’s still delicious, and the lobster is very large. Despite there isn’t as much lobster as one would think there is. I probably finished my lobster in a couple of minutes. And I wasn’t eating fast. Would have gone with a steak if I had to do over again.

M
Naples
2 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great as always. The lobsters were excellent and the service was on point. Very noisy

r
Baltimore
18 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious meal and wonderful personalized and attentive service.

M
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 3

We often dine at the Palm, and we brought some family to celebrate out anniversary. The steak is always outstanding but my mother ordered fried calamari and they were beyond awful. First of all “fried calamari” should not be “fried calamari and peppers”. The calamary were scarce and mixed with large amounts of different peppers, including jalapeños, which aren’t everyone’s favorite. Second, the few calamari were tough and chewy. After complaining, we didn’t pay for the dish, but it was disappointing anyway. Another family member ordered veal pizzaiola, that was drawning in tomato sauce, and was not pleasant.
This is the first time that the Palm let us down. The service, as usual, is outstanding (Reggie was wonderful) but clearly one ahould stick to the lobster and steak staples.

M
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 1

Even though the food was tasty, the service was sooo slow and not especially friendly (They gave my mom The wrong dish at first and told her it was her fault, it was not). The thing that ruined it was that The place was SO COLD! We heared other guests complain as well.

BR
Washington DC
13 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Extraordinary

j
Washington DC
33 reviews
Dined on July 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a class act! We love the Palm!
Excellent service, tasty and delicious, and wonderful staff and ambience! What’s not to love!? :-)

NI
Naples
5 reviews
Dined on July 22, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Our waiter Tony was great and wonderful.
He is a pleasure.

FM
Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The lobster was very sweet and tender. Outstanding.

OT
Richmond
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Daughters birthday

L
Washington DC
18 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of my favorite places. Excellent food and service. Never disappoints.

GS
Baltimore
25 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Incredible service from the General Manger to the server assistants to compliment fantastic food. Our server, Chuck, made great cocktail and menu suggestions and provided wonderful service throughout the meal. The lobster for two and the bone in filet have us coming back again. First Class Service and extraordinary food at this location can always be counted on when bringing guests. Thanks for a great evening!

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

Love the Palm! Chuck is the best!

FM
Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 3

The quality of the filet medallions at lunch is not up to the palm standards for steak served at dinner.

AW
1 review
Dined on July 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was absolutely amazing. We loved everything that we ate, especially the steak. We ate at The Palm to celebrate our anniversary. We were greeted with a happy anniversary from each person we waited on us and even a signed card at our table. The staff made us feel very welcome and special.

j
Washington DC
34 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I’ve been here over 50 times since 2004, great experience every time! Magnificent place! Everyone should be able to experience The Palm at least once.👍🏽👍🏽👍🏽👍🏽👍🏽

JS
1 review
Dined on July 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My husband and I ate here for our 16th anniversary. Everything about the place was awesome. The servers were very attentive. I would definitely recommend The Palm and also return. The food was prepared just as requested.

r
Washington DC
18 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 2ambience 3

Disappointing experience. Service was good when we could get someone’s attention but that was the rub. Say 15 minutes before we were offered a drink and menus. Had the lobster special. A long wait and when it came extremely overlooked — dry and stringy and full of water. Took 20 minutes to get the bill

The Palm has been my favorite restaurant in DC so this was a double disappointment. Will let some time go by before I go again

NI
1 review
Dined on July 9, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 2

They need to get new linen. The napkins had holes. The waiters need trng on how to poor wine. They spilled more on the table than in the glass.

C
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on July 7, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Overall, very good. The food was almost perfect. The service was great. The value was so-so. For the price, the food should be perfect. Minor glitches, nothing significant. If you have never been, I would recommend. The Palm is just one of those places where you just can't go wrong.

The Palm Washington DC
Responded on July 13, 2019

Thank you for your review-We hope to see you back soon to The Palm DC!

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OT
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 5ambience 4

We usually love the Palm. Last night wasn’t good. The salads were oily with minimal flavor, the lobster was tough, and the cottage fries were either fried too long or in burnt oil. We had the fried redone and they came out black and soggy. Only redeeming aspect was our waitress Erica.

G
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Ambiance, Food, and Wait Staff superb. Servings were plentiful, and summer Special was delicious. We will be back.

The Palm Washington DC
Responded on July 13, 2019

Thank you for your review-We hope to see you back soon to The Palm DC!

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OT
1 review
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 3ambience 5

Everyone’s food was trash and the drinks seem like they were prepared by non license bartenders...

The Palm Washington DC
Responded on July 13, 2019

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SL
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Took advantage of the summer lobster sale dinner for two ($99) which included a salad a four pound lobster split plus a side. Larger five and six pound lobsters were also available at an additional $15 a pound instead of $30 so we (two businessmen) opted for the six pounder. A selection of premium white wines to choose from most in 6 or 9 ounce pours or by the bottle. Service was professional, friendly and efficient. Savings off regular menu were significant. A very enjoyable experience, particularly for those who miss or want to experience ‘old school ‘ upscale dining.

The Palm Washington DC
Responded on July 13, 2019

Thank you for your review-We are thrilled to hear that you enjoyed everything! We hope to see you back soon to The Palm DC!

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