The Palm Washington DC

4.6
icon/ic_reviewCreated with Sketch.
3984 Reviews
icon/ic_price_rangeCreated with Sketch.
$50 and over
icon/ic_cuisineCreated with Sketch.
Steakhouse
The Palm 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, better check The Palm on 19th Street. Since 1972, The Palm Washington DC has nurtured 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.
avatar copy

Private Dining

Book your next event with us

View details

Need to book at 10:00 AM?

Other great restaurants with availability.
View all
What 3984 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
4.6based on recent ratings
4.6
food
4.7
service
4.5
ambience
4.2
value
Noise · Moderate
88% of people would recommend it to a friend
Sort by
Filters
l
Las Vegas
45 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall1food3service1ambience5

The service was beyond pathetic from the beginning of our dinner to the end. The server ruined our anniversary dinner in DC
I’m at the The Palm in Las Vegas regularly, never had an issue there..

WE WERE EXTREMELY DISAPPOINTED BORDERING ON DISGUSTED WITH THE ENTIRE EXPERIENCE

The Palm Washington DC
Responded 14 hours ago

Hello, I am so sorry to hear about your dining experience. I would like to hear more about and what went wrong that night. Please contact me at your earliest convenience at 202-293-9091. I look forward to hearing from you. Vincent

Report
L
London
21 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Once again, the Palm delivered! I've been going there for over 40 years and it just keeps getting better and better!

The Palm Washington DC
Responded 14 hours ago

We are so happy you had a great experience here at the Palm Restaurant. We truly appreciate your business and compliments about our establishment. We look forward to seeing you again on your next visit.

Report
OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience. Excellent wait staff and made the night that much more special.

The Palm Washington DC
Responded 3 days ago

Thank you for choosing us as your dining location. We truly appreciate the 5 star rating. We look forward to seeing you on your next visit. Vincent

Report
OT
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall2food2service5ambience2

For one of the more expensive meals I've paid for, the value was very lacking, most chain steakhouses in this class are. The dining area is very crowded and loud, and the steak, although good, was, well, a steak. The lobster was rubbery, most likely frozen. The appetizers (lobster bisque) and the desserts (cheese cske), however, were very good. As was the friendly staff. Free valet parking also a plus.

J
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall1food1service1ambience1

We walked in, showed the man our reservation on my phone, he asked when we made it, I told him the date I made the reservation then he stopped talking to us. So we went somewhere else.

The Palm Washington DC
Responded 14 hours ago

I am so sorry to hear about your experience. Please reach out to me at your earliest convenience. I would like to gain more insight on what happen that evening. Have a good day. Vincent/202-293-9091

Report
AC
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience2

Service (Reggie) was excellent, food was great (mashed potatoes were a bit dry), but it was extremely loud and crowded. We were so close to the table next to us my husband had the back of someone's chair either hitting him or under his arm throughout our entire meal.

The Palm Washington DC
Responded 13 hours ago

Thank you for choosing us on as your dining location during Valentine's Day. I am sorry that some things were not up to your expectations. We pride ourselves on our service, food, and ambiance. We hope that you will give us another opportunity and look forward to seeing you on your next visit.

Report
M
Miami
75 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent even though it was a little slow for Valentine’s Day!!!

The Palm Washington DC
Responded 13 hours ago

Hello, we are so happy you had a great time on Valentine's Day. We appreciate the feedback. We look forward to seeing you on your next visit.

Report
OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience1

It was my first time at The Palm. I must admit, I was disappointed. Server was not very personable. Food was very ok. For the cost, I must say I was underwhelmed. The decor with the pictures could be updated and be more inclusive of diverse culture.

The Palm Washington DC
Responded 14 hours ago

I am so sorry to hear about your experience here at the Palm Restaurant. I would like the opportunity to hear more about went wrong. Please contact me at your earliest convenience at the restaurant. Thank you. 202-293-9091 Vincent

Report
DS
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience5

We were excited to try the Palm. The ambiance is nice and the service is quick. Foe the price point we’ve had better tasting food but it was good to try once.

The Palm Washington DC
Responded 13 hours ago

Hello, We appreciate your feedback. I am sorry if you felt things did not meet your expectations. I hope that you would give us another chance to make things right.

Report
OT
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Power lunch and service cannot be beat!

The Palm Washington DC
Responded 3 days ago

Thank you for choosing us as your dining location. We truly appreciate the 5 star rating. We look forward to seeing you on your next visit. Vincent/Restaurant Manager

Report
OT
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service from Chuck!

DL
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I have always loved the Palm. Restaurants of its kind are rare. The atmosphere is calming and both reminiscent of times long past, yet relevant for today. The food is always outstanding. Service is too. The staff are knowledgeable, efficient, friendly, but they don't hover. Sometimes patrons get very loud, which can be intrusive. Nevertheless, I enjoyed every single moment.

The Palm Washington DC
Responded 14 hours ago

Thank you for choosing us as your dining location. We truly appreciate the 5 star rating. We look forward to seeing you on your next visit.

Report
MT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The staff was friendly and attentive, yet allow space and privacy. Looking forward to returning and exploring some different items on the menu.

B
Baltimore
10 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Fine dining at it's best! The food was delicious and the portions appropriate. The apple cider glazed Atlantic salmon was delicious. The service was great. In my opinion, the Philadelphia location is more elegant .

The Palm Washington DC
Responded on February 14, 2020

We are so happy you enjoyed yourself here at the Palm restaurant. Thank you for the 5 star rating. We look forward to seeing you on your next visit. Vincent/Restaurant Manager

Report
PG
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on February 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What more can I say about The Palm? It’s dignified, quiet enough, and food is always superb. Service supreme.

The Palm Washington DC
Responded on February 10, 2020

We are glad that you enjoyed your dining experience at the Palm. Thank you for the 5 star rating and comments that you left us. We truly appreciate your business and look forward to seeing you again on your next visit to the restaurant. Vincent/Restaurant Manager

Report
EH
Atlanta
5 reviews
Dined on February 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful service and food is outstanding.

The Palm Washington DC
Responded on February 10, 2020

We are so glad you enjoyed your dining experience with us. Thank you for giving us a 5 star rating. We look forward to seeing you on your next visit to the restaurant. Vincent/Restaurant Manager

Report
MW
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love the Palm and Chuck makes you feel like you are his best customer, he is amazing, other restaurants should hire him to teach a Master Class in Service ❤️

The Palm Washington DC
Responded on February 10, 2020

We are so glad you enjoyed your dining experience with us. Thank you for giving us a 5 star rating. We appreciate the kinds words left for our restaurant and Chuck. We look forward to seeing you on your next visit. Vincent/Restaurant Manager

Report
SH
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I’ve been coming here for 40+ years and I love it as much as ever!

M
Miami
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was my second visit, first was over a year ago. Had the 14oz Strip, perfect both times. Also the Barrel aged Manhattan was great.
The first visit I was in the middle of the restaurant so it was kind of loud but this time had a side both and it was much better.
Only difference was the desert. Had the Donut Holes and they were not very fresh. Still good but I remember the first time they were much better.
But overall, fantastic.

I
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Food was good, but not great. Service was outstanding.

GS
Baltimore
35 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First class service and incredible food. We brought friends that had not been to a Palm before and they were truly impressed.

The Palm Washington DC
Responded on February 14, 2020

Thank you for choosing to dine out with us. I am so happy that you and your guests enjoyed their dining experience here at the Palm Restaurant. Thank you for the 5 star rating. We look forward to seeing you on your next visit. Vincent/Restaurant Manager

Report
DE
1 review
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful atmosphere, food and also with delicious creme brulee! Very nice evening for my wife and me.

J
Baltimore
6 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Easily the best restaurant in D.C. for lunch. Superb cuisine, excellent service and traditionally comforting surroundings. Whether you dine outside in the glass-enclosed patio or deep inside at a table or booth, you will enjoy the experience very much.

V
Naples
3 reviews
Dined on January 28, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience4

This was our first time at The Palms.
Thoroughly enjoyed the atmosphere !
My filet mignon was very good. Sad thing was I was not able to eat my filet upon arrival......
Our server had mistakenly brought my husband the wrong order.
He brought a lamb chop entree INSTEAD OF the veal chop my husband had ordered !
So obviously I would not eat my meal until my husband got his correct dinner !
😢

BK
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on January 27, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

The steak was cooked well but not great. It was such a large piece of meat that it needed to be butchered a bit better. Don't get me wrong, if I were to go to a business meeting at the Palm I would devour my food. I just don't think I would want to go back with my wife and toddler and drop $300+ on a meal.

Also, seating us next to the kitchen is not really my choice of good seating standards. I get that I had a quiet child with me but still...Oh and I forgot the icing on the cake which my wife convinced me to not let it stew (but it did), the host seated 3 series of guests that came after us and probably also had reservations after our time, before they seated us!

The Palm Washington DC
Responded 14 hours ago

Hello, I am so sorry to hear about your dining experience. I would like to gain some more insight on what went wrong that evening. Please feel free to contact the restaurant at your earliest convenience. 202-293-9091 Vincent

Report
OT
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience3

The food was great, our server was busy but attentive. Our biggest frustration was that it was very noisy! We were out to enjoy a nice dinner and couldn’t even hear each other talk.

GC
Denver
74 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brussels sprouts were awesome!

SF
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Palm is our favorite restaurant. We always have the most pleasant experience from. The hostess to most definitely waitress and waiter. LaDon is our absolute favorite waitress. Reggie filled in her shoes on Saturday night and he was wonderful. Markez’s birthday dinner was absolute amazing as usual. Thanks Palm for always showing us exquisite fine dining.

JD
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food was great, service may have been even better. Just an overall great experience. It's definitely pricey but I felt as though the overall experience made that OK for an occasion.

Y
Coahuila
14 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Excelente servicio, muy cómodo y tranquilo. Los alimentos muy ricos pero pedí un NYork y la carne no tenía consistencia....por lo demás Excelente!

Report
OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on January 15, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Reggie was great.

BD
Baltimore
4 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place for a birthday celebration. Very friendly service and excellent food.

DI
Washington DC
23 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Consistently the best service, appetizers, steak and of course, the amazing chicken parmigiana! My friends and co-workers love The Palm DC! Highly recommended!

HM
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience5

Palm is a nice restaurant to go too and very sexy on the inside.

OT
Austin
4 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Reggie - was our waiter - great guy, great service - very personable and a great experience

RH
1 review
Dined on January 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Reggie was awesome. Made us feel right at home and everything he recommend was right on point. Very professional and very observant. Never had to look for him if we needed something. He was on top of it all.

DM
Miami
23 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Stopped in for a quick lunch. This place is an old classic. Not your average steakhouse with the dark woods, crown moldings etc. It is a not particularly elegant but there's still something special about it. There are cool caricatures of all the famous people who frequent this place when in DC. You can tell its an established venue with a vast following. The lunch menu was brief, not one of these encyclopedias you find at other upscale restaurants. The food doesn't disappoint. We ordered salad and burgers. The Cesar was very good but the the Baby Kale salad was fantastic. The Bacon cheeseburger is not for the faint of heart. The bacon is as thick as cardboard and delicious. The meat temperature was spot on. Service was excellent. Our waiter was an old pro. All in all a great experience.

l
Washington DC
55 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best New Years Eve dinner ever !

OT
Houston
4 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

New Year’s Eve

V
New England
3 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

All the above. The Palm fits every occasion.

Tweets by The Palm Washington DC