The Palm Washington DC

4.7
4127 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

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What 4127 people are saying
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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined 5 hours ago
Overall2food3service3ambience5

Service was slow . Salmon was tasteless. Table next to us too close .

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PatrickM
New England
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great lunch with good, safe service!

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent everything. Great dining experience

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Birthday. The singing and the card were a nice touch!

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SteveC
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on April 28, 2021
Overall2food1service2ambience4

Normally an excellent restaurant with amazing food. This time, steaks way overcooked, grilled asparagus chewy and not good mashed potatoes. Hope it was just the night or a new cook but definitely not going back.

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vipCamcolor
Washington DC
29 reviews
Dined on April 28, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Service has not changed.... consistently excellent....
had lunch, sat on the glass enclosed patio with the doors open... Perfect...Reggie and his team were on their game!!!! The Palm... count on it!

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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
1 review
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Rick was our server and he made the experience unforgettable

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vipOpenTable Diner
Oklahoma City
1 review
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome birthday dinner! We were treated like royalty.

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Cody
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience3

The food was marvelous! Good serving sizes and the perfect temperature, exploding with flavor. The service was great, though having to ask for a steak knife when a member of my party was served a steak without one was a bit of a bummer. We were offered seating options, but regretted our decision when a family with a small child sat at the next table over. Though it is not the restaurant’s fault, it completely killed the dinning room’s vibe every time the child screamed. I think, had there not been a screaming child, the evening would have been perfect (I blame the child for the server being anxious making him forget the knife). But, here we are.

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vipWillWatson
Washington DC
47 reviews
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Going to The Palm is like visiting a friend’s hone. The staff is engaging, friendly and professional. The food is delicious and the ambiance is unique. It’s a personal favorite!

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MorganR
Washington DC
21 reviews
Dined on April 20, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience4

This dinner did not meet The Palm standard and we were disappointed on our special event evening. While our server was a pro, he had too many tables to give the high level of service we have come to expect. We sat a little longer than was comfortable and refreshed our champagne glasses from the ice bucket ourselves throughout the meal. The food was disappointing. The beurre blanc was completely missing from an overcooked soft shell crab and there was very little crab on the steak Oscar - although the filet itself was enormous and well prepared.The Gigi salad was underdressed. My lobster was very good but the accompanying spinach side I asked for never appeared.

It was a very “meh” dinner given the cost. We’ll not be in a hurry to return this time.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was my time here. Hubby bought me here for a romantic Anniversary dinner. The ambiance and food was great. Love the closed in view of the outside dining area. I will definitely return for another meal.

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RandallM
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Traveled over from Baltimore to give The Palm a try and celebrate my son 21st Birthday. It was definitely worth the trip. Great management Team. They made sure it was an excellent experience for my son and the group

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Beartrees
Washington DC
16 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great

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vipCraig
Washington DC
802 reviews
Dined on April 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

John was terrific as usual. Lado? Was also fantastic. Great chef, wait staff, runners, etc. top notch team.

Oysters are always fantastic. Chicken parmigiana as good as ever.

Definitely plan to return.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience2

Anniversary dinner. Service was slow and food was just okay.

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vipJeffH
Washington DC
40 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

The food was excellent. The only place in DC to eat great lobster. Our waiter was great, but they had him over-committed to too many tables.

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vipAlanK
Washington DC
424 reviews
Dined on April 1, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience5

The food was good. The view outside is nice. Service was extremely slow. Everyone was professional and polite.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

the service is impeccable. the food is absolutely delicious, not one bad option in the menu. The drink menu is great too!

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vipFoodie71
Washington DC
26 reviews
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a awesome time at The Palm. The tomahawk steak was cooked to perfection and the lobster was superb.

Our waiter Rick was the best. We will return.

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NinaT
1 review
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Great food and service. Loud group near us made difficult to talk. Still a great Washington experience

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday!!!!

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vipCraig
Washington DC
802 reviews
Dined on March 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was great. Rich did an outstanding job as did his associates. Vincent was great, always happy to see John and the bartender.

Oysters, mixed salad and a new item, the volcano short rib.

Definitely worth it.

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vipbruce
Wilmington
11 reviews
Dined on March 18, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Always good John, the waiter, is the best. Mike is always gracious.
the pasta was great

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vipDrOtis1983
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience2

Service rushed and not attentive for high level steak house. Food disappointing and not to excepted quality. Calamari over fried and not fresh; steak over seasoned.

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CarsonB
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

The Palm never disappoints. The food was cooked to perfection. The portions were generous. The service was spot on.

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vipGregS
Baltimore
43 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Exceptional food and outstanding service.

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vipWillWatson
Washington DC
48 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The addition of lobster to the daily specials on a Friday in Lent was most welcome ... and delicious!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on March 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food highly recommend

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vipCraig
Washington DC
802 reviews
Dined on March 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

John was great, food was great.

Didn’t know I had to call Landry’s to use my 837 points.

Seems a bit criminal and all to well thought out to take away from their customers. Landry’s 👎.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice with delicious food located in the middle of DC

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vipLauraA
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, lunch at The Palm was delightful! Thanks for the outstanding food and service.

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RachelH
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2021
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 on February 18, 2021
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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vipWillWatson
Washington DC
48 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Still miss the usually vibrant atmosphere but the food snd the service were spectacular - as always!

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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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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 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 4.7 stars by 4127 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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