The Palm Washington DC

4.6
4135 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 4135 people are saying
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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
34 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ivo and the team were amazing. Best meal I’ve had in awhile. Highly recommend!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Richmond
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday for my son - we had a great time

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vipTosh
Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3food3service5ambience4

I dined with my cousins to experience restaurant week at the Palm. Unfortunately, my cousin and I had to send our steaks back twice for being undercooked. I had the filet of beef and he had the NY strip off the pre-fixed menu. The drinks were good and the ambiance was great. Our waiter was awesome and very prompt with making sure our issues were addressed and/or corrected. I will go back another time and try out something else off their menu or try their steak again just to see if it’s a consistent issue with being undercooked or maybe it was just a bad night when we went.

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Beartrees
Washington DC
19 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always consistent and superior

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vipAaronB
Austin
6 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I have wanted to check this place out for a while when I saw the restaurant week special I thought this would be a good time to check it out. We were running a little late (DC traffic) and the host was super nice when we called and when we arrived about it. We were quickly sat and greeted. The server suggested a great bottle of wine that we really enjoyed. I ended up getting a few additional apps along with our meal and those were amazing as well. Server was super attentive and nice the whole time. Was not a cheap meal at the end of the day but it was a very nice experience.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food3service5ambience4

Okay meal at the Palm Strakhouse. Service was very good - attentive without being intrusive. Unfortunately the meal was only so/so. Salads were tasty but the entrees were not great. For some reason the chicken parm came out without pasta and the steak tips were over cooked and smothered in a over powering not pleasing brown sauce. Would not recommend either of those entrees.

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JohnC
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food3service5ambience4

The beef tips were tough and chewy and the Palm Mule was very weak and mostly ice. Otherwise, everything else was good.

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KevinS
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on January 15, 2022
Overall1food1service5ambience1

The food had no flavor and restaurant had a bad smell.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 12, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was amazing! Our waiter was tremendous! Great food and amazing ambiance!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2022
Overall4food3service3ambience2

The restaurant was nice service for the price point was a bit slow but I understand it seems like they were short staffed, we sat in an covered outdoor area and they had heaters but the heater went out half way through dinner so we were cold and all they kept saying was oh the circuit must have tripped….the food was decent nothing memorable the drinks were good, and I definitely would not get the desserts!

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vipAnnU
Indiana
20 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2022
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Both of our steaks were on the tough side. Cocktails, wine appetizers, salad and sides were outstanding

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JamieV
Oklahoma City
5 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food and service here are great! We had a wonderful waiter, my husband had the lobster which was fantastic, I had the filet which was tender and perfectly cooked. It is pricey so beware that this is not a cheap night out, but it was a fun date night before a show at the Kennedy Center over the holiday so we decided to splurge. Highly recommend for a special occasion!

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vipdm65
Washington DC
39 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had an excellent meal celebrating the New Year!

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall1food4service1ambience3

Service was poor food was great except I order mashed potatoes they brought me potatoes with cheese that’s not what I order and they insisted to me they ran out of all potatoes products only could offer a vegetable

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Isha
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Palm was such an amazing place to bring in the new year. Our server Kylie was so patient & attentive with my party of 4, the food was amazing plus they offered free valet and coat check. Ambiance was also very upscale. I would highly recommend!

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vipOpenSourced
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

New Years Eve meal. Food was excellent, Staff was super friendly - Reggie (spelling) was amazing. There’s no reason to not go here for your special occasions in the future.

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KarenM
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful service, food was outstanding.

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DanielH
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Good food but slow service

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OpenTable Diner
Jacksonville
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Wonderful New Years Eve dinner

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Kiko
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience4

The Palm is wonderfully consistent, regardless of the city, so you always know what you are getting. The steaks are cooked perfectly, and the side dishes always wonderful. There is enough variety for all, with the staff and ambience balanced enough for a family meal, business meeting or a special date.

There are great steak houses with Michelin Stars, wonderful chefs and menus and ambience forever. The Palm may not be in that category and, while expensive, it is definitely more available to a greater number of people.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2021
Overall2food3service5ambience4

The server informed me that they had no decent sized lobsters until we were well into our meal. Offered us two very small ones and charges $33/lb.

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vipJimP
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

John - Our Server - was outstanding

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GaryP
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on December 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food was exquisite and the service was tremendous. Check out their seasonal items. We had the black truffle gnocchi and it was REALLY good. The center-cut filet melted in your mouth and the KC Strip was bone-in!! The atmosphere was casual but that's good to give it a comforting ambiance. Can't wait to go back!

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

The food was exceptional and the service was very attentive. The only criticism was due to the high volume of take out orders the food came out slowly. That is unfortunate because it noticeable detracted from an otherwise first class experience.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on December 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Christmas lunch. Great service and food. Professional waitstaff.

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JOHND
Washington DC
13 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience2

No bread offered although every time kI’ve dined there, bread was offered.
Waited a long time for check. Got up to take check to front to pay because waiter did not take credit card in a reasonable amount of time.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

High quality food and service

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rp21144
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is an excellent venue choice for special occasion.

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vipAnthony
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect service

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Beartrees
Washington DC
20 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always special. Two birthdays celebrated in style!! Everything about The Palm is first rate and consistent

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AlejandraR
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best dinners ever!

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RochelleT
1 review
Dined on December 17, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Enjoyed h I wever was disappointed no lamb chops. Due to the inconvenience their was a bill adjustment. Great service.

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vipdine4fun
New York Area
25 reviews
Dined on December 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dependable fine food and exceptional service.

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vipShelliG
Washington DC
189 reviews
Dined on December 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food, service, ambiance - awesome in every way! We had Mahi Mahi, chocolate cake, and my guest had lobster bisque and calamari too! Delish! Thanks to John, our fantastic Server, and Chef Christian Fuentes. Always a great time.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on December 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Muy buena comida. Excelente servicio

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Dcdoyen
Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined on December 13, 2021
Overall2food2service1ambience3

Misleading pricing. On open table, it’s less than $30 for an entree. In reality, there is one cheap steak and everything else is waaaay expensive. Snotty server. Not particularly tasty meal. Disappointing cocktails. I won’t be going back here.

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Greattime
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place is still the best restaurant in DC for so many reasons. The only requirement for an amazing experience is that you really need to make a reservation. Richard, my forever favorite server, is always great. Food recommendations, prompt service with a smile, attention to detail, n short, everything you expect from the Palm experience. I drove from NYC for the weekend, and among my reasons for the trip, was to dine here. I’ll be back next month!

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vipDanR
Washington DC
20 reviews
Dined on December 10, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience2

Not great. The lunch menu was disappointing, as I was hoping for lobster and found none. Very few offerings. Place was excessively noisy and the service was slow.

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vipRobertJ
Baltimore
53 reviews
Dined on December 10, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Mostly pleasant but waaay too loud

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vipSteveK
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience2

The server was either tired or just did't care, lunch menu has changed to small options. Consider other options such as Taylor Gourmet across the street

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 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 4135 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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