The Palm Washington DC

4.7
3794 reviews
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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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FM
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
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.

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AW
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
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.

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j
Washington DC
34 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
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.👍🏽👍🏽👍🏽👍🏽👍🏽

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JS
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
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.

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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

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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.

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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.

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Responded 6 days ago

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.

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G
New York Area
16 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.

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Responded 6 days ago

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...

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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 6 days ago

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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SK
Washington DC
16 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The Palm consistently has great service and great food. My only criticism is that it’s sooooo loud. Thankfully we sat in the front room where it is a little quieter and nice and bright with natural light.

The Palm Washington DC
Responded 6 days ago

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

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RM
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

I won’t be back until they take Roger Stone’s likeness off the wall!

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AS
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on July 1, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

I have been to the Palm's different locations and always have a good meal. I went for the lobster special and it was okay, but not as good as their steaks. Service is always delightful!

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OT
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on June 30, 2019
Overall 2food 5service 1ambience 3

Great food. Lousy service. Almost 45 min to order dinner. Poor at checking back to see how we were doing.

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LB
Washington DC
44 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Everything was delicious.... our service was terrific and we had a wonderful dinner.... last be the lobster special!!!!!

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D
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Meal and atmosphere was excellent. Again amazing service James D.

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OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on June 25, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

not what it once was

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S
Miami
43 reviews
Dined on June 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were in DC on a holiday and decided to go to the Palm. We eat at the Bal Harbour Palm frequently. Always love the service, food and vibes. They always have the best Maine lobster, among all other wonderful dishes.

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OT
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on June 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was phenomenal! Steaks, seafood tower, great wine selection. Excellent experience all around

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D
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on June 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Michael and team are always 1st class! Great quality food and so very personal service!

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OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on June 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was great and the service was excellent. We had Chuck as our waiter and he was truly outstanding. We celebrated our 19th wedding anniversary and they sang happy anniversary to us. Great place. We will come again and again

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B
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on June 19, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 5ambience 2

We were seated next to a table of 10 young men who were acting like it was a bachelor party. Loud and foul. Management did nothing about it. Very poor show on management’s part. The restaurant was not at all busy yet we were seated next to the offensive table. Another management error.

Im a regular diner at this restaurant. 6 times in the last month. Not sure I would come back.

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JI
Washington DC
50 reviews
Dined on June 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Great food, great service .... the lobster special IS special.

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DI
Washington DC
19 reviews
Dined on June 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One my my favorite restaurants anywhere! The service is amazing. The appetizers are outstanding and the steaks are the best I’ve had.

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Responded 6 days ago

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

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L
Washington DC
80 reviews
Dined on June 17, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 4ambience 3

Worst lobster I have ever had. Tasted old and tough. Plus they were out of the size for their special, so you had to pay more for an upgrade. Service was nice though, but don’t think I’ll be back anytime soon!

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F
Charleston
7 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The service and food were excellent. The server was very knowledgeable about the wine list and food preparation.

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DG
Birmingham
11 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

Really good food, fantastic service. Wine a little bit overpriced, super noisy.
Overall a good place, with an old school vibe to it.

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OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Birthday party

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DK
1 review
Dined on June 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I have been to The Palm many times and the food and service are always perfect.

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OT
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on June 13, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 5ambience 1

Food is excellent. Noise level way, way too high. Very pricey

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CB
Toledo
6 reviews
Dined on June 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Love the good and service. Dont suggest sitting any where near the bar but our waiter more then made up for that.

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BB
New York Area
125 reviews
Dined on June 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Everything was excellent. The lunch special was excellent. Caesar salad, salmon and chicken parm were perfectly done. John, our waiter, was attentive, responsive and always seemed to be available when needed. It is a great place for lunch. One of my favorites.

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GP
Washington DC
189 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Lobster special is back. Had to stop in for that. Always a great meal. Never a disappointing meal. Thank you again.

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DC
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on June 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Terrific service & food!

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L
Los Angeles
17 reviews
Dined on June 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As always, The Palm does not disappoint. Food is delicious, staff is great and attentive, ambiance is classic and understated and warm.

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OT
New York Area
23 reviews
Dined on June 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great, as always - the Palm 19th Street excels on all counts, special and lovely anniversary evening!

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f
Minneapolis
165 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Special restaurant for a special event. Service is incredible.

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DA
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on June 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We enjoyed our 29th Anniversary, the staff was wonderful and the food was delicious.

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b
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very noisy

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