The Palm Washington DC

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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.

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M
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A wonderful meal. The quality of our steaks was outstanding. Service was, as always, very good.

The Palm Washington DC
Responded on March 16, 2020

We truly appreciate your feedback. We are so glad you enjoyed your meal and everything with it. We look forward to seeing you on your next visit.

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RB
Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The lobster is still the far best in the Washington Metro area and John Fever the best server in the world.

The Palm Washington DC
Responded on March 16, 2020

We truly appreciate your feedback. Thank you for the kind words about our restaurant and server. We look forward to seeing you on your next visit.

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L
London
22 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Once again, it was great! Everything I have come to expect! Love the place.

The Palm Washington DC
Responded on March 14, 2020

We are so happy you enjoyed your dining experience here with us at the Palm. Thank you so much for the great feedback. We look forward to seeing you again soon.

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NS
Atlanta
51 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience3

The server was fantastic! The food was excellent. The only downside was it was our first time there and we were sat on the patio so I didn’t feel I got to experience the restaurant. This place is fairly expensive and it was a celebration dinner so it would have been nice to experience the ambience. Nevertheless the food did not disappoint. The steak was perfectly prepared and delicious. Much better than my experience at Bourbon steak. For the steak alone I would come back.

OT
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall3food5service1ambience2

Great food but the server was not a good time.

The Palm Washington DC
Responded on March 8, 2020

Hello, I am sorry to hear your dining experience was not up to par. We pride ourselves on giving excellent service with the compliments of great food and ambiance. I would like to hear more about your experience. Please feel free to contact me. Thank you. Vincent

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OT
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

The food and service was outstanding. It is definitely a place you go for special but it was worth it.

GC
1 review
Dined on March 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Should have the ability to make mixed drinks. Other than that it was very nice. That food was perfect.

The Palm Washington DC
Responded on March 14, 2020

Thank you for the feedback. We do have the ability to make anything you like, we have a full service bar. Mixed drinks are always applicable. We look forward to seeing you on you next visit.

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C
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on March 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Chris at the front and Stacy our server plus the staff were outstanding.

The Palm Washington DC
Responded on March 7, 2020

Hello Curt, Thank you for feedback concerning our staff members. We so happy that you enjoyed your dining experience. We look forward to seeing you on your next visit.

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t
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Everything was a good experience -- the service was excellent -- I only have one complaint. The lobster roll I ordered and the lobster bisque were very good -- but the amount of lobster in each -- for the amount charged -- was miniscule. Especially on the lobster roll -- there was very, very little lobster.

The Palm Washington DC
Responded on March 4, 2020

Hello Tina, Thank you so much for your feedback. I am sorry you didn't fine the quantity of the lobster roll up to your standards. I will pass this information onto our kitchen team. I am glad you did enjoy everything else.

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OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on February 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a great time celebrating my Birthday 🎁

JC
New Orleans
2 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2020
Overall5food5service3ambience4

Service was slow not enough waiters for the large groups they had.

The Palm Washington DC
Responded on March 7, 2020

Hello Jeff, Thank you for your feedback. I am sorry that you felt the service was slow and we were not staff correctly. We work very hard to ensure all of our guests are taken care of in a timely manner. We hope you would give us another opportunity to make it right. We look forward to seeing you on your next visit.

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A
Washington DC
14 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always one of my favorite places to go. Service is the best in DC, food is outstanding and this is one of the few places that is still bipartisan. Everybody seems to get along here regardless of politics!

The Palm Washington DC
Responded on February 28, 2020

Hello Adam, Thank you so much for the feedback about your dining experience here at the Palm Restaurant. We are truly happy to hear this is one of your favorite places to dine out. I am glad the food, and service met your expectations. We look forward to seeing you on your next visit.

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PB
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

It's the best upscale restaurant in D.C. for feeling at home.

The Palm Washington DC
Responded on February 24, 2020

Thank you so much for the compliment Paul. We appreciate you feeling at home when you dine out with us as we want all of our guests to feel the same way. It is important, that we leave a lasting impression on you when you are here and I am glad were able to give that to you. We look forward to seeing you on your next visit.

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PS
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food at the Palm and the service are always stellar and top-notch. A bit loud if you are looking for a quiet conversation, but the meal more than makes up for that.

The Palm Washington DC
Responded on February 24, 2020

Paul, we truly appreciate the feedback and are so happy you chose to dine out with us again. We pride ourselves on being top-notch and one of the leaders in this industry. We look forward to seeing you on your next visit.

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OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Reggie our server was awesome! Thank you for great dinner experience.

The Palm Washington DC
Responded on February 24, 2020

We are so happy you had a great dining experience. Thank you for the great compliment to our staff member Reggie, we truly appreciate the feedback. We look forward to seeing you on your next visit.

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OT
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Old friends in from out of town.

The Palm Washington DC
Responded on February 24, 2020

Thank you for the feedback. We pride ourselves on giving our guests an optimal dining experience. I am glad that you enjoyed yourself while dining with us at the Palm Restaurant. We look forward to seeing you again on your next visit.

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l
Las Vegas
48 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2020
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 on February 21, 2020

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

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L
London
23 reviews
Dined on February 18, 2020
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 on February 21, 2020

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.

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OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on February 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

The Palm Washington DC
Responded on February 19, 2020

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

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DM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Very noisy, waiter seemed a little confused. We ordered champagne and I had to ask for champagne glasses...One would assume that when guests are ready to pay $300 for a bottle of champagne they would like to enjoy it in champagne glasses!

OT
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
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 on February 15, 2020
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 on February 21, 2020

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

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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 on February 21, 2020

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.

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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 on February 21, 2020

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.

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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 on February 21, 2020

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

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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 on February 21, 2020

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.

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

Power lunch and service cannot be beat!

The Palm Washington DC
Responded on February 19, 2020

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

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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 on February 21, 2020

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.

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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

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PG
New York Area
13 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

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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

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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

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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
36 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

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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.

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