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About The Palm Washington DC

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.

1225 19th Street N.W.
Washington, DC 20036
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Dining Style:
Fine Dining

Cuisines:
Steakhouse, Seafood, Italian

Hours of Operation:
Serving Lunch Monday - Friday, 11:45 AM - 3:00 PM
Serving Dinner Monday - Thursday, 3:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Friday, 3:00 PM - 10:30 PM
Saturday, 5:30 PM - 10:30 PM
Sunday, 5:30 PM - 9:30 PM

Cross Street:
N & M Street

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$50 and over

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(202) 293-9091

Website:
http://www.thepalm.com/Washington-DC

Catering:
You provide the occasion; we’ll set the scene. Whether you’re organizing a rehearsal dinner or a business lunch presentation, we’ll work with you to create a personalized, enjoyable, and memorable event. Our team of expert staff will do everything required to create a positive experience for your valued guests – from the warm greeting they receive on arrival to their last bite of dessert. Visit http://www.thepalm.com/privatedining to start planning your event.

Parking Details:
Complimentary valet parking available after 6:00 pm daily.

Public Transit:
Metro stop on the Red Line at Dupont Circle

Executive Chef:
Christian Fuentes

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
There’s always something happening at the Palm! To learn more about our latest specials and events visit http://www.thepalm.com/Specials

Private Dining

The Classic American Steak House - Private Dining for parties of 15-80. Two private dinning rooms that will accommodate seated parties of 10-65 and reception parties of up to 100. Semi-private dinning for up to 80 people is also available. High Speed Internet is available.

The Palm Washington DC Ratings and Reviews

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4.7

Overall Rating

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food

4.7

service

4.7

ambience

4.5

value

4.3

Noise

Moderate

92% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (63)
Business Meals (52)
Good for Birthdays (48)
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Good for Anniversaries (46)
Good for a Date (35)
Notable Wine List (27)
Great for Lunch (25)
Good for Groups (24)
People Watching (23)
Romantic (20)
Fit for Foodies (19)
Hot Spot (19)
Fun (18)
Neighborhood Gem (18)
Comfort Food (17)
Casual (16)
Authentic (15)
Happy Hour (15)
Bar Seating (14)
Worth the Drive (13)
Vibrant Bar Scene (11)
Cozy (10)
Disabled Access (10)
Pre/post Theatre (8)
Great for Outdoor Dining (7)
Paleo Friendly (7)
Quiet Conversation (7)
Kid-friendly (6)
Creative Cuisine (5)
Great for Brunch (4)
Handcrafted Cocktails (4)
Late-night Find (3)
Tasting Menu (3)
Great Beer (2)
Local Ingredients (2)
Seasonal (2)
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined 3 days ago

My favorite restaurant in DC. Have done business meals and family occasions there for 25 years.

Tags: Late-night Find, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion
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 (Washington DC)·Dined 4 days ago

The Palm was very accommodating. I had a large number of diners and the restaurant gave us outstanding service on short notice.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Good for a Date
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 (Washington DC)·Dined 5 days ago

We had a GREAT dinner at The Palm on Sunday 14 January! From the Tomato Capri to the great steaks (highly recommend the blackened NY Strip!!!) and the 3 cheese au gratin potatoes and finally to the fresh donut holes for dessert (definitely get 2 cups of the raspberry sauce - it is way better than the chocolate!) - this was a great dining experience. This was my second visit, and the first for my date - and that Palm is awesome as always! I can count on a wonderful meal when I come to the Palm! And our server, Becky was terrific!!!

Tags: Romantic, Quiet Conversation, Casual, Great for Outdoor Dining
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·Dined 7 days ago

Chuck was a very good waiter and his bus boy was prompt with refilling our drinks.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 10, 2018

While this restaurant is a Washington, D.C. institution, I have eaten at places with much better quality food. All of the food was subpar. That's all I will say because there are people who love this place.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 9, 2018

My business colleagues and I love The Palm. We get a TBone Steak, an Italian dish, a huge Caesar, creamed spinach and tomatoes and onions, together with a dozen oysters, we we split everything. A Martini and a Good Bottle of Red, and we are happy as clams. Johnny Fever is the best waiter ever although he was out on Monday and we a great new guy, who we loved. Watch out Johnny!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Authentic, Business Meals, Special Occasion
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·Dined on January 7, 2018

Great night out for my husband's birthday. The staff gave my husband and I top-notch service and care. He had a birthday card, singing, and ice cream. Nice touch, pleasant atmosphere and great service. Pricey, but worth it! The sides are huge. We couldn't even enjoy dessert.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Business Meals, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Cozy
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·Dined on January 6, 2018

We come here every year for our anniversary. We were highly disappointed this year. First we were seated in the ‘porch’ area next to the window.. when we asked to be moved inside (you could feel the cold wind through the cracks in the window) the hostess said ‘we have a booth all the way in the back if that works for you’ so she took us past at least 50 empty tables to position us in the back of the restaurant. I felt like the hostess was rude, the food was mediocre, and we just couldn’t wait to get out of there. We will not be returning next year.

Tags: Disabled Access
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 4, 2018

Always a favorite!! Eric, host, is especially charming and accommodating. Great spot!

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 3, 2018

Held a 2 week reservations, made specifically for the lobster for the New Year. Was not informed that ANY lobsters were not available until after we were seated and our drink order was delivered. UNSAT. I would have preferred a call from the restaurant once they knew lobster would be unavailable. I certainly would have (and should have) canceled the reservation had I known.

Tags: Romantic, Handcrafted Cocktails, Pre/post Theatre, Special Occasion
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·Dined on December 31, 2017

Excellent. Everyone at our table reported that they would be back.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Pre/post Theatre, Comfort Food, Great for Brunch
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 (Central Coast)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Service was outstanding. Our fillets were ordered medium and they came out closer to well done. The waiter as well as the manager apologized and immediately replaced them with filet done correctly. The manager also offered another side complimentary but we did not need that much food. Would recommend.

Tags: Notable Wine List
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 30, 2017

Was visiting DC and picked the Palm based on what I know of it in NYC. Looked at some of the other steak places and this had the best reviews. Overall, met my expectations although we did have to send the filet mignon back twice - hostess was very gracious and did the right thing by us. Sides were delicious, particularly the au gratin potatoes. Bone in ribeye was cooked to perfection. Waiter was very hospitable and I would go back again.

Tags: Comfort Food, Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Good for Anniversaries, Notable Wine List, Good for a Date
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·Dined on December 29, 2017

Great food ,,, I will be going back for SURE ,,, I took my wife for our 1st anniversary,,, an we had a AWESOME time,,, lobster and STEAK was Delicious

Tags: Great for Brunch, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Happy Hour
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·Dined on December 28, 2017

My wife had never been to the restaurant before. We are in from out of town.

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·Dined on December 28, 2017

Excellent food, superior service. A very enjoyable evening.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on December 27, 2017

The food was absolutely cooked to perfection! I had the 24oz prime bone-in rib-eye steak and hash brown potatoes. Everything was delicious. It was so good when the excellent waitress came to check on us, I could only answer her questions with "mmm" and a head nod. 5 stars!!

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on December 24, 2017

Food was outstanding, as always. Service missed it's mark and had some difficulty getting the reservation time I wanted, despite the fact that there were plenty of empty tables throughout our meal. Will give it another try.

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 24, 2017

From the moment we entered it was first class and accommodating
Our server Stacy is a pro and helped ensure we’d revisit this location again and again
Food exceptional and prepared perfectly

Thanks

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 24, 2017

Service was excellent but the steaks were not seasoned.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Business Meals
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 (New Orleans)·Dined on December 23, 2017

Birthday Celebration

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 22, 2017

We were served generous portions of superbly prepared seafood, beef and Italian cuisine. The wait staff was very professional, and performed their service like it had been choreographed. The seating was uncharacteristically spacious for a downtown DC restaurant. The chop chop salad is terrific opening to what is sure to be a memorable meal, and you can't go wrong with any of the entrees. The side dishes are generous enough to feed 4 hungry diners. The one sour note was the din in the main dining room. The banquet manager apparently decided it would be fine to accommodate an office holiday party by partitioning the main dining room with 4-foot tall dividers . There were about 40 loud, boisterous and possibly inebriated guests who raised a racket so obnoxious that it put a damper on what was otherwise a wonderful dining experience. We literally had to scream at one another across the table to be heard. We have been dining at the Palm on December 21 for years. This was the first time I regretted to decision to eat there.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 21, 2017

Always have great service at the Palm. Jimmy was unpretentious even though we weren’t a big ticket table. Very classy

Tags: Good for Groups, Business Meals, Notable Wine List, Good for Birthdays, Pre/post Theatre, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, People Watching, Vibrant Bar Scene
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 21, 2017

The food was wonderful. Our server was Jimmy; he was attentive, personable, and efficient. He took very good care of us.

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 21, 2017

Always love the palm!
The waiter was the best during a busy day.

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 21, 2017

Can’t think of a better place for a team lunch to celebrate Christmas and a great 2017. Well done (actually medium rare plus for me)!

Tags: Special Occasion, Business Meals, People Watching
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 21, 2017

Reasonable price for good food. And especially sufficient amount for lunch.

Tags: Great for Lunch
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 21, 2017

At The Palm, you expect good food and that's what we were served. Excellent salads and crab cakes for a festive holiday lunch. But the experience was marred by a noisy packed dining room, made worse by a raucous group of a dozen men at a table in the back. Next time we'll ask to be seated at the front.

Tags: Business Meals
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 21, 2017

In a town of great steak restaurants, the Palm stands tall. Best ribeye hands-down. Three cheese potatoes, creamed spinach, fudge cake. Perfect birthday feast.

Tags: Special Occasion, Hot Spot, Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive, Notable Wine List
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vip
 (Central Coast)·Dined on December 21, 2017

great experience. We really enjoyed the meat options. And the wine list is very good.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 20, 2017

Nothing special. Overrated.

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 16, 2017

Excellent meal. Jimmy our server was fantastic. Professional, perfectly cooked dinner.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 16, 2017

Great food and great service! Our server was excellent and made it such a n awesome experince. Had lobster and steak - the best!

Tags: Fun, Romantic
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 16, 2017

King size lobsters and great steaks make this a go to spot. Very attentive service.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Hot Spot
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 (Naples)·Dined on December 15, 2017

The Palm has been a favorite of mine for almost 40 years. Nothing nouvelle, nouveaux or fern bar about the classic American fare. The steaks and other offerings -- especially the lobsters -- are always perfectly prepared. The wine list is extensive and reasonable (not cheap though) and the service impeccable. Oh and did I mention the bountiful cocktails are also perfectly mixed and outstanding. Plus you never know who you are going to see at dinner or "on the walls." Join the 837 Club to receive notice of member exclusive tastings and pairings, plus discounts and specials.

Tags: Special Occasion
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 13, 2017

Reasonably good food. Friendly and efficient service. Overpriced and noisy place for the red meat eating male crowd, especially those paying with the corporate credit card. My wife was one of two women I observed in the otherwise crowded dining area. Ceasar Salad very good. All items are a la carte, thus, a $35 Chicken Parmigiana (which was good) is served without pasta. The pasta, a $10 additional item, will be linguine, and only linguine, as that is evidently the sole pasta option at this supposedly Italian restaurant.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 13, 2017

The best steakhouse in Washington. When it reached its pinnacle, it stayed there.

Tags: People Watching, Pre/post Theatre, Bar Seating, Creative Cuisine, Hot Spot, Special Occasion, Comfort Food, Notable Wine List, Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies, Great for Lunch, Authentic, Good for a Date, Romantic, Business Meals, Happy Hour, Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation, Worth the Drive, Casual, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for Groups
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 12, 2017

Great as always. Professional service and consistently good food keeps us coming back. Love the chicken parm. It’s the best.

Tags: Hot Spot, Fit for Foodies, Business Meals, Fun
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on December 10, 2017

Thank you to your waiters for singing to us since we just got engaged! Loved our food!!

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·Dined on December 8, 2017

A great lunch with my cousins, wonderful ambience, food,and service! Thanks

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List
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