The Palm Washington DC

4.6
4149 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 4149 people are saying
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ChristinaJ
Savannah
5 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food3service5ambience4

I was disappointed at first, but our main entree almost made up for it. To start, I got a cocktail that was obviously missing a main ingredient. It was corrected quickly. Then we ordered a seafood dish as an appetizer, and the fish was obviously old and bad. Like, gag worthy. At this point I feel like we're "those people" that just complain about everything, and I felt really bad having to bring up a second issue to the server. Typically if something minor goes wrong we just don't say anything and eat the meal anyway, but for a restaurant of this caliber to serve two inedible things in a row was very frustrating. Also, the restaurant was SO loud. Like, sports bar on a major game night loud. And do not expect any kind of social distancing.

All that being said, we have zero complaints about our server. He was amazing and addressed the issues very quickly. Our main entrees were delicious, thankfully.

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vipjcah3
Washington DC
67 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I’ve dined here at least 60 times over the years and all I can continue to say is Magnificent! My favorite restaurant in DC for dinner!👍🏽👍🏽👍🏽👍🏽👍🏽

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vipSkiWee82
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The excellent service matched the delicious cuisine.

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mikef
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The power lunch needs to have the shrimp bucatini put back on it and change the catch of the day more

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall2food3service2ambience3

I was immediately seated. Ordered 15 minutes later. I didnt receive my food until 50 mins later. The waiter was not attentive until I expressed disdain for the way my appetizer was dropped off and its presentation. Definitely wont be going back.

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vipExcellent
Washington DC
27 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Our server was superb, friendly, there when you wanted him and not when when not. Great indoor/outdoor seating.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience3

Good as aLways

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vipCMHurbanGirl
Columbus
5 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We sat at the bar to have a drink before our reservation was ready, but the bartender was so fun and engaging we decided to stay there for our whole meal! She was wonderful... knew the menu, made great suggestions and fabulous cocktails! I only wish I could remember her name to recommend her to others.

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JohnG
1 review
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My Boss came from out of state they loved it I was not there he said he will comeback in two weeks they will come again.

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catiecappadona
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

love of my life and I had dinner and it was absolutely amazing. Service impeccable. Food incredible. Drinks perfect. Outstanding night.

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vipBrettB
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great food, service that is spectacular and an overall great evening.

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vipSMRoth
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall2food2service5ambience5

They have removed too many items from the current menu while also raising prices. Too few items for me to enjoy at née higher prices since my favorites are now gone. I will have to go elsewhere now for special meals palm is now just another overpriced steak house.

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OpenTable Diner
Indiana
2 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

the best i love this place

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Tasty food. Comfortable seating. Exquisite service- highly recommend- loved it

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vipBrianN
Savannah
3 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2021
Overall3food5service5ambience3

Great. Great steaks. Great lobster. Great wine. Great service

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
6 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had a wonderful experience. The food was great, and the service was even better! This was my best dining experience in DC.

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LyndaR
Washington DC
16 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Food was excellent as always. Service was good. Surprised to see the restaurant 3/4 full.. used to be impossible to get a table on a Saturday night. Maybe they need launch a new marketing campaign to bring back the vibe from its hay day.

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TS08
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I went for my birthday and got the power lunch special. They had great service and food.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
16 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience3

The Palms as a chain has certainly gone downhill. The food was bland and mediocre. There are far better choices.

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vipAnonymous
Washington DC
56 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and food.

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Kenny
West Virginia
27 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience4

I lived in th DC area for 30yr until I moved away 10yr ago. The Palm was always a favorite place.
The young lady behind the bar could not have been more friendly & professional.
Ahen seated, I was fortunate to have one of the best waiters in the business.
I ordered, and paid for, a 4lb lobster. (There was a "special" being offered: 4lb for price of 3lb, 3lb for price of 2lb, etc)
The lobster I was served was barely 2lb.

JJ
JoJo
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on August 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is delicious. Wait staff is very efficient and goes out of their way to provide superior service.

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vipLogger60
London
30 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Once again, the food, the service and the atmosphere was perfect.

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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
3 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Classic establishment with good steaks! Enjoyed the restaurant week menu.

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vipKathrynL
Cleveland
25 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had both been here before, but it was still as great as we remembered—which can be tough.

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Rachel075
Washington DC
17 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2021
Overall3food4service5ambience4

Food was good but I was NOT impressed with their restaurant week specials. It's like they didn't want any new customers. The waiter was amazing!

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DavidK
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved it! First time to eat at Palm. My Caesar salad was perfect, and my eggplant parma was the best I've ever had (my own included!). Our server (Mike) was wonderful - he made us feel like family dropping in for lunch! We'll be back!

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Angela
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding service and some of the best steak on the east coast! Highly recommend.

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vipDeanI
Washington DC
34 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Consistently great service and great food!

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on August 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Amazing service from end to end!! I called the restaurant when they were close to coordinate a surprise for my lady. They not only accommodated me, but made sure the flowers remained fresh.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Richmond
2 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Frank the bartender was excellent as always and our Waiter Chuck did a great job.

It was fun and enjoyable evening.

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vipUnimpressed
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2021
Overall2food1service5ambience3

The service was very slow and the food was too salty. Also there were no health friendly items.

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vipJohn
Washington DC
22 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience4

The Palm committed possibly one of the greatest errors when two people are meeting for lunch under a named reservation. I arrived ten minutes early for the Open Table reservation, stated my name (which the reservation was under), stated I was meeting a guest, and I was seated. Unbeknownst to me, my guest arrived either shortly before or shortly after me, and was seated in another part of the restaurant. It was not until 15 minutes after our reservation time and we were both seated separately (and fiddling with our thumbs) did I text my guest to see if possibly something had gone awry with our plans. It was then that the restaurant host quickly brought my guest to my table. The Palm, of all restaurants, should know better.

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Ralphie
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A wonderful night celebrating a cherished friend's wish for dinner at the Palm. The staff treated us with care and made it a special night-Thank you

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
40 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love our visits to the Palm WDC! Reconnected with a friend who works there and made our birthday evening even more lovely. Food was spot on and prepared gorgeously! Thank you Palm for always being you!

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gilkit
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, Great Service. Just west there was a steak and salad option that had option for a smaller size for those watching their health.

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MMB1991
1 review
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My favorite restaurant in D.C.! I go there with my partner constantly, and, finally for the first time, went there with friends. Couldn’t have asked for better service, nor a kinder waitress. Hoping to go back soon!

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vipDeanI
Washington DC
34 reviews
Dined on July 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Consistently great service and great food! The apps, the steaks, and the sides are amazing.

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Acustomer
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Service was either lacking or very slow. Food unfortunately great. Overcooked to the point of being plasticky rubbery. Just left the whole plate. No bread or anything.
All in all not great

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vipIBolt
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

This was my last time visiting what was once a great restaurant. As for this visit, we had a bartender who was too busy, a waitress who vanished, and a rare steak that should have been medium well. I don’t blame individuals as any night can be tough, but it’s now my second time in a row where I had to send a steak back for being undercooked. The gentleman I was with tonight is a medium rare fan and he said his steak was like it was still on the cow. I know one person’s view doesn’t matter, but I’m a 35-year old loyal customer who used to bring clients and friends. Good luck in the future.

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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 4.6 stars by 4149 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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