The Palm Washington DC

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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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Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The service was attentive, but not over the top. The food was excellent and delivered timely. There were plenty of reasons to have lunch at The Palm with a client. I would recommend The Palm for this purpose and will definitely return. I have eaten both the fish and the beef here and found both to be well prepared and excellent choices.

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BC
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great steaks and the drinks were very well made. Still very pricy however.

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DC
Washington DC
34 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Steaks were great. The bronzino was small and a bit disappointed. The restaurant was loud despite no being particularly crowded .

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OT
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

They've got an awful famous reputation. They work hard to maintain it. That double steak was so good.

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CB
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always superb service from the entire staff. Simply outstanding!

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J
Washington DC
17 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 4food 2service 5ambience 5

I have been to the Palm Washington DC many times in the past experiencing good to excellent food. I am not a "foodie" nor were my guests with me this time, but the food this most recent time was simply tasteless. Both I and my wife agreed on this. It was like all of a sudden the restaurant had a different chef and he/she was preparing food a different way than the times in the past. I had the fish dish special (salmon stuffed with crabmeat), and my wife had a steak sandwich - both of which we described to each other as without taste -- missing something essential. We did not finish either dish, took the leftovers home, and then threw the leftovers away agreeing that we did not wish to keep them for a later meal. One expects consistently good food from a restaurant like the Palm. We did not get that on our most recent visit.

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r
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 2

I had a lunch meeting and the room was very loud. Could not hear. Next time I will need to sit in a quiet place or different restaurant.

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Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Celebrated a friend’s birthday there. The staff were very professional and courteous. The food was superb, our waiter was engaging and accommodating. Great time was had. Only downside was that the noise level at lunch was a little high.

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SM
1 review
Dined on March 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding experience! We were celebrating a few birthdays and the entire Palm staff made us feel as if we were the only diners in the restaurant. Excellent food; warm and attentive service and a first-rate evening. We will be back.

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MT
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Very unique place, certainly worth a look. The place was packed when I arrived and was extremely loud, very hard to hold a normal conversation at my table. Felt a bit crowded but nothing too bad.
Server was a little busy but I understand how that goes and we were in no hurry. Just a nice evening out.
Had their Barrel-aged Manhattan. It was good, not the best I've had but still good.
Had the 14oz dry-aged strip and it was outstanding. Probably one of the best I've had in the area.

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OT
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Greatest staff. Consistently amazing food.

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JT
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and service!! I really enjoyed the ambiance.

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

Simply the best

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MO
San Antonio
7 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As always, The Palm -- any of them -- is a great bet for either a business dinner or a personal one. Food is exemplary -- try the rib eye -- and the service is excellent. The wait staff is attentive without "hovering." And, there's no up-selling that I have ever noticed.

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RS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The Palm DC virtually never fails. It’s the second in the chain but now it’s the longest running with the closure of the first Palm NYC. If you want the best of what the Palm can be, find it in DC next time you visit. A gem.

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DE
Washington DC
20 reviews
Dined on February 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Another great dinner for my wife and I at the Palm! This time we had Gabby as our server and she was absolutely charming and provided outstanding service and conversation...like we were all family.

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B
Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always great

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MK
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on February 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Valentine ‘s Day

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OT
Richmond
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always an amazing experience. The staff is professional and always appropriately accommodating.

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K
Atlanta
18 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Meeting my daughter’s boyfriend from University

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GS
Baltimore
20 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Gterat atmosphere, fantastic food and wonderful service is normal every time we visit the Palm. Our server, Chuck, is fantastic. From making suggestions and answering any questions that we had, he demonstrates a true understanding of the menu. We cannot wait to return.

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RB
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

ASK FOR JOHN AS YOUR SERVER. THE PALM'S LOBSTERS ARE DEFINITELY THE BEST IN TOWN. PLEASE BE AWARE THAT THE NOISE LEVEL IS HIGH. ALSO NOTE THE VALET PARKING IS FREE

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c
Washington DC
19 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Me and my Husband had a wonderful valentine day dinner, the service and food was GREAT. Will be coming back...

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DC
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 4

The wine was great. Our waiter was fantastic. But wouldn’t recommend the food especially for the price.

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JP
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went for lunch and had the executive lunch offering. Expected small portions, but the portions were actually somewhat large. Ordered the NY Strip, which was cooked perfectly. Service was excellent!

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SK
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Good food
Good Service
Nice ambiente

Good place to take a love one on a date

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PG
Charleston
1 review
Dined on February 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We went there for our Anniversary and it was one of the best dining experiences we've ever had. The food was excellent but the service was even better. The entire staff treated us to a wonderful evening.

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EG
Washington DC
21 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I always enjoy The Palm. Service is terrific and food is always great. Lively atmosphere as well!

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OT
Anchorage
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We went into the bar for a drink before dinner. Could not get a waiter. I ordered a salad with no nuts. It came with nuts. We caught it before i ate any. I am allergic. Our server was great and the rest of our dinner was fabulous

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JM
Richmond
2 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Took my wife to a show in DC. Had a limited amount of time for dinner, and was running later than our reservation time. The people at The Palm were very accommodating. The service was very personal, the food was outstanding, and we were out with no time issues.

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f
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 1

Excellent food and service
Very enjoyable
Recommend highly for anyone who like a good steak and cost is not an issue

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OT
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on February 5, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 5ambience 4

The steaks are decent. Appetizers, sides, and desserts are mediocre at best.

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New York Area
130 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

I was not particularly impressed with The Palm. Most of our steaks were not prepared as ordered and needed to be sent back to the kitchen. The staff however was very friendly and bent over backwards to make us happy.

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C
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great waiter, great food, excellent service all the way down to the bus boy!

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WD
Washington DC
59 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lunch specials are great and service is top notch. Good wine selection, as well.

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OT
New Orleans
4 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and service

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Dallas
33 reviews
Dined on January 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Even though it’s a “chain”, the political nature makes this a true staple steakhouse in DC.

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Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on January 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service and special ribeye were excellent !!

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r
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on January 29, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

We celebrated a birthday at the Palm during lunch. The steak burgers have got to be some of the best in the city.
My friend order soup and it was a nice size. The noise level is loud but if you at 1:30 it gets quieter. My friend order the chocolate cake for the birthday dessert and it was great. Service was fine and the waiter was good. I just like my usual one named, Mike.

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p
Orlando
7 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great steaks and service.

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