The Palm Washington DC

4.8
3608 reviews
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$50 and over
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Steakhouse
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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Private dining
Dining Style
Fine Dining
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Cuisines
Steakhouse, Seafood, Italian
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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
Holiday Hours: Thanksgiving 11/22/18: 2:00pm – 8:00pm; Christmas Eve 12/24/18: 4:00pm - 8:00pm; Christmas 12/25/18: Closed; New Year's Eve 12/31/18: 5:00pm - Until; New Year's Day 1/1/19: Closed
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Phone number
(202) 293-9091
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Christian Fuentes
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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.
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
N & M Street
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Parking details
Complimentary valet parking available after 6:00 pm daily.
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Public transit
Metro stop on the Red Line at Dupont Circle
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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Enjoy a delicious holiday dinner with family at The Palm this Christmas Eve! We will be open with adjusted hours for the holiday. We look forward to welcoming you.

Monday, December 24, 2018

What 3608 People Are Saying
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4.6
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94% of people would recommend it to a friend
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l
Wilmington
11 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The Palm restaurant in the Hamptons Ny has been a long time favorite. My husband and I have also tried the one in Orlando . We loved the hustle bustle atmosphere and although busy the waiter was attentive. We were disappointed with the clams casino. A piece of bacon on a clam could have been more to it. But where they shine. The veal cop was perfectly cooked and the flavor outstanding. The veal Marsala done right with tender veal and the sauce laced with a hint of Marsala. All said they did not disappoint.

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East Texas
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a party of 8 so sat in the glass room at front of restaurant. The atmosphere was quiet, and we had a perfect time with a perfect meal. Worth the money if you want some quality time.

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GS
Baltimore
16 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As always; great food and fantastic friendly service.

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

Very energetic, noisy, but comfortable with it all. Service is so good, waiters extremely friendly, food is fantastic, and my wife and I always enjoy the dining experience at The Palm.

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e
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Staff get together.

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

Superb restaurant, have been before and each time the service and atmosphere are great!

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MK
1 review
Dined on December 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

fabulous, great waiter, food perfection. Love the maitre de, very charimsmatic.

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TS
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on December 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a great time! Superb service, food, and a LARGE selection of wines and specialty drinks. The bacon wrapped scallops, shrimp cocktail with their atomic horseradish, NY strip steak, and fresh lobster are the best in town!

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C
1 review
Dined on December 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The Palm is the greatest! Although know for steaks, don’t sleep on the chicken parmigiana!

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BB
New York Area
106 reviews
Dined on December 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food, service and the Palm’s special Manhattan drinks were exceptional. John was our waiter and he, as always, was perfect. Always there when needed and served us with some great stories.

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e
Washington DC
16 reviews
Dined on December 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Consistently great steak, salad, and drinks, combined with excellent and friendly service.

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OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on December 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Hard to beat their power lunch. Excellent food at a reasonable price.

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j
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 2

This review is not really a one-time assessment or impression of the restaurant. My family started going to the D.C. Palm in the early '70s not long after the restaurant opened. My father knew one of the initial investors who told him about it when they had a chance meeting at the Miami airport. Ray Jacomo initially and then his brother Tommy when he assumed management of the restaurant were always very considerate of my dad. He walked with crutches and braces from having polio and we always got a table up front so he'd have a shorter distance to walk. We went to the Palm so often when we had family in town and on so many other occasions over the years. The memorial for each of my parents was at the restaurant, thanks very much to Tommy. My father's picture is on the wall now which he also helped make possible. My wife and I took my parents-in-law who moved here from the Philippines and had never been to a restaurant anywhere approaching the Palm. They ordered mahi-mahi which my father-in-law used to catch when he was a fisherman on the South China Sea. They never met my parents but had a chance to sit across from my dad's likeness and feel as though he could see them. I've been to other Palms but nowhere else really captures the feel of the D.C. institution. I would recommend it to anyone. Be prepared for a loud place but that is also because so many people there are having a joyful time. For anyone looking for non-meat options there are seafood dishes. It is a very celebratory kind of environment and you never know who you might see there too. It remains part of Washington and the service can't really be topped. Enjoy for our sake!

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B
Washington DC
24 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent, as always. No complaints at all. Server was courteous, prompt and efficient. Food was fantastic. and ambiance was top of the line.

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AA
1 review
Dined on December 2, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 4

I ordered the 4 pound lobster, but was disappointed in the actual amount of lobster meat. The lobster is served split, and one half seemed smaller than the other. I wondered if the two halves were from the same lobster. However, the lobster was cooked nicely. I recommend adding the option of having the whole lobster (without being served split.)

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ML
Denver
3 reviews
Dined on December 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I had been looking forward to going to The Palm for years and it met all of my high expectations. Possibly the best steak and side dishes I have ever had. I was a bit concerned when I received a phone call reminding us that our late reservation (10:15) was very close to the time that the kitchen closed (10:30), wondering if they were trying to hint at something. However, other than the parking valet shutting down as we drove up (which was no problem as he parked our car directly in front of the restaurant and gave us the keys) there wasn't a single wrinkle in the service. In fact, our server Rubio, was superior. We happened to be there on the day that the President George H.W. Bush passed away. Knowing that The Palm had been one of his favorite restaurants, we chatted with Rubio about the history of President and the restaurant. He shared some fun facts and we enjoyed the conversation with him. Our only negative was that two women in an adjacent booth had obviously over-imbibed and were talking VERY loudly and somewhat obnoxiously. The staff clearly recognized the issue and shot them disapproving glances,Palm pic but didn't intercede. Before our meal ended they finally left and it was just a minor annoyance. In general, we can't recommend The Palm highly enough.

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DJ
Philadelphia
24 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The server, Reggie, was superb and the meal was excellent. Enjoyed everything.

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BA
1 review
Dined on November 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always friendly attentive service. Reliably excellent food. Truly a special place for business personal dinner! Been my go to place in DC for decades.

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R
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent Steak, great service, as usual!

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E
Washington DC
68 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and service

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OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always the best

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OT
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on November 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

LaDawn was. FANTASTIC server! Great knowledge of the wine list and overall made my girlfriends birthday very special! Huge thanks to the staff at the Palm!!!!

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LD
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 2

Went for a birthday and looking forward to it, as it had been a couple of years since we last ate there. Food was not as good as in our previous 20-30 visits. They also seated everyone in a small section even though the restaurant was over half empty and a party behind us made it crowded and noisy with my chair/ purse knocked repeatedly. We were seated first and seriously considered asking to move but we are already being served food. Won’t be back anytime soon. Service in general was okay but overall experience very disappointing. This used to be our go to for birthday/Anniversary etc

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B
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Missed the Caesar Salad because of romaine recall, but the half and half (fried potatoes and onion) was extra crispy which was a pleasant upgrade. Steaks were done perfectly. We had Thanksgiving without the cleanup, but plenty of leftovers (Palm portions are generous, as are the pours.)

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OT
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is the second year in a row my wife and I have spent Thanksgiving here at The Palm. We’ve ordered the New York Prime Double-cut and one again it was amazing. Thank you to the General Manager Michael and his staff for their dedication to such an amazing experience with the Palm.

Semper Fi

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Richmond
2 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We have been going to The Palm for Thanksgiving dinner for ten years now. We are never disappointed. This year we had a new waiter named Reggie (it was only his second day after completing training) and he was fantastic...friendly and professional. We will ask for him again next year!

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J
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Birthday dinner. Few people were there and it was relatively quiet. Good food.

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OT
1 review
Dined on November 18, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Awesome service

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OT
1 review
Dined on November 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Made our anniversary extra special with great service and excellent food

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GF
Baltimore
4 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 5

Great service and atmosphere. Mediocre food. Multiple people agreed

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g
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The Palm is always a great night out. Predictably consistent and service is exceptional. Price point is higher than others for similar items, but that should not be a worry if you are dining out at this type of restaurant

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WL
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The Palm can be a bit noisy with the open dining room, but the food and service are excellent.

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Naples
1 review
Dined on November 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 3

Wonderful restaurant. Incredible food. Great drinks. Wonderful service. Waited for a long time to get bill. I would go back.

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TM
Baltimore
55 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

Excellent for lunch - great menu options and attentive staff

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HC
Las Vegas
3 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

We always ask for John as our server, have been since the 80s.

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New Orleans
1 review
Dined on November 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our waiter, Chuck, was absolutely amazing and handled my party very well.

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Phoenix
2 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Have been going to the Palm restaurants for over 30 years and love the DC Palm. Chuck our server is the best.

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GL
1 review
Dined on November 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A bit loud inside but we could still hear each other fine. Our servers were all excellent and the food was magnificent. I think the best lamb chops I've ever had? The men tried the bisque with sherry in it and I had an appetizer salad, which was plentiful and delicious. We all got dessert which was not the best I've ever had but "worth the calories." Very nice and classy place to enjoy dinner, I'm sure we'll be back.

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DE
Washington DC
18 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I’m a regular during the week more than the weekend. Sunday nights you get the same great attention and cooking, but it’s just a bit quieter. My most regular place in DC.

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OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Bday was awesome!!!!!!

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