The Palm Washington DC

4.7
3488 reviews
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$50 and over
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Steakhouse
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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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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
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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
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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
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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.

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3,488 reviews
4.7 out of 5 Stars
Outstanding
79%
Very Good
16%
Good
4%
Fair
1%
Poor
1%
4.7
food
4.7
service
4.5
ambience
4.3
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96% of people would recommend it to a friend
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KR
Washington DC
2.0
Dined 5 days ago

I was excited to go to The Palm for my birthday dinner with my friends because I’ve heard great things. If you are foodie, this isn’t the place for you. The food has minimal seasoning and the servers seemed annoyed by our large part (14 people.) The best part of the night was the birthday song other than that the best I can give my experience is a 2/5. The food is for people who want to taste the land and sea, again the meals did not have much additional flavor from when it
was caught or killed. No one at my party enjoyed the food.

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DF
Washington DC
5.0
Dined 5 days ago

Great overall as usual
I had never before ordered the veal parmigiana. I was sorely disappointed. Veal was tough sauce could have come from a can

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c
Washington DC
3.0
Dined 5 days ago

Longtime customer, had a one-off dining experience. In short, food cold. Service lacking focus. This will in no way change deter us form returning.

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w
Baltimore
3.0
Dined 5 days ago

We had the lobster special, find it hard to believe they were 4 pounds. Side dishes very mediocre . Carrot cake...EXCELLENT

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TR
Phoenix
5.0
Dined on July 10, 2018

TOPS, the best , eat what you like and please ENJOY!!

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OT
Tampa
5.0
Dined on July 8, 2018

Had an amazing Dinner with our Two kids. The food is always on point. Our Waiter, Evo, was amazing. He made the experience from a 4 to a 5. We ended up closing the restaurant and never felt rushed even though we were the last customers of the night.

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l
Washington DC
4.0
Dined on July 7, 2018

This year's lobster is so sweet! Simply outstanding, and the watermelon and burrata salad was good too. The service, however, was, well, icy. That is, our server was so unwarm as to make it almost uncomfortable. This was not the famous "The Palm" brusque service -- it was something I haven't encountered here before, and it bothered me (and I'm generally happy being pretty much left alone).

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OT
5.0
Dined on July 7, 2018

My girlfriend and I went to the Palm DC for our anniversary and had a great experience. The servers, hosts, and managers were all super attentive and friendly. Also, the food was outstanding and came out timely. I left feeling full and happy with our choice of restaurant. The valet is free (minus the tip, of course) and we had no troubles getting in and out of the restaurant. All in all, a great experience and we would most definitely go back.

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JS
4.0
Dined on July 7, 2018

Food was GREAT, but the waiter was more concerned in servicing the larger groups. I could actually see his disappoinment when my girlfriend and i ordered and we did not want anything other than our main courses and a side. Once he realized that our bill was not going to be very high, his attitude completely changed. I walked in prepared to leave a 25% or higher tip and walked out leaving only 15% out of curtosy. 15% is my bare minimim as i understand that being part of the wait staff is a difficult job and everyone has a bad day, but this guy just couldnt care any less about my girlfriends or my needs. I would go back based on the food alone. I live in Chicago and have never been to the Palm, but i hope my service in Chicago Palm is completely different.

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VB
Richmond
5.0
Dined on July 6, 2018

Shared meal and still didn't finish. Everything was great! Servers were spot on.

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j
Washington DC
5.0
Dined on July 5, 2018

Food was so delicious. Has the lobster special. Service was excellent as always.

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OT
Washington DC
5.0
Dined on July 5, 2018

My steak was perfect, but the Lobster Macaroni and Cheese was not my favorite. Our table attendant was very attentive and I will absolutely be back.

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OT
1.0
Dined on July 5, 2018

I am gluten intolerant. I specifically asked for a “Gf” menu. I was told there was none. I said I’d make do. I ordered the iceberg wedge salad noting no “croutons or anything like that” and “no walnuts”. Forty minutes later, I have an hour for lunch mind you, my salad arrived and it’s covered in fried onions. Today was my son’s 16 birthday and we wanted to treat him to something nice. The server said she’d have the kitchen remake my salad, 15 minutes pass and no salad. Everyone at the table save for one guest has finished and the overly attentive staff have completely cleared everything from the table except the one lone diners plate. Our server final comes back with a salad. But it’s late. I often have to opt out of eating at restaurants with my kids due to health concerns. The kitchen has nothing gf, but I can’t think of when I’ve dined at a place like The Palm and rec’d such bad service. My kids couldn’t wait to get out of there.

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CM
5.0
Dined on July 4, 2018

I celebrated my 26th Anniversary at The Palm. Everything was perfect, including the anniversary song that the staff sang to us!

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DF
Washington DC
5.0
Dined on July 3, 2018

America’s iconic steakhouse - always a pleasure and our server, Gabby, was great.

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I
5.0
Dined on July 2, 2018

I loved the service provided and the food was great, especially the steak 👌🏾

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LM
Washington DC
5.0
Dined on July 1, 2018

Excellent food and service! The Summer Lobster Dinner Deal is a great value for the Palm.

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CJ
Washington DC
5.0
Dined on June 29, 2018

We had visitors from Europe, and were looking for somewhere that was lively, well recommended and close to the business district. The Palm didn't disappoint - the food was great, the wine was good and reasonably priced, and our server, Chuck, was knowledgeable about the menu and the history of the restaurant, and was also wonderfully entertaining.

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M
Philadelphia
4.0
Dined on June 27, 2018

Very noisy
But great food
Dark lighting as well
Hard to see menu while dining

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JF
Washington DC
5.0
Dined on June 27, 2018

The Palm is my go-to place for taking my team out for a nice lunch. Food and service is always top notch and it is always a crowd pleaser.

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RS
Washington DC
4.0
Dined on June 27, 2018

I think of The Palm as an old friend....very reliable. I took my wife to lunch there...her first visit. All was very nice.

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JS
Tampa
4.0
Dined on June 27, 2018

Never had a bad meal. Always great. Sorry we lost our Tampa location.

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GS
Baltimore
5.0
Dined on June 22, 2018

Fantastic food, excellent service and a great atmosphere.

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L
Washington DC
5.0
Dined on June 22, 2018

Marvelous! Always delicious. Friendly staff.

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L
Washington DC
5.0
Dined on June 19, 2018

My husband and I treated our granddaughter to a birthday lunch. John, our server, was most attentive and accommodating. As always, The Palm continues to be our favorite place to dine. Thank you for a great afternoon. Frank and Linda

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OT
Washington DC
5.0
Dined on June 19, 2018

It’s was an amazing experience. I’ve invited my parents-in-law and they were very pleased with the food and the service. These are the reasons I have been a frequent customer.

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MR
Pittsburgh
5.0
Dined on June 18, 2018

Great steak dinner. Our waitress, LaDawn, made the evening special.

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l
Washington DC
5.0
Dined on June 17, 2018

Great service - great food

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OT
Washington DC
4.0
Dined on June 17, 2018

The summer lobster special is fantastic, we come back every year. The service level is average and has a lot there be desired. The food is great and consistent every visit, so we’ll be back even with the service challenges.

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BK
Washington DC
5.0
Dined on June 16, 2018

The Palm DC never disappoints. Have been going here for our family celebrations for over 40 years. It is comfortable and consistent-a feel good meal everytime.

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t
New York Area
5.0
Dined on June 16, 2018

always good - customer for 25 yrs - Michael fabulous host - John great server - all good experience !!

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B
Washington DC
5.0
Dined on June 15, 2018

The waitress was excellent and enjoyed our meal. Everything was fresh and hot

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EG
Washington DC
5.0
Dined on June 15, 2018

Great food and service -- Lobster night and we loved it.

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A
Washington DC
5.0
Dined on June 11, 2018

The Washington Palm is an institution. A fancy version of Cheers where waiters and staff become friends. The food is always outstanding and the drinks are an excellent pour. If I had one suggestion for management it would be to go back to the whole pickle. The new spears are limp and soft (yuk bad idea.) Otherwise wouldn't change a thing.

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BD
5.0
Dined on June 9, 2018

Arrived at the restaurant and was immediately greeted and seated by the staff. Our waiter was very outgoing, friendly, and helpful on suggestions. The food was fabulous, worth visiting especially for that special occasion.

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OT
Washington DC
5.0
Dined on June 8, 2018

Impeccable service!

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OT
Washington DC
5.0
Dined on June 7, 2018

You can ALWAYS count on The Palm for an unforgettable meal. We took my mom for her birthday, and everything was perfect from start to finish — from the birthday card waiting in the table, hand-signed by the staff, to the rousing Happy Birthday sung by everyone with dessert.

We all had filet with different preparations — chimichurri, hollandaise, Oscar style — and three tasty family style sides. When they say the portions are generous, they are not joking!

Thank you to the staff for a lovely night. We will be back!

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AC
Washington DC
4.0
Dined on June 7, 2018

Great for family get together. Fun atmosphere and good food, cheerful service.

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MB
Washington DC
5.0
Dined on June 6, 2018

The Palm is always a great choice, except that it is always LOUD.

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A
Chicago
5.0
Dined on June 5, 2018

Great service and exceptional food! Outstanding!

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