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The Palm Washington DC

4.7
3398 reviews
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$50 and over
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Steakhouse
Perfect For:
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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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What 3398 People Are Saying
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4.7
service
4.5
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4.2
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89% of people would recommend it to a friend
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4.0Dined on December 30, 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.

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4.0Dined on December 29, 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.

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5.0Dined on December 28, 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

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4.0Dined on December 27, 2017

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

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5.0Dined on December 27, 2017

Excellent food, superior service. A very enjoyable evening.

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5.0Dined on December 26, 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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4.0Dined 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.

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5.0Dined 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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4.0Dined on December 23, 2017

Service was excellent but the steaks were not seasoned.

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5.0Dined on December 23, 2017

Birthday Celebration

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4.0Dined on December 21, 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.

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4.0Dined 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

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5.0Dined 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.

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5.0Dined on December 21, 2017

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

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5.0Dined 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)!

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4.0Dined on December 21, 2017

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

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3.0Dined 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.

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5.0Dined on December 20, 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.

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4.0Dined on December 20, 2017

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

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3.0Dined on December 20, 2017

Nothing special. Overrated.

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5.0Dined on December 16, 2017

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

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5.0Dined 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!

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4.0Dined on December 15, 2017

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

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5.0Dined 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.

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3.0Dined 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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5.0Dined on December 12, 2017

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

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5.0Dined 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.

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5.0Dined on December 9, 2017

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

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5.0Dined on December 8, 2017

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

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5.0Dined on December 7, 2017

Been going to Palm for over thirty years. Always a fun place.

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2.0Dined on December 7, 2017

Terrible service. Had to constantly ask for things. Our server would not do anything on his own. Whether it be needed more refills, or asking for lemons (three different times), we had to constantly track someone down to provide us service. I eat at steak houses around the city quite often, and in the past year or two, this place is definitely gone downhill.

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5.0Dined on December 5, 2017

The Palm is always amazing and Jimmy is the best waiter!

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5.0Dined on December 5, 2017

Another great night of dining at the Palm. You can always count on great service, delicious food and a fun experience.

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5.0Dined on December 4, 2017

Always lively and energetic - with good food and service, and the staff always remembers us.

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5.0Dined on December 2, 2017

This was the anniversary of my husband and I first date. We have been married for 10 years and we always celebrate the beginning of our destiny. The greeting we received at the front desk, the ambiance of the restaurant, the service, and the food made for a great anniversary dinner.

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4.0Dined on December 2, 2017

Excellent level of service. Only misstep was when they originally sent out my 26 ounce porterhouse, it was not well done as I had originally ordered. But the waitress took it back quickly and had the steak cooked additionally. My party was very impressed with every course for the portions and quality.

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5.0Dined on November 30, 2017

Great meal and fantastic service! Thanks!!

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3.0Dined on November 27, 2017

I’ve been to the Palm in Las Vegas. The quality of the large Rib Eye in DC was inferior. It was not as tender or flavorful. The Vegas Rib Eye was the best I ever had.

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5.0Dined on November 25, 2017

Went for my husband’s birthday and they made it a special and memorable dinner! The Maitre’D shook his hand when we arrived and they had a birthday card signed by the restaurant staff waiting at the table. They even put a candle in his cheesecake! Those small acts of thoughtfulness were so sweet. The food was equally memorable- the wagyu steak was tender and melt-in-your-mouth. The cocktails are smooth and refreshing. Will definitely return for a special occasion dinner- maybe New Year’s!

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5.0Dined on November 24, 2017

The best dinner we have ever had in the DC area. We began with a double Bushmills up and a Belvedere Martin while perusing the menu. iWe ordered the lobster bisque to start, followed by a filet mignon and a ribeye (Wagyu Rib-Eye Steak 12 ounce , with a side of wild mushrooms. Accompanied with a bottle of Chateaunuef du Pape {the good one). Finished with a Cheesecake and Apple Pie. Simple. Fabulous. Incredibly delicious. We are back in our hotel and still raving about the dinner. But, what made the evening absolutely perfect was our waiter, Jim (from Pittsburgh). As expected,, he was very knowledgeable about the menu. What was not expected was t

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