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Charlie Palmer Steak - DC, Washington, DC

Charlie Palmer Steak - DC

4.5
4.5
3331 Reviews
$31 to $50
Steakhouse
Charlie Palmer Steak Washington, DC, located in the United Brotherhood of Carpenters building, is dedicated to another fine master craft: bold American food. Under the direction of Executive Chef Zach Long, the menu not only stars the best American artisan beef cuts like an aged Angus Rib-eye "Cowboy" Steak but updated locally sourced seafood dishes, like Chesapeake Bay Oysters and Soft Shell Crab Fritto Misto.

Much more than a steakhouse, the timelessly stylish restaurant moves the political power meetings out of the back room and into private dining spaces, sleek enclaves of dark wood. Located off the wide, open expanse of the National Mall, Charlie Palmer’s Steak’s rooftop terrace can accommodate 400 guests for private events, offering the city’s most impressive view of the Capitol.

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2 people

11:00 PM


Booked 36 times today
Experiences are available.

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Fine Dining

  • Cuisines

    Steakhouse, Seafood, American

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch Mon–Fri 11:30 am–2:00 pm Happy Hour Mon–Fri 4:00 pm–6:00 pm Dinner Mon–Sat 5:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (202) 547-8100

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Executive chef

    Zach Long

  • Catering

    Frequently cited as Capitol Hill's best private event space, Charlie Palmer Steak's private dining rooms can accommodate events ranging from 10 to 180 guests for a seated dinner or 20 to 500 guests for a cocktail reception. Charlie Palmer Steak offers four private dining rooms in addition to exclusive use of the main dining room, a private rooftop terrace, and two additional upper-level spaces. For more information, visit our website at https://www.charliepalmersteak.com/private-dining-washington-dc/.

  • Private party facilities

    Frequently cited as Capitol Hill's best private event space, Charlie Palmer Steak's private dining rooms can accommodate events ranging from 10 to 180 guests for a seated dinner or 20 to 500 guests for a cocktail reception. Charlie Palmer Steak offers four private dining rooms in addition to exclusive use of the main dining room, a private rooftop terrace, and two additional upper-level spaces.

  • Private party contact

    Carleigh Smith: (202) 464-5410

  • Neighborhood

    Capitol Hill

  • Cross street

    Louisiana and First Streets

  • Parking details

    Private lot & street parking also available.

  • Public transit

    Two Blocks From Union Station Metro, Amtrak, and VRE

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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Experiences

  • Charlie Palmer Steak Family Style Dinner

    $95.00 per person

    Prepaid

    Multiple dates available
    Charlie Palmer Steak 3-Course Family Style Dinner Includes: bread service for the table, two starters: Mixed Green Salad and Shrimp Oreganata, three entrées: Sirloin Steak, Roasted Chicken and Big Glory Bay Salmon. Accompanied by seasonal sides: Asparagus with Romesco Sauce, Roasted Fingerling Potatoes and Roasted Brussels Sprout. Plus a selection of desserts.

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What 3,331 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.5
4.5 based on recent ratings
  • 4.4Food
  • 4.4Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.1Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Washington, D.C. Area

    Most Booked 1000-Point Tables

  • District of Columbia

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  1. Nicole

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing service! We were celebrating my son’s birthday and the service team could not have been more gracious. One of our servers even walked us to a great vantage point of the U.S. capitol! The food was excellent and the ambiance lovely. I highly recommend it.
  2. OpenTable Diner

    Phoenix

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 26, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This Restaurant made us feel special on our special day! Right frok the greeting at the reception to the complimentary champagne and cake at the end they ticked all the boxes! Fantastic steak and appetizers, gustavo was brilliant! Definitely coming back!!! 5 star all the way!!!!
  3. JessicaH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 24, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Service and food was great. Noise was never a problem during the meal.
  4. KarenS

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 20, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent great service. Fun dessert for son’s college graduation!
  5. NLM80

    Washington DC

    17 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on May 17, 2023

    overall4food4service3ambience3
    I had been to the restaurant on numerous occasions, but always in a private room. This time, we were in the main open area and the ambiance resembled that of a restaurant attached to a hotel. The other two people in my party had never been there before and noted the same. The food was good. We had two different steaks and a crabcake and everyone was generally pleased with the choices. My small annoyance was that I had asked for medium rare and was given a medium, while my husband's "medium" was medium rare. We didn't bother sending them back, but just a note for the waitstaff to be more attentive when taking orders. The one thing that bothered us a bit was that we felt the waitstaff was trying to rush us out of the restaurant. We were still enjoying our wine and were nibbling on some left over fries, and the waitstaff tried to clear our food (which we were still eating) on two separate occasions - and once we very loudly said "please leave it" and they still insisted on picking it up off the table. While I would not write the restaurant off for any future visits, I hope not to have a similar experience in the future.
  6. FoodKing

    Washington DC

    11 reviews

    2.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on May 12, 2023

    overall2food3service1ambience1
    We had high hopes for our for Charlie Palmer to celebrate my son’s 18th birthday. Unfortunately, it was a pretty disappointing experience. Even though we had a reservation, and arrived within 10 minutes of that, our table had been given away and Hostess was a little off-hand - like it was our privilege to be there. After a 10 minute wait, a table turned up and we were seated. Drinks were served quickly but it took another 20 minutes to see a waiter to take our food order. Starter took 30 minutes, entree 40 minutes and dessert 25 minutes to arrive. Entrees we’re going cold by the time they were dumped on the table. No bread, no drink refills, including the fizzy water we’d already paid for. Food just OK. Not worth $100/head for service this bad. Ambience of the restaurant was not thrilling either with loud music and a seedy looking reception area near the door. There are much better places steps from here that treat you better and have great food. Won’t ever return. Note to management, don’t make your wait staff work 8 tables at a time at this price point. Your first time customers won’t return!
  7. RickM

    Washington DC

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 12, 2023

    overall3food5service1ambience3
    The food was excellent but the service was very slow and didn’t seem to anticipate our needs. Our drinks wine with dinner were very slow to appear as was our dinners.
  8. DavidS

    New England

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 5, 2023

    overall1food1service1ambience3
    First, my reservation was for BAR seating, and to them, bar seating is.... a table in the bar area. Never experienced that before. Steak was cold and tough... 75 bucks. Lead bartender was clearly more interested in the last sitting alone than taking my drink order. I would not go again.
  9. MatthewJ

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 25, 2023

    overall3food3service4ambience4
    Average steak. Hostess had an attitude when we arrived
  10. ccBostonMa

    San Francisco

    412 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    412 reviews

    Dined on April 20, 2023

    overall3food3service4ambience4
    Certainly decent, but a few bumps along the way. First, our party arrived as two groups - one group got seated which was fine, but when the second group arrived using the same name, we were told no one had arrived and were seated at a new table. In any case, we solved that one. While we appreciate the leaves in the table to expand the table was a plus, given the amount of wine and apps we ordered, it made hearing someone across the table a challenge - it was an energetic evening. But, the steak was just OK, the mushroom medley were clumsily served with a fork, and no spoon, and the raw oysters were only served with large forks! All a bit odd. Plus, the wait person lost track of which glass was for which red wine - why not have two different glasses for those who want to enjoy two reds? Or some way to notate which is which? In any case, decent, but not at the level I'd expect from a name brand Chef.
  11. NaomiM

    New England

    7 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on April 20, 2023

    overall2food3service2ambience3
    It was just meh. Waiter forgot our wine and then was unavailable to remind - we had to ask the manager to bring it and it finally arrived with our dinners. Steaks were over cooked, sides were just OK. Ambiance was boring. Truly nothing special about this experience except for the high price tag.
  12. BrandonC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 20, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Some of the best food I have ever eaten. Attentive wait staff. High end atmosphere. Expensive but more than worth it!
  13. OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 19, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Ate alone but never felt overlooked or neglected . Food was great.
  14. FoodLoverDG

    Los Angeles

    70 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    70 reviews

    Dined on April 18, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lamar at the Bar is the way to go! He is the absolute best.
  15. AnthonyR

    Louisville

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 17, 2023

    overall1food1service1ambience3
    Reservation time was not honored and not seated for half an hour. Service was extremely poor and unresponsive. Tried to seat us at table outside a banquet room in the hall. I’m steak temperatures not correct had to be redone. Took a half an hour for refire. Drinks were overpriced and sloppily made. Would not likely return. Unfortunatel as past visits were favorable. Not worth $175 per person to dine out for experience received.
  16. OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    40 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    40 reviews

    Dined on April 17, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Went here for a business lunch on a Monday. Excellent experience.
  17. FrankM

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 14, 2023

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    Sadly, this restaurant experience was regrettable on all levels. We ordered medium steaks which arrived rare, rubbery and bloody. Requesting they be returned only to arrive 15 minutes later chard, dry and brittle. Despite this, we poised ourselves to eat it anyways only to find the steak knives to be as blunt as a butter knife. Without so much as an inquiry from the staff or management regarding our satisfaction, the bill was presented to us. This is without a doubt the most disappointing dining experience I’ve had. A waste of time, money and appetite.
  18. MrsTaylor

    Washington DC

    9 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on April 14, 2023

    overall3food2service4ambience5
    I am a firm believer that a good steak shouldn't "need" steak sauce and I should be able to slice, not saw, my meat. With that being said, we will not revisit Charlie Palmer. The brussel sprouts were amazing and the atmosphere & service was nice. But ultimately if the entree is not good, it's a waste of time & money. My husband felt the same.
  19. OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    15 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on April 14, 2023

    overall3food5service2ambience5
    The food was amazing and the bar staff was very friendly, but we waited at least 20 minutes before a waiter came to our table despite the restaurant only being half full. Then our waiter disappeared and we suddenly had someone else waiting on us. I would have expected better and was especially disappointed since we were celebrating my mom’s birthday.
  20. BillieP

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 13, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic food. Waiters give the best recommendations on the food.
  21. OpenTable Diner

    Minneapolis

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on April 8, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was delicious. The service exceptional. Rodrigo was outstanding! We will definitely be back.
  22. OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on April 1, 2023

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Great service at the bar. First time there and the steak was the best part, as it should be. Surprised by a beautiful dessert for my date’s birthday.
  23. Cass

    New York Area

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 31, 2023

    overall1food1service5ambience5
    Terrible food! Ordered the ribeye (medium) and the meat was underseasoned and tough. The steak knife was dull and the meat was so tough and chewy -- it was exhausting to eat! My mom and I were hoping to have a good dinner during our trip to DC and this dining experience definitely ruined it.
  24. olivia

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 30, 2023

    overall5food4service4ambience5
    I like the restaurant vibe. They offer 2 prix menu for the lunch and it worth the price.
  25. KathyB

    Charleston

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on March 29, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Was a great evening. Food and atmosphere could not have been better. Our server deserved 10 stars
  26. ChristopherKen

    Washington DC

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on March 27, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing steaks as always, Great Service by the entire staff, and brillantly crafted cocktails.
  27. OpenTable Diner

    Alabama

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 27, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Deon was our server and he was fantastic. Very accommodating and was extremely helpful with menu items. The best service I have seen in a long time.
  28. OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 22, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful service, great seating. Perfect setting for a dinner after a day on the Hill.
  29. OpenTable Diner

    New England

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 17, 2023

    overall3food2service5ambience5
    Service was great. View of Congress magnificent. The food was so so. Shrimps were ok (they seemed a little old). NY sirloin was below average.
  30. ChristopherC

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 17, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food is always quality at Charlie Palmer. The service is top notch. If the prices scare you the quality matches.
  31. ChrisA

    Charleston

    1 review

    vip
    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 15, 2023

    overall3food4service4ambience2
    Really loud dining room, didn't have 2 things I ordered. Quality was good and so was service but the atmosphere was less than perfect.
  32. OpenTable Diner

    Orlando

    7 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on March 14, 2023

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    The service was slow and it took almost 30 minutes after ordering to get a salad. The servers were very attentive but the kitchen might have been off.
  33. WendyG

    Charleston

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 10, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was wonderful.
  34. ABates

    Vancouver

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 10, 2023

    overall3food3service4ambience5
    My glass of wine tasted like vinegar (which was fixed), and the baked potato wasn’t done. Atmosphere was great!
  35. SheilaB

    Baltimore

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 8, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was delicious. The wait staff was great. We started with a delicious appetizer. Then for dinner, one of us had steak and the other had pan seared scallops. Both were cooked for perfection.We shared a side of sauteed spinach and caramelized mushrooms. The portions were a great size. We split 2 desserts. It was a great night.
  36. OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    3 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 8, 2023

    overall2food2service2ambience2
    We had to ask where our main course was after waiting over 30 minutes after our salads. Clearly sitting under a heat lamp, dried out and tough, soggy fries, dried glaze on carrots all for $225.
  37. DavidS

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 4, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Incredible meal. Reasonable priced and wonderful location with views.
  38. KevinL

    Washington DC

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on March 4, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great experience the staff treated me and my date real good I will be back definitely
  39. OpenTable Diner

    Tahoe

    6 reviews

    2.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on March 2, 2023

    overall2food3service2ambience2
    Service was slow it was extremely loud steaks and sides were good
  40. Steven

    Washington DC

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on March 1, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The lunch prix fixe is (relatively) affordable and delicious. Great high-quality burger, thoughtfully constructed, and the fries are crispy and salty; the best.The quality is always there. On this visit, the service at our table was especially nice: responsive, prompt, friendly, and unobtrusive.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
    • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Staff temperature check required
    • Contact tracing information collected

FAQs

Charlie Palmer Steak - DC is rated 4.5 stars by 3331 OpenTable diners.

Charlie Palmer Steak - DC does offer gift cards which you can purchase here.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

11:00 PM


Booked 36 times today
Experiences are available.
Google Map for Charlie Palmer Steak - DC

101 Constitution Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20001

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Louisiana and First Streets

  • Neighborhood

    Capitol Hill

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch Mon–Fri 11:30 am–2:00 pm Happy Hour Mon–Fri 4:00 pm–6:00 pm Dinner Mon–Sat 5:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Steakhouse, Seafood, American

  • Dining style

    Fine Dining

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Parking details

    Private lot & street parking also available.

  • Public transit

    Two Blocks From Union Station Metro, Amtrak, and VRE

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Zach Long

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (202) 547-8100

  • Catering

    Frequently cited as Capitol Hill's best private event space, Charlie Palmer Steak's private dining rooms can accommodate events ranging from 10 to 180 guests for a seated dinner or 20 to 500 guests for a cocktail reception. Charlie Palmer Steak offers four private dining rooms in addition to exclusive use of the main dining room, a private rooftop terrace, and two additional upper-level spaces. For more information, visit our website at https://www.charliepalmersteak.com/private-dining-washington-dc/.

  • Private party facilities

    Frequently cited as Capitol Hill's best private event space, Charlie Palmer Steak's private dining rooms can accommodate events ranging from 10 to 180 guests for a seated dinner or 20 to 500 guests for a cocktail reception. Charlie Palmer Steak offers four private dining rooms in addition to exclusive use of the main dining room, a private rooftop terrace, and two additional upper-level spaces.

  • Private party contact

    Carleigh Smith: (202) 464-5410

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