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Charlie Palmer Steak - DC, Washington, DC

Charlie Palmer Steak - DC

4.6
4.6
3283 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

7:00 PM


Booked 34 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 3,283 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.2Value

NoiseModerate

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  • Washington, D.C. Area

    Most Booked 1000-Point Tables

  • District of Columbia

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  1. AM

    AndreaM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 27, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Isaac was our main server and he was magnificent. We were celebrating a special occasion, and in addition to the amazing food drink, they brought a special dessert for the celebration, and took us to the rooftop for the view. We had oysters, chicken, lobster, steak, wine and mixed drinks. Everything we ate, was delicious. We would definitely go back!
  2. s

    stalkeyedfly

    Washington DC

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on January 27, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a lovely meal. The restaurant itself is very attractive. It is nicely decorated, and nothing seems worn or shabby. The staff is very friendly and helpful. And the food was fantastic! The bread service was generous, and our steaks were nicely charred on the outside and a perfect shade of pink on the inside, without too much seasoning. If I have to find something to quibble about, I would note that the hand soap in the ladies room was the lurid pink food service variety. It’s a very small detail, but I always notice when fine dining restaurants do it.
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 27, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Service was excellent! Lobster and dry aged steak were excellent!
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    11 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on January 21, 2023

    overall3food3service2ambience4
    We were there for restaurant week and that may have effected service. Usually it’s fairly good here and they can handle large volumes but not this time. The restaurant was very busy and staff seemed to be overwhelmed. The service was extremely spotty and not caring or well informed. Our drink order took 45 min at the beginning. Then there were long lags during meal service. No one ever checked with us to ask how we were doing. A bug disappointment for a restaurant of this caliber. Will not be back anytime soon
  5. A

    Acacia

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 17, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was delicious and the service was quick! Our server was amazing and my friend and I plan to totally do lunch there again!
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Austin

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 12, 2023

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    I would venture to use Charlie’s again in the future.
  7. LI

    LISAJ

    Seattle

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on January 10, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We enjoyed our meal and the wait staff is very helpful. We split the beet salad and it came on two plates, which is nice. The steaks were flavorful. We had the twice baked potato, highly recommend. This is not our first time eating here, we have also had lunch here multiple times
  8. KA

    KatA

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 7, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    this was our first time dining at this restaurant and I have to say it was a great experience and way to celebrate my husband birthday
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 5, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Beautiful seating with a great waiter
  10. LL

    LovelyLinda

    Los Angeles

    21 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on January 4, 2023

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    Drinks (cosmo & vodka tonic) 1st glass dramatically different in alcohol strength. Asparagus I sent back and the potato was baked was a little bit hard to scoop out because I think it was overcook. Filet was very good but plate was not preheated enough to stay warm throughout meal
  11. AH

    AshantiH

    San Francisco

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    New Year’s Eve dinner
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    3 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2023

    overall1food1service2ambience5
    We booked the NYE experience for 10 o’clock via OpenTable. When we arrived, we were told to give them 20 mins to setup the table. Cool. We didn’t get seated til 10:40. Still cool. Waiter didn’t speak to us til I asked other waiters “Who is serving our table?” 11:20 comes, we finally order drinks and appetizers. Completely understand the long wait (it’s NYE, completely cool); however, when the waiter brings our 1 appetizer and drinks, he tells us “Hey the kitchen is closed”. You gotta be kidding me. I then personally spoke with the manager and while he tried to get our order in, we were still faced with “Sorry the kitchen is closed”. We planned our week in DC with plans to eat here for NYE. Why would you allow your reservations to extend all the way to 10 o’clock when you are telling me the kitchen closes at 10. Not acceptable. On top of that. Your staff had many opportunities to inform us when the kitchen closes. I appreciate them for taking care of the bill, but that does not make up for the NYE experience. We spent the opening of the new year in a Uber looking for other restaurants.
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Richmond

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 1, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Love it! The food and service is amazing.
  14. S

    Skip

    New York Area

    35 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    35 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2023

    overall3food3service4ambience3
    The restaurant isn’t what it used to be. The tomahawk ribeye for two was somewhat tough. The sides were not great. They advertised the New Year’s Eve experience. When I asked them what was included in that, they said it was a mistake on the website and it was only about the special pricing on the tomahawk ribeye.
  15. DM

    DMVBoy

    Washington DC

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2023

    overall3food3service3ambience4
    It was not at the level we expected or paid. thanks
  16. JM

    JennM

    Washington DC

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We were celebrating New Years Eve. The service was amazing. We were checked on often by the wait staff but never felt rushed. There was quiet music in the background but could easily talk without shouting. The food melted in your mouth and everything we ordered was delicious.
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    5 reviews

    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2022

    overall3food2service2ambience5
    I enjoy the ambiance at this place. However , the food wasn’t so great. I had the chicken dish & lobster. The lobster was stuffed that was pretty good. The drinks weren’t that good I had the YA MON. Overall I would come back here but for happy hour or lunch.
  18. SG

    StephanieG

    New York Area

    20 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on December 30, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience5
    Not sure what happen to this restaurant. The food was just good. Last we came here the food was amazing, like a hidden gem. The drinks were delicious! The Ahi tuna tartare had a lot acidity. The sea scallops were OK. They weren’t great like the last time I had them. The lobster mac & cheese was forgettable. It wasn’t like the first time but I would recommend friends to stop at this restaurant.
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    4 reviews

    1.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 29, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    Waited 10 min w/o being greeted or offered a menu/water. Went to Capital Grille instead.
  20. e

    eddiev

    Baltimore

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing service, we had burgers, steak salad, pasta, and squash soup and desserts. Everything was outstanding then after we relocated to the bar with Lamar as bartender with amazing skills, specialty drinks that were amazing. The GM attention was superb. The view is amazing.
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Miami

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing service and amazing staff! Steak was amazing!
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was my wife’s birthday and we had a great night.
  23. M

    Mike

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our anniversary night at Charlie Palmers, DC exceeded our expectations! The friendly and professional staff made us feel like family. We were greeted immediately upon arrival, and the entire staff teamed, as they consistently served all customers. We felt so " at home." The food was delicious, and the entire atmosphere was perfect! We could not have imagined a better evening. Thank you to ALL who served and worked tirelessly. We highly recommend Charlie Palmer's, DC for anyone looking for great food, service and a fantastic atmosphere!!
  24. SM

    SarahM

    Washington DC

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Views were gorgeous and the food and service were fantastic. Great for special family evening.
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great customer service from all
  26. DW

    DavidW

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 24, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Isaac was our waiter and did a fantastic job serving and making sure we had a delightful experience.
  27. R

    Rhonda

    Nashville

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Visiting DC for the first time and chose Charlie Palmer for Thanksgiving dinner. The filet was amazing! Cooked perfectly; med/rare. It was crunchy on the outside. The service and ambiance was wonderful. Thank you for making my Thanksgiving so enjoyable.
  28. w

    walt

    Washington DC

    118 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    118 reviews

    Dined on November 24, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    We frequent CP on special occasions and find its elegantly modern decor timeless and the glass wall with a view of the capital area charming. We love the lack of a corkage fee (a practice that has become ridiculous in this area) as we have an extensive wine collection and love to select our own. We really enjoy the Thanksgiving meal here and are grateful to have it as an option. A pre fixe menu with lots of non-traditional Thanksgiving options (i.e steak and salmon) and a la cart traditional sides allow you to customize your perfect meal. The food never seems like it was prepared in large quantities with little love and attention like other restaurants we’ve tried on Thanksgiving; everything is thoughtfully made and prepared. The food was delicious and the service was outstanding. Each staff member was attentive and upbeat and pleasant. The pace of the meal was good; we did not feel rushed. If you prefer a more quiet experience, ask to sit further away from the bar as it’s very open to the dining area and the music may seem loud if you have a table very close. Also note if you order the ‘porterhouse for 2’ you are charged ‘per person’; something I’d never seen before.
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    30 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    30 reviews

    Dined on November 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The Thanksgiving menu was varied with just the right amount of traditional options. All courses were reported excellent by the diners in my party. Servings were generous. Service was efficient but not rushed. A lovely meal.
  30. LM

    LauraM

    Caribbean

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food and service! They even made a pasta plate for my kid that wasn’t in the menu.
  31. JF

    JenniferF

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our server Chris was outstanding and the food was really good.
  32. r

    robertg

    Washington DC

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    great food . great ambiance . excellent service . highly recommend for almost any occassion.
  33. CS

    CharlieS

    Washington DC

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service and great food. Very loud but worth the price for the location and great staff
  34. TF

    TarayaF

    Philadelphia

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 16, 2022

    overall5food4service4ambience4
    Steak was cooked to perfection! Sides were really good
  35. DD

    DonnaD

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very good food. Service was wonderful. Would go back again.
  36. EK

    EricK

    E. Tennessee

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food, service and atmosphere were excellent. Lobster corn dogs are a must. Filet was very tender and cooked perfectly!
  37. CP

    ChrisP

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food, atmosphere, and staff were all fabulous! Will definitely return when in DC again.
  38. DD

    DougD

    Washington DC

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on November 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Still delivering quality but the prices have risen dramatically since I lasted visited. It was never and inexpensive restaurant but the prices have definitely gone up since COVID.
  39. GB

    GirlfriendsBrunch

    Washington DC

    28 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    28 reviews

    Dined on November 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always a great time
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Coastal Georgia

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on November 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The steaks were cooked to perfection, the wine selection was vast, and the service was impeccable. Luis was outstanding

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 4.6 stars by 3283 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

7:00 PM


Booked 34 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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