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Charlie Palmer Steak - DC, Washington, DC

Charlie Palmer Steak - DC

4.5
4.5
3379 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 p.m.


Booked 42 times today
Experiences are available.

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Fine Dining
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • 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
  • Neighbourhood
    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

  • Trefethen Family Vineyards Wine Dinner

    US$145.00 per person

    Prepaid

    Mar 21, 2024 only
    Indulge in a culinary journey at our Trefethen Family Vineyards Wine Dinner—an extraordinary event celebrating the legacy of one of Napa Valley's trailblazing wineries. A meticulously curated 4-course menu paired with the finest estate-grown wines including Scallop Tartare, Wagyu Beef Cheek Ravioli, Oak Knoll Cabernet, "Dragon's Tooth" Bordeaux Blend. Special Guest, Holly Kapica will guide you through the evening of unparalleled wine and culinary delights. The Trefethen family's commitment to sustainable farming, thoughtful winemaking, and warm hospitality is evident in every detail, from the soil to the table.
    Trefethen Family Vineyards Wine Dinner photo
  • Charlie Palmer Steak Family Style Dinner

    US$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.
    Charlie Palmer Steak Family Style Dinner photo

What 3,379 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
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.1Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • District of Columbia

    Steakhouse

3,340 Reviews
  1. DavidR

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent restaurant. Highly recommended. Great staff and great food!

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  2. Katherine

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always an amazing experience here. The food is incredible, the waiters are great. We love it!

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  3. PaulA

    Washington DC

    1 review

    vip
    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Nice place but average steak and expensive. Not on par with other steakhouses.

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  4. OpenTable Diner

    Hawaii

    26 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    26 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    View of the capital and ambience was beautiful. Food was amazing except for the filet, it was mediocre

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  5. MicahB

    Philadelphia

    507 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    507 reviews

    Dined on February 22, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Friendly, attentive service. Enjoyed my steak frites.

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  6. OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Charlie Palmer used to feel special. Now it just seems dated, overpriced, and the food left a lot to be desired. Many better options for a good steak in DC. The location can’t be beat so it’s a shame it’s gone down hill in our opinion.

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  7. TeeC

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fantastic Service, Very Accommodating, Friendly and welcoming environment. Pricey but worth it.

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  8. COF6

    Houston

    16 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on February 16, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Very underwhelming! Steak initially horrible. Bad cut, over cooked & cold. Sent back, came back with better cut, but was under cooked. Hubby had Salmon that he said was below average. Possibly the way it was prepared. Best thing was dessert. Initial cup of coffee was cold, sent back & got a hot fresh cup. Manager comp’d the steak, and that was appreciated and not a request from us. We dine out very often, this had to be the most disappointing especially considering the price point & hype built up around this place. It was our first & last visit unfortunately.

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  9. LouisianaMan

    Washington DC

    21 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    iI had a large group and we all had a wonderful meal. Ambiance and view of Capital is fantastic!

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  10. Paul

    Chicago

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This is a great Restuarant with one of the best views in the world.

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  11. WJAM

    Washington DC

    30 reviews

    3.0

    30 reviews

    Dined on February 9, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The "WHITE NOISE" that they call "MUSIC" was unaccepatble! Not only was it weird but it greatly interfered with normal table-talk conversation. Why doe this Restaurant think that people need to hear NOISE in order to enjoy an otherwise wonderful dining experience. People come for the quality of the food and the ambiance and NOISE is the last thing they expect, let alone want, after working all day ! Dr Marshall

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  12. OpenTable Diner

    Charlotte

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This is always a must for us! We’re in town often and this is somewhere we always go! Food is phenomenal and service is great!

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  13. EricH

    Washington DC

    1 review

    vip
    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 3, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our server, Fatou, was absolutely a gem! She offered honest recommendations and provided attentive charm, making our experience an outstanding way to end a long week. Bottom Line: We’ll be back! Thank you, Fatou! and thank you Charlie Palmer Steak!

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  14. TheresaB

    Washington DC

    9 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on January 31, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    Service was less than stellar- 15 minutes to even come to the table and again that long to get drinks we ordered. Took out a business group from out of town and was just disappointed throughout the meal.

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  15. luncher

    Minneapolis

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 29, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent as always! Wonderful service, food and mood

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  16. Derrick

    New Orleans

    7 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on January 25, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 5
    Every time I come to DC I take folks to Charlie Palmers - have since 2006. Not anymore. Service was poor, steak came out cold, failed to bring one side, as well as other items we requested.

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  17. John

    Washington DC

    27 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on January 19, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 2
    I am so disappointed. I have been going here since the place opened and the past two visits have been terrible. This used to be the kind of place where you had a team of servers, they asked about allergies and preferences, the food was remarkable, and the dining room was both unique and beautiful. Today, the water feature under the wine room is empty and smells. The floors are dirty. The service is just like any other place, where you would pay half the price. The food is perhaps the most disappointing. The steak was flavorless, tough, and coated in some pepper garlic rub to try and cover all that up. There was no presentation value, like I remember, and the overall quality does not match the price point or format of this restaurant. In addition to bad steak, the salmon was not fresh and had very little flavor. The Mac and cheese side, which used to be a staple, was very generic (penne w mozzarella, maybe a sprinkle of breadcrumbs on a small portion). I always liked the menu options here, but it all just seems so lackluster now. Maybe they are skating by on their location and ambiance (there are great views of the capitol), but I have been to the other Charlie Palmer restaurants in New York and northern ca. This has been one of my favorite restaurants, but needs a four correction.

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  18. IraH

    Washington DC

    48 reviews

    5.0

    48 reviews

    Dined on January 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    We originally came from restaurant week but when we saw cap of the Ribeye, which is hard to find, we both ordered it and it was cooked to perfection and was delicious.

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  19. Caleb

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great experience! Everything we ordered was phenomenal. Service was amazing! 10/10

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  20. BaltimoreDiner

    Central Coast

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on January 12, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    We had a fantastic dinner to celebrate our son’s birthday. Best steaks we’ve had and the staff went out of their way to make it special for him. Definitely recommend for special occasions!

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  21. DougC

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It was a wonderful experience with great service and ambiance!

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  22. KathyD

    Baltimore

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our waiter was wonderful. We had a great time and the food was amazing.

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  23. anthonym

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 5, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It was incredible for a business lunch with a fellow executive as well as conveniently located.

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  24. OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    One of the best NY Strips I have had in years. Great dinner service at the bar

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  25. OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Very good NYE dinner! Atmosphere was movie like. Will definitely have another dinner there

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  26. BobM

    Washington DC

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Pricey, attractive but pretty standard decor. Service was a tad slow, but it was New Year's Eve and it was a full house. Surprisingly quiet concert the capacity crowd. Still, the food was outstanding

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  27. LoriM

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 29, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The steak was superb, our table was perfect for a view of the capital and our server(s) was/were divine!!

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  28. CrissyT

    Tampa

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 29, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing time and great food,would eat here again. Waiter was amazing!

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  29. DanW

    Houston

    23 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on December 29, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    A great steakhouse, with fantastic service. We enjoyed it and would happily return.

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  30. OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 28, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always amazing steaks and ambience. We always make an attempt to go when in the city

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  31. Cfmj

    Washington DC

    19 reviews

    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on December 28, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It’s really among the top steak restaurants in DC with very nice views of the Capitol, perfect service, excellent wine list. A treat

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  32. LeeH

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 26, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We decided to go at last minute for dinner, bit were lucky enough to get a reservation. We had the dry aged beef skewer as a starter. It was the softest steak I have ever had in my life. It just melted in your mouth and was fantastic. We also had the fillet which was also very tender and melted in your mouth. For sides we chose the Yukon, gold potatoes, and spinach. The Yukon gold potatoes were good. The spinach was just average. Service and ambience were fantastic.

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  33. SPKBFK08

    New York City

    17 reviews

    3.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on December 23, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    They served us a bone-in NY Strip when we ordered a bone-in ribeye. They tired to charge us for the ribeye but took it off once we pointed it out. The NY strip was not good. Not a great experience. Maybe a bad night, but it will be a while before we return.

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  34. OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 22, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Everything about this place is top notch! The food and drinks were amazing. The menu is great if you have a special occasion as it’s all high quality food. The Sommelier, Danny, was fantastic along with Lamar, the bartender. 10/10 would recommend and will be back.

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  35. JJames

    Washington DC

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on December 22, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We always have a great experience dining at Charlie Palmer. Food is outstanding and we are always treated generously. Top notch hospitality!

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  36. BrennanT

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 16, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Food quality was disappointing. A medium steak came out rare. Grilled vegatables were under cooked. The other steak was very tough.

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  37. JanH

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 6, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a great time and the Birthday items were great--My son loved the champagne and the cheesecake with the sparkler. We really enjoyed it

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  38. Docweinstein385

    New York City

    65 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    65 reviews

    Dined on December 5, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Great cocktails good food apple crisp the best. Ahi Tuna fresh and delicious.

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  39. OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 24, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Poor service and place was empty. Took over an hour to get first course.

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  40. eimear40

    Dublin

    7 reviews

    3.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on November 23, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 2
    Wasn't impressed - only 1 menu for Thanksgiving at $90 each , poor choice. While the steak I had was good quality it was raw inside - I asked for it med/well! The waiter acknowledged same as it wasn't eaten but there was no apology or discount. No atmosphere & young children making a lot of noise - up to approx 8/8.30pm. Wouldn't recommend especially as all that cost us $260 with 2 small glasses of wine & tip included.

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Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitising

    • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitiser 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

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Charlie Palmer Steak - DC is rated 4.5 stars by 3379 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 p.m.


Booked 42 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
  • Neighbourhood
    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
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • 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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