Palette 22

4.6
1843 reviews
$30 and under
Global, International
Welcome to Palette 22 ~ a creative dining experience like no other on the DC dining scene, where an eclectic menu of globally inspired shareable plates, fantastic drinks, and unrivaled hospitality are showcased in an art-filled space. Our Chefs have traveled the globe to find the spices, techniques, and ingredients for our delicious array of menu items for lunch, dinner and brunch to excite your palate.

From the kitchen to the dining room, creativity is everywhere at Palette 22. Murals and original artwork cover the walls, and our in-house artists program offers an up close and personal insight in to their unique methods.
The vibrant setting includes our expansive dining room, large bar, and seasonal outdoor patios. Palette is the perfect setting for all your festivities, offering unique private and non-private options for your next corporate event, wedding celebration, or family dinner!

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Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Physical distancing
  • Extra space between tables
Protective equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
What 1843 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
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4.6based on recent ratings
4.6
Food
4.4
Service
4.5
Ambience
4.5
Value
Noise · Moderate
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Anna
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

I would much recommend this restaurant. Love the service and specially all drinks!! Fabulous time

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AllanH
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience4

First time there for a late dinner and will definitely be back again to try more menu items.

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dklee
Richmond
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3Food4Service3Ambience5

It was a very unique experience. I enjoyed the tapas and the ability to try many different dishes. However the taste wasn't all that great. Many of the dishes were underwhelming. Steak skewers, chicken wings, short rib empanada, pork and shrimp lumpia, hoisin glazed pork belly were some of the dishes that did not shine.
The grilled octopus, Brussels sprouts, Mexican corn, hummus were great.

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LibanH
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3Food2Service4Ambience4

The service was good. The setup and vibe was nice but the food wasn’t too good.

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NychaelaSymone
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Awesome! Great experience!

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BeeBee
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Good food, awesome customer service, and joyful atmosphere.

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MistyZ
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fabulous place! Will definitely be back for bottomless brunch.

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KristyT
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3Food3Service1Ambience2

We did the bottomless dinner and it was really hit or miss taste wise. The service was absolutely terrible, our waiter would disappear for over 30 minutes at a time and we couldn’t get anyone else to come to our table even after getting up and asking. The food was mediocre at best. Half of what we ordered never came out and we had to ask multiple times where certain dishes were then we would end up getting the same dish 2-3 times. There were three other tables around us that experienced the same thing. All of us waited over half an hour for our waiter to come back so we could ask for our checks and saw about 5 employees hanging around the bar none of which would help any of our tables. When we finally got someone to help us we mentioned that we hadn’t seen our waiter in almost 45 minutes and we got a rude response that it was a Friday night and it was busy. We couldn’t even get anyone to refill our water the entire hour and a half that we were there. Definitely would not recommend this place.

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David
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

Excellent food. If you're going to eat here, the bottomless option is really the only affordable way to go though.

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lisad
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

We opted for the bottom-less tapas option and it was well worth the $34 price.

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highlyed
Washington DC
62 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience3

Hans was a great server and he told us about the all you can eat for 35.00 plus we had a coupon!! Shanghai Wings, short rib empanada and the sesame steak skewers are the best! Go on…go ask for Hans he’ll hook you up!!

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Bumblebee
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Really love the endless food option. We got to try pretty much all the foods and it was amazing!! Great dinner for sure!

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DustM
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2021
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience5

Great place to go with friends. We celebrated my daughter's birthday there. It was a lot of fun for her to try lots of dishes with the bottomless option.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Really good food and a good price too.

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TeraB
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2021
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

Was in town traveling. This came as a recommendation from a friend. I was not disappointed!!! Did the bottomless brunch… an absolute must. Just make sure you make a reservation!!

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Ritu
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2021
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience4

Vegetarian option limited, overall great taste in food! Loved the music and the ambience. Service was definitely slow.

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Armaine
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2021
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

Great meal with friends

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall2Food2Service5Ambience3

Food was mediocre and it was so loud inside we had to yell to talk.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Another great visit for brunch at Palette 22. I would definitely recommend getting the bottomless brunch. It’s worth it! Cheers!

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Virginia
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

What fun! Small plates from around the world and traditional brunch dishes with a twist! Great value!

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vipAnastasiaH
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2021
Overall1Food4Service1Ambience1

Busser spilled a tray of drinks on me, the manager didn't even come up to apologize or offer anything to smooth over the situation. Our server acted like nothing happened. Worst customer service.

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RobertaP
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great place to celebrate a birthday, but it’s a great place for any day.

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vipMoreSaltPlease
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

Such a fun spot in the heart of Shirlington. International tapas, something for just about everyone!

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JohnC
1 review
Dined on October 15, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great place and service. The different types of food was awesome.

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Kingfish501
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Thank you was my wife’s birthday and you made it very special

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
12 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I loved the experience!!

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TaylorG
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Our server Diego was awesome and very knowledgeable of the menu.

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vipECS2
Washington DC
84 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Not as good as prior visits but still great !

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ACMarty
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2021
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

Amazing brunch! Tons of variety and the small plates allows you taste it all.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

So lovely! Attentive server and great food! We did the dinner bottomless and left with happy and full bellies!

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LindaL
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience3

The food was excellent and served quickly. The noise level is high! I would recommend Pallette 22 despite the Loyd music.

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HannahL
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Don’t see it being worth it if you don’t go for the bottomless option. Price is a bit high but it’s unlimited. Some of the menu items were a bit underwhelming, but service was great and the small plate concept was loads of fun. I would come back.

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JessicaW
Washington DC
14 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

I’ve been to Palette so many times and it’s been pretty consistent. Food and service is typically good. The French toast, apple pancake dish, breakfast tacos and shrimp tacos were amazing. I wasn’t crazy about where we were wearing and I asked my waiter if we could be moved. There were several seats available for two people. The waiter instructed me to go back outside and talk to the hostess, which was a bit off putting. I wasn’t sure why the waiter could not go talk to the hostess himself. Ultimately I remained seated where I was.

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vipEliz
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great Service loved it

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2021
Overall3Food2Service2Ambience3

Some of the food was disappointing. While waitperson was fine, no one ever came to take dirty plates off the table which is necessary with small plate eating. Never gave us clean silverware, even between main meal and dessert. Very disappointing.

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VictoriaS
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2021
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience4

Service is always charming, fun and attentive. Great food - especially fun with groups
Great atmosphere, love the artists

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vipSoup
Washington DC
125 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2021
Overall4Food3Service3Ambience3

This was our first visit and we chose to eat outside. That was marred only by the couple who elected to smoke cigarettes on the street corner...The restaurant offers many options for global cuisine. If we had been truly hungry, we would have opted for the "all you can eat" option; that not being the case, we each settled for two items plus one watermelon fresca. The food was tasty but not extraordinary. If we happened to be back in Shirlington, we might eat here again. But, there are many truly wonderful restaurants within two blocks, so ...

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JarynH
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2021
Overall5Food5Service3Ambience3

The food was absolutely great but some of the items that I ordered took a very long time to come out. I had to remind our waiter that I was waiting for things multiple times before I finally got them. The overall value is great aside from this. Bottomless brunch for less than 30 dollars was a steal!

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vipPBBKEC1
Washington DC
12 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2021
Overall5Food4Service3Ambience3

We will be back soon. Truly an enjoyable Sunday brunch experience.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Great brunch options

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Palette 22 using the Order Online button. Palette 22 also offers delivery in partnership with Uber Eats. Palette 22 also offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at (703) 746-9007.

Palette 22 is rated 4.6 stars by 1843 OpenTable diners.

Palette 22 does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://www.alexandriarestaurantpartners.com/gift-cards.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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