Palette 22

4.6
1891 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!

Support Palette 22 during COVID-19

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 1891 People Are Saying
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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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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
2 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food was excellent and fast service. The “all you can eat” option was worth it. Got to try everything for a very reasonable price.

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LastMinDate
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience5

Came here for a last minute first date, and because of the holiday, we were able to book a reservation very quickly. Once seated, it took a while for our server to take our order but once he finally did, he was polite. Our food came out pretty quickly and was good. It wasn’t too loud and the ambiance was nice…overall we enjoyed ourselves and will be back!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great restaurant! The food was good and the service was great as well! Definitely recommend

MM
MarkM
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fun place with lots of artwork to look at and good food

RJ
RebeccaJ
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Great Brunch menu! Good variety with options for meat eaters, vegetarians, gfree.

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Eeyip22
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Get the Bottomless Brunch; it is such an amazingly delicious value!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food was DELICIOUS

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vipLainey
Washington DC
12 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Bottomless dining was the perfect option for our birthday celebration

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Sonny
Baltimore
6 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Service was prompt and thorough. Prices are reasonable.

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vipaps7
Washington DC
16 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I love this place! Food is fantastic, and they are doing a great job with outdoor heating during the fall and winter months -- had a very cozy meal in 45 degree weather!

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BarbaraD
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Variety and quality of food was excellent!!

MB
vipMichaelB
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Tara was excellent as our server.

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vipProteach1
Washington DC
23 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience3

A perfect brunch location. The food is amazing. So much flavor with an Asian and Latin theme. An artsy Greenwich Village New York vibe. This part ( Bohemian grunge decor) is not my taste but the food makes you forget the exterior. This is a must see.

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vipGloriaC
Washington DC
29 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We had a great brunch yesterday. Food was amazing as always. We go here at least once a week to dine or brunch. Favorite place to eat in Shirlington! Also, Ray or server was amazing. Gracious and very upbeat personality. On point with service and had a wonderful attitude! Thanks for making our day Ray and Palette 22!

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Steph
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I love this place, the food is always amazing and servers are all ways friendly and attentive.

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vipshan
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This place is a staple brunch place for me in the DMV area. The bottomless brunch is unmatched

MC
MoCoDiner
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

The bottomless dining was a great option to try a little of everything and not spend too much!

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This place was amazing! The food, price, music, and the device was great!! 10/10 would recommend!!

JW
JenW
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The menu is eclectic and delicious- we loved every dish we ordered! Great service, too.

GC
vipGloriaC
Washington DC
29 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We ha d a friend in from out of town and we took him here for dinner. He loved the food as do we every time we eat there. Kayla, our server , was amazing, polite and professional! Thank you!

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vipMissMary
Philadelphia
137 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2021
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience4

This was the first time trying out Palette 22. With a creative background, I loved all the art everywhere, and even the artist actively painting at the entrance! My friend and I selected the "bottomless" dinner option, and were completely stuffed by the end of the meal. I particularly enjoyed the Bao Buns. The waiter and manager were attentive to my allergies, and with the chefs were able to accommodate me. And the dessert empanada was delicious. Thank you!

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food was amazing. Portions were not too large nor small, just perfect. Our waiter was Amanda, and she was wonderful. My daughter and I had a lovely time. Thank you.

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vipSteveD
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2021
Overall2Food5Service2Ambience2

The food is amazing here, all small plates so you can try many different options. And they are large enough so you only 2-3 to feel filled.

However, the background music is SO loud, we could barely hear ourselves talk. When we asked the server about possibly seeing if it could be turned down, he said, “oh, I don’t have control of the music.” He was at our table every two minutes until we placed the order and then pretty disappeared after that, we had to chase down other serves just to pay the bill.

It has a cool art atmosphere, but with so many choices in Shirlington, we probably won’t be retuning.

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Melly
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Pretty good food! The shrimp and grits were amazing!

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TheHappyEater
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2021
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

We missed a lot of the old dishes palette had to offer (i.e. the mexican street corn) but it was nice to come back after a year or so and the service was great! (Please bring back the street corn!!)

KM
KathleenM
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

My boyfriend and I went to Palette 22 for brunch. Every dish we ordered was delicious and came out quickly. Our server was so nice and made sure we were comfortable. We will definitely be coming back to Palette 22!

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Yt2124
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Service was outstanding. Food was amazing full of flavor. Loved the portion sizes. Loved the mimosas. Definitely will come back.

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ChristinaZ
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I love having girls brunch here. The bottomless brunch is the way to go, you get to taste perfect portions of any and everything on their menus with this option. Their brunch drinks are amazing as well, love this place.

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vipImaniP
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

Initially the food came out fast but then slowed down and there were constant confusion with servers bringing food to our table that was meant for the people beside us and vice versa. And my guest and I were accused to taking the other tables food when in fact they got our food. But we didn’t complain and despite that I would go back

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PhyllisD
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I loved the small plates. It allowed me to try a lot of different dishes.

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Denise
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

The food was great. Bottom Brunch is amazing. The tiny Mimosa are delicious. Definitely my favorite Brunch location!!!

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vipBruncher
Washington DC
59 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The hostess seated us outdoors next to the heat and it was absolutely fantastic quiet and we could talk and the food just kept coming

DG
vipDaniG
Washington DC
22 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food…fun vibe!!

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GourmetDiner2021
Washington DC
18 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2021
Overall4Food3Service4Ambience4

We visited Palette 22 for a casual Sunday night dinner. It was Halloween night so it was not difficult to find reservation. The restaurant is conveniently located in Shirlington Village with lots of parking nearby. The ambience inside the restaurant (we chose to sit inside) was good, suitable for conversation, and not noisy. The menu was impressive, with a wide variety of choices from many different global cuisines. Taste wise, some items were outstanding (e.g. the Brussel sprouts), others were average (e.g. Mediterranean fish tacos). Service was excellent, we had a waiter who was very attentive to our needs. Overall, a good experience and I would definitely go back there.

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vipGloriaC
Washington DC
29 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Really enjoyed our delicious food! We love the bottomless dinner option. We have done the bottomless brunch before but never dinner. The food and drinks hit the spot after a long drive! Also, Lizzie, our server, was friendly and professional! Always positive and smiling! Thanks Lizzie!

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Virginia
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience5

This is such a fun concept - we are regulars and the brunch is a great value. The cappuccino wasn’t up to snuff, however, and we liked the old menu better than the slightly pared down new one.

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Indiak
1 review
Dined on October 31, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I love this place, I love the Sunday brunch and the all you can eat. It’s so reasonable and affordable.

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NicoleR
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food and service! Date night was a success!

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Trvl4fun
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience3

It was colder inside than it was outside! The service was great, loved the food selection but didn’t really care for the look inside but that wasn’t important for us because we was simply out to eat.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience5

The food was great. Took awhile for our waiter to get around to us

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 1891 OpenTable diners.

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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