The Palm Washington DC

4.7
4116 reviews
$30 and under
Steakhouse
Wherever you join us, The Palm will always feel like home. Known as the go-to place for great steaks, craft cocktails and fresh jumbo lump Nova Scotia Lobster since 1926, The Palm is both sophisticated and welcoming to generations of guests, all of whom are treated like family from hte moment they walk in the door.

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
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 4116 People Are Saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
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Food
4.8
Service
4.5
Ambience
4.2
Value
Noise · Moderate
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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We had an awesome time as usual. Food was great and service was exceptional. Thank you

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great experience overall! Great view! Great employees! Great food!

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience5

We had Thanksgiving dinner. We made a 7:00 reservation, mentioned a food allergy and asked for a table with a view. The server knew nothing of the allergy and we seated at the very back of the restaurant, literally the very back. There were open tables in the front so I was disappointed.

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vipCraig
Washington DC
861 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Thanksgiving dinner was great. Thanks to the excellent chef, runners, Rick and John!

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Great
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience3

Light of kitchen was very bright

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vipBillHinDC
Washington DC
15 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Each of Washington's many steakhouses has its fans. The Palm is our favorite, first because they serve the best steaks and lobster in the city, second, because staff treat you as family, always welcoming and always responsive, and third, because of their excellent bar. Even though The Palm is among the oldest restaurants in Washington, their approach is modern and informal. We've been happy customers since before 2009.

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YvonneA
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience4

Came here to eat dinner and there was availability to book only a few hours before and still options to push my reservation time back an hour because we were running late. Our server, Bobby, was so nice, knowledgeable, and friendly—we really enjoyed him. The food was pretty good (sea bass, filet, grilled asparagus) and so was the wine! The ambiance was calming and dim, and Bobby explained the portraits that were painted all over the walls. Valet parking was complimentary! Overall a very pleasant experience.

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vipAdam
Washington DC
21 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Every thing was excellent however, I’m not that fond of the new menu. I wish they would restore the pre COVId menu.

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StevenM
Western NC
1 review
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Consistent as always service was impecable had the salmon real good cooked excitably how I ordered

JB
vipJohnB
Salt Lake City
5 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Mike the manager at the DC Palm could not have been more accommodating and helpful. Looking forward to heading back there soon.

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vipSMRoth
Washington DC
12 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Consistently excellent in all regards - food, service, ambiance, thoughtfulness. One of my favorite places in Washington. I return often.

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john
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience3

Food was very good except for the carrot cake, which appeared to have just come out of a refrigerator. It should have been served at room temperature with the frosting soft and pliable, which it was not.

Very noisy.

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vipMarkH
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I booked this reservation on OpenTable and noted “Anniversary.” When we arrived they seated us at the table and wished us a happy anniversary and even had a card signed by the staff wishing us the same. This extra touch just started the meal off perfectly. All of the food was delicious and our server, Michael, could not of been better. He was knowledgeable, attentive, and personable. The front receptionist was courteous when taking my wife’s coat, reminded her to pick it up on the way out, and took several pictures of us upon request. The quality of the food and the professionalism of the staff from the moment we walked in the door made this an exceptional experience and well worth every penny.

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AbigailB
1 review
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This was a birthday celebration for my 17 year old son and they made it very special for him!

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vipSydneyY
Sacramento
33 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience4

Reggie made the evening!
Thank you to him for the superb service.

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LiviaL
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall4Food5Service3Ambience4

For an expensive restaurant, we’d expect more polite/welcoming service. Beginning with the hostess and including our server.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
302 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Excellent service and fun place. But if a steakhouse, steak should come out as ordered - if ordered medium, it shouldn’t be rare/maybe medium rare if being generous.

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OnaD
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2021
Overall4Food3Service3Ambience4

My server went above and beyond by running down the street to give me my credit card that I left behind.

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tutu
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Birthday celebration !

We love the waiters !!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall3Food4Service2Ambience4

It was really loud. It took over 30 minutes for them to take our order for our starter. Rarely got checked on. Confirmed it was our anniversary at the desk but the card on the table said happy birthday.

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vipKatherineM
Washington DC
16 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience3

The shrimp cocktail was tough and our server kept taking down his mask while he spoke to us. Not a great experience from a trusted restaurant group.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Richmond
1 review
Dined on October 15, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Service was AMAZING

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RichG
Washington DC
21 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

My wife & I went to the Palm for our anniversary. It was a great present to one another. Food, Service, drinks were all on the money.

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Judith
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

So great to see so many people out and about on a Wednesday evening! Fabulous food from both the Palm oyster and Palm clam appetizers we shared to the sea bass pizzaioli. Service was seasoned, welcoming and ever-present without intrusion. A bit pricey but well worth it for a special occasion. Highly recommend for a memorable dining experience.

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vipterrik
Los Angeles
134 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2021
Overall4Food3Service5Ambience5

Stellar service - our server was a true professional. Disappointed in some of the food - one of our party ordered steak and it was inedible (to their credit, we weren’t charged for it). Would appreciate more chicken options, such as chicken paillard. We are regular diners at The Palm in Beverly Hills and the paillard is one of our favorite entrees, especially because it is so low in calories.

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vipMonterey
Central Coast
14 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Service was excellent, and the food exceptionally well done!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5Food5Service3Ambience4

Always a great meal. Steak was perfection!

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vipSteven
San Francisco
170 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Dinner was delicious. Great martinis! Only issue was we were seated across from the don and melania pics.....yuck!

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HilaryS
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Never disappoints- Great food, great ambience, fantastic service.

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vipGPC13
New England
22 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We had a wonderful overall experience. Reggie was our waiter and he was outstanding!!!

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ChristinaJ
Savannah
6 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall4Food3Service5Ambience4

I was disappointed at first, but our main entree almost made up for it. To start, I got a cocktail that was obviously missing a main ingredient. It was corrected quickly. Then we ordered a seafood dish as an appetizer, and the fish was obviously old and bad. Like, gag worthy. At this point I feel like we're "those people" that just complain about everything, and I felt really bad having to bring up a second issue to the server. Typically if something minor goes wrong we just don't say anything and eat the meal anyway, but for a restaurant of this caliber to serve two inedible things in a row was very frustrating. Also, the restaurant was SO loud. Like, sports bar on a major game night loud. And do not expect any kind of social distancing.

All that being said, we have zero complaints about our server. He was amazing and addressed the issues very quickly. Our main entrees were delicious, thankfully.

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vipjcah3
Washington DC
69 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I’ve dined here at least 60 times over the years and all I can continue to say is Magnificent! My favorite restaurant in DC for dinner!👍🏽👍🏽👍🏽👍🏽👍🏽

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vipSkiWee82
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2021
Overall1Food5Service5Ambience5

The excellent service matched the delicious cuisine.

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mikef
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on September 23, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The power lunch needs to have the shrimp bucatini put back on it and change the catch of the day more

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2021
Overall2Food3Service2Ambience3

I was immediately seated. Ordered 15 minutes later. I didnt receive my food until 50 mins later. The waiter was not attentive until I expressed disdain for the way my appetizer was dropped off and its presentation. Definitely wont be going back.

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vipExcellent
Washington DC
27 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2021
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Our server was superb, friendly, there when you wanted him and not when when not. Great indoor/outdoor seating.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience3

Good as aLways

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vipCMHurbanGirl
Columbus
5 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We sat at the bar to have a drink before our reservation was ready, but the bartender was so fun and engaging we decided to stay there for our whole meal! She was wonderful... knew the menu, made great suggestions and fabulous cocktails! I only wish I could remember her name to recommend her to others.

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JohnG
1 review
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

My Boss came from out of state they loved it I was not there he said he will comeback in two weeks they will come again.

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catiecappadona
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

love of my life and I had dinner and it was absolutely amazing. Service impeccable. Food incredible. Drinks perfect. Outstanding night.

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from The Palm Washington DC using the Order Online button. The Palm Washington DC also offers delivery in partnership with Postmates and Uber Eats. The Palm Washington DC also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (202) 293-9091.

The Palm Washington DC is rated 4.7 stars by 4116 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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