The Palm Washington DC

4.6
4124 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 4124 People Are Saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
4.6
Food
4.7
Service
4.5
Ambience
4.2
Value
Noise · Moderate
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tutu
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
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.

KM
vipKatherineM
Washington DC
14 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
126 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
166 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.

GP
vipGPC13
New England
21 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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

CJ
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

CM
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.

JG
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.

BB
vipBrettB
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Always great food, service that is spectacular and an overall great evening.

SM
vipSMRoth
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall2Food2Service5Ambience5

They have removed too many items from the current menu while also raising prices. Too few items for me to enjoy at née higher prices since my favorites are now gone. I will have to go elsewhere now for special meals palm is now just another overpriced steak house.

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OpenTable Diner
Indiana
2 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

the best i love this place

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Tasty food. Comfortable seating. Exquisite service- highly recommend- loved it

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vipBrianN
Savannah
3 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2021
Overall3Food5Service5Ambience3

Great. Great steaks. Great lobster. Great wine. Great service

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
6 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I had a wonderful experience. The food was great, and the service was even better! This was my best dining experience in DC.

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LyndaR
Washington DC
16 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience3

Food was excellent as always. Service was good. Surprised to see the restaurant 3/4 full.. used to be impossible to get a table on a Saturday night. Maybe they need launch a new marketing campaign to bring back the vibe from its hay day.

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TS08
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I went for my birthday and got the power lunch special. They had great service and food.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
16 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall3Food2Service4Ambience3

The Palms as a chain has certainly gone downhill. The food was bland and mediocre. There are far better choices.

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vipAnonymous
Washington DC
56 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great service and food.

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Kenny
West Virginia
27 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2021
Overall3Food3Service5Ambience4

I lived in th DC area for 30yr until I moved away 10yr ago. The Palm was always a favorite place.
The young lady behind the bar could not have been more friendly & professional.
Ahen seated, I was fortunate to have one of the best waiters in the business.
I ordered, and paid for, a 4lb lobster. (There was a "special" being offered: 4lb for price of 3lb, 3lb for price of 2lb, etc)
The lobster I was served was barely 2lb.

JJ
JoJo
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on August 19, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food is delicious. Wait staff is very efficient and goes out of their way to provide superior service.

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vipLogger60
London
30 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Once again, the food, the service and the atmosphere was perfect.

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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
3 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Classic establishment with good steaks! Enjoyed the restaurant week menu.

KL
vipKathrynL
Cleveland
25 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We had both been here before, but it was still as great as we remembered—which can be tough.

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Rachel075
Washington DC
17 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2021
Overall3Food4Service5Ambience4

Food was good but I was NOT impressed with their restaurant week specials. It's like they didn't want any new customers. The waiter was amazing!

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DavidK
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Loved it! First time to eat at Palm. My Caesar salad was perfect, and my eggplant parma was the best I've ever had (my own included!). Our server (Mike) was wonderful - he made us feel like family dropping in for lunch! We'll be back!

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Angela
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Outstanding service and some of the best steak on the east coast! Highly recommend.

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 4.6 stars by 4124 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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