This restaurant added safety precaution details

This includes info about cleaning, sanitising, social distancing, and usage of personal protective equipment. Learn more.

Palette 22

4.6
icon/ic_reviewCreated with Sketch.
1141 reviews
icon/ic_price_rangeCreated with Sketch.
$30 and under
icon/ic_cuisineCreated with Sketch.
Global, International

Top tags:

Casual
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
  • Clean menu provided to every guest
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Social Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Personal Protective Equipment
  • Waiting staff wear masks
What 1141 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
4.6based on recent ratings
4.6
food
4.5
service
4.4
ambience
4.4
value
Noise · Moderate
94% of people would recommend it to a friend
Sort by
Filters
CH
ConstanceH
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was my first restaurant dining experience since the pandemic, so eating a delicious brunch with a friend outside was a delight. The waiter set up the table, brought menus (paper menus that were disposable) and drinks right away. He made suggestions on best items on the bottomless brunch menu. Everything was delicious! In addition, the waiter wore a mask and gloves. The tables were set far apart so felt comfortable eating there without concern of getting COVID-19 from anyone. Would definitely eat there again and recommend Palette 22 to my friends.

MO
vipMotherOfThree
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My sister and I had a wonderful experience at Palette 22! Both of our servers were awesome! Very friendly and attentive. And the food was delish. What a great value you get for their bottomless dining!! I will return with friends and family for sure!

MF
MirandaF
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely loved how you are supporting artists! The food was amazing (especially the watermelon and cheese, it is out of this world)! This was our second time and your wonderful restaurant, and we plan to done woth you again. The severs are so nice and the food was amazing. The only negative comment would be the time between orders, but i can totally understand with how busy it was the day we were there.

G
Gucci
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on 28 June 2020
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Birthday brunch

DT
DinoT
1 review
Dined on 27 June 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really great Brunch... Especially getting back to normalcy, the food was AMAZING. We will be going back, bank for the buck was huge. Our server was well versed and made great suggestions.

SC
ShequandaC
1 review
Dined on 27 June 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Flavorful food. Nice ambiance. We were seated outside. Our waitress was attentive and kept our mimosas coming

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
Central Coast
1 review
Dined on 27 June 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Natalie was a great server. Went above and beyond to check on water, coffee, drinks and our well being. We will definitely come back and request Natalie to be our server next time.

JF
JennieF
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on 27 June 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was great, our waitress was great. So glad they are open again.

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on 27 June 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Palette 22 keeps getting better and better every time we go for brunch. We enjoy it so much that we went 3 times in the last two weekends. Their small plates are a great value because we can try multiple dishes. The dishes are reasonably priced and packed with flavor. I would recommend their brunch to anyone looking for a great time and great food. Plus, you can dog watch while you are eating on the patio which is an added bonus.

OT
OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 20 June 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Food and service were great. However, every table inside and outside was full. 6ft separation for covid was not followed. I would not recommended coming to this location during this pandemic as I did not feel safe in this environment; at least not during busy brunch hours on the weekend. Maybe during the week it’s less packed.

CT
CarolineT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 20 June 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love Bottomless Brunch!

CM
vipCMcB
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on 19 June 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience4

Palette 22 has done a great job adjusting to the “new normal”. We especially appreciated the remote menu accessible via QR code. Unfortunately many of our Palette 22 favorites were not yet available. We branched our and we’re very pleased with the pork skewer but as big fans of kimchi normally, we were disappointed by the fishy smell and taste of the kimchi app. Was really hoping to like it. Our server was great and the outdoor seating made us feel comfortable as it was covered and far enough away from neighboring diners.

SP
SusanP
1 review
Dined on 16 June 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Due to a power outage in all of Shirlington Village, Pallette 22 was closed. We did not know until we were already there. My husband is disabled and in a wheelchair so it's not simple to bring him to a restaurant. A passerby told us of the outage. At the very least the restaurant should have called to let us know and left a message. Better would have been for the manager to be there to make sure people were informed.
Too bad for the restaurants that were affected. Yet another blow to their already fragile business life.
Normally, we would give them a 4 star review. We will try again.

M
Mauri
Washington DC
17 reviews
Dined on 14 June 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience3

My only issue is that they play the music too loud. Even outside it was hard to have a conversation. I would come here more often except for that.

M
Megansmith2019
1 review
Dined on 14 June 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great brunch, dog friendly and food is always delicious!

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
San Diego
15 reviews
Dined on 13 June 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Nice little birthday gift from the restaurant. Delicious food.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 12 June 2020
Overall3food5service2ambience3

Waitress was not having a great night forgot half the order. Guess she was rusty.

Palette 22
Responded on 22 June 2020

Thank you for your review and feedback. We pride ourselves on both the quality of our dishes, along with the service we provide, and are sorry to hear that we fell short. We have shared your feedback with the management team and hope that you'll give us another opportunity to impress you.

Report
l
leattaw
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 12 June 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice after being in a quarantine

OT
OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on 15 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice location and dining experience. Limited parking, but there are parking garages close. Large bottomless brunch menu! Definitely a great deal.

Palette 22
Responded on 19 March 2020

Thank you for taking the time to leave us the kind review! We hope to see you again once we reopen our doors.

Report
OT
vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on 7 March 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

I absolutely loved my experience here! The food was delicious and it was a great place to get together for brunch with friends. I look forward to returning when we are able to get out and about again. 😊

DJ
DavinaJ
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on 7 March 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

The all you can eat brunch is delicious and a good value.

Palette 22
Responded on 9 March 2020

Thank you for the kind review, Davina! We hope to see you again soon.

Report
OT
vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on 5 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Special thanks to

Palette 22
Responded on 9 March 2020

Thank you for the review! We hope to see you again soon.

Report
H
Hyfi18
San Joaquin
1 review
Dined on 28 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome food. Great service. Wonderful atmosphere.

Palette 22
Responded on 2 March 2020

Thank you for the review!

Report
ES
ElisaS
Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined on 28 February 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great food and drinks for a work send- off. However, it was, as expected, very loud by the kitchen and our table for eight was interrupted by a column so we couldn't all see each other. Won't stop my family from returning, just wanted to give feedback.

Palette 22
Responded on 2 March 2020

Hi Elisa, we appreciate you taking the time to leave us a review!

Report
OT
vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
19 reviews
Dined on 22 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great choice! Highly recommended! We are traveling with our family and picked this to stop for dinner. 5 stars all around. Excellent food excellent service! They were right on anything we needed! One of the best places I have had Mexican food at! Stop here!!

Palette 22
Responded on 24 February 2020

Wow, thank you so much for taking the time to leave us the lovely words! We are thrilled to know you enjoyed our service as well as our dishes. We hope to be a stop on your next visit to town.

Report
KP
KellyP
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on 21 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Gaston was excellent, we were mildly disappointed that they had run out of tiramisu but the awesome manager managed to find the last piece for us which was a perfect ending to our date! All of the food was amazing, will definitely be back!!

Palette 22
Responded on 24 February 2020

Hi Kelly, thank your taking the time to leave us a review! We are thrilled to know you enjoyed your date night and that you were able to have our Tiramisu. We look forward to having you again.

Report
TC
vipTeresaC
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 17 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We really enjoyed ourselves and all of the food was excellent. Planning on returning

Palette 22
Responded on 19 February 2020

Thank you for the kind words Teresa! We look forward to your next visit.

Report
L
Lisa
Richmond
8 reviews
Dined on 17 February 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience5

The service and ambiance are excellent. I found the food to be okay, not outstanding. I had the potatoes, steak tacos, and goat cheese appetizer. Tge sauce in all three dishes tasted almost exactly the same. Not much variation here. The tiramisu was great.

Palette 22
Responded on 19 February 2020

Hi Lisa, thank you for taking the time to leave us a review! We appreciate the feedback and will share this information with the culinary and management teams. We do hope to see you again.

Report
OT
vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 16 February 2020
Overall3food4service4ambience4

We had to wait 40 minutes even though we had a reservation. It was frustrating.

Palette 22
Responded on 19 February 2020

Hi, we appreciate you taking the time to leave us a review. We are sorry that our we did not meet your expectations during your recent visit. As we take all feedback very seriously, we will be sharing this information with our management team in hopes of bettering our guests’ dining experience. Thank you again and we hope to see you again soon.

Report
OT
OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 16 February 2020
Overall2food4service2ambience4

We made reservation and requested a high top table. Upon arrival there were two empty high tops. The hostess said she would seat us at one of those tables shortly. Finally after waiting for approx 20min, I asked why we haven’t been seated. She again said she would seat us in one minute. After about five minutes I asked again and pointed at the available high top tables. It was at this time she told me we could not sit at the high tops because we were only a party of four. Of course I was frustrated because this was never told to me in the beginning. They didn’t seem to care they had us waiting for a table they never planned on giving us. It should be noted, there were several tables nearby that were available. Other than that, the brunch is always amazing and our server was super nice.

Palette 22
Responded on 3 March 2020

Hi, thank you for taking the time to leave us a review. We always strive to exceed our guests expectations throughout their entire dining experience and while we are happy to know you enjoyed your dishes, we are sorry we fell short on wait time and communication. We will be sharing this information with the management team and we hope we will see you again soon.

Report
L
vipLaura
Washington DC
109 reviews
Dined on 15 February 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Brussels sprouts very hot spicy! Octopus very good. Some Small plates not very small, so not sure the fixed price all you can eat is necessary or a good value. Just order a few of them and share. Cauliflower tasty. Ribs very good. Mussels pretty good.

Palette 22
Responded on 24 February 2020

Hi Laura, thank you for the review! We are glad to know you enjoyed our dishes and we hope to see you again soon.

Report
OT
OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We had a great experience doing bottomless dining. It was quite busy so we were glad to have reserved in advance. Everything was tasty but it’s hard to make customizations — for example, we wanted sliders without bacon mayo and they still served with it. This was just a small hiccup but other than that, no complaints at all. Overall, friendly and courteous customer service. Highly recommend

Palette 22
Responded on 17 February 2020

Thank you so much for taking the time to leave us the kind words! We appreciate the information provided as we will be sharing it with the team. We hope to see you again soon.

Report
A
vipAlan
Washington DC
50 reviews
Dined on 9 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server, Holly, was excellent and made a wonderful dinner even better. Palette 22 is fun, a little different - imagine having a great dinner in the midst of an art gallery_ and very reasonably priced. A definite go to again!

Palette 22
Responded on 11 February 2020

Thank you for the kind words, Alan! We hope to see you again soon.

Report
NM
NicoleM
Anchorage
2 reviews
Dined on 9 February 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Lots of food options, loved the Taco Bar and waffle bar that are part of endless brunch. Kind of chaotic but they manage it well. Would recommend, would go back.

Palette 22
Responded on 12 February 2020

Hi Nicole, thank you for taking the time to leave us the kind words! We look forward to seeing you again soon.

Report
MC
vipMichelleC
Washington DC
29 reviews
Dined on 9 February 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Went for Sunday brunch. We had a 1 PM reservation but weren’t seated until almost 2 PM because a bunch of people had paid but hadn’t left the tables. They management did give free mimosas to the hoard of folks who had to wait. The small plates are a decent serving but getting the meals hot all the time is not guaranteed even though they are made to order. My shrimp and grits had a good flavor but were served warmish. The biggest disappointment was the drinks. Really wanted sangria but it wasn’t included in the special 1/2 price each. Not a bad experience but I probably won’t go back.

Palette 22
Responded on 11 February 2020

Hi Michelle, thank you for taking the time to leave us a review!

Report
OT
OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on 9 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fun experience, quality food , service was quick despite the place was fully packed.

Thanks

Palette 22
Responded on 11 February 2020

Hi, thank you for the kind words! We look forward to having you again soon.

Report
l
viplj28
Washington DC
16 reviews
Dined on 9 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Hands down the best brunch spot in the area. Great food, great service, great drinks. I love this place.

Palette 22
Responded on 17 February 2020

Thank you for the kind words! We hope to see you again soon.

Report
QI
QbanInAlx
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on 8 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Must go. It was our 4th visit, and it just keeps getting better. The wait staff is amazing, the food & drinks unbeatable... it's our new spot!

Palette 22
Responded on 11 February 2020

Wow, thank you so much for the kind words! We look forward having you again soon.

Report
OT
OpenTable Diner
Charleston
2 reviews
Dined on 8 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

They offer and bottomless option for about $35 per person and well worth it. All the plates are smaller portions and very unique flavors. You must try!

Palette 22
Responded on 11 February 2020

Thank you for the kind review! We hope to see you again soon.

Report
KD
vipKevDanJam
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on 8 February 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We were in Arlington for the day to see a show and really enjoyed our dinner here. We did the bottomless dinner option and thought the value was outstanding. Particular favorites included the flash fried Brussels sprouts, mushroom flatbread, grilled halloumi and watermelon and grilled Mexican street corn, The ambiance is fun, too - happy vibe and art everywhere, including an artist in process of creating a painting just inside the entrance on the night we were there. I'd definitely go back.

Palette 22
Responded on 11 February 2020

Hi, thank you for taking the time to leave us a review! We are thrilled to know you enjoyed your time with us, especially our Brussels Sprouts. We hope to see you again soon.

Report

FAQs

Palette 22 does offer delivery in partnership with Chow Now and Uber Eats.

Palette 22 is rated 4.6 stars by 1141 OpenTable diners.

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

You can book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size.

Tweets by Palette 22