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Palette 22

4.6
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1163 reviews
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$30 and under
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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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Happy Hour is Back!

Starting Jul 9, 2020 · Sun 3:00 PM - 9:00 PM, Mon - Thu 4:00 PM - 8:45 PM, Fri - Sat 4:00 PM - 9:45 PM
Enjoy $4.22 beer, wine, well drinks and signature sangria, $7 specialty cocktails, plus food specials! Mon: All Day | Tues - Fri: 4 - 7 pm | Sun: 4 - 9 pm

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
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
What 1163 People Are Saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
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4.5
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4.5
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4.5
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96% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
Miami
1 review
Dined 11 hours ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

food & value are amazing.

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vipMichelle
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Good food, could use more salad and veggie options. Was very cold inside but since we had the dining room to ourselves, that could be part of the reason. Very attentive service.

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MelanieC
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall2food4service2ambience5

Service was much slower than usual.

Palette 22
Responded 3 days ago

Hi, Melanie. Thank you for letting us know. We've shared this feedback with the management team and hope you'll give us another opportunity.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My friend and I needed a good brunch place close by (I live in Shirlington). Palette fit the bill. I’ve been here before for dinner and for watching sports and really enjoyed it. The brunch was just wonderful. I like all the small plates that let you have a variety of things, almost like having a buffet again. Really enjoyed the arepa eggs Benedict and the short rib empanada and the Savoy cabbage stuffed with shrimp. I also had a fabulous Bloody Mary with jalapeño-infused tequila. Our server was so great. She was so attentive in a very busy restaurant. I hope to see her again. I really want to do brunch again real soon to try the other menu items.

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LaniseB
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Will definitely return!! Brunch was affordable and delicious!

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
13 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious and safe way to have a meal during COVID-19

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BrendaC
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is a great spot for brunch, my girls really enjoyed our time here. The food was delicious & came out fast. I enjoyed their service, very quick and good. Overall, I would definitely recommend this place.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Celebrating a friend’s retirement.

Palette 22
Responded 3 days ago

Thank you for the five-star review!

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johna
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 27 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband and I brought two guests for dinner. We have been to the restaurant several times and knew this was the perfect place. It was their first time dining at the Reataurant. Both ladies were celebrating birthdays. We couldn’t have been more pleased. Our Server Diego was amazing being that it was his first day. He was attentive, knowledgeable, had great suggestions and certainly added to making our dining experience an amazing birthday celebration.

Palette 22
Responded 3 days ago

Thank you for the five-star review and kind words! We are so happy to hear that you enjoyed your experience and hope to see you again very soon.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on 26 July 2020
Overall4food3service3ambience4

Did a great job with social distancing. One comment is while I appreciate trying to keep the menu fresh, there are a few favorites that seem to have disappeared from the new options. While we still had a great time, I have to say I preferred the old menu.

Palette 22
Responded on 28 July 2020

Thank you for your feedback. We have been adding menu items back over the past few weeks and would love to hear which of your favorites were missing so we can share that info with the culinary team.

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Madi
1 review
Dined on 25 July 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Our waitress and the runners were great! Food was awesome! We definitely will be back

Palette 22
Responded on 28 July 2020

Thank you, Madi!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on 25 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sat on the pation with our pup, who got something from the dog menu. All of our brunch plates were delicious!

Palette 22
Responded on 28 July 2020

Thank you for the review! We're so glad you AND your pup enjoyed your dine.

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vipExcellent
Tallahassee
5 reviews
Dined on 24 July 2020
Overall3food5service4ambience1

Music was Way too loud outside. Made for a very unpleasant dining experience with friends. Food was great and service was good.

Palette 22
Responded on 28 July 2020

Thank you for the honest feedback. We have shared this feedback with the management team and will be sure we turn the volume down a bit next time.

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vipWalker
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on 21 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Followed CDC protocols well! Food was great value. Service was great! Erin did a wonderful job for us!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on 14 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was perfect! Can’t wait to go back!

Palette 22
Responded on 23 July 2020

Thank you so much! We can't wait to see you.

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SageOne
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on 12 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Palette 22 never disappoints. Food and service was exceptional...all while social distancing. Best bottomless plates restaurant in the DMV — hands down.

Palette 22
Responded on 23 July 2020

Thank you so much for the kind words. We look forward to seeing you again very soon!

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JosephC
New England
1 review
Dined on 12 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Outside seating was great, however the music through the speakers was very loud at times.

Palette 22
Responded on 23 July 2020

Hi, Joseph. Thank you for the feedback. We'll ask the management team to turn the volume down a bit!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Hawaii
29 reviews
Dined on 11 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing service and food! Great value. Nice outdoor dining space to promote social distancing

Palette 22
Responded on 23 July 2020

Thank you for the great review!

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 10 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Natalie was a phenomenal server with great recommendations and attention to detail that made our experience out of this world!

Palette 22
Responded on 23 July 2020

Thank you so much for the amazing review. We'll share your kind words with Natalie and look forward to seeing you again soon.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 9 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Phenomenal!!!!

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NoraN
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 5 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love coming here! Amazing small plates and very flavorful!!

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ConstanceH
1 review
Dined on 4 July 2020
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.

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vipMotherOfThree
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on 4 July 2020
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!

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MirandaF
1 review
Dined on 2 July 2020
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.

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Gucci
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on 28 June 2020
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Birthday brunch

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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.

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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

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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.

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JennieF
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on 27 June 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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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.

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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.

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CarolineT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 20 June 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love Bottomless Brunch!

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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.

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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.

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Mauri
Washington DC
19 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.

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Megansmith2019
1 review
Dined on 14 June 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great brunch, dog friendly and food is always delicious!

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Diego
16 reviews
Dined on 13 June 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Nice little birthday gift from the restaurant. Delicious food.

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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.

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leattaw
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 12 June 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice after being in a quarantine

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
4 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.

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

Palette 22 is rated 4.6 stars by 1163 OpenTable diners.

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

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