Palette 22

4.7
1381 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
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective equipment
  • Waiting staff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 1381 People Are Saying
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4.7based 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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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3food5service4ambience4

The food was fantastic. I enjoyed everything that I had. However, I realized after I got to my last dish, the Dan Dan noodles, that I wasn’t going to be able to finish them. No problem, I thought, I’ll ask for a box to take them home. Well, Palette 22 has some screwy happy hour policy, that unless you are eating indoors you cannot get a box to take your food. Unless you’d like to pay for the box which will cost you five dollars. The Dan Dan noodles cost nine dollars. Also, if you were sitting outdoors, you cannot order food off the happy hour menu. What exactly is the difference between sitting indoors and outdoors that you cannot get the happy hour prices while sitting outdoors? Are usually like this restaurant very much, but this really annoyed me tonight. My friend spent a lot of money on dinner for my birthday. We could’ve at least gotten a damn box to take on the noodles.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Perfect Tapad dinner option

Palette 22
Responded 2 days ago

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

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vipSamphan
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was amazing!!

Palette 22
Responded 4 days ago

Thank you so much for the five-star review, Samphan! We hope to see you again soon.

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TalishiaT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent spot for brunch. Great food, quick service and very professional. Waiter was excellent. Very attentive and kept asking if we needed anything and if everything was good. Definitely will go back!!

Palette 22
Responded 4 days ago

Thank you so much for taking the time to leave us a review, Talishia! We are thrilled you enjoyed your brunch experience with us, from the service to the food. It was a pleasure serving you and we hope to see you again soon!

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MS33
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Good place for brunch! They were very busy and the service and food were great. Some of the food could have been a little hotter when served but overall a great value.

Palette 22
Responded 4 days ago

Thank you so much for taking the time to leave us a review! We greatly appreciate your feedback and we will work to improve. We are so happy you enjoyed the brunch and we hope to see you again soon!

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vipfoodiemom
Washington DC
66 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

So fun, and YUMMY!! don't miss the Birra Taco and empanadas, and of course, sangria!

Palette 22
Responded 4 days ago

Thank you so much for the five-star review! We are so happy you enjoyed your dining experience with us and we loved reading what dishes you enjoyed the most. It was a pleasure serving you and we hope to see you again soon!

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AjaW
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Music was very loud but fun environment and great food

Palette 22
Responded 4 days ago

Hi, Aja. Thank you so much for the review! We are so happy you enjoyed the food but we do apologize about the noise level. We have shared your thoughts with our management team so we may work to improve. We hope to see you again soon!

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall3food2service3ambience3

We’ve eaten at Palette 22 numerous times, though our last visit was over a year ago. We were so disappointed on this visit to discover that the quality and preparation of the food has gone way, way done. I suspect it is due to the bottomless dining option, which basically turns this restaurant into an all-you-can-eat buffet. It was very obvious that the plates are prepared in advance, not as they are ordered. Plates came out literally minutes after we ordered them - no way did the kitchen have time to cook them to order - and numerous items were room temperature, at best, with stiff, congealed sauces. We also used to love their cocktails, but our drinks were basically expensive fruit punch - syrupy and sweet. Still a fun restaurant, but there are much better options in the DC area if you’re looking for fine-dining tapas. Bummed we wasted a very rare night out on this place.

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Mycar
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 20 February 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First visit here, we had a great time, good value especially the unlimited brunch

Palette 22
Responded 4 days ago

Hi, thank you so much for the great review! We are so happy you enjoyed your first dining experience with us! It was a pleasure serving you and we look forward to many more visits.

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SunshineDaydreams
1 review
Dined on 16 February 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We can't wait to go back and dive in to the bottomless option! The food was delicious, the service was fast!

Palette 22
Responded 4 days ago

Thank you so much for the amazing review! We are thrilled you enjoyed the food and service and we hope to see you again soon!

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MarcusH
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The idea of bringing different small dishes (3 at a time) is golden. Everything was delicious! Will definitely go back again.

Palette 22
Responded 4 days ago

Thank you so much for the five-star review, Marcus! We are so happy you enjoyed the small plates. It was a pleasure reading about your experience and we look forward to seeing you again soon!

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vipRyneP
San Antonio
3 reviews
Dined on 14 February 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Valentine’s Day brunch was wonderful and they were expeditious with the food serving. Thank you Christian our server !!! We will be coming back again

Palette 22
Responded 4 days ago

Thank you so much for the kind review, Ryne! We are so happy you enjoyed the Valentine's Day brunch. We will share your kind words with Christian and we look forward to seeing you again soon!

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Paris
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Definitely recommend! Took advantage of the bottomless brunch and it was delicious

Palette 22
Responded 4 days ago

Thank you so much for the five-star review, Paris! We are so happy you enjoyed the Bottomless Brunch and we hope to see you again soon!

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vipTerriH
Vancouver
6 reviews
Dined on 14 February 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Food was delicious ~

Palette 22
Responded 4 days ago

Thank you for the great rating, Terri!

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JoeN
1 review
Dined on 13 February 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great fun artsy scene. Very diverse food. My plates jumped from grilled octopus, to middleeastern kabobs.

Palette 22
Responded 4 days ago

Thank you so much for the great review, Joe! We are so happy you enjoyed the variety of foods. It was a pleasure having you and we hope to see you again soon!

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BlueRose24
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 13 February 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was amazing. I tried the mushroom pizza, Shirataki bao bun, roasted sweet potatoes and churros. The pizza was my favorite but all of it was delicious. All the food came out very quickly and our server was great. Would definitely recommend.

Palette 22
Responded 4 days ago

Thank you so much for the kind review! We loved reading what dishes you enjoyed the most and we are so happy you loved the Mushroom Pizza! It was a pleasure serving you and we hope to see you again soon.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on 13 February 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went out for a rare date night in advance of Valentines Day and were treated like royalty. The food came almost as soon as we could think it, hot and delicious. The cocktails were as unique as the art on the walls and as pleasing to the senses. Will definitely go back there often!

Palette 22
Responded 4 days ago

Thank you so much for taking the time to leave us a review! We are so happy you enjoyed your Valentine's Day with us, from the cocktails to the food. It was a pleasure serving you and we hope to see you again soon!

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LatoshiaH
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on 13 February 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Jared was awesome! Great service and food! We will be back!

Palette 22
Responded 4 days ago

Hi, thank you so much for the great review! We will share your kind words with Jared and we look forward to seeing you again soon.

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Danni
1 review
Dined on 13 February 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great service!!! We went for a birthday. Wish they had bottomless drinks rather than food, but overall great experience.

Palette 22
Responded 4 days ago

Thank you so much for the five-star review, Danni! We are so happy we were able to celebrate with you and we are thrilled you enjoyed your time with us. We hope to see you again soon!

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Chand
1 review
Dined on 13 February 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I frequent this place and the experience is great everytime.

Palette 22
Responded 4 days ago

Thank you so much for the great review! We are truly honored to have such a loyal guest. We are so happy you have enjoyed your experiences with us and we will continue looking forward to your visits!

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Obianuju
1 review
Dined on 12 February 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The server, Christian, was extremely kind in ensuring we had everything we needed at all times, he was extremely timely, and even provided great recommendations to the menu.

Palette 22
Responded 4 days ago

Thank you so much for the five-star review! We will share your kind words with Christian and we hope to see you again soon.

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VannessaM
1 review
Dined on 12 February 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waiter Christian was very attentive to us. We appreciate his service.

Palette 22
Responded 4 days ago

Thank you so much for the great review, Vannessa! We will share your kind words with Christian and we hope to see you again soon.

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Girlsbrunch
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 12 February 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Everyone thing was great! I did have a mishap with the bill but other than that I have no complaints. Would definitely go again.

Palette 22
Responded 4 days ago

Thank you so much for the great review! We do apologize about the mistake but we are so happy you enjoyed your time with us! We look forward to seeing you again soon.

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vipjoel
Washington DC
34 reviews
Dined on 10 February 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Very good overall. We did the bottomless dining which is a great selection but the full cost for our 14 year old who doesn’t eat that much was tough to take. Most of the food as usual was excellent. The pork skewer was slightly dry and we never got the special duck breast kabob that we ordered but overall just about everything here is great. There was about a 20 minute timeframe when our waitress was nowhere to be seen which was a problem and again a bit of a lag when we were ready to pay our bill. Otherwise it would’ve been 5 stars.

Palette 22
Responded 4 days ago

Thank you so much for taking the time to leave us a review, joel! We greatly appreciate your feedback and we apologize that we were unable to provide a five-star experience. We have shared your thoughts with our management and culinary teams so we may work to improve. We hope to see you again soon!

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 9 February 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful, innovative menu. Staff was exceptional.

Palette 22
Responded on 11 February 2021

Thank you so much for the five-star review! We are so happy you enjoyed the menu and staff. We hope to see you again soon!

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on 7 February 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Palette 22 is my favorite restaurant in Arlington! Never disappoints. The ‘All You Can Est’ deal is a game changer. The birria tacos and Dan Dan noodles are MUST GETS!

Palette 22
Responded on 9 February 2021

Thank you so much for taking the time to leave us a review! We loved reading about what dishes you enjoyed the most and we are so happy you have enjoyed the Bottomless Dining. We hope to see you again soon!

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Joanna
1 review
Dined on 7 February 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brunch was amazing ! Would definitely come back!

Palette 22
Responded on 9 February 2021

Thank you so much for the kind review, Joanna! We are so thrilled you enjoyed your brunch experience with us! We look forward to seeing you again soon.

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GlennM
1 review
Dined on 7 February 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome place. Already recommended a few friends.

Palette 22
Responded on 9 February 2021

Hi, Glenn. Thank you so much for the great review and for the recommendation! We are so happy you enjoyed your time and we hope to see you again soon.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on 6 February 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love coming here for a fun date night. The changing menu makes each visit a new experience. Inside seating can run loud but they have a great patio area!! Amazing experience will be back again!

Palette 22
Responded on 11 February 2021

Thank you so much for taking the time to leave us a review! We are so happy you have enjoyed your experiences with us and we loved reading about your time with us. We look forward to seeing you again soon!

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vipChloe
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on 31 January 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Excellent service! Some of our brunch dishes were a little cold, but everything was very flavorful. Bellinis were tasty and a good price. The table behind us was extremely loud, making it hard to hear enjoy conversation or hear each other (certainly no fault of the restaurant). I’d definitely come back!

Palette 22
Responded on 5 February 2021

Thank you so much for the great review, Chloe! We are so happy you enjoyed your time with us and we greatly appreciate your feedback so we way work to improve. It was a pleasure serving you and we can't wait to see you again!

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Williampp3
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on 31 January 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome as usual!

Palette 22
Responded on 11 February 2021

Thank you so much for the great review, William! We look forward to seeing you again soon.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on 30 January 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Had a great experience with the bottomless brunch on Sunday! The plates were small but we tried most of the menu and the service was excellent! I will definitely be going there soon again!

Palette 22
Responded on 5 February 2021

Thank you so much for the five-star review! We loved reading about your time with us and we are so happy you enjoyed the Bottomless Brunch! It was a pleasure serving you and we hope to see you again soon.

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OpenTable Diner
Richmond
2 reviews
Dined on 30 January 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience. Loved the food.

Palette 22
Responded on 12 February 2021

Thank you so much for the five-star review! We are so happy you enjoyed your experience and we hope to see you again soon.

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OpenTable Diner
St. Louis
2 reviews
Dined on 30 January 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience4

This was my second time brunching at P-22. It is a really good option for bottomless brunch especially with most places not having dine-in options due to COVID. It gets really busy but I was seated fairly quickly every-time with a reservation. Once the food gets to rolling in, it’s non-stop almost. The food tastes pretty good as well and I was not expecting good shrimp and grits from a bottomless brunch spot. Surprise! Def recommend trying this place!

Palette 22
Responded on 5 February 2021

Thank you so much for taking the time to leave us a review! We throughly enjoyed reading about you time with us and we are so happy you enjoyed the Bottomless Brunch! It was a pleasure serving you and we hope to see you again soon.

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Renesme
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on 30 January 2021
Overall2food5service1ambience3

The food is really good but the service was terrible bc there was none! We had to flag down waiters to order.

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OKCdiner
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on 29 January 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious and great service! Tacos, empanadas, beef skewer and lumpia were especially delicious.

Palette 22
Responded on 5 February 2021

Thank you so much for the kind review! We loved reading what dishes you enjoyed the most and we are looking forward to seeing you again soon!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on 24 January 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

A large menu with options for everyone and the service was super fast. I did the bottomless brunch and the food was delicious, especially the desserts/sweets. Tried all of them and my favorite was the French Toast Sticks. I really enjoyed the buns and tacos as well.

It was a lot more crowded than I expected for brunch and atmosphere was super energetic. Would recommend it if you are looking for a place with a large variety of dishes for brunch at a very decent price.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
12 reviews
Dined on 24 January 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Celebrated a friends birthday at Palette 22. Everyone had a great time. The all day menu offered a wide variety of food selections that met everyone’s preferences The food and mimosas were outstanding and the waiter staff was professional and attentive. A definite place to go for great food and service. Everyone in the group stated they would return again!!!

Palette 22
Responded on 26 January 2021

Thank you so much for taking the time to leave us a review! We enjoyed celebrating with you and we are thrilled you enjoyed your time with us, from the service to the food. It was a pleasure having you and we hope to see you again soon!

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vipBrandieK
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 24 January 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great brunch menu, and quick/efficient service outside on the patio for those of us still braving the cold weather for food outdoors during a pandemic.

Palette 22
Responded on 5 February 2021

Thank you so much for the five-star review, Brandie! We are thrilled you enjoyed your time with us and we are looking forward to seeing you again soon, hopefully in warmer conditions!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 23 January 2021
Overall4food3service3ambience5

It was good but the menu has changed and not for the better. Some of the items weren’t as yummy as we’d remembered all of the other times we’ve gone.

Palette 22
Responded on 5 February 2021

Thank you so much for your honest feedback. We greatly appreciate you taking the time to leave us a review and we will work to improve. We have shared your words with our culinary team and hope you will give us another opportunity to impress you.

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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 is rated 4.7 stars by 1381 OpenTable diners.

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

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 bookings at the moment.

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