The Palm Washington DC

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Steakhouse
The Palm is renowned for its USDA prime aged steaks, jumbo Nova Scotia lobsters, Italian dishes, the freshest of seafood, warm smiles, outstanding service and an atmosphere like nowhere else. If you can't find your representative on Capitol Hill, better check The Palm on 19th Street. Since 1972, The Palm Washington DC has nurtured a loyal guest base made up of the who's who of Washington, including the political elite, the city's socialites, power brokers and media personalities.
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MikeC
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was outstanding. We ordered a variety of steaks and they were all outstanding.

The Palm Washington DC
Responded 14 hours ago

Mike, We are so happy you enjoyed your dining experience with us. Thank you for the 5 star rating and comments. We look forward to seeing you again on your next visit.

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PaulC
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on 19 June 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great!! Excellent service, drinks, and lunch!!

The Palm Washington DC
Responded on 22 June 2020

We are so glad you enjoyed yourself while dining out with us. Thank you for the five star rating. We look forward to seeing you on your next visit.

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vipJPinDC
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on 19 June 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great to see the Palm back open.

The Palm Washington DC
Responded on 22 June 2020

Thank you for your five star rating. We are so happy to be back open and welcoming back our extended family to our restaurant. We look forward to seeing you on your next visit.

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vipDiscriminatingDiner
Washington DC
32 reviews
Dined on 7 June 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had the good fortune to commemorate our 40th wedding anniversary at The Palm. My wife and I had made plans for a river cruise down the Rhine. Regrettably, the pandemic had scotched our travel plans, so the reader may decide for themselves why we chose The Palm.

Given the coronavirus and the civil unrest, we felt the outdoor dining section at The Palm represented our best and safest venue under the circumstances. After dining there we concluded we were correct. The available "al fresco" area consisted of eight tables each with four seats spaced about eight feet apart. The staff was pleasant and accomodating and they all wore masks and gloves. We arrived first and during our stay no more than four of the tables were occupied. True, or not, we felt secure and cossetted during our visit.

My wife ordered the Chilean Sea Bass and was delighted with her choice, I selected an 18 ounce cut of aged Boneless Ribeye, that I ordered "Pittsburgh Style," which for the uninitiated is charred on the outside and rare on the inside. I highly recommend it and The Palm does a wonderful job with what is a complex preparation. Our only disappointment was that the sideorder of potatoes and onion straws we ordered was way overcooked. Given the inherent risks, I can't criticize that small faux pas. We finished our meal by sharing a slice of carrot cake, as I savored a 15-year-old port.

Our thanks to the staff and chef for providing a delightful dining experience during a challenging and perilous time.

The Palm Washington DC
Responded 7 days ago

We truly thank you for choosing us as your 40th wedding anniversary location. We are so happy you enjoyed your time here. Thank you for all the kind words for our staff. We want to ensue that during this time, our guests feel safe, happy, and enjoy their dining experience. We strive to continue to give that every day. We look forward to seeing you again on your next visit. Congratulations again.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 5 June 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great lunch celebrating our children’s last day of “school”

The Palm Washington DC
Responded on 19 June 2020

Thank you for you five star rating. We truly appreciate your business and look forward to seeing you on your next visit.

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vipMark
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on 14 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A wonderful meal. The quality of our steaks was outstanding. Service was, as always, very good.

The Palm Washington DC
Responded on 16 March 2020

We truly appreciate your feedback. We are so glad you enjoyed your meal and everything with it. We look forward to seeing you on your next visit.

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vipRobertB
Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined on 13 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The lobster is still the far best in the Washington Metro area and John Fever the best server in the world.

The Palm Washington DC
Responded on 16 March 2020

We truly appreciate your feedback. Thank you for the kind words about our restaurant and server. We look forward to seeing you on your next visit.

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vipLogger60
London
22 reviews
Dined on 12 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Once again, it was great! Everything I have come to expect! Love the place.

The Palm Washington DC
Responded on 14 March 2020

We are so happy you enjoyed your dining experience here with us at the Palm. Thank you so much for the great feedback. We look forward to seeing you again soon.

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vipNikkiSta
Atlanta
51 reviews
Dined on 7 March 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience3

The server was fantastic! The food was excellent. The only downside was it was our first time there and we were sat on the patio so I didn’t feel I got to experience the restaurant. This place is fairly expensive and it was a celebration dinner so it would have been nice to experience the ambience. Nevertheless the food did not disappoint. The steak was perfectly prepared and delicious. Much better than my experience at Bourbon steak. For the steak alone I would come back.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on 7 March 2020
Overall3food5service1ambience2

Great food but the server was not a good time.

The Palm Washington DC
Responded on 8 March 2020

Hello, I am sorry to hear your dining experience was not up to par. We pride ourselves on giving excellent service with the compliments of great food and ambiance. I would like to hear more about your experience. Please feel free to contact me. Thank you. Vincent

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on 6 March 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

The food and service was outstanding. It is definitely a place you go for special but it was worth it.

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GrantC
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 5 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Should have the ability to make mixed drinks. Other than that it was very nice. That food was perfect.

The Palm Washington DC
Responded on 14 March 2020

Thank you for the feedback. We do have the ability to make anything you like, we have a full service bar. Mixed drinks are always applicable. We look forward to seeing you on you next visit.

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Curt
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on 4 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Chris at the front and Stacy our server plus the staff were outstanding.

The Palm Washington DC
Responded on 7 March 2020

Hello Curt, Thank you for feedback concerning our staff members. We so happy that you enjoyed your dining experience. We look forward to seeing you on your next visit.

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tina
1 review
Dined on 2 March 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Everything was a good experience -- the service was excellent -- I only have one complaint. The lobster roll I ordered and the lobster bisque were very good -- but the amount of lobster in each -- for the amount charged -- was miniscule. Especially on the lobster roll -- there was very, very little lobster.

The Palm Washington DC
Responded on 4 March 2020

Hello Tina, Thank you so much for your feedback. I am sorry you didn't fine the quantity of the lobster roll up to your standards. I will pass this information onto our kitchen team. I am glad you did enjoy everything else.

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vipHelane
Washington DC
99 reviews
Dined on 28 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This restaurant is where we go when we want to be guaranteed a delicious meal with excellent service
We can’t wait to get back when things open and we are out and about. This will be our first stop.

The Palm Washington DC
Responded on 19 June 2020

Thank you for you five star rating. We truly appreciate your business and look forward to seeing you on your next visit.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 27 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a great time celebrating my Birthday 🎁

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JeffC
New Orleans
2 reviews
Dined on 26 February 2020
Overall5food5service3ambience4

Service was slow not enough waiters for the large groups they had.

The Palm Washington DC
Responded on 7 March 2020

Hello Jeff, Thank you for your feedback. I am sorry that you felt the service was slow and we were not staff correctly. We work very hard to ensure all of our guests are taken care of in a timely manner. We hope you would give us another opportunity to make it right. We look forward to seeing you on your next visit.

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vipAdam
Washington DC
14 reviews
Dined on 26 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always one of my favorite places to go. Service is the best in DC, food is outstanding and this is one of the few places that is still bipartisan. Everybody seems to get along here regardless of politics!

The Palm Washington DC
Responded on 28 February 2020

Hello Adam, Thank you so much for the feedback about your dining experience here at the Palm Restaurant. We are truly happy to hear this is one of your favorite places to dine out. I am glad the food, and service met your expectations. We look forward to seeing you on your next visit.

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vipPaulB
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on 22 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

It's the best upscale restaurant in D.C. for feeling at home.

The Palm Washington DC
Responded on 24 February 2020

Thank you so much for the compliment Paul. We appreciate you feeling at home when you dine out with us as we want all of our guests to feel the same way. It is important, that we leave a lasting impression on you when you are here and I am glad were able to give that to you. We look forward to seeing you on your next visit.

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PaulS
1 review
Dined on 22 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food at the Palm and the service are always stellar and top-notch. A bit loud if you are looking for a quiet conversation, but the meal more than makes up for that.

The Palm Washington DC
Responded on 24 February 2020

Paul, we truly appreciate the feedback and are so happy you chose to dine out with us again. We pride ourselves on being top-notch and one of the leaders in this industry. We look forward to seeing you on your next visit.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 21 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Reggie our server was awesome! Thank you for great dinner experience.

The Palm Washington DC
Responded on 24 February 2020

We are so happy you had a great dining experience. Thank you for the great compliment to our staff member Reggie, we truly appreciate the feedback. We look forward to seeing you on your next visit.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on 21 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Old friends in from out of town.

The Palm Washington DC
Responded on 24 February 2020

Thank you for the feedback. We pride ourselves on giving our guests an optimal dining experience. I am glad that you enjoyed yourself while dining with us at the Palm Restaurant. We look forward to seeing you again on your next visit.

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viplloydlvnv
Las Vegas
50 reviews
Dined on 19 February 2020
Overall1food3service1ambience5

The service was beyond pathetic from the beginning of our dinner to the end. The server ruined our anniversary dinner in DC
I’m at the The Palm in Las Vegas regularly, never had an issue there..

WE WERE EXTREMELY DISAPPOINTED BORDERING ON DISGUSTED WITH THE ENTIRE EXPERIENCE

The Palm Washington DC
Responded on 21 February 2020

Hello, I am so sorry to hear about your dining experience. I would like to hear more about and what went wrong that night. Please contact me at your earliest convenience at 202-293-9091. I look forward to hearing from you. Vincent

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vipLogger60
London
23 reviews
Dined on 18 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Once again, the Palm delivered! I've been going there for over 40 years and it just keeps getting better and better!

The Palm Washington DC
Responded on 21 February 2020

We are so happy you had a great experience here at the Palm Restaurant. We truly appreciate your business and compliments about our establishment. We look forward to seeing you again on your next visit.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 17 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience. Excellent wait staff and made the night that much more special.

The Palm Washington DC
Responded on 19 February 2020

Thank you for choosing us as your dining location. We truly appreciate the 5 star rating. We look forward to seeing you on your next visit. Vincent

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DianaM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 15 February 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Very noisy, waiter seemed a little confused. We ordered champagne and I had to ask for champagne glasses...One would assume that when guests are ready to pay $300 for a bottle of champagne they would like to enjoy it in champagne glasses!

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Jessica
1 review
Dined on 15 February 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

We walked in, showed the man our reservation on my phone, he asked when we made it, I told him the date I made the reservation then he stopped talking to us. So we went somewhere else.

The Palm Washington DC
Responded on 21 February 2020

I am so sorry to hear about your experience. Please reach out to me at your earliest convenience. I would like to gain more insight on what happen that evening. Have a good day. Vincent/202-293-9091

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 15 February 2020
Overall2food2service5ambience2

For one of the more expensive meals I've paid for, the value was very lacking, most chain steakhouses in this class are. The dining area is very crowded and loud, and the steak, although good, was, well, a steak. The lobster was rubbery, most likely frozen. The appetizers (lobster bisque) and the desserts (cheese cske), however, were very good. As was the friendly staff. Free valet parking also a plus.

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AnneC
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience2

Service (Reggie) was excellent, food was great (mashed potatoes were a bit dry), but it was extremely loud and crowded. We were so close to the table next to us my husband had the back of someone's chair either hitting him or under his arm throughout our entire meal.

The Palm Washington DC
Responded on 21 February 2020

Thank you for choosing us on as your dining location during Valentine's Day. I am sorry that some things were not up to your expectations. We pride ourselves on our service, food, and ambiance. We hope that you will give us another opportunity and look forward to seeing you on your next visit.

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vipMilomia
Miami
76 reviews
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent even though it was a little slow for Valentine’s Day!!!

The Palm Washington DC
Responded on 21 February 2020

Hello, we are so happy you had a great time on Valentine's Day. We appreciate the feedback. We look forward to seeing you on your next visit.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience1

It was my first time at The Palm. I must admit, I was disappointed. Server was not very personable. Food was very ok. For the cost, I must say I was underwhelmed. The decor with the pictures could be updated and be more inclusive of diverse culture.

The Palm Washington DC
Responded on 21 February 2020

I am so sorry to hear about your experience here at the Palm Restaurant. I would like the opportunity to hear more about went wrong. Please contact me at your earliest convenience at the restaurant. Thank you. 202-293-9091 Vincent

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vipDanielleS
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience5

We were excited to try the Palm. The ambiance is nice and the service is quick. Foe the price point we’ve had better tasting food but it was good to try once.

The Palm Washington DC
Responded on 21 February 2020

Hello, We appreciate your feedback. I am sorry if you felt things did not meet your expectations. I hope that you would give us another chance to make things right.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Power lunch and service cannot be beat!

The Palm Washington DC
Responded on 19 February 2020

Thank you for choosing us as your dining location. We truly appreciate the 5 star rating. We look forward to seeing you on your next visit. Vincent/Restaurant Manager

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on 13 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service from Chuck!

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DrLumpkins
1 review
Dined on 9 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I have always loved the Palm. Restaurants of its kind are rare. The atmosphere is calming and both reminiscent of times long past, yet relevant for today. The food is always outstanding. Service is too. The staff are knowledgeable, efficient, friendly, but they don't hover. Sometimes patrons get very loud, which can be intrusive. Nevertheless, I enjoyed every single moment.

The Palm Washington DC
Responded on 21 February 2020

Thank you for choosing us as your dining location. We truly appreciate the 5 star rating. We look forward to seeing you on your next visit.

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MireyaT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 8 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The staff was friendly and attentive, yet allow space and privacy. Looking forward to returning and exploring some different items on the menu.

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Beatrice
Baltimore
10 reviews
Dined on 8 February 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Fine dining at it's best! The food was delicious and the portions appropriate. The apple cider glazed Atlantic salmon was delicious. The service was great. In my opinion, the Philadelphia location is more elegant .

The Palm Washington DC
Responded on 14 February 2020

We are so happy you enjoyed yourself here at the Palm restaurant. Thank you for the 5 star rating. We look forward to seeing you on your next visit. Vincent/Restaurant Manager

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vipPublishingGuy
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on 5 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What more can I say about The Palm? It’s dignified, quiet enough, and food is always superb. Service supreme.

The Palm Washington DC
Responded on 10 February 2020

We are glad that you enjoyed your dining experience at the Palm. Thank you for the 5 star rating and comments that you left us. We truly appreciate your business and look forward to seeing you again on your next visit to the restaurant. Vincent/Restaurant Manager

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EveH
Atlanta
5 reviews
Dined on 3 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful service and food is outstanding.

The Palm Washington DC
Responded on 10 February 2020

We are so glad you enjoyed your dining experience with us. Thank you for giving us a 5 star rating. We look forward to seeing you on your next visit to the restaurant. Vincent/Restaurant Manager

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MitchellW
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on 1 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love the Palm and Chuck makes you feel like you are his best customer, he is amazing, other restaurants should hire him to teach a Master Class in Service ❤️

The Palm Washington DC
Responded on 10 February 2020

We are so glad you enjoyed your dining experience with us. Thank you for giving us a 5 star rating. We appreciate the kinds words left for our restaurant and Chuck. We look forward to seeing you on your next visit. Vincent/Restaurant Manager

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The Palm Washington DC offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at (202) 293-9091.

The Palm Washington DC is rated 4.7 stars by 4007 OpenTable diners.

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