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The Palm

1225 19th St. NW, Washington DC, DC 20036-2411 (Connecticut Ave/ K Street)
(202) 293-9091
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Ranked #82 of 2,626 restaurants in Washington DC
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $31 - $50
Cuisines: American, Seafood, Steakhouse
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Good for: Large groups, Doing business
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Neighborhood: Connecticut Ave/ K Street
Cross street: N & M Street
Transit: Metro stop on the Red Line at Dupont Circle
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80% Recommend
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Reykjavik, Iceland
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

Great food, recomend the steak but my fellow guest where really happy with the fish to, the service was good and at a good speed really good timing with everything.

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5 reviews 5 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

My wife and I recently visited the Palm for their lobster special. It was very good. Our problem concerns our experience with their wine. While enjoying our dinner, the waiter suggested a nice Chardonney to have with our lobster. Having finished our pre-dinner cocktails, we thought that was a nice suggerstion. While we had no problem with the price of... More

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Stockholm, Sweden
Top Contributor
132 reviews 132 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
90 helpful votes 90 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

We had a nice late family dinner at this restaurant. The kids loved the meat and I totally understand why. The service was good and fast as you may expect at this kind of restaurant. The wine list is very American and you can find some nice Pinot Noirs. I rate it 6/10

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Top Contributor
60 reviews 60 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

It's been over 20 years since I ate here.The food is just as good today as then. Great bar and great service start you off. The ambience is as you would guess is all Politician and Redskins caricatures. Look around while here.You are sure to see sports figures dining on great fare that Presidents also enjoy. One of our favorite... More

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Washingtoin DC
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69 reviews 69 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2014

The Palm is OK, but it is not nearly as good as Rays the Steaks. The cost is high but the meat quality seems below par. I know beef is up in price, but a $50 better be really excellent and it just was not that good. perhaps the problem is more general to most steakhouses; charging 80-90 bucks a... More

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Washington, District of Columbia, United States
16 reviews 16 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

The steak was delicious, but have had better steaks for less. The menu items are probably overpriced, but for DC lobbyist it is not big deal.

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germantown, md
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82 reviews 82 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

The Palm is famous. It's been around forever and is a staple of the Washington scene. Expensive, yes, but not overly formal or fancy. The staff really know what they're doing, with a few exceptions. Particularly well know for its steaks and its lobster (3 to 5 lbs.). Beautiful presentation. So why the "average" rating? Well, we (9 of us)... More

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Appleton, Wisconsin
3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2014

From the moment we arrived we knew this was going to be a great evening. We were wrapping up a long day at the end of our conference, and were ready to unwind. We were greeted by the friendly and efficient Maitre d who led us to the bar for a spectacular cocktail prior to dinner. We were then shown... More

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Top Contributor
127 reviews 127 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2014

We do enjoy the Palm. The steaks are always good and prepared perfectly. My husband and I usually share a large filet, which they are very kind to accommodate. The individual side portions are big enough for us to share also (I am a light eater). My only recommendation is for their plates to be brought out much hotter. By... More

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Top Contributor
84 reviews 84 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2014

This restaurant has been around for a long time because of its traditional decor, good food and friendly staff. I went here with business associates recently and we all had an excellent meal. I had soft shelled crabs that were very good. I also had a lettuce wedge salad with roquefort dressing and fried onions on top. One of the... More

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