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Charlie Palmer Steak

101 Constitution Ave NW, Washington DC, DC 20001 (National Mall)
+1 202-547-8100
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Ranked #285 of 2,717 Restaurants in Washington DC
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $31 - $50
Mon - Fri 11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Sat 5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Cuisines: American, Steakhouse
Neighborhood: National Mall
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Good for: Doing business, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Fine Dining
Cross street: Louisiana and First Streets
Transit: Two Blocks From Union Station Metro, Amtrak, and VRE
Description: Charlie Palmer Steak Washington DC, located in the United Brotherhood of Carpenters building, is dedicated to another fine master craft: big, bold American food. Under the direction of Executive Chef Jeffery Russell, a Culinary Institute of America graduate whose interest in agriculture and aquaculture is rooted in his early years living in the Finger Lakes Region of upstate New York, the menu not only stars the best American artisan beef cuts like an aged Angus Rib-eye "Cowboy" Steak but updated locally sourced seafood combinations, like Five Spice Carolina Shrimp with Quinoa, Pomegranate, Fennel, Feta and Marcona Almond. Much more than a steakhouse, the timelessly stylish restaurant moves the political power meetings out of the back room and into private dining spaces, sleek enclaves of dark wood where gathering around the table gets things done in the best possible way. Located off the wide, open expanse of the National Mall, Charlie Palmer's Steak's rooftop terrace can accommodate 400 guests, offering the city's most impressive view of the Capitol.
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46 reviews 46 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

Charley Palmer Steak is the perfect location for dining in DC. Right next to the US Capitol makes it a place to be. Bartender Brad is probably the smoothest bartender I've met anywhere. He will get your evening off to a perfect start. Had the filet and garlic mashed potatoes. The steak was cooked perfectly and the service is phenomenal.... More 

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Fort Worth, Texas
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28 reviews 28 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

We eat steak a lot, so it takes a really good one to impress me. The porterhouse at Charlie Palmers is very good. They cooked it perfectly and it was just right for two people. The sides and dessert was also above average. One of the best places we ate in DC.

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Charlotte, NC
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37 reviews 37 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

Convenient to Capitol Hill and very good food. But only California wines--and if you are like me and don't love the Left Coast, it was unfortunate not to have the choice of a New Zealand or Italian wine. But beyond that, a really good place to eat with good service.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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27 reviews 27 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014

Power scene, full of suits every time I have been there (being next to the US Capitol will do that for a place). The place is gorgeous and due to it's location I end up eating there at least a couple of times a year (convenient to Smithsonian museums etc etc) The steak here is solidly good but expensive...I would... More 

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Trujillo Alto
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014

Good afternoon! Last December 3, during our vacation visit to D.C. I scheduled a dinner reservation at Charlie Palmer Steak House with my beautiful and charming wife. After several reviews of other similar places in D.C. including the Prime Rib House, I decided to go to Charlie Palmer. My decision was the best I have ever made as I do... More 

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Wildwood Crest, New Jersey
3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

After a rocky start our evening was saved by Charlie Palmer. We had just had a horrible experience at Art and Soul and were sent here by our concierge. Bartender,Brad made our night. We ended up staying at the bar for dinner excellent service and food. Porterhouse for 2 was melt in your mouth good. Can't wait to revisit!

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Miami, Florida
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445 reviews 445 reviews
319 restaurant reviews
136 helpful votes 136 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

What a wonderful place to have lunch. Location, just off the capital, is outstanding. The food was excellent as well. Tables laid out so that one can have a private conversation even if the dining room is filled. I especially enjoy the sirloin steak salad and the Panini's that are offered and rotate. Service is impeccable. Presentation is well done.... More 

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Madras, Oregon
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23 reviews 23 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

Visited Charlie Palmers for lunch while on business trip to DC. I typically don't like steak (they do have other menu items) for lunch but couldn’t resist based on recommendation of business partner. I understand this is where some of DC’s most influential patronize and in fact happened to sit at a table next to James Carville. Both my business... More 

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Okemos, Michigan
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27 reviews 27 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

This is what you want when you want a really good steak, sophisticated atmosphere and solid service. There are few surprises here, but who cares? I like that Charlie Palmer's takes a step away from classics like the Palm and Peter Luger's and infuses the feel with something new. It's not trying to feel like a classic in the footsteps... More 

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Fishers, IN
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127 reviews 127 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

I had a business lunch at Charlie Palmer's near Capitol Hill today. I ordered from their lunchtime 3 course fixed menu. The beet salad was quite good- they didn't overwhelm the beets with too much of anything else as some places seem to do- kept it simple and tasty. I had their sliced steak for the main course, and while... More 

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Additional Information about Charlie Palmer Steak

Address: 101 Constitution Ave NW, Washington DC, DC 20001
Phone Number: +1 202-547-8100
Location: United States  >  District of Columbia (DC)  >  Washington DC>  > National Mall
Open Hours:
Monday 11:30 am - 2:30 pm  5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday 11:30 am - 2:30 pm  5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday 11:30 am - 2:30 pm  5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday 11:30 am - 2:30 pm  5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday 11:30 am - 2:30 pm  5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday 5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Average Prices: USD 31 - 50
Cuisine: American, Steakhouse

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