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Charlie Palmer Steak

101 Constitution Ave NE, Washington DC, DC 20002-5607 (National Mall)
202-547-8100
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Ranked #263 of 2,623 restaurants in Washington DC
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $31 - $50
Cuisines: Steakhouse
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Good for: Doing business, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Fine Dining
Neighborhood: National Mall
Cross street: Louisiana and First Streets
Transit: Two Blocks From Union Station Metro, Amtrak, and VRE
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San Martino in Rio, Italy
Senior Contributor
44 reviews 44 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014

I had dinner one night here. The atmosphere is cold service is precise but now wonderful. Food is good but overpriced.

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Washington, District of Columbia, United States
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14 reviews 14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2014

Love eating at Charlie Palmer Steak, both times we visited we had Mark as our server & his attention to detail was impeccable. I love the cowboy cut bone in rib-eye, its so delicious!! We loved the lobster, blue crab, hen of the woods mushrooms & potatoes just to name a few items we ordered. The grappa was smooth &... More

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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50 reviews 50 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2014

My old college roommate and I met for lunch and wanted to avoid the old food trucks we were used to (it had been 30+ years). We both went for the price fixe lunch ($25) and with soft drinks and tip the bill ran close to $80. Some will think this is reasonable for a small appetizer, a small main... More

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Chicago, IL
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30 reviews 30 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Charlie Palmer Steak is a cut above your average classic DC steakhouse. Excellent food, fresher decor than the dark wood and leather booths at most steakhouses.

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Philadelphia
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74 reviews 74 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

I went here last week for a business dinner. There were about a dozen of us at dinner. The service was really good and the appetizers and dessert were interesting and tasted great. That's one thing I did like about this restaurant, they had options that were a little more interesting and unique than some steakhouses. The filet is "European... More

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Houston, Texas
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46 reviews 46 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2014

The appetizers were good. The steaks were very good. Price was decent ($210 for two, including drinks). Unfortunately, the service left alot to be desired. We knew what we wanted to drink when we walked in the door, and the first drinks hit the table 28 minutes after we were seated. Not good. We didn't order wine, and after an... More

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Denver, Colorado
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114 reviews 114 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2014

I ate here at a business dinner and we had a private dining room. The service was very good from the welcome through to the dessert. The atmosphere was good and the private dining room are really just off to the side with a glass wall to the dining room. The food however was pretty average. I had a filet,... More

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bethesda, md.
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147 reviews 147 reviews
107 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2014

You would be hard pressed to have a meal at Charlie Palmer"s Steak without rubbing elbows with some senator, congressman, pundit or power broker. Great views if the Capital, too. Menu us steakhouse chic and really good. Expertly prepared fish and meat dishes will leave you asking wanting to book a return visit at the earliest possible date.

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Southbury CT
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Service was very good but the food was disappointing given the reputation of the chef. Pretty much everything was just a notch above Outback but at a much higher price.

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Top Contributor
82 reviews 82 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

Recommended by the W this is a must stop anytime we are in DC? Great food, well marbled steaks and unique parings make this a treat in any book. W had the filet and the bone in ribeye as well as Carolina spiced shrimp. Visit you will enjoy. And did I mention the straight on view of the he capital... More

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