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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 #307 of 2,639 restaurants in Washington DC
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Price range: $31 - $50
Hours:
Tue - Fri 11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Sat 5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
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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English first
Washington DC, District of Columbia
Senior Contributor
44 reviews 44 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

In previous reviews we touted Charlie Palmers as a place where we had never had a bad meal. Alas, all things must apparently end. If anything good can be said about the most recent experience it is that, when Charlie Palmers does, it goes all the way. This was one of the worst experiences one can imagine. The first harbinger... More

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San Martino in Rio, Italy
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49 reviews 49 reviews
26 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
16 helpful votes 16 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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59 reviews 59 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
62 helpful votes 62 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
37 restaurant reviews
65 helpful votes 65 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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49 reviews 49 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 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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130 reviews 130 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
51 helpful votes 51 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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168 reviews 168 reviews
120 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 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
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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