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Charlie Palmer Steak

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101 Constitution Ave NW, Washington DC, DC 20001 (Louisiana and First Streets)
Two Blocks From Union Station Metro, Amtrak, and VRE
+1 202-547-8100
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11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Sat 5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations
Description: Charlie Palmer Steak Washington DC, located in the United Brotherhood of...
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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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Reliable Capitol Hill Dining Spot

A short walk from Capitol Hill...always good food and service. Dependable. The steaks and seafood are very good. The place won't "wow" you but the food and service are consistently good. A nice variety of cocktails. Crowded with a buzz. Popular establishment.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 26, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

I only had lunch here, so my review is based purely on my lunch experience. Overall, the restaurant is very very good, and is an excellent choice for lunch. Their lunch menu includes a fixed price option, which gives you three courses for $25. The food is nicely done. Service is fast and courteous, and not obsequious. If you prefer... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

A short walk from Capitol Hill...always good food and service. Dependable. The steaks and seafood are very good. The place won't "wow" you but the food and service are consistently good. A nice variety of cocktails. Crowded with a buzz. Popular establishment.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

If your in Washington and need a convenient place to have a meeting go to Charlie Palmer Steak. The wait staff are seasoned as expected and serve visitors immediately. The atmosphere is what your really paying to experience because the food is not great. The steak is tender, and good but available at many D.C. restaurants. The client I was... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

Ambiance is ok ....food was average nothing amazing about it. I like their small bar in the front and has a great view. Not a five star restaurant in my opinion.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

Had the Porterhouse for two...very romantic. Superb service and absolutely delicious food. A great place for a special occasion.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

Elegant atmosphere, non-intrusive service and sumptuous steaks. Allow the very knowledgeable wine captain to choose your wine and you won't be disappointed. Be sure to check out the "connected" ladies' and men's rooms.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

The service was excellent. Noise level was fairly high but love the open style of the space. Food was delicious and the portions were surprisingly large.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Charlie Palmer Steak house is a special treat. My husband and I celebrated our anniversary there two years in a row! The food is prepared to perfection and presented with artistic flare...wait staff is ready to make your dining experience as leisurely and delightful as possible. Their extensive wine list allows for a wide price range, and you have experts... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Steak was tough. That should not happen with a filet mignonette, especially with one as overpriced as this one was.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

If you are going during the day, be prepared to be dining with the power lunchers. If you go in the evening it is a different clientele and little more relaxed. The staff is friendly and helpful and can guide you around the menu and winelist with ease.

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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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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 101 Constitution Ave NW, Washington DC, DC 20001
    (Louisiana and First Streets)
  • Public Transportation: Two Blocks From Union Station Metro, Amtrak, and VRE
  • Location: United States  >  District of Columbia (DC)  >  Washington DC>  > National Mall
  • Neighborhood: National Mall
  • Phone Number: +1 202-547-8100

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 31 - 50
  • Price Range: $ $ $ $
  • Cuisine: American, Steakhouse

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Good for: Doing business

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.
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

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?