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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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Today
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: Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, 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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    Very good
  • 36
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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
Great steaks

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.

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 25, 2015
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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  • Doing business
  • Entertaining clients
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

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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Weymouth, Massachusetts
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW 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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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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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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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

I work in 101 so know CPs as it's known very well. It's good, no question -- but whether it's good for the price is another matter. It's the city's classic expense account, take-my-lobbyist ally- out-to-lunch/dinner spot. Taxpayers pay for some of the meals here. The place itself, like the building, is beautiful: floor to ceiling windows, light and airy,... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

Spectacular backdrop only a block away from the capital. The interior is modern and elegant. The steaks are cooked to perfection and the wine list is extensive. I have taken out of town guests here numerous times and have not had one disappointed guest. The meal can be pricey but it is worth it for special occasions.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

The Price is Unforgettable. But at least to Food is tops. You can get a good Steak in any City in the USA. If you are in Washington, DC; go for some International Food. There are people who open restaurants from every country on Earth. So Experience International Travel Food. And it won't break your bank.

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Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

The filet was amazing and the sides are big enough to share, everything is very fresh and flavorful. When you order a steak, that is all you get - sides, salad, etc. are all ala-carte.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

If you want to dine with customers, having quality meat, it is a good place to go. All is impeccable, without frills and extras. Good service, good food, but don't expect something innovative. Good place for your business meal and standard steaks.

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Basking Ridge, New Jersey
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

Everything hit its market at this restaurant: the steak was prepared perfectly, the sides were delicious, the sommelier was very knowledgeable and had a great personality and the waitstaff were always present to fill our water glasses and, by the way, the place was packed with patrons. This was our first time to this place but we will be back... More 

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Milford, CT
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015 via mobile

One of the best steaks I've ever had. Great service. I was in Washington for a conference and the restaurant was close to the hotel. Very convenient.

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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, Entertaining clients

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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