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Charlie Palmer Steak

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National Mall
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101 Constitution Ave NW, Washington DC, DC 20001-2133 (Louisiana and First Streets)
+1 202-547-8100
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
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Mon - Fri 11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Sat 5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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24 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Great upscale dining experience. Service is great, as is the food. The location is fantastic, right across from the Capitol.

Thank StressfreeNDC
Washington DC, District of Columbia, USA
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81 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Awesome food, phenomenal wine list, brilliant service by talented servers. I think this is the best place to eat in DC

Thank Nick H
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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We ate excellent steak here, that arrived a few minutes after the order! Excellent service, friendly staff. Espresso tasted as good as in Italy. The Wine list is extensive but pricy. All in all this is the restaurant you should not miss when in Washington. I would strongly recommend it.

Thank Predrag A
Virginia, USA
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58 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Around Capitol Hill at lunchtime you may be able to count on seeing someone who is somebody, and here it is no different. But, I won't name names.The CP Steak is a Washingtonian work spot for those in the business of government and they all have to eat. The irony is that this brightly lit and windowed space is closer... More 

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Schaffhausen, Switzerland
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159 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Spent Dinner here with colleagues. Elegant and modern Restaurant close to the capitol. Servers were all very friendly, wasnt really welcomed by the Hostess but, the Food here is really good, of great quality. The restaurant is elegant, you maybe shouldnt go in Jeans. I personally prefer more rustic places, I didnt felt really comfortable. But nevertheless, super Ribeye Steak... More 

Thank Thomas G
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The rib eye was fantastic. My dinner companion had the peppered steak which was ok but she loved it. Fine dining good enough to go against any other restaurant of this caliber.

Thank Henry C
Melbourne, Australia
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13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Having visited this restaurant five years ago on a previous visit to the USA (and having loved it), I wanted to take my husband - we were not disappointed! I am a massive steak lover and have dined at some of the best steak houses around the world, so I was really excited to come back here on our day... More 

Thank sandj85
Toronto, Canada
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24 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 19, 2016

Saturday night was meant to be one of the "big meals" for us seven guys during our trip to Washington, and so we selected Charlie Palmer. The service was slow despite the restaurant being mostly empty, and while the meat seemed to be good quality, it was barely warm by the time it arrived. And then the sides arrived about... More 

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Wallasey, United Kingdom
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98 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 14, 2016

This is my second visit to Charlie Palmer, and I would say that the restaurant hasn't really changed since my last visit 4 years ago. Unfortunately they no longer do a daily special, but the food is still fantastic. The food is a little on the pricey side, as the prices quoted in the menu do not include tax, which... More 

Thank Chris H
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 13, 2016

I have dined at some of this countries most lauded steak houses and Charlie Palmer Steak on Capital Hill is the best. The service is impeccable, the steaks and seafood are amazing and cooked to perfection. This is one of my fav special occasion spots when I want to impress.

Thank Georgette W

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$31 - $50
American, Steakhouse
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Business meetings, Special occasions, Large groups, Romantic
Open Hours
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 101 Constitution Ave NW, Washington DC, DC 20001-2133
    (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
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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