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“Gorgeous setting, great bartender”

Charlie Palmer Steak
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Ranked #146 of 3,229 Restaurants in Washington DC
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $31 - $50
Cuisines: American, Steakhouse
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Restaurant details
Good for: Business meetings
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Reservations
Dining style: Fine Dining
Neighborhood: National Mall
Cross street: Louisiana and First Streets
Transit: Two Blocks From Union Station Metro, Amtrak, and VRE
Description: Charlie Palmer Steak Washington DC, located in the United Brotherhood of Carpenters building, is dedicated to another fine master craft: bold American food. Under the direction of Executive Chef Mike Ellis, the menu not only stars the best American artisan beef cuts like an aged Angus Rib-eye "Cowboy" Steak but updated locally sourced seafood dishes, like Chesapeake Bay Oysters and Soft Shell Crab Fritto Misto. 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. 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.
Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
“Gorgeous setting, great bartender”
Reviewed March 21, 2013 via mobile

If you can get over the fact that food prices here are as big as my monthly grocery expenditures and enjoy the atmosphere with a glass of wine - have at it.

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Atlantic City, New Jersey
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Relief from a long day of conferences”
Reviewed March 15, 2013

Charlie Palmer's was a delight. We went to dinner on a Thursday evening in March, 2013 after a long day of conferences. A good vibe with a crowded bar and power crowd. We had a wonderful seat with a fantastic view of the Capitol. The service was good and the food delicious. A beautiful shrimp cocktail and very good Virginia Rockfish along with a strong wine list. Expensive but worth it. I have only one negative thing to say....what is up with the restroom?!?! I have never seen anything like it nor would I want to. It was like being in a fun house nightmare. Who in the world would design lighting that blinds you to the point of seeing spots before your eyes! Seriously, it is hideous and does not go with such a classy place. Aside from the restroom, this is a great place!

  • Visited March 2013
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
“Good Food Good Times”
Reviewed February 26, 2013

We had a group and given a private room. Service was remarkable. They split our checks without hesitation, looked after us and we had a quiet place to dine and converse! Special time!

Visited February 2013
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Rockville, Maryland, USA
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“Unbelievable Ribeye Steak”
Reviewed February 19, 2013

The title says it all. My wife and I thoroughly enjoyed our whole meal. Our meals were excellent, well cooked, and memorable. The view of the Capitol building is a nice touch and the interior of the rest. is well appointed. Great wine list.

  • Visited February 2013
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“Your room may get bumped...”
Reviewed February 8, 2013

Food was good. The highlight of the meal was the tuna tartare app, the steak was very good but not great (I had the filet). Was there for a business dinner (large group) and we were jammed into a room (near kitchen) like sardines. My understanding is that when the room was booked our group was in one room but on the actual date we were placed in another smaller room. Service missed the mark on this one.

Visited February 2013
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