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Charlie Palmer Steak

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101 Constitution Ave NW, Washington DC, DC 20001-2133 (Louisiana and First Streets)
+1 202-547-8100
17:00 - 22:30
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Mon - Fri 11:30 - 14:30
17:30 - 22:00
Sat 17:00 - 22:30
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3 reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Terrible service. We were literally forgotten. All we received was an apology after waiting 45 minutes for our meal. Then, the steak wasn't even close to medium well, so I sent it back and it was still rare. I gave up and ate it. I later called to speak with the manager to complain and never even received a return... More 

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Annapolis, Maryland
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47 reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We were disappointed overall. Our steaks were over cooked , the asparagus was disgusting with congealed sauce. The best part was the French fries. No one ever came to ask how the food was so we ate what we wanted, left a ton of food which didn't seem to phase the person clearing the table, and had to get back... More 

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Montpelier, Vermont
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Visiting our daughter who works in the building, she offered to treat us to lunch! What a nice treat! For folks who live hundreds of mile outside the Beltway, sitting right across the street from the Capitol building was a wonderful view. The place was packed with "important people" enjoying their power lunches and deciding the fate of their little... More 

Thank WarrenKitz
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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55 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great views and people watching. Food very good- Steak terrific- expensive and classy Try it you will like it

Thank wahoo68
Perth Amboy, New Jersey
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We were in DC on business this week when we saw a segment on WUSA morning news with Executive Chef Michael Ellis making a bacon wrapped pork tenderloin. The dinner decision for that evening was made. My husband and I headed out hoping for a good meal and we're blown away with the quality of food, and service. Before we... More 

Thank normna
Oxon Hill, Maryland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Charlie Palmer's you were fantastic. It started with me trying to change my reservation and a young lady named Nicole was so helpful and accommodating. Then we arrived early before our reservation and they seated us right away. Then we asked if they would escort our bride to be back to the table because she was blind folded and we... More 

Thank erick1997
Houston, Texas, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Revisited Charlie Palmer's Steak on recent trip to DC. It is still outstanding. The best table is by the window with a view of the Capitol. I like it because it is BYOB for American wine and they have great food. We had the cowboy cut ribeye, hanger steak and filet--all cooked to requested temperature. The sides are delicious--too full... More 

Thank jbray54
Land O Lakes
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Our group of 11 people on February 27 had an Incredible dinner. The food presentation is amazing. I was NOT pleased with the Bald man in the suit that had to open the wine. He saw that we had brought one bottle of our own wine that we wanted to try. His attitude was like "we don't have wine on... More 

Thank Richard W
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Charlie Palmer definitely has a business feel to it for lunch. Everyone in power suits. Good atmosphere for that kind of meeting. The food is very good, as is the service. For a business lunch (with time to spare), you can't go wrong here.

Thank bluesea182
Clarksville, Maryland
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 February 2017 via mobile

With the beautiful view of the Capitol, the friendly greeting from the hostess and the pretty interior...I was hoping for a great meal. What the six of us got was a pretty good meal. The service was slow, at one point they completely forgot a bottle of wine we ordered. The wine list is 100% USA. All the above would... More 

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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
US$ 31 - US$ 50
American, Steakhouse, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Business meetings, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
11:30 - 14:30
17:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:30
17:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:30
17:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:30
17:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:30
17:30 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:30
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
  • Neighbourhood: 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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?