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Charlie Palmer Steak

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Certificate of Excellence2014 - 2018 Winner

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Oysters on the Half Shell
minus 8 mignonette, smoked chili cocktail sauce
Blue Crab Cocktail
cocktail sauce, lemon
Jumbo Shrimp Cocktail
the usual suspects
Earth + Eats Beets
Pipe Dreams fromage goat cheese, lavender honey poached pear, pumpkin seed-espelette brittle
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.
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner
American, Steakhouse
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Private room was set up perfectly thanks to General Manager’s responsiveness to our last minute requests with a simple “We can make that happen!”. Angelo’s service was a clear demonstration of his 25+ years of experience. And, the special access to the roof top patio...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank 232JimB
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We had a great time at the bar. Great food Great service Saige, Lewis, and Wilfredo were great. Thank you guys for an amazing experience.

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Maryline B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It’s always a pleasure to celebrate our annual special occasion here! The staff is consistently PERFECT at ensuring our evening is ALWAYS INCREDIBLE! The food is always spectacular and the restaurant’s beautiful décor provides the perfect setting to sit, sip and enjoy a nice, long...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank je1058
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very nice place to go. Very good Staff ! Delicious food ! Very close to the Capitol Building and other city must see places.

Date of visit: June 2018
Thank AndreCunha
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Really enjoyed my meal here. Very classy atmosphere, brighter than most high-end steakhouses and tables are not too close together so easier to hear conversation with others at the table than in most other restaurants

Date of visit: November 2018
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Super disappointing. We had been here a few years back and thought it was tasty, but on our most recent return it was subpar in almost all respects. Our waiter didn't discuss the menu at all - usually at a steak house, they want to...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank ten-13
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Love the vibe of this place -- airy, sleek, modern design and wonderful lunchtime view of Capitol Hill. Terrific service, too. More importantly, you're virtually guaranteed a tremendous meal. The bill can give you sticker shock, but you really can't go wrong with any menu...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank ThatToddlinTown
Reviewed 30 October 2018

We went as part of a large group, 18 people. The service was excellent. The food was superb.. Overall a very nice experience.

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Gene S
Reviewed 27 October 2018 via mobile

Ordered the $120 Wagu Steak as recommended by the over enthusiastic and condescending staff. Destinctly average experience. My advice give it a swerve and eat elsewhere

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank prscompton1
Reviewed 16 October 2018

We came to Charlie Palmers the night after having dined at another very famous DC steakhouse that was spectacular. We felt the bar was set pretty high and so were hesitant to bother comparing. WE HAD OUR SOCKS BLOWN OFF! We celebrated my wife’s 50th...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Aldo B
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16 October 2018|
Response from SBH62 | Reviewed this property |
Lucky you! I would pose the question directly to the restaurant. You won't be disappointed!
4 March 2017|
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Response from INCABB | Reviewed this property |
I'd say business casual at least.
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Response from DurangoRocks | Reviewed this property |
Not really. Mostly business or couples dining.
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