Palette 22

4.6
1294 reviews
$30 and under
Global, International
Welcome to Palette 22 ~ a creative dining experience like no other on the DC dining scene, where an eclectic menu of globally inspired shareable plates, fantastic drinks, and unrivaled hospitality are showcased in an art-filled space. Our Chefs have traveled the globe to find the spices, techniques, and ingredients for our delicious array of menu items for lunch, dinner and brunch to excite your palate.
From the kitchen to the dining room, creativity is everywhere at Palette 22. Murals and original artwork cover the walls, and our in-house artists program offers an up close and personal insight in to their unique methods.
The vibrant setting includes our expansive dining room, large bar, and seasonal outdoor patios. Palette is the perfect setting for all your festivities, offering unique private and non-private options for your next corporate event, wedding celebration, or family dinner!

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Happy Hour is Back!

Starting Jul 9, 2020 · Sun 3:00 PM - 9:00 PM, Mon - Thu 4:00 PM - 8:45 PM, Fri - Sat 4:00 PM - 9:45 PM
Enjoy $4.22 beer, wine, well drinks and signature sangria, $7 specialty cocktails, plus food specials! Mon: All Day | Tues - Fri: 4 - 7 pm | Sun: 4 - 9 pm

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waiting staff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 1294 People Are Saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
4.6
Food
4.5
Service
4.5
Ambience
4.5
Value
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96% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OctaviaH
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Server was very friendly and attentive and polite.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Natalie was a great server!

Palette 22
Responded 5 days ago

Thank you so much for the five-star review! We will share your kind words with Natalie and we hope to see you again soon.

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BeatriceM
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Didn't get to see much of the inside or interact with any artists, but the food was amazing and the service was great! 10/10 would recommend!!!

Palette 22
Responded 4 days ago

Hi, Beatrice. Thank you so much for leaving us a review! We are thrilled you enjoyed the food and service and we can't wait to see you again soon.

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KyndraJ
London
2 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing - my new favorite spot. The bottomless tapas are incredible and the sangria is my kind of strong.

Palette 22
Responded 4 days ago

Hi, Kyndra. Thank you so much for the five-star review! We are honored to be your new favorite spot and we are so happy you enjoyed your time with us. We look forward to seeing you again soon!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 21 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great for family brunch!!!

Palette 22
Responded 5 days ago

Thank you so much for the five-star review! We hope to see you again soon.

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Brians
1 review
Dined on 20 November 2020
Overall1Food5Service5Ambience2

Cold and drafty inside, table set up was horrible .... Really tables set up right next to the bathroom ? Waiters seemed stressed out.

Food was good.... Service was ok.
2 wines 3 beers and 4 apps off of the bottomless menu $ 120.00 ????

It said each app was like $ 4.00

How did it come to 125.00 ?

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vipTyty
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on 20 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great meal. We had a great all you can eat.

Palette 22
Responded 5 days ago

Thank you so much for the five-star review, Tyty! We are so happy you enjoyed your meal and we hope to see you again soon.

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BarbaraG
1 review
Dined on 20 November 2020
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food, and there is outdoor seating, and heaters, if the weather is too cold.

Palette 22
Responded 4 days ago

Hi, Barbara. Thank you so much for the great review! We are so happy you enjoyed your dining experience and we hope to see you again soon.

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vipTracyF
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on 18 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent small plates dining!! Wonderful options for meat eaters and vegetarians alike.

Palette 22
Responded on 20 November 2020

Hi, Tracy. Thank you so much for the kind words! We are looking forward to seeing you again soon.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 17 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Friends 30h birthday

Palette 22
Responded on 20 November 2020

Thank you so much for the five-star review! We hope to see you again soon.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 15 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Went for brunch with friends. Sat outside, service was great and the bottomless brunch was worth the price of admission. They have a very diverse menu with something for everyone, portions were great and food cameout fast and fresh. Service was perfect 👌🏾

Palette 22
Responded on 16 November 2020

Hi, thank you so much for the five-star review! We are so happy you enjoyed the bottomless brunch and we are looking forward to seeing you again soon.

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TAyb
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on 15 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

My second time here. Food is always great, service as well. I get the benedict, shrimp and grits, poatoes. My bf got the pepperoni pizza, chicken and waffles, sliders, and tacos.

Palette 22
Responded on 16 November 2020

Hi, TAyb. Thank you so much for leaving us a review! We love reading what dishes our guests enjoyed the most and are so happy you had a great time dining with us. We hope to see you again soon!

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viprjnieder
Washington DC
19 reviews
Dined on 14 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Always a perfect evening!!

Palette 22
Responded on 16 November 2020

Thank you so much for the five-star review! We hope to see you again soon.

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RobB
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 14 November 2020
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience3

Avery was wonderful, attentive and very conscientious.

Palette 22
Responded on 17 November 2020

Hi, Rob. Thank you so much for the great review! We will share your kind words with Avery and we look forward to seeing you again soon.

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FoundingDaughter
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 14 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Definitely get the bottomless brunch, since these are smaller plates, you'll want to get your money's worth. Also, it lets you try a little bit of everything, which is the best way to enjoy this restaurant. We had great service, eating outdoors, and the ambience was great.

Palette 22
Responded on 16 November 2020

Hi, thank you so much for leaving us a review! We are so happy you enjoyed the bottomless brunch and we hope to see you again soon.

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vipsascha
Washington DC
19 reviews
Dined on 12 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food and drinks. Will be back :)

Palette 22
Responded on 16 November 2020

Thank you so much for the five-star review! We look forward to seeing you again soon.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on 8 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Celebrating my birthday

Palette 22
Responded on 10 November 2020

Thank you so much for the five-star review! We are so happy we were able to celebrate with you on your special day and we hope to see you again soon.

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vipVeronicaM
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on 8 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

all the brunch items i had were incredible. There wasnt a thing i could complain about. the place was packed both inside and out but service with quick and efficient. wonderful experience.

Palette 22
Responded on 10 November 2020

Thank you so much for the great review, Veronica! We are so happy you had a great dining experience with us and we are looking forward to seeing you again soon.

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Unknown
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on 8 November 2020
Overall2Food1Service2Ambience3

Looks good but out of all the
Small plates only one item had good tAste.

Palette 22
Responded on 13 November 2020

Thank you for your honest feedback. We take great pride in the quality of all our dishes and are sorry to hear that we fell short during your recent dine. We have shared this feedback directly with our culinary team and do hope you’ll give us another opportunity to impress you.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 7 November 2020
Overall1Food1Service1Ambience1

Allowed me to make dinner reservations for 9:45 on a Saturday night just for me to arrive and be told that the kitchen was closed. Staff was rude when I apologized and had to excuse myself because I had dinner reservations...

Palette 22
Responded on 13 November 2020

Thank you so much for your honest feedback. We greatly apologize for you experience with us. We completely understand why you are frustrated and we have shared your feedback with our management teams to ensure that this does not happen again. We hope you will give us another opportunity to impress you.

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Keya
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 7 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Everything was GREAT! especially with my 1st time going, the best part is “Bottomless” you get to literally try any & everything on the menu...Best experience ever

Palette 22
Responded on 10 November 2020

Thank you so much for the five-star review, Keya! We are so happy you enjoyed your first experience with us and we are looking forward to seeing you again soon.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 7 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Loved the vibe straight upon arriving. We made a reservation through open table and when we arrived, we were seated immediately. We found parking close by so that was not an issue. The food came so fast and it was amazing! Everything my husband and I got we enjoyed. We got the unlimited, which is 100% worth it and I think if you go, you should definitely get unlimited. The portions are very small, but perfect for an unlimited menu and gives you the chance to try everything! Overall wonderful experience, we will definitely be back!

Palette 22
Responded on 9 November 2020

Hi, thank you so much for your kind review! We are so thrilled you enjoyed your experience with us, especially the unlimited menu. We hope to see you and your husband again soon!

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AdrianaG
1 review
Dined on 7 November 2020
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience5

Great food. Our waitress was ok, but we observed another waitress that was in cue with her customers. Will probably look for her next time. Food and ambiance were great.

Palette 22
Responded on 10 November 2020

Hi, Adriana. Thank you so much for the great review! We are so happy you enjoyed the food as well as the ambiance. We apologize the service fell short and we hope to see you again to provide a more five-star experience.

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AshleyP
1 review
Dined on 7 November 2020
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience4

Food was great and reasonably priced. Mimosas and bellinis were delicious! My server wasn’t as attentive as I would’ve liked, but she got all of our orders in a timely manner. I would definitely recommend this place to others and would go again soon!

Palette 22
Responded on 9 November 2020

Hi, Ashley. Thank you so much for the great review! We are so happy you enjoyed the food as well as the mimosas. We do apologize for the service that was provided. We pride ourselves in having an attentive staff and we are disappointed we weren't able to provide that for you and your table. We do hope to see you again soon to provide a more five-star experience.

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EricN
1 review
Dined on 6 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Loved the all you can eat option. The food was all delicious. Everything was seasoned super well. Highly recommend.

Palette 22
Responded on 9 November 2020

Thank you so much for the great review, Eric! We are so happy you enjoyed your experience with us, especially with the food. We hope to see you again soon!

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HannahS
Richmond
5 reviews
Dined on 1 November 2020
Overall4Food3Service4Ambience4

Palette 22 is the perfect place for a foodie. For one price, you get to sample different food. I feel like their menu is a fusion between Asian and Mexican cuisine which are so satisfying to the palette 😋

Palette 22
Responded on 9 November 2020

Hi Hannah! Thank you so much for the great review. We are so happy you enjoyed your experience with us and we look forward to seeing you again soon.

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Slinger26
Charleston
21 reviews
Dined on 31 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

If you looking for something unique, Palette 22 is definitely it. Food is tapas style and delicious. They had someone painting and another doing tarot. We will be back.

Palette 22
Responded on 3 November 2020

Thank you so much for the five-star review! We are so happy you enjoyed your dining experience with us and we can't wait to see you again soon.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on 31 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Even in the times of COVID, this place was amazing! Delicious food, awesome drinks, and great atmosphere. Will be back!

Palette 22
Responded on 3 November 2020

Thank you so much for the five-star review! We are so thrilled you enjoyed the food, drinks, and atmosphere and we hope to see you again soon!

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KathleenM
Baltimore
4 reviews
Dined on 30 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I went with a survey of tacos. All good! Followed that with corn on the cob - also good.

Palette 22
Responded on 3 November 2020

Hi, Kathleen. Thank you so much for the five-star review! We are so happy you enjoyed the tacos, as well as the corn on the cob. We hope to see you again soon!

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 30 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food, great drinks. Always a reliable choice for happy hour and brunch with friends

Palette 22
Responded on 3 November 2020

Thank you so much for the five-star review! We are so happy you enjoyed the food and drinks and we look forward to seeing you again.

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vipjoel
Washington DC
32 reviews
Dined on 29 October 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience5

We did the bottomless dining option so we had A LOT that came our way. We had the lamb meatballs and chicken tikka masala from the apps - meatballs were good (could’ve used a little more sauce) and the chicken tikka was my favorite dish of the night. The short rib empanada was very good. We weren’t very impressed with the shrimp & pork lumpia. The vampire taco used to be one of our faves but they’ve changed it so now it’s just good instead of great. The crispy shrimp taco and the tuna taco were both very good (now, better than the vampiro). The octopus skewer was ok but not as good as I was expecting. We settled for the Cobb salad which was, well, a Cobb salad. Good but not the same as our favorite kale salad that they don’t have anymore. The primavera pizza was ok. The two veggies we always get, the Brussels sprouts and the Mexican corn are thankfully still on the menu and still excellent. Tried all three desserts. The strawberry trifle sounded great but the pretzel pieces or whatever they were didn’t really add anything to it. The churros were fine but that one is really all about the two sauces it comes with. The star of the three was banana & Nutella empanada which my only complaint would be it was too small.

The service was good although they didn’t seem to know how to honor my $10 discount for being a member of their local diner club which was disappointing it took so long to clear that up.

Palette 22
Responded on 3 November 2020

Hi, joel. Thank you so much for your review! We love reading what dishes our guests enjoyed the most and we also appreciate all of your feedback. We are constantly trying to perfect our dishes to provide only the best for our guests. We apologize for the mishap and will inform our staff to make sure the process is easier for our members. Again, we appreciate your feedback and hope to see you again soon.

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Asdfghjkl
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on 28 October 2020
Overall3Food5Service1Ambience2

Food and drink were great as always. However, the service was awful. My reservation got messed up and we had to change tables after being seated. Then, after taking our drink orders we didn't see our waitor for 40 minutes. Finally our food was ordered and it was another half hour before that came. No one came to our table again for an hour, until we had to flag down our waitor for the check. He came immediately once I paid, but changed the tip I had selected on the pad. When questioned about it, he simply walked away. I was so tired of being there at that point I just left. I've been here 5 times and every time the service has been worse than before. Food & cocktails are always great though, but inconsistently made. Ambience is nice, too, when you aren't ignored.

Palette 22
Responded on 13 November 2020

Hi, thank you so much for your honest feedback. We are so disappointed we weren't able to provide you and your table with great service. We pride ourselves in having a well-trained staff and apologize that this fell short. We have shared your review with our management team and hope you will give us another opportunity to impress you.

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BahamianGold
1 review
Dined on 25 October 2020
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience5

I love the bottomless dining option, I do wish that times were posted on the website and the menu. My party and I went in expectations of Brunch but went to the All Day Dinining because Brunch was almost over.

Palette 22
Responded on 3 November 2020

Hi, thank you so much for your review! We appreciate your feedback and can completely understand why this would be frustrating to our guests. We will share this with our team to better inform our customers on our Brunch and All-Day Dining times. Again, thank you so much for your review, we hope to see you again soon.

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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on 25 October 2020
Overall3Food5Service4Ambience5

Long wait time but it was worth it. The food excellent.

Palette 22
Responded on 13 November 2020

Thank you so much for your review! We apologize about the wait times but we are happy you enjoyed the food. We hope to see you again soon!

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ElizabethM
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on 25 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We had such an amazing time! Our reservation was for outside but it rained so they were able to honor our reservation inside. We were a little worried about social distancing but it was mostly fine. We did the bottomless brunch and it was a great deal if you want to try a ton of different dishes. We didn’t do any alcohol just stuffed our faces with so much food and it was super fun and everything was delicious! I literally didn’t eat again for 24 hours! Probably won’t do the bottomless again for a while but now I know which dishes I like when I come back again!

Palette 22
Responded on 27 October 2020

Hi, Elizabeth. Thank you so much for the five-star review! We are so happy you enjoyed the bottomless brunch and we are looking forward to seeing you again soon.

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vasailor
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on 24 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

My son and I had the "bottomless" all=you-can eat menu. Sat outside on a nice evening. Great experience.

Palette 22
Responded on 26 October 2020

Hi, vasailor! Thank you so much for the five-star review! We are so happy you and your son had a great experience and we look forward to seeing you again soon.

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vipAmmr
Richmond
3 reviews
Dined on 24 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We love Palette 22! Please bring back the halluomi and melon plate!

Palette 22
Responded on 26 October 2020

Thank you so much for the five-star review, Ammr! We appreciate your feedback and look forward to seeing you again soon.

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KimS
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on 24 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Always a good choice! Varied menu (make sure to get the brussels sprouts!), interesting venue (art on all the walls, artists making art on site, there was even a tarot card reader there!), both inside and out. Good people-watching site. Best to get the bottomless dinner deal because you will definitely order more than 3 items. Service is always prompt and professional. Seating was spaced apart enough so we didn't feel too close to others but still felt almost 'normal'. Can't say enough about this place!

Palette 22
Responded on 27 October 2020

Hi, Kim. Thank you so much for the five-star review! We are so happy you had such a great experience and enjoyed all of the food, along with the service. We look forward to seeing you again soon!

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vipJaniceC
Washington DC
12 reviews
Dined on 24 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent excellent excellent!!!! The food and service was delish. Eat outside and social distancing and cleanliness was followed from my view. We will definitely return!

Palette 22
Responded on 26 October 2020

Hi, Janice! Thank you so much for the five-star review. We are so happy you had a great time dining with us and we are thrilled you enjoyed the service and the food! We hope to see you again soon.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 24 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Went for my birthday brunch. Natalie, our server, was amazing and even though we had an issue with the table size for the number in our reservation because a couple of people arrived later everything worked out great.

Palette 22
Responded on 26 October 2020

Hi, thank you so much for the five-star review! We are so happy you enjoyed your experience dining with us and will share your kind words with Natalie. We look forward to seeing you again soon!

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FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Palette 22 using the Order Online button. Palette 22 also offers delivery in partnership with Uber Eats.

Palette 22 is rated 4.6 stars by 1294 OpenTable diners.

Palette 22 does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://www.alexandriarestaurantpartners.com/gift-cards.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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