Palette 22

4.6
1953 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!

Support Palette 22 during COVID-19

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
  • Extra space between tables
Protective equipment
  • Waiting staff wear masks
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
What 1953 People Are Saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
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4.5
Service
4.5
Ambience
4.5
Value
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SharikaS
1 review
Dined 20 hours ago
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Love the experience ! We will be back soon !!!!!!!

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vipProteach1
Washington DC
24 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

This is the type of spot where you would bring your friends. This is the perfect brunch party. It's not upscale elegance, but the fun atmosphere and great food will shine through.

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DeidraF
Savannah
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

They were booked solid but it didn’t feel overly crowded or overwhelming. For this reason alone I would not hesitate to come back- especially with the pandemic still going on.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Orlando
7 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent food and great service

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

We went to Palette 22 because it was my birthday. I had a lovely experience. The waiter brought my churros out with a candle and sang Happy Birthday to me as a duet with my friend. The food was delicious and the restaurant has a nice ambiance. I’ve eaten here before and I’ll eat here again.

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Ricky
1 review
Dined on 15 January 2022
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The all you can eat deal was great! Really worth it.

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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
3 reviews
Dined on 15 January 2022
Overall1Food1Service1Ambience1

Our reservation was set for a Saturday at 2pm and checked in at 2:04pm. We were told a text would be sent when our table was ready. We sat at the far end of the bar & noticed other groups are being led to tables. I go to the hostess stand and the same lady who said she would text says “Oh, we called your name several times and assumed you left.” This is at 2:28pm. They apologize and prioritize us to get the next table. We sit down at 2:34pm.

Our waiter tells us “brunch ends at 3pm & you’re limited to only ordering 3 items at once.” I objected to this considering we sat down so late because the hostess lied on how we’d be notified. We place orders & when the food is brought to us, the guy drops the plate and food goes everywhere. I had a cream-colored coat that was stained with the chili sauce from their shrimp bowl.

We were given a very basic apology. No one offered to clean my coat & we were told that we “might” get a discount on the tab.

We grabbed our stuff and left. Horrible experience.

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LatriceA
1 review
Dined on 15 January 2022
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Great first experience. Sat outdoors and had bottomless brunch. Mimosas and Bellinis were good! I wish the drinks were bottomless as well.. or at least an option.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 15 January 2022
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

It was amazing—from the food to the waitress. It was great

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vipGloriaC
Washington DC
36 reviews
Dined on 14 January 2022
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Love Palette 22!!! My husband and I enjoy our time here. Especially when Rey is our server! He is amazing! Food, drinks, music…just the whole ambiance is great. Thank you all for making our experience awesome each and every time.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 11 January 2022
Overall5Food3Service5Ambience5

We had fun with the experience and the atmosphere was really fun! Some food options weren’t what we expected but over all we enjoyed most of the options

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 11 January 2022
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing experience the food was great and the service was amazing!!!

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vipJustinT
Washington DC
40 reviews
Dined on 11 January 2022
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience3

Three of us dined at Palette 22 for lunch on Jan 11th. The food was eclectic, creative and delicious. We lucked out by having Natalie as our server. She is funny, engaging and colorful, yet professional, attentive and efficient. Looking forward to our next visit!

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ImaniJ
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on 9 January 2022
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Diego was such an amazing server. He made sure our experience was above average and everything we asked for was acknowledged and accounted for. Because of this experience, we will be back many more time.

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Pamela
Hawaii
5 reviews
Dined on 8 January 2022
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

Our waiter Diego was awesome. I loved the vibe in the restaurant.

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HokieBonzo
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on 8 January 2022
Overall2Food3Service2Ambience3

I went there on a date, and my food was delivered 15 min before my date’s. I asked about hers and was told “oh, the breakfast pizza takes longer”…. Being polite, I waited to eat and my food was cold by the time hers arrived. There’s NO reason for two people not to get their food at the same time. I can understand it for a large party, but not two. They should have delayed making my food knowing the other dish took longer.

Palette 22
Responded on 10 January 2022

Thank you for taking the time to leave us your feedback. We’re sorry to hear that your dishes didn’t arrive in a timely manner. We take this feedback very seriously and will share with our management and culinary teams. Thank you again and we hope you’ll give us another opportunity to exceed your expectations.

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Cupcake
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on 2 January 2022
Overall2Food2Service1Ambience4

I was so excited for this reservation when I got there the ambience was amazing me and my friend were extremely excited to see what this restaurant had in store for us. The server was horrible he had a hole in his shirt under his arms and a Band-Aid on his neck that seemed to be covering a hickey. My friend and I sat at a two seated table which was fine due to the overly crowded restaurant outdoors. I had to keep ducking every time a waiter walked past because they were so close to the back of my chair and I did not want to risk getting anything dropped on me. We decided to both get the bottomless brunch option which from the looks of the menu was the best option to get so we were able to try a little bit of everything on the menu. Once our first set of food came we love the small shareable option but all of our food and I mean every single plate was cold we did not receive any hot food except my friends pizza. The waiter was not attentive and we could not even make a complaint because he barely came to the table and also when we were making an order he did not listen and put in everything that we ordered because the item that we ordered our first go round did not come Out until it was time for us to leave.We wish that we could have enjoyed the restaurant more but due to the overcrowding small space and cold food we will not be returning. for the price of the bottomless brunch that was amazing but the service and the quality of food is very unacceptable.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on 1 January 2022
Overall5Food5Service3Ambience5

Food was great! Service… not so much. And No, they were not busy.

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KristinC
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on 1 January 2022
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food! Great service! Loved the ambiance! Will definitely return!

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TiffanyB
1 review
Dined on 1 January 2022
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I love the bottomless brunch at Palette 22. I’ve been enough times now so I know exactly what I want. I always start with the curry chicken empanadas and the arepas Benedict.
Tasty plates. Good variety!!

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 31 December 2021
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

Went to Palette 22 for NYE and loved it. We did the bottomless menu and couldn’t believe we could try everything on the menu for such a good price. Everything was so tasty! We will definitely be back!

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vipJoeS
Washington DC
81 reviews
Dined on 31 December 2021
Overall3Food3Service5Ambience5

Excellent service and very friendly staff. The small plates came out of the kitchen fast and at temperature. The Bulgogi Bun was sweet and spicy while the pork belly was over cooked and dry. Ribs were tender and flavorful, shrimp special was dry and not deveined. Best plates were Brussel Sprouts, Lumpia, dessert empanadas and the ribs. The unlimited plates option provides for trying a variety of dishes while keeping a fixed cost.

Palette 22
Responded on 3 January 2022

Hi Joe, Thank you so much for taking the time to leave us your feedback. We apologize we were unable to create a five-star experience. We have shared your feedback with the management team and hope you will give us another opportunity to impress you.

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Jeffrey
Washington DC
15 reviews
Dined on 31 December 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Bite the bullet and get the unlimited menu. You won’t be disappointed! Some items better than others but overall we enjoyed our evening and the selections boundless. We will return.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 26 December 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

My family and I love Palette 22! The food is varied and delicious, the staff friendly and attentive, and the atmosphere fantastic. Everyone there goes out of their way to ensure the best dining experience ever! Thank you for another great meal!

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Courtney
Washington DC
16 reviews
Dined on 25 December 2021
Overall1Food1Service2Ambience2

Food was incredibly salty. Service was fine, but we did not enjoy the food at all.

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vipLNinSF
San Francisco
52 reviews
Dined on 25 December 2021
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

New to the area. Great find, especially on Christmas Eve. Tapas style. Bottomless dining so we ordered a few dishes with mimosas. Everything was tasty though the Dan Dan Noodles was slightly salty which a sip of the Bloody Mary took care of. A lively neighborhood gem that I would definitely recommend.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on 24 December 2021
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

I’ve been a few times and I’ve loved it so much. Every single time it’s been a great experience. Servers are always so helpful and fun (if you treat them like humans). Food is always great. Better for bigger groups. Getting one item of everything and sharing. Always come with an appetite and for a good time. wouldn’t recommend for 2 people.

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Kingfish501
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on 23 December 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Just a wonderful experience the service was great

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kiearrah
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on 23 December 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This was my first time going to this restaurant. I chose the lunch buffet and literally everything I ordered was great. Especially the tikka masala and pulled pork sandwich, chef's kiss. I would definitely go again.

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Maria
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on 23 December 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Ray was AMAZINGGGGG! I loved his energy and his recommendations were on point! I would love to visit again as long as I can have amazing service every time.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 22 December 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Tasty and a very good variety of everything

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vipCjanineb
Washington DC
84 reviews
Dined on 19 December 2021
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience3

After we were seated, it took a while for a server to come to our table but once he did everything was good. We sat outside but was good since there was a table side heater. With the bottomless dinner, we tasted many items and loved most of them. Near the end of our dinner, the food started coming out slower and that was a little disappointing but all in all we had a great time. The bottomless choice is the way to go.

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PrettyB
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 19 December 2021
Overall5Food3Service3Ambience5

The atmosphere was great. I enjoyed myself and the wait time was quick with the reservation.

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OpenTable Diner
Richmond
1 review
Dined on 19 December 2021
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Our server was SO good. He was patient and helpful. I believe his name was Diego.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 18 December 2021
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience4

It’s my friend birthday and it has been wonderful experience for her because it’s her and other friend’s first time eating bottomless dining and we love it

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TerralynnH
1 review
Dined on 18 December 2021
Overall4Food5Service3Ambience4

The food was excellent. The service was slow but I think this was to do with possibly being shorthanded and a large party being present. Overall though it was a great night and I'd eat there again.

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schniqueD
1 review
Dined on 18 December 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great wait staff, an abundance of options & overall a great atmosphere.

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vipAdam
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on 18 December 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Service was A1, my boy Diego was holding it down! Had to give him a 25% tip. Food was delicious, shoutout to the chefs at the taco stand and waffle bar. Waffle was SMACKING. All the Bao Buns were good, loved the shrimp taco, drinks were good too. Everything came out fast and it’s a fair price for bottomless small plates. Manager checked in and made sure we were good. I’m definitely coming back!

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 18 December 2021
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

We enjoy the food and our waitress was amazing for our first time. The all you can eat brunch has a variety of great options.
Found a hair in one of our plates. Also they charge extra $4 for each mimosas, Bellinis and such which isn’t bad but would be nice.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 17 December 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Our waitress was phenomenal and was so personable and patient the food was good!

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 also offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at (703) 746-9007.

Palette 22 is rated 4.6 stars by 1953 OpenTable diners.

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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