Palette 22

4.6
1343 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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Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer 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
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

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What 1343 people are saying
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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
12 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Celebrated a friends birthday at Palette 22. Everyone had a great time. The all day menu offered a wide variety of food selections that met everyone’s preferences The food and mimosas were outstanding and the waiter staff was professional and attentive. A definite place to go for great food and service. Everyone in the group stated they would return again!!!

Palette 22
Responded 14 hours ago

Thank you so much for taking the time to leave us a review! We enjoyed celebrating with you and we are thrilled you enjoyed your time with us, from the service to the food. It was a pleasure having you and we hope to see you again soon!

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vipBrandieK
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great brunch menu, and quick/efficient service outside on the patio for those of us still braving the cold weather for food outdoors during a pandemic.

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LeesaO
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Can't beat a bottomless brunch with great tasting food, fast service, and a friendly environment. Only downside, we had a reservation for 2 people at 2pm and had to wait for about 15 mins outside (it was pretty cold, in the 30's) for the table to become available but otherwise everything else was great. However I did notice that other bigger parties with reservations were also waiting for their table to become available and some had waited for about 40 mins. Not sure that I would have stayed in the cold that long so maybe we lucked out.

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Kevin
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3food3service2ambience2

The first time I went, phenomenal. So I decided to go to brunch this time. I regret this decision a bit. When I arrived with my reservation. The two hostesses did not utter a word. They did not bother saying hi nor tell my family and I what they were doing. It seemed as if they were not pleased to be there. They were so rude and disrespectful. The waiter Rene, was on. He started off not on the best note but he was ok. I would rather have Diego because of his exceptional service. The manager Scott recommended us for brunch and I was hoping to get the experience I did last time. Unfortunately the sub-par experience was one I wish I had a better experience on.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and atmosphere.

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ThomasB
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great restaurant, you get what you pay for. They were busy so a little lag time in between ordering but the food came out and it was hot and delicious.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Go here when you're hungry. You won't appreciate the food fully, unless you get the bottomless tapas.

Try half the menu including the short rib empanada, banana and nutella empanada and the cheese burger slider. I could go on about how the dan dan noodles are delicious as well as the lamb meatballs, but you have nothing to lose by trying half the menu in one visit.

It was so fulfilling, I went 2 days in a row.

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DCfoodie
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on January 19, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The best, most attentive service I’ve received in a while.

Palette 22
Responded 6 days ago

Thank you so much for the five-star review! We are thrilled you enjoyed your time with us. It was a pleasure serving you and we hope to see you again soon!

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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
3 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Overall great experience. Good food and service.

Palette 22
Responded 6 days ago

Thank you so much for the great review! We are so happy you enjoyed your time with us and we hope to see you again soon.

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LoveRunEatPizza
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

We always get thr all you can eat option. It gives you an opportunity to try different things on the menu...and order two if you like! Comes out fast and delicious.

Palette 22
Responded 6 days ago

Thank you so much for the five-star review! We are so happy you enjoyed the Bottomless Dining. It was a pleasure serving you and we hope to see you again soon!

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Monica
Baltimore
5 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our experience at Palette 22 was great! Our server, Diego, encouraged us to try the all you can eat dinner option and we are so glad we did. His recommendations for what dishes we should try as well as his attentiveness to our table really made our experience enjoyable. We’ll be back!!

Palette 22
Responded on January 19, 2021

Thank you so much for taking the time to leave us a review, Monica! We loved reading about your dining experience with us! We will share your kind words with Diego and look forward to seeing you again soon.

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Shan
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience2

My girlfriends and I had the bottomless brunch and it was amazing. The food was really good and service was good as well. The only reason I am giving it 4 out of 5 stars is because we sat outside and a very chilly day and the warmers did not work. Management insisted that none of them worked and could not accommodate us but still allowed people to sit outside.

I would recommend indoor seating rather than outdoors esp if they continue to state that the warmers are not available

Palette 22
Responded 6 days ago

Thank you so much for the great review, Shan! We are so happy you enjoyed the Bottomless Brunch! We greatly apologize about the temperature, we understand how uncomfortable that can be. We have shared your experience with our management team so we may work to improve. We hope to see you again soon!

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wish the drinks were included or maybe like 2$ each but overall great experience.

Palette 22
Responded 6 days ago

Thank you so much for the five-star review! We greatly appreciate your feedback and will do what we can to improve. We hope to see you again soon!

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ANDREAM
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place is too cute. Its adorned with hand painted art on every wall, the colors are vibrant, and the cocktails are worth having 2 or 3. They serve food by small plates so you get a chance to taste everything. This is perfect for the couple who don't know what they want to eat. I would say they need to add buffalo wings to the menu.

Palette 22
Responded 14 hours ago

Thank you so much for the five-star review! We are so happy you loved the ambiance, food, and drinks! We enjoyed reading about your dining experience with us and we look forward to seeing you again soon.

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AlissaD
Denver
1 review
Dined on January 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic! As always

Palette 22
Responded on January 19, 2021

Thank you so much for the five-star review, Alissa!

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MillicentW
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on January 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was amazing, our server was pleasant and attentive!

Palette 22
Responded on January 19, 2021

Thank you so much for the kind review, Millicent! We are so happy you enjoyed your dining experience with us and we look forward to seeing you again soon.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

It was great! bottomless food option was so affordable and since the food is like global cuisine, whatever you're in the mood for they have. Plates can be shareable or for one. Our only issue was we were sat all the way in the back so we couldn't really enjoy the ambience and get good pics so hopefully there's better options for seating so the entire restaurant can be enjoyed.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and ambiance were great as always. One of my favorite spots in shirlington!

Palette 22
Responded on January 19, 2021

Thank you so much for the five-star review! We are so happy you enjoyed the food and ambiance and we hope to see you again soon.

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JacklynN
1 review
Dined on January 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A must. This restaurant never disappoints! STRONGLY reccomended.

Palette 22
Responded on January 14, 2021

Thank you so much for the kind review, Jacklyn! We are thrilled you enjoyed your time with us and we hope to see you again soon!

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DanielR
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Fun, interesting place to dine, especially with a group you are comfortable sharing plates with. Service was on point and each menu item we tried was delicious. The specialty drinks are worth checking out as well. Highly recommend for a fun family night out. Your children need to be open to trying some new things.

Palette 22
Responded on January 12, 2021

Thank you so much for taking the time to leave us a kind review, Daniel! We enjoyed reading about your dining experience and we are so happy you enjoyed the food, drinks and service. It was a pleasure serving you and we hope to see you again soon!

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vipDebG
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

With such a large and diverse menu, such a fun experience - especially if you order "Bottomless Dining." I highly recommend it for first-timers!

Palette 22
Responded on January 12, 2021

Hi, Deb. Thank you so much for the great review! We are so happy you enjoyed the Bottomless Dining and we hope to see you again soon!

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MattB
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was fantastic as always and the service was impeccable!

Palette 22
Responded on January 7, 2021

Thank you so much for the kind review, Matt! We are so happy you enjoyed the food and service and we hope to see you again soon.

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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on January 3, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

I liked the vibe and the prices were reasonable. Food was good too flavor wise ... my issue was the food wasn’t exactly hot and my boyfriend found hair in two of his dishes.

Palette 22
Responded on January 7, 2021

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

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Wait staff were all great and very nice

Palette 22
Responded on January 4, 2021

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

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OpenTable Diner
Richmond
32 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Tasty, fresh, and quickly prepared food. Lots of variety.

Palette 22
Responded on January 4, 2021

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

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SherrieB
1 review
Dined on January 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

No complaints at all! Food was delicious! Service was great! Price was right!

Palette 22
Responded on January 7, 2021

Thank you so much for the great review, Sherrie! We are so pleased you enjoyed your time with us and we hope to see you again soon!

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Maria
1 review
Dined on January 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It’s such a cute place. The art is a nice touch and I love the $3 sangria with unlimited dinner option!

Palette 22
Responded on January 7, 2021

Thank you so much for the kind review, Maria! It was a pleasure serving you and we hope to see you again soon.

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ChristineT
1 review
Dined on January 2, 2021
Overall1food2service2ambience2

We made reservations for 2:15 because that was the only space they showed left. But when we got there they had lost of room. I called ahead to make sure our reservation was going to be accommodated properly and to ask questions about there menu because I have an allergy to tree nuts and just wanted them to know ahead. The hostess assured me everything would be fine. what she failed to tell me was that brunch would end exactly at 3:00pm. Our server was nice but they were very slow to get the food out to us, and after only ordering our 1st item of food he informs us that brunch would be ending soon. Why persuade people to buy into a bottomless brunch option is it only last less than an hour and the wait for one item is 10 minutes long at best. To add to our frustration, when our food finally got to us it was cold. Again our server was nice but both he and the hostess should have explained when they would stop brunch, because knowing how gross their food was and how long we had to wait for items we would have eaten elsewhere.

Palette 22
Responded on January 7, 2021

Thank you for the honest review. We are deeply disappointed that we were unable to satisfy your time with us. We take great pride in the quality of our service and food and we apologize that this fell short during your dine. We have shared your feedback with our culinary and management team and we hope you will give us another opportunity to impress you.

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LilyO
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on January 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food as always. Had to push reservation back a few minutes but they were able to accomplish us. Lovely place.

Palette 22
Responded on January 4, 2021

Thank you for the kind review, Lily! It was a pleasure having you and we hope to see you again soon.

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Jane1184
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was excellent and food was delicious! Excited to go back, love going here with out of town guests as it’s a somewhat unique and special experience.

Palette 22
Responded on January 4, 2021

Thank you so much for the kind review, Jane! We are so happy you enjoyed the service and food and we are excited for you to come back!

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GenelovesKobe
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We celebrated the new year having brunch with friends at Palette 22! Amazing experience and good small dishes to share when you get the bottomless brunch! Add the Bellini or mimosa and you won’t be disappointed. We didn’t wait long for food to come in between our orders, but the food was a bit lukewarm at times. We also met a local artist who showcases and sells her paintings at the restaurant. Overall great experience.

Palette 22
Responded on January 4, 2021

Thank you so much for the five-star review! We are so happy you enjoyed your dining experience with us. We greatly appreciate your feedback and we hope to see you again soon!

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MeleakaJ
1 review
Dined on December 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The indoor dining was a little cold especially with it being a winter month. Everything else was a pretty great experience. The food and drinks were very tasteful.

Palette 22
Responded on December 31, 2020

Hi, thank you so much for taking the time to leave us a review! We are so happy you enjoyed your dining experience with us. We do apologize about the temperature and will work to correct this. It was a pleasure serving you and we hope to see you again soon!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

All of the staff members were very friendly and I would recommend doing the bottomless dinner! So worth it and everything was delicious. I will definitely be going back :)

Palette 22
Responded on December 29, 2020

Thank you so much for the great review! We are so happy you enjoyed the bottomless dining. It was a pleasure serving you and we look forward to seeing you again soon!

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BoraK
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on December 26, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Palette has decent food. In my opinion the quality has declined since we first dined there in 2018. Smaller portions and recipe changes to our favorite items such as tuna taco. Additionally, our server Diego was very bossy and aggressive when we were ordering. Actually asked “aren’t you going to order something I recommended” little off pudding for us.

Palette 22
Responded on December 29, 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 dine. We have shared this feedback directly with our culinary and management team and do hope you’ll give us another opportunity to impress you.

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vipStacyH
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Get the bottomless special, you won’t be disappointed!

Palette 22
Responded on December 28, 2020

Thank you so much for the five-star review, Stacy!

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Sean
1 review
Dined on December 23, 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience3

I was in the industry for over 20 years and i say this from experience. We had to move from our first table because it was freezing where they sat us. Management no engagement with us other than to move us again because they had a party coming in and they had to use the table we were at. The say us under a vent and it was blowing cold air. We were tired of the hoping table game. My date had to put on her coat because she was cold. If management was paying attention they would have noticed that something was wrong. Service was slow and we had to ask the to buss the table and eventually we just started stacking our own plates and pushing the to the side. The drinks were very good and probably would have had a few more if the server came around more often.

Palette 22
Responded on December 29, 2020

Thank you so much for your honest review. We take great pride in having a well-trained staff and we apologize that our service fell short during your recent dine. We have shared your feedback with the management team to ensure quality service to all of our guests. We hope you will give us another opportunity to impress you.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on December 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was great! We enjoyed our meal and time together

Palette 22
Responded on December 21, 2020

Hi, thank you so much for the five-star review! We are so happy you enjoyed your dining experience with us and we hope to see you again soon!

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vipFoodie
Washington DC
116 reviews
Dined on December 20, 2020
Overall5food3service5ambience5

Pretty good food for the bottomless brunch. Some dishes outstanding, others okay but since you get to try as many as you want, not the end of the world if you get one that is bland. During COVID, it is great bc they have lots of outdoor seating. We had an outstanding waitress. Wish I remembered her name (Gabrielle or Danielle?). She was so fun and efficient.

Palette 22
Responded on December 24, 2020

Thank you so much for the five-star review! We are so happy you enjoyed your time with us and we greatly appreciate your feedback. It was a pleasure serving you and we hope to see you again soon!

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SamanthaR
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on December 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love this place for a cool, fun bottomless brunch. The food options are great and they’re quick to get them to the table. The plates are small enough that I end up getting 5 or 6 and I’m not overstuffed. Mimosas taste great too!

Palette 22
Responded on December 22, 2020

Thank you so much for taking the time to leave us a review, Samantha! We are so happy you enjoyed your dining experience with us. It was a pleasure serving you and we look forward to seeing you again soon.

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Seesh
1 review
Dined on December 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food, amazing atmosphere, love the art throughout the restaurant and our waitress was friendly and attentive she was also knowledgeable in the menu as it was our first time for brunch! I would come every weekend if I could. I just wish there were more choices for those who don’t eat pork. Some of the items for brunch had pork on them and they sounded yummy but it would have been great to have options that had Turkey or beef. The food was great! Lots of yummy choices! Great experience!

Palette 22
Responded on December 22, 2020

Hi, thank you so much for taking the time to leave us a great review! We are so happy you loved your time with us, from the food to the atmosphere! We greatly appreciate your feedback and we hope to see you again soon!

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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 1343 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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