Palette 22

4.6
1818 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 1818 People Are Saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
4.6
Food
4.4
Service
4.5
Ambience
4.5
Value
Noise · Moderate
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Kingfish501
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Thank you was my wife’s birthday and you made it very special

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
12 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I loved the experience!!

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TaylorG
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Our server Diego was awesome and very knowledgeable of the menu.

EC
vipECS2
Washington DC
84 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Not as good as prior visits but still great !

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ACMarty
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

Amazing brunch! Tons of variety and the small plates allows you taste it all.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

So lovely! Attentive server and great food! We did the dinner bottomless and left with happy and full bellies!

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LindaL
Baltimore
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience3

The food was excellent and served quickly. The noise level is high! I would recommend Pallette 22 despite the Loyd music.

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HannahL
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Don’t see it being worth it if you don’t go for the bottomless option. Price is a bit high but it’s unlimited. Some of the menu items were a bit underwhelming, but service was great and the small plate concept was loads of fun. I would come back.

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JessicaW
Washington DC
14 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

I’ve been to Palette so many times and it’s been pretty consistent. Food and service is typically good. The French toast, apple pancake dish, breakfast tacos and shrimp tacos were amazing. I wasn’t crazy about where we were wearing and I asked my waiter if we could be moved. There were several seats available for two people. The waiter instructed me to go back outside and talk to the hostess, which was a bit off putting. I wasn’t sure why the waiter could not go talk to the hostess himself. Ultimately I remained seated where I was.

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vipEliz
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on 8 October 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great Service loved it

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on 7 October 2021
Overall3Food2Service2Ambience3

Some of the food was disappointing. While waitperson was fine, no one ever came to take dirty plates off the table which is necessary with small plate eating. Never gave us clean silverware, even between main meal and dessert. Very disappointing.

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VictoriaS
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 7 October 2021
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience4

Service is always charming, fun and attentive. Great food - especially fun with groups
Great atmosphere, love the artists

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vipSoup
Washington DC
123 reviews
Dined on 6 October 2021
Overall4Food3Service3Ambience3

This was our first visit and we chose to eat outside. That was marred only by the couple who elected to smoke cigarettes on the street corner...The restaurant offers many options for global cuisine. If we had been truly hungry, we would have opted for the "all you can eat" option; that not being the case, we each settled for two items plus one watermelon fresca. The food was tasty but not extraordinary. If we happened to be back in Shirlington, we might eat here again. But, there are many truly wonderful restaurants within two blocks, so ...

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JarynH
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on 3 October 2021
Overall5Food5Service3Ambience3

The food was absolutely great but some of the items that I ordered took a very long time to come out. I had to remind our waiter that I was waiting for things multiple times before I finally got them. The overall value is great aside from this. Bottomless brunch for less than 30 dollars was a steal!

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vipPBBKEC1
Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined on 3 October 2021
Overall5Food4Service3Ambience3

We will be back soon. Truly an enjoyable Sunday brunch experience.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on 2 October 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Great brunch options

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vipWanderer
Washington DC
13 reviews
Dined on 2 October 2021
Overall3Food2Service3Ambience4

This restaurant was recommended tom messy was looking forward to the having brunch there. The mini plates varied wildly in quality. The jerk chicken was dry, overcooked and unseasoned and even with the jerk condiment it was unlike any jerk chicken I have ever had. The same goes for the lumpia which is a Filipino springroll; overcooked and dry, like eating cardboard.
There were some notable dishes however, like the brisket empanadas, duck bao, taco bar, and brussel sprouts.

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ilanimation
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 2 October 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent food. The patio was full, but not crowded. Our server was super friendly and quick. Palette 22 is one of my favorite restaurants - I recommend it to everyone.

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vipTracyF
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on 1 October 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent food. Great service. We love this place for happy hour and dinner.

JB
vipJBurella
Washington DC
151 reviews
Dined on 1 October 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

My friend and I needed or items quick to make a show and the team responded well to help us! We love happy hour here!!!

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on 30 September 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great service and food!

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on 26 September 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food here is always great, and for Hanz. He’s the best!!!!

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Heather
1 review
Dined on 26 September 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great all you can eat option and very reasonably priced! All of the dishes we tried were very flavorful and delicious . Patio is dog friendly!

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RhodeB
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 26 September 2021
Overall4Food5Service3Ambience4

Went for brunch. We did the bottomless brunch that included all menu items! Food was soo good a little noisy and very busy but overall great experience.

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ArynS
1 review
Dined on 25 September 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Service was great and the late night menu has wonderful selections!

AM
vipAndyM
Washington DC
12 reviews
Dined on 25 September 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

A great tapas-style alternative. New to this place, but three times in the past 90 days and all good experiences.

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AdamS
1 review
Dined on 25 September 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

why are you making me write review text of at least 50 characters

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on 25 September 2021
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience4

We had their brunch and it was an added bonus that the taco and waffle bar was included.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on 25 September 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Family visiting from North Carolina. They loved it. They wanted to come back the next day.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 25 September 2021
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

I love this place. Awesome environment in a cute neighborhood and great value for what you get!

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FoodGuy
1 review
Dined on 23 September 2021
Overall5Food3Service5Ambience5

Food was subpar. I mean it was good, but was just kinda average. The menu is tapas, and you would be a fool to not do the bottomless food option for $35. If you dont, each plate is like $10 dollars and the portions are minuscule. We ended up ordering equivalent of $150 worth of food for 2 people, but paid $35 each thankfully because we chose the bottomless option.

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AngelicaM
Baltimore
5 reviews
Dined on 23 September 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Had a wonderful time and our waiters were great. It was my friends first time there and she just loved it! Everything is just so good and we had a wonderful time.

JD
JDM2019
Orlando
1 review
Dined on 22 September 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Incredible service and great dessert options. Enjoyed the bottomless option.

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StephanS
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 20 September 2021
Overall1Food2Service1Ambience4

My family and I experience at Palette 22 was very unpleasant. Our waiter made mistakes in taking our food orders and could not get hold of him had to ask other servers for assistance. Came time to pay the bill, he placed each items down as a la carte instead of the buffet style. The manager made the adjustment to my bill but no apology from the waiter or is there anything else we would like to order. As I'm leaving the restaurant with my family the waiter runs up to me asking where is his cash tip. I never in my dining experience EVER experience service like this. I hope Palette 22 management team takes the time to review.

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EricB
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on 19 September 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Really great food. I love how they use electronic order system to place orders faster

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vipTamaraG
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on 19 September 2021
Overall2Food3Service3Ambience4

Called to make a reservation for 11 people and they said they could accommodate. When we got there they had us split in groups. Inside the restaurant there were a few big parties seated together. Not sure why they didn’t place us together when they said they could. Have been going here for years and this is the first time I’ve been disappointed.

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vipWendell
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 19 September 2021
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience4

Our server Luis was FANTASTIC. Friendly, funny, helpful and so attentive. A GREAT experience!

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PortiaP
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on 19 September 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great time! Sat outside and it was so pleasant!

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MeShell
1 review
Dined on 18 September 2021
Overall3Food4Service2Ambience3

Table was reserved great food great place full of art weekend is busy some of these food I ordered didn’t come out but overall food was good

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 18 September 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

Great playlist!

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 1818 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 bookings at the moment.

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