Newsletters  | Mobile

NW Washingon


3529 Connecticut Ave. NW
Washington, DC, 20008, United States
TEL: (202) 537-9250

The creation of former White House chef Frank Ruta, Palena showcases his own interpretation of American cuisine with an Italian- and French-influenced menu. The restaurant has a main dining room, which offers a prix fixe menu that changes daily to highlight seasonal ingredients, as well as the café, offering a la carte dining and a more relaxed atmosphere. Selections include slow cooked wild Alaskan salmon with Gaeta olives and garlic and red wine marinated lamb loin with braised kale and roasted kabocha squash.

Insider Tip:

The Palena Market, located adjacent to the café, sells artisanal products used in the restaurant.


Open / Closes
  • Accessible by Public Transportation
  • Dinner
  • Dress Code
  • Family Style
  • Full Bar
  • Handicapped Accessible
  • Lunch
  • Patio/Outdoor Seating
  • Prix Fixe
  • Sunday - Closed

Cuisine Type:: American Nouveau


Sign Up

Connect With Travel + Leisure
  • Travel+Leisure
  • Tablet
  • Available devices

Already a subscriber?
Get FREE ACCESS to the digital edition