April 2004: Palm, The
Many of the bargains at expensive restaurants are offered at slow times—early in the evening, early in the week, and in August, when many Washingtonians are on vacation.
The Palm (1225 19th St., NW, 202-293-9091; 1750 Tysons Blvd., Tysons Corner, 703-917-0200) offers extraordinary bargains in August, when many of its regulars are on vacation. Last year, a dinner for two consisting of Caesar salad, a two-pound lobster, two steaks with potatoes and spinach, and cheesecake for dessert was about $95. The amount of food will easily feed two hungry people at dinner and leave enough for lobster salad and steak sandwiches the next day.