Charlie Palmer Steak: Noshing at the Bar

Who’d have thought one of the best bar-snack deals is at one of the most sceney steakhouses?

Unexpected Bar Snack

In the sleekly comfortable lounge at Charlie Palmer Steak (101 Constitution Ave., NW; 202-547-8100;, you can sample five generous slices of American-made cheeses with a basket of raisin crisps for $12.50. The selection—including deliciously melty Humboldt Fog, rich Old Chatham Camembert, and Tarentaise, a subtly sweet hard cheese from Vermont—feels lavish. The price doesn’t.

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