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Food. Art. Fun.

Palette 22 is thrilled to announce the opening of our second location in the lively Union Market District, building on the success of our Arlington restaurant. Immerse yourself in the same vibrant atmosphere where “Food. Art. Fun.” defines your dining adventure.

Led by Chef Santiago Lopez, our menu features a diverse selection of globally-inspired small plates served in a gallery-like setting. Quench your thirst with our dynamic list of beers, wines, and signature libations, including our award-winning signature sangria, all while taking in stunning views from our rooftop patio.

Experience the perfect blend of food, art and fun at Palette 22. Featuring a truly one-of-a-kind Artist-in-Residence program for emerging local artists, delight all of your senses exploring a rotating gallery featuring works handpicked by curator Jamie Farley. All art is also available for purchase during your visit.

Join us at our Union Market District location, open daily.


Monday – Friday: 11 am – 11 pm
Saturday & Sunday: 10 am – 11 pm


Saturday: 10 am – 3 pm
Sunday: 10 am – 11 pm

Happy Hour*

Daily: 3- 7 pm & 10 – 11 pm

*Available at our bars


“We want to create an interactive experience for our guests,” said ARP Partner Dave Nicholas. “Our vision is ‘Palette 2.0’ – with the design, layout of the two-story space, and menu – the customer experience will be taken to the next level.


Alexandria Restaurant Partners planning Union Market location of Palette 22


This evolution of Union Market is what really excites the ARP team. “We’ve been watching Union Market develop, and we love the energy and sense of community,” remarks ARP Partner Scott Shaw.



Be a part of our culinary masterpiece and choose Palette 22 for your next special occasion!  Whether you are planning an intimate brunch celebration, a company lunch outing or a formal seated dinner for a large party, ignite your passion for art, and indulge in a dining experience that will leave an everlasting impression on guests.

As you savor culinary delights from our showcase kitchen, take in the custom artwork and enjoy a truly memorable dining experience. Our interior design blends the sophistication of a contemporary gallery with the warmth of a cozy eatery making it a perfect special event venue. Adorned with captivating artworks and sculptures from local artists, our event venue becomes a living canvas that sparks conversation and fuels inspiration.

There are a variety of event spaces to choose from for groups up to 175 guests at Palette 22, including full restaurant buyouts, the private Sun Room on the 1st floor, a buyout of the 2nd floor, the 2nd floor private dining room, or reserved tables for large group dining.