They remodeled the front of the restaurant about a year ago. Nothing really all that drastic. I have been a few times since and found everything to be fine. A lot of people on this board tend to play down the chain steakhouses in DC, opting instead for Ray's. I understand that choice, but still find the Palm to be a decent spot for a drink and a steak if that is your craving. Its nice to bring out of towners there as it is a spot generally full of DC power-folk.