The Grill

4.6
332 reviews
$31 to $50
American
Chef Roberto Santibañez presents a new American menu focused on Woodfired cooking, with an emphasis on steak, seafood and vegetarian fare. His Mexican roots and French training lend an inspired touch to the American table.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Physical distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective equipment
  • Waiting staff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Contact tracing information collected
What 332 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
4.6based on recent ratings
4.5
Food
4.5
Service
4.6
Ambience
4.2
Value
Noise · Moderate
91% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Guest
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall3Food3Service2Ambience4

Service was super slow. We had a few food items that were ok but definitely not great.

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vipAceS
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Absolutely amazing experience! The waiter was personable and attentive. The food was absolutely delicious! The outdoor dining and view of the water was a nice touch.

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vipLasgiddie
Washington DC
14 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3Food4Service2Ambience3

The entree, drinks, and wine selection were great. The service left a lot to be desired though. There needs to be more cohesion amongst the wait staff, we couldn't get service until our waiter was available and the wait staff who choose not to help was rude and disinterested. The dessert list was sparse and not up to par with the rest of the menu. I will recommend this restaurant for its food but will advise you seat at the bar and choose to have dessert elsewhere.

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OpenTable Diner
Caribbean
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall2Food3Service1Ambience4

Food wasn’t great we were really expecting more, the grilled cheese appetizer had corners that were cold and we were disappointed so skipped desserts
Service wasn’t any better employees were somewhat rude and not on the top of their game but with a guarantee 20% gratuity included in your bill I guess they don’t have to

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ThomasG
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This is an outstanding place for great food and service. This is a new favorite. This place is top notch!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Jacksonville
5 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall2Food2Service1Ambience2

Tough night.

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teneshar
1 review
Dined on 25 July 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

It was our first time there and the food and service was amazing

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on 24 July 2021
Overall2Food3Service3Ambience5

I was not greeted by the manager/hostess well. I had a reservation for 4 and she refused to seat me until my party arrived. The restaurant was not crowded and I could have sat down to order drink and apps for all of us. The rest of the party came and we enjoyed ourselves but that initial issue left a bad taste in my mouth so much so that I will not go back.

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AshleyB
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 23 July 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I went to The Grille for the first time with some girlfriends for happy hour and it was a TREAT! We will be coming back.

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VivekR
1 review
Dined on 23 July 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

The food quantity did not match the price. The taste was ok too. I would improve one of those things. Other than that I had a great time! I will still eat here again.

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vipjad9269
Memphis/West TN
9 reviews
Dined on 21 July 2021
Overall2Food3Service1Ambience4

Very disappointing. Not a great experience. It definitely did not live up to its good reputation, and was not at all worth the huge amount of money it cost to eat there. We definitely won’t be going back.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 19 July 2021
Overall3Food5Service4Ambience5

Overall experience was good but I had put into special request and it was someone birthday, i had asked that on the dessert a happy birthday should be written with a candle but it was never done and I felt stupid cause I was waiting on that to come .

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LENNIET
1 review
Dined on 18 July 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent, Excellent, Excellent
Everything is wonderful except parking. Of course it's located in a busy district. Please arrive 30-45 early to find parking.

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AlesiaT
1 review
Dined on 18 July 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food, service and overall experience were exceptional. Look forward to dining with them again.

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SteveH
1 review
Dined on 16 July 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We had a great meal and enjoyed "The Grill" very much. We arrived earlier than our reservation but the staff were happy to adjust our reservation and seat us right away. We greatly appreciate their help. Our waitress was very helpful, knowledgeable and kept the "iced coffee" coming - excellent on such a hot day. Our dinners were fantastic, perfectly cooked! We would recommend to anyone - EXCELLENT!

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coach
Tampa
3 reviews
Dined on 16 July 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Overall a pleasant meal and environment. The only concern for our group was the temperature. It was quite cool. Our waitress did alert the manager about this,

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vipSeanR
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on 14 July 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

A great place to spend a nice evening!

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vipDivadawn19
Chicago
22 reviews
Dined on 14 July 2021
Overall4Food5Service3Ambience5

Overall, I really enjoy The Grill - especially, The Grill Punch. The host that sat us (really slim guy with a dread bun) was rude. Met a manager and the GM, they were helpful and extremely pleasant. Our waitress was cool. Went for happy hour, the food is always tasty.

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vipJimD
Washington DC
14 reviews
Dined on 14 July 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

Really an enjoyable dining.experience, from the menus, food preparation/presentation. excellent wait staff and ambience

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Abouttown
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 11 July 2021
Overall2Food2Service3Ambience2

It was an overall awful dining experience for an $65 per person (3 ppl) evening. I apologized to my out of town visiting guests for wasting their time at that venue which served such a poor quality of food.

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Jenn
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on 10 July 2021
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience4

Everything was great except waiting for the check for 15 minutes, and then waiting another 10 for three cars to be returned.

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PatriceO
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on 10 July 2021
Overall4Food3Service5Ambience5

The location and service was excellent. Staff from the greeters to servers were top notch and went out of their way to be responsive and accommodating. The food wasn’t all that great but fine.

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Katy
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on 8 July 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Ate outdoors during happy hour and really loved our waiter and the food!

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Carrie
1 review
Dined on 6 July 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food was good. The service was excellent. The atmosphere was fine.

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AleciaJ
Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined on 5 July 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The young lady with locs who showed us to our table was so friendly and her smile is infectious :). She insisted we try the mussels, which were very delicious. I had the very yummy skirt steak from the brunch menu. I would come back as long as I don't have to pay for parking $35 for 3 hours!!! Take a train, ride share, or park ANYWHERE ELSE but The Wharf parking garage

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JeffW
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on 4 July 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience3

Very good food - a pretty raucous atmosphere, noisy, busy.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on 3 July 2021
Overall2Food1Service1Ambience5

The server was not very good. The food was OK but they could add more variety. Liked the grilled cheese sandwich for kids.

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ShelleyP
Orlando
4 reviews
Dined on 2 July 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Both of us had the ribeye medium rare. It is topped with garlic butter. It was tender, flavorful, juicy and large enough for two meals. The twice baked potato has perfect crispy skin and fluffy potato inside. Also had the spicy creamed spinach, mussels and caramelized onion dip. All were delicious and portions generous. Enough that we had a second meal the following day.
The only negative is sodas are not free refills. With the prices and with me purchasing alcohol, I don’t think my dates sodas should be $11!
Service is amazing, booths are comfortable. We will definitely return.

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RohanM
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on 1 July 2021
Overall2Food2Service5Ambience3

Steak came undercooked, and took the kitchen quite a bit of time to bring it back.

Service was great, kitchen timing left much to be desired.

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SarahC
1 review
Dined on 1 July 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

absolutely delicious! We had a great time celebrating my birthday with some friends.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Miami
9 reviews
Dined on 30 June 2021
Overall4Food3Service5Ambience3

Super expensive food, but loved the ambiance & server.

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DominiqueJ
1 review
Dined on 28 June 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Good experience would definitely recommend this place to my friends.

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Greg
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on 28 June 2021
Overall3Food1Service5Ambience5

Shrimp was undercooked, half raw. During my previous trip to the Grill, last week, I sent my Ribeye back 3x. I asked for medium rare. 1st try was very well done. 2nd try was almost raw. 3rd try was rare, but I was so hungry, I ate it. Staff is wonderful, but they need kitchen help.

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vipAppliedAquinas
San Francisco
19 reviews
Dined on 28 June 2021
Overall3Food3Service2Ambience2

It was so great to dine with business colleagues again. Should’ve chosen a place that actually remembered how to provide a service-oriented dining experience. Forgotten orders; bone-dry glasses; empty plates; long periods of being ignored; etc. At least the music was super-loud. But, what do you expect for a lousy $400 for three people? I suppose a tourist just looking for a decent gnosh might like it, but there are far better values to be had. Sorry guys…but, there’s a ton of work that needs to be done here.

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vipBFG54
Raleigh
24 reviews
Dined on 27 June 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great service, delicious food, wonderful ambiance. A little noisy inside

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ChandraH
Baltimore
3 reviews
Dined on 27 June 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The customer service was great!!
Waiter recommended my adult beverage
Was a little disappointed no ribs.
Our chicken entree and sides were great

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vipjeffa
New England
40 reviews
Dined on 27 June 2021
Overall2Food2Service2Ambience3

Overpriced, marginal quality and substandard service for over priced food
Don’t waste your $$$$

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maurice
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on 27 June 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great dining experience! The wait service was excellent

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JamesW
Baltimore
3 reviews
Dined on 25 June 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Our server was amazing, and it is clear that this restaurant operates like a well oiled machine! Managers frequently walk by to ensure everything is perfect, servers are timely & knowledgeable. This was our first time and we will definitely be back!

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BrianM
1 review
Dined on 25 June 2021
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience5

Great location, awesome waiter and the food was excellent.

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from The Grill using the Order Online button. The Grill also offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at (202) 916-5996 ext. 9.

The Grill is rated 4.6 stars by 332 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.