The Grill

4.6
150 reviews
$31 to $50
American
Wood-Fired American by Culinary Director Roberto Santibañez.

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
What 150 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
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4.6based on recent ratings
4.6
Food
4.6
Service
4.6
Ambience
4.2
Value
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89% of people would recommend it to a friend
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ErikG
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Our waiter was great!!!! The food was terrific and it made for a special evening. Make sure you dre4s warmly because even with the ceiling heaters it and be cool inside the patio area. We would go back again!!!

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vipJohnL
Washington DC
24 reviews
Dined on 9 January 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Really enjoyed our first trip to The Grille. Our waitress was great and the GM Jojo visited us a few times and was awesome. The food was also very good. Get the grilled cheese app!!!

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
1 review
Dined on 5 January 2021
Overall1Food1Service1Ambience3

First of all we were sat 20 minutes after our reservation time which isn’t bad except the fact that you can only have a drink until 10pm and last call is at 9:30. We were sat after 8:30 pm. My steak was cold and terrible quality meat for $54! My friends chicken was extremely dry. I ordered a bottle of wine and it took FOREVER!! We literally had one glass, had to cork it and take it home! Restaurant was extremely over rated! Very disappointed for over a $400 bill.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 31 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Atención óptima , comida excelente, servicio rápido y amable

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vipWestCoast4
Hawaii
2 reviews
Dined on 29 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

They provided a comfortable outdoor dining experience in 30 degree weather. Service was excellent.

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vipWedate2eat
Washington DC
14 reviews
Dined on 27 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent customer service!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 26 December 2020
Overall3Food5Service5Ambience3

Cold. Need more heat lamps

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MichelleD
1 review
Dined on 25 December 2020
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

Always great! Be aware that right now you have to sit outdoors to eat. It is heated and comfortable but if the wind is blowing it's a little cooler so dress warm!!

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vipJosephB
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 13 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food..excellent service...definitely recommend The Grill.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 12 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Service and food quality were excellent. Definitely want to make a return trip.

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Sonny
Richmond
2 reviews
Dined on 12 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food, service and restaurant. Great drinks. Little pricey. A little noisy with a table of chatty girls, but otherwise a great dinner.

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CourtneeD
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on 12 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

One of the best dining experiences in a while. Angel was our server and he was absolutely fantastic! I’m big on customer service and if you looked the definition up, his picture would be right next to it. My girlfriends and I met up for a safe “socially distant” dinner, and Angel suggested the best drinks and entrees. The man knew his stuff! We ordered the bbq ribs, salmon, and the lobster bisque soup w/mussels. Superb. The ambiance is wonderful and the heater fans outside were clutch. We enjoyed it so much that we will be back in two weeks. Thanks, Angel!

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on 11 December 2020
Overall3Food2Service5Ambience5

Great location in the Wharf District with view of the River. Nice heated outdoor seating area. Service was excellent. I thought the food was overpriced — you kind of pay a premium for the location. Ribs tasted like they were reheated and doused in bland bbq sauce. Fried calamari tasted frozen and also covered in a supermarket level sauce. Would go back for drinks and the view though

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 8 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Service was amazing from beginning to end. I felt like I was apart of the family

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vipNovaFoodie
Washington DC
23 reviews
Dined on 6 December 2020
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience3

Well prepared stars and seafood with attention to detail.

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CJB10
New England
1 review
Dined on 4 December 2020
Overall1Food2Service1Ambience2

This was a horrible experience. When arriving at the restaurant at 9:30 pm per my booking: the host and service staff were rude. They forced us to seat right away, and then said if you want to order an alcoholic beverage you must do it now! All drinks will need to be removed from your table by 10 pm. We sat down and within two mins the service team said: hey we told you once... order your drink now or you won't get anything! Also, order your food within 10mins or the kitchen will close.

I understand there are new laws and rules changing every day due to COVID-19 and such. However, this staff could have framed their reasoning in a different way. If there were rules about eating and drinking, the restaurant should have updated their hours of operation to meet these new rules and inform guests prior. Even their manager was rude to the service staff when they asked questions on behalf of our table.

Sadly, the service was poor, the overall staff was rude, and not welcoming. I went to this restaurant for a special occasion and it was ruined. I will never go back or suggest this place to anyone.

I have worked in the customer service industry for over 10 years and understand at times things get stressful. However, it is important during these times you do not let this stress be seen or felt on the customer.

Their overall stress was seen and felt by my group that came to this establishment. In fact, most of my dinner party did not order food nor wanted to stay. We only stayed and order two small bites due to the fact we have been traveling and working all day.

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vipcameo1970
Washington DC
19 reviews
Dined on 29 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food was excellent. The Manhattan was super smooth and flavorful. My halibut was cooked to perfection. The pineapple upside-down cake was to die for. The service was impeccable. I highly recommend The Grill.

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MiaC
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 27 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent dinner experience. Everyone was friendly....food was superb.

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
3 reviews
Dined on 26 November 2020
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience4

Thanksgiving

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vipRobinK
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on 25 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We love The Grill for outdoor and indoor dining, for casual dining and our fancy celebrations. The food is very good and the shared sides are great. The team from the time you step in to be greeted at the front door thoughout your dinner and bar service are exceptional. The people at The Grill are one reason we like it here very much. Very friendly and professional. We look forward to our next visit!

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CHIZARAME
1 review
Dined on 22 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing food, great ambience, and amazing attention to detail with the steaks and the sides. Get a cocktail while you're at it, will definitely be recommending The Grill.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on 16 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great experience on patio on beautiful sunny afternoon. Service was very friendly and accommodating and food was solid.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 8 November 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

The waiter was so sweet and the lamb sticks were amazing. Don’t get the crab dip though lol

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GanT
1 review
Dined on 8 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

it is very nice. they gave me a birthday icecream. and the waitress was so friendly. i like her

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on 3 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Our server was excellent and extremely knowledgeable about the menu, I wish I could remember her name. Our food and drinks came relatively quickly and was very good.

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vipMartin
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on 30 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Nice option for socially distanced indoor seating.

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WendyB
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on 30 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We had excellent service- and the dates were soooo good, along with the fries (and other food- but those were delicious). Also, the pineapple/grilled mango punch is a must-do if you would like a cocktail!

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GailS
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 28 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great choice for my husband’s birthday. The food, location, and service were excellent. We will be back.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on 25 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience3

I went to enjoy and had dinner and love the place, love the food, Ebony and Mauricio as always such as great service always made me feel like home and is always good to come back to this place.

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
1 review
Dined on 25 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Randomly found this restaurant on OpenTable and was greatly surprised by the service and the food. Everything was amazing and I’m definitely going back.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 23 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The staff was very friendly! They really care about customer service here

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CDW1
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 21 October 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

I had dinner with a new acquaintance, and it was a hit.
The food was well prepared; the service was good (Brian was our waiter); the arrival and hosting experience was good (Jojo and another gentleman whose name I did not catch were at the desk); the outdoor dining facilities are very nice [clean, well spaced, with a lovely view of the water].
Many thanks to all for giving a good first impression!

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Frederick
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 18 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

The best burger I have ever had . I love this place.

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vipAnthonyD
Los Angeles
38 reviews
Dined on 16 October 2020
Overall3Food4Service1Ambience3

Well prepared dishes but at overly high prices. Service was not attentive.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on 14 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food and drinks. Can’t wait to return.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 12 October 2020
Overall4Food3Service3Ambience3

it was nice

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vipClydeD
Washington DC
24 reviews
Dined on 11 October 2020
Overall3Food3Service2Ambience4

Basic, Basic, Basic!!!
I planned a rainy Sunday outing to the Wharf and made reservation at The Grill. The place is easily and beautifully located overlooking the Wharf Fish Market. I was in awe by my first impression of the restaurant due to the views; however, once I walked in and was greeted by the hostess, who gave very strict instructions that we had to order an entrée for our reservations, I was definitely taken off guard. What if I just wanted a few drinks, appetizers, and dessert? We had planned to order entrées anyway, but I definitely didn’t like that policy.
FOOD – 3: lamb skewers and oysters, basic flavors and oysters rockefeller were dry. Halibut was definitely 4 stars, but the spinach was basic. Chicken was dry and basic.
DRINKS – 2: The drinks looked good, but very weak and too much vermouth which made it hard to digest.
SERVICE (Waitress & Hostess) – 2: The hostess was not welcoming and demanded we had to order an entrée for our reservation. Waitress got my oyster order wrong and had an attitude when I told her I wanted oyster Rockefeller and not oysters on the half shell. She corrected the order but did not apologize.

This place could really be great, but it’s so BASIC, BASIC, BASIC.

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LuisC
New England
1 review
Dined on 11 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent service, very friendly to three small children, and the food was delicious. Very safe in Covid 19 times

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vipwkwjmu
Washington DC
53 reviews
Dined on 10 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent! Love the patio at the waterfront at The Wharf. Filet was perfectly cooked the the sweet potatoes savory. Next time I'll come back for lunch to get the burger. Don't forget to order all the bites sampler. A taste for everyone and each one was delicious.

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DominiqueS
1 review
Dined on 10 October 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

I liked The Grill. The food was darn good, the service was excellent.

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from The Grill using the Order Online button. The Grill also offers delivery in partnership with Caviar. 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 150 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.