Daily Grill - Irvine
Daily Grill - Irvine
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Daily Grill - Irvine

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.dailygrill.com/
  • Phone: 9494742223
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Monday - Saturday: 11:00am - 4:00pm; Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 4:00pm - 11:00pm; Sunday Brunch: 10:00am - 3:00pm




    Happy Hour: 7 days a week from 4pm to 7pm with drink specials and $2.95 food specials.



    Saturday: 1/2 off all bottled wines (4-close)
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Steak, Seafood, American
  • Executive Chef: John Sola
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: We offer catering platters for private off site events.
  • Private Party Facilities: We have a private enclosed patio (can be heated or air-conditioned). Please call restaurant for details.
  • Private Party Contact: Manager (949) 474-2223
  • Special Events: Daily Grill Irvine offers private dining in their outdoor covered patio. Patio can accomodate up to 50 seated guest. Private ining menus available. Patio also great for receptions! Please inquire for more information or to book your event.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Jamboree
  • Parking: Public Lot
A word from Daily Grill - Irvine
Modeled after the great big city grills of the 30s and 40s, Daily Grill serves traditional American fare. Featuring Genuine Angus Steaks and Chops, Fresh Seafood, Classic Cobb and Caesar Salads, Meat Loaf with Mashed Potatoes, Chicken Pot Pie and not-to-be-missed Desserts, all served in a sophisticated yet casual atmosphere by servers that really care about the guest's experience. We also boast the best Martini and Happy Hour in town. Two adjoining Private Dining Rooms seating up to 40 guests each are the perfect place for business meetings or family celebrations. Dine-in and Take-out is available. We feature Genuine Angus Steaks and Chops, Fresh Seafood, Classic Cobb and Caesar Salads, Meat Loaf with Mashed Potatoes, Chicken Pot Pie and not-to-be-missed Desserts. We also boast the best Martini and Happy Hour in town, and an extensive Wine List is available.
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Daily Grill - Irvine reviews from OpenTable diners
  • Delicious
    ValueMindedVIP
    Dined on 7/16/2013
    Generally, pretty good restaurant. Reliable, good food.
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    great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Reliable and yet innovative
    TravelerVIP
    Dined on 7/11/2013
    Daily Grill is always reliably good food, but it surprised me on my recent visit - a large menu of items 600 calories and under! We both ordered from that menu, and were very pleased with an excellent grilled vegetable plate and a crab cake/BLT sandwich that I couldn't believe was only 600 calories. This place has my vote, for lunch, dinner or brunch. Dinner is nice, because it's less crowded. For a Friday lunch, make reservations or dine late.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Off Night for Our Regular Place
    JohnicusVIP
    Dined on 7/7/2013
    Server was on it and very nice, however the dishes were not made well. Did not eat a dish my wife always gets. It was not made like the week before or 3 weeks ago...and yes we do go here on average at least one time a month. And they built a large party next to our booth, though the place was not busy. Would have rather relocated our booth somewhere else.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good not great
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 7/2/2013
    I've eaten here frequently, usually choosing this location for its diverse menu and convenient location near John Wayne airport and just off the freeway. Everything from steaks to vegetarian platters plus a good wine and beer list made it a family favorite for birthdays when relatives were driving from long beach and south Orange County. This visit was a bit of a disappointment, though. Perhaps we ordered the wrong things but the chicken parmigiana was dry and too salty, the Cobb salad adequate in size but mediocre, and the meatloaf (supposedly a signatue dish) tasty but an inadequate portion size for a young man. As always, service was great but we left feeling we'd overpaid for a ho-hum meal.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • One of My Staple GoTo Resturant
    JohnicusVIP
    Dined on 6/26/2013
    Service and food is pretty consistant and their food is very good. I've been to there other locations but I like this one the most.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disappointed
    LarSherVIP
    Dined on 6/22/2013
    We have always loved this Daily Grill!! BUT not this time. We went there to celebrate a birthday. We had to ask twice for bread. We got no free birthday dessert, the chicken meatballs we hard and dry! The pasta stated on the menu fresh tomatoes, garlic and basil but there was nothing fresh at all. Just some kind of canned tomato sauce, absolutely no fresh basil or garlic. This experience was a huge disappointment. I should also mention the prices have jumped up significantly.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Always a Winner!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 6/16/2013
    Daily Grill-Irvine never fails to please & is our go-to for every special occasion related to my husband (the carnivore). The restaurant is amazingly kid-friendly, and the food is very good, so going out to dinner is a Joy to us once again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, kid-friendly, romantic, great for lunch, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • I have appreciated receiving
    birthdayguest
    Dined on 6/14/2013
    I have appreciated receiving the birthday coupon cards each year. The last two years, I felt disappointed that when offering the Card to the Server, there was no asking who's birthday or even a Happy Birthday Greeting. This last dinner at the Irvine restaurant was not as fun as I would have liked. It was very cold. I ordered the grilled vegatables, which were not prepared propertly. The Server noticed the sauce was not included, so she took my plate away to add the sauce but balsamic vinegar was just sprinkled on...it was not the "glaze" that was promised. The brocolli was not done and the taste was simply not there. Anyway, I just hate to go away disappointed so thought you should know my thoughts. Thanks anyway for the discount.
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  • Server
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 6/8/2013
    Our Server, Rachel , was excellent. She knew the menu and gave great suggestions. Overall service was great.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, notable wine list, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Food and Service Are Always Great!
    SAYWENNVIP
    Dined on 6/8/2013
    I work locally and go to the Daily Grill a couple times a month. You can always count on a good meal and great waiters. Great selection on the menu. Yummy!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Our server was a seasoned
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 6/7/2013
    Our server was a seasoned waitress, very warm yet professional. She paid attention to our request for a booth and that we were celebrating a special birthday for my friend.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • lunch took a turn
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010VIP
    Dined on 6/6/2013
    my son and i enjoy lunching at the daily grill near his office. this last visit we had a bad experience with getting our meal. we arrived on time for our reservation and only had to wait a couple of minutes to be seated. when we ordered, our server didn't mention anything about being backed up in the kitchen. we were busy chatting so didn't notice the delay in getting our food until we saw the people across from us eating their lunch, and realized that they had sat down after we had ordered. once we got the attention of a server we were told that the kitchen was dealing with a huge to-go order and they were doing their best. after a half hour wait we got our ahi wrap and salmon special and wolfed them down to get back to work. not good.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good and Reliable!
    lov2dine
    Dined on 5/30/2013
    We come to Daily Grill-Irvine half-dozen times a year or more and have NEVER been disappointed with their food or service. Very pleasant wait staff and host/hostesses. Interesting menu and a nice variety to choose from. We'll keep coming back and singing their praises as long as they continue on this positive trend! We'll be back soon! Thanks!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • We just ordered soup - Manhattan
    Tudi
    Dined on 5/19/2013
    We just ordered soup - Manhattan Clam - and ask the waiter to wait about 10 minutes to give us a chance to drink our wine. When we were ready for our soup, we were told you were out and they were making more. It took almost 1/2 hour for our soup to arrive and if was not very hot. It also did not seem to be the soup I remember your having. It was filled with clams but little vegetables and a water broth. We had tickets for the theater and had to finish our soup in a hurry. The waiter tried to help, and did get our bill to us in a timely manner. I have been a Daily Grill lover for years and I must say I was very disappointed. I usually come for your Sand Dabs or Trout. I know the ladies I brought would not want to return for another meal.
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  • Good times.
    Bunky
    Dined on 5/18/2013
    We have shared many special occasions at the Daily Grill in Fashion Island over the years. Saturday's luncheon was delicious and an enjoyable time with good friends.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, notable wine list, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • We were promptly greeted,
    Budd
    Dined on 5/15/2013
    We were promptly greeted, shown our table and given plenty of time to talk and relax. our party of 6 really enjoyed the 600 menu, everything under 600 calories.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Food was disappointing
    valentino
    Dined on 5/12/2013
    The restaurant itself is very nicely appointed and the service was very good. However, the food was not good at all; to the point where no one in our party of 6 would ever go back. I gave it three stars because of the ambience and service.
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  • Irvine location doesn't measure up
    TequilaKing
    Dined on 5/12/2013
    Having enjoyed Daily Grills, we expected similar at Irvine. Unfortunately, Irvine is mismanaged. This was our 2nd visit. During the 1st, we had orders wrong and the server dropped a full plate while serving. A new plate wasn't produced for :20 minutes, during which time the remainder of us had cold food for waiting, without any offer of fresh, hot plates or even at least a "comped" plate for the dropped one. We tried again for Mother's Day with another bad experience...from orders wrong to agonizingly slow service (the restaurant was not even half full), to poorly prepared entrees (dry as leather pork chops, overcooked chicken pot pies and so on. Stay away from the Irvine store...you're better off with the fast food next door.
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  • A True "Neighborhood Gem!"
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011VIP
    Dined on 5/12/2013
    My family frequents this particular Daily Grill in Irvine on weekly basis. It truly is our "Neighborhood Gem," We love their food! It is always made the way we like it. The service is always attentive, smiling, accommodating and very friendly. They make us feel like royalty when we go there. Our latest visit was on Sunday Mother's Day. This place is my Mother's choice when she is asked where to go. Their menu and specials are loaded with healthy and delicious choices. We have practically tried every item on the menu within the past 15+ years that we've been going there. Great place to have special occassion parties. We've had many Thanksgivings, Christmas and Easter parties at this location. Our guests have become frequent patrons as well.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, great for outdoor dining, great for brunch, notable wine list, neighborhood gem, hot spot, great for lunch, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Perfect Mothers Day
    MNess
    Dined on 5/12/2013
    We ( a group of 10) enjoyed Mothers Day brunch At Daily Grill in Irvine. It was perfect. We were greeted by a friendly hostess who immediately sat us at our reservation time. Our waiter was accommodating and not a bit put off by the size of our group. He happily poured the Champage we brought in and allowed us time to catch up. After ordering our food arrived promptly, hot and delicious. Really, it could not have been better. Following our meal all moms received at gift card to come back and we will. Thank you Daily Grill.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • best business lunch location
    Danielh
    Dined on 5/9/2013
    We had party of six and needed to be able to talk. They have several private tables to allow for that.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Friday nite dinner
    JamesVIP
    Dined on 5/3/2013
    Food mediocre , and service rushed and wait staff inexperienced. We ordered an appetizer, served in three minutes, and no less than two minutes later dinner entrees were dumped on the table. Waiter tried to remove plates no less than three times while we were still eating. For fast food I prefer a drive through.
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  • Rick Houser
    chefrickylee
    Dined on 4/20/2013
    A bit overrated. The service was great. Our server was very attentive and detail oriented. The food however, was nothing to write home about. Par for the course menu with par for the course food.
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  • We love Daily Grill. My son
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 4/20/2013
    We love Daily Grill. My son was not happy with his beef dip sandwich, however. It was not hot and too salty. But they do have the best spinach dip.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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  • I have always enjoyed eating
    GeneC
    Dined on 4/19/2013
    I have always enjoyed eating at the Dail Grill. First discoverd the restaurant in Palm Desert. Miss the Newport location. Always excellent food and service. Prices are ecellent aswell..
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Friends' Fave
    lov2dine
    Dined on 4/17/2013
    We've just enjoyed another delightful dinner with friends at Daily Grill, Irvine! Perfect spot to get together for any occasion. . .or no occasion at all. Super friendly staff and consistent quality of both food and service. Not ultra gourmet. . .just good food! We'll be back!
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, good for groups, great for brunch, neighborhood gem, special occasion, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • hmmm
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 4/13/2013
    The food was good. The waiter was decent. He seemed to be a little annoyed when we brought our own wine, which is allowed and refused to pour it. He also rushed us a little in the beginning and came back to our table 3 times to try and get our dinner order in before our appetizers were even delivered. There were not any other people waiting for a table nor was the kitchen about to close. When our family dines, we like to savor our food and time. This restaurant is a little on the pricey side so the last thing that I want is for someone to try and rush me through my meal. I will still come back and hope for a warmer waiter.
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  • The chicken pot pie is divine.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 4/9/2013
    The chicken pot pie is divine. The service is always fantastic - prompt and professional.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • One of my favorite "go-to"
    CJStavertVIP
    Dined on 4/5/2013
    One of my favorite "go-to" restaurants for lunch or dinner at the bar in California.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great place to meet for lunch
    tprebelVIP
    Dined on 4/5/2013
    Always a good menu and good service. Especially like the 600 calorie lunches that are on the menu. Great place to meet for lunch.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • We had a reservation for 10:30
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 3/31/2013
    We had a reservation for 10:30 and where told that we will have to wait 15-20 minutes to be seated and the restaurant was empty! They were short staffed but didn't let on it was only obvious! Not even the manager came up to offer us a drink or even apologize for the wait! If it has been totally packed I would have understood but to be as empty as they were and not have staffed correctly for a holiday is not good service!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • I had something new for me
    JonesVIP
    Dined on 3/29/2013
    I had something new for me from the menu. They now have a section of 600 calories (or less). I had the aji tuna salad and it was fabulous. Will order it again.
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  • Lot of people waiting and
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 3/20/2013
    Lot of people waiting and they were told 15 minute wait. Only 5 minute wait. Had a reservation and requested a large booth, again they tried to give me a little booth.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Good food. They were understaffed
    ConnieVIP
    Dined on 3/17/2013
    Good food. They were understaffed and it showed in the service. We were comp'd for dessert.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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  • No cheese
    philsbVIP
    Dined on 3/17/2013
    Overall a wide menu with lots to pick from. Burgers are excellent and salads ok. Two ordered pasta with shrimp, but the restaurant had run out of parmesan cheese. Not good. A more responsible restaurant would go to a local market to buy some rather than tell their customers they don't have any.
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  • This was a first time for
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 3/13/2013
    This was a first time for us at the Irvine restaurant but we have been long time custeners of the Daily Grill. First in Manhattan Beach and then moving to Century Blvd near LAX. We feel that they are very responsive to suggestions, have excellent servers and are a very good value.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • We ask for Julie as our server
    OpenTable Diner Since 2004VIP
    Dined on 3/1/2013
    We ask for Julie as our server every time. She is outstanding. We are repeat customers. She remembers our drinks, will suggest foods that she knows we like, etc. Love bringing new people there. You are so lucky to have her.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
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  • It was so noisy I couldn't
    MelodyVIP
    Dined on 3/1/2013
    It was so noisy I couldn't hear the other person speak during lunch which was very frustrating. We asked to be moved and we were put out on the patio which is alongside Jamboree. It was loud out there too. Will not be back there for lunch during the week.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Very loud and difficult to
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 2/27/2013
    Very loud and difficult to hear conversation though we were not in bar area. Quite distracting and certainly not somewhere one can relax after a hard day's work.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Overpriced and food quality
    BadMGoodVIP
    Dined on 2/22/2013
    Overpriced and food quality is blah.....will not be going back
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