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Daily Grill - Santa Monica
Daily Grill - Santa Monica

Daily Grill - Santa Monica Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.dailygrill.com
  • Email: smdg@thegrill.com
  • Phone: (310) 309-2170
  • Hours of Operation: Monday-Thursday, 11:30am-9:30pm
    Friday, 11:30am-10:00pm
    Saturday 5:00pm – 10:00pm

    Happy Hour and Special Appetizer menu starting at $4 in the bar. Hours from 4 – 7pm Monday – Friday; 5 – 10pm Saturday
    Closed Sunday

  • Payment Options: AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Steak, Seafood, American
  • Executive Chef: Phil Kastel
  • 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, Wine
  • Catering: We feature take-out and delivery service to the surrounding community, as well as Catering Platters To-Go for your office party needs.
  • Private Party Facilities: Two private rooms available, 30 guests each room.
  • Private Party Contact: Manager (310) 309-2170
  • Special Events & Promotions: Daily Grill Santa Monica has private dining rooms for private events. The rooms can accomodate groups of 15 to 80 guests. Please call the restaurant for additional information.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Cloverfield/26th Street
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: Valet service available. Self park available. Private underground parking with three hour validation.
A word from Daily Grill - Santa Monica
The Santa Monica Daily Grill is located between Cloverfield Boulevard and 26th Street in the Colorado Center. Conveniently located near the heart of Santa Monica’s music and entertainment industry headquarters and adjacent to the quiet residential neighborhood, this Daily Grill is the perfect place for your business lunch or family dinner. Private Dining Rooms may be reserved for 20 to 60 guests for business meetings, luncheons or for celebrating special occasions. We feature “take-out” or “delivery service” to the surrounding community, as well as “Catering Platters To-Go” for your office party needs. A children’s menu is available in addition to our signature cocktails, fine wines and premium beers. Complimentary parking (3 hours with validation) is provided under the restaurant in the Colorado Center Parking Garage. Curbside valet service is available on Colorado Avenue just a few steps from the front door of the restaurant. All major credit cards accepted.Continued
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerGreat for Lunch
Diner Reviews
  • "For us it's a reliably good neighborhood restaurant. They reward us regulars with discounts and perks. The Cobb salad is always the best around, the freshly ground 1/2 pound angus burger is excellent and always cooked the way you order it, and the service is friendly and consistent. They have a 600 calorie menu that is actually quite decent and the waiter recommended a pinot noir that turned out to be excellent. "
    Dined on 4/19/2014
  • "The April special for Daily Grill preferred guests (just sign-up) is wonderful. Started with a Caesar Salad (asked for anchovies at no extra charge), entree of Filet medallions--mashed potatoes/spinach, and a delicious blackberry-raspberry-apple cobbler a la mode for dessert...all for $27.50. House wines by the glass for this special are $5. I enjoyed a delicious cab. Our server, Pam, was professional, yet friendly. All in all, a great outing!"
    Dined on 4/17/2014
  • "We visit the Daily Grill in Santa Monica AT LEAST once a week... we have the wonderfulness of seeing our friends, the servers and staff, at the Daily Grill. We think of them as friends because they are marvelous to us ... especially Jim W. -- always makes our day! Thanks for the great folks and good food."
    Dined on 4/14/2014
  • "Having been here many times before, it was, once again, a great dining experience. Since it was Passover, it was considerably less crowded and more quiet and is its typical ambience. The simply 600 menu choices are the reason we continue to return. We love having the large variety and healthful options for only 600 calories!"
    Dined on 4/14/2014
  • "I have been to this restaurant many times and always enjoyed the food and service. However, this visit was different. The food was as good as usual. The service was not. We had a server in training (his first day/night) as he told us. He did not know much about the menu and had to ask his trainer several times. We waited long waits between ordering and getting questions asked and food delivery and plated being cleared from the table. I am sure after he learns the ropes, he will do fine, but I really think in training servers should know more before being placed before customers."
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "Great place, great food and would recommend it but next time I will request a quiet area to eat and try to conduct business, almost too loud."
    Dined on 4/7/2014
  • "We alwayshave great service here but this time it was better than ever Thanks!"
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "Do you know why I think the Daily Grill IS "our kind of place"? Because we eat here at least once a week; we bring our friends here; we have a fine time always at the Daily Grill. Thanks to everybody for always making our visits special and delicious."
    Dined on 4/1/2014
  • "It was mostly lettuce with little dressing, chicken, blue cheese or egg. Disappointing. Took almost 15 minutes to get the bread because a catering order had depleted the bread supply. This is a busy restaurant that should be better managed."
    Dined on 4/1/2014
  • "We really look forward to getting our birthday coupons as there are really no Daily Grills in our immediate neighborhood. Getting the coupon gives us a reason to celebrate out of our normal routine. Food and service are consistently very good and there is something on the menu for everyone (from grandparents to grand teens). We also happened to be in San Francisco recently and went to the one at Union Square for St. Patrick's Day corn beef and cabbage. Huge meal that we shared! It's great to know that one can go into a Daily Grill anywhere and expect to get the same quality food and service."
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "The Daily Grill was a great place to dine. The Blackened Ahi Salad and the Wedge Salad were both outstanding. The filet with blue cheese was excellent. I thought the meat loaf feel a little short of what I expected. The Tuscan Chicken was quite good. Desserts were adequate but not exceptional."
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "We always have a good time at the Daily Grill in Santa Monica .. the servers are always excellent and the rest of the staff too."
    Dined on 3/25/2014
  • "My friend and I shared a Caesar salad and pepper steak. More than enough for two. They are always so nice and allow you to change the sides that come with your meal. We had garlic mashed potatoes, thankfully made with red skin potatoes and sautéed spinach. The food is always good...close to home cooking. Service is usually always good. Our waiter was great until we finished our meal, then we sat for 15 minutes before he noticed us and cleared the table. Perhaps he was assigned to many tables. A good place to go if you want to sit and cha and enjoy a good meal."
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "Been here before and always a good meal. Service was good and fast."
    Dined on 3/20/2014
  • "Nice bar, though it gets crowded. Good happy hour prices and menu. Dinner menu is extensive and food is good, though not very healthy. Portions are huge. Feels a little like the lobby of a Hilton or Marriott: corporate but comfortable. Service is always good."
    Dined on 3/19/2014
  • "Great to be able to eat out and know that you can choose some delectable choices thay aren't going to kill your waistline."
    Dined on 3/14/2014
  • "We had a really good lunch the other day -- wonderful barley soup, wonderful Cobb salad, wonderful waiter ... the only thing missing was people as apparently another group has been laid off. I sure wish companies wouldn't do this .. especially companies in the food business. It is RIGHT to provide medical insurance; it is RIGHT to provide a living wage; it is RIGHT to keep good and loyal workers around. But, those that still have jobs, were wonderful to us as usual... and the food last Tuesday was really, really good."
    Dined on 3/11/2014
  • "Had a waiter who was training another waiter. There were some issues. I was particularly disappointed because I was hosting this dinner as a celebration for the end of a project and wanted it to be special. They got one person's order wrong three times, but finally got the chef himself to come to the table and in the end they made it right, but it still spoiled the evening. The wine list was so-so. My food was quite good - I ordered the brick chicken. I have had good dinners there before and it may have been an off night. I will try again to see. Also, there is validated parking, which is important in Santa Monica and definitely a plus."
    Dined on 2/27/2014
  • "Place was crowded and energetic this night because of some groups. Service felt a little rushed, but still attentive and friendly. We weren't planning to linger long anyway. Wanted to get home to watch Winter Olympics. Wife and I had a couple of tried-and-true favorites, the salmon burger and brick chicken, with add-on soups."
    Dined on 2/22/2014
  • "The Daily Grills food is always consistently good...I have been to several different locations in different cities and have never had a bad meal or experience. Our waiter was a "newbie" and was doing fine for his first night. Love the steaks and the sides. It was very chill and comfortable... appreciate there was parking too."
    Dined on 2/27/2014
  • "Our waiter was supposedly training other waiters which is the excuse he gave for his poor service. This is a big laugh because he needed to be trained himself. He was not at all professional! Our soup and salads arrived with our entrees because he was too busy to bring them at the proper time. We sent them back. We had to continually ask for condiments, water etc. Finally the manager came over to apologize, offering us a free dessert as well as one comped entrée and free drinks. What we really wanted was decent service and a relaxing evening-neither of which we had! We frequent your restaurant often and even hosted an event there 3 years ago, spending over a thousand dollars. Obviously, we will not be inclined to return.."
    Dined on 2/27/2014
  • "this neighborhood gem is delicious, reasonable, health-conscious (600 calorie menu) and close to home. the service, this time, was a bit less than ideal but the intention to try was there. we love the moroccan spiced chicken with herbed rice and arugula salad on the lower calorie option menu. as far as romance, the main room by the window is lovely for a little neighborhood, business park restaurant...but then, if you're sitting across from someone you love, even the "golden arches at mickey d's" can take on a glow of paris, huh?"
    Dined on 2/24/2014
  • "Took friends there for their 54th aniv. Good service, good food and great dessert[carrot cake] We' have been going to the daily Grill for years at various locations. Almost always a good meal. if there is evey a problem, which is very rare, it's handled ASAP. Oh, by the way the bread is sinfully great."
    Dined on 2/22/2014
  • "Daily Grill is excellent value. A great place for any occasion."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "I will start with the good - the managers are excellent and fixed the problems. The cooks cannot seem to do anything correct. We placed an order with a to go order also. The to go order arrived first, about 20 minutes after we placed the order. The dishes we were to eat showed up 22 minutes after that. Really?? And I ordered my French dip without mustard - how hard can that be. But the sandwich arrived with mustard. Thankfully the manager saw the problem and got a new sandwich ordered (and this time, it arrived in timely fashion) so the day was not lost."
    Dined on 2/12/2014
  • "I'm usually pretty easy to please when it comes to food. I left the Daily Grill disappointed. I started with the Caesar salad. I looked bland -- very monochromatic. Unfortunately, the taste was bland as well. If it weren't for the pepper that I added, it would have virtually no taste at all. Next was the trout almondine. It arrived, and looked amazing. Sadly, the taste didn't match the presentation. Again, "bland" is the word that comes to mind. The crust was enough to take away from the flavor of the fish, but didn't add much flavor of its own. The fish was good enough that I think it would have been better just broiled, with no crust on it. The sides of broccoli and rice pilaf were good -- nothing special, but not bad."
    Dined on 2/8/2014
  • "Good food and service, slightly noisy but you can always count on the Daily Grill for a good business lunch."
    Dined on 2/6/2014
  • "we always enjoyed the chicken marsala.But snce you started the 600 menu,the best part of the dish -( Taste )was left out.Sorry. We were very disappointed in the food as well as the service."
    Dined on 1/23/2014
  • "a little noisy…we went on a saturday night and it was very crowed and the service was not as good as usual. we usually go during the week and it is much, much better service-wise and less crowded. i think they need more wait staff on the weekends."
    Dined on 1/18/2014
  • "I went to dinner with a friend to celebrate my birthday and we had a great time. We had a cocktail, the Vitamin C which was scrumptious and then a crisp delicious Ceasar Salad. I had the Filet Mignon with the Skin-on Spinach Mashed Potatoes. Our server brought a bit of warm brownie, ice cream and whipped cream with a candle on top for wishes. I wish I could eat this every day!"
    Dined on 1/16/2014
  • "We go to the Daily Grill about weekly also! The menu allows for lots of individual choice, both in type of food and size. The STAFF is remarkable. Very wonderful servers and hostesses and we have made lots of friends among the staff. Thanks for an amazing line-up of people!"
    Dined on 1/14/2014
  • "I really enjoy this place...nice variety on the menu and tasty food. The bread before the meal is hot and delicious sourdough. I also enjoyed the homemade key lime pie for dessert. The server was very attentive, but not pushy and allowed us to take our time during the meal."
    Dined on 1/11/2014
  • "We were very impressed with the 600 cal dinners! Not only where the serving sizes more than average, but the seasoning was right on. I had a Moroccan spiced chicken, roasted vegetables with herbed brown rice and was more than satisfied with leftovers to take home. The butternut squash soup that preceded my entrée was out of this world and the entire meal was only superseded by the honesty, professionalism and enthusiasm of our waitress."
    Dined on 1/9/2014
  • "service really slow and location not busy, a new yrs eve ad for a special menu led us to believe theyd be open to n yrs eve midnight, wrong ,last dinner served at 9 30, still pricey but good food and alot for the money. we usually have better servers, was an off night."
    Dined on 12/31/2013
  • "Total fantastic experience! Great food and service and welcoming hostess. This is what a great dining should be! Can't wait to return"
    Dined on 12/10/2013
  • "Have been coming to the Daily Grill over the past 5 years and have been TOTALLY pleased with the service and food!"
    Dined on 11/27/2013
  • "Great dining for entertaining our out of town relatives. Consistently good service and food."
    Dined on 11/12/2013
  • "It was a very unpleasant experience....an evening of confusion with our orders, meals coming at different times and little communication as to what was going on in the kitchen where the fiasco was happening. We would never go back."
    Dined on 11/16/2013
  • "At lunchtime this restaurant is extremely crowded and noisy. This did not detract from our enjoyment of our meal. Our server was attentive and friendly. Our meals were tasty. I had the combo special and it was a lot of food to consume. Enjoyed our meals thoroughly. The ambiance of this restaurant is comfortable and easy going. Will surely return again."
    Dined on 11/4/2013
  • "wonderful food in a relaxed unhurried mode. great bread!!!!! food always good and reliable, a nice place for dinner."
    Dined on 10/29/2013