Daily Grill - Downtown DC
Daily Grill - Downtown DC

Daily Grill - Downtown DC

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.dailygrill.com/
  • Phone: 2028225282
  • Hours of Operation:
    Mon-Sat: 11am – Close

    Sun: 10am – Close



    Happy Hour and Special Appetizer menu starting at $4 in the bar. Hours from 4 – 7pm Monday to Friday, 11am – 7pm on Saturday, and all day Sunday. $4 BURGER special available on Monday.
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Carte Blanche,Diners Club,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Steak, Seafood, American
  • Executive Chef: Elias Hernandez
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Personal wines welcome, Private Room, Smoking Area, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: Delivery Information:

    For zip codes 20008, 20015, and 20016 click here.

    For all other zip codes in the DC area click here.
  • Private Party Facilities: The Daily Grill - Downtown DC offers a private room seating up to 24 guests & a semi-private room seating up to 50 guests.
  • Private Party Contact: Michele Sykes 2028225282x
  • Special Events: The Daily Grill - Downtown DC offers a private dining room seating up to 24 guests & a semi-private room seating up to 50 guests. Private dining menus available. Please inquire with Daily Grill DC for more information or to reserve.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: M Street
  • Public Transit: Red Line - Farragut North (one block away)
    Orange and Blue Lines - Farragut West (four blocks away)
  • Parking: Street Parking
  • Parking Details: Numerous private lots are available within a few blocks
A word from Daily Grill - Downtown DC
The Daily Grill is a throwback to the classic American grills of yesteryear. The Daily Grill features huge portions of classic American food at a great value. Located in the heart of the nation’s capital, this Daily Grill was the first to be opened in Washington, D.C. Just steps from Dupont Circle, it’s close to embassies, office buildings, national associations, and broadcast centers, as well as a nearby Metro station.
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Daily Grill - Downtown DC reviews from OpenTable diners
53 reviews since May 5, 2014
Overall Rating3.8
  • Food3.8
    Service3.8
  • Ambiance3.7
    Noise LevelModerate
84% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
great for lunch (23)good for groups (19)neighborhood gem (10)great for brunch (9)vibrant bar scene (9)kid-friendly (7)special occasion (7)fit for foodies (5)romantic (3)late-night find (3)great for outdoor dining (1)hot spot (1)notable wine list (1)Show More
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    This is an excellent meeting place for DC business. The location is close to most, the food is good. The staff is attentive but not oppressive.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Awesome Kale Caesar Salad!
    Rosalyn
    Dined on 8/28/2014
    I had the Kale Caesar Salad with blackened salmon. It was amazing! The salmon was cooked to perfection.....not dry, but not too moist, either. Our waiter was excellent. Thanks for a very pleasant meal during a business lunch.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Best Place in DC
    Deirdre
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    This restaurant is great for business and/or casual dining. The ambience and experience is always superb.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Place!!!!
    jcah3VIP
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    I've been to the Daily Grill many times in the past but this is the first time I've chosen to write a review on Open Table. This place is great for those seeking a reasonably price restaurant that offers good food and great ambience. We dined here for dinner and as always our food was delicious. The brunch here on the weekend is awesome. A must for those (like myself) who love to explore the local restaurant scene.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Pretty bad
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009VIP
    Dined on 6/30/2014
    I have eaten here 3 times. The first two were OK, but not memorable. The last time was atrocious. It was a business dinner for 2 and the service was awful. The waiter was enthusiastic, but lacked any discernible food service skills. He stumbled pretty badly through the ordering process. forgot the appetizer and when he brought the entree I reminded him we had ordered starters. He blamed the chef then ran back to fetch the grilled artichokes, which were dry and tasteless. After such an experience the proper thing to do is apologize and take the appetizer off the bill. Instead he tried to charm us with the offer of a free desert. We didn't want desert. All very awkward.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Try the Chocolate layer cake - mmmm
    A20815
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    Generally good food and well prepared. Very good presentation. The server ignored us and service was very slow.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    The food was good but my date and I both felt it wasn't really worth the price the Daily Grill charged. The server was amazing and the atmosphere was energetic and fun. It was a good way to start the evening minus the overcharge.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • CHICKEN POT PIE.
    CaraB
    Dined on 6/5/2014
    My favorite food on the planet? Chicken pot pir from the Daily Grill. I would attach the photos I've taken of all of my DG chickie pot pies, but I think I've eaten those, too. That's how much I love this meal. You will not find a fluffier, dome-shaped pastry atop a more succulent, creamy base ANYWHERE you look. I promise.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent service
    CL2014
    Dined on 6/3/2014
    This was my first visit as a solo diner. I was promptly seated, had excellent service and a truly enjoyable meal. This particular Daily Grill is much louder than others I have visited but still a great place to dine.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Local go-to
    FoodJunkie
    Dined on 5/18/2014
    I dine here usually for weekday lunch but this was my first weekend brunch. I typically take groups out for brunch. I was excited to try the brunch menu and had decided in advance what I wanted. The coffee was great! The brunch burrito was great. The only thing confusing is the menu says some egg selections you have a choice of a side and I didn't know if my option if I had a choice. Well when my burrito arrived I had a 'side' of the fried potatoes - which I would NEVER had ordered. I would have either ordered the fruit or the sliced tomatoes. I was VERY disappointed that the waiter just selected my side for me and did not even point out that neither me nor my dining partner had an option - since the menu was a vague. BUMMED!!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good dining
    eatwellOpenTable7
    Dined on 5/17/2014
    We were at the Daily Grill on Saturday night, May 17. We were using a birthday certificate from the Daily Grill. Although the restaurant was very busy, we were treated very well. Two people had trout from the gluten free menu. One person had normal trout and one had chicken piccata. The food was excellent and the service was outstanding. We were not forgotten and treated like everyday customers. We have been at the Daily Grill on 18th Street and have always found the food and service to be outstanding. All four of us would recommend this restaurant to diners. We look forward to returning.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 5/16/2014
    It took awhile to be seated and no one came to our table for about 10 minutes. The maitre 'd ignored us for a few minutes and then asked if I made the reservation on opentable, which was odd.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Excellent Service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006VIP
    Dined on 5/10/2014
    We received excellent service from our server. However, our food was barely warm and the fish was undercooked.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 5/10/2014
    The waiter had no personality. Gave no information about the menu or recommendations when we asked. Food was terrible. Fish was not cooked properly. Chicken Marsala tasted like canned gravy with mushrooms in it. Overpriced and under delivered! Would never recommend this place for food. Drinks maybe, but not food.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Not accepting Open Table?
    ecoraven
    Dined on 5/8/2014
    Not only did they claim they do not accept Open Table Reservations, but when I showed the gentleman who was handling reservations my confirmation he said that was for their Georgetown restaurant. I pointed out the address was the same as the one we were currently in and he simply shrugged and said it was a mistake. The food was not worth the wait either. My Caesar Salad had what tasted like Kraft parmesan cheese rather than the usual shredded or shaved cheese and the chicken was tough and dry (I took it home to my dogs). The wait staff was pleasant but extremely busy and I wasn't asked about refilling my drink until the meal was over. An unpleasant and disappointing lunch on all counts.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 38 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 5, 2014
    • Overall Rating3.9
    • Food3.8
    • Ambiance3.6
    • Service3.9
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 876 reviews are from the Daily Grill - Downtown DC reviews archive.
  • Perhaps it was the location
    OpenTable Diner Since 2004VIP
    Dined on 4/1/2014
    Perhaps it was the location of the table but the noise was so intrusive as to make the luncheon experience more of a challenge than a pleasure. Each of us might as well have been sitting by himself because neither could hear anything the other said.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Solid Option In D.C.
    Tony
    Dined on 3/30/2014
    This is a great option for a small group that was a bit more reasonable than your overpriced steakhouse option.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Slow for groups
    DinerreviewsVIP
    Dined on 3/29/2014
    There were a number of large groups when there and the kitchen could not keep up. Our group's entrees were delivered in 2-3 at a time with several minutes in between. There did not seem to be anyone helping the waitress. The hostess had to get our bar order and refresh our water glasses. It seemed like they needed extra staff to help bus the tables as well. Food and drinks overall were fairly good. Only issues were a lack of seasoning on a few items.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Wonderful Lunch
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 3/27/2014
    The Daily Grill was a great lunch experience. The menu was diverse and the portions were perfect. The service was excellent and definitely tailored to "lunch with a time limit." Definitely on my short list for the Dupont Circle area....in fact I might look for an excuse to get back there soon!
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Unfortunate Experience w/ Host
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005VIP
    Dined on 3/25/2014
    I have no plans to return to this Daily Grill location after my experience with a host at lunch today. He greeted me with something bordering on a scowl and immediately directed me to sit and wait after confirming my reservation rather than giving me the option to be seated immediately as he did others. As a professional who has lunch meeting regularly I was really disappointed in my experience at Daily Grill so much that I am writing a same day review! The hosts are the face of a restaurant and unfortunately he did the brand a major disservice by displaying a dismissive and aloof attitude. If you are looking for a consistently positive business lunch experience from beginning to end go elsewhere...you have plenty of options.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Nothing to write home about.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006VIP
    Dined on 3/4/2014
    Nothing to write home about. Peanut slaw is interesting. Turkey club is a turkey club.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • There were six of us for dinner.
    commish
    Dined on 2/26/2014
    There were six of us for dinner. Everyone's food was fine except for the fish and chips which was really bad. Lots of batter no fish.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Daily Grill better off...
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    Well, better off for another day. Made reservation weeks before valentines day. Early mean not crowded. With a dozen open 2 person booths we were told Rhodes booths were for people that not only made a reservation bit made a reservation for a booth with their reservation. I Don't think so. Got a booth next to the noisy kitchen. Food was good, service was not good.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Valentines Day
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    This was a great spot for Valentines Day Dinner without the pressure of a fixed menue. I like that I still had the option of eating from the regular menue. I also enjoyed that when the food came out it was hot and it was good. I also enjoyed that it was so very close to the redline metro so parking was not a big issue on such a busy day. I also enjoyed the fact that I did not have to yell at my date to hear him speak so it made for a very nice romantic dinner for two.
    Special Features:
    late-night find, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Poor seating. Poor service.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 2/12/2014
    Overall a bad experience. Reserved a booth and was given a small booth that required the two tall guys to fold our legs under each seat. Waiter just left mid-sentence while one of us was ordering. Food then took 20 minutes to prepare (salads). Overall an unpleasant experience.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Delicious salads
    juliehg
    Dined on 2/11/2014
    I always love the salads at Daily grill...they're so yummy! Sometimes the service can be lacking but it's usually not terrible.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Terrible Service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 2/7/2014
    I went here for dinner with a group of 6 people before an event and the service was ridiculously slow. We waited 45 minutes to receive our first drink and the restaurant was completely empty. When the food finally came it was good, but overpriced and not worth the wait.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • NOTHING distinctive about it
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 1/29/2014
    This place has completely unimaginative food, and they manage to do a consistently mediocre job of everything they do.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Our server was clearly inexperience
    DCFoodieVIP
    Dined on 1/24/2014
    Our server was clearly inexperienced and quite timid and not very helpful. The food was good, but not great.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Very good stuff
    Nick
    Dined on 1/22/2014
    Best part of this restaurant: the service. Everyone working there was extremely accommodating and really cared about our experience and our food. My fiancé was especially impressed with the ambience attention to her gluten free needs. Since she has celiac, it's hard enough to even find a place that cares about keeping your food wheat free. This place went above and beyond our expectations for this! We loved the atmosphere and location. The windows were wide enough to let in warm ambient light while not letting in the clamor of busy DC streets. 4 stars!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, romantic, scenic view, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Service has gotten slow lately
    joeyVIP
    Dined on 1/8/2014
    I come to Daily Grill often - the food is good and consistent, it's across from my office, and usually it's fast. Lately, however, the service has been slow. What's going on?! Thanks.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • kid-friendly, unfortunately
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009VIP
    Dined on 1/2/2014
    Met a colleague here for dinner after work. The service was lovely and the food just fine. But when did Daily Grill become the go-to for families with rambunctious little kids? I dined with the background noise of screaming children, who finally got so energized their parents let them just run around the dining room, shrieking. Not the management's fault, obviously, but not a place for a quiet meal, either. I will pay $70 for dinner somewhere other than Daily Grill Gymboree.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • New Years Day Service
    BEG2
    Dined on 1/1/2014
    Service was somewhat slow, but it is probably due to it being New Years Day. It seemed like our waiter had a lot of tables to cover. There was also some confusion over our drink order. However, we were not charged for the drinks and our waiter was friendly throughout the meal.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Food was good, but the service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 12/31/2013
    Food was good, but the service was lacking. The service was a bare minimum. Food was a bit over priced as well.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A Great Washington Choice
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 12/30/2013
    Daily's is a wonderful choice of DC restaurants from excellent service and food to convenient location and reasonable prices. It is consistently good in all respects
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Didn't have enough wait staff
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 12/26/2013
    Didn't have enough wait staff -- service was slow, we initially got someone else's order delivered to us and then they forgot to remove one of the other table's items from our bil.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Understaffed for the evening,
    1224
    Dined on 12/24/2013
    Understaffed for the evening, which led to very unattentive and poor service. Restaurant was also very cold.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent restaurant for family.
    lews
    Dined on 12/24/2013
    Excellent restaurant for family. Had reservation one day and went back another day. very reasonably price. Filled soft drinks for children continuously.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion, kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Holiday lunch for company
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 12/23/2013
    Holiday lunch for company colleagues. Very accommodating for groups around the lunchtime crowd.. Repeat customer, will continue to go back...
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Dependable with an occasional glitc
    BuckerVIP
    Dined on 12/20/2013
    The food is always good here and portions tend to be generous. Lot of variety and options to suit just about anyone. We got there just before the noon rush and soon the place was packed. Service was a bit erratic. They were packed and one of the servers said they were shorthanded, but one would think that lunch on the Friday before Christmas would call for a full complement of servers. The ones who were there did their best to be accommodating and helpful. That was a minor glitch among many visits to Daily Grill and we will certainly return. It's a bit amazing that they do so well on such a large and varied menu. It's one of the best places for lunch in the neighborhood and its continuing popularity certainly attests to that.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.