Del Frisco's Grille - Santa Monica
Del Frisco's Grille - Santa Monica

Del Frisco's Grille - Santa Monica

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://delfriscosgrille.com/location/santa-monica/
  • Phone: 3103957333x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Monday- Saturday from 11:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m. and Sunday from 11:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Steak, American
  • Executive Chef: Daniel Tiger
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Colorado Ave.
  • Parking: Valet
A word from Del Frisco's Grille - Santa Monica
Del Frisco’s Grille is an exciting new eatery overlooking the iconic Santa Monica Pier, that dishes up creative twists on American comfort classics.

Modern, inviting, stylish and fun, Del Frisco"s Grille takes the classic bar and grill to new heights, drawing inspiration from bold flavors and market-fresh ingredients. The energetic bar, a destination in itself, creates a buzz throughout the restaurant and sets the stage for an amazing night out.

Del Frisco's Grille uses local ingredients alongside new classics that are easy to share with friends: Wood Oven-Baked Flatbreads, Cheesesteak Egg Rolls, and Ahi Tacos. The menu also includes a selection of prime steaks, hearty salads, formidable sandwiches and chef-inspired entrees.
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Del Frisco's Grille - Santa Monica reviews from OpenTable diners
91 reviews since May 19, 2014
Overall Rating4.1
  • Food4.2
    Service4.3
  • Ambiance4.1
    Noise LevelEnergetic
79% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
scenic view (47)great for outdoor dining (45)good for groups (33)hot spot (32)vibrant bar scene (30)special occasion (29)fit for foodies (26)great for lunch (25)neighborhood gem (22)notable wine list (20)great for brunch (14)late-night find (14)romantic (9)kid-friendly (6)Show More
  • We were celebrating our 30th annv
    Jbmtoronto
    Dined on 9/10/2014
    The staff made our night very special. Our waiter, Robert was great and Adem paired our steaks with a flavorful wine. The location, being close to the pier, made for continous people watching entertainment. This night added a great memory to our trip from Toronto!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, late-night find, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Prime Location on Ocean Ave
    Hilary
    Dined on 9/10/2014
    I am a local and love eating at Del Friscos with all the tourists as it makes me feel as though I am on vacation too! Attentive wait staff, good service.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, kid-friendly, late-night find, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Your Kids, Your Problem
    NotForMe
    Dined on 9/9/2014
    When did it become acceptable to bring kids <2yrs to restaurants where patrons spend $100 per head? I know it sounds horrible to say (she writes, enjoying the anonymity of the internet), I always thought those middle tables were for people without reservations, out-of-towners, & parties who don't exactly fit a restaurant's hip image. As our appetizers arrived, in plopped a loud group of 8, 4 of whom were babies. We probably should've asked to be moved, but didn't want to fuss. Instead I spent the evening pulling flung food bits from my hair and feeling obligated to play an unsolicited game of fetch the tossed sippy cup or appear The Curmudgeon. Fine for Chili's/CPK, not a multi-star restaurant. Maybe 1 blk too close to touristy pier?
    Special Features:
    scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • notamuncherVIP
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    Excellent food, presentation, service, customer service, management interface. It's the go to and be back restaurant in Santa Monica
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, scenic view, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Atmosphere
    PickyPoet
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    I have visited this restaurant 4 times in the past year. I do not live in California. I love the brunch. The eggs Benedict is great. Chicken and waffles could have been better. The service is usually impeccable. It was a little slow on Sunday. I will be back. Perhaps on Grandparents Day this Sunday. We shall see.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2009VIP
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    Great food -- everything was delicious. Though this restaurant definitely isn't a $$. Bill for two without drinks was over $80. As good as the food was, it certainly ended up being more expensive than we'd hoped.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Expectations
    Chattman
    Dined on 8/28/2014
    Went to Del Friscos expecting a high end dining experience. The complete lack of a dress code really brought down the experience and ambience. If you go, go as you are. They don't care if you're in tank top and flip flops. Shirts for men appear to be optional. The food was good but after our initial order we never saw our waiter again having to ask for refills on water, dessert menu, and the check. It seems for $200, a guest should not have to hail staff for assistance. On balance I would not go back.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • LovesToDrum
    Dined on 8/26/2014
    It's Del Frisco's.... what else is there to say? :)
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • xxxxVIP
    Dined on 8/26/2014
    Food was good and service was attentive and friendly. We went for lunch so it was not as crowded as it would be at dinner.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Experience
    MsVino2u
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    The food and service was great. The atmosphere was fun and I will definitely return again and again..
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great restaurant in Santa Monica
    DCEaterVIP
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    I dined here with a friend for dinner. The waitress was really nice, and the staff was very friendly and helpful. I got a steak, and it was delicious! My friend was satisfied with his meal as well. If you dine here, be sure to the cheese steak appetizers - they were REALLY good! The ambiance was nice as well. I would definitely consider returning here to eat!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Evening!
    BryanandMary1984
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    Hello, Del Frisco's - Santa Monica~~ Thanks for a wonderful evening. We were moving our daughter into her Pepperdine University apartment and it was a fitting ending to a great day!
    Special Features:
    scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Exciting restaurant w/ great staff
    LariSpitler
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    I have been here three times and must say the service is so very good. Everyone is very conscientious of your experience. Each time we have had a manager come up to us and talk. Food is very good, drinks are great. Energy level is great. It's a fun place to visit.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Food & People Watching
    ZPMP
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    Enjoyed a late dinner on the patio. Steak was cooked perfectly and full of flavor. Ribs were also delicious! Gotta try the creamed kale side-dish.. wow! Will definitely come back again.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Consistently Good
    mattVIP
    Dined on 8/12/2014
    Again this place is one of my favorite spots to go to. Great food great people and the management is awesome. They will come to your table introduce them selves and make sure you are have a great experience. Our server was great, he was funny and very knowledgeable. I wish i remembered his name.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, late-night find, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • horrible service main problem
    tfoodie
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    lot of confusion by the waiter.. the wrong food ot our table.. .. took 20 minutes to get a glass of wine then served us stail wine.. hey did comp the round of drinks.. but made my date stressed. .. not professional at all all.. basically food was good..
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Food
    mattVIP
    Dined on 8/7/2014
    I stopped in the other night with a buddy to grab a quick bite......all i can say is that the food we had was amazing. We both actually got the fried chicken sandwich that was just amazing, so good that i got a take out order the following day. The staff is friendly and nice and the overall experience was great.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, scenic view, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Outstanding!
    regularguy
    Dined on 8/6/2014
    I've been to the double eagle steakhouse in Manhattan so my expectations were high. Did not disappoint! My filet was excellent as were the potatoes. They had a great Malbec and dessert was coconut cream pie that was one of the best ever. ALL ASPECTS OF THE SERVICE WERE PHENOMENAL. We were visited by manager and sommelier in a comfortable and not overbearing way and our waiter couldn't have been better! It was right on PCH so we looked out at the ocean with a great view. It was classy yet casual and comfortable. They treated us great and were very welcoming when I called asking about the dress code since we came down from Universal Studios. I can't recommend highly enough!
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Dinner
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    Had a lovely dinner. Service was great and good was delicious. Would love to go back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great night
    Cuyazzie
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    The entire experience here was great. From the bartender, to the hostesses, to the waitress was on point. The food was really good too. We had the artichoke appetizer, veggie burger, and the roasted chicken. All of it was great. The chicken was deboned as much as a half chicken can be but was not dried out at all. The artichoke appetizer was great too. I didn't try the veggie burger but heard it was very good. The drinks were also very good. I HIGHLY suggest the pineapple fused vodka. Amazing and probably my favorite drink now. I'll definitely be back!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Good food, service needs to step up
    dinearoundgal
    Dined on 7/30/2014
    I love the outside patio seating at this place – across from the ocean and great people-watching. Although I experienced a disappointment with the timing of my meal (salad came out at the same time as steak), I definitely would return to try more dishes. The deviled eggs were amazing and the pesto chicken flatbread was heaven. As mentioned, the timing of food wasn't well planned – appetizers came out super quick, but then there was a long wait and our salads arrived along side the steak leaving it difficult to enjoy it all. Everyone loved the potato cake that came with the steaks and great reviews on the prime beef short rib stroganoff. Service was friendly, but not well-timed and not to the standard one would expect from a Del Frisco's.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Excellent
    Foodikins
    Dined on 7/28/2014
    Great spot for lunch or dinner that looks right at the Santa Monica Pier.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good food near Santa Monica Pier
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 7/27/2014
    Service was fast and friendly. Food was good, limited brunch menu but everything was tasty. Carafe of mimosas was a bargain, and delicious. I'll definitely visit again soon.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Would definitely recommend
    gracie
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    I came here for my sister's 19th birthday and was so happy with the food and service all around. Great waitress (I wish I remembered her name!) and it was so sweet that they gave my sister a signed card from the staff, and a complementary slice of cake with a candle. The food itself was great, and so were the drinks. would definitely recommend.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great venue
    steakVIP
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    This was a last second booking and I'm glad we did. Took the kids and at dest thought it might have been a bad idea but everyone in the restaurant made us feel welcomed. Our waiter was awesome and the food was great. They had a live band and we were able to sit outdoors on the patio. I recommended.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, scenic view, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • staff
    scrodVIP
    Dined on 7/15/2014
    our food took an extremely long time to come.....over 40 minutes. once it arrived, only two of the 3 meals came. the third meal came out 10 minutes later. the staff apologized numerous times and ended up comping the late meal. The staff was very attentive and I think we just ordered an item that took too long to cook.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, scenic view, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • A great find
    Marsee3VIP
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    Brought friends from the desert, and requested a booth . Everyone enjoyed their dinner . I ordered oysters, a special ,on the menu. They were large and plump- a little dry. Cocktail sauce was not spicy enough even with white horseradish. Salads and other main dishes were great. We will come back again soon. Our waiter was outstanding!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fine experience
    ilikefood
    Dined on 7/10/2014
    Robyn was great very hospitable, food and drinks came out on time food was awesome. No complaints
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Place!
    frankyfrank
    Dined on 7/6/2014
    Took my beautiful girlfriend for her birthday and the food and service was amazing!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Pioneer5
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    The 815 pm reservation did not happen, we were seated at 841 pm only after I contacted the host and expressed my feelings because the host sat to parties of 4 that arrived after we did. My girlfriend ordered the filet (butterfly) medium well done and I ordered ribeye rare. The meal came out at 925 pm which my girlfriend steak was not butterflied and was extremely rare. The waitress took my girlfriends steak back and the cook cut same steak in half (not Butterfly) and recooked same steak (this is a no no in fine dining). The waitress brings my girlfriends steak back at 942 pm at which by now my steak is ice cold. The manager was told about the occurrence and his statement was " HERE AT DEL FRISCO'S we always under cook our steaks". So why
    Special Features:
    scenic view, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Average dinner
    Quarterdeck
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    It was too loud for us. The food was just ok. Location was nice and we enjoyed our walk along the Palisades after dinner.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • hello
    SMlocalVIP
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    This restaurant has a great view but the service is consistently poor and has not improved since it has opened. It could be wonderful as i have dined at other establishments in Vegas and New York.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2012VIP
    Dined on 7/4/2014
    I love this place. I feel like the quality of the food is not as it used to be...but I will go back
    Special Features:
    great for brunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • notamuncherVIP
    Dined on 7/3/2014
    I have been to this restaurant since it opened last year and have become a regular diner. Try it and you will also become a regular.
    Special Features:
    scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Beautiful Food, Beautiful View.
    briley1983
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    Everything was so yummy, skinny cosmo and philly Cheese eggs rolls were delicious!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, late-night find, scenic view, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Hidden gem
    LRNReviews
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    Stumbled over this restaurant by mistake and have been back regularly for cocktails, try their VIP cocktail it's delicous. I recommend the tuna tacos and the steak salad.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, late-night find, scenic view, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best new place in Santa Monica?
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 6/26/2014
    Dined twice at this place now, which is new to us being visitors. Extremely friendly and welcoming host (unfortunately rare in Santa Monica). Great menu, and vast winelist. Very attentive and friendly waiter. Atmosphere is relaxed, in modern contemporary settings. Food cooked to perfection - best steak we had in a long time! Both food and service exceeded our expectations by far. It clearly shines through, that this place is not just a great restaurant, but also a great place to Work. Probably the most friendly and smiling staff in any restaurant we have been visiting for a long time. And most definately in Santa Monica. Thanks for a great evening!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Wonderful food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    The foood was wonderful and the waiter was very nice. However, it took a while to get water and get a drink order right away.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Casual Hip Elegance
    Earthy
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    This report card gets straight A's for ambiance, service and food. I was treated to a Father's Day feast. The New York Strip was great. I ordered it medium rare. Upon receiving the steak, I was requested to cut it open to see it it was grilled to my satisfaction. I thought it needed just another tweak of heat and they practically ran it back asap. Impressive. The plating is top shelf, i.e. for my heirloom tomatoes buratta. My son had the truffled mac & cheese that is, quite frankly, sinful. For desert, lemon cake ... spongy moist and tart perfection. High window walls surround the interior affording sunset views of Santa Monica Bay at the ramp to Santa Monica Pier.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • great choice - across from pier
    SteveF
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    had lunch / brunch there on fathers day and for graduation...seated immediatley with reservation and everyone enjoyed the food...a little noisy and refilling dribks took a while...but overall a good chocie...close to 3rd street promenade too...patio very dog friendly...reasonably priced...
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic