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

Del Frisco's Grille - Santa Monica Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://delfriscosgrille.com/location/santa-monica/
  • Email: dfgrille.santamonica@dfrg.com
  • Phone: (310) 395-7333
  • 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: American, Steak
  • 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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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerAmerican
Diner Reviews
  • "Food was great. Service was not wonderful. Place was too loud. Tried to write a real review, not enough characters. Would not return."
    Dined on 4/19/2014
  • "Del Frisco's in Las Vegas is one of my favorite steak houses in the world. With the high level of service and quality of food, I was totally let down. I felt like i was going to a chain, it took forever to get our food and then when we got it, everything was wrong. Sent it back and then waited a long time to get my food again. Not a good experience, would not go back. What a disgrace to the Del Frsico's name, what a shame."
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "Great addition to Sta Mónica., centrally located just opposite the pier on Ocean ave- comfortable seats,, varied menu."
    Dined on 3/16/2014
  • "We order 2 fish in a bag and they were raw. Yeah...raw. Enough said. Steaks were great though!"
    Dined on 4/9/2014
  • "Had a delicious dinner and will definitely be going back again soon."
    Dined on 4/3/2014
  • "Great restaurant on Ocean Avenue right across the street from the Santa Monica Pier. It does get crowded on the weekends, so make a reservation early. The food and drinks were great. The service was a bit slow, but that was expected because the place was so full. Will definitely return."
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "We loved our waitress Kelly...she was SOOO attentive, full of information about the menu and what was in each dish. We ended up ordering the Shaved Beef and two Cheeseburgers (the bomb). What a great burger...better than Umami Burgers! Love the cheese and the two patties and the soft bun. Delish! Kelly deserves a raise...she is an asset to your company. PS We sat at the last booth near the line and one of the line cooks at the end bent down and stuffed his face with something and then came up chewing. Don't they get breaks to eat? It was rather off-putting to see him eating and then start cooking again. Wash your hands bud!"
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "The staff was very friendly but couldn't get it right for our table. Appetizer came very late and while eating it, our dinner came at the same time. We asked it to be brought out later and fresh. When dinners came the steak sandwich was dry and we asked for a different entree. It took such a long time that the manager apologized and asked if we wanted it to go which by that time everyone else was finished with dinner. We waited for take out containers that never came until asked again. Then the waiter came with our bill without asking us about dessert or coffee. It was a good thing we we had a good time in spite of all the mishaps. The management apologized profusely and ended up picking up the tab which was appreciated."
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "While you cant beat the location and the consistency of the food, the steak house menu is getting tired. Boring and just ehh...."
    Dined on 3/26/2014
  • "We came in thinking it would be a nice place to have a conversation and enjoy some good food. We came in, sat down and got up to leave. Way to loud. Bar is too close to the dinning area. Reminded me of a cheesecake factory trying to be upscale."
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "Had to remind the server of my drink order, and this was an after work dinner to stress down after a long, long day. Not a good start. The menu is fairly limited, and I got a double cheeseburger, but a warning: Medium Well is actually Well Done so ask for extra sauce to help with the crunchy, dry meat patties. The Butter Pickles are awesome though. The location cannot be beat however, so I can at least say that was enjoyable. There are however, several restaurants along the same stretch, so take your time deciding where to eat."
    Dined on 3/25/2014
  • "Went on a Tuesday for dinner with friends from out of town. We were seated promptly and were greeted promptly by our server. Food was great, I had the chicken Schnitzel and my wife had the stroganoff. The only black mark that made me leave off the final star was that when two of our party asked for coffee it arrived at nearly room temperature. They fixed it immediately however."
    Dined on 3/25/2014
  • "The service was great as was the personal attention by the manager. We will certainly be back."
    Dined on 3/25/2014
  • "The service here was atrocious. They did nothing right from the bar to getting bread to appetizer to actual meal. Didn't get food until 45 minutes after our reservation time. I will never return"
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "The Grille is a gem! Went there with my fella before a Cirque du Soleil show at the Pier. We mentioned to our server that we were going, and he was on it! We ordered everything up front, and it came out in perfect timing! Everything was delicious - the Truffled Deviled Eggs were a surprising delight. Also really enjoyed the kale and brussels sprouts dish, as well! For the entree we had the Sole and it was fantastic. Perfectly prepared - full of flavor but still very delicate. It was wonderful! They have a good selection of wines - many of my CA favorites. That night i have a lovely Pinot Noir from Sonoma that paired well with the meal. Overall a wonderful experience and we will be going back soon!"
    Dined on 3/6/2014
  • "Loved this place! what a treasure in santa monica. Enrico = best server ever! Happy to know that you all are opening a new restaurant in DC this summer. I will definitely be a customer! Send coupons!!"
    Dined on 3/14/2014
  • "Come as an appetizer so we shared but nxt time I will get one on my own...they are crazy delicious and not your regular tacos from your local mexican restaurant. What a treat! Secondly, the kale and brussel sprout salad, even without adding chicken was not only delicious but we felt very healthy eating it knowing how good the greens are for us. The server was lovely and most attentive. As a matter of fact there was always someone around to fill our water glasses, take empty dishes (licked clean because of how good everything was) and be pleasant...Customer service is still alive and well in some places of our world!"
    Dined on 3/14/2014
  • "Thank you so much to all the staff including Tamara for such a memorable evening! Quality service and food always make Del Frisco's a sure fire winner everytime. I shall return!"
    Dined on 3/13/2014
  • "Due to location, this is a great spot for people-watching, especially if sitting outside from the bar. Inside it's a bit noisy as the bar/dining area are in close proximity and very open. Can get pretty crowded and therefore service gets to be slow. Food is good, however. Great place to have a drink & end the evening."
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "Del Friscos is just one of those great restaurants to eat and enjoy the good food and great views we love the service and menu"
    Dined on 3/3/2014
  • "They are their to serve you! Great bottle of wine doesn't hurt either. The Mac n cheese is da best!"
    Dined on 3/1/2014
  • "This was a last second choice because it was close to my hotel. Del Frisco's had a wide menu choice. The Rib Eye steak was absolutely delicious. My wife enjoyed the flat bread pizza and a salad. The staff was great and right on top of everything. Definitely would recommend to anyone."
    Dined on 2/28/2014
  • "When I'm in Santa Monica, there is no other restaurant for me. Adem is the wine master and the service (especially Robert) is exceptional. And the food - where do I begin? Excellent from the front of the menu to the back."
    Dined on 2/27/2014
  • "We had a birthday dinner for hubbie and everything was perfect"
    Dined on 2/25/2014
  • "We were greeted by the manager, Dave, who took special care of our party throughout the night and was kind enough to keep the kitchen open after our very late arrival after a special event. Our waitress, Catherine, was very helpful and recommended several off-menu items. The steaks were the best we've had and the sides were decadent and incredible. Cocktails were spot-on. We've already made plans to return."
    Dined on 2/24/2014
  • "Dinner was truly excellent and it's location right across from the Santa Monica pier made this the perfect restaurant for a Pre Cirque du Soleil meal. We had reservations at 5:45pm and were seated immediately. We ordered appetizers, entrées and had dessert & coffee and were out in plenty of time to get across the street and to the tent. We would recommend the Knife & Fork Ceasar Salad, The Filet Mignon and the Brown Paper fish were also very flavorful. Don't leave without trying the Nutella Bread Pudding."
    Dined on 2/25/2014
  • "Enjoyed Del Frisco's twice while staying in Santa Monica this past weekend. Our first experience was during lunch and it was fabulous. The food is amazing - LOVE LOVE LOVE the steak salad. During our lunch visit, our service was great and we were well tended to. Since our first experience was so wonderful we decided to head back to Del Frisco's for dinner on our last night. The service was TERRIBLE! We waited 15 minutes to even get drinks delivered. It was obvious that the tables around us (all ordering alcohol) were well taken care of. I watched as a manager asked the tables around us if everything was "good" and he completely ignored us. I would still recommend because their food is EXCELLENT."
    Dined on 2/23/2014
  • "We really enjoyed the cheese steak egg rolls and my Ahi Tuna steak was cooked perfectly. Great service."
    Dined on 2/22/2014
  • "Not sure if we caught them on a bad night but the service wasn't the greatest (water never refilled, wine order messed up). Food was ok but not great. Had the steak with a sauce on it (flank steak?). They need a happy hour here."
    Dined on 2/21/2014
  • "We will definitely be back. The food is great, the service excellent and the view outstanding."
    Dined on 2/22/2014
  • "A menu variety that accommodates and satisfies an entire group. Upbeat tempo, energetic serving staff and delicious well presented servings. Greeted and welcomed by management.with sincere interest."
    Dined on 2/22/2014
  • "First I was thinking the wait was long due to people enjoying the patio and hanging out after they ate. But we waited over an hour from our reservation time. Thats we were able to look at other reviews of the place. It seem to be an ongoing thing, making the guest wait and wait for a table. I would take these steps to fix the issue. 1st I would space out the reservations. 2nd I would close up open table availability for the night. Like I said I had time To kill. so, I opened up open table and it was showing that they were still taking reservations??? Many unhappy waiting guest. I watch some guest yell at the hostess. I didn't yell- I just won't be coming back! sorry! BTW this is my 1st bad review ever."
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "We had great Service and very lively atmosphere. Most of our dishes were good, just a few holes. We ordered about 10 food items between four of us. Not enough dressing on the mixed greens. One steak we ordered med well, only because our server said that their medium well was pink in the center. unfortunately it came out overcooked, super, super well done. Wine pours were inconsistent. We had three glasses of wine all came at different levels. I loved the shared appetizer of the peppers, but they could use some salt. Artichokes were amazing as well as burger, flatbread and creamed kale. We will be back."
    Dined on 2/17/2014
  • "Everything was great here, except one thing: I was on a date, and when we started, the waitress began suggesting bottles of wine in the $100 range. I declined, which was fine. But what I didn't like was that she kept making suggestions at the high end of the menu, and for additional items. While I know waiters/waitresses want to increase the size of the bill in order to increase the size of their tip, it felt uncomfortable to keep being suggested in this way while on a date. I didn't like that, and I imagine most people on a date wouldn't either. It's like having one of those ladies selling flowers that keep coming to your table to get you to buy your date a rose. It's just not comfortable, and I was paying a good amount to be comfortable."
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "Had a 8 PM reservation on Saturday evening for party of five. Arrived thirty minutes early before the reservation. Sat at patio seating area to get some drinks for our party. Waiter by the name Joel came over, informed him that we had an 8:00 reservation inside the restaurant and we would like something to drink. He responded "you need to get up, this is not the bar area - if you want something to drink, go inside". He was so obnoxious and rude. Informed Joel that the last time I was there, we were allowed to seat in the patio area and ordered drinks and also informed him that he was the waiter that served us the drink the last time. Address the issue with a female manager, which I don't think she did anything about it. Bad experience!!!"
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "I have been to Del Frisco's in NYC a few times, so the quality of the food was to be expected. However, what set this experience apart was the sommelier (Adam). He went out of his way to make sure my family was having a good experience. For example, my daughter ordered an apple juice but the restaurant did not have any apple juice. Adam went to a local store and purchased a bottle of apple juice. Now this isn't a huge deal, and not something we ever would have expected, but it set the tone for the meal. I could go on and on about the little things Adam and the rest of the staff did to make us feel special, so I will just sum it up by saying that Del Frisco's is where we will eat whenever we are in Santa Monica."
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "We made a reservation through open table and were actually surprised by how many time slots were available. However, when we arrived, the restaurant was packed, and obviously overbooked. We were told it would be about 20 minutes. After 20 minutes, we were told it would be 30-40 minutes more. We were finally seated, and the service was attentive. This place is packed to the brim making it difficult to even get to our table. It is so loud that everyone is yelling and you can't hear the person sitting across from you. If you don't mind that vibe then this restaurant may be for you. The food was good, and the location is great near the pier and the promenade. We wouldn't go back due to the crowded seating and the noise level."
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "I took my girlfriend here for Valentines Day, and it completely exceeded our expectations. The food was delicious, the service was on point, the ambiance was lovely and soothing, and it quickly became my girlfriend's new favorite restaurant (which helped me score some big time Valentine brownie points). I not only would, but already have recommended it to a few people. It was a five-star experience. Ps. If you're looking for a uniquely superb cocktail, try the Kilt Lifter ;)"
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Great food, great location, great service, what more can you ask for?"
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "I have never been to a restaurant where everything was 5 stars. From the moment you walk in the host is genuinely nice, we were seated almost immediately. Our server was great and the overall the food was amazing!"
    Dined on 2/14/2014