GrillMarX Steakhouse & Raw Bar
GrillMarX Steakhouse & Raw Bar

GrillMarX Steakhouse & Raw Bar

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.gmxsteak.com/
  • Phone: 3015701111x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Monday 4:00PM-10:00PM, Tuesday-Thursday 11:00AM-10:00PM, Friday-Saturday 11:00AM-11:00PM, Sunday 10:00AM-9:00PM
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Steakhouse, Contemporary American
  • Executive Chef: Doug Kellner
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Private Party Facilities: Please contact our events coordinator for details. At GrillMarX we are thrilled to be able to create an exceptional yet casual dining experience for all our guests.
  • Private Party Contact: Jackie 3015701111x

Getting there

  • Parking: Public Lot
A word from GrillMarX Steakhouse & Raw Bar
Casual to upscale dining in a comfortable, warm atmosphere. A variety of freshly cut steaks, seafood, daily entree specials, salads, burgers and more! Open for Sunday brunch. Private party area - Patio seating - Raw Bar and exceptional service will help to quickly make it one of Olney's favorite spots!! We can't wait to see you!
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerContemporary American
GrillMarX Steakhouse & Raw Bar reviews from OpenTable diners
159 reviews since June 25, 2014
Overall Rating4.2
  • Food4.2
    Service4.3
  • Ambiance4
    Noise LevelEnergetic
96% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (92)good for groups (50)great for outdoor dining (47)special occasion (47)vibrant bar scene (46)fit for foodies (40)great for lunch (34)hot spot (33)great for brunch (25)kid-friendly (24)notable wine list (20)romantic (18)late-night find (9)scenic view (1)Show More
  • GrillMarXFANVIP
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    We love coming to GrillMarX because the food is consistently delicious and overall the service is outstanding. There wasn't enough space in section 4 of this rating to share, with Jackie, a private note about our experience. Suggest more space for the future. Jackie, we'll be back in a few weeks - we hope to see you then. Best of luck with the new location. Thank you.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Beth
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    My husband and I were celebrating our 25th wedding anniversary. We had heard good things about GrillMarX so we thought we would try it. Loved the atmosphere, food was delicious and our server was good. Only complaint was that it was TOO loud. We were there on Saturday night at 6:30 and it was packed. We could hardly hear each other talk! Next time we will go during the week and sit in a booth. Overall it was a great experience!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Nice find
    Chefskid
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    We were celebrating my trainer's belated birthday and needed a place that fit several different needs and tastes. We had not been to GrillMarX before but the menu looked interesting. Everyone found something they liked and the food and service was good. Even the wine met the standard of my foodie friend.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    I am not sure the noise level category has proper responses I choose energetic which in this case means too loud!
    Special Features:
    hot spot, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Excellent!
    PLevVIP
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    This was our third time visiting and, as usual, excellent food and service. The oysters are superb- better than many other high-end restaurants. My steak and baked potato were cooked to perfection and my husband's fish of the day was very nice. Side dish substitutions were easy and the service was very attentive. The only complaint is that the bar noise infiltrates the whole dining area. Perhaps the glass dividers should be higher. Cannot wait to return.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Just Okay
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/9/2014
    This was our third visit to Grill Marx. The first was not that great. The food and service was average at best with wait for the food being real long. The food was okay but not worth the wait for the price. The second time we sat out on the patio as the weather was nice. The food and service were really good and a reason to return. This third time the restaurant wasn't busy, maybe 4 or 5 other tables occuppied, but the bar was busy as it was early evening. After ordering it took about an hour to get our food, with two entrees coming out first and our third person had to continue to wait for her halibut sandwich (which I felt should have ben the quickest of the 3 entrees to fix).
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • TOO LOUD but good food and service
    JennieS
    Dined on 10/3/2014
    Hello? Every heard of carpet? Tablecloths? SOMETHING to soften the DEAFENING NOISE in this otherwise perfect restaurant?
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • NINABEANIEVIP
    Dined on 10/3/2014
    SALAD AND BAKED POTATO EXCELLENT. PRIME RIB WAS EXTREMELY FATTY, DISAPPOINTING.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Nearby Gem
    luv2eat
    Dined on 10/2/2014
    Great restaurant near to home with great food and atmosphere.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent Service
    RobinVIP
    Dined on 10/2/2014
    The food is always great at Grillmarx! This time we had the best server ever - Vinnie. Definitely request him if you go :)
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Olney gem
    Enjoydiningwithfriends
    Dined on 10/2/2014
    Really good food/ good service- no rushing 2 friends who lingered over lunch. Never disappoints.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Sunday night with Dad
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011VIP
    Dined on 9/28/2014
    Had a great dinner-husband had ribs, they were awesome as usual and I had the Kona ribeye-melt in your mouth wonderful. Overall great meal
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Poor Olney
    MarylandScribblerVIP
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    This restaurant is what I call a "food factory," churning out myriad dishes that may look good but are bland, virtually flavorless and without any character. Our server approached the table and boisterously interrupted someone who was speaking. The floor by our booth was sticky. Olney's dearth of dining establishments is not helped by GrillMarX, an unsatifactory addition to the meager dining scene. Many people seem to like it; at least that's what the crowded tables on Saturday indicated. But we will not return.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Might return!
    seafoodlover
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    Glad I made reservations through open table! We went on a Fri. night and it was busy inside and outside! It's definitely a noisier restaurant, because of the large bar area. Our waiter had a good sense of humor; which makes it more pleasant to dine. The food was good, but pricier than other places for the value.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • GrillMarX -Great Dining!
    Njoydinning
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    This is a family favorite! What a fabulous find!! We took some good friends on Saturday for lunch!! They loved it so much they were planning to return for dinner! We ended returning for lunch! Experience great good, lovely atmosphere and perfect service!! Perfect for any occassion! Enjoy!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, kid-friendly, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food and atmosphere
    Girlie
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    We really enjoyed it. The food was good and it seems to be the spot because it was packed but not too nosy
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best Steak in town!!
    buzzVIP
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    But bring a sweater...it gets cold in this restaurant.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Happening Place...
    ClevelandparkguruVIP
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    Started at the bar for cocktails. It was full but fun. Bartenders were moving quick and had everyone covered. Dinner was tuna steak, grilled chicken and the starter was the spinach dip which is a must. Great place, food and service is always good!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Girls Night
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 9/11/2014
    We had a wonderful evening at GrillMarX. The food, wine and service were perfect, the atmosphere was fun, but noise level made it hard to hear at our table for six. Great evening overall!
    Special Features:
    hot spot, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Boring
    Mobymoto
    Dined on 9/11/2014
    We both ordered steaks for dinner and neither one had any flavor. The crab cake was smothered in a mustard sauce - so much so that you could not taste the crab. The servers get one star for feigning interest. I would not recommend this restaurant to friends.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Food, drinks,service
    Kathryn
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    If you want to have a great meal come here. I have never had a bad meal here whether it was their Steak salad or their delicious Kona Steak. It all tastes amazing and you will not be disappointed.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • GrillMarXFANVIP
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    Never disappoints. Always a pleasure. Consistently excellent.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disappointed
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    The food was cold. The service was poor. There are many brunch options to experience a disappointing experience such as this one. No effort was made on anyones part to improve the poor situation.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good Eats Bathed in Noise
    REView
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    GrillMarX has a great menu and the food is excellent. The noise level makes table conversation a challenge. The wines are a bit overpriced, but the Malbec we shared was very good. The server was attentive but could have communicated better. She was slow to bring the coffee and when asked she said she was making a fresh pot, which we appreciated, but she could have volunteered the information without being asked. The apple crisp was not warmed as requested. She apologized, but brought it back and it was barely warm.
    Special Features:
    hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delicious Dinner
    Leigh
    Dined on 8/20/2014
    This restaurant had great service. Our server was very sensitive and knowledgeable on the gluten free menu offerings. He made sure that those that needed something special were happy with what they ordered. Food was excellent. Although it is quite large, the noise was not an issue.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Pleasant Dining Experience
    Luv2eat
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    First time dining at GrillMarx? Four of us dined, there was a nice selection of meals in various price points, each of our meals were good to very good, our waiter was courteous and attentive. Would definitely go again.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A great addition to Olney dining!
    corgigirl
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    This was my second dining visit. It's rather noisy due to the (always) busy bar, but our host accomodated us by seating us further away so we could engage in some conversation. The waiter again was young (typical for Olney restaurants) but very helpful and professional without being obtrusive. We had late Saturday reservations and hung around a long time and were never made to feel pushed. Olney has offered so many new dining options since I've lived out here, but GrillMarx is unique and very welcome to the local dining scene. Will definitely return soon.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, late-night find, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    Food is consistently good. Service is excellent. A top choice every time.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Nice place
    Jlynch0025
    Dined on 8/12/2014
    This was a really nice place to get good steak. Plus run into former REDSKIN players.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent as Usual
    sped50
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    Been here a number of times, consistently great food, service and ambiance. Would highly recommend
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always Great!!!
    Eclecticuno
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    I've never had a bad experience at GrillMarx! It's on my list of things to do whenever I'm in the area.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fantastic gem in Olney
    OpenTable Diner Since 2002
    Dined on 8/6/2014
    The kona ribeye is out of this world. Ok, as is the rest of the menu. I've never had a bad meal there -- only great ones.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • GrillMarXFANVIP
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    Always delicious. Consistent & always enjoyable. Great steak!!! Great Service. Never disappoints.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Upscale Restaurant in Olney
    4friendsinrockville
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    This was our first visit to this restaurant. Our server was fantastic, very attentive and helpful with meal recommendations. The crab dip was fabulous as was the crab soup. Ribs were great as well. Prime rib was too salty for our taste. Sent it back in exchange for a filet which was just alright. Outdoor dining area looked really nice although due to impending rain, we ate inside. Menu was nicely varied to appeal to everyone. A bit pricey though. Would try it again.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always a Pleasure
    2foodies
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    We love this restaurant. It's our go-to for a little date night, a night out with a few couples, or a place to pop in for just a drink! The food never disappoints and the service is top-notch!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • August 1, 2014. Enjoyable.
    Tasty2
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    Menu was adequate for dinner. Shrimp and grits were very good. Catch of the day was dry and over cooked. They were apologetic. Service was quite good. We love the atmosphere and will try them again.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ttotal
    Dined on 7/21/2014
    Service was great. Food not so much. Prime rib barely warm, asparagus charred nicely but served raw, hamburger cold and very messy, fries were lukewarm. Surely for the prices, they could do better. Way too noisy. A table cloth would help. Also non-drinkers pushed through quickly. We were in and out in 45 mins. Very annoying.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Usually love GrillMarx, but....
    SgmomVIP
    Dined on 7/20/2014
    We eat at GrillMarx on a semiregular basis. Our last visit last week left a bit to be desired. First we asked for bread and butter. The bread looked like it was whatever was left over from something else, all very small and mostly end pieces. But what really surprised me was that it was really stale. We didn't complain because our meal came out shortly thereafter. I ordered the french dip sandwich which should come on a baguette and a side salad. What I got was certainly not a baguette. The dressing for the salad was all oil, no vinegar. The au jus sauce for the french dip was a strange murky color and lukewarm. It was late, we were hungry and didn't have the energy to complain. Time to take a break from Grillmarx.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Yum!
    Lynnedays
    Dined on 7/20/2014
    Great food. Service was great. Husband loved his steak...and my grilled shrimp were terrific (And huge!). Enjoyed the crab dip too!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fabulous Food
    Njoydinning
    Dined on 7/20/2014
    Fabulous food- deliciously prepared and perfect everytime! The staff is always very friendly. accommodating and on top of their game! Highly recommend this restaurant for your next outing or even for a special occasion. You will not be sorry!! I even watched the Manager in action who is very positive and motivated his staff ! Outstanding Overrall!!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.