GrillMarX Steakhouse & Raw Bar
GrillMarX Steakhouse & Raw Bar

GrillMarX Steakhouse & Raw Bar

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.grillmarxsteakhouse.com/
  • Phone: 3015701111
  • 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 3015701111

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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GrillMarX Steakhouse & Raw Bar reviews from OpenTable diners
165 reviews since May 1, 2014
Overall Rating4.1
  • Food4.1
    Service4.2
  • Ambiance3.9
    Noise LevelModerate
93% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (92)special occasion (49)good for groups (49)great for outdoor dining (47)great for lunch (37)fit for foodies (36)vibrant bar scene (35)great for brunch (26)kid-friendly (26)romantic (24)hot spot (22)notable wine list (15)late-night find (14)scenic view (1)Show More
  • 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.
  • Livia
    Dined on 7/20/2014
    Sunday brunch is a nice treat, nice to have a buffet in the neighborhood. Really nice wait staff! This was my first time visiting this restaurant, and we only tried the buffet - the basics plus an omelet station. Nice. Looking forward next time to trying something from the menu.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, good for groups, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Consistently Satisfied
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 7/13/2014
    My wife and I have been to GrillMarX several times in recent months and have been pleased with both the food and service. Salmon, shrimp & grits, ahi tuna, burgers - all good. This recent visit was with several family members and everyone felt the same. If in the Olney area, this is a great place to consider.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OK, probably won't go back.
    cage67
    Dined on 7/10/2014
    Service was great! The reservation desk and hostess personnel were professional and welcoming. I ordered an unusual mixed drink and it was perfect. The crab dip appetizer was delicious, but came with sliced bread instead of the baguette on the menu. One of our party ordered surf and turf, the surf (crab cake) was good, but the turf (sirloin) ordered med. rare arrived medium plus. I ordered prime rib medium rare and it arrived still "on the hoof". My $24 entrée had only one vegetable, not even a side salad. Additional vegetables were a la carte starting a $5. For a nice upscale place, that seemed a tad tacky. No bread or rolls were provided. Very noisy.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great Service!
    ghang6
    Dined on 7/7/2014
    Service was top notch food a little expensive for the quality!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Disappointing steak
    Molly
    Dined on 7/6/2014
    For a steakhouse, the sirloin steak was very disappointing. It was cooked well, but then sliced (for presentation?) so that by the time it was served it was cold....and dry. 3 people in our party of seven ordered the sirloin. All of them didn't like it. For the cost of the food at this restaurant, it should be perfect. Mixed vegetables were order as a side. It was all carrots...rock hard, a few peas. They brought more peas...they were cold. The service was great. The restaurant itself was lovely. And the manager was very helpful and very kindly replaced one of the dinners when made aware of the problem.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Portions
    fussiVIP
    Dined on 7/6/2014
    Quite unexceptional. One thing to note . Oversize children's portions were good tasting but quite disturbing in size.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • excellent
    SatisfiedCustomer
    Dined on 7/6/2014
    We had a wonderful dining experience at Grillemarx. The food was exceptional and the portions were very substancial. I definitely worth checking out.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great for a summer evening
    Gimmie
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    My husband and I ate outside, on a event Saturday evening. Our server, Nick, was friendly and attentive, but not intrusive. My husband had the Surf and Turf, which he thoroughly enjoyed. I had the salmon. It was moist, perfectly cooked, and delicious. I had a raspberry lemonade cocktail that was perfect for a warm evening. We also shared the triple dessert sampler. A great way to have just a taste or two of things you might not have ordered in the larger size.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • ClevelandparkguruVIP
    Dined on 7/4/2014
    excellent spinach dip to start. Good mixed drinks an wonderful service. Main dishes, excellent as always, shrimp and grits and ribs were the choices. Excellent
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good food but...
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    Our waitress was very aloof. Not unfriendly, but seemed like she was doing us a favor by checking on us. No eye contact. The manager acted similarly when we asked if we could sit in a booth. Good was very good, though. All four of us had something different and we each enjoyed our meal.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • we might go back
    Charlotte
    Dined on 6/26/2014
    Prior reviewers who commented on the noise were right. Though I had requested a quiet table, we were put in the noisy section behind the bar. The booths are somewhat quieter. The chicken and blue cheese wonton was very good; a fun experience. The steaks were a disappointment. One was overdone, the other underdone. The charring was not flavorful. The sides varied in quality; the grits were good; difficult to believe, but the baked potato had a strange flavor. The coffee, promoted as special, was not very good. Desserts were mediocre. We decided that we probably would go back, but that this wasn't a place that we would feel compelled to take visitors. Servers were good.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • AWESOME Experience
    ReneeVIP
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    The food was fantastic. We drove over 50 miles to try this restaurant and they EXCEEDED our expectations! Hats off the the Chef! The grits were out of sight! Everything was delicious. My husband had the Kona Ribeye - what can I say. The service was phenomenal. JR was great.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Alway delicious!
    meeksVIP
    Dined on 6/20/2014
    Everytime that I have visited the food, atmosphere and service is excellent. This visit was no different! Keep up the good work!
    Special Features:
    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 LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A Welcome Addition to Olney Dining
    corgigirl
    Dined on 6/20/2014
    Finally was able to check this out for dinner with a friend. I knew it was always busy and therefore high noise level, so the accomodation of my request for a table by the wall so my friend and I could chat was appreciated. The service was prompt and friendly but not obtrusive, and the waiter Alex answered all questions graciously and knowledgeably. We lingered after dessert for more chatting near closing time and were not made to feel like we needed to rush out. This is a wonderful addition to the restaurant offerings already in Olney, and I will definitely return soon - perhaps to dine outdoors this time.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, late-night find, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Very Nice Experience
    PLevVIP
    Dined on 6/20/2014
    The Oysters and cocktails are fabulous. We also had the fish of the day and the filet -- both were quite good. There was no problem substituting the different sides. The restaurant is quite noisy so do not expect a quiet, romantic evening. Also, because it is in a shopping center, parking is not adequate.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • ClevelandparkguruVIP
    Dined on 6/19/2014
    A great local place where the service is always tops. Spinach dip is awesome. Dinner was salmon and chicken. As always great flavors in meal.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Father's Day lunch
    IzzyVIP
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    This place has delicious food! The salad that both my Dad and I had were delectable. I will say that the server was a bit preoccupied with making sure that they were set up for the dinner service. It was fine though,we did not have a negative experience. I had been there before and the service is usually right on!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Food, but Poor service
    Edske61
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    I am a frequent visitor of Grill Marx in Olney, and have always considered it to be a great place to visit. Unfortunately this time it was a bad experience, and it happened on Father's Day. We went for Brunch buffet, and completed our entire first course before we got any drinks (Coffee and water). Then when they took our plates as we got ready for course# 2, but they also took our silver ware, and I had to go find silver ware with another waiter. Instead of giving me two newly rolled silver ware settings, he grabbed the silverware with his bare hands and handed them to me, totally unaware what he had just done. While we stood in line with our plates half full, we had to wait several minutes for new serving spoons...my eggs were cold.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, late-night find, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Winesnob
    Dined on 6/12/2014
    Love it, not a disappointment! Super food! Loud from the echo but worth the trip!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Food was kinda slow for a Monday
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 6/9/2014
    The food was good but it took a long time to come out.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Food
    lauri
    Dined on 6/7/2014
    GrillMarX was a great place to go for a nice evening out. Neighborhood friendly, good food and great service.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Neighborhood shopping restaurant!
    Foodie4ever
    Dined on 6/7/2014
    We enjoyed eating outside and the food was quite good. We had an attentive waiter, John and the shrimp and grits were first class!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate