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Nick's Riverside Grille
Nick's Riverside Grille

Nick's Riverside Grille Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.nicksriversidegrille.com
  • Email: info@nicksriversidegrill.com
  • Phone: (202) 342-3535
  • Hours of Operation: Daily: 11:30am - 10:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Contemporary American, Seafood, Steak
  • Executive Chef: David Stein
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Smoking Area, Smoking Area (patio only), Takeout, View, Wine
  • Private Party Contact: Raquel Mercado (202) 944-4104

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Thomas Jefferson St NW
  • Public Transit: Foggy Bottom and Rosslyn Metro stations are a ten minute walk from the restaurant.
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  • Parking: Public Lot
  • Parking Details: Underground Garage located at 30th and K Street. It is part of the complex but we do not validate. K St also offers street parking.
A word from Nick's Riverside Grille
Nick's Riverside Grille is a family-owned waterfront restaurant serving great American fare, fine steaks, authentic pasta dishes and the freshest seafood. Perched on the Potomac River, our views include Roosevelt Island, the Kennedy Center, Key Bridge and Rosslyn.

We are a perfect place to bring a date for a romantic candlelit dinner in one of our sun rooms. Or bring a group and sit in the larger dining room overlooking the majestic Washington Harbour Fountain and Ice Skating Rink in the winter.

The outdoor patio and bar are open for business from mid-March through November and any beautiful days in between. No reservations are accepted for outdoor dining, as it is first-come, first-served only.
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerOutdoor Dining
  • Diners' Choice WinnerScenic View
Diner Reviews
  • "Despite being out of the 3 items we were going to order, (busy Sunday during Cherry Blossom Festival) what we did eventually get was very good. The staff was very nice and the scenery was great."
    Dined on 4/13/2014
  • "I took my 89-year-old mother. She loves seafood and likes a water view, but doesn't paricularly want to be outside. I asked for an inside room with a water view and, despite being crowded, we were accommodated. My mother loved watching the boats come and go, the people strolling the waterfront and the overall view. And the crabcakes were wonderful. The waitress was attentive without hovering. It was a delightful evening."
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "Once seated, we waited 15 + minutes before a server came to our table. Another 10 mins went by before we received our drinks. The appetizer and salad came AFTER the entres. I asked to speak to the manager who first offered to buy us a desert (aprox $5 value). I had to ask him to remove the appetizer and salad from the bill. As a former restaurant manager, the guest should not have had to ask for the items to be removed. The manager should have apologized and offered to remove the items immediately in light of the meal sequence and possibly offered the desert to make up for the slow service. After the adjustments were made, we waited another 10 mins to close our check. The only positive attribute is the view of Rosslyn over the Potomac."
    Dined on 4/11/2014
  • "We were a group of 6 out-of-towners looking for a place to eat in G-Town. Nicks was a good find. The setting is attractive, on the Potomac, even on a chilly early-spring evening. The ambience is riverside bar--frenetic, crowded. But reservation was easy, table was ready when we arrived early. Wait-staff was attentive. Food was typical bar-food: burgers, fish & chips, nachos, etc. Quality was good but not spectacular. Fish and chips were under-seasoned. Salmon nicoise was flavorful. Drinks were plentiful. A good place to go in G-Town in an attractive setting."
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "Nick's Riverside Grill is tucked into a nice spot so you can view some great sights in DC but feel like you are not in the chaos that surrounds the area. You add the delicious food and its a combination thats hard to beat."
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "Can't say anything negative about Nick's. The food is good. The serice is good. The restaurant is located at Georgetown Harbour, a great spot. Unlike the restaurants acoss the courtyard, Nick's is noisy...too noisy on the particular Saturday night we were there. So, my reommendation...go to Nick's but just wait until you can sit outdoors and enjoy the fresh air."
    Dined on 2/22/2014
  • "My wife and I enjoyed our time at Nick's Riverside Grill--the setting, service and food were all excellent. We were immediately seated and our table provided a nice view of the ice skating ring with skaters from all ages enjoying the evening. Thank you for helping make our Valentine's Day Evening a very enjoyable and romantic experience."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "So, we had the lobster and mussels chief special and the first thing they forget to bring was the butter, then they forgot one our sides. The special was just bland and we were not expecting the after having some great appetizers. Therefore, if I do return to this place it will just be for happy hour and bar food."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "I recently redeemed a Gilt City voucher to Nick's. I like trying new places through Gilt since they typically only work with top businesses. We had the lobster, and it was completely dried out and tasteless. The mussels were pretty decent, but if you are looking for great seafood, look elsewhere. Service was great and this place would probably be real nice for a summer outdoor brunch being right on the water."
    Dined on 1/25/2014
  • "A 2-hour family group brunch on a cold January Saturday was very pleasant with the backdrop of the Potomac and the ice skating rink. Our server Tyrell was great. The place looks fantastic thanks to a complete re-build after the river flooded it a few years ago -- no more smelly dive bar; now it's a classy riverside restaurant!"
    Dined on 1/25/2014
  • "I went with my friend to Nick's for an evening out and to take advantage to restaurant week. Our dinner was excellent and the special menu had a excellent variety. Because it was winter time we sat inside however, I want to come back in the spring/summer and have a meal outside."
    Dined on 1/18/2014
  • "Granted, there was a big football game going on, so it was probably a bit rowdier than usual, but the layout of the restaurant is centered around the bar. This means that even if you're on upper level or in main table area, you are right by the bar and/or a large screen TV with a game going on. Food is pretty good, especially for more of a bar scene, though not cheap. Would NOT recommend for a date."
    Dined on 1/11/2014
  • "Based on the other reviews, our expectations were low upon arriving at Nick's. We had, however, a very pleasant experience. We were a group of 6 and we had limited time before seeing a show at the Kennedy Center. The staff were aware of this and were very attentive. I did not realize that this is more of a sports bar. Not disappointed, but just making the comment. I had the salmon and green beans and they were well seasoned and cooked perfectly. One member of our group ordered the swordfish and I would make the same comment. Another guest had the crabmeat salad and it was pretty bland, but not terrible. The crabcakes eaten by another guest were tasty but had a lot of filler. Overall our experience was a very pleasant one and I would return."
    Dined on 1/4/2014
  • "Nick's appears to have done a complete turn around since the flood. It boasts an updated menu and fresh, modern decor. We had salads and they were both delicious. Brian, the waiter, seemed a little distracted. The silverware was a little smudged and the glass had something crusty on it. But great improvement. Nice bar. Wonderful view. Give it a try."
    Dined on 8/21/2013