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 24, 2014
Overall Rating4.1
  • Food4.2
    Service4.3
  • Ambiance4.1
    Noise LevelEnergetic
79% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
great for outdoor dining (47)scenic view (47)hot spot (32)good for groups (32)vibrant bar scene (30)special occasion (28)fit for foodies (26)great for lunch (24)neighborhood gem (22)notable wine list (21)great for brunch (14)late-night find (14)romantic (9)kid-friendly (6)Show More
  • 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
  • Graduation dinner!
    husband1
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    Steak was the best ever. Waiters, Greeters and Managers tried really hard to satisfy. Well done! Great valet parking, a must for the location. Outstanding spot for people watching. My family loved the food and the experience. Music was too loud. I loved it but my wife didn't.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    The service (waiter was Eddie, I believe), atmosphere, and food were all excellent. Very pleased with the whole experience.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • My new favorite.
    LouisF
    Dined on 6/13/2014
    This place was awesome. Great ambience great food and great service. The filet mignon was the best I've had in a really long time. The VIP martini was outstanding and had a pretty good kick. Lastly we had an awesome waiter. He was always one step ahead.We'll be back again and again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, late-night find, scenic view, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great dinner
    Foodie
    Dined on 6/11/2014
    We went to Del Frisco for dinner. Food was great. I had a special - halibut and it was delicious. My husband had the double burger. He loved it. I love dessert and they have a Nutella bread pudding to die for. We live in New York and there is one there that we never tried. We will definitely go now!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Meat
    Shellinmypocket
    Dined on 6/11/2014
    Perfectly prepared meat!!! Very good meat quality!
    Special Features:
    hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful Spot for Outdoor Dinner
    Aiceskating
    Dined on 6/3/2014
    I recently went to Del Friscos Grille with my family for dinner. We sat outside right next to the entrance to the Santa Monica Pier. We had an awesome time people watching. The food was great and the customer service was excellent. Out waiter offered us recommendations and everything he recommended was great!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing!!
    Gotmeat
    Dined on 5/25/2014
    This was our first time at a Del Friscos Grille. We have been to the Del Friscos full restaurant in Boston, NYC, and Dallas. The Santa Monica location did not disappoint. The service and quality of the food is on a par with the full Del Frisco's.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ear rupturing gut bomb
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012VIP
    Dined on 5/23/2014
    If you're looking for a Oceanside tourist trap with a side of nightlife bar noise then this your spot. It's so loud you can't think, the drinks are up drinkable and the food is nothing to recall. We cancelled our order after receiving the first round and a few appetizers and went down to BOA and had an incredible meal. I wouldn't recommend Del Frisco's unless you feel like being extremely disappointed with a meal that would have cost you the same just down the street. Bring your ear plugs and a mega phone to talk,
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 42 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 24, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.1
    • Food4
    • Ambiance4
    • Service4.3
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • The following 173 reviews are from the Del Frisco's Grille - Santa Monica reviews archive.
  • Nice find near the Pier
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 5/23/2014
    A friend suggested we try this place, I hadn't heard of it before. We went for lunch, the food was pretty good. Reasonable prices, attentive service from the waiter. I would go back.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful
    Yumm
    Dined on 5/16/2014
    From the service to the food to the view, Del Frisco's is a wonderful dining experience. Cocktail or wine, you can't go wrong, and everything on the menu is delicious. It's a must try!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • What a Restaurant Should Be
    LipokingVIP
    Dined on 5/6/2014
    I took my parents and friends here for my father's 87th birthday. The entire staff was so friendly and accommodating, unlike anything I have seen in years. The service was impeccable, the food was soooo tasty, and they topped it off with desserts worth expanding you waistline for. One of the managers, David, packed up a few extra pieces of the lemon cake for a late night/early morning snack--this dessert is on the menu in heaven. Our waitress was nice, thoughtful, attentive and made my parents feel very special. I have always liked Del Frisco's in other cities around the country, and I am glad we have this wonderful addition gracing the restaurant scene in Santa Monica. What are you waiting for--make your reservation.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, special occasion, scenic view, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Shared plates with party of 6
    Santamonicajane
    Dined on 5/4/2014
    Loved sharing . Very helpful waitstaff. Too noisy for our taste, even outside. Interesting thar noise choice was "energetic" and not "noisy".
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Great time!
    smfam
    Dined on 5/2/2014
    Great for a celebration dinner, date, night or friendly get together. Great environment, food and service.
    Special Features:
    Kid-Friendly, Good for Groups, special occasion, Hot Spot, Vibrant Bar Scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Amazing Design
    foodieAK20
    Dined on 4/29/2014
    The design of Del Fiscos was beautiful and made for a very interesting converstation over lunch. Amazing Scenic Views, open airy feeling, bright and energetic. Highly recommend!
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining, Great for Lunch, Scenic View
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Very cool scene
    JJJJVIP
    Dined on 4/25/2014
    Great service, very good food, and very nice ambiance. The restaurant feels very open and spacious. The only issue I had was that there were some overly-loud folks at the bar with no regard for the other patrons. Noisy I wouldn't mind, but these people were over the line.
    Special Features:
    Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, Hot Spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • 3rd time...less romantic
    nana
    Dined on 4/21/2014
    Let me start here: I love the place. I had great group / team dinner experiences. Last night, I tried a more romantic dinner...and got a different experience. Our waiter was great, personable, knowledgeable, and honest. We loved that. Food was great, exactly as expected. We love that. However, sitting in the "main dining room" made us feel like we were in more of a high end diner, than in a 3 star steak restaurant...As a result, it was not as nice of a "date night" experience, and more of a normal evening dinner.
    Special Features:
    Good for Groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Easter Brunch
    TheDude
    Dined on 4/20/2014
    We had a wonderful Easter brunch at DFG. The chicken and waffles were the bomb. Best fried chicken ever. And the Grille Benedict was absolutely delicious. Our server was very friendly and his upbeat attitude really made for a wonderful experience. I love this place.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fabulous Easter Brunch
    PickyPoet
    Dined on 4/20/2014
    I treated my son, daughter-in-law and 5 week old granddaughter to Easter Brunch. We had a 12 noon reservation, but we were caught in traffic. I called and they told me not to worry...our table would be ready. We were 40 minutes late and were still seated right away. The eggs benedit was wonderful...perfectly prepared and the chicken fried steak was just fabulous. It was very busy but did not feel crowded. I loved every second. Our waiter was just great. I can't wait to return. It was very,very special.
    Special Features:
    Great for Brunch, Kid-Friendly, Great for Outdoor Dining, special occasion, Great for Lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Easter Brunch
    RawLee
    Dined on 4/20/2014
    I heard nothing but good things about this restaurant and noticed they did brunch. Although it wasn't a typical buffet brunch that I was expecting, the food on their menu was wonderful. Our server Matthew was very welcoming and did an excellent job.
    Special Features:
    Great for Brunch, Fit For Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Hot Spot, Notable Wine List
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 4/19/2014
    Food was great. Service was not wonderful. Place was too loud. Tried to write a real review, not enough characters. Would not return.
    Special Features:
    Scenic View
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Disgrace to the Del Frisco's name.
    Getinmybelly32
    Dined on 4/12/2014
    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.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Fish in a bag
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 4/9/2014
    We order 2 fish in a bag and they were raw. Yeah...raw. Enough said. Steaks were great though!
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Excellent Spot you should try.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010VIP
    Dined on 4/3/2014
    Had a delicious dinner and will definitely be going back again soon.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for brunch, notable wine list, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • What happened?
    DinerVIP
    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.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • By the sea, by the sea...
    Sherry
    Dined on 3/29/2014
    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!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Surfs up
    KlegoVIP
    Dined on 3/26/2014
    While you cant beat the location and the consistency of the food, the steak house menu is getting tired. Boring and just ehh....
    Special Features:
    good for groups, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great personal service
    JMFTVIP
    Dined on 3/25/2014
    The service was great as was the personal attention by the manager. We will certainly be back.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, great for outdoor dining, great for brunch, kid-friendly, romantic, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • There are other choices close by
    DWTC
    Dined on 3/25/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, notable wine list, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Went on a Tuesday for dinner
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006VIP
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Don't Go
    Steve
    Dined on 3/22/2014
    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
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Too loud
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 3/22/2014
    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.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Casual with Flair
    OpenTable Diner Since 2004VIP
    Dined on 3/16/2014
    Great addition to Sta Mónica., centrally located just opposite the pier on Ocean ave- comfortable seats,, varied menu.
    Special Features:
    scenic view, late-night find, hot spot, good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Best ahi tuna tacos, ever!
    JuLUVIP
    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!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene, great for outdoor dining, late-night find, notable wine list, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fantastic food and service
    NAVYRN2VIP
    Dined on 3/14/2014
    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!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list, late-night find, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great Birthday!
    steakloverVIP
    Dined on 3/13/2014
    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!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, kid-friendly, romantic, scenic view, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Oasis in a Hot Spot
    THarris1908VIP
    Dined on 3/6/2014
    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!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Pleasant dinning
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 3/3/2014
    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
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, great for outdoor dining, great for brunch, notable wine list, kid-friendly, romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Delicious, fun atmosphere.
    TicketBait
    Dined on 3/1/2014
    They are their to serve you! Great bottle of wine doesn't hurt either. The Mac n cheese is da best!
    Special Features:
    hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Friday night stop
    JohnG
    Dined on 2/28/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, scenic view, late-night find, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.