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 23, 2014
Overall Rating4.1
  • Food4.2
    Service4.3
  • Ambiance4.1
    Noise LevelEnergetic
79% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
scenic view (47)great for outdoor dining (45)good for groups (33)hot spot (32)vibrant bar scene (30)special occasion (29)fit for foodies (26)great for lunch (24)neighborhood gem (22)notable wine list (20)great for brunch (14)late-night find (14)romantic (9)kid-friendly (6)Show More
  • too new -
    askworldtravelerVIP
    Dined on 8/8/2013
    It's new - trying very hard to make things right - a little too hard. I hope they do well - it's a great location for Santa Monica. Food was good -not great. Service should have been great - timing simply off.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Don't bother
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008VIP
    Dined on 8/8/2013
    Noisy, crowded, and a very confused and irritating greeting at the door. Food mediocre and drinks skimpy. Service spotty. Sorry, we won't be back.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Delicious - Bad Service
    mlb1111VIP
    Dined on 8/4/2013
    The food was great and worth going back for, however the service was terrible. Not only was it slow, but it seemed like the servers were trying to train each other and no one knew what was going on... finally, 2 hours later when we finally got our bill we noticed we were charged for food and drinks we didn't even order so our bill was overcharged $60.00. It is a great location and the food is fantastic, however be prepared for terrible service and hope it improves over time.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • This is not like their place in NYC
    Alk22
    Dined on 8/4/2013
    This is a cafe style outlet, not a steakhouse, but has the prices of a higher end grill. Loud top 40 music over the speaker system is annoying, we had a 19.00 appetizer and left.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Steak and mac/cheese were
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 8/3/2013
    Steak and mac/cheese were fantastic. Just as I remember back in TX. The service however was not "frisco" like. Not prompt at all and felt like a soft opening. In time, will get better I'm sure. Will go back.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • As good if not better!
    Kiwi
    Dined on 8/3/2013
    Great idea... Del Friscos have opened this High end Bar / Grill... Same food we know and love from Del Friscos, top end steaks and my fav, crabcake... This is a far more relaxed lively environment than the normal dimly lit restaurants, which is kinda nice... Sometimes... Good work Del Friscos... we are going to come again before we return home... Cant get enough of your steak!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list, kid-friendly, 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.
  • when we first arrived, there
    xxxxVIP
    Dined on 8/3/2013
    when we first arrived, there were 4 or 5 hostesses and 1 customer around the host stand. they all seemed a littled confused. the restaurant looks good and the seats are comfortable. the waitstaff is very nice and seem eager to please. i thought the food was just ok. we had the philly eggrolls which were a little greasy and sound better than they taste. we also had a flatbread which was pretty good. had the burger which was good. the mgr came by our table which i thought was a nice touch
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene, great for outdoor dining, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Yummy but working out the kinks
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 8/2/2013
    Food was great (service really good too) but we were bummed we had to wait an hour past our reservation time. Free desserts helped!
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, notable wine list, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Loved it. Had a great anniversary
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 8/2/2013
    Loved it. Had a great anniversary dinner. Service and food were great.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, great for outdoor dining, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Nice atmosphere - horrible service
    notgood
    Dined on 8/2/2013
    Was looking forward to trying new restaurant and when my client and I got to table we were looking forward to a nice time. It started off with a great table on the patio and went down from there. The service was horrible! They were friendly when first coming to our table but from there all down-hill! That was after the our flat bread fell over when they were putting on our table which spilled water all overmy guest. It then took forever to have them clean up and was not even nicely done. Then to get a new napkin took a few reaquests and then never came. Our steak salad came and since we were never asked how to have it cooked they had to take one of them back to re-do.Left the restaurant totally unhappy. Hopefully in time it will get better!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good food... awful service
    lovetoeat
    Dined on 8/1/2013
    Hopefully the service will improve. I know the restaurant is new - but serive was very poor. It took over an hour from the time we ordered for the food to arrive. Our waitress didn't even bother to come by and apologize for the wait or anything of the sort. Overall I was really looking forward to this dinner, and was not impressed with the slow service.
    Special Features:
    scenic view, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Nothing Special
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009VIP
    Dined on 8/1/2013
    Nothing special, food wasn't great, and considering you're right next door to a dozen more restaurants down Ocean, you're much better off going somewhere else. Don't order the salmon. Restaurant was very clean, friendly staff, and the burgers (which we didn't order) looked good as they went by. They did say they're primarily a steak house...but I don't think I could give this place another chance to begin with.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Birthday Dinner
    KnowsfoodVIP
    Dined on 7/31/2013
    I thought overall they did a pretty good job. The restaurant has been open for less then a month, they still need to work out some of the kinks. Cocktails were pretty weak unless you get there signature drinks. Food was good overall, but thought my sliced steak sandwich which came with a great bun and plenty of meat but was a little dry. That's an easy fix. Salads and flat breads were good.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food and Service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 7/29/2013
    Food was excellent and the service was very attentive. I did not have to ask for anything. I will go back for dinner for sure.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for brunch, scenic view, notable wine list, hot spot, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Service is amazing I have
    bigdog68
    Dined on 7/27/2013
    Service is amazing I have been here 3times in 5 days love the food the service everything is amazing
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene, great for outdoor dining, great for brunch, notable wine list, 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.
  • Very nice new restaurant right
    SofiaVIP
    Dined on 7/26/2013
    Very nice new restaurant right across the street from the Santa Monica Pier.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Poor Service, Decent Food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005VIP
    Dined on 7/25/2013
    Service is extremely poor and food is Ok. At a table for 4 all orders were botched. Salads came out with entrée. Sides came out after our entrée were basically done.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great Experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 7/23/2013
    Ended up being a group of 6 instead of 4, they quickly accomadated us. This was only their 3 night open and the service, food and ambience were fantastic. We smapled a variety of the menu, everything was cooked to our liking and very tasty.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, scenic view, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good food, good service, good time!
    EllieVIP
    Dined on 7/22/2013
    We planned a birthday celebration for a friend three days after the restaurant opened - taking our chances - as there are always things to work out. You would NEVER have known this wasn't a well established restaurant. Our experience was flawless. Absolutely everything was spot on. The food was delicious and delivered in a timely manner. The wait staff was confident, happy, accommodating and fun. Portions good. Prices reasonable. Ambience energetic and upbeat. View on the patio terrific. Afterwards we even got the nicest note in the mail from our waiter - a personal one not a form letter. All in all VERY impressive. This restaurant will definitely be at the top of our list for a good time and so will our waiter!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, scenic view, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • first time
    Tracy
    Dined on 7/21/2013
    I have been to Del Frisco's in other cities. It's a remarkable experience, so my expectations may have been set high. For being open only one night, I think the experience was great. Our server was excellent. The wine steward was charming and knowledgeable. The food was good...and the portions were fair. Wine was excellent. Space is cool and I look forward to coming back. The negative part of the experience was that we sat by a window and felt like animals at the zoo. Tourists were jumping up and peering in the window. There were hoards of tourists on a Sunday night and it was gross. I suggest that managment tint the windows or something to avoid this annoying distraction. It was impactful. I will go back but definitely sit elsewhere.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The only negative aspect of
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 7/20/2013
    The only negative aspect of this restaurant is the NOISE LEVEL!!! Other than that, the food is delicious! For an opening weekend, the service was really quite good.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A great place and location!!
    SuzyQVIP
    Dined on 7/20/2013
    My husband and I live near this restaurant and are so happy it opened. We went the other night and had a great time all around. The staff couldn't be friendlier and more welcoming. The food was delicious and the drinks menu is really cool. The manager, Carrie, came to our table and greeted us with warmth and consummate professionalism. We can't wait to go back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, great for outdoor dining, great for brunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, great for lunch, special occasion, kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.