The Grill on Hollywood
The Grill on Hollywood

The Grill on Hollywood

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Website: http://thegrill.com/
  • Phone: 3238565530
  • Hours of Operation:
    Monday–Thursday: 11:30am–close
    Friday & Saturday: 11:30am–close
    Sunday: 11am–close
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Steak, Seafood, American
  • Executive Chef: Armando Hernandez
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Smoking Area, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Private Party Facilities: Located in the Hollywood & Highland entertainment complex, adjacent to the Kodak Theatre, The Grill on Hollywood is the perfect location for your next lunch or dinner event. Reminiscent of the classic American Grills, the Grill on Hollywood features seasonal American fare including Prime Steaks and Chops, hand cut daily, Fresh Seafood and homemade desserts. Semi private dining is available for up to 90 guests seated. The Patio area is available for reception style event for up to 50 guests. The restaurant is available for exclusive buyouts for up to 170 guests seated.
  • Private Party Contact: hollywoodgrill@thegrill.com 3238565530

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Highland
  • Public Transit: Metro: Hollywood & Highland
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: There is either valet or self park underneath our complex. You must enter from either Highland or Orange just north of Hollywood Blvd. We validate which makes the rate $2 for 4 hours. Valet is an additional $5.
A word from The Grill on Hollywood
"Quality Without Compromise."

The Grill on Hollywood serves timeless American grill fare in a comfortable, sophisticated atmosphere, featuring hearty portions of freshly prepared signature dishes made from the freshest and finest ingredients. he Grill on Hollywood is located on the main restaurant level, between the Kodak Theatre and the Renaissance Hotel, and face the center stage Babylon Court. The distinctive 7,500 square-foot, 240-seat restaurant, includes a 50-guest high-energy, full service bar that serves as a centerpiece to the deco-influenced design. An outdoor patio, overlooking Babylon Court also offers a casual lunch menu and late night dining. The Grill offers a classic menu of Prime Steaks, Chops, Seafood, Pasta and freshly prepared Salads with uncompromising service.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerGreat for Lunch
The Grill on Hollywood reviews from OpenTable diners
43 reviews since May 26, 2014
Overall Rating3.9
  • Food4.1
    Service3.8
  • Ambiance4
    Noise LevelModerate
86% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (18)great for outdoor dining (13)great for lunch (12)romantic (12)fit for foodies (11)neighborhood gem (10)good for groups (9)hot spot (5)vibrant bar scene (5)great for brunch (4)scenic view (4)notable wine list (4)kid-friendly (3)late-night find (2)Show More
  • infinitifi
    Dined on 9/11/2014
    Massively overpriced restaurant whose principal goal seems to be to separate tourists from their money once. The lobster bisque was good, but everything else was bland. The sauces were mediocre at best. $42 for an 8 oz filet mignon that wasn't outstanding. One member of our party nearly took his eye out on an extraordinarily poorly placed coat hanger, so they comped us appetizers and dessert and the bill for four still was $250. About half that for everything would be more appropriate.
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  • Good Place
    AdSmithVIP
    Dined on 8/25/2014
    The Grill is good, not great. Always reliable but never outstanding or bad.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • above and beyond service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 8/18/2014
    Antonio was such a great bartender we decided to eat our meal at the bar. Additionally I left my sunglasses at the bar and The Grill graciously shipped them back to my home at no charge. Service and food were both above and beyond!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, vibrant bar scene
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  • Great food! Lovely ambience!
    Kevin
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    The crab cakes and the fillet mignon are a must try! Excellent service!
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    romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great overall experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    We enjoyed our dinner. We sat at a nice booth. The server Jeff was very attentive and knowledgable. Good recommendations from the server Jeff for food and wine choices. Will go back again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    Wonderful, professional atmosphere! Love the food..
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Poor service and food over-priced
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    It took 45 minutes to get our food and 20 minutes to get a cup of coffee. that said, they were very apologetic and the coffee was outstanding. thankfully, we weren't in a hurry. btw -- there were very few people in the restaurant and tons of wait and surpervising staff, so the kitchen was the issue for the late meal and coffee. very over-priced for the quality of food. 45 dollars for a "decent" steak and 35 dollars for a so-so pork chop. Nothing special about the food. AND, everything was a la carte, so the bill, without alcohol, was 160 dollars.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, great for outdoor dining, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • I should have known better
    BigGVIP
    Dined on 8/6/2014
    This was the fourth time in two years I have eaten here. I do not know why I allow my date to pick it. The food is very overpriced for steaks which are only good. Other places have great steaks (say Mortons or Ruth Chris or Cut) for the same price. The waiter could not describe the special. Worst is the parking, which is a nightmare. All said, avoid.
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  • A great last night in Hollywood
    Kirbybird
    Dined on 7/21/2014
    We chose The Grill for dinner on our last night in Hollywood. The service was impeccable and the food....so delicious. I actually ate and loved my husband's broccoli and I hate broccoli. The Ginger Pear drink from the bar was also a nice tasty treat :)
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Wont survive much longer
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    Very quiet... because there was no one in there. First, they were out of the steak that I wanted on the menu. Second, the order was mixed up between mine and my date on how well to cook the steak. It took another 20 minutes to get the correctly cooked food and the whole time my waiter was no where in site, to possible get me another drink while I waited and watched my date eat. No manager seemed to be concerned with the mix up and I had a full bill. Not saying that I deserve something for my wait but it would have been nice for an apology. Will never go back and will not recommend to anyone.
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  • 45 Years and counting...
    EZBaby
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    The Grill in Hollywood is a place we enjoy several times a year on our way to concerts at the Hollywood Bowl, Fonda Theater, Wiltern Theater or a show at The Pantages Theater. During our last couple of visits, we were served by the delightfully fun & funny John and his assistants. He was our request as part of our celebration of 45 years of marriage. Since we didn't have a show to hurry off too, it was nice to enjoy each others company and a lot more of John. The food is ALWAYS amazing. It was a very special night: The celebration of 45 years of marriage. Thanks you to everyone at The Grill in Hollywood for making it a night to remember. Jim & Judy "Oh So Fine...Since '69!!"
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    romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • excellent food at a classic place
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 7/4/2014
    a great resturant in the middle of a tourist crazy area. Quiet, cool, relaxing with good food.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Always fabulous.
    sidni
    Dined on 7/1/2014
    We found The Grill about 7 years ago. We were touring Hollywood Blvd with our two granddaughters. It was hot & we were hungry. We slipped into this beautiful restaurant with a dark, cool, quiet & retro vibe. We all loved it. They accommodated the children's diet, & we had a great lunch. We have been back many times, & even came the night before the Academy Awards (too crowded), but still experienced great wait service & food. On our most recent visit, we were celebrating our 49th anniversary. It was the Tuesday before the 4th of July, so the restaurant was slow & very quiet, just like we appreciate it. Service, food & special little anniversary cake were all divine, & the waiter recommended the best red wine we've ever had.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Won't be going back
    Homecook100VIP
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    This looks like a nice, upscale place, with upscale prices. The food is very good, but the service is very very slow. When we walked in at 7:30 on a Saturday night and the place has very few customers, that should have been a clue.
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  • lovetogooutVIP
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    If you are in the mood for a great steak, this is the place!!! I had a New York that was seasoned so deliciously!! My husband got the filet mignon, which never disappoints. Splurged and had onion rings, soo yummy. Definitely will go back.
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    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Food is excellent. Service ok.
    26CJ
    Dined on 6/19/2014
    Food is always good. I met/hosted a client for dinner. He arrived a few minutes ahead and had a drink already. I was seated but never offered a drink. The staff was standing under an umbrella nearby - talking for at least 15 min or so and I finally waved the waitress down and she came over and tool my drink order. The grilled salmon is amazing. Made up for the slow start.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Surprisingly good food :)
    FoodieVIP
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    I looked at some reviews on Yelp and was afraid that this restaurant might not be up there with the other steak houses. We had the petite Filet Mignon with some form of veggie and Béarnaise Sauce. All of it was delicious and up there with all the "top" steak houses. The staff seemed a bit stressed out even though there weren't that many tables but everyone was courteous and apologetic.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Verrrrry slow
    siddog
    Dined on 6/8/2014
    We arrived promptly at 5:30 for our reservation. We needed to dine early prior to attending an event at 7:30. Confusion between the order and the kitchen delayed our dinner arriving until 6:30 and then it was not well prepared. No one offered an explanation of the delay while we sat and waited. There wasn't time enough to fix the problem and enjoy eating so we left without my husband having his meal. The manager was apologetic but the evening was a waste.
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  • A little disappointing ....
    AndreaVIP
    Dined on 6/8/2014
    I've been to The Grill previously and more often eat at the Daily Grill. I found the selections and food at The Grill to be a bit disappointing on this visit before going to the Hollywood Bowl. I ordered the 'brick chicken' dish and it was exceptionally dry and overcooked but I didn't send it back. Think I prefer the menu at the Daily Grill which is much more extensive.
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  • Good food not so great service
    Perez83093
    Dined on 5/31/2014
    The first time my wife and I went there the service was awesome. This last time the service was ok, I had made reservations but what I had put in the special instructions they completely ignored, the service was ok, but it could have been way better. Food was still amazing, as always.
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    fit for foodies
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 23 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 26, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.2
    • Food4.1
    • Ambiance4.1
    • Service4.1
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 633 reviews are from the The Grill on Hollywood reviews archive.
  • Horrible
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 5/27/2014
    We arrived before our reservation and went directly to the bar to have a drink. We waiting over 15 minutes and not a single person in the restaurant greeted us including the bartender! So, we left and went to Cabo Wabo where we were immediately greeted and ordered drinks. Decided to stay for dinner. So disappointed by the service at the Grille as we enjoy stopping there before our night at the Hollywood Bowl.
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  • OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 5/17/2014
    This was our first trip to the Grill. We were seeing Billy Joel at the Bowl as were many of the diners this evening. The Caesar salad dressing was outstanding. Just the right mix of vinegrette and creamy. My wife had the halibut and I had the filet. The filet was cooked perfetcly medium rare and had great seasoning. The halibut was good although we couldn't say it's the best we've ever had. We shared mashed potatoes and creamed spinach, both of which were great. The service was attentive and they made sure everyone wouldn't be late to the show.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Just OK
    Rkherwig
    Dined on 5/17/2014
    This Hollywood and Highland tourist trap tries to hit the high end steakhouse mark but misses by a lot . Prices were equivalent to a Mastros or Ruth's Chris, food was good but not unforgettable. The service was marginal and slow. drinks at $14 a pop were a shirt pour . Appeared to be trained but inexperienced. I would not recommend this place unless you were at Hollywood and Highland and couldn't get in anywhere else.
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  • The Grill isn't just a grill!
    CRinLA
    Dined on 4/24/2014
    Returned to The Grill in the Hollywood/Highland complex. We know it and have been to it a number of times but had not been in at least 6 months if not more. We booked dinner before a play at the Pantages. With validation, parking only $2 and very convenient. We were not disappointed one bit. I have had to shorten my review quite a bit, but in a nutshell: we had a 7/7 before dinner...we had the cheese bread and a wedge salad before dinner...we had the Short Ribs and the Blue Cheese crusted Filet Mignon, the Mashed Potato with Spinach and the Mac n Cheese. Everything was awesome and exemplary in their class. Wonderful flavors that define savory. This is not a grill but a white tablecloth, top notch restaurant. Go! You won't be sorry!
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Good for Groups, Romantic, special occasion, Hot Spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Server was great
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 4/24/2014
    The staff was excellent from the moment we set foot in the restaurant. We dined for lunch and the food was fine, but not great. I chose this restaurant primarily for its location near the Loews Hotel.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Mac and Cheese
    mrn1
    Dined on 4/22/2014
    The Mac and Cheese is the best I have had from any up-scale restaurant.
    Special Features:
    Neighborhood Gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A Place to Rest & Eat Good Food
    JedkydhoVIP
    Dined on 4/21/2014
    We ate here for a late lunch and sat outside which was very pleasant and enjoyable. Not very many people so we had great service that was very attentive to our every need. I had the Chicken Caesar Salad which was very tasty with chicken that was moist and you cut with a fork, the croutons were like garlic toast which was a pleasant surprise and overall great. My wife had the Cobb Salad which she enjoyed as it was cut and mixed together making it easier to eat. The price is a little high but, then again you are in Hollywood. Looking forward to returning again sometime soon.
    Special Features:
    Great for Brunch, Fit For Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, special occasion, Great for Lunch, Late-Night Find, Scenic View, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good Food, Rude Waitress!
    Mexican
    Dined on 4/18/2014
    Classic expensive steak house food, and appropriate expensive steakhouse vibe, with tall private booths, dark woods, and low light. Unfortunately, our female food server was arrogant and rude. As we asked questions about the menu, she rolled her eyes as though she could smell a ticket under $200???? After delivering our food, we never saw her again, and we ended up getting our bill from the hostess! Don't order the chicken, or the staff may have a good laugh at your expense!
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A Gem At Hollywood and Highland
    DebrisVIP
    Dined on 4/6/2014
    Great food and service! Nice tables outside overlooking the plaza and water fountain area. Dine under the umbrellas at lunch or early evening; it's most pleasant there .The waitstaff is thoughtful and attentive. The steaks and salads are excellent but we love the giant shrimp cocktail. Don't miss the tender beef short ribs with spinach mashed potatoes. The scallops are sweet and cooked perfectly. The beef filet will be cooked perfectly with your choice of sauce- so hard to choose one! For dessert the hazelnut creme brûlée was worth every bite! Don't miss this gem. Lovely atmosphere with creative cocktails from the bar as well. And parking is right at the Highland Center and The Grill will stamp your parking ticket for you.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, great for outdoor dining, great for brunch, romantic, scenic view, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, hot spot, great for lunch, special occasion, kid-friendly
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Overpriced & So Not Worth It
    OpenTable Diner Since 2004
    Dined on 4/5/2014
    The service was so slow. We waited almost 20 mins. for our order. Food was just OK, nothing special about. We were seated near the kitchen door, so it was noisy and chaotic (waiters in and out non-stop). I did not have a positive impression on The Grill.
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    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Outstanding!
    GolfKahunaVIP
    Dined on 4/5/2014
    The food as well as the service is always outstanding here. If you're in Hollywood or attending a performance at the Dolby this is the place to go for a meal. We've been here on several previous occasions and this place is consistently good. This time our waitress did everything right but did forget our dessert order … which we really didn't need anyway. LOL
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Night at the Dolby
    Chunkymonkey
    Dined on 4/1/2014
    This was/is an excellent choice for dinner, prior to attending the Dolby Theatre. Comfortable setting, good menu choices and quite good service. The food was hot, tasty, and ample. All in all, a good spot to dine, without going to the theatre.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disappointing Service
    DesertDweller
    Dined on 3/30/2014
    We had brunch. Server brought toasted bagel without butter. When we asked for butter, response was " Uh, yeah." Bagel and the butter arrived after our other food was finished. Service during the meal was very slow despite restaurant having very few customers yet. We had to look for the server to get our check when we were ready to leave.
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  • Great food, cruddy service
    Ocram
    Dined on 3/29/2014
    Not only did it take way too long for our drinks to come, but mine was wrong (I was served a Stella Artois, instead of a Sierra Nevada that I ordered). Then the wait staff brought our entrees out before our salads. I was not impressed with the service at all. Unless it gets markedly better, I will not spend the money to go back here. For the prices charged, it wasn't worth it. At least the food was tasty.
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  • Our food was quite good and
    JohnS
    Dined on 3/25/2014
    Our food was quite good and staff was attentive and friendly.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Steak was AMAZING!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 3/23/2014
    I took my teen daughters here for a nice steak dinner while in Hollywood. The food was DELICIOUS! I was a bit dissapointed in the service. It was a very slow night and our server forgot to bring our bread and our appetizer. He was very apologetic but by then I was a bit annoyed. He did take the appetizer off of our bill and offered us a free dessert. I would have preferred getting the things we ordered and paying for them. The food we did receive was excellent.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Most enjoyable evening
    vlind
    Dined on 3/22/2014
    We went as a party of 5 for my son's birthday before the theatre and had a great time. Service was outstanding. Crab cake was delicious, wedge salad excellent and New York steak perfectly cooked. Kitchen split dishes in the kitchen with no fuss. Would go again!
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    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good food, nice staff
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 3/22/2014
    Great restaurant - only problem is the location inside a horribly busy mall with six levels of parking! But that's not their fault! Food was great and so was the service!
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    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • We of us met with client prospects
    Steve
    Dined on 3/14/2014
    We of us met with client prospects in the mid afternoon, six of us, and were treated patiently and royally with outstanding almost invisible service that permitted us to have a fee flowing successful conversation.. Good food at a reasonable price/.
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    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch
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  • One of the best restaurants!
    Edward
    Dined on 3/6/2014
    The quality, creativeness and presentation of the food; superb, friendly service; and marvelous ambiance make dining at The Grill an exceptional experience and without a doubt documenting that this is one of the finest restaurants in the world! .
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for brunch, romantic, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, great for lunch, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet