The Grille on Congress

The Grille on Congress

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://thegrilleoncongress.com/
  • Phone: (561) 912-9800
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 3:00pm; Monday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 9:00
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Carte Blanche,Diners Club,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Continental, American, Steakhouse
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Smoking Area (patio only), Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Private Party Facilities: A private dining room is available that would accommodate twenty-two guest.
  • Private Party Contact: Suzie or Peter 5619129060
  • Special Events: We now have happier hours! Monday through Friday, we offer two for one draft beer, two for one cocktails, five dollar wines by the glass and five dollar appetizers.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: NW corner of Yamatto and Congress
  • Parking: Valet
A word from The Grille on Congress
The best things in life aren't trendy or flashy. The best things in life are timeless. Comfortable. The grille is that kind of place. Casually urbane and elegant-without a hint of pretension. The kind of place that feels right- the moment you walk in, and each time you come back. Because you will want to come back. The Grille is a classic where you can relax and catch up with friends and family. Enjoy a casual gourmet fare with an emphasis on great steaks and the freshest seafood- and a unique twist with every dish.
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The Grille on Congress reviews from OpenTable diners
84 reviews since July 31, 2014
Overall Rating4.1
  • Food4
    Service4.3
  • Ambiance3.9
    Noise LevelModerate
92% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (50)fit for foodies (22)good for groups (21)special occasion (17)great for lunch (16)vibrant bar scene (15)kid-friendly (4)romantic (4)great for brunch (2)hot spot (2)scenic view (1)notable wine list (1)late-night find (1)Show More
  • A Neighborhood Gem!
    Taisa
    Dined on 11/22/2014
    The Grille was the place my family always went to for a good meal close to home. We always loved the fresh biscuits delivered piping hot from the over to your table and the savory meals that tasted like Grandma used to make! My last visit was early on a Saturday night before the restaurant was loaded with the usual Saturday crowds so I had the chance to enjoy a quiet dinner with my Mom. We enjoyed the great food, attentive service and comfort of the booth we shared. If you've never been to the Grille go! You will love it!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • FoodjunkieVIP
    Dined on 11/21/2014
    The food was prepared well (very tender) but bland. We had ribs and an end cut prime rib and both were tasteless. Needed lots of BBQ sauce or horseradish sauce respectively to give either some flavor.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • eats2muchVIP
    Dined on 11/18/2014
    Consistanly good and convenient. Would like to see some different specials.
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    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good food
    cindiVIP
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    Food and service very good, but it was impossible to carry on a conversation. Tables too close together.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Lainy
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    The restaurant us very crowded and extremely noisy! The entree came too fast. We felt rushed so the table could be turned. The food was good and the biscuits were the best part of the dinner.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2010VIP
    Dined on 11/7/2014
    Our companions had the house special of the night prime rib which they all said was good; I had Murray's roasted chicken which I always have here, but it was very dry and unappetizing. We like this restaurant and hope that the food returns to great.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • it's ok
    gailVIP
    Dined on 11/1/2014
    Like a diner to me. Loud, busy, salad comes with it
    Special Features:
    good for groups
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • BillVIP
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    Good meal,good service quite nice. 4th time there and will return. Honor res on time
    Special Features:
    special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • NoodlesVIP
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    The Grille never disappoints us. The food is consistently outstanding and this goes for several items on the menu. We have been there several times, tried many different entrees and it has all been great!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice dinner
    theallisons
    Dined on 10/20/2014
    The service was excellent and the food was very good. I didn't care for the tomato bisque soup so our server promptly took it back and offered a different soup, although I declined. The crab dip I ate as my entree was delicious. Friends had the chicken Romano, a generous portion which was delicious, and the salmon spinach salad, another tasty and generous portion. We would definitely return for the excellent service and tasty, large portions.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Yummy biscuits
    JDSHVIP
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    Loved the dinner. The delicious biscuits were a nice added touch!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Very good neighborhood restaurant
    Myreviews
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    All four of us had excellent meals, as well as excellent service. Can't imagine anyone being displeased with their dining experience. The only small complaint we had was that we were seated in a rather small room and it was very noisy.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Comfortable but dated
    Dinerdan
    Dined on 10/16/2014
    Overall good food but place is dated and older crowd.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Friday Night Special
    boooomer
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    The pri fixe Friday Night special Rib Roast was exceptionally good. Very tender - a generous cut directly from the roast. Not overly seasoned. The swordfish special was tender, fresh, but not especially flavorful. Good Value! The dining room was a bit noisy - not for intimate conversations.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Divamom
    DivamomVIP
    Dined on 10/7/2014
    Anytime we dine at The Grill we are pleased. The greeting is very friendly as are the servers. The food is always very good with a very nice varied menu. Salad is served with entrees which make it a good price point. Also, the biscuits are delicious. We have gone back again and again the last 12 years and will continue to do so.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great
    milky50
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    Great experience for the price. Would definitely go back
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • golfer56VIP
    Dined on 10/2/2014
    this is my third time there and the food and service were awesome........place is quiet enough for people to have a nice conversation without having to shout over the noise. i will be back again.
    Special Features:
    hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Three course dinner
    Valencia
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    Dessert selection on three course dinner disappointing. Fresh fruit or sorbet would be a welcome addition.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Regis
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    Very good as usual. Service was great and swordfish was perfect.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Very good
    SSCC
    Dined on 9/16/2014
    Quality food, wide variety, relaxed but nice environment
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    Good Food and Service, but to many tables that are too close and noise level is terrible.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Steffi
    Dined on 9/11/2014
    I have !ways love. Moving to this restaurant. It is Neighborhood gem.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Hidden gem
    cindiVIP
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    Unexpectedly good food in a homey ambiance . Large portions. Friendly and efficient service.
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  • OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    The Friday special menu had excellent choices at a good price
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Food
    Peaches
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    Have loved this place in the past but the food just wasn't good the last 2 times here. Service was gr
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • neighborhood gem
    golfer56VIP
    Dined on 9/3/2014
    i like the special they have ....salad.....entree....dessert for one price
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Specials not special
    DelrayLee
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    The Grill is currently running fixed price specials for the Summer. I had the Sliced tenderloin that includes salad and dessert. The tenderloin tasted as though it had been sliced much earlier and left to dry out in a warming tray. I ordered medium temperature and what I was served was well done. Not good. pass on the specials and use the menu.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Friday Eve Steakhouse Menu
    Walter
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    Often go to The Grill on Congress, Usually leave very happy. This Friday was disappointing. Steak was very tough. Veggies, Salad, Desert were very good. Service was very good.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • RETURN VISIT WAS DISAPPOINTING
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    Drink orders came promptly. We sat for 10-15 minutes without waiter's presence, i.e., Waiter spent too much time at another table chatting instead of paying attention to us. We finally raised a hand to get his attention & he came a minute later to finally take our orders. We 4 chose the $28 special which sounded nice, but then were told they ran out of baked potatos, which was disappointing to the 3 of us having beef. Why they ran out of the designated & included baked potatos, when potatos don't spoil in storage too easily, was incredulous . We all had string beans and felt they were quite undercooked and tough to chew. The sliced filet ordered medium, was well done & tough. The chocolate cake was poor quality. We won't rush back.
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  • OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    We have always had wonderful food and service. The staff, the owners and the bartender are wonderful.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • ljp123
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    Excellent food and very kind wait staff but tables are very close so it is WAY TOO CRAMPED. We waited extra time beyond our reservation time just to have a booth which allowed us more seating space.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Warm and tastefull
    SanManVIP
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    This restaurant is always a warm, friendly atmosphere with quality good food with the supervision of the husband and the wife ownership. Nice people with very good food. We had Friday night special of prime rib...so rarely eat it now...but it was excellent. Biscuits are the best and very good salad. I will be back again because this is like an old fashion Supper Club. Highly recommend it.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • par excellance
    amjhfj1
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    we once again had a wonderful evening. the food has always been above par. the biscuits are always outstanding.
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    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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  • Great local spot
    FoodieBVIP
    Dined on 8/5/2014
    We had an office lunch here the other day and we all left happy. This place was selected due to the wide selection and good portions. We will definitely be back.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Consistently good
    ErasmoVIP
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    We have eaten at The Grille on Congress many times and have yet to be disappointed. The food is consistently good and the servers are friendly, attentive and professional. Prices are reasonable and the prix fix menu has something for everyone and is a good value. Our only complaint is that the restaurant encourages the use of their parking valet because of where it is situated in the mall. One can avoid the valet and park elsewhere in the mall, which would require only a short walk to the door. On the other hand, considering the vagaries of south Florida weather, the valet is often a good idea.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Oliver14
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    We had a nice round table in the back of the restaurant. It was very quiet and we were able to converse nicely. The portions of food are way to big and everyone had to take some home. I would prefer smaller portions at more reasonable prices. The food is good American style food.
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  • GREAT TIME @ THE GRILLE
    lov2eatVIP
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    Such delicious food-such huge portions (enough to divide in half, and enjoy at a later time)...dynamite summer steakhouse menu (especially on Friday nights when the roast beef reigns supreme and the price is terrific too! Famous for their melt in your mouth biscuits (that are served throughout the meal). Delicious desserts, and a superbly attentive staff! Looking forward to returning soon.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 47 ratings-only reviews submitted since July 31, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.1
    • Food4
    • Ambiance4
    • Service4.2
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 336 reviews are from the The Grille on Congress reviews archive.
  • Good happy hour and specials
    MattM
    Dined on 7/29/2014
    We missed the happy hour so I got the Snapper special. It includes salad, bread, and dessert along with 3 sides. Quality was high. 4.5 star range. If you can make it before 6P, I am told the happy hour deals are really good.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Won't go again. noisy , rushed...
    Jessalla
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    The food was cold. The place was very noisy. We were rushed thru dinner. The waitress was very unfriendly . Could not wait for us to leave. Even sent the manager or owner over to talk to us. The waitress kept coming back to see if our credit cards were in the folder . We Never pay a bill before we finish our coffee and dessert. The bottom line is we will never come back to this establishment.
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  • Arnie
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    The meals were overcooked. However the watress and owner gave us credit for the overcooked meals. I do not believe it is the usual for this location . We will return
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