The Potomac Grill
The Potomac Grill

The Potomac Grill

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.thepotomacgrill.com/
  • Phone: 3017388181
  • Hours of Operation:
    Brunch: Sunday: 10:30am - 2:30pm; Lunch: Monday - Saturday: 11:00am - 3:00pm; Dinner: Monday & Tuesday: 3:00pm - 9:30pm, Wednesday - Saturday: 3:00pm - 11:00pm, Sunday: 3:00pm - 9:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Carte Blanche,Diners Club,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: American, Steakhouse
  • Executive Chef: Scott Blaugrund & Andrew Queen
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Dancing, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wine
  • Catering: Our catering offers delicious ,healthy food using fresh, natural ingredients in all our recipes . Our contemporary menu emphasizes imagination and style,and our unsurpassed service is fast and flexible.
  • Entertainment: Wednesday -Live Comedy show at 9 pm Thursday -Karaoke at 9 pm Friday -Live Music at 9pm Saturday Live Music at 9.pm Sunday Live Jazz Brunch -10.30-2.30

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Talbott Street
  • Public Transit: Twinbrook Metro and Rockville Metro
  • Parking: Public Lot
  • Parking Details: Ample Free Parking - Handicapped Spaces available .
A word from The Potomac Grill
We are a locally Owned and Operated Steak and Seafood Restaurant. Generous Portions From Filet Mignons, Fresh Seafood ,to Soups, Salads and Great Big Sandwiches. A Full bar to watch your favorite team ,with daily Happy hour food and drink specials, or a Quiet Fireside table for you and that special someone.
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The Potomac Grill reviews from OpenTable diners
101 reviews since May 24, 2014
Overall Rating4.1
  • Food4.1
    Service4.4
  • Ambiance3.9
    Noise LevelModerate
89% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (72)great for brunch (30)great for lunch (28)fit for foodies (22)good for groups (21)special occasion (18)kid-friendly (13)notable wine list (10)romantic (6)late-night find (3)hot spot (3)vibrant bar scene (1)Show More
  • Sunday Jazz Brunch
    HLDV
    Dined on 9/14/2014
    The buffet was not as expansive as most. Omelettes were offered from the back kitchen. We selected only a few items from the buffet so the price did not fit what we chose. Would not recommend it.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Good one!
    auntiepatso
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    Good service and a nice straight-ahead American menu, very reasonable prices. The ingredients were very fresh, the preparation great.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • We'll be back
    RandyVIP
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    ...even though this time the food could have been just a bit better. The scallops in lemon sauce dish was very good, but had the scallops been seared a bit before put into the pool of sauce, the dish would have had a better flavor overall. We got an organic wine, which was delicious...the only one on the menu. The live music was pleasant and not too loud.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • It was just okay...
    Crickle16
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    Sunday 5:30pm - Everyone's meal wasn't quite right, my $30 plate of Lobster Risotta was slightly rubbery lobster on a plate of RICE (NOT Risotto, not creamy at all, might as well have been Uncle Ben's or Minute Rice) that smelled fairly fishy when it arrived. My brother had to saw his "Prime Rib" apart. Our $12 coconut shrimp appetizer was almost black, and had very little flavor. The Creme Brulee was slightly greasy, and curdled. They traded it out and I tried the Chocolate Bread Pudding which the waitress said was the best thing they had in the restaurant. It was. But still nothing special. It came out large, congealed slightly heated brick of bread pudding. The bread and dipping oil were tasty, and our waitress was very pleasant though.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Everything was under seasoned
    kmisketVIP
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    The service was very good and the food was cooked properly but everything was under seasoned. I rarely need to add salt to food served in a restaurant but my entire dinner party needed to add salt and/or pepper to everything to bring out the flavor. It was sort of an odd experience. Not sure that I would go back due to that.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • molly
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    food a consistantly good and service is excellant.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Another wonderful dinner!
    Beth
    Dined on 8/27/2014
    I love the Potomac Grill. I dine here monthly and have never been disappointed. This time I started with delicious sea scallops followed by salmon stuffed with crab meat. My entire dinner was outstanding. Wonderful service by Rene'. Thank you, Potomac Grill for another delicious dinner. Chef Andrew is superb! Sincerely, Beth from Gaithersburg
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Potomac Grill is a Treat
    JanosBarna
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    Very good service and food. This is a quiet restaurant that allows patrons to have a conversation without shouting, and the music is a nice mix of oldies, blues, and standards. Nestled in a small shopping plaza on Rockville Pike, this place is a favorite.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • gem in a strip mall
    Yummy
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    We always enjoy our dinner here. The service and food are wonderful.
    Special Features:
    romantic, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Enjoyable
    mnkyboyVIP
    Dined on 8/5/2014
    For being in a strip mall, it was very unexpected food. Meal was very good!!Crème Brulee wasn't great though, kind of runny & weird texture. The meatloaf wellington was great!!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Prime Rib special on Mondays
    newboldcook
    Dined on 8/4/2014
    You get a very generous serving of Prime Rib on Monday for $15.95. The crab cake is also excellent, and you can order either a regular portion (2 crab cakes) or a petite portion (1 crab cake). A vegetable mixture (green beans, red pepper, and summer squash) comes with both entrees ... not so crazy about that combo, and the beans would be better if they were cooked a little bit longer. We like this place a lot.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • I love the Potomac Grill!
    Beth
    Dined on 7/29/2014
    I selected the salmon stuffed with crabmeat which was outstanding. The portions are always generous. I ordered the regular portion and had enough for dinner the following evening. Our server was Joe who gave us superb service. I eat here at least monthly and have consistently enjoyed great food and excellent service.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Greenie
    GreenieVIP
    Dined on 7/28/2014
    First time we had sandwiches there. They stay so consistently great with their food, whether dinners or sandwiches. It is not romantic nor does it have terrific decor...just plain old great food at wonderful prices
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Value
    OpenTable Diner Since 2001VIP
    Dined on 7/27/2014
    Our group of 3 arrived for the first seating @ 10:30 for the Sunday brunch buffet. They have a good selection of food , both breakfast and lunch items, and the food was good. We really liked ordering our omelets via pencil and paper. The server takes your order back into the kitchen and brings your omelet to you...no standing in line. A Jazz combo starting playing at 11:00 and entertained us as we debated going back for more food. The check for 3 was $50.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Friendly, professional service
    RWoodBVIP
    Dined on 7/21/2014
    The service is what stands out at this restaurant. The food is very good because of the quality of the ingredients, but the kitchen is sometimes heavy handed with the sauces. The wines are all under $40 a bottle and the mark-up is reasonable, but some of the choices are unfortunate. The Layer Cake shiraz is a very nice wine at an attractive price, as are many of the other reds, but the white wine choices reflect a lack of interest in searching out quality whites at attractive prices. The ambiance is somewhat better than the typical suburban strip mall restaurant, but still lacks warmth. It is puzzling why the restaurant resists adding espresso to the coffee options.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • "Trekkie Jones"
    GoodmanandPrine
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    Best Prime Rib in 30 years of dining out in the Washington DC area.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Always a good choice
    RandyVIP
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    Potomac Grill is consistently good! The food tastes homemade, and the environment is homey. You are never surprised, as the food is as you expect it. Whether it is mussels in a dreamy sauce, or the Delicious breads that accompany the meal, we always enjoy coming here and relaxing with good food, and music - especially Friday nights! Keep up the great work!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • wonderful meal
    Yummy
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    We always have a great time at Potomac Grill. The steak was fabulous and so were the veggies. We had the brownie for dessert. The service was great,too. We'll be back soon!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always Reliably Excellent
    JonbromVIP
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    We always have an excellent meal here. The food is reliably fresh and creative. The portions are very nice and service is very good. All in all and excellent value.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A Gem
    loulou
    Dined on 7/3/2014
    I have been going to Potomac Grill since Scott opened, and have watched the Restaurant grow into a wonderful spot to have lunch, dinner, or a special occasion. They made my 80th party, and everyone until this day a year later is still talking about it. Thank you for a great eating place.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • The Grill is Quite Good
    LateOTableUserVIP
    Dined on 6/30/2014
    Very nice place. Has a fireplace. Not too big but can accommodate a collection of folks. It is a good find on Rockville Pike. The food was good with adequate portions. The key lime pie was really good.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Good meal
    anthonyVIP
    Dined on 6/25/2014
    This place is in a strip mall. Not really a high end restaurant. Food was good, and service was friendly and homey - but not necessarily good. This is a good place to come with a family of four, but not a great place on expense account.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Client Luncheon
    cparkVIP
    Dined on 6/23/2014
    I had a lunch with my client and his wife. We all started with the soup of the day which was a tomato basil. It was OK but lacked flavor. My client had the fish of the day special which was Florentine . He said it was good. I had the Ruben and it was awfully greasy. For an appetizer we split a crab cake sandwich without the bun. It was fine but not the best I ever had. Overall an OK experience.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Drinks
    BeeBee
    Dined on 6/22/2014
    THE FOOD WAS OK NOTHING TO RAVE ABOUT BUT THE DRINKS WAS SO MUCH BETTER... THUMBS UP FOR THE DRINKS
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • First-time brunchers
    montgomerycochowhoundVIP
    Dined on 6/22/2014
    Although The Potomac Grill has long been a favorite, this was the first time my friends and I tried the brunch. It was awesome! Everything you would expect, at a great price -- and made-to-order omelets!! This was a real treat, and we shall definitely return for brunch in addition to our usual dinners and lunches!!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • excellent food and service!!
    jojo
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    Potomac Grille has big portions, excellent service and a very accommodating menu. We had to make some substitutions and they were very accommodating. Would definitely go back there again.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Greenie
    GreenieVIP
    Dined on 6/19/2014
    Consistently great food. They have done away with karaoke and open mike comedy during the week. That was a Godsend
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  • Terrific
    Mamaw
    Dined on 6/17/2014
    We met for early dinner retirement celebration. We were seated in a semi private room where the doors could be closed off from the. Main restaurant area. Perfect. Crabcake dinner good. Service excellent. Others liked the hangar steak special. We were pleased with the seating, service and food. Will be back.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • worth a 2nd visit
    OlneyNeighborVIP
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    We chose the Grille since we were going to Strathmore for a show. The service was great and so was most of the offerings. Nice menu for choices. I chose the Lobster Scampi, it was tasty but the lobster meat was from the claws and was chewy not like the sweet meat from the lobster tail. my partner ordered the rockfish and thought it was great but just a bit dry. the flatbread appetizer was just passable. Will try the restaurant again on a slower night.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • One-Timer
    BFlook
    Dined on 6/11/2014
    Liked the food and the waiter was very good. Not an over the top experience, but overall, if it were closer I would frequent.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Daniel Chen
    DanielVIP
    Dined on 6/10/2014
    Both food and service are great! What amazes me is the spice they use. If you want try something different, order the chef's specials.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good all-around restaurant
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 6/7/2014
    We had the lamb chops, stuffed salmon, and crab cake and all were very good including the vegetables. We like that they offer the option of smaller portions as the normal portion these days seems to be much too much for us. Deserts were delicious also.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Suz1
    Dined on 6/6/2014
    Wonderful, as always. This is our "go to place"! Sunday Brunch has become a weekly tradition!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Less Perfect Than Before
    RandyVIP
    Dined on 6/5/2014
    Our visit this time was a bit less perfect. Our waiter was charming, but should learn the finesse of serving wine, rather than just filling both our glasses like water. A restaurant this nice should make sure the formalities are followed in that area. In addition, the food was less good: my meal had uncooked rice mixed in with the cooked rice, and my partner thought the sauce on the lobster was overpowering. Lobster has such a delicate flavor that you couldn't taste it over the sauce. But because they were so good the other times we went, we'll allow them this one!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Exceptional Dinner Food
    BMcNutt
    Dined on 6/3/2014
    We thoroughly enjoyed the sizable portions of food. We ordered the crab dip which fed all four of us, and the triangle cut bread served with the dip was magnificent. I had the queen size prime rib. The medium doneness arrived exactly as I ordered. It came with horseradish on the side without asking. The baked potato was most delicious; not over or undercooked. They served it with butter, and sour cream on the side without asking. The vegetables were crisp, not overcooked. The chocolate covered bread pudding was over-the-top, naturally; a fitting end to a memorable dinner. All of us had similar experiances with their dinners.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • If it's been a while
    montgomerycochowhoundVIP
    Dined on 6/3/2014
    since you last visited The Potomac Grill, do your self a favor and plan to go! There are some great new items on the regular menu, and the specials -- as always, really are special! My new lunchtime favorite is the Kentucky Hot Brown -- a sandwich that reminds me of growing up in the south -- and the other new items are just as unique and delicious!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Prime Rib Monday
    BassmanMark
    Dined on 6/2/2014
    Great local place, the prime rib on Monday's is the best deal in town. They had just cleaned the carpets and unfortunately the dining room still had a faint smell of cleaner. Very crowded, could of benefited from additional wait staff.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • McDuff17
    Dined on 5/31/2014
    Always a good meal. Their chicken Marsala is wonderful! And their crusty bread with olive oil and basil is a treat. If you sign up for their "club", they send monthly coupons for 25% off , including alcohol! One of our favorites for a delicious, quiet meal. You can go with friends and actually hear the conversation!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Another Wonderful Meal!
    Beth
    Dined on 5/31/2014
    I just love the Potomac Grill. I have dinner or lunch here at least monthly. I was with 2 friends during my most recent visit. Our wonderful server was Rosie (Rosa). We all enjoyed great service and truly delicious food. Two of us had the flounder stuffed with crabmeat. Oh my goodness; it was so very good. The menu was recently revised but they still have my favorite dishes. I only eat seafood and really appreciate the great variety for those of us who do not eat meat. By the way, the new menu items are excellent. The stuffed flounder is new and was outstanding. Oh, they also have a revised wine list as well. I tried a new very smooth Pinot Noir, excellent! Keep up the good work Potomac Grill. Cheers, Beth from Gaithersburg
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Greenie
    GreenieVIP
    Dined on 5/28/2014
    20 of us ate there after high school graduation and EVERYONE liked their meals, meat, fish, chicken. It was the first time there for 18 of the party and people said they would return
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet