Daily Grill - Bethesda

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$30 and under
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American
Located at One Bethesda Metro Center (on the 1st floor) next to the Hyatt Regency Bethesda, Daily Grill is an approachable, everyday restaurant featuring classic American dishes made from scratch. With the same high standards for exceptional hospitality and quality as our sister restaurant, The Grill on the Alley, we pride ourselves on welcoming guests in an upscale yet comfortable atmosphere.
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T
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience3

The bar was very busy and there were 2 table around us with small children so the noise level was higher than usual.

Food was fine but not as good as usual.

But a place that I return to a lot.

OT
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Server switched the orders, slow it taking orders and slow in providing drink refills

CL
Washington DC
21 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Hailu was very attentive and kind, even bringing a special birthday surprise for one in our party. Good food, pleasant surroundings.

BR
Washington DC
18 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent! Great food, service, and atmosphere. And quiet for a good conversation.

L
Washington DC
21 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience3

We had a nice meal. It seems like a good place to go for every day dining. We would definitely come back!

F
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2019
Overall3food3service1ambience3

There was literally no service. We had to get up & go to the bar for ordering & drinks several times

KW
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Waiter was efficient but was not personable. I didnt feel like I was the guest. I felt like an inconvenience to him.

TC
1 review
Dined on July 2, 2019
Overall3food4service2ambience3

It took a while for our server to come to our table and we only saw him once more the whole time we were there. I paid and asked that a copy of the bill be sent to my email and I am still waiting for that. Please send it to tcoll@morcom.net.

BJ
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on June 21, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

As always, the food, service and ambiance met and exceeded my expectations.

DB
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on June 11, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The Daily Grill is mainly known as a popular spot for lunch and happy hours for the corporate crowd, so the dinner hour is fairly quiet which is nice. The food was great !!

J
Washington DC
99 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience3

I would recommend this restaurant for anyone who wants to take the metro downtown afterwards. On its own, I would not recommend it because it is just so so

C
2 reviews
Dined on June 6, 2019
Overall3food3service5ambience3

Service was excellent. Food was OK--too much dressing on the salad, which made it almost inedible.

CV
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience3

It was an average restaurant that was very convenient. Sitting outside was very nice and our waiter was very attentive. The food was average and the prices were a little high for the food but it was also Bethesda. Nothing bad to say. Burger (bean) was good but not very hot. Gazpacho was good. Outside was delightful. Service was pretty quick.

MM
Washington DC
64 reviews
Dined on May 23, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

I’ve been coming here for over 5 years, and the service & food has declined drastically. Had a business lunch on Thursday, 5/24.2019 & the food was rushed & cold.

Across the board the service is horrible except for the Bartenders during Happy Hour. Can be understood as the General Manager has a terrible demeanor & attitude. Happy to see his negative leadership attributes does not reflect on the Bartenders.

Absolutely will patronized the other close restaurants for the business meals. Happy Hour is still a go...for now.

LB
Washington DC
27 reviews
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Our dinner experience was totally unremarkable. Everything was fine, but nothing was memorable or outstanding.

M
Washington DC
15 reviews
Dined on April 26, 2019
Overall2food3service2ambience3

My family of four went to dinner at Daily Grill following an awards ceremony for my daughter at the Hyatt Regency Bethesda. We wanted to have a nice celebratory dinner and were incredibly disappointed. The service was awful! The restaurant was not busy (we had an 8:30 pm reservation on a Friday night), but it took quite a while for our server to even make an appearance at our table. Our waiter was nice enough, but it seemed like it was his first day on the job! We ordered drinks and our meals at the same time because it took a while for our waiter to return. After ~20 minutes of waiting for our drinks to arrive, I flagged down our waiter to ask if we could have our drinks and he definitely looked like he had forgotten. Our drinks did come out shortly after, but our glasses of wine were quite small, especially one of them! Our food did eventually come out — we had ordered two steak salads, one chicken parmigiana, and one large chicken pot pie. I think the other three meals were sitting back in the kitchen waiting for the pot pie to be done, because the grilled steak on top of the salads as well as the chicken parmigiana were cold when they came out. The taste of the food was good, but not worth the prices in my opinion. Our water glasses were not filled either — I did flag the waiter down to get them filled at one point, but they sat empty for quite a while. Our waiter appeared to be spending more time preparing an adjacent dining room for the following day than attending to us! Our waiter brought the bill to our table and returned before my husband had a chance to pull out his credit card. Rather than walking away as waiters should be trained to do, he stood at our table holding the bill until my husband gave him the card. I will not be back to Daily Grill! We chose it because of its location in the Hyatt Regency Bethesda. The prices are far too high to get poor service and mediocre food. I expected a much better dining experience.

JB
1 review
Dined on April 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A few of us went there on Thursday night. The food was great. Our server was great and we all had a good time visiting. There were times it was a bit loud but not overwhelming. I would recommend.

FD
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall2food2service2ambience2

Wait staff was nice, but the food was only fair. The Kale Caesar was mostly romaine lettuce, and the filet was unevenly cooked. It took three requests to get a booster seat (first two requests went unanswered by the host).

A
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall2food3service3ambience2

I took my father here for brunch thinking it was a popular tasty spot but for one thing, it’s deceiving on its location. We parked near where the mapped said but ended up walking several blocks with my father with health issues. It’s attached to the hotel not a stand alone place. There were only 3 other customers seated which was great since there was little to no noise. But the menu is very basic and have only the simple breakfast food. Service was excellent though. There were only two servers but they greeted with a smile and were very kind from start to finish

VD
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

I have been to several different Daily Grill locations and have found them to be of good quality and consistency. I keep in on my list of good places to go for lunch. I have not been to a Daily Grill for dinner but may try it at some point.

MM
Washington DC
64 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience3

Need. more Veggie options.

OT
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2018
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Always consistent

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e
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2018
Overall3food4service2ambience4

I have been dining here for many years and lately the service has been subpar. I don't know if its the wait staff or the kitchen or both but the time it takes to get your meal is absurd. The food is always good but something needs to be done about the service.

CF
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a lovely Thanksgiving meal here -- delicious prix fixe turkey dinner with all the fixings and a very reasonable price.

E
Atlanta
4 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2018
Overall1food2service1ambience1

We have been coming for years but will never go back. The service was ridiculously slow and the place was empty. The manager was extremely rude when we had a question about our bill and was totally unaccomodating

JM
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2018
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Server, Matthew, was attentive and on the mark. Food was good and warm on arrival.

k
Washington DC
32 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2018
Overall2food2service3ambience3

A well located business lunch spot, Daily Grill has work to do to keep my business. The menu was uninspiring, the salmon was dry and the fries cold. So many other better choices in Bethesda.

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on October 27, 2018
Overall2food2service2ambience1

The directions to this place are very confusing and I’m leaving local to the area.

MM
Washington DC
64 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Our Bartender/Server J always takes GREAT care of us. The Happy Hour Menu is one of the best in Bethesda!

K
Washington DC
34 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have been here several times before and liked it. I came here before my son and my wife arrived and was seated promptly and given water. My son ordered a rib eye steak which was very large and he liked it. I had salmon and sauteed spinach which I enjoyed a lot. My son gave me a piece of the steak and it was fabulous. Not sure what my wife had but she also liked her meal. The atmosphere is very pleasant, like a steak house but more reasonably priced. The service was excellent. We were not disappointed and we will return again.

JG
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on September 15, 2018
Overall3food3service1ambience4

We made a reservation but it wasn't necessary, the restaurant was empty. My daughter and I split a salad and a meal. Every other restaurant (including much less expensive restaurants) have split the meal onto two separate plates. Not only did our waitress fail to split the meal, she also failed to bring a second plate. The food was very average. When we paid the bill we left our parking ticket on the table next to our credit card. Our waitress took the check and credit card and left the parking ticket. We assumed that we were suppose to have the ticket stamped at the hostess stand. When we attempted to have our ticket stamped, the host said he would have to take it to the waitress to have it done. He brought it back unstamped and said that she wasn't able to stamp our ticket since it hadn't been stamped at the same time that we paid the bill. What??? We literally just got up from the table after paying the bill. We were less than impressed.

S
Washington DC
93 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2018
Overall4food4service5ambience4

The Daily Grill is always a good choice in Bethesda. Located in the Hyatt Hotel, it opens onto the open space at the corner of Wisconsin and Old Georgetown, with access to the Metro. The food is very well prepared, nicely seasoned, and beautifully presented. The restaurant is basically divided into two parts--there's the bar section with several TVs tuned to sports, news, etc., high top tables or seats at the bar; and there's the other side with cozy booths. I'd definitely recommend adding one of their delicious soups to your entree selection. We tried the Manhattan clam chowder and the gazpacho and both were fantastic.

AE
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2018
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Be sure to ask for light on the dressing if you order salad. They tend to drown salads I dressing. Or request it on the side.

B
Naples
29 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2018
Overall2food3service1ambience1

We arrived at 6:30. The restaurant was empty. We waited 7-10 minutes at a vacant check-in desk. We were seated and waited again for a server. Then we waited for drinks. Everything took a long time. Even the bill was late.

The staff was pleasant throughout the meal.

Food was good, even though one order was mixed up ( fish was seared, not grilled).

Although listed on the drinks menu, they were out of sav. blanc.

Needs attention by management!

d
1 review
Dined on August 20, 2018
Overall3food4service4ambience3

The food was great. Waiter was also great. The hostess - not so much. My son had to go to the bathroom. She had a very difficult time giving us bathroom keys. Finally, we got one (not two - though we are different sexes). My son went into the men's bathroom. A woman who works at the hotel ran in after him saying, "This is the men's room." Basically - the bathroom was an issue. As expensive as this place it, they could have made it easy and a normal, nice experience to use the bathroom.

MD
Washington DC
17 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2018
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Good service and dining options. Surprisingly, sometimes too loud for weekday business lunch meeting.

AG
Los Angeles
21 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2018
Overall1food1service2ambience2

My wedge salad was horrible. Over half of it was not edible (old tough lettuce) the artichoke was over cooked. Very disappointing.

J
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on May 13, 2018
Overall1food3service1ambience3

Terrible service. 30 minutes until we could order. 45 to get bread. Food was so so. I would avoid at all costs.

MD
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on April 28, 2018
Overall1food2service1ambience3

Disappointed in service. Food lacked taste.

q
Washington DC
26 reviews
Dined on April 16, 2018
Overall2food2service1ambience4

Servers need to be better trained -- this is a consistent problem at Daily Grill -- very slow and never looking at a table after food was delivered. And food was served totally overcooked, as if it had been held under warming lights for far too long. Although there have been exceptions far in the past, recently, this has been the norm. Sadly, I won't be back, even though Daily Grill has so much potential.

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