Daily Grill - Irvine

4.3
771 reviews
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Reminiscent of the "old school" grills of yesterday; Daily Grill is an approachable, everyday restaurant featuring classic American dishes made from scratch.

Along with some of our signature dishes like our Chicken Pot Pie, Classic Cobb and, Meat Loaf we also offer Prime steaks, fresh seafood and amazing desserts. All served in a sophisticated yet casual atmosphere.

Week days we are the perfect place for business meetings and power lunches. Happy Hour and dinner we are the perfect place for you to enjoy with family & friends or even a romantic date.

Dine-in and Take-out is available.
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OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

Waiter terrible. Rude comments. Put in completely wrong order and didn’t care. Manager attitude not any better. Food less than mediocre. Promise not to return or let friends dine here.

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OT
Los Angeles
10 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

It was a little hectic when we walked in. However, we checked in and were seated immediately in an alcove perfect for our group.

I took a bit of time before our order arrived. Good thing we had plenty to discuss and were therefore distracted.

Wendy was great and very helpful. Food was excellent.

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M
Los Angeles
23 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

Casual and comfortable. Good for anyone with children. Good Happy hour menu though I rarely make it there in time. I usually have a salad but this visit I had the short ribs and they were very good

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m
Orange County
32 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 4ambience 3

Have always enjoyed this restaurant, particurally one of special waiter, so this is a difficult review to write!
AND, we give them 5 stars for the way they handled a very unfortunate situation.

BUT, as we rely on other people to provide us with honest reviews, we need to advise that after eating a good number of the skinny french fries, a dead (fairly large bug) was found in the middle of them....

Not a bug that walked onto the plate or flew onto the plate, but one that must have died in the kitchen and somehow gotten into the food??? Hopefully, this was a singular situation, but after the incident, I went back and checked Online ratings and noticed other similar issues, so we needed to get it out.


Again, management handled the issue promptly and appropriately, so we would like to believe that they have given the kitchen and extra special deep clean to every nook and cranny. Fingers crossed. Prior to that the food was delicious and waitstaff lovely.

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LO
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great place to have lunch or brunch and meet with friends. I'm a vegetarian and must say the Grilled Veggie plate was superb - a variety of vegetables grilled to perfection - and very tasty, with a special sauce. This dish can easily be ruined, but here I will have it again and again. I didn't see many other vegetarian options, however. All in all, we had a wonderful dining experience and will definitely come back.

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NE
Los Angeles
45 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

The food ranged from good to poor. The popcorn shrimp was not crisp. The tater tots were good but probably frozen. The fried chicken was not seasoned well and served room temperature. The pasta dish was mediocre. The burrito was good but I didn't realize the tortilla was whole wheat, which tastes terrible to me, so I just pulled out the insides. The bacon and eggs were good. Bloody Mary was good. The Almost Bottomless Mimosas were pedestrian.

Wendy, the server, was very friendly and prompt.

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DA
Los Angeles
30 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As always, the Daily Grill was excellent for our lunch and then allowed us to stay for several more hours to play a game we all play regularly. The food was delicious and generous. Service was outstanding. Very wonderful experience.

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BW
Orange County
3 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love the meat loaf!

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BS
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on December 19, 2018
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 3

Place was nice, food was OK. Unfortunately, very poor service. Server very UN-attentive. Had to flag down multiple times to get service. Came to celebrate a special occasion (birthday) - specified reason in our reservation and mentioned to both the manager and server when arrived - nothing... Felt like they didn't care if we were there or not. Won't visit again.

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C
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and service.....as usual.

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UV
San Diego
5 reviews
Dined on December 16, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

Service a little shaky as the bar tender was also our wait and hod too much on her plate so to speak

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c
Orange County
29 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a nice booth on back side of restaurant. The Cobb salad never disappoints me.

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JK
1 review
Dined on December 11, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

Waiter was real busy so forgot our bread and plates but we flagged someone else and were accommodated.

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N
Los Angeles
139 reviews
Dined on December 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our waitress Kayla was outstanding. She was so friendly and really added to the pleasure of dining. Our meals were excellent and Kayla was there when needed. She is definitely an asset to the Irvine location. They are lucky to have her!

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CP
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

Food always consistent however service was par as had asked for bread basket 4 times plus extra salad dressing as well as cream for coffee couple times. Restaurant was busy but not significantly to keep asking for items that should’ve been provided as I frequent this restaurant about 3 to 4 times a month

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CB
New England
2 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 3

The noise level is prohibitive to any business lunches.

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LG
Los Angeles
17 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Always reliable and tasty. Disappointed they took their delicious Strawberry Shortcake off the menu and jacked up the price of their sand dabs to above $20. Just last year it was $14.95 for exactly the same dish.

Nice place to meet a friend to catch up.

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OT
Los Angeles
13 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Food was good overall but I was disappointed with the macaroni and cheese I got. The pasta was very dry and the sauce was bland.

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S
Orange County
8 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Robert was a wonderful waiter! He got bogged down but made us feel special. Celebrated a birthday with a free dessert.

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R
Los Angeles
89 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Go spot for a business lunch. Portions just the right size. On this visit I enjoyed the Chicken Marsala special.

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EH
Orange County
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 5ambience 1

There were ants all over the table we were very upset could not finish our meal

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C
San Diego
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 5

The employees were very nice but there were literally 4 tables used in the whole place and they still forgot some of the order and the bacon was black. My first time there and probably my last. :(

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DB
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2018
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 3

Service was disappointing. We both ordered Cobb salads, which are part of the express lunch section, and while I did not time them, the wait was extraordinarily long for two salads, no starters. Server did not check on us until we finished eating.

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M
Orange County
4 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

This was my second visit to the Daily Grill in Irvine and both times were for lunch. I had their chopped salad last time and this visit I had the half turkey avocado sandwich and salad. The food is very good and the service is attentive. The restaurant gets quite busy at lunch on a daily basis. I would love to have dinner next time out. On select Friday nights that have a prime rib dinner that looks worthwhile.

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L
Orange County
3 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 4

Service could be better. Waiter is always in a rush. Maybe they are short-staffed.

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M
Palm Springs
17 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 5

There were few clients but no one came to help us until I stood up and went searching, then a server who wasn't supposed to be ours, came to help. We kept him as we didn't want to one we were supposed to have.

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L
Orange County
3 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 4

I've been here often. They never seem to have enough waiter/waitress staff. The wait staff always seems to be stretched. The food is ok. Considering the area - I think the food could be a little better

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DG
Orange County
79 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2018
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 3

The server we had was not attentive at all. He never refilled our drinks nor did he check to see how our food was. The manager walked by our table 5 times and never made a comment on our meal. We sat there for 23 minutes after finishing our dinner for the server to come by. He never asked if we wanted dessert, nor did he clear our plates off. Very disappointing.

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KO
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

A comfortable and quiet restaurant to enjoy simple but good food. There were more options on the menu in years past but there are still good choices.

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l
Orange County
24 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We just had a truly delightful dinner at the Daily Grill Irvine. It was a Sunday evening and despite the fact that there was a very large party in the private room, the service was leisurely and perfect for conversation! Our server Jonathan has taken care of us in the past and was every bit as helpful, sincere and attentive as always. He made the evening extra special for us. Each of our meals were perfect and well prepared. I am a trout amandine fan and this was delightfully crispy, moist and delish!

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N
Los Angeles
91 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

Terrible Terrible Service..I will never return. My server did not make me feel welcomed or valued as a customer.

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CM
Orange County
10 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 3

The restaurant is very nice. The food was very good. The day we were there, they got a few extra bookings and a couple servers called in sick so the service was very slow. Our server was a good guy and worked very hard. (We gave him a good tip.) We weren't in a particular hurry either but the meal was a little more 'leisurely' than we're used to. We'd go back.

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OT
New Mexico
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 5ambience 3

The Rueben use to be the best...this time too much mustard. Cole slaw more spicy than I have ever had before. Appetizer artichoke was not cooked enough and sauce too spicy. The Cobb was great!

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M
Orange County
5 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2018
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 2

Super slow service. Waited forever for food. Grilled artichoke was burnt artichoke with heart missing. Do not recommend.

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DB
Orange County
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Our service was great! Although the restaurant was busy our server would double-back and check on us.

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J
Los Angeles
32 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 1ambience 4

The Food was good, but unfortunately this visit, the service was way off, very slow, it seems like there were only 2 waiters?

Plus, no knowledge of wine. No Russian River Pinot Noir

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OT
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was great. service of this place was amazing especially if you bring your kid

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EP
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on August 8, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

I use to lunch at Daily Grill often and decided to come back to see if service had improved. I was disappointed with my $20 steak salad. The steak was cold and the platting of the salad looked rushed and unappealing. After waiting 40 min for my meal to arrive, I decided not to make comment to the server as I did not have the time to wait for a redo. It’s unfortunate I’ve decided it will be some time before I reconsider a return

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MJ
Orange County
3 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Went here to meet a friend for lunch. A great menu of classic, well-prepared, and mostly healthy food. Overall, a good experience, except that the service was not as quick and attentive as I had recalled from having been here several years ago. Had to interrupt our conversation to ask for water, twice. Whether intentional or not, felt like the waitstaff forgot about us and then were hurrying us to finish and leave.

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D
Orange County
11 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service and food. The restaurant has many four person booths so you can talk in relative privacy. Convenient location to the OC Airport business area with quick freeway access.

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