Daily Grill - Irvine

4.2
736 reviews
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$30 and under
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American
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  • Business Meals
  • Great for Lunch
  • Casual
Modeled after the great big city grills of the 30s and 40s, Daily Grill serves traditional American fare. Featuring Genuine Angus Steaks and Chops, Fresh Seafood, Classic Cobb and Caesar Salads, Meat Loaf with Mashed Potatoes, Chicken Pot Pie and not-to-be-missed Desserts, all served in a sophisticated yet casual atmosphere by servers that really care about the guest's experience. We also boast the best Martini and Happy Hour in town. Two adjoining Private Dining Rooms seating up to 40 guests each are the perfect place for business meetings or family celebrations. Dine-in and Take-out is available. We feature Genuine Angus Steaks and Chops, Fresh Seafood, Classic Cobb and Caesar Salads, Meat Loaf with Mashed Potatoes, Chicken Pot Pie and not-to-be-missed Desserts. We also boast the best Martini and Happy Hour in town, and an extensive Wine List is available.
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Delivery or takeout
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Private dining
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
American, Seafood, Steak
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Hours of operation
Lunch: Monday - Saturday: 11:00am - 4:00pm; Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 4:00pm - 9:30pm, Friday - Saturday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm; Sunday Brunch: 10:00am - 3:00pm; Sunday Dinner 3:00pm - 9:00pm




Happy Hour Specials Every Day in the Bar! from 3pm-7pm
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Phone number
(949) 474-2223
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Hector Zeledon
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Catering
We offer take-out and Carry-out
Delivery from the following companies:
LA Bite: 1 (888) 313-0333 www.labite.com
Office Express: 1 (800) 367-5402 www.officeexpress.com
Restaurant on the Run: (949) 951-2500 www.rotr.com
Door Dash: www.doordash.com
Grubhub: 1 (877) 585-1085 www.gruhub.com
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Jamboree and Dupont
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Special events & promotions
Daily Grill Irvine offers private dining in their outdoor covered patio. Patio can accomodate up to 50 seated guest. Private ining menus available. Patio also great for receptions! Please inquire for more information or to book your event.
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Private Dining

Daily Grill’s Private Dining can meet all of your special event needs. Our locations can accommodate anything from an intimate family celebration to a high profile executive meeting. Each restaurant has a full-service bar, perfect for rehearsal dinners and cocktail receptions.

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What 736 People Are Saying
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4.3
service
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3.9
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93% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined 2 days ago

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

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3.0Dined 5 days ago

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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5.0Dined 6 days ago

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

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3.0Dined on August 8, 2018

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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4.0Dined on August 7, 2018

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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5.0Dined on August 1, 2018

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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4.0Dined on August 1, 2018

the waiter was not good at all, we had to ask for things, (water, more butter for the baked potatoes) several times. We asked about the dessert and he assured us we could finish them. I eat about 1/3 of the apple cobbler, it was huge, it should have been shared, he just wanted to sell us more.

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5.0Dined on July 22, 2018

Went to movies nearby and after found Daily Grill on Open Table so reserved.
The service was superb! The host was so friendly and nice. Our server was excellent.
Food was very fresh and everything was delicious. Had salad with strawberries and pecans that was great starter. Then had vegetable place which is best I have had anywhere. It included a nice brown rice. My husband ordered the halibut which was excellent. Best of all the restaurant is quiet so you can hear each other talking. The ambiance was just perfect!
Highly recommend for a wonderful meal. Also, have great lunches.

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4.0Dined on July 14, 2018

Our waiter Jonathan is still a little green. Service quite poor, but he was trying. Food as always consistently good.

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3.0Dined on July 13, 2018

One of my guests ordered a kale Caesar salad and there was literally only 3 tiny pieces of Kale. Our waitress said she was sorry but that’s the way it comes...and others had disappointed. A manager was ambivalent.

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5.0Dined on July 10, 2018

Daily soups and specials are always interesting and delicious. Doesn't sound creative or exotic, but the meatloaf is outstanding!

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5.0Dined on July 2, 2018

Great food and great service. Reasonable prices for the food quality and setting.

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1.0Dined on July 2, 2018

Food is always excellent but any time we have sat in their outdoor dining area, it is a disaster. The table service is really poor and there is a lack of organization in the patio area. In the future, I would only sit indoors where the service is excellent.

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2.0Dined on June 29, 2018

The service was terrible. She was not friendly and took forever just to get greeted. Our order was completely screwed up. I ordered soup and 1/2 sandwich with no tomato or onion. I got the wrong soup and tomato and onion that I picked off my sandwich. My guest never got a refill on soda until we flagged down the server. She never checked on us during the meal. My guest enjoyed the chicken pot pie (she ordered the lunch portion) but was given the full size. Yet another reason the server did not listen. We normally are very happy with food and service. Today was not one of those days.

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3.0Dined on June 29, 2018

Had not been back in years and was frankly disappointed. Service was fine but meals were very disappointing. Two of us had fish & chips, the other had meat loaf. They should cut back the quantity and upgrade the quality.

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5.0Dined on June 28, 2018

The pork chop is the best ever. Service is awesome.

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5.0Dined on June 10, 2018

Penne pesto with chicken was awesome! Enough food for two meals. Will be back!

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4.0Dined on June 4, 2018

Great restaurant for a business lunch. Good food, service, easy to make reservations in a short notice. Good options for healthy eating.

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4.0Dined on June 2, 2018

Always good food at a reasonable price, server was nice but took a great deal of time to even be greeted

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5.0Dined on June 1, 2018

Tonight our 4-some of gal friends gathered for another dinner and chat session at Daily Grill, Irvine. We do this outing as often as we can manage with our busy lives...typically annually at this time of the year is the best we can arrange! But, it is always a delicious and fun evening for us with lots of good food and lots of laughs. Often we each re-order our personal favorite meal on the menu upon each visit ... and never are disappointed! Tonight's meal was no different... each entree was different and everyone was ecstatic with her personal choice! Jonathan, our friendly and charming server, kept things lively and handled every need perfectly. We will ask for him again! The entire staff from our 'welcome' , to the gal who served our meals to us, to their warm, sincere and friendly 'thanks for coming' as we left for the evening made us feel good! We'll certainly be back with another group of friends very soon! Can't wait to try those sweet potato fries again!

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5.0Dined on May 31, 2018

No one makes the Spinach Artichoke dip and the Trout Almondine better. The trout is alwys fresh and the spinach artichoke dip is yummy and not to cheesy it has just the right balance.

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4.0Dined on May 21, 2018

Convenient location to the office, just a walk away.

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2.0Dined on May 19, 2018

My guest had crab cakes that were enjoyed. I had what was sold as Prime Rib. I have no doubt that the cut was a standing rib roast; however that was the most horrific piece of meat that I have ever been served. The salad, sides, etc. spot on; with very attentive service. If The Daily Grill is going serve a grisly, tough protein such as that then they should stop operations and become a Coco’s coffee shop. There was nothing Prime about what I was served.

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5.0Dined on May 14, 2018

Really enjoyed a leisurely lunch with an old friend. Though the restaurant was busy with business lunch groups, my friend and I were able to spend two hours in our booth. Service was very good and the menu variety great.

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3.0Dined on May 14, 2018

I enjoy the daily grill. They were crazy busy on Mother’s Day even with a reservation. Not properly staffed. It took nearly 30 mins after our reservation to get a table. The server was MIA. But the food was great. Minus the desert..

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2.0Dined on May 13, 2018

I was disappointed by the food and our service for mother's day

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5.0Dined on May 13, 2018

Wish restaurants would try to have more private booths .

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4.0Dined on May 6, 2018

Good food and service! We liked that a brunch menu was available as well as the usual menu. Would recommend to friends.

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5.0Dined on May 3, 2018

Austin at the front is amazing. They got the lunch routine down. You can get in and out in an hour for lunch which is nice.

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5.0Dined on April 30, 2018

Always great food and great service.

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5.0Dined on April 26, 2018

Good food and location in the heart of the Jamboree and DuPont business area.

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3.0Dined on April 26, 2018

Prices are up. Food quality is down. The place is worn and dirty. I’ll take a pass in the future. Staff morale is disappointing.

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3.0Dined on April 26, 2018

Smallest portion of Moroccan chicken entree ever. Six bites! About the size of half a hamburger patty. $23, lots of vegetables and rice to fill up the plate. It was a gyp. Three of us ordered it. Not happy. Semi-regular customers. Won't ever order that again.

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3.0Dined on April 21, 2018

The food was good but the Service was superior to the food.

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4.0Dined on April 19, 2018

The food was great except I would not recommend the Cobb Salad, a lot of lettuce and chicken but not much of the other ingredients such as egg, bacon or tomatoes. The service was great and very friendly. We took a friend there for her birthday lunch and when I reserved online I mentioned it was for a birthday occasion and they ended the meal with a birthday desert for her and I never had to say a word. It does get very busy in there at lunch time and is very loud but a good place to go with good service.

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5.0Dined on April 19, 2018

Last day at work before maternity leave

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3.0Dined on April 12, 2018

Food was good. Pleasant greeting. I sat down waiting for my lunch guest and it took a long time to get greeted by the waiter and an ice tea while I waited. During the meal, it was difficult to get the waiter's attention for refills or the check. I do not know why. It did not seem like they wait staff was over worked but maybe?

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4.0Dined on April 10, 2018

Did not honor request for enclosed table even though one was open

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5.0Dined on April 10, 2018

We had a very enjoyable dinner with very good food and service.

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

Friendly accommodating staff
Varied menu with substitutions available

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