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About Daily Grill - Irvine

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.

2636 Dupont Dr.
Irvine, CA 92612
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
American, Seafood, Steak

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

Cross Street:
Jamboree and Dupont

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(949) 474-2223

Website:
http://www.dailygrill.com/

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

Executive Chef:
Hector Zeledon

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

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.

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.

Daily Grill - Irvine Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

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4.4

service

4.3

ambience

4.2

value

4.1

Noise

Moderate

89% would recommend it to a friend

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Pre/post Theatre (6)
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Special Occasion (6)
Good for Anniversaries (5)
Great for Brunch (5)
Sunday Lunch (5)
Good for Birthdays (4)
Healthy (4)
Bar Seating (3)
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Afternoon Coffee (2)
Creative Cuisine (2)
People Watching (2)
Romantic (2)
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 (Orange County)·Dined 3 days ago

Last day at work before maternity leave

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·Dined 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?

Tags: Business Meals, Tasting Menu
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 (Orange County)·Dined on April 10, 2018

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

Tags: Business Meals
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vip
 (Las Vegas)·Dined on April 10, 2018

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

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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on April 1, 2018

Friendly accommodating staff
Varied menu with substitutions available

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vip
 (San Diego)·Dined on April 1, 2018

This was our first time dining at this restaurant and we were a bit disappointed. The restaurant itself was very nice and the service was great. It was the food quality which was surprisingly below expectations for the price points and type of venue. We had the calamari app which was just average. I would guess that this was frozen, not fresh, and not well fried. I had the Moroccan chicken entree which was basically a pre-cooked chicken breast with a dusting of spices and some poorly cooked vegetables. My wife had the salmon entree, which was decent, but nothing special. There are better restaurants out there, that have higher quality food preparation and recipes, even when compared to other corporate chains of this style. Would not recommend this place, unless you're eating on a corporate expense account's dime and too busy to search for another restaurant. Oh well...

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·Dined on March 26, 2018

Our experience at Daily Grill was as expected, great food and great service.

Tags: Happy Hour, Comfort Food, Good for a Date, Great for Brunch, Pre/post Theatre
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 (Tahoe)·Dined on March 25, 2018

Daily Grill never disappoints! It is consistently good. Good service, yummy food.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Fun, Good for Anniversaries, Comfort Food, Good for a Date
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 (Orange County)·Dined on March 21, 2018

Despite the fact that the computer system was down, the staff and cooks very rushed and everything had to be done by hand at lunch yesterday, the food was still excellent and the service even better.

Tags: Business Meals, Great for Lunch
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 (Boise)·Dined on March 18, 2018

I really like the Daily Grill. This visit though was for brunch. Had the breakfast burrito. Very bland and too salty. Would stick to lunch menu in the future.

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vip
 (Orange County)·Dined on March 18, 2018

Have been going here for years. Always great food and great service. Seasonal selections on special.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Great for Brunch, Pre/post Theatre, Comfort Food, Notable Wine List, Business Meals, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Orange County)·Dined on March 17, 2018

We were a group of 5 friends and we were lucky to be seated in an alcove area that cut down on the noise which otherwise might have made conversation difficult. The food and service we're reliably good as always.

Tags: Special Occasion, Bar Seating
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 (Orange County)·Dined on March 16, 2018

We can always count on the Daily Grill for consistency. Good food, good attentive service and nice ambiance. We are regulars.

Tags: Authentic, Comfort Food
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·Dined on March 12, 2018

We've been coming to Daily Grill in Irvine for many years and always had good waiter service and food. But this one Sunday night experience was a major disappointment. The waiter never introduced himself; we asked for water and bread and waited nearly 20 minutes before it was provided. We ordered starter kale/Caesar salads and got full kale/Caesar salads with grilled chicken. Bottle of wine was not in a bucket of ice, just placed on the table. One person in our group ordered trout, but the waiter came back 15 minutes later to say that they were out of trout. Why didn't the waiter know this at the time we ordered trout? So this person had to wait another 20 minutes before she could eat another meal. Food was very good....when it was finally delivered! We didn't order dessert, but asked for Kalua and coffee. He asked what Kalua was. We'll think twice now before coming back to this particular Daily Grill.

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 (Orange County)·Dined on March 4, 2018

Service is not good when you have to wait 5-10 each time you want your water glass refilled.

Tags: Quick Bite, Casual, Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation, Business Meals, Good for a Date
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on February 26, 2018

Great service—friendly, quick, and efficient. Great food—the menu is excellent and the dishes I had were perfect.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on February 26, 2018

This was an absolutely terrific lunch. The service was attentive without being intrusive, the food was excellent, and the seating comfortable. Sure wish they still had the tuna melt on the menu, though.....

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Quiet Conversation, Great for Lunch, Afternoon Coffee, Comfort Food, Casual, People Watching, Business Meals
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on February 22, 2018

Server was so so

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 (San Diego)·Dined on February 22, 2018

Pia, is a great addition to your team! The restaurant in general is a great business setting.

Tags: Business Meals
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 (Orange County)·Dined on February 20, 2018

Excellent food prepared just as we requested. Mike was out server and he was outstanding. I asked for poached salmon and the chef did it! It was the best I have ever had. We love this restaurant and use it for all our business meetings! We will be back!

Tags: Healthy, Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Business Meals, Comfort Food, Good for Birthdays, Casual
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 (Orange County)·Dined on February 14, 2018

Valentine Day

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 (Orange County)·Dined on February 10, 2018

Delicious chicken pot pie!

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 (Orange County)·Dined on February 10, 2018

Good staple restaurant. Food was quite good, delicious bread and nice selection. They were slow in getting our wine order initially, but then very prompt after that. Good all around restaurant.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Business Meals, Gluten Free Options, Good for a Date, Casual
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on February 10, 2018

The only reason I didn't rate the overall experience as a 5 star was at the beginning it was touch and go due to no one knowing who was going to wait on us. Once that was determined, everything went well. The managers stopped by several times to see how things were going. The both also thanked us for coming in when we were leaving and invited us back. Our server, Grace, was very cute and had shy but fun personality.
My dinner companion had the chef's special, lobster pot pie, and it was huge. He said they did not scrimp on the lobster either.
We ended with the chocolate bread pudding...AMAZING. I'm not a fan of regular bread pudding, but this beyond addicting.

Again, had things started out better this would have been a 5 star rating all around. At least they corrected things immediately.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, People Watching, Comfort Food, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Business Meals, Good for Groups
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vip
 (Orange County)·Dined on February 9, 2018

Service was so bad after 15 minutes with our menus being ignored we had to get up and go to the host stand to have someone come to our table. Don't know if that was a function of poor management by not staffing appropriately for a Friday lunch or if the server was bad.

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 (Orange County)·Dined on February 8, 2018

Food and service never disappoint! Sebastian is the best waiter in town!

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on February 5, 2018

Disappointed that they didn't have their delicious Strawberry Shortcake, which they have taken off the menu.

Otherwise, this is as reliable as it usually is for good food and a comfortable atmosphere.

Tags: Business Meals, Comfort Food, Great for Brunch, Bar Seating
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 (Orange County)·Dined on February 2, 2018

Great menu choices and the food is consistently good.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Comfort Food, Healthy
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 28, 2018

Julie, our waitress, was a shining example of charm, efficiency and professionalism. Though great food preparation and presentation are most important , the ambience and courtesy of the staff complete our excellent dining experience at the Daily Grill. Our party of four agreed that the menu had something delicious for everyone...from vegetarian to carnivore...each of us eager to return.

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 (Orange County)·Dined on January 28, 2018

Food was good, but nothing great and it was pricey for what we got. Two of us had the Braised Beef "Rib" no bone? I expect a rib to be on a bone. It looked and tasted like a piece of good pot roast and was plopped on top of some mashed potatoes, its flavor fine but not worth the price. One of us had the Pork Chop, the meat near the bone looked raw, he could not continue to eat it. Other meals were ok but also a little pricey. Someone had recommended that we go here for something different, probably wont go back. The waitress was very nice so we did not want complain to her.

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vip
 (Central Coast)·Dined on January 15, 2018

I've eaten here many times and need to drive 40 miles to do so. Any opportunity that I have to be in the neighborhood near lunch time, I will gravitate to one of two places and this is certain one of the two. Really good food - busier than it used to be so reservations probably a good idea if eating at peak times. Service is always quality. I enjoy it - will eat there many times more, I am certain.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Comfort Food
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vip
 (Orange County)·Dined on January 12, 2018

Pia, the new front greeter & receptionist was exceptional as was our waitress!!! We look forward to returning to see them again.

Tags: Good for a Date, Pre/post Theatre, Great for Lunch, Worth the Drive, Casual
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vip
 (Orange County)·Dined on January 6, 2018

Daily Grill has changed, and not in a good way. Prices up, portion size down, and service that is sub-par.

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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on December 26, 2017

Good food as always. Salmon entrée and mahi sandwich were great!

Tags: Great for Lunch, Worth the Drive, Happy Hour
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 (Tucson)·Dined on December 24, 2017

Chicken piccata was disappointing but my husbands Mahi Mahi was delicious Water never refilled. Would choose different entree next time.

Tags: Quiet Conversation
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vip
 (Orange County)·Dined on December 24, 2017

It was overall a good meal but restaurant could use a little updating in terms of decor and things like bathroom upgrades .
I didn’t like that when I asked to substitute things like a potatoe for rice or fruit for salad I kept being told it’s an upcharge.

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 (Orange County)·Dined on December 19, 2017

Always enjoyable. Good, quality American fare. Specialty coffees for the Christmas season were delightful.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Business Meals
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vip
 (Orange County)·Dined on December 6, 2017

Great pork chops.

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vip
 (Orange County)·Dined on November 30, 2017

The venue is good and the location is convenient. Those are the plusses.

The waiter asked me if I had taken the drink order for my dining guests. Really? Wasn't that your job?

I ordered the Moroccan Spiced Chicken, a dish I've had many times before. The chicken was not the same. It was parts of a chicken fused together to resemble a grilled chicken breast, then sliced. Fatty, rubbery, horrible.

What is the point of eating here if the food tastes fake?

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 (Cleveland)·Dined on November 28, 2017

This is the second time we have eaten there when visiting Irvine and the food was very good.
We will probably take a break for awhile. We don't eat meat and the fish and veg options are limited and we would like more variety. Meat-eaters would fare better on an ongoing basis with many more options. It really is a nice, quiet restaurant and the food will not disappoint.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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