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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) 474-2224

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

Private Party Facilities:
We have a private enclosed patio (can be heated or air-conditioned). Please call restaurant for details.

Private Party Contact:
Manager: (949) 474-2223

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.

Daily Grill - Irvine Ratings and Reviews

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4.3

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.3

service

4.2

ambience

4.2

value

4.1

Noise

Moderate

95% would recommend it to a friend

Great for Lunch (10)
Casual (9)
Quiet Conversation (7)
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Neighborhood Gem (7)
Comfort Food (6)
Business Meals (5)
Creative Cuisine (5)
Good for Groups (4)
Bar Seating (4)
Happy Hour (3)
Healthy (3)
Quick Bite (3)
Worth the Drive (3)
Good for Birthdays (3)
Authentic (2)
Good for a Date (2)
Notable Wine List (2)
Special Occasion (2)
Fun (1)
Good for Anniversaries (1)
Kid-friendly (1)
Cozy (1)
Disabled Access (1)
Fit for Foodies (1)
Great for Brunch (1)
Handcrafted Cocktails (1)
Local Ingredients (1)
Pre/post Theatre (1)
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Tasting Menu (1)
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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 29, 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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vip
 (Orange County)·Dined on November 18, 2017

They consistently do not report that I was there when I make open table reservations leading open table to report me as no show.

Tags: Creative Cuisine
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 18, 2017

Excellent dinner. One of the best hamburgers in town.

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·Dined on November 17, 2017

Open table worked great. Nice table by the window in a fairly quiet location for a business lunch. Food and service was excellent.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Casual, Great for Lunch, Business Meals
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vip
 (Orange County)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Always enjoy dining at Daily Grill! The food and service are consistently good.

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·Dined on November 9, 2017

Deanna was our server for the second time and she is amazing. Always attentive and pleasant even during a busy lunch hour. She made our guests feel welcome and comfortable.

Tags: Good for Groups, Pre/post Theatre, Bar Seating, Happy Hour
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·Dined on November 9, 2017

Great experience

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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 5, 2017

Had my SeneGence training around the corner and needed dinner with my team of Lip Bosses that were with me. This restaurant was beyond convenient and excellent! Thank you, Daily Grill!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 23, 2017

Always reliable. I'm Hooked on the sand dabs and love their strawberry shortcake. Our waitress Mary Ann is also very friendly and helpful.

Tags: Good for a Date, Healthy, Good for Groups, Comfort Food
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vip
 (Las Vegas)·Dined on October 21, 2017

Ok nothing special

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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 2, 2017

This was my 3rd visit. The food, as always was good, freshly prepared & delicious.
My only negative was the service was not very attentive.
The place was not that busy, and we hardly saw our server.
She was pleasant, but water was not poured, ordering dessert seemed an after thought to her.
Small details were not in the forefront of her mind.

I asked for something and she seemed to hear me, but went to clean the next table then came back 5 minutes later with my request. Hum ....

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 23, 2017

Convenient locations, variety of items on menu, well trained staff, nothing too fancy but works well for a variety of circumstances

Tags: Great for Lunch, Casual
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on September 18, 2017

The daily soup options always intriguing. Very much enjoyed the mushroom beef barely on this most recent lunch visit. My guest enjoyed the comforting chicken pot pie and we shared the always delicious mac & cheese.

Tags: Comfort Food, Great for Lunch, Bar Seating
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vip
 (Orange County)·Dined on September 6, 2017

Disappointing and disgusting experience. Been to this Daily Grill 20 times over the years. The entire experience gets worse with each of the past few visits. Food is less quality as it used to be, service is not as good, physical space looks aged and needs some sprucing. Worst of all, a cook walks out of a stall in the men's room, runs water over his hands for 5 seconds (no soap!) and heads back to work. I would have left then if it weren't that my client wanted to stay and eat. Can't the cook read the sign about thoroughly washing their hands?

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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on September 3, 2017

Tasteless food & slow service

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on September 2, 2017

The food (+ the limitless to-die-for) home made bread served), the service, the price, the ambience ... who could ask for more?

This will be our EXCLUSIVE gathering place in Orange County from now on.

Congrats to the Water Grill team for such an exquisite experience. We shall return, and often!!!

Tags: Great for Lunch, Great for Brunch, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups, Good Vegetarian Options, Quick Bite, Neighborhood Gem, Cozy, Quiet Conversation, Fit for Foodies, Healthy, Casual, Worth the Drive, Authentic, Tasting Menu
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vip
 (Orange County)·Dined on August 27, 2017

The breakfast potatoes were extremely salty. If I went back I'd go for lunch. Also, my friend had Eggs Benedict, and the Canadian bacon had a lot of gristle in it. I'd go back, because they had tons of other delicious sounding items. I'd likely go for lunch though. Service was excellent. Free "monkey bread" with my breakfast was yummy. Restaurant was very nice inside and the booths allowed for more privacy.

Tags: Great for Lunch
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on August 11, 2017

Food was over priced, service was very sssssslllllllooooooowwwww!

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on August 11, 2017

The service was slow and the server was inattentive.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on August 8, 2017

The restaurant seemed to be short-staffed, but everyone was pitching in to make customers happy. It was a great location for a business lunch. Really enjoyed the food.

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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on August 3, 2017

Excellent restaurant for business meal and/or casual dining. Menu has a lot to offer and the service is always great.

Tags: Bar Seating, Comfort Food, Great for Lunch, Casual
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on July 30, 2017

Once upon a time this was one of our favorite places. Over the years the quality and portion size have gone down and the prices have skyrocketed.
Service is rushed and the lack of care time that once made this place a nice spot is also gone.

This place is fine if your hungry, not too picky about cold mashed potatoes and $16 burgers.

Tags: Business Meals, Happy Hour, Bar Seating, Good for a Date
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 (Dallas)·Dined on July 29, 2017

We moved to Texas and we sure miss Daily Grill. The food and service has always been very high quality and so much variety. Happy to be able to dinner there again. A favorite!

Tags: Tasting Menu, Great for Lunch, Good for a Date, Pre/post Theatre, Casual, Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on July 24, 2017

Always reliable for tasty dishes. My friend and I were very happy to see our favorite dessert back on the menu: Strawberry Shortcake. Yum. We were also happy to be able to get Sand Dabs, despite it not being listed officially. (You have to ask for it and hope they have it.) That is truly our favorite entree.

Tags: Authentic, Comfort Food, Healthy, Casual
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on July 15, 2017

Awesome. Loved it. The filet mignon was incredible. I cut it with a butter knife. Jody was my bartender and server and was amazing. Love her! Great place!

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 (Orange County)·Dined on July 12, 2017

This is my 'go-t0' lunch spot when I have out of town colleagues visiting our office. Using Open Table, it' easy to get a reservation. Once we let our server know we were on a time schedule the food and check came out quickly. The food is good and quality is consistent. It's a bit noisy for a business conversation, but the food and service make up for that.

Tags: Great for Lunch
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 (Orange County)·Dined on July 10, 2017

Turkey meatballs inedible. Server gave us wrong menu. Ordered French dip only to be told 10 min later not on dinner menu. Had to constantly be trying to find waitress. Ate in bar area. Took 45 min to get food. Told waitress about not being able to eat meatballs. All she said was sorry. Won't be back soon. Live across the street and used to eat there st least 1 x a week. No more. Sorry

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on July 5, 2017

Try their pies, my wife had the chicken and I had the beef. It is crazy good

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 (Orange County)·Dined on July 4, 2017

Food wasn't real fresh or unique and defintely not worth the money. There was hardly anyone at restaurant due to July 4th holiday. The dining area decor amd overall feel was nice but could defintely use a good cleaning - super dusty.

Tags: Bar Seating
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 (Orange County)·Dined on June 29, 2017

Had a nice table for two by the window. My cheeseburger was excellent and just what I was in the mood for. My friend had a BLT with egg, that he said was great. But what was really outstanding was our server, Deanna, who regularly refilled our drinks without our asking and who is just a fun person. We had a lot of laughs with her and, especially for my friend, laughter was exactly the medicine he needed.

Tags: Comfort Food
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vip
 (Seattle)·Dined on June 25, 2017

Food was tasty and loved the healthier options. Service was really poor. Took forever to be seated and we had a reservation during a non-busy time. Server hardly came back to check in us or refresh drinks. I got up at one point and went to the hostess stand to ask a question. Stood there for a good amount of time while three employees walked by without even glancing at me.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Great for Brunch, Vegan
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on June 19, 2017

Good food, good service. Nice assortment of vegetables in salad.

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 (Orange County)·Dined on June 18, 2017

Food was mediocre...nothing special and not worth the price. Don't bother with the brownie sundae for dessert. Brownies were as hard as a rock.

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 (Orange County)·Dined on June 18, 2017

Created a same day reservation that was made. When I arrived the manager began arguing with me that they don't take same day reservation with OpenTable. Its either OT is in error or the manager had no idea what he was talking about. Thank goodness they had no wait at the time. Overall - Great food.

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 (Orange County)·Dined on June 10, 2017

Daily Grill has consistently good food and great service. The ability to reserve a table or booth is great, since it does get busy.

Tags: Bar Seating, Hot Spot, Creative Cuisine, Casual, Good for a Date, Business Meals, Vibrant Bar Scene, Pre/post Theatre, Healthy, Comfort Food, Happy Hour
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vip
 (Orange County)·Dined on June 9, 2017

We always love to go to the Daily Grill. It's our neighborhood favorite. Great menu, dont have to have the same thing for months. Staff is great--totally enjoyable.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good Vegetarian Options, Quiet Conversation
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 (Orange County)·Dined on June 8, 2017

Great service, good food, perfect for business lunch meeting.

Tags: Good for Groups
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on June 5, 2017

I think they were understaffed on Monday, as their service wasn't up to their usual standards. But we both had absolutely delicious meals. My friend had the trout; I had sand dabs (off menu, but one can request these).

Tags: Business Meals, Good for Groups
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 (Orange County)·Dined on June 2, 2017

The menu has been "streamlined" since we were last at the Daily Grill. I had the chicken pot pie which was terrific and my wife had the pork chop with berry glaze that she liked very much. The server recommended the cheesecake for dessert and we were not disappointed. Their coffee is quite good also.

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