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About Daily Grill - Santa Monica

The Daily Grill in Santa Monica is a great place to gather for lunch or dinner. The appetizers are always cooked fresh and include the famous cutting board. This is a special chef�s selection of meats that have been cured, along with a sampling of artisan cheese. Also popular at Daily Grill is the seared rare ahi tuna.

The main course consists of a range of items with chicken, seafood or beef as the primary staple. The parmesan herb crusted chicken is always popular, as is the New York strip steak grilled to order. Daily Grill also has a full bar, making it a great place to gather for those after work cocktails.

2501 Colorado Ave
Santa Monica, CA 90404
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Steak, Seafood, American

Hours of Operation:
Monday-Thursday, 11:30am-9:30pm
Friday, 11:30am-10:00pm
Saturday 5:00pm – 10:00pm

Happy Hour and Special Appetizer menu starting at $4 in the bar. Hours from 4 – 7pm Monday – Friday; 5 – 10pm Saturday
Closed Sunday




Cross Street:
Cloverfield/26th Street

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

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

Phone Number:
(310) 309-2170

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

Catering:
We feature take-out and delivery service to the surrounding community, as well as Catering Platters To-Go for your office party needs.

Parking Details:
Valet service available. Self park available. Private underground parking with three hour validation.

Executive Chef:
Phil Kastel

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
Daily Grill Santa Monica has private dining rooms for private events. The rooms can accomodate groups of 15 to 80 guests. Please call the restaurant for additional information.

Private Dining

Two private rooms available, 30 guests each room.

Daily Grill - Santa Monica Ratings and Reviews

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4.3

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.0

service

4.3

ambience

4.0

value

3.9

Noise

Moderate

90% would recommend it to a friend

Casual (10)
Comfort Food (9)
Bar Seating (7)
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Good for Groups (7)
Happy Hour (6)
Great for Lunch (6)
Business Meals (5)
Neighborhood Gem (5)
Fit for Foodies (3)
Good for a Date (3)
Good for Anniversaries (2)
Authentic (2)
Good for Birthdays (2)
Creative Cuisine (2)
Handcrafted Cocktails (2)
Healthy (2)
Paleo Friendly (2)
Pre/post Theatre (2)
Quiet Conversation (2)
Special Occasion (2)
Notable Wine List (1)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
Cozy (1)
Disabled Access (1)
Late-night Find (1)
Live Sports (1)
Local Ingredients (1)
Kid-friendly (1)
Quick Bite (1)
Romantic (1)
Seasonal (1)
Sunday Lunch (1)
Tasting Menu (1)
Vibrant Bar Scene (1)
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 (Houston)·Dined on January 15, 2018

We had fish and chips and shepherd’s pie. The pie was hot and it was pretty good. However, The fish and chips seemed distinctly old, like it had been warmed over from lunch. It was cold and so I returned it and it was clear the fries were returned to the fryer and sent back out, so they were hot and soggy. The dish comes with a side of peanut Cole slaw, which was horrible. It seem as though it was yesterday’s salad that they had put in refrigerator overnight (with the dressing on it).
The service was very nice but was slow.
Too bad, Daily Grill used to be really good. Won’t go back.

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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 14, 2018

We were seated immediately upon arriving.
Our server arrived quickly and took our beverage orders.
Bread and beverages arrived quickly.

We ordered our entrees and they arrived within
ample time. Our food was served fresh and hot.

We enjoyed our food and the ambiance was
comfortable and relaxing.

Tags: Happy Hour, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Groups, Sunday Lunch, Comfort Food, Great for Lunch
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 8, 2018

portions shrunk prices up and parking after 3 hrs week nights pricey..Over last yr this location : cut portions, eliminated off menu long time favorites, raised prices, cut back by eliminating hostesses and busboys and some nights servers. Corporation should at the very least considering prices comp parking for however long dining during week nights. Wed spend more of we could park free longer

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Business Meals, Casual
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 6, 2018

We love this restaurant, food is always great. Would recommend it for anytime of the day or evening.

Tags: Tasting Menu, Disabled Access, Pre/post Theatre, Quick Bite, Good for Groups, Casual, Cozy, Comfort Food, Local Ingredients
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·Dined on December 17, 2017

I usually order the delicious skirt steak and shoestring fries and did so this time as well. The steak was great cooked just how I ordered it but the fries were look warm and not crispy. I ate it anyway but mentiioned it to our server who suggested he get me a new order of fries; he did but when they came, they were the same. Don't know what happened but can tell they were not made fresh out of the fryer. Great cocktails!

Tags: Comfort Food
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 12, 2017

Daily grill is great food and convenient from work

Tags: Business Meals, Special Occasion, Happy Hour
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 11, 2017

We've been to other Daily Grill locations and were happy to eat at the one in Santa Monica, but unfortunately we came on a night where their staffing was not enough to meet the demand. Our waitress did her best but everything from ordering, drinks, dishes, refills, and bill each came out about 10 minutes too late. Food was good, and some excellent. The blue cheese filet mignon was cooked to perfection. Unfortunately due to the delays the side dishes and Mahi Mahi were cold. This dinner was in celebration of my daughter's dance recital performance, so it was a disappointing experience.

Tags: Business Meals
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 (Orange County)·Dined on December 4, 2017

Service by hostess was so so ... not very friendly... they always ask for reservations... it wasn't even busy but they made us sit at bar... they said all the tables were all ready reserved so I opened up this handy app... booked reservation and 10 minutes later we were seated... by the time we finished our meal all the so called reserved seats were still empty.... things that make you go mmmmmm

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

Unrushed and very good service

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 1, 2017

Really great option to meet people for lunch at work. Convenient.

Tags: Paleo Friendly, Creative Cuisine, Casual
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 15, 2017

The food and service here are always consistent.
Servers are attentive.
Food is served fresh and hot.

On this occasion it was very crowded and noisy
with customers. We were seated immediately and
served quickly.

I would recommend this restaurant for dinner or
lunch any day of the week.

Tags: Casual, Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies, Great for Lunch, Comfort Food, Bar Seating, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 4, 2017

This location is a lot better than the one in Burbank. The food is cooked as it should be; it is not dry or overcooked. I have yet to have a bad meal here.

Tags: Good for Groups
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 11, 2017

I love the Pork Chop Special on Wednesday! It is half off and it has a blackberry sauce and spinach mash potatoes:) Yummy! I also like the staff at the Santa Monica Location. They are helpful, Courteous and fun to talk to:)

Tags: Special Occasion, Great for Lunch, Happy Hour
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 2, 2017

It's was great!

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 (Dallas)·Dined on September 26, 2017

We are more familiar with the Daily Grill in Irvine. But it was great to eat at this one before the Dodger game.

Tags: Authentic, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Quiet Conversation, Casual
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on September 23, 2017

Great quiet, casual dinning. Easy to get into for a Friday night in Santa Monica. Only wish they would make New England clam chowder either in addition to or in stead of Manhattan clam chowder. Tip: they validate parking.

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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on September 12, 2017

Comfort food in a nice setting in good portions. Good for conversation if you dine early.

Tags: Special Occasion, Bar Seating, Neighborhood Gem, Comfort Food, Great for Lunch
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on August 29, 2017

Perfect place for a business lunch. Lots of comfortable booths, free valet parking, great food.

Tags: Comfort Food
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on August 3, 2017

Haven't been to a Daily Grill in many years. Last time was @ the one in Studio City (of which I wasn't a big fan). What a delightful surprise to find the one in Santa Monica - spacious, modern, exceptional food, great service. My guest came from "beautiful" downtown Burbank & we all really enjoyed lunch. Will surely be going back.

Tags: Casual, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Business Meals, Good for Birthdays, Fun
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on July 27, 2017

My salmon was delicious and cooked perfectly. The ribs my friends ordered was great. We all loved the spinach dip, too.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on July 23, 2017

It was a "girls night out" and an opportunity to get caught up. There was a chance to try a new
restaurant - I previously enjoyed The Grill on Hollywood/Vine. The Daily Grill was great from the wait staff to the food. Definitely plan to return for another really great meal.

Tags: Fun, Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Healthy, Fit for Foodies, Tasting Menu, Good for Birthdays, Scenic View
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on July 22, 2017

Quiet enough for us to enjoy celebrating a n 80th birthday. food and service did not disappoint.

Tags: Gluten Free Options
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on July 17, 2017

We went there specifically for the Monday night fried chicken dinner. The chicken was unedible. It was dry, overcooked and tough. The cole slaw was tasteless. The biscuit was dry and hard. The only good part was the mashed potatoes.
Hardly worth the trip.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on July 16, 2017

Free weekend parking in the adjacent underground lot. Seated promptly, attentive service by Gabriella. Excellent food, especially the braised short ribs. Will return!

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on July 15, 2017

Had an enjoyable meal with excellent service on Saturday night. The food was superb with salmon and chicken/ribs combination coming out hot with great flavor. Our server was enthusiastic and friendly with a great attitude. This is one of our "go-to" places for a reliable meal that is a step above the ordinary.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Comfort Food
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on July 13, 2017

Love this place for lunch and bringing clients"_)

Tags: Business Meals, Paleo Friendly, Notable Wine List, Great for Outdoor Dining, Quick Bite
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on July 10, 2017

It was extremely noisy when we entered. The bar area was completely
full and energetic.
We were seated immediately at a booth near the window.
We waited more than ten minutes for a server to arrive.

When he arrived, we asked about the Monday fried chicken
special and that we wanted to order it. He returned and
told us they were out of fried chicken. It was before 7PM.
We were surprised and very disappointed.

We ordered other things but were not enthusiastic about
any of it. We may try another Monday for the special.

Tags: Casual, Good for Birthdays, Comfort Food, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Lunch, Happy Hour, Bar Seating
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on July 5, 2017

I was seated immediately and my server approached quickly.
When my guest arrived the server came and took her drink order.

We ordered our meals and they were brought in a timely manner.
The food was good, fresh and tasty. Our server checked back
to see if we needed anything more.
When she learned that we were celebrating a birthday,
she said she would bring us something
sweet. She delivered a little brownie with a scoop of ice cream and
wished me a "happy birthday". She was very nice and friendly.
We enjoyed our lunch completely.

Tags: Casual, Neighborhood Gem, Bar Seating, Comfort Food, Great for Lunch, Authentic, Good for Birthdays
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on July 1, 2017

The service is great, the food is excellent and the portions are large. We enjoy our dining experiences here, the that's why we keep coming back. Thank you!

Tags: Healthy, Neighborhood Gem, Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Good for Groups, Fit for Foodies, Comfort Food
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on July 1, 2017

Our favorite "go to" local restaurant .

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on June 28, 2017

LOVE THE Pork Chops and spinach mash potatoes! The specials are great and also a great price:)

Tags: Cozy, Paleo Friendly, Disabled Access, Quiet Conversation, Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Healthy, Sunday Lunch
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on June 23, 2017

Can always find something good to eat at the daily grill. Perfect for all, with a mix of burgers salads fish and meat. Our go to place for business meetings in the area. Always excellent service

Tags: Fun, Happy Hour, Live Sports, Vibrant Bar Scene, People Watching
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on June 14, 2017

I love this restaurant. Always great service and great food:)

Tags: Bar Seating, Fit for Foodies, Handcrafted Cocktails, Paleo Friendly, Vibrant Bar Scene, Local Ingredients, Vegan, Tasting Menu, Creative Cuisine, Casual, Quick Bite, Special Occasion, Healthy, Good Vegetarian Options, Spicy, Business Meals
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on June 10, 2017

Two couples went. Our friends ordered the short ribs. they found them tough and fatty. They complained to the waitress. She offered to get them something else. They declined as they didn't want to wait while we ate. I would have sent them back.
No financial compensation was offered and the manager never made an appearance. Shame on them.

Tags: Casual
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on June 10, 2017

The negative part was it took 40 minutes to get our food and one of the three dishes had cold rice because of this. And the steak was overcooked because of this on the second dish. Two problems were corrected after a while and we were given free desserts but it was also a birthday celebration for my lady friend. Food however was excellent!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Sunday Lunch, Cozy, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Casual
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on June 8, 2017

Great service and food! They will also try and honor any special requests that you have.

Tags: Good for a Date, Gluten Free Options, Special Occasion, Seasonal, Good for Anniversaries, Healthy, Great for Outdoor Dining, Business Meals, Casual, Great for Lunch, Comfort Food, Fit for Foodies, Bar Seating, Good for Birthdays, Happy Hour
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on June 6, 2017

The pot pie is fantastic! And great service. Bar was hopping.

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

Nice surroundings and consistently good food

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on May 28, 2017

The service was a friendly and attentive, without being intrusive. The food was tasty and well-priced. Try the chicken pot pie if they run out of meatloaf (limited daily offering), get a lemonade and don't forget the bread and butter to start the meal off right.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Quiet Conversation, Cozy, Casual, Bar Seating, Comfort Food, Business Meals
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on May 26, 2017

Both the service and the food were very good! We enjoyed our dining experience. Brett, the GM, was friendly and welcoming, and enjoyed his personal attention! Thank you!

Tags: Healthy, Business Meals, Vibrant Bar Scene, Casual, Comfort Food, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays
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