Daily Grill - Santa Monica

4.3
635 reviews
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$30 and under
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Steak

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.


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Private dining
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Steak, Seafood, American
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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




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Phone number
(310) 309-2170
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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
Phil Kastel
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Catering
We feature take-out and delivery service to the surrounding community, as well as Catering Platters To-Go for your office party needs.
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Cloverfield/26th Street
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Parking details
Valet service available. Self park available. Private underground parking with three hour validation.
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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.
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Wine

Private Dining

Two private rooms available, 30 guests each room.

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What 635 People Are Saying
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Los Angeles
138 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We have been here several times over the years and it never disappoints.
On this night, however, we wanted to try the Friday night special of
the prime rib dinner.
We arrived early to be sure they did not run out of the prime rib,
as they did once with another special.

It was delicious and came with potato and creamed spinach.
We started with soup or salad. We had one of each. They
were both good.

The servers were attentive and checked back often.
We enjoyed the meal and felt very comfortable there.

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M
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our favorite couples and also, with friends, place to go for dinner. Any day or on weekends.

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BA
Los Angeles
11 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

consistently good basic American comfort food we go often

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DT
San Francisco
11 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

The Daily Grill is exactly what it is: a great place for simple, straight-forward food in a comfortable setting with professional, attentive service. What’s not to like?

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J
Los Angeles
25 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

We enjoyed our lunch although the Cobb Salad was lacking as there wasn't enough blue cheese and Italian dressing would not be my preferred recipe. The bacon was more like bacon bits than bacon pieces. And, there wasn't much avocado. Seems to me they cut back on the higher cost ingredients to improve their margins but the overall experience was poor as a result. The rest of the food was very good including the vegetarian black bean/quinoa burger and the grilled artichoke. The heirloom tomato and mozzarella salad was uneven as the tomatoes were great but the mozzarella was rubbery and tasteless.
The service was great and the ambiance was very comfortable.

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I
Los Angeles
47 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Always enjoy dining at The Daily Grill in Santa Monica. Took my 30 year old grandson and his friend for steak dinner and they loved it.

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JR
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I thought it was great...too bad they did not check that I had made a reservation.


That left me feeling quite odd.

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

The food and service at the Daily Grill in Santa Monica was quite good. They do not have a huge menu but most diners will find something to their taste. The regular menu burger seems a little overpriced.

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MS
Los Angeles
9 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Very good service; good food

will definitely visit again

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PA
Los Angeles
53 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

Boring menu and over priced

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h
Los Angeles
23 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 3

Went for the prime beef special and it was inedible.....could not chew....sent it back. Manager was very gracious and did not charge us.

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F
Los Angeles
26 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

The serving portion was plentiful with above average taste. Good for every day dining.

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w
Los Angeles
46 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Value was excellent as my guest had the Wednesday pork chop special and I had the DineLA menu. We shared that dessert, and I even had pasta left over to take home!
Friendly and adept service, too. Plus free parking!

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EB
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Good food with great service. Can get a bit noisy.

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I
Los Angeles
48 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

They make a great hamburger...to the requested specifications of doneness. In our case one person had very rare and the other medium. Both were perfect.

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R
1 review
Dined on July 23, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We went there for Dine LA. Everything we ordered tasted great especially the fish(barramundi). I would highly recommend the Daily Grill

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k
Los Angeles
21 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 3

was trying their DineLA meal and was really disappointed. I have been there before and don't remember the food being so bad. I had the Chicken Marsala with angel hair pasta and it tasted like Rice a Roni mix. The beef tenderloin was okay but kinda dry. The desserts were bad (strawberry shortcake was like a scone and the carmel apple sundae was really sweet). The gazpacho soup and watermelon and cucumber salad weren't too bad. I won't be back

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L
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 2

Waiter was too intrusive...kept asking "is everything alright?" Very annoying.

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TU
Los Angeles
13 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

One of the better places in the area to go for lunch. Service is always great, and the food is better than most of the food trucks that park nearby. While the trucks cost less, I consider this a better overall value due to the comfort and quality of the overall dining experience.

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R
Los Angeles
25 reviews
Dined on June 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We met some friends who were visiting from out of state. We were all comfortable and each chose delicious entrees. The waitstaff was delightful and took excellent care of us.

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IS
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on June 25, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

SINCE THERE WAS A LARGE PARTY IN THE BACKROOM THE SERVICE WAS NOT UP TO PAR. WE ASKED FOR BREAD WHICH THE WAITER BROUGHT IT BUT NO BREAD PLATES.
I ASSUME THAT THE COOKING STAFF WAS OVERWHELMED WITH THE LARGE PARTY SINCE OUR FOOD TOOK SOME TIME TO ARRIVE.

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OT
1 review
Dined on June 14, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Portions were on the smaller side.

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SL
Los Angeles
9 reviews
Dined on June 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service every time but Patricia and Jennifer are my favorite!

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J
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on May 31, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Great food, great service, great parking, great prices. An all around great neighborhood restaurant!

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g
Los Angeles
33 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food is always spot-on....and the service was fast and available when needed.

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AC
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on May 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Good food at fair prices with attentive service. This restaurant is good for coupes and families.

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AC
1 review
Dined on May 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Good food and good service. The trout is excellent as are the fish and chips and the filet mignon. Friday prime rib dinner is wonderful

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R
Los Angeles
23 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is our go to restaurant, just the two of us or meeting friends, birthday lunches with cousins, etc.!

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KO
Orange County
27 reviews
Dined on May 5, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Daily Grill in Santa Monica is a nice place for a good meal. They have different on different nights. We went for the Friday nite Prime Rib dinners. The portion size of the Prime Rib was quite nice, although a little overcooked for Medium Rare. The accompanying potato was wonderful.

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p
Los Angeles
69 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

food isn’t great. used to be so much better. still love the hot bread and butter. wish they could be as good as they used to be!

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a
1 review
Dined on May 3, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 3

Good seating. Great menu and food Excellent service

Very noisy. Should have gotten an outside table

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I
Los Angeles
48 reviews
Dined on April 28, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Great prime rib and good service in Santa Monica. Their happy hour is also excellent.

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b
Los Angeles
47 reviews
Dined on April 28, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 3

Ordering rare beef and actually getting it is rare. The daily grill did a terrific job on that part.
Service was not quite As attentive as it should be... but OK. Yes, we will return...

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OT
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on April 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Wonderful staff love having lunch here

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MR
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on April 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always good food and service. We appreciate the quietness although we know it’s noisier during the week which is why Saturday is perfect.

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TC
Los Angeles
73 reviews
Dined on April 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

You have one of my favorite dishes anywhere: The trout almandine Is my favorite dish in ANY restaurant! CONGRATULATIONS!

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EU
1 review
Dined on April 14, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 3

THE CHEF'S SPECIAL DINNER (ROAST BEEF LEFT A LOT TO BE DESIRED). MY CUT OF ROAST WASN'T VERY GOOD; IT WAS THIN, CHEWY AND WASN'T APPETIZING AT ALL. I HAD THE SAME DINNER LAST WEEK AND IT WAS EXCELLENT!

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SG
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A favorite restaurant.

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b
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on April 1, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

The bartender in Santa Monica could use a little more personality. He works there in the evenings he sort of a tall slender gentleman. Otherwise the service and the food are fantastic. We always have a lovely time there

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MN
Hawaii
4 reviews
Dined on March 25, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Really nice to be able to have a conversation unlike most restaurants these days.

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