Daily Grill - Downtown DC

4.3
1308 reviews
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The Daily Grill is a throwback to the classic American grills of yesteryear. The Daily Grill features huge portions of classic American food at a great value. Located in the heart of the nation’s capital, this Daily Grill was the first to be opened in Washington, D.C. Just steps from Dupont Circle, it’s close to embassies, office buildings, national associations, and broadcast centers, as well as a nearby Metro station.
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Washington DC
426 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place for lunch. Met friends for salads and sandwiches! Staff, service and food always great.

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DL
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Upscale feel with great food and very reasonable price.

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EW
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 2ambience 3

Our waitress was lovely, well spoken and nicely informed about the menu - however she had too many tables to give great service. She brought us delicious bread on a plater, but no bread and butter plates to share it. Drinks took forever! Everyone got there food except one person and we had to wait 15 more minutes before their food arrived. This I fault Daily Grill 18th Street - for not having enough staff to run a smooth dining room.

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K
Miami
3 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The Daily Grill was busy when my guest and I arrived, and we were the third group seated. When the receptionist turned her attention to me, I said, "Reservations for Kyle." She looked at her list, and took us off to a seat, a booth on a window. The service and food was good. We discussed business, the purpose of the luncheon. I obtained the check, added a gratuity, and we left. That should have been the end of this story; however, later that afternoon, I received an email claiming that I had not used the Open Table reservation. I presumed that this notice would adversely affect Open Table, and so I objected.
JPK

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r
Washington DC
35 reviews
Dined on March 4, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

I like the specials so I would go here but I would go the bar and take it to go, service is so minimal, I'm surprised they are still open but menu down to burgers and pot pie. Go figure.

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AB
Washington DC
34 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2019
Overall 1food 2service 2ambience 2

The waiter didn’t bring plates for our appetizers. It’s three of us for dinner.
No napkin for beverage.
Food was horrible!!! Tasteless chops, too much egg in Cobb salad, Rick shrimp were added. I requested shrimp but those tiny season-less shrimp were not worth the six dollars. We were overcharged. This place has gone down! It used to be great, we’ll never come again

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A
1 review
Dined on February 19, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

If you are in the area and need some place to eat without being rushed, this will be the place. Nothing out of this world.

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M
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Milton our server recommended the Moroccan chicken which was delicious! It’s my new go to now.

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c
Washington DC
427 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent place for business lunch. Food and staff always spot on.

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JM
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on January 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Job well done in terms of service and food quality.

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OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and ambiance

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LG
Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food is amazing. The manager Ebony was very helpful with the menu. We loved the salmon burgers!

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M
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on January 21, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Daily Grill should serve breakfast as an option during the week.

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DW
Richmond
1 review
Dined on January 20, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 4

Overall, I was not pleased. My food came with extra ingredients not listed. I received a dirty glass when served my mimosa. Our server was MIA and failed to clarify many aspects including the “bottomless” mimosas that we only got 1 of. I was disappointed and paid far too much for the little we got out of the brunch experience.

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OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had an amazing time
They were pretty empty but still gave us the best customer service!!!
We drove the manager and bartender crazy but they where awesome !!!

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OT
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

The food is a bit over priced but decent tasting. The service is slow, but everyone is very friendly. Good cocktails. Overall quite average with an above average price tag.

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CB
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

I highly recommend: the Reuben sandwich at The Daily Grill

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DW
Greensboro
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

It is always wonderful. I have a favor. I forgot to give them my email for Daily Grill Loyalty rewards. Can you assist me with that?

Thank you

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OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2019
Overall 3food 1service 4ambience 4

The corn and crab chowder was not good...hardley any crab or corn. Really disappointing and not normal for Daily Grill.

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ES
Washington DC
13 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

The food is good. The server was attentive but she misunderstood 1 of the 2 orders and brought the wrong sandwich. This was rectified quickly.

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JP
Atlanta
6 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Dinner with business colleagues. Great atmosphere and great food. Service was excellent.

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CD
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 1ambience 4

Drinks were great, food was good. Service left much to be desired. Waiter had to be reminded that one guest was waiting for a glass of wine. Another guest had ordered a salad which arrived after everyone else's soup and one minute prior to our entrees. He did not stop by often to check on us and with a very empty restaurant, that's not an excuse. He was friendly, but, he needs to work on his skills, including listening and communicating. We frequent this restaurant because of it's proximity to the DC Improv. So, this is not our first time here. However, we may be looking for an alternative next time since the last few trips the service is not great.

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OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Chef specials were amazing. Service was impeccable. Thoroughly enjoyed our dining experience. Thank you!

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a
Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 1ambience 5

Service was very poor. This is a upscale restaurant with very poor service.
We were promptly seated. Our server initially came and introduced himself and then didn't come to take the order. We had to flag him down to give him the order. He seemed more interested in upselling than servicing. It took over 30 minutes for our order to come out. He never followed up on the delay. We, again, had to flag him down to find out about order. Coincidently he brought up the order as soon as we asked for it. Was it sitting under a heat lamp and he forgot to serve us??
My pork chop was full of fat and not very appetizing.
Didnt expect such poor service or mediocre food.

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SD
Miami
33 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Nice neighborhood spot. Nothing fancy but the staff do aim to please.

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P
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

It's a favorite of mine - the service is ALWAYS excellent, the food is fresh with lots of good veggie choices but this brunch was exceptional: the waitress made it so. Even among a fine wait staff she was so delightful and efficient it made this visit with family exceptional.

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OT
Richmond
3 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food . The chicken pot pie was great and the fish & chips were tasty

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CB
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We chose Daily Grill for its proximity to the DC Improv. We got to the restaurant really early and they sat us anyway. Our waiter was great - friendly, fast, and helpful - even though we occupied the table through 2 sittings to wait for our show. The chicken pot pie was the best I’ve had, and the “regular” is the diameter of a plate! It was huge. Highly recommend this place!

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a
Philadelphia
158 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Stopped in here for lunch. Great burgers. Food and service were great.

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OG
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 2

Food is good, service is good, price is reasonable but volume is very loud. Difficult to have a lunch discussion because of the volume.

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W
Washington DC
12 reviews
Dined on December 9, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 2

Soooooo cold!

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j
Washington DC
32 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was fantastic! 👍🏽👍🏽 I’ve dined here many times and I’ve never been disappointed! Can’t wait to go back!

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RA
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on December 4, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Good place and good atmosphere. nice person and good service.

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c
Washington DC
427 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great lunch . Salads and burgers! Staff is always awesome! Food is very good!

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OT
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful service, as always. Delicious food, as always! Definitely recommend for dining in or taking out.

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OT
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on November 26, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Family event.

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OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on November 25, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 2

Mediocre. It was my husband’s birthday. No acknowledgement by the staff although I included it on the reservation.

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OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 25, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 1ambience 3

Used to be great but going downhill.

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a
Baltimore
46 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 3ambience 1

We had a terrible experience - both of our lunch entrees were terrible so bad that when we paid our check we directly went to another restaurant to eat lunch - will not go back the quality has really gone down hill at this location

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SS
San Francisco
146 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always excellent

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