Daily Grill - Downtown DC

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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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HS
Washington DC
14 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Daily Grill is very conveniently located downtown between the DuPont Circle and Farragut North Metro stations. It's a good place for meeting companions or business colleagues. The menu offers straightforward, American style dishes which are well-prepared. The service was quick and pleasant. The noise level at our weekday lunch meeting was so high that conversation was difficult.

DG
Washington DC
46 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This lunch was very important because I was making the case for mentorship with a group of young staffers at work. Daily Grill made the experience worth it. The staffers were pleased with their meals and the discussion. I was delighted by the great food and service and a bill that wasn't overly expensive. Thank you.

OT
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2019
Overall4food5service2ambience4

Great food - Service was lacking. The chicken pot pie is outstanding!

DS
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall2food4service1ambience4

Excessive wait to be seated as well as for service (understandable if crowded but definitely not the case). Limited to front seating area where the staff seemed more interested in preparing for the next day vs. assisting customers.

DG
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall4food4service2ambience4

We split the bill on two cards and were expected to use the credit card machine ourselves —while the waiter watched. This is suppose to be an upscale restaurant. Stop making it so self-service. Why are we tipping the wait staff if it has features like a cafeteria.

DC
Washington DC
60 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

good food and service for a 'quick lunch' gotta say it's expensive tho , grilled tuna salad and turkey sandwich $60 bucks ????

OT
Washington DC
222 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Entrees came out at unacceptably different times. Solid place overall.

OT
Washington DC
222 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Good lunch. Daughter loved burger; salad very food. Excellent service.

DG
Washington DC
46 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a lovely lunch at the Daily Grill. The purpose was to catch up with one another before the crowd set it. The food was hot, fast, and delicious. Thank you Daily Grill for making my day.

MA
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Your reception and waiters were quite thoughtful and also fun.

J
Denver
3 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2019
Overall2food2service2ambience2

This restaurant is aggressively meh. Meh from the the second we walked in to the moment we got our meh food. I honestly have no idea why it was so busy! The only thing that wasn’t meh was the bill. I have no problem spending money for food, but this place felt like it was 25% too expensive for the value we received.

b
Washington DC
39 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

had an excellent experience at this daily grill. had never been to this location before. love this chain and wish they would open more locations. there used to be one near me and we went there very regularly. really enjoy the trout almondine! their creamed spinach is so good, too. they always have good crusty sourdough bread. wish they were close enough to go to regularly.

LF
New York Area
78 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We wen and to the Daily Grill with friends, got a quiet table so conversation was pleasant. The crab cake entree and short rib were delicious! The portions were generous, wine list adequate. Prices very reasonable. We'd return on our next DC visit.

NO
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

The place was out of our first two beer selections from the menu....how are you out of menu items on a Saturday night? Service was very slow, had to send the steak back because it was not cooked to order, etc....just a bad experience all together....

CO
Washington DC
15 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I have noticed that the service has gotten better the last 2 times I have visited Daily Grill. The food has always been great but the service was lacking. Congratulations for bringing Daily Grill back up to par.

RL
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Convenient and with a menu that has something for everyone.

RL
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2019
Overall3food1service5ambience5

This usually excellent downtown restaurant was a bit off Thursday night. There was a slight overcharge on the bill with I didn't notice until the next day. The Pot Pie was too creamy and made me sick overnight.

CO
Washington DC
16 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The person who waited on our table gave outstanding service and attention to us. I have not gotten that kind of service consistently at Daily Grill! Kudos to him!

OT
1 review
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall4food5service2ambience3

Our table was late to be greeted, brought water and bread. Also many of our dish orders were wrong.

K
Washington DC
74 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Enjoyable lunch and appreciated that we were able to talk without any background noise. Service was good, and selection of lunches excellent.

DL
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time and enjoyed my lunch and experience very much.

f
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on July 22, 2019
Overall3food3service1ambience2

haven't been to Daily Grill for dinner before, usually lunch, but it was empty and i see why. two other couples were there, and the service was slow, asked for water refills three times, had to ask for silverware, a glass for a bottle of beer and the service was very slow with no one else in the restaurant. looked like the waiter was hiding or mopping the kitchen in between serving. in the reservation,r i mentioned it was a birthday party, i had to remind the waiter, he came back with a melted scoop of ice cream for the individual, with a candle in it, and they charged me for it! there are better restaurants in DuPont Circle, restaurant prices are not inexpensive, and its not worth it! sorry.

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2019
Overall2food2service1ambience3

did not get any attention from server and steak salad and only 3 small pieces of steak

d
Washington DC
12 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I always enjoy eating at the Daily Grill. The staff are very courteous and knowledgeable of the menu.

LG
Washington DC
17 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2019
Overall2food2service2ambience3

Very mediocre dinner served by a very inattentive waiter. Salads were not delivered ahead of the entree and plates not cleared. Disappointing at best.

JA
Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2019
Overall1food3service1ambience3

Our lunch order took nearly an hour to come and was wrong. Not all the food arrived together. When we finally got our servers attention we asked for the check but she never came back with it, despite passing us numerous times. We went to the receptionist who said she couldn’t help so I left my card and for the first time in my life left without paying. The manager couldn’t bother to call me but sent an apology email.
I have been going here for years. The place just gets worse and worse. Never again

LS
1 review
Dined on July 11, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience4

Hopefully it was a one off evening. Not good top to bottom.

YH
Chicago
24 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2019
Overall2food4service1ambience2

It’s been a while since we visited this restaurant.
Food was very good as before however the most disappointment was the poor (unprofessional, inexperience) service.
Wonder if the management changed since our last visit.
Kind of an indication that the restaurant had a quite few open seats.

s
Washington DC
41 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience4

We sat at table near the bar so it was fairly quiet. The restaurant itself is quite noisy.

They had New England Clam chowder as a special -- which I love. Unfortunately, it was not hot enough.

Otherwise fine.

OT
Birmingham
2 reviews
Dined on June 28, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Food was good and service was excellent. Good value.

PS
Tucson
2 reviews
Dined on June 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good place for a casual meal that was tasty after a day of touring in DC.
Good compromise between white table cloth formal and casual take away.

N
Washington DC
12 reviews
Dined on June 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a good experience. Was there during happy hour and it was not noisy. Good food and service.

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on June 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Never disappointed.

CW
Washington DC
23 reviews
Dined on June 21, 2019
Overall3food3service2ambience3

I think this is a place I would only try in the evening when I was not in a rush to get to another appointment. We went at lunch time and it was under-staffed, crowded (which it should be in downtown DC) and the customer service was minimal. I would have to ask that they consider having a full staff or management step in when they see how the front of the house is starting to fill up.

JL
Baltimore
41 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall3food3service1ambience3

Food was ok, but service was some of the worst I've ever experienced. Our server, was either brand new or just not cut out for the job. He was S.L.O.W. He took forever to greet our table and bring us water, and never brought bread to our table. The tables next to us had a different server and were seated after us, both got bread and even got their entrees way before us. Requests for knives, drink refills, etc went unanswered. We asked for coffee with our desserts and that took at least 15 mins. Our desserts also took forever to come out as well. He always had to go back to get things he should have brought out initially, like cream for our coffee, and he would disappear for a while before he returned, so you're left sitting there with coffee you can't drink. Then the bill being $125 for two entrees, two cocktails, and two desserts was steep for service to be horrible and the food being nothing to write home about.

SD
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience3

I'm glad we chose Daily Grill for our farewell luncheon. We had a lovely, attentive server. We each enjoyed our meals, and each other's company despite the terrible acoustics. Seriously, it's really loud in that dining room!

BB
New York Area
137 reviews
Dined on June 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

This is a sure thing for dinning. It has everything for all. The menu mix is excellent. The service, the food and the presentation are always excellent. Kudos to the management and staff.

MR
Baltimore
35 reviews
Dined on June 3, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

I have been here many times and I don't recall the food ever taking as long as it did yesterday. The food once it arrives was good and the service was not bad, but for a work lunch they took way to long to prepare the food.

A
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The short ribs dinner is Amazing

OT
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience4

I had the chicken and waffles with bacon and an egg. The chicken was burnt and the egg was overcooked. The bloody Mary's were awesome especially the shrimp garnish.

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