About Daily Grill - Downtown DC

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.

1200 18th Street NW
Washington, DC 20036
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Steak, American, Seafood

Hours of Operation:
Mon-Sat: 11am – Close

Sun: 10am – Close



Happy Hour and Special Appetizer menu starting at $4 in the bar. Hours from 4 – 7pm Monday to Friday, 11am – 7pm on Saturday, and all day Sunday. $4 BURGER special available on Monday.

Cross Street:
M Street

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$30 and under

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

Phone Number:
(202) 822-5282

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

Catering:
Delivery Information:

For zip codes 20008, 20015, and 20016 click here.

For all other zip codes in the DC area click here.

Parking Details:
Numerous private lots are available within a few blocks

Public Transit:
Red Line - Farragut North (one block away)
Orange and Blue Lines - Farragut West (four blocks away)

Executive Chef:
Elias Hernandez

Private Party Facilities:
The Daily Grill - Downtown DC offers a private room seating up to 24 guests & a semi-private room seating up to 50 guests.

Private Party Contact:
Michele Sykes: (202) 822-5282

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
The Daily Grill - Downtown DC offers a private dining room seating up to 24 guests & a semi-private room seating up to 50 guests. Private dining menus available. Please inquire with Daily Grill DC for more information or to reserve.

Daily Grill - Downtown DC Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

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food

4.1

service

4.0

ambience

3.9

value

3.8

Noise

Moderate

89% would recommend it to a friend

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Casual (5)
Good for Groups (4)
Neighborhood Gem (4)
Great for Brunch (3)
Good for a Date (3)
Quick Bite (3)
Romantic (3)
Good for Anniversaries (2)
Authentic (2)
Kid-friendly (2)
Cozy (2)
Creative Cuisine (2)
Happy Hour (2)
Healthy (2)
People Watching (2)
Quiet Conversation (2)
Tasting Menu (2)
Worth the Drive (2)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
Good for Birthdays (1)
Fit for Foodies (1)
Fun (1)
Late-night Find (1)
Pre/post Theatre (1)
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined 7 days ago

We enjoyed it. Complimentary valet parking! Pleasant atmosphere. Good soups.

Tags: Kid-friendly, Casual, Neighborhood Gem, Worth the Drive
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 21, 2017

Excellent place for the business lunch. Staff is excellent. Mahi sandwich and burgers were choices. Excllent

Tags: Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 14, 2017

Would go again. Neat, Clean, Good food. My reservation was a good idea.

Tags: Business Meals, Quick Bite, Healthy, Good Vegetarian Options
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Dine and dash is not the way they like it but they do takeout from the bar, I think the space is a little too big most of the time so I like the bar area, coming here since 2001 at least. Wish they would bring back daily specials, made this place special.

Tags: Business Meals, Quick Bite
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 (Tallahassee)·Dined on November 11, 2017

The food was good but the service was subpar. Our server did not appear to be listening to us as our orders were wrong and we had to ask for several items more than once.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 2, 2017

I love the food but the last few times I've been to Daily Grill, the service was terrible. We waited almost twenty minutes for someone to take our order. The previous time, we waited 20 minutes to get the check. They need to step it up on the service and keep the quality of the food!

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·Dined on October 27, 2017

I've been to the Daily Grill a few times in the past and it was excellent. This time is was awful. The service was terrible (the server didn't have the qualifications to work at Applebees), the food was barely so so (the meat came out straight off the grill and had no time to rest, and was the fattiest pork chop I've ever had. The pesto had no garlic and the basil they used was not fresh by the taste - I get better from Costco), the wine list only had 3 bottles available (if there were more, we were never offered another list). For the price they charge, I expect much, much better. If this would have been my first time there, I would never go back. Now that it's my 4th time there, I will still never go back.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 18, 2017

Enjoyed as usual! Food was tasty. Waiter was excellent.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Casual, Comfort Food
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 18, 2017

Food was very good. Service was excellent. Our server did make a mistake with one order, apologized profusely, quickly brought out the correct order, and made a deduction on the bill. Can't ask for more.

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 14, 2017

We've dined at various Daily Grill venues and have always experienced a good meal at a decent price. However, our recent experience at the downtown DC location was a real disappointment. The food was mediocre, the service perfunctory and the wine offering pitiful. While it might have just been an off night for that particular restaurant, the experience was bad enough to warrant our not returning anytime soon.

Tags: Kid-friendly
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 7, 2017

Awesome service. The staff was friendly and attentive. I’ll return again soon.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 5, 2017

A great meal at a reasonable price. I suggest you try the chicken pot pie or the meat loaf.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Bar Seating
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on September 27, 2017

Daily Grill is a dependable "go to" destination for a casual or business lunch. The boothes are comfortable and allow for quiet conversation. The food is dependably good, as is the service.

Tags: Bar Seating, Cozy, Neighborhood Gem, Business Meals, Great for Lunch, Quiet Conversation, Casual
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 (Grand Rapids)·Dined on September 18, 2017

Went there for my Birthday. Both the food and service was very good, We would definitely go back

Tags: Comfort Food, Worth the Drive, Fun, Bar Seating
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 17, 2017

Restaurant did not do their part and report our visit to open table. Open table contacted me saying we missed our reservation. Which was absurd that me because we told the hostess we had a reservation, and there was only 2 other customers. So, I had to write a detailed email describing my visit. Not worth the trouble. Will not be returning

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on September 13, 2017

We love the food at daily grill. Our waitress was curt and barely civil. Rushed around. She didn't pause to hear what we need nor crack a smile. The noise level was higher than usual we could barely hear each other. They should install carpets or some kind of noise reduction. The food was great. The service terrible. We invited a couple from out of town.

Tags: Creative Cuisine
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on September 12, 2017

Found a wrapper in mashed potatoes

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on August 31, 2017

First time guest to US and we had a great business lunch. Soups were starters and cheeseburger and salmon burgers were our meal Always great staff and service.

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 (Detroit)·Dined on August 26, 2017

Slow service but good food

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on August 24, 2017

Always good for last minute meals and get a reservation.

Tags: Good for Groups, Authentic, Comfort Food
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on August 22, 2017

There were 3 of us & we all ordered the cobb salad. I asked for additional avocado instead of egg & the waiter immediately said that's probably not possible, avocado's expensive, etc., but he'd check. When my salad arrived, it had no egg but had hardly any avocado. You should be more flexible when a customer makes a simple request. We were also never offered your delicious bread for some reason.

Tags: Healthy, Business Meals
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on August 22, 2017

The restaurant has gone downhill. The hostess incorrectly attempted to seat us with another party, despite the fact that I had referred to my reservation for a party of 2. The server was clearly reciting menu specials from pure (incorrect) memory, without any true knowledge of the dishes. My chicken Caesar salad was terrible (4 tiny slices of chicken). The server never returned to the table to inquire whether the food was satisfactory. Fifty dollars for 1 soup, 1 salad, 1 sandwich, 1 iced tea and 1 lemonade. I won't go there again.

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on August 8, 2017

Cobb salad was subpar. Have had better cafeterias. Server lost interest in us after we only ordered $16 salads (that were not worth the price or even half the price). No refills, dropped off check as it was the mail. Hostess was great though. But not going back.

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on August 4, 2017

The carbonated beverages were flat. No bubbles.

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on August 1, 2017

Had a reservation around 1 pm. The place was packed and the noise level was exceedingly high. Not a good place to have a conversation over lunch. Food was very tasty and wait staff was very good.

Tags: Casual, Good for a Date
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on July 30, 2017

The greeter was slow. Yes, she has to seat a party of 8 before us, but I didn't understand why it was such a process for her.

Naomi took our order and then we didn't see her again until she dropped the check. She didn't refill coffee or perform a quality check

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on July 19, 2017

The food is great but the service is consistently sub-par and inattentive. This is typically a sign of how focused and dedicated the management is to serving customers well.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Business Meals
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on July 16, 2017

I signed up for the rewards program but was told that I couldn't use the free apartizer award until my next visit, despite receiving an email stating that the reward was ready to use immediately. That aside, the steak seal was good and the service was good. I only went there on recommendation from my Lyft driver about the free appetizer incentive, so that was a little disappointing. All in all an okay experience.

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on July 12, 2017

The food is fair and reasonably priced. It's very loud.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on July 12, 2017

I had a reservation for 4, but upgraded to 5 the day before, but they initially showed us to a table for 4. Service was slow, and when we gave our credit cards to pay, there was a delay and we were told the computer had to reboot. The food was good, but service was slow.

Tags: Bar Seating
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 (Raleigh)·Dined on June 26, 2017

I don't believe what I spent for lunch to lunch with an old friend was worth it. The food was nothing special, my toast was burnt and it didn't seem like the ingredients were fresh. There was nothing special to my overpriced turkey sandwich.

The classic margarita on the rocks with salt on the rim was distasteful.

The waiter made maybe 2 appearances during the hour we spent at the restaurant. I wouldn't recommend and I won't be visiting again.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on June 24, 2017

Daily Grill has a wide, varied menu. Adults and kids can find something they like. Good for families.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch, Casual
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vip
 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on June 20, 2017

Post work dinner and was looking for something solid. The meal was fine. Service was inattentive despite not being busy and this detracted from the experience.

Tags: Business Meals, Happy Hour
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on June 12, 2017

Normally, it's a wonderful experience, but yesterday's service was lousy. Bread wasn't served, even after asking for it. When we asked a second time, it was brought after our meal was served and we had already started eating. I informed the server when we sat down that we were celebrating a birthday, we were told that they would give my friend a birthday dessert (which we would have happily paid for). The check was given at the end of our meal with no mention of the birthday dessert, it apparently was forgotten. At that point, we decided not to even bother asking for dessert. Unfortunately, I ended up tipping more than I should have, but it was to late once I pondered on it.

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on June 9, 2017

Great place for a business lunch. Burgers and salmon burger were excellent. Staff is excellent

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 (Denver)·Dined on June 8, 2017

Our first night in DC and our first restaurant. Great choice within walking distance of our hotel. Food was excellent with a made from home feel

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Casual, Quick Bite
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on May 21, 2017

Good Sunday Brunch. French Toast is great. The Monkey Bread is nice highlight, with a good mixture of cinnamon and icing.

Tags: Kid-friendly, Great for Lunch
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on May 21, 2017

Service was slow. We were never served water, we had to ask for a refill on the coffee and the monkey bread was stale.

Tags: Afternoon Coffee, Quick Bite, Scenic View, Comfort Food
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on May 14, 2017

Members of my party were running very late and the server was extremely accommodating. Food and overall was service very good. The Mother's Day gift card was a nice touch.

Tags: Kid-friendly, Comfort Food, Good for Groups, Business Meals, Special Occasion, Bar Seating, Handcrafted Cocktails, Great for Brunch, Sunday Lunch, Great for Lunch, Casual, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on May 12, 2017

A good place for a business lunch. Good diet options

Tags: Great for Lunch, Quick Bite, Business Meals
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