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

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.

Private Dining

Daily Grill’s Private Dining can meet all of your special event needs. Our locations can accommodate anything from an intimate family celebration to a high profile executive meeting. Each restaurant has a full-service bar, perfect for rehearsal dinners and cocktail receptions.

Daily Grill - Downtown DC Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

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4.3

service

3.9

ambience

4.0

value

3.9

Noise

Moderate

92% would recommend it to a friend

Casual (10)
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Comfort Food (6)
Good for Groups (5)
Great for Brunch (4)
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Bar Seating (3)
Healthy (3)
Quiet Conversation (3)
Seasonal (3)
Special Occasion (3)
Kid-friendly (3)
Fun (2)
Pre/post Theatre (2)
Romantic (2)
Good Vegetarian Options (2)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
Good for Anniversaries (1)
Authentic (1)
Cozy (1)
Happy Hour (1)
People Watching (1)
Quick Bite (1)
Sunday Lunch (1)
Vegan (1)
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·Dined 4 days ago

We checked reviews and most were positive but there was a recurring theme of mediocre to poor service. Despite that we took a chance. The food was okay the service was not. We would not go back.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on April 12, 2018

DG never disappoints. Tasty food, good menu, and solid service. I will be back.

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on April 10, 2018

Overpriced for what it is.

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·Dined on March 26, 2018

Here on vacation . . . this place got us seated right away as their were plenty of tables open! However, no server came to even give us water. The one that actually looked at us for about ten minutes, didn't even bother to say "Let me find the individual responsible for this section". Just looked repeatedly and then looked away and ignored us. Horrible experience . . . we ate at District Taco instead and it was fantastic.

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·Dined on March 26, 2018

Love the Daily Grill to get together once each year with friends before the Chrism Mass at St. Matthews. Service and food is great. Elijah was top notch server.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on March 24, 2018

Enjoyed the attentiveness of the server. Timing of courses was perfect. Best pork chop I have ever had in my life! The basil/pink grapefruit cocktail a must

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Casual
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·Dined on March 17, 2018

Nicely portioned food prepared quickly with wonderful service.

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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on March 16, 2018

The waiter was not interested in us at all. He tried to push the most expensive items on the menu and wanted to rush us to order. The short ribs were underwhelming and more like an appetizer portion. He then rushed us to pay but I was not ready to do so. I ate here years ago and it was nice, now I will Never go back.

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on March 11, 2018

Food was pretty good. Standard American food. Nothing great but just what you need on a weekend brunch. I may go back. However, the service was terrible. We had a waitress who could not have cared less about her job if caring less was her actual job.

Tags: Business Meals, Good for Groups, Comfort Food, Sunday Lunch, Bar Seating, Casual
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on March 4, 2018

Place was not busy at all - maybe around 20-30% full. Waited 20 minutes to get water after having been seated, 30 for our order to be taken. Waiter occasionally stopped by - didn't seem particularly concerned with how long we had been waiting. Food was fine - mimosa was... Fine. Don't intend on going back

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 (Seattle)·Dined on March 3, 2018

Was shoe horned into a booth. Bar is next to sit down seating. This wouldn't be an issue except that the bar was extremely loud. Waiter kept bouncing the glassware off of the table. Almost like he didn't have any depth perception. Food was good.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on March 1, 2018

Solid crowd-pleasing food. Good place for a work lunch.

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 27, 2018

Keep trying to go back and have a better experience and it's not working out. This time waited 15 minutes for our glass of wine. This after waiting 15 minutes for our waiter to take our order. Our salads arrived long before our drinks. Absurd. The food is consistent and the location is convenient. The service is mediocre at best.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 27, 2018

The food and service were fine but the noise level was too high, particularly for a business lunch. People shouldn’t have to raise their voices at a table for 4.

Tags: Great for Lunch
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 17, 2018

The service was a little slow since it was not crowded. Our waters were not filled once emptied unless we asked. Besides that - good food and nice ambiance. Yum.

Tags: Casual, Great for Lunch
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 (Milwaukee)·Dined on February 12, 2018

The restaurant is great--food is always good. The noise level at this location is consistently very loud, especially as compared to other Daily Grill locations I have dined at.

Tags: Good for a Date, Comfort Food, Good for Groups
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 25, 2018

Server took too long to greet us. Service was slow and that was an issue as I was in a business lunch.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 23, 2018

service was too slow. Attitude was fine but took way too long to get food delivered

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 23, 2018

The chicken pot pie is amazing!
Our server Miriam was delightful.

Tags: Authentic, Comfort Food, Business Meals
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 18, 2018

On several occasions, I've ordered your beef dip sandwich, which I've enjoyed very much on previous occasions. This time, the horseradish or some other seasoning was too hot and my mouth burned with every bite.

Tags: Business Meals, Quick Bite
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 9, 2018

The Daily Grill is a dependable, comfortable restaurant -- a cross between a traditional diner and a somewhat more upscale bistro. Lots of comfort food, good breakfast fare, good salads. Service was excellent and the ambiance is unpretentious and very pleasant.

Tags: Business Meals, Good for a Date, Afternoon Coffee
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 5, 2018

The food was good and our waiter was very attentive.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 26, 2017

Chicken wings are great!

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 17, 2017

Love this location of the Daily Grill. Large windows for great people watching. Great menu and delicious food. We met friends that are vegan and there were choices for them as well as great selection of burgers, seafood, pot pie, chicken dishes, soups and salads. Everything is delicious - have been going here for years.

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Gluten Free Options, Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays, Sunday Lunch, Healthy, Comfort Food, Happy Hour, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Business Meals, Great for Lunch, Great for Brunch, People Watching, Bar Seating
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 14, 2017

great time at Grill. Started at bar waiting for my friends. Relaxing and great service as always. Once at table, awesome Server. Started with salads and main dishes were fish and steak. Food was perfect. First time for one of my friends and they enjoyed it as well.

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vip
 (Orlando)·Dined on December 10, 2017

The food was all delicious but while the server was friendly, she didn’t come by nearly enough and the food took about twice as long as one would expect.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 8, 2017

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 10, 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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 (Washington DC)·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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