Daily Grill - Downtown DC

4.2
1252 reviews
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$30 and under
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Steak
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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Private dining
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Steak, American, Seafood
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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.
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Phone number
(202) 822-5282
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Payment options
AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Executive chef
Elias Hernandez
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Catering
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For zip codes 20008, 20015, and 20016 click here.

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Cross street
M Street
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Parking details
Numerous private lots are available within a few blocks
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Public transit
Red Line - Farragut North (one block away)
Orange and Blue Lines - Farragut West (four blocks away)
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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.
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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.

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What 1252 People Are Saying
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4.2based on recent ratings
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3.9
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4.0
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Noise · Moderate
86% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OT
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Same waitress as my last meal at the restaurant and the same, excellent service! The food was delicious once again.

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OT
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Good time and great food.

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OT
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful service and delicious meal!

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OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2018
Overall 2food 4service 1ambience 3

Busy work day lunch and we couldn't find our waiter. Another waiter eventually handled our check and apologized.

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CG
1 review
Dined on September 3, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

Arrived to find that the restaurant's air conditioner had not been working all day (100 degrees outside, not much cooler inside), nobody contacted me to inform me of this ahead of time and we were left scrambling to find other accommodations at the last minute.

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LL
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

great lunch location. service was fantastic and food was great as well.

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OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

This is the perfect restaurant for families or adults on their own. It is a nice enough restaurant to please the adults but also offers a kids menu. I got the blackberrie porkchop and thought it was phenomenal. Our service was excellent.

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CS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 13, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

Very good food - reservation was not necessary due to very view people late evening. Closes at 10pm

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VS
Washington DC
14 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 3ambience 2

Dead fly in French fried. Comped the one meal but all of us lost our appetites so it doesn’t matter.

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S
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on August 5, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 1ambience 4

Service was horrible!! Server was okay, but the food runner's attitude was terrible!! The hostess was not appropriately dressed for dinner service. Not at ALL the same level of quality service from years of old. Not going back here again.

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SW
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on July 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were meeting friends and ended up with additional people and Daily Grill was great at accommodating our additional person. Our waiter was good at making sure we all had something to drink when our glasses were empty and the food was WONDERFUL. The staff was very cheerful and seemed happy to assist. Our friends, who had never been to Daily Grill, indicated that was the best choice I had made. They truly enjoyed the whole experience and when back in town will visit again.

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MB
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on July 26, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 1ambience 4

The food was okay. My sandwich did not have bacon on it, I had to ask the waitress for it when we could get a hold of her. My problem was really with the waitress. She was slow, forgetful, and overall a bad waiter. We had to keep getting her attention for refills, asking for the check multiple times, waiting to order, and getting our food.

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S
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on July 21, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 3

It was good. Very good service, the banana pie was amazing! The meals were just average, very good but not outstanding.

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A
Kansas City
25 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful experience. Food, atmosphere, service and prices were all great!

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PL
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love the food, atmosphere, and vibe!

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VA
Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Great location and venue for lunch. The menu selection was good, and the atmosphere was perfect, so we could have a regular conversation without having to raise our voices. The service was fast, and the staff members were friendly. I would definitely recommend this restaurant for a business lunch or casual dining.

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E
Washington DC
16 reviews
Dined on June 28, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

It’s not a bad restaurant, but with greater attention to detail, it could be more upscale. The management had difficulty processing a gift card issued by the restaurant. Their lack of familiarity with their own products was surprising.

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MB
1 review
Dined on June 27, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

Everything was great...except the noise level. Hard to have a conversation across the table!

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SK
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on June 20, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

The food was very tasty, and our friends from France enjoyed their meal immensely. The atmosphere was also very nice with low lighting, and it was quiet at about 6:30 PM. I would not rush back however, due to the slow service.

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SB
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on June 18, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 3

Our recent dinner was marred by the uncomfortable temperature in the restaurant. Even after we asked for relief from the heat, there was no change. The dinner was ok, but we only ordered salads because we didn't want hot food. All four of us were uncomfortable. On a previous visit, we had the braised beef, which was good and the chicken pot pie, which was not good. This time, in addition to salads, we had gazpacho which was made strangely with extremely long slices of onion and left a lasting odor. Both times, the service has been a bit slow, but this time, it was more than 20 minutes after ordering drinks before we saw our waiter again - without the drinks. The table next to us, got frustrated waiting for their check and went in search of dome one to pay. Unfortunately, although the restaurant seems nicely designed and should be a lovely spot to eat, we will not be returning.

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JK
1 review
Dined on June 12, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

The food was very good, as was the ambiance of the Daily Grill. That being said, there was too much noise for it to be relaxing, but that might just be because of the timing of the day. Overall, a great place to go to, if you don't mind the noise at times.

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R
1 review
Dined on June 11, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Food is always prepared great! Left my credit card here one night. Was handled appropriately and securely! !!! Love this place!

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LL
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on June 10, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 4

Service is a bit underwhelming.

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FD
London
63 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 2

It was fine - reliable and as expected.

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DG
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on May 27, 2018
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 4

We have eaten at the Daily Grille several times while traveling to DC. We had always enjoyed it. This time it was less than adequate. There must be new or different management. The bar staff was borderline "unfiriendly". They took long periods from behind the bar and our party of 6 waited a long time to be served and then longer still to be served subsequent rounds of drinks. We waited a longer time still to be served our meals. The dinner server was pleasant but not very attentive. The food was fair but the service was poor. We will not return in the foreseeable future.

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KC
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on May 19, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 5ambience 4

I loved the New York strip steak topped with bacon and the pineapple mule👍🏽

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OT
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on May 18, 2018
Overall 3food 5service 2ambience 4

Great food but service missed the mark tonight. While our waiter was attentive at the start, it took the bar more than 20 minutes to make our drinks (they came after we finished our appetizer course, when the food runners had to bus our table as they delivered entrees). Food was excellent, but it was an off night for service.

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OT
1 review
Dined on May 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious and reasonably priced

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OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on May 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great food and atmosphere. Was my guest's first time dining at Daily Grill. Overall good experience and we will definitely return again.

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C
Washington DC
399 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

great time with friends and the Grill is perfect. Staff and service is always great. Sandwiches were the picks from all of us and one Cobb salad. Food is wonderful

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OT
1 review
Dined on April 20, 2018
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 2

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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JB
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on April 12, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

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

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t
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Overpriced for what it is.

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JR
1 review
Dined on March 26, 2018
Overall 1food 3service 1ambience 3

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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JB
1 review
Dined on March 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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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JB
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

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OT
1 review
Dined on March 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Nicely portioned food prepared quickly with wonderful service.

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T
Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2018
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 2

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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C
Washington DC
85 reviews
Dined on March 11, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 1ambience 2

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.

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OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on March 4, 2018
Overall 3food 5service 1ambience 2

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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