We are the first restaurant to partner in Washington, D.C. with the Monterey Bay Aquarium's Seafood Watch program, ensuring safe and environmentally friendly seafood as part of our cuisine.
Our setting is unmatched and the best casual, neighborhood dining in the West End. The bar is ornately decorated with massive mirrors, large columns and a multitude of glowing candles. These, along with the open kitchen where flames leap from the grill, create a warmth and intimacy in a casual atmosphere.
A $3 per person fee for desserts brought from outside will be applied to the check
Please be advised that outdoor seating cannot be reserved. Reservations can be confirmed over the phone or through OpenTable. Unconfirmed reservations may be considered canceled and tables will only be held for 10 minutes. And as always we value your feedback!
- Surfaces sanitized between seatings
- Common areas deep cleaned daily
- Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
- Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
- Sealed or wrapped utensils used
- Limited number of seated diners
- Distancing maintained in common areas
- Extra space between tables
- Waitstaff wear masks
- Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
- Staff temperature check required
- Contact tracing information collected
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The food is way to overpriced for the limited menu and quality. I will not be returning
My favorite restaurant. The food is delish.
This is a great restaurant for any occasion. Super nice patio. Soft shelled crab (seasonal) were fantastic. I preferred the sautéed one but the fried was also good. Seafood mixEd grill is the other photo, also yummy. Katie provided exceptional service.
Nice selection of fish. Appetizers were excellent. I wish they had a butter sauce to go with their fish.
Unfortunately this was not the birthday experience we had in mind. Simply put, there was nothing that stood out as above average during this first occasion. My $165 would have been better spent elsewhere.
Great seafood and waiter was very helpful in recommendations.
Excellent food! Generous fish portions. Attentive staff.
The service was exceptional. Tony was attentive when needed but also gave us privacy. The special oysters were a pleasant surprise and the seasonal dish of soft shell crab really hit the spot.
Friendly staff, excellent food and atmosphere. Will go again.
The soft shell crab was a weird experience ! Not very tasty. A bit expensive.
First visit for me for dinner, and it was great. Special compliments to our awesome server.
I noted in my request last week it was a birthday dinner but restaurant *didn't confirmed it w/a slice of cake. 🤬🤬👎👎
A+ experience. Accommodated our table preference and gluten allergy with ease! The food is a wow, best fish in DC. And the cocktails weren’t bad either!! Highly recommend.
The entire experience was fantastic! Everyone was so friendly and the food was delicious, will definitely come back again!
Very nice staff and food, wonderful to be back in the dining room
Food was great - well seasoned and full of flavor. Waitress was exceptional. Very. Attentive, pleasant attitude and helpful with suggestions. Highly recommend.
We celebrated our anniversary and could not have been more pleased. The oysters from Rhode Island were superb (we kept the shells), the soft shell crabs could not have been better, and the service was quite professional. We felt as if we were regulars, which we are not. We will be back, however.
When we scouted out Grillfish several days before our dinner, we got to know Ryan at the bar and that is what convinced us, ultimately, that we had made the right choice for our celebratory dinner. He is a real keeper.
Thanks to all for making our anniversary a special one.
Awesome Food and Drink, we went to celebrate a birthday and it was a great night. Fish was spectacular, and we loved our calamari and $1 oysters to start the night. Highly recommend! Also, check out that carrot cake.. Holy Sh*t!!
First-timers with special family member; we loved the diverse, interesting menu choices, good brief wine list, and friendly staff... but the delicious and attractively plated food was the 'cincher'. We'll return next time we're in DC. Oh, we also enjoyed our server (thanks, April!)
We had a table inside, and the atmosphere is intimate. The variety of fish available was great ! Sautéed soft shell crabs were the best I’d ever eaten
I don't understand how this place has good reviews. Ordered three different entree's, that ranged from just ok to crap that must have been reheated in the microwave. Service was non existent, it took entirely to long for Apps, Dinner, and dessert. The place was not crowded only two other couples inside the restaurant and two other couples outside on the patio. No excuse for poor service, poor food. I would never eat here again.
Grillfish has been one of my near-work go to places for years. I enjoy the place so much I’ll bring family and friends on weekends though I don’t live in DC.
Servers are always helpful and particularly during pandemic year(+) I’ve appreciated eating on their patio and feeling comfortable even pre-vaccine.
Also, $1 oysters will always bring me running 🤗
The service was great, servers are very attentive, I am pretty picky but the food was awesome. Would definitely recommend!
Everything was wonderful! We were celebrating our anniversary and they gave us each a complimentary glass of Prosecco. Such a nice touch!
Beautiful interior and a lovely veranda not on top of the sidewalk. The food was fresh! Fresh oysters, fresh fish and the tacos are filling. My new favorite spot! They allow pets on the veranda which is wonderful too!
Great time, food was delicious, prices were unbelieveable.
Outstanding restaurant. Service was fantastic. The happy hour specials were delicious and substantial. Grilled fish was he best that I ever had. Oysters were fresh and large.
Mussels Siciliano were awesome. Drinks were generous. Can't wait to go back.
Amazing! We had such a great experience there and the food was awesome!
Good service and good food
Good food and service! We enjoyed everything except the red sangria which was watered down.
My son and I were passing through DC after a trip to the Outer Banks. We looked up restaurants in town and this one came highly recommended and we were not disappointed! The food was fantastic and fresh, the staff were very friendly, and the restaurant itself very nice without making you feel like it's stuffy. It's definitely spends but it's absolutely worth it. Can't wait to come back!
Great staff. Convenient to other area attractions.
When you slide to dirty habit make sure to ask for Trevor. He knows how to take care of a table.
Service was EXCELLENT, food was ok...slightly under seasoned.
Exceptional service and delicious food. We were treated well by Jay and Tony on our anniversary day out. It was our first date in a year or more, due to having three young children and we're glad it was here. Oysters and bronzino with ginger-cilantro sauce were delicious, as well as cocktails (Spring Fling and Tamarind-ginger margarita). Squid ink risotto was a bit rich, but the shrimp served with it were sweet and fresh. Mussels fra diavolo were very fresh as well, but like the risotto, could have used a bit of wine to brighten the flavor. We were given cocktails on the house in honor of our special occasion- that sealed the deal for us. I'm looking forward to trying the calamari and salmon on our next visit. Visit Grillfish! All in all, it is one of the best restaurants I've ever been to. We were impressed by the simple yet delicious eats, and kindly waitstaff.
Amazing night I had out. The food was on 100% and the waitress "Katie" was outstanding her service was warm her energy was well put. I had the crab cake, jasmine rice and the salmon salad with a cup of soup fantastic dinner and beautiful evening I had there! Keep up the awesome work chief's 😊
Such a great dining experience. Our server Mya was really great and helpful with us while ordering!
I thoroughly enjoyed the grilled artic char fish and grilled asparagus. The dessert was amazing. It was the best carrot cake I’ve had in a decade.
We chose Grillfish for our first covid-era dine-in experience because it was my partner's birthday and we always loved Grillfish in the Before Times. We went at 2:30 for a late lunch. The tables were thoughtfully spaced and we felt completely safe. Everything we ordered was absolutely fresh and delicious - a dozen oysters, three small plates, a salmon BLT, their luscious carrot cake, with a bottle of prosecco. The cake was served complete with ice cream and sparklers. A very festive and enjoyable experience! We'll be back soon.
Grillfish DC offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (202) 331-7310.
Grillfish DC is rated 4.5 stars by 2878 OpenTable diners.
Grillfish DC does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://www.giftrocker.com/secure/Order/?h=bf00bf18.
Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.