Grillfish DC

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$30 and under
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Seafood

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We source the finest, sustainable & local ingredients to create handcrafted food & beverages.

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

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bettyw
Richmond
21 reviews
Dined on March 11, 2020
Overall5food3service5ambience4

If you like fish, this is the place to go. Service was great .

Grillfish DC
Responded on March 14, 2020

Thank you for the review.

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vipOpenTable Diner
London
5 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

It was good enough but I wouldn't go back again. Despite the price, it's really not a fine dining restaurant. If you're a foodie & like great seafood, you might be disappointed like me. Or maybe I should've stick to my gut vs listening to the waiter's recommendation, which is mediocre at best.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Food was amazing! Get there early, as fish items are delivered daily with a certain amount of inventory. If your a late night reservation your favorite fish option may be sold out.

Grillfish DC
Responded on March 10, 2020

Thank you for the review.

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ToniM
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and staff excellent! We all enjoyed our meals, beverages AND desserts!!

Grillfish DC
Responded on March 10, 2020

Thank you and I am glad you saved room for one of our homemade desserts.

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vipSkywinch
Washington DC
32 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place for Friday night date night. Food is always amazing and service is great. This time we had the seared scallops and they were some of the best I have ever had. Also tried the rainbow trout and it was cooked perfectly. Wine pairings rounded out a perfect dinner. Will certainly be back soon.

Grillfish DC
Responded on March 10, 2020

Thank you so much for joining us, and I hope we will see you again soon.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Chris was our server, he was fantastic. The lobster over linguini was delicious!

Grillfish DC
Responded on March 10, 2020

Thank you for the review, and I so glad your experience was so enjoyable.

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vipLandR
Nashville
5 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good eclectic atmosphere and tasty fresh food. Good service.

Grillfish DC
Responded on March 10, 2020

Thank you.

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vipFrom1WhoDinesOut
Washington DC
14 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I have been eating at this restaurant for over 20 years, never disappoints! Fish is always fresh and delicious and service is wonderful too! Thank you to the Alfredo and his team!!

Grillfish DC
Responded on March 10, 2020

Thank you for your loyalty over the years, and I am so glad to see we are still one of your go-to spots.

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JeffT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service. We were told we had the best seats in the house and they were right. Can't wait to go again.

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vipFoodlvr
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Good food good wine good service. Just a little too dark, could use better candlelight at tables

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MikeM
Cleveland
1 review
Dined on February 26, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Very good meal, but was with a large party and they crammed us around small tables and up against the wall.

Grillfish DC
Responded on March 10, 2020

I am glad to hear about the meal, and thank you for the feedback. We will look into it so that we can be more accommodating to large parties.

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vipNancyR
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on February 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food. Great service. And you can talk. Ideal for a business lunch.

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charlieb
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience2

Fryer wasn’t working and had to keep reminding our server of things we still needed or had ordered. Made my drink incorrectly the first time.

Grillfish DC
Responded on March 10, 2020

I am so sorry to hear about your experience, and thank you for taking the time to write, because we value feedback to always help us improve.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food was GREAT! Our server was awesome, patient & friendly.

Grillfish DC
Responded on February 24, 2020

Thank you for the review and kind words.

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vipJason
Atlanta
38 reviews
Dined on February 18, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Food and service was delicious but my coworkers trout was full of pin bones, which was an unpleasant surprise.

Grillfish DC
Responded on February 20, 2020

We are sorry to hear that you had a negative experience and appreciate you taking the time to provide feedback. Grillfish take reviews very seriously as it is our priority to ensure all guests receive fresh seafood and an outstanding dining experience.

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AlexaS
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Super romantic atmosphere, excellent food and service. Just a wonderful date spot downtown!

Grillfish DC
Responded on February 24, 2020

Thank you for the review and recommendation.

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vipKansasFoodie
Kansas City
17 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We had a great meal here. The service was great and the food was very fresh. Highly recommend.

Grillfish DC
Responded on February 20, 2020

Thank you for the kind words, and I am glad to hear about your great dining experience with us.

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TomC
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Excellent food & service. Can't wait till the re-construction is over!

Grillfish DC
Responded on February 17, 2020

Thank you for the review, and we look forward to seeing you again after our construction facelift.

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ScottT
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went for Valentine's day with the wife and had a very pleasant experience overall. My server was Ryan and he was very attentive and accommodating.

Grillfish DC
Responded on March 10, 2020

Thank you so much for the review, and for spending your Valentine's dinner with us.

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vipgregb
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good food. Accommodated non dairy preference.

Grillfish DC
Responded on February 17, 2020

Thank you for the review, and I am glad to hear we were able to accomodate your dietary restrictions.

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MelissaM
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience4

The calamari was very good but the fish not so much. I requested they filet a Branzino and they indicated they would not and if they did it would be very messy. What fish restaurant doesn't have someone that knows how to filet. I had the striped bass which had no seasoning and the brussel sprouts were so bland. Wouldn't recommend.

Grillfish DC
Responded on February 17, 2020

Thank you for taking the time to provide us feedback. I am sorry to hear what happened, and we have taken the information to re-educate our staff to provide each customer with a great experience.

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vipPatrickB
Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined on February 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went for lunch. Both the Fish and Chips and Shrimp tacos were excellent. When the waiter overheard us wishing our friend happy birthday, she offered her a choice of dessert on the house, then brought it out with a sparkler, who does that anymore?

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews