About Grillfish DC

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

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.

1200 New Hampshire Ave. NW
Washington, DC 20036
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Seafood, American

Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 4:00pm; Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday & Saturday: 4:00pm - 11:00pm; Brunch: Saturday & Sunday: 11:00am-4:00pm

Cross Street:
M St.

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

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

Phone Number:
(202) 331-7310

Website:
http://www.grillfishdc.com/

Catering:
Contact Andy Phan, Events Coordinator, aphan@eatwelldc.com

Parking Details:
Parking Garages close to Grillfish are PMI garages.
The first is located at 1110 New Hampshire Ave. NW less than one block from the restaurant. The Garage is open Monday through Wednesday until 10 pm and Thursday through Saturday until 12 Midnight. Sunday the garage closes at 8 pm. If the garage is full or if you're dining with us on Sunday there is another PMI garage at 2300 M St. NW. This is two blocks away from the restaurant and is open 7 days a week until 12 midnight.

Public Transit:
Red Line -Dupont Circle. 19th street exit, walk down 19th St. to M St., turn right. 2 and a half blocks to the corner of New Hampshire & M St.
Blue/Orange Line -Foggy Bottom/GWU. Go left toward Washington Circle. Walk across Washington Circle to New Hampshire Ave. Walk 2 blocks on New Hampshire to the corner of New Hampshire & M St.

Executive Chef:
Ernesto Nuñez

Private Party Facilities:
Please contact Andy Phan for more information.

Private Party Contact:
Andy Phan: (202) 617-6869

Additional:
Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
Contact Andy Phan, Events Coordinator, aphan@eatwelldc.com

Grillfish DC Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

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4.4

service

4.5

ambience

4.3

value

4.1

Noise

Moderate

91% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (31)
Business Meals (24)
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Neighborhood Gem (21)
Special Occasion (20)
Fit for Foodies (18)
Good for Birthdays (18)
Good for Anniversaries (15)
Creative Cuisine (15)
Cozy (14)
Romantic (14)
Fun (13)
Authentic (13)
Healthy (13)
Comfort Food (12)
Good for Groups (12)
Local Ingredients (12)
Worth the Drive (12)
Happy Hour (11)
Great for Lunch (8)
Quiet Conversation (8)
Gluten Free Options (7)
Notable Wine List (6)
Pre/post Theatre (6)
Great for Outdoor Dining (5)
Hot Spot (4)
People Watching (4)
Good Vegetarian Options (4)
Bar Seating (4)
Great for Brunch (3)
Handcrafted Cocktails (3)
Late-night Find (3)
Sunday Lunch (3)
Kid-friendly (2)
Organic (2)
Paleo Friendly (2)
Quick Bite (2)
Seasonal (2)
Spicy (2)
Tasting Menu (2)
Vibrant Bar Scene (2)
Disabled Access (1)
Tapas (1)
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·Dined a day ago

We enjoyed our dinner very much. Great selection of fish. Husband had the mixed grill and I had the shrimp piccata linguine. Both dishes were prepared as ordered and served quickly. Service was excellent. Very nice ambiance.

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 (New Orleans)·Dined 2 days ago

Driving from Boston to Nashville and stopped in DC specifically so we could eat dinner at Grillfish. Yes, it's that good. Food, atmosphere and service.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined 3 days ago

The food was good the ambiance is great I will go back again

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·Dined 3 days ago

My date and I had wonderful time at Grillfish. The food was great. The service was efficient.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined 3 days ago

We went there for Valentine's Day and really enjoyed the lively atmosphere, the responsive service, and the tasty food.

Tags: Comfort Food, Good for Birthdays, Romantic
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 (Washington DC)·Dined 3 days ago

We were there for Valentine’s Day and had a superb experience! My boyfriend is a bit of a fussy eater and he said it was the best meal in recent memory. The service was perfect and the food was delicious and with generous portions. The value was exceptional with the $50/3 course option. We will be back soon!

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·Dined 4 days ago

12tg Anniversary dinner/pre Valentines Day

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·Dined 6 days ago

Very good great location very tasty. Seafood wonderful

Tags: Worth the Drive, Local Ingredients
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 (New York Area)·Dined 6 days ago

Mahi mahi was very fresh.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 11, 2018

Really good fish and fried oysters for a decent price. I'd go back.

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·Dined on February 8, 2018

The most impressive thing about Grillfish was the staff and specifically, the manager. I had requested a quiet table since one of my guests is hard of hearing. When we arrived at the restaurant they sat us in the front (the quietest table in the restaurant) even though our party had shrunk slightly from 4 people to 3 people.
I greatly appreciate that they had actually read and assisted my specific request.
I would recommend this restaurant.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 7, 2018

The seafood chowder was unbelievably tasty and rich. Grill salmon Caesar salad was flavorful. Great ambiance, and friendly and accommodating management staff.

Tags: Business Meals, Great for Lunch, Healthy
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on February 3, 2018

Average in just about every way - the best item in my entree was the fried cabbage (delicious). Appetizers were pricey but good. Entree mains were generally OK but nothing to write home about.

Tags: Casual
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 28, 2018

We had a 9:30pm reservation on a Sunday evening. Although the restaurant was closing at 10pm we were never rushed. We were greeted with a warm hello and had great service and food. We were celebrating a birthday and a cozy corner table was setup for
Us I will be back soon!

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·Dined on January 28, 2018

I don't get downtown for dinner all that often (living in Loudoun) but ate at Grillfish last year for restaurant week and had to make the return trip. The seared scallops tie for the best I've ever had (I'm very picky on scallops) and every item from salad/soup/entree/dessert was great. Just as before. If I lived closer, it would be my go-to for seafood downtown.

Tags: Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Business Meals, Worth the Drive
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on January 27, 2018

Cozy, European style bistro with good service and tasty dishes.

Tags: Late-night Find
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 26, 2018

The customer service would have been a 5 but the waitress do not take her time nor explained anything to us at all other than that the food and the ambiance was wonderful

Tags: Authentic, Good for a Date, Fun
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 26, 2018

Save your money and don't go here. And if you do make sure it's not restaurant week or for a large party because they can't handle either.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 26, 2018

Food was fresh & came out in a timely manor. Will definitely be returning!

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 25, 2018

Trying to scoot into the table in the corner was less than graceful. I almost asked to be seated elsewhere. Then my wine glass was dirty. But the quick response to replace my wine and the delicious food made up for my initial negative impression.

Tags: Cozy, Business Meals
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 23, 2018

We were looking for a moderately-priced seafood restaurant where three friends could have a reasonably quiet meal and good conversation. Grillfish met all our requirements. The service was polite and efficient, as well as friendly. Wine list was acceptable, if not extensive. Fish was well-prepared and presented.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 20, 2018

Our party of six had a wonderful time at Grill Fish this weekend. First, we were seated at a round table - brownie points for that right off the bat. Our server was attentive and went out of his way to accommodate special requests (with a genuine smile, no less). The food was fabulous; I had the grilled rockfish and it was perfection. The prices were reasonable and the entrees include a side dish of your choice. All in all, the restaurant exceeded my expectations and we will return.

Tags: Fun, Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive, Healthy
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 20, 2018

We went to this restaurant this weekend to celebrate my husband's birthday! The food was amazing. I got the mixed grill for one. It had shrimp, scallop, salmon and I think swordfish. It was very fresh and very tasty. My husband got shrimp scampi and he also loved his meal. Our server was 'Slim' Who is friendly personable and very good at customer service! She delivered him a brownie sundae with chocolate syrup with a sparkler. Very fun

Tags: Good for Birthdays
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 15, 2018

Grillfish is our favorite restaurant for special occasions and whenever guest come to town. My family and I celebrated my birthday which is also MLKing Jr. Day. We with Happy Hour and the bartender was very friendly and knowledgeable . He suggested wonderful drinks and appetizers to get our party started. The hostess, I think her name was Jay, sat us at a wonderful table and proceeded to make me feel loved on my birthday, wishing me a "Happy Birthday" and welcoming us all to the restaurant . Our waiter, Anthony, was very attentive the entire evening and suggested wonderful pairings with our meal. His service was impeccable. Our dinner was fabulous. I had the shrimp scampi with an apple and pear salad. My husband had the mixed grill with maple brussel sprouts and my son had buffalo shrimp over linguine with spinach. The food was superb.
Afterwards, the waiter surprised me with a chocolate fudge cake with ice cream with a sparkler on top for dessert. I've shared this experience with all of our friends. It was an enjoyable birthday and I truly appreciate the attentiveness of the staff in making my celebration special!

Tags: Happy Hour, Special Occasion, Healthy, Notable Wine List, Good for Anniversaries, Bar Seating, Good for Birthdays, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good Vegetarian Options
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 (Aberdeen)·Dined on January 12, 2018

Excellent service, great food. Fair prices. Linquine with clams was superb

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 10, 2018

I have dined at Grillfish many times, and had excellent food. This was not the case this evening. I ordered Fra Diavlo. It was all pasta, with no shrimp whatsoever. When I complained toward the end of my meal, they brought 4 shrimp in sauce. It was not the experience I had hoped for. I don't think I'll be returning.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 9, 2018

excellent mixed grill dinner with fish and seafood;

Tags: Comfort Food, Fun, Casual, Business Meals, Bar Seating
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 7, 2018

Nice moment, nice atention and very good food thank

Tags: Comfort Food, Creative Cuisine, Romantic, People Watching
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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 6, 2018

We had an awesome birthday dinner with family and friends. 6 people, and everyone raved about their dinner. Great drinks, service, food and dessert options. We'll definitely be back and will recommend to friends.

Tags: Healthy, Casual, Good for a Date, Comfort Food
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 31, 2017

We just got back from NEw Years Eve dinner. Went there due to the fact it offered regular pricing optional or priz fixe. However, Not so when we arrived. We are from out of town visiting so relied on open table to guide us. I have never gone wrong with an open table restaurant. Food was good, restaurant nice but the pricing was not what we expected. Since New Year’s Eve we went with it and did enjoy our night.

CAution: be clear on pricing before you go here. We were told prices were regular menu with option of choosing prix fixed menu or regular menu. Received a call prior to our arrival confirming our reservation and prices. When we arrived the only option was prix fixed and on top of which many items were inflated, again, no mention of this previously when made reservations several weeks in advance. Very misleading and bad way of doing business.

Sorry Grillfish but you fall short on integrity and customer service.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Always a delicious menu and great service!

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Friendly server, mediocre, over-priced food. Starter of spinach salad flooded with yogurt-ish water dressing; mains consisted of overly large portions of under-cooked salmon and swordfish accompanied by tepid mashed potatoes and equally tepid and limp kale sprinkled with Kraft parmesan cheese powder. New Year's Eve prix fixe menu (unpleasant surprise of which we were not informed when we made our reservation). When the "quality over quantity" memo was circulated, it didn't stop here.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 31, 2017

My husband and I went to Grillfish on NYE. The food was good, not excellent. Service was good. The environment was nice and intimate. We probably would not go again.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 31, 2017

My friends and I went for our New Years Eve dinner. The food was excellent and our server was amazing! The managers were very nice and organized. Overall, one of the best dining experiences I’ve had since I moved to this area.

Tags: Special Occasion, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, People Watching, Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups, Pre/post Theatre, Cozy, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Excellent NYE meal with my husband, we both had seafood pasta dishes.

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 (Charleston)·Dined on December 29, 2017

Great atmosphere, non-pretentious and laid back, nice bar while waiting for reservation time, service was impeccable. Our waiter made beneficial recommendations and provided great insight into the benefits of particular fish dishes. Truly outstanding seafood restaurant, and the desserts were also outstanding. Highly recommend.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Local Ingredients, Good for Birthdays
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 29, 2017

We love your host...he recommended Burch at. Logan Tavern...saw him there too!

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 22, 2017

We had a family get together dinner, quality of the sea food was good, our server was very knowledgable about the entrees and very attentive to our requests. The place was really quiet and the ambiance was very good.

Tags: Good for a Date, Special Occasion
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 21, 2017

The food was great and the service was even better. So many good options it's difficult to choose!

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Healthy, Great for Brunch, Cozy, Fit for Foodies, Great for Lunch, Local Ingredients, Good for Birthdays, Casual, Special Occasion, Handcrafted Cocktails, Notable Wine List, Good Vegetarian Options, Gluten Free Options, Good for a Date, Romantic, Worth the Drive
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 21, 2017

Grillfish is one of our "go to" restaurants. You can count on great fish, prepared and presented very well, tasty sides (try the maple Brussel sprouts!!), and top-notch attention by the wait staff. We love it!

Tags: Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Great for Lunch, Business Meals, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Healthy
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