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

Specials

Valentine's Day Special Menus & More

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Specials

Valentine's Day Special Menus & More

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Details

For Valentine's Day, we will be featuring two packages from a special menu created for this special day.Only packages and the special menu will be available on this day.

Grillfish DC Ratings and Reviews

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4.3

Overall Rating

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food

4.3

service

4.4

ambience

4.2

value

4.1

Noise

Moderate

90% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (33)
Casual (26)
Neighborhood Gem (26)
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Fit for Foodies (26)
Special Occasion (25)
Creative Cuisine (23)
Business Meals (22)
Good for Birthdays (19)
Cozy (19)
Authentic (17)
Good for Groups (17)
Healthy (17)
Good for Anniversaries (15)
Local Ingredients (14)
Romantic (13)
Happy Hour (12)
Worth the Drive (12)
Comfort Food (11)
Great for Lunch (11)
Bar Seating (10)
Fun (9)
Pre/post Theatre (9)
People Watching (8)
Quiet Conversation (8)
Notable Wine List (7)
Great for Outdoor Dining (7)
Handcrafted Cocktails (6)
Hot Spot (6)
Gluten Free Options (5)
Good Vegetarian Options (5)
Great for Brunch (4)
Tasting Menu (4)
Sunday Lunch (3)
Vibrant Bar Scene (3)
Kid-friendly (2)
Great Beer (2)
Late-night Find (2)
Live Sports (2)
Organic (2)
Paleo Friendly (2)
Quick Bite (2)
Spicy (2)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined 3 days ago

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 3 days ago

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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vip
 (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 13, 2018

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

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vip
 (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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·Dined on January 10, 2018

excellent mixed grill dinner with fish and seafood;

Tags: Comfort Food, Fun, Casual, Business Meals, Bar Seating
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·Dined on January 8, 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 7, 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 January 1, 2018

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 January 1, 2018

Always a delicious menu and great service!

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 1, 2018

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 January 1, 2018

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 January 1, 2018

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 January 1, 2018

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

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·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 22, 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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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 22, 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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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 19, 2017

This is one of the first meals in a long time in downtown DC that I really enjoyed AND found to be a good value. The food is fresh and served very nicely. And excellent value for the money, which I cannot often say about DC nicer restaurants. I will pay a return visit

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 18, 2017

Great food at reasonable prices, and the service is always fabulous!

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 17, 2017

I just can say “EXCELENT” Service is always great.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 16, 2017

I wasn’t too sure what to expect coming to this restaurant but the food was amazing! I will definitely be going back.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 14, 2017

Everything was good, not exceptional.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 13, 2017

This restaurant was chosen to celebrate my husband's birthday. He LOVES seafood! From the apps to the desert and even the drinks!! I haven't had a satisfying, wonderful, and tasty meal from start to finish in a LONG time!! The waiter was efficient, the ambiance was excellent and I really enjoyed this restaurant. We will back often!!

Tags: Special Occasion, Pre/post Theatre, Happy Hour, Good for a Date, Great for Lunch, Cozy
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 12, 2017

Chris was my waiter, and I was treated like a king. I dined alone. Had a giggle about the Mango in the Key Lime Pie (don't tell that to a Conch!!!!!!). Very enjoyable. I'll come again when I am in DC.

Tags: Cozy, Romantic, Quiet Conversation, Authentic
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 10, 2017

Our server was attentive and refilled water/soda without asking. The bread served was yummy. Started out with a cup of crab chowder, very good. A meal in itself. My son had the mix grill -seafood. He enjoyed it, and especially liked the candied brussel sprouts. I had the shrimp scampi, which was tasty, but shrimp were over cooked and dish was not hot. Also way too much sauce. Overall, for the amount of food, quality and price, I would certainly recommend.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Cozy, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Savannah)·Dined on December 10, 2017

Delicious food and good service. The venue is also very nice. Our group of 4 had crab cakes, Brussels sprouts, broccoli, and steak and everything was very tasty. We thoroughly enjoyed everything except at our table, the floor wasn’t level so the chairs were on a small incline which made dining for the 2 people on that side of the table a little uncomfortable. Otherwise, they would get 5 stars.

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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on December 7, 2017

I've eaten at the Grillfish almost every time I've visited DC over the last tens years. The ginger calamari is not to be missed.

Tags: Authentic, Good for a Date, Great for Outdoor Dining, Fit for Foodies
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 (Detroit)·Dined on December 5, 2017

Oh my, so cozy and lovely. Fabulous calamari, okay crab cake. My partner had ciopino that was more solid seafood than broth. Excellent, with crusty bread and herby butter.

Tags: Comfort Food, Authentic, Good for a Date, Good for Groups, Worth the Drive, Cozy, Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 5, 2017

I didn't know what to expect at Grillfish, but was familiar with some of the other restaurants run by the same group so I had reasonable expectations. I requested a nice table for my wife's birthday, however we were seated close to a drafty window which wasn't ideal. Our server was mediocre and didn't check back often enough to see if we needed anything or to check back and see if our food was ok. The support staff was good including the host who was more helpful than the server. My wife ordered the lobster and it didn't come with clarified butter. By the time we got someone to bring butter she was halfway finished with her meal. I had the mixed grill which was ok, but not great. The seafood chowder was tasty with large chunks of fish. I'm glad we tried this restaurant, but won't be coming back.

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·Dined on December 3, 2017

The quality food is bad, not coked well.

The fish is not fresh, salmon is cooked half raw, fried calamari is not scrispy but soaked in a pool of oil.

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vip
 (Houston)·Dined on December 3, 2017

Mixed Grill for two was delicious and the service was excellent.

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 (Columbus)·Dined on December 3, 2017

We were celebrating a 75th birthday with family; party of 6 and it was easy to talk and the food was great! Highly recommended; the staff was attentive but not intrusive and brought a lovely dessert for the birthday boy. I couldn't have chosen a better place for our purpose and our taste.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 2, 2017

Real nice cozy place. Great seafood. Ginger Calamari was super fresh

Tags: Casual
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 2, 2017

I've been to Grillfish at least a half dozen times, and the food has usually been very good. I almost always get the seafood diavlo which I like. However, over time, there has been less and less sauce (which I miss); this time the seafood itself (calamari, clams, muscles) was tough and gritty (though the shrimp were fine). The staff, however, were very attentive, and everything we asked for, they brought graciously. The space is nice, the noise level allowed a conversation (rare these days!) and pricing is reasonable. I will go back, but will avoid this particular dish.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 1, 2017

This was our first time at Grill fish, and we were pleasantly surprised by the atmosphere and the quality of the food. We will definitely return

Tags: Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays, Healthy, Romantic
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on November 30, 2017

The food was outstanding and the service excellent. The waiter was very good about checking on food alergies and helping find alternatives for cooking dishes on the menu.

However, diners should never be seated by the bar! I was almost run over by people at the bar waiting to be seated. And the noise was incredibly loud.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Creative Cuisine
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 29, 2017

Always great service and tasty food!!

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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 29, 2017

Excellent service, quality food, however the portion size for the buffalo shrimp pasta was small. Nonetheless, I would recommend this restaurant.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Happy Hour
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