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Date
Mon, 4/23
Time
8:30 PM
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Grillfish DC

4.5
2256 reviews
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$30 and under
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Seafood
Perfect For:
  • Good for a Date
  • Business Meals
  • Neighborhood Gem
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.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Seafood, American
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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
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Phone number
(202) 331-7310
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Ernesto Nuñez
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Private party facilities
Please contact Andy Phan for more information.
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Private party contact
Andy Phan: (202) 617-6869
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Catering
Contact Andy Phan, Events Coordinator, aphan@eatwelldc.com
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
M St.
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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.
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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.
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Special events & promotions
Contact Andy Phan, Events Coordinator, aphan@eatwelldc.com
Additional
Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 2256 People Are Saying
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4.5based on recent ratings
4.5
food
4.5
service
4.3
ambience
4.3
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92% of people would recommend it to a friend
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4.0Dined 2 days ago

Strawberry Rhubarb cobbler & mashed potatoes was amazing. The crab cakes were market price at $38 and were greasy and disappointing. Service was fast and LaTota J was very nice.

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5.0Dined 4 days ago

Fun atmosphere, casual ambiance but excellent cuisine. Well presented by a friendly waitstaff.

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3.0Dined 5 days ago

Some of our seafood (shrimp and scallops) was bad. When I mentioned it to the waiter, he just shrugged it off as unimportant.

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5.0Dined 6 days ago

Grillfish DC was a busy restaurant with a fun vibe, great food and great service. We made reservations so did not have to wait for a table. We had the buffalo chicken app. Delicious. We also had pistachio crusted mahi mahi and stuffed salmon. Both were very good. Enjoyed the pineapple carrot cake and chocolate cake for dessert.
This was a very enjoyable dining experience.

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3.0Dined on April 16, 2018

It was a little tight for our party of 10. Better suited for smaller groups. Good food.

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5.0Dined on April 15, 2018

The food was timely and delicious as always. The waiter was pleasant and service was great. My son and his girlfriend had never been but they loved it and the atmosphere and will definitely come back.

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5.0Dined on April 13, 2018

Grill fish was great. We missed a flight and had to spend the night in DC. They were able to get us in even though they were hosting an event. Buffalo shrimp app was our favorite!

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5.0Dined on April 13, 2018

One of my favorite seafood spots in DC! Try the ginger calamari!

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4.0Dined on April 12, 2018

Very good fresh sea food. very casual setting. open space. extensive menu. good service. really liked it

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2.0Dined on April 12, 2018

Service was great; however the sea bass special was a bit underwhelming as it was thinly cut and lacked true flavor. I’ve had better meals at this restaurant.

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5.0Dined on April 12, 2018

We were seated immediately. We both had the fish chowder and enjoyed it. The Main course were equally good. I would definitely go back.

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5.0Dined on April 11, 2018

The food was really good and worth the price! The service is also good too

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5.0Dined on April 9, 2018

Been to DC more than 50 times, was unaware of Grillfish. Found it your Open Table suggestions.
Everything said about it was accurate...price was moderate, good wine selection, varied menu (lots of fish as the name would imply, but also pasta and meat alternatives).
Reservation was honored on time, host gave us a choice of tables, waitress couldn't be more friendly and helpful and handled the special orders perfectly.
Had the fish chowder (Manhattan-esque) which was really good, and the swordfish with sweet onion sauce. Friends also loved their dishes, but I can't remember what they had.
Recommended for a nice casual dinner

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5.0Dined on April 8, 2018

Excellent dining

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5.0Dined on April 7, 2018

Everything was fresh and absolutely delicious! My girlfriend that came with me normally complains, lol, she had ZERO complaints and loved everything both of us ordered.

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3.0Dined on April 7, 2018

Food was quite good. All proteins from the sea at our table were tasty. Oysters fine, but not worth the price. A little loud, but an enjoyable atmosphere.

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5.0Dined on April 6, 2018

Delicious!! The crab stuffed salmon special was amazing!

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5.0Dined on April 6, 2018

Great food and our server (Samsun)was really attentive with our table. We have 2 kids and she did a fantastic job with our requests.

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5.0Dined on April 5, 2018

Best fish in DC. Was a little worried after the strip mall outside, but no worries, the service and food were the best in DC
Owner and staff are top tier

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4.0Dined on April 4, 2018

The waiter was snobby and rude. The food was just okay.

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5.0Dined on April 4, 2018

Great restaurant with lots of seafood options. Their bar has multiple excellent beer and wine selections. The broccolini was one of the best vegetable dishes that I have had in awhile. Would go there again.

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5.0Dined on April 3, 2018

We went for a friends' night out. The restaurant was pretty crowded but we'd made a reservation and were seated right away. Service was gracious and responsive but not too intrusive. My friend had the grilled whole lobster which she pronounced delicious and I had the crab cakes which were also delicious (plenty of crab and not too much filling). Would recommend for fresh, good seafood.

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5.0Dined on April 2, 2018

Excellent food and service. Their website menu can be a bit confusing, but they have quite a good selection of both fish and non-fish entrees. The kale caesar salad is especially yummy!

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5.0Dined on April 2, 2018

Incredible restaurant with the greatest waitress EVER. She was amazing, the food was amazing. Highly highly recommend.

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4.0Dined on April 2, 2018

Nice place with very good fish dishes! Average price.
You have to go!

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

Excellent seafooder, with reasonably priced wines and nice kids menu. Our servers were friendly and highly attentive. Glad we made a reservation because it was packed.

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

Food was delicious.

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4.0Dined on March 31, 2018

good menu; better looking inside than it appears from the street; fish is really good - salmon, char, halibut

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5.0Dined on March 27, 2018

Arrived early to meet a friend. Pleased with happy hour drinks and prices. Had mussels (very good!) And flat bread. Place filled up very fast after 5:30. Good food and service

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5.0Dined on March 25, 2018

We were trying seafood restaurants and chose this from the list. It was excellent in every way.

The menu is modest but we will return to try other dishes.

Thanks,

Steve Sapirie

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4.0Dined on March 25, 2018

The food and portions were really good! Reasonable prices for the quality of food. My party really enjoyed our dinner! The crab cakes were really a hit and the mango key lime pie was too die for we were fighting over the last piece at the end! Loved it!

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5.0Dined on March 25, 2018

We had an excellent celebratory dinner for my mother's 70th birthday. We started out at the bar, where we had a drink and some oysters, which were amazing. Dinner was fabulous, too! Though I was not expecting a whole lobster for the lobster pasta, the food was delectable. My only disappointment is that they didn't offer a free dessert or drink for the birthday celebration. It is not a dealbreaker, as I found the food a very reasonable price for some of the best seafood/fish I've found in the greater DMV!

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5.0Dined on March 25, 2018

We were visiting from Pittsburgh, for my 50th birthday. Loved the ambience. Food and service were fantastic. Cocktails were fun and tasty! We can’t wait to go back and bring friends!

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5.0Dined on March 24, 2018

We had a resevation and were seated quickly by a friendly hostess. The crowd at 7pm was eclectic and the atmosphere, warm. The menu has some interesting twists on seafood - I had the grilled seafood brochette with the unusual pairing of red coconut curry sauce, which was outstanding! The grilled Brussels sprouts were divine and deadly (not for people seeking healthy veggies since the caramelization added lots of sugur. My friend ordered char, which she loved. I liked the glass-and-a-half choice for wines and my chardonnay was a good value. All in all a fine dinner and would definitely recommend to others.

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5.0Dined on March 24, 2018

As always, a great dinner - one of our favorite restaurants in DC.

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5.0Dined on March 23, 2018

It was a pretty good experience.

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5.0Dined on March 23, 2018

Had my first date there last Friday night March 23rd and really enjoyed the entire experience.

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4.0Dined on March 19, 2018

Consistently good.

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5.0Dined on March 19, 2018

We enjoyed two dinners at Grillfish while on vacation in DC. Service was pleasant and helpful but not intrusive. The salmon was delicious!

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3.0Dined on March 17, 2018

Extremely fresh and well-prepared seafood menu. My daughter and I shared the mixed grill for two and it was perfectly cooked. My wife ordered a monkfish special that was just a bit oversauced but delicious. My other daughter had linguine with clams in a fra diavolo sauce that was spot on, although the pasta was a tad overcooked. Service was attentive and friendly. My one complaint had to do with an unpleasant "fishy" odor right at the front door, I suspect an outgoing load of garbage may have leaked on the front entry mat.

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