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Nick's Riverside Grill

257 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Contemporary American
Top Tags:
  • Casual
  • Waterfront
  • Good for a Date
Whether you are looking for a quick bite to eat after work, a fun place for all the friends and family to gather or a romantic night on the waterfront, Nick's Riverside Grill is the place to be.

Our seasonal menus offer everything from fresh seafood to hand cut steaks as well as our signature Crazy Big Nachos and Jumbo Lump Crab cake Sandwich, which means there is something for every one and any appetite.

Join us for Happy Hour Monday through Friday from 4-7 pm at our inside and outside bars and take advantage of our $5.00 draft beers, rail liquors and house wines as well as .50 cent wings.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Contemporary American, Seafood, Steak
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Hours of operation
Monday-Friday 11:30 am-10:30 pm
Saturday and Sunday 11 am-11 pm

**Bar is open till 2 am most nights
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Phone number
(202) 342-3535
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Private party facilities
Corporate, Social, Fundrasiers, Happy Hours, etc.
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Private party contact
Erica Stevens: (202) 342-3535
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Cross street
Thomas Jefferson St NW
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Parking details
Underground Garage located at 30th and K Street. It is part of the complex but we do not validate. K St also offers street parking.
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Public transit
Foggy Bottom and Rosslyn Metro stations are a ten minute walk from the restaurant.
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Valentines Day is fast approaching and our chef has created some amazing specials just for you! Join us February 10-14th and try out something new!

Chicken Tiki Masala- Basmati rice, toasted naan and fennel jalapeno slaw- $26.00

Stir Fry Alaskan King Crab Legs- Black beans, ginger, scallion and cilantro; Served over basmati rice- $59.00

House Smoked Baby Back Ribs (full)- Chipotle bbq, green beans, baby carrots and French fries- $36.00

Individual Raspberry Truffle Heart- Raspberry jam, chocolate butter cream and ganache- $9.00

Reservations are encouraged
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, View, Weekend Brunch, Wine
What 257 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
4.2  based on recent ratings
Noise · Moderate
71% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner (Hawaii)
3.0  Dined 9 hours ago

I was expecting more from the food for the cost.

GoodFood (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined on February 16, 2018

Food was excellent. Had lamb chops and my wife had tortellini. Both were cooked just right. Key lime pie was very good too. It is a bit loud due to the hard floors and glass walls, but it wasn’t distracting for us. Definitely going again.

OpenTable Diner (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

We ate here for Valentine's Day. We were surprised at how empty it was that evening, but it worked great for us since we tend to not like crowds/noise. The restaurant was calm, had great ambiance, was perfect for conversation, and had awesome music playing. I had the crab cake sandwich, which was okay (had great fries), and my boyfriend got the carne asada, which was delicious and very colorful. Great wine & beer menu. I'm sure it's livelier on other nights, but we enjoyed our quiet valentine's date!

vipDrJC (Washington DC)
4.0  Dined on January 27, 2018

The food and service were fine. The only problem was the noise. It was VERY loud. We ate there inside in January so the experience outside by the river may be very different.

The prix fixe was a great value which I strongly recommend.

OpenTable Diner (Washington DC)
4.0  Dined on December 28, 2017

I had the spicy mussels on a friend's suggrstion and it was great. We were seated on the glass roof area and we cold during the meal.

OpenTable Diner (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined on December 15, 2017

Great place for a quick meal; Views are fantastic and the food is good;

Buttons (Denver)
3.0  Dined on November 25, 2017

We looked at the reviews for this on Open Table and they looked really good. The location has the appeal but the restaurant is riding on that and it feels as if they’ve not put any effort into the food here because they have a captive audience. Food was food chain type fare. Really unimpressive and basic.

OpenTable Diner (Frankfurt Area)
5.0  Dined on November 5, 2017

Every thing was perfect!!!!!! Management (Ricky)was awesome so was the Bartender that waited on me!!!!! The food was great just need bigger T.V.'s for watching the skins play lol

OpenTable Diner (Washington DC)
1.0  Dined on October 21, 2017

Awful overpriced food. Horrendous service.

vipOpenTable Diner (Kansas City)
2.0  Dined on October 21, 2017

Sat outside on a busy Saturday--my expectations for service were pretty low given it was crowded. However, service was generally MIA from the beginning of our visit. Food was pretty mediocre and really no effort to check in on us during the meal, refill waters etc. Good place to hang out and drink, but I would avoid the food.

OpenTable Diner (Washington DC)
1.0  Dined on September 23, 2017

Awful experience,rude waitress

Vouldnt hear each other from across the table.. People were walking around and had their bacsides in our faces while trying to enjoy overpriced not that good tacos

Foodie123 (New York Area)
3.0  Dined on September 23, 2017

Bar had Raider fans that crowded into the dinner area. Restaurant staff should have kept them to the bar dad's 75th bday party celebration was memorable for the wrong reasons. Disappointed.

OpenTable Diner (Washington DC)
4.0  Dined on September 23, 2017

The atmosphere was very chill, which I liked. The service was great and our food came very quickly. Will definitely eat at again.

OpenTable Diner (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined on August 26, 2017

Great food and friendly service, beautiful riverside dinning. However, only reservations for inside can be made ahead. Outside dinner is a first come first serve basis.

OpenTable Diner (Washington DC)
2.0  Dined on August 26, 2017

Service was expected to be much better - food orders were completely messed up and one of my family members didn't even get to eat her meal at all. There was an issue with the seating - we were a group of 5 squeezed at a table meant for 4 - not as comfortable as it could have been.

vipSean (Washington DC)
1.0  Dined on August 25, 2017

Terriable service followed by terriable food. Reservations mean nothing here, we were sat right next to the bathroom.

OpenTable Diner (Washington DC)
2.0  Dined on August 25, 2017

The service and location are both great, but it is definitely overpriced considering the quality of the food. Much better options in the area!

OpenTable Diner (New England)
3.0  Dined on August 25, 2017

Just okay.... a little overpriced .... better dining options around

OpenTable Diner (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined on August 11, 2017

Great service! We had reserved an inside table, but they graciously moved us to an unreservable outside table, and added space for four unexpected friends to join us. The crab cakes were wonderful. And, of course, the view is amazing. The interior was VERY loud when we ended up inside due to rain. Not a place for a quiet dinner.

AlvinB (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined on August 8, 2017

We had a friend from Buffalo in town just for the evening. We came here for the riverside view which includes the Kennedy Center. But I was pleasantly surprised by how good the service was (before checking in the person in front me was given the hostess an earful about the poor service his group had received) as well as how tasty the food was. Lots of wine and beer selections though it is strange that some of the beers can only be ordered inside. (Nick, you should fix that!) All in all, we had a good time catching up while enjoying the food and view.