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About Nick's Riverside Grill

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.

3050 K St NW
Washington, DC 20007
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Contemporary American, Seafood, Steak

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

Cross Street:
Thomas Jefferson St NW

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(202) 342-3535

Website:
http://www.nicksriversidegrill.com/

Entertainment:
Join us for our 3rd annual Halloween Bash on the Waterfront!! Drink specials, finger foods, a costume contest and DJ all for just $11.00 if you follow the link and buy a ticket. Or only $20.00 at the door (cash only please)...

So gather up your friends and your best costume and come see us on October 28th; The party starts at 9:00!

Call 202-342-3535 with questions and for more details

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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.

Public Transit:
Foggy Bottom and Rosslyn Metro stations are a ten minute walk from the restaurant.
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DC Bus Stops

Private Party Facilities:
Corporate, Social, Fundrasiers, Happy Hours, etc.

Private Party Contact:
Erica Stevens: (202) 342-3535

Additional:
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

Nick's Riverside Grill Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

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3.4

service

3.4

ambience

3.6

value

3.3

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Moderate

50% would recommend it to a friend

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Good for Birthdays (2)
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Live Music (1)
Authentic (1)
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·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

Tags: Worth the Drive, Late-night Find, Casual, Comfort Food, Romantic, Cozy, Scenic View, Good for a Date, Tasting Menu, Good for Birthdays, Handcrafted Cocktails, Great for Outdoor Dining, People Watching, Bar Seating, Waterfront, Live Sports, Creative Cuisine
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 21, 2017

Awful overpriced food. Horrendous service.

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 (Kansas City)·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.

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 (Washington DC)·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

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 23, 2017

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

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·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.

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 (Washington DC)·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.

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·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.

Tags: People Watching, Scenic View, Good for Groups, Waterfront, Great for Outdoor Dining, Hot Spot, Comfort Food, Casual, Fun, Sunday Lunch
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on August 26, 2017

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

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·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!

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 (New England)·Dined on August 25, 2017

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

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·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.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Happy Hour, Fun
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 (Washington DC)·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.

Tags: Waterfront, Bar Seating, Late-night Find, People Watching, Casual
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·Dined on August 6, 2017

Maybe a bad day for a carne asada. The meat was tender, but probably marinated for 5 mins before it was cooked. The rice was cooked well enough but the flavor was like a washed out rice-o-roni. I wouldn't order it again. Service was good and we were seated promptly. Maybe just a place to get drinks for me in the future.

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 (New England)·Dined on August 5, 2017

Great food and the key lime pie was awesome!

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 (Raleigh)·Dined on August 5, 2017

The outside patio area was very crowded. Was expecting a nice romantic dinner over looking the river. Food was better than expected.

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·Dined on August 4, 2017

The food was mediocre at best, the service was below average for the price we paid. The only thing that was worthwhile is the view: right on the river between Georgetown and Kennedy Center...

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 3, 2017

2nd time visit. Did not disappoint. A very popular venue.

Tags: Casual, Good for a Date, Vibrant Bar Scene, Great for Outdoor Dining, Great for Lunch, Happy Hour, People Watching, Fun, Local Ingredients, Waterfront, Hot Spot
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 (Columbus)·Dined on July 21, 2017

Good location in Georgetown, service could have been a little better. Food was very good and good value for the area. Inside is noise than outside but it was too humid on the evening we were there. Would suggest reservations on the weekends for sure.

Tags: Seasonal
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 (Houston)·Dined on July 19, 2017

We ordered the 3 course meal which was excellent for the river front area. They do not take reservations for outside seating; but, due to the heat that was fine. Excellent service.

Tags: Hot Spot, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on July 18, 2017

Food was good but not great considering the price. Waiter was not attentive and disappeared for about 20 minutes. We went on a Wednesday night and got in without a wait.

Tags: Scenic View
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on July 17, 2017

Food and view are very good. Waitress & waiters could use some training in customer service. They were not rude, but we were there for a while talking and visiting with a friend who was from out of town. After they picked up our dishes from eating NO one came by to see if we would like anything else or if ask if we needed anything during the time we were sitting there. We would have probably ordered more drinks from the bar if someone would have paid attention to us.

Tags: People Watching, Great for Lunch, Waterfront
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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 14, 2017

Great ambiance...great food

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 (Columbus)·Dined on July 8, 2017

This is a great bar atmosphere. There were lots of young twenty and thirty something people. It was very lively and loud.
But because my husband and I were looking for waterfront seafood dining, this was not what we expected. It was more of a bar atmosphere than restaurant. We sat inside and could hardly hear each other talk. The low ceilings were problematic for noise.
If you go here, I suggest outdoor dining for the view and it is quieter.

Tags: Bar Seating
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 (New England)·Dined on July 8, 2017

We arrived and were told our reservation was invalid for outdoor seating and were told it would be a 45 minute wait. The only other option was by very loud bar patrons by the door with smokers.

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 (Kansas City)·Dined on July 8, 2017

It was just okay. Very loud and clearly a place to hang out and drink a lot. Service was slow and food was fair for a high price.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on June 18, 2017

We were seated immediately. We were given the option of sitting inside or outside, but it was a hot, windy day so we chose inside. Service was attentive, but not outstanding. We had to grab silverware and napkins from another table, and when we dropped a fork we grabbed another one! Our server was very helpful finding us things that we liked. There was one minor mixup with the side for our kids meal. The food was good, but very expensive. You are paying for location! Compared to Farmers, Fishers and Bakers, Nick's is more casual with better service and management. Similar prices.

Tags: Special Occasion, Fun, People Watching, Sunday Lunch, Waterfront, Kid-friendly, Casual, Good for Groups, Comfort Food, Scenic View
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on June 18, 2017

Service sucked.

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 (Adelaide / SA)·Dined on June 17, 2017

Lackluster service. Seemed like a moral problem. Food was nothing special, especially for the price.

Tags: Waterfront
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 (Dallas)·Dined on June 16, 2017

Perfect location: people-watching, ambiance, proximity to Kennedy Center, Georgetown, etc. Great food & friendly service.

Tags: People Watching, Healthy, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Live Sports, Pre/post Theatre
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on June 9, 2017

There was a fight there. What a mess lol

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on June 3, 2017

Good food. Lowest service. 45 mins to get the check after we waited for him to come by for 15

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on May 30, 2017

Work was being done in the area (barriers were raised) which required us to take a detour in order to get to the restaurant. Wish we were given a heads up so we could have take a different route. Service was extremely slow and the restaurant wasn't at full capacity.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on May 25, 2017

We had reservations for 6:30. Although there was plenty of seating available, the hostess seated us by the noisy bar. We spent the entire meal with very loud obnoxious bar patrons standing 1 foot from out table, talking loud and laughing loud the entire time. The food was good and the waiter was great. Unfortunately it was completely ruined by the noisy obnoxious bar patrons.

Tags: Bar Seating, Hot Spot, People Watching
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 (Richmond)·Dined on May 20, 2017

I did not particularly like the old bay chilled shrimp but the service was awesome! Don't remember my servers name but she was tall brunette in a bun? Anyway the waterfront salad with the salmon was also delicious. I recommend this place! (And I'm picky)

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Hot Spot, Great for Outdoor Dining, Local Ingredients
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on May 14, 2017

Great waterfront atmosphere and our waiter Sean was awesome. Food was average and prices for the location. Would be better suited for hanging and having drinks.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on May 2, 2017

Terrible service just abysmal. Not much more to say.

Tags: Waterfront
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 (Hawaii)·Dined on April 24, 2017

This is a sports bar with 80s rock music and 5 tvs showing sports. If that is what you want its fine. This is not a place for a dinner date.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on April 18, 2017

Waiting service absent. I went looking for assistance 3 times.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on April 15, 2017

Great location that's about all that's good about it. Unfortunately! We made a reservation cuz we was taking a D.C. nights cruise and you aboard in front of Nicks. The place is nice, location is awesome, food is very expensive for low quality. We had top sirloin it tasted like hamburger and was 40$! But locations good!

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