Open Road Grill

4.6
337 reviews
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Open Road is inspired by American culture — our passion for music, our love of the outdoors, and the spirit of the open road. Come as you are — suit or shorts, loafers or flip flops. Our kitchen team sources the freshest ingredients to create quality seasonal food. Our beer list celebrates local, craft breweries. We have an extensive whiskey and bourbon collection, and we feature handcrafted cocktails that change with the seasons.

At Open Road, we honor the tradition of a cold beer, live music, and fresh food with friends and family every day. Stop by and make yourself at home!

Specials

Father's Day Special Menus & Reservations

Join us for Father's Day brunch or dinner and enjoy our new summer menu items!

Sunday, June 16, 2019

What 337 People Are Saying
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Washington DC
21 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Great vibe. Food was good. Service slow but the restaurant was very busy.

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MT
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Nice live music. Great outdoor seating.

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OT
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 5

Food was pretty good and the restaurant has a nice atmosphere- but the service on this visit was pretty poor. We were there for several hours and our server hardly ever came to our table. We waited almost 15 mins to place our appetizer and dinner orders... once food came, I realized they never gave me a knife to eat my chicken with, but couldn't get any server's attention to help me or bring me a knife and waited at least 5 minutes before we could wave someone down to help me. I waited at least 15 minutes after dinner for the server to come back just so I could order a coffee- and when it finally came, they left before I realized they didn't bring a spoon - so I waited another 5 minutes for that because there was no silverware on our table. Then we waited forever for our server to come back with our check. The service was just really inattentive tonight. Disappointing!

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Responded 2 days ago

Thank you so much for joining us and for taking the time to share your feedback with us. I will be following up over private message to learn more. Best, Renee

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EF
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on May 17, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

A little noisy, but the food and staff were very good. Definitely would go back again. Loved that they served popcorn instead of bread at the tables before the meal!

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Responded 7 days ago

Elizabeth, thank you so much for joining us! We are so glad you enjoyed the popcorn, food, and service. We hope to see you again soon!

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KL
Richmond
5 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Overall we had a lovely dinner. We went on Mother’s Day. The food was good and service just a tad slow- but chalk that up to being Mother’s Day. Overall we had a lovely time and would recommend to friends.

Open Road Grill
Responded 7 days ago

Kimberly, thank you so much for joining us! We are so glad you enjoyed the food but are so sorry the service was a bit slow. We will be following up with our team to address your feedback and we hope to see you again soon!

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EC
Richmond
7 reviews
Dined on May 5, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 1ambience 3

The food and ambiance was good. The service was awful - the worst I've had in a very long time. I had to request my water glass be filled three times as it was empty as well as forgot to bring the only non-alcoholic drink order. The server never came to check if we needed anything more once our food was delivered.

Open Road Grill
Responded on May 13, 2019

Erica, thank you so much for joining us. We are so sorry to hear about your experience and will be following up over private message.

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OO
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 2

This is a good solid place for dinner with the family. Sports bar casual vibe. Service was friendly but a little slow. Food was good. Fish tacos were great, spinach salad was pretty good, kids pizza was a hit. Really enjoyed the beer selection. Will come back.

Open Road Grill
Responded on May 6, 2019

Thank you so much for joining us! We are so glad you enjoyed the fish tacos, spinach salad, and pizza as well as the beer selection. We hope to see you again soon!

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BE
Washington DC
44 reviews
Dined on May 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We always are warmly welcomed at Open Road! The staff, the drinks, the food - all amazing! And we loved the new rotators form Settle Down Easy brewing - 2 Cloud 9 and Hop-Wah Phonic.

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Responded on May 6, 2019

Beth, thank you so much for joining us! We are so glad you enjoyed the service, May rotators, and food! We look forward to seeing you again soon!

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MT
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on May 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great live music. Two guys playing guitars in the bar area. Added a lot.

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Responded on May 6, 2019

Michael, thank you so much for joining us! We are so glad you enjoyed the live music and we hope to see you again soon!

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M
Washington DC
24 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Enjoyed being out on the patio and listening to the LIVE MUSIC while dining.

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Responded on April 29, 2019

Thank you so much for joining us! We are so glad you enjoyed the live music and hope to see you again soon!

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SE
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

We love this place! Consistently great food and drinks!

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Responded on April 29, 2019

Thank you so much for joining us! We are so glad you enjoyed the food and drinks. We look forward to seeing you again soon!

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JJ
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on April 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Easy going atmosphere, very attentive waitstaff. We were there for a birthday celebration for an adult with children in tow. The food was great, catering to everyone’s taste. Love the popcorn on the table.

Open Road Grill
Responded on April 29, 2019

Thank you so much for celebrating a birthday with us! We are so glad you enjoyed the popcorn and food. We look forward to seeing you again soon!

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SS
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on April 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The service and food at Open Road are consistently good. We enjoy live music on the patio and the multiple TVs. Open Road is a family favorite.

Open Road Grill
Responded on April 29, 2019

Thank you so much for joining us! We are so glad you enjoyed the service, food, and live music! We look forward to seeing you again soon!

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S
1 review
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

My husband and I frequent Open Road, and usually sit at the outdoor bar. We had my parents with us this time, so we opted for a table outside. I made a reservation for the first time, but wish I hadn't. They sat us in what we like to call the "dead end" of the patio. It's near the big screen TV and we've always had meh service when sitting in this area. I would rather have sat at the high top tables, which are part of the "bar area" and first come first serve seating. I'm disappointed that with a reservation, we weren't given one of the good outdoor tables along the front railing. The dead end side is basically like being inside. I won't make a reservation here again, as I'd prefer to take my chances grabbing a seat at the bar or high top community table.

Open Road Grill
Responded on April 29, 2019

Shannon, thank you so much for joining us and for your feedback. Please feel free to let us know as soon as your seated if you would prefer to be seated elsewhere! We are always happy to accommodate your preference. We hope to see you again soon!

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OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on April 11, 2019
Overall 5food 3service 4ambience 3

CAPS game on all the TVs! Awesome!

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Responded on April 15, 2019

Thank you so much for joining us!

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BE
Washington DC
45 reviews
Dined on March 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous brunch - love the updated menu. So many great choices! Wonderful staff, great place to watch sports while enjoying delicious food!

Open Road Grill
Responded on April 1, 2019

Thank you so much for joining us! We are so glad you enjoyed the menu update and service! We hope to see you again soon!

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BE
Washington DC
45 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Greta venue to watch the NCAA games and delicious food! Great service - wonderful staff.

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Responded on April 1, 2019

Thank you so much for joining us! We are so glad you enjoyed everything and we hope to see you again soon!

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RW
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 3

First time at Open Road Grill. Made a reservation on Open Table around 4, wanted to go at 7 and earliest option was 7:45. Ended up getting there a little before 7 figuring we'd go to the bar. Turns out there were several empty tables (that remained empty) so not sure why 7:45 was the earliest option. Food, service, menu, etc all positive. The reason for the variation in scores was the noise level. Had a nice table but sitting across from each other, could barely hear each other. Would go back but maybe a different evening would be a little quieter

Open Road Grill
Responded on April 8, 2019

Thank you so much for joining us and for your feedback! We are so glad you enjoyed the food, service, and menu but are so sorry the noise level affected your experience with us. We hope to see you again soon!

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CV
Washington DC
49 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Very nice restaurant. Will definitely be back.

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Responded on April 1, 2019

Chrissy, thank you so much for joining us! We are so glad you enjoyed everything and we hope to see you again soon!

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n
Washington DC
22 reviews
Dined on March 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We went for brunch. Food and service were great. I ordered the breakfast sandwich...the biscuit was perfect. The other two people I was with had the all american and huevos rancheros, respectively and enjoyed everything. Server staff was very attentive.

Open Road Grill
Responded on March 25, 2019

Thank you so much for joining us! We are so glad you enjoyed the Breakfast Sandwich, All American Breakfast, Huevos Rancheros, and service! We look forward to seeing you again soon!

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CJ
Richmond
8 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

It's always great to go to Open Road.

Open Road Grill
Responded on April 1, 2019

Chris, thank you so much for joining us! We are so glad you enjoyed everything and we look forward to seeing you again soon!

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PG
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Guys night out we me and my 3 yr old boy, James. From start to finish, the host team made us feel welcome. Alicia/Alesha (sp) our server was quick, kind and attentive to our needs. We had a splendid time on our special guys night thanks to your team.

On a separate note, I’d also like to give Jonathan(I believe is his name) props for great service the last time my family was in for dinner.

Also a big thanks to the guys in the back of the house that no one ever sees, for being consistent with the product they serve and making everything delicious.

Thanks again,

Pat Giannelli & Family

Open Road Grill
Responded on March 25, 2019

Pat, thank you so much for joining us with James! We are so glad you enjoyed Alicia and Jonathan's service! We will make sure to pass along your kind comments to our back of house team. We look forward to seeing you again soon!

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OT
1 review
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

It was a good experience. :)

Open Road Grill
Responded on March 25, 2019

Thank you so much for joining us! We are so glad you enjoyed everything and we hope to see you again soon!

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IJ
1 review
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 2

Food was pretty good. Very noisy. Disappointed because made online reservations and asked to be seated where music was. Request was totally ignored and they really didn't seem to care. Other than thought ok place.

Open Road Grill
Responded on March 18, 2019

Irma, thank you so much for joining us and for your feedback! We are so glad to hear you enjoyed the food but are so sorry we did not seat you near the music. We will be following up with our team to address your feedback. We look forward to seeing you again soon!

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SD
Dallas
9 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Love the food but the noise level is a bit much!!

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Responded on March 11, 2019

Sarah, thank you for joining us and for your feedback! We look forward to seeing you again soon!

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SE
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Open Road is our go-to local tavern. Nice beer selection and the food is really good. The service is outstanding and the employees without exception are friendly, competent, courteous and represent the company in the best way. It's obvious to us that management and employees are on the same page. It's just a fun place to be any night of the week.

Open Road Grill
Responded on March 11, 2019

Thank you so much for joining us! We are so glad you enjoyed the beer and food! We look forward to seeing you again soon!

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JB
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 2

Food was ok, but the noise level (music and conversation) was so loud that it was difficult to have our own conversation except on text. It’s fine if you are into shouting at each other. Tables are on top of each other which doesn’t help.

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Responded on March 11, 2019

Jack, thank you so much for joining us and for your feedback!

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S
San Antonio
24 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went for a quick business lunch and we were not disappointed. The popcorn served is amazing and a welcome departure from the typical bread offerings. We ordered the Brussels sprouts and calamari appetizers which were so yummy. I had a pastrami sandwich that was deliciously messy. The fries were ok but nothing special. I would definitely come back and highly recommend!!

Open Road Grill
Responded on March 11, 2019

Thank you so much for joining us! We are so glad you enjoyed the popcorn, Brussels & Blue, Fried Calamari, and Pastrami Sandwich! We look forward to seeing you again soon!

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AG
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I was searching for a new brunch place to try and Open Road Grill was perfect! Its decor was really neat and it didn't seem like somewhere I'd expect brunch specials which, on top of good reviews, is what led me to try it. Our waitress was wonderful and the first thing she did was tell us about the $2 mimosas until noon which was beautiful. The drinks were fabulous and breakfast tacos amazing. I have nothing but good things to say about the place, people, and staff and can't wait to visit again soon!

Open Road Grill
Responded on March 4, 2019

Ashley, thank you so much for joining us! We are so glad you enjoyed the mimosas and brunch. We look forward to seeing you again soon!

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j
Washington DC
62 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

The crispy chicken and fish tacos are delicious

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Responded on March 4, 2019

Judy, thank you for joining us! We are so glad you enjoyed everything and hope to see you again soon!

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RN
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on February 24, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Best enjoyed when it's less crowded, as it gets noisy when full. Otherwise, we love Open Road and highly recommend it.

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Responded on March 4, 2019

Rick, thank you so much for joining us! We look forward to seeing you again soon!

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k
Washington DC
68 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The place was packed on a Friday night, but the service was fast and efficient, the salmon and shrimp entrees were excellent and the wines by the glass were great. Nice to see that our neighborhood restaurant is still firing on all cylinders.

Open Road Grill
Responded on February 25, 2019

Thank you so much for joining us! We are so glad you enjoyed the wine and entrees! We look forward to seeing you again soon!

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PS
Washington DC
37 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Great experience and food. This was our second time and without a doubt our best experience.

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Responded on February 25, 2019

Thank you so much for joining us! We are so glad you enjoyed everything and we hope to see you again soon!

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BE
Washington DC
45 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Open Road always is fabulous. The food, the vibe. The staff definitely made our 15 year old and her friends feel special on this particular occasion as we celebrated her birthday!

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Responded on February 25, 2019

Thank you so much for celebrating your daughter's birthday with us! We hope she enjoyed everything!

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E
Washington DC
65 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

We always enjoy the complementary popcorn. Service was excellent with timeliness of bringing us ordered items from water, wine and food as well as the dessert menu.
The Market salad was fresh and quite tasty, easy for 2 to share if you are also having an entree. I enjoyed the fish tacos made with tilefish, very generous with 3 tacos and a good serving of flavored rice. The crispy chicken was nicely seasoned but a tad over cooked. The accompanying broccolini and mashed potatoes were delicious. Wine and beer prices are very reasonable with excellent selections.
Over all, our experience was very good on a very busy night (Saturday).
Thank you.

Open Road Grill
Responded on February 18, 2019

Thank you so much for joining us! We are so glad you enjoyed everything and hope to see you again soon!

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AM
Charleston
13 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Met friends here for brunch 10:30 Sunday. Being there at open was great as we were the first seated. Food was delicious, drinks terrific. Great prices and ambience. Success!!

Open Road Grill
Responded on February 11, 2019

Amy, thank you so much for joining us! We are so glad you enjoyed everything and hope to see you again soon!

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m
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 2

It's been a while since we have been to Open Road, but thought we'd pop in for a casual dinner/date night. It was packed, so it was good that we'd made a reservation as we were able to get seated right away. But the noise level was deafening! It was a big college basketball night and the place was packed with those there for the games and between the volume on the tv and the people, it was very hard to have a conversation. That being said, our server was terrific and attentive. We never felt rushed to hurry up and eat and leave. The food was great and there was plenty of time between our appetizers and entrees to enjoy both. We started with chili and the pimento cheese apps - both were great and the soft pretzel rolls were amazing! Dinner was a burger and fish tacos. The burger is huge but was cooked perfectly. The fish tacos (swordfish that night) were extremely flavorful and more than enough food. We topped off dinner with the Oreo Overload and Kentucky Butter cakes. The Kentucky Butter cake was amazingly good, melted in your mouth and the perfect finish to a great meal. The Oreo Overload might have been good for someone who loves a lot of chocolate, but was a way too heavy for us. It's a fun place to go when the weather is nice and they've got live music....but be sure to make a reservation!

Open Road Grill
Responded on February 11, 2019

Thank you so much for joining us! We are so glad you enjoyed the Chili, Carolina Caviar, Fish Tacos, Oreo Overload, and Kentucky Butter Cake! We look forward to seeing you again soon!

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GK
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on February 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Good drinks, food and company....would absolutely go again .

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Responded on February 11, 2019

Thank you so much for joining us! We look forward to seeing you again soon!

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SE
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always great!! Can't beat the blackened chicken anywhere!!!

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Responded on February 4, 2019

Thank you so much for joining us! We are so glad you enjoyed everything and hope to see you again soon!

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OT
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing experience. Great atmosphere

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