Open Road Grill

4.6
323 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!

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Easter Restaurant Specials & Reservations

Join us for Easter Day Brunch on Sunday, April 21st!

Sunday, April 21, 2019

What 323 People Are Saying
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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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BE
Washington DC
43 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!

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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
44 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
44 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
20 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.

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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. :)

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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.

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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
60 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
44 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
64 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
5 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
2 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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OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on January 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Never a disappointment!

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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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PH
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on January 22, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Food and service was great. Not a fan of seating where tables are lined up in a row and next table is so close - difficult to have a private conversation.

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Responded on January 28, 2019

Pam, thank you so much for joining us! We are so glad you enjoyed the food and service and appreciate your feedback regarding seating. We look forward to seeing you again soon!

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OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

5 of us came in and were seated right away, in the indoor portion of the restaurant. The dining room clearly had a theme but it wasn’t too much, it was very “American” but elegantly done. A waiter came and took our drink order promptly and we were served the complementary popcorn. As an appetizer we got the Carolina caviar aka the pimento cheese and it was great! Everything on the plate was eaten, even the piece of butter lettuce that the pimento cheese was presented on. Food was a little slow to come out but not too far behind the appetizer that we got super hungry again. Everyone enjoyed what they got, albeit the cooked to order burgers weren’t cooked to what was ordered. Besides that everything was great, and we will definitely be back again!

Open Road Grill
Responded on January 7, 2019

Thank you so much for joining us! We are so glad you enjoyed the Carolina Caviar and the decor! We are so sorry to hear about your burgers and how long it took for the food to come out. We will be following up with our Chef to address your feedback. We look forward to seeing you again soon!

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BE
Washington DC
44 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Music was great! Food was delicious. Our waitress was wonderful and very accommodating. And Mariana was very accommodating when we wanted to join another family for dinner. A fun and festive night!

Open Road Grill
Responded on January 7, 2019

Beth, thank you so much for joining us! We are so glad you enjoyed the music, food, and the team's service. We hope to see you again soon!

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G
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 3ambience 1

Went on a Friday night at 7pm. Live music started at 8pm and it was WAY TOO LOUD!

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Responded on January 7, 2019

Thank you so much for joining us and for your feedback!

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OT
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went for NYE brunch. Arrived at open, was seated and waited in immediately. Great service as always.

Open Road Grill
Responded on January 7, 2019

Thank you so much for joining us! We are so glad you enjoyed New Year's Day brunch as well as the service. We hope to see you again soon!

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PC
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 3

Open Road is a very nice "quick bite" place, large bar area seating - pizzas, other bar food, plus some reliably good entrees. The Brussels sprouts are a great appetizer and worth the trip along. Win choices seem limited, but good choices of beers on draft and bottles. Can be a little loud, but if your with a group, still can have a lively discussion. Live music the night we were there, but also had several sporting events on big screen TVs. Service was fine, food came out quickly. The fish tacos were good, but needed more fish to be outstanding (would have been better to serve just two full of fish than three.

Open Road Grill
Responded on January 7, 2019

Phil, thank you so much for joining us. We are so glad to hear you enjoyed everything including the Brussels + Blue. We will be following up with our Chef to address your feedback regarding the Fish Tacos. We look forward to seeing you again soon!

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MJ
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and fantastic service! This is our favorite restaurant for food and drinks.

Open Road Grill
Responded on January 7, 2019

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

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L
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on December 16, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

Had no idea that this was a full sports bar, with a loud TV. Made reservations for brunch to meet up with friends and have a nice conversation. Manager was kind enough to turn down big TV, which was louder than we have it on at home! Still loud so buyer beware! Food very good, good drinks and service is excellent! Will remember type of restaurant this is and will go back again, just not for conversation.

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Responded on December 26, 2018

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

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j
Washington DC
39 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Nice setting with a big bar and tv’s throughout. The menu is varied with salads, sandwiches and entree’s. They bring you popcorn when you sit down. Everyone in our party got a different salad. They were all very good. The shrimp in the shrimp salad was big and butterflied. We had the brussel sprout appetizer and it was really good. The service was great too. A good place to grab a bite with plenty of parking.

Open Road Grill
Responded on December 17, 2018

Jilly, thank you so much for joining us! We are so glad you enjoyed the pop corn, menu variety, Brussels + Blue, and Shrimp Salad! We hope to see you again soon!

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OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on December 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Monday night $8 open road burgers yum!

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Responded on December 17, 2018

Thank you so much for joining us! We are so glad you enjoyed Burger Night!

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K
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on December 8, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

We have enjoyed Open Road on a number of occasions! Food is always good! The only negative I could say is sometimes it is really loud and may not be good for meaningful dinner conversation!

Open Road Grill
Responded on December 10, 2018

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

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N
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was yummy!

Open Road Grill
Responded on December 17, 2018

Thank you so much for joining us! We are so glad you enjoyed everything!

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Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Very busy restaurant for a Friday night. We were happy that we made a reservation. The parking lot was pretty tiny, so just be aware if you’re coming in multiple cars. With the reservation we were sat right away. Pumpkin ravioli was delicious! The grilled cheese was just a regular old grilled cheese — nothing too special about it. Definitely recommend the house chips on the side.

Open Road Grill
Responded on December 10, 2018

Alexis, thank you so much for joining us! We are so glad you enjoyed the Pumpkin Ravioli and Loaded Grilled Cheese. We look forward to seeing you again soon!

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