Del Frisco's Grille - DC

4.3
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Del Frisco's Grille DC is situated in the heart of the nation’s capital between the US Capitol and the White House on one of America’s most iconic roads – Pennsylvania Avenue. The Grille sits along wide, tree-lined sidewalks that brim with the energy of locals who live and work in the neighborhood as well as visitors from all over the globe. The menu offers a wide variety of selections to savor or share with friends. The expansive patio is the perfect location for alfresco dining and an amazing vantage point to capture the activity of this vibrant area.

*Reservations are accepted for indoor dining only. Patio seating is available on a first-come, first-served basis.
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PI
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 4

The atmosphere and service was A1. The food however was not worth the cost it was just alright. The Steak and cheese egg rolls were to salty. The Scallops and Polenta were nothing to write home about and cold. The Ribeye was ok but needed a finishing butter or something. The Caesar Salad however was great. This to me is an overpriced restaurant.

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s
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 3

We were very disappointed. It was very expensive and the steaks were all way overdone, completely charred. The salads were nothing special. Same with the appetizers. The bread was a tiny thin loaf that was not great. I would not recommend.

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m
Baltimore
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Everyone was friendly and atmosphere was great!!! The waitress name Sandra awesome! Will be back again...

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C
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

Delicious food products and great service.

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OT
Philadelphia
11 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

I went to enjoy a nice steak and that's what they delivered. A wonderful perfectly cooked rib eye. Flavorful juicy delicious. When you have a steak that is perfect that's al you need but a glass or two of red wine made the meal special. All in all a great night

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PR
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2019
Overall 1food 3service 1ambience 1

We waited 1.5 hours for our entrees. They brought out complimentary appetizers, which was nice, but didn't give us plates for them. They forgot the serving utensils for the sides, and undercooked many of the main dishes. We weren't the only ones who waited. Not sure if there was an issue in the kitchen, but the whole experience was a dumpster fire. Very disappointing.

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JP
Atlanta
24 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

Ordered Medium Filet - came out really rare. Sent back and then came back well done. Ordered Salad before meal and salad came at the same time to steak did. Spoke to Manager and was very apologetic and addressed properly. Nothing was done to the bill - zero adjustments. Won't be back. This was on a $800.00 bill with 7 people. I also find it a little rude to deliver the bill and not highlight that the gratuity is included.

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H
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on March 11, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

the corn bisque soup, burger and fries were very good. The caear salad was disappointing because the chicken was cold instead of being freshly grilled.

our wait staff was exceptional

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g
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great waitress

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M
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 1ambience 4

The server was not attentive and seemed bothered when we asked her for things. She didn’t bring our drinks (water) until after our food arrived.

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J
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was my first visit, but will not be my last. The service was outstanding and the food was excellent.

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SC
Washington DC
28 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Del Frisco's Grill has the best customer service! After receiving our meal, we noticed that one food item was different than we had in the past. We had no idea you had options to request the item as preferred. They handled the issue with finesse and professionalism. We've been coming here for approximately 18 yrs., and have always been impressed with the food and service. Definitely recommend the restaurant. We will be back!

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OT
Central Coast
17 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Service was outstanding - friendly and fast! They can handle large groups with ease. Great facility, great food, great location!

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DB
Raleigh
2 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Great food and service. Very loud.

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EN
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 2

Food and service are av rage--although the corn bisque was excellent. But way overpriced. Two people, one burger and one salad, no alcohol and it cost us $80 to get out of there. Good grief!

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

Everything was great, the staff was amazing! Especially the manager he went above and beyond.

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SS
1 review
Dined on March 3, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

I had a party of 12 people. I took over one hour food our food to come out. The food we received was cold, and the customer service definitely could have been better. I won’t be coming back or telling any of my friends about this location.

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FT
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 3ambience 3

The "special" tuna was $44! That's for a small piece of raw fish with a few sprigs of broccoli and a glass of water! Add in tax and tip and it was $55 for a meal that was almost inedible. Don't waste your money. Take the same amount and go over to the Washington Monument and feed the entire family from one or more of the myriad of food trucks. You'll be much happier.

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M
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

I was seated by the bar in a booth so I was near the door and it was cold. Other than that everything was great. Bartender is friendly and the fish tacos are yummy!

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WB
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 3

Very disappointing. Perhaps they are under-staffed. We waited 10 minutes before our server first arrived at our table; our drinks sat on the bar for 5 minutes before they were served to us; and our food arrived lukewarm (and is there anything worse than soggy lukewarm fries?). They clearly missed the mark on this trip and there are better options nearby.

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JM
Indiana
8 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was very nice - good food. presentation was great. Our waitress was WONDERFUL!!!

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PM
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 4

Food & service was good, but disappointed because (2) items that we ordered were out and when I made the reservation, I had said that we were celebrating a birthday and no mention was made of that.

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GE
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

Food was fantastic. Service and atmosphere were great. Only constructive criticism is that the serving Staff could use newer, correctly sized shirts.

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JI
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Great stop before the Warner Theater, which was a very quick walk. Food was great! Hosting staff accommodated a last minute change to our number without any trouble.

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MR
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Highly recommend their cheesesteak egg rolls, mac and cheese and white sangria. The sangria comes with a fruity popsicle in it that is simply devine!

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n
Washington DC
20 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

My wife and I had a great time before a show. Terrific Prime rib. Enjoyed all interactions with the team, fro the door to our server (gulp, K?) and the mgr, Clark (?, gulp again). My CRS is kicking in!!

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OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on February 17, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 1ambience 1

Restaurant was dirty. Our steaks were ordered medium they came out well done. We waited almost an hour for our food. I sent my vegetables back 3 times. Ordered charred broccoli came out hard and raw and cold twice and then came out steamed instead of charred. Just a big disappointment ruined date night. Restaurant took salad off the menu as a console for an over cooked steak and never got an edible side for both me and my husband. Go to the one in Rockville frequently if your in dc near Warner I’d make another selection unless your into wasting your money. Horrible experience.

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TG
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 2ambience 2

would not recommend the Grille in DC...very subpar compared to its twins in Rockville and NYC. Service was horrible...waited for 70 minutes before we got our place settings. The waiter must have also been the valet car parker based on how many times we saw him during the night.

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M
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 2

We were seated near the ticket line and were not impressed. The expo/manager was very angry with the staff and I feel that if I can hear every conversation your having with the staff and how many tickets were messed up then you either need to be mindful that there’s a table near you all and save face or remove those tables so you all can do your thing. The servers were so frustrated with the manager and the kitchen and the kitchen was lost. I know this because I was this close to hear it all and couldn’t focus on my date at all with the commotion. Food was excellent. Our ticket was accidentally prepared too early and we got our food quickly but that’s only because of the kitchens mistake.

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v
Richmond
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

The staff could have been a little more attentive, but the food was mostly good. I wanted to treat myself to dessert. The lemon cake was an overpriced disappointment! I think it may have been past the serve by date. It was dry. If there was suppose to be buttercream frosting in between the layers it was non existent, possibly because it had been absorbed by the cake.

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OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I planned a surprise anniversary dinner for my wife.
The staff and waiters made sure they sat us to wait until the full party got situated, they were very discreet and made sure the surprise stayed a surprise. I would recommend this restaurant to anyone.

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l
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Not quite a yes or no answer. The food was just “OK” the service was “ok” nothing fancy, nothing extraordinary. The restaurant was full of “its all about me” People. And the staff were delivering the same message.
One thing, it is convenient to Warner theatre, that is all, no more, no less.
Overpriced and over rated!

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OT
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 1

What a mess this place is. Order wrong, wine doesn’t show up with the meal and average steak for the price. Never going back.

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OT
Pittsburgh
4 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Denisha our server was terrific!! Great food & friendly service!! Will go again!!

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L
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I really enjoyed dinner here with my husband, sister and brother in law! The service was outstanding-our waiter was so kind and patient with us and the food was delicious. I definitely recommend!

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M
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 3

Fish tacos with salad for lunch were delicious! Service was a little slow in the bar area but it was crowded for weekday lunch rush.

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a
Philadelphia
16 reviews
Dined on February 5, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 4

Having visited Del Frisco’s in NY and DC in the past year and both times having ordered the kale/brussel sprouts salad i was looking forward to it again. What a disappointment! It arrived looking different. I realized it was missing brussel sprouts. It was smaller. And the taste didn’t “pop/say wow”. Asking waitress she said she would ask the cook. She came back saying something like sorry you aren’t pleased but we will give you a free dessert. Note: we were trying to eat healthy salads. A manager came by and we pointed out no brussel sprouts. He went to kitchen and came back holding a plastic bag sample saying they put 2 ounces of brussel sprouts. I could see them thru the bottom of the bag. I FINALLY could see them hidden in my salad. It still boggled my mind that the salad was sooooooo different. I looked at the menu when i got back to hotel. They had used baby argula instead of kale. So a tart salad with a sweet dressing was NOT what i got thus it didn’t “pop”.

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OT
1 review
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Cheesteak egg rolls were great. Cute for a date night

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d
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on January 27, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Me and the Ms’s had a great time dining at del Friscos the food was superb and cozy atmosphere 👌

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PS
1 review
Dined on January 27, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

Booked a last minute reservation here for the last day of restaurant week. I was seated early because the restaurant was basically empty. I waited 10 mins just for a server, we ordered drinks and 30 mins later all we had was water. They brought out our starter finally and still no drinks. 15 mins later we decide to leave.

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