Permanently Closed - Del Frisco's Grille - DC

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This restaurant is permanently closed. Del Frisco’s Grille is a stylish, modern restaurant with a vibrant ambiance where life is celebrated around the table. Boasting premium American classics infused with fresh, seasonal ingredients, the Grille’s thoughtful menu features Del Frisco’s Prime, hand-cut steaks and craveable, shareable dishes such as the signature Cheesesteak Eggrolls. With an award-winning yet accessible wine list and hand-crafted cocktails, Del Frisco’s Grille takes guests through a social culinary journey with each experience, no matter the occasion. We are situated in the heart of the nation’s capital between the US Capitol and the White House on Pennsylvania Avenue. Our 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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4.2based on recent ratings
4.3
food
4.1
service
4.2
ambience
3.9
value
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83% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipMarkB
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2019
Overall2food1service2ambience2

This place is terrible for dining. Maybe the happy hour is good because the noise from the bar took over the whole place. My fish was incredibly dry and took about 45 Mins to get. I’ll never go back.

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vipMgpdc
Washington DC
16 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2019
Overall4food3service2ambience5

Lazy staff. It’s like they knew the restaurant was shutting down...

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DavidP
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great evening at Del Frisco’s. Danielle took great care of us!

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vipVerd
Washington DC
15 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2019
Overall3food3service1ambience3

The host was welcoming and friendly . Our server was unfortunately not as friendly. We got our wines 15 mins after we got seated. And we had to remind another server about it. She was kind enough to expedite it for us. I ordered chicken wings. I wasn’t impressed. My fiancée ordered burger and fries. His burger was good. His fries were undercooked. Overall experience unfortunately was moderate for us.

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vipsuebert
Minneapolis
19 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and food. The Simple Salmon was excellent!!!

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Cindy
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lunch after attending years of service event

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ChecklistQueen
Atlanta
10 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2019
Overall4food5service2ambience5

Great business meeting location. Service was great to get the food, but after we received food, the check ins were lacking and the time it took to receive the check was long.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience4

Long wait for food.
Had to remind server of our dessert.
Drinks not refilled in a timely manner.
Streak was great however sides lacking.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Service was slow and I never received a drink I ordered

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vipCeciliaB
Washington DC
17 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

DFG is extremely convenient to my office and I dine there frequently. The staff from the front desk to the servers and runners are all welcoming, friendly and professional. When I get to choose where to meet it is usually at DFG.

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vipJclarklsu
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on September 30, 2019
Overall3food5service3ambience3

Sales came out with entry. All wine was poured when some guests didn’t ask or drink wine.

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MrBill
E. Tennessee
33 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Too bad joint has closed.

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vipMitch
Washington DC
45 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience4

We stopped in for a late lunch after spending some time walking around DC and enjoyed ourselves. It was nothing spectacular but a solid performer and we enjoyed ourselves.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall5food5service3ambience4

They were not too long from closing, which they let be known but they still took good care of us!! Even still I will say our service felt very rushed at times, why offer late reservations if you’re going to do that?
Our food was great, the birthday boy had the Ribeye, cooked perfectly! I had the Brick Chicken, which was also very tasty. Our drinks were also very good.

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vipKatia
Washington DC
12 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waiter was so attentive and was able to expedite my dinner to take home with me as I had a last minute emergency to attend to. Food was delicious and love eating there!!

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vipsacfoodie
Sacramento
16 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2019
Overall3food4service2ambience3

I may have been at Del Frisco's Grille on a bad service night, but wow, it was not great. My colleagues ordered the prix fixe menu like I did, but I'm the only one who ordered the $20 wine pairing. A wine pairing is not a foreign concept, but I think it was for my server. He only brought me one glass of wine for the three course menu. When I asked for the next pairing, he said that this was the one I chose for the pork chop. I said, I didn't order a $20 glass of wine. I explained that I was supposed to get one for each course, and it was as if I was speaking a foreign language. He conferred with the manager, who came over and apologized and said it would be taken off the bill. She asked if I wanted the other two pairings, and I said I didn't want a glass of sparkling wine (which was the selection for the starter), but that I would take the port for the dessert course. Big surprise, that also never came. My colleague had ordered sweet potato fries for the table, but that never came. Luckily, it wasn't added to the bill so I just didn't argue about that one. The food was good, but it took forty minutes between the first course and the second. I don't know if it was an off night, but given the number of great restaurants in DC, I'll take my chances somewhere else.

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MelissaC
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Location is daytime corporate so wouldn’t be my first choice for dinner in DC

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2019
Overall3food5service4ambience3

The dining experience is always pretty good with the exception of the nats that hang out in one particular part of the restaurant. But the staff is pretty good and the Manager is excellent!

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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2019
Overall3food5service5ambience4

Food was great. Air was broken so a little to warm inside

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vipSFNative
San Francisco
127 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall2food1service4ambience3

I must say, I love Del Frisco’s chain. But this one was horrible. The steak was overdone the first time, underdone the next, then overdone. I’m not a picky person — but these guys just couldn’t get it right — likely because the steak was too thin and small. My friend’s filet was fine. The broccoli was in this horrible sauce and ruined nice broccoli, the asparagus were fine, and my prawns were great (probably because you couldn’t do anything wrong to them). The bread was boring (why not the good stuff at the other Del Frisco?). The place was almost empty (as opposed to the other Del Frisco which was packed the same night) — which should have signaled that this place ain’t good. I should have listened to my instincts when I saw it was almost empty on a weekend.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was AMAZING, especially the truffle Mac and cheese. I contemplated getting another side of it. The steak was cooked to perfection and the cocktails were very tasty. Our waiter was knowledgeable and polite, along with the gentleman he was training. I’d definitely come back here when I visit DC again.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
50 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall3food4service3ambience4

Decent food but appetizers, main course and sides all arrived within 5 minutes of each other.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
178 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

My friend and I had a wonderful lunch - we always have to have those eggrolls! My salad was outstanding - BBQ shrimp that were enormous and a lot of usual Cobb salad suspects, like corn and bacon - really deliciious! Our server was very pleasant and we really enjoyed her personality and inviting demeanor. Always like to return to del Frisco's grille for lunches!

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Ronnette
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday celebration

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vipDevangD
Miami
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2019
Overall2food3service1ambience1

Horrible service. Very cramped. Wait staff had to be reminded several times of what to bring out. Rushed, not very attentive.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Unfortunately, we didn’t get to have lunch, due to parking. One would think the owner of this establishment would secure parking for their guest. We drove around for 35 minutes, only to just say “forget it” and ate somewhere else.

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JohannL
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had their tuna salad, I wish they had shop sticks. The service and food was superb as always. Sat at the bar, Fatima, is an amazing waitress / bartender.

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KorenP
Anchorage
3 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were in town on business and pleasure and had an early dinner with our two boys. We enjoyed sharing multiple appetizers and the boys ate very well also. Although not on the menu they did offer a few kids meals verbally table side. We'd go again for sure!

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vipRobin
Washington DC
15 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Had a late lunch with 5 adults and 2 kids. Kids had Mac n cheese and it was a little bland, but they liked it with a little salt.
Adults had the wings and guacamole for apps, both were good. I like the avocado sauce served with the wings. Wish the guacamole was a little less chunky. It was a little too chunky for the smaller chips. I actually liked dipping the chips in the wing avocado sauce too.
Entrees I had the impossible burger with Parmesan fries. It was good.
2 other people had burgers and steak sand which, both liked them.
Mother in law had the gluten free pepperoni pizza/flat bread.
Staff was friendly. Great location.
Next time we will come back for dinner, just adults.

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WBNVA
Washington DC
19 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2019
Overall3food1service3ambience4

The 'house smoked' ribs were not good. They had never seen a grill, were devoid of any the advertised smokiness and to make matters worse they were absolutely smothered in bbq sauce which had to be scraped off in order to consume. AND the fries were cold.

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AnnC
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall1food3service1ambience4

I love this restaurant and always have business lunches here. Friday was off. I waited twenty minutes for my lunch appointment, only to find out they sat her at another table. The reservation was under my name for us both. I arrived first and when she arrived, they said I had not yet checked in. We almost canceled with one another only to finally connect via our exec assistants to learn that we were both seated. We located one another and started over. Service was slow and my order was wrong. It was Caesar with chicken and it was supposed to be shrimp. It appeared that there were many problems that day; the managers were walking around apologizing to so many tables. They were very gracious with us as well. Not sure what was up but an anomaly based on previous dining there and really a disaster. Hope it gets fixed.

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RichS
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had a tremendous dinner and the service was outstanding. Next trip to DC I will definitely go back.

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SteveM
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went to Del Frisco's to celebrate a colleague's birthday. The food was wonderful (try the cheesesteak eggrolls as an appetizer). Our server was good and we couldn't have been more pleased with our experience.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2019
Overall3food5service1ambience3

Amazing food but the performance was beyond lackluster. Took 30 minutes to just get a drink menu. I never received any water after asking multiple times. Appetizers took almost an hour to come out. Ordered the zucchini Parmesan side and it came out raw, unheated.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Service has gone downhill dramatically. Nice people but not trained properly.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 18, 2019
Overall3food2service3ambience4

I less extremely disappointed in my experience here. They were out of their signature VIP cocktail, their butter cake, the white sangria, lemon cake, the 8 ounce filet. My 6 ounce filet was half meat half large glob of fat.
I’m a huge Del Frisco’s fan and have never had a bad meal in New York, Boston or Denver. This location was very disappointing

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OpenTable Diner
Denver
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2019
Overall3food4service2ambience2

Air conditioning was not working. Very warm.

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vipTroyDiner
Detroit
4 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Very poor service and food was bad. The steak was over seasoned and everything was way overpriced for the quality of food, environment and service.

AJ
vipAdamJ
Washington DC
42 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service.

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on August 12, 2019
Overall1food4service1ambience3

Slow and bad service.

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Permanently Closed - Del Frisco's Grille - DC is rated 4.2 stars by 2082 OpenTable diners.