Del Frisco's Grille - Santa Monica

4.3
1263 Reviews
$30 and under
Steakhouse
Here at Del Frisco's, we take our customers health and well being extremely seriously. While our in-restaurant dining will not be available during this difficult time, we are offering curbside to go orders and delivery upon request. All takeout/delivery orders are 10% off. Our current hours of operation are from 12pm to 8:30pm. Please give us a call to place an order today!

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.

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Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 1263 people are saying
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4.3based on recent ratings
4.2
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4.2
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4.2
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4.0
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79% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 20 hours ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was so amazing!!! The food was great, the service was off the chain! && the atmosphere was superb!

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Cameron
1 review
Dined 21 hours ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I really enjoyed everything, food was great, service was great, it was right across the street from the pier and the price was moderate for a great date night

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Jesus
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food3service4ambience5

Great waiters just forgot to ask me how I wanted my steak so it wasn’t the one I wanted. Still great. Great food a little pricey but to be expected for a restaurant by the pier

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OpenTable Diner
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall3food5service3ambience5

Birthday dinner,
Server not around
No napkins
Food excellent

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall2food4service1ambience2

We came here for Mother’s Day and sat outside. If you sit outside on a hot day you will be boiling in the sun. The sever wasn’t very friendly. Totally forgot one of our meals and did not apologize just said he’d take it off the bill. Further we never got refills on our drinks (water). Luckily we got an extra glass of water for our son which he didn’t drink so we poured that in our glasses to share. Overall disappointing experience. Food was okay just didn’t get the dish I really wanted. Likely won’t return.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Mothers day

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TheonlyMelB
Orange County
4 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Thank you. It was all good!!

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall1food1service2ambience2

The food was not good. The ahi tacos had no flavor and I ordered the filet salad medium well and it was well done. I couldn't cut into the steak. My son had hair in his food which freaked him out. They brought him out new food which we had to take to-go. When I spend a certain amount of money on food I expect the entire experience to be great. This was only my second time at one of their restaurants and both times I was not impressed. Disappointed actually.

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RenatoB
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience5

The place was great inside. The hosts were super nice. The food was 50/50.
Eggs Benedict should come with a poached egg and not a boiled egg. Steak was good but dry. Combine these two thing for their filet benedict and voila...dry food.
Cinnamon bun was good..
Other than that...
food was ok.. not super, not terrible.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Del Frisco’s is consistent with their food and service, good food and good service. Business casual atmosphere and easy to get in and out unlike most restaurants in Santa Monica which can be a chore. Much easier to book a reservation unless you want to sit at the bar.

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DeaD
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall2food2service1ambience4

Went for Mother's Day brunch and the food was nothing special and service was very poor. Drinks were good! Very expensive, mediocre experience.

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vipEricaT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

We waited 1.5 hours and were not served any food. The general manager said “it looks like your order was only put in an hour ago and our kitchen is really backed up.” He was rude, unapologetic and offered no help. We finally walked out without being served anything other than water. Terrible experience. Will never done there again.

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Jesenia
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience3

Service was okay but could of been better, perhaps our server was new.

Food: crab cake was awesome and devil eggs were tasty. Main courses left us desiring more for the prices they are charging customers. Chefs special, fish was dried, bland mash. Only thing cooked right were the steam asparagus. Surf n turf type of special had short comings too, steak not at the temperature requested, tiny lobster tails were cute too look at but they were tiny and not fulfilling.

Drinks: took over 20 minutes to get a drink, a non alcoholic drink. Made another order and waiter forgot so had to wait another 15 minutes to get champagne glass—apps came first than my drink I believe.

Perhaps is the location, it being Mother’s Day holiday weekend but I won’t be returning or recommending this place.

Good luck.

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Michele
Orange County
63 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience4

We went here to celebrate Mother’s Day a day early. When I booked the reservation they were offering to order off the regular menu or special Mother’s Day menu. When we were seated they only had the special menu and there was minimal choices. The food was ok not great. It’s very busy near the pier so lots of traffic. Overall not a good experience ☹️

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience3

Mother’s Day

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on May 7, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience3

I really expected more from this restaurant. It’s a beautiful place but the service was not good. I am pretty easy going but me and my boyfriend waiting over 10 min for water, maybe another 10 for our alcohol beverages, and the food was warm and was ok. Well the crab cake was excellent and came out fairly quickly. We also waited to pay out. Thank but no thanks.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
3 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food with even better service. Unfortunately I can’t remember our servers name but he was FANTASTIC!

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viphungryinla
Los Angeles
11 reviews
Dined on May 3, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

The cheese steak eggrolls were very good, as was the corn bisque. Overall everyone in our party was happy with their food. The patio has nice views of the ocean and good people-watching but can be loud from the traffic on Ocean Ave.

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vipmaryellen
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on May 2, 2021
Overall1food2service1ambience1

No server! We were there for lunch. We had a reservation, and there was no server. We only were able to order because we chased the hostess. It took 25 minutes to get a beer.and there were only five inside tables occupied. Food took wayyy longer. I love Del Friscos in NYC, but this was an experience i have never had before anywhere. Absolutely no wait staff assigned to our table. Will not return. This place should not be part of the franchise.

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JasonS
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience2

A great place that has the misfortune of being across the street from the pier.

Go here if you want to get mugged or be in a room filled with riff raff.

Dont bring your mom.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The mushroom flatboats was soooooo good! Waitress was nice and visibly busy with other tables.

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ThomasM
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall1food4service1ambience1

Would not return
Took 20 mins to get drink order , took 15 min to find that wine choice was not available for my first or second pick. They offered Corbin stored wine but found they had no gas thus would not open bottle.

No specials mentioned, no bread or rolls with meal. Only found out at the end of my meal when another server offered bread to another table.

Not the level of service one would expect from Del Frisco for the price!!

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ericam
Chicago
1 review
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Service was great the took us right on time we had rsvp which is a must. Food was cooked to perfection our steaks we so juice and tender. Drink we're outstanding. Must try if ur by the Santa Monica pier and looking for a good steak.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience4

Food was alright. It was the availability for us. Everything else was book in the area. I believe , Dominic what’s his name was super nice and cool.

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OpenTable Diner
Central Coast
1 review
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall1food2service1ambience1

Food wasn’t prepared correctly....poor service. Will not be dining there again

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on April 29, 2021
Overall1food1service2ambience1

Not so good

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vipRobsat1845
Los Angeles
18 reviews
Dined on April 28, 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience3

I have been to other locations, Santa Monica just seemed lacking.

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vipDeborahE
Orange County
4 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2021
Overall3food5service1ambience3

Food as usual was great. Our service was terrible.

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NatalieC
Las Vegas
4 reviews
Dined on April 25, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience2

We went to Del Frisco’s in Dallas, TX in March. We really enjoyed it in Texas. This visit was opposite.

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KarynG
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great steakhouse on Ocean Avenue across from the Santa Monica pier. Great ambiance and wonderful food! Great people watching, too, if you sit outside. We did around sunset and it was beautiful! Food was excellent! Would eat there again!!

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was fantastic and drinks were delicious

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vipBailey
Denver
29 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent late lunch break

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AVFig
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

The Tuna Tacos are flavorless. The manager ignored the comments about the lack of flavor of the dish. Offer no explanation. Very disappointed.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall3food1service4ambience5

If u like steak or mashed potatoes don’t come here. Employees were great though!!

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on April 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Our food was delicious. Service was very good.

MR
MalenaR
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on April 21, 2021
Overall2food1service2ambience4

TURIST TRAP. Worst shrimp I’ve ever had. Service really poor.

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vipJosh
Los Angeles
14 reviews
Dined on April 19, 2021
Overall2food1service2ambience4

This was approximately my 3rd or 4th time coming to this restaurant and this visit was the worst of all. Although our waitress was training someone else, it felt as if we had not seen either of them for long periods of time. Upon receiving our meal, there was hair in it so we sent it back. Upon arrival of the second plate, the meal was not cooked to the finish requested. As we did eat most of it since we had waited so long for the meal. Came back hoping for another pleasant meal but was let down greatly.

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on April 18, 2021
Overall2food1service4ambience4

The overall experience was fair, since we had a nice view of the pier and nightlife but it’s definitely not worth the $$$. Some friends and I stoped in Santa Monica to celebrate a friend for her birthday, (she’s never been there). We were all excited as the photos of this place and its food looked amazing! The reviews drew us in even more. When we arrived, I kindly asked the waiter if he could surprise my friend with a little birthday cake (checked online and I saw someone recently celebrated and got gifted one from the restaurant) he agreed, but it never showed. And as for the food, it could have used at least some salt for seasoning since neither the fried chicken sandwich my friend ordered or the fish I got tasted like anything other than the oil they were fried in. Our sides tasted better tbh ☹️

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MargieM
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on April 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We chose to eat inside instead of the patio because it was very windy and warm. We were definitely separated. All server personal wore masks. We chose to dine on appetizers which are fun and filling for a lunch. The fish tacos are the best. As friends who hadn't seen each other for quite awhile, we sat at our table for a long time and continued to get good service.

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LaQueyshaT
Orange County
6 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice location. Great service and ambiance. The food was delicious and the drinks were consistent with taste.

FAQs

Del Frisco's Grille - Santa Monica does offer delivery in partnership with Postmates and Uber Eats. Del Frisco's Grille - Santa Monica also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (310) 395-7333.

Del Frisco's Grille - Santa Monica is rated 4.3 stars by 1263 OpenTable diners.

Del Frisco's Grille - Santa Monica does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://delfriscosgrille.cashstar.com/store/recipient?locale=en-us.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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