Del Frisco's Grille - Santa Monica

4.3
1429 Reviews
$30 and under
Steakhouse
Del Frisco’s Grille is a modern and stylish spin on the classic bar and grill, drawing inspiration from bold flavors and market-fresh ingredients. Our menu is a tempting mix of prime steaks, fresh seafood and twists on American comfort cuisine.

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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
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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Service was great & food was pretty good as well, just a bit overpriced.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on January 16, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was amazing.

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OpenTable Diner
Salt Lake City
2 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2022
Overall1food1service2ambience3

I've eat at the Del many times in Denver CO. The Del Frisco restaurant in Santa Monica should be called Applebees.

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vipYESCHEF1
Los Angeles
29 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2022
Overall3food3service4ambience4

The service at this location was great. The food was average with undercooked grilled vegetables.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2022
Overall2food2service1ambience3

Horrible. The table, plates, and cups were all dirty when we arrived to the table. By dirty I mean crumbs & left over food on the table and plates. The cups were filled with bottled water & had dark colored bits floating in it. The service was beyond disappointing, we eventually stood up and walked to our server to pay for the bill because he hadn’t approached us for so long. The food was mediocre. I came to this restaurant about 2 years ago and was absolutely shocked at the lack of quality.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Memphis/West TN
4 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2022
Overall1food1service1ambience3

Service was tedious at best . Every diner in the restaurant seemed to be looking for a server. We almost had to beg for any food to be brought to the table and any request took 10-20”. Food was marginal . Would give 0/5 rating if I could . Forget this place !

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OpenTable Diner
Adelaide
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2022
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Service was a bit slow. Took a while to be greeted by server after we were seated. Would have preferred water while looking at the menu, not after we ordered. Food was extremely delicious, but plate presentation was poor.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

New Year’s Eve celebration. It was great. Food was good and ambiance was fun!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

The worst New Years experience I’ve had so far nonethelesss dining out !!! Took 30 min to get a glass of whatever my appetizer was out before my drinks ! The music was terrible service was terrible Food was blah no flavor I was so disappointed!!! Sadly I won’t be back !

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OpenTable Diner
Vancouver
5 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing staff and great people

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vipCathyS
Columbus
18 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Our server Justin did an outstanding job and the lobster rails were delicious as were the mushrooms and salad. The steak filet medallion feature was also excellent. We sat on the patio and all of the heaters weee working. The ambiance there with the sunset and beautiful view of the pier made it a special New Year’s Eve! We appreciate excellent food with a casual vibe.

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LUNCH
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience5

I visited with my sister for lunch on NYE 2021 around 3 pm the restaurant was not crowded or really busy. The hostess that greeted us was my major problem she was not very welcoming and she got an attitude when we simply asked if we could have booth seat instead only because we wanted to be near a window and be able to see the television. Personally, I didn't think it would be a problem since it was 3 pm and the restaurant was not crowded. She was in the process of telling us no when her boss overheard, came over, and corrected her right in front of us and I guess she didn't like that cause she rolled her eyes and sat us by the window and walked off no enjoy your meal or anything. Our waiter however KEVIN!! was amazing he was very nice and really cool he answered all our questions and was very attentive to our table. So he made up for the rude introduction. The food was amazing and perfectly cooked I had salmon and it was great!!! The drinks were good too. I will go back again however my 2 cents is to get some training going for the hostess staff because they are the first people you meet when you enter the restaurant and if they get the hostess I got you will definitely lose business

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 25, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

The menu online wasn’t the menu that I was given. I booked this restaurant for a great vegan burger. It was a Christmas menu with limited choices.

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vipSethtf
Grand Rapids
4 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Very nice server. The wine is a plentiful serving as is the kid’s meal.

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vipcurve
Central Coast
15 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2021
Overall2food1service2ambience3

Reliable menu, quality food, and good service make Del Fresco’s a great dining experience. Unfortunately, their “grill” is not the same experience at all. I was under the impression that the difference is in ambiance and having a limited menu, but the items ordered were the same as what I’ve ordered at the original Del Fresco’s and the quality was not the same.

Save your money and go to the original, not the “grill”.

KS
vipKevinS
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2021
Overall3food4service1ambience2

12 person group dinner

Service extremely disorganized

Inexperienced servers

I would chalk it up to COVID - but did the same-sized dinner at Water Grill the next night. They were 100% dialed in.

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POst
Los Angeles
33 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience5

Great atmosphere and food is good. A nice variety of menu items. Service was ok not amazing but still good.

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vipSharibaby
Los Angeles
136 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our party appreciated the food flavors and great service received. We had steak, salmon, shrimp, and hamburger and everyone was pleased. For dessert the coconut cream pie rocked.

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JonathanB
1 review
Dined on November 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service were fantastic, and the location is great what else could you ask for.

JR
vipJosephR
Central Coast
36 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience4

Service was a bit so, but given the challenges with restaurant hiring, it's understandable, but it did test patience.

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AramintaS
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on November 27, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience3

My steak was not cooked right. Not how I asked for and took forever to get my food. It was very slow, even when I requested sugar for my coffee as well check. I will not be returning

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Lori
Sacramento
4 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place to meet up with friends. Indoor and outdoor tables are available and the location is great. The kale and Brussel sprout salad with grilled salmon was excellent and all other people in my group really enjoyed their meal selections as well!

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vipAVM12
Miami
112 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious steak egg rolls & deviled eggs. Great service from Lauren!

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vipEdwinaS
San Diego
4 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

My family and I had a wonderful dinner at Del Frisco Grille. It was the night before the big game in LA and there were a lot of Steelers fans! I could tell that they were impressed too by the beachside restaurant. Our server, Andrew, was very accommodating and knew the menu very well. He made good recommendations to my daughter who didn't thinks she was very hungry but cleaned her plate! My son to whom I call a beef connoisseur loved the ribeye and I could tell because he ate all 16oz! I can honestly say that the mac and cheese side is one of the very best I've had and I've had plenty of different mac and cheese sides. It's good to see that people are coming back to restaurants and that staff is coming back too. "Grille" was manned well and even one of the managers came to check on us, nice touch!

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Asia
Atlanta
4 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2021
Overall3food2service3ambience3

Was was average at best. Lacked seasoning. Portion size for price didn't add up for some items.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It’s an absolutely lovely dining experience. I find that Del Frisco‘s, they just do it right. Whether it’s the double eagle inNYC or this lovely beach side restaurant, always the best. The best meal, service, presentation, OK best bread pudding ever… I don’t know, we go as a group for holidays when we can, any get together imaginable. At a time when many restaurants are stumbling with new servers, new staff, new everything, bless their hearts, DF trains their people, doesn’t set them loose before they’re ready, again, they just do it right. It is never a “hit or miss“ No it’s not inexpensive, but it’s never disappointing. That says so much.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall2food1service2ambience3

Went for a birthday celebration; I had indicated as much in the reservation. The food was cold (all of it) and they ended up reheating the steaks and dousing them with butter. It was a bit upsetting especially given the price, but we didn’t let it ruin our night.

Other finer details- We ordered a salad as an appetizer and salad plates were not provided, we ended up eating on tiny bread plates. Then, I asked for a birthday treat and the waitress never brought anything over. I wasn’t expecting something free, but after a cold expensive meal, seems like it’s the least they could do. Either way, not sure why the reservation asked if it was an occasion or why the waitress said she’d do something and then didn’t.

TLDR: It’s not worth it at all. I Will not go back.

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vipHSreview
San Diego
7 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall2food2service5ambience3

My steak was cold, my mashed potatoes were cold. My son’s steak was under cooked. My daughter’s Mac and cheese had no flavor. The chef needs to taste food. This restaurant does not compare to Del Frisco’s double eagle in San Diego.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall1food1service3ambience1

Overpriced. $27 for a tiny Cobb salad. Bacon was all fat. A few small pieces of chicken.
Had to ask repeatedly for bread.
Freezing cold inside seating.

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OpenTable Diner
Birmingham
6 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience4

Food was overpriced and blah. Service was good.

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vipdiningaroundtown
Los Angeles
15 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Need a few more vegetarian options please.

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Foodie
Los Angeles
14 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

One of my favorite brunch spots, however was very disappointed to discover that brunch is no longer being served.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved my server Alexis she was the best 🥰

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VanessaT
Las Vegas
5 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Great food. Brussels sprouts were cold but everything tasted great. Service was great and very accommodating.

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OpenTable Diner
Phoenix
3 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2021
Overall2food3service1ambience2

The food was edible which for the very touristy location is probably about what could be expected. The service was horrible. Our original waiter seemed like she would have been good but her shift was ending. She told us she gave our drink order to our new waiter but he forgot or it didn’t happen. Our drinks came out at least 30 minutes after we ordered them and then the food came a minute later. The steak was rare instead of medium. Bread with the crab cakes had been reheated and burned. The only time the waiter made any move was when it came to payment.

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Toni
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

The food and cocktails were delicious.

PM
vipPeterM
Los Angeles
26 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Food was great as always...bartender served our table...very attentive. Will be back again...

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DonmoniqueH
Central Coast
2 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Three good and service was excellent!

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience5

Experienced slow service after 10pm to the point the kitchen nearly closed before we could place an order.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Charlotte
7 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall5food4service3ambience4

Great food, but our service was a bit slow.

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Del Frisco's Grille - Santa Monica is rated 4.3 stars by 1429 OpenTable diners.

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