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About Del Frisco's Grille - Santa Monica

Del Frisco’s Grille is an exciting new eatery overlooking the iconic Santa Monica Pier, that dishes up creative twists on American comfort classics.

Modern, inviting, stylish and fun, Del Frisco"s Grille takes the classic bar and grill to new heights, drawing inspiration from bold flavors and market-fresh ingredients. The energetic bar, a destination in itself, creates a buzz throughout the restaurant and sets the stage for an amazing night out.

Del Frisco's Grille uses local ingredients alongside new classics that are easy to share with friends: Wood Oven-Baked Flatbreads, Cheesesteak Egg Rolls, and Ahi Tacos. The menu also includes a selection of prime steaks, hearty salads, formidable sandwiches and chef-inspired entrees.

*Reservations are accepted for indoor dining only. Patio seating is available on a first-come, first-served basis.

1551 Ocean Ave Suite 105
Santa Monica, CA 90401
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
American, Steak, Seafood

Hours of Operation:
Lunch
Mon - Fri: 11:00am - 4:00pm
Sat - Sun: 10:00am - 3:00pm

Dinner
Mon - Fri: 4:00pm - 11:00pm
Sat: 3:00pm - 11:00pm
Sun: 3:00pm - 10:00pm

Brunch
Sat & Sun: 10:00am - 3:00pm

Cross Street:
Colorado Ave.

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(310) 395-7333

Website:
http://delfriscosgrille.com/location/santa-monica/

Parking Details:
Valet Parking is $8.00 with validation adjacent to Del Frisco's Grille on Ocean Ave.
Parking garage is also near by.

Public Transit:
Multiple Bus Stops in front of Del Frisco's

Executive Chef:
Daniel Tiger

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Outdoor dining, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Specials

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Wednesday, February 14, 2018

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Wednesday, February 14, 2018

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Del Frisco's Grille - Santa Monica Ratings and Reviews

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4.4

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.3

service

4.4

ambience

4.3

value

3.9

Noise

Moderate

84% would recommend it to a friend

People Watching (20)
Good for a Date (18)
Casual (17)
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Scenic View (16)
Great for Outdoor Dining (15)
Good for Birthdays (14)
Great for Lunch (14)
Bar Seating (13)
Waterfront (12)
Hot Spot (11)
Good for Anniversaries (11)
Special Occasion (10)
Business Meals (9)
Comfort Food (9)
Handcrafted Cocktails (9)
Happy Hour (9)
Great for Brunch (8)
Good for Groups (8)
Notable Wine List (8)
Fit for Foodies (7)
Romantic (7)
Vibrant Bar Scene (7)
Worth the Drive (7)
Creative Cuisine (6)
Sunday Lunch (6)
Fun (6)
Neighborhood Gem (5)
Healthy (4)
Late-night Find (4)
Seasonal (4)
Tasting Menu (4)
Authentic (3)
Cozy (3)
Paleo Friendly (3)
Pre/post Theatre (3)
Quiet Conversation (3)
Gluten Free Options (2)
Live Sports (2)
Quick Bite (2)
Good Vegetarian Options (2)
Afternoon Tea (1)
Kid-friendly (1)
Disabled Access (1)
Great Beer (1)
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined a day ago

Love the consistency of excellent food and their friendly and comfortable ambience! Coulter is an excellent server and Som!!!

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined 2 days ago

Food was well prepared and presented. Started off with steak egg rolls and wings. Accompanying sauces really accented the apps. Fish tacos (3 per order) were very good with a good balance of soft flour exterior and crunchy texture fillings. The shaved steak sandwich was awesome. Huge portion of steak served on a nice french roll with au jus. Think french dip but double the serving of steak. Wait staff was very attentive and drinks were spot on. Definitely a "return to" for me!

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Scenic View, Great for Brunch, Hot Spot, Fun, Happy Hour, Great for Lunch, Good for Birthdays, Bar Seating, Waterfront, Good for a Date, Great for Outdoor Dining
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·Dined 2 days ago

Food was great. Service that night was even better than the food. Filet was excellent. Drinks were perfect. Pricey for what I’m used too, but I’m sure comparable to others in that area.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries
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 (New England)·Dined 4 days ago

Very Disappointed. Waiters seemed distracted and unaware of which table they had. The restaurant had cold air blowing and it was about 60 degrees out side. Should have brought the heaters in...... Food was average at best. Expected more..... We sat in a booth and witness a drug deal on the side walk outside...

Tags: Bar Seating
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 14, 2018

It is very difficult trying to get to the valet parking especially coming from the California incline. Traffic is terrible on Friday/Saturday night. It has a nice ambiance especially for a Friday/Saturday night. The food was average.

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on January 14, 2018

We had a reservation for 6:30. We got there a little early so they had us wait at the bar. At around 6:45 we still hadn't been seated. After asking a few times when we would be seated they finally found us a table. We noticed that people who had reservation times after us were already seated. Once seated no one took our drink order. We had to flag someone down about 5 minutes later. We still aren't certain who our server was because every time we needed something we had to flag someone down. The food was ok, nothing special. I definitely wouldn't recommend. For the prices you would expect better service. It had a chaotic feel the whole time.

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 (Tahoe)·Dined on January 13, 2018

The food was a little too greasy and rich for us. We ordered the mushroom flatbread and a salad. With their salads, definitely ask for the dressing on the side. I'm not sure what you can do about their flatbread to make it less greasy. It wasn't just the greasiness of the food...The flatbread was also overly chewy...it was a jaw workout just trying to eat it.

Tags: People Watching, Good for Groups, Casual
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 7, 2018

One of my favorite restaurants. Everything I've ever ordered has been nothing but delicious.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 1, 2018

Our server Luka was fantastic. It was obviously a chaotic night [NYE] but he was professional and pleasant. A great experience. We're going back soon.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 1, 2018

Siamo arrivati e la situazione era già difficile ... una cosa di gente che attendeva il tavolo ... dopo quasi un ora abbiamo accettato un tavolo fuori. Il tavolo all'esterno era riscaldato con i funghi e alla fine siamo stati bene!
Non si può far attendere così le persone che hanno prenotato nemmeno a capodanno !

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 (Orange County)·Dined on January 1, 2018

Mahar was great.. he really saved the night for us.. they were running about 45 minutes behind but he really went out of his way to find us a table. The food was great but the service was better.. Happy New Year everyone

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 1, 2018

Made a day of reservation for four and had never been. Everything was great and glad that I picked that for a nice dinner out with friends.

Tags: Hot Spot, Romantic, Paleo Friendly, Good for Anniversaries, Handcrafted Cocktails, Waterfront, Good for Birthdays, Great Beer, People Watching, Live Sports, Fun, Worth the Drive, Scenic View, Notable Wine List, Good for a Date, Bar Seating, Good for Groups, Business Meals, Special Occasion, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 1, 2018

New Year's Eve...a madhouse...but the staff were terrific. The girls at front podium faced so much pressure, and handled it well. Service staff the same. UNTIL we were given leftovers to take home..including 1/2 of a large rib eye steak...and despite our asking to double check, they gave us the wrong take home package.

E-mailed the GM. 1 day later, so far no response.

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·Dined on January 1, 2018

Came here for New Years Eve. Great food, very lively great service.

Tags: Hot Spot
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 (München)·Dined on December 30, 2017

Good place to dine. Great for a couple, business lunch or dinner and for larger groups! Really recommend the filet mignon at the bone! Juicy. Delicious!

Tags: Business Meals, Bar Seating, Authentic
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 (Seattle)·Dined on December 21, 2017

Ate here for lunch after visiting the pier. Good food. Enjoyable meal.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 18, 2017

Bad service. Coworker ordered steak and mashed potatoes. They served only the steak with no steak knife. By the time the mashed potatoes got there the steak was over cooked.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 16, 2017

Wonderful ambiance and great service. The food was generally quite good. Baby back ribs not so good. Very responsive to problem so no hassle whatsoever. Will be back!

Tags: Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Business Meals, People Watching, Handcrafted Cocktails
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·Dined on December 13, 2017

The staff was wonder and the atmosphere was spectacular. The food was impressive as well.

Tags: Good for a Date, Casual, Special Occasion
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 12, 2017

Love this place. The wait staff is super, food is amazing!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 4, 2017

The waiter Tim forgot about me because I was eating alone. I could not get bread or a drink refill. I had to get a runner to find him so I could get the check.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 28, 2017

Best burger! Also amazing desserts! Perfect for A casual night out

Tags: Hot Spot, Happy Hour, Comfort Food, Live Sports
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 24, 2017

Too loud. My voice hurts the next day from straining it to carry a conversation. Rib eye steak was OK, not very tender or flavorful. Disappointed they had run out of almost all dessert options. Overall was OK!

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·Dined on November 24, 2017

really good moment for thanksgiving. lot of people. good food and cocktail. will come back

Tags: Healthy, Tasting Menu, Hot Spot, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 24, 2017

The food was fantastic. I highly recommend it. Great for people watching too!

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Waterfront, Scenic View, Fun, People Watching, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Good for a Date
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·Dined on November 24, 2017

My advice is to sit outside in the patio if you don't like too much noise indoors. Great Restaurant!

Tags: People Watching, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Scenic View, Worth the Drive, Comfort Food
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 24, 2017

We had Thanksgiving dinner there - so it was super busy night and we got our table a bit late, but thats was what we expected. Service was excellent, and food excellent. We shared ARTICHOKE BEIGNETS and loved it. For entrees we had PRIME NEW YORK STRIP and PRIME BEEF SHORT RIB STROGANOFF. Both of them were totally worth of the money. The venue itself is quite noisy but so not perfect for a romantic dinner, but for a relaxed happy night it was great.

Tags: Late-night Find, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on November 24, 2017

Went here on thanks giving and it was packed!! Got seated quick as I reserved a table on open table quickly. Service was great staff were very attentive. Food came out quick and was nice. Nothing amazing. Had the scallops which was decent. Overall a good restaurant but nothing amazing.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 24, 2017

The service was not acceptable: the waiter was non-attentive and also brought the incorrect orders to our table.

Tags: Casual
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·Dined on November 19, 2017

I went there for my 45th birthday. Staff was very nice, friendly & accommodating. Good was great. Ambiance inside was "okay" & I say that only because the music coming over the speakers was way too loud. I felt I had to shout to converse with my table guest. I probably should have asked if they could turn down the music, but I didn't. Maybe I'm just too old - LOL. Other than the music, everything else was exceptional. Had a lovely time there anyway & will go there again. I will probably ask to be seated outside next time - LOL

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Scenic View, Waterfront
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 18, 2017

I would recommend it for nothing. Awful service. Awful food. 3 sides cold. Steaks were deliver before our salads and appetizers horrible experience from start to finish.

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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on November 17, 2017

Good food and great people watching especially when seated outside on the front sidewalk. Truffle Mac ‘n Cheese is awesome; the short rib stroganoff was melt in your mouth. Our server, Daryle, was very personable and attentive. We’ll be back!

Tags: Waterfront, People Watching, Handcrafted Cocktails, Scenic View
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·Dined on November 16, 2017

The new menu items were amazing and I can't wait to go back and try them again!

Tags: Good for a Date, Scenic View, Great for Lunch, People Watching, Bar Seating, Great for Outdoor Dining, Comfort Food
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Server Colter was awesome. Great timing. Understood when we needed time and was ready to progress. Made great recommendations. Friendly and knowledgeable.

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 (Denver)·Dined on November 10, 2017

We had a lean and green meal here that was terrific. I can't wait to go back for more!

Tags: Casual, People Watching, Good for a Date
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·Dined on November 9, 2017

Great service that excelled beyond everything else. Probably too loud for me to re-book there for a business lunch, but otherwise it was okay.

Tags: People Watching, Casual, Seasonal, Good for Groups
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 8, 2017

Great food and drinks our waiter Eric was super friendly..

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 5, 2017

Great location and food, and service! Highly recommend! They have a great bar and it’s big so if you are coming to Santa Monica pier and want a nice restaurant for a glass of wine and food make a reservation here!

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 5, 2017

not bad
satisfied

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 27, 2017

I made an online reservation for 7 people and we wanted to get dinner in the patio. Unfortunately the patio can accept only a group of 4 to 6 people max... I was a bit surprised but the manager whose I do not remember the name took care of us very professionally and we enjoyed our evening and our dinner. We are going to this place very often because the food is really good, the cuisine is very healthy and creative, We definitely recommend this place and if, by chance, you meet this 7ft manager, you will be treated like a king...Bon Appetit!

Tags: Great for Brunch, Healthy, Great for Lunch, Special Occasion, Great for Outdoor Dining
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