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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

Thanksgiving Dinner Special Menus & Offers

Thursday, November 23, 2017

Specials

Thanksgiving Dinner Special Menus & Offers

Thursday, November 23, 2017

Details

Gather around our table this Thanksgiving! Our 3-Course Prix Fixe Menu includes Sliced Roast Turkey with Green Beans, Sweet Potatoes, Sage Apple Sausage Stuffing & Cranberry Sauce.

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Del Frisco's Grille - Santa Monica Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

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4.4

service

4.5

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4.4

value

4.2

Noise

Moderate

91% would recommend it to a friend

People Watching (20)
Casual (18)
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Scenic View (13)
Waterfront (13)
Good for a Date (13)
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Comfort Food (12)
Special Occasion (12)
Hot Spot (11)
Good for Birthdays (9)
Bar Seating (9)
Neighborhood Gem (8)
Vibrant Bar Scene (8)
Fit for Foodies (7)
Happy Hour (7)
Sunday Lunch (6)
Good for Anniversaries (5)
Great for Brunch (5)
Kid-friendly (5)
Handcrafted Cocktails (5)
Notable Wine List (5)
Creative Cuisine (4)
Good for Groups (4)
Worth the Drive (4)
Fun (4)
Business Meals (3)
Cozy (3)
Healthy (3)
Late-night Find (3)
Authentic (2)
Paleo Friendly (2)
Pre/post Theatre (2)
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Romantic (2)
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Great Beer (1)
Tapas (1)
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·Dined 4 days ago

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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 (Los Angeles)·Dined 5 days ago

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 6 days ago

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 6 days ago

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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·Dined on October 22, 2017

Love the ambiance. Filet mignon is to die for. Will come again

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Hot Spot, Good for Anniversaries, Vibrant Bar Scene
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·Dined on October 15, 2017

Perfect evening. Excellent atmosphere, food & service!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 14, 2017

Good food great service!

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·Dined on October 11, 2017

For a place known for steaks, these were the most underwhelming steaks I have ordered. Three people ordered, three people were disappointed. The sides came out 15 minutes before dinner.

Tags: Waterfront, People Watching, Notable Wine List, Good for a Date, Happy Hour
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 8, 2017

So our server was wonderful but our food took forever. Not Bret’s fault. The kitchen for some reason was very backed up. Ultimately our meal but not our drinks were comped which was appropriate considering the ridiculous wait so I will give them another chance. The food itself was fantastic and worth the wait. My daughter got a dessert that we all tasted that was fantastic! My husband and I got the New York strip medium rare and it was excellent. Overall I was very impressed except the wait.

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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 1, 2017

Ordered the ribeye and it was very chewy and lacked cla

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 (Atlantic City)·Dined on October 1, 2017

Great service and food. Our waiter was very patient with our requests.

Tags: Casual
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on September 25, 2017

The Food and Service were outstanding!!! We were meeting our sons future in laws for the first time and the atmosphere made it the BEST evening!!!

Tags: Casual, Worth the Drive
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 (Orange County)·Dined on September 24, 2017

disappointed with table. We had reservations and was still seated at table in aisle. Servers continually walking near our table and disturbed us greatly.
Not worth the price given the ambiance.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 23, 2017

DelFriscos never let's me down. This was my first time at Santa Monica DelFriscos and like the other DelFriscos the staff is terrific and the food outstanding. I usually do not go to chain restaurants but there are some execptions and this is one.

Tags: Bar Seating, Cozy, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Business Meals, Good for Anniversaries, Happy Hour, Casual, Great for Lunch
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 (Dallas)·Dined on September 17, 2017

Great service and outdoor ambiance!

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on September 16, 2017

Everything I've ever tried on the menu has been SUPER yummy and in large portions.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Comfort Food
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·Dined on September 12, 2017

Great service. Loved the location and heaters outdoors!

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 (Tahoe)·Dined on September 4, 2017

Always great food here. A bit costly though.
They were very busy but still served our meal in a timely manor.

Tags: Comfort Food, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays
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vip
 (Baltimore)·Dined on September 3, 2017

Another good meal at Del Friscos grill. Food and service were very good. Steal salad was great and nice portion.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Waterfront, Scenic View, Hot Spot
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 3, 2017

Food was better than expected, great service! The noise level got a bit high but the place was packed. All-in-all a good experience, we (party of 8) all recommend it.

Tags: Happy Hour, Good for Birthdays, Sunday Lunch, Comfort Food, Casual, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on September 2, 2017

Food was cold and lacked flavor. This once was a favorite location for my husband and I. The quality has diminished.

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 (Palm Springs)·Dined on September 1, 2017

Celebrated family birthday there. One of our friends called before and arranged to have champagne and desert for us. They did an outstanding job, even wrote note for a birthday greeting. We were group of 7 and the menu had something for everyone. We all loved what was ordered. Steak was cooked perfectly. Fun watching all the people coming from the Santa Monica Pier. Service was excellent, spot on. Prices are decent. Second time there and looking forward to going back.

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, People Watching
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on August 27, 2017

Great service, excellent food, and nice view. What more could you ask for!

Tags: Bar Seating, Great for Outdoor Dining, Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Scenic View, People Watching, Worth the Drive, Casual, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on August 26, 2017

The menu is great. Steakhouse salad, bacon burger and cocktails were excellent. We took the coconut cream pie to go for a late night snack. WOW! Very busy intersection directly across the street from the Santa Monica pier. Not sure we'll go back. A little too far from the Marina for a salad and a burger. But that pie could bring us back.

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on August 26, 2017

Excellent food! Enjoyed very much. Will return when in los angeles

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on August 25, 2017

Great location and locale. Waiter was friendly but service was slow (Even for drinks).

Food was even slower to be served. Sreakswere Ok and overdone.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on August 24, 2017

Awesome place - would dine there again!***

Tags: Hot Spot, Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays, Waterfront, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for a Date, Casual, Happy Hour, Comfort Food
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·Dined on August 22, 2017

Love this location! Great views of the Santa Monica pier, excellent people watching and celebrity spotting.
I'm from Texas and frequented the Dallas location before moving to SoCal, Del Frisco's Grille never disappoints. :)

Tags: Casual, Hot Spot, Happy Hour, Great for Outdoor Dining, Tasting Menu, Bar Seating, Quick Bite, Comfort Food, Neighborhood Gem, Worth the Drive, Kid-friendly, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for a Date
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on August 21, 2017

We were celebrating our 48 wedding anniversary, BUT no one at the restaurant remembered it. Even though I had sent a message through Open Table...very disappointing, especially for my wife!

Tags: Notable Wine List, Hot Spot, Scenic View
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on August 16, 2017

Moderately priced for a steakhouse, it has enough variety to satisfy the pickiest eaters. Beautiful location.

Tags: Notable Wine List
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on August 12, 2017

Excellent service from waiter and food was excellent !!

Tags: Comfort Food, Paleo Friendly, Great for Lunch, Cozy, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion
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 (Chicago)·Dined on August 9, 2017

Good food, great area...not sure about the meat size, seems to be getting smaller. desserts were awesome. Will come back again.

Tags: Scenic View, Neighborhood Gem, People Watching, Special Occasion, Hot Spot, Good for Birthdays
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 (San Diego)·Dined on August 5, 2017

Anniversary

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