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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

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Del Frisco's Grille - Santa Monica Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

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food

4.4

service

4.5

ambience

4.4

value

4.1

Noise

Moderate

91% would recommend it to a friend

People Watching (20)
Casual (18)
Great for Lunch (13)
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Scenic View (13)
Waterfront (13)
Good for a Date (13)
Great for Outdoor Dining (13)
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)
Quick Bite (2)
Quiet Conversation (2)
Romantic (2)
Seasonal (2)
Great Beer (1)
Tapas (1)
Tasting Menu (1)
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on May 14, 2017

It was Mother's Day evening and we had 2 teenagers with us in a party of 6. We had great food, the bar was excellent, service was terrific and everyone had a fun evening. The location is perfect across the street from the Santa Monica Pier

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Casual, Kid-friendly
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 (Chicago)·Dined on May 14, 2017

1 year anniversary and Mother's Day

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on May 14, 2017

Overall experience was great! I took my family here for Mothers Day. We were given a coupon for a complimentary appetizer by manager when we arrived. That was a nice surprise. Our waiter was very punctual and attentive but not overbearing. Our food was excellent. On my way out; I stopped and told the manager about our positive experience and told him we would be back. He thanked us for our business and again gave me a $25.00 coupon to come back. This was totally unexpected and very much appreciated. Do yourself a favor and give this place a try.

Tags: Business Meals, Good for a Date, Tasting Menu
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on May 14, 2017

Mother's Day Brunch was great. Reasonably priced.

Tags: Great for Brunch
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vip
 (Phoenix)·Dined on May 14, 2017

Good food and service. Nice area

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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on May 14, 2017

Had Mothers Day Brunch for my first visit to the restaurant. Will definitely be back soon! Every aspect exceeding expectations, including the small plant given as a gift my wife received.

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 (Orange County)·Dined on May 13, 2017

Great place. Been there a few times. Staff is extremely friendly and efficient. My favorite spot in LA for a French. Dip, will not find a better on the Westside.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on May 13, 2017

This restaurant is in the heart of Santa Monica across the street from the Santa Monica Pier. It has outdoor seating for people watching and a busy, noisy interior. If you are looking for a quiet, romantic location, this is not your kind of place. But, if you want good food, good service, and a menu that has many price points, this is it. Everything we ate was delicious and service was prompt. This is a good place to go with a group - lots of appetizers to share!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Great for Outdoor Dining, People Watching, Comfort Food, Kid-friendly, Fun
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on May 12, 2017

Bad service; food not bad; view excellent

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on May 6, 2017

We arrived early for our reservation. After waiting 40+ minutes without getting a table, we left.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on May 6, 2017

It was super windy so the location was wasted in a way. The patio had to be enclosed by canvas, but it was fine. Service was polite, but at times slow since we were out on the patio. Didn't matter so much to us because we weren't in a hurry.

Tags: Scenic View, Notable Wine List, Waterfront
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on May 6, 2017

I reserved a table of 6 and we weren't seated for an hour but what was srediculoi

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on April 30, 2017

I've been here several times and my experience is about the same. I really like the location and view. it's a great brunch spot if you can get an outdoor table. With reservation you usually get seated pretty quickly. The food is hit or miss. some dishes are fantastic and other average. overall i like this place, which is why i keep coming back.

Tags: Scenic View, Fun, Sunday Lunch
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 (Miami)·Dined on April 25, 2017

Our dinning experience was just ok. It just seemed that they wanted to rush us in and out. We had a small family reunion dinner.

When first brought to our table they tried squeezing 7 adults in a 6 seat table...the saving grace for this place was the mgr. We ordered a magnum with a specific vintage year and they tried passing off another as we refused.
Thank you to the mgr who offered and stepped up to offer another wine and we accepted.

When our food was brought to the table they forgot our sides and therefore eating our steak 1/2 through after our sides came.

I think because it was at the touristy Santa Monica pier they were used to pushing their guests in and out. Because our past experience with the Del Frisco's flagship restaurants, the grill was quite a disappointing experience.

Tags: Hot Spot
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on April 23, 2017

There was hair in my food.

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 (Louisville)·Dined on April 22, 2017

Not bad at all. Not mind blowing but a decent cocktail menu and food was pretty good. No one had a steak

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on April 21, 2017

I really like this place. Used to go to the Pasadena one all the time. His feels live it's a better value at lunch though. We went for dinner and it seemed overpriced.

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on April 16, 2017

Phenomenal food, phenomenal service. Worth every penny.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on April 16, 2017

Great food, lots of menu choices. Service was slow to average, little follow up from the waiter and difficult to get his attention because they are so busy and need more staff. I'll go back for the food though.

Tags: People Watching, Hot Spot, Vibrant Bar Scene, Casual, Sunday Lunch, Special Occasion, Great for Brunch, Seasonal, Fun, Comfort Food, Great for Lunch, Scenic View
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 (London)·Dined on April 16, 2017

Steak was great, carafe of mimosas awesome but starters came after main meal and switch of servers 1/2 through meal created more confusion.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on April 16, 2017

Good spot for brunch as we did. Not overly crowded as one wild expect at the location.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Fun, Cozy, Special Occasion
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on April 16, 2017

Let me start of by saying Del Frisco's in Vegas is the best. So our expectations were high. My wife ordered the crab cake Benedict. First, they forgot the crab. Then when they brought it back it had little crab at best. It's amazing how much crab is on the picture in the internet and on the menu. It was a surprise Easter brunch for my wife. Unfortunately, it failed and she was not impressed.

Tags: Casual, People Watching
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on April 15, 2017

Getting seated promptly worked fine, but forget about enjoying a simple conversation Saturday nite as the sound level is through the roof. The food served Luke warm and the lemon sole beyond oily. Service was very slow and drinks only served after halfway through the main course. Will not repeat this again for a Saturday nite.

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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on April 15, 2017

Sweet potato fries great!
Hamburgers average, salmon a bit greasy but tasty. Parmesan brocollini too much oil.
Drinks great! Good wine value!

Tags: Scenic View, Quick Bite, Vibrant Bar Scene, Late-night Find, Casual
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 (New York Area)·Dined on April 15, 2017

Great food, great service
A great New York strip
Excellent wine choices
Went there twice in 4 days

Tags: Cozy, People Watching, Great for Lunch, Vibrant Bar Scene, Creative Cuisine, Fun, Comfort Food
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on April 13, 2017

A very nice last minute find. Food was very good and service was great. Prices were in line with food and service. Would eat here again.

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 (Vancouver)·Dined on April 9, 2017

The steak was awful but the steak salad was really good. Don't ask me why but that's the taste.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on April 8, 2017

Our wait staff was very friendly and accomodating!

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 (Detroit)·Dined on April 2, 2017

Decor was very nice and the time between us arriving and getting our first bites was under 30 minutes. Great when you consider the location. The service was great. Our waiter 'Chase' was attentive and prompt with service. As well the dining room manager checked on us. Thumbs up👍🏾.ftom the 'D' Location was perfect.

Tags: Casual
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on April 1, 2017

Prime rib was delicious and great value - kale and Brussels sprouts salad was amazing

Tags: Waterfront, Scenic View, Business Meals
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on April 1, 2017

Great place, love it, good people and amazing service

Tags: Good for a Date, Notable Wine List, Healthy, Good Vegetarian Options, Casual
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on March 31, 2017

Dinner celebration for my son and his friends. Excellent experience all the way around - service, food, atmosphere all on point!

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 (Ruhrgebiet)·Dined on March 29, 2017

Very nice restaurant. Very good steak and wine to reasonable prices in Santa Monica. We did eat here 4 times and the steak was everytime grilled perfect, would like to say is now the best grill restaurant in Santa Monica also knowing and testing best steakhouse recommended normaly.

Tags: Comfort Food
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 (Denver)·Dined on March 28, 2017

The coconut cream pie is TO DIE FOR!!
And the VIP cocktail never disappoints!
However, the Del Frisco's system of using gift cards MUST change, it is so antiquated with the typing in of numbers and the checking of emails - it's 2017 for the love of God!

Tags: Notable Wine List, Good for a Date, Kid-friendly, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on March 28, 2017

A beautiful evening and wanted to try something new with a visiting friend. We had a wonderful meal overlooking the SM pier with the sunset. The service was great and since it was a Tuesday, it wasn't too crowded or noisy. Would definitely go back.

Tags: Scenic View, Comfort Food, Great for Outdoor Dining, Casual, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on March 26, 2017

The cheesesteak egg rolls and filet mignon were amazing. The filet was cooked perfectly.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on March 26, 2017

Conveniently located where the Santa Monica pier begins. The food was very good and both the host and wait staff were pleasant. We sat outside in the front toward the ocean, but you cannot see anything from street level but the hordes of visitors traveling to the pier.

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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on March 13, 2017

Nice place, excellent service

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on March 12, 2017

Del Frisco's was perfect for me and my friends in town. The location was ideal, food was excellent, overall great experience.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Cozy, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on March 12, 2017

Rude waitress ... ; ahi tacos are great

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