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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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Sunday, December 31, 2017

Specials

New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 31, 2017

Details

Celebrate with us from December 29 - 31 with a special three-course prix fixe menu that includes a celebratory New Year's toast! Our full dinner menu will also be available.

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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

4.4

ambience

4.3

value

4.1

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Moderate

88% would recommend it to a friend

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Good for Birthdays (9)
Vibrant Bar Scene (8)
Bar Seating (8)
Good for Anniversaries (7)
Fit for Foodies (7)
Handcrafted Cocktails (7)
Happy Hour (7)
Neighborhood Gem (6)
Fun (5)
Sunday Lunch (5)
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Great for Brunch (4)
Creative Cuisine (4)
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on August 5, 2016

Del Frisco's Grille is a regular dining spot for us. We are NEVER disappointed. Not only is the food amazing, the service is impeccable. The servers are always extremely friendly. Your water glass never goes empty, nor is a detail missed. We were even presented with an anniversary card when we arrived. We love sitting on the great patio and people watching everyone who is walking down Ocean Avenue. This was just one more awesome experience at Del Frisco's!

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Special Occasion, Scenic View, Vibrant Bar Scene, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot, Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 3, 2016

Was well worth the time.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on August 2, 2016

I went to this restaurant with a friend I rarely see. I chose it based on positive Yelp reviews and the fact that I could make a reservation through OpenTable. Our experience was positive. The one thing I did not like was that my friend was told about a special and he agreed to try it. He could have (and should have) asked the price but did not. He ended up being charged $60 for that entree which shocked us both since very few (if any) other item on the menu was that high of a price. It was also very surprising considering the amount of food he received was very small compared to other entrees. It just didn't seem right. Aside from that, we enjoyed the restaurant.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Scenic View
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 (Denver)·Dined on August 1, 2016

Last minute reservation and we were pleased! Love the Colorado location and felt the same about Santa Monica location!

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 (London)·Dined on August 1, 2016

Gorgeous in every way
The steak was amazing and so was the chicken
Very attentive staff which made the experience memorable.

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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on July 31, 2016

Since opening a few years ago the quality of the food and the portion sizes have diminished substantially to the point of me writing this review.
As a frequent diner at Del Frisco in Santa Monica...the management should be held accountable for this.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on July 30, 2016

We had a great time at Del Frisco's Grill celebrating our friend's birthday. Our party was eight people and we made reservations the day before and were pleased to get the time we wanted. Jennifer was our waitress and she was friendly, fast and very attentive. We will definitely be back!

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 (Orlando)·Dined on July 26, 2016

Great food! My teenage kids loved it! Great place, super location.

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 (Portland)·Dined on July 25, 2016

The food and location are great, but the service was absolutely amazing. Not just from our server, but everyone there seemed genuinely concerned about service and would seek to make the dining experience a great one.

Tags: Kid-friendly, Romantic, Special Occasion, Scenic View, Vibrant Bar Scene, Notable Wine List
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 (San Diego)·Dined on July 23, 2016

Excellent menu items and drinks. Unfortunately since it does sit close to Santa Monica pier it is incredibly noisy and hard to communicate with your party. Servers also seem to get rather busy and aren't as attentive as they should be especially for the cost.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on July 23, 2016

I was delightfully surprised at the great service , and delicious meal! Having a reservation with open table certainly made life easier as there was a huge crowd waiting and we were seated right on time ! Can't say enough about the crab cakes and steak. I had a superb dinner. It's a lively atmosphere and of course my date made it perfection .

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Hot Spot, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Special Occasion, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on July 23, 2016

We had an amazing dinner at Del Frisco's. The food was delicious and the service was superb. Our server, Kay, was attentive, efficient, and super nice to our 3 children. One of our children has multiple and severe food allergies. John, one of the chefs, came to our table to discuss safe meal options and preparations. On a busy Saturday night, we were overwhelmed with the great service and fantastic dinner.

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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on July 23, 2016

Always love th experience at Del Frisco's Santa Monica. People watching, sunsets, and ocean views are amazing. Oh yeah, and the food is great tasting and high quality. Bloody Mary with all the fixins - nice.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on July 22, 2016

We love Del Frisco's. The food is always excellent. Great service. The only negative is that it can be very loud and hard to hear others at the table.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Scenic View, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on July 21, 2016

The fried chicken sandwich is a must and the ribs are yummy at such a reasonable price!

Tags: Great for Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Hot Spot
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on July 16, 2016

We have eaten here before but decided to go again because the food is solid and we had a guest in town and you can't beat the view. Sat outside on the patio, had a great server, and the smoked pork chops got rave reviews. The traffic around the area is no joke (especially in the summer), but we took an uber and had them drop us a little bit away.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Kid-friendly, Scenic View, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on July 15, 2016

Great place for steak and veg. always very good and cooked perfectly. outside seating is entertaining on the front side facing ocean ave. on the side it is nice as well, you just get a little of the background noise and music from the next door restaurant.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Notable Wine List
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on July 15, 2016

Great location. Food was ok quality. Not sure why everything has to be drenched in butter. But my biggest gripe about this restaurant was the tip. I'd been visiting the USA for three weeks and this was our second to last night. It was one of the more expensive restaurants we visited at $75 a head. I left a $40 tip which was 18% of the bill. I felt this was sufficient. We left. I noticed the next day on my credit card that they put through the tip as $45. That's theft. So a thumbs down from me. I'm not sure if you're supposed to stick around and ask for a copy of the final receipt but we didn't anywhere else on our trip and they were all honest. It seems like a crazy system to me. And with busy restaurants, all they want to do is rush you out. Pay cash or hang out for a final copy, if they'll give you one.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Hot Spot
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on July 12, 2016

Food was way over-spiced and pricey for what it was

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on July 8, 2016

In midst of heavy tourist area and as expected it was somewhat overpriced with acceptable but not exceptional food - seems to have good bar scene though.

Tags: Hot Spot, Vibrant Bar Scene
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on July 6, 2016

This waterside grille in Santa Monica has a menu that differs from the regular Del Frisco's. There are a couple of (overpriced) steaks on the menu and a lot of everything else. They may be trying to be all things to all people. The food was fine, service was very good and the view is beautiful.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Scenic View
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on July 4, 2016

Tasty and fresh dishes at reasonable prices.

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 (Dallas)·Dined on July 3, 2016

We're frequent diners so it go to reason that we like DF Grille. We like it a lot because of the quality and consistency of the entire experience. The food and service level is always top notch. We are creatures of habit including what we order. The cheesesteak egg rolls, steakhouse salad and chop burger are consistently well prepared. Our server was very personable and attentive.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining, Hot Spot, Scenic View
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on July 2, 2016

The ambiance was inviting and lively. The menu has a great variety or both food and drink. Our waitress Ashley was amazing . Great personality, knowledgeable and attentive. She really made us feel like we were a priority for her eventhough she had plenty to do with her other tables. On top of that our steak was delicious. Perfectly seasoned and cooked!!! Next time we are in Santa Monica we will definitely be returning to Del Frisco's Grille!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 2, 2016

Service and food was amazing I would definitely go back there. Ashley our waitress was great

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Kid-friendly, Scenic View
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 (London)·Dined on July 2, 2016

Lively restaurant serving typical American dishes. Great atmosphere with lots of noise. Good menu and service and not too pricey even though its just across the road from the Santa Monica Peir.

Tags: Good for Groups, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on June 25, 2016

Definitely a part of the Santa Monica food scene. Nice ambience and we had a great waiter.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Hot Spot, Neighborhood Gem
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on June 22, 2016

I had a really great rib eye steak, cooked to order and delicious. I asked for bread but the server forgot about it. The location of this restaurant is great, right on Ocean drive. It is a bit loud at times but very vibrant.

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Hot Spot, Scenic View, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on June 19, 2016

Great place to have lunch before spending some time at the beach or the Santa Monica Pier.

Tags: Great for Lunch
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on June 18, 2016

Loud bar scene. Good burgers. Kids menu choices were not great. Ordered ginger ale, and instead of telling us that they didn't have ginger ale, the server brought us Sprite with a little cola in it for color. Won't be back. Lots of great restaurants in the area, this one is good at best.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on June 18, 2016

Great location for people watching. Fun, lively. Good food, good variety

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on June 15, 2016

Seated at a table with an amazing view of the Santa Monica pier entrance. Each time the signal changed, we "people watched" hundreds of people crossing Ocean. Beers were icy cold; the Wagyu melt was delicious and the frites came out piping hot, as requested. Wife said her fish tacos were fantastic, so we exchanged bites and confirmed. Our server was excellent as she asked us several times how everything was. Validated underground parking was only $8, for an unlimited amount of time, which is a bargain in that part of town.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Lunch, Scenic View
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on June 13, 2016

Go for the Shaved Steak Sandwich! It is my "go to"!

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on June 12, 2016

It was our first time there but it won't be our last thanks for a great day and great meal !

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Special Occasion
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 (Charleston)·Dined on June 11, 2016

Outstanding food, wine, service and prices. Literally right across the street from Santa Monica Pier iconic archway. Great all around.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on June 11, 2016

Restaurant is in a busy area right off the Santa Monica pier. The food is modern american with some traditional steakhouse options mixed in. All the food was excellent and they were accommodating for a young child as well. I think this restaurant is a good option for mixed parties of people looking to accommodate everyone's tastes. I would recommend this to anyone looking for a lively environment with high quality food. The valet parking also helps in this busy area.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on June 10, 2016

We celebrated our son's graduation from college. Guillermo, our waiter, went out of his way to make our evening perfect. The food was very good and had some fun twists. The atmosphere was lively and enjoyable. We will return to Del Frisco's Santa Monica!

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on June 5, 2016

Came here with my daughter for brunch and ordered the eggs Benedict, which was a little tasteless. The eggs came on top of dried biscuits with bland sauce. Our server may have been too busy because she was just okay. Don't think I'd go back for brunch.

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 (Seattle)·Dined on June 4, 2016

The service was friendly and attentive. The steaks were fabulous. It was fun to sit outside and watch the people coming and going from the Santa Monica Pier. There was valet parking right out front. After dinner we took a short walk to the third street promenade and enjoyed the buskers and some dessert. I would definitely go back.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Special Occasion
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 (Orange County)·Dined on June 3, 2016

We traveled from South Orange County to celebrate my wife's birthday. WHAT A FIND! The food, the service, the attention and the friendliness were without equal. It was a dining experience that made our trip worthwhile. We will return.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Vibrant Bar Scene
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