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Del Frisco's Grille - Santa Monica

4.4
1125 Reviews
$30 and under
American
Here at Del Frisco's, we take our customers health and well being extremely seriously. While our in-restaurant dining will not be available during this difficult time, we are offering curbside to go orders and delivery upon request. All takeout/delivery orders are 10% off. Our current hours of operation are from 12pm to 8:30pm. Please give us a call to place an order today!

Del Frisco’s Grille is a stylish, modern restaurant with a vibrant ambiance where life is celebrated around the table. Boasting premium American classics infused with fresh, seasonal ingredients, the Grille’s thoughtful menu features Del Frisco’s Prime, hand-cut steaks and craveable, shareable dishes such as the signature Cheesesteak Eggrolls. With an award-winning yet accessible wine list and hand-crafted cocktails, Del Frisco’s Grille takes guests through a social culinary journey with each experience, no matter the occasion.

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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
Social Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 1125 people are saying
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4.4based on recent ratings
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vipTroyP
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Food was great, they seemed a little short staffed. Ambiance is fine, view of Pier and its inhabitants.

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AdelleC
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3food4service2ambience2

Service was slow which didn't bother us. but what did bother us was the Steaks being served before the salad, the salads were right behind the steaks.

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iLOVEfoood
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I absolutely LOVE this place! Everything I have ordered has been delicious! I love their cheesesteak eggroll appetizer, crab cakes, and ahi tuna tacos! Soo YUMMY!!

I love sitting outside as well during sunset hours. The sky is so beautiful! I highly recommend this restaurant! One of my favorites! After dining here, i love walking around Santa Monica. They have live music here at night sometimes.

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vipAlexanderS
Las Vegas
22 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Natalie was very sweet! Food was great as usual. Took my friend here and he is a fan now. Can’t wait to come back.

JC
JCCW
Los Angeles
15 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was excellent! Food was outstanding. Very enjoyable with great selection of food and drinks.

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vipRYoung
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience5

It was okay, food was soggy and temperature of steak was wrong. Service was pretty great tho.

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BestintheCity
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Great food with a wonderful view of the pier. The mac & cheese was amazing my salmon was also great

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vipNikkiS
Los Angeles
9 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food, good cocktail selection, great service, beautiful view!

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Tasteytreatsforme
New Orleans
3 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Food was great! Our waiter was nice and attentive! A little crazy with the beach traffic and homeless but all in all a good experience!

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vipAlbert
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Being right across from Santa Monica Pier was nice

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2020
Overall2food3service2ambience4

Our waiter was not helpful. Our food was sent back twice and still did not meet our expectations. Will not be returning.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a great time with my girlfriend. Started with the mushroom flatbread then we each got the 3 proteins for our entree. The filet, lobster tail, and crab stuffed shrimp were all fantastic! Sides made for sharing and while the asparagus was perfectly cooked it was pretty standard. We absolutely loved the broccoli and mashed potatoes though. We skipped desert and opted for another whiskey cocktail which was the perfect mix of light and savory. Roughly $125/person which is fairly reasonable for a delicious dinner at a steakhouse next to the ocean in Santa Monica. Highly recommended

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love this restaurant have been to NY location a few times, so decided to try it here. We had the last reservation & were the last couple to be seated..this could normally go either way, in terms of being rushed or made to feel unwelcome. Our experience was lovely. The staff was courteous & patient. The food from our salads to entrees were fresh and delicious!
I told our waiter *after we had eaten- as he checked on us that it is my husbands birthday, they proceeded to offer desserts etc., the manager/chef came out to say hello as well. Very nice experience. Thank you again.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Minneapolis
4 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience2

Patio is on a busy street, but the street noise wasn’t an issue. Great people watching! The service was really slow - serve actually forgot us a couple of times- the patio windows were very dirty, and the value of the food compared to the quality of other Del Frisco locations was sub-par at best. My NY strip was really thin and over cooked.

OK spot for an appetizer and a drink, but I wouldn’t have dinner there again.

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JazzFind
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

It was our first time at Del Frisco's Grille and we'll surely be coming back. Food & service was excellent. The ambience of being in front to people watch those walking by and at the Pier.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

It was a nice spot with great service.

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jerryo
Los Angeles
10 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2020
Overall3food4service4ambience2

Food and service were good but they do not know how to present a meal that looks like you want to eat it. My 6 oz. steak came on a big plate nicely charred on the outside but it looked like a scoop of dogfood thrown on a plate. if they would just throw a little lettuce or a sprig of green or even a teaspoon of sauce it would increase the plate 100%. A chef is not a chef if they can't present their dish to look eatable. I am not going back even though I have eaten at the Del over a half dozen times. There are a lot of places close by that do better.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had my birthday dinner here, my partner and I were both blown away by the food quality and value.

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TomP
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2020
Overall2food4service2ambience3

The restaurant was not even aware of the "Surf and Turf" deal. The server had to verify with the chef about the deal and at that point asked to see my phone for the detail. We weren't offered bread or any complimentary dessert for the celebration of our anniversary and birthday. The food was average, the portions were small. Overall subpar experience.

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JoelR
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

They've done a very good job of creating outdoor dining space, despite current local restrictions. The service and food was great as always. And the dining experience was very good.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Area around Santa Monica has gone to the homeless - good food at the restaurant but the public is not the same

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vipSenorG
Kansas City
10 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience. Super hot day but we were seated on the patio in the shade and the food and service were both wonderful.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on September 3, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Best food ever

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vipburleys
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2020
Overall1food3service2ambience3

Issues with over billing

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very beautiful. The food was delicious and the service was amazing. Definitely coming back soon.

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vipritah
Los Angeles
18 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Went with three savvy little girls who wanted the Truffle MAC and cheese.... and it didn’t disappoint!! It was very yummy and so was the ribs as well as everything else we ordered.

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vipCarolynR
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2020
Overall2food2service3ambience2

Disappointing- would not go back.
The food was overcooked and dry. The chocolate cake tasted stale.

SJ
vipSJLand
Los Angeles
13 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

It was OK. The Mac & Cheese was great. I ordered the fish of the day which was Halibut, trying be a little healthy. It came on a pile of really heavy all butter smashed potatoes. and 2 thin asparagus spears. It was really fatty and heavy and I couldn't eat it.

The steak "frites" was disappointing. The steak was grey and thin and small. The fries were good but I was expecting "frites'. The rack of ribs was predictable.

Probably not going back since I think we can do better for the same money.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding service, delicious food.

TJ
vipTaniccaJ
Central Coast
5 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

I got the crab cakes... I’m always satisfied with that choice.

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OpenTable Diner
Central Coast
4 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2020
Overall2food4service3ambience1

Covid restrictions and limitations aside, I was disappointed that the menu online was not the one at the restaurant. There were a few items we specifically came for that weren’t available or on the menu at all.

Also, the area is pretty loud. We had a group passing a blunt around 10 feet from our table. And my wife is pregnant.
Just a strange, overcrowded area from tourists.

For a high end dinner, I didn’t feel like the atmosphere worked for this type of restaurant. Very uncomfortable and somewhat nightmare.

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vipCinders
Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, outstanding service... we had a great time escaping the heat of the valley to have dinner on Del Frisco's patio. Good for people watching, too! Highly recommend!

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MichW
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Server was really nice! Everyone was greatly spaced out !

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JonnyLA
Los Angeles
13 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2020
Overall3food2service5ambience4

not a big fan of the food. the outdoor seating is great for people-watching. service was great.

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vipDiner
Philadelphia
27 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

THE BEST. SaMo Del Frisco's is the best DF I've been too and not just for the PRIME LOCATION but largely due to the amazing TEAM there. Absolutely everyone has been great pre-pandemic but they have OUTDONE THEMSELVES during this hard time.

Biking over for curb-side grocery picks up in April/May now - thankfully - able to enjoy the outside dining option. Very CLEAN & SAFE!

Manager Anita is incredible, she takes care of her team, EXCEPTIONAL customer relationship management, and one of the most CONSIDERATE and KIND restaurant professionals I've ever had the pleasure to encounter. Always enjoy seeing her and chatting/catching up!

ABOVE AND BEYOND service, cleanliness, and care... and of course WONDERFUL FOOD! Thanks to all, will continue to return again and again!

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ChristianS
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience4

It was kinda cold out ... and food wasn’t cooked long enough,as a little undone

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JayBoston
Hawaii
3 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience2

Eh.

That about sums it up. Typical Santa Monica tourist trap-marginal overpriced food.

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MichelleM
Phoenix
11 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2020
Overall2food1service2ambience4

We had a reservation for 7pm to sit on the patio as California doesn’t allow indoor dining. It was beautiful. Sitting as the sun was setting over the water at Santa Monica Pier area. The waitress was super friendly and sweet. We ordered a filet mignon with a lobster tail and the halibut special.
The food arrived and both were burnt and dry. The man the delivered the food to our table didnt ask my husband to cut open his steak to make sure it was properly cooked as most steak places do. My halibut was so overcooked that it was impossible to cut through the too and bottom. The waitress never came back to the table and never checked on us. We were never able to tell anyone nor was he able to ask for creamy horseradish to go with his steak. We never got refills and were never checked on.
Finally, the manager happen to walk by and my husband stopped him. We told the manager and he offered to buy us dessert as we had eaten most of the food since no-one came by to check on us. That was fine.
The manager came by to help clear off the table and joked with me that at least they cannot burn the dessert.
A few minutes later, after we ate the dessert, the waitress came back over and told us that they waived the entire meal. WOW! Wasn’t necessary but totally appreciated!
We obviously left her a good tip because we felt badly but the lack of checking on us wasnt so great.
Anyway, the manager really went above and beyond and for this we will be back!

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
3 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love Del Frisco’s Santa Monica! Everything was perfect from greeting to farewell as per usual.

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RitaK
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on August 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of my absolute favorites in Santa Monica, California! The food is delicious and the service is always great. The atmosphere is the number one reason to visit this place. Great for people watching and dining on the outdoor patio.

FAQs

Del Frisco's Grille - Santa Monica does offer delivery in partnership with Postmates and Uber Eats. Del Frisco's Grille - Santa Monica also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (310) 395-7333.

Del Frisco's Grille - Santa Monica is rated 4.4 stars by 1125 OpenTable diners.

Del Frisco's Grille - Santa Monica does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://delfriscosgrille.cashstar.com/store/recipient?locale=en-us.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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