Dyllan's Raw Bar Grill

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$31 to $50
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American
Dyllan’s ‪Raw Bar Grill-Georgetown is perfect for any occasion, whether you want to stop at the bar for a drink and light meal, are looking for an exceptional brunch or dinner location, or celebrating your special occasion in our private event space.

Our regional American cuisine features a modern raw bar, as well as a grill menu highlighting fresh seafood, steaks, and vegetarian dishes crafted with the finest ingredients.

The restaurant—housed in a circa-1890s warehouse built from locally quarried stone and exposed Virginia “iron wood” heart pine timbers—is modern while celebrating the building’s industrial past. The restaurant’s outdoor seating overlooks the historic and picturesque C & O Canal.

Here at Dyllan’s, we pride ourselves on working with local purveyors and artisans that adhere to rigorous sustainable standards.

Close Proximity to Georgetown U, George Washington U, Horward U and American.

We look forward to the privilege of serving you.
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Specials

Dyllan's Happiness Hours!

Enjoy Food and Drink Specials like our $9.99 Burger or our Jumbo Lobster Roll for $16 with homemade chips or selected drink specials $7 Cocktails, $5 beers and $8 wines. Also off-menu food items like Crispy Calamari and Dyllan's Wings. Every Monday through Friday!

Terms and Conditions:

Valid For: 1 - 20 people

Starts: July 22, 2019

Ends: July 23, 2118

Availability: Mon-Fri 4:00PM-7:00PM

Thanksgiving Dinner Special Menus & Offers

Let us Cook your Turkey Day dinner To Go Call to order today $240 feeds 6-8 people! Join us for our normal Ala Carte menu with the addition of our "Dyllan's Famous Turkey Plate" $38 or have your entire family Thanksgiving Dinner with us. Call today to reserve your spot!

Thursday, November 28, 2019

Christmas Eve Special Menus & Offers

Dyllan's will serve our Brunch menu from 11am-4pm or join us for Dinner including Christmas Eve specials from 4pm-10pm. Come enjoy a cocktail by one of our 3 fireplaces! Call or book online.

Tuesday, December 24, 2019

New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

Fuel your New Years Eve day pre-celebration with the best Brunch in DC! From 11am to 4pm. Looking for a dinner before ringing in 2020 join us for our First dinner seating from 5pm-8pm for a 3-Course menu $60 or Ring in the New Year at Dyllan's Celebration Seating $125. Check our website or Call.

Tuesday, December 31, 2019

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Sat 9:45PM - 11:30PM

What 218 People Are Saying
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OT
Washington DC
15 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I held a party for 30 people at Dyllans they went out of their way to insure every detail was perfect. They accommodated our dietary requests with ease. We had a great time and are looking forward to another event.

OT
New York Area
257 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was a cold rainy day yet this restaurant warmed us with fabulous food and excellent service. The fresh crab roll was amazing. The crab cake crisp on the outside yummy on the inside, but the shrimp, crab, and lobster omelettes were full of seafood and fluffy. Our son is at school here and we can’t wait to return on our next trip. Go and discover this gem in Georgetown!! You won’t be disappointed.

OT
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was great, this was our third visit. We sat on a cozy table. The restaurant was very busy and at this cozy table it was just perfect. Can’t wait for another experience at Dyllan’s.

AC
Western KY
11 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

The food was very good. The kitchen sent food out at random times. Sides came out after entrees were gone. Our waiter hustled but staffing was obviously short. We like crackers, not oyster crackers, with oysters and it was strange we couldn’t get those. Repeatedly had to ask for things. Food was good. Comfort was horrible. If I am spending $400 for dinner for 4 people (without alcohol) then a comfortable chair is really expected. The hard small chairs that slide across the floor were bad. The ridge around the chairs dug into me and finally I used my coat as a chair cushion. The cushioned bar stools were far better. Invest in chairs. The six layer chocolate cake could feed four and was soooo good. Oysters were fabulous! The steak was very very tender. The Mac n cheese while it looked green and different was delicious with avocado! Mashed potatoes were buttery and thick and delicious. The tuna roll was creamy and delicious.

DC
Chicago
15 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Second time we have been here and won't be the last. Came to celebrate getting a new job and were congratulated by the staff which was very nice. And the quality of the food matches the quality of the service. Top notch to say the least.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Great Staff, very friendly and accommodating. Good place, on the quieter side.

TM
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love this place! The staff is amazing and the food is also. You won’t be disappointed!

r
New England
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went there for a client lunch. Nice place, good service & food. Would definitely go again.

OT
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Amazing outside back patio. Loved the variety in the menu. The service was outstanding.

OT
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Sat inside near the fireplace. Was so cozy. Food was fantastic and staff kind and helpful. I’ll be back.

OT
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great Service. Great Drinks. Amazing food! Best Deal in Georgetown! I’ll be back

OT
Washington DC
15 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome as usual. Best restaurant in DC! we love Dyllans!

EL
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My wife and I love this place the food is always perfect and the atmosphere is great. The service is always friendly and done with a personal touch. We like to go here either before or after shows at the Kennedy Center it is only a 10 minute walk. I hope you enjoy this restaurant as much as we do.

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall 2food 5service 2ambience 4

It was my husbands 50th Birthday and I put this on my reservation. We went with our two daughters. We were asked if we preferred a table or cozy booth. We chose the booth and the ambiance and comfort was nice. Someone came by to mention about our special occasion so I was glad they knew. Then we noticed others around us had excellent service but we had one waiter and were somehow being switched between two waiters. We ordered drinks and appetizers to start. My sangria which was supposed to be citris and berries had zero berries and tasted too citrus. When I mentioned it, I was without a drink for a very long time and had to ask for the waiter. Our appetizers were served without small plates so we had to eat from the bowl until we asked. We finished our appetizers but the girls were hungry and we were waiting. Others got served bread but we didn’t until we had to ask twice. When I finally got my drink, it had one berry but I was told due to the wait, it was on them. Our other waiter came by later to ask about my drink and I told him honestly it was just okay. He did bring me another drink and then we had a long wait til our meal. Finally the food came out and it was amazing! Perhaps our experience would be good going on. We ordered dessert and I thought they would put a candle in the dessert for my husband. They did not so I figured it was too fancy of a place for that... Except as we were paying the check, the other table in front of us, the waiter brought a beautiful huge piece of cake with a candle, and the table started singing Happy Birthday! How disappointing on such a special occasion. On the check, I noticed we weren’t charged for drinks or dessert but in the end, it wasn’t the experience we wanted. It just unfortunate that we got stuck with staff that may not have been the regular wait staff at our table while others right in front of us got excellent service.

OT
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Welcoming and friendly staff, we came at a very slow day so there were just a handful of people that night.
Food was great, we had the outdoor seating with the perfect weather. Thank you

BH
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Very enjoyable. If you like oysters and sea food, you will really like Dyllan's. West Coast
oysters were excellent and the crab cake and octopus was very good. Just a delightful place.

OT
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Stopped in for dinner after work. Was fantastic. What a great place. Great food, fantastic atmosphere and kind staff. Will be back soon.

CP
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

Oysters not fresh. Prepared and cooked food was good.

JW
Miami
1 review
Dined on September 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic service, amazing handcrafted cocktails, and delicious food.

JC
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were so impressed with the dinner we had there that we went back the very next day for brunch, and they knocked it out of the park again!

JC
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best place in Georgetown!

CJ
Miami
1 review
Dined on September 9, 2019
Overall 1food 3service 4ambience 1

There was a rat on the exterior. True story

Dyllan's Raw Bar Grill
Responded on September 12, 2019

CJwpb-We are very sorry you saw a rat outside of the building. Dyllan's along with the building owner, the Georgetown BID and the city of Washington DC all work to combat the rat issue particularly along the 200+ year old C&O canal which is park land. This is also due to the canal renovations currently happening. We are very sorry as this clearly effected your evening. Unfortunately, we can not control all of the area outside.

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KY
New England
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of the best dinner experiences my wife and I have ever had!

SW
Washington DC
23 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

Dyllan's food is excellent, prices reasonable for the dishes, location along the canal also excellent.
The linguini and clams, grilled octopus and lamb chop were all superb. Definitely recommended.

Service is a bit off, but could easily be improved, i.e. drinks should be served before your food arrives, bread should also arrive before or with the food...not a big deal.

The restaurant is quiet, too quiet for a Saturday night. Really not sure why. It deserves to be full and busy.

OT
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had a lovely time was good girl friends. Food was great portions, Absolutely delicious food, drinks perfect and helpful friendly staff! I’ll be back tonight with my husband. I think I’m your biggest fan.. thank you Dyllan’s staff.. I truly enjoyed everything!

DD
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 2

Restaurant seemed stale, the food was poor with the exception of the soup. We had several small plates and all were below par. We ordered what our waiter claimed was their specialty, looking back I think that was just a rehearsed sell.
At 8 on a Saturday night the place was almost empty. Seems the place has some issues and I would suggest not going here.

JK
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We sat outside overlooking the canal and it was a great ambiance for a Saturday evening dinner. The food was delicious and cocktails were also fantastic. Really great quality seafood and attentive, knowledgable service. I was shocked by the lack of customers for a peak time on a Saturday evening. I suppose they don't receive too much foot traffic being back near the canal, but I'm hoping their food, service and atmosphere will bring more in and increase the energy in the place.

OT
Baltimore
3 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Great crab cakes!!

OT
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, Friendly service, incredible setting on the canal! We can't wait to return.

OT
Washington DC
15 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We brought a large party in for a business dinner. It was a little last minute but the manager and the staff really took exceptional care of our group. For being fairly new the place was really professional, elegant and fun for our group. The menu and food were exceptional.

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was my 2nd visit in the last 3 weeks. The manager remembered me and thanked me for dining again. I am really impressed by this newer restaurant. Georgetown can be predictable and boring when it pertains to restaurants, this place is neither. I have seen some mediocre reviews, mainly around service, but that has not been my experience. Moreover compared to other DC restaurants the service is very group. I recommend trying them out.

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I am a 15 year DC resident and my husband and I recently dined at the new Dyllan's Raw Bar Grill in Georgetown. We had a fantastic meal and great service. We previously dined at the former restaurant twice about 10 years ago and again maybe 5-6 years ago. We only went back because our friends booked a dinner there. The previous restaurant was old, smelly and not well kept. In the years between our first visit and second visit nothing had changed it was just older and more warn. Now on to the new restaurant, it was bright, elegant and happy. The staff was engaged and friendly. The food was creative, flavorful and very fresh. I have read other reviews and the press on this restaurant and I met the owner briefly during our visit. My husband and I both agree that this is a great addition to the DC area and we hope they do well. It definitely has some challenges, like being found and construction outside on the street but they seem to not let that bother them. It's a spectacular setting overlooking the C&O canal and we plan to tell our friends and colleagues to try Dyllan's. We will return soon and hope they continue to succeed.

OT
Richmond
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 3ambience 4

Took half an hour to be seated despite having a reservation. Then missed half of our appetizer order. But the food that was delivered was excellent!

OT
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

First time in Georgetown and found this restaurant. Loved every minute! Staff was friendly from the time we arrived till we left. I am not easily impressed but the food and service were exceptional and the restaurant design is fabulous. We now have a child in university near here so we hope to get back again soon. Highly recommended.

OT
Washington DC
16 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

In town to move my daughter into college. Beautiful restaurant in Georgetown right on the canal. A little hard to find but food and service were amazing! I will definitely return. If your looking for great food an affordable. Check this place out. Manager was also very friendly and helpful.

RM
Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 4

The food was good, and nothing was wrong with it. The food wasn’t innovative or special. The seems the night we went was dreadful. The prior restaurant in the same location was spectacular, and it’s hard not to compare them.

CP
Richmond
3 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 4

Service was very slow with only a few customers in the restaurant. They were out of items on the restaurant week menu. The waiter was very nice but he couldn't answer any questions about the menu. Food and atmosphere were very good though.

OT
Washington DC
15 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome! That's the best way to describe this Gem! Georgetown's best new restaurant in my opinion. You can go to all the fine dining places(CUT, Fiola, etc) or the "old" spots(Clyde's, Martin's, etc) but this place gets it right. Nice portions, great prices, not cheap but value, inventive menu (I even noticed CUT is copying their Raw bar, just like Wolfgang, can't leave the neighborhood restaurants alone) and most importantly a fresh inventive menu. Anybody who lives in the area should check them out we need more restaurants of this quality. Five stars all the way.

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Visited during Restaurant week. It was an excellent menu and great value. Would have been nice to have some sides for the main meals. The octopus was grilled perfectly and the salmon ceviche was divine. We sat outside next to the finished remodeled canal which was quite pleasant. Will definitely return.

A
Washington DC
18 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 5

This was first time going to this restaurant and it was restaurant week.

The bartender Chad was outstanding. He was well verse and knowledgeable about the drinks even though it was his second week there.

The service staff it was his second week there too, but his service was not up to par like I thought it should have been considering, I was there 1 1/5 hour before my party arrived and there were very few folks in the restaurant. We were seated and our food order was taken by the service staff however, our we didn't get our food until 45 minutes later. My daughter asked where was our food, the service staff replied it got busy all of of the sudden. I repeated what the service staff person said to his Manager and Manager asked me again to repeated it and I did. He said, he will take care of it. Five minutes later, we got our food however, the Gumbo and Grill Squid was cold. I notified the service staff and he replaced it. The second course and third course came out like a well oil machine.

The service was the only item that didn't get 5 stars.

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