Dyllan's Raw Bar Grill

4.3
117 reviews
icon/ic_price_rangeCreated with Sketch.
$31 to $50
icon/ic_cuisineCreated with Sketch.
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.
avatar copy

Private Dining

Book your next event with us

View details

Specials

Happiness Hours

Enjoy Food and Beverage Specials. Off Menu items 4pm-6pm Monday through Friday!

Terms and Conditions:

Valid For: 1 - 20 people

Starts: January 14, 2019

Ends: January 15, 2118

Availability: Mon-Thu 4:00PM-6:00PM

Cinco de Mayo - Special Menus & Offers

Hola! Join Dyllan's Raw Bar Grill-Georgetown for Fish Tacos, Ceviches and Margarita specials all day. Two outdoor seating areas overlooking the C&O canal or in historic Canal Square. In addition Every Saturday and Sunday we offer $35 bottomless bellinis and mimosas. Make your reservation today!

Sunday, May 5, 2019

Mother's Day Menus & Specials

Join Dyllan's Raw Bar Grill to celebrate Mom. Dyllan's Raw Bar Grill in Georgetown is the perfect place for you mother's day brunch or dinner. Large groups welcome. Mother's Day specials and our bottomless cold pressed bellinis and mimosas.

Sunday, May 12, 2019

Easter Restaurant Specials & Reservations

Easter Brunch at Dyllan's. Bring the family and meet the Easter Bunny in Canal Square! Brunch and Dinner Specials including Rosemary Roasted Leg of Lamb and Lamb chop Lolli-pops

Sunday, April 21, 2019

Instantly increase your points with dining rewards

See availability for bonus point tables

Sun 5:30PM - 7:00PM 8:30PM - 10:00PM
Mon - Tue 5:00PM - 6:00PM 8:45PM - 9:45PM
Wed - Thu 5:00PM - 5:45PM 9:00PM - 10:00PM
Fri 5:00PM - 5:45PM 9:15PM - 11:00PM
Sat 9:45PM - 11:30PM

What 117 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
4.3based on recent ratings
4.4
food
4.1
service
4.3
ambience
4.0
value
Noise · Quiet
79% of people would recommend it to a friend
5
4
3
2
1
Sort by
Newest
Filters
OT
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Service good and food was wonderful. Our group had a good time. Remember ambiance from previous visit. Love the stone walls and canal.

Report
Helpful
j
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Another perfect meal at this GT hotspot. Still quieter then I expected but this place is special. The seafood is so fresh and the service is above what is normal in DC. I would book your reservation now because I think this place is going to get really popular.

Report
Helpful
j
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on April 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This place is so beautiful and the outdoor seating is best I have seen in Georgetown or DC. You sit right on the C&O canal! I actually saw fish in the canal. In addition the managers and staff are super friendly. The manager said they opened like 6 months ago. Where have I been? Go here if you are anywhere near GT. Seriously for a DC restaurant only open 6 months this place is great. Fresh ceviches, maki rolls and oysters! I also shared the Arctic Char with this crazy salsa and the avocado mac & cheese was awesome!! Drinks were really boozy, cool spirits but not much name brand stuff which was fine for me. They told me there brunch is also very good so I'm already booking. I would make a reservation now because once this place gets found good luck getting in, especially on a weekend. This place needs better PR or a WP review. I can't believe it took 6 months to find. Great job Dyllan whoever you are!

Report
Helpful
OT
New England
3 reviews
Dined on April 7, 2019
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 2

Service was terrible. Food was okay

Report
Helpful
L
New England
7 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 4

The atmosphere is cute and the people were friendly. But the service was terrible. We asked for bread when we were seated. No bread came so we ordered appetizers and our meal. Those took a long time to come out. Our waiter was not around very much. We asked for bread again twice during the meal. Finally when we were done eating and about to ask for the check the bread came out - it was basically toasted sliced bread. The food was mediocre and since we were seated outside, it became pretty cold as it got later. It ended up being an uncomfortable, frustrating experience.

Report
Helpful
OT
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was a special dinner for visiting family in town for the weekend. Everything was great. Food was wonderful and the atmosphere was relaxed and comfortable. We never felt rushed and were able to enjoy a long evening talking and catching up over delicious meals and desserts. Highly recommend!

Report
Helpful
OT
New England
8 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 5

Wonderful location. Very attentive management. We went for Oysters. Surprised to find only 4 on options at any given time. One local, one New York, one WA state and one Oregon. The local where hands down the best. I would like to see a larger local offering. The rest of the menu looks great. We will come back to try other things. The monkey bread alone would be worth it

Report
Helpful
HK
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 1food 4service 1ambience 1

Sat down and ordered a cocktail, raw bar, and entrees. 20 minutes for the drink. 40ish minutes for raw bar. Came back around 50 minutes to tell us they were out of the entree we ordered. Then they were out of the second choice. Went with a third. Another 15 minutes go by. They were out of the third. Went with the fourth because after nearly an hr and a half we were starving and it was late. Total incompetence by the mgmt, and staff blatantly hung out more than they cared to hustle or see to our satisfaction (we weren't satisfied). They comped a dish, and the gesture was appreciated, but still wasn't enough to feel like it balanced the experience out, especially for the needlessly overpriced menu to begin with. Only reason it's not one-star is because the quality of the food was decent. Won't come back, won't recommend anyone go here.

Report
Helpful
A
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 2food 4service 1ambience 1

We were a party of eight.
The waiter brought seven dinners and claimed the last one was on its way. It wasn't.
Everyone just about finished eating when the last dinner finally arrived- which was a mushroom quinoa salad. During the waiting period, we inquired 3-4 times about the missing meal. Finally we had to ask that the meal be comp'ed. They agreed.
Then as if that weren't enough, we ordered four coffees, and three desserts and they NEVER brought the third dessert in spite of us asking about its whereabouts three times. First they brought two desserts, then some time later brought the coffees and then NEVER brought the third one to the table.
The food was good. The service crappy. Restaurant really loud. Will not return.

Dyllan's Raw Bar Grill
Responded on April 1, 2019

Amoles-I am aware of this issue. Please accept my apology. This should have been handled by a manager in a much better way. I was made aware after you left. Please now that this is not acceptable. We strive to give every guest a 5 star experience and we clearly missed the mark. We are aware you chose to not leave a gratuity of any kind for the service and that is your prerogative. I would like to offer you dinner as my guest.

Report
Helpful
f
Raleigh
54 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great fresh seafood, sides, and drinks. Nice atmosphere

Report
Helpful
WG
New England
14 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 5

This is my third visit and the food never disappoints. Oysters, Tinned Fish and terrific brunch entres. We view this as a GO to place in Georgetown. They could use an extra bartender during the day, as drinks were slow to come out. But were delicious, so worth the wait.

Report
Helpful
BM
1 review
Dined on March 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great dining spot in Georgetown with a BEAUTIFUL PATIO and a smaller Front Yard too, perfect for these days with nicer weather.
Seafood is super fresh and guaranteed to please everyone from the sushi lovers to those who are more for the good authentic dishes, the squid carpaccio and the clams pasta are delicious.

Report
Helpful
LL
Los Angeles
20 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was excellent. Raw oysters were perfect. I had the prix fixe menu which included an amazing mushroom/cheese tart, fish cooked to perfection, and an amazing dessert. We had a great experience - the staff were attentive and friendly. We will definitely be back the next time we're in DC.

Report
Helpful
n
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Great food! Cool space. The lighting needs to be tweaked a bit but will be extra cool when it gets warm out!

Report
Helpful
BC
1 review
Dined on March 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The octopus carpaccio was amazing. Manager was attentive without being overbearing. Great stop along the canal!

Report
Helpful
M
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Food was good. Service was subpar. For all the waitstaff, things came out slow. Would give it a second chance.

Report
Helpful
JB
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We went with a party of 7. We all ordered different entrees, we stuck to fish, so we could try as much a possible. The food was great we can't wait to go back to try the other dishes.

Report
Helpful
FD
Washington DC
37 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 3

When asked by our server if this was our first visit we said yes and she immediately launched into a long and totally unnecessary explanation of the menu which could have been avoided had she just asked if we had any questions. Having sat through that we ordered cocktails and my gin gibson arrived as gin gimlet on the rocks. So I explained to her that a gibson was served straight up only to have it replaced by a gimlet with no ice. I finally explained that I had ordered a gibson which is gin and cocktal onions. My third drink arrived and it was the same gimlet I had already been served twice before but with the addition of onions. Obviously she or the bartender or both had no idea what a gibson cocktail is. After all of this the dinner was an anticlimax. Only three grilled fish are offered on the dinner menu and two of them - salmon and arctic char - are very similar. We inquired about any specials but there were none. The not very exciting menu resulted in a not very exciting dinner.

Report
Helpful
CD
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Hi, I went here for brunch on Saturday! It was awesome! I loved the fresh east and west coast oysters. I also loved the avocado mac and cheese! The chocolate cake was delish for dessert as well! I really enjoyed this restaurant I will be back soon! Awesome happy hour deals as well.

Report
Helpful
TW
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined on February 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent place for fresh seafood. Plus have something for all (vegan, vegetarian, carnivores)! The desserts are scrumptious and the drinks are creative and delicious. Our new go-to spot!

Report
Helpful
MG
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I was recently at Dillons for a business dinner. The location was perfect for us to discuss our proposal and enjoy a wonderful meal and excellent service. My business associates were also impressed with The restaurant.

Report
Helpful
l
Washington DC
17 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This place is fabulous! Spacious, big, great menu. We went there for brunch and the monkey bread, chocolate chip waffles, French toast, and lobster rolls—— so good! Highly recommend and will definitely be going back

Report
Helpful
CF
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Dyllan’s never disappoints! My wife and I normally opt to avoid the craziness of going out on Valentine’s day, but the set Valentine’s menu that Dyllan’s created lured out out of the house this year. Am I ever glad it did! We’ve tried Dyllan’s several times and the food continues to impress me with its creativity, execution, and consistency. My wife had the seafood risotto while I opted for the sea scallops. Both dishes were amazing! I’m always impressed with how fresh the seafood is at Dyllan’s as well as the generous portions! The chef doesn’t skimp and treats the ingredients with respect letting them shine on their own merits while at the same time creating combinations that just exceed expectations. Beyond the impressive food, the ambiance of the restaurant made for a great and romantic experience. We had a table next to the fireplace in the quaint barside of the restaurant - super cozy and romantic. The great food, good ambiance, and friendly staff made for a perfect date night out! Thanks Dyllan’s for another memorable experience!

Report
Helpful
AZ
Toronto
6 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 3ambience 3

I thought the service and the welcome was great but where the issue lies is the food and value for the product. I understand the concept and what they are trying to do. It just doesn't work. And when it all comes down to it the food quality was very poor. I hope that they read these thing not to be upset but to focus and re-align to what is important. Hopefully someone will recommend to me to try it again. Because every one deserves a second chance. Good luck!

Report
Helpful
M
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 2

Place was empty when we arrived around 7 on a Wednesday (actually thought it might be closed before we got inside) and only 3 tables taken by the time we left. Waiter was nice but service was confused and slow despite there being nobody else there. Food was average at best. Would not recommend.

Dyllan's Raw Bar Grill
Responded on February 15, 2019

Milo1512-Thank you for your review. We are sorry you were disappointed. As a newer restaurant we are still building our clientele particularly mid-week. It was very slow the day before Valentines Day. We work hard to provide a 5 star experience for our guests and our food gets very good reviews so it is concerning that you only gave us 1 star overall. There is also no excuse for slow or poor service. We will take your comments back to our manager and staff and review the evening.

Report
Helpful
RJ
Baltimore
29 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 4ambience 5

I asked for house wine... on the hill I was charged $17! Ridiculous! The food was very tasty but pricey... very good service

Report
Helpful
OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 4

The waiter was inexperienced and overwhelmed. The service was EXTREMELY slow and the manager couldn’t have cared less. The manager could have righted his wrong, instead she was really the problem. The food was okay. But didn’t make up for the poor service. No wonder the restaurant was empty.

Pictured: a comped cake we didn’t want but accepted begrudgingly

Report
Helpful
D
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 2

I was disappointed

Report
Helpful
TW
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

What a lovely find!! Darryl's is now our go-to seafood place. Fresh fish and shellfish and not overlooked. Plus excellent chicken and gumbo--delicious food for all of your picky eaters!

Report
Helpful
TT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This week was probably my 10th or 11th dining experience at Dyllan’s to host a group of food bloggers for their very first time. From start to finish, the essential Dyllan’s dishes, cocktails, and desserts impressed each of my guests (including myself). We were met with top notch service from a team of talented servers. The owner, Don, joined our party numerous times to share the story of space, the concept, and the special platters, and we never once put down our forks to wait for our next course. Each time I return to Dyllan’s for lunch solo, brunch with friend, meetings with clients, special events in the private space, and dinner parties (large and small), I am continually surprised that my experience gets even more better. If you like attention to detail, fantastic tasting and prepared diverse menu items, and a comfortable (stylish space), Dyllan’s is your spot! Highly recommend, try it out today :)

Dyllan's Raw Bar Grill
Responded on February 16, 2019

Thank you TimurT!

Report
Helpful
OT
Washington DC
224 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of the most enjoyable lunch experiences in recent memory. Extremely creative menu - strongly recommend ordered 3-4 items from the raw bar and sharing. Nice ambiance. Very pleasant service. Can’t wait to come back. Thank you.

Report
Helpful
KG
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on February 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Brunch was delicious. Food was a little pricy but it’s Georgetown. I will definitely go back, their full menu looked really good.

Report
Helpful
OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 3

Great food and service but we were really cold and no one on staff seemed to care or offered to move us to another table since the restaurant was empty.

Report
Helpful
OT
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 1ambience 1

The waiters are super slow. I went for happy hour and it took 45 minutes for the bartender to even come over, and by that point happy hour was over. There were only 3 people in the entire place so I have no idea what the staff was even so busy with. This place has kinda weird lonely vibes and is super overpriced. Would not recommend for a happy hour unless you want to drink alone and not be seen.

Report
Helpful
d
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great lunch and dinner spot! Love the location (on the canal in G'town) and space has been freshened up from the old SeaCatch decor. Food is tasty with updated twists. Love the mushroom salad!

Report
Helpful
RB
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 3

I write about top restaurants and chefs for a living. I can unequivocally say this was the worst service we've ever experienced in DC since I can remember. Drinks took 30 to 40 minutes, were forgotten and had to be re-ordered. At the start, 3 of the 4 appetizers we ordered arrived together, leaving one of us without oysters (the easiest and quickest of the four starters) -- for a solid 15 minutes while the other starters got cold. Dirty dishes sat at our table for 15 minutes before being picked up. 30 minutes later the entrees came with the wrong sides. They comp'd the oysters given the original delay, but not the drinks, and not the sides they got wrong -- a nice gesture, but certainly didn't make up for the evening.

For those prices you expect a level of service, attention and quality, and Dyllan's missed the mark by leaps and bounds. We will not be going back given just how many restaurants in DC now offer much more for far less.

Report
Helpful
JH
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Dyllan's is next to a courtyard that's a ways off of a street in Georgetown and it has a nice secluded, cozy vibe to it - like you're being let in on a secret. The restaurant is also next to the canal and I am very much looking forward to returning when it is warm enough to sit outside next to the water.

I had steak the first time I went and stuck to the raw bar the second time. The steak was great, but I'd definitely say don't miss the raw bar. Both the salmon and tuna tartares are unexpected in a good way, the sushi is fresh and firm, the tinned fish has a clean Mediterranean flavor, and the oysters are bright ad flavorful. I would definitely say the service goes above and beyond and the staff was extremely friendly and very knowledgeable. The prices are fairly expensive but this is a special date night spot. You pay a premium price and get a premium product. I am looking forward to my next trip to Dyllan's - I have my eye on their dry aged burger or their octopus carpaccio.

Report
Helpful
OT
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was EXCELLENT! Definitely try the avocado Mac n cheese!

Report
Helpful
RG
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 3ambience 2

Was excited to try the new seafood place that we ventured out of the way to Georgetown, where we very rarely go anymore. Was eerily quiet for a Friday night (but was during government shutdown so that may explain it), staff was friendly but all seemed green. Everything we ordered sounded amazing but was all quite under seasoned - most notably the saffron scallops- while they were perfectly cooked, the suave had no flavor at all. Pretty disappointing.

Report
Helpful
OT
Northern MI
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service and well prepared food. All meals from appetizers, entree and dessert were a delight for the entire party. Excellent portions- a surprise since this was off the restaurant week menu.

I would highly recommend to friends and family.

Report
Helpful
1
2
3