Dyllan's Raw Bar Grill
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.
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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!
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Valid For: 1 - 20 people
Starts: July 22, 2019
Ends: July 23, 2118
Availability: Mon-Fri 4:00PM-7:00PM
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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
Amazing outside back patio. Loved the variety in the menu. The service was outstanding.
Great Service. Great Drinks. Amazing food! Best Deal in Georgetown! I’ll be back
Awesome as usual. Best restaurant in DC! we love Dyllans!
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.
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.
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
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.
Stopped in for dinner after work. Was fantastic. What a great place. Great food, fantastic atmosphere and kind staff. Will be back soon.
Oysters not fresh. Prepared and cooked food was good.
Fantastic service, amazing handcrafted cocktails, and delicious food.
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!
Best place in Georgetown!
There was a rat on the exterior. True story
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.
One of the best dinner experiences my wife and I have ever had!
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.
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!
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.
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.
Great crab cakes!!
Great food, Friendly service, incredible setting on the canal! We can't wait to return.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The octopus carpaccio was fantastic!!! Fish & kimchee tacos were good except the kimchee wsy overwhelmed the fish. Also it was watery, so the taco fell apart immediately after picking it up. The lemon sorbet was delicious.
Service was great. A little long but they were busy. Food was amazing.
When I walked in there was no one around, I had to find someone to let them know I was there.
Waiting for my guest, sitting at the bar was ok bartender was friendly and got my drink quickly
When we got to our table for dinner that's when everything went down hill. we waited over 20 min before we had to ask someone where our server was, there seems some confusion among the staff over who was to serve who, finally when the server came very apologetic but appeared nervous not knowing a lot about the menu, we had to remind him to get our drink orders and water, a manager did come over and comped our next drink. By the time the food came again after a long time it was good no complaints there, the check however was the fastest thing that came all night, and btw the comped drink was on the bill. I would not recommend this place.
Wonderful food and service. On the canal. Great outdoor seating. We will be back!
Really great Raw Bar. Oysters were awesome service was knowledgeable and friendly. Loved the dinner menu. Great for a business meeting. Slower then expected, but its summer in Georgetown.
Great meal, perfect portions to share. Food amazing. Staff was helpful but not pushy. Bartender Chris was so friendly and cocktails were spot on. Really a great place. Will be back soon.
Great location..... but almost empty. And now we understand why. Although almost empty the staff was busy... after 10 minutes a table. Food was mediocre at best although firmly priced. Steak was burned, no side dishes.
Music was very loud and not fitting the looks of the restaurant (hard rock?).
Only one trying to make a difference was the table waitress....
As you can imagine we left a moderate tip.
Biggest surprise of all..... we found another amount on our credit card overview...
Great space and cool spot on the Canal. Food was excellent and the service was very good. Georgetown needs a spot like this and only worry that it lacks visibility from the street and the space is too big to sustain itself.
Great customer service. The food is fantastic. The margarita was to die for . /)