The Grill

4.6
224 Reviews
$31 to $50
American
Chef Roberto Santibañez presents a new American menu focused on Woodfired cooking, with an emphasis on steak, seafood and vegetarian fare. His Mexican roots and French training lend an inspired touch to the American table.

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
  • Contactless payment available
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Contact tracing information collected
What 224 people are saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
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4.6
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4.7
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92% of people would recommend it to a friend
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SarahC
Miami
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience4

The food here was amazing! We ate outside...and it was pretty cold - would love to see them out some space heaters out there. Inside looks super cool and will plan to eat inside next time to get a better idea of the ambience. Overall though, highly recommend. Also the menu is very clear about gf options which was important to me.

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DenzellB
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service2ambience5

Great scenery and 60 per person special you'll get a full sample appeteir, a house salad, steak, shrimp, and crab cakes, and a side of your choice and a desert .

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall2food3service2ambience2

The waiter seemed uninterested and forgot to ask about how to cook the steak as well as the accompanying sauces. We had to ask him as he was taking away our menus if we needed to choose the side sauce and seemed very rushed. We got the steak and it was so tough it was hard to eat so we had to ask for a new one. There were no apologies and the waiter did not seem to care. I normally always try to be understanding and never leave reviews, but was extremely disappointed with the service and small food portions that were way overpriced for the value. Came for a special anniversary date but left feeling very disappointed with the experience.

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KarenW
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall3food3service4ambience3

In our party of four, two enjoyed their meal, two thought the food was ok. Our server was informed and very pleasant. Infused vodka pineapple punch was a hit - even better with fewer mint leaves.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Grill is a first class restaurant. Good and friendly service, great food, nice wine list and the best chocolate cake ever!

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MeganS
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Mother’s Day Brunch with my ladies was our first experience at The Grill. Beautiful restaurant/bar, even the bathroom is gorgeous. We sat on the heated wrap around porch looking at water (needed the heat - it was cold yesterday!) They grill on a special charcoal/pecan grill. Everything was great but the Cajan blackened Bronzino was to die for. Crab dip, avocado toast with crab, omelette, delish special cocktails with all house made ingredients (not too sweet - love it!) Shout out to our waiter ALLOM who was amazing, knowledgeable and nice, and made excellent recommendations. Enjoyed very much and will be back.

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anon
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The restaurant itself was beautiful our view was great, the service was friendly and efficient, the food was flavored beautifully

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely fantastic experience. From the food to the service everything was incredible. My girlfriend and I did the Mixed Grill which for $60 per person is an incredible value. It comes with everything shown. The Sommelier recommended us a very nice and affordable bottle of red wine from Spain. We finished off with the pineapple upside down cake and an espresso martini. I can’t say enough good things about this meal.

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FannyL
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall2food3service1ambience3

The food was okay but the service was bad. Our waiter didn’t care about us. We had to call him to get more drinks, didn’t refill our cups of water. He didn’t ask if we liked the food. Nothing. I guess maybe because there is a 20% service charge on all tables after 4pm so he knew he’d get his tip anyway. Honestly, I don’t recommend.

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vipKristineF
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3food4service4ambience2

It was disappointing that it wasn’t until the end of our meal that staff asked if we were comfortable and then turned on the outdoor heaters. We preferred outdoor seating due to COVID but nobody mentioned the heating option, leading to a very cold lunch.

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TomR
New Mexico
18 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Just an outstanding dining experience. Our server was friend, knowledgeable and professional. She made great recommendations. Drinks were great. Food was great. Highly recommend the bacon wrapped stuffed dates. Rest of the party had the ribeye which was very good. I had the blackened branzino which was expertly prepared. A terrific meal. We’ll be back.

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YvetteW
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience3

The drinks were delicious. The steaks and sides were amazing. We especially enjoyed the mushrooms and appetizer sampler. It is pricy, but I feel worth it.

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vipchickeats
Charleston
8 reviews
Dined on May 3, 2021
Overall2food1service5ambience4

Our server Keilah was excellent - she made the entire experience a positive one, despite the food being so salty that it was inedible. Perhaps it was my mistake to choose halibut at a place specializing in steaks, but the baked potato and creamed spinach were worse than airplane food. HOWEVER, I really enjoyed the Spanish wine I ordered and was impressed with the selection. The cocktail menu looked fun too. I wouldn't go back again to eat, but I would return for drinks because I liked the service and ambience.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on May 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great restaurant!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on May 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The server was phenomenal. Very kind service and delicious food!

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food great service

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OpenTable Diner
Kansas City
3 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great EVERYTHING! First time eating here and will definitely be coming back.

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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
3 reviews
Dined on April 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went for our wedding anniversary. JoJo the manager took good care of us. Our server was really knowledgeable about the menu and made great recommendations. Would definitely go again.

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vipDanaH
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience5

The servers ran the apps out with no plates, then when the main course was served neither of us had silver ware or drinks And I got up to find anyone who could help us so we could eat before the food got cold. Drink refills were very delayed.

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ClarissaS
Raleigh
4 reviews
Dined on April 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was very good, and the prices were much more reasonable that most places on the Wharf.

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nasty6996
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on April 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best brunch I've eaten in the US! I don't know why it's rated just 4 on Google. I'd definitely give this place a 5. All the brunch items were delicious. Service was great. Location is fantastic. Costs are normal for the area.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Service and food selections were top tier. Manager Joe-Jo is well versed in his field and able to provide great tips on place to dine in the DMV. Also a very kind man.

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KENNETHK
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall3food4service1ambience4

This is the fourth time we have been to this restaurant and all of the previous times including a special occasion where great across the board. This time, our server definitely made our stay rushed and unpleasant. We ordered an appetizer and felt kinda rushed to order our main course. When she immediately took our small plates and brought back large plates, I knew this was not going to go well. We then received our meal (no appetizer) and unfortunately the side of creamed spinach was cold. We were able to get the manager’s attention and he professionally corrected this. When our server came back we told her about the missing appetizer, cold side, which had already been replaced. We asked her to cancel the missing appetizer which she several times tried to convince us not to. Then she asked my fiancée if she wanted another martini (her drink was 3/4 full), making us again feel pressured and rushed. We will return but hope our experience will return to the overall excellent service we were accustomed to. I do not mind the 20 percent gratuity, but in this case it just added to the poor experience.

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Andrew
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on April 20, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Had a wonderful experience with my date. We both thought it was a beautiful area with great service. Perfect outside spot for a warm sunset evening.

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vipMk21
Washington DC
20 reviews
Dined on April 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sat outside for brunch - very COVID-friendly, tables well spaced. We were comfortable and enjoyed the great food and drinks. Highly recommend for brunch on a nice weekend morning.

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MegPC
Philadelphia
13 reviews
Dined on April 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service from the moment we walked in until we took our last bite. The food was incredible

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vipCourtneeD
Washington DC
15 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Grill has easily become one of my favorite places to dine in DC! This time around, our server was Brandon and we set out on the patio. Brandon was wonderful and made sure the beverages of my friend and I stayed full! Highly recommend outdoor dining if available, the mussels for lunch, or ribs for dinner.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on April 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was great and fresh .

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Calamari and oysters were good but very small considering located at the wharf. Deviled eggs were delicious. Menu not the same as listed on the website and some prices differed. Branzino was not whole but cut in half and wasn’t worth the price. Service was very good.

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RichardG
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Hey The Grill is Amazing and this was a first date lunch meeting and
The Grill made everything Awesome!!

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SpecialK
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Sat outside on a Saturday. A few birds joined. Food was great. Had the express which included Salmon with a side sauce, fries, salad and a sorbet for $29. Parking is expense, not discounts for being patron of any restaurant.

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NormaS
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on April 8, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Food is wonderful! Prepared to perfection and of very high quality.

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vipFerSuarez
Atlanta
51 reviews
Dined on April 7, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Food was very good, we were sitting at the terrace. Unfortunately out there you get the smell of weed since it's so close to the sidewalk... not good. Great service and also great list of Gins.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

The Grille is one of our go to restaurants. Their food is always good and never disappoints. Staff does a great job and the ambiance is good.

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EmmaC
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great service, beautiful location. It is expensive, but the food is absolutely delicious

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went for Easter brunch. Has a great vibe and food was good! Something for everyone. Their Grill Punch was so yummy!

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Geronomo
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Literally fantastic meal, maybe the best steak I’ve had in years. Only issue was people trying to order “to-go” at the bar. They’d invade dining space... Should’ve been done another way.

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GigiPree
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The manager was welcoming and charming. He remembered us from a prior visit and made our experience a delight. We will be back!

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Kat3
Washington DC
19 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved sitting outside, good food, service, and drinks. Wait staff was excellent.

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vipDestinyS
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

The Grill is one of my go to restaurants for a casual night out, and even date night. The service is always wonderful and the food is excellent.

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from The Grill using the Order Online button. The Grill also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (202) 916-5996 ext. 9.

The Grill is rated 4.6 stars by 224 OpenTable diners.

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.