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The Grill, SW Washington District of Columbia, DC

The Grill

4.6
4.6
718 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.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 61 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    American, Grill, Steak

  • Hours of operation

    Brunch Sat 11:00 am–3:00 pm Sun 10:00 am–3:00 pm Lunch Mon–Fri 11:30 am–4:00 pm Dinner Mon–Fri 4:00 pm–10:00 pm Sat 3:00 pm–10:00 pm Sun 4:00 pm–9:30 pm Happy Hour Mon–Fri 3:00 pm–6:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (202) 916-5996 ext. 9

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Owned/operated by

    LGBTQ+

  • Executive chef

    Andre Meza

  • Private party facilities

    We offer a variety of ways to create an experience to remember. Whether you’re hosting a wedding, baby shower, bachelorette party, offsite luncheon, business presentation with full AV or simply a celebration to remember, we welcome you to learn more. Our semi-private spaces allow our guests to create cocktail reception, family style and pre-fixe menus for lunch, brunch or dinner. Our flexible space was designed with entertaining in mind, and we have several options to fit your personal style and budget. Our Events Department is waiting to assist you in creating an unforgettable event.

  • Neighborhood

    Southwest Waterfront

  • Cross street

    Market Sq SW & Wharf St SW

  • Parking details

    Paid underground public parking is offered at the Wharf. You may enter the parking garage at the Maine Avenue entrance just east of 9th Street at CVS or at the hotel check-in area of Hyatt House where 7th Street meets Maine Avenue.

  • Public transit

    We are a short walk from L’Enfant Plaza and Waterfront Metro stops. Shuttle service is available between L’Enfant Plaza and The Wharf. We are on the waterfront size of the 1000 Maine Ave building.

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cafe, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 718 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.2Value

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  1. u

    upggrade1

    New York Area

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service from Demetrius. Delicious vegan burger. This best fries I've every eaten. Demetrius gave me the secret sauce for them. Outdoor seating too with a view of the harbor.
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Tucson

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Brandon was fantastic
  3. W

    Wilson13

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I love this place ! The service is always great and the food is delicious!
  4. TR

    TomR

    New Mexico

    28 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    28 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall4food4service2ambience3
    We have eaten at the Grill multiple times. My complaint about our experience revolves purely around the service. We waited for quite a while to even get water. Although drink order was simple, it took quite a while as well. Our server (Elena) was pleasant but scattered. Everything took a while to arrive. We had to request drink refills. This experience was unusual because we’ve always had attentive service. Our food was, as always, high quality and very enjoyable. We never had a visit from manager to check on us or I would have shared this information. We definitely want to come back but hope this was just a fluke.
  5. s

    shuz

    Baltimore

    27 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on June 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had an excellent experience! The service was outstanding and the food was excellent too!
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing!!! Service & food!
  7. JL

    JayL

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Took the wife for her birthday and she loved it. The three cheese crab dip is heaven!! We ordered the meal for two but can feed 7 can’t recall the name but it was well worth it. One of my top five locations!
  8. MB

    MissBoston

    Richmond

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on June 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Crab dip was amazing. Wonderful date spot. Staff is amazing and very respectful. Food was delicious.
  9. CW

    CarrieW

    Dallas

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on June 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I had the fish sliders - and they were excellent! Highly recommend!
  10. F

    Fsugirl85

    New York Area

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on June 20, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience4
    Good location, great food and okay service. I will be back! Oh yeah, the grill punch was great.
  11. TI

    TiffanyI

    Washington DC

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on June 20, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Our server was Prescilla and she was so good! Very informative and attentive. We ordered a pitcher of the Grill Punch. It was delicious! We had the Mixed Grill and that was great also along with the Twice Baked Potatoes. The only downside was they ran out of the two dessert options that come with the Mixed Grill. Overall, a great experience. We will be back!
  12. SM

    SheilaM

    Washington DC

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent service and food. Nice outdoor seating area. Cocktails are good.
  13. MJ

    MichelleJ

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Ribeye steak was delicious & the atmosphere was beautiful. We will definitely be dining here again.
  14. N

    Nicole

    Washington DC

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience5
    I love the restaurant overall. The atmosphere, seating, ambience and the style of cuisine. However, most of the food dishes lacked flavor or an ingredient was overpowering. I had the Chilean Sea bass, w/ mac and cheese, and eggplant. I asked if the eggplant was a warm side, and the waitress said yes... but it was actually cold and had way too much vinegar. The sea bass was plated beautifully but the fish itself had no flavor at all. All of the "flavor" was in the red wine reduction. If all of our dishes had a little more seasoning, even a sprinkle of sea/kosher salt to finish, I would have given them a higher rating.
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Justin was the absolute best!! Very knowledgeable of the menu!! Very nice atmosphere. We had outside seating, and there was a waterfront concert with earshot. Wonderful experience overall.
  16. TB

    TrishB

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was delicious, the service attentive and the drinks divine. I highly recommend The Grille. Great location with beautiful view as well.
  17. JW

    JefferyW

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience3
    The food was good, but over priced!! For the price, I would have expected a better steak. The service was great!!!
  18. KR

    KRISTINAM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The fixed price dinner is FABULOUS. You get a taste of everything and the options for trying different steak sauces.
  19. SH

    SHANNAA

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The staff, service, food and wine was excellent! Will definitely go back. Shanna
  20. S

    Spencer

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    I believe our waiter's name was Daniel and he was fantastic.
  21. NB

    NiciaB

    Fort Lauderdale

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on June 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing service Incredible food Incredible ambiance Well managed team.
  22. DK

    DanK

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had a great anniversary dinner here. Filet mignon was cooked perfectly and sweet potatoes were great. Drinks were good. Staff was great. Overall great time with a view of the water.
  23. DD

    DionnaD

    Washington DC

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on June 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our reservation time was close to closing time however, we were not rushed at all. Our server was amazing. She took the time to make recommendations based off of our stated preferences. Overall, we had a great experience for date night. I would definitely recommend.
  24. MP

    MPortugalLage

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 13, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Visiting the wharf wanted to dine a fine meal. The place was nice. The food and service good. Choose a bottle of wine but they made a mistake and brought another 40$ more expensive. To sum up. Good food and service but expensive. No tablecloth which is a turnoff and not acceptable for a meal of several hundred dollars for two…
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience5
    I was celebrating my best friend’s birthday. The ambiance is amazing. We ate outside and are the fireworks. The bar doesn’t carry Crown Royal apple. The lamb skewers were ok. I didn’t like the cheese fondue dip, but the bread that comes with it is AMAZING! I had the surf & turf. I loved my steak, but they should be ashamed of themselves for saying it came with lobster pie because it was disgusting. It was claw meat and the puffy pastry was nasty as well. My girlfriend’s crab cake looked like it was all filler. The prawns were bland and nasty that came with my dinner. The grilled pineapple upside down cake needed more brown sugar on the top but it was ok, nothing spectacular. The drinks were good though. I’d go back for the ambiance, apps and a steak. Parking sucks btw.
  26. J

    Jeff

    Washington DC

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Superb restaurant. The petit filet mignon was perfect and the twice baked potato very enjoyable. The burger with fries also great.
  27. NK

    NKMc

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Every aspect of this dining experience was exquisite. The sommelier and Juan who supported our dinner requests, were incredible!
  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything we had was a smash hit. I enjoyed every single order, from the drinks to the foods. Hubby couldn't stop taking about the Grill
  29. RE

    RonE

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 9, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    GREAT service. Very attentive, yet not overbearing. Nice view of the water from the patio. Food was very good. Will definitely visit again.
  30. j

    jslaff99

    Washington DC

    20 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on June 6, 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience4
    Appetizers never came. Food was meh for the price. The entire wharf is a bit too touristy for me, but Grille can do better for the price.
  31. OP

    OPKS

    Washington DC

    28 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    28 reviews

    Dined on June 5, 2022

    overall3food3service1ambience4
    Steak was tough…not the server’s fault. What WAS the server’s fault was his approach to his job. In a loud, energetic atmosphere, he was too timid, quiet, and hard to hear. After the entrees were served, he disappeared except to bring our check. While I’m sure it was customary, we were surprised to see an automatic 20% tip automatically added (on top of the tax). Furthermore, after asking to split our ticket between the two couples, it was too difficult to recall who drank what and who ordered what - even though we ordered the exact same entrees. To top it off, after we paid, the waiter grabbed our checks, wadded them in his hand and walked away. It was as if the $64 he just earned for the table was an insult. Too nice of a place for this - won’t go back.
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great place! Great food! Love the vibe!
  33. KN

    KristinN

    Richmond

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 5, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    My husband and I made reservations for last minute dinner before heading to a concert. We had the most amazing food and they took great care to ensure my food was gluten free as I have an allergy. We will absolutely be back.
  34. PB

    PaulB

    Richmond

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on June 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great location in upbeat and vibrant waterfront location in DC. Space is very well decorated and service was very good at all levels. The food was fantastic from starters to desserts and even passed the teenager test x2! Not a cheap place to dine but it was very worth it for special occasion.
  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    26 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on June 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent service. Food was good and portions were large. Nice inside but also offer outdoor seating with a water view.
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 31, 2022

    overall5food3service5ambience5
    Service was phenomenal
  37. BA

    BandA

    Washington DC

    41 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    41 reviews

    Dined on May 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The Mixed Grill was a great meal for 2 Service was outstanding Elaba did a great job Only negative was the automatic 20% gratuity charge..for just the two of us! Have seen on large parties, but not for just two. While I usually tip 20% I didn’t appreciate it being added automatically
  38. JN

    JenniferN

    Orlando

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on May 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was superior but what made our visit exceptional was the service. The waitstaff, including our host, waiter, waitstaff and manager, was above and beyond the norm. Thank you for an outstanding first visit to The Grill!
  39. JM

    JasmineM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was very good! Our waiters were very helpful with menu suggestions. Would definitely come back again!!!
  40. WA

    WajmaA

    Washington DC

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 26, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    Everything about this place was mediocre. The food & service were OK. Not what I would expect from $$$ restaurant. The ambiance was nice, but that’s about it.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • 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

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 718 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 61 times today
Google Map for The Grill

99 Market Sq SW Washington District of Columbia, DC 20024-3441

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Market Sq SW & Wharf St SW

  • Neighborhood

    Southwest Waterfront

  • Hours of operation

    Brunch Sat 11:00 am–3:00 pm Sun 10:00 am–3:00 pm Lunch Mon–Fri 11:30 am–4:00 pm Dinner Mon–Fri 4:00 pm–10:00 pm Sat 3:00 pm–10:00 pm Sun 4:00 pm–9:30 pm Happy Hour Mon–Fri 3:00 pm–6:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    American, Grill, Steak

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking details

    Paid underground public parking is offered at the Wharf. You may enter the parking garage at the Maine Avenue entrance just east of 9th Street at CVS or at the hotel check-in area of Hyatt House where 7th Street meets Maine Avenue.

  • Public transit

    We are a short walk from L’Enfant Plaza and Waterfront Metro stops. Shuttle service is available between L’Enfant Plaza and The Wharf. We are on the waterfront size of the 1000 Maine Ave building.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Owned/operated by

    LGBTQ+

  • Executive chef

    Andre Meza

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cafe, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (202) 916-5996 ext. 9

  • Private party facilities

    We offer a variety of ways to create an experience to remember. Whether you’re hosting a wedding, baby shower, bachelorette party, offsite luncheon, business presentation with full AV or simply a celebration to remember, we welcome you to learn more. Our semi-private spaces allow our guests to create cocktail reception, family style and pre-fixe menus for lunch, brunch or dinner. Our flexible space was designed with entertaining in mind, and we have several options to fit your personal style and budget. Our Events Department is waiting to assist you in creating an unforgettable event.

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