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The Grill

4.6
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118 Reviews
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$31 to $50
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American
Wood-Fired American by Culinary Director Roberto Santibañez.

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
Social Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Personal Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking

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Thanksgiving Dinner Special Menus & Offers

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Starting Nov 26, 2020

The Grill will be open 12-8pm and serving the dinner menu all day along with fantastic Thanksgiving Day additions to the menu. Due to Covid-19 capacity restrictions and in order to accommodate all reservations, parties will be limited to a 2 hour dining experience.

What 118 people are saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
4.5
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4.5
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4.6
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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience3

I went to enjoy and had dinner and love the place, love the food, Ebony and Mauricio as always such as great service always made me feel like home and is always good to come back to this place.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The staff was very friendly! They really care about customer service here

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CDW1
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

I had dinner with a new acquaintance, and it was a hit.
The food was well prepared; the service was good (Brian was our waiter); the arrival and hosting experience was good (Jojo and another gentleman whose name I did not catch were at the desk); the outdoor dining facilities are very nice [clean, well spaced, with a lovely view of the water].
Many thanks to all for giving a good first impression!

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Frederick
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on October 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The best burger I have ever had . I love this place.

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vipAnthonyD
Los Angeles
38 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall3food4service1ambience3

Well prepared dishes but at overly high prices. Service was not attentive.

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vipClydeD
Washington DC
24 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience4

Basic, Basic, Basic!!!
I planned a rainy Sunday outing to the Wharf and made reservation at The Grill. The place is easily and beautifully located overlooking the Wharf Fish Market. I was in awe by my first impression of the restaurant due to the views; however, once I walked in and was greeted by the hostess, who gave very strict instructions that we had to order an entrée for our reservations, I was definitely taken off guard. What if I just wanted a few drinks, appetizers, and dessert? We had planned to order entrées anyway, but I definitely didn’t like that policy.
FOOD – 3: lamb skewers and oysters, basic flavors and oysters rockefeller were dry. Halibut was definitely 4 stars, but the spinach was basic. Chicken was dry and basic.
DRINKS – 2: The drinks looked good, but very weak and too much vermouth which made it hard to digest.
SERVICE (Waitress & Hostess) – 2: The hostess was not welcoming and demanded we had to order an entrée for our reservation. Waitress got my oyster order wrong and had an attitude when I told her I wanted oyster Rockefeller and not oysters on the half shell. She corrected the order but did not apologize.

This place could really be great, but it’s so BASIC, BASIC, BASIC.

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LuisC
New England
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service, very friendly to three small children, and the food was delicious. Very safe in Covid 19 times

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vipwkwjmu
Washington DC
51 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent! Love the patio at the waterfront at The Wharf. Filet was perfectly cooked the the sweet potatoes savory. Next time I'll come back for lunch to get the burger. Don't forget to order all the bites sampler. A taste for everyone and each one was delicious.

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DominiqueS
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

I liked The Grill. The food was darn good, the service was excellent.

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KayF
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Grill is do amazing! The atmosphere and ambience is so nice. The food was great and the service even better. Thank you Brian for treating us well.

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GabbyC
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I loved my waiter Angel! He was so much fun very attentive and the food was spectacular

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KeithB
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wife’s birthday my waiter was AWESOME, he sang Happy Birthday to my wife and he could sing and everything he suggested was perfect

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vip72G2
Washington DC
19 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food, beautifully prepared. EVERYTHING was super tasty and fresh. Go for the stuffed dates--a real treat for the palate!

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cliffb
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was perfect finally got my daughters to try something new they lovers it we will definitely be back soon

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DaveH
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was amazing. Service was excellent. Can’t say enough good things. The crab dip was a stand out, but everything was really good. The perfect martini was also a great experience.

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vipSusieq4
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Grilled Cheese is a MUST! The service, the food and ambiance can’t be any better. Everything is spectacular. If you haven’t been, go. If you’ve been, go again.

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TraciR
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2020
Overall5food3service5ambience5

Food came out cold .. steak was over cooked but the waitress (Ebony) was amazing.. drinks were great and the environment was terrific!!

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SweetCitrus
Washington DC
12 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

This was my second dining experience at The Grill and this time it was very good. We had the ribeye (medium), halibut and excellent cocktails. Our waiter was great. And because its on The Wharf (DC Riviera) the ambiance is always excellent.

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Donald
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service.

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CharlesJ
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Our waiter was outstanding!! The food was flavorful but lacking presentation.
The beignets out of this world! Best we’ve had so far!

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vipkd39
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Great steaks but expensive. I would ask to be seated inside next time to really get the steak house vibes.

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PaulC
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, beautiful view, Dwight our waiter was awesome!

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Mister
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great dinner night!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Wait staff was tremendous, but the host staff took a while to offer me a seat, I guess thinking I was waiting for the other person in my party. The food is incredible, but a little pricey. Still, portion size for the price was decent. I was happy to see the restaurant supporting wait staff, but still a little surprised by the mandatory 20% gratuity — you are warned before seating, so there is an opportunity to walk away. An overall good experience.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The workers were so polite and worked with us and tried their best to make us comfortable. A great experience and great food!

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TeamHH
Washington DC
12 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great service by Angel and expertly executed food. Will be back again soon.

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ErickM
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience2

Food was great but the seating wasn’t so good. We were sat outside and there was an area with heaters seem more secluded, very nice setting for outdoor dining. My date and I were sat outside near all the walking traffic under an umbrella, no heaters near by and not as good as I was expecting the ambient/experience for a $300 dinner. Food was great but we had to eat in a bit of a rush because food was getting cold since we were seating outside. I guess is understandable because of the situation going on with Covid but just a bit disappointing because I know it could of been better.

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vipbasara
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience4

The service needs to be polished. Leaving espresso cups on the table, bringing deserts without service plates or utensils.
And, then the minute you enter being told by we will be charging you a 20% gratuity.

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Drew
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Staff, food and the spot itself was 99.5% spot on.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 16, 2020
Overall1food2service2ambience5

I found this restaurant a few weeks ago when friends were in town looking to grab breakfast. Based on the experience I opted to spend my birthday dinner there. I was very unhappy with the preparation of my food and the service thereafter. My steak and crab cakes were burnt and sweet potatoes prepared without concern for portion as it relates to the toppings. Both were not up to standard with the experience that initially made me want to look forward to my birthday. I had longed for a Tomahawk steak and I am happy I opted for the Filet instead, there would have been a lot more frustration in this post. :)

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EmilyP
1 review
Dined on September 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, drinks, atmosphere, and amazing service. Will return.

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MikesTastes
Baltimore
18 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Nice outdoor dining place. Crab cake and halibut lunch entre beautifully presented and delicious. 21st birthday for my granddaughter. Disappointed that not much made of it by management. Very limited seafood menu. Prices and venue sort of upscale.

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AlecS
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food. Great service. Loved the make your own martini options. Great location.

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vipPA2DCDiner
Washington DC
25 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Delicious food. Everyone in my party ordered different items and everyone left full and satisfied. Service was a bit slow but it's also weird times with COVID.

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Faith
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

We asked our waiter if we could ONLY order from the brunch menu around 11:45am which he replied yes (only brunch). We were hoping to get lunch and later found out from another server that we actually could order from the lunch menu at that time. It was probably just a miscommunication but our food was still very delicious.

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WayneE
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was my first visit here and was meeting some business acquaintances. First it was one of the few places on The Wharf that was reservation friendly. One place had a $150 minimum per table, another would only make reservations for parties with even numbers and charged you $25 for anyone that didn't show (so my party of 3 would have cost an extra $25) and many just weren't open for lunch. I didn't see any one in the $150 minimum place, doesn't seem like the best approach. But the Grill was very nice. I was the first customer for the day and everyone was just getting into position and were very nice and helpful as I hung around for a few minutes. We had a nearby 12:30 meeting so needed it to move along which I mentioned to our waiter and was very accommodating. I would definitely go back. It is a little pricey but certainly not as pricey as some at The Wharf. Both my guest were very satisfied with the lunch.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Birthday Brunch for our daughters 23rd! Excellent food with quick service!

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall3food4service4ambience4

It was a lovely day. We sat outside. Our server was great. The chef refused to sauté my spinach. Given the prices, the inflexibility was disappointing.

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Cassie
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love the drinks! Love the service! Love the food!

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vipFoodTraveler888
Washington DC
17 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We thoroughly enjoyed dining at The Grill. The food was delicious, ambiance is sophisticated without being stuffy, and the service was top notch. The location of the restaurant is right on the water so there are a few options for dining al fresco. Love the decor and overall vibe. We had the prix fixe menu option so sampled a lot of offerings on their menu. The "grilled cheese" which are pieces of grilled goat cheese was excellent as was the skirt steak and shrimp. Crab cakes were yummy but perhaps a little heavy on the salt.

I would definitely come back here and would recommend this restaurant. Oh - and did I mention the cocktails? The specialty cocktails we had were also tasty, creative and nicely presented. Staff was attentive, respectful and kind. We will come back again.

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from The Grill using the Order Online button. The Grill also offers delivery in partnership with Caviar. 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 118 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.