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- Surfaces sanitized between seatings
- Common areas deep cleaned daily
- Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
- Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
- Contactless payment available
- Limited number of seated diners
- Distancing maintained in common areas
- Extra space between tables
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
- Waitstaff wear masks
- Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Thanksgiving Dinner Special Menus & Offers
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.
The staff was very friendly! They really care about customer service here
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!
The best burger I have ever had . I love this place.
Well prepared dishes but at overly high prices. Service was not attentive.
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.
Excellent service, very friendly to three small children, and the food was delicious. Very safe in Covid 19 times
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.
I liked The Grill. The food was darn good, the service was excellent.
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.
I loved my waiter Angel! He was so much fun very attentive and the food was spectacular
Wife’s birthday my waiter was AWESOME, he sang Happy Birthday to my wife and he could sing and everything he suggested was perfect
Delicious food, beautifully prepared. EVERYTHING was super tasty and fresh. Go for the stuffed dates--a real treat for the palate!
Everything was perfect finally got my daughters to try something new they lovers it we will definitely be back soon
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.
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.
Food came out cold .. steak was over cooked but the waitress (Ebony) was amazing.. drinks were great and the environment was terrific!!
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.
Excellent food and service.
Our waiter was outstanding!! The food was flavorful but lacking presentation.
The beignets out of this world! Best we’ve had so far!
Great steaks but expensive. I would ask to be seated inside next time to really get the steak house vibes.
Excellent food, beautiful view, Dwight our waiter was awesome!
Great dinner night!
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.
The workers were so polite and worked with us and tried their best to make us comfortable. A great experience and great food!
Great service by Angel and expertly executed food. Will be back again soon.
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.
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.
Staff, food and the spot itself was 99.5% spot on.
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. :)
Great food, drinks, atmosphere, and amazing service. Will return.
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.
Fantastic food. Great service. Loved the make your own martini options. Great location.
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.
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.
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.
Great Birthday Brunch for our daughters 23rd! Excellent food with quick service!
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.
Love the drinks! Love the service! Love the food!
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.
Amazing service an food great vibes. Amazing view .
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 117 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.