The Grill

4.6
188 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 188 people are saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
4.6
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4.6
service
4.7
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4.3
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91% of people would recommend it to a friend
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MegPC
Philadelphia
12 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
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
13 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
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
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
48 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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EmmaC
Washington DC
1 review
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
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
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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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.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious and creative flavors made our meal wonderful. The creamed spinach and filet mignon were delicious! Loved the red cabbage & goat cheese, along with the Spanish eggplant! The lamb skewers are to die for! But the best dish of the night? The apple gallette for dessert! Flaky and perfect. 🥰

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vipAryzona
Baltimore
133 reviews
Dined on March 21, 2021
Overall4food5service2ambience5

I feel like we ordered some of everything. The deviled eggs with caviar were amazing, the tomahawk steak was cooked perfectly, the bronzino had a great spice, and the calamari was great but our server was having real issues aaaaaaand when you spend $500-$700 plus dollars the service should be spectacular.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great outside service. Tables far enough u don’t feel on top of people.

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vip72G2
Washington DC
20 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous meal today at The Grill. Delicious halibut, sweet and flakey, on scrumptious saffron risotto. Best fish I've had in a restaurant in DC!

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on March 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Friend visiting our city with her new husband on his birthday.

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vipDianaS
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on March 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was excellent, the service was prompt but not intrusive, and the social distancing measures were well-thought out and sensible. Looking forward to bringing family here when it’s safe for them to visit.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 17, 2021
Overall4food2service3ambience4

Just wasn’t impressed with the food considering the taste of the food.

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vipErik
Washington DC
18 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Tory is awesome, and quite the salesperson!

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vipDCFan
Washington DC
115 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Grill is right on the wharf....a great location.... easy parking in the parking garage.... service and food is outstanding!!! I will return next time at the Wharf....

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JenniferS
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Great staff and service! Food was decent and price moderate

KG
vipKingG
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I would like to give a special thanks to Solo our waiter/server he was amazing. Very knowledgeable about the menu and attentive to our needs. Definitely coming back! Food was great and the Grill punch was very good!

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absharpe
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service! Was seated immediately, food and customer service was excellent!

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vipMartin
Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great place for social distance indoor dining!! Great service!

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KariM
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful dining experience. The manager greeted us when we came in and was so polite. The server knew so much about the menu and was very attentive with drinks and anything we needed. The main meal was wonderful and the dessert was to die for! Can’t recommend this place enough!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Jo Jo and our server Brandon were amazing! They made my birthday dinner a special one! Brandon made excellent recommendations and he was spot on! He was attentive and polite! What an experience, will absolutely be back!

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GraceH
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I was pleasantly surprised at my experience. I picked the restaurant based on the online menu. When I walked up to it, I assumed the inside would be very casual due to the signage. I was pleasantly surprised, however, that the inside was rather chic and everyone we encountered was extremely pleasant. Our server, Kay, was so knowledgeable of the entire menu that we basically let her plan our meal. We did the pre-fix menu and we were tremendously stuffed! We loved everything but particularly enjoyed the appetizer salad, and the bacon wrapped dates. The steak was tender and the grilled pineapple cake was delicious--yet not too sweet. If we could give any feedback is that I wish the cake was warmer upon serving. Other than that I can't wait to go back to The Grill. It was the outing we needed after not getting out for the past year.

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vipiPonderosa
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Super waterfront dinner outside with Brendan--highly recommend the prix fix "Mixed Grill." Justin & Joe-Jo were the managers with the most. Friendly, fun all around.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Date night.

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vipMarthaS
Washington DC
42 reviews
Dined on February 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was top notch. We ate outside, but inside the plastic. It was warm enough, and a beautiful day to boot. Lovely lunch in every respect.

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vipCKinDC
Baltimore
5 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was the 2nd time we have eaten at The Grill. It will not be the last. Everything about the experience was great. Jojo goes above and beyond to make you feel welcome and special. Great job to all!

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on February 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great time. Amazing good. Tomahawk steak absolutely worth it.

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Marz
1 review
Dined on February 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and great customer service. Will be coming back

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time, everything was delicious. I was saddened to hear my server didn't have the opportunity to actually taste the different steak. At this price point, I expected him to help me decide between 28 day dry aged and 48 dry wet aged.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great dining experience . Our server Maurice was fantastic . The host Jojo was very professional , attentive and had the best drink suggestions .

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Kate
1 review
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

The vibe was comfortable yet classy. The service was great and they knew the menu like the back of their hand.

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Formercitbankbanker
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great service as usual.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and amazing food

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 188 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.