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The Grill, SW Washington District of Columbia, DC

The Grill

4.6
4.6
758 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 66 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 758 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. C

    Cstep1

    Washington DC

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined today

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Dinner was outstanding.
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Tables to close. Only negative I have.
  3. KF

    KayF

    Washington DC

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was so good and Brandon was amazing. The steak was perfection.
  4. j

    jskip4bama

    Washington DC

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We live at The Wharf and have been going to The Grill since it opened. It's one of our favorite restaurants at The Wharf. Brandon was the most delightful, and best server we've had there. He was great with recommendations for our guests! He was so personable, yet balanced with professionalism.
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall3food4service4ambience4
    So we were there for our anniversary, we are on holiday from the UK, the overall experience was very good, however, no mention was made to our anniversary even though it was mentioned on the booking. The other thing that we found strange is the fact a 20% service charge was added to the bill and this was non negotiable, I’d rather tip my server myself. The overall experience was very good apart from the food and service to be overpriced.
  6. JL

    JessicaL

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We celebrated our anniversary here and had a wonderful time!
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wait staff were very pleasant and friendly. Food was delicious. Western sun a little difficult.
  8. MD

    MikeinDC

    Washington DC

    69 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    69 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    My wife and I had dinner before a show at Arena Stage for the first time. The restaurant is beautiful with large seating both indoor and outdoor. Pluses, food and service were very good. Minuses - very expensive. Plus, making you wait to seat you until your full party is there, which is acceptable when the restaurant is full and you are fully booked. But not when your reservation is at 5:30 (to catch a play) and the restaurant is empty - even when you are leaving. Bar was happening though.
  9. G

    Gabby

    Washington DC

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was my second time dining and I really enjoyed it. I love their calamari. Great staff and AMAZING drinks.
  10. D

    Dajobe

    Washington DC

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great experience. Food and service were excellent.
  11. ME

    MichaelE

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food, excel service , excellent atmosphere!! 10/10 recommended
  12. RB

    ReoneB

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food3service4ambience4
    I wish the crab meat was lump/jumbo and not salty.
  13. m

    micheleb

    Denver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our food was perfect and delicious! The service was great. Great place! I would eat there again if I am ever in the area.
  14. j

    jake

    Houston

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on July 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great waiter in Raymond
  15. LH

    LyndaH

    Kansas City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was our first experience at the Gill and it was amazing! Brandon was an outstanding host and the "mixed grill" was spectacular. I would recommend the Grill to anyone. In fact, during our stay we had to go again.
  16. BA

    BobA

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The Grill was fantastic. The food perfectly prepared and cooked. We had a truly amazing waiter. If you have food sensitivities, the menu was very clear in marking GF, vegan, vegetarian, dairy free, etc. items. Really…. This is an outstanding restaurant and we’ll be coming back to enjoy it again.
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Crab cakes were phenomenal, sea bass green as exceptional and the drinks were perfect
  18. ND

    NursesinDC

    Washington DC

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall3food4service5ambience2
    Tables were too close together. Felt like I was sitting with the people next to me on both sides. Need better curtains because sun was in my eye the whole dinner. Food was very good and service was wxcellent
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Cajun Branzino!!! Could eat it everyday!
  20. MW

    MrWebb

    Washington DC

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The Grill is EVERYTHING! My overall experience was phenomenal! Hats off to the Knead Hospitality + Design team. They have done it again. The food, drinks, ambiance, service and timeliness was superb. I’ve been raving about The Grill ever since.
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Came here on a date night and it was a great experience. We ordered the ribeye and Cajun branzino with fries and creamed spinach. Everything was amazing and drinks were also great. Service was also really good and our waitress provided a wonderful experience. Definitely will come back.
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 22, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Delicious food and great, relaxing view
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Baltimore

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 20, 2022

    overall3food2service1ambience5
    I didn’t like how I wasn’t notified about the no refill policy on sidt drinks. Food was just okay
  24. NO

    NOREENU

    Naples

    8 reviews

    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on July 19, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    In town for conference and basically chose a restaurant with available table that served steak our waiter was very attentive but the food was average
  25. TL

    ToshaL

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The atmosphere, service, and food are fantastic! I highly recommend this restaurant!
  26. ML

    MoniqueL

    Washington DC

    9 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on July 19, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    My husband and I had lunch there and the lunch selections were good and proportionate. Also I have visit them for brunch in the past and that was great as well
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 19, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Nice look, nice location, good food, good service, possibility to enjoy many things: very good experience!
  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    vip
    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 18, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience5
    The food was good as always, but the server brought over the wrong item and the restaurant (a steakhouse) was out of filets. We were informed that they were out of one of their main steak options after we had ordered our appetizer and wine.
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on July 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic sunset dinner on their covered patio. Must try their deviled eggs and they just added a delicious lobster roll. Wonderful service, it really sets the restaurant apart. JoeJo really elevates the service.
  30. LB

    LynnB

    Washington DC

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 11, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Great outdoor setting but loud - makes conversation difficult
  31. W

    Whisker

    London

    6 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on July 10, 2022

    overall3food2service3ambience4
    Extremely mid, the mussels were insanely good the salmon was pretty good as well. Stay away from the steak two people asked for medium ny strip and ribeye and it came out close to well done. Service wasn’t even that great. 6.5/10
  32. A

    Alyssa

    Washington DC

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Def will be back! Service, food, and drinks all get a CHEF’s KISS from me. The Mixed Grill was so worth the money and such a great way to taste multiple things off the menu.
  33. MS

    MuratS

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 3, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    We tried grilled mix menu and it was quite good.
  34. g

    gwynniest

    Washington DC

    15 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on July 2, 2022

    overall3food4service3ambience4
    This was fine, but not particularly memorable. Given the price, it was disappointing
  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on July 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I love it here. I come every now and then and the service is always great and the food is phenomenal.
  36. S

    Seamus

    Los Angeles

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on July 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Staff courteous, friendly, knowledgeable and professional. Food was excellent -limited dessert menu, but ours was out of this world delicious - no need for an extensive offering. Wait staff suggested options for cocktails and thoroughly explained the menu. Special thanks to Daniel and Marina - who made our night an extra-special occasion!
  37. u

    upggrade1

    New York Area

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on June 29, 2022

    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.
  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Tucson

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Brandon was fantastic
  39. W

    Wilson13

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 26, 2022

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

    ChristinaB

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 25, 2022

    overall3food5service3ambience2
    Slow. Couldn’t find our waiter. Made us late for the show.

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 758 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 66 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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