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Grillfish DC

4.3
4.3
2948 Reviews
$31 to $50
Seafood
We source the finest, sustainable & local ingredients to create handcrafted food & beverages.
We are the first restaurant to partner in Washington, D.C. with the Monterey Bay Aquarium's Seafood Watch program, ensuring safe and environmentally friendly seafood as part of our cuisine. Our setting is unmatched and the best casual, neighborhood dining in the West End. The bar is ornately decorated with massive mirrors, large columns and a multitude of glowing candles. These, along with the open kitchen where flames leap from the grill, create a warmth and intimacy in a casual atmosphere.
A $3 per person fee for desserts brought from outside will be applied to the check. Outdoor seating cannot be reserved. Reservations can be confirmed over the phone or through OpenTable. Unconfirmed reservations may be considered canceled and tables will only be held for 10 minutes.

Reservations for 8 or more need to be made by calling the restaurant and require a credit card.

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Permanently Closed

This restaurant is permanently closed.

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Seafood, American

  • Hours of operation

    Brunch Sat, Sun 11:30 am–4:00 pm Lunch Fri 11:30 am–4:00 pm Dinner Tue–Thu, Sun 4:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (202) 331-7310

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Private party facilities

    Private Dining is unavailable at this time.

  • Private party contact

    our Private Event Coordinator: (202) 331-7310

  • Neighborhood

    Dupont Circle

  • Cross street

    M St.

  • Parking details

    Parking Garage located under our building with the entrance located on M st

  • Public transit

    Red Line -Dupont Circle. 19th street exit, walk down 19th St. to M St., turn right. 2 and a half blocks to the corner of New Hampshire & M St. Blue/Orange Line -Foggy Bottom/GWU. Go left toward Washington Circle. Walk across Washington Circle to New Hampshire Ave. Walk 2 blocks on New Hampshire to the corner of New Hampshire & M St.

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 2,948 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

4.3
4.3 based on recent ratings
  • 4.3Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.3Ambience
  • 4.1Value

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 11, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    Thanks OpenTable grillfish closed!
  2. D

    Debby

    Charleston

    115 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    115 reviews

    Dined on November 30, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    Called restaurant and no answer and then site said permanently closed no notice to your customers with a reservation! What happened
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    3 reviews

    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall2food1service4ambience1
    Good service but the food isn’t great. Lots of stuff crossed off of the menu upon arrival. Definitely not worth the money. Way overpriced.
  4. KK

    KimK

    Washington DC

    21 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on November 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I love Grillfish and have been meeting friends there for 20+ years. The food is always excellent and service is great. I’m sad that the restaurant is closing.
  5. M

    Mickey

    Washington DC

    39 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    39 reviews

    Dined on November 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Celebrated our wedding anniversary and the food, drinks and staff were incredible as usual!!! We’ve been dining here for over 15 years and we are truly going to miss Grillfish DC!!
  6. JP

    JuliaP

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely staff.Exceptional delicious food and great atmosphere. Going again
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Baton Rouge

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on November 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    From the moment we walked in, we were greeted with love and kindness. Our server was amazing and made us feel like we were the only customers. The food was definitely a 10/10! I will be back when I visit D.C. again!!!
  8. f

    foodie

    New York Area

    6 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall3food1service5ambience5
    The seafood pasta was not good. I won't go again.
  9. BD

    BirthdayDinnerfor4

    Washington DC

    24 reviews

    4.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience4
    Dined at Grillfish for my birthday. This was my 2nd time here and found out the restaurant is closing for good in a week. Definitely disappointing news as I've enjoyed the food and drinks here.
  10. D

    David

    Chicago

    4 reviews

    2.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 1, 2022

    overall2food4service1ambience1
    Weird experience. Food was good but atmosphere was terrible because all staff had been told that afternoon that they were losing their jobs, as the restaurant is closing down permanently. We tipped the waitress as we felt sorry for her, but, honestly, the ambience was very poor. Not what you expect at an expensive restaurant…….
  11. S

    Surabaya

    Washington DC

    16 reviews

    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on October 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Bronzing was great, I thought the Bloody Mary good but a little too salty. Oysters were very sweet and fresh.
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent service and great food.
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orlando

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on October 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was great, service was great. Loved the ambiance.
  14. GZ

    GregZ

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 23, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    We had a great brunch/lunch. We have dined here before and is a favorite spot when we visit DC. Ginger Calamari appetizer is unique and great. Fish tocos are delicious.
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food and service. Rockfish was delicious
  16. B

    Bruin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Started with drinks which were very good. Appetizer of crab avocado toast was delicious. We the special crab shrimp pasta and three tacos which were excellent. No dessert as we were full from dinner. Service was on the spot, prompt and very friendly. Also had the Brussel sprouts which were awesome!!
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Perfectly prepared food; friendly, helpful staff
  18. GW

    GhanaW

    New York Area

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on October 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had an amazing dinner while in town for a college reunion. This restaurant was close to the hugely so it was very convenient. The restaurant was very accommodating and flexible with increasing our reservation when we showed up with additional bodies. Cocktails, apps and entree were all a delicious and good value for the money. I have a gluten intolerance and the chef was able to modify some dishes to accommodate me. Would definitely recommend!
  19. DB

    DebbieB

    Washington DC

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 21, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience3
    The food was substandard at best. I ordered the shrimp scampi and it was horrible. Taste wise there was no taste just overload on garlic. The person that I was with ordered Maui Maui and he said it was eatable but not good. I could face the kitchen and in my opinion the two cooks would cook the food and then put it on the counter to be served there was no one to check the quality before serving.
  20. RG

    RobG

    London

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 20, 2022

    overall2food1service3ambience4
    What a shame. Started so well with lovely cocktails and stunning starters. But the mains were very poor. Fish platter was pretty tasteless and the fries horrible, the risotto was an unpleasant texture to eat.
  21. B

    Bonjour

    Atlanta

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on October 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We loved Grillfish! The food was delicious and our server was outstanding. And we didn't have to shout to have a conversation! Highly recommend.
  22. FW

    From1WhoDinesOut

    Washington DC

    42 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    42 reviews

    Dined on October 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Have been eating at this restaurant for almost as long as it has been in business! The food/fish is always fresh and delicious! I sat at the bar for happy hour before sitting a table, loved their happy hour too! I highly recommend and worth traveling a little for as well!
  23. CS

    ColinS

    San Francisco

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 8, 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience3
    Mediocre in every respect. Server was sloppy and forgetful. Calamari was soggy and cool. The fish was over cooked. So many better places in DC. Skip it.
  24. D

    Daphnee

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    The food was amazing & delicious. I highly recommend this restaurant if you are into seafood and etc.
  25. MC

    MsCopper3

    Milwaukee

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful experience. Friendly and warm service from the time we were greeted at the door. The libations and the food were phenomenal. We will definitely come back.
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was awesome and staff was friendly as usual.
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our server Marcus was amazing! The food and cocktails were so good. Always enjoy dining at Grillfish.
  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Baltimore

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on September 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Son’s pre-wedding dinner
  29. CT

    CTGraves

    Washington DC

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on September 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The four of us had a wonderful time. We gathered for brunch around 1 pm and We had a truly leisurely afternoon getting reacquainted. The selection of food from the menus was excellent and we all tried different dishes. No one was disappointed with either the service or the food. We will definitely go again!
  30. JD

    JDrn

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    An amazing experience. Food was great but what made the meal incredible was the service. Manager and staff do everything in their power to ensure that you enjoy everything about the restaurant. Would recommend again and again.
  31. D

    Deasia

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 24, 2022

    overall2food2service5ambience3
    The service was great and our waiter was nice, but the food was very underwhelming.
  32. a

    atl1

    Washington DC

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on September 24, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Katie our waitress was great. The food and ambiance was wonderful. It was not too loud which was appreciated.
  33. CB

    ChrisB

    Minneapolis

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 24, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    food was great. wait staff a bit over booked but the manager was really hustling to help out.
  34. AB

    AprB

    Washington DC

    48 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    48 reviews

    Dined on September 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always delicious food. A must to try all the dishes!!
  35. GJ

    GaryJ

    Naples

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 22, 2022

    overall2food2service1ambience2
    Unimpressed with staff. Just wanted a tip. Can't comment on food as didn't eat it.
  36. KC

    KCHHH

    San Francisco

    22 reviews

    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on September 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Quick and friendly service. Delicious fresh seafood.
  37. AC

    ACKE

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great service & the food choices were great but most of all it was delicious
  38. TP

    TomP

    Orlando

    9 reviews

    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    I had the Arctic Char and it was excellent. Nicely prepared and flavorful. I will return on my next visit to DC.
  39. DM

    DML1

    Washington DC

    7 reviews

    3.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on September 15, 2022

    overall3food2service4ambience4
    Eh. Service was good but fish was tasteless. Very expensive for a mediocre meal.
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    First time to visit GRILLFISH DC. impressed at the very beginning of walking in the door. The . Atmosphere and decor were very impressive!! We will certainly return

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
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Staff is vaccinated

FAQs

Grillfish DC offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (202) 331-7310.

Grillfish DC is rated 4.3 stars by 2948 OpenTable diners.

Permanently Closed

This restaurant is permanently closed.

Additional information

  • Cross street

    M St.

  • Neighborhood

    Dupont Circle

  • Hours of operation

    Brunch Sat, Sun 11:30 am–4:00 pm Lunch Fri 11:30 am–4:00 pm Dinner Tue–Thu, Sun 4:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Seafood, American

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Parking Garage located under our building with the entrance located on M st

  • Public transit

    Red Line -Dupont Circle. 19th street exit, walk down 19th St. to M St., turn right. 2 and a half blocks to the corner of New Hampshire & M St. Blue/Orange Line -Foggy Bottom/GWU. Go left toward Washington Circle. Walk across Washington Circle to New Hampshire Ave. Walk 2 blocks on New Hampshire to the corner of New Hampshire & M St.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (202) 331-7310

  • Private party facilities

    Private Dining is unavailable at this time.

  • Private party contact

    our Private Event Coordinator: (202) 331-7310

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