About The Grill Room

Located along the C&O Canal, dining at The Grill Room offers scenic views of Georgetown. The light-filled restaurant casts a welcoming glow, producing a mood of relaxed refinement. An elegant restaurant in the center of Georgetown, offers the benefit of being in the heart of the bustling action while remaining a purely private entity. Indulge in our rare selection of rye whiskies, artisanal cocktails, or a bottle of wine.

1050 31st St. NW
Washington, DC 20007
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
American

Hours of Operation:
Breakfast: Daily: 6:30am - 10:00am; Lunch: Daily: 11:30am - 2:30pm; Brunch: Saturday & Sunday: 11:30am - 2:30pm; Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 5:30pm - 10:00pm, Friday & Saturday: 5:30pm - 10::30pm

Cross Street:
M Street

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(202) 617-2424

Website:
http://www.rosewoodhotels.com/en/washington-dc/dining/the-grill-room

Catering:
Catering is currently available

Parking Details:
When visiting the Grill Room valet parking is available.
Breakfast: Complimentary
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner: $12

Public Transit:
Circulator - M-Street & 31st Street or K-Street (in front of Loews Theatre)
Metro - Foggy Bottom

Additional:
Banquet, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
The Grill Room at the Rosewood Hotel also offers private events on the Roof Top Bar, which gives you a beautiful view of the sourrounding DC city.

The Grill Room features an exquisitely designed private dining space, accommodating for up to 10 guests, and 16 with rented chiavari chairs the perfect signature space for all your special occasions. Whether you are hosting an intimate birthday celebration, meeting, or exclusive dinner, team will be here to customize your unique and memorable experience.

Our Executive Boardroom (seats up to 14) and is accessible from a staircase that descends from The Rye Bar into a private meeting space, furnished with state-of-the art technology and our signature Rosewood service is on hand throughout your event to anticipate every detail

Specials

Thanksgiving Dinner Special Menus & Offers

Thursday, November 23, 2017

Specials

Thanksgiving Dinner Special Menus & Offers

Thursday, November 23, 2017

Details

On November 23rd, join the Grill Room to celebrate Thanksgiving. For this special occasion, our Chef will be serving some additional items, such as autumn bean & tuscan kale soup; oven roasted turkey breast, brioche stuffing with wild mushrooms and duck confit; and pecan pie with bourbon ice cream.

Private Dining

The Grill Room features a comfortable and residentially designed private dining space, accommodating up to 16 guests, and the perfect signature space for all your special occasions.

The Grill Room Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

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4.1

service

4.1

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4.2

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3.3

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59% would recommend it to a friend

Quiet Conversation (8)
Special Occasion (5)
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Good for a Date (4)
Romantic (4)
Good for Anniversaries (3)
Bar Seating (2)
Good for Birthdays (2)
Fit for Foodies (2)
Handcrafted Cocktails (2)
Neighborhood Gem (2)
Paleo Friendly (2)
Scenic View (2)
Sunday Lunch (2)
Waterfront (2)
Hot Spot (1)
Authentic (1)
Casual (1)
Cozy (1)
Disabled Access (1)
Fun (1)
Great for Brunch (1)
Great for Lunch (1)
Notable Wine List (1)
Great for Outdoor Dining (1)
Tasting Menu (1)
Worth the Drive (1)
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 (Western NC)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Rosewood customer that had not visited this property. A ‘compact” but attractive setting in keeping with Rosewood standards - enjoyable evening.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Business Meals, Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries, Sunday Lunch, Good for a Date, Special Occasion
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 9, 2017

A great meal with great service. Started with a couple excellent seasonal cocktails (the bourbon/pumpkin one and the vodka/apple one), followed by the grilled octopus and the Tuscan Kale soup. The octopus was fantastic - charred just the right amount, and exactly as grilled octopus should be (but rarely is). The soup was good, too, but a bit over salted. Entrees (salmon and the lobster tagliatelle) were both delicious and beautifully presented. Potion sizes perfect. Every single person on the server staff was fantastic. Attentive, thoughtful and yet not at all intrusive. I’m looking forward to going back (and sadly probably won’t try a new appetizer as I’m already thinking of the delicious grilled octopus...)!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Handcrafted Cocktails, Business Meals, Romantic, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Bar Seating, Quiet Conversation
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on November 5, 2017

Great service and courteous staff. Food mediocre—fish Over cooked and paper thin fillet. The bright spots were the entrees, the bread, and the butternut squash soup, all of which were superb.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Tasting Menu
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 4, 2017

The service was very good. But the food was okay for the price. We ordered a bottle of white wine. They did not have it in stock. They offered another white wine but it was not chilled. It was expensive and we expected more. Perhaps, we did not order correctly!

Tags: Bar Seating
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 16, 2017

Service was outstanding! Food was delicious. Let the restaurant know we were celebrating a special occasion and they did not disappoint!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Notable Wine List, Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion
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·Dined on October 13, 2017

Disappointing, to the extreme. We are travelers and familiar with Rosewood-London.
With all the excellent dining options in Georgetown, we chose the Rosewood's Grill Room purposely, wrongly assuming it would offer good food, good service in elegant surrounds.
The food was tasteless, boring and the service absent. We will not return, and will not now consider recommending this otherwise lovely hotel for an overnight.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 5, 2017

One of the worst expensive dining experiences ever. We were the only guests at 6:30 p.m. I ordered a salad without nuts. It came 35 minutes later with nuts (the only order in the kitchen . . ). Main courses arrived after another long wait. They were good (chicken and steak) but served on very cold plates each with a bed of very cold mashed potatoes, which quickly cooled the main courses. The waiter needed to be summoned, from wherever he was hiding, for any need - drinks or water refill, salt and pepper, to clear, for desert, for the check, etc. when we left there were still only three other tables occupied; apparently word has gotten around. Will never return though we live nearby.

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on October 1, 2017

Amazing place for a Sunday brunch!

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on September 10, 2017

This was a very special occasion and I called the restaurant in advance to let them know. However, there was no acknowledgement of the occasion during the meal-- not even a Happy Birthday!
Wait staff was slow and inattentive. I was especially irked when, as the dinner plates were being removed, I asked if the wine we ordered was finished. Our wine bottle had been whisked away after the first pour. Turns out we had half a bottle left which was never poured! Oops!
Never going back!

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 (Toronto)·Dined on September 9, 2017

Great service and good food and nice location!!! Love it:) a good brunch experience.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on August 29, 2017

The ambiance is outstanding and so is the service.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Waterfront
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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 27, 2017

We had been before to The Grill Room and had been very satisfied clients on all levels, food, service, ambiance
This time nothing was acceptable....table was not ready although it was empty with dirty glasses from previous clients. It took us 10-15 min to be seated. Another 10 to be attended to for water and cocktails. Cocktails were great but took forever. So long that we decided not to order a bottle of wine. At this level of restaurant and prices the attention we got was not acceptable. The oysters and halibut were good, thank goodness.
Very sad to experience this. Looked forward to visiting as we frequent when we visit our college student. Next time not on our list. Very sorry because we loved The Grill Room before

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on August 25, 2017

Being able to sit outside in Washington DC in August is a treat in itself, however, dining at the Grill Room on the Georgetown Canal on a beautiful summer day was exquisite. The pastrami and gruyere was excellent. Service just right for a business meal. The Grill Room is inside Rosewood, an elegant hotel off M street in Georgetown, but has wonderful outside dining.

Tags: Scenic View, Business Meals
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on August 3, 2017

Nice restaurant, good food but insane prices. Don't bother with the wine - prices really are eye watering. Value for money was an epic fail. Service / staff were lovely. I'm not sure how they can justify the cost for alcohol.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on July 15, 2017

Great atmosphere and good service, but the food was sub-par. My wife had the Lobster Tagliatelle, that claimed to come with a Port & Cognac lobster cream. The pasta was cold, starchy and had no sauce and there was minimal lobster. The 'charred' vegetables were beyond charred and while the watermelon salad was visually appealing, that's where it stopped. We were so disappointed, as the ambience and setting was perfect and the server was very pleasant. We will not return to the Grill Room, but may return to the Rye Bar-Great service and drinks.

Tags: Romantic
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on July 4, 2017

Expensive but the food was delicious. Lovely place to go for a date or a nice meal.

Tags: Waterfront, Good for a Date, Romantic, Special Occasion, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on July 2, 2017

Food was good. Service was painfully slow.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on June 3, 2017

Great Service. Great food with creative presentation.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Notable Wine List
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 (Charlotte)·Dined on June 3, 2017

I chose the Grill Room for a birthday dinner for my granddaughter. I mentioned this when I made the reservations and from the moment we came in from the moment we left all the wait staff wished her a happy birthday. The food was excellent, the ambience perfect, and the service above reproach! It was a perfect evening for a gran,other and her 20 year old granddaughter!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine, Waterfront, Casual, Notable Wine List, Business Meals, Good for Groups, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on June 2, 2017

Beautiful place to dine with friends and enjoy a delicious meal

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (New York Area)·Dined on June 1, 2017

What a wonderful place. I found this restaurant on Open Table and was overwhelmed with the experience. The service and ambience were rich and pampering and the food was exquisite. I would gladly return to the Grill Room for any special meal in the future. Thank you for such a wonderful evening.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Notable Wine List, Good for a Date, Scenic View, Romantic, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Great for Outdoor Dining, Fit for Foodies, Business Meals, Seasonal, Good for Birthdays
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 (Nashville)·Dined on May 27, 2017

Excellent food and service in a quiet and elegant dining room of a small Georgetown boutique hotel. Chef was flexible for a vegetarian and end the portions were just right. Highly recommend! Very romantic too!!!

Tags: Creative Cuisine
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 (México)·Dined on May 27, 2017

Great food and great service

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion
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·Dined on May 19, 2017

Anniversary

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on May 14, 2017

Great service, friendly wait staff, good food

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on May 14, 2017

Ate breakfast for mother's day. Selection was limited but food was great. Will definitely do it again

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on May 13, 2017

Amazing service and food. People need to discover this place

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 (New York Area)·Dined on May 12, 2017

Went for early Mother's Day celebration. Great atmosphere, quiet, and relaxing

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on May 5, 2017

The Grill Room was a restaurant my wife and I liked very much, but it has changed for the worse. Before I would have said it was very good; now it is very mediocre. On a recent night we went for dinner and the food was so-so and the service was spotty; in the past, we always found the food and service very good to excellent. For dinner, we had the tuna tartar appetizer (good I thought, but more like poke than tartar); a halibut dish and a roasted chicken dish (both were OK at best); and yuzu cake for dessert (small, dry, bland, piece of cake with a little scoop of nondescript ice cream and a couple of berries: very disappointing). The wine person was clearly in the dark about the wine and offered up a guess or two instead of any expertise. Service at the Grill Room was one of its fine points in the past, but now, even with some of the same servers that we had in previous visits, the service was perfunctory at best (although they did note our disappointment with the dessert and did not charge us for it). Maybe this last thought sums up our experience: When making the reservation, my wife was asked if it was a special occasion and she told them it was our anniversary. However, nothing to note this occasion was done at the restaurant, not even simply saying to us "Happy anniversary." This detail, perhaps, speaks to a lack of interest in the clientele. Frankly, it seemed weird in retrospect. A couple days later we learned that the previous chef left the restaurant last October. The difference that this change has made to the Grill Room is significant, and in our experience, entirely negative. In spite of this experience, I am fond of this restaurant because of the great evenings I have enjoyed there in the past, and I hope they can get back to their former levels of ambiance and superior food and service.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on May 1, 2017

A great experience, competent and friendly staff, good food and good value for money. That construction was going on in the lobby disturbed the atmosphere a bit.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Cozy, Waterfront
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on April 30, 2017

the staff make the place very special, always a great experience

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 (Dallas)·Dined on April 30, 2017

One of the best restaurants in DC. Exceptional food, drinks and service, in a great setting - we sat outside. Worth every penny!

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 (San Diego)·Dined on April 22, 2017

Very good spot - though the menu is small and they were out of my first choice (halibut) the night we had dinner. The duck breast was very good, cooked perfectly. Wine list is impressive.

Tags: Romantic, Notable Wine List, Business Meals, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Anniversaries, Pre/post Theatre
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on April 16, 2017

My parents loved the pink shoulder. I thought the pork belly eggs bendict was only ok. The aptusers and deserts were great. I can't say enough good things about the service. It was amazing! We loved sitting outside.

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on April 15, 2017

Highlight for me is the exceptional wine list, put together by the master Sommelier Keith Goldston. Loaded with Intriguing choices from many countries, at realistic prices. The room itself is quite comfortable, with the tables widely separated to allow for conversation without having to shout -- hard to find that these days. Lobster and shrimp appetizer was generously portioned for the price, as were entrees of crispy duck and halibut over risotto. Duck was cooked to rosy perfection. My only quibble is that the halibut/risotto arrived barely warm, as though it had sat on the server shelf a bit too long, which it probably had. Overall, a great place for an upscale dinner with fine wine. Recommended.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Quiet Conversation, Worth the Drive, Notable Wine List, Waterfront, Great for Outdoor Dining, Scenic View, Business Meals, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on April 9, 2017

Food was okay, definitely not worth the price.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on April 8, 2017

The menu had less items in the restaurant than the online menu, the prices were high and the food and wine glass pours were small portions for the price

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on April 8, 2017

Food was delicious, but have to say the halibut I had was a bit salty and the prices are on the higher end.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on April 2, 2017

My first time visit did not disappoint, The modern décor was great, the service outstanding and the food exceptional.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Sunday Lunch
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 (Calgary)·Dined on April 1, 2017

Wonderful and new combinations of flavours but not weird foods or flavours. Excellent fresh cuisine without the pomp or trendiness of food fads. Very good service. Beautiful room. One of the nicest restaurants we have eaten at in a while. Loved everything.

Tags: Romantic, Quiet Conversation, Fit for Foodies
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