The Grill Room

4.3
459 reviews
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$31 to $50
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American

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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.

Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
American
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Hours of operation
Breakfast
Daily 6:30 am–10:30 am
Lunch
Daily 11:30 am–2:30 pm
Brunch
Sun 11:30 am–2:30 pm
Dinner
Mon–Thu, Sun 5:30 pm–10:00 pm
Fri, Sat 5:30 pm–10:30 pm
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Phone number
(202) 617-2424
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Private party facilities
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.
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Private party contact
Catering Sales Manager: (202) 617-2429
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Catering
Catering is currently available
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
M Street
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Parking details
When visiting the Grill Room valet parking is available.
Breakfast: Complimentary
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner: $12
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Public transit
Circulator - M-Street & 31st Street or K-Street (in front of Loews Theatre)
Metro - Foggy Bottom
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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
Additional
Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

The food was outstanding along with the service! Our waitress knew the right times to come by and check on our table and she was kind enough to do a round of champagne on the house in celebration of my birthday!! Thank you for the great experience!

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OT
Washington DC
157 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The Grill Room has the perfect menu for a lunch for diners with varied tastes. The Maine lobster salad is fabulous and light.

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LN
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 3ambience 2

Service on the roof top was terrible, waited for menu, waited another 10 min for bottle menu, waited another 5 min had to flag a server to order, then waited another 5-10 min for the bottle served ourselves after he pour the first glass. Dinner service was much better, nothing good about the food $32 for lobster salad with 3 tiny bites of lobster, $38 for a small filet of trout? $52 for 6 or 8 oz of chewy sirloin. Salad and trout was ok overall can't see us coming back

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RW
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

What a great find. From start to finish service was on point and exceptional. Food was delicious and innovative in comfortable and dazzling surroundings.

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Washington DC
20 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2018
Overall 3food 5service 3ambience 5

We didn't like a sizable tip added to the bill for so-so service..bread was delivered lukewarm as was the coffee. For a first-class restaurant with prices to match, none of the "niceties" ex. folding your napkin when you get up from the meal--were observed.

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OT
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on August 5, 2018
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 2

We have been to The Grill Room several times before, as we also enjoy the hotel’s Rye Bar for a pre-dinner drink, but this restaurant seems to have gone steadily downhill since it first opened. Although the hostess was lovely and the wait staff nice enough, our waiter was not familiar with the menu or able to engage with us about the food and wine in any meaningful way. We thus received no introductory explanations about the menu (as you typically get at a nicer restaurant) or able to get decent answers to basic questions about the menu items. We felt like we were at Denny’s, versus The Grill Room of earlier visits. We enjoyed our appetizers, but the main dishes were disappointing. The chicken, once the star of the menu, was rather average. And the steak that I ordered, the most expensive item on the menu, was over cooked and very dry (I politely brought this to the waiters attention, but was left to deal with it). Maybe we got off to a bad start by the ants crawling over our outside table and then the rats that eventually chased us to an inside table, but our overall experience was quite disappointing. It’s a great venue, so hopefully this restaurant regains its footing.

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T
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on July 31, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Lovely lunch. Only 2 tables full. Drinks too costly

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L
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on July 29, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

The mozzarella was a revelation

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L
1 review
Dined on July 29, 2018
Overall 1food 3service 1ambience 3

The service was mediocre. Our server delivered our cocktails and wine way too slow along with having long wait time for food at each course. The restaurant was virtually empty yet the servers were none existent for most of our dining period.
This restaurant is too expensive for this type of experience.

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YO
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on July 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The food was amazing. Everything we ordered was amazing all the way to the dessert. This restaurant is definitely on our list

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Baltimore
22 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Very limited menu. Be prepared, it was pricey. That being said, the food we tried was very well-prepared. I had the lobster salad and at $32 it was small but was tasty with wonton wrapper, grapefruit and citrus vinaigrette. The peaches with mozerella buratta was also good. The Only steak option was a sirloin. It was a thick cut and cooked the way I liked it, but at $52, again, pricey for this cut. I would prefer a different cut to be honest. There were a few fish options bu I was not in the mood for trout etc. The chanterelle mushrooms were excellent. We got a side dish of crusty petite potatoes and they were good. The wine was an excellent choice by Silver Ghost at $15/glass. I would get that again. They serve it in balloon glasses that are over the top huge. The room is handsomely decorated and comfortable. The wait staff was always present and our service was very good.

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New York Area
21 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

The weather was cool so we asked to be seated outside, along the canal. However it wasn't long before the mosquitos and bugs made staying outside at the normally coveted table unbearable. We moved inside where the setting was more for business meals than anything else. The service and food was good but not worth the money. The only bubbly by the glass was sparkling wine from Oregon which was to heavy to be sparkly. The place is more for business meals if one happened to be in DC area for business and meeting clients.

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LD
Phoenix
11 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

We were visiting DC with 2 kids (10 and 13) and wanted to have one “fancy” night out with them. This spot has a great view and is in a perfect part of town. The service ended well but started a little slow. I recommend going later than 7 pm to have the right vibe. The servers did give us a free glass of wine so we could try something more pricey and apologized for slow early service. Food was amazing. Mushrooms are strong recommendation.
Plan on a nice long relaxing and slow evening, and totally enjoyable.

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ML
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent, creative food in an elegant setting with very good service!
We went with a Travelzoo voucher (cutting the menu price in half) and each tried one starter and one main coupled with an excellent Pinot Grigio and everything was delicious and well presented,

Service was very attentive, maybe no surprise since only one further table was occupied in the fairly large space.

We sat on the terrace and enjoyed the atmosphere. Only downside: Mosquitos, but they provided Off when we asked - great service.

Extensive wine list with lots of elective bottles, lots of them sround $200 an up to $600 and $700, with Tuscan wines, such as Ornellaia, but also a few in the $40ies and several - good - open wines.

We will be back, but only with a coupon, otherwise it’s ca $200 for 2 courses and a glass of wine plus coffee for 2.

Very nice lounge on the rooftop too!

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TM
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on June 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was a great dinner with outstanding food and a good service.
It would have been perfect if instead of seating the only two tables of the restaurant next together, they would have spread us in the room.
Especially as we had very loud speaking neighbors...

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B
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on June 9, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

We often eat at the Grill room when we're in Georgetown, but this was one of the best brunches we've ever had. The mini crab cakes were full of crab not breading and were delicious. The blueberry pancakes were the best I've ever had.

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Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

We were looking for a Georgetown restaurant with outdoor dining and had a pleasant early dinner overlooking the canal. Menu was limited but the food was delicious albeit somewhat pricey. This was a weekday in late spring yet not crowded. Weekends are probably much busier

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OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on May 26, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

The food was awesome. We had a bunch of starters; the uni on toast, oysters and sweet breads. For dinner I had the lamb and it was cooked perfect. With morels on the side but those were a bit oily and soggy. The glasses of wine selection was great too. I tried three different glasses and all were delicious.

While we weren’t in a rush and didn’t mind the wait dinner took almost three hours. But everyone was friendly and attentive for the most part. We sat outside along the canal which was lovely. I would definitely come back!

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OT
Washington DC
157 reviews
Dined on May 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was the perfect place for a simple business lunch. The menu choices of salads topped with seafood, chicken or steak worked perfectly for all three diners. My favorite was the steak salad with the grilled avocado.

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W
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on May 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I took my mother here for mother’s day. It was great! It was beautiful and elegant. The food was fantastic. Service was excellent. I definitely recommend, also very good for couples!

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SS
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on May 13, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Mother’s Day

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MV
Washington DC
17 reviews
Dined on May 6, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 5

Beautiful setting, but my turbot was served cold, they were out of the filet mignon for my colleague, forgot our shared dessert until we reminded them, and served a different single malt scotch then we ordered. At this price point, these failings certainly do not impress. Not sure if we’d return. On the positive side, the asparagus soup was magnificent, and the Sancerre on the wine list was delicious and reasonably priced. Overall, it has promise but needs some greater attention to these types of details.

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t
Washington DC
14 reviews
Dined on May 6, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 4

Empty dining room, both dinners arrived cold and food sent back, and $200+ for one appetizer, two main courses, two cocktails and one glass of wine. Plenty of other choices in DC for the money that would have delivered a much better experience.

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OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on April 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Such a pleasure the food was fantastic!!!

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E
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on April 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Debbie was awesome. We will be back. The food was fantastic. The service was great. We wanted for nothing. The atmosphere is comfortable and chic and great for good conversation and dinner.

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Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on April 14, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 4

We were at the Grill Room for a Friday night dinner for the first time. The restaurant is nestled in the Rosewood Hotel, right by the canal in Georgetown. My pet peeve at restaurants is that they rush you from the moment they sit you and to my delight the wait staff was pleasant and understanding that we aren't rushing to eat. We started off with lobster/crab roll along with crispy potato with rosemary, we enjoyed both. For the main course, I ordered Rye crust Nova Scotia Halibut (braised if I recall?) on top of cooked escarole, soaked in lemon butter, it was a bit bland, though had a clean taste. The other entree was their Sirloin Steak, cooked med well, yet was a bit tough for me. The best part of the experience was the wait staff who very extremely pleasant and courteous.

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n
Washington DC
22 reviews
Dined on March 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I appreciated the fact that they remember who I am when I dine there and call me by name. I brought a friend who had never been and she loved it!

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R
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on March 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The restaurant is elegant, but it doesn't feel pretentious or stuffy. The service is excellent. This is the first restaurant where I tipped 30%! It was that great- they prepared something that wasn't even on the menu for me

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NN
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 5

Food was delicious. Extensive wine list. Great ambiance. Romantic atmosphere.

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SV
Washington DC
20 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We have had brunch at The Grill Room several times and have never been disappointed. We always receive a warm welcome, the food is declicious and the service impeccable. This is a gem.

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EG
London
45 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

Upscale Contemporary American food and pleasing, subdued decor.

Dining alone, I chose the 4-course prix fixe with Tuscan-only wine pairings, evidently a special promotion in cooperation with a particular winery. The mushroom tortellini and salmon in a mild vegetable chowder were very good, though lamb medallions were only average. The third course was supposed to be squab, but I requested a substitution with hamachi, which I was happy with.

The Grill Room’s clientele that night seemed to consist mostly of out-of-towners like myself, but I thought it was much better than some other Georgetown restaurants that seemed popular with locals.

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SA
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on December 25, 2017
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

We came here for Christmas brunch. Excluding the drinks always taking a while to get to us, the service was impeccable. The food was delicious. We would definitely go back.

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OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on December 18, 2017
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

It was recommended as a place where conversation would be easy, and the ambient noise level low. It delivered on that promise. Food good. Price, way too high.

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BU
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on December 2, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Overall wonderful experience. Food was beautifully prepared (and presented) and was most delicious: apps, mains and desserts.

Beautiful setting in Georgetown alongside the C&O canal.

Valet parking though the Rosewood was easy to use - and much appreciated on a busy Saturday night in Georgetown.

Service was friendly and attentive - although slightly off at times (for example, bottle of wine decanted before being offered a sample seemed off).

Value-wise, prices were definitely on the high side.

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D
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is the second time I’ve been for Thanksgiving and it did not disappoint! The food, service and wine list is fantastic. I will definitely be back.

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OT
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We booked our table for Thanksgiving Dinner during a family trip to Washington, D.C. for the week. The location inside the Rosewood Hotel in Georgetown just off of M Street was lovely. The service was just right, and the food was top notch. We ordered from the special Thanksgiving Menu, although the regular menu was also available. The turkey was perfectly cooked, moist and tender with flavorful stuffing, gravy and cranberry sauce. Pecan and apple pie with bourbon ice cream was the sweet end to the meal. Seasonal cocktails and an ample wine list kept us hydrated. ;)

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San Diego
4 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2017
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Thanksgiving spread was very good! We were the only ones in the restaurant and I’ve had faster service at a packed restaurant, but every staff member was very friendly.

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L
Western NC
2 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2017
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

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

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Washington DC
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

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...)!

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n
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on November 5, 2017
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 5

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.

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