The Grille on Congress

4.2
1010 reviews
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The best things in life aren't trendy or flashy. The best things in life are timeless. Comfortable. The grille is that kind of place. Casually urbane and elegant-without a hint of pretension. The kind of place that feels right- the moment you walk in, and each time you come back. Because you will want to come back. The Grille is a classic where you can relax and catch up with friends and family. Enjoy a casual gourmet fare with an emphasis on great steaks and the freshest seafood- and a unique twist with every dish.
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SB
Miami
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lance was an excellent waiter. Took our friends for the first time and they enjoyed all The Grill on Congress have to give, especially the biscuits!!!!

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N
Miami
5 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

On Friday nights, they have prime rib. I ordered an end cut. The portion was huge. The best prime rib I have ever had. All that fabulous seasoning on the whole end cut, and it was sooooo tender. They are known for Friday night ribs. I have half of it left for another dinner. Well, maybe not half. My boyfriend had the yellowtail snapper and loved it. Drink pours are very generous. Owner very nice.
Can’t wait to back for another prime rib. Oh, fabulous biscuits.

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AS
New England
5 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Food was good but atmosphere very noisy on am early Friday night and pretty expensive

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LA
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful, as usual. Our reservation time is always honored and the service is very good. The food is excellent.

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MC
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Have been going for years and the food and service has always been outstanding

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EF
Miami
9 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 4ambience 3

My family and I had dinner on a Saturday night. Let me start by saying the service was excellent and our waitress was attentive and personable. That said, I would not willingly return to this restaurant. The restaurant was packed which made me feel hopeful about the overall experience. The average age was 75+. The best part of the meal was the homemade biscuit that was given at the start of the meal in lieu of a bread basket. The meal only went downhill from there. The best I can describe all 4 entrees and the 2 appetizers my family tried is "bland." Nothing was bad, it was just "ok," and for the same price, there are plenty of other "better than OK" and even "excellent" restaurants in Boca and the surrounding cities. For example, all 4 entrees were served with steamed, un-seasoned broccoli. Blah. There was nothing special about what I ate. I would not recommend.

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n
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 3

The only good food here are the biscuits. The rest was marginal. I ordered coconut shrimp and did not taste any coconut, just deep fried oil. My husbands shrimp scampi was loaded with too much garlic and butter and piled high with pasta and not enough shrimp. I would not come back. Overpriced and poor quality food.

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RG
Miami
4 reviews
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

They honored our reservation and was very busy. Waitress was on the ball and very polite and thoroughly attentive to us.

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F
Miami
21 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

We always enjoy our meal at The Grill on Congress. Nice atmosphere and wait service always pleasant. It's a regular on our restaurant list.

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L
New England
10 reviews
Dined on May 3, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 4

Waitress was good but not attentive. My salmon was dry and over cooked.

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Cleveland
8 reviews
Dined on May 3, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

Fantastic food, from steaks to pasta dishes. Service was exceptional, even with a full house. Difficult to converse though, and little room to walk.

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B
New York Area
24 reviews
Dined on May 3, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 2

The hostesses were very unpleasant. No welcome hello not a smile. Actually a sour puss.

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Miami
165 reviews
Dined on May 3, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

We eat there often during the year and for past 20 years. The food is consistently very good.
Their ribs are the best in Boca Raton.

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CK
Miami
3 reviews
Dined on May 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had a great dinner with friends and the food and service was excellent.
I definitely would return to try more dishes.

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GW
New York Area
73 reviews
Dined on April 26, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Upscale diner, good wholesome, nice crowd and valet

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R
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on April 26, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 3

Very friendly

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H
New England
17 reviews
Dined on April 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Cory was an excellent waiter. Goff was delicious and of course the biscuits were fabulous.

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New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on April 18, 2019
Overall 1food 2service 2ambience 2

Ordered 2 dishes .
I had burger and fries no cheese . It was good and prepared well.

My dining mate ordered salmon with Chinese vegetables. Not one Chinese vegetable in dish.

We wanted to enjoy our meal and discuss business .
So we did not mention until end our error.

Then we asked for a coffee and slice of some sweet
And waiter and this woman with ratty hair came to table then just left us sitting so after 5 plus mins stepped to wait station and staff was have a meeting over what to do . I requested my bill and we left.
According to staff they needed to call owner as to what to do . The whole thing was ridiculous. We have been laughing every since about how dessert conference was taking place .

No excuse for the way restaurant staff actions.
I’ve had food business customer always right even
When wrong.

The staff needs to be retrained and comb hair. They look unkempt.

We will not return and nor do I recommend
You spend your $ at this establishment.

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Miami
165 reviews
Dined on April 15, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We eat here often and the food is always good. Their ribs are the best in Boca Raton, and the rest of the items great.

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Miami
1 review
Dined on April 15, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 3

There was a hair in my salad and they did not comp my meal. Additionally, when the replacement salad was brought out it had a smaller portion of chicken on it.

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G
Baltimore
34 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Wonderful meal...time and time again!!
will return soon for another delicious dining experience

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CB
Miami
1 review
Dined on April 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The Grille is one of my "go to" restaurants. You can always rely on a good, tasty meal in a relaxed atmosphere. Great burgers, salmon dishes , pork chops, salads, and just about anything to suit your palate. The staff is very accommodating and aims to please. Start with the fabulous, warm biscuits.

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MS
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 2

Use to love yhis place. The manager/hostess needs help or an attitude adjustment program

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c
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 5ambience 2

I was quite disappointed about our dining on Friday nite...I had requested the best possible seating due to the fact two of us have hearing disabilities. We were seated by the kitchen and the noise level at the restaurant was VERY LOUD!!!! A booth by the wall would have been better but we weren't able to sit there.. Also we made reservations for 6:45 and we were not seated until 7:15..I don't believe that is acceptable.
OUr waitress was WONDERFUL and that made the evening....

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s
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 2

Very disappointed. They had a special veal chop on the bone which was high cost at $50. The portion was meager. It did not have a good taste and was not cooked to my requested medium. The mashed potatoes that came with it had a funny taste. The soup I ordered never came. Our waitress also never came until she had to deliver the bill. Then said she did not know the soup did not come. No one came to see how we were doing as most of he wait staff was in the kitchen out of view. A very unexpected poor result. After dinner I went looking for the manager and he was no where to be found.

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Miami
3 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 4ambience 5

The service/server was good. The Mahi-mahi tasted like the sole of my shoe the place was nice the noise level was fine

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MR
Miami
14 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious food and excellent service

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H
Miami
62 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a great Dinner. Excellent service, Excellent Food.

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OT
Miami
165 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

The food is always good and plentiful, and the rolls are special.
I have never had a bad meal here, and have been a customer for 21 years.

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OT
1 review
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful service and great food

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N
New York Area
143 reviews
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Food was excellent, particularly the prime rib special and glazed salmon. The biscuits served to the table are outstanding. The restaurant was crowded but the server was on top of everything.

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B
Miami
32 reviews
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

good neighborhood restaurant. Food is always good

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BF
Miami
5 reviews
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 3

Meal was really delicious

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CZ
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on March 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The salads are huge, fresh and delicious ! I highly recommend.

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DS
Miami
22 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Always great

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O
Miami
9 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 2ambience 3

Went during lunch restaurant was not busy but service was slow.

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i
Miami
6 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We've been coming here for several years & for the first time we had to wait for 1/2 hour with a reservation. The owner was so fabulous, she kept apologizing & explained that there was a 90th birthday party & they were there for over 3 hours & they couldn't get them to leave so the reservations were backed up. As a thank you for our patience she sent over a desert tray for our table. This was an unexpected & delicious surprise. We have introduced many people to this restaurant & they have always raved about the food. Our server was excellent & the owner is phenomenal. We will continue to introduce family & friends to the Grille on Congress without hesitation!

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San Francisco
1 review
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

The food was very good . Have dined there before and servers always want to rush the dining experience . The biscuits are the best!

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n
New York Area
726 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

This was our first visit. We were seated promptly and offered a booth. The dining room is crowded so I can see why that is a desirable seating choice. Portions were huge! Two chose the meat loaf... enough fir a second dinner. I chose a swordfish special. All came with potato/pasta and broccoli. The hands down winner however are the biscuits served directly from the oven...still on the baking sheet! Wow!!!!!!!

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Orlando
1 review
Dined on March 12, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Lunch with my colleagues was average. Nothing that was wowing or fantastic that I’d want to tell anyone about or even want me to go back. It’s just an average place.

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