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The Grille on Congress

4.2
841 reviews
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$30 and under
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American
Perfect For:
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Casual
  • Comfort Food
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.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
American, Continental, Steakhouse
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Hours of operation
Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 3:00pm; Monday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 9:00
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Phone number
(561) 912-9800
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Payment options
AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Private party facilities
A private dining room is available that would accommodate twenty-two guest.
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Private party contact
Suzie or Peter: (561) 912-9060
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
NW corner of Yamatto and Congress
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Special events & promotions
We now have happier hours! Monday through Friday, we offer two for one draft beer, two for one cocktails, five dollar wines by the glass and five dollar appetizers.
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 841 People Are Saying
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4.2based on recent ratings
4.2
food
4.3
service
4.0
ambience
4.0
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88% of people would recommend it to a friend
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3.0Dined 2 days ago

The food was excellent but the restaurant is very tired looking. We brought friends for a 75th and 80h birthday and I was very embarrassed at the appearance of the restaurant. the wood on the tables was all chipped, the menus were dirty and all in all the look of the restaurant was not very appealing.

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2.0Dined on April 14, 2018

Had to beg for rolls

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4.0Dined on April 13, 2018

corn muffins at first are outing. prime rib was superb. service-at times it was hard to find a waitress/waiter.

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3.0Dined on April 12, 2018

I had the special - crab stuffed snapper. It was extremely fishy tasting which usually means the fish was not fresh.
Disappointed.
The food is usually much better there. 😩

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4.0Dined on April 9, 2018

Our dining experience was very nice. I asked for the back room and got the round table. Our waiter was excellent!

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3.0Dined on April 7, 2018

Too many tables, seating too close.

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5.0Dined on April 6, 2018

Great place

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5.0Dined on March 31, 2018

Have been eating here more often lately. Their barbecued ribs are among the best in town.
Have eaten here for the past twenty years and the food is always good.

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5.0Dined on March 28, 2018

As always, great!

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5.0Dined on March 27, 2018

Great experience as always

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5.0Dined on March 27, 2018

Service by Kim was excellent, drinks at bar were excellent and food was very good. Nicer place to go in BOCA

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5.0Dined on March 26, 2018

Wonderful dinner as usual. Food was delicious and service impeccable.

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5.0Dined on March 24, 2018

Delicious food as usual!

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5.0Dined on March 23, 2018

There were six of us. Each had a different meal and we all enjoyed. The booth provided us with a lower noise level so we could talk

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4.0Dined on March 22, 2018

As always the service, from being seated on time to table service, was excellent. Food is always done to perfection. It’s our go-to place whenever we want somewhere we can rely on!

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4.0Dined on March 20, 2018

Great service and extensive menu options - we will be back!

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5.0Dined on March 20, 2018

The Grille consistently delivers a delicious lunch in an efficient and friendly manner. OH! And those BISCUITS! YUM!!!!

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4.0Dined on March 19, 2018

food was tasty, varied and the service was excellent. The prices were reasonable.

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5.0Dined on March 19, 2018

We love the grill on Congress and everyone we take loves it to. It is our go to restaurant for a week day dinner. The bisquite that are served before dinner are sensational...best ever.

There are lots of menu options. The fish is very good and comes with a baked sweet potato and vegetable (snap peas last night) Substitutions are not discouraged.

We always make reservations and they are always honored on time.

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4.0Dined on March 17, 2018

Early in the evening they were sold out on the special which was roast beef. Also sold out on sweet potatoes. Very disappointing.
The waitress , Kim, was terrific.

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4.0Dined on March 16, 2018

I have eaten here over the last 20 years, The food is always good, and the ribs outstanding.
The only drawback is that with a reservation, there tends to be a 20 minute wait on weekends.
But I will continue to eat here and it is always good food.

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5.0Dined on March 16, 2018

One of the best restaurants in Boca!

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5.0Dined on March 15, 2018

The Grill on Congress was a great choice when I wanted to meet my parents for dinner. The restaurant offered complimentary valet parking which was very convenient. The hostess had our table ready when we arrived (6:45 for a 7PM reservation on a Thursday night). We arrived in time for happy hour (1/2 priced drinks ). Our table was in a small room off to the side from the main dinning room, which was perfect for my hearing impaired father, since it was quieter. I knew not to order the Duck which has been slammed in so many reviews that I specifically mentioned to my Dad to not even think about ordering it.
My Mom ordered the meatloaf, my Dad ordered a salad with chicken and I ordered the 16oz Hawaiian Rib Eye (without the Hawaiian!) Dinner (except for Dad) came with either a side salad or soup. The soup was a seafood bisque and it was delicious. When the main course came out the meatloaf was enough to feed a family of four, and had great flavor and consistency. My rib eye was thick, slightly juicy and a perfect medium rare. The mashed potatoes and broccoli sides were also very good. OH! and of course I would be remiss if I did not mention the biscuits. The biscuits are amazing. Worth the drive just for those. Service was great. Our waitress was spot on and did a good job. When I had my left-over dinner packed, the waitress sent me home with extra biscuits. Yum! Overall, it was a very pleasant experience, the food was hot and delicious, and we will definitely be back since the menu has so many good options to explore. I was a little concerned after reading some of the negative reviews, but I think they mostly complained about the duck LOL!
You must give it a try. You will not be disappointed.

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1.0Dined on March 15, 2018

This was a birthday celebration for 2 friends who always share it together. When the reservation was made we stated the birthday occasion. When we began the meal we reminded the waitress of the occasion. At the end of the meal we were not offered anything!!!
i confronted the owner Maitre'de and she said first that it was the fault of the waitress...which could not be true for a seasoned waitress! Then she said that people take advantage of her. When I asked why she would ask about an occasion when we booked and then not honor us, she had no other answer. Then I asked why she did not even ask for proof and she had no answer.
I am totally soured on a place I have been to many times and would never recommend it again

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4.0Dined on March 13, 2018

Delicious food & great service by Lance. My guest ordered the Baked chicken & I had the mahi sandwich. Yum.

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3.0Dined on March 12, 2018

Disappointing. My wife usually orders the duck, so I thought I would try it this time.
Over cooked, and tough.

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2.0Dined on March 11, 2018

We were three couples and none of us have been to the Congress grill before. Three people or the duck two people ordered the crab cakesAnd one person would eat the meatloaf. The meatloaf was returned for a hamburger the ducks were awful and the crabcakes were good. None of us were impressed, BUT our waiter Mathew was amazing. Ask for him....

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5.0Dined on March 10, 2018

The Grill is always a favorite for us. The food is always good. The muffins are to die for. Service is great. It's our place to go to for a better dinner.

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4.0Dined on March 10, 2018

This was the first time we had been there. The atmospherics was nice. The service was very good. The cost of the food compared to the meals was a bit shy. Don't misunderstand, the food was good, but not great. My husband ordered the duck which was a little dry and very bony, so he hardly ate it. I had the Prime Rib which was good, but not great.

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5.0Dined on March 9, 2018

One of our favorite restaurants in Boca. Food and service is consistently good.

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3.0Dined on March 9, 2018

Fish was not served hot enough- - prime rib was good value- generous portion

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5.0Dined on March 9, 2018

Always a great meal. Busy place that can still deliver consistently good food and value.

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2.0Dined on March 9, 2018

What a disappointing meal. Hoping this was an off night. Service was terrible and we had problems. Waitress had to be asked 3 times to bring things. I specified to the waitress how I wanted my duck cooked. Told her to make sure it was not overcooked and dried out. And of course that's exactly how it came. I ordered something as a replacement as the other 3 diners food all got cold waiting for my food to arrive. The waitress said that, of course it would be taken off the bill. Bill came and nothing was done for me. Not even an offer of desert or coffee. After a discussion with the owner, which was not friendly, my entree was taken off the bill. Have been here before and had better meals, but service is often an issue. The tables are on top of each other and you feel crowded. Certainly won't go back, but not because of the food, but because the owner should have quickly remedied the situation instead of making it into a battle.

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4.0Dined on March 8, 2018

Terrific food a very nice friendly environment ...highly recommended

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4.0Dined on March 8, 2018

Although having to wait longer than anticipated, all’s well....! Food and service was very good! 👍🏻

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3.0Dined on March 7, 2018

Consistently Average plus. Menu hasn't changed in years. Warm biscuits are still excellent!

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4.0Dined on March 7, 2018

We were suprised that we had to pay for the 1 piece of cake for my husband's birthday.

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3.0Dined on March 6, 2018

I have been to the Grille on Congress several times and always enjoyed it.. I was a bit disappointed this time around. First there was no valet parking, as I expected, and parking was impossible. There were no spaces in the Grille's lot.

I had a salad and it was just ok - limp iceberg lettuce. The Grille can do better. I will try it again but I hope that they will do better.

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4.0Dined on March 4, 2018

We waited half an hour past our reservation time to be seated. Unfortunately, this restaurant overbooks reservations.

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4.0Dined on March 3, 2018

They a nerve , order drink on rocks and waiter tried charge $2. Extr waiters name Andy, not very good, . Honored reservation on time

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