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The Grill, SW Washington District of Columbia, DC

The Grill

4.6
4.6
797 Reviews
$31 to $50
American
Chef Roberto Santibañez presents a new American menu focused on Woodfired cooking, with an emphasis on steak, seafood and vegetarian fare. His Mexican roots and French training lend an inspired touch to the American table.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 57 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    American, Grill, Steak

  • Hours of operation

    Brunch Sat 11:00 am–3:00 pm Sun 10:00 am–3:00 pm Lunch Mon–Fri 11:30 am–4:00 pm Dinner Mon–Fri 4:00 pm–10:00 pm Sat 3:00 pm–10:00 pm Sun 4:00 pm–9:30 pm Happy Hour Mon–Fri 3:00 pm–6:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (202) 916-5996 ext. 9

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Owned/operated by

    LGBTQ+

  • Executive chef

    Andre Meza

  • Private party facilities

    We offer a variety of ways to create an experience to remember. Whether you’re hosting a wedding, baby shower, bachelorette party, offsite luncheon, business presentation with full AV or simply a celebration to remember, we welcome you to learn more. Our semi-private spaces allow our guests to create cocktail reception, family style and pre-fixe menus for lunch, brunch or dinner. Our flexible space was designed with entertaining in mind, and we have several options to fit your personal style and budget. Our Events Department is waiting to assist you in creating an unforgettable event.

  • Neighborhood

    Southwest Waterfront

  • Cross street

    Market Sq SW & Wharf St SW

  • Parking details

    Paid underground public parking is offered at the Wharf. You may enter the parking garage at the Maine Avenue entrance just east of 9th Street at CVS or at the hotel check-in area of Hyatt House where 7th Street meets Maine Avenue.

  • Public transit

    We are a short walk from L’Enfant Plaza and Waterfront Metro stops. Shuttle service is available between L’Enfant Plaza and The Wharf. We are on the waterfront size of the 1000 Maine Ave building.

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cafe, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 797 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.2Value

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  1. K

    Kevin51

    Washington DC

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent service, knowledgeable and friendly servers. Food was hot and fresh and flavorful. The bacon-wrapped dates were amazing. Expect higher prices in a prime location like the Wharf.
  2. SB

    SusanB

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was exquisitely prepared. Great flavors. Large portions. Bon Appetit!
  3. M

    Madz

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Honestly blown away from the vibes to the food to the service! 10/10 would definitely recommend. Especially if it’s a special night. It was a splurge type of night but worth every penny.
  4. DM

    DavidM

    Miami

    38 reviews

    4.0

    38 reviews

    Dined on September 28, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Great location and ambience.
  5. H

    Hiddengem

    Detroit

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on September 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service from start to finish. Food was not typical but was outstandingly tasteful
  6. T

    Tommy

    Washington DC

    46 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    46 reviews

    Dined on September 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A wonderful addition to DC's SW harbor! We will definitely return in the near future!
  7. DS

    DavidS

    Washington DC

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 23, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience4
    Steak came out undercooked from my order. Sent back, second try worse than first. Third try over cooked. I expect more than this for a $50.00+ dollar steak and a total bill for two over $200.00. Also 20% tip was included. More than I had planned to give.
  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Tampa

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Loved it! Great food and service. Pet-friendly ☺️
  9. i

    intrepidtravelermv

    Richmond

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 20, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Service was excellent- food was good, though a bit pricey. You’ll pay for everything except the water.
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    My husband and I shared the mixed grill. It was delicious! Our waiter was amazing as well!
  11. H

    Hailey

    Washington DC

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience4
    The food was good, but it wasn’t worth the price.
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    4 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 16, 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience2
    First time and probably never again.
  13. L

    Lady17

    Washington DC

    26 reviews

    5.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on September 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best crispy fish sliders ever!!!
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Not sure what to think of service fee. It is set a little high at 20% and would be the type of initiative that would discourage me from returning. I am someone who tips (15-20%) but who likes to match it to service.
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Baltimore

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Went to brunch to celebrate our anniversary. Everyone at the restaurant was friendly & helpful. The food was outstanding - HUGE portions. The coffee was amazing. Was a wonderful dining experience. Great brunch place - would recommend!
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 9, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Good service and ambiance
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    39 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    39 reviews

    Dined on September 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great and creative starters; nice entrees; service was outstanding. We had the salmon, skirt steak, and burger. They were all very well presented and tasty. Would have them again!
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent meal, deserts and beverages. Enjoyed the outside patio and river view
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 3, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    Overall we had a good time, when we arrived we were immediately seated ordered our food and that came pretty quick as well. Everything was cooked how we wanted and tasted really good. The only thing I wished were better was the drinks selections and the size of the tables for parties of 2
  20. JL

    JanaL

    Nashville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic views and vibe with great food and service. Manus and Desi really stood out for us. Treat yourself by going to The Grill!
  21. DR

    DanielR

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great experience. Service was excellent food was also excellent.
  22. p

    pfw1

    Washington DC

    50 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    50 reviews

    Dined on August 28, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience3
    The service was great, the food was good, the wine list is absolutely outrageously overpriced.
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My favorite restaurant. Being there a lot yet still and always amazing. On top of everything. I love this place.
  24. SK

    SadajaK

    Exclusive

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on August 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very nice place. Appetizers and drinks are great.
  25. A

    Alex

    Washington DC

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on August 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our table of 4 got the mixed table which included an appetizer platter, salad, ribeye, two sides, crab cakes & shrimp, & two desserts. All the food was fantastic and the server provided everything we needed. Very nice restaurant with solid food & fantastic desserts (both the chocolate cake & grilled pineapple upside down cake were 10/10!)
  26. JM

    JerryM

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 27, 2022

    overall3food2service4ambience5
    We loved the location and atmosphere, however-you must increase your menu, seafood, Chicken, Seafood-salmon, sweet wines (muscoto), drinks seemed to rule the menu. We traveled from Baltimore.
  27. 2

    21veka

    Washington DC

    89 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    89 reviews

    Dined on August 23, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    This is always a dependable place to go on the wharf. They have two sides of raised and covered outdoor seating although during peak lunch time even in mid week all the tables there might be full. There is also a patio in front but that could get way too sunny during the summer. This time had the Caesar salad with salmon and beyond meat burger, all decent. Will be back there again for sure.
  28. RT

    ReidT

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food is well worth the price. Our server was incredible and made the entire experience ten times more enjoyable.
  29. A

    Anon

    Washington DC

    5 reviews

    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on August 16, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience5
    Mocktail was so-so. Entree and sides were tasty. Food is tad pricey. Service was touch slow. Very nice ambience and location on the water.
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    10 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on August 14, 2022

    overall2food1service5ambience4
    service was pretty good (given labor issues), food quality has been pretty awful compared to my previous visits, prices went up bit food quality decreased significantly.
  31. B

    Bosslady

    Baltimore

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 13, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience2
    Definitely not worth the price in comparison to competitors. The food was okay but the place felt like a cafeteria at a casino. We were there for a special occasion and they barely acknowledged it.
  32. O

    Oscar

    Tulsa

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on August 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We were seated outside at a corner table, with a breathtaking view of the waterfront. The surf and turf was delicious, the meat melted in your mouth. The Upsidedown cake was yummy.
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    6 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on August 11, 2022

    overall3food4service3ambience3
    Overall the food was very good with very good sized portions. At times the wait staff kind of rushed you than all of a sudden you would not see them for a few minutes. Due to how close the table are it gets very noisy to where you can’t hear the person you are sitting with or even the waiter/waitress.
  34. BH

    BryanH

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was good
  35. S

    Seamus

    Los Angeles

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on August 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lots of energy permeated the atmosphere. Service excellent, food excellent. Marina and Abner made our visit special. This spot will be our go-to restaurant on The Wharf.
  36. F

    Francis

    New York Area

    16 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on August 7, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience3
    1st thing I noticed upon arriving, 20% gratuity applied to everyone's bill. Really? Food was average - Very quick turnaround when ordering to receiving food. Salad was ok, room temperature. Steak was slightly overcooked (ordered Med Rare), received Med Well and upon finishing it was well done. Location was great right along the river. Server was quick & responsive.
  37. JM

    JenM

    Richmond

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    overall2food3service2ambience4
    Went for a birthday celebration - the hostesses at the front were great but that was the best part. My date ordered a steak medium well, came out over cooked so we sent it back. 2nd time came out over cooked again but we chose not to complain. Our server barely checked on us and didn't even apologize for the mishap of the kitchen. The restaurant seemed overbooked and our server seemed overwhelmed for a Saturday night. I would go back but maybe on a less busy day.
  38. C

    Cstep1

    Washington DC

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Dinner was outstanding.
  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 5, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Tables to close. Only negative I have.
  40. KF

    KayF

    Washington DC

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on August 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was so good and Brandon was amazing. The steak was perfection.

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
    • Contactless payment available
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
    • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Contact tracing information collected

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from The Grill using the Order Online button. The Grill also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (202) 916-5996 ext. 9.

The Grill is rated 4.6 stars by 797 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 57 times today
Google Map for The Grill

99 Market Sq, SW Washington District of Columbia, DC 20024-3441

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Market Sq SW & Wharf St SW

  • Neighborhood

    Southwest Waterfront

  • Hours of operation

    Brunch Sat 11:00 am–3:00 pm Sun 10:00 am–3:00 pm Lunch Mon–Fri 11:30 am–4:00 pm Dinner Mon–Fri 4:00 pm–10:00 pm Sat 3:00 pm–10:00 pm Sun 4:00 pm–9:30 pm Happy Hour Mon–Fri 3:00 pm–6:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    American, Grill, Steak

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking details

    Paid underground public parking is offered at the Wharf. You may enter the parking garage at the Maine Avenue entrance just east of 9th Street at CVS or at the hotel check-in area of Hyatt House where 7th Street meets Maine Avenue.

  • Public transit

    We are a short walk from L’Enfant Plaza and Waterfront Metro stops. Shuttle service is available between L’Enfant Plaza and The Wharf. We are on the waterfront size of the 1000 Maine Ave building.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Owned/operated by

    LGBTQ+

  • Executive chef

    Andre Meza

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cafe, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (202) 916-5996 ext. 9

  • Private party facilities

    We offer a variety of ways to create an experience to remember. Whether you’re hosting a wedding, baby shower, bachelorette party, offsite luncheon, business presentation with full AV or simply a celebration to remember, we welcome you to learn more. Our semi-private spaces allow our guests to create cocktail reception, family style and pre-fixe menus for lunch, brunch or dinner. Our flexible space was designed with entertaining in mind, and we have several options to fit your personal style and budget. Our Events Department is waiting to assist you in creating an unforgettable event.

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