The Grill

4.5
491 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.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Sanitiser 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
What 491 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
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4.5based on recent ratings
4.5
Food
4.5
Service
4.6
Ambience
4.1
Value
Noise · Moderate
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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Wonderful experience, excellent waitress

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vipBarbaraD
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We sat outside to watch the boat parade on the waterfront. Couldn't have had a better seat! Wish they could get heaters for outside as the view is spectacular!

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vipElstonH
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

While the food, ambience and the things that make or break a restaurant are all done impeccably - the service from front of the house to back of the house is simply superb. JoJo (one of the Managers) and our server Brandon just know how to do this thing the right way!

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JoelH
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great overall experience. Had the pre-fix meal and was a great variety of food.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fabulous. Food and service were excellent. And the Sommelier is fantastic and incredibly knowledgeable. Five stars across the board.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Absolutely incredible. First, the staff is friendly and really goes out of their way to care for you. Joe Jo, the manager is truly exceptional. I loved the food - I got the vegetarian dish and was blown away by how delicious it was and how filling. The grilled cheese shareable is out of this world. Going back as soon as we can.

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Beth
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience3

Please don't hover and ask to take plates before someone is done eating. It makes a diner feel rushed, and if I hadn't spoken up, food I still wanted to eat would have been taken away from me.

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vipLF90
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The staff are amazing!

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ShawnnaK
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on November 30, 2021
Overall1Food3Service1Ambience2

terrible terrible service. Took 30+ minutes to get my drink and it arrived incorrect twice. Waiter put his hand up to me and walked away when I was trying to get his attention. Definitely won't be going back.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 27, 2021
Overall2Food1Service4Ambience4

The food was horrendous, however the service was top tier for my date there. I would recommend more options on the menu but that’s just me.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2021
Overall3Food4Service4Ambience4

Very expensive. I wish I would have been told I would get a salad on my plate with steak, instead I ordered a separate salad for up charge.

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SamR
1 review
Dined on November 27, 2021
Overall3Food4Service4Ambience1

The crowd was too casual for what we expected, and also louder pop music was playing the entire meal.

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vipDctd
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on November 27, 2021
Overall1Food1Service3Ambience3

Brussels sprouts and sweet potatoes both under cooked

They need to monitor the kitchen

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MattC
Nashville
8 reviews
Dined on November 26, 2021
Overall3Food4Service4Ambience3

Overall not dissatisfied but not on the must go back list next time we are in DC. It is rather expensive as well for the ambiance and service. Food was really good but not the “best” we’ve had in DC.

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Itzabitz
1 review
Dined on November 25, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

From the moment we walked in the door we felt welcome! Everyone made us feel welcome, they were super friendly, it was by far the best experience at a restaurant we have ever been to. Now the food! So good! My husband and I had the Thanksgiving menu while our children all ordered from the regular menu. Everything was amazing. We never felt rushed. We definitely will be returning.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Our server Demitrius was wonderful. Pleasant person. Knowledgeable about the menu. Made wonderful suggestions. We’ll be back!

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HaizeL
Western NC
3 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Thanksgiving Lunch here while in town. Food was wonderful and service great. Good vibe. I enjoyed dining here!

MR
MelanieR
1 review
Dined on November 24, 2021
Overall1Food1Service4Ambience4

Absolutely horrible food. Incredibly over salted.

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Fabfive
1 review
Dined on November 24, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Restaurant was exceptional. Good and drinks were great! No one left a drop of food on their plate.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

They have a great happy hour. I recommend the Grill Punch and Grill Burger.

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MonicaW
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Everything was SO GOOD!!! I wish I’d taken a photo of my beautiful salad the calamari and that DELICIOUS grilled pineapple cake! Our waitress was very sweet also.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

10/10 dining experience. Great addition to the area

TJ
TyraJ
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The atmosphere is so nice and romantic. It's the perfect date night location.

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BradB
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

I’ll keep it short and sweet. Good food, great service, and good atmosphere. The manager was great to speak to and was able to accommodate to our needs for the night.

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henryb
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall3Food3Service5Ambience3

Some people love a noisy restaurant, but those at our table found it overwhelming and not conducive to discourse. Service was outstanding.

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MaryP
Baltimore
15 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience4

Decent meal. Very good mussels and Brussel sprouts. Steaks were not very flavorful and are overly priced. Convenient location near anthem. Would come again.

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Katy
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Happy hour and main menu have delicious food; penned-in outdoor seating provided temperature control and also a great view with a little bit of airflow.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on November 17, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Exceptional service

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HessaA
1 review
Dined on November 15, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great restaurant! Everything from the experience was positive from the minute we entered they mentioned that we are celebrate a birthday from our reservation, The food was portions and really delicious. They even had a complementary birthday treat

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2021
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

I rarely leave comments on my experiences at restaurants but I have to share that the original hostess (a taller woman) made my wife and I a little uncomfortable. Her demeanor wasn’t very welcoming but another hostess came over found our reservation and promptly seated us. Our server was amazing and the brunch was delicious. Overall, this was a great brunch experience.

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ElviraR
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Yummy food, large portions. Great service - friendly and attentive.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I took my daughter out for a date night and we had a wonderful time.

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vipLoveFood
Washington DC
41 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

All the dishes we had were extraordinary, and will definitely return! Our server was delightful and offered great suggestions.

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ChrisD
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

We loved the food and the service. Beautiful location, wish we had requested a water view. Steaks to rival Bisteca alla Fiorentino in Florence, Italy. Tender, flavorful, perfectly-cooked, aged to perfection. Amazing sides including creamed spinach with a touch of cayenne, and eggplant. Seafood fabulous as well. We sampled the crudo and calamari appetizers and the branzino. Our server was superb with helpful suggestions about the menu and excellent attentiveness. A wonderful evening.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food and staff were amazing! We will definitely be back

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vipgood2beout
Washington DC
26 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We celebrated my son’s birthday mid afternoon last Sunday. It was a great choice for a celebration meal, the food was great, drinks were great, service was great, and loved the ambiance.

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TraceyC
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

The steaks were cooked to perfection…probably best we’ve ever had! Chocolate cake was unbelievable. Staff was attentive, professional and helpful. Loved the whole experience.

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Zed2
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

In my Open Table reservation, I alerted the staff that it was our anniversary and requested a table with a view or a little privacy. On arrival, every member of staff wished us a happy anniversary and the two of us were seated next to the wall at a four seat table for the requested privacy. Food was outstanding and the staff were superb. Complimentary champagne at the end of our meal was a lovely touch. Thank you and well done!