Grillfish DC

4.6
2845 Reviews
$30 and under
Seafood
We source the finest, sustainable & local ingredients to create handcrafted food & beverages.

We are the first restaurant to partner in Washington, D.C. with the Monterey Bay Aquarium's Seafood Watch program, ensuring safe and environmentally friendly seafood as part of our cuisine.

Our setting is unmatched and the best casual, neighborhood dining in the West End. The bar is ornately decorated with massive mirrors, large columns and a multitude of glowing candles. These, along with the open kitchen where flames leap from the grill, create a warmth and intimacy in a casual atmosphere.
A $3 per person fee for desserts brought from outside will be applied to the check
Please be advised that outdoor seating cannot be reserved. Reservations can be confirmed over the phone or through OpenTable. Unconfirmed reservations may be considered canceled and tables will only be held for 10 minutes. And as always we value your feedback!

Support Grillfish DC during COVID-19

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
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
  • Staff temperature check required
  • Contact tracing information collected
What 2845 people are saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food3service5ambience3

Service was EXCELLENT, food was ok...slightly under seasoned.

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Terri
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing night I had out. The food was on 100% and the waitress "Katie" was outstanding her service was warm her energy was well put. I had the crab cake, jasmine rice and the salmon salad with a cup of soup fantastic dinner and beautiful evening I had there! Keep up the awesome work chief's 😊

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such a great dining experience. Our server Mya was really great and helpful with us while ordering!

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StephanyD
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on April 16, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

I thoroughly enjoyed the grilled artic char fish and grilled asparagus. The dessert was amazing. It was the best carrot cake I’ve had in a decade.

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Carol
Washington DC
19 reviews
Dined on April 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We chose Grillfish for our first covid-era dine-in experience because it was my partner's birthday and we always loved Grillfish in the Before Times. We went at 2:30 for a late lunch. The tables were thoughtfully spaced and we felt completely safe. Everything we ordered was absolutely fresh and delicious - a dozen oysters, three small plates, a salmon BLT, their luscious carrot cake, with a bottle of prosecco. The cake was served complete with ice cream and sparklers. A very festive and enjoyable experience! We'll be back soon.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A wonderful restaurant -one of our favorites!

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nick
San Francisco
10 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great for outside dining , fresh mussels and fish

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall2food2service5ambience3

Our server was amazing..the food however not so great. Which was surprising. The bronzino and bass were overcooked, the crab mac and cheese was bland. The drinks were great. Also it was extremely warm inside the restaurant. This use to be one of my favorites places to dine.

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vipLauraP
Washington DC
21 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience2

The food at this restaurant is amazing. The ginger calamari is a must, and the grilled fish so fresh! We also had excellent service. I wish the ambience was better, interior is a bit outdated and didn't have the best vibe for a Friday night, strange because it is in an great location and food wonderful.

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ElenaC
New England
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and nice atmosphere + great location

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Scudee
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

My cocktail was over priced and tasted very light. Food was superb both from taste and quality.

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PamW
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall2food2service1ambience3

Food was mediocre. Service was ridiculously slow. Many better restaurant choices.

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KalaB
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I went to Grillfish last weekend for the first time since COVID. It was literally the best it's ever been - and that's saying a lot, because I have always loved Grillfish! Everything we ordered was simply delicious. We ordered a dozen oysters, the grilled octopus, some seafood tacos and the mixed grill. We also ordered some of the sparkling sangria, which was amazing. I was completely blown away by how fresh and delicious everything was. And our server, Maya, was exceptional. I cannot wait to return.

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vipmbs12
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on March 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent fresh seafood, very reasonable prices and a friendly staff. Only reopened for a week but they were running smoothly. Patio is very comfortable.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on March 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

celebrating the reopening pf Grillfish

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Boots
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on December 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Grillfish is always on point! Delicious food and great service. Stop by if you want to be satisfied!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I never leave reviews but we were all very impressed with Grillfish. Food was amazing!! And very reasonable compared to other seafood restaurants in town. Highly recommend:)

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vipTiffanyNoel
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was excellent.

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MelissaR
1 review
Dined on December 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service great food. Nice ambiance. Best shrimp scampi on a long time and they can accommodate gluten free 🥰

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YoloD
1 review
Dined on December 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

We had an exceptional dining experience at Grillfish. The food is freshly made and the customer service was great. The hostess welcomed us with, Happy Anniversary! We have enjoyed each visit and will return.

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vipAprB
Washington DC
25 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My favorite restaurant. Food always delish!!

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vipDCSexy
Washington DC
13 reviews
Dined on December 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I hadn’t been here in years but it was great to be welcomed back to the same great food and service I remembered.

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vipSpeaperboxx08
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and even better customer service.

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GustavoN
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience2

Good was good place nice, prices were I little to hi, parking was hard but food was amazing

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vipMotivated
E. Tennessee
10 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great shrimp scampi, crab cake app as well. Grill Fish is always fresh and amazing customer service. Outdoor seating was nice as well.

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ChelseaS
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

All the tables were spread out (some more than 6ft). I felt very safe.

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SarahT
1 review
Dined on October 27, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

They have done a wonderful job in creating a safe and enjoyable and delicious meal, whether indoors or out. The decorations for this time of year were also impressive. The waitress was so incredible warm and attentive to us.

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LitaV
New England
3 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was the first time I have eaten indoors since February. Good job with social distancing and the servers wore masks (as we did). Service and food were LOVELY.

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EmmanuelP
1 review
Dined on October 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing!!!!!! I love Grillfish and so glad I took a risk.

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RayC
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall3food2service4ambience5

Food was not seasoned well, but the sauces made it a bit better

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TyrellS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and service!! The buffalo Shrimp pasta was just simply great

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DianeH
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellently prepared seafood and attentive service. Love this place.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

I was taking a stay-cation in the hotel around the corner. Grillfish was convenient and walking distance. I was seated promptly and spacious. My waiter offers meal suggestions with a short wait to enjoy delicious food.

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JustinP
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Tried out the $1 oysters and it was great! Server was great also!

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AngieF
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience5

The atmosphere was nice and intimate. The appetizers and drinks were amazing. My husband had the trout and said he liked it. I had the lobster Mac n cheese with a skewer of shrimp, scallops, Mahi Mahi, salmon, and swordfish. My meal had absolutely no flavor at all. It tasted as if there was no seasoning or herbs at all. They do give you a sauce but the sauce was not enough to flavor the food. Will return once more just to give them another chance as the remaining experience was pleasant.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Miami
11 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Soup was just OK. They should indicate on the menu that the California roll is fried, which was a bit odd.

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Alexha
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Great food, and especially for the price. Would not hesitate to come back again.

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AmyB
1 review
Dined on October 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great, tasty food! Very attentive excellent service.

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Shan
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The buffalo shrimp are amazing. Lobster roll is also delicious.

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ErickC
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brought my Girlfriend for her Birthday and everything was perfect. The server was amazing and polite and the food was beyond amazing 11/10. Definitely will pick this spot again next time

FAQs

Grillfish DC offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (202) 331-7310.

Grillfish DC is rated 4.6 stars by 2845 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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