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The Grill, SW Washington District of Columbia, DC

The Grill

4.5
4.5
835 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 47 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

    David Suarez

  • 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

What 835 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.5
4.5 based on recent ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.2Value

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    I took my husband and stepson out to celebrate a recent work promotion. They brought complementary champagne to start, our surf and turf was well prepared. We finished with the chocolate cake (decadent) and americanos. I recommend the skirt steak, as it was most flavorful. The beets, haricot verts, and “I’m not bitter” mocktail we’re lovely. Many thanks for a wonderful evening.
  2. R

    Reno

    Chicago

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    We had a great time and the service by Arianna was outstanding! Everyone was very attentive and the food was very good. Wine is very expensive though!
  3. T

    Tati

    San Diego

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on November 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent customer service and very good selections on the menu.
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    14 reviews

    4.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on November 15, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    Expensive. Staff was great so was the food
  5. AG

    AngelaG

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had the mussels and sampler platter, two actually, because it was so good. Also the service was great. Very patient as we talked and took forever to order.
  6. n

    nina

    Atlanta

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Outstanding service
  7. JA

    JoAnnH

    Pittsburgh

    28 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    28 reviews

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A perfect experience. We are from out of town and had no idea how difficult it would be to park on a Saturday night in this area, which caused us to push our time limit on the restaurant holding our table. We notified them of the issue and they were kind enough to accommodate us but please give yourselves time to travel. It is a very busy (but super fun) area. Our server, Brandon, was wonderful. His insightful comments about our menu choices made our selections spot on. We could not afford to come here every week, but we felt it was well worth the money spent.
  8. x

    xclaxmom

    New York Area

    55 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    55 reviews

    Dined on November 11, 2022

    overall3food2service4ambience3
    Popped in on a rainy, holiday Friday for lunch. Our server Nancy was amazing, attentive, sweet, and on her game. The food, unfortunately, could not match Nancy's charm. The onion dip was thick and not flavorful; the crab cakes were not delicious, and though I ordered the appetizer side, I could not finish the tiny things. My friends burger was ok, nothing to rave home about. The fries were notable, but that is not saying much. One and done for this place.
  9. LC

    LoCoK

    Washington DC

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was delicious, an excellent value and location.
  10. EW

    ElizabethW

    Washington DC

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on November 4, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    The restaurant was pretty noisy. The food was good and it was a fun location.
  11. G

    Guest

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 3, 2022

    overall3food4service2ambience3
    We ordered burgers with different temp requests and it was served to wrong people at the table.
  12. b

    banjopeggy

    Baltimore

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on November 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Just fun to get together and our waiter was great!!
  13. C

    Cherub

    Washington DC

    22 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on November 2, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    Nice outdoor seating but there is construction going on next door so the patio is noisy.
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    25 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on November 1, 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience4
    Overall, a decent meal but not always worth the money. My dad enjoyed the half chicken but I had the burger and it was fine. Not bad, and cooked just as I asked, but not worth $22 or whatever we paid. (It came with a mountain of fries, though.) Our server, Dimitrius, was good, and he was really happy. Ambiance was decent but they sat us at the tiniest possible table when they serve dishes on very large plates. We quickly ran out of room and I spent the meal terrified of knocking something off the table. Must-haves: the bread basket ($6) and the grilled pineapple upside down cake ($15ish).
  15. MM

    MMF2

    Washington DC

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on November 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Love this place. But check your bill after 4pm when you’re automatically charged 20% for service. Which is fine but they also add 20% to the TAX which isn’t right.
  16. G

    Great

    Washington DC

    60 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    60 reviews

    Dined on October 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Anniversary
  17. GW

    GaryW

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Love the food here and our server Porsche was awesome
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on October 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great experience. Excellent customer service and food.
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    3 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 28, 2022

    overall2food1service5ambience4
    Beautiful restaurant and excellent
  20. A

    Arch

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Perfect pre-concert venue for drinks and Apps- the mussels were decadently good
  21. MM

    MMF2

    Washington DC

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on October 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Chelsea is amazing....kind, thoughtful, attentive, professional...etc..well done...
  22. DY

    DanielleY

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Enjoyed every part of the meal, our attentive servers and the ambience.
  23. j

    justbe

    Washington DC

    24 reviews

    5.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on October 23, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Great spot with different types of food for those curious to try new. Since it is by the water all the better.
  24. AA

    AshleyA

    Washington DC

    9 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on October 23, 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience3
    The food was disappointing, the calamari was undercooked, the steak was tasteless, the barbecue ribs was disappointing. The fish was very tasty, but the baked potato tasted like soap. We were celebrating an important birthday milestone, and could not have a second round of drinks due to the lack of ingredients… very surprised!!!
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Atlantic City

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 21, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    A bit noisy and way too fast.
  26. DW

    DavidW

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great cocktails and meal. Scallops, petit filet, with calamari to start. Brandon was very friendly and made excellent suggestions. We will be back and hope he is our server again. Perfect for pre-theatre.
  27. CH

    CHARLESW

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Waiter and service was outstanding I would definitely patronize again
  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great outdoor vibe. Loved the place
  29. KA

    KarenA

    Washington DC

    19 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on October 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a fabulous lunch here. Great service and a very nice restaurant! I hate we did not plan to sit outside because the weather was perfect today. The Branzino oscar style is an absolute must!
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best dinner I’ve had at The Wharf.
  31. CO

    CarolineO

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 13, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience5
    Food was amazing - great oysters, filet and tuna were both great and so were the creamed spinach and Mac n cheese.
  32. RD

    RayvanaD

    Washington DC

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on October 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My experience at this place was absolutely amazing. I went to lunch with a friend, and we both had a great time. The food and drinks were both really good. My got the grill and vegetarian burgers and the grill punch, and we were very satisfied. Great view of the wharf, and the restaurant itself is decorated beautifully.
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 10, 2022

    overall1food4service1ambience4
    We ate there the other day and raved to our friends about how wonderful it was., so we went to eat there Monday night. It was a different experience. Waitress never checked on us. People all around us got their food and we didn’t. Had to ask another waiter to go to bar to get our drinks. Had to ask her when our food was coming. Had to keep asking for things, such as ketchup and salt and pepper, and took forever to come. Our ticket was almost $300 and they add automatic 20% gratuity. Obviously, because server would never deserve that. This is the first bad review I have ever written, but it was that bad.
  34. R

    Robert

    Washington DC

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on October 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great Food, Great Service, Lively atmosphere, but not too loud.
  35. JS

    JoyceS

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great service! Food was also very good but service was noticeably better than others. Rock fish was very tasty. Loved the crisp skin.
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 9, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience4
    All the food was great except my steak. I asked for medium rare and it was way past overcooked. But everything else was so great I really wasn’t that upset. Order your steak rare if you want it cooked right though. Service was terrific as well.
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Baltimore

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was great expect parking, it took us an hour to find a spot.
  38. TT

    TonyT

    Washington DC

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on October 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Outstanding customer service and friendly staff. Server (McKenzie) was beyond reproach; far exceeded expectations. Appetizer, entrees and dessert were served with perfection! Kudos to the chef…food was delicious! Will definitely be back!
  39. K

    Kevin51

    Washington DC

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on October 5, 2022

    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.
  40. SB

    SusanB

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 1, 2022

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

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 4.5 stars by 835 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 47 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

    David Suarez

  • 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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