We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

$ Grills and Martinis - CLOSED

2 Exmouth Market, Clerkenwell, London EC1R 4PX, England (Islington / Clerkenwell)
Improve this listing
Price range: $49 - $65
Sun - Sat 6:00 pm - 11:59 pm
Tue 1:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Wed - Mon 12:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Cuisines: American
More restaurant details
Restaurant details
Dining options: Late Night
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Neighborhood: Islington / Clerkenwell
Cross street: Rosebery Avenue
Transit: Kings Cross, Farringdon
Description: Set in Clerkenwell's Exmouth Market, the Dollar Grills and Martinis is a high-gloss, Vegas-inspired restaurant and bar. Exposed brickwork, smoky mirrors and dark, rich colours create an glamorous, confident atmosphere. The menu is gourmet North American, with steaks, burgers, grills, platters and shellfish. A downstairs bar, full of glitter balls and banquette seating, offers late-night drinking.

34 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
Rating summary
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Any
English first
London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2013

I ordered a burger at lunch time. It was literally like it was described on the menu; Burger bacon and cheese. No lettuce, tomato or anything. The waitress was rude, didn't smile and just brought the food without saying a word, or even a smile.

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
London, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
123 reviews 123 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
134 helpful votes 134 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2013

This place does exactly what it says on the tin! Excellent burgers and great martini cocktails. It is advisable that you get a table upstairs, the basement can get little crowded.

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
London, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
60 reviews 60 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2013

Great place for lunch - haven't been in the evening. Speedy and attentive service, tap water continually refilled without asking for it, quite expensive but not stupidly so, just GREAT burgers. Current special is a huge ground beef burger with pulled pork and piccalilli piled on top, in a nice bun - it's amazing - the lady said it was... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
London, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
31 reviews 31 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2013

Me and mate had planned to try out this place as this was the only place I knew to serve Wagyu beef burgers. I have to say it was a very nice environment and very modern looking The burgers where definitely very high quality but Wagyu was not on pare with other places I have visited. you will spend £25... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Paris, France
Top Contributor
215 reviews 215 reviews
172 restaurant reviews
84 helpful votes 84 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2013

A group of 10 of us at burgers here following drinks in town. The burgers are just ok; the sauce is rather greasy. Beers at 4.50 pounds and rude service ruined the experience. We asked to speak to the manager about our cavalier waiter, but she ignored our comments. Do yourself a favor and take your money elsewhere. 2 stars... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Top Contributor
74 reviews 74 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2013

A friend had organised a table in the martini bar downstairs last night for birthday drinks. Funky venue - velvet walls to stroke - cool booths, Low ceilings. Good start. It's table service only - ok - wait for 20 mins before you can grab a waiter / tress - not sure who is one as not in any sort... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Romford, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
83 reviews 83 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2013 via mobile

We ate here on a Saturday night, 12 of us and due to knowing we would be close to their last table (11.30) made sure to book. We arrived and were seated. To be honest we had been out since mid afternoon so were all very hungry. It's a large restaurant with a bar downstairs. The menu is heavily weighted... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Top Contributor
187 reviews 187 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
83 helpful votes 83 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2013

We stepped in here as we stumbled upon it one night after work. We had a burger (my colleague isnt really into burgers but she loved hers). I had blue cheese burger which was to die for. Bread perfect. Make sure you purchase a side order of sweet potato fries... I could have eaten them all evening. We went before... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Lancaster, England, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2013

Really excellent food, beer & service. Pretty expensive for a burger (£14 with chips), but then it is London... Possibly the best burger I've ever had (try the Ten Dollar Burger... amazing). Very highly recommended!

Was this review helpful? Yes
18 reviews 18 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2013 via mobile

A friend asked me to come to this place and I knew nothing about it. As usual, I reviewed TripAdvisor before going just to set the right expectations. I must admit that this was the first time I found the reviews unfair. The burgers were the best I tried in years and the service was good. A lot of the... More

Was this review helpful? Yes

Travelers who viewed $ Grills and Martinis also viewed


Owners: What's your side of the story?

If you own or manage $ Grills and Martinis, register now for free tools to enhance your listing, attract new reviews, and respond to reviewers.

Manage your listing