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“Food fine, 1 star for dishonesty” 2 of 5 stars
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Daily Grill
1200 18th Street NW, Washington DC, DC 20036 (Dupont Circle)
202-822-5282
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Ranked #605 of 2,700 Restaurants in Washington DC
Price range: $22 - $22
Cuisines: American
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Neighborhood: Dupont Circle
Cross street: M Street
Transit: Red Line - Farragut North (one block away) Orange and Blue Lines - Farragut West (four blocks away)
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Food fine, 1 star for dishonesty”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2013

I went to the Daily Grill with a colleague for lunch. (Both of us are youngish looking.) We were told that the dining room was completely full and that we'd need to wait 15-20 minutes for a table to open up. But the host told us that the bar was open for seating. We preferred to be seated in the dining room, but we said fine with the bar. As soon as we sat, I had to go to the men's room. To get to the men's room, I had to walk the length of the dining room, and it turned out that there were several tables open. Mind you, this restaurant isn't the type of restaurant where it's reservation only. There are plenty of people who come in without one. And I'd been here before during lunch before (with an older crowd).

This restaurant tend to attract the older business crowd, sprinkled with some power brokers. My guess is that they saw two young people and didn't think we were their typical guests. They wanted to hold space for the grey-haired, more experienced crowd for the dining room where the hosts thought the guests would spend more and leave bigger tips.

I usually don't like to complain. But my last visit to the Daily Grill was an unpleasant experience where we felt like second-class citizens.

  • Visited June 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Cedar Grove, New Jersey
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37 reviews 37 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 17 cities Reviews in 17 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“It's good.”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2013

Went to this place after reading about it on a DC guide book. Food is good (had the trout amandine with spinach mashed potatoes), service was kinda slow although friendly.

  • Visited May 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Pennsylvania, USA
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“Excellent quality and fair prices”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2013

A really nice menu is the first thing you notice at this place. Many items catch your eye. All four of us really liked our dishes. APpetizer and soups great too. The rustic bread was very enjoyable and the service was great too. Booze prices were as expected. Parking was paid underground $10 flat rate. Would go back again no question !

Visited May 2013
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Asheville, NC
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74 reviews 74 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 21 cities Reviews in 21 cities
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
“Surprisingly delicious!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2013

We were taken to this nice restaurant by our son and his girlfriend (who always eats healthy) and we certainly enjoyed it. We had a couple of drinks and an appetizer at another restaurant before coming here for dinner, so we all ate lightly. I had a Cobb Salad and could only finish about a third of it. Absolutely delicious. My wife had an Asian Salad with Ahi Tuna that was amazing. The kids also had salads, and they were able to take a lot of food home with them. Delicious...nice drinks and a nice staff.

  • Visited May 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Good food and service”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2013 via mobile

This restaurant was a suggestion from the hotel staff. It is a really nice. We sat at the bar and it was fun. The food was very good and the price you can not beat. The bartender was cool.

  • Visited May 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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