Del Frisco's Grille - DC

4.2
2050 reviews
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$30 and under
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American
Del Frisco’s Grille is a stylish, modern restaurant with a vibrant ambiance where life is celebrated around the table. Boasting premium American classics infused with fresh, seasonal ingredients, the Grille’s thoughtful menu features Del Frisco’s Prime, hand-cut steaks and craveable, shareable dishes such as the signature Cheesesteak Eggrolls. With an award-winning yet accessible wine list and hand-crafted cocktails, Del Frisco’s Grille takes guests through a social culinary journey with each experience, no matter the occasion. We are situated in the heart of the nation’s capital between the US Capitol and the White House on Pennsylvania Avenue. Our expansive patio is the perfect location for alfresco dining and an amazing vantage point to capture the activity of this vibrant area. *Reservations are accepted for indoor dining only. Patio seating is available on a first-come, first-served basis.
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OT
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 3food 5service 1ambience 3

Amazing food but the performance was beyond lackluster. Took 30 minutes to just get a drink menu. I never received any water after asking multiple times. Appetizers took almost an hour to come out. Ordered the zucchini Parmesan side and it came out raw, unheated.

OT
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 4

I less extremely disappointed in my experience here. They were out of their signature VIP cocktail, their butter cake, the white sangria, lemon cake, the 8 ounce filet. My 6 ounce filet was half meat half large glob of fat.
I’m a huge Del Frisco’s fan and have never had a bad meal in New York, Boston or Denver. This location was very disappointing

OT
Denver
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 2

Air conditioning was not working. Very warm.

TD
Detroit
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

Very poor service and food was bad. The steak was over seasoned and everything was way overpriced for the quality of food, environment and service.

AJ
Washington DC
16 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and service.

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 12 August 2019
Overall 1food 4service 1ambience 3

Slow and bad service.

AN
1 review
Dined on 12 August 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Del Frisco's is great - however; they always seem to 'forget' our reservation and we end up waiting for a table.

OT
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on 12 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food, service and atmosphere!

P
Washington DC
24 reviews
Dined on 10 August 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Del Frisco’s Grille was okay. Granted, we went on quiet Saturday night, but we felt the restaurant lacked an atmosphere. My wife and I ordered the T-bone, but were underwhelmed by it for the price of almost $60. We ordered the Parmesan fries along with it and they lacked the quality of what one would hope would come along with a relatively pricey cut of meat. The Grille salad, also relatively expensive for a salad, was disappointing. The lettuce did not look fresh and was not dressed well; we had to ask for additional dressing. What was redeeming were the desserts and a good wine/beer/cocktail selection.

SH
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on 10 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome atmosphere, our waitress Princess was really personable and accommodating.

T
Miami
5 reviews
Dined on 9 August 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Amazing chicken and prime rib! Both were incredibly tender.

OT
1 review
Dined on 9 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

What a great overall experience we will definitely come back here for dinner

MS
New England
2 reviews
Dined on 9 August 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Overall, very good. One steak at our table was overcooked, but everything else was delicious.

PM
Baltimore
8 reviews
Dined on 8 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 3

Prices are too high nowadays- I used to eat here multiple times a week but now limit my visits due to the costs.

M
Washington DC
22 reviews
Dined on 5 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Service was quick and excellent this time! Great lunch too we had mushroom flatbread and the fish tacos.

S
1 review
Dined on 3 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The customer service was outstanding and the quality of the food was great! The drinks are pricey but overall the place was great! I will definitely return to this restaurant.

B
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on 31 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The service was absolutely outstanding! Our server was friendly, fast, and gave us wonderful recommendations. The food was very, very good, and a good value for the money. Overall a very positive experience, and one we would repeat if we ever visit the area again.

P
Washington DC
15 reviews
Dined on 29 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This restaurant is outstanding, both in terms of service and food. We shared a bunch of appetizers and every one was delicious. Shrimp cocktail included huge, sweet, well presented shrimp. Wild mushroom flatbread on a GF crust was so good I ordered one to take home. DH loved his artichoke beignets. Service was flawless, we had the best server. Can’t wait to go back and try out additional menu items.

H
Washington DC
26 reviews
Dined on 27 July 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 2

The experience would have been better at a nicer table. Two of us sitting at a table for 5, literally right next to the kitchen door, with a mostly empty restaurant, was distracting and unpleasant. One of those 10+ empty booths would have been better.

M
London
20 reviews
Dined on 27 July 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Service was great. Food was delicious and well cooked but presentation could have been better. Overall, we enjoyed the meal but felt it was somewhat overpriced. (It was a very good meal but priced at excellent and we didn’t get the excellence.) I wouldn’t put people off going - it’s a personal judgement & possibly our choice from the menu - but if you are looking for a ‘wow’ this might not be what you are after.

MP
New York Area
26 reviews
Dined on 27 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful food and service! Can’t wait to go back!

J
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on 26 July 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Overall food and environment was ok. Food could have been hotter and plated better. Waiter appeared to be distracted by other tables. Reservations recommended.

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 25 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service! Loved the menu - everything was delicious!

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 24 July 2019
Overall 2food 1service 4ambience 2

Food was not great at all.

EH
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on 23 July 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

We had a large party which I know always takes longer. However, I thought the service was very slow to get drinks and starters going. Additionally, table was very cramped despite it being a large space with lots of open table options.

JW
1 review
Dined on 23 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great staff and service. Very attentive to needs and clearing plates. Food is excellent and was promptly delivered and correctly cooked. On the high side for DC but typical for restaurants of this quality in DC. I would recommend this restaurant for business meetings and after work gatherings. Excellent bar and wine list.

AS
London
1 review
Dined on 22 July 2019
Overall 2food 3service 3ambience 1

Del Frisco's Grille in DC was one of my go to restaurants in DC, but it has really gone down hill. The place is getting very tired, and is not particularly clean, and the prices have shot up substantially over the past couple of years. While the food is still reasonably good, with the proce rises the value for money is really poor.

AZ
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on 20 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always great service and good food. This is our second time here and we have had two very good experiences.

I
Washington DC
40 reviews
Dined on 20 July 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

The food was okay but the service was not.

T
Washington DC
14 reviews
Dined on 19 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This place is fabulous! We enjoyed filets and prime rib—all were superb. The Charred Broccoli was the best of the side dishes, though the Truffle Mac & Cheese was a very close second. A delicious Old Fashioned, the best cappuccino , and a giant piece of lemon cake—big enough to share among the four of us— capped off the highlights. Thanks for great service and a wonderful meal!

OT
1 review
Dined on 19 July 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 4

They seemed extremely overwhelmed on this Friday night. Slow service, food cooked wrong,, had to ask for silverware multiple times, our drinks (ordered when we sat down) didn’t arrive until we had finished our appetizer, and they couldn’t make the negroni on their own cocktail menu because they “couldn’t find” one of the ingredients?

DC
1 review
Dined on 19 July 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 4

Granted it was a Friday night in DC but the servers needed help. Our server was very nice but completely overwhelmed. This resulted in minimal interaction and long wait times for drinks.

SC
Washington DC
32 reviews
Dined on 18 July 2019
Overall 2food 4service 2ambience 2

We usually have a pleasant lunch at DF, however, today was the exception. They seemed totally overbooked, and had a few very large groups at lunch time. It was also very loud. The first waiter delivered our drinks, and then we waited for a while until the second waiter came to say he was taking over. We ordered our meal, and then waited approx. 40 mins. to get it. We only have an hour for lunch, so we practically inhaled it. Since it was my friend's birthday, they did give her a free dessert, but she had to take it back to work to enjoy it. Normally, it's a great place for lunch, and we've been going since it opened.

LU
San Diego
12 reviews
Dined on 17 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Great dinner with friends! Loud from the bar crowd.

BL
Washington DC
24 reviews
Dined on 16 July 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 3

Computers down on the day we visited so reservations claimed based on trust. Maybe other issues too as the services was unusually slow for this restaurant. Food came out correct and done well as usual, so worth coming back for that.

DC
Washington DC
39 reviews
Dined on 15 July 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Everything was great for our business lunch. You can always rely on good food and service. I highly recommend.

OT
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on 14 July 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 3

It was just okay. Pay attention when booking. THIS IS NOT THE REGULAR DEL FRISCOS AND THEY DO NOT HAVE BUTTER CAKE.

NB
1 review
Dined on 13 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My husband has a great time celebrating his birthday...we needed a quiet atmosphere.

JH
1 review
Dined on 13 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I absolutely love my steak. It was cooked at the perfect tempeture of medium as requested. The flavor was dead on as I did not need sauce to mass the taste. My side mashed potato was awesome as well. The service was right on point and even one of the mangers stop by our table to check on us. When my food came out, the cook waited until I tested everything to make sure it was to my liking! I give this place a 5 Star rating from start to finish! We had a 6pm reservation and were seated just before promptly at that time.

MT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on 13 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Danielle aka Danny was a excellent server. Thanks for getting us to the show on time.

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