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Grillfish DC

4.5
2819 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

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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
Social Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Personal Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
What 2819 people are saying
Overall ratings and reviews
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4.5based on recent ratings
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4.5
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94% of people would recommend it to a friend
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SarahT
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
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 5 days ago
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 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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RayC
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
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
1 review
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
9 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
6 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
1 review
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

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AlexJfromWashingtonDC2016
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great as always. Giver calamari, yummi.

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Sandy
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fish was delicious and they were very nice about accommodating my dietary needs.

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vipOmnivorious
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Awesome oyster Happy Hour!

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2020
Overall3food4service2ambience4

The server didn’t seem very knowledgeable about anything. Any question we asked about the menu, she said she would need to go ask her manager or the kitchen because she wasn’t sure. However, the manager was very nice, and the food was great.

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OpenTable Diner
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Katie had excellent customer service and was very knowledgeable. Thank you

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CrystalH
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Good food, good service, good location and it was clean.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 20, 2020
Overall3food1service5ambience3

had the scallops. Tasted funky. I wasn’t sure until I got home and realize they def tasted like ammonia. I paid for it later that night in the bathroom.

The fish was grilled and really good tho. Also oysters could be cleaner.

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Koko
1 review
Dined on September 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best Mahi Mahi Tacos & Shrimp Scampi! Very welcoming. I would definitely recommend! The price is pretty decent as well. The oysters were cleaned perfectly. Overall 10/10

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food. Wonderful attention from the owner who was very enthusiastic and accommodating!

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MYEISHA
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful place. Amazing service. Would dine again.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Amazing food

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ParkT
Nashville
3 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very happy to be back at Grillfish. The expanded patio seating is spacious and comfortable. The quality of the seafood remains excellent and the service as usual is warm and friendly. Cannot wait to return!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
252 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Grillfish's patio is just delightful - nicely lit, comfortable seating, felt very safe and socially-distanced. They just reopened and it is such a treat to have that kind of dinner in the West End. Oysters were perfect, standout appetizer was the calamari. Small plate grilled octopus was a real showstopper. My guests had squid ink pasta with crab - excellent. The surf and turf, with a perfect amount of shrimp, came with one of the best steaks I've had in a long time. So nice to have Grillfish back!

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Yummyfood
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious. Our server recommended drinks and dishes that did not disappoint. We can’t wait to return and recommend to friends.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious! That is all. Will be back.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great service, good food, lots of options

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bettyw
Richmond
21 reviews
Dined on March 11, 2020
Overall5food3service5ambience4

If you like fish, this is the place to go. Service was great .

Grillfish DC
Responded on March 14, 2020

Thank you for the review.

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vipOpenTable Diner
London
5 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

It was good enough but I wouldn't go back again. Despite the price, it's really not a fine dining restaurant. If you're a foodie & like great seafood, you might be disappointed like me. Or maybe I should've stick to my gut vs listening to the waiter's recommendation, which is mediocre at best.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Food was amazing! Get there early, as fish items are delivered daily with a certain amount of inventory. If your a late night reservation your favorite fish option may be sold out.

Grillfish DC
Responded on March 10, 2020

Thank you for the review.

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ToniM
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and staff excellent! We all enjoyed our meals, beverages AND desserts!!

Grillfish DC
Responded on March 10, 2020

Thank you and I am glad you saved room for one of our homemade desserts.

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vipSkywinch
Washington DC
35 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place for Friday night date night. Food is always amazing and service is great. This time we had the seared scallops and they were some of the best I have ever had. Also tried the rainbow trout and it was cooked perfectly. Wine pairings rounded out a perfect dinner. Will certainly be back soon.

Grillfish DC
Responded on March 10, 2020

Thank you so much for joining us, and I hope we will see you again soon.

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vipJenniferE
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Chris was our server, he was fantastic. The lobster over linguini was delicious!

Grillfish DC
Responded on March 10, 2020

Thank you for the review, and I so glad your experience was so enjoyable.

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vipLandR
Nashville
6 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good eclectic atmosphere and tasty fresh food. Good service.

Grillfish DC
Responded on March 10, 2020

Thank you.

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vipFrom1WhoDinesOut
Washington DC
15 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I have been eating at this restaurant for over 20 years, never disappoints! Fish is always fresh and delicious and service is wonderful too! Thank you to the Alfredo and his team!!

Grillfish DC
Responded on March 10, 2020

Thank you for your loyalty over the years, and I am so glad to see we are still one of your go-to spots.

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JeffT
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service. We were told we had the best seats in the house and they were right. Can't wait to go again.

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vipFoodlvr
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Good food good wine good service. Just a little too dark, could use better candlelight at tables

FAQs

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

Grillfish DC is rated 4.5 stars by 2819 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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