Restaurant Review: The Daily Grill

August 8, 2012 § Leave a comment

The Daily Grill in Dupont has a very unassuming exterior, but the inside has a classy vibe, with dark wooden walls, cozy booths, stately decor, and a comfortably dim lighting. It definitely has an old-fashioned, professional, “D.C” feel to it.

I ate dinner here with a friend on Monday night at 7PM. The service was really fantastic and fast, and we were almost immediately seated, asked for drink orders, and given a loaf of crusty sourdough bread with butter to munch on.

The classic American menu had all sorts of delicious choices, including seafood, steak, and pasta. I really appreciate that they have plenty of vegetable options and healthy entrees. Though I was really indecisive (Ahi tuna salad? Salmon burger?), at the last moment I decided upon the Moroccan-spiced chicken, which came with grilled vegetables, arugula, and herb brown rice.

The portion sizes were really large and the food was plated nicely on big platters – the chicken kabobs and vegetables freshly off the skewer. The vegetables consisted of large chunks of zucchini, mushroom, onions, and cherry tomatoes. I think they would have been more flavorful had the pieces been a bit smaller.

The chicken was great and well-seasoned- it was had a little bit of kick to it from the spices, and was tender, and not overcooked and charred black like it is at some places. The arugula came with a light dressing of balsamic vinegar – it was fresh but I’m not really a big fan of the sharp taste of arugula. The herb brown rice had a slightly nutty taste and texture but otherwise pretty non descriptive, besides the fact that it came in a huge mound.

I really enjoyed my dinner here and the overall experience was pleasant – I would definitely recommend this place to anyone looking for a nice dinner in the Dupont area.

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