The Grill is a contemporary, wood-fired, upscale American bar and grill in D.C.’s District Wharf. The menu focuses on American cuisine with an emphasis on charcoal and wood-fired steaks, seafood and lighter vegetarian fare.
Chef Roberto Santibañez creates a menu of American classics, with a focus on locally-sourced meat and produce, along with ethically-raised beef. A selection of premium meats and seafood are grilled over charcoal and pecan wood using a Josper Basque Grill. Cuts include a 28-day dry aged Filet Mignon from Seven Hills Farm (VA); a 12oz. Ribeye from Roseda Farms (MD); and wild-caught Atlantic Black Bass. The menu also features composed entrees, like Scampi with head-on shrimp, orzo, and garlic butter; and Halibut served over saffron risotto with a red wine reduction and pistachios.
The beverage program at The Grill, developed by beverage Director Darlin Kulla and Sommelier Hugo Arias Sanchez, focuses on Martinis and classic cocktails with a twist. Playful takes on modern classics include Cosmo Blanc, with vodka, white cranberry, lime Cointreau and cranberry foam; Sonic and the Grapefruit, with gin, grapefruit, tonic and Topo Chico; and Gato’s Meow, with gin, tequila, rhubarb, lime cinnamon Luxardo maraschino, and Peychaud’s bitters. The menu also features a selection of over 100 gins and vodkas for guests to craft their own specialty Martinis, as well as a 200-bottle selection of wines from around the globe.