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Grille620 is an American grille featuring a seasonally inspired menu with a focus on seafood and steaks. A rustic look yet a high-style approach to contemporary American cuisine in an inviting atmosphere creates a unique dining experience. Guests may enjoy a variety of oysters from the raw bar while relaxing on our patio during the summer season. An extensive wine list by the glass and bottle, a distinctive selection of craft beers, and our knowledgeable staff will round out the experience. Menus change frequently to showcase local and fresh ingredients.
Ellicott City, MD 21042
Contemporary American, Seafood, Steak
Hours of Operation:
Dinner: Monday – Thursday: 4:00pm – 10:00pm, Friday & Saturday: 3:00pm – 11:00pm, Sunday: 3:00pm - 10:00pm; Lunch: Friday 11:00am – 3:00pm; Brunch: Saturday 11-2 pm & Sunday 11am - 2pm
$30 and under
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Private Party Facilities:
Voted Favorite new restaurant in Maryland and known for its fresh seafood, steaks and full raw bar, Grille620 is located in the new Turf Valley Towne Square in Ellicott City. Whether celebrating a special occasion or hosting a business event, our warm and professional staff will provide a truly unforgettable experience.
Private Party Contact:
Ali Sadeghi: (844) 635-3380
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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Grille620 Ratings and Reviews
Great meal and outstanding service. Mussels appetizer was best we've ever had. Our server (sorry but can't recall his name) was extremely knowledgeable about everything on the menu and was friendly, attentive, justifiably proud of the restaurant and the chef.
We have been here many times in the past. The food was outstanding. However, our service was poor. We did not get bread to our table until I specifically asked for it & had to ask for the bread twice & it came after our appetizers. The server was not attentive at all. He never asked us about a refill on our alcoholic drinks, about after dinner drinks, about coffee, & our water was never refilled.
This place was amazing. Thank God coworkers recommended that we eat here. We ordered shrimp cocktails, tuna tartare, cerviche, cheesy artichoke and crab dip as apps and they were all great. Then 2 of us had lamb chops and one ordered the special of the night which was a bone-in cowboy rib eye. All entrees were fantastic. Then we had a creme brulee, goat cheese cheesecake and brownie sundea that were good. I will definitely eat here again. But it WAS expensive.
Sat at the bar while waiting for our table. Bartenders were great. Ordered apps at the bar. When our table was ready we brought the remainder of the apps to the table. Within seconds, the manager sent our poor waiter over to remove our food. When we questioned this he apologetically stated that the manager does not allow food from the bar to follow guests to the table. We couldn't believe this happened! While this was not a great start to the meal, the $120 steak was not much better. Very disappointing! If you do go, just sit at the bar and order food from there!
Everyone from hostess to the manager very unfriendly, including the cook. Asked to substitute something for the potatoes, and was told the restaurant policy is no substitutions for anything. Expensive restaurant, unprofessional service. Attitude and atmosphere cancels out any redeeming qualities of the food.
On a whim (well, actually we were watching Beat Bobby Flay and Fabio the executive chef was featured) we decided to drive all the way to this restaurant from Montgomery County. The menu is great... unfortunately their follow-through was at best disappointing. Calamari appetizer straight out of the box (all rings, no tentacles, heavy breading) and while I enjoyed the fried banana peppers, there were WAY TOO MANY of them. My bouillabaisse was ordinary (and very small serving) with a giant scallop that was undoubtedly a chunk of flavored haddock. My date's steak was cooked perfectly (rare) but very peppery and more importantly extremely tough and sinewy - not at all prime. Despite the fact that it was her birthday (which I informed our hostess and waiter) there was no acknowledgement of it being a special day for my date. Given its location, Grille620 may have taken its local customers by storm and kept them because there is nothing else close, but it is far short of what it could and should be.
Both the meal and our server were excellent. We both had steaks which were perfectly cooked and seasoned. The raw bar was top notch. I highly recommend the shrimp and crab cocktails. They feature a nice wine list, cool ambiance and a definite commitment to quality food. The next time my wife and I are in the Columbia area will will definitely eat here again.
The only thing the server didn't do was ask if we wanted after dinner coffee with our dessert. That's the only thing I could potentially complain about and it wasn't a big deal.
The evening was still fantastic because of the service and the food. We will definitely go back!
We learned about Grille620 after seeing the chef on Beat Bobby Flay and decided to give it a try. Our first visit was for a recent Sunday brunch where we enjoyed their excellent crab cakes and lobster rolls (generous portions with little filler in either). More recently, we returned to celebrate our son-in-law's birthday. We were seated promptly and were attentively cared for by our server. As one who has a severe tree nut allergy, I appreciated that someone from the kitchen came out to discuss whether one item I ordered was safe for me. Appetizers and entrees were all spot on - carpaccio, minced ahi over seaweed salad, shrimp over crab risotto (generous with crab meat), scallops over pureed cauliflower, bouillabaisse, grilled trio (octopus, squid, shrimp) and wedge salad were all excellent. All four of us are extremely fussy "foodies," so this is not light praise. The wine list is extensive, though our son-in-law was especially happy with the Scotch selections available. Only off comment was the noise level, but the room cleared soon after we arrived at 7:30, so even that resolved itself. Would I go there again? In a heartbeat!
I had the shrimp with risotto and it was so salty. I was told that it was the cheese that they used in the dish. It was taken back and remade but it was still too salty. Even the grilled shrimp were salty which were cooked separately. It could have been a really delicious dish if not for the salt.
This was my first time going to grille 629, I enjoyed the food. I had the grilled seafood trio. Shrimp, octopus and calamari it came on top of a cucumber, olive, tomato and arugula salad. I also go the bacon Brussel sprouts which were good but in my opinion too much glaze on them. The mussel appetizer was great and the steak strips were yummy too! Overall great experience and ambience.
The chef's skills are impressive. We enjoyed PEI mussels, burrata, shrimp risotto, bouillabaisse, Mediterranean sea bass, bacon brussel sprouts, roasted cauliflower, and Smith Island cake. Also, Distillery No. 209 (San Francisco) gin martini (extra dry with bleu cheese stuffed olives), pomegranate margarita, Frog's Leap Sauvignon blanc, and Lavazza cappuccino & French press coffee. Bartender Amy, server Kathy, and hostess Megan were personable, informative, knowledgeable, and polite. A wonderful dining experience. Happy Anniversary to us.
We had a lovely Anniversary Dinner at Grille620! The food was prepared well and had wonderful flavors. The staff was lovely and our service was great. The seating area felt casual and the noise level was a bit high for the kind of experience we were going for, but this would be a great place for happy hour.
Our server was very knowledgeable about gluten free options and food ingredients. The food was delicious and delivered in a timely manner. Presentation on the plate was very good. I commend the staff and the chef for an overall, excellent dining experience. Outdoor seating needs a pergola or sunshade though.
My husband and I always enjoy having dinner at Grille 620 and, though their menu is varied, we always end up getting the same things because they are just so darned good (Happy Oysters, grilled tuna, seafood trio and Smith Island Cake)! Reasonable prices and great food - can't beat a combination like that!!
Very disappointed - never have been before! Ordered Shrimp Linguini and had mayyybe 5 small shrimp in it. Taste was good but really for $23 ??? Also our other meal was the gnocchi lobster - smothered in garlic - so much so you could hardly taste the lobster. Not to mention portions on the small side. Anyway not sure what happened - we have come here before on special occasions and were pleased but not so much now...
Birthday celebration Staff was very accommodating to our requests. Table was ready (outside-our request) on time. Staff offered multiple samples until we found the 'right' wine. Food was very good (and hot). Service was just right. Desert was good. A very enjoyable evening.
I am not a big fan of sitting RIGHT next to the table beside me. It's a pet peeve from working in restaurants in the past.
The brie appetizer is delicious, as was the tuna tartar appetizer.
My husband's filet mignon was rare/medium rare and he ordered it medium. He also ordered the truffle Mac and cheese. I'm sure lots love it, but it was way overpowering for me. The smell of all those 9 cheeses was super sweet.
Mario was an amazing server!
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