Not available on OpenTable

Unfortunately, this restaurant is not on the OpenTable reservation network.
If you like, we’ll notify you by email if this restaurant joins.
Is this your restaurant? Claim this listing

Stonefish Grill

19 reviews
icon/ic_price_rangeCreated with Sketch.
$30 and under
icon/ic_cuisineCreated with Sketch.
Contemporary American
Perfect For:
  • Good for Groups
  • Great for Lunch
  • Late-night Find

Similar Restaurants


Stonefish Grill is an upscale restaurant and lounge that specializes in seafood dishes. The restaurant has been serving the area since 2013. It uses fresh, organic fish and local ingredients to prepare each of its creative dishes. Stonefish Grill also offers a variety of specialty cocktails from its full-service bar. It's a good spot for a business lunch, dinner with family or drinks with friends.

Start off with an appetizer like skillet corn bread served with honey butter, crab cakes, crispy chicken, calamari or jumbo shrimp. For the main course at Stonefish Grill try a dish like grilled or blackened salmon, tilapia or chicken breast served with choice of rice or seasonal vegetables. End the meal with a sweet dessert like New York cheesecake, bread pudding or the classic chocolate brownie.

Dining Style
Casual Elegant
icon/ic_cuisineCreated with Sketch.
Contemporary American, Seafood, Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service
icon/ic_clockCreated with Sketch.
Hours of operation
mon-thursday 11am-10pm
Happy hour 4-7pm

Friday 11am-4pm
happy hour 4pm-9pm
lounge 9pm-3am

Sat- 9pm-3am (Lounge)
Sun -closed
icon/ic_phoneCreated with Sketch.
Phone number
(202) 827-4980
icon/ic_new_windowCreated with Sketch.
icon/ic_paymentCreated with Sketch.
Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
icon/ic_dress_codeCreated with Sketch.
Dress code
Smart Casual
icon/ic_cateringCreated with Sketch.
We are proud to announce our brand new catering program. Please visit our website for more info or contact us via 202.999.2814 for further details.
icon/ic_locationCreated with Sketch.
icon/ic_neighborhoodCreated with Sketch.
icon/ic_cross_streetCreated with Sketch.
Cross street
17th and L street NW
icon/ic_public_transitCreated with Sketch.
Public transit
Farragut North Metro (Red); Farragut West Metro (Blue, Orange);Mcpherson Sq Metro (Blue, Orange)
icon/ic_special_eventsCreated with Sketch.
Special events & promotions
Looking for a place to host your next special event or meeting? Look no further. Stonefish Grill is located in the heart of downtown DC, equipped with 2 bars and a full kitchen which makes it a perfect venue for any function. Please visit our website for further details.
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Dancing, Delivery, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wine
What 19 People Are SayingWrite a review
Overall ratings and reviews
3.4based on all time ratings
Noise · Quiet
60% of people would recommend it to a friend
  • 5
  • 4
  • 3
  • 2
  • 1
Sort by
4.0Dined on October 23, 2015

Stonefish Grill had delicious food. Ambiance is that of a dance club that puts out tables for lunch. Big concern was, we had a reservation. But when we arrived they were not aware of the reservation and were not set up. Place was not busy so it was not an issue.

2.0Dined on May 21, 2015

Read my full review here:

4.0Dined on December 19, 2014

The food was great from the appetizers to the main course. We had mango chicken, cornbread, calamari, and fish tacos. Everyone loved their selections!! I was nervous because I thought they were connected to the Stonefish at Capital blvd and they are not. The food was just as good so they lived up to the Stonefish name!! I will definitely be back!!!!

1.0Dined on November 7, 2014

The food was horrible! The host was tired and boring not a person that should be greeting guest. The decor though white looks like it's spray painted over top of old dark furniture. I will not visit this place again....yuck!

5.0Dined on September 25, 2014

Food was great and so was the service. I will be back.

3.0Dined on August 14, 2014

This place is a night club selling food. The food I ordered was okay but but not good enough to want to go back a second time. Plus there were only 6 other people in the restaurant for lunch.

4.0Dined on July 9, 2014

Lunch at Stonefish Grill was very good. We went their as an office for an employee who was leaving our Agency and both the food and service was good.

1.0Dined on June 18, 2014

This place is quite possibly the most odd restaurant in all of DC. It is a seafood restaurant that is in a dark basement, that is furnished like a Miami pool club. The decor is the first part that is jarring about this experience. The bar is immaculate and seems to be the first part of the place that was built. As you move further from the bar you can notice less effort going into the decor. By the time you reach the opposite wall you notice white furniture with scratches and scuff marks all over it. The host stand is on wheels and looks more fit to be outdoors and the host sits on a rolling office chair. My soda came in a plastic cup. This is ridiculous for a place that has an entree that is almost $30. Food was fair. I wouldn't go back.

4.0Dined on June 18, 2014

The food was great, the staff was very attentive. The animal print decor, gauze covered booths with couches and pillows and the lighting is definitely more suitable for a romantic or a club scene night out. I would not recommend going there for a work lunch.

4.0Dined on June 13, 2014

Went for a business lunch and it was very good. The service was the phenomenonal. It was raining profusely when I was leaving. The owner offered me an umbrella. It was very kind.

5.0Dined on May 11, 2014

This was our first time coming and and everything was great, the only thing I have to say is, that some foods I wanted to enjoy, I couldnt because it was spicy, and the people serving the food could smile more. But my mon, son, friend and I had a great time. It was the firt time I had drinks with my mom

5.0Dined on May 11, 2014

We too my mom for a $35 mothers day brunch. Bottomless mimosa and a great buffet. Mom loved it.

2.0Dined on April 23, 2014

Went there for lunch. Food was just ok. Ambience was nice considering there were only about 10 other people in the restaurant. Decor was nice. Seemed to be more of a lounge than a restaurant.

2.0Dined on April 11, 2014

The restaurant was conveniently located near the National Geographic where we were going for a lecture. Given our schedule, we went before 6 PM which might have influenced our experience. It is located downstairs in a basement with no windows. It was mainly set up with the bar and then soft sofa seats and tables. Clearly it is meant to be for dancing and drinking and not really eating. We were the only ones there and the service was slow as people were setting up for the evening of music and dancing. My husband had the crab cakes which had little taste and my fish was not very exciting either. Sorry that i cannot recommend this one as a place to eat but maybe later in the evening it is hopping as a bar and dancing scene.

1.0Dined on March 24, 2014

I would never recommend this establishment to anyone. My reservations were not honored even though I was there on time. Management and the hostess were very unprofessional.

3.0Dined on March 10, 2014

Good place to meet for lunch. Food was fine. Had the salmon ceasar salad and salmon was grilled nicely and HOT when served. Contemporary white Euro lounge seating and nice alcoves for small groups or intimit gathering. It was EMPTY for Monday lunch, perhaps is busier on other days and evenings.

5.0Dined on February 28, 2014

Don't let the fact that this restaurant requires a flight down below street level to deter you.I have been to Stonefish several times and am always surprised to find it isn't more packed. The food is great, it offers a nice atmosphere -- white table cloths, good service -- and quiet ambiance so you can talk to your friends without shouting! Highly recommend for both lunch and dinner.

4.0Dined on February 6, 2014

This was my first visit and it was very pleasant. Welcoming service and great ambience. Food selections were excellent. Would recommend this restaurant to others.

2.0Dined on November 14, 2013

The only positive that I will give this restaurant is that it had a neat south beach ambiance. The wait staff was awkward and sloppy. The food was uninspired and blah. I ordered a salmon dish and it was overcooked. Served with bok Choy that was in edible. The crab bread ap tasted fishy and the crab was not picked well. I will not be back and neither will anyone in my group of 5. Oh and we made reservations and had to put the table together ourselves.