Daily Grill a Welcome Break From the Daily Grind
“It all started in Beverly Hills,” sayeth Daily Grill‘s website.
And if it did, you know that this Bethesda restaurant, at the very least, probably won’t resemble McDonald’s. Not that that’s bad. (Unfortunately, I like McDonald’s a little too much for my own good.) But with a pedigree so refined, you can guess that Daily Grill serves up some classy vittles – and it does.
Located on the first floor of the Hyatt Regency Bethesda, this classy joint even offers you a chance to sleep it off later (for a boatload of money). If that’s not an option, it’s good to know that the adjacent Bethesda Metrorail stop on the Red Line is there to take you home. Talk about convenient.
There are no less than seven regular menus at Daily Grill, along with four specialty menus. Taking a look at the impressive dinner menu, the main thing that jumps out at you is the Simply 600, dishes that have fewer than 600 calories. In fact, every menu item at Daily Grill has its calories listed next to it, save for selections from the bar menu (these items’ calories are listed on the dinner menu). Included in the Simply 600 are penne pasta primavera, Moroccan spiced chicken and simply grilled salmon.
There is plenty of chicken, seafood, steak, pasta, burgers and salads here. Prices can get, well, pricey, like $28.95 for jumbo lump crab cakes or $32.95 for filet mignon; and $14.50 for the cheeseburger classic isn’t cheap. But this isn’t a cheap place, and you know that area restaurants can get steeper than this. Believe it or not, they even offer takeout.
This is a very health-conscious bistro, as three of those specialty menus are of the gluten-free variety, including ones for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Daily Grill also hosts a daily happy hour from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. On Saturday it expands to 11 a.m.-7 p.m., and on Sunday it engulfs the entire day.
Given that it’s located in the confines of a hotel, Daily Grill offers some pretty funky hours. Here they are: Monday-Thursday – 6:30 a.m.-11 p.m., Friday-Saturday – 6:30 a.m.-midnight, and Sunday – 6:30 a.m.-10 p.m.