Capital Grille - Washington DC
Great service... Great food.Great service... Great food. Only thing is I liked the way my steak was cooked better at the Tyson's Corner location.6/15/2013 12:00:00 AMMmmm mmmm Good...When making the reservation I informed that the day we were going to dine would be my boyfriend's birthday. They really made it special, from the table decorations, sample of the pineapple vodka, birthday dessert, to all of the staff that worked with us wishing him a happy birthday. The steak was amazing as was the sautéed spinach. However, the carb and lobster appetizer was a surprising highlight of our meal.6/13/2013 12:00:00 AMA great experienceMy experience at Capital Grille was spectacular! I'm usually rather critical when dealing with higher end restaurants, but can not give this place enough praise. Our server was one of the best I've had in my life. He was attentive to our every need and at the end of the meal, when we said we were in a rush to get to a show, even called a cab for us (and walked us out)! We both ordered the filet mignon and the lobster mac n cheese. The steaks were cooked just right and the mac n cheese was delicious. My girlfriend even received a complimentary shot of their house vodka when the server learned she wasn't a fan. She loves at least one kind of vodka now! It was a great experience and we shall return soon!6/12/2013 12:00:00 AMAlways a great timeFood - AMAZING! We had oysters, beef carpacio, the Delmonico, green beans, lobster mac and cheese, creme bruleé, and cheese cake.
Service - I was there with my sister at the bar and we both look pretty young. This place has a lot of older clientele and from what I can tell a lot of them come in alone and are regulars. This meant that we didn't really get the best attention at first.
Ambiance - Lively, which I like at a bar but not too loud. Towards the end this couple came in and tried to squeeze in next to me with only one chair and the bartender politely asked if i was okay and had a enough room to give the guy the hint that he needed to give me my space. For $230 for two people I expect nothing less.
All in all I will be back for sure!6/10/2013 12:00:00 AMService was perfect waiterService was perfect waiter tony Parvin is a consummate professional6/8/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat Service to Match the FoodOr reservation was at 5pm so naturally we arrived early and parked in the lot next door. Upon entering the restaurant I asked about valet parking and was told it didn't start until 5pm. I told the maitre d' that information might be good on web site. He explained why it wasn't and then asked me for my parking stub. Making a longish story short the maitre d' went next door to the parking lot and changed my status to valet parking which saved me at least $20. Great start to an outstanding meal with top notch service. The steaks were prepared perfectly as were the marvelous sides. This was a meal that impressed from beginning to end.6/7/2013 12:00:00 AMMet our expectationsWe chose this restaurant because we wanted to have a choice of seafood and steak, particularly lobster, fora special occasion. We had high expectations based on other reviews and were to disappointed. The noise level is high but it was still possible to have normal conversation without straining to hear. The food and ambience were good and the location was also good. We will definitely return and would recommend for a special occasion or guests from out of town.6/4/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat night at The Cap Grille DCWe had a phenomenal evening. I was catching up with a good friend I don't get to see often enough. The Managers welcomed us, and checked on us. Server Tom Stevens did a spectacular job of keeping our glasses full, bringing the food at a reasonable pace, but allowing us to catch up. He recommended a fantastic red Zinfandel, which we totally enjoyed. Salads were crisp. Appetizers were fresh and delicious. Steaks were superb. We had a blast. Many thanks!5/30/2013 12:00:00 AMOne of America's bestThe DC edition is the best I've been to (Houston #2) and a must stop every time I'm in town. The steak is simply the best and the location and scene is up there with the best as well. Only things not great are the au gratin potatoes (bit dry) and the $$$$ blow up your expense account wine list. The latter said there are several awesome offerings on the lower price end. Nonetheless its tops!5/28/2013 12:00:00 AMVery Nice Birthday ExperienceGiven that this is a chain, I was prepared for just a good experience. The service from parking Valet to Maitre 'd to wait staff and bus servers was universally excellent. If you go ask for Manuel as your waiter. He was great. It was my girlfriend's birthday and they made it special without being obnoxious. A subtly decorated table, a complimentary glass of sparkling wine, and free desert all made the occasion special. The food was mostly very good. Noise level was great.5/26/2013 12:00:00 AMOverall Outstanding ExperienceFrom beginning to end, the service provided by all staff was superior. The meal was excellent and lunch service was flawless.5/23/2013 12:00:00 AMOutstanding food and serviceWe visited Capital Grille for the first time to celebrate my husband's birthday, and could not have asked for a better experience. The food was outstanding, and the wine list was impressive. Our server, Josselyn, was fantastic, and I was very impressed that by simply mentioning my husband's birthday when I made the reservation, both the hostess at the door and our server wished my husband a happy birthday - they even decorated the table with confetti prior to our arrival. I highly recommend the Kona steak, the seabass, and the coconut cream pie - some of the best food I've had in DC.5/19/2013 12:00:00 AMWonderful experienceWe cam here to celebrate our fourth anniversary. It was the best dinner experience we've had yet. The service was fantastic, the food was tremendous, and the staff went out of their way to make a special night even more special. You cannot go wrong doing dinner here if it's a special occasion.5/16/2013 12:00:00 AMBucket ListThis restaurant was on teh Bucket List of a good friend of mine. He/we enjoyed his experience at Capital Grill.5/16/2013 12:00:00 AMGood celebrationBack to Capital Grille to celebrate son's graduation - 4 big boys and one set of parents. A good place for big appetites because there is nothing small on the menu. Service was outstanding, attentive but not cloying, and good wine suggestions at very reasonable prices. Currently, the spring salad with jicama is quite good with interesting (in a good way) flavor combos. Had the veal chop; to my mind fattier than i would have liked, and a little bland, but good nonetheless. A shared side of truffle fries was splendid, crisp, hot, and a hint of truffle flavor, lobster mac n cheese good not great. Desserts, again, good not great. Overall, a really fine evening, good solid food, great service, and a happy feeling overall.5/16/2013 12:00:00 AMCapital GrilleExcellent for business functions. Excellent steaks at this location, very good pacing by the waiter.5/14/2013 12:00:00 AMBustling energy meets great food!If you want to rub elbows with the Capitol Hill crowd, impress your sweetie, or just dine in a friendly engaging atmosphere, this is the must go-to place. The food is phenomenal, the drinks bold and vivacious, with staff that cater to your every need. If you want to be left alone or want a friendly ear, they're attuned to your desires. Try it, you'll love it...for life!!5/14/2013 12:00:00 AMMother's day with the wifeMother's day with the wife was great. We had a late night dinner due to last minute planning on my part. The Capital Grill was a great way to end the day, a little crowded and loud in the dining room. The food was fantastic, no complaints...really none at all. Bon appétit!5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMExperienceI took my family to Capital Grille to celebrate my fiancé graduation the staff was great and service was phenomenal had the best waiter and if you go always ask for Adams tables he went above and beyond to make this day a memorable one..5/11/2013 12:00:00 AMSuper experience...but too little emphsis on how the meat was done; excellent venue; nice & clea; fantastic food (but medium rear was reeed); good advice on wine selection.5/5/2013 12:00:00 AMFantasticWonderful meal with my family while in DC. Food was great and staff was perfect. Certainly recommend it. Only minor complaint was one of the steaks was a little "charred" which is a pet peeve of mine as it kills the taste.5/5/2013 12:00:00 AMI've never had a bad mealI've never had a bad meal at the Grille. One of my favorite places in DC, especially for business meetings.5/3/2013 12:00:00 AMGood steakhouseMy shrimp cocktail and steak au poivre rivaled those I've had at the Palm and Prime Rib. My girlriend's fillet & lobster tail pleased her. The key lime pie and grilled asparagus were OK. Liked the selection of Irish whiskies on the drink menu.5/2/2013 12:00:00 AMIt's not just red meatAlthough the Capital Grille is known as a lobbyist hang-out and provider of large servings of red meat, they also offer delicious salads and seafood. The seafood was well-prepared and the service was outstanding.5/1/2013 12:00:00 AMWe very much enjoyed the dinnerWe very much enjoyed the dinner and atmosphere- we could hear our conversations without yelling and had a wonderful time with old friends -the service was fantastic and the food was delicious. We arrived after an event at the Newseum, and we had a table in the back part of the dining room. It had a feeling of being private but also had other tables around us to make us feel like part of the restaurant. Very much enjoyed our evening.5/1/2013 12:00:00 AMWonderful meal. Service wasWonderful meal. Service was exceptional. CoconutCream pie to die for.4/23/2013 12:00:00 AMManuel was superb, greetedManuel was superb, greeted us by name, very attentive4/23/2013 12:00:00 AMExpense not justified by the foodOur service was terrific and very attentive. However the quality of the steaks didn't reflect the expense. I had the steak au poivre and the sauce wasn't very flavorful and was overcooked. A companion's haddock was dry. The food was not up to par with the restaurant's reputation.4/23/2013 12:00:00 AMI have never been disappointedI have never been disappointed in the food, the service, or the ambiance. By far, one of the finest restaurants in Washington. An attentive and courteous staff add to the overall great experience.4/22/2013 12:00:00 AMThe Capitol Grill in DC neverThe Capitol Grill in DC never fails to provide a great meal and an outstanding dining experience.4/19/2013 12:00:00 AMPerfect for great wine andPerfect for great wine and fine dining.
We had a reservation through open table and we still had to wait 45 minutes. This was definitively a big negative.4/16/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat meal with excellentGreat meal with excellent service. Our waitress, L.C., really made us feel at home and added to an already enjoyable
Meal.4/15/2013 12:00:00 AMPerfect anniversary spot1st time visit on a recommendation by friends. Great atmosphere, though a but crowded in spots. Excellent wine list--we had a great server in Tuffany who quite knowledgable about the menu and made some great recommendations. We had fresh sea bass and a wonderfully cooked steak. We did have the smoked salmon and it was a little saltier than I would have liked, but it was pretty well offset by the dill mayo and pita/chips crackers. The staff really went out of their way to make it a memorable meal and we'll definitely be back. Couldn't have picked a better spot.4/14/2013 12:00:00 AMWashington Grille needs better wineTheir wine list, although lengthy did not have much depth. Wines that have great credentials and very costly but did not have much in taste nor parable.4/14/2013 12:00:00 AMThis was by far the best restaurantThis was by far the best restaurant we went to during our stay in D.C.
My husband says it was the best ribeye he has had in a very long time.
I had the blackened New York and was a little disappointed...too much black pepper killed the taste of the steak. The creamed spinach was excellent.4/14/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat Dinning ExperienceWe had reservations and were seated immediately. The ambiance, dinning experience, food and waiter were excellent!. We will definitely return for another wonderful dinning experience.4/12/2013 12:00:00 AMConsistently wonderful foodConsistently wonderful food and service. Host and Hostess are the best. Love this place!4/10/2013 12:00:00 AMThis was our first visit toThis was our first visit to the Capital Grille and we will truly return. Considering this restaurant is part of the Darden restaurant Group we seriously did not know what to expect when making the reservations. Having visited Season's 52 and Bahama Breeze we thought it might be in between. However it is truly a few steps above. What a wonderful experience and Darden has created a Gem. Our server was totally outstanding, delightful and quite knowledgeable with the menu choices. And the food was absolutely delicious. We highly recommend. However if one is looking for Olive Garden prices they will be disappointed. But it is well worth trying.4/9/2013 12:00:00 AMAbsolute perfection. TheAbsolute perfection. The food and service were superb without being pretentious.4/7/2013 12:00:00 AMWonderful Dining Experience!I enjoyed our late night romantic dinner at the Capital Grille. The food was served just right and was delicious! We will definitely be back!4/6/2013 12:00:00 AMThis was a fantastic experience.This was a fantastic experience. Ducked into the bar for an cocktail after a full day of sight seeing and fell in love. Weather your a big-wig on the hill or a tired tourist, they treat you like your special. We decided to make reservations for dinner on our last night and again, it couldn't have been better. A real DC experience not to be missed!4/5/2013 12:00:00 AMEaster Brunch was delightful!Easter Brunch was delightful! The prix fixe meal choices were varied and appetizing. Especially loved the crepes with lobster and crab and the berries with cream for dessert!! I will be back soon!3/31/2013 12:00:00 AMI love this location for everythingI love this location for everything from romantic dates, business meetings, or family brunch...it's really great for any occasion. Colin and Tony F. are fantastic as they are attentive, pleasant, and overall true gentlemen. I highly recommend Capital Grille -- DC to anyone! Enjoy!3/31/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat food and service. HadGreat food and service. Had an Easter reservation. Menu's a little pricey but the food was well worth it! I'd definitely recommend this spot to a family member or friend.3/31/2013 12:00:00 AMService Gets a SmileI took my girlfriend here for a date night and she loved the service and the food. We were served by an EXCELLENT waiter by the name of Adam Ruderman. He enhanced our night tremendously, was very knowledgable and professional, and also was very friendly and conversational. All great things to say about him and Capital Grille. Would definitely come back because of him.3/30/2013 12:00:00 AMBeen to Capital Grille severalBeen to Capital Grille several times and every time was a delight. Great food and great service with a seemingly never ending wine list. The staff is very knowledgeable about the food and wines.3/30/2013 12:00:00 AMLove this place. AmazingLove this place. Amazing food and service. Probably the best service in DC.3/29/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat Anniversary DinnerCapital Grille was exactly what you would expect (and what other reviewers have mentioned). Both of the steaks we ordered were amazing, the sides (au gratin potatoes and sauteed spinach) were delicious, and the calamari appetizer was some of the best I've ever had. We even received a dessert on the house when we mentioned that it was our anniversary. That was completely unexpected, but a really nice addition to the night. All of the portions were very generous, and there are plenty of wine options that won't break the bank. All in all, this is a great place to go for a really nice dinner from a really professional staff. An added bonus is that you can actually have a conversation at your table because the noise level is low.3/29/2013 12:00:00 AMMy first time at this restaurantMy first time at this restaurant and the experience was good. Our waiter was excellent, the food was great and the atmosphere was good!
I'll heat here again...and again.3/28/2013 12:00:00 AMWe were a good Group and hadWe were a good Group and had a wonderful time! Excelent personal service and food!3/27/2013 12:00:00 AM