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Capital Grille - Washington DC
Capital Grille - Washington DC

Capital Grille - Washington DC Details

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Website: http://www.thecapitalgrille.com
  • Email: Washington@tcgdine.com
  • Phone: (202) 737-6200
  • Hours of Operation: Lunch: Monday – Saturday: 11:30am – 3:00pm; Dinner: Sunday – Wednesday: 5:00pm – 10:00pm, Thursday – Saturday: 5:00pm – 11:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Steakhouse, Steak, Seafood
  • Executive Chef: Bryan Thomas
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Special Events & Promotions: For group dining or other special events, please contact our Sales and Marketing Manager today.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: 6th Street
  • Public Transit: National Archives Metro Stop
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: Valet after 5:00pm. (Complimentary)
A word from Capital Grille - Washington DC
You are cordially invited to join us for an evening or afternoon of relaxed elegance and exceptional cuisine. Our impressive menu of nationally renowned dry aged steaks and the freshest of seafood will ignite your culinary imagination as our award-winning wine list of more than 5,000 bottles awakens your inner sommelier. And as our gracious, knowledgeable servers delight you with their uncanny ability to anticipate your every need, you’ll experience firsthand why the American Culinary Federation recently bestowed upon us their “Achievement of Excellence Award.” Whether you’re celebrating a special occasion or hosting a business luncheon or dinner, we can help you flawlessly pull off any private dining event. Our event planning staff has extensive experience and the ideal materials to work with—a capital setting, distinctive food and unmatched service. Located on the corner of 6th and Pennsylvania.Continued
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerSteak
  • Diners' Choice WinnerNotable Wine List
Diner Reviews
  • "I've dined at capital grilles in several states and I've always been impressed by the Ritz level of service. However the DC grille failed to live up to the high expectations I've come to appreciate. I wouldn't consider the service poor, but lacking in friendliness and attention to detail. To illustrate: (1) usually the servers are observant as to the color of trousers and switch out white napkins for dark to prevent lint, however this was not done or the offer even made (2) after each course crumbs are swiftly removed using a crumb comb, however not one comb was seen the entire night (3) although the assistant waiter never allowed our glasses to empty, not once did he reply to our phrases of gratitude nor show any kind facial expressions."
    Dined on 4/11/2014
  • "My wife and I met some dear friends for a fun Saturday night dinner at the superb Capital Grille on Pennsylvania Avenue in Washington. Server LC and her team did a terrific job keeping us hydrated, refilling drinks, and had great timing to know when to ask if we wanted to order the next course. She was attentive, but didn't make us feel rushed. Service was terrific! The calamari appetizer had the right amount of spice to it. Salads were crisp and flavorful. We did a variety of seafood entrees for a change, and they were all really good. We'll be back for steak soon! Thanks to all for making it such a fantastic evening."
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "Never let me down! Capital Grille is where I go when I want a great dinner experience!"
    Dined on 4/6/2014
  • "The food is always great at capital grille. The DC location was no exception. The only down side was a loud group seated near us. Didn't bother me too much but some in my party were annoyed. High quality steaks and great sharable sides."
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "The food was not delivered the way we had requested that it be prepared so that was a little frustrating. Always have loved going to other Capital Grilles but not this one. They did not even have a deceit black tea. There are some of us that do not like Earl Grey black tea so there is not other alternative. The offered oolong and jasmine which is not a substitute for a good black tea. You would think that a steak house could offer a selection of teas. Teabags do not cost a lot. This was not a good experience."
    Dined on 4/4/2014
  • "The New York Strip was wonderful and the Kona-rubbed Delmonico was nearly perfect. Even though the table before us took a long time finishing up, the hostess took great care of us: she provided a free round of cocktails and an appetizer of calamari once we finally got seated. Even though we weren't seated until about 45 min after our 8 pm reservation, the extra accommodations made the situation much less of an inconvenience. Thank you."
    Dined on 4/2/2014
  • "Read my special request and acted upon it Very prepared and paid attention to detail Timely seating Table garnished with BDay confetti Nice waits before courses served provided time to enjoy Complimentary tea and dessert and liked the no charge valet parking amenity Birthday greetings and staff attention to wife's Birthday felt immediately Main server - bored (like all of us maybe a bad day ) Pricey but expected Will return Regards"
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "Been to six Capital Grille's around the country. Always superb. Service, food, ambience is top shelf."
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "Capital Grill has the best wait staff in the city."
    Dined on 3/27/2014
  • "Capital grille was a very pleasant experience to dine at . Staff very attentive and the food was well above average . Interior is clubby but not stuffy and the was a good buzz and vibe to the place"
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "My friend and I were the only 2-top in the place. Upon arrival at 7:15 the bar was packed. The dining room was filled with larger tables of DC's elite movers and shakers. Men-- definitely wear at least a jacket (the ties seemed to have come off for most, but still all business). If you're looking for a romantic dinner this isn't it, but it's amazing people watching. Just don't expect to be able to whisper sweet nothings across the table, as you can barely hear each other speak over all of the back-slapping and deal making. The food was top-notch, except the Lobster Mac and Cheese came out cold. The manager came by to check on us and replaced it right away. Our server was very friendly and read us well. It was a great night."
    Dined on 3/24/2014
  • "My wife and I dined here on a Sunday (03/24/2014). We (obviously) reserved our seats through OpenTable. The establishment opens promptly at 5pm on Sunday evenings so do not arrive too early or stand and wait (it's worth the wait, though). I added a note on my reservation that my wife and I were attending and event and needed swift, accommodating, and solid service--Daniel Shanko was our server--great guy! Capital Grille understood our situation and they were extremely attentive. The service was great, wine was great, food was decadent, and this evening proved to be one we would like to revisit. We will definitely be back. My wife ordered the Pan-Seared Chilean Sea Bass, and I the Bone-In Kona Crusted Dry Aged Sirloin and we loved it!"
    Dined on 3/23/2014
  • "My wife and I had a wonderful time as the service, the food and the ambiance were right on par with the excellent service we repeatedly receive time and time again here. The setting, food and the wine were remarkable, as always. Overall, we had a romantic dinner and are looking forward to our next visit!"
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "The restaurant was very nice. We celebrated a birthday party/GNO. They had complimentary parking and coat check. The wait staff was awesome. Prices were very expensive. An individual meal cost me $89 with tips. If your pockets can afford it I highly recommend Capital Grille"
    Dined on 3/21/2014
  • "food was good and the service excellent, but the noise level was a bit challenging"
    Dined on 3/19/2014
  • "We had fantastic food and wonderful service for a large group (15) on very short notice! It was much appreciated, and I will remember it next time I am in town."
    Dined on 3/19/2014
  • "Food and service were excellent. Certainly the DC Capital Grill met or exceeded all expectations!"
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "I ran in a half marathon earlier in the day and stopped into Cap Grille for lunch, with a friend. We had 4 rounds of Stoli Dolis and some very well prepared red meat. I had the cheeseburger and he had a bone-in rib eye. The food is always very well prepared at Cap Grille."
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "Excellent dinner for my son and husband who are steak lovers! The dinner and service were excellent!"
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "First the good. Highly professional and pleasant service from Tony. Expertly handled decanting an older bottle of wine we brought. Remembering a birthday was a nice touch that helped make the dinner. Food was hit-or-miss. Steak tartare a model of the dish in flavor but the deviled egg had little truffle flavor. The birthday dessert was delicious and the finesse of the cheesecake a surprise. Calamari was tough and overcooked. Dry-aged porterhouses had little of gamy/nutty flavor we remembered from other visits here and were cooked blue rare at bone not medium rare. Au gratin potatoes dried out from reheating. Other sides good. Once upon a time one could just take perfect steaks and food as a given here."
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "Usually a guaranteed good meal, Capital Grille failed to deliver this time. The lamb chops ordered medium rare were served well done the first time. The second time, the cuts were awful, not trimmed properly and unevenly cooked. One bite was too done and another was ice cold. I don't understand how a steakhouse can mess up meat so badly...On the upside, our server was FABULOUS!"
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "I don't think it can get better than this! This is the best capital Grille i've ever been! and The greatest service you can experience."
    Dined on 3/14/2014
  • "The bartender, Colin, was warm, welcoming, and made great drinks. The Server seemed annoyed that we dined at 2:30 pm and asked my husband if I would be long because the Kitchen closed? I went to the Ladies Room! Do not seat us if they can not cook for us. This should be seamless and we do not need to know the Chef wants to leave. We ordered 3 course from the dinner menu, excluding dessert, and the restaurant should train Servers better. My rare Ribeye, sorry the Server corrected me, Delmonico, was excellent. My husband's medium filet, however, was over charred, & a bit dry. This is one of my favorite places but never thought when they were less busy there would be issues."
    Dined on 3/12/2014
  • "I'm not sure that the value is there. I like the food, and it's generally good service - but when it all adds up - I've had better meals for less."
    Dined on 3/12/2014
  • "Excellent food. LC was an incredible server! I loved the salads and king crab. The chocolate cake was incredible too!"
    Dined on 3/9/2014
  • "Excellent food, classy high-end atmosphere, and good service. Very old-school dark-wood ambiance, quite a contrast from the currently hip small-plates, minimalist, exposed-brick trend. Although very expensive ($180 for the two of us, with dessert), the meal was delicious, with generous portions. I had the spinach salad (with yummy bacon dressing), enormous Porcini Delmonico, and coconut cream pie. The pie was a bit too whip-creamy but was still very satisfying. GF had seared sea bass, and cheesecake, both delicious, and we shared the lobster mac-and-cheese and truffle fries. Mac-and-cheese was just OK for us, but truffle fries were excellent. Highly recommended for special occasion, or impressing your family or clients."
    Dined on 3/11/2014
  • "This was our first dining experience in Washington,DC. Although expensive we had a great time.The waiters were not intrusive and were very helpful and nice to our grand kids. The wine list was extensive as was the menu. A great place for visiting and eating."
    Dined on 3/8/2014
  • "I went here as a recommended location for a birthday dinner/date night. We dinned on KC Strip and Parmesan crusted filet of sole. My husband thoroughly enjoyed his steak where he's still talking about it two days later! Our waiter stated that the steak was aged for 14 days, so maybe that had something to do with it. I however had the fish, which I really didn't enjoy too much, but it was paired with potatoes and crab meat with a white sauce which were really good. I honestly expected the fish to be really flaky and meaty, but this was more flatten and compressed and just wasn't that great. Otherwise, everything else was perfect. The ambiance of the restaurant was really nice. Our waitress was great, really nice. We'll be back!"
    Dined on 3/9/2014
  • "Food was excellent and service was very good, but this was not a good dining experience. It was an early Saturday evening, and we were expecting "Classy", but what we got was a crowd in the main dining room wearing ball caps throughout the meal and swigging beer from the bottle. This wasn't just at one table. At an elegant restaurant I would like a little elegance...this had all the charm of eating at a truck stop."
    Dined on 3/8/2014
  • "Great curbside greeting. Great last min. adjustments by manger to decorate table when requested. Great food and waiting time for food not too long. I love this place and so does my wife! Our #1 spot in D.C"
    Dined on 3/7/2014
  • "Good experience, great wine, great dessert. My main entree could have been better. My guest had to return the rib eye, she ordered "medium" and was served "rare" the return rib eye was quite overdone."
    Dined on 3/4/2014
  • "I have eaten at Capital Grille many times. I can always count on the quality of the food and the service. It is nice to have a treat and have a civilized white tablecloth lunch on occasion. The Seared Salmon with Avocado Tomato and Mango Salad is a wonderful lunch that is satisfying but not too heavy. I highly recommend it."
    Dined on 2/28/2014
  • "You can't go wrong with this place. Everything is amazing starting with the valet. Everything is top notch."
    Dined on 3/2/2014
  • "My grand father doesn't get out much so we decided to really spoil him for his 69th birthday. He absolutely loved this restaurant and is already begging us to go again. He enjoyed feeling special and felt like our waiter really wanted to make sure he had a wonderful birthday. We all had a spectacular time and will be returning!"
    Dined on 2/8/2014
  • "Excellent location and ambiance for a business lunch."
    Dined on 2/24/2014
  • "From the Hostess, to the Bartenders to the Captain."
    Dined on 2/23/2014
  • "Was really excited about dining here from reading the reviews. Was very disappointed in the service, presentation of food, and even the bland taste of the food. I was not very impressed. I've had much better for 1/4 of the price. Some of the food was overlooked or undercooked. The filet mignon tasted burnt and was very hard to cut and chew. The chicken confit had very little taste. The creme brûlée was not properly caramelized and took forever for us to get. However, our appetizer and meal were served ten minutes apart. We felt very rushed in the beginning and it was not very enjoyable. We will never go back and will not recommend this place."
    Dined on 2/21/2014
  • "Tiffany did a great job, especially for my friend who was there for the first time. Delmonico steaks prepared for each of, each with a different rub, was a perfect pairing, asparagus was very good. Excellent as always."
    Dined on 2/20/2014
  • "Another great evening at the best steak place in town. Our server Bill was great! A little noisier than usual due to DC Mardi Gras going on, but still awesome."
    Dined on 2/20/2014
  • "Celebrated my bf's birthday there and it was a great experiencing. I noted that it was a birthday and they put a small amount of confetti on the table and comped a free dessert with 2 birthday candles. Our server (Wayne) was great! Very knowledgeable about the food, personable, energetic, and professional. We had a great time and even a couple of laughs with him throughout our meal. Great experience, and the Lobster Mac and Cheese was definitely awesome!! My steak was a little bit more rare than I prefer but was still well seasoned, juicy and flavorful. Overall a great experience, and would definitely go back for a special occasion (steaks are pricey, about 48-52 each)."
    Dined on 2/18/2014