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The Capital Grille - Chevy Chase
The Capital Grille - Chevy Chase

The Capital Grille - Chevy Chase Details

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Website: http://www.capitalgrille.com
  • Phone: (301) 718-7812
  • Hours of Operation: Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 3:00pm (Bar Menu available from 3:00pm - 4:00pm), Saturday noon - 4:00pm; Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday: 4:00pm - 11:00pm, Saturday: 4:00pm - 11:00pm, Sunday: 4:00pm - 9:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Steakhouse, Steak, Seafood
  • Executive Chef: Jose Villanueva
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Smoking Area, Smoking Area (patio only), Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Special Events & Promotions: For group dining or other special events, please contact the Sales Manager today. Private dining room can hold up to 30 guests.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Wisconsin
  • Parking: Valet
A word from The Capital Grille - Chevy Chase
You are cordially invited to join us for an evening or afternoon of relaxed elegance & exceptional cuisine. Our impressive menu of nationally renowned dry aged steaks & 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. & 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 & the ideal materials to work with a capital setting, distinctive food & unmatched service.Continued
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerSteak
Diner Reviews
  • "Every aspect of our dining experience at The Capital Grille was excellent. The steaks were cooked perefxtly , the service was impeccible , and the wine pours were quite generous. I have been to many steakhouses in DC, and this one (surprisingly) ranked at or near the top."
    Dined on 8/17/2014
  • "I took my dear friend and real estate agent to Capitol Grille to celebrate the sale of my condo. From the delightful staff, to the complimentary glass of champagne to toast our celebration, the place was just past perfect ... smiles from everyone, bread arriving quickly and warm, and the food was fabulous. House salad featured heirloom cherry tomatoes, and my filet mignon was probably the best I've had ... all in all, Capitol Grille rates as one of the top five restaurants I'd name in a long life, well-traveled, and eating out as a road warrior for many years. Well done! But not my steak!"
    Dined on 8/17/2014
  • "As always, the Capital Grille in Chevy Chase never disappoints. The food and service is excellent. It's worth the splurge every once in a while."
    Dined on 8/17/2014
  • "We enjoyed our restaurant week meal at Capital Grille immensely, notwithstanding the loud child at the next table. But the best part was our attentive waiter Michael Moquin who also saved the life of a choking victim as we paid the check."
    Dined on 8/16/2014
  • "Excellent service! Food was good. Wine was amazing!"
    Dined on 8/16/2014
  • "Great food and wine Our party was delayed and the staff was pleasant about our long meal Not so good- downstairs bathroom was unisex and disgusting, not at all what my group was expecting from such an established restaurant"
    Dined on 8/16/2014
  • "The food was not spectacular or unique and filled with flavor but was classically done and we'll prepared. Basic flavors..."
    Dined on 8/15/2014
  • "Awesome! No need to add any more with dining at the Capital Grille. I love this restaurant!"
    Dined on 8/15/2014
  • "I have been to the Capital Grille on several occasions, but this was the worst dining experience ever. Our server was horrible. She did not ask if we were interested in drinks, it was what do you want as your entrée. I informed her we would like to start off with drinks, but we just ordered our food. We received our first course, the server returned to say your dinner would be out shortly, we received dinner, however, we never saw our server again. We finished our dinner, never came back to ask how our food was. She finally showed up after I had to ask another server for assistance. Our sever excuse was she had another table that had a problem. As a server do not ignore your other customers."
    Dined on 8/15/2014
  • "We frequent this restaurant quite often. By far, this particular location has provided us with one of our most memorable experiences. The food was delcious but our service was exceptional. Altair was friendly, knowledgeable, efficient and patient. I highly recommend this restaurant. Ask for Altair!"
    Dined on 8/14/2014
  • "There for two friends birthdays. Brandon, our waiter. Couldn't have been better. Some mistakes with our orders, but overall food was very good. Steaks very nicely done"
    Dined on 8/14/2014
  • "Starving graduate students who took advantage of good week to enjoy some of the best steak and salmon we've had. Our waiter, Akim, was fantastic; the steak was beyond excellent: no bells and whistles, just cooked to an excellent medium and an excellent cut. Dessert was an excellent cheesecake. I will happily go back."
    Dined on 8/13/2014
  • "Good and as advertised $20.14. I got the Steak Salad and my guest the Chicken Caesar. Steak salad came with 10 oz. sirloin steak sliced on the side. Great lunch, but was disappointed DC location had an 8 oz. Filet on their RW Menu and served me a bowl of clam chowder rather than a cup. Oh well, but this location was convenient today; and tax in DC is 10% WOW. As we lunched late, the allowed us to order the "Generous Pour" which was well worth it. Waiter seemed preoccupied, perhaps as we were one of the last two parties upstairs, we were keeping him? But he didn't rush us. Still a lot of food, so we had them box the small dessert which came with the RW lunch, cheesecake round or espresso/chocolate cake."
    Dined on 8/13/2014
  • "We spent much time choosing a spot for dinner in Bethesda after a rough day. We requested a quiet spot and were provided with superb seating and an outstanding staff. The food was absolutely perfect...lobster, porterhouse, all were prepared perfectly. Our waitress was very knowledgable and helpful on finding that perfect food/wine. We can't wait to return. Just amazing."
    Dined on 8/12/2014
  • "We had a wonderful dinner, and Akim might be the best server I've ever had. My filet was cooked perfectly according to what I asked for, but needed some salt."
    Dined on 8/12/2014
  • "The food as always was top notch. Too bad the same couldn't be said for the service. We had to keep looking for our waiter and trying to flag him over. He did have a larger party that he was very attentive to. This is the first time I've had this type of experience at Capital Grill. If the dining room had been busy I would or could have understood. It really was not up to their usual."
    Dined on 8/11/2014
  • "Dwayne Silver was one of the best servers I have ever dealt withhe was very attentive to our needs and I do appreciate that because it was my girlfriend's birthday excellent services."
    Dined on 8/6/2014
  • "Decent steak at high prices. You can find better steak at similar prices elsewhere with less stuffiness. Lobster was a little overcooked, as usual. Steak tartare was ok, not awesome. Service was slow. I'd probably go back to sit at the bar for a quick bite, not for a sit-down meal. For the price of a dinner with wine at Cap Grille, there are a million better foodie casual dining options in the area (which I prefer over the stuffy steakhouse), even chef's tables and tasting menus with wine pairings that are more inventive, better quality food, and more bang for your buck. Maybe 10 years ago, Cap Grille was a special occasion place. Now it's just good for the bar and an ok wine list."
    Dined on 8/2/2014
  • "Took my parents and friends (party of 10) to capital grille for their 50th anniversary. I called and mentions that was why we would be there and when we forni out table the staff has scattered little red hearts across the table and left a really nice card. A really sweet touch! Service was impeccable and everyone's meals were outstanding! Loved the experience! Will be back!"
    Dined on 8/2/2014
  • "Capital Grill Chevy Chase is special. Our server, Akim, makes it especially so. Food outstanding, service impeccable, seating quiet enough for people to have conversation. All in all fantastic."
    Dined on 8/2/2014
  • "Everything about this visit was outstanding. The food was terrific, the service attentive but unobtrusive, the dining room was quiet, clean and comfortable. Everything you should expect in an upscale establishment. Expensive I suppose but a great value if you wish to have a great dining experience. Kudos to the management team and staff."
    Dined on 8/1/2014
  • "Dirty dishes sat at the table too long, and the food was over cooked. Avoid this location and it's mediocre service."
    Dined on 7/31/2014
  • "Our group of four had a nice reunion. My filet Oscar was very nicely prepared. French fries were delicious. Porterhouse steak was just wonderful -- even as "left overs.""
    Dined on 7/26/2014
  • "Dining is always an experience at The Capital Grille- it is much more than mere eating. If you have not treated yourself to the exquisite food, service, and ambiance that is The Capital Grille, you are sadly missing one of the finest restaurants in the DC area. I must first highlight Kathleen, our server, who was the perfect blend of friendly and professional, and is a definite asset to The Capital Grille. I have always found the service flawless, and Kathleen once again proved that excellence is the expectation. Our meals were heavenly, highlights are the lobster bisque, salmon, filet Oscar, and the flourless espresso torte. Having been to many of the other establishments that serve steak in DC, there is no compare for quality. Perfect!"
    Dined on 7/26/2014
  • "We have dined at Capital Grill in Friendship Heights, MD numerous times and it is always a good choice for great quality food and good service."
    Dined on 7/25/2014
  • "I enjoyed our outdoor table, and the waiter was courteous and attentive, except that it took an inordinately long time for a simple order to arrive. Others around us were served relatively quickly and our table (just 2 people) was kept waiting. The waiter explained that there was a large party dining as well and that that had delayed our order. Yet others were served much more quickly. The food was fine. We ordered the coconut cream "pie" and it turns out it is a somewhat deconstructed version with a tart shell that was hard to break and coconut custard and a great deal of whipped cream on top. I would have preferred the traditional pie crust with custard and then whipped cream--easier to eat."
    Dined on 7/25/2014
  • "It was very easy to get this reservation at the last minute. The restaurant was nearly empty on a friday night at 8:15. The wait staff could not have been nicer. The food was poor. The fish was very overdone as was the steak. The appetizers were ok. There are a lot of good steak houses in DC that can now do food other than steak. This is not one of them."
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "We love the Capital Grill chain and frequent the one in Palm Beach Gardens, FL and the one in Tysons Corner. The waiter was extremely knowledgeable and made it a great visit. My wife ordered her filet medium and it was medium well. The server offered to take it back and make a new one, but she didn't want to wait, so she ate it, but was disappointed. Other than that it was great"
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "Great food. Con: no kids menu, service was slow and our waiter was inattentive and hard to find."
    Dined on 7/14/2014
  • "WE HAD A DELIGHTFUL EVENING AT THE CAPITOL GRILL... ALL FOOD WAS VERY GOOD ESPECIALLY THE CHILEAN BASS AND THE BEEF TARTAR. MY BIRTHDAY COULD NOT HAVE BEEN CELEBRATED IN A BETTER PLACE.... EXPENSIVE BUT WORTH EVERY PENNY OF IT."
    Dined on 7/13/2014
  • "We enjoyed a dinner for two during the Generous Pour wine event. We shared a crab cocktail to start (appetizers are large here) and tried the three white wine selections. Then, we both had beef with the four red wines, which were all terrific (Pinot Noir, Merlot, Bordeaux Blend and Cabernet). We shared a delicious fruit sorbet, accompanied by a lovely late harvest Chardonnay. We come to Capitol Grille at least once a year--it's not cheap, but you get what you pay for."
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "I have been to Capital grill many times, mostly for lunch. It is great. The service is terrific, the noise level low, and the lobster salad is to die for."
    Dined on 7/8/2014
  • "The restaurant made sure my son's 21st birthday dinner was special - thank you!"
    Dined on 7/1/2014
  • "I will definitely be returning to the Capital Grille in Chevy Chase. The service was great and the food was delicious. I've been to other well-known places in the area for a steak and never do I get it prepared the way I like it. My steak here was absolutely perfect! I'll be returning again!"
    Dined on 6/30/2014
  • "We have always enjoyed the Capitol Grill and will be there again in the near future."
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "Prices are high but the restaurant is very classy with an extensive wine selection and elegant decor that really sets the mood for a fine night out. Great for a special event or memorable evening out!!"
    Dined on 6/25/2014
  • "There was a bit of wait and confusion upon arrival. Not a good start. Once seated service was good."
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "The food and service were superb. It was the most satisfying meal I've had in recent memory. I loved treating a friend in a quiet room with good service and food. We were able to catch up with our lives in a very pleasant atmosphere. This is not true of other even more expensive restaurants unfortunately.."
    Dined on 6/18/2014
  • "Enjoyed the bar drinks. Great atmosphere. Food disappointing. Calamari very oily & burger had lots of gristle. Had hoped for better meat quality."
    Dined on 6/16/2014
  • "Overall a great evening. With the exception of the "lobster" that came with the steak (why mix lobster with crab? It seemed as if it may have been taken from less desirable parts of the lobster), we all enjoyed our meals. And the service of Richard R. raised our evening to a new height. So professional, accommodating, and charming. Kudos to him!"
    Dined on 6/15/2014