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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 our Sales and Marketing 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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "The restaurant made sure my son's 21st birthday dinner was special - thank you!"
    Dined on 7/1/2014
  • "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
  • "We started with the Blue Point oysters offered as a special, they were AMAZING. We ordered another dozen after finishing them, we couldn't resist. My husband and I shared the wedge salad which was very good. I ordered the bone-in filet, also a special, and it was delicious. My husband ordered his usual filet oscar and it perfect as always. This is a great restaurant for special occasions; they always meet or exceed our expectations."
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "Always consistent. Excellent service, great food. Always a great evening."
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "The Capitol Grille is a great setting for any get-together that requires intimacy or elegance. I love it for its quiet, hassel-free ambiance and the excellent food and wine. This is is a great place for a business lunch--with tables big enough to accommodate papers--or a discreet "a deux." The service is wonderful. I'm very glad it's nearby!"
    Dined on 6/3/2014
  • "Dined with my daughter and her fiance and we ordered Filet mignon. Happy we did cause it was good and prepared as we requested, just made to perfection. Overall, it was outstanding. I will definitely be back. "
    Dined on 5/25/2014
  • "We met another couple for dinner at the Capital Grille and the night was memorable from start to finish. We ordered the seafood terrine that was not only spectacular to see what the seafood could have been fresher. The steak I had for my main course was delicious as well. We hope to return soon. "
    Dined on 5/25/2014
  • "I had never eaten here before my reservation, but both the Capital Grille's in the DC area had great Yelp reviews. My parents and I ate here after my college graduation and it could not have been more perfect. The server, Gabriel Martinez, was great; very outgoing and knowledgable of the foods. My dad had the chilean sea bass, which was seasoned perfectly and so tender that it melted in your mouth, and my mom and I split the 10 oz filet mignon; her's medium well and mine medium. The filet was a little dry on the outside, but medium in the center. We also had the roasted potatoes and asparagus to share, which made a well rounded meal. Gabriel gave us a very nice complimentary "Congratulations" dessert. I will definitely eat here again!"
    Dined on 5/17/2014
  • "Our food was outstanding but the best part was how great the service was. I told them when I arrive that it was my best friends birthday they immediately put confetti and a birthday card on the table and as soon as we were seated for the server champagne. The service was excellent in that they checked on us just the right amount of times but never bothersome. They capped off our delicious meal with a complimentary birthday dessert that was amazing!! We will definitely be back. "
    Dined on 5/14/2014
  • "The service was horrible , forgetful and not at all top notch I had to get up and speak to the manager unaware we were having the trouble we were having "
    Dined on 5/13/2014
  • "Capital Grille remains my favorite place to eat. For the first time service was really slow, however it was Mother's Day and it has never happened before. Also we all love their potatoes Au gratin. They were different last Sunday. Too much garlic, too mashed up and they didn't have the usual crispy baked topping. I hope it was just a bad batch and not a new recipe. "
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "I found the restaurant to be very elegant and classy and perfect for a special occasion, dining with friends or dining with your family. The atmosphere was very upscale and the service was over the top. I would definitely dine there again!"
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "mother's day brunch was perfect! the service was first rate, the food was marvelous, and we had a lovely time. i hope that CG does more brunch events!"
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "I've eaten at the Capital Grille many times on weeknights and really enjoyed their fair. This, however, was not such an occasion. They served a prefixed menu for mother's day brunch and the selections were very few. I ordered the french onion soup, which was great as always, but was limited to a few choices for entree and ended up with the lobster and eggs Benedict. The lobster was overcooked to the point of being rubbery and barely edible and the hollandaise sauce was scarce. The English muffin was soggy and the eggs, that were ordered medium poached were hard. The potatoes, fruit and sides were all good. Our server was great, which is always the case here. I would recommend eating here any weeknight, but, stay away from the brunch!"
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "As always, our entire experience was fabulous! We love Capital Grille every time we go. The food is always excellent, the service first rate and ambiance just what we like; relaxing yet has a cool vibe!"
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "I took my mom here for mother's day dinner. The ambiance was great and the food tasted amazingly! My biggest issue is that my mom found a strand of hair in the lobster and crab cakes appetizer. It was absolutely disgusting and my mom was so offended. We didn't want to make it into a scene so we just skipped that appetizer but you can just imagine my disappointment! Other than that, the food was fantastic. We had the oysters which were super fresh. My mom ordered the steak which was not medium well as she ordered, but it was still good. I ordered the salmon which wasn't anything extraordinary. But I'm giving high remarks for tgis place for the restaurant atmosphere and wine list."
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "My wife and I stopped in a little on the late side and the restaurant was very accommodating. The food, service and ambience were outstanding. Our waiter was exceptional and the manager even stopped by to introduce himself. We will be back the next time were return to Washington."
    Dined on 5/10/2014
  • "We had a baby shower at the Capital Grille with a group of 20 or so women, and everything was fantastic. The waiters were awesome and the food delicious. I cannot say it enough, we had a wonderful time and fantastic experience. Our party ran a little longer than expected but we were not rushed or hurried in any way. The staff even helped with setting up and gathering all the presents for the mom to be afterwards. I cannot say enough nice things about this restaurant and the people who work there. Thanks so much!"
    Dined on 5/4/2014
  • "We came here to celebrate our three-year anniversary and the table was decorated with heart-shaped confetti and a signed card wishing us a happy anniversary was set on our table. The food is always delicious (it's our favorite big-chain steakhouse,) but it's the ambiance and spectacular service that truly seals the deal. Morton's used to be our #1 until we tried Capital Grille a few years back for a birthday. Now we only go to Capital Grille for special occasions!"
    Dined on 5/4/2014
  • "Terrific as always. And Gabriel is GREAT!! We love the food, atmosphere and impeccable service."
    Dined on 4/29/2014
  • "Our family celebrates birthdays with an annual lavish dinner. Capital Grille did not disappoint. Everything was excellent. We'll definitely go back."
    Dined on 4/26/2014
  • "Service and ambiance are outstanding, food is excellent - this is our 6 or 7 time dining here, its very consistent and can be depended on for food and service."
    Dined on 4/24/2014
  • "Everything was great. It's not cheap but because the food was great I didn't mind. My only criticism is that they have to offer a wider selection of cheaper wines. Only a handful are under $60, and I know that several bottles I regularly buy are marked up pretty high. For those that want to make this a regular go to place, having affordable wine selections is important. "
    Dined on 4/20/2014
  • "It was Easter Sunday, a very special family holiday get together.The service was great,we were able to take our time, didn't feel rushed at all. The menu choices were great, everything we could possible want, including a good desert selection. We ordered 3 filets, a steak, and mac n cheese for the little one. The steak and filets were not cooked to our order but not to worry, our server corrected the situation immediately. Our wine selection could not have been better. The general manager came by our table which was a nice touch. It was a good experience and will definitely be back."
    Dined on 4/20/2014
  • "The dining experience was excellent. Our waiter was friendly, gave great advise, had a wonderful sense of humor and was respectful of our personal conversation. I drove a distance to meet a friend here, and would do so again. I loved the neighboring area, and plan to return to explore. The restaurant was beautiful, the bathroom was clean and the dining area was spacious. We were able to enjoy privacy and community at once."
    Dined on 4/16/2014
  • "My friend and I enjoyed lunch at The Capital Grille-Chevy Chase. We both had the grilled shrimp salad. It was superb. The servers (both named Michael) were polite and attentive without being intrusive. There was a bit of noise from the open kitchen, but the overall experience was wonderful."
    Dined on 4/8/2014
  • "We had a private dining room and had a great time: fantastic personalized service and an outstanding steak dinner with an oyster entree (best oysters in a long time!!) and the Delmonico (rib-eye) steak + side-orders. Add to that a great selection of (American) wines - a perfect evening,"
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "My wife and I recently enjoyed a nice evening here. We usually come here for their great steaks but we were in the mood for seafood and were not disappointed. We ate oyster and shrimp for appetizers, good salads, and had the parmesan encrusted sole. The sole was extremely fresh and it was cooked perfectly. We were surprised by the very large portions, which is something we rarely see when ordering fish in DC. Our waiter was Akim and he is a true professional who knows how to provide great service and just the right amount of attention together with inside tips and flexibility on the menu. The restaurant was crowded (but they don't crowd the tables together here) but Akim handled it well and delivered great service."
    Dined on 3/28/2014
  • "Consistently terrific. We are so happy to have such a wonderful place in our neighborhood. We've already made our next reservation!"
    Dined on 3/27/2014
  • "thanks again for a great dining experience. we celebrated my mother in law's 79th birthday and Mike was a fabulous host as server. The food is always consistent and while it is our "go to" place this was my in-laws first CG experience. we are fans of Capital Grille and will return time and time again!"
    Dined on 3/27/2014
  • "Spinach and bacon salad was tasty, but the porterhouse was rather uneventful. Plenty of better steakhouses in town. Don't waste your money here."
    Dined on 3/27/2014
  • "my daughters birthday lunch as great! had flowers delivered to the restaurant. The table was set up with the flowers and birthday confetti . The staff was very considerate, and helpful! i will be returning soon!"
    Dined on 3/13/2014
  • "The food and service are quite remarkable, from the serving of bottled water to the personal note from the chef on the take-home bag I got at the end. While it is expensive, it is well worth the investment for an excellent dining experience."
    Dined on 3/22/2014