The Capital Grille - Washington DC
The Capital Grille - Washington DC

The Capital Grille - Washington DC

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Website: http://www.thecapitalgrille.com/
  • Phone: 2027376200x
  • 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: Steak, Seafood, Steakhouse
  • 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: For group dining or other special events, please contact the Sales 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 The 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.
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Ambiance
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Food
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Service
The Capital Grille - Washington DC reviews from OpenTable diners
230 reviews since July 2, 2014
Overall Rating4.6
  • Food4.6
    Service4.6
  • Ambiance4.5
    Noise LevelModerate
93% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (154)notable wine list (123)fit for foodies (94)romantic (81)good for groups (66)great for lunch (64)vibrant bar scene (53)hot spot (43)neighborhood gem (26)great for brunch (12)scenic view (9)kid-friendly (7)late-night find (7)great for outdoor dining (2)Show More
  • Great experience
    txjaybirdVIP
    Dined on 10/26/2014
    We had a wonderful meal here after running the Marine Corps Marathon (my husband) and 10K (me). There was variety on the menu, the server's recommendations were excellent, we enjoyed playing w the iPad wine list, and the food was delicious. The server was outstanding--made good recommendations, had perfect timing and service. His name is Michael Frank and he was so thoughtful. We will definitely come back again--and we'll ask for Michael!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Perfect, as always.
    rowdyparty
    Dined on 10/24/2014
    Had the bone-in filet with porcini rub, filet and lobster, 2 salads, 4 cocktails. $275 including 20% tip. Everything was outstanding. The steaks and lobster were perfectly cooked. A stand out was the service from waiter, Daniel and his crew.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Reliable
    gibbsVIP
    Dined on 10/20/2014
    You always know you'll have great service, food and atmosphere at the Grille!
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Fabulous
    OpenTable Diner Since 2002
    Dined on 10/19/2014
    Great place for a birthday celebration. Spectacular food, amazing atmosphere and service.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellant Service
    TdineVIP
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    Although it's not my first time dining w/Capital Grille, it's notable to mention that once again the service was impeccable. Manuel will make sure that you'll have an enjoyable evening. The food was great too and you can make a meal off the appetizers.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, hot spot, kid-friendly, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Consistent
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 10/15/2014
    I have eaten in a number of Capital Grille restaurants throughout the country and the Cap Grille in DC lives up to the high standards of the others. Had a great bone-in filet with the Kona coffee rub - hard to beat. Excellent service and good wine list. I highly recommend it.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, notable wine list, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great business lunch place
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010VIP
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    The perfect place for conducting business in a warm, "old time steak house" atmosphere.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great restaurant
    LubyVIP
    Dined on 10/8/2014
    If you want great service, great food, and a great ambiance, Capital Grille is the place to go. Josselyn Essey is the best server in the world!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Top quality steak house
    parky
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    Not cheap, but then the quality of the food makes up for it. Service is excellent with experienced wait staff. We were seated within 3 minutes of arriving. It was my wife's birthday so they had sprinkled little party confetti on the booth that was reserved for us. All in all your guests will not be disappointed if you bring them here.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing
    Food4you
    Dined on 10/3/2014
    Very good Service, friendly and very polite and a very good quality of Food.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Birthday Dinner
    ClearBluLove
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    Our Server Daniel, was the Absolute Best, he was Very attentive, timely and accommodating!! Kudos to the chef, the maple glazed salmon was prepared to perfection and crab cakes were prepared with just the right amount of seasoning and NO fillers!!!! My party enjoyed all that was served from the French onion soup to the beautiful grand steak seared to impress the ultimate meat lover!! I would highly recommend the Capital Grille for an Awesome dining experience!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • wonderful
    DCgirl
    Dined on 9/24/2014
    If you are looking for a great steak house in DC this is it. Cozy and inviting. Ask for a booth to really make this feel like an old time political dinner....but this doesn't come cheaply...if you have wine count on 130.00 pp.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Terriffic Food and Service
    Paul
    Dined on 9/23/2014
    We had never been to this Capital Grille before and were very pleased with the service, food preparation , and wine list. Reservations were made 4 weeks in advance and from the discussions, one does not just walk in and expect to get a table, particularly when Congress is in session as it is right across the street from the capitol. We will return again for sure. If staying a local hotel, (we were at 22nd and M), then expect a $10-15 taxi fee.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • CONSISTENT!!
    PaulMike
    Dined on 9/21/2014
    Every Capitol Grill I've visited has been deliciously consistent & this is no exception. The food and service was top notch. I would recommend this establishment to anyone who doesn't mind spending a bit more for perfection.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Food was just ok, theft disturbing
    CharmCityDave
    Dined on 9/21/2014
    Food was ok, nothing to complain about but nothing that is going to drag me back either. We had the Special Delmonico Steaks with Kona rubs which were good but should have been served warmer. The Potatoes Au Gratin and Mushrooms were just ok. The Brussels Spout Salad was perhaps the highlight, lots of flavor. Crème Brule for desert of good, but again nothing special. As I drove there it was getting dark so I put my sun glasses away in the over the visor storage. Left after dark so didn't check for my glasses, but they were not there when I went to work in the morning. Search the car, under the seats no where to be found. They were expensive.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Exceptional
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    The host was a little rude. Overall, the food and service was amazing, the Lobster Mac and Cheese and all time favorite.
    Special Features:
    romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful evening
    PBMaxVIP
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    Wonderful dinner. We went with our 91 year old mother who was in a wheelchair and very "opinionated". Our server Kylie was outstanding and was wonderful with our mother. We will be back.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • great birthday
    ctmom
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    Took my son here for his 18th birthday - great food, great table with a view of the US Capitol, great service!
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Perfect service
    collegediner
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    Absolutely pleased with every aspect of my dinner; the server was knowledgeable and attentive, the food came out timed with how our dinner was progressing, and the suggestions for every course were exactly what my date and I were looking for. Thank you so much to our server Adam, who made the experience one we'll try to replicate soon.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great service, great food, bad host
    Michellinman
    Dined on 9/18/2014
    Host was very short with us and we had to wait 15 minutes after our reservation
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Business Dinner
    SirReservesALot
    Dined on 9/18/2014
    I was tasked with picking the restaurant for a business dinner for two men that have worked together for years and me and another new person to the group. The staff was fun and service oriented and put the group at ease. The atmosphere is classy but not stuffy and soon we were sharing stories and enjoying a great meal with new old friends.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fabulous Food!
    YummyVIP
    Dined on 9/17/2014
    I really appreciate that my waiter suggested a different salad that was simply delicious. Great when you are steered in the right direction.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excelente
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    Deliciosos y con un ambiente perfecto, es literalmente lo que uno se imagina de Washington
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Special Occasion
    luv2eatout
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    We have a couple of restaurants that we frequent for special events, Birthdays, Anniversaries etc. The Capital Grille is one of them. Never disappointed. The DC Capital Grille is one of our favorites. Location in downtown DC with a view of the Capital adds to the incredible dining experience. We have been to this Capital Grille several times and were never disappointed. Service, food, and ambiance is outstanding. Will definitely return again. Highly recommend.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • anon
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    great waiter, steak could have been hotter. Plate should have been hot so food would be warmer
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Marvelous
    Pookie
    Dined on 9/10/2014
    Noisy yet quiet enough for the average conversation to take place.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, hot spot, notable wine list, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Saturday Fun at The Cap Grille
    MSE1210VIP
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    We brought another couple with us to The Capital Grille in Washington, DC on Saturday night. We were greeted warmly by the hostess and managers on duty. They put us in a cozy booth in the back, so we could easily chat with our friends. The Wine Manager and the server were both very happy to offer wine recommendations based on our price range. We enjoyed a variety of fresh delicious salads. We all had different cuts of steak, and all were fantastic. We had some sauteed spinach and cream corn with bacon for sides, and everything was really delicious. We also shared some of the fresh desserts to have a little something sweet to end our evening. Everything was first class! We had a total blast.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Foodlover70
    Dined on 9/4/2014
    Food, drink, service, ambience were excellent. Restaurant very loud.. I was seated next to a table of six very boisterous customers. I couid hardly hear myself think .
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • One of the Best
    DiningIsFun
    Dined on 9/2/2014
    We were treated like stars. Manny, our waiter went the extra mile. He described the specials in a way that made them sound so delicious, I changed my original selection. When I was concerned with the sharpness of the cheese on the salad, he offered to put it on the side to see if I liked it. We ordered the filet mignon w/crab and my coworker ordered her steak well done. He offered to serve it open. I cannot say enough about him, his service, and his personality. He was kind, courteous, pleasant, attentive, accommodating, and well mannered and just an all around great waiter. Everyone in the restaurant was extremely nice; the restaurant atmosphere inviting. The food was so delicious and full of flavor. This will be our choice for the future.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Outstanding dining and wine tasting
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    My family came here when we were visiting my brother in DC, and we were really impressed by our whole experience. The kona crusted sirloin and the sea bass were standouts, as was the spinach salad. Three of us tried the wine tasting they had available that evening and it was a really terrific selection of reds and whites. Our server was knowledgeable, friendly and on top of all our needs throughout the meal. We will absolutely return on our next visit.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • DC Visit
    Toni
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    Made reservations during a DC visit, took about 10 minutes for table to be ready. Service was excellent. Waitress was on top of everything. Food was delicious. Large variety of wine. Pricey, but worth it.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Cozy dinner at The Cap Grille
    MSE1210VIP
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    My wife and I celebrated our 12th wedding anniversary at The Capital Grille last Saturday night. They set us up at a cozy booth in the back of the restaurant. They put some cute red hearts on the table. We enjoyed crisp and fresh salads. We had phenomenal New York Strip steaks. Then we had a little fun dessert to celebrate our anniversary. The management team congratulated us on our anniversary. Our server made us feel very comfortable to take our time, and to enjoy our evening. It was PERFECT! We will have all of our special occasion dinners at The Capital Grille on Pennsylvania Avenue in DC. Thanks to all!
    Special Features:
    hot spot, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very good service
    ghawk16VIP
    Dined on 8/28/2014
    Very good service and exceptional food. The lobster Mac n Cheeze is amazing. Big chunks of lobster! The 30 day aged NY steak was perfectly cooked! Would recommend to all
    Special Features:
    good for groups, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2006VIP
    Dined on 8/28/2014
    Outstanding experience from the food to the wine and especially to the service!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Cap Grille never disappoints.
    NathanBishop
    Dined on 8/28/2014
    Classic place where the service and food is always spot on. Steaks and wine selection is fantastic. Can't go wrong at Cap Gillle
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • frequentdinerVIP
    Dined on 8/26/2014
    The waiter, Manuel, was excellent. Very accommodating and excellent table side manner! The food was delicious!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Front desk staff are jerks
    MinnesotaNice12
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    Great food, nice restaurant, but the woman at the front desk is as rude as it gets...
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • wino
    Dined on 8/20/2014
    Excellent service and meal! The host was very pleasant and our server was very knowledgeable of the menu and wines
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, hot spot, notable wine list
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good but not excellent
    IEBO
    Dined on 8/19/2014
    Maybe I was expecting more, but for my experience with this kind of quite expensive restourant, the food was good but not excellent, and I had far more better steak than here. The red wine was served from refrigerator (sorry, I'm Italian, red wine should not go in refrigeretor) and the waiter was not very communicative (another one barely speak english). So, my rating is good but but not as expected.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Fantastic
    LisaG
    Dined on 8/18/2014
    The food and service were both impeccable. Worth every penny!
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.