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

The Capital Grille - Washington DC Details

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Website: http://www.thecapitalgrille.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 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.Continued
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerSteak
  • Diners' Choice WinnerNotable Wine List
Diner Reviews
  • "My expectation of this place where high and honestly, food and flavors were not there. Too expensive for what you are getting. And I dont mind paying, if the flavors are there. We were 4 in the table and none of us got the meat on the temperature we asked. Besides the meat is not That great. Ive had better on many other places"
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "Another great meal at The Capital Grille, but then again, it is what I expect from them."
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "Service was so-so, waiter seemed to have a lot of tables and wasn't around as much as I would have liked for a restaurant as expensive as this one. Food came out quickly but our order was wrong when brought to the table initially. 2nd time around my sliced filet, which I ordered medium, was served to me medium rare, so I had to send it back again. My friend got the chicken confit and it was extremely DRY. Sides are made to share which I don't mind, but the french beans with heirloom tomatoes had more like 3-5 grape tomatoes buried in the bottom. Wine selection was very good. Waiter would drop off menus/check and disappear for extended periods of time, which was annoying. Had to ask hostess to track him down several times. Bar was packed."
    Dined on 7/17/2014
  • "730 reservation but seated at 815. They bought us a drink while we waited and gave us free appetizers too, but it was a bad long wait."
    Dined on 7/15/2014
  • "Good food, good service. Average for the chain. Atlanta is the best, Vegas had better window views, but service was better here than Seattle, and so was the food!"
    Dined on 7/14/2014
  • "Lobster Mac and the aged Delmonico steak were outstanding. Our server, Eric, was wonderful from start to finish. I would highly recommend as a great DC restaurant."
    Dined on 7/14/2014
  • "There have been few restaurants that I have liked better than Capitol Grille."
    Dined on 7/14/2014
  • "No one can say anything bad about The Capital Grille in Penn Quarter! The food and service are always outstanding. I can't wait to go back again soon!"
    Dined on 7/13/2014
  • "steaks were good yet cannot find one reason I would go back... the service and the food were good yet nothing special to make me go back.."
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "Best Service in the City. Clubby, Upscale, Power broker Watering Hole. Dependably excellent service and outstanding cuts of prime dry-aged beef."
    Dined on 7/8/2014
  • "Adam was excellent in taking care of us on out 29th wedding anniversary."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "We had a great dinner with wonderful, attentive service. Appetizers are huge, FYI. Recommend splitting one."
    Dined on 6/26/2014
  • "I frequent steakhouses throughout DC and this was my first time to the Capital Grille. My expectatios were high and I have to say it was just ok. Service was as expected, food tasted great. My steak was cooked perfectly - but was warm - not hot. Mashed potatoes were excellent. We didn't get desert. I was with 2 colleagues of mine and when we were done, the seemed to be rushing us to pay the check. As we sat and finished our conversation they didn't seem to notice our empty water glasses, etc. I've been more impressed at other steak houses in DC and won't be in a rush to go back to the Capital Grille for adequate service and a warm steak for a much higher price."
    Dined on 6/23/2014
  • "I brought my teenager son here after checking into his dorm. We both had excellent filet mignons. The french fries were great. The wedge salad was excellent. The waiter Noe R. was outstanding. We have been to other Capital Grille in Dallas and Plano. This is the best meal I have at the Capitol Grille locations."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "All 3 of us loved our meals. The food was excellent as was the service. The ambiance is special - warm and inviting."
    Dined on 6/19/2014
  • "Love the food,service-and wine list. The staff are awesome."
    Dined on 6/19/2014
  • "For the price it's pretty overrated. You can get a better steak at many other places. That said, if you need to impress a client this is the place."
    Dined on 6/18/2014
  • "Planned Father's Day dinner at the Capital Grille for Mom, Dad, three kids (Ages 14, 17, 21) and Capital Grille delivered! Food was exceptional, service was exceptional. Exactly what we expected. Our server Noe' was a veteran and delivered exceptional service. French Onion soup is excellent! Served at perfect temperature. Everyone had steak and they were all prepared to perfection. My son thought his was cooked too long to his taste and our waiter unhesitatingly offered to replace it. One minor problem is oysters on half shell were good texture but not much flavor - tasted like fresh water. Also anyone not familiar with the Capital Grille should be prepared for high price - but you get what you pay for."
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "Solid food, great service. Good wine selection. Fantastic location"
    Dined on 6/13/2014
  • "A truly wonderful steakhouse with all the expected choices and some nice surprises. It's a must see and do when in DC. It's even better with a crowd of friends, associates and clients."
    Dined on 6/10/2014
  • "The food at Capital Grille is always outstanding. I don't like the decor and the stuffy atmosphere. However, the food and the service is enough to keep me coming back."
    Dined on 6/6/2014
  • "After making the reservation I was caught in a rain storm and knew I was going to be late. I called the restaurant and told them I was going to be running late, the young lady told me not to worry and that she would hold our table. When I got to the restaurant the same young lady promptly seated us without waiting. The food was excellent."
    Dined on 6/4/2014
  • "Outstanding service by Noe. Salmon perfectly cooked with large portion. Nice escape for a lunch venue...only recommendation is to consider classical music to drown out/quell background voices in the dining room.Will return."
    Dined on 5/30/2014
  • "One of the best meals ever. The food was excellent. Service was superb. Tom was our waiter and he made our meal a great dining experience!"
    Dined on 5/28/2014
  • "People who love steaks will love this restaurant. The wines ares great and the service is outstanding."
    Dined on 5/26/2014
  • "Nice treat to be back at Cap Grille....had the best of intentions for ordering fish....but could not resist filet oscar!"
    Dined on 5/24/2014
  • "With number two son graduating from U MD this was the perfect opportunity to finally get to Capital Grille in DC. We were not disappointed.... I was happy to find that complementary valet parking was offered and upon arrival everything went smoothly. Our waiter Noe' was friendly and accommodating, given that our party arrived over a 15 minute period. Water, drinks and bread were quickly handled as each group arrived without any hint of the staff being inconvenienced. Each of our meals was well prepared and my request to modify the traditional surf and turf by replacing the lobster with the daily special soft shell crabs, was cheerfully congratulated. Another great experience at Capital Grille!"
    Dined on 5/23/2014
  • "Began the meal with a very good steak tartare--lots of onions and spices! For my main, I ordered the filet with lobster tails. The lobster tails were fantastic--juicy and succulent. I had ordered the steak medium rare and it came out closer to medium well. I complained to my waiter and immediately he offered to bring me out a new steak! No fuss, no questions, no hassle! And the second steak was perfect! I really appreciated the waiter's desire to make sure I enjoyed my steak. The service here is outstanding."
    Dined on 5/20/2014
  • "Food & service excellent but I was expecting a recognition of our 20th anniversary after informing the restaurant during the reservation. "
    Dined on 5/20/2014
  • "Very good dining experience. Our waiter missed the correct order a bit, and forgot to bring the first course.....but overall, great spot. "
    Dined on 5/18/2014
  • "Fantastatic! Everything was great. The food was delicious. The wine was great....and the service was out of this world."
    Dined on 5/17/2014
  • "one of my favorites since it opened -- never disappoints - always top notch"
    Dined on 5/16/2014
  • "Typical steak house. Good food. Expensive. Nothing special."
    Dined on 5/12/2014
  • "First class in every way imaginable. Upscale restaurants, like Fiola and especially Fiola Mare, can be pretentious, but not Capital Grille/DC. Veena the hostess greets you as a neighborhood friend, Wayne the waiter remembers everything you like, the ambiance is top notch. Along with the Monocle, by far my favorite establishment in DC. "
    Dined on 5/12/2014
  • "This was easily the best birthday meal I've had in years. The food and service were both excellent and the wine was great. What a wonderful treat. "
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "Every time I take my family to Capital Grille for any type of occasion, we (the family) enjoy everything about the restaurant. The waiters are always very professional. "
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "The food was very good and the service was excellent and inviting. I would have liked to had a few more options on the menu to choose from but otherwise no complaints. This was my first visit to The Capital Grille and I will go again. "
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "pricey but consistently very good food and service"
    Dined on 5/6/2014
  • "What a great meal and wine! Waiter Tony Parvin is fantastic and knows wine like no other!"
    Dined on 5/5/2014
  • "You never go wrong having a meal at The Capital Grille. Washington's Capital Grille is one of their best. Wayne is always our attentive, talented waiter there - the selections are varied so you're never bored. Wayne will always introduce you to a special feature. They prepare your steak the way you ask for it. Their "sides" are main events. Bar at Capital Grille is most happening spot in Washington. The whole place is exciting, fun and a great restaurant."
    Dined on 5/5/2014