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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  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Overall
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Food
  • Diners' Choice WinnerNotable Wine List
The Capital Grille - Washington DC reviews from OpenTable diners
217 reviews since May 26, 2014
Overall Rating4.5
  • Food4.6
    Service4.6
  • Ambiance4.5
    Noise LevelModerate
92% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (148)notable wine list (108)fit for foodies (73)romantic (71)good for groups (57)great for lunch (53)vibrant bar scene (43)hot spot (41)neighborhood gem (25)great for brunch (10)late-night find (9)kid-friendly (8)scenic view (7)great for outdoor dining (1)Show More
  • CONSISTENT!!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    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
    • Food
    • 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
    • Service
    • 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
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Service
    • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Food
    • 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
    • Food
    • 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
    • Food
    • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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...
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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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
    • Food
    • 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.
  • eatouterVIP
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    We really enjoyed our dinner at Capital Grille. It was Restaurant Week, but we were not treated like second-class citizens. The service was very attentive and the quality of the food was outstanding. There were ample choices for the Restaurant Week special and our waitress was very knowledgeable and helpful. The only downside was that I accidentally left my rain jacket on a chair and had to return the next day to pick it up. The management had found it and saved it for me, so this was not difficult.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great food+great service=great time
    DCNative
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    The food was as delicious as always and our server went above and beyond to help without being overly attentive. Extra bonus that we were able to take advantage of restaurant week.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Pleasant surprise
    qdpie78
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    I went for restaurant week. Got the lamb which was amazing. I will definitely be back for their regular menu. Excellent service and a beautiful intimate setting though they could use a little more lighting.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Food
    BandB
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    The menu for the Restaurant Week was impressive and the Filet was without a doubt the best we have found in this area.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great for work
    Face
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    I wouldn't pay for the food here myself, it was good but massively overpriced for what it was. Was glad I tried this out over restaurant week. Dessert was fabulous but the rest was good to average!
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • JFoodie
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    Amazing food and service. Our waiter, Manuel, made us feel like we were his only table.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A great place
    mary
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    We had a wonderful dining experience. We would go there again! Excellent food, great service, wonderful atmosphere!
    Special Features:
    special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Superb
    FFFanVIP
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    This restaurant did not disappoint for Restaurant Week!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • One of the Best
    JaywestVIP
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    We visited during Restaurant Week, although you never would have known. Unlike other establishments, the Capital Grille delivers an outstanding product, on par with their normal menu. The quality and quantity of the food was outstanding. The service was impeccable and the ambiance is always a treat. I love the Capital Grille and encourage all to try it for your special occasion.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Terrific Restaurant Week Lunch
    Cathy
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    Capital Grille is a favorite in my group for celebrating birthdays and special occasions. The service is always great -- if you go for Restaurant Week, they are genuinely welcoming. The cappuccino there is outstanding!
    Special Features:
    special occasion, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • We'll be back
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 8/13/2014
    We had a wonderful time at The Capital Grille. We were celebrating a special occasion, and they made the entire evening perfect. The food was delicious and the wine list was impressive. We'll definitely be back in the future.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great Sirloin!!
    RCMD
    Dined on 8/12/2014
    Together with my friend we had a girls night out at this restaurant and we all loved it. The service was great!! the staff were very kind and polite. The food was good, especially the aged bone-in-sirloin, and everything were very smooth. I'll definitely recommended and I'll be back myself. Enjoy!!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Restaurant Week menu
    lobsterdeal
    Dined on 8/12/2014
    A really nice menu for Restaurant Week. Excellent food and great choices. We will be back soon!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate