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 Service
  • Diners' Choice WinnerSteak
  • Diners' Choice WinnerNotable Wine List
The Capital Grille - Washington DC reviews from OpenTable diners
223 reviews since May 5, 2014
Overall Rating4.5
  • Food4.6
    Service4.6
  • Ambiance4.5
    Noise LevelModerate
91% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (147)notable wine list (110)fit for foodies (73)romantic (71)good for groups (61)great for lunch (57)vibrant bar scene (45)hot spot (42)neighborhood gem (27)late-night find (12)great for brunch (12)kid-friendly (9)scenic view (7)great for outdoor dining (1)Show More
  • 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.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    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
    • 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
  • Topnotch!
    SurferVIP
    Dined on 8/12/2014
    Food was outstanding as well as the service. Can't beat the quality and character of this place - especially during Restaurant Week. Exemplary.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Infantry105
    geomeo
    Dined on 8/12/2014
    Outstanding meal, one of the finest steaks I have ever had!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good Food, Nice Experience
    BevS
    Dined on 8/11/2014
    We visited for restaurant week and were happy with our dinner and food but expected a little more. The side portions were a bit small for four people. Salad and soup were very good, steaks were good (not excellent) and the wines were nice. The restaurant is very pricey though and my previous restaurant week experience was better. The first time I ate at Capital Grille, the side portions were larger and tastier, the steaks were phenomenal and the desserts were much better. We had some tart berries in our deserts, which were good, not great. Valet service was efficient and convenient. Service was very pleasant and attentive.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • great restaurant week lunch
    occasionaleater
    Dined on 8/11/2014
    Service and food were superb. Waiter actually pushed the restaurant week menu, which was broad enough to appeal to most palates, although in the past I have ordered off the regular menu during restaurant week. Had the salad, filet mignon, and berries, and left full, happy and feeling like I got a bargain at an excellent restaurant.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Food. GREAT Service.
    Brian
    Dined on 8/7/2014
    I was in DC for work and in need of a good dinner. A friend sent me here and it did not disappoint. My server, Eric, was phenomenal. My steak was perfect and a tip of the hat to the wine list. The only thing that irked me (and I know this is me sounding like a snob, apologies) was the table next to me was seated and one of the people was wearing running shoes, a t-shirt and cargo shorts. I know it's DC in the summer, but come on... This is a great restaurant. I'm not suggesting people wear formal attire but gym clothes? Disappointing. More with society than Capital Grille I suppose. If you go, ask for Eric. He took great care of me. He even had the kitchen make my steak in a way not listed on the menu. Just delicious.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • great vip venue
    bsoxboy
    Dined on 8/4/2014
    our party enjoyed a great evening dining at the Capital Grille. terrific beef... wonderful service in the DC hot spot.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • rocky start, great finish
    dcdine
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    We did not have a good experience with the host / hostess service AT ALL, so I was happy that the rest of the night was a big improvement. We had a reservation for 8:00, and arrived at 7:55. The hostess told us our table wasn't ready, so we could wait at the bar. She then left for the evening, and didn't tell anyone that we were there. I checked back in at 8:05, and the host said that he would check on our table, and I pointed to where we were sitting in the bar.....nothing. We checked back in at 8:15, and the host said that our table was ready but they didn't know where to find us. After we were seated, the night changed. Our server was very attentive, knowledgeable and friendly. The food was excellent and arrived quickly.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Wonderful
    Outallthetime
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    I recently went here for a dinner with friends and it was wonderful. The food was amazing. Our server Tom did a wonderful recommending dishes for us to try and made us feel comfortable. Never once did we feel rushed. I can't wait to go back. It is one of the best restaurants in DC. I love this place.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Business Lunch
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    Wonderful and professionally served restaurant a great place for an important business meeting.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, great for lunch
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Always Solid
    PntblRvw
    Dined on 7/27/2014
    You always know you'll get an excellent steak and excellent service at the Capital Grille.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • RemeVIP
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    It is an excellent place. We are regulars at Capital Grille in Miami. We like the steaks, the French fries, salads and the wines. The Caesar salad and the wedge are outstanding. The desserts are also very good. Price is moderate.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, scenic view, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great restaurant
    ALketVIP
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    Capitol Grill is consistently one of the best restaurants that I eat at.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Always A Great Meal
    Disappointed
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    This particular location has been a standby for years. Food is consistently execellent and service is very good.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, great for lunch, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Ted Brady
    tedgolfs
    Dined on 7/22/2014
    Always look forward to returning to The Capital Grille, DC - Great food, service and energy ... This is a special place to enjoy a great steak and a bottle of wine.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • The generous pour
    BETSYVIP
    Dined on 7/22/2014
    The food was perfect and our waitress, Francis, made great pairing choices from the wines on the Generous Pour Promotion. I told my neighbor about our excellent experience and she and her husband are making reservations for this weekend.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Always a great meal
    OpenTable Diner Since 2004
    Dined on 7/22/2014
    My husband and I go to Capital Grille mostly for special occasions, but this time it was just Tuesday! Service was excellent as always, our waiter, Adam Ruderman, was outstanding. Very personable and fun. The food was outstanding, I had the Kona crusted ribeye, my husband had the bone-in filet. We had lobster mac-and-cheesed and the creamed corn infused with bacon for sides. Absolutely delicious. Adam was able to work a deal and get us the wine we were interested and we were appreciative of his flexibility. We have never had a bad meal, or a bad experience at the Pennsylvania Ave location of Capital Grille. I highly recommend.
    Special Features:
    romantic, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Did not cut it for us
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    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
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Reliable Source
    SFfoodcritic
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    The Capital Grill is always a reliable source for a great dinner, either when I'm in Washington, DC, Chicago or anywhere else they have a restaurant. I had steak with lobster tails. The steak (as always) was great. The lobster tails were sweet and moist...some of the best lobster I have had.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Consistent Excellence
    McgcruiserVIP
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    Another great meal at The Capital Grille, but then again, it is what I expect from them.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate