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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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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerSteak
  • Diners' Choice WinnerNotable Wine List
Diner Reviews
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "Love the food,service-and wine list. The staff are awesome."
    Dined on 6/19/2014
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "Been numerous times. Great service. Great food. Would recommend them to any and everyone visiting or living in the DC/MD/VA area!"
    Dined on 6/14/2013
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "one of my favorites since it opened -- never disappoints - always top notch"
    Dined on 5/16/2014
  • "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
  • "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
  • "Typical steak house. Good food. Expensive. Nothing special."
    Dined on 5/12/2014
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "Capital Grille in DC on Pennsylvania Ave is an iconic Steakhouse. Food, wine and dessert were great. Our server Adam made it a great evening. I've dined at least 13 CG's over the years- this is one of the best in the fleet- I'd come back when in town. "
    Dined on 5/3/2014
  • "Great food, atmosphere and waiter! It was a great dining experience, especially since we were celebrating our 15th wedding anniversary!! "
    Dined on 5/3/2014
  • "My husband and I had dinner at Capital Grille this weekend for our date night! It was such a fantastic experience, our waiter Manuel was the BEST. He made sure he explained everything in great detail and took care of us the entire evening just like we were the only patrons in attendance. GREAT PLACE and GREAT FOOD!"
    Dined on 5/2/2014
  • "My first time to a Capital Grille in any city. With the strong competition among steakhouses in DC, this would not be among my top recommendations. The best dish that our party of four had was the au gratin potatoes. The calamari was ordinary. My steak au poivre was a piece of quality beef that turned out to be rather dry and tasteless by the end (my fault - I prefer bone-in, I guess). "
    Dined on 5/3/2014
  • "Noe is a great waiter. He made our evening special. Went out of his way to pickup on the details of who we were and why we were celebrating our event. "
    Dined on 5/2/2014
  • "cant go wrong with this DC staple. always popular and always inviting. had to change my reservation 2 times and thay more than accomodated us. "
    Dined on 4/27/2014
  • "Once again Cap Grille proved its the best steak in DC. Tony my waiter was his usual personable and efficient self, with another great wine recommendation. "
    Dined on 4/30/2014
  • "Its just amazing. AMAZING! And the waitress was very nice when they were busy and my friend and I wanted to catch up. We hogged the table and she did not complain or pressure. As always, the best steak experience in the city hands down! "
    Dined on 4/30/2014