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The Capital Grille - Fairfax, Fairfax, VA

The Capital Grille - Fairfax

4.8
4.8
417 Reviews
$50 and over
Steakhouse
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 350 selections awakens your inner sommelier.

Polite Notice - To better deliver on our promise of a refined atmosphere, proper dress is required. Thank you for not wearing: athletic shorts, uncovered sports bras or other bra-style tops, excessively revealing clothing or exposed undergarments, or any clothing with offensive language or images. Men’s shirts must have sleeves. Athletic leggings, joggers or sweatpants are welcome in our lounge area.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 42 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Elegant Dining

  • Cuisines

    Steakhouse, Seafood, American

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch Mon–Fri 11:30 am–4:00 pm Dinner Mon–Thu 4:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri 4:00 pm–11:00 pm Sat 5:00 pm–11:00 pm Sun 5:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (703) 259-5010

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Private party facilities

    The Capital Grille offers private dining accommodations for up to 200 guests. From making formal business proposals to making toasts with a gathering of friends, we can help you flawlessly pull off any private event.

  • Private party contact

    Ali Nunes: (703) 259-5010

What 417 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.9Service
  • 4.8Ambience
  • 4.5Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Washington, D.C. Area

    Steakhouse

  • Virginia - DC Suburbs

    Steakhouse

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  1. LT

    LuanneT

    Washington DC

    97 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    97 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Glad to see a restaurant of this caliber within blocks of home! Enjoyed all the wonderful food and the attentive service. We'll be back!
  2. PH

    PaulH

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    It was a great evening with my daughter. The service was very attentive (Saul .. I recommend him) and the drinks/food were well prepared and well presented. The only 3-star rating was because the restaurant is very 'active' and the overall noise level higher than other fine-dining locations. But if you want a bustling and active evening, this place will work nicely.
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our dinner experience perfect!
  4. RK

    RichnKathy

    Washington DC

    49 reviews

    5.0

    49 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My wife and I had just returned from Florida and booked a reservation because it was my birthday. As always, the food, service and the entire experience was awesome!! I felt like a King!! Thanks for making my day memorable!!
  5. MS

    MichaelS

    Washington DC

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 28, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Our service was great but I have to say my meal was not what I am accustomed to at Capital Grill. I ordered a cheeseburger for the first time and for the price it was just average. Probably should have ordered a steak instead. My friends who were with me really enjoyed their meals. I also really appreciate the celebration for my friend who was retiring which was a very nice touch.
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 27, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Always enjoy booth seating at the kitchen window……
  7. S

    Sheilmal

    Washington DC

    83 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    83 reviews

    Dined on June 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was wonderful! Our server, Ryan was great. We like Ruth Chris but the capital grill is our new favorite.
  8. FS

    FerSuarez

    Atlanta

    93 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    93 reviews

    Dined on June 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic as usual! Steak was properly cooked and the service was outstanding.
  9. TB

    ThomasB

    Washington DC

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on June 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Outstanding! It started with our excellent server Raul and finished with a graciously complimentary dessert for our anniversary. We can't wait to visit again.
  10. C

    Chip

    Washington DC

    44 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    44 reviews

    Dined on June 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The Capital Grille always has great food, but on this visit we were celebrating our wedding anniversary and the service was outstanding. The Capital Grille is now our "go to" place for special events!
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Antonio

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    What a fabulous dining experience. Our service team was attentive and spot on in every way. The food was impeccable and the ambiance was charming. I can't wait to dine here again.
  12. MK

    MariaK

    Washington DC

    72 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    72 reviews

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience4
    We did experience a nice evening. Be patient with the service, they were polite but needed more help. Food was good and prepared to our liking. It took awhile to close out our bill.
  13. k

    kiwivic

    Washington DC

    8 reviews

    1.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall1food1service2ambience2
    This restaurant is way overrated. When we arrived there , there were at least 12 parking spots blocked for valet and they remained empty when we left. This seems strange for a restaurant that’s in a shopping center with parking. The appetizer of bacon was terrible. My daughter ordered two virgin Mojito‘s and we were charged $13 per drink. The steak was marginal and the desserts were downright horrible. I’m sorry I cheated on you Ruth’s Chris. I promise never again. 😂
  14. l

    lisaf

    Washington DC

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Father’s Day
  15. P

    Prills

    Washington DC

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Order the tuna tartar it’s always great. The new cocktails were great.
  16. S

    Shan

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Highly attentive staff, excellent food, wonderful ambiance, and very clean bathrooms!
  17. H

    Happymeal

    Washington DC

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall5food1service5ambience5
    Unfortunately it was a first, my ny strip was about 40 % fat and over cooked. All the rest of our food was perfect as usual
  18. V

    Vienns

    Washington DC

    42 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    42 reviews

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was excellent. Service was outstanding. Look forward to next visit
  19. A

    Awesome

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was fantastic, service impeccable! We will be back
  20. AW

    AmW985

    Washington DC

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Like always, the food was amazing and our waistress, Zoey, is still the reason we keep coming back. She always makes our family feel welcomed and special. She also provides us with the best insights on what to eat and wine or beverage to pair it with. Fantastic everytime!
  21. PE

    PEPorter

    Atlanta

    20 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on June 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our dinner experience was amazing. First time at this location and it didn’t disappoint. Our waiter provided a 5 star experience. We will be back!
  22. AS

    AmandaS

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We booked the Grille for our 17th anniversary and had an amazing evening. Our waiter was fantastic and attentive, the food amazing, and the wine list extensive. Well worth the visit.
  23. r

    robinm

    Washington DC

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on June 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Hubby and I needed a quiet night out. Capital Grille NEVER disappoints.
  24. VO

    VincentO

    Washington DC

    5 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on June 16, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience3
    Johnny, our server, was outstanding as usual. The restaurant was busier than our last time there and therefore nosier and servers seemed rushed.
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We were celebrating our wedding anniversary. We were greeted with “happy anniversary” by the staff and a special note on our table from the management. Our server, Gerardo Gonzalez did an exceptional job in making the evening extra special. He had been our server previously and mentioned that to us as he welcomed us back. We really enjoyed his enthusiasm and the special dessert he presented to us. If you are looking for an exceptional dining experience, Gerardo is the waiter and the Capital Grille is the restaurant!
  26. WS

    WilliamS

    Birmingham

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful place to celebrate our 25th anniversary!
  27. SS

    ShirlS

    Washington DC

    63 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    63 reviews

    Dined on June 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My second time at this location and it was even better than the first. It is an excellent restaurant on every level - the ambience, the server, the food and the wine choices are all outstanding. The first time we went with the luncheon specials but this time we went for the filet mignon which was cooked to perfection. The prices are very reasonable - especially for such quality food. I highly recommend The Capital Grille - Fairfax!
  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    22 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on June 9, 2022

    overall5food1service5ambience5
    My steak was dry
  29. M

    Mike

    Washington DC

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on June 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent. Capital Grille and Latisha made our evening a perfect experience.
  30. MS

    MarquettS

    Washington DC

    35 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    35 reviews

    Dined on June 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, great food, great experience… This location never disappoints…
  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Zoe made us feel welcome and offered great service
  32. B

    Boozehound

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was our first visit to the Fair Lakes location. Service was as amazing as the food. We will return!
  33. G

    Goodfood

    Washington DC

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on May 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Parker was exceptional and recommended the seared Tuna which turned out to be probably the best dish ever!
  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was last minute this reservation and boy did they make it very special. I was shell shocked! The experience was truly unforgettable! The server deserves an Oscar or a tony he was beyond hospitable!
  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very ambient atmosphere, great service, delicious food and drinks, and a great place to spend a fun fine dining evening with friends and family over the Memorial Day weekend. Our server Mussie was top notch, very attentive, spot on with recommendations, absolutely professional, and thoughtful. Keep up with the wonderful positive and beautiful personality, Mussie!
  36. RK

    RichnKathy

    Washington DC

    50 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    50 reviews

    Dined on May 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had an excellent time Saturday night as we always do at Capital Grille. The food was excellent, the service was awesome (Thanks George!) and the entire staff made us feel welcome. It’s the main reason why it’s our go to restaurant to celebrate or just to have a nice night out!!
  37. S

    Sansu

    Richmond

    41 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    41 reviews

    Dined on May 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    RAUL WAS EXCELLENT! AWESOME CUSTOMER SERVICE...EXCEPTIONAL
  38. DC

    DavidC

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 27, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    A must see spot in the heart of Fairfax
  39. SB

    ShariB

    Washington DC

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on May 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    First time visiting here and Raul was a wonderful waiter. He was very accommodating and made my sons and my birthday special. Food was very good as well. I would highly recommend The Capital Grille.
  40. IF

    ItalianFoodLover

    Washington DC

    118 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    118 reviews

    Dined on May 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely fabulous! We were there celebrating our wedding anniversary. The table was set with heart-shaped sparkling confetti and a beautiful long stem red rose. The wine, cocktails and food selections were wonderful. Loved the iPad beverage menu t browse and select. We had the lobster/crab cakes as an appetizer. Then filet and grilled lamb chops for main entrees and the lobster mac & cheese to split. yes, it's pricy but sooo good! Finished the evening with crème brulee. Our server did a fabulous job with recommendations and pacing the evening. We should have listened to him and gotten the coconut cream pie for dessert. Lol. Definitely recommend this restaurant. We will be back!

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
    • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Staff temperature check required

FAQs

The Capital Grille - Fairfax is rated 4.8 stars by 417 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 42 times today
Google Map for The Capital Grille - Fairfax

12169 Fair Lakes Promenade Dr Fairfax, VA 22033-3979

Additional information

  • Neighborhood

    Fairfax

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch Mon–Fri 11:30 am–4:00 pm Dinner Mon–Thu 4:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri 4:00 pm–11:00 pm Sat 5:00 pm–11:00 pm Sun 5:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Steakhouse, Seafood, American

  • Dining style

    Elegant Dining

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Parking details

    Located in the Fair Lakes Promenade, west of Fair Oaks Mall

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wine

  • Phone number

    (703) 259-5010

  • Private party facilities

    The Capital Grille offers private dining accommodations for up to 200 guests. From making formal business proposals to making toasts with a gathering of friends, we can help you flawlessly pull off any private event.

  • Private party contact

    Ali Nunes: (703) 259-5010

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