The Capital Grille - Fairfax

4.9
240 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 – For the comfort of all guests and to better deliver on our promise of a refined atmosphere, proper dress is required. Thank you for not wearing: Gym attire, sweatpants, tank tops, hats, clothing with offensive language or images, exposed undergarments.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • 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
What 240 people are saying
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BethR
Washington DC
13 reviews
Dined 19 hours ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Deborah did an excellent job with our service and the food was great!

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PatK
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined 21 hours ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were a group of five and all agreed everything was great!

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NickN
Washington DC
13 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is always excellent and the service is usually very good. This time, our server was excellent. Good conversation, but just long enough to get a feel for his personality without being overly joiny (not a word but you get the point).

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Catherine
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Our waiter, Henry, was fantastic!! The steaks were delicious, and loved the crème brûlée style cheesecake.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
188 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server, Ava, whom I requested for the third time - was wonderful - attentive, friendly and efficient. The restaurant week menu was delicious as expected and I love the new Fairfax branch. The meats are wonderful, as well as the fish - my husband had the salmon - the sides, salads and desserts, also exemplary - looking forward to more lunches and dinners, and restaurant weeks!

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Steve
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Steak was excellent. Best fillet mignon I ever had in 50 years.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We celebrated my husband’s birthday here last night. We were greeting by a very nice parking attendant where we had courtesy parking. The place is new and tastefully done with beautiful art honoring VA artists. We were greeted warmly by the hostess and My husband received birthday greetings. A personalized birthday card was on the table and complimentary champagne followed. The cocktails. Wine and food were delicious but our server was the best part of the meal. She was attentive, warm and made great recommendations. We had a great evening and special birthday.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We celebrated a birthday here. The food was delicious, as always, and the service was spot on. We are quickly becoming regulars.

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vippkk1
Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful evening with friends. Service and food was excellent!

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vipEdnaA
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Monday evening dinner was great. We had two servers and they were engaging. We enjoyed ourselves without feeling we were being rushed.

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PhilipS
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The new Capital Grille continues the fine tradition of the other locations. When we arrived we were pleasantly surprised to find complimentary valet parking. I rate every aspect across the board as outstanding. The service was warm and friendly. The food was amazing. The atmosphere was clearly upscale but not over bearing. We will definitely be back!

Thank you so much to the Capital Grille staff for a wonderful evening!

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WilliamH
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food4service3ambience1

Seated in the main path out of the kitchen. There should not even be a table there at a high end restaurant. Very disappointing.

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vipPJsreview
Washington DC
19 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great evening with friends celebrating my birthday. Everything was perfect. Our server Shantall is the best!!! She made the evening extra special by bringing many surprises...wine, champagne, dessert and a fabulous attitude!

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food4service4ambience5

This was a wonderful evening we had. The restaurant was busy but we did not have to wait too long for the food. The 2nd round of drinks did take a while to come to our table but all in all the food drinks and ambience was good.

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vipBryanV
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I am so glad Capital Grille cam to Fairfax. Being one of the best restaurants in the DC area it will now be easier to get to more often for me

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CristinaJ
Hawaii
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was excellent. Live the special touch for my daughter’s birthday.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall2food2service4ambience4

Disappointing tonight. CG is usually great, but three steaks were improperly cooked and the sides appeared prepped far in advance. Not their best showing, but the server was good and made all the right concessions. Great people there, so I think it was just not their night, at least for our table.

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RichnKathy
Washington DC
44 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have yet to be disappointed when we dine at Capital Grille! Food was delicious and the service was outstanding! We will be back again soon!!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 8, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were there for a birthday celebration. They had birthday confetti on the table when we arrived, which was a really nice touch. Our server was fantastic (unfortunately I can’t remember his name now).

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Great service and delicious food!

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vipIDavis
New York Area
52 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent dinner and great service

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vipTonyV
Washington DC
23 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We booked an early seating at the new Fairfax location on New Year's Eve. We were seated within 10 minutes in a booth. I had a crock of French onion soup -- it was excellent! It was a large crock that could easily satisfy the two of us --but I enjoyed it all knowing full well that my entree of Strip Steak Au Poivre with Courvoisier sauce would take a longer time to enjoy. Delicious! My wife equally enjoyed the cup of clam chowder ---roughly on third the size of my FOS and had the Filet and Lobster tails entree selection. One side of creamed spinach was enough for both of us. We will be back!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
189 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We celebrated New Year's eve at this new addition to the Capital Grill family. Our server, Ana, was excellent - we had asked for her since she had been our server for Thanksgiving, The meal was absolutely delicious, and it was a wonderful celebratory evening. We look forward to visiting again soon and seeing Ana!

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Michele
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went for lunch for my friend’s birthday, which I noted it in the online reservation. Not only did they leave a card on the table for him, they brought a dessert without chocolate, since I noted he was allergic to it in the reservation. This place never disappoints.

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vipNormaS
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great meal! Server was excellent, made great suggestions but not overbearing. Very pleasant atmosphere, not noisy at all. We arrived considerably earlier than our reservation and they seamlessly accommodated us. Will be returning!

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vipMiltJ
Washington DC
20 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Our Anniversary dinner was such a wonderful experience, with rose petals and a rose awaiting us at our table with a thoughtful card. We felt special and the food and service were excellent!

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time we went out for a Christmas Eve dinner and CG made it awesome. “The General” (who we specially requested) went above and beyond as he always does. Souvaire (so?) made the experience and all the service and food was ON POINT ! Thank you for the consistency. We just discovered our new Christmas Eve tradition.

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vipSheilmal
Washington DC
71 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Service was outstanding. Food was good but not too crazy about sides. Don’t like Parmesan fries. will be back

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MaureenK
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service as well as great food.

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vipEatOutRarely
Washington DC
35 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server Khalid was wonderful. The food and drinks were above expectations. We had a great time and will be back!

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vipChristieL
Richmond
2 reviews
Dined on December 17, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Black Tie Margarita was pretty bland, tasted tequila and water only. Steaks and sides were wonderful!

JM
JaniceM
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on December 16, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Management attempted to right the wrongs. Wrong entree came out for husband. Sent meal back then had to wait for husbands meal to be complete. When it came the meat was rare not medium and he could not eat it. Waiter tried to make things right with round of wine and dessert on house. Had to do flag down management to get things right. They ended up sending us home with a new steak and did not charge us for husbands steak.

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vipAaron
Baltimore
4 reviews
Dined on December 16, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Our server Billy was outstanding! Request him during dinner service for great service and good conversation

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vipNOVAFoodies
Richmond
11 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is now our "go to" high-end restaurant in the Fairfax area. The combination of ambiance, great service, and excellent food make it the perfect get-away for a special event or just to escape the hustle and bustle of daily life.

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OpenTable Diner
Oklahoma City
3 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding dining experience… great ambiance, food and service!

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on December 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome service only to be outdone by the food

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vipLynnluvs2dine
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ou waiter Brian was great. We had a great Christmas luncheon. We will be back.

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vipWalt
Washington DC
167 reviews
Dined on December 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great ambiance and venue for a special birthday…from the welcome glass of Prosecco to the birthday surprise at the end. Service was not rushed; food was delicious and nicely plated. Waiter was fluent on both the menu and wine menus but was not pushy in the least.

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oLLoTo
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on December 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great restaurant with awesome staffs for great occasions. I would definitely dine again!

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vipKudos
Washington DC
19 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was 5 star. Thoroughly enjoyed our Waiter, Parker. The new restaurant in Fairfax is terrific. Fairfax needed a sophisticated eatery and Capital Grille delivers. Food preparation was magnifique! Steaks were perfectly cooked. The Tysons location lost our confidence and business years ago (poor culinary talent) so we thought we would give them a shot at their new location here in Fairfax. Our confidence and business has been restored! The Fairfax location management, service and culinary teams should be proud. Well done all! We will return again and again!

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The Capital Grille - Fairfax is rated 4.9 stars by 240 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.