The Capital Grille - Fairfax

4.7
79 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 79 people are saying
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97% of people would recommend it to a friend
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CarolineC
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We treated our granddaughter to a special dinner for her 18th birthday and we all loved it! The food was delicious, and the setting and ambience lovely. It was a very pleasant and special evening. We were pleased to be able to hear each other very easily.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a waiter who may have been a little inexperienced but he did an awesome job! Everything was what I’d expect from the Capital Grill.

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vipRonF
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding in every way. Especially service.

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vipfoodlover
Washington DC
55 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great meal - great service

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GlutenfreeVA
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and great service team at the Fairfax location. Everyone was friendly, and helpful with food allergies. The food and atmosphere were enjoyable. The table had a hand written note card and some confetti for my husband’s birthday. We commented that we felt like we were on a cruise ship enjoying our dinner. We tried the porcini-rubbed ribeye and the sliced filet with onions and mushrooms. steaks, several appetizers including the lobster and crab cakes, thick sliced bacon with tomato jam and the crab cocktail. My husband said the bread and the lobster crab cakes were amazing but I could not try those items due to my gluten sensitivity. My husband tried the coconut creme pie. We split a great creme brûlée. The chocolate flourless cake is a decadent gluten free option that is a must! Everything was on point! We look forward to going back for lunch and trying other options on the dinner menu. Our waiter Billy was exceptional!

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RichnKathy
Washington DC
42 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was our first visit to the Fairfax location and it was a winner!! The food was excellent and the service was spectacular! We highly recommend it to anyone who wants to have a memorable dining experience!!

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Bucky
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our first time to the new Capital Grille in Fairfax and it was fantastic. We were gratuitously greeted and seated. Our waiter was the best! Gave us plenty of time to have a drink and chat before ordering. Food was delivered with enough time to enjoy each coarse. We'll definitely be back many times!!

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vipBoringMenu
Chicago
15 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service were amazing. We were just annoyed by a group that was being very loud. I would recommend seating large groups of people somewhere other than in the middle of the restaurant. It made the experience less enjoyable having to hear loud talk and comments, and laughing. Glad they were having fun, but it got on our nerves.

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ahmadA
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Overall experience was very good. They ran out of an item that we ordered but learned of it after we had placed the order. Our meals took a while to get to us as well.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Son engagement

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Georgi was excellent!

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Joey
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely restaurant, much like the one at Tysons. Amiable staff and attentive waiter.

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vipmimi
Washington DC
59 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

WOW....what a wonderful experience ...they had very special treats for our anniversary..the food was amazing...and the service also (ask for Jacqueline ;) the building is beautiful inside and out !! Brooklyn (a manager ) came over to our table and was delightful also ...A Fabulous NIGHT !!

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a fantastic dinner. It was a birthday celebration and the meal as well as the acknowledgment of the birthday was awesome! The steak was amazing. The staff, from valet to wait staff, was accommodating as well.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent
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EdwinR
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience5

Very dissatisfied. (1) Server poured first glass of wine, then I had to pour remaining drinks. (2) server retired my guest’s plate while I was not finished with mine…didn’t even ask…just grabbed it.
So far I can take these. But the worst part is that I ordered medium rare steak and it was cooked medium. This is unacceptable in a pricey restaurant

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vipAwful
Washington DC
69 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience4

The air vents are the ceiling. We were freezing.music included songs which were annoying. The meet was a bit overcooked and the sides were cold . Not the most attentive service. Hopefully they will get their act together soon

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Hedo14
Washington DC
19 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was an excellent restaurant to pick for a evening with friends. The steaks were excellent as was the wait staff, very professional. The food arrived on time and we were not rushed. I highly recommend the new Capital Grill in Fairfax, Va.

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vipHank
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The entire staff led by manager Mattheu Bess was welcoming and hospitable.

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RosemaryB
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lunch was a birthday celebration for our daughter. It could not have been more delightful. The food was delicious and Mr. Daniel our server was excellent. We will return. The new location is beautifully appointed. Well done.

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vipAndreaH
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Love the restaurant but service was VERY slow and the shrimp was dry and all the steaks were burned on one side. We had to ask our waiter to find someone to clear our table 10 minutes after we were all done with our meal and then still had to wait to order dessert. Also managerial staff was yelling across the restaurant to each other which was distracting from our experience. Waiter was friendly and the restaurant was beautiful and the food was mostly very good - I think they are just still working out the kinks in managing the experience. Even though this experience was mediocre I will go back

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David
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thank you for birthday greetings. Was a great dining experience

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The restaurant provided a wonderful memory for our anniversary! Many special touches including champagne, dessert, and flowers. We will definitely return!

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vipFrankA
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and quality food and drinks. I look forward to my next visit.

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LeslieK
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on July 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our first visit to this new location. We were impressed. The food was delicious as always and the service was great.

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qlafferty
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So happy to have The Capital Grille in Fairfax. The food was great and the new location is so accessible for us that are a little further out from DC.

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CraigB
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The whole experience was great. Servers are super kind and food was delicious. Way better than the one in DC as the building is warm and modern. Can’t wait to go again.

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vipSheilmal
Washington DC
64 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was good. Service great!

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ThomasG
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food and service (Waiter - Young) was outstanding. Everything from the appetizers to dessert to include one of the best cappuccino I have ever had. Highly recommend the South African lobster tail as an add on or meal. They are fantastic.

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CharlieC
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on July 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The occasion was my wife's 83d birthday and also our first experience at the brand new Capital Grill in Fair Oaks. The experience was absolutely delightful from start to finish. All of the staff we interacted with were most solicitous. The meal was outstanding, and the "extras" (red long stemmed rose for my wife and scrumptious special "Happy Birthday" dessert) made for a perfect celebratory evening. Many, many thanks for such a marvelous evening!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Georgi was excellent!

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DT15
Washington DC
20 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lamb chops were the best and most tender I have ever had. Everyone enjoyed their meals and the service was great! Nice addition to the area.

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SusanB
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on July 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a birthday meal—we had a wonderful time.

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AL42
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Service was fantastic. Johnny was a great server.

Would recommend the Lamb. Would probably come back just for the lamb.

Ribeye was great but nothing that stands out(as compared to other restaurants). Dry aged NY Strip would not recommend (or I just got a bad one)

Also - not sure if its just the day I picked, but it was too noisy for me.

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ScottP
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Food was very good and the service was excellent, but a little pricey. Overall we enjoyed it very much.

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CliftonFoodie
Richmond
2 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time at the new location for CG. It was well worth it. The restaurant is well designed and the staff is extraordinary. The food was delicious and served in a timely fashion. Our server, Johnny, was fantastic and took great care of us. Will definitely return.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous food, service & ambiance

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vipChristopherE
Richmond
51 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Our service was outstanding the food was good and the ambiance was amazing

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vipRonzo
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on June 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server Henry, was awesome.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on June 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Henry our waiter was GREAT!

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The Capital Grille - Fairfax is rated 4.7 stars by 79 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.