The Capital Grille - Chevy Chase

4.8
1921 reviews
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Steakhouse
You are cordially invited to be wined, dined, and dazzled at The Capital Grille. Enjoy nationally renowned steaks — dry aged and hand-cut on premises by the restaurant's own butchers — the freshest of seafood, creative sides, and irresistible desserts prepared on-site every day. All accompanied by an acclaimed wine list, carefully curated by The Capital Grille's Sommelier, featuring more than 350 labels from around the world. Experience gracious, anticipatory service in the comfortable, sophisticated dining room, or host a flawless event in a private dining room appointed with a full complement of state-of-the-art media technology. A memorable evening or afternoon of fine dining awaits at The Capital Grille.

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1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food

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CC
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was excellent. The Fillet was lean as can be and very flavorful. All sides were excellent too. Service was fast and great.

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OP
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

but the food need improvement. maybe because the place was very busy so the kitchen is trying to get the food out asap

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SB
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The Capitol Grille always provide excellent service especially if you are celebrating something special. Me and my family came here for my birthday in January and for our Valentine’s Day dinner. Excellent service both times!

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Cleveland
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was my first time at Capitol Grille, and I was impressed! Excellent service and Great Food! I will go back!

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GA
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our server, Michelle was amazing! Wonderful experience.

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BH
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was great! But when ordering my wife's meal, our waiter suggested her to try the lobster without knowing it was going to be huge and without informing us on the price. Some waiters really just want to push and sell you more than what you're asking for. But overall everything was good, I just think the staff need to inform the guest the sizing and costs of what they are recommending.

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RA
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 4food 2service 3ambience 3

Steak came out wrong twice. Manger had to make us get up because he had to go on utility closet behind table. Been there many times . A bit disappointed

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LB
Washington DC
37 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

It was Valentines Day evening. The ambiance was lovely with delicious food and very good service.
We always enjoy the Capitol Grill.

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j
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

It was Valentines Evening and the restaurant was using every available table and space. It was packed. Food was spot on as usual but being so crowded, felt hurried. We’ll be back. Can’t beat the CapitslGtill but maybe it on a holiday. Thanks.

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OT
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Everything was pretty good. Don’t except to have a dinner for two under 100$

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FN
Washington DC
59 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always delicious and reliable- love this place!

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P
Charleston
6 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

We again enjoyed our experience at The Capital Grille. Excellent food and ambiance. We ordered a side of green beans and the server did not mention the salmon dish came on a bed of green beans. So we had more than enough green beans rather than being given the option of alternate side dish.

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OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on February 11, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 5

We are longtime repeat customers. Our table location was drafty to start off. Our waiter was young and probably very inexperienced. Our daughter's order was incorrect and she had to wait 15 minutes....with no compensation. Even Outback acknowledges a royal mess up with a comp meal. At $55 you would at least expect dessert? Took forever to get our son's Birthday treat. We were there for a happy occasion so we did not voice our complaints. Probably will go to The Prime Rib next time.....

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MP
Washington DC
25 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Special occasion family dinner at The Capital Grille - Chevy Chase did not disappoint. Food and steaks were cooked to perfection and received special service for the occasion. Cost seemed high, particularly since we brought our own wine selections.

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DO
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food. Filets were cooked perfectly. Our server Charlotte was very helpful w menu selections and prompt service.

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OT
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The Plates are a fantastic option for lunch.

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LA
Washington DC
49 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

This is the eighth time I’ve been here for lunch. The food is always good, the salmon yesterday was very good, though the portion was somewhat small. The side salad with mixed greens was also good. Getting a bit on the pricey side, $20 for my meal. Service is always great and they’re fresh made grapefruit soda was wonderful.

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OT
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Beautiful food, warm and attentive service with an impeccable management team.. to me is a MUST in DC if you like a top notch steak...

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S
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Very good meal, superb service and excellent attention. Overall experience, excellent, one exception was the hostess desk- unfamiliar with regulars and did not honor our request for our usual booth in the bar.
Thank you for your continued service and neighborhood excellence.

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S
Philadelphia
14 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Classy dining. Excellent cuisine, fashionably presented by attentive staff. Private booths good for conversation. I'd definitely come back again.

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K
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 2ambience 5

I love The Capital Grille and go often when I want to make it a special night. The ambiance, like always, was wonderful in a very nicely located booth. The food was delicious, in fact, better than last time I was there. My big disappointment was service. Our waiter not only felt scripted in his interaction but he was deliberately vague when it came to explaining pricing of the evening specials. I paid twice as much as I expected for my entree. He just seemed pushy which was a real turn-off.

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L
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolute perfection in every way.It was a birthday lunch.
My friend was made to feel very special, by the waiter, and the rest of the staff!

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RM
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Superb service! Great menu! Food was well prepared and tasty.

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F
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on January 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As always, the food at the Capital Grill was superb. Our waiter was attentive yet not overbearing, and we had a totally enjoyable evening.

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FB
Washington DC
18 reviews
Dined on January 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Server was excellent

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SW
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on January 20, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Marcquette was a fantastic server who made sure we had everything we needed and wanted. He was able to explain everything on the menu with great detail as we made our decision and was so friendly. Food was good as usual, and it's hard to beat the value of the restaurant week menu price!

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DT
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Excellent service, especially considering it was restaurant week when servers sometimes are not as pleasant because the meal is discounted.

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JW
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our meal was great and our waiter Charles M went above and beyond to make it an exceptional dining experience

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MP
1 review
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our waiter, Tyler, was phenomenal. He provided us with excellent service and information on a few different food options. The food was excellent, best steak we have ever had. We most definitely will be returning and hope to have Tyler as our server.

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OT
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent customer service my server was awesome.

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S
Washington DC
16 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

One person filet was not good. Sent back replacement was better, never had this happrn

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G
Jacksonville
6 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic food and service. Great steak house.

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OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on January 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very enjoyable. Waiter Charles M. very attentive. It was restaurant week. I’ll be back. Great atmosphere

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WJ
1 review
Dined on January 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Nikki was outstanding!!!
She accomdated all our needs.
She kept the food coming. She was very professional and consistent.
Please let her know , 10🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟

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OT
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

The menu for restaurant week is an incredible value and the lobster Mac And cheese is excellent. I do wish they had a sitting area for guests waiting for their table. The tiny lobby area was packed with people and no place to sit. It seemed like everywhere you stood you were in the way of the hostesses and servers due to the lack of a proper waiting area. Overall the experience was great. The food was tasty and I would definitely return.

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OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on January 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service and special attention for birthday dinner.

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A
Washington DC
104 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Capital Grille in Friendship Heights (Chevy Chase) is a joy. We often eat in the bar, but we booked a table during Restaurant Week and dined with friends. I had been there earlier in the week for lunch and both experiences were stellar. In fact, I liked our server (Marquette) so much that I requested him when we visited for dinner a few days later. The service was impeccable--Marquette was attentive without being intrusive, water glasses and wine glasses refilled when needed--a delightful experience!

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D
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Because it was restaurant week, the restaurant was packed! Even on a Wednesday. I had asked on my Open Table reservation to be seated at a table, not a booth. When we were shown to our table, it was a booth. The staffer asked us to wait until a table opened. After several minutes with no open tables, he suggested we might sit at a table that was not being used because (I think) it was at the edge of the dining room and a hallway. At that point, we decided to accept that table.
While we were eating dinner -- which was very good -- the staffer came to the table, apologized for not noticing our request concerning the booth, and comped our meals! That was amazing! My feeling about the Capital Grille from the few times we have been there is that it is very professionally run, and giving us free meals for our inconvenience was a true mark of their professionalism and high level of customer service!

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E
Washington DC
83 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 5

I went there for lunch to participate in Restaurant Week. Otherwise, it is too expensive for my pocketbook.
If someone else is footing the bill, I would go more often.

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