The Capital Grille - Chevy Chase

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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. Download our mobile app to see today's wine list and pairings curated by our Sommelier, make reservations, view upcoming events and purchase gift cards. Anytime, anywhere.
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4.8
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4.7
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k
Washington DC
41 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and amazing food! Extra complimentary dessert for our birthday celebration!!!

OT
Minneapolis
5 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious as always

b
Washington DC
26 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our thanks to Mel for his outstanding service, making the celebration of my wife's birthday all that much more special!

DM
Washington DC
12 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, we enjoyed a delightful dinner at The Capital Grill. The food and service were, as always, very good. While we would prefer a more modern decorating scheme, the interior is attractive enough despite having only old portraits of men displayed but perhaps I might have missed portraits of women? We will return, I am sure, to celebrate other special occasions.

E
Baltimore
17 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Celebrated my mother-in-law’s birthday. Andrew was a wonderful server and made sure she was especially cared for. Food and overall experience was great.

m
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was good. It a very nice place to go for a date.

CS
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall3food4service4ambience3

Unpleasant ( to us) and too loud music made it hard for our table to relax, converse and enjoy the dining experience.


Caesar salad sub, subpar for a fine restaurant.

f
Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Meal was fantastic. The service was equally good!

OT
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Valentine’s Day

TC
Houston
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience5

Day date with hubby for Valentines Day. Overall the food was good, my steak was a little overcooked. The service was excellent and we enjoyed our time together.

NA
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Retirement Celebration

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OT
Washington DC
13 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience for a birthday celebration. Food, service and ambiance all top notch!

f
Washington DC
60 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful night! Thank you for the amazing seating placement, it was perfect for our (loud) group! :) service was great and as always, our food was terrific! One of my absolute favorite places for special events in the area!!

AK
Washington DC
409 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Worked with John at the bar. He is by far one of the best individuals I have worked with at Capital Grille, and I have been coming for over 10 years. Definitely made the night that much more special! Thanks

e
Washington DC
48 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience4

Usually we love eating here but this time for our son’s high school graduation it was disappointing. After lovely and delicious meals this past summer and fall, I’m not sure if we’ll be back. The restaurant was busy but not completely full. There was no reason for poor service. Steaks were all undercooked even though we order the same there before and after the food was served the server did not return in a timely manner to check leaving our party almost finished while others were waiting on steak. In addition my husband and I ordered wine by the glass and were served each other’s. The only time the server was efficient was when he came to pick up the check after we paid.

NY
Washington DC
116 reviews
Dined on February 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A wonderful meal with great food and excellent service.

M
Washington DC
128 reviews
Dined on February 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The BEST restaurant with outstanding personal
Great for private parties

OT
El Paso
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service and food outstanding. Atmosphere prefect

OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Wonderful steak & lobster bisque. Latte was also great after dinner

KD
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server Gorgio was fantastic. Professional with excellent communication skills and ability to establish easy rapport with us. He was attentive, timely, thoughtful, and gracious. Thank you Gorgio!

c
Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was my mother’s 94th birthday. The hosts and severs were very solicitous and patient. Our party number went up and then down and they didn’t blink. Food delicious!

PC
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Phenomenal service. We sat across from the kitchen. it was a late reservation but it was still quiet. The sea bass was delicious. Cooked perfectly.

C
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Generally have a very good experience. Love the Cast Iron Garlic Shrimp, my steak was cooked to perfection, and the Brussels were supreme. My one issue had to do with my salad. I ordered the Roasted Beet and Goat Cheese salad. Frankly I think I got a substitution. My beets tasted more like pickled beets and I could not find any trace of roasted pistachios. I probably should have said something, but I did not want to disturb the flow of the dinner. I didn't view it as a big deal, but it's something to note.

JW
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great food nice environment

TB
Washington DC
40 reviews
Dined on January 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Unequaled decor, comfortable and subdued setting, with quality of the appetizers, entrees, side dishes and service without equal in the DELMARVA area. We come here frequently, and always bring out-of-area guests as well.

CA
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on January 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Can’t go wrong here! Excellent meal every time and excellent service.

d
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on January 20, 2020
Overall3food5service2ambience4

Ive dined at this location, as well as other Capital Grilles . This recent visit was not up to prior level of service. The restaurant was not crowded or busy. There was more that sufficient staff--our server was slow, inattentive and often unable to be found . Food had to be returned---one salad was not fresh, one was served with ingredients the guest is allergic to. AND the server was told TWICE about the allergies. It took a huge effort to find him, get his attention to correct both problems. I had to get up, walk to the kitchen myself to have the salad made correctly!

Courses were served, and had to wait a long time for eating utensils to be provided. We had to "ask" for forks.

One guest wanted fresh ground pepper for her salad--our server was holding the pepper mill, and stopped to have an extremely long conversation with diner at another table---a table he was not covering. Eventually I got up , walked over to him to pull him away from being distracted and over social--to have him take care of the requests and needs at my table--one that was his responsibility.

Coffee was served by another wait staff person--with out spoons, sweeteners, cream or milk.. Just left the coffee on table and left.

The manager was passing by , and cheerily asked --is everything ok. He seemed surprised when I said NO , and needed his assistance for basics items --like spoons.

Because the server was slow, distracted, and missing often , lunch took over 3.5 hours --- not acceptable.

Id love an explanation from management--until then I will choose a different establishment in with to dine with clients . The service and incorrect orders were an embarrassment

P
Washington DC
30 reviews
Dined on January 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Took my family for a post-holidays lunch and we were seated in a great booth near the windows. The staff quickly ensured we were comfortable and took our drink orders. They were attentive but far from overbearing. I've always had great service at Capital Grill -- Chevy Chase. Our meals were perfectly prepared and I can't wait to get back. Well done!!

FB
Washington DC
64 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Server excellent. Food excellent, as always.

S
Washington DC
31 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My wife and I were there for restaurant week. We decided to eat at the bar, which is our comfort place. We were welcomed at the bar by Jason who's a fantastic bartender. He made us feel at home and was 50% of the reason we loved it. The rest was the food and the ambiance. Everything from the salad to the entree was superb. Well worth the cost.

OT
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good service and excellent food

KL
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall2food2service3ambience4

Steak was burnt on the bottom and not edable. Steak was dry. Green beans were dry as well. Very disappointing. Will not return.

F
Washington DC
14 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was wonderful. Kevin, our waiter, is always pleasant and provides excellent service. We will be back again.

OT
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Friend’s Birthday

j
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I went with my boyfriend and another couple. The food was not only outstanding but the service was incredible. I have had this waiter before and I just know that the last name is Walsh. He is truly top notch!

NY
Washington DC
116 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Another delicious meal at The Capital Grille. Never disappoints.

AI
Washington DC
25 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience5

Not as good as in the past. Food was good, but not great. Server was nice, but he did not show up until 5-10 minutes after our steaks were served. We wanted a sauce on the side. By the time he came, we were finished eating (doggie bag).

CB
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a very nice meal. Good food and service. We needed to change tables because of strong draft. This was accomplished easily.

B
Washington DC
38 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

I love the bar area for dinner but it was super noisy that night

OT
Washington DC
13 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a pleasure and one of my favorite places to eat.