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

Great evening

S
Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

The food quality was not the same this visit. The beans were flavorless, the fries were undercooked. The quality of the meat was fantastic as always, but mine was served in a plate that had clearly been in the freezer. I asked for a
Pittsburgh style cold center, not cold outside. After years ordering my steak like this, first time they have done this. Not sure if I was supposed to put my beans and fries on this cold plate?

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome as always!

TD
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It’s always a predictable and fabulous experience. Never disappoints... which is why we always come back. Best steak house in the city, period.

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

Craig (I believe I have the right name for our waiter) was great. We had a wonderful time and the food was excellent, as always.

MP
Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Best waiter ever, Abdul. Loved the atmosphere but the food was good.

OT
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Abdul is an awesome waiter and made our Anniversary amazing!

AT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service and food!!!

A
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Our service was excellent, thanks to Curt. It was a business meeting and he did not hover nor interrupt several times asking if “everything okay”. Very much appreciated.

T
Washington DC
76 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Capital Grill in Chevy Chase continues to provide excellent service. It's my favorite luncheon place that I always go to during my ME Day.

w
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on September 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

excellent dinner
excellent service
food fresh
timely
waiter attentive
staff excellent

C
Washington DC
24 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service, food and drinks were great. I recommend it for all occasions.

SD
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Our server, Abdul, was impeccable. It was our wedding anniversary so I didn't want to push the matter, but my "Cajun Ribeye" arrived with seemingly zero seasoning. I was wanting to try blackened (having previously tried au poivre), but this was not a traditional iron-skillet blackening ... but also had no spiciness at all. Abdul was quick to take it back and re-work it. My first thought was, once a steak comes off of the grill it cannot be re-cooked and maintain its quality ... but this was Capital Grille so I had faith. While it came back with Cajun spice this time, it just wasn't the same -- a noticeable amount of its original tenderness had toughened. Although I was trying to wear a poker face (again, not to cause a hassle AND enjoy this time with my wife), Abdul could just tell that I was not loving the steak so he brought me a tasty dipping sauce. That helped a little.

Before our meal, he brought us a nice little cup of Autumn soup (compliments of the chef) and their "Happy Anniversary" sampler of creme brule cheesecake and flourless chocolate cake were a nice light finishing touch. I've learned my lesson on the steak -- stick with what I already know to be good.

OT
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The atmosphere was great. The service was extraordinary. Food was amazing and our server Mustapha J was one of the best. Loved this location.

HL
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We went to celebrate my friend's birthday. I informed the restaurant of her birthday ahead of time and they laid confetti on the table as well as wrote a nice note to her. It was a great birthday experience for my friend and one that encourages me to celebrate all birthdays here. Marcquette was our server and he was fantastic as well - extremely friendly, welcoming, and knowledgable. My friend and I both had steaks - they were cooked perfectly and the sides were delicious as well.

MS
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Agne ALWAYS makes it a pleasurable dining experience!

e
Washington DC
14 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall 5food 3service 5ambience 5

Great food as always and our waitress was super friendly and professional.

BM
Miami
34 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Celebrated my son’s birthday there. Capital Grill never disappoints! Consistently great food and service.

M
Chicago
12 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

I have eaten at Capital Grille restaurants in other cities and the food has been outstanding, especially the bone in ribeye steak which I love. While I was excited to try the ribeye steak here and had recommended the ribeye steak to three of my relatives who were with me, I was sorely disappointed in the meal. The steaks were tasteless and flavorless. We took most of it with us and had to season it to make it eatable. The lobster mac and cheese was good. The waiters were also good. While I will continue to dine at Capital Grille, I will not be dining at this particular location.

TB
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food and service is always great
Heather is our favorite server!

L
Washington DC
42 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent as usual.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was a great night, we were treated as if we were regulars, the staff was great, the food was great and Ian was the best waiter I’ve ever had.

OT
Richmond
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service was great, perfect place to catch up with family.

OT
Charlotte
15 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding service, excellent food! Always a great dining experience at Capital Grille!

AS
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our server was absolutely awesome.
He was very personable.

EE
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had an outstanding time! Abdul always provides outstanding service and your food is top notch. My mother was recently diagnosed with cancer and her first cycle of chemotherapy was the evening we visited you. We came directly from the hospital since my mom had enough energy and was using the thought of dining with you as her happy thought during her five hour treatment. You didn’t disappoint! Abdul even whipped up a festive looking non-alcoholic drink for my mom so we could toast her health and successful first cycle of chemo. He also treated us to dessert, which we all thoroughly enjoyed! His warmth, thoughtfulness, and positive energy as well as your incredible food was a light during a one month long period that has been one of the toughest we’ve experienced as a family. We are already looking forward to celebrating my mom’s birthday with Abdul at the Capital Grille in October!

KD
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing service and delicious food! It was my birthday and the card and birthday dessert were such fantastic gestures! Tyler was our waiter and he was simply wonderful! We can’t wait to return for another special occasion!

OT
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of the finest dining experiences in the DC area!!!’

OT
Washington DC
19 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic good and service.

b
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great last dinner with our son before college

F
Washington DC
12 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Server was excellent. Pleasant and informative. Food was wonderful and prepared exactly as we requested.

f
Washington DC
70 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a wonderful time at the Capital Grille. The food was fabulous. Two of us ordered the steak/lobster tail combination and the other two ordered steaks. We added several sides including brussel sprouts, asparagus, mashed potatoes and wild mushrooms. We weren't able to finish everything (the portions are generous) but we loved what we ate. Capital Grille also has a wine special in progress. For $20/person you can choose one or all of eight wine selections and have as much as you want of each. (Uber or Lyft transportation is recommended for those exercising this option or, perhaps, a designated driver.) The desserts were outstanding. We all shared two choices; the chocolate cake with ice cream and the apple strudel with ice cream. The service from our waiter, Abdul H. was impeccable. Every one of us was delighted and hope to return soon.

OT
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Curt is always outstanding - we are repeat customers just for his service and hospitality. Best steakhouse and service in the DMV

FS
Milwaukee
3 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and service

GL
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was delicious and the service was exceptional. Abdul is the best!

FB
Washington DC
35 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent, as always. Service excellent.

OT
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was so awesome the service was excellent we had a server name Linda she was absolutely phenomenal . I would go back there again and again and recommend it to whoever was in town!

SK
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was great, service was great ! All staff were nice and the atmosphere was perfect ! Clean tableware and silverware! My first time here and I will be back !

DB
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My daughter treated me to a dinner at Capital Grille to celebrate my retirement, and what a treat it was! I enjoyed the best meal I've had in a very long time. The food was superb, and the wait staff was attentive and friendly. If you go, don't miss the flourless chocolate dessert - worth every calorie!!

DN
Baltimore
9 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was our

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