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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Thanksgiving Dinner Special Menus & Offers

We invite you to make our dining room yours on Thanksgiving Day. Alongside our full dinner menu, we'll be offering our Executive Chef's take on Thanksgiving favorites.

Thursday, November 28, 2019

What 2161 People Are Saying
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ES
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome thanks!

SH
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place.

DC
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Great food and service

C
Washington DC
19 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Everything was very nice except my husband was annoyed that the hostess was aloof, not speaking when she took us up in the elevator, and how she sat us. Very unusual for this restaurant.

S
Washington DC
35 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love Wagu and Wine! Nikki was our very excellent waitress. The bartenders dry gin Martini are the best I’ve had.

We are huge CG fans.

A
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience4

We ordered salads but somewhere the order got lost. It was okay, but odd since we saw the waiter write it down. My fish would have been excellent but it was literally drowned in too much butter sauce. Same for the Brussels sprouts, way over-sauced.

JC
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall2food2service1ambience3

Food was not that great...had high expectations for the food but was sadly disappointed. Service was terrible. Will not be back

D
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic meal for a party of 9. The food was perfect and the service was excellent. We were celebrating two birthdays and our guests of honor were definitely well cared for. The steak was great and cooked true to order. The tuna tartar was spectacular. It's not inexpensive, but I felt that we received good value for what we paid.

DD
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great consistent place.

CO
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love the seafood tower in the bar. One of my favorites!

OT
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Capital Grille is a wonderful place to dine.

OT
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of my favorite places to eat. Always enjoy myself and my meal.

JS
Washington DC
15 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous food and service. Best steak house in the DC area. Wife’s birthday and restaurant gave her a car and provided a wonderful complimentary dessert. Will always come back especially for special occasions and Tyler, our waiter, was just the nicest young man.

AA
Detroit
71 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service from Abdul. Steak and tuna were so good along with all the sides. Yummy mini desserts!

C
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Consistently excellent. Happy to recommend to anyone. Connie.

SK
Washington DC
103 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience3

I wish the wonderful steaks were smaller and the prices reasonable but once in a while it is nice to splurge for melt in your mouth steaks.

C
Washington DC
29 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Anniversary.......special table decoration.....special dessert....

DT
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall4food3service5ambience4

Excellent Service. They validate parking. For $52, I expected a better filet mignon. My wife's scallops were excellent though.

p
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience4

ambience and service great but I should have sent my steak back it was over cooked

E
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2019
Overall2food4service3ambience1

We are 2-4 monthly regulars and Keats request the same table. They sat a very noisy booth if 8 next to us and we could not hear ourselves talk and had to be asked to relocate.

B
Washington DC
208 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Consistent. You know what to expect and are not let down. I think it is interesting that Capital Grille acts as a neighborhood restaurant for folks living in the area. It doesn't have a neighborhood ambiance or neighborhood prices. But not surprising as the options are limited.

B
Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everyone was very helpful and professional. We had a baby with us and were treated very kindly. Delicious food, impeccable service, best restaurant for a special occasion or everyday dinning!

J
Washington DC
29 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My go to place for business lunches.

OT
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great evening

S
Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall4food3service5ambience5

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 on October 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome as always!

TD
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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 on October 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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
9 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

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

OT
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Abdul is an awesome waiter and made our Anniversary amazing!

AT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service and food!!!

A
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

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
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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
Overall5food5service5ambience5

excellent dinner
excellent service
food fresh
timely
waiter attentive
staff excellent

C
Washington DC
24 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

SD
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

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
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Agne ALWAYS makes it a pleasurable dining experience!

e
Washington DC
14 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall5food3service5ambience5

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