About The Capital Grille - Chevy Chase

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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5310 Western Avenue
Chevy Chase, MD 20815
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Dining Style:
Fine Dining

Cuisines:
Steakhouse, Steak, Seafood

Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 3:00pm (Bar Menu available from 3:00pm - 4:00pm), Saturday noon - 4:00pm; Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday: 4:00pm - 11:00pm, Saturday: 4:00pm - 11:00pm, Sunday: 4:00pm - 9:00pm


Cross Street:
Wisconsin

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$50 and over

Payment Options
AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(301) 718-7812

Website:
http://www.capitalgrille.com/

Executive Chef:
Alex Garcia

Additional:
Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
For group dining or other special events, please contact the Sales Manager today. Private dining room can hold up to 30 guests.

Private Dining

The Capital Grille offers private dining accommodations for up to 30 guests. From making formal business proposals to making toasts with a gathering of friends, we can help you flawlessly pull off any private event.

The Capital Grille - Chevy Chase Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

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food

4.7

service

4.7

ambience

4.6

value

4.3

Noise

Moderate

97% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (63)
Good for Anniversaries (48)
Good for Birthdays (43)
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Business Meals (40)
Good for a Date (37)
Neighborhood Gem (31)
Great for Lunch (27)
Notable Wine List (26)
Good for Groups (24)
Bar Seating (22)
Fit for Foodies (20)
Romantic (20)
Cozy (18)
Quiet Conversation (18)
Worth the Drive (17)
Casual (13)
Authentic (11)
Handcrafted Cocktails (11)
Pre/post Theatre (8)
Comfort Food (7)
Creative Cuisine (7)
Happy Hour (7)
Vibrant Bar Scene (7)
Fun (6)
People Watching (6)
Sunday Lunch (6)
Hot Spot (6)
Kid-friendly (4)
Disabled Access (4)
Healthy (4)
Good Vegetarian Options (4)
Paleo Friendly (3)
Quick Bite (3)
Seasonal (3)
Great for Brunch (2)
Gluten Free Options (2)
Tasting Menu (2)
Afternoon Tea (1)
Late-night Find (1)
Organic (1)
Great for Outdoor Dining (1)
Scenic View (1)
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·Dined 3 days ago

We have been to Capital Grill of serval occasions and service is always great and food is excellent.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Washington DC)·Dined 4 days ago

Fantastic!!!

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 (Washington DC)·Dined 5 days ago

Ok, to be honest my last two visits the food was just Ok. I went for lunch and had the shrimp and grits and I swear they forgot to season. Do better!

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 (New York Area)·Dined 6 days ago

Great place. Wonderful people and service.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined 6 days ago

Celebrated our 43 wedding anniversary at the CG , food was great and the ambience fit the occasion, our reservation was early (5pm) , wasn't crowded and all servers were pleasant , they were not aware that it was a special occasion for my wife and I, but their attention (servers) to our needs made it a pleasant dinner

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Bar Seating, Pre/post Theatre
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined 6 days ago

A great place to spend Valentine's Day! A vibrant bar scene ... always fun ... and a delicious meal in the upstairs restaurant! We also loved the Capital Grille surprises... roses for the ladies and chocolate covered strawberries for all. Well done!

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 (Washington DC)·Dined 6 days ago

Perfection. Food and service (Morgan)

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 (Washington DC)·Dined 7 days ago

Best service!!!

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 13, 2018

Wonderful food and atmosphere. Nick was a great waiter.

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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on February 10, 2018

The food was delicious. Our server, Gabriel was knowledgeable and kind. It did take a few minutes to be approached, but after we were the timing between visits to the table was reasonable. Tables are close, so you can overhear others' conversations which can be off-putting.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Bar Seating, Business Meals, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, People Watching
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 10, 2018

The food and service were excellent. The atmosphere was very nice.

Tags: Romantic, Casual, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Lunch, Notable Wine List, Good for Birthdays, Business Meals, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 9, 2018

I had a NY strip steak and my wife had lamb chops. Both were superb; perfectly cooked, wonderful taste. I also had a Caesar salad, a baked potato side, and sorbet for dessert. My wife had a beet salad and sauteed spinach side. Every dish was excellent. We appreciated the friendly, attentive service, the warm and lively atmosphere, and the physical layout. All good about this restaurant. Not sure what to say about "value." It is a fairly expensive dinner, but definitely worth it!

Tags: Comfort Food, Special Occasion
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 9, 2018

A class restaurant. My steak came cooked a little different for what i ask for. The waiter came and asked if everything was OK. I told him what I thought and he offered to bring another one. I replied that there was no need. Later, the manager came to our table, apologized and informed me that they would not charge for the meal. That is what all restaurants should do but, unfortunately, that is not what happens. Therefore, I have to give my compliments to the Management Team of Capital Grille.

Tags: Business Meals, Great for Lunch
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 (Birmingham)·Dined on February 8, 2018

We had another excellent meal. The steaks and seafood were perfectly cooked and we loved the Au Gratin potato and Brussel Spouts sides. We will go back. We keep waiting for the burger and glass of wine special to reappear (from Oct-Nov 2017).

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion
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 (Central Coast)·Dined on February 3, 2018

I thoroughly enjoyed dining at the Capital Grille; I have gone there at least 50 times and have never had a bad meal. The wait staff is well trained and the manager goes out of his way to welcome my family and me back when we go there. This past weekend was especially successful - the waitress, Bethany, was EXCELLENT. And a really good waiter at the nice restaurant can make all the difference in a dining experience. We had wanted a booth and the manager seated us at a table UNTIL the booth became available and we were moved. So, all in all, a really terrific and delicious dinner!

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Sunday Lunch, Business Meals, Casual, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 3, 2018

Loved how there’s energy but it still felt private and conversation was possible. Kevin was awesome and ribeye killed!

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 3, 2018

Excellent service. This is an A-1, five-star venue. Highly recommend to anyone.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Worth the Drive, Romantic, Special Occasion, Casual, Quick Bite, Bar Seating, Good Vegetarian Options, Good for Groups
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 (Charlotte)·Dined on January 30, 2018

All Good. Great food and service.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 30, 2018

Great food and attentive service. Never go wrong at Capital Grille.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 28, 2018

I go there very often and i have never been disappointed. Service, quality of food and wine is wonderful and it is very close to where I leave.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Good for Groups, Quiet Conversation, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 28, 2018

Value represents only the meal we had during restaurant week.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 28, 2018

I was there celebrating my impending retirement. It was my first visit. All of the staff was welcoming . The service was superb and the food was excellent. The steak and mash was seasoned very well and very tasty. The managerial staff was excellent, making sure that I was pleased with my dining experience . Our waiter provided excellent service as did everyone else. The desserts were to die for. I will return again and bring my family. I, also, enjoyed the atmosphere.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Cozy, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 27, 2018

This was our first time at the Capital Grill - Chevy Chase. We went to the one in DC last year and wanted to see if the experience was the same. It's equally as great as last year. The staff is so well trained and the food is excellent. Well worth the trip.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 27, 2018

Phenomenal food, phenomenal service, phenomenal ambiance and phenomenal customer service! I don’t have one complaint about this restaurant. Everything I ordered was delicious, including my drink and the service was stellar. I’ll be back in the very near future.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 27, 2018

We have never had a bad experience. We went for restaurant week and had a fabulous meal! The staff makes you feel very special. They don't ever rush you through your meal. We can't think of a negative thing to say and look forward to going back soon!

Tags: Good for a Date, Notable Wine List, Good for Groups, Business Meals, Cozy, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Disabled Access, Good for Birthdays, Handcrafted Cocktails, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 27, 2018

We were pleased to get a "day of" reservation during Restaurant Week. Curt was a wonderful server - pleasant, efficient, and agreeable - particularly admirable given the busy Saturday evening! Only downside was that medium rare steaks were more like medium.

Tags: Cozy, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 27, 2018

We were forgotten by our waiter after food delivered. Part of meal was cold. Had to flag bartender and passing by wait staff. Waited longer than neccesary for replacement. Never received the second cup of coffee. First time I haven't had 5* service.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Casual, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Pre/post Theatre
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 26, 2018

We have been to Capital Grille many times before and have always loved it. This was restaurant week and the restaurant was very busy. We did order order from the restaurant week menu.
A birthday had been noted from the staff as we checked in to the restaurant. But unlike other times that we have been there for an occasion, there was no further recognition.

Although the meal was good, it was definitely NOT up to the level of excellence we have enjoyed before.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Quiet Conversation
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 25, 2018

Went for “DC Restaurant Week” and were very pleased with the specials, the food and service.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 25, 2018

Everything was wonderful from the champagne to dessert.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 25, 2018

The food was excellent and our waiter was very helpful with one of our group who had allergies. The service was very good.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on January 24, 2018

Went during restaurant week and was initially concerned that the food might not be up to their normal standards since a three course meal was $35. Not so at all. Everyone at my table agreed that the food was fantastic. Hats off for not reducing your standards during restaurant week. Awesome experience!

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 24, 2018

We went during Restaurant Week which was a terrific deal, but blew our savings on the food with an appropriate bottle of wine. The steak was terrific, beautifully cooked, and the salad, veggie, and dessert were fine. We had a nice table for two with enough room not to be crowded, but the restaurant was noisy. A good dining experience, but outside of Restaurant Week, out my my price-comfort range.

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 24, 2018

Noise level was moderate and I would recommend the beef.

Tags: Notable Wine List
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 24, 2018

Restaurant week was the pull back to Capital Grille. Very worth the trip this week. Excellent food presented very nicely. Wait staff was attentive. It was a Wednesday night and the food was served very promptly. We were two and got a side room without large groups so it was easy to hear. I would return again soon.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List, Business Meals, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Bar Seating
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 24, 2018

We ate there during restaurant week and it was perfect because the portion sizes were smaller--which is my only complaint about this restaurant. The classics were on the special menu, just in smaller amounts and at a lower price. The server was terrific and made us feel very welcome, the drinks were great and the steaks were topnotch. The chocolate cake is a particular treat.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals, Good for a Date
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 23, 2018

A perfect evening ... restaurant week is the best at The Capital Grill! Great menu ... great prices.

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 (Richmond)·Dined on January 23, 2018

What a lovely surprise and yummy dinner. The wait staff did up the table for our daughter's 21st birthday and the waitress, Bethany, was attentive all evening. She was a delight! The food was so delicious. We will go here again.

Tags: Special Occasion, Bar Seating, Cozy, Romantic
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 (Miami)·Dined on January 23, 2018

We were there for restaurant week . Everything was from the regular menu. A tremendous value for $35.

Both the service and presentation was what you would expect from a fine dining establishment.

The Capital Grille delivers an outstanding dining experience.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 23, 2018

I always enjoy the Capital Grille in Chevy Chase. The food and service are excellent as always. It was a very nice evening!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies, Pre/post Theatre, Good for a Date
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