The Capital Grille - Washington DC

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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. Located on the corner of 6th and Pennsylvania. 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 3786 People Are Saying
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DK
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined 21 hours ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Friends in from put of town and Tony P. once again knocked it (our experience) out of the park.

OT
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Fanstastic place. Nice menu and outstanding services. Wine list prices too high.

d
Washington DC
17 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is a Washington classic. Great food and service.

RM
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food1service5ambience5

It was my daughter’s milestone 40th birthday, the service and atmosphere was good unfortunately my niece had to send back her lobster tail it was so tough she could not slice it let alone chew it. We’ve dined at the Grille many times and it’s my usual go to for special occasions because the quality and service is consistently superb. I was very disappointed however we’re from out of town so I won’t let that single incident reflect poorly on the many other occasions that we’ve celebrated there. I doubt we’ll visit the D.C location again but at home definitely.

m
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Loved everything. Waiter was amazing. Took our picture and gave us two copies framed.. celebrated two birthdays and got a surprise at the end of the meal..forgot our doggie bag but maybe not a frequent
request at such a high end place.. very expensive but a nice treat for a special occasion.

AC
Tampa
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful! My fiancé and I were visiting from Tampa and we truly enjoyed our last evening in DC thanks in large part to our wonderful meal at The Capital Grille.

m
San Francisco
14 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A wonderful “true” steakhouse in classic tradition!!

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Great service!!!!

GF
Washington DC
44 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This location of Capital Grille is a true category killer. Outstanding food and service. Highly reccomended for a business meal during the week or date night on the weekend!!

a
Baltimore
14 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I cannot say enough about our waitress--she was incredible, especially given the circumstances.

While we weren't seated until nearly an hour after our reservation, the entire block was packed due to the Nationals parade. So, it was understandable that there was a wait.

Even given that pressure and overwhelming/chaotic environment, our food came out quickly and our waitress regularly checked on us to make sure we were taken care of. Food was also excellent, so hats off to the culinary team for pushing out such incredible food under such demand.

s
Washington DC
24 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Lunchtime Wagyu and Wine is a screaming bargain. Get there before it expires. Burgers are awesome and when paired with the wines makes for a scrumptious lunch.

RF
Naples
4 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a great dinner. Would definitely recommend.

MM
Charleston
70 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Service was terrible and the room they had us in was small and warm. Don’t think I’ll be going back.

DC
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The backroom is an excellent place to take guests when you do not want to be rushed, need to discuss some serious issues, and want reasonable quiet and excellent food that is served by someone who understands the pace you want for your dining experience. Well done!

OT
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went to celebrate a birthday. Everything from the time of check in to getting the check was amazing. A lot of meeting/dinner parties were there which made it pretty nosey. Aside from that we had a great time.

OT
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lobster Mac was incredible!

JV
Washington DC
38 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Always an amazing evening and the best Manhattan's on the Hill

KB
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such a great experience! We went celebrating an occasion, and the restaurant went out of their way to join in the celebration. We loved it and can't wait to go back!

OT
Tampa
3 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waiter Jared was OUTSTANDING!! Definitely our reason for returning!

MK
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Exactly as I expected. A wonderful meal for a special occasion.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 18, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Noe Rodriguez was our waiter and could not have been more professional and nicer. One of our steaks was a little off on the temperature preparation and him and the manager were impeccable about the way they handle it made our experience even more pleasant. Will definitely return.

OT
Berlin
4 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good atmosphere and high quality food highly recommend, very nice Attender with perfect sence of homour makes this place even better, his name is Cliff, captain Cliff, big thanks to him.

OT
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Service was subpar.... and had better experience in the past

KR
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our first time here and we had an amazing evening. The setting, service and food we’re phenomenal. I’m not sure I can ever eat a steak anywhere else as it could never compare. Our server, Bill, gave us exceptional service and it felt as if he were an old friend as he was so personable. We can’t wait for our next visit to DC so we can come back for dinner.

SH
Sacramento
5 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was an excellent meal. The waiter and help were over the top. The food was shareable. The whole experience will be one that we will remember for a long time.

OT
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience3

We were seated in an area where we could hear a disgruntled employee be told to do their job. My daughters glass was dirty. My steak was excellent.

PS
Chicago
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wayne was awesome!

CK
New England
3 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love to treat ourselves to a good meal when visiting the cities, and always enjoy the professional service found at Capital Grille!

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dinner with Best Friend

S
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food, low noise level. Quick and courteous waiters. Rather expensive obviously.

OT
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding service, excellent meal. All around fantastic experience!

LB
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic dinner with friends. Steaks were excellent as were the sides!

MA
Washington DC
21 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Great, quick service and outstanding food- as is always the case. Highly recommend for business lunch.

OT
Detroit
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food as usual.

HM
Mobile
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A wonderful meal. Tom was our waiter and was most knowledgeable of all the dishes. The atmosphere can not be beat in DC.

OT
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The experience at every location is always a pleasure and wonderfully done. Have yet to have bad service or food

OT
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2019
Overall4food3service5ambience5

I routinely order the lobster salad when I come for lunch. This is the first time it was disappointing. A modest amount of lobster hiding in way over dressed greens. Fortunately my guests were thrilled with there appetizers and entrees so I can’t be too unhappy

OT
1 review
Dined on September 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My wife enjoyed her birthday dinner and our waiter was frickin amazing!

OT
New Mexico
3 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was excellent and always is! Server Wayne was fantastic. It was loud in the restaurant and seems like the prices have gone higher.

CM
New York Area
28 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

It was our first time at this location. Service was very good, nice wine selection and very good food.
My steak was a bit undercooked next to the bone, but the lobster tail and salads were great.
Great service at the bar as well.