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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4.8based on recent ratings
4.7
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4.8
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4.7
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ES
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice. Sat at the Bar before taking advantage of our reservation. Bartender was very attentive and accommodating.

Our server, Kimberly, was excellent. Dinner was great.

OT
Washington DC
12 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall3food2service2ambience4

Well our server was very quiet and fairly new she seemed. Nice as nice as the other servers we saw. Our food was “overcooked” but nobody else around us food was delayed. No apology for the delay just have a us a salad to hold us off for the delay. When we get it the food was not cooked to our liking. So if they went overcooked before then this time was undercooked. There was no flavor to the food. For the amount of money they charge food should taste better and customer service should be outstanding. Again no apology for the delay. We waiting over 30 min for our food.

CA
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall2food2service2ambience3

Food quality was really lacking and so was our service. My Fiancee and I visited for Valentines day and were extremely disappointed. We only ordered one bowl of soup and were brought two (the waitress could not comprehend this so we ended up just keeping both of them). We both ordered Filet's, and they both had a very sour and vinegar taste to them. The waitress rarely checked back on us. We ended up requesting the check from another waiter so we could leave. Will not be going back.

OT
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Definitely not our first time dining a to capital grille. The service, food and environment was outstanding as usual. Thanks again 😊👍

GS
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Special treat. Excellent food, service & ambiance.

r
Washington DC
42 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food3service5ambience3

Thanks Akim, the Senator at the next table didn't get better service. Salads and bread also plentiful. Remembered me from 6 months ago. Thanks Capital Grill.

MS
Washington DC
141 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a party of six. I took my colleagues out to my favorite restaurant. It was first class from start to finish. Server LC did a phenomenal job. Pan-fried Calamari and Prosciutto-wrapped Mozzarella were great starters we were able to pass around the table. We all ordered a variety of steaks. Some added lobster to them. Cream spinach and mashed potatoes were tasty sides. Key Lime pie was my favorite dessert. But we also passed around the Coconut Cream Pie and the Cream Brûlée topped Cheesecake. It was an awesome night. Many thanks to LC and the team working that night for making it a really special evening!

OT
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food was great

I
Munich
3 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a good place to enjoy a delicious dinner and excellent service.

MB
Washington DC
74 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

I had dinner with my son for my birthday. Appetizers (oysters on the halve shell & shrimp cocktail) was very good, and the soups (lobster bisque and onion soup) were also very good. We both ordered a steak. My son's rib eye was very flavorful. I had a special steak, which was a bone-in filet. I ordered it medium rare, but it was more medium in the center and medium well on the outside portions. It was still flavorful, but I am sure it would have been better if it was cooked to my order. Server was attentive and professional.

SH
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

GALENTINES!!!

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B
Denver
3 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We've eaten at Capital Grill for years and they always do it well. To my mind it is one of the best places to eat in Washington D.C. Food is always outstanding and the ambiance steeped in tradition is exceptional.

FW
Washington DC
15 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was excellent!!! My sister’s birthday 🎁 was wonderful

d
Philadelphia
23 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Server was the best

L
Washington DC
16 reviews
Dined on February 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent lunch experience- delicious steak filet Cobb salad- fixed your perfection. Will be back for sure!

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

The restaurant was great! Nice atmosphere and server’s were awesome. Food was excellent

RJ
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As usual, a divine and classy affair from both the culinary and service standpoint. An exquisite establishment that never fails to deliver a decadent dinner. Matt is a highly professional and expeditious waiter.

OT
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and food was delicious

GD
Washington DC
102 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Capital Grille is always a great choice! My family and I had a fantastic dinner. Moreover, the service is perfect. The appetizers and salads were delicious. The steaks, the porterhouse and Kansas City (Go Chiefs...!) were cooked perfectly with a nice char. The Grille's wine list is top notch, thoughtful, and diverse. The only mistake we made was not getting dessert - we had a game to watch. However, don't leave without trying the coconut cream pie. It's one of the best desserts in DC.

CW
Orange County
1 review
Dined on January 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious And great service.

KC
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

While attending a conference in DC we had the opportunity to have lunch at the Capital Grille one day. Outstanding food, lovely atmosphere, and the best waiter ever in Manny . It’s pricey but worth every penny -can’t wait to go again next time we are in the city !

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on January 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our favorite place to go for family date night and fancy steak. Recently celebrated my daughter’s 16th birthday there with 4 of her friends and everything was phenomenal. Highly recommend!

OT
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Food and service was great as always. We had a ball celebrating my neice birthday. Will be back soon.

S
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Don’t believe the hype. Food, service, and ambiance was average at best.

W
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our experience here is always wonderful. However, having Robert as our server on Saturday night made it memorable. He was phenomenal! We will be back and requesting him from now on. Thanks, Robert!

OT
1 review
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Robert was fantastic! Food was amazing and ambiance was outstanding.

Thanks!

OT
New Orleans
11 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We eat here whenever we are in DC. It’s our favorite go to place for a romantic dinner.

PP
Charleston
14 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent porterhouse, staff very attentive

PA
London
1 review
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A truly fantastic way to enjoy high end fine dining in Washington DC

OT
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on January 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It’s spectacular as always!!

SN
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on January 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Kimberly was our server. She was very sweet and on top of everything. Great service excellent food and wine! We will definitely be returning.

MB
Los Angeles
25 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2020
Overall2food2service4ambience3

Went for restaurant week and everything was under par for CG. Food overcooked and under seasoned. Best part of the meal was the free bread. Have always enjoyed CG but the missed the mark this time. The RW deal was too good to be true.

T
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We went for Restaurant Week and we had a wonderful time. Our reservation was for 9:30pm but we got there early around 9:10 pm. We were surprised that they were able to accommodate us with 5mins when we arrived considered they were booked all evening. Overall, the steak was good but not the best I ever had but the wait staff was excellent! Great place for date night/birthday/anniversary celebration. If you are looking for a good deal then go for during DC Restaurant Week as our meal was $35 compared to $54 on their menu.

OT
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Tony is the best Waiter we have seen in the industry. Very professional, friendly and funny. He made our experience very pleasant. I will make sure to ask for his table when we return. Thank you Tony

m
Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We went for Restaurant Week, a wonderful value for what you get. Our waiter Daniel Shanko was wonderful, friendly and helpful. The food was excellent. Our only issue was the noise and lightning. It was so dark that we couldn't read the menu without the light from the phone and it was extremely noisy and difficult to have a conversation.

J
Washington DC
225 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, the capital Grille did not disappoint. The food and service is always exemplary. We will continue to come visit the capital Grille whenever we have the opportunity.

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

Restaurant week menu was nice!

OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent and enjoyable.

JR
Washington DC
47 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

It was restaurant week and the four of us took advantage. Every aspect of our meal was outstanding. The service,was great, the food was excellent. We took our time with our coffee and we were not rushed. We will be back.

l
Washington DC
18 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ambiance is extra special ! Food and service exceptional! Lobster bisque has lots of meat ❤️