The Capital Grille - Washington DC

4.8
4217 Reviews
$50 and over
Steakhouse
OUR DINING ROOM IS OPEN. ONLINE ORDERING FOR TAKEOUT IS ALSO AVAILABLE.

Enjoy nationally renowned steaks—dry aged and hand-cut on premises by our in-house butchers—the freshest of seafood, creative sides, and irresistible desserts prepared on-site every day. All accompanied by an acclaimed wine list, carefully curated and featuring over 350 labels from around the world. Experience gracious, anticipatory service in our comfortable, sophisticated dining room.

Polite Notice – For the comfort of all guests and to better deliver on our promise of a refined atmosphere, proper dress is required. Thank you for not wearing: gym attire, sweatpants, tank tops, hats, clothing with offensive language or images, exposed undergarments.


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HJGold
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Jerry was an outstanding server. He is very professional and efficient.

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vipToddC
Louisville
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience as always. Jared was our server and is the absolute best!

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vipAliciaK
Cleveland
96 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had Thanksgiving at The Capital Grille. Amazing experience! Best steaks we have ever had. Wayne was an a,axing server and his recommendations were spot on. Can’t wait to eat there again. Thank you.

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vipJoey
Charlotte
32 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best steak of my life! Great service. Gin & Tonic was perfectly blended and filled to the brim. Jared’s service was outstanding. Memorable 25th birthday celebration for my daughter. Sat outside and was comfortable. We’ll be back.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience4

An unfortunate experience with warm champagne and cold old bread. The steak was not cooked properly with very little attention to method. The waiter, on this job "for only 6 months", was constantly apologizing for many delays and errors. The capper was the unavailability of the signature key lime pie which I had been touting to my partner for years. They comped a large portion of the bill but I would have gladly paid for the Capital Grille experience I wanted.

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Hammertime
New England
3 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great meal and very consistent service. Thank YOU!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Top notch experience from start to finish. Great food, great service, excellent recommendations, and a good atmosphere.

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TK33
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Das beste Ribeye in DC!

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Wendy
Charleston
3 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our experience was perfection. The steaks were delicious, tender, cooked as ordered. I had a great Caesar salad, mojito, and mashed potatoes as well. The desserts were insanely good.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
2 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

60 Th birthday for husband. Exceeded expectations. Always a fabulous experience.

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GraceL
1 review
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Edwin R. provided amazing service and was incredibly welcoming, knowledgeable and very genuine. The food is fantastic and the drinks are unique and delicious too. Capital Grille is going to become one of our go-to places for dining.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Richmond
18 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Tyler is a great server. He was able to Wine Away a spot of red wine on my white jacket. He made four attempts while still serving other tables.
A member at our table knocked over a water glass and the glass fell on my husband’s steak. Tyler replaced the steak without issue.
Many thanks for great service!

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vipKristyT
Dallas
7 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Came with my family for lunch. Had the clam chowder, lobster salad, and a ribeye. Everything was cooked to perfection and the service was great! Loved the cosmos!

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Syane
San Diego
3 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

While visiting DC I wanted a great place to celebrate my husband’s birthday after touring all day. We LOVED everything!! We arrived 30 min early, and the hosts sat us on hightop tables by the bar while we waited for our table to be ready. Once we were seated our server Edwin was EXCELLENT! Very attentive to all his tables. He was very busy (as we saw him running around) but never let us feel that he wasn’t available for us. My son and I shared the NY steak with side of mashed potatoes and Brussel sprouts. My husband enjoyed the sea bass. For starters we got the lobster bisque and clam chowder. Everything was amazing and we enjoyed our food and service very much! The desserts were divine, the cheesecake and creme brûlée were the perfect way to end the night. I would 10/10 recommend! Loved it!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Daniel is always a pleasure. Very attentive, professional, and thoughtful. Service is always excellent!

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FrancieF
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Great waiter

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BrandonH
Dallas
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sat at the bar for dinner. Food was fantastic and the drinks were very good.

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OpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Anniversary

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vipMarlonG
Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It's a fantastic restaurant and will come back many times!!!! The food and the service is top of the line.

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DiZy
New York Area
56 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Awesome . The ribeye was so flavorful

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience3

Food was ok. Better steakhouses in the area. Dress code was not enforced and boy was it a sight to see.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful time!! Our waiter/server was the absolute best. He provided great recommendations that turned out to be amazing! Tony was awesome

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall3food2service3ambience2

The lack of availability for us to change from outdoor to indoor was disappointing. The food was significantly sub par for what we expect from the capital grille.

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vipHampdenKerry
Baltimore
6 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

An experience. No one should miss it in Washington. The best bartender ever known in the entire district

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EricsReviews
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a special evening for us and the staff couldn't have been more gracious and attentive. The food was excellent (the filet mignon was incredible). The manager stopped by to talk with us for a few minutes just to make sure we were happy with everything. Nice ambiance. Excellent location

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Tony was great and recommended best options for us

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OpenTable Diner
Richmond
3 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

My family & I had a very nice dining experience. Our waiter, Joey, was very nice & attentive. The food was very good & plentiful. My only negative was that it was a bit dark in the dining room, so reading the menu was a bit difficult.

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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
1 review
Dined on October 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I have been to the DC Capital Grille multiple times and it never seems to disappoint. My boyfriend wanted to go for his birthday and it was a great choice. We had the Cold Shellfish Platter to start and it was exceptional. The oysters were large and very fresh. The lobster was what you would expect from a restaurant of this caliber and the shrimp were our favorite part. We both ordered the Double Cut Lamb Rib Chops. The dish was exceptional and a large portion. Neither of us were able to finish our entrees. To finish off our experience, we had the Coconut Crème Pie. I’m not a huge fan of coconut, but this dessert was amazing. It’s such a large size as well. Enough for 2-3 people.

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vipHcc1
Dallas
17 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2021
Overall3food1service3ambience3

This used to be a great place to have a steak, but things have gone down hill since our last visit. The entire service/atmosphere was very methodic and not friendly.
The filet was bad and hard to eat. Only ate about 1/3 of it and the waiter never asked why when removing the plate. Filet was borderline burnt on the outside and raw on the inside (my order was for medium to medium well). I would have said something but doubted it would have made a difference. I would try other steakhouses first.

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vipCynthiaM
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always good

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Lizzy
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful experience! Our server Edwin R. was fantastic; very friendly, energetic and extremely knowledgeable about everything. Will definitely return.

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JulieB
Charleston
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was wonderful but the service was outstanding. Daniel was our server and really made the night special for me and my 3 nieces. We were treated to a complimentary glass of champagne (dinner was a belated graduation celebration) and an extra dessert (we couldn't decide among the yummy-sounding selections). We all decided it was one of our best dinners out ever. We will be back!

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food and the best service I’ve experienced in a long time.

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vipJefferyG
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Wife took me here for my Bday Dinner and although we had a reservation we still had to wait about 15 minutes to be seated even though most of the tables were empty. Our waiter (Edwin R) was great. He really did an excellent job explaining the drinks and meal along with the house favorites. My wife had the Sea Bass and I had the Porcini Bone-in RibEye. My wife really love the Sea Bass and said it was the best she has ever had. Said the flavor was terrific throughout the whole fish. My Ribeye was very charred, but cook just the way I asked, medium. It had a great balsamic flavor and for a ribeye there was alot of excess fat. For dessert they brought over two samplers since it was my birthday. The cheesecake cake was really light, and the caramelized top gave it some extra flavor. The flourless chocolate cake was good, but felt more like a moose. Great dinner and really good service from all of the wait staff. Looking forward to another visir

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vipGeegeesc
Washington DC
50 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The Capital Grille never disappoints. We got Caesar salad, NY Strip steaks, wild mushrooms and Brussels sprouts. Enjoyed cocktails and red wine by the glass. The booths by the windows are a real treat. It is pretty loud in there and hard to hear, but no one seems to mind!

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MichaelR
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

It was a pleasant night to eat outside. Service from our waitress was attentive and excellent overall. Food was very good, with generous portions. I had the filet mignon, which was cooked just right.

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vipgenes
Washington DC
33 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Food was terrific. Service was outstanding. Our servers and the staff at the entrance were wonderful. The noise level was a bit elevated.

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vipPianomom
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Jarod was a great waiter. Took good care of us and the receptionists were cordial.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
7 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent as usual

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OpenTable Diner
Richmond
2 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My step mom and I had a great experience. Waking distance to the Capital One Arena, which was perfect. Great dinner before the show.

FAQs

The Capital Grille - Washington DC offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (202) 737-6200.

The Capital Grille - Washington DC is rated 4.8 stars by 4217 OpenTable diners.

The Capital Grille - Washington DC does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://www.thecapitalgrille.com/gift-cards?cmpid=br:tcg_ag:ie_ch:other_ca:TCGQ4OTSUPPORT_dt:20200318_in:GiftC.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.