The Capital Grille - Washington DC

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3567 reviews
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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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Father's Day Special Menus & Reservations

Join us for Father's Day on Sunday, June 16. Enjoy our off-menu special, Bone-In Filet with South African Lobster Tail and Bordelaise for a celebration to remember.

Sunday, June 16, 2019

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J
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding! Celebrating our daughters college graduating was perfect

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CB
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 2food 1service 4ambience 4

Usually Capital Grille is great, but it was an off night. The bone in rib eye wasn't great, with too much grizzle and the au gratin potatoes were too over cooked and dry. This is unusual as I go regularly, and normally the standard is high, unfortunately last time was a miss.

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JW
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Hurrah for our server Karen. She was exemplary!! Almost read our mind. Quiet yet easily heard - loved her

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KI
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Food was awesome and our waiter Bill was excellent can’t wait to go back

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B
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

I generally like Capital Grille restaurants because of the variety on the menu and overall consistency. I chose this one as I was visiting DC on the 15th of May and nearly all of the locally owned good ones were booked through 9PM. I met my sister for dinner and we had a wonderful time, great waiter, quick service and perfectly prepared food. For business or a meal like this, Capital Grilles are ideal and this is one of the better ones I've been to. Very expensive, but worth it on business or special occasion.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was outstanding and the ambiance was just as good! Very attentive server...friendly and always right there when she should have been! Highly recommend!

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OT
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Mother’s Day dinner.

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DB
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

One of my favorite places to eat. First visit was for my Mothers 90th birthday and my 65th. Had a wonderful experience.

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d
Washington DC
12 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent!!

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j
Las Vegas
4 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Rob the server was awesome as usual!!! We go back every month! Ask for Rob

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V
Washington DC
28 reviews
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always great food. Super salads. Seafood is the best!

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YT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on May 9, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

It was my first time to visit Capital Grille. I was with my wife and a friend. We all were happy by the atmosphere, the food, the valet parking, and overall by the professional service. We enjoyed customer service at its best. I highly recommend Capital Grille.

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m
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on May 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Reliable location near the Mall - great place to meet out-of-town visitors who are spending time in the museums, etc.

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C
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on May 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fire flame food

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BF
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great as usual. Wish they served the Ribeye Steak Sandwich for dinner. Been requesting for years.

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OT
Miami
4 reviews
Dined on May 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was outstanding. Cast Iron shrimp was the best. Oysters were on point. Butter poached lobster could have been a little bigger but it was so good forgot about the size. Kona encrusted NY strip was excellent.

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D
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on May 2, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Always an excellent choice for seafood and steaks. Management taking the time to visit patrons was a lovely touch!

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Washington DC
1 review
Dined on May 2, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 4

The food is not up to former standards, and when the waiter asked what kind of timeframe we were looking for during lunch, we presumed that meant that he would consider that timeframe and service would be expedited.

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m
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2019
Overall 2food 4service 4ambience 2

The A/C was very cold and the noise level so high one could hardly follow the conversation. This is not acceptable when going to such an upscale place.

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O
Richmond
11 reviews
Dined on April 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Server was fantastic, food delicious, great wine selection

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JK
1 review
Dined on April 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely. It was by far, one of the best meals I have ever eaten. Our waiter was excellent - Daniel Shanko. He was very patient and knowledgeable.

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MR
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My husband and I were celebrating our 42nd anniversary. Several members of the staff stopped by our table to congratulate us. The food was delicious, and the staff very attentive and professional. We enjoyed our dinner very much.

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Baltimore
1 review
Dined on April 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Truly the best service and food quality!

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QB
Philadelphia
29 reviews
Dined on April 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

This was a Birthday Celebration it was a table of Six of us and the waiter was good we had a Lot of questions and he was able to answer them All! The Food was amazing and the Portion size was just perfect!

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B
Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined on April 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had lunch here with a visiting relative. Service was great! We were welcomed the moment we walked through the door, and given wonderful treatment and attention through out our meal. The food was outstanding -- we had the hamburger and the chicken sandwich -- both were excellent. I highly recommend!

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d
San Francisco
10 reviews
Dined on April 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

consistent and good quality wine choices were good as well

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AT
Atlanta
10 reviews
Dined on April 25, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 2

The food was outstanding! Our waiter started off with kind of an attitude but then lightened up as the meal went on. Our table was awful - the restaurant was packed and we were seated right by the kitchen with servers running in and out the entire couple of hours we were there. We did have a reservation and I had put in the comments we were celebrating a special occasion and requested a round table which we did receive but I would have hoped for a better location given we did have a reservation.

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GT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on April 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was excellent. Daniel made us feel like we were VIPs and I can’t imagine getting better service. The ambience was superb. It’s an expensive outing but well worth it. Will come back every time we’re in DC.

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San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on April 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Noe a great customer service ,he made a great dinner

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C
New England
25 reviews
Dined on April 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The best filet mignon I ever had!!! And the side dishes were phenomenal, especially the Brussels sprouts, creamed corn and mashed potatoes.

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LK
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on April 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was scrumptious. Our kids enjoyed it as much as we did. We all loved it including dessert. We were dressed like tourists yet treated like high ranking government officers
Highly recommend

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AJ
1 review
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

Exceptional food
Good service
Thanks so much for a wonderful dinner

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K
New England
1 review
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We were a party of 8 - everyone was very happy with their meals. The service was exceptional ! (Thank you Daniel Shanko!!) I am a big fan of The Capital Grille - and their Washington DC restaurant is terrific.

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E. Tennessee
1 review
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic experience for Easter brunch. Wonderful for adults and kids alike. Excellent service from kind and thoughtful staff.

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Louisville
3 reviews
Dined on April 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had the best time with our waiter, Joey! The food was top notch and I couldn't have been more impressed.

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New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on April 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service was great, food was awesome! Highly recommended!

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OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on April 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Good service and steak

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Corpus Christi
4 reviews
Dined on April 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic. Ambience is fantastic. Location is perfect and food and service were outstanding.

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Washington DC
1 review
Dined on April 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service and food were en point.

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JL
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on April 19, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

steak tartare was below average, dry-aged steak was excellent.

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