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About The Capital Grille - Washington DC

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.

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601 Pennsylvania Ave, NW
Washington, DC 20004
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Dining Style:
Fine Dining

Cuisines:
Steakhouse, Steak, Seafood

Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Monday – Saturday: 11:30am – 3:00pm; Dinner: Sunday – Thursday: 5:00pm – 10:00pm, Friday – Saturday: 5:00pm – 11:00pm


Cross Street:
6th Street

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$50 and over

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

Phone Number:
(202) 737-6200

Website:
http://www.thecapitalgrille.com/

Parking Details:
Valet after 5:00pm. (Complimentary)

Public Transit:
National Archives Metro Stop

Executive Chef:
Bryan Thomas

Additional:
Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
For group dining or other special events, please contact the Sales Manager today.

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 - Washington DC Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.7

service

4.8

ambience

4.7

value

4.3

Noise

Moderate

98% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (55)
Business Meals (51)
Good for a Date (43)
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Good for Anniversaries (41)
Notable Wine List (33)
Romantic (32)
Good for Birthdays (25)
Fit for Foodies (18)
Good for Groups (18)
Great for Lunch (18)
Quiet Conversation (17)
Handcrafted Cocktails (16)
Cozy (15)
Worth the Drive (15)
Hot Spot (15)
Authentic (14)
Fun (14)
Bar Seating (13)
Neighborhood Gem (12)
Happy Hour (11)
Pre/post Theatre (11)
Vibrant Bar Scene (10)
Casual (7)
People Watching (6)
Creative Cuisine (5)
Late-night Find (5)
Sunday Lunch (5)
Comfort Food (5)
Great for Brunch (3)
Paleo Friendly (3)
Scenic View (3)
Tasting Menu (3)
Disabled Access (2)
Great Beer (2)
Local Ingredients (2)
Vegan (2)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
Afternoon Tea (1)
Kid-friendly (1)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Live Music (1)
Organic (1)
Seasonal (1)
Tapas (1)
Good Vegetarian Options (1)
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·Dined 2 days ago

Great restaurant. My wife's steak was excellent. My steak was seared a bit much. Had great flavor but a little to much charcoal on outside.

Tags: Business Meals, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic
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 (Washington DC)·Dined 3 days ago

Our party of 6 had a wonderful meal at the Capital Grill. Our waiter Jared was amazing. He made great recommendations, was engaging and provided exceptional service, thanks Jared! I can't wait until my next trip to the Capital Grill, DC.

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 (San Diego)·Dined 4 days ago

From start to finish, we had an execptional experience. It was my lady's birthday and they provided a card, and dessert. The food was superb as well. We will be back soon!!

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 (Washington DC)·Dined 5 days ago

Fabulous meal with my son and husband. We each ordered a different steak and none were disappointed. Sides of garlic spinach and lobster mac and cheese were perfect. Our waiter, Adam, was awesome.

Tags: Good for a Date, Notable Wine List, Business Meals, People Watching, Seasonal, Quiet Conversation, Good for Birthdays, Pre/post Theatre, Special Occasion
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 (Washington DC)·Dined 5 days ago

A little too noisy for business but otherwise excellent.

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 (Phoenix)·Dined on December 5, 2017

Always a great place! Great food great atmosphere.

Tags: Late-night Find, Vibrant Bar Scene, Handcrafted Cocktails, Authentic, Bar Seating, Special Occasion, Paleo Friendly, Comfort Food, Good for a Date, Fun
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·Dined on December 4, 2017

I have been here before but this was the first time I held a business meeting. It was still great! The atmosphere, the service, the food...everything was great! Looking forward to visiting again.

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 (México)·Dined on December 3, 2017

Excelente lugar y servicio. Los cortes buenísimos y el sabor impecable.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 3, 2017

The Capital Grill is an iconic DC establishment where you can expect to casually run into DC powerbrokers, but what makes it worth the visit is that the food is delicious and the service impeccable.

Tags: Good for a Date, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 2, 2017

It was amazing.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 26, 2017

We had a perfect dinner here. Our server, Noe, was incredibly personable, efficient and professional. The food was outstanding. Will absolutely be returning!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 25, 2017

The food was excellent. The waiter was very helpful in assisting us with the selections of our steaks. And the restaurant was accommodating to us knowing we were headed to a sporting event right after dinner. i would recommend this restaurant.

Tags: Business Meals, Casual
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·Dined on November 23, 2017

We went here for Thsnksgiving dinner while out of town for work . The service was attentive but not intrusive with absolutely impeccable and gracious attention to detail ( our waiter was Noe R. ) ; the atmosphere elegant but nevertheless comfortable and cozy . The steak was perfectly cooked to order and delicious and the rest of the meal from , wine selections, and side dishes to dessert utterly perfect. We wholeheartedly recommend for a great meal and gracious atmosphere.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Notable Wine List, Cozy
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·Dined on November 23, 2017

Excellent service. Special attention to detail as we were dining with 3 children on Thanksgiving.

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 (Richmond)·Dined on November 23, 2017

Pam was a terrific server on Thanksgiving. The turkey with all the trimm8ngs was delicious and when my husband requested more gravy, he received a gravy boat of gravy.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Good for Groups, Hot Spot, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Vibrant Bar Scene, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 23, 2017

Capital Grille never fails to impress. Couldn’t be with family for Thanksgiving, but found comfort in a delicious feast at noon. Service is impeccable, food out of this world, desserts...well sublime might come close to describing them. Lovely, lovely, lovely.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Comfort Food, Notable Wine List, Handcrafted Cocktails, Fit for Foodies, Vibrant Bar Scene, Happy Hour, Good for a Date
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 23, 2017

We were disappointed to go for Thanksgiving and they had no baked potatoes. They also only had one Thanksgiving choice (Turkey) and no others, so everything was ala carte. The menu was slim and not the usual at Capital Grille.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 22, 2017

great service and great food

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 22, 2017

Have been there several times. Outstanding as usual.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 21, 2017

Excellent food and service. The filet mignons were perfections, and the lobster bisque was delicious. Service was attentive, pleasant and extremely accommodating to severe food allergies. Would highly recommend, but it will lighten your pocketbook!

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Worth the Drive
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 20, 2017

Excellent food. Excellent service. Very expensive - better with an expense account.

Tags: Special Occasion, Business Meals
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 (New England)·Dined on November 20, 2017

Close to Capitol Hill, interesting menu and good buzz, with a wait staff that's old school but excellent.

Tags: Fun, Business Meals, Hot Spot, Sunday Lunch, Great for Lunch
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 19, 2017

We had a wonderful meal enhanced by the friendly and efficient service of Akim, who truly went out of his way to make us feel welcome guests, rather than patrons. We were celebrating the visit of my 90 years old mother in law and he was particularly nice with her. Great experience!

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 19, 2017

Great experience, if only my steak hadn't been slightly overcooked. For $52, it should have been perfect. They do have a kids' menu. Attire is business casual. I'd have felt fine in jeans and a polo shirt; I would have felt overdressed with a jacket and tie.

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·Dined on November 19, 2017

There were 2 things i was dissappointed in. First, was the size of the porter house steak. And secondly my steak was over cooked i asked for medium rare and it came out med to medium well. Our waitress pam was amazing, the appetizers and deserts were great too. Overall very pleased with the whole experience.

Tags: Special Occasion, Romantic, Fun, Good for Birthdays
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on November 18, 2017

The location of The Capital Grill makes it perfect after visiting the National Gallery for the fabulous Vermeer Exhibit. The service, food and ambiance were outstanding. We appreciate being allowed to split a wedge salad and the halibut was perfection. They have key lime pie if you ask.

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·Dined on November 17, 2017

Outstanding; I have never been disappointed at the Capital Grille!

Tags: Fun, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Happy Hour, Cozy, People Watching, Good for Birthdays, Pre/post Theatre, Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Comfort Food, Business Meals, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 15, 2017

Amazing and attentive service, Tom was a great server and the food was excellent

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 10, 2017

Dinner was great, as always. I come here at least once each month with guests and the experience is never disappointing. Steaks, salads and side dishes are superb. I always ask for the same waiter, and his memory of what I want is outstanding. A bottle of my favorite cabernet is always on the table when we arrive. I have never heard a negative word from anyone I have ever brought to The Capital Grille.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Authentic
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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 9, 2017

Very cool restaurant in downtown DC area. Would recommend business attire. Very friendly staff although our waiter seem to cater to the well-known customers who appeared to be on a business meeting across from us way more than us. I would have rated it perfect fives if my steak wasn’t over cooked to a Med well versus Med rare but they did fix that promptly and it was delicious. The waiter also seem to always be in a hurry initially when he came to our table. Quite expensive overall but worth the experience for a special occasion!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals, Romantic, Special Occasion, Gluten Free Options, Pre/post Theatre, Handcrafted Cocktails, People Watching
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 (Columbus)·Dined on November 9, 2017

Great nice

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 (Richmond)·Dined on November 7, 2017

Daniel,s service was outstanding and made the evening even more enjoyable.

Tags: Cozy, Special Occasion, Romantic, Worth the Drive, Quiet Conversation, Happy Hour
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 7, 2017

Frances was a great server. The meal was times perfectly and prepared to our specifications. Kudos to the staff and kitchen.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 5, 2017

The food is good but it was too salty for us. In the whole, the report quality-price is not balanced. Too expensive for a few innovated food.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 4, 2017

The Capital Grille always has the best steaks in DC. This visit to the steakhouse was no less spectacular than our previous trips. But, by far the best part about our frequent meals at Capital Grille is Our server, Noe. The price of the meal is expected for the quality of food, but Noe truly makes the event worth while

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 3, 2017

This place is amazing. The host seated us very quickly and there was a wonderful card for us at the table congratulating us on our anniversary. The waiter Pam was wonderful, we received complimentary Champagne to start off our meal and she even offered to take our picture. The wait time on food was perfectly timed and we did not wait long for water or drinks. The wine menu and drink menu is on an Ipad and easy to navigate. We had a wonderful experience.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Quiet Conversation, Notable Wine List, Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Business Meals, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 30, 2017

Overpriced for small portion of average quality of food. Food too salty, waiting forever to get waitress to get order. For the price you'd easily find better food in D.C. as I have experienced myself.

Tags: Late-night Find
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·Dined on October 29, 2017

Made my reservation via open table. Got to the restaurant the host were on point. My guest & I were blown away. The server came over just on time to start the evening. His name was Tony very memorable experience. I’ll definitely be getting back to The Capital Grille DC soon. OUTSTANDING SERVICE. O did i mention the stoli doly drinks are amazing. Thanks for the hospitality Capital Grille DC. Way2go👌🏾❤️

Tags: Good for Groups, Disabled Access, Paleo Friendly, Organic, Pre/post Theatre, Afternoon Coffee, Sunday Lunch, Business Meals, Great for Brunch, Live Music, Tapas, Local Ingredients, Vegan, Kid-friendly, Authentic, Good Vegetarian Options
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·Dined on October 28, 2017

The entire evening was great! The knowledge and service from LC was amazing! The food was outstanding.

Tags: Special Occasion, Business Meals, Romantic, Good for a Date
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·Dined on October 27, 2017

Came to Washington for the weekend and went to the capital grille for dinner. Amazing service, food and drinks! We will definitely be back.

Tags: Business Meals, Romantic, Handcrafted Cocktails, People Watching, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Groups, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Hot Spot, Worth the Drive
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