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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: 3:30pm – 10:00pm, Friday – Saturday: 3:30pm – 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.

Specials

Valentine's Day Special Menus & More

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Specials

Valentine's Day Special Menus & More

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Details

Celebrate Valentine's Day with us February 10-14. Reserve your table and enjoy gracious service, expert wine pairings and house-made desserts. We have a little something special in store for our Valentine's guests as well, join us for a signature experience.

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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4.8

Overall Rating

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food

4.7

service

4.8

ambience

4.7

value

4.3

Noise

Moderate

95% would recommend it to a friend

Business Meals (52)
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Good for a Date (43)
Romantic (36)
Good for Birthdays (32)
Notable Wine List (31)
Good for Groups (20)
Quiet Conversation (20)
Fit for Foodies (18)
Great for Lunch (18)
Worth the Drive (17)
Vibrant Bar Scene (17)
Handcrafted Cocktails (16)
Hot Spot (16)
Cozy (16)
Fun (14)
Pre/post Theatre (13)
Bar Seating (12)
Authentic (11)
People Watching (10)
Neighborhood Gem (9)
Casual (6)
Happy Hour (6)
Creative Cuisine (5)
Late-night Find (5)
Comfort Food (4)
Paleo Friendly (4)
Sunday Lunch (4)
Local Ingredients (3)
Tasting Menu (3)
Great for Brunch (2)
Disabled Access (2)
Gluten Free Options (2)
Scenic View (2)
Vegan (2)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
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Great Beer (1)
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Live Music (1)
Organic (1)
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vip
 (Central Coast)·Dined 3 days ago

Top notch service and superior meats; nice club-like feel to interior

Tags: Local Ingredients, Romantic
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 (Washington DC)·Dined 3 days ago

Lee was our waiter and he was amazing. The food was cooked to perfection. The steak was melt-in-your-mouth amazing. I had a ribeye and my husband had a filet. This is our 4th time at this location and we will definitely be back. They exceed our expectation with service and food every time. Thank you for being amazing!!

Tags: Good for a Date, Cozy, Good for Anniversaries, Vibrant Bar Scene, Worth the Drive
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 (Richmond)·Dined 6 days ago

My husband and I had visited the Vermeer exhibit at the National Gallery, right across the street, and wanted something different/better than the National Gallery food offerings for lunch. We were in jeans and tennis shoes and I had been a little apprehensive about our attire, but we received a warm welcome. Our waiter, Noe, was perfect; very friendly, attentive and informative, but not at all pushy. Food was fabulous! My husband said their Signature burger was the best he had ever had and I had their version of a Cobb salad, with sliced tenderloin (instead of the usual chicken), and we shared a cup of lobster bisque (Noe brought two spoons). We felt very relaxed and enjoyed every second of our visit. Would definitely recommend and will certainly return.

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 (New York Area)·Dined 6 days ago

Nice place downtown Washington DC with good food. Very good Service.

Tags: Special Occasion, Great for Lunch, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Business Meals, Good for Birthdays
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined 6 days ago

We had a phenomenal dinner at The Capital Grille. We received a friendly greeting from the valet parking guys. Then at the hostess stand, it was all smiles and handshakes from the top manager Adam Shapiro and hostess Vina working that evening. Service was outstanding! Tom Stevens and his team did a phenomenal job. They didn't make us feel rushed as my business contact and I were getting caught up. Appetizers were hot and delicious. Steaks were first class. Then a little dessert at the end was fantastic! It was an awesome evening. I cannot wait to return with my wife or other friends for another great night at this first class restaurant. Thanks!

Tags: Great for Lunch, People Watching, Business Meals, Notable Wine List, Hot Spot, Vibrant Bar Scene, Bar Seating, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Washington DC)·Dined 6 days ago

Known for it's steak choices, cooked perfectly to order. Best cuts of meat. Worth the price.

Tags: People Watching, Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 16, 2018

Celebrating a colleague. Food was cooked to perfection. Quality and service were phenomenal. We will be coming back although the food was ridiculously overpriced and quite expensive!

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vip
 (New England)·Dined on January 15, 2018

Our waiter, Wayne, was excellent.

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·Dined on January 14, 2018

Staff was AMAZING!!! Very attentive (and I'm kind of hard to please) lol! Had my 31st birthday dinner and was was very satisfied!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Good for a Date
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 14, 2018

This was my second time going to The Capital Grille and the food and service did not disappointment. I made a last minute reservation for a party of 7, 15 minutes before we arrived at the restaurant. Due to heavy DC traffic we were running behind, but the staff was understanding and very accommodating to our party. Our waiter was very attentive and top of our requests and there was not one compliant on anyone's meals.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 14, 2018

They have raised prices. Not worth the spend anymore.

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (London)·Dined on January 13, 2018

Outstanding food and top shelf customer service.

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 (New England)·Dined on January 13, 2018

Service provided by Wayne was outstanding. He was very helpful with the menu, easy to talk to and interesting to be around. Food was excellent and expertly cooked. Our seating was cozy and romantic. Overall great experience!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Notable Wine List
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 12, 2018

Jared our waiter was incredibly attentive, kind, and helpful and made our special day even more memorable. Excellent experience overall with great food, drinks, and service!!

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 (Raleigh)·Dined on January 8, 2018

As usual a wonderful experience. Food and service was great

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 6, 2018

This is one of my favorite restaurants for business lunches or for dinner. The lobster and crab cake appetizer is delicious.
The restaurant is on the corner of 6th and Penn. Ave., NW, and parking is very convenient.

Tags: Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Business Meals, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on January 6, 2018

Noe was a very good server. Very knowledgable of the menu. The wine we chose was so so. My family really enjoyed the experience. Thanks.

Tags: Late-night Find, Great for Lunch, Fun, Happy Hour, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Healthy, Cozy
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 (Orlando)·Dined on January 5, 2018

Ordered the filet medium rare. First round was over cooked. Second time around was done right.

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 (San Antonio)·Dined on January 5, 2018

Family vacation

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·Dined on January 1, 2018

Cena de fin de año, con mesa reservada para cena con niños ( 12,12,10 años ), tuvimos que esperar 45 min para que nos acomodaran en la mesa. Los niños casi dormidos, yo con malas caras y mi mujer asombrada.... La verdad, había muchísima gente y es un día complicado.

Fue acomodarnos en la mesa 53 y ocuparse de nosotros el Sr. Jared J. cuando todo cambió.
Servicio amabilísimo, rapidez en atención a los niños, y una comida extraordinaria.
Carne perfectamente cocinada, buena selección de vinos razonables de precio para Washington DC, una gran y agradable experiencia.

Los niños despertaron, contamos experiencias de otros viajes, disfrutaron muchísimo con la comida ( difícil con niños ) y quedara como un bonito recuerdo.

Gracias

Tags: Good for a Date, Business Meals, Good for Groups, Notable Wine List, Good for Birthdays
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 29, 2017

Nothing short of outstanding - especially the service! Jared was our waiter and he was terrific!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Gluten Free Options, Good for Birthdays
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 27, 2017

I expected more. Nothing remarkable. On the expensive side. Stake was overcooked and some other dishes were not of our liking.

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vip
 (Baltimore)·Dined on December 23, 2017

great relaxing lunch........
Fantastic mushroom bisque and Cobb salad with steak!!
French onion soup also very good.
Excellent service and love the atmosphere

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 23, 2017

Abby was amazing, down to earth and kind! God bless. Thank you to Lee Cohen, for AMAZING wine choice. You guys rock!

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·Dined on December 22, 2017

Amazing, our server was absolutely fantastic! Way to go Joey Terrones!!!

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 20, 2017

Tom, our waiter was awesome! The food was excellent! Will definitely be back

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vip
 (Baltimore)·Dined on December 19, 2017

Sorry... priced too high for what is provided. One can get better for less. The food was decent, but nor extraordinary in regards price paid.

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·Dined on December 18, 2017

Fabulous birthday dinner with my family.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 17, 2017

We visit DC once at year, at the holidays, and always make sure we visit the Capital Grille for one of our evenings. We requested Bill Cubbins as our server again - just love the guy! He remembers us from year to year, despite us only being there each December. He always provides us great service, great conversation, and makes excellent dinner suggestions. The overall atmosphere of the restaurant is awesome - we feel so comfortable there.
Also would like to shout out to the female bartender who was working the night we had our reservation. Very pleasant, make great drinks, and gave an overall great vibe to the bar. (We sat at the bar for a few minutes until our table was ready).
We will be back - love, love, love this place!

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays, Bar Seating, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Handcrafted Cocktails, Worth the Drive, Romantic, People Watching
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on December 16, 2017

Our waiter was incredible, the food was amazing, I would absolutely go back to this place in a second!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Tasting Menu, Vibrant Bar Scene, Handcrafted Cocktails
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·Dined on December 16, 2017

Our waiter Eric H. was awesome!!!! The food was great and it was very classy and peaceful to dine in.

Tags: Special Occasion, Romantic, Good for a Date
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·Dined on December 15, 2017

We came in town to help with the Arlington Cemetery Wreaths , our experience was phenomenal , the service and the hospitality off the charts.

Tags: Good for Groups, Notable Wine List
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 (Cleveland)·Dined on December 15, 2017

Bar was very noisy. Lamb chop entree was 4 double chops. Delicious but just couldn’t eat the 4th. Service with Adam was excellent. New burrata salad was a fabulous combination of flavors.

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on December 14, 2017

It's been a while since we visited the Capitol Grill.... We ordered our meal as we were headed to a show afterwards. The waiter was quick and cordial, taking our meal orders. Then the waiter stood by the next table chatting it up with them (and wasn't quite!) At least 5 minutes, just standing there.
The food arrived and was delicious however the sides (which are billed as Family Style' were as we remembered it LARGE portions). We ordered the Asparagus and Mashed Potatoes. The size of these were quite a bit smaller then we remembered and naturally we shared, but was barely enough to share.. The meal was as expected in a place like this; quite costly but you know that going in. The Asparagus spears were quite small (you usually expect prime vegetables at a high end steakhouse especially at these costs).
Nice place but I really don't think we got the value as expected and will try the Palm or Morton's going forward...

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Business Meals
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 13, 2017

This was a lunch to celebrate the holidays and we were greeted and taken care of the entire time we were there. I ordered the lobster salad and it was delicious - perfect combination of flavors. I do wish they included more citrus in the salad but otherwise great meal that filled me up by the time I finished. I would definitely go for lunch here again.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Great for Lunch, Bar Seating, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 11, 2017

Absolutely one of the best in DC. The Capital Grille hits it on all cylinders. The food, the ambiance and especially the service are exemplary. We were celebrating a birthday and they did everything they could to make sure it was noted, including a wonderful desert plate, festively decorated, along with some colorful confetti on the table. The entire staff is amazing, from the valet, to the bartender, to the servers and managers. I will continue to go as often as possible. Kudos for a job well done.

Tags: Romantic, Good for a Date, Vibrant Bar Scene, Quiet Conversation, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion
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·Dined on December 10, 2017

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 on December 10, 2017

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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·Dined on December 9, 2017

Great food and service!

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 (San Diego)·Dined on December 9, 2017

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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