The Capital Grille - Washington DC

4.8
4169 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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JacquiB
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Akim Belabed was my waiter. He was very personable and thorough. He checked on the table several times throughout dinner. He made the experience wonderful!

Thank you Akim! I will definitely be back!

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Savannah
18 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thank you Capital Grill and Tyler for a STELLAR experience and evening. Truly grateful !

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My daughter and I had a spontaneous girls night out dinner and we had a wonderful experience! We had a lovely table by the window and it was fairly quiet. Our service was top notch and both of us agreed our filet’s were the best we’ve ever had! The scalloped potatoes were incredible! We will definitely be back!

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vipRobert
Washington DC
22 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Exquisite service. Edwin is an asset and skillfully curated our experience at Cap Grille DC. Thank you Edwin.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband and I always come here for special occasions such as birthdays and Capitol Grille never disappoints! Wonderful service and great food. My favorite place to get a filet mignon!

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expectedmore
New Orleans
5 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was fantastic, the service was amazing! Will definitely be back for the lobster and crabcakes!

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RobertN
1 review
Dined on July 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service and food were outstanding. Love that place for lunch!

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EileenE
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We had a fantastic experience at the Capital Grille for our anniversary tonight. From the moment we arrived we were greeted with happy anniversary wishes from the staff. Our waiter Manuel went above and beyond with his menu recommendations, kind personality, and thoughtful gestures of including a champagne toast and dessert with our meal. We are so glad we decided to come to this DC gem to celebrate and can’t wait to come back.

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vipGoodenough
Detroit
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great choice for a 40th birthday celebration! Wonderful food and atmosphere.

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MattK
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on July 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Consistently excellent. A must if you're dining in Washington DC.

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vipJandS
Chicago
15 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This Capital Grille is one of the best that I've attended. They are, in my opinion, the most consistent restaurant in DC. The service I received here is top-notch and I have had different servers all that have provided the service that I have come to expect from a high-caliber steakhouse. The chef outputs consistent deliciousness that keeps you coming back.

One of our favorite restaurants and the ambiance is relaxing and comfortable. I highly recommend coming to see them.

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vipAlanK
Washington DC
426 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was EXCELLENT. Honestly...everything!!!

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vipKristinB
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful spot on the patio overlooking National Gallery

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server Noé was the best. Great service, good food

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JonL
Indiana
2 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My wife and I enjoyed a table served by a wonderful gentleman named Noé. He was very kind and considerate. We celebrated our 5th anniversary there in the nation's capital, and the Capital Grille joined in with us. The food was prepared to perfection by one of their most gracious chefs. If we are ever able to visit Washington D.C. again, we will make every effort to come back to dine here. Be sure to ask your server for any recommendations, they are very well informed of some options that might not appear on the menu. Enjoy!

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OpenTable Diner
Memphis/West TN
2 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great food with a wonderful atmosphere and attentive service!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
7 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2021
Overall1food1service3ambience3

I ordered a wedge salad and engineered rice. After dining for 5 minutes a fly flu from underneath my salad. OMG I can not get the image of flys swarming around maggots.
The restaurant offered me another salad. Really?

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KathyL
Charleston
2 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great lunch. Sat outside. Service by Edwin was amazing and food great also! They were quite busy which is a great sign to see specially on a holiday. Thank you!

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WardB
Portland
6 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Exceptional device. Good food but not great for the price.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
31 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Tonight there was a wedding party in the main dinning room, they should have been seated in a private room or the management should have managed the obnoxious noise coming from their party of ten. The children were painfully loud and my guests and I could not hear one another. Very disturbing and disappointing as we are visiting DC to see a friend, however we could not enjoy our experience die to the other party. I'd like to see the management better control overly loud groups in consideration of other patrons.

Understand we dine at the Capital Grille often, service tonight was excellent, food was spot on and the steak tartar was delicious and much appreciated since it is not on the menu any longer.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Kelsey was incredibly patient and efficient. A great birthday experience with my father-in-law. The Kona rub was BOSS!

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on June 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was absolutely perfect! I wanted to celebrate my friends who are newlyweds. The restaurant made sure the table had cute confetti hearts as decorations. I was able to preorder a bottle of Moët for the table without any issues. Our waiter was amazing…I mean from start to finish the full experience from service to food was FABULOUS!

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vipGeraldine
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food! Our waiter, Manuel, was fantastic! Drinks were great too. Would highly recommend Stoli Doli as a cocktail. Overall, delicious!

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vipTCBDC
Washington DC
20 reviews
Dined on June 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We loved returning to The Capital Grille after many years. Matt, our server was attentive, friendly, and recommended a great wine to go with the nostalgic choices we made from the menu. The birthday desert plate was very much appreciated and delicious!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 25, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Joey tries to be hip or cute.
One salad weak dressing, other salad drenched.
Sea Bass quality good…lacking in flavor.
Sautéed Spinach lacked flavor.
Never offered to refill our empty Tea.
Lamb chops and bread both good.

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ReedD
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on June 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic. This is a jewel. It has been 20 years since our last visit. We decided it’s worth a visit a couple of times a year. We moved to Boston when we married and we visit DC not too often but when we do Capital Grille DC becomes a place we must go while in the city. Edwin was our server this time, his service was impeccable without being stuffy, simply amazing. Certainly lives up to its reputation.

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vipAndyM
St. Louis
41 reviews
Dined on June 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had lunch at Capital Grill while touring the Smithsonian Museums. The outdoor seating was perfect and the service was excellent. Perfect location.

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vipKimberlyL
Orlando
4 reviews
Dined on June 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was impeccable food and wine wonderful. Great experience

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Pattdize
Richmond
2 reviews
Dined on June 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was my wife’s birthday, and the way Edwin treated us, you would have thought that she was his mother. Perfect service, fabulous table, attentive staff, amazing food and Edwin’s excellent choice of wines.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on June 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great food, service and ambience. A little hard on the cc but worth it.

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ScottT
Orlando
1 review
Dined on June 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Celebrating our anniversary and Bill did such a great job treating us like royalty!
Food was perfect and desert was a pleasant surprise and delight!

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on June 20, 2021
Overall1food1service3ambience3

Almost $400 later, I’m completely underwhelmed by my entire experience. The food was subpar, the service was absolutely average and the ambiance attempted to be upscale but simply was not. The snootiness of everyone at the hostess table was also something I could have done without. I was uncomfortable the moment I walked in. I certainly won’t be back.

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LeighG
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on June 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience for Father's Day. Our waiter Bill was fantastic. The food was perfectly done and delicious.

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MyeekaT
1 review
Dined on June 20, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

The Capital Grille usually doesn’t a fantastic job with service and food. This time around it’s was subpar. Our server was okay. She could’ve done a better job. We were offered bread or water. We were sitting outside 10 minutes before she even acknowledged us. Once we got our food we didn’t see her until she brought the check.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Me end my friends got together to celebrate a birthday. The food was absolutely amazing! Our server was very knowledgeable and his energy was contagious! I will definitely dine again!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was wonderful! We enjoyed the meals and staff was extremely friendly!

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience5

Ordered medium rare NY Strip; received well done. Did not want to wait for a replacement and totally disrupt our discussions/time.

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Tony
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent in service and delicious foods. We have had a great time. Will come back.

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mmarsh11
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious and the service nonpareil. Highly recommend!

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OpenTable Diner
Omaha
1 review
Dined on June 14, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Excellent service from Jared and the staff. Great location with surprisingly easy parking. Great place for people visiting from out of town like we were. Our server Jared made the night for us though!

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 4169 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.