The Capital Grille - Washington DC

4.8
3162 reviews
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$50 and over
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Steakhouse
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  • Business Meals
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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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Private dining
Dining Style
Fine Dining
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Cuisines
Steakhouse, Steak, Seafood
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Hours of operation
Lunch: Monday – Saturday: 11:30am – 3:00pm; Dinner: Sunday – Thursday: 3:30pm – 10:00pm, Friday – Saturday: 3:30pm – 11:00pm


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Phone number
(202) 737-6200
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Payment options
AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Executive chef
Bryan Thomas
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
6th Street
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Parking details
Valet after 5:00pm. (Complimentary)
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Public transit
National Archives Metro Stop
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Special events & promotions
For group dining or other special events, please contact the Sales Manager today.
Additional
Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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.

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What 3162 People Are Saying
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5.0Dined 8 hours ago

Two of us had the scallops, two had fillets and the kids had chicken tenders, French fries and pasta. We shared Creme Brûlée for dessert. Our waiter Adam was excellent and very attentive. All in all we had a wonderful time and our dinners were delicious.

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CR
5.0Dined 2 days ago

¡Superb food and service! Keeping high standards is a winning ticket to excellence.

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OT
4.0Dined 2 days ago

The food is great, the interior is well done the staff is very kind the only bad thing I can mention is that the A/C made the place so cold that all my family was freeezing!!!

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5.0Dined 2 days ago

Once again Capital Grille DC provided us a fine dining experience. We were seated at a table in a perfect location decorated just for our anniversary. Pam took care of us at our request. She always provides excellent service and always treats us like royalty. We were treated to Champagne and dessert for our anniversary and we enjoyed the Duckhorn Generous Pour with our meals. The food is always absolutely delicious. My husband ordered the Porterhouse and I had the Salmon. My shellfish and nut allergy was taken seriously, as always. I never have to worry when we dine there!!

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OL
5.0Dined 3 days ago

Enjoyed myself and the service and food was outstanding. Everyone in the restaurant was great!

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OT
5.0Dined 3 days ago

Amazing food, great service. Jared was exceptional. Best steak I have ever had

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R
5.0Dined 3 days ago

Great steak and delicious appetizers. Quiet setting and great service.

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OT
5.0Dined 4 days ago

Excellent!!!

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OT
5.0Dined 6 days ago

Outstanding food and outstanding service! Our favorite steakhouse in DC.

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WB
5.0Dined on July 9, 2018

Love the food, staff and service. Always a pleasure to dine there.

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OT
5.0Dined on July 8, 2018

Visiting our daughter for the weekend and we wanted a nice dinner. It was fantastic!!

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GC
5.0Dined on July 7, 2018

All of the dishes we selected were great from the calamari starter to the perfectly cooked filets. Service was exceptional. A good option for a special occasion or business dinner.

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OT
5.0Dined on July 6, 2018

Always a fun and delicious dinner

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SM
5.0Dined on July 5, 2018

Excellent service. Great meal!

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G
5.0Dined on July 5, 2018

Exceptional Service! The calamari is the absolute best.

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BH
3.0Dined on July 5, 2018

Ate at the bar and the service was very slow despite it not being very crowded. Basic things like refilling drinks and bringing condiments did not happen. Normally the service at Cap Grille is exceptional so this was very surprising.

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DS
5.0Dined on July 2, 2018

Spectacular service, awesome food!! Had the tuna tar tar, lobster bisque and filet—all cooked/prepared with perfection!!

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S
5.0Dined on June 30, 2018

Excellent food, wine and service. We enjoyed it. would recommend to others.

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5.0Dined on June 30, 2018

The entire experience was fabulous. The fillet was so tender and the scallops were delicious. Service was excellent.

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I
5.0Dined on June 30, 2018

I’ve been wanting a good burger for a few days now so I decided to head to The Capital Grille after participating in the Families Belong Together rally/march. Did not disappoint. The burger was delicious as well as the salad I had as an appetizer. And the service by Jared was attentive — sometimes when you’re by yourself the waitstaff kind of forgets about you. Not Jared. I will be back to this restaurant.

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OT
5.0Dined on June 23, 2018

Lunch Rib Eye Sandwich was fantastic.

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J
5.0Dined on June 22, 2018

A timeless restaurant with old classy and new world ambiance. The best restaurant in DC. Superb location. Aged steaks to perfection, perfect seafood, and so nice and quiet. Very classy.

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B
5.0Dined on June 21, 2018

I love CG. The customer service is top notch and the food is consistently great!!!

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L
5.0Dined on June 21, 2018

Wonderful late lunch with our visiting son. Food is consistently extraordinary. We are frequent diners and never disappointed!

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BP
5.0Dined on June 16, 2018

We had our 15th anniversary dinner here. We let the Capital Grille know ahead of time. They made the evening special. The easiest was attentive without being intrusive. The food was all excellent--we had the tuna tartare appetizer, and the side of crab and lobster mac 'n' cheese, and the special anniversary dessert (espresso mousse cake and cheesecake). My wife had the Kona (coffee) encrusted New York strip steak (all on the menu), and we split the special salad (watermelon, arugula, and Gorgonzola) and I had the 16 oz. Bone-in fillet mignon (both specials). I actually preferred my wife's dinner (accented flavor to the steak), and she preferred mine (just the steak's natural flavor), but both were done perfectly to medium rare. As a bonus, I ordered a "classic" daiquiri (the kind Hemingway used to drink, not the blended fruity drink that most people associate with the word "daiquiri"), and the bartender made it without me having to explain it to the waiter. The only thing that's lacking is the beer selection--it's all American big-brewery standards, plus Amstel and Guinness--but I only tell you this in case you only drink (high-quality) beer. In which case, skip the alcohol, and enjoy the restaurant. Also the valet is complimentary.

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OT
5.0Dined on June 16, 2018

The service that I received from our waiter Noe was phenomenal. He made my friends and I feel so special and accommodated all of our needs. The food was amazing per usual! Thank you Capital Grille for making my birthday special.

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DB
5.0Dined on June 15, 2018

the Capital Grill DC never disappoints. The steaks and seafood are amazing, the location is perfect, and the service is great. We were there for our anniversary and our server Rob Fagan made sure we had a wonderful meal. You can't beat the taste of their ribeye. The DC and Tysons locations are always great.

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OT
5.0Dined on June 15, 2018

As always--excellent service and fantastic food! Highly recommend.

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JA
5.0Dined on June 14, 2018

When we are in Washington DC, if time permits, we enjoy having dinner at the Capitol Grill. Celebrating our 35 wedding anniversary in a few days, we made the time. We enjoyed our starters of oysters on the half shell and the Buratta. Both we great. My wife had the butter poached lobster tails with Filet Mignon while I choose the bone-in Filet special with the Kona rub and Shallot butter. Both were outstanding

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MS
5.0Dined on June 13, 2018

The entire team at The Capital Grille made this another extraordinary evening at Washington's best restaurant. The valet guys greeted us warmly. Then the hostess stand welcomed us back, and was eager to please whether it was going to the bar for a drink or going right to our table. Managers on duty were hustling to make sure all guests were having a great time. The people watching was priceless with a few Senators and House members milling around the restaurant. It definitely felt like an episode of HOUSE OF CARDS -- total Washington insider scene.

Our server Tom and his team had a perfect sense of allowing us to talk to one another, and when to step in to replenish drinks and take our orders for the next course.

The Calamari appetizer is phenomenal - with a spicy kick to it. It's hard for me to imagine going to The Capital Grille, and not ordering the Calamari.

Salads were fresh and crisp. I went with the classic Wedge. My wife and our friends had a new seasonal offering, and they really enjoyed it.

Steaks were incredibly flavorful - as always. One of our friends had a sensational lobster dish, which she absolutely positively loved.

Thank you to the entire Cap Grille team working that evening! You did a brilliant job.

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OT
5.0Dined on June 9, 2018

Elliott our server was fantastic. We were a big party, which included many kids in an extremely busy night and his attention to detail and dedication made all the difference. Definitely the best meal in our 10-day trip in the Northeast. Kuddos to him and the manager who was also very attentive.

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CK
5.0Dined on June 7, 2018

Excellent meal to celebrate my daughter’s graduation.

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OT
5.0Dined on June 7, 2018

Our waiter Noe, was amazing and very knowledgable. Will absolutley request him nedt time im here

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OT
5.0Dined on June 6, 2018

Everything was just wonderful. We have visited Capital Grille’s in other cities and have never been disappointed. This proved to be the case again. A wonderful experience making a birthday celebration quite enjoyable.

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OT
5.0Dined on June 3, 2018

My son is a Stanley Cup Champion

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OT
5.0Dined on June 2, 2018

My husband and I like to split a meal and although we ordered a strip steak he prefers his raw and I don’t. They were very accommodating and the steak was delicious!

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j
5.0Dined on June 2, 2018

I’ve been here at least 15 times over the years and it’s always a great dining experience! A great place for special occasions or that romantic dinner for two when you want to show your lady a great time. Can’t wait to return... soon!

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OT
4.0Dined on June 2, 2018

Muy grata experiencia, los cortes formidables

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5.0Dined on June 2, 2018

Our server Robert was amazing. I highly recommend this place. I went for my anniversary and the table had glitter hearts on it. Robert was very attentive and always on top of our drinks. Best night out for dinner

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DL
5.0Dined on June 1, 2018

Went for our anniversary. The Capital Grille never fails or disappoints in any city that we travel to and dine at. Device is always impeccable. Steak is 2nd to none though my lobster both on the bisque and the tail were a little tougher than I have had in the past. This location is on Penn Ave so you can take great pics of the capital in the background.

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