The Capital Grille - Washington DC

4.8
3240 reviews
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$50 and over
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Steakhouse
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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.

Join us for Wagyu & Wine in the lounge, now through November 18, to experience a pairing 633 years in the making.
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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 3240 People Are Saying
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New York Area
3 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Took our son out for steak during UMD family weekend. Waited a while for our table, but well worth it. We were in a side room so noise level was low. Food and service fantastic.

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d
Philadelphia
38 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Always great food

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MH
Washington DC
17 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

This was our first time at Capital Grille. We shared the calamari and it was some of the best we've had. For our entries, we both had the ribeye steak. I had the porcini rubbed with aged balsamic sauce and he had the kona rubbed. We ordered them medium and they were both perfectly cooked. Unfortunately for me, my husband preferred my steak over his so we ended up switching plates. I liked them both but I did prefer the porcini rubbed over the kona. We also ordered the truffle fries; they were OK but I only had a few as I wanted the steak more. My husband gorged himself to nearly finish his steak; I boxed more than half of mine. Finally, we ordered their cheesecake and it was delicious. I have had better cheesecake but I've also had much worse. We couldn't finish it so that was packaged and taken home too. Our server was excellent. He seemed to know when his attention was needed and when it wasn't. This place is pricey but, for a special occasion, it's worth it. I did find it a bit too dark inside, though. It was a tad difficult to read the menu.

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BT
Washington DC
16 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was excellent and the service was great. Ideal spot for a business lunch.

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OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was the absolute best.

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k
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

waiter Jared excellent- knew menu well and very accommodating - excellent service

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A
Washington DC
13 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Service when we arrived was wonderful (host and hostess) and waiter (Tom) was terrific!

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TM
Oklahoma City
16 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Food was amazing, great ribeye and crablegs. The service was outstanding, always available but not overbearing.

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OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was great.

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OT
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Friend graduated police academy

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T
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Have been a fan of Capital Grill since it first arrived in. Staff are terrific from the hostess to the servers and the food is consistently great.

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i
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Pam our server was absolutely outstanding! Very attentive without being intrusive. The food was wonderful. We will be back.

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OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very good food and service.

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V
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, excellent service and comfortable environment. A great place to become a regular!

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MS
Washington DC
133 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I met a longtime business contact for dinner at my favorite restaurant in Washington. It was awesome - as always. We were greeted warmly upon arrival. Service was first class. Our server had the good sense to let us talk when we were chatting, but stopped by at appropriate times to let us order the next course and to see if we needed anything else. We started with Prosciutto wrapped Mozzarella, which was sensational. We had flavorful and crisp Wedge Salads. Then we split a Ribeye and a Filet, so we could taste the two different types of steak. We also had Brussel Sprouts, Asparagus, and a Potato side, which also made for some fantastic leftovers to take home. Everything was first class! Sincere thanks to the managers and team working that evening for another awesome dinner!

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PL
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best restaurant I have been ti in DC!! Treated like riyalty from the moment we walked in the door. Fiid is fabulous and I can't say enough about our waiter Eric Hovey. Can't wait to go back.

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K
Baltimore
11 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

My last experience was great, as always. But I will never again order the rack of lamb. Impossible to eat, and the stuff on the top added nothing. Far inferior to the lamb chops which used to be my all-time favorite. Ditch the rack and give me my chops!

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OT
Manitoba
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

86 birthday for mother

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LS
1 review
Dined on September 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went here for a 30th. Wait staff was attentive, food was delicious, wine list was extensive

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Y
Toronto
5 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service: Very attentive but not overbearing. Went above and beyond to celebrate my wife and I’s anniversary with a delicious dessert.

Food: Ribeye was tender and full of flavour. Scallop main was delicious and generous in portion size.

Ambience & decor: Beautifully decorated with wine cellars and rich colors; complimented by the buzz of people that add to the atmosphere.

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JR
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a group of 6 and we all had steaks and everyone last one of them were cooked to perfection and tasted amazing!! The family sides were plentiful and really good!! This place is pricey (50.00+/person, but worth every penny!! Must try while in DC. Thanks Capital Grille, for a great 18th birthday dinner for our daughter!!

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AK
London
6 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Clubby feel, great location & service - but felt over-priced and steaks were over cooked which was disappointing,

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L
Baltimore
11 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Good food, nice location, and good service. Rich food.

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CA
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The ambiance, service, and food are always top notch! Don't drink but understand there's an expansive wine list to please everyone.

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DG
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The staff, food and ambience are always top-notch. It is always consistently good

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DG
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

the service and food are consistently wonderful - I would recommend the Cap Grille in DC to anyone!

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OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on August 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very special two year anniversary

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B
Cleveland
25 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Great food as always. Service good. Wine expensive but good selection.

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LK
Washington DC
26 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Old school Washington at its best. Good food and good service. Exactly what you should expect at this fine dining establishment.

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M
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The prosciutto wrapped mozzarella was amazing. Our dinner was very pricey (with my budget maybe not for someone elses, but the food was amazing.

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OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Expensive !

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NV
Richmond
24 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always great. The best Capital Grille restaurant we've found. Jared took terrific care of us. Enjoyed the evening very much and well worth the 4 hour drive from southwest corner of our state.

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A
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Great restaurant week dinner and wine pairing.

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k
Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My husband and I had a delicious meal at the Capital Grille! We planned on having a nice dinner before a show and when we showed up were pleasantly surprised to see that they were participating in restaurant week. I had a filet and my husband had a roast chicken...both cooked wonderfully. The sides of green beans and mashed potatoes were delicious and the flourless chocolate cake and cheesecake were both decadent and a perfect end to a fantastic meal. We will definitely be coming back.

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OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on August 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very elegant experience with this establishment! The steak was outstanding, cooked to a perfect medium, And charred with a Hawaii coffee been on the edges topped with a butter sauce. Best steak I've had thus far! Lobster tail was absolutely amazing and broiled to bring out that natural sweet flavor. I had a seasonal wind that was $20 a glass but well worth it! Taste was impeccable, I should've brought the bottle. I'll be returning to explore the full menu next.

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OT
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always excellent

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MT
Orlando
2 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Restaurant Week Review
Mother-daughter dinner. The restaurant week menu is one of the best in DC. We both ordered the clam chowder and bone-in NY strip (well-done and medium). We shared the two options for family-style sides, string beans and mashed potatoes. We had the flourless chocolate cake and cheesecake. Everything was amazing and the service was excellent!

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m
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had such a great time at Capital Grille. Came in early for dinner on Friday and had LC as a server. She was knowledgeable about the food choice and wine pairing. We highly recommend the "Generous Pour" option for wine pairing with food. So glad to have experienced restaurant week here. Will be returning soon!

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JV
Washington DC
26 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The fact is this location is one of the top dinner experiences on Capitol Hill. This is a go to place for lobbyists to see and be seen. The food is always on point and you won’t find a better staff in DC!

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OT
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Eric Hovey was amazing as always. Provided exception service.

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