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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.

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.

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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4.7

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.7

service

4.8

ambience

4.6

value

4.3

Noise

Moderate

94% would recommend it to a friend

Business Meals (54)
Good for Anniversaries (46)
Special Occasion (45)
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Good for a Date (41)
Romantic (36)
Good for Birthdays (36)
Notable Wine List (29)
Fit for Foodies (24)
Good for Groups (21)
Vibrant Bar Scene (20)
Quiet Conversation (19)
Great for Lunch (18)
Cozy (17)
Handcrafted Cocktails (17)
Pre/post Theatre (16)
Worth the Drive (16)
Fun (15)
Bar Seating (13)
Hot Spot (13)
People Watching (12)
Authentic (9)
Happy Hour (9)
Neighborhood Gem (6)
Sunday Lunch (5)
Tasting Menu (5)
Comfort Food (4)
Late-night Find (4)
Paleo Friendly (4)
Casual (3)
Kid-friendly (3)
Creative Cuisine (3)
Gluten Free Options (3)
Local Ingredients (3)
Afternoon Coffee (2)
Great for Brunch (2)
Disabled Access (2)
Scenic View (2)
Seasonal (2)
Vegan (2)
Great Beer (1)
Healthy (1)
Live Music (1)
Organic (1)
Tapas (1)
Good Vegetarian Options (1)
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined 2 days ago

They made our anniversary special by bringing a celebration platter and putting hearts on the table.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined 2 days ago

Attentive service and delicious food.

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 (Las Vegas)·Dined 2 days ago

Rib eye was very tender. Lobster mac n cheese has big chunks of lobster. Cheesecake was so delicious.

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·Dined 3 days ago

Sehr gutes Essen!! Service war super! Sie haben sogar die Rechnung aufgeteilt für jede Person.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined 3 days ago

Celebrating fiancé’s birthday and the experience was awesome! From the moment we arrived to the moment we departed we thoroughly enjoyed the experience! Thank you!

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 (Washington DC)·Dined 5 days ago

We met friends for lunch. The lobster and crab burger was great and the truffle fries the perfect side to compliment the burger
The signature cheeseburger was tasty
The onion soup was good to the last drop- we all enjoyed our lunch and are looking forward to a repeat visit

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 (Washington DC)·Dined 6 days ago

It was great experience.

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 (Miami)·Dined on February 12, 2018

The Capital Grille remains a special place for lunch or dinner -- and the best steaks -- in Washington. The food and service are always outstanding. I have eaten there 20 times over the years, and I have never been disappointed. The problem today is the noise level -- which is beyond energetic. It is impossible to talk to a person who is not sitting next to you; across the table is impossible. The reason is that the Grille is always packed, and because some talk loudly, everyone is obliged to. I will definitely be back -- but, not for a business lunch or dinner, when clear communication and understanding are important, or again with a foreign ambassador when multiple languages are being spoken.

Tags: Authentic, Hot Spot
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 (Nashville)·Dined on February 11, 2018

Outstanding service as always!

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 (Kent)·Dined on February 11, 2018

Really good night. Very friendly,attentive waiter. Good food and much better than a Michelin restaurant I visited the night before!

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 10, 2018

I felt the waiter rushed us: rushed us to order apps and dinner - which I detest in a fine restaurant. I mentioned it at one point so that he would slow down but found him to be a bit snarky. When I attempted to ask a question about the menu he replied "I'm married!" which was a bit humiliating given that I was the only single person at the table, as well as socially inappropriate.

I expect a high end restaurant like this to have impeccable service. The table was also tucked back in a dark corner and my out of town guests felt like they could not see or be seen. Overall, for the cost it was not worth it. You need to coach your waiters.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 10, 2018

Nice venue for husband and wife night out. Great server and atmosphere. Reservations highly suggested.

Tags: Business Meals, Pre/post Theatre, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 8, 2018

Great Rib Eye and desserts!

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 7, 2018

I made reservations and arrived early and my table was ready. I took my wife here for her birthday/Valentine’s Day and we absolutely loved it. We are foodies and we love going to what we would call a nice expensive dinner every once in a while! The servers are great, the drinks are made to perfection, the menu is delicious! Just overall a big five stars!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Romantic
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 (Chicago)·Dined on February 7, 2018

Wonderful setting and warm clubby atmosphere with delicious food made to perfection. Attentive and very professional service. Will definitely be back.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 6, 2018

It's a very conservative clientele, which may make some people very uncomfortable. Also, there were no/very few women in the restaurant outside of the waitstaff. Food was good, but I wouldn't go back or recommend.

Tags: People Watching, Tasting Menu
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 6, 2018

Excellent service! Manuel (Manny) was very attentive
The grazed salmon and cream spinach was very delicious!

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 5, 2018

Great for business lunches, nice menu. Very attentive service. Ambiente nice too.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Business Meals, Great for Lunch
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 31, 2018

food and server Frances were awesome.. great looking place but the fact that it was all cramped took away from the atmosphere.. high quality and delicious mean expensive but you really do get what you pay for. def worth it

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 (San Antonio)·Dined on January 30, 2018

Always excellent!

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 (Amsterdam)·Dined on January 30, 2018

Great food and great service in a well appointed environment.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 28, 2018

Had such great night. our server Manuel did an exceptional job when it came down to describing the menu, the wine list and had the answers to any questions that we had. He made our dinner experience wonderful and enjoyable. We will for sure return and we will ask for him.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 27, 2018

The restaurant was running at least 45 minutes late in seating guests -- the restaurant was packed. Normally thoroughly enjoy my dining experience, but less so this time.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 27, 2018

We had another delicious meal at the Capital Grille. Unfortunately our favorite server was not there the night we went, and our other favorite was assigned elsewhere for some reason. This did inhibit the experience, as the gentleman we had was just OK. We enjoy the interaction and attentive service of Manny and LC, and that does truly add to the experience. We were seated shortly after our reservation time, which was perfectly fine, as it was rather busy, a weekend, and restaurant week as well. it gave us time to enjoy a cocktail at the bar with two of the best bartenders in town!

The food, as usual, was delicious and prepared as ordered. Service was fine, but the room was a bit noisy and a table close to us did not understand that there is certain language that doesn't belong ion a public forum. That is in no way a reflection of the Capital Grille, but just a comment on society as a whole.

All in all, the Capital Grille continues to be at the top of my list in DC and I will continue my loyalty here, and in other cities I visit.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 27, 2018

The ambience was awesome but the food was just ok. This is our first time there because we usually go to Ruth Chris. It was restaurant week so we decided to try it, however, we will stick with Ruth Chris. Our steak were burnt and not well seasoned. Overall the drinks were good but that about it

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on January 27, 2018

We had a fantastic meal and service was top notch.

Tags: Business Meals, Good for Birthdays
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 27, 2018

We have been here several times, on different occasions. This time it happened to be during DC restaurant week. The Capital Grille offers an amazing lunch menu and we thought to take advantage. Unfortunately our waiter (Lee) ruined the experience because he literally treated us like “second class” after he found out we were there for restaurant week. It was clear he was after a big tip, which is understandable, because unlike the table next to us who ordered plenty of food and alcohol, he never engaged with us and let us wait 30 minutes for our main course. As I said, we have been there other times - both on restaurant week and for special occasions - and we always had been treated in the same way. This time wasn’T the case. The food was still excellent like always.

Tags: Kid-friendly, Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Cozy, Pre/post Theatre, People Watching, Special Occasion
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 27, 2018

Wonderful service, delicious light but elegant lunch options.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 26, 2018

The steak I ordered was a nice cut. It was not flavorful though; had to add salt, which I rarely do with my food.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 25, 2018

Service was excellent, really first class! Food was good as well but not spectacular. I would definitely go again outside of restaurant week, and for dinner instead of lunch.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch, Good for Groups
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 24, 2018

This is my absolute favorite restaurant—Outstanding as always!

Tags: Notable Wine List
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 24, 2018

We wen during lunch at restaurant week and were very disappointed with the selection. No actual steak choice!! Very shocked We’ve been coming here for years during restaurant week and they always had steak. That why we came. Never again! The salmon was dry. The hamburger was pretty good but I didn’t come to a steak place for a hamburger

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 23, 2018

Loud but always great service and food— a bit too loud where we were sitting.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 22, 2018

We usually go to Capital Grille during DC Restaurant Week. The Maitre D always remember our name before we check in. This makes us feel so welcome that we are here to enjoy home cooked meal. Of the lunch menu, the clam chowder, aged sirloin steak with salad, flourless chocolate cake are our favorite items. These definitely more than worth the value. The server, Joey, was very attentive. Overall, Capital Grille is the best restaurant for me; and we will definitely continue to enjoy the hospitality we experienced over again and again.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive
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 (Central Coast)·Dined on January 20, 2018

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

Tags: Local Ingredients, Romantic
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 20, 2018

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 on January 18, 2018

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 on January 17, 2018

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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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 17, 2018

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 on January 17, 2018

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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