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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.
Washington, DC 20004
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
$50 and over
AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa
Valet after 5:00pm. (Complimentary)
National Archives Metro Stop
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.
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
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
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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
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.
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
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.
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!!
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.
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!
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.
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