The Capital Grille - Washington DC

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Steakhouse
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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New York Area
8 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 5

Waiter was nice, however service was slow taking orders, clearing table. Lamb and lobster Mac n cheese were excellent. Chicken was good but not worth the cost.

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OT
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

My wife and I celebrated our Valentine’s Day here! It’s a perfect place for a romantic dinner, especially since we sat in the far back of the restaurant where it’s more intimate. The food is obviously served to perfection. I have never been disappointed.

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OT
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome and attentive service is what you come to expect...

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i
Washington DC
30 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 2

One would think that a place like The Capital Grille would be able to handle a simple party of 5 on a Saturday evening, but that was not the case... the valet parkers were waiting inside and we had to go inside to find them, then we were seated and waited for about 5 minutes for someone to greet us and another 5+ minutes for our water and about another 3 minutes beyond that for our sparkling water... as for the food, it was only average. The bone-in filet and the regular filet were great, though temperature seemed not to be the chef's forte on Saturday night. The ribeye was too overcooked. Certainly encourage staying away from the cooked fish - the crabcakes were not that good and the tuna was average. If you go, I suggest you stick with the basics - fired calamari, raw turf and filet mignon! I suggest other nearby steakhouses where the noise level is lower and there is more room between tables.

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BM
Washington DC
51 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 2

Both of us enjoyed our appetizers and entrees, however, as time progressed noise level exponentially increased...yuck! Our server advised us that the wine room or a booth (insulation) would be more comfortable. My next reservation via Open Table includes his advice. Hopefully, it'll be better:)

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

It was absolutely amazing!!!! We will be coming every year for Valentine's day. The staff, the food, the management, the restaurant was all top notch. Nothing could have been done to improve the experience.

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Washington DC
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 3

Just beware: I asked for a glass of red zinfandel by the glass - took the waiters recommendation and it cost $26.00. I was quite shocked. Secondly, the table was wedged in the middle of many smaller tables in too-close proximity to each other - in the middle of the room and the dining room has too many tables to accommodate a comfortable experience - that has changed since the last time I was there and it felt trapped and just a bit tawdry compared with earlier experiences. The steak was about 25% more expensive than it was worth in terms of quality.

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JH
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Price gone up too much. But, food were good and they gave a birthday treat, that's very nice.

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C
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on February 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great as always

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OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on February 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing, amazing, amazing! Went for my boyfriend’s birthday, and the restaurant went above and beyond! Highly recommend!

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DS
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was one of the best meals I’ve had and my wife really enjoyed it as well.we have plans to dine there again this weekend

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1 review
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was amazing. As always the steak was cooked to perfection and was very flavorful. The service was good as usual. I am looking forward to my next visit.

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MS
Washington DC
134 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a phenomenal evening. I brought five coworkers out to thank them for all of their hard work, and the team working at The Capital Grille really rolled out the red carpet. We were greeted warmly at the hostess stand by Vina and her team. Manager Jim greeted us with a very friendly welcome. Tommy our server and his team did a masterful job of allowing us to chat, but also having perfect timing in asking us about more drinks or the next course. Calamari was crisp and had a delicious spicy kick to it. Salads were fresh and flavorful. Steaks were world class. Sides were generous, and could easily be passed around the table. Desserts were the perfect way to end a fantastic evening. Thank you all!

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OT
Minneapolis
2 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful food and impecable service

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PP
1 review
Dined on February 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Perfect is all I can say really the best lamb chops
Ever

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S
Washington DC
17 reviews
Dined on February 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My daughter’s birthday and seeing our favorite server Tony.
Loved the evening and thank you

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C
1 review
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a wonderful evening and Adam our server was top notch! We appreciate the top notch treatment we were given and very grateful! Thank you for a wonderful night.

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SS
New Orleans
6 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Calamari appetizer was delightful. I loved the truffle fries!

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OT
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our sever Tom was the best !!!

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p
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Birthday month celebration. Noe was great.

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OT
San Diego
1 review
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service and food. Au gratin potatoes!

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OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 5ambience 5

Compared to the other capital grille restaurants in the region he region this one was by far the worst. The Brussel sprouts were burned , steak was burned (I asked for well down not charcoal ) and the best thing I had was soup. It was a disappointment for the price.

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NL
Las Vegas
6 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had an excellent dinner, although very expensive, and I would definitely go back for special occasions. We ordered the salmon, a steak with lobster tail, clam chowder, the stone crab claws and had wine. Our server was outstanding, and this was a "happening place." It was pretty noisy, but we didn't mind as it was very entertaining too! Overall, fun experience.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The Capital Grille was AMAZING!!! From the moment my family and I walked in, the hospitality was A1! The service was impeccable and the food was FANTASTIC!! I recommend this restaurant to everyone!

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OT
Washington DC
117 reviews
Dined on January 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The Capital Grille is always a terrific place to dine. The bar staff is a excellent, especially Colin.

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CP
Baltimore
12 reviews
Dined on January 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

For years I've heard The Capital Grille is an outstanding dining experience. I had the pleasure of my first encounter, there will be more, two days ago and I thoroughly enjoyed it.

Our server Manuel was so knowledgeable, friendly and attentive. Having him as your waiter alone is worth the visit. I saw a review after making the reservation that a frequent diner requests "Manny's" section and that he's like family. I truly get it and the praise is well deserved.

The food was exceptional and I enjoyed the Stoli Doli cocktail. Overall definitely worth the drive from Baltimore!

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 27, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Birthday dinner w my favorite girl

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CF
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on January 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Our food was excellent. The environment was more noisier than I prefer. LC (LaCresha) was great - did a wonderful job explaining the menu and making recommendations. She even picked up that it was our friends birthday and brought her favorite dessert!

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RS
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Our waiter Manny is just outstanding.
I always request him by name and he is like family. Never a bad time. The valet know my car even and they always have a smile and a good word.
The food is great and we usually order the steak and calamari app.

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BV
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

The service was excellent. Our waitress “L.C.” was wonderful. My guests were very pleased. That said my feeling about the capital Grille is generally that it is obscenely overpriced but when you walk in there you know you’re going to be taken to the cleaners. However people who like steak houses like it a lot so I go with clients.

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S
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on January 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a very good meal. Service was very good. And the food was excellent.

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AC
Dallas
1 review
Dined on January 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I always enjoy going to any Capital Grille and the one in DC is no exception. It is a little pricey, but the quality and amount of food is what allows for the pricing. Actually it is one of the few restaurants where I can talk and eat at the same time.

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E
Detroit
1 review
Dined on January 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The experience, ambience, service, and the food at Capital Grille are amazing.

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SS
1 review
Dined on January 20, 2019
Overall 5food 3service 5ambience 5

Beautiful atmosphere great service! My server Manuel was knowledgeable and professional. Everything has amazing flavor, my steak was over cooked and they kindly replaced it due to the error. Overall I had a wonderful Birthday dinner and would suggest Capital Grille for any event.

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OT
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on January 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our server Francis was fantastic!

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Richmond
1 review
Dined on January 20, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 4

I've eaten at The Capital Grille many times. And typically we love it. However we felt extremely rushed. Before we had finished our salads we we're being brought our entree's and they started taking our salads and we had to stop them. In any case we felt very rushed and as though we needed to hurry up, eat and leave.

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MF
Phoenix
6 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Terrific food & service

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WB
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As always, we had a superb meal. Our waiter Jared made our date night special.

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CM
Washington DC
16 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Capital Grille is always our destination for Restaurant Week. The ambiance is pleasant and warm and sophisticated. The food is always outstanding. The clam chowder, steak salad, and cheesecake with fruit were delicious and came with great presentation. Nice wine list. We were served by Frances who was attentive but did not rush us. Very sensitive to customer wishes. Our visit is never disappointing.

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CA
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Capital Grille is well known for its wine and steak/seafood. It has been our most favorite restaurant whenever we celebrate birthdays and anniversaries. Even the Restaurant Week menu has the best quality food. The value for the food is probably the best among other similar steak/seafood restaurants. The service is impeccable as well.

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