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The Capital Grille

601 Pennsylvania Ave NW, Washington DC, DC 20004 (Downtown / Chinatown)
202.737.6200
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Ranked #21 of 2,625 restaurants in Washington DC
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $25 - $100
Cuisines: American
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Dining style: Fine Dining
Neighborhood: Downtown / Chinatown
Cross street: 6th Street
Transit: National Archives Metro Stop
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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014 NEW credit card Amex Card Member Review

There are many restaurants that lay claim to service, food and quality - the CG applies these! A +++

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Vancouver, B.C.
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237 reviews 237 reviews
174 restaurant reviews
379 helpful votes 379 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

In D.C., in search of a solid steak house experience in close proximity to our hotel and one can only assume that it was a mistake to frequent a chain versus a local specialty establishment.... Please don't misunderstand, as the steaks were very good, but something was lacking from the overall experience and service perspective compared to the top notch... More

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Phoenixville, Pennsylvania
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17 reviews 17 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

We love this restaurant. Great service for staffer eager to please. We asked for a special table where we had dined on a previous visit and they graciously made that happen. Meat was done perfectly for me on the first try which was huge as I usually always have to send beef back to the kitchen for a second time... More

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McLean, Virginia
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

Went with my family and friends just to buy a drink. After the server give me my drinks another server came next to me and push me to the aide and make me spill my drink. The drink spill on top of the bartender and she got mad at me I was trying to get her attention to get a... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

My 14 year old son and I were in Washington and went to the Capital Grill. We were treated very well. The meal was 5 stars. My son had the citrus salmon and I had the filet Oscar. We ordered au gratin potatoes and green beans (no tomatoes). It was perfection. Serious perfection. Our waiter was perfect and we had... More

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Baton Rouge, Louisiana
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28 reviews 28 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

We try to dine a the Capital Grill each trip to DC because we know we will receive great service and great good. On a Friday night we managed to book a table on-line for 8:45pm! My partner had the bone in NY Strip and I had the Sockeye Salmon both entrees were specials of the night and appropriately named.... More

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Waltham, Massachusetts
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27 reviews 27 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014

Is there anything better on a warm summer day than a stoli doley at the Capital Grille? I think not. I have been for dinner several times, and lunch was equally tasty. The lobster salad was simple and wonderful -- lots of lobster with a perfect blend of spices! The steak sandwich was what you would expect from offerings here... More

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San Francisco
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25 reviews 25 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

Why would anyone pay so much for an such an average meal at this chain restaurant? I was a guest and thus unable to complain about any service or food issues...hence, this review. We began at a too small table where my associate was "in the way" of all servers. We split the soggy Cobb Salad which may have been... More

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Aiken, South Carolina
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13 reviews 13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

A very good atmosphere. Near many attractions. Famous for their steak (a la carte though). Wine is reasonable and very good.

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Madrid, Spain
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24 reviews 24 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2014

Very classy establishment, excellent service, and great atmosphere. The lobster roll was delicious, and all we saw coming and going to the very well set tables was delicately presented and looked fabulous. Value for money seemed perfectly aligned. What I really liked is that the service was top notch -- they recognized us and welcomed us back the second time... More

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