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The Capital Grille

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601 Pennsylvania Ave NW, Washington DC, DC 20004 (6th Street)
National Archives Metro Stop
202.737.6200
Website
Today
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Mon - Wed 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Thu - Sat 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Description: You are cordially invited to join us for an evening or afternoon of...
You are cordially invited to join us for an evening or afternoon of relaxed elegance and exceptional cuisine. Our impressive menu of nationally renowned dry aged steaks and the freshest of seafood will ignite your culinary imagination as our award-winning wine list of more than 5,000 bottles awakens your inner sommelier. And as our gracious, knowledgeable servers delight you with their uncanny ability to anticipate your every need, you’ll experience firsthand why the American Culinary Federation recently bestowed upon us their “Achievement of Excellence Award.” Whether you’re celebrating a special occasion or hosting a business luncheon or dinner, we can help you flawlessly pull off any private dining event. Our event planning staff has extensive experience and the ideal materials to work with—a capital setting, distinctive food and unmatched service. Located on the corner of 6th and Pennsylvania.
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Good for:
Fine Dining

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  • 386
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  • 167
    Very good
  • 58
    Average
  • 26
    Poor
  • 10
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Best steakhouse around!!

I've been to several steakhouses and I truly love this one the best. They definitely know how to cook your steak the right way. Service is also top notch. Make sure to make a reservation though or you might have to wait a while because it's a hot spot.

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 25, 2015
Alex C
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Matawan, New Jersey
Good for:
  • Fine Dining
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
  • Dessert
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Matawan, New Jersey
Senior Contributor
33 reviews 33 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

I've been to several steakhouses and I truly love this one the best. They definitely know how to cook your steak the right way. Service is also top notch. Make sure to make a reservation though or you might have to wait a while because it's a hot spot.

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Ross on Wye, United Kingdom
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36 reviews 36 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

We spent a small fortune here, but it was a birthday treat and so we didn't mind. they have a good selection of drinks and food, and the servers are just great. We had crab, shrimp, lobster and fab cocktails and beers. Eric, looked after us really well, was entertaining and really friendly and informative. Not sure how he knew... More 

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Wheaton, Maryland
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14 reviews 14 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015 NEW credit card Amex Card Member Review

The Capital Grille has an extensive wine list, some of the best steaks in the District, but most importantly, the best servers in Washington! It is a great place to relax after a long week of work and stress. Highly recommended!

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16 reviews 16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015 NEW

Enjoyed my dinner at the Capital Grille. Great service and good food. We will definitely go back next time in the DC area.

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Panama City, Florida
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27 reviews 27 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015 NEW

It was a great meal, great experience, and great service. If you want the Washington experience, plan on this place. More adult than family. We had a great server, Neal who made our experience worth every penny. SPLURGE! The coconut cream pie is to die for!!!!

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

I used to work in the same office building where the restaurant is located , and it was brand-new then. After a five-year stint at that job (a well-known news organization that shall remain nameless here, but they are still my in my good graces), they bought me a nice, over-indulgent, steak and seafood lunch. I'm in NYC now, and... More 

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14 reviews 14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015 via mobile

As a student I love resturant week. So this time I went to Capital Grille. .And I give this resturant a 10 because of the steak. I like my steak well done and I know what every one will think . It cam back burned...no no. It was the most juicy well donE steak I have eaten. If that doesn't... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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134 reviews 134 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

Walking into Capital Grille offers an energy charged atmosphere that is always buzzing. Between the IRS fed gov employee's and downtown DC exec's, to the local tourists visiting up/down Penn Ave; the Grille holds lots of appeal. The place has never been slow, it's always busy and good luck trying to get a table or even standing room at bar... More 

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Washington DC
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22 reviews 22 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

Steak houses have become a common scene in DC, and I usually stray away from a chain. However, the Capital Grille feels like it was born to be in DC. With astriking view of the Capitol outside its door, you enter the restaurant welcomed into a power home of politicians and lobbyists, as well as the low profile tourist from... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

The food and service are over the top. This place is like a typical upscale New York restaurant-it has a beat and the beat goes on... You must have the coconut cream pie!!!

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 601 Pennsylvania Ave NW, Washington DC, DC 20004
    (6th Street)
  • Public Transportation: National Archives Metro Stop
  • Location: United States  >  District of Columbia (DC)  >  Washington DC
  • Phone Number: 202.737.6200

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 25 - 100
  • Cuisine: American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining

Description

You are cordially invited to join us for an evening or afternoon of relaxed elegance and exceptional cuisine. Our impressive menu of nationally renowned dry aged steaks and the freshest of seafood will ignite your culinary imagination as our award-winning wine list of more than 5,000 bottles awakens your inner sommelier. And as our gracious, knowledgeable servers delight you with their uncanny ability to anticipate your every need, you’ll experience firsthand why the American Culinary Federation recently bestowed upon us their “Achievement of Excellence Award.” Whether you’re celebrating a special occasion or hosting a business luncheon or dinner, we can help you flawlessly pull off any private dining event. Our event planning staff has extensive experience and the ideal materials to work with—a capital setting, distinctive food and unmatched service. Located on the corner of 6th and Pennsylvania.
Open Hours
Sunday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
11:30 am - 11:00 pm

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