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The Capital Grille

601 Pennsylvania Ave NW, Washington DC, DC 20004
202.737.6200
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Ranked #10 of 2,649 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
Cross street: 6th Street
Transit: National Archives Metro Stop
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.
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014 NEW

For those of us that love a great steak The Capital Grille in DC is comfortable. What sets this location apart from all other Grilles besides the wonderful view of our Nations Capital is the wait staff. Specifically Tom Stevens. Tom is the best waiter I've run across in years. He truly earns his tips. Attentive but not bothersome, friendly... More

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Langhorne, Pennsylvania, United States
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014 NEW

Great comfort food. Homemade style! Service was terrific. Atmosphere encouraged you to sit and chat.

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Hereford, United Kingdom
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154 reviews 154 reviews
109 restaurant reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014

Dined here last week as part of a large group. I have eaten at CG restaurants in various US cities, and this is my favourite one. Opted for the waiter's recommendation - a dry aged rib eye rubbed in a Kona coffee blend - sounded weird, tasted great. Washed down with some cracking local wine, everyone enjoyed the meal. I... More

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Zurich, Switzerland
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18 reviews 18 reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

When you are in Washington D.C. then this is THE place to be if you want to have a very nice dinner and eat the best steaks ever. Also to recommend is the dish "Melted Macaroni Cheese with Lobster". Absolutely delicious. The interior of the restaurant is really nice and noble and the waiters are outstanding. They know how to... More

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Austin, Texas
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26 reviews 26 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

The location is awesome and service was excellent - just like you'd expect. Food was tasty and overall the experience was just devine.

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39 reviews 39 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

The lump crab cocktail and shaved brussel sprout salad were fantastic, the delmonivo steak was probably one of the best I ever had, the scallops were also very well done. Topped off with a delicious flourless chocolate cake, add superb service by an extremely personable and helpful young lady named Frances... The whole experience was a home run!!!! Highly recommended... More

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Surrey
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 via mobile

We all have bad days at the office and unfortunately our visit to Capital Grill was one of those. Whilst it was my 50th birthday celebration the manager responded brilliantly to our comments so the detail of our experience is not what this review should be about. The point is we are returning (& looking forward to it) to the... More

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USA
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174 reviews 174 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
97 helpful votes 97 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

I had the fortune of dining at this restaurant during my recent trip to DC along with some friends, and we ALL had FANTASTIC meals! On the night that I visited I had the steak special, which was a HUGE, bone-in ribeye steak...DELICIOUS! My buddies and I also had the Mac-n-Cheese and Beets which were both AMAZING! Our waitress, Frances,... More

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Manassas, Virginia
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48 reviews 48 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
79 helpful votes 79 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

My wife and I sat at the bar for dinner as we usually do. The service was ok, nothing spectacular. The steaks were ordered medium rare and received well done. Totally overcooked. If the steak is ruined in a steakhouse, that's pretty much it. The sides wee good but its difficult to screw up sides. Defiantly not par with the... More

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Lexington
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233 reviews 233 reviews
147 restaurant reviews
95 helpful votes 95 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

This was the best restaurant we found in Washington, and well worth the price. The dining room is very " clubby" and masculine - rich dark walls, dark furniture, and very clean. Our server was so personable and attentive. We were brought an assortment of breads, and all were so good. We ordered a Campo Viejo rioja gran reserve which... More

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