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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
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Today
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
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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: Dessert, Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Reservations
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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  • 180
    Very good
  • 60
    Average
  • 26
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  • 10
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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
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I went with my mom to have dinner and all I can say is: it was awesome! Great service, great ambience, very good wines and the best steaks we have ever had! Expensive, but woth every penny!

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 23, 2015
Fresita07
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Panama City, Panama
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Panama City, Panama
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29 reviews 29 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

I went with my mom to have dinner and all I can say is: it was awesome! Great service, great ambience, very good wines and the best steaks we have ever had! Expensive, but woth every penny!

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Los Angeles, California
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

Dark wood walls, professional service and Quiet. But for me it still has to be about the food. Had a steak salad with a perfectly made steak. The glass of Malbec was excellent. Malbec can be good or well a disaster. This one was great.

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Ellicott City, Maryland, United States
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16 reviews 16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

For a wood paneled dining room with tuxedoed waiters you can't do better than this close to the Washington Mall. The specialty is the lobster macaroni and cheese.

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Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

This restaurant was an absolute joy. The waiter was attentive, every question asked was answered with a YES. My friend wanted to order from the bar menu, even though we were in the main dining area, YES. I wanted to mix two different ways to prepare my steak, YES! Someone at the table wanted a different item other than the... More 

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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

We have eaten at a number of Capital Grille's across the country. Although there may be slight variations from place to place we enjoy this chain of steak houses the most because of the uniform excellent service and food. This particular visit was during a very busy college graduation time with many large parties. The staff were so accommodating in... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015 via mobile

Couldnt have picked a better spot for dinner. The bartenders were great, our waiter was busy but took excellent care of us, and the food was unbelievable. Was my first time, but certainly wont be my last. Best dining experience ive ever had.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

Another great option for steak in DC downtown DC. Very good location near Capitol Hill. If you're lucky enough (or unlucky) you can probably meet your fav congressman dinning here!

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Toledo, Ohio
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7 reviews 7 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

Great salad bar! Many selections of different types of hot foods. I opted for the salad bar, because there were so many items available.

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31 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

My favorite steakhouse in US! The best filet mignon Ive had period. Mortons and Ruth Chris are awesome but this is the best steakhouse. Highly recommended.

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Kansas City, Missouri
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

My husband and I found this restaurant on Trip Advisor and decided to give it a try. We used open table to make reservations and set out to walk there. When we arrived almost an hour early we decided to ditch our reservations and sit at the bar. The bar staff was so much fun! The bartender was extremely nice... More 

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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, Steakhouse, Barbecue, Greek

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Good for: Special occasions

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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