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The Capital Grille

601 Pennsylvania Ave NW, Washington DC, DC 20004 (Downtown / Chinatown)
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Ranked #10 of 2,643 Restaurants in Washington DC
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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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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399 reviews from our community

83% Recommend
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Houston, Texas
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33 reviews 33 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

The Capital Grille in Georgetown is like all the Capital Grilles around the country. Food and service are great and the prices are high. Overall, you get a great meal and a nice evening out. We took our Georgetown student there for parents weekend and were not disappointed. An expensive steak for a college kid is always appreciated.

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Green Valley, Arizona
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199 reviews 199 reviews
113 restaurant reviews
97 helpful votes 97 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

This place is not cheap. Expect to pay about $100 a plate. The food is outstanding and well worth the price for a memorable meal.. Service was over the top....very attentive and efficient. The waitstaff is very pleasant. The Crab Cake appetizer was the best yet! The steaks were cooked to perfection and some of the best we has ever... More

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Marseille, France
12 reviews 12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

The Capitale Grille in Washington DC is well located for those being visiting National Mall Museums... The dining room is quite confortable but the lights are very poor : you can hardly see what you are eating ! Fortunately, the rockfish was very good and without any fishbone ! The Pinot griggio was excellent.

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Marlboro, New York
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51 reviews 51 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

We stopped here after coming out of the Newseum. We decided to sit at the bar and have drinks and appetizers. The place was busy. Our bartender was helpful with our selections of food and wine. The atmosphere is classic but modern. We were dressed very casually and felt very comfortable. Our appetizers (4) and drinks (3) were all delicious!... More

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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

Amazing food and knowledgeable staff. Great experience all around. A definite repeat when we return to Washington.

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Redding, Connecticut, United States
5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

Great service and food. Excellent wine suggestions. Made the kids feel special. Expensive, of course, but we happened to get lucky during restaurant week so at least the kids' meals didn't cost us $100 each lol.

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Top Contributor
74 reviews 74 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

Went all out in a soup-to-nuts style luncheon while on pleasure travel. Service was impeccable, the atmosphere rich and cozy. I was dining alone but they treated me very well, indeed. The wedge salad was of the very best I have ever had. My filet was perfectly cooked and prime quality. Dessert menu to die for! It was nice to... More

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Oriskany Falls, New York, United States
12 reviews 12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

When visiting the capital building I would recommend eating here. The choice food was good and for DC the prices are very reasonable.

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Kansas City, Missouri
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93 reviews 93 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

We so enjoyed our entire meal. We have enjoyed meals at 3 different locations and they are always great. We loved the Generous Pour event, especially the last three red wines. The food was terrific and the service was stellar. I would recommend this location for intimate dinners and I am sure larger groups would enjoy it as well.

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Frederick, Maryland
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59 reviews 59 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

The food and service at Capital Grille are always 5 stars plus and we were not disappointed on this visit. My husband and I each had the capris salad and the fresh mozzarella, tomatoes and basil was amazing. We each had a fish dish and shared the decadent potatoes Oscar (crabmeat and cheese!). Our waiter was excellent -- explained things... More

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