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The Capital Grille

601 Pennsylvania Ave NW, Washington DC, DC 20004
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Ranked #12 of 2,710 Restaurants in Washington DC
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $25 - $100
Sun 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Mon - Wed 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Thu - Sat 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
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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Caracas, Venezuela
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30 reviews 30 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2012

Wonderful all around! We went to the Chevy Chase, Maryland restaurant and the one on Boylston in Boston. We like their c

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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34 reviews 34 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2012

We were told to go to this restaurant as it is next to Capitol Hill and apparently the haunt of Senators. This was the day after after 'Super Tuesday' and there was most certainly a buzz, the bar was packed. We had an excellent meal and fine wine, not cheap but good value. We liked the steak knives so much... More 

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37 reviews 37 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2012

Right in the center of the action, plus good food. Prices are expensive, but not significantly more than a nice steak restaurant in my home town. Also, even if you are stuffed, get the Key Lime Pie for desert.

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Fountain Valley
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170 reviews 170 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
194 helpful votes 194 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2012

The Capitol Grill on Pennsylvania Ave was my favorite restaurant in Washington DC. I can understand how this restaurant is on the list of Senators and Congressman. The food is outstanding and the service superb.

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New York
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2012

We went to the extraordianary restaurant based on reviews from Urban Spoon and WOW were we impressed. My wife started with Carpaccio and I had the Calamari, both were seasoned perfectly and delicately prepared. Tenderloin and Tails for dinner and WOWed once again. Reasonably priced wine, well worth the $180 for two of us for dinner! Exquisite decor and atmosphere.

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Dallas, Texas
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2012

Late night here (after the symphony) is just as busy (and loud) as the dinner crowd. Famous for steaks and seafood we were looking forward to a nice dinner. The wait between being seated and seeing a waitress was way, way too long. When Sara did appear, she seemed tired and disinterested. Cocktails were great but small (too much ice,... More 

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Geneva, Switzerland
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64 reviews 64 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2012

Overall, my experience here last weekend exceeded my expectations. Unlike other well known places in DC, like the black-out-sad Martin's Tavern, Capitol Grill seems to have kept it's edge. First, the atmosphere is generally fine. It is the best you can really do with the low light steak house atmosphere. The staff was helpful and friendly. The food was fantastic.... More 

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Washington, DC
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23 reviews 23 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2012

My recipe for a perfect meal at the Capitol Grill. Order a Stoli Doli and the calamari (the best in the city) to start. Then have the wedge salad. Get a nice bottle of red wine and order the Kansas strip bone-in sirloin with the Kona rub cooked medium rare. Mashed potatoes, onion strings and asparagus are all good sides.... More 

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Port Clinton, Ohio
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2012

This is a must stop everytime we're in DC. The steaks are some of the best I've ever had, the lobster mac & cheese just yummy! But what keeps us coming back are those Stoli Dolis :)

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Bethlehem, Pennsylvania
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36 reviews 36 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2012

I made reservations for my Coast Guard Veterans group for dinner recently. When we arrived we were pleased that they put us in a private room. We had the opportunity to hold a quick meeting and spend some time gossiping. The room was very clean and the table setting just perfect. LC our wait person was truly five star, she... More 

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Additional Information about The Capital Grille

Address: 601 Pennsylvania Ave NW, Washington DC, DC 20004
Phone Number: 202.737.6200
Location: United States  >  District of Columbia (DC)  >  Washington DC
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
Average Prices: USD 25 - 100
Cuisine: American

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