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“Best Crock of French Onion Soup Anywhere” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Capital Grille - Washington DC

Capital Grille - Washington DC
Washington DC, DC (Downtown / Chinatown)
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Ranked #62 of 2,623 restaurants in Washington DC
Price range: $60 - $70
Cuisines: Steakhouse
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Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Fine Dining
Neighborhood: Downtown / Chinatown
Cross street: 6th Street
Transit: National Archives Metro Stop
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22 reviews 22 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
“Best Crock of French Onion Soup Anywhere”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2013

Soup was delicious. Spend the extra $2.00 to get the crock. It is oozing with cheese and served piping hot with crunchy french bread. The burgers were quite big. The ribeye sandwich was good but a little fatty. The parmesean fries were a little unusual. Would stick with the soup and salad next time. Also....they really need a kids menu.

Visited April 2013
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Seabrook, New Hampshire
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35 reviews 35 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 21 cities Reviews in 21 cities
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
“Overbooked and Not Sorry”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2013

We had reservations for 8:30. We did not get sat until 9:45PM for dinner. Not a sorry, nothing from management, nothing removed from the bill. I guess they are so big they forgot how to treat the patron.

Food was great. Service was incredible. But the overall experience was tainted due to the overbooking.

  • Visited April 2013
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Elmira, New York
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121 reviews 121 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 21 cities Reviews in 21 cities
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
“Had a Delicious Meal Like Usual”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2013

We had a deliciousl meal like usual. You can see from my posts that if there is a Capitol Grille in an area, we usually go because we know the food will be good.
I had the wedge salad, as I always do, and it was delicious and I actually went outside the box and tried the fish special that was outstanding. Absolutely outstanding. I'm not usually all that willing to try new things when the tried and true menu items are usually delicious, but wow- what a great meal! It was a blackened fish and it is my favorite way to eat fish and they did not disappoint.

  • Visited March 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Very good aged steak”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2013

I recently went for lunch and had the French onion soup and a steak and salad. The soup is in a very big crock and was great. The Steak was cooked to medium just as ordered. This is not a place to take the kids due to the price but great for a lunch meeting or just to grab a good steak.

  • Visited March 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Virginia Beach, Virginia
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292 restaurant reviews
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223 helpful votes 223 helpful votes
“My second favorite DC steakhouse”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2013

This place has charisma. If I was a steakhouse, I would look up to the Capitol Grille, yet be privately annoyed with it for being kind of obnoxious. The clientele was annoying - big beef eating slobbyests who talk too loud, drink too much and think too little. A little sel-awareness goes a long way. Is this the Capitol Grille's fault? Kind of. They give this unhealthy breed the atmosphere to let it all hang out. Ok, but the steaks are awesome. And the service is great too.

  • Visited September 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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