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“A good value on great tacos” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Capitol Lounge

Capitol Lounge
229 Pennsylvania ave SE, Washington DC, DC 20003 (Capitol Hill)
202-547-2098
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Ranked #724 of 2,562 Restaurants in Washington DC
Price range: $10 - $15
Cuisines: Bar, Pub
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Dining options: Lunch, Drinks, Outdoor Seating
Neighborhood: Capitol Hill
Arlington, Virginia
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8 reviews
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“A good value on great tacos”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2013

We visited Capitol Lounge on Wednesday night for their $1 tacos special that runs from 4-8PM. The tacos were excellent, and well worth $1 each. However, the regular menu looked pricey ($9 for a grilled cheese sandwich). They also had 16 oz margaritas on special for $4.50, which wasn't bad, considering they had a lot of tequila in them.

  • Visited October 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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new orleans
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16 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Good comfort food and a nice selection of beers on tap from the area.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2013

I am very fond of restaurant/lounges that carry local craft beers and Capitol Lounge has one of my newer favorites, Devil's Backbone, made in VA. Their fish and chips are good, panko style breading on Cod and the fries are seasoned well too.

  • Visited June 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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charlotte, nc
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 117 helpful votes
“Skip it and walk a little further to the Pour House”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2013

Was in DC in business and a friend celebrated her birthday, so we decided to bar hop (and chose places near our hotel). This was our first stop, and we were all disappointed and wished we would have skipped the joints. We all ordered different cocktails and they were all blah.....not only did they taste bad, there was no "presentation" (or even ice in two of our drinks). Drinks were overpriced given their size (and we even there during happy hour, when drinks are $1off and they were still overpriced).

Service was friendly and efficient.....but skip this place and walk down the street elsewhere.

Visited July 2013
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lansing mi
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 150 helpful votes
“We liked this place”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2013

We biked to this place where there is pub grub. They have many specials and we got burgers and beer. The have our favorite micro beer and the food was pretty good. good value. This is a Michigan State bar also so we really liked that. Specials on game day for spartan watching!

  • Visited April 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Manchester, New Hampshire
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
“So much grease!”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2013

Great location and has promise, but was completely disappointing. We stopped in for a beer and a late lunch. Beer selection was pretty good and we would probably come back for a pint if we lived in the neighborhood. The food was another story though. From where we were sitting, we could see right into their dirty-looking, cluttered kitchen. The onion rings had good flavor but were sitting in a pool of grease which made them really unappetizing. The deconstructed nachos were the worst thing we ordered. The bowl of ground beef and cheese was so oily, I kept tipping it to attempt to drain the oil. There was so much of it, it completely filled a small side dish to capacity, and there was still too much oil floating on top to eat. From what I did try, the beef wasn't seasoned that well but the peppers were nice and spicy. The "salsa" was not even remotely flavorful. My husband ordered the fromage blue burger which was cooked well and overall tasted pretty good. Because of the amount of grease covering most of our dishes, I cannot give the food a good rating. Service was also lacking. For what we spent, we are now kicking ourselves.

  • Visited April 2013
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
    • 2 of 5 stars Food
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