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The Capital Grille

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601 Pennsylvania Ave NW, Washington DC, DC 20004-2601 (6th Street)
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Closed now
All hours
Sun 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Mon - Wed 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Thu - Sat 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
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Hollywood, Florida
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56 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

The waiter was probably one of the best servers I have ever had in my life - efficient, friendly, helpful, funny and fast. This is a chain, so the food is the same throughout and very expensive. Ridiculous prices for a baked potato that costs cents in a grocery store, but nonetheless, you know this going in. Everything is a... More 

Thank Samiya7
Port Orchard, Washington
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5 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

My brother lives across the country from us, but met us in DC for the day. We wanted to do something fun/nice with him. This place was close to the tourist attractions and well rated, so we decided to splurge. Glad we did as the food and service were great. I had made a reservation, but when I called a... More 

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Rome, Italy
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130 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 395 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Meat carbonized outside, big failure for a restaurant of this level, and served almost cold, good choice of wine and good mashed potato as side. Desserts nothing particularly special. Would have expected something much better but, honestly, only few restaurants or steakhouses are serving well cooked meat here in DC. Scenery counts more than quality and this is what happens... More 

Thank Sandro S
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Friend had hamburger lunch ($19, kinda high for burger, but it is DC in a classy place) and I had Salmon. Yum! Burger was so big friend couldn't finish. I cleaned my plate. Desert was the BEST cheese cake I have ever had, bar none!! I plan on taking my wife back just for the cheese cake! Don't tray to... More 

Thank CalvertHiker
washington dc
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16 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Just happened to pop in during a beautiful fall walk around the city. Bartenders are wonderful. Very, very amiable and attentive. Perusing the menu, and the aging beef in the window - we will undoubtedly return for a meal - in the near future. This is definitely old school dining. Your parents favorite steak place. Love it!

Thank james w
Irvine, California
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35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is THE restaurant to go to if you are visiting the National Gallery of Art, which is more or less across the street. Go there, in fact, from any of the Smithsonian museums. Elegant and expensive, but if you want a special experience, this is a very good choice. I have taken my grandson, now age 12, to this... More 

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Miami, Florida
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21 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Our Uber driver recommended this Restaurant, though I knew of it prior to this. As with about 80-90% of the Restaurants in D.C., you need to make a reservation - go through Trip Advisor it is the fastest and easiest way. We were lucky we got an 8PM table. We arrived a few minutes late, though I called and let... More 

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Columbus, Indiana
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26 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The fries that accompanied the adult meals were wonderful and even good when reheated. Small but perfect lunch menu. No actual kids menu but the server will tell you what is available. Was more than I have ever paid for lunch but we were on vacation and always splurge on at least 1 meal.

1 Thank blondiepete
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13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Love this place!!! It is a regular place for me to go after a long day of work to gather with friends or co-workers!! Bartenders are so friendly!! Food is good as well!!!

Thank Dedra W
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15 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Had the biggest and best steak i have ever tasted.it was expensive but worth it. Service was excellent

Thank westhillred

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$25 - $100
American, Steakhouse
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Business meetings, Bar scene, Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Romantic
Open Hours
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 601 Pennsylvania Ave NW, Washington DC, DC 20004-2601
    (6th Street)
  • Public Transportation: National Archives Metro Stop
  • Location: United States  >  District of Columbia (DC)  >  Washington DC
  • Phone Number: 202.737.6200
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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?