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The Capital Grille

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Certificate of Excellence2016 - 2019 Winner
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APPETIZERS
Fresh Oysters on the Half Shell* (6)
(cal 130)
Steak Tartare*
Serves 2. (cal 410)
Lobster and Crab Cakes
Serves 2. (cal 410)
Nueske's Cherrywood Double Cut Smoked Bacon
With Tomato Jam. Serves 2. (cal 380)
Prosciutto Wrapped Mozzarella
With Vine Ripe Tomatoes. Serves 2. (cal 440)
Shrimp Cocktail (5)
(cal 170)
Cast Iron Garlic Shrimp (5)
With Olive Oil Crostini. Serves 2. (cal 430)
Jumbo Lump Crab Cocktail
(cal 460)
Tuna Tartare*
With Avocado, Mango and Sriracha. Serves 2. (cal 130)
Pan-Fried Calamari
With Hot Cherry Peppers. Serves 2. (cal 710)
SOUPS & SALADS
Porcini Mushroom Bisque
New England Clam Chowder
Available in cup (cal 220)
Caramelized French Onion Soup
Available in crock (cal 750)
Caesar Salad
With Grana Padano Croutons. (cal 420)
Pear and Gorgonzola Salad
With Toasted Walnut Vinaigrette. (cal 590)
Field Greens
Butter Leaf Lettuce, Heirloom Tomatoes with Parmesan Vinaigrette. (cal 210)
Wedge
With Bleu Cheese and Smoked Bacon. (cal 590)
Burrata
With Heirloom Tomatoes. (cal 850)
Roasted Beet and Goat Cheese Salad
With Toasted Pistachios and Citrus Vinaigrette. (cal 310)
CHEF'S SUGGESTIONS
Sliced Filet Mignon*
With Cipollini Onions, Wild Mushrooms and Fig Essence. (cal 580)
Porcini Rubbed Bone-In Ribeye*
With 15-Year Aged Balsamic. (cal 990)
Bone-In Kona Crusted Dry Aged NY Strip*
With Shallot Butter. (cal 950)
Seared Tenderloin*
With Butter Poached Lobster Tails. (cal 570)
Veal Tomahawk Chop*
With Gorgonzola Butter and Cherry Mostarda. (cal 920)
Snake River Farms Wagyu NY Strip 10 oz
MAIN COURSES
Dry Aged NY Strip*
Available in 14 oz (cal 710)
Dry Aged NY Strip au Poivre*
With Courvoisier Cream. Available in 14 oz (cal 730)
Double Cut Lamb Rib Chops* (4)
With Mint Gremolata. (cal 710)
Roasted Chicken Breast
With Mushroom and Parmesan Risotto. (cal 950)
Filet Mignon*
Available in 10 oz (cal 490)
Bone-In Ribeye*
Available in 22 oz (cal 990)
Dry Aged Porterhouse Steak*
Available in 32 oz (cal 1280)
SEAFOOD
Seared Citrus Glazed Salmon*
With Marcona Almonds and Brown Butter. (cal 730)
Sushi-Grade Sesame Seared Tuna*
With Gingered Rice. (cal 620)
Pan-Seared Sea Bass
With Shiitake Mushrooms, Asparagus and Miso Butter. (cal 810)
Fresh Maine Lobster
TO SHARE
Lobster Mac 'N' Cheese
(cal 830)
Parmesan Truffle Fries
(cal 460)
Cauliflower au Gratin
(cal 680)
Au Gratin Potatoes
(cal 420)
Roasted Wild Mushrooms
(cal 280)
French Green Beans
With Heirloom Tomatoes. (cal 240)
Sam's Mashed Potatoes
(cal 460)
Soy Glazed Brussels Sprouts
With Bacon. (cal 590)
Creamed Spinach
(cal 400)
Grilled Asparagus
With Lemon Mosto. (cal 80)
About
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
PRICE RANGE
$25 - $100
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
CUISINES
Steakhouse
FEATURES
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Have eaten here a few times over the years and have great memories and also have had great meals. Ate here again with family (special occasion) and I felt bad that it was over two years since the prior visit. This is just a special...More

Date of visit: February 2020
Thank Doug P
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had a lovely pre-Valentine’s Day dinner, too-notch service and wonderful food. Oysters, fresh and perfect. Lobster bisque, thick with huge chunks of meat. Tomato & burrata, fabulous. We split a “tomahawk” steak, aged and prepared to perfection. We ordered 2 shareable sides (green beans and...More

Date of visit: February 2020
Thank FontanaBananas
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great restaurant located in the heart of the city with excellent service and food. Joey took care of us during our dinner. He was exceptional.

Date of visit: January 2020
Thank Lovey102
Reviewed January 12, 2020 via mobile

Excellent food and service. We lucked out w Jared who was warm and welcoming and great connection. He ensured that all was perfect and it was!!!! Request a booth it’s a bit quieter.

Date of visit: January 2020
Thank MiloMiami
Reviewed January 12, 2020 via mobile

Our first time at this location but not the Capital Grille franchise. Equal to NYC with a great, almost clubby vibe. Service was as good as the food. It is pricey but very much worth it. It was a graduation dinner and made the end...More

Date of visit: December 2019
Thank Kinosao
Reviewed December 31, 2019

festive, great service, place was packed with families. Lamb chops as always. a mind blower. also tuna steak out of this world

Date of visit: December 2019
Thank homebody12
Reviewed December 29, 2019 via mobile

Hubby and I had an excellent lunch here. Menu is pricy but the quality, the portions and the experience make it worth it. Hubby had the Cobb salad with sliced steak. It was tender and cooked perfectly. I had the seared salmon salad. Delicious. Our...More

Date of visit: December 2019
Thank jbbr8214
Reviewed December 27, 2019 via mobile

Close to the Capitol, classic place with a dark wood interior. Lights are dimmed even at lunchtime. Oysters were really good as a starter. We did enjoy the main courses. Service was good, but not so fast. Good place if looking for a classic place...More

Date of visit: December 2019
Thank Ksksksksks
Reviewed December 26, 2019

My wife and I first walked by The Capital Grille right after the Nationals' parade and rally early last month. It was immediately decided we would make it in the next time we were in the area. Fast forward to earlier today (Thursday December 26)....More

Date of visit: December 2019
Thank J M
Reviewed December 17, 2019

I hesitate giving The Capital Grill just 1 star. The actual meals were pretty decent and the serving staff friendly and reliable so I do give it 2 stars. But if you are a typical museum person like us who wants a warm and relaxing...More

Date of visit: December 2019
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Werlynne
October 5, 2019|
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Response from AdilB483 | Reviewed this property |
I don’t think there area any onion rings, but with such wonderful steak who would want anything else.
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September 21, 2019|
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Response from sandros998 | Reviewed this property |
Guess you need to ask the restaurant but I would say yes
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We went this evening, most people are in suits, however I wore jeans, casual shoes and a shirt. Anything more casual and you would likely just feel a little out of place, but I never saw anything regarding an official dress... More
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