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The Capital Grille

601 Pennsylvania Ave NW, Washington DC, DC 20004
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  • Excellent65%
  • Very good23%
  • Average6%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“steak” (433 reviews)
Closes in 25 min
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American, Steakhouse, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
601 Pennsylvania Ave NW, Washington DC, DC 20004
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Reviewed 4 days ago

The location is ideal for tourist visiting Smithsonian museums in Washington DC but want more style and epicurean delight for their meals. It is within walking distance from the museums. After a long day of walking through the museums, you may want to sit down...More

Thank Chun-Wai C
Reviewed 4 days ago

From the time you check in to the time you walk out the door, the treatment you receive is exceptional. I had contacted the manager a month prior to our reservation and let her know we would be celebrating my husband's 59th birthday and also...More

Thank OkieHoosier
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Can't beat this place for fresh seafood and service.. Drew and crew rocked it.. the sea bass was good and the lobster was amazing. Can't wait to go back..

Thank cannonater
Reviewed 5 days ago

The gentleman working at the reception was great, the young woman was a bit of a ditz and not very helpful. The server was outstanding and very knowledgeable. Entire waiting staff was attentive and courteous. Steak was excellent and prepared perfectly.

Thank 1968TR250
Reviewed 5 days ago

We've been trying different steakhouses and while we still have a few to visit, The Capital Grille is so far our favorite. Both food and service were superb. We began with a large lobster and sherry bisque. For our main course, we shared a 22...More

Thank Sue F
Reviewed 6 days ago

To be honest, I didn't go there to eat, a friend and I were walking by and decided to stop in and have a drink, the atmosphere was definitely what you'd expect in DC, suits everywhere and just a feel of Washington. While we were...More

Thank 666EdS666
Reviewed 1 week ago

This has got to really bad, when a basic salad is far less than tasty. My kid also threw up in the restaurant as he was eating and for the next couple of hours did not feel good in the stomach, clearly something he ate...More

Thank travellerTrader
Reviewed 1 week ago

Beautiful ambience, fabulous food and excellent service. What more can you ask for? I have dined in both DC and the one in the financial district in New York. Totally different décor but the food and service were both excellent.

Thank bfq1266
Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband and I decided to eat here while we were on vacation. We had read the many reviews and were excited to try the place out. Upon arrival we were promptly seated (we did have a reservation, strong suggest you make a reservation). Let...More

Thank Vicki H
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We went here for lunch, and although it was tasty food, I'd have to say it's not my favorite in D.C. We have gone to several other restaurants in the city, and even though this one was rated higher than others, we left less satisfied...More

Thank mgriz
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The question was, is there a dress code?
January 21, 2017|
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Response from jeanneatl1 | Reviewed this property |
They didn't require a coat and tie.
Adika H
Is this a good place for a one year wedding anniversary?
November 7, 2016|
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Response from ABD119 | Reviewed this property |
Perfect for carnivores
William H
Where does one park?
February 1, 2016|
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Response from timjc46 | Reviewed this property |
They have valet parking; just pull up to the front and there are a couple of guys who will take care of he car.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$25 - $100
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
Large groups, Local cuisine, Romantic, Business meetings, Special occasions, Bar scene
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
    (6th Street)
  • Public Transportation: National Archives Metro Stop
  • Location: United States  >  District of Columbia (DC)  >  Washington DC
  • Phone Number: 202-737-6200
  • E-mail
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.