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The Capital Grille

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601 Pennsylvania Ave NW, Washington DC, DC 20004 (6th Street)
National Archives Metro Stop
202.737.6200
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11:30 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Mon - Wed 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Thu - Sat 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Late Night, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for: Romantic, Business meetings, Special occasions, Bar scene
Description: You are cordially invited to join us for an evening or afternoon of relaxed...
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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  • 628
    Excellent
  • 242
    Very good
  • 71
    Average
  • 30
    Poor
  • 13
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Holiday Lunch with staff.

I took my staff here for lunch during the holidays and we received great service as well as great food. It was also very affordable.

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
Marcia S
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

I took my staff here for lunch during the holidays and we received great service as well as great food. It was also very affordable.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Serving a “great steak” in a “convivial atmosphere”, this “classy” chophouse chain satisfies “red-meat cravings” in a “men’s club” setting where patrons are treated like “royalty”, true, it’s “expensive, but you get what you pay for” here, and there’s also bonus “power”-player people-watching (i.e. senators and congressmen) at the Penn Quarter location."

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Thank Sure_122
Washington Dc, District Of Columbia
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The service was top flight and the wait staff was very attentive to my party's needs! The food was delish!!

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Thank Karen E
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39 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Fav spot for DC exp account crowd. Seafood hors d'oeuvres tower is great starter. Busy but cool place. Good food and drinks.

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Thank 8114
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We make this a priority stop every time we're in DC! The restaurant is always spotless and the service is excellent!

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Thank Mark C
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Had christmas dinner here and it was crowded. However, unlike another establishment in DC, the quality of food and service was maintained. Excellent steaks, very good wine and service to match...

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Thank Darren C
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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17 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The food is superb and the service peerless. It is an excellent place for a business dinner. I highly recommend it without reservations.

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Thank searcher42
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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65 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Is it worth the money? No. This is one of those expense account places for me. I like it but would never go if the bill was getting paid out of my pocket.

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Thank Bam C
Lancaster, California
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56 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Great dinner; great atmosphere! Was it expensive? Sure! But it was on-par with every other nice restaurant I've ever been to, and the food and service were great! I love seeing the reviews where people have the nerve to complain about the price. Go to Denny's! The porterhouse was perfectly cooked, and was very tasty. I know, I know...the steak... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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17 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Always have a great time at Capital Grille. Great food, service and times! A bit pretentious, but overall a great restaurant.

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Restaurant Details

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

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 25 - 100
  • Cuisine: American, Steakhouse

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Good for: Romantic, Business meetings, Special occasions, Bar scene

Description

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.
Open Hours
Sunday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
11:30 am - 11:00 pm

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