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The Capital Grille

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601 Pennsylvania Ave NW, Washington DC, DC 20004 (6th Street)
202-737-6200
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11:30 am - 11:00 pm
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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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London
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414 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 151 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

This was ok - but usually I find this steak chain to be very good. This time, it wasn't really on top form - the steak was a little cool but not cool enough to send back. With a few beers and sides, it came to $103 before gratuities which is getting a bit steep for something that doesn't stand... More 

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Kamloops, Canada
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7 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We were visiting from Canada for our 2nd wedding anniversary and were recommend this restaurant by our hotel ... Such a wonderful recommendation. The gal who welcomed us was so busy but still made us feel important. Once seated our server, Bill C, was wonderful and really our evening special. The food was amazing and they suprized us with a... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

It's a really big deal when your rated the #2 restaurant in DC and have to perform that way everyday. Especially when we're in our Uber on the way to our dinner reservation with windows slightly open and the smells from all the downtown steak houses coming in the car remind you how many choices for steak there are in... More 

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Rocky Mount, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Romantic dinner at capital Grille in DC as advertised. Service was excellent our waiter was Noe Rodriguez. He was excellent and you the menu backwards and forwards. As always the food was superb and the service was excellent.

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Clarksville, Maryland
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

I have eaten here dozens of times and never been disappointed. The steaks and sides are great, as you would expect from a high end steakhouse. However, do not hesitate to try the Seafood choices. The Tuna entree is one of my favorites. The calamari prepared with peppers is as good as any fried calamari. The crab cakes are a... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

An elegant steak restaurant located near the National Gallery of Art and Newseum, this favorite of the city's powerful offers a relaxed environment with top quality steaks. Portions are generous and the wine list is varied, to include the opportunity to purchase single glasses of rare vintages. Our primary server Michael F. was a text book professional. Friendly, attentive, engaging... More 

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Virginia Beach, Virginia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Service was over the top. Server had extensive knowledge of wines and her recommendation was outstanding with my chosen meal. The dry-aged porterhouse was the best steak I have ever eaten and it was cooked to perfection. A bit on the expensive side, but worth the treat! Atmosphere was elegant and comfortable.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We were on a trip to DC and decided to spend our evening at the Capital Grill. After making reservations, we were pleasantly greeted and seated at a table for two. Unfortunately the tables were very close together since this was a special evening for couples and hampered personal discussion. However the environment was inviting and our waiter was fabulous.... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband had his work seminar for couple of days in downtown and I took the days off from work for the opportunity to visit DC for the first time. I found this restaurant with good reviews and I booked a reservation three days in advance. Cozy and great ambience. We started off with their creamy and rich clam chowder... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Service is EXCELLENT and professional. Bartenders make the classiest cocktails. Food is ALWAYS amazing and worth every penny of the price. Park in the public parking garage 1 block away with ease. Awesome view of the Capitol. This is where I go for any holiday or special occasion meal to indulge in the finer things in life.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$25 - $100
Cuisine
American, Steakhouse, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
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
Romantic, Large groups, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Bar scene, Special occasions
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
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
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.

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