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The Capital Grille

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601 Pennsylvania Ave NW, Washington DC, DC 20004 (6th Street)
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Closed now
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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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St. Petersburg, Florida
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105 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW

It is one of the more reasonable places in Washigton and you wouldn't think so knowing congressman and senators and famous people eat there. We were quite impressed with atmosphere and food. The one waiter we had was terrible but the rest was awesome I highly reccommend and would have given 5 stars if not for the one server. Nice... More 

Thank bugsymob2007
Beirut, Lebanon
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19 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

After a nice walk on a very nice spring day a couple of friends and I had lunch in this fine restaurant. Everything was perfect from the service to the food I will definitely come back soon.

Thank Farid A
Wilbraham, Massachusetts
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73 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We recently had dinner (party of six) at The Capital Grille. It was a wonderful place to get together - we took our time and never felt rushed. Our waiter was so knowledgeable and accommodating, and the ambiance is lovely. Since you want to know, the steaks were fantastic - four of us had steaks with a variety of doneness.... More 

Thank mrsclean58
Boston, Massachusetts
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137 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We went to Capital Grille for Easter dinner. My husband and I ordered the bone in filet special, which was very expensive but also very tasty. Perfectly cooked and seasoned. My daughter ordered the lobster Mac and cheese side as an entree and really enjoyed it. My son ordered the lamb chops which were a huge disappointment. Very very salty... More 

Thank mom2tristanella
Montreal, Canada
1 review
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

My wife and a few co workers ate here last night and the food and service was amazing. The service was spot on, the drinks were delicious, and the food was perfect. I am not a picky eater but this place has the best food I've had in a long time eating out.

Thank 80visitingfromcanada
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44 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

We arrived past lunch time so we were served at the bar. Not very confortable, but the food was good.

Thank Pilar V
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11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a nice lunch here, after visiting the Newseum (across the street). The food was prepared well and the portions were just enough. Would go there again.

Thank 204fredrickl
Edmonton, Canada
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

After a long day of visiting the capital, we were hungry and passed here. It was a great choice to stop and eat at the Capital Grille. Ambience is between an upscale pub and fine dining. They have an impressive wine cellar and a cooler room of aged beef slabs-steaks are their specialty. The food was fantastic! I had the... More 

Thank Kimberlythai
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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1,063 reviews
563 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 312 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

I have been here for dinner several times, but first time for lunch. Had a terrific caesar salad with beef tenderloin, which was not only perfectly prepared but also was soft and tender and tasty. Really nice. Doesn't seem like a place for a speedy experience, even with the dedicated lunch menu. Perhaps, if in a hurry or time pressed,... More 

Thank PlatinumHoney
Jakarta, Indonesia
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47 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Nothing is ever small in this restaurant, we were early on our reservations, so it took us quite some time to get into our seats. We were in a group of 40 ppl and it the servers were responsive. Thumbs up! While we were waiting, I was looking into their Hugeee wine cabinet/ collections, and the one of the staff... More 

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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, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
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, Local cuisine, Bar scene, Business meetings, Special occasions, Large groups
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
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 have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?