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The Capital Grille

601 Pennsylvania Ave NW, Washington DC, DC 20004
+1 202-737-6200
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  • Excellent68%
  • Very good23%
  • Average6%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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American, Steakhouse, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
601 Pennsylvania Ave NW, Washington DC, DC 20004
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Reviewed 2 days ago

While visiting from NC, my mom and I ended up at the Capital Grille last week without a reservation. We were seated in a cozy back corner of the bar area, and Rachel was our waitress. She was totally fantastic! Amazing service, including giving us...More

Thank meschmid
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Reservation recommended.......fairly classy restaurant with very creative menu. Three of us order various items and share.....each item was outstandingly great. And do have the Flourless Chocolate Cake if chocolate runs in your veins.....share it. It’s strong and rich. Observant and helpful staff. Go.

Thank HungryJudge
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Hands down the BEST prime steakhouse where my wife and I have eaten. We started the night at the bar while waiting for a table. The bar staff was very courteous and the drinks were well-prepared (martinis). The meal service was impeccable: our waiter was...More

Thank Seth S
Reviewed 5 days ago

Just next door to the Newseum I enjoyed a $ 25 fall special lunch of a wagu burger and a $ 23 glass of Caymus cabernet with a window seat and linen tablecloth and napkin. Waitress was extremely personable pointing out not only where I...More

Thank travelgueen7593
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I hadn't been back since election night and returned for another celebration. Was given the run around all day so was looking forward to an excellent meal! Indeed thats what I got. Did a half dozen of oysters and the lobster mac & cheese with...More

Thank Aneesah A
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The Cap Grille on Pennsylvania has been the best steak house in Washington DC for the last 20 years. Quality of food never disappoints. Service is always top notch. This standard doesn't come cheap but if you can afford the meal, you won't be sorry.

Thank Randall P
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Our last night in We ate here it is very expensive but worth every penny we spent . I had filet mignon and it was the most tender steak I have ever had in my life. For dessert my husband and I split Coconut cream...More

Thank Jamie Jo K
Reviewed 1 week ago

Very very good place. The food is exceptional but it is really expensive. If you have money to throw away, you will really enjoy the food.

Thank ronnyveezer88
Reviewed 1 week ago

Our experience here was excellent. Our waiter was wonderful and the steaks were delicious. We also enjoyed the lobster mac and cheese and mashed potatoes. This was the best dining experience we had in DC!

Thank DLKentucky
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Capital Grille is supposed to be the place where the great and good in DC meet. It’s a fun place with a nice relaxed atmosphere and quite good food and service. But it is not a gourmet restaurant it is more like an up market...More

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June 15, 2017|
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Response from William H | Reviewed this property |
yes they do, my wife had chicken
June 14, 2017|
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Response from Jack B | Reviewed this property |
Very nice business casual is in order. A blazer for men would be nice but not requisite.
June 14, 2017|
Response from James D | Reviewed this property |
Not sure I would assume casual dress
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$25 - $100
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, 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, Bar scene, Local cuisine, 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: +1 202-737-6200
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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