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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
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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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago 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 

Thank Paul Y
Rocky Mount, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 19, 2017 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.

Thank William H
Clarksville, Maryland
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212 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 19, 2017 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 February 18, 2017

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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 17, 2017

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.

Thank Cathryn L
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 16, 2017

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 

Thank Terry F
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 16, 2017

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 

Thank KG-Wili
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 15, 2017

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.

Thank Brandon823
Estill, South Carolina
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 15, 2017

The staff is amazing - very accommodating, talkative, willing to answer questions, just great. But, if you've ever been to Hall's Chophouse in Charleston, SC, you'll be disappointed. It's very much a similar concept to Hall's, but it falls short. I hate to compare a restaurant in DC to one many, many miles away, but I just wasn't impressed considering... More 

Thank Brooke K
Shari R, Guest Relations Manager at The Capital Grille, responded to this review

Brooke, we really want you to like us, too. Please accept our apologies for missing the chance to make a better culinary impression. We know your affinity for a similar restaurant in Charleston and are confident we can provide the memorable meal you were expecting - if given another chance. If you have a moment, we would welcome the opportunity... More 

Reston, Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 14, 2017 via mobile

Capital Grill does not disappoint! Though it is one the more expensive grills in the D.C. area, their lamb chops and steak are amazing and their cocktails are delicious! The staff is very nice and knowledgeable...

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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
Business meetings, Romantic, Large groups, Local cuisine, Bar scene, Special occasions
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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