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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 August 24, 2017

Just a fine dining experience. Managed to get a table with two business colleagues even late in the day, maybe because it was an August weekday. Warm, welcoming decor worthy of a top class steak house. We shared the grilled calamari dish and a shrimp...More

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Reviewed August 23, 2017

Came here with a group of 9 people. We had reservations so didn't have to wait at all. We ordered various entrees but I ordered the Seared Halibut. The halibut was just okay. I thought it was over cooked and it doesn't help that the...More

Thank Mystiqz
Reviewed August 22, 2017

This restaurant is well located near the Mall. The food is superb, especially the Caesar salad. I believe the lunch menu is much cheaper than the dinner menu.

Thank Ryan852
Reviewed August 22, 2017

Definitely the best culinary experience in Washington! Thanks a lot to Clifford for his great service! I hope will be back soon

Thank Silvia G
Reviewed August 19, 2017 via mobile

For $35 we got $80 worth of food, so our RW visit was an outstanding deal. The quality of the food was excellent. The steaks were cooked perfectly. The mashed potatoes were super creamy. The soup and salads were beautiful and tasty. The crime brûlée...More

Thank mauiwolf
Reviewed August 16, 2017

I visit this Capital Grille once or twice a year and have always been impressed with its outstanding level of service and the superior kitchen and chefs who man it. Rarely is any aspect of the meal less than perfect and the Grille's attention to...More

Thank barymad
Reviewed August 12, 2017

This is an excellent chop house serving sumptuous prime steaks, as well as fresh seafood, with superb side dishes and salads. Best value is during restaurant week if you can get a table! Service is friendly and attentive and the ambiance is old British!

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Reviewed August 12, 2017

Took my angel here for her birthday dinner. I will say, while our server was prompt and knowledgeable, he did seem less than interested with us and had no personal interaction that I observed other servers having with their guest. In fact, we had more...More

Reviewed August 12, 2017 via mobile

Loved all about this place! The best waitress ever (adding her selfie she left on our phone). The food, coctails, wine, atmosphere - great experience

1  Thank Sanda Š
Reviewed August 11, 2017 via mobile

I love this place but today they failed me by doing the wrong steak. The Kona crusted steak with shallot butter sauce has to be the best ever. First one came without but they fixed it. New steak free wine n free desert. Can't speak...More

Thank Grantmale
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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
Special occasions, Local cuisine, Bar scene, Business meetings, Romantic, 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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