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“The Best Steak!”
Review of The Capital Grille

The Capital Grille
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Ranked #4 of 3,238 Restaurants in Washington DC
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $25 - $100
Cuisines: American
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Restaurant details
Good for: Special occasions, Business meetings, Romantic
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Breakfast, Dinner, Reservations
Dining style: Fine Dining
Cross street: 6th Street
Transit: National Archives Metro Stop
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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119 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
“The Best Steak!”
Reviewed June 2, 2013

This restaurant is located on Pennsylvania Ave within walking distance of the nation's capital. Sat at the bar and totally enjoyed a top notch meal! Ordered a shrimp cocktail, a 8oz fillet (cooked perfectly) and a side of asparagus with lemon oil! My meal was totally awesome and it was well worth the price!

Visited May 2013
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Mountain View, Arkansas
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“Best steaks and Fish”
Reviewed May 31, 2013

We went to the Capitol Grill to meet one of our legislative members upon his making the reservation. I have walked by several times and seen the steaks aging in the glass cases. The table was ready on time and servicde very good. The steaks were all good. I had Halibut and it was real good. The prices are reasonable for what you get. I will be back on return trips

  • Visited May 2013
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Louisiana
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757 reviews
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“Excellent choice for decor, ambiance and food”
Reviewed May 31, 2013

Our first visit to the Capital Grille was outstanding. My steak was perfect and my wife's crab cakes superb. The décor is what we look for in a steak house. The menu had a wide range of entrees and I chose the special that night. We had a good waiter that was very knowledgeable on the restaurant choices The price was in line with top steak houses in the US. We are asking ourselves how we have missed this one during our travels. Will definitely return to this one and others through the country.

  • Visited May 2013
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19 reviews
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“Steak Heaven”
Reviewed May 31, 2013 via mobile

We visited Capital Grille on a whistle stop visit to DC. As an Englishman it is always hit or miss with steak back home, here though it was spot on. My wife, cousin and self all has the sirloin New York strip and it was perfection. To start I had the calamari with chilli which was very good but big!
The waiter was informative and attentive and the atmosphere was great so ended a perfect day in Washington

  • Visited May 2013
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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“overpriced, horrible service, and ridiculous portions!”
Reviewed May 31, 2013

Our first visit to this fancy restaurant in Friendship Heights will be our last. The restaurant was not at all crowded, yet the service was terrible. The portions are gigantic - completely ridiculous - and the prices were very high as well. I had the Kona crusted sirloin, which another reviewer recommended, and it was fine but not outstanding. The steaks my husband cooks on our grill are better. The only outstanding item that was served was a delicious chocolate birthday cake for the guest of honor. I certainly wouldn't recommend this place.

  • Visited May 2013
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