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“Good food, bad service”
3 of 5 bubbles Review of The Capital Grille

The Capital Grille
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Ranked #3 of 3,196 Restaurants in Washington DC
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $25 - $100
Cuisines: American, Steakhouse
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Good for: Large groups, Local cuisine, Romantic, Business meetings, Special occasions, Bar scene
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Brunch, Lunch, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Private Dining, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Valet Parking, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
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.
New York City, New York
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“Good food, bad service”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 1, 2013 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Might have been an off night, but service was quite slow. Took 5-10 minutes for first check-in by waiter to take drink orders, left immediately after despite us saying we were ready to order. Steaks and sides came out cold from kitchen, which is inexcusable, and had to be sent back to be reheated. Once they came back, steak was tasty and sides of mashed potatoes and green beans were good as well. For the price and the service, was dissappointed and think there are better options in the area.

Visited October 2013
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Hereford, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 174 helpful votes
“Up there with the best”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 29, 2013

A well established US chain of restaurants, with a steak focus. I dined with a group of 5 business colleagues and had a cracking meal. The waiter was exceptional and knew his stuff - so I took his recommendations and did not regret it. My seafood starter was faultless, my steak was cooked perfectly, and my creme brulee was delightful. The wine was also very interesting and enjoyable. The atmosphere is quite personal, with low lights and lots of dark wood. I hope to return.

  • Visited October 2013
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Virginia Beach, Virginia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“A true experience.”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 26, 2013

Awesome place! Very 'established' feel. Great food, but plan on $75++ per person. Service was excellent.

  • Visited October 2013
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Fort Collins, Colorado, United States
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Classic standby”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 25, 2013

Hands down the best service, atmosphere and food. Our server kept drinks full, served us our appetizers, my filet as cooked perfectly and the family style side dishses were a fun way to dine.

Visited October 2013
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New Jersey
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“Very Good but Over-Hyped..had better steaks elsewhere”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 24, 2013

The ambience at this mostly steak restaurant is great as is the bar area. It exudes a classy atmosphere and is nicely lit so as to sooth the savage beast in a weary DC traveler. However, once the check comes the atmosphere doesn't seem that great anymore. The steak I had was a bit over-done and not as flavorful as I hoped for.

The service, however, was outstanding and the bar area seemed like a fun gathering place.

So, the experience would have been much better had it not been for the high price tag for an average steak dinner.

  • Visited April 2013
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