Skip to main content
OpenTable logo
  1. Home
  2. United States
  3. Washington, D.C. Area
  4. Virginia - DC Suburbs
  5. Fairfax

The Capital Grille - Fairfax

4.8
4.8
187 Reviews
$50 and over
Steakhouse

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 350 selections awakens your inner sommelier.

Polite Notice – For the comfort of all guests and to better deliver on our promise of a refined atmosphere, proper dress is required. Thank you for not wearing: Gym attire, sweatpants, tank tops, hats, clothing with offensive language or images, exposed undergarments.

Make a reservation

2 people

December 2021
Sun.
Mon.
Tue.
Wed.
Thu.
Fri.
Sat.
28
29
30
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
20
21
22
23
24
25
26
27
28
29
30
31
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
7:00 p.m.


Booked 70 times today
  • Dining style

    Elegant Dining

  • Cuisines

    Steakhouse, Seafood, American

  • Hours of Operation

    Lunch
    Mon–Fri 11:30 am–4:00 pm
    Dinner
    Mon–Thu 4:00 pm–10:00 pm
    Fri 4:00 pm–11:00 pm
    Sat 5:00 pm–11:00 pm
    Sun 5:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (703) 259-5010

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress Code

    Business Casual

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitising

    • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
    • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Staff temperature check required

menu

At present, we do not have menu information for this restaurant. Please see their website or wait to visit the restaurant to learn more.

What 187 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.8Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Washington, D.C. Area

    Special Occasion

  • Washington, D.C. Area

    Steakhouse

  • Virginia - DC Suburbs

    Special Occasion

  • Virginia - DC Suburbs

    Steakhouse

Sort by

Filters

  1. B

    Baewatcher

    Washington DC

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined today

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great place. One of our go-tos.

  2. CH

    ChrisH

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Everything was great. Not somewhere that I can afford to go often but for special occasions it’s perfect. Which is the reason for my value rating. Everything else was perfect.

  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Absolutely amazing from start to finish. Great service and attention to detail. Wonderful server with Henry! It was the perfect girls lunch and birthday celebration.

  4. JB

    JohnB

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Thanksgiving dinner

  5. SO

    SusanO

    Washington DC

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 24, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Had a wonderful meal at the new location of the Capital Grille. Everything was perfect. The staff was great, especially our server, Parker. The food was delicious. The steaks were even better than expected. Melt in your mouth quality. The au gratin potatoes were the perfect side. The creamed spinach was a good, solid choice. My cocktails were just right. We were celebrating an anniversary and everyone made it feel like we were the only ones celebrating, which is the hallmark of a 5-star restaurant.

  6. RM

    RobertM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 23, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Enjoyed every minute. Great Service, great food equals a wonderful time.

  7. MK

    MariaK

    Washington DC

    61 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    61 reviews

    Dined on November 20, 2021

    overall3food3service4ambience4

    It took 1 hour 15 minutes to get our entrees and the side arrived when we were half way done with our meals. It must of just been an off night. We have had great meals and service before.

  8. JL

    JoanL

    Washington DC

    19 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on November 20, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    If I could give this location 10 stars I would. Our server was outstanding and recommended my new favorite wine. My friend loved the tuna and I had the lobster which was excellent. The drinks were over the top. I can’t wait to go back!

  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 14, 2021

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    Emma’s bubbly personality, attention to detail, and spot on recommendations helped make our evening out that much more special. Highly recommend the coconut cream pie for dessert!

  10. CC

    CindyC

    Richmond

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 13, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Our 1st time at Fairfax location. Great food & great service. Full house so noisy

  11. WA

    WilliamA

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 13, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Another great experience at Capital Grille. Everything was great as usual!

  12. BV

    BVS2994

    Washington DC

    18 reviews

    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on November 13, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Came here for our anniversary, have been to the Tysons location and wanted to try this new one out in Fairfax. Very happy we did - outstanding service, drinks, steaks, desserts, etc. We had a booth near the kitchen so we could see the activity through a neat window. Some might not like this but we did. Nice lighting, large dining room. Highly recommended.

  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 12, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Food was very good with lots of flavor, probably the best mashed potatoes I’ve ever eaten and my wife’s filet medallions were perfect. I don’t eat red meat and going to a steak house is a gamble but the salmon was very nice and the sweet green bean bed was better than the fish. As expected, the Dessert was decadent with the crème brûlée fairly decent but light on flavor, the coconut cream pie was fantastic.

  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on November 12, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Each of us had different starters and main dishes, and we were all absolutely amazed by the quality of the food, how it was all cooked perfectly and the spectacular service. A perfect dining experience.

  15. KN

    KeNAk

    Washington DC

    23 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on November 11, 2021

    overall4food4service4ambience3

    Nice to have this restaurant closer to home. Wedge salad didn’t have much blue cheese in it. We asked to have it split and the server didn’t do so. They gave my son a nice birthday card and dessert. Unfortunately there was a little glitch and the plate had Happy Anniversary on it. 🙂

  16. D

    Diane

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 11, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    A wonderful dining experience. Our server, Hilton, was the best! We will definitely be back.

  17. MD

    MittalD

    Washington DC

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 10, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great good and great staff!

  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 10, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    I took my friend out for dinner at Capital Grill on a week day & out server Jessica was outstanding. She was informative, attentive and fun! We had the fillet with a side of lobster mac in cheese that was so creamy and superb. The asparagus was crunchy and cooked to perfection. The drink menu wasn’t my favorite but the bartender mixed up a few cocktails that were not on the menu that were fantastic like the espresso chocolate martini and the French 75. The creme brûlée was fantastic with fresh berries but I do prefer a crispy crunch on top. We will be back as they made her special day extra special.

  19. J

    Jala

    Washington DC

    18 reviews

    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on November 7, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The Capital Grille provides an outstanding dining experience. The food is excellent and the ambiance inviting and relaxing. Most importantly, Ava just provided the best customer service ever. I have numerous food allergies and she patiently helped me through the entire process with good humor, professionalism, and understanding. She made the dining experience so easy and care free. I hope the restaurant recognizes her can do attitude. A wonderful place for an occasion or not…top notch all around. Bought a gift card to give as a Christmas gift and made a birthday reservation! Thank you, Ava and Capital Grille.

  20. DS

    DouglasS

    Las Vegas

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on November 6, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    This place is outstanding. The food is top notch, the service is great and ambiance is exceptional.

  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 5, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The food was amazing, The wine was perfect and Bob our server was beyond every possible expectation.

  22. N

    Nernce

    Washington DC

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on November 2, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The porcini rubbed rib eye steak was outstanding, our cocktails were prepared perfectly, and our server was excellent!

  23. M

    Mayette

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 2, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The food was amazing. The staff was professional and attentive.

  24. SJ

    ShawnJ

    Washington DC

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on November 2, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Husband’s Birthday. They treated us well with a card, complimentary Champagne toast and dessert.

  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    vip
    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 30, 2021

    overall2food1service2ambience3

    Quality of food was OK at best. Both ribeyes charred on the outside. Server rushed to get us out and tried to charge us for an entree we didn’t order. Not great for the price

  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Charlotte

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 29, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    So welcoming! For my birthday, the restaurant decorated my table, provided me a rose + birthday card, and free champagne! Will be coming back for more celebrations and dinners.

  27. BS

    BretS

    Washington DC

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on October 27, 2021

    overall5food4service4ambience4

    We sat in the bar area at a high top table. The bartenders, David and Amber, took great care of us and made excellent cocktails.

  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on October 25, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    I really hope this location is here to stay…Celebrated a birthday here, and I couldn’t have asked for a better experience. Everything was amazing, from the food to the service. We even got offered an umbrella to get to our car during a thunderstorm after dinner. Overall, we had a great experience and would definitely recommend in your in the Fairlakes area

  29. BS

    BobS

    Washington DC

    19 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on October 24, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Awesome from start to finish. Little loud and would have liked a booth, but overall great meal .

  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Richmond

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on October 24, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Excellent food and service!

  31. AB

    ABMK

    Washington DC

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on October 23, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Absolutely fabulous. From the valet to the hostess and to the wait staff it was perfection. They couldn't have been more engaging and welcoming. Food, of course, is always excellent at the Capital Grille. By far, my favorite location.

  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on October 16, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    One of the best steaks I've ever had and impeccable and friendly service.

  33. G

    George

    Washington DC

    65 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    65 reviews

    Dined on October 15, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Outstanding food and service and what you would come to expect from The Capital Grille. We eat at many steakhouses and you expect the best from restaurants at this level. Brian was our server and was very attentive and on point all night. Started with bread that was several different types but all fresh different and delicious. Like it all just came out of the oven. We have the lobster bisque which tasted deep and lovely with large chunks of lobster in the soup. She got crab cakes great and I got the porcini rubbed ribeye which was cooked to perfection. The drinks we good too. We have been to this location a few times since they have opened and I don't regret any visits. Will definitely go back.

  34. C

    Costa

    Richmond

    37 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    37 reviews

    Dined on October 14, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great for that special occasion, which is why we chose Capital Grille. Phenomenal Porcini bone-in Ribeye, done to perfection. Very attentive staff, enjoyable experience as a celebration of big events in life. Great wine menu, just right Lunch menu and super Dinner menu. You'll be treated as if you owned the place, what more could one ask for when dining out?

  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 13, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The food was top notch and the wait staff was outstanding.

  36. j

    johnw

    Washington DC

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on October 12, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Our waiter Billie was great. Wonderful recommendations and spectacular service. He and the food made our anniversary that much more special

  37. VA

    VAnative

    Washington DC

    84 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    84 reviews

    Dined on October 12, 2021

    overall4food3service5ambience5

    Service was outstanding - kudos to Shantel! Three of four in the group had the lunch filet. While it was cooked to perfection at medium, we all found it to be a little dry and were somewhat disappointed. Were hoping we had found our new special occasion restaurant but will have to reconsider. May give it another try given the ambiance, service, and great location. The fourth member of our group opted for the special luncheon of salad and breast of chicken and she loved it so that was a plus. A lovely touch from Shantel was to offer us a dessert sampler to top off our lunch. Since this was our first time here, that was much appreciated and the cheesecake will definitely be a consideration for possible future visits. Once again, it was a lovely luncheon but the steaks were just not as we had imagined.

  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    E. Tennessee

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 10, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Anniversary

  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 9, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Everything was perfect!

  40. MJ

    MsJJ

    Washington DC

    16 reviews

    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on October 6, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Birthday celebration for good friend. Everything was excellent. Table was decorated and a birthday card from the restaurant was included on the table. Free dessert on a special plate added to the celebration. Service was outstanding and food was not only served in a reasonable time, it was still warm and delicious. I recommend Capital Grille for a lovely meal as well as for a special occasion!

FAQs

The Capital Grille - Fairfax is rated 4.8 stars by 187 OpenTable diners

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting bookings at the moment.

Make a reservation

2 people

December 2021
Sun.
Mon.
Tue.
Wed.
Thu.
Fri.
Sat.
28
29
30
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
20
21
22
23
24
25
26
27
28
29
30
31
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
7:00 p.m.


Booked 70 times today
Google Map for The Capital Grille - Fairfax

12169 Fair Lakes Promenade Dr Fairfax, VA 22033-3979

  • Neighbourhood

    Fairfax

  • Hours of Operation

    Lunch
    Mon–Fri 11:30 am–4:00 pm
    Dinner
    Mon–Thu 4:00 pm–10:00 pm
    Fri 4:00 pm–11:00 pm
    Sat 5:00 pm–11:00 pm
    Sun 5:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Steakhouse, Seafood, American

  • Dining style

    Elegant Dining

  • Dress Code

    Business Casual

  • Parking Details

    Located in the Fair Lakes Promenade, west of Fair Oaks Mall

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wine

Copyright © 2021 OpenTable, Inc. 1 Montgomery St Ste 700, San Francisco CA 94104 - All rights reserved.
OpenTable is part of Booking Holdings, the world leader in online travel and related services.
Booking LogoPriceline LogoKAYAK LogoAgoda LogoRentalcars LogoOpenTable Logo