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The Capital Grille - Washington DC, Washington, D.C., DC

The Capital Grille - Washington DC

4.9
4.9
4741 Reviews
$50 and over
Steakhouse
Make it a day to remember. From birthdays and anniversaries to professional milestones, we aim to make every gathering special at The Capital Grille. Open seven days a week, The Capital Grille is best known for our expertly prepared steaks, which are dry aged in house for 18 to 24 days and then hand-cut by our restaurant's on-premise butcher. The Capital Grille's wine list features more than 350 selections, and its floor-to-ceiling wine kiosk regularly houses 3,500 - 5,000 bottles. Reservations are recommended but not required. For more information, please visit our website. We look forward to delighting you.

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2 people

7:00 p.m.


Booked 48 times today

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Additional information

  • Dining style
    Fine Dining
  • Price
    $50 and over
  • Cuisines
    Steakhouse, American, Wine Bar
  • Hours of Operation
    Mon 4:00 pm–9:00 pm Tue–Sat 11:30 am–9:00 pm Sun 5:00 pm–9:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (202) 737-6200
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress Code
    Business Casual
  • Private party facilities
    The Capital Grille offers private dining accommodations for up to 30 guests. From making formal business proposals to making toasts with a gathering of friends, we can help you flawlessly pull off any private event.
  • Private party contact
    the Sales Manager: (202) 255-6604
  • Neighbourhood
    Capitol Hill
  • Cross Street
    6th Street NW
  • Parking Details
    Valet after 5:00pm. (Complimentary)
  • Public Transit
    National Archives Metro Stop
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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What 4,741 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.9
4.9 based on recent ratings
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.9Service
  • 4.8Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Washington, D.C. Area

    Steakhouse

  • District of Columbia

    Best Overall

  • District of Columbia

    Best Food

  • District of Columbia

    Best Service

  • District of Columbia

    Great for fine wines

  • District of Columbia

    Steakhouse

4,741 Reviews
  1. OpenTable Diner

    Baltimore

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Enjoyed the food and atmosphere. Nice fun and romantic restaurant environment

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  2. OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful experience! Food and service were fantastic. We look forward to dining here again the next time we’re in town. Thank you for a lovely dining experience!

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  3. CarmenM

    New York City

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I love this restaurant! The great service we received from Noe and the incredible flavors of the food make this one of my top steakhouses in Washington, DC. We started with the Jumbo Lump Crab Cocktail, which had fantastic lump pieces, the Shrimp Cocktail, and the Tuna Tartare for appetizers—all of which were delicious. For dinner, we enjoyed the tenderloin with lobster and the Bone-in Dry Age NY Strip with lobster. Both dishes were amazing, especially the tender lobster. We finished with a key lime pie. Everything was memorable!

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  4. Susan

    Washington DC

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The food was outstanding. Loved everything we tried. Service was great. It was a bit noisy. But it was a Saturday night.

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  5. OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was delicious. A great restaurant to celebrate a special occasion. Our waiter was very entertaining and very good at his job.

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  6. OpenTable Diner

    Baton Rouge

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful as always. Wayne is a true professional.

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  7. Masterofnone

    Washington DC

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great experience having lunch at the Capital Grille to celebrate a birthday. Excellent food and service as always. A DC gem.

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  8. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our server Joey was fantastic! We enjoyed the wedge, oysters, a filet, Au gratin and asparagus Joey helped us with wine selection review and was very attentive. Food was delicious. Thank you!

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  9. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Delicious food! I will definitely look to eat here the next time I'm in DC.

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  10. Montreal

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Outstanding!!! Everyone at Capital Grille helped us celebrate our anniversary...from the moment we were greeted through the entire meal and surprise dessert. Wayne our server was amazing and offered exemplary service with personalized touches. Perfection!!!

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  11. OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Akim is the best. He provides true service and knows everything. Class act!

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  12. StephanieV

    Houston

    14 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on May 13, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Lovely after work spot. Great service from Michael. My filet mignon came out under cooked, when I asked for it to be taken up to temp it was returned completely charred. A manager asked to make it right, but I was over it at that point. Michael made it up with lovely desert to end the night. Pretty disappointed in the steak especially at the price point.

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  13. TimF

    New York City

    15 reviews

    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on May 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We always look forward to a meal at The Capital Grille when we come for Police Week.

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  14. OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 12, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 1
    The seating arrangement was terrible. We were seated in the bar area next to the restrooms.

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  15. OpenTable Diner

    Key West

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 12, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It was a great time with outstanding food and drinks.

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  16. MSE1210

    Washington DC

    167 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    167 reviews

    Dined on May 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a world class experience at our favorite restaurant in Washington. We were warmly welcomed by the valet parking guys and the hostess stand. Server LC treated us like family. The Calamari appetizer was superb. The salads were fresh, crisp, and delicious. The steaks were legendary. Two of us tried the Gorgonzola crusted steak for the first time. It was very tasty. We were celebrating Mother’s Day a night early, and LC created a lovely dessert platter. We had the best time! Thanks to all who made it such an extraordinary evening.

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  17. LizH

    Washington DC

    27 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on May 9, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always a treat to visit The Capital Grille. I opted for the roasted beet and goat cheese salad but honestly the beets were bland, not roasted. Looked like they came out of a can but the rest of the salad was good. The calamari is always a hit and I took most of it home. Love TCG!

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  18. JoelS

    Las Vegas

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on May 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great service and amazing food! We had a wonderful table near the kitchen. Started with cocktails at the bar!

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  19. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 1, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Service was EXCELLENT!! Food and drinks were excellent!!

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  20. OpenTable Diner

    Boise

    7 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on May 1, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 5
    I’ve been to the Capital Grille several times over the past year. My $70 steaks were overcooked every time. The atmosphere is excellent, but don’t go there for the food or service.

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  21. CindiC

    London

    18 reviews

    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on April 27, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Oscar was outstanding with service. The food was amazing and the wine selection extensive. Excellent

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  22. AlexR

    New York City

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on April 27, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Dg was an excellent host. One tip. I would avoid commenting on guest food amounts. Ie. Don’t say. “Oh you’re having a lite lunch “ A lot of women are trying to control calories.

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  23. DawnK

    Detroit

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on April 26, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent service and food!! Great place for special occasions. Highly recommend.

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  24. DarrenD

    New York City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 25, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Absolutely wonderful experience from start to finish. Don’t miss a stop here when you’re in DC. This place is special. Food was spectacular and ambience and service were as exceptional as you will find. Special thanks to Erin, Adam, and our truly personable waiter, Noe. Until we meet again. Darren D. Wantagh, NY

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  25. Sliverhides

    Washington DC

    18 reviews

    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on April 23, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful experience for a date night before a show!

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  26. MaiH

    New York City

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 21, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Nothing short of amazing! The food was deliciously prepared, the staff was warm and welcoming. The ambiance was perfect girl the occasion!

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  27. JohnB

    Washington DC

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on April 20, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Mustafa was the best and everyone should get to know him when visiting. Knowledgeable and smart about the right wine we picked with dinner. Very memorable anniversary for us. Will definitely go back.

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  28. AMdowntown

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 20, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 2
    Really bad front desk staff - they need mature adults answering the phone.

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  29. OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Capital Grille is a great place to celebrate your what ever?

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  30. MauraO

    Chicago

    4 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on April 16, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Everything was delicious. Our table was ready when we arrived and our special occasion was acknowledged by everyone with whom we interacted. Service was attentive but not cloying. The only reason I might not return is that I did not see a single female server. Based on the clientele and price point, I’m sure tips are very good and men and women should have equal access to the opportunity to an a decent wage.

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  31. JuanC

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Had an amazing experience. Tony, our server was on top of everything, made excellent suggestions from wine pairing to substitutions due to food allergies. Definitely coming back soon!

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  32. EricH

    Washington DC

    30 reviews

    5.0

    30 reviews

    Dined on April 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always an amazing meal at the Capital Grille. The steaks are cooked to perfection and service cannot be beat!

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  33. HauteCuisine

    Dallas

    1052 reviews

    5.0

    1052 reviews

    Dined on April 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food, service, and ambience were all fantastic. The services provided by the professional management and staff are the main reasons that we keep coming back. The old world elegance is a rare thing, and we value their focus to make sure that everything about the dining experience is excellent. I highly recomend this restaurant.

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  34. OpenTable Diner

    Greater Boston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wayne our server was the best and made it a great meal and experience

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  35. Tleeee

    Washington DC

    43 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    43 reviews

    Dined on April 12, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Excellent experience. Service was veer good. Food was excellent. It would be great if they brought back liver and onions to the menu.

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  36. Soupy

    Columbus

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on April 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great meal and ambiance! Love the “down the street view” of our Capitol

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  37. LawrenceG

    New York City

    49 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    49 reviews

    Dined on April 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent food well prepared and attentive service. Reservations well in advance, especially for dinner, are a must.

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  38. OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I had a wonderful experience and the food and service were excellent!

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  39. LaurenT

    Charleston

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent service and food!! Will definitely go back when in DC

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  40. OpenTable Diner

    Portland

    4 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on April 6, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    We had the New York strip bone in steaks and mashed potatoes. The steaks were less than prime and had gristle in them. They had an ok taste but were hard to cut and definitely not worth the price. Mashed potatoes were average. We’re a little runny and lumpy. Overall, the service was good but the food was average at best and disappointing considering their reputation. There are many good restaurants in the DMV area with certainly better steaks for the price. We won’t be back to this Capital Grille with do many better choices in the area.

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FAQs

The Capital Grille - Washington DC offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (202) 737-6200.

The Capital Grille - Washington DC is rated 4.9 stars by 4741 OpenTable diners.

The Capital Grille - Washington DC does offer gift cards which you can purchase here.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 p.m.


Booked 48 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for The Capital Grille - Washington DC

601 Pennsylvania Ave NW, Washington, D.C., DC 20004

Additional information

  • Cross Street
    6th Street NW
  • Neighbourhood
    Capitol Hill
  • Hours of Operation
    Mon 4:00 pm–9:00 pm Tue–Sat 11:30 am–9:00 pm Sun 5:00 pm–9:00 pm
  • Price
    $50 and over
  • Cuisines
    Steakhouse, American, Wine Bar
  • Dining style
    Fine Dining
  • Dress Code
    Business Casual
  • Parking Details
    Valet after 5:00pm. (Complimentary)
  • Public Transit
    National Archives Metro Stop
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, Mastercard, Visa
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (202) 737-6200
  • Private party facilities
    The Capital Grille offers private dining accommodations for up to 30 guests. From making formal business proposals to making toasts with a gathering of friends, we can help you flawlessly pull off any private event.
  • Private party contact
    the Sales Manager: (202) 255-6604
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