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The Capital Grille

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601 Pennsylvania Ave NW, Washington DC, DC 20004 (6th Street)
17:00 - 22:00
Closed now
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Sun 17:00 - 22:00
Mon - Wed 11:30 - 22:00
Thu - Sat 11:30 - 23:00
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Erie, Colorado
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232 reviews
159 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Been several years since I was here and it's still great. Bone in filet with the kona rub was fantastic. Wine list was great as well. While the food is on par with many other steak houses (Morton's, Del Frisco's, etc.) the location and staff make the difference here. Will certainly go back.

Thank ProfessorX69
mattapoisett, ma
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291 reviews
139 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 143 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This place is beautiful and you feel like you could see famous politicians at any moment but I was not impressed. The menu is so over the top expensive. $55 for filet mignon and that doesn't come with sides. You have to order them separately. Then the drink menu is on an ipad and the prices for wine is outrageous!... More 

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Dunedin, Florida
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24 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

I went to lunch at the Capitol grille. My server was very polite and her service was outstanding. I had the wedge salad and the dry aged porterhouse. The steak wasn't on the lunch menu but she let me order it. The salad was very good. The best wedge salad I've ever had. Big chunks of nacon and the blue... More 

Thank Kris T
San Tan Valley, Arizona
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32 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Of all the wonderful meals we had in D.C., The Capital Grille wins for most memorable. Everything about this meal, from start to finish, was excellent. As was our server, Akim, who was a good mix of old-fashioned graciousness and high class decorum. My friend started with a cup of clam chowder, which she proclaimed "excellent". I wanted to save... More 

Thank Candice S
St. Petersburg, Florida
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105 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

It is one of the more reasonable places in Washigton and you wouldn't think so knowing congressman and senators and famous people eat there. We were quite impressed with atmosphere and food. The one waiter we had was terrible but the rest was awesome I highly reccommend and would have given 5 stars if not for the one server. Nice... More 

Thank bugsymob2007
Beirut, Lebanon
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20 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

After a nice walk on a very nice spring day a couple of friends and I had lunch in this fine restaurant. Everything was perfect from the service to the food I will definitely come back soon.

Thank Farid A
Wilbraham, Massachusetts
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74 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

We recently had dinner (party of six) at The Capital Grille. It was a wonderful place to get together - we took our time and never felt rushed. Our waiter was so knowledgeable and accommodating, and the ambiance is lovely. Since you want to know, the steaks were fantastic - four of us had steaks with a variety of doneness.... More 

Thank mrsclean58
Boston, Massachusetts
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137 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We went to Capital Grille for Easter dinner. My husband and I ordered the bone in filet special, which was very expensive but also very tasty. Perfectly cooked and seasoned. My daughter ordered the lobster Mac and cheese side as an entree and really enjoyed it. My son ordered the lamb chops which were a huge disappointment. Very very salty... More 

Thank mom2tristanella
Montreal, Canada
1 review
Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife and a few co workers ate here last night and the food and service was amazing. The service was spot on, the drinks were delicious, and the food was perfect. I am not a picky eater but this place has the best food I've had in a long time eating out.

Thank 80visitingfromcanada
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44 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We arrived past lunch time so we were served at the bar. Not very confortable, but the food was good.

Thank Pilar V

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$25 - US$100
American, Steakhouse, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Bar Scene, Romantic
Open Hours
17:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
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: 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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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?