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The Capital Grille

601 Pennsylvania Ave NW, Washington DC, DC 20004-2601
+1 202-737-6200
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  • Excellent68%
  • Very good23%
  • Average6%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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Open Now
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM Hours
Steakhouse, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
601 Pennsylvania Ave NW, Washington DC, DC 20004-2601
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

This was like dinning in real style and power The atmosphere was like a movie set with you imaging ever table had a power broker at work The salad wedge was delicious and the wine chilled to perfection Thanks to Eric was his interaction

Thank Collin M
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Fancy, relatively expensive place, but high quality. For lunch good soups and salads ( and of course full meals). We had a very attentive waiter, Rob who served us.

Thank MySeaBiscuit13
Reviewed 3 days ago

This is a slightly old-school US style place. Think shrimp cocktail and a steak! Not necessarily bad, but not very exciting. However, even with this style of food, it was a but tasteless. Decor comfy and staff pleasant.

Thank JonathanKlein
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

My wife and I were spending the week in Washington DC and I wanted to schedule a nice dinner out. I had always heard of the Capital Grille, so I decided to make a reservation. First of all, I can’t imagine anyone just showing up...More

Thank TheHonestScoop
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

My family and I really enjoyed our lunch here. Lobster salad and calamari appetizers were delicious. The service was good and we had steaks and swordfish with crabmeat entrees. Truffle fries, mashed potatoes and greenbean sides... All very good. The Chevy Chase location validates parking...More

Thank kimm24seven
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Filet Mignon with asparagus and a side Brussel sprouts with bacon. Cooked to perfection. Simply a wonderful dinner. Service was top notch. Restaurant is cozy and warm with dark woods and white tablecloths.

Thank cstayedatcoolsprings
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We ate here for our 39th anniversary. Waitstaff was wonderful, the food was great, steaks cooked exactly like we ordered! Drinks were unique.

Thank Travelmoorenow
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Have dined at several Capital grille's in different cities and it doesn't really matter which city, I have never been disappointed. We decided on the porterhouse as well as the sliced filet mignon with small lobster tails. For sides we tried the augratin potatoes, mashed...More

Thank Sleepfairy1962
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We came here for lunch after watching the Cherry Blossom Parade. I have always wanted to eat here! Our waiter was simply amazing. He knew the menu, was able to make excellent suggestions and was attentive without feeling overbearing. The food was delicious! I had...More

Thank Ellen B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Stopped by after an evening bike tour, on a chilly evening, to have hot after-dinner drinks and dessert. Sat in the bar area where we were treated to a delightful hostess who personally made a hot toddy with homemade ingredients and suggested a brandy (that...More

Thank pammft
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Josh C
3 February 2018|
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Response from dnasb | Reviewed this property |
Yes you can dine at the bar if you like. I did not but others there did
30 January 2018|
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Response from kathy c | Reviewed this property |
I’m sure they can provide you with a cozy spot. Make sure you confirm when making the reservation!
16 June 2017|
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Response from William H | Reviewed this property |
yes they do, my wife had chicken
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$25 - US$100
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, 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
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic, Bar Scene, Business meetings, Local cuisine
Open Hours
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 11:00 PM
11:30 AM - 11:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 601 Pennsylvania Ave NW, Washington DC, DC 20004-2601
    (6th Street)
  • Public Transportation: National Archives Metro Stop
  • Location: United States  >  District of Columbia (DC)  >  Washington DC
  • Phone Number: +1 202-737-6200
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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