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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 - 23:00 Hours
Steakhouse, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
601 Pennsylvania Ave NW, Washington DC, DC 20004-2601
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We celebrated my husband's 75th birthday here and it was as perfect as I could have imagined. The restaurant is lovely and romantic (bar is lively). We had an excellent meal with timely service. And at the end, we were too full for fabulous desserts...More

Thank Murfee
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Yes, it's a classic power steakhouse with a power address. Our larger party was seated right on time. Service staff was on top of their game. Tables are a little on the tight side - so if you have anyone in your group with mobility...More

Thank Bob G
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Very, very good restaurant focusing on classic steaks which they do extremely well. All 14 of our party were more than happy. Starters - we had king crab legs with a number of sides - were also very good. Winelist matches the quality of the...More

Thank William S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The interior is dark and stylish--a perfect place for lobbyists to push folders with legislative proposals and padded envelopes across the table to congressional aides. We did none of that, but we enjoyed a celebratory lunch in good style with our friendly waiter Manuel from...More

Thank Reslysten54
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was the best dinner my wife and I have ever had together. I had ran the Marine Corps Marathon the morning of and was famished by the time dinner rolled around. We dressed up and I wore my medal (much to my wife's displeasure)....More

Thank zreh10
Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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 4 weeks 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 4 weeks 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 4 weeks 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 4 weeks 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
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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
29 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
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Bar Scene, Business meetings, Local cuisine
Open Hours
17:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
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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