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The Capital Grille

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601 Pennsylvania Ave NW, Washington DC, DC 20004-2601 (6th Street)
+1 202-737-6200
11:30 - 23:00
Closed now
All hours
Sun 17:00 - 22:00
Mon - Wed 11:30 - 22:00
Thu - Sat 11:30 - 23:00
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Chino Hills, California
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272 reviews
216 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Had a party of 12 and the restaurant put us in a VIP room. The service and food was outstanding. The steaks and other entrees cooked to perfection and our guests were truly impressed. Thank you so much for an awesome time.

Thank Dan G
Istanbul, Turkey
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21 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I have dined at several restaurants during my visit to Washington DC. Capital Grille was the best one. We have been there with 10 customers. Some of us had fish some had steak. All were delicious. Sides were really good. Akim was our waiter that night. He served us really well. I think he made most of the difference for... More 

Thank lmgunay
Auckland, NZ
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135 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were visiting DC for a conference and this was a night off from that for us to have a meal together. We had booked some months in advance and that was necessary because the place is popular and busy. Many people were waiting for up to 45 minutes to be seated. From the private wine lockers (for which there... More 

Thank GeoMo
Svendborg, Denmark
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is a must try steakhouse. The interior is classic American, dark wood and leather chairs. I had a ribeye steak served medium rare. The place was full so order your table in due time.

Thank franxx98
Buenos Aires, Argentina
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44 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I've tried many good steaks in my life so I can say with confidence that Capital Grill know what they are doing. The filet mignon was fantastic. Cheesecake was also delicious and staff very friendly

Thank lopez_fer
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853 reviews
514 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 153 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

While Capital Grille is expensive, the experience is superb. The setting is nice, with a club-like feel, and the service is excellent. Drinks are strong, the wine list is long, and the food is excellent. I had a special stone crab appetizer and the bone-in-filet. Both were incredible.

Thank Mark P
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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39 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This restaurant strikes you as the DC place to "do lunch". My wife and I had dinner here and the meal was great, typical USA sizing though. Nice atmosphere and the servers were good. I saw another review with the similar comments as what i am about to say, you will wait awhile for your appetisers , the entree following... More 

Thank Phillip O
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Traditional steak house with superb service and excellent food. Great for business lunch or dinner, and works just as well for a special evening out. Great venue for those seeking an elegant yet understated setting. Never disappointed.

Thank larryj905
Sylvania, Ohio
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19 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Shared the ribeye sandwich and the burger. Both were very tasty... slightly overpriced but directly downtown in the heart of the city so we can expect that.

Thank barbarakbauer
Hong Kong, China
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207 reviews
145 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 151 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The king crab leg from Alaska was truly one of the best, they were large, chunky and succulent. I had the bouillabaisse that was quite standard. My colleagues had a 62-oz aged Tomahawk rib eye which was cooked to perfection. The waiter Tony was knowledgable and helpful. The portion was large, good enough for 5 people. This was a beautiful... More 

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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, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Valet Parking, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Business meetings, Bar Scene, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, 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 20004-2601
    (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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?