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The Capital Grille

601 Pennsylvania Ave NW, Washington DC, DC 20004
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  • Excellent68%
  • Very good23%
  • Average6%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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American, Steakhouse, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
601 Pennsylvania Ave NW, Washington DC, DC 20004
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

What an awesome location! And don't be surprised to see someone famous. The Capital Grill is a very elegant, rich, and luxurious restaurant similar to an exclusive "club". We enjoyed the special "Generous Pour" of select wines that paired with our dinner courses. Our waiter...More

Thank Chickelbuck
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Came here to celebrate my sister's birthday. Everything I had was delish -- the onion bread, the butternut squash soup and the tomato and mozzarella salad. I wasn't very hungry so didn't want to order anything heavy, but I heard from others that their entrees...More

Thank Yolonda W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Better be on an expense account! Very expensive entrees! Lamb chops a good bet. Sides tasty a la carte. Good competent service. Extensive wine list and nice bar area! Good for the suit and tie crowd but not for the average tourist!

Thank 1Deux
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A good high end steak house where you can spend a lot of money and get a good meal. Four or five other places in DC give the same meal with slightly different atmosphere.

Thank Artben1
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The service was superior to many restaurants in which we have visited. They appeared to really know what they were doing. No fake facades, just honest down-to-earth good service. The food was cooked to perfection and so tasty. Expect to pay a little for this...More

Thank Kim G
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The menu will not let you down. We found the food to be exquisite and nicely presented. Beyond looks, it was simply delicious. Portions were a bit too generous. The ambiance and the cocktails combined perfectly to allow one to relax and enjoy the evening....More

Thank Luis R
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

For years I have been told the capital Grille has the best steak. This weekend my family and I went to capital Grille. While the food was good it was not the best steal that We have ever had. I had the veal chop which...More

Thank mbakbay
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My wife and I ate here before taking a dusk tour. The food was exceptional. We had the calamari with hot peppers, which was lightly breaded and spicy. My wife is a picky eater and ordered the roasted chicken, which she loved. I had the...More

Thank Landbmur
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Service and food was amazing. It's a little pricey, but I suppose they want to keep their standard of clientele high. We will continue to come back here.

Thank GGGGPerson
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was our first time to Capital Grille, but it was highly recommended by the hotel concierge, who apparently told the restaurant that it was our 40th anniversary, because they had a special table set up with little heart confetti on the table. And after...More

Thank barbwhite59
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16 June 2017|
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Response from William H | Reviewed this property |
yes they do, my wife had chicken
15 June 2017|
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Response from Jack B | Reviewed this property |
Very nice business casual is in order. A blazer for men would be nice but not requisite.
15 June 2017|
Response from James D | Reviewed this property |
Not sure I would assume casual dress
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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
Bar Scene, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
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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