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“Excellent steakhouse! Head and shoulders above Ruth's Chris”
Review of The Capital Grille

The Capital Grille
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Ranked #3 of 3,369 Restaurants in Washington DC
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$25 - US$100
Cuisines: American
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Good for: Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Dining options: Lunch, After-hours, Breakfast, Dinner, Reservations
Dining style: Fine Dining
Cross street: 6th Street
Transit: National Archives Metro Stop
Description: 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.
Reviewed 8 August 2017

I was very pleased with my recent business dinner at The Capital Grille. This restaurant is significantly better than the "Applebee's of steakhouses, Ruth's Chris". Great place to end a day in DC.

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Thank Peter T
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Reviewed 8 August 2017

In addition to their best stakes (Bone in Rib eye) the sides are fantastic, especially, the french fries, must try.
Atmosphere is great, excellent bar service and wine list. Courteous service and very attentive. Highly recommend if you love a good American Steak.

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Reviewed 8 August 2017

We had dinner there with another couple and FRANCIS was our server. She was wonderful!!!! She gave great suggestions on ordering and introduced us to a local politician. She was very knowledgable about Washington DC and made our dinner even better. Out meals were terrific - I had the rib-eye steak with a coffee rub and it was to die for!!!!! Everything was out of this world!!

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Thank SanDiegoSusie
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Reviewed 8 August 2017

I've been here a few times with co-workers. The last time we went, the steaks turned out a bit undercooked. I ordered a Medium-Well filet, and another coworker ordered a Medium Rib Eye. Now their rib eyes are usually perfect. The first time I went, it was excellent. This last time we went, my medium-well filet came out medium (it was fine as is, so I didn't have too much of an issue with it). But my co-workers basically came out rare/medium rare. He actually sent it back to be put back on the grill. Now they took his plate, and gave him back his steak on another plate--without any of the sides. On top of that, they overcooked to steak to medium well (more on the well side). It wasn't a good experience. We ended up being comp'd for the steak due to the mess up, though so that was a nice gesture. I wouldn't mind going back, but it was definitely odd. Hoping to give in another shot soon.

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Thank Joe P
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Reviewed 7 August 2017

This place was worth the money and the wait. The location is amazing and our steak was perfectly cooked and soooo good! The staff were very friendly and professional - would go back again!

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Thank AnnVaughn
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