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The Capital Grille

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601 Pennsylvania Ave NW, Washington DC, DC 20004 (6th Street)
11:30 - 23:00
Open now
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Sun 17:00 - 22:00
Mon - Wed 11:30 - 22:00
Thu - Sat 11:30 - 23:00
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14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

I eat here several times a year. Always great service, top quality food, dry aged steaks, nice wine list. And its always one of the great places to see the "Washington scene" which is on view - just like the meat locker can be viewed. You have to have steak -or at least a steak salad at lunch. Arrive early... More 

Thank DCfoodmom
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

I was very disappointed in our visit to the Capital Grille. After reading the reviews, I viewed this restaurant as a 5-star steak house. The price was comparable with a 5-star restaurant but the experience and meal was lacking. The steaks ranged from $49-$67 each. The salads were $12 and each side was between $12-15. The steak was delivered on... More 

Thank Anita J
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58 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

While visiting DC, we were looking for a place to get a good meal before our next adventure and decided on The Capital Grille. It was around 5:00 and although we didn't have a reservation, they were able to seat us quickly. Our server was very helpful in suggesting wines and helping us navigate the menu. The restaurant has a... More 

Thank RJ J
Inverness, United Kingdom
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100 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My husband and I reserved a table and it was fab! I had a tomato & mozzarella salad, followed by the veal chop and crime brûlée for afters. The salad could have been a meal in itself - only complaint is that it was too big - was worried I wouldn't be able to do main course justice! Veal done... More 

Thank MegaDancer
Daytona Beach, Florida
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2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I have recently been here and had a wonderful experience. The decor is elegant and very interesting (in a good way). The food is very tasty, but a bit pricey. It is more of an elegant restaurant, but you can come in causal also. The wait staff are attentive and friendly. If you come here, I recommend the chocolate melting... More 

Thank kbf_dc_626
Diamondhead, Mississippi
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49 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Benn going to Capital Grill for years on business visits to DC. Retired now and visiting our grandson and wife, and this time I was able to take my spouse of 50 years and grandson. It was a real treat for me for them to enjoy what I had commented on through the years. The meal and service were as... More 

Thank Bruce F
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Best Burger in town for sure. By the time I arrive, only the BAR was working, but was enough to try the burger. I just felt a bit uncomfortable because I got there by wearing my GAP's hoodie, and they started to look at me, I don't know, perhaps was only my impression only. Anyway, great burger, great price, worth... More 

Thank Renato V
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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7 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The Caputal Grille is such a fabulous place for a beautiful dinner with family and/ or friends. The food selection is extensive and the chef accommodates eating challenges. High on my list of places to go!

Thank Urbachc
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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44 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The Capitol Grill in Chevy Chase is elegant and everything a top end steakhouse should be. The steak was one of the best I've ever had and I eat in steakhouses frequently. All the other food was absolutely excellent. The server seemed a little young. He spoke too quickly, rushed too much and seemed to be concentrating more on doing... More 

Thank LucyJojo
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Sometimes you wanna go where everybody knows your name... and CG in Chevy Chase is just that. They have done a great job of hiring and maintaining and amazing staff. No matter what day or time of day someone will greet you by name AND remember what you had last time. I only sit in the downstairs bar area so... 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, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, 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, Groups, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?