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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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Steakhouse, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
601 Pennsylvania Ave NW, Washington DC, DC 20004-2601
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Reviewed June 22, 2017

I've eaten in a few Capital Grille locations. All have been good, reliable service, consistent experience. The DC location is convenient to the Archives Metro stop, and just across from the Newseum. We live in the district and like to try new spots on the...More

Thank DMLehman6
Reviewed June 22, 2017 via mobile

The Capital Grille has a well deserved outstanding reputation with which we totally agree. My wife and I had dinner there recently, and simply love the place. She had the lamp chops, and I the steak special. Both were superb! The wait staff are excellent,...More

Thank Jrpsl
Reviewed June 19, 2017

We were in DC for our anniversary and a friend recommended this restaurant. We each got a filet mignon - I think we should have ordered cool pink center not warm pink center because the outside of each steak was a little charred. It didn't...More

Thank Patricia W
Reviewed June 19, 2017 via mobile

Capital Grille seems to always offer great steak wherever we've been so we had high expectations for this visit, sure enough this restaurant delivered. We thoroughly enjoyed our steaks which were cooked to perfection, these were washed down with some great wine from their vast...More

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Reviewed June 17, 2017 via mobile

Bartender average friendly, mostly introverted. Waitress, Pam was awesome. Ten ounce Fillet mignon was average at best.

Thank ytram1949
Reviewed June 17, 2017 via mobile

Took the family to lunch to break up big day of walking and sight seeing. We all took our time and enjoyed a great meal, service was lovely and the food up to standard. We had the seafood platter, burgers and key lime pie. All...More

1  Thank damienk2016
Reviewed June 16, 2017

While I have not been there in a bit of a while - when I went, it was what you would expect a high end steak house to be. Excellent food & excellent service. You can even see the cuts of meat hanging in the...More

Thank Lily J
Reviewed June 16, 2017

On the recommendation of colleagues, we booked this restaurant on our recent trip to Washington. Must admit I was very impressed. Great food, great atmosphere. Lobster bisque was wonderful as were my lobster tails. My wife had the filet and she raved about it. Kudos...More

Thank steve1773
Reviewed June 15, 2017

My wife surprised me with a trip to DC for my 50 bd. Now, if you follow my reviews you know I'm just an 'ol country boy who likes great food no matter the setting. The Capital Grille is one of those very nice joints...More

Thank Kerry H
Reviewed June 14, 2017 via mobile

We had a great meal at the capital grille ... food was perfect one the best filet I've ever had.... french onion soup was to die for... great atmosphere just blocks from white house and capital hill.....waiter was awesome......

1  Thank W3p
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Josh C
February 3, 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
January 29, 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!
June 15, 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, Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
5:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
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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