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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 6 days ago via mobile

Near the Capitol building and gives you the vintage feel of DC. Excellent customer service and outstanding food. It is pricey but it's worth the treat

Thank Michael G
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great beer and appetizers. Fun place to meet up while in Washington DC. Walking distance from the Marriott. Wings were awesome.

Thank Kathy F
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is a classic upscale steak and seafood chain that is generally very good and is on a part with Ruth Chris and Morton’s. Ironically, I often order seafood as it is typically very good at any of these chains. I had the shrimp cocktail...More

Thank jonathb5
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

On our last night in town my wife and I wanted a good steak and several people recommended The Capital Grill. The atmosphere spoke of a great fine dining experience. Our waitress was prompt to our table and gave us the rundown on the menu...More

3  Thank Jason C
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Visited this super restaurant with best friends and had the most amazing meal Service was friendly and the wine selection was superb A real experience during our trip to Washington Followed by a nighttime trip to both Washington and Jefferson memorials

2  Thank ianwalker1875
Reviewed 16 August 2018

Unfortunately, I had eaten lunch prior to going to Capital Grille with my friends. Therefor, I ordered the cheesecake. The dessert was served with berries and was the best cheesecake I have eaten out. It was light and fluffy. Excellent choice. My friends were very...More

Thank Kim K
Reviewed 15 August 2018

Had a wonderful lunch with wife and daughter. Enjoyed some burgers, done to order and a steak salad. Food was excellent as was the service. Top notch all around. The fresh squeezed lemonade was one of my all time favorites as it is refillable and...More

Thank Chaz G
Reviewed 9 August 2018

Fabulous restaurant offering a range of steak, seafood and other dishes. The waiter, Rob, described all the dishes that feature as highlights and made every one of them sound so tempting. When the food arrived, some sharing dishes and some individually chosen we were all...More

Thank Bobdally
Reviewed 8 August 2018 via mobile

As per most other reviews, we found this place had great food, great service and was the perfect end to our break in DC. We shared a crab cake starter and, when we saw the size of our steak main courses, felt relieved we had!...More

Thank Tracey C
Reviewed 8 August 2018 via mobile

Booked here for a dinner with my wife having read the reviews. Not disappointed- the service was impeccable, friendly and professional anticipating our needs and ready to check with us at just the right times throughout. The food was expertly prepared and presented and delicious....More

Thank ChrisK232
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Josh C
3 February 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
30 January 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!
16 June 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
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Bar Scene
Open Hours
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 11:00 PM
11:30 AM - 11:00 PM
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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