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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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“creamed spinach” (33 reviews)
Open Now
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM Hours
Steakhouse, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
601 Pennsylvania Ave NW, Washington DC, DC 20004-2601
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Great food...... Ribeye is a must, potato loaded and you are set. My sons “Prime Rib” was spot on and of course the chicken tenders were equally as impressive.

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank anthonyfP9093UL
Reviewed 2 days ago

Great atmosphere, cocktails and French onion soup. Well worth a visit when visiting Capitol Hill. The bar staff were knowledgeable and extremely welcoming.

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank SRP23
Reviewed 3 days ago

The food was OK, if not quite up to the standards one expects for the price. My bone-in ribeye arrived tepid, and I've cooked better ribeyes at home. The problem is the overall experience was lacking. The waiter was young and may be good someday,...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank DCGourmet
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Up stairs fancy. Huge seafood platters, huge steaks all my favorite sides and salads. Downstairs clubby bar. Full menu, but for me a terrific burger and a glass or two of wine from their extensive collection. Impeccable service. Very nice not obsequious. I’ve never had...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Evelyn F
Reviewed 1 week ago

We had the pleasure, during a recent visit to Washington, DC, to dine at The Capital Grille, a go-to spot when we are not in Boston. We dine there because the food is consistently good and the service is excellent, regardless of the location. If...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank BobofNewtn
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I’ve visited most of the high end steakhouses in downtown DC and I keep coming back to this one. The service, the food, the people are all an experience to enjoy. I like all their steaks! Tonight I enjoyed a filet mignon and it was...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Grantmale
Reviewed 1 week ago

This restaurant never disappoints. Ive been to most of the high end steakhouses in DC and I keep coming back. Tonight my filet mignon was cooked to perfection. The service, the people and the food all a great experience!

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Agrantmale
Reviewed 1 week ago

If you want to eat a professionally made steak, this is the place to go. Period. I have been to various Capital Grilles and they never disappointed. The meat is tender and of highest quality. The service was very professional and most enjoyable and the...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Muralto60
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a very crowdy restaurant with fancy dressed but good staff. Very friendly and also a wide variety of wines, (not cheap). I had a portersteak which was really outstanding, Also the other dishes of my friends were good, one had a tomahawk which...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Matthijs K
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Me and my wife dined at The Capital Grille for our 1th wedding anniversary. To cut the story short all the experience was fantastic. We were greeted by the staff as we would were old friends and Nick our waiter was so friendly. The food...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank IngibjorgH
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Julia E
10 October 2018|
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Response from DougS649 | Reviewed this property |
Can't speak for their turkey, but I'm sure any meal you get there would be good!
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!
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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, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Business meetings, Groups
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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