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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” (32 reviews)
Closes in 2 min
11:30 AM - 11:00 PM Hours
Steakhouse, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
601 Pennsylvania Ave NW, Washington DC, DC 20004-2601
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We attended a friend’s get together for dinner. The food and service were fantastic! Best dry-aged steak we’ve had, excellent wine selection, and great DC vibe. Be sure to ask for Akim!

Thank Soonercane
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had a lovely well-executed meal with some dear friends here. Although I have dined here before, I came away with a feeling of having experienced the best seated salmon filet I ever tasted. In addition to bring perfectly cooked, I really appreciated how unobtrusive the...More

Thank robertosmom
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

When in DC after you've toured both the Capital and the Library of Congress (throw in the SCOTUS for your Hill trifecta), you must have either lunch, dinner or the happiest of hours at the Capitol Grille. Not only will you be welcomed in style...More

Thank Tracy D
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Capital Grille is an excellent place to have a great steak dinner. It's not huge; rather intimate actually. We frequent it for birthday dinners and the dinners are always enjoyable. It's a bit on the high end and pulls the upper end crowd after...More

Thank 391kls
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

After a day of shopping we came here to get a delicious meal. I was very disappointed. I don’t mind spending money on a good meal but this was a waste. I ordered the filet Mignon and lobster Mac and cheese. All of it was...More

Thank jacqlynh2016
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A great place with lots of ambience. The food is fresh and plentiful. The menu has lots of varieties which appeal to everyone. You can always count on great sightseeing here as someone of importance is probably eating there

Thank C9933NVscotty
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Consistently good steaks and accompanying food Great service and true professionals I’ve never Had a bad meal here and I have been here at least two dozen times. The environment was always very nice and lively and just a great place to eat a fine...More

Thank Eric Y
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Good food for a quick bite if you’re short on time and want something hearty with options for different preferences. They had veggie options, and more!

Thank Enakai Z
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I’ve had plenty of steaks in my life, but this place was awesome. Location is right on penn ave. Easy to find.

Thank kristenjay
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Reservation highly recommend. Busy place but its also iconic in DC. Has history to it and excellent location in relation to congressional buildings, capital and sights. Be aware of prices though, it is not moderately priced. Expect to spend a lot for entrees, like perhaps...More

Thank travelfromIdaho
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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
Groups, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Bar Scene, Local cuisine
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 - 11:00 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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