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The Capital Grille

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601 Pennsylvania Ave NW, Washington DC, DC 20004-2601 (6th Street)
+1 202-737-6200
11:30 - 23:00
Closed now
All hours
Sun 17:00 - 22:00
Mon - Wed 11:30 - 22:00
Thu - Sat 11:30 - 23:00
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Des Moines
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109 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Restaurant had great unique decor, like something you would for sure see in an espionage movie. My server was excellent, the garlic fries were super good, the crab burger was ok, if you like crab cakes this is probably your speed, and in the back they had a private phone booth, the booth has been removed, but it was a... More 

Thank Turbo_Todd
Cheyenne, Wyoming
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Our server was a delight and very down to earth! The food was beyond good and our dessert spoke for itself by being completely gone even though we were stuffed! Would highly recommend!

Thank lgarcia333
West Chester, Pennsylvania, United States
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51 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

After having superior service experiences when dining at the Capital Grilles in Philly and Kansas City, my wife and I were very disappointed with services that seemed off for our table. It started with taking drink orders from us before presenting the ipad with drinks specials on it; we already had our drinks when he started trying to explain the... More 

Thank Jim H
Dunfermline, United Kingdom
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458 reviews
249 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 123 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

You can tell straight away this is a quality place. Was busy as you might expect, but we got a table for lunch ok. Had their signature burger and fries which were excellent and a side of sprouts and bacon that were amazing. Fries had truffle oil and cheese and were yummy. Attentive service and friendly staff. Well appointed inside.... More 

Thank David M
London, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

i went there by chance and got a lovely table near the long bar an upmarket restaurant with dark paneling and very comfy leather chairs. The filet mignon was to succulent and it was worth the price, which is not low

Thank jochenrang
Melbourne, Australia
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51 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We were visiting from Australia. I'd been to the US lots and had been telling my 18 year old son you have to try clam chowder, it's an institution! The Capital Grill looked like the kind of place that would do it well. They have all the wood panelled walls etc. So we started with a lobster or crab cake.... More 

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Red Bluff, California
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158 reviews
95 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Hands down the best steak sandwich we have ever had. We shared a steak sandwich, a side of french fries and dessert and it was more than enough food. The service was impeccable - and the atmosphere what you would expect from a fine restaurant. We were in jeans and hiking boots and oversize jackets (tourists on a very cold... More 

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Houma, Louisiana
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26 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We made last minute reservations in the lounge for Thanksgiving dinner. Everything was outstanding. Not sure who the hostess was but she was awesome. I just wanted to sit and watch her work. She was juggling cats and never broke a sweat. It was Thanksgiving and we had a 7 pm reservation. The place was packed but we were still... More 

Thank Chad B
Denton, Texas, United States
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The food was some of the best we had while in DC. We ate in the upstairs room and my burger was very tasty and my friends crab cake was really good as well.

Thank Michan C
Tappan, New York
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Cant go wrong with the location, stopped in on business and had a great burger and a drink. Steaks looked good and have never been disappointed by a Capital Grille.

Thank Rob F

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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
USD 25 - USD 100
American, Steakhouse, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Valet Parking, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Local cuisine, Business meetings, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic
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 20004-2601
    (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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?