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The Capital Grille

601 Pennsylvania Ave NW, Washington DC, DC 20004
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  • Excellent68%
  • Very good23%
  • Average6%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“steak” (476 reviews)
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11:30 - 23:00All hours
American, Steakhouse, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
601 Pennsylvania Ave NW, Washington DC, DC 20004
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Reviewed 9 February 2017

A very iconic steak house in the heart of Washington D.C. - the food certainly did not disappoint and the service was excellent. The steaks were prepared to perfection - only comment would be that you do not need as many 'sides' as you think...More

Thank David S
Reviewed 8 February 2017 via mobile

The Capital Grille is a landmark restaurant in DC, right on Pennsylvania Avenue. It is a great place to go for an important business event. The staff is exceptional. Very attentive. The food is very good. While known for steaks other items on the menu...More

Thank David S
Reviewed 8 February 2017

Visiting our Son who recently moved to the City. This was one of "must do" places to eat. The atmosphere is bustling & exciting. We had to wait an hour for our table, so we weaved our way to the Bar. The Bar looks like...More

Thank gskline
Reviewed 7 February 2017

THe Waitstaff is Excellent - Good wine list - Downside is the Dress code is not enforced. Much Louder than the King of Prussia PA Location.

Thank Brian M
Reviewed 5 February 2017

We don't normally frequent restaurants of this caliber but it was a special occasion. 50th birthday party celebration. Most of the chaps had huge juicy steaks and I had the Ahi Tuna. It was a melt in your mouth experience. The sides were fine. Would...More

Thank aaldous2016
Reviewed 3 February 2017

We went for Restaurant Week....2 days ago. I had the steak and salad entrée. ( I believe it was Sirloin). the steak was a sizable portion, but it lacked full flavor and was a bit tough. The bread was hot and very tasty. The service...More

Thank qtpie180
Reviewed 2 February 2017 via mobile

Our son was recently engaged to a sweet gal from out of town. When he announced that her parents were coming for a visit and wanted to meet us, I was asked to make the dinner reservations. I chose the Capital Grill. My choice was...More

Thank menmo
Reviewed 2 February 2017 via mobile

Food was fabulous - bread was hot & steaks were tender & perfectly seasoned. Service was great! Rooms are dimly lit at best so it's impossible to read the menu. Everyone has their cell phones out trying to see. Otherwise - fabulous!

1  Thank Kim H
Reviewed 2 February 2017

Business dinner and the place was hopping! I always try to get in the room in the back by the window for conversation and privacy, but if you want to people watch you want a table in the main area. Lights are low, waiters are...More

Thank R K
Reviewed 1 February 2017

There were three of us in our party and all of us loved the restaurant. While it is a little pricey, the food is outstanding and the portions are generous. We were concerned about the dress code but saw a little bit of everything. I...More

Thank molly7707
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16 June 2017|
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Response from William H | Reviewed this property |
yes they do, my wife had chicken
15 June 2017|
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Response from Jack B | Reviewed this property |
Very nice business casual is in order. A blazer for men would be nice but not requisite.
15 June 2017|
Response from James D | Reviewed this property |
Not sure I would assume casual dress
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 25 - USD 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, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Business meetings, Romantic, Groups
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
    (6th Street)
  • Public Transportation: National Archives Metro Stop
  • Location: United States  >  District of Columbia (DC)  >  Washington DC
  • Phone Number: 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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