The Capital Grille - Fairfax

4.8
154 reviews
$50 and over
Steakhouse
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 350 selections awakens your inner sommelier.

Polite Notice – For the comfort of all guests and to better deliver on our promise of a refined atmosphere, proper dress is required. Thank you for not wearing: Gym attire, sweatpants, tank tops, hats, clothing with offensive language or images, exposed undergarments.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
Physical distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective equipment
  • Waiting staff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
What 154 People Are Saying
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4.8
Service
4.8
Ambience
4.4
Value
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vipGeorge
Washington DC
65 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Outstanding food and service and what you would come to expect from The Capital Grille. We eat at many steakhouses and you expect the best from restaurants at this level. Brian was our server and was very attentive and on point all night. Started with bread that was several different types but all fresh different and delicious. Like it all just came out of the oven. We have the lobster bisque which tasted deep and lovely with large chunks of lobster in the soup. She got crab cakes great and I got the porcini rubbed ribeye which was cooked to perfection. The drinks we good too. We have been to this location a few times since they have opened and I don't regret any visits. Will definitely go back.

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vipCosta
Richmond
37 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great for that special occasion, which is why we chose Capital Grille. Phenomenal Porcini bone-in Ribeye, done to perfection. Very attentive staff, enjoyable experience as a celebration of big events in life.
Great wine menu, just right Lunch menu and super Dinner menu. You'll be treated as if you owned the place, what more could one ask for when dining out?

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johnw
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Our waiter Billie was great. Wonderful recommendations and spectacular service. He and the food made our anniversary that much more special

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vipVAnative
Washington DC
81 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4Food3Service5Ambience5

Service was outstanding - kudos to Shantel! Three of four in the group had the lunch filet. While it was cooked to perfection at medium, we all found it to be a little dry and were somewhat disappointed. Were hoping we had found our new special occasion restaurant but will have to reconsider. May give it another try given the ambiance, service, and great location. The fourth member of our group opted for the special luncheon of salad and breast of chicken and she loved it so that was a plus. A lovely touch from Shantel was to offer us a dessert sampler to top off our lunch. Since this was our first time here, that was much appreciated and the cheesecake will definitely be a consideration for possible future visits. Once again, it was a lovely luncheon but the steaks were just not as we had imagined.

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OpenTable Diner
E. Tennessee
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Anniversary

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Everything was perfect!

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MsJJ
Washington DC
16 reviews
Dined on 6 October 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Birthday celebration for good friend. Everything was excellent. Table was decorated and a birthday card from the restaurant was included on the table. Free dessert on a special plate added to the celebration. Service was outstanding and food was not only served in a reasonable time, it was still warm and delicious. I recommend Capital Grille for a lovely meal as well as for a special occasion!

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 6 October 2021
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

We had a leisurely lunch yesterday. My chicken and risotto was too salty for my taste but everything else tasted great. And the service from all members of the staff was EXCELLENT!! ! It made the lunch very enjoyable.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on 3 October 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Had a great anniversary dinner!

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JoanV
1 review
Dined on 2 October 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

A great way to celebrate a birthday dinner with family.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on 2 October 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing how Cap Grille consistently keeps things at such a high classy level. Jessica (server) is equally consistent and friendly.

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TMacT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 28 September 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Birthday for my friend. They went all out to make it a special occasion!

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Steve50
Naples
22 reviews
Dined on 26 September 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We had a large group. Moved to a private room. So much better for conversation.
Wonderful hearing impaired waiter. He was so sweet. Lots of waiters jumped in to help. Overall fantastic. We will be back and back and back!!

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on 25 September 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

Anniversary

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vipBeckyC
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on 24 September 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent food and attentive waiter, Miguel! Thank you!

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AlbertS
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on 24 September 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

It was a lovely evening celebrating my girlfriend’s birthday. Service and food was great!

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Missedthemark
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on 24 September 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Thank you for making our son's birthday special! You had a hand written birthday card, confetti on the table and everyone welcomed us and wished him a happy birthday! Our two servers, Jessica and I think Jennifer were outstanding! They were so attentive, knowledgeable of the menu and super friendly. Thank you ladies and staff for a wonderful, first time visit!

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ReesF
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on 22 September 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Our server, Henry, was great. He stopped by too much when we were first settling in, in my opinion. Our food was fantastic, Tuna app was very fresh.

CG
CapGrill
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on 21 September 2021
Overall5Food4Service4Ambience4

two thumbs up! I'll be back. Good spot for business or personal dinners.

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LizaC
Washington DC
16 reviews
Dined on 18 September 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Wonderful service and excellent food

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Misnick
Washington DC
19 reviews
Dined on 17 September 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This place is amazing. Jessica, our server, was awesome. So personable. She could have sat with us and enjoyed dinner and wine. I will be back.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 17 September 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent service by Henri! The food was superb, atmosphere perfect!

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vipMittalD
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on 16 September 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great service and very accommodating!

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vipDD2NoVa
Washington DC
13 reviews
Dined on 16 September 2021
Overall3Food4Service5Ambience3

Started badly but improved.
Started badly with hostess(es) who seated us at the table closest to the entrance and restrooms ... despite having a reservation. Then the hostess asked if we were celebrating a birthday. When I replied no, she said she would take the decorations (sprinkles and a card) off the table.
We moved to a more private booth, thankfully, and had a great waiter - Bob. He's the best waiter I've had, although I've only been to that restaurant three times. Food, wine and service were very good.

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vipAndreaH
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on 14 September 2021
Overall4Food4Service2Ambience5

Food is goo

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vipThrillerscribe
Washington DC
30 reviews
Dined on 14 September 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I met a friend here for drinks and dinner and dinner and could not have been more satisfied. The service was prompt and friendly while not being intrusive. This is a welcome addition to the long list of choices for dining out in Fairfax.

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Happymeal
Washington DC
14 reviews
Dined on 12 September 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fantastic dining…. Great service as usual

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vipTommy
Washington DC
38 reviews
Dined on 12 September 2021
Overall4Food5Service3Ambience4

Meals were excellent! As for service; we felt rushed by the waitress! She brought out a meal we did not order. She "thought" that was what we ordered. She admitted that she wasn't sure, but failed to check.
The meal in question was for our quests helping us celebrate our Anniversary!

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AllisonP
Washington DC
19 reviews
Dined on 11 September 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Birthday celebration

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on 11 September 2021
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Had a great experience for our first time there. It was my wifes 50th birthday and had asked if I can have flowers delivered to the restaurant the day of, I didn’t get a response, probably because I made the reservation the same week. The service we received when we arrived was more than expected. When taken to our VIP section our table had Three beautiful roses already waiting for us. Emma was our VIP server and she just made it even better that night with the impeccable service she gave to us. Kudos to management, and Emma for making our night a memorable one. Thank you

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Rewarding
Washington DC
12 reviews
Dined on 11 September 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Our dining experience was like no other and we enjoyed it to the fullest. The greeting by the hostess was warming, our server Young was exceptional and we left feeling like Family. Thank you to the entire staff at Fairfax Capital Grille and we look forward to dining there again soon.

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CCFoodLover
Washington DC
22 reviews
Dined on 10 September 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Attentive but not intrusive service, great wine choices, delicious food prepared as ordered.

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Vlad
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on 9 September 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Anniversary

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Phil
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on 8 September 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food. Excellent service. Excellent place for a special occasion.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
36 reviews
Dined on 30 August 2021
Overall3Food2Service2Ambience3

Don't bother. Just go to Ruth Chris around the corner

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 29 August 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

My daughter was in town from Florida. We had an awesome experience. The chef visited our table which was very nice. Our server Zach made the night perfect. We did the Generous Pour win event. We will definitely be back. I love the Capital Grille.

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vipmhouse
Washington DC
18 reviews
Dined on 29 August 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great classic dining experience. Good bar scene too. Steaks were prefect as was the service. Currently one of the best places to dine in the area

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vipfoodlover
Washington DC
60 reviews
Dined on 28 August 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food and outstanding service

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on 27 August 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Capital Grille rolled out the red carpet for our 35th wedding anniversary. From the roses on the table to the complimentary champagne and dessert. The service from Soufiane (aka the General) was flawless and made the evening spectacular. You know you hit a home run when my wife says “that was the best evening we’ve had in a very long time.” She is a tough customer and Team Capital Gille nailed it.

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Dave
Washington DC
22 reviews
Dined on 27 August 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent with outstanding service.

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The Capital Grille - Fairfax is rated 4.8 stars by 154 OpenTable diners.

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