The Capital Grille - Fairfax

4.5
27 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 & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
What 27 people are saying
Overall ratings and reviews
Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
4.5based on recent ratings
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4.6
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4.6
ambience
4.2
value
Noise · Moderate
88% of people would recommend it to a friend
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colray
Washington DC
17 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Lovely 1st experience at this location. Our service person - Ava I believe was a delight. Very professional and on point. Timing of salad course as well entree was perfect!!! Also enjoyed Brooklyn coming by to explain to us about the wine club after I had inquired. She was checking on our meal as well. Very pleasant, quiet evening. Will 100% be returning!!!

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vipMarj123
Washington DC
14 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience at the new Capital Grill FAirfax! Can’t wait to come back again soon!

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BarbaraW
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall2food2service4ambience4

I can't recommend Capital Grille. We went there for Father's Day and our meal was simply atrocious. No establishment, especially a high end place like the Capital Grille should provide unappetizing over cooked food that we were served. My wife's rib eye was supposed to be cooked medium and came to the table burned. My filet was to be cooked well and was over cooked and the asparagus was burned and not edible. We were sorely disappointed. One of the managing partners offered to have the meal cooked again but we declined. On a positive note, our server Jessica was awesome! She was fun, knowledgeable and attentive but not overbearing. Kudos for Jessica!!!

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went for Father’s Day. Great experience. Food was very good and service was great!

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food3service5ambience4

Everything was fine except the steaks were not up to Ruth cris ctandards and my NY Strip was o ercooked

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall2food4service2ambience1

The restaurant did not enforce its stated dress code. There were people who looked like they came straight from the gym. This is a high end restaurant and I would expect management to create the right setting for its customers. The service was also not very attentive, and certainly less than expected for these prices.

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usnamom
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband, daughter and I decided to try The Capital Grill for our 38th wedding anniversary and we are so glad we did. Everyone was nice and friendly, we were seated promptly at our reserved time. Our server, Ava, was amazing, friendly & professional and made sure we had everything we needed. The food was fabulous, best filet I’ve ever had. The little touches for our celebration were sweet, heart confetti on the table along with a lovely card and complimentary mini cheesecake and flourless chocolate on a “Happy Anniversary” plate. Definitely a winner and now our new favorite special occasion place!

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Misnick
Washington DC
16 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a great girl's night out. Always accommodates my gluten and dairy allergies. Food is amazing.

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BethR
Washington DC
12 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall2food2service2ambience2

Will chalk it up to being a new restaurant but service was very slow and steak was bland.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall1food5service1ambience1

Service was horribly slow and poor. Restaurant was too noisy for conversation. Food was good though.

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PJsreview
Washington DC
14 reviews
Dined on June 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Top of the line treatment by our server Shantell. Food was great, establishment was clean, desert to die for....cheesecake and espresso chocolate! Eric Lawson, manager, came to table and was genuinely interested in making our evening perfect! Well done!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall3food2service5ambience4

For a pricey steak house, the steaks were over cooked and not as tasty as they should have been.

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1djraw
Washington DC
19 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I have been a customer of The Capital grille for over 10 years . Locations all over the US. The fairfax is my back yard . Amazing service, great knowledge. The food was amazing !

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FrankS
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and food!

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vipAwful
Washington DC
68 reviews
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience5

We love Capital Grille at Tysons. The new Fairfax is very close and beautifully decorated. I had been there for lunch twice. Tonight my husband was with me. Our shrimp appetizer and salad
came out together before our drinks. The five shrimp were on huge ice filled platter, the shrimp was mushy from all the ice. The lamb chops and spinach were perfect. Perhaps a bit more training for the staff. Appetizer, then salad perhaps

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Graduation lunch started by a nice card and some graffiti on the table. The food was beyond delicious. They topped it off with a special Congratulations dessert. Everyone made my daughter special lunch memorable. Thank you so much!

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NathanD
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on June 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was excellent. We came with a child who was really cold due to the air conditioning and the server brought over a shawl to keep her warm. Everyone was very attentive and accommodating. The food was very tasty and we got more than enough to fill us up. We will definitely return again.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 1, 2021
Overall2food3service3ambience3

Took over 30 minutes for manager to find out they didn’t have the wine that was on the menu, then never came to apologize or let us know, or even find a similar wine. The bread was cold. Water was ignored. The food however was great! Hilton was our server, an albeit clearly new, very nice and did his best.

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vipShulingW
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on May 31, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience3

Had to wait for a table. And then had to wait for a menu and to order a drink. The wrong appetizer showed up. 2 pieces of tenderloin were cooked completely different. Our waitress started cleaning the floor while we were eating- which I could understand if there was a mess around our table, but she proceeded to clean areas in the rest of the restaurant that was not close to us.

The food was good, but they obviously have a lot of kinks to work out.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on May 31, 2021
Overall3food2service2ambience5

Great ambiance. Food and service is over-rated.

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vipCindyB
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on May 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous service and attention and steak and sides were absolutely memorable.

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BrianK
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on May 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful experience, service was outstanding, food was perfect and attention to detail was taken at every step. Would definetly go back again.

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vipSnorks
Washington DC
37 reviews
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Eager staff , food as expected

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OliverL
1 review
Dined on May 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I enjoyed my experience very well. Service was great, the food was great, and I look forward to going back again. I would recommend this place to anyone who is looking to have a nice relaxing dinner.

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vipAwful
Washington DC
69 reviews
Dined on May 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Graduation lunch. Perfect. He said it felt normal

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vipBruce
Washington DC
54 reviews
Dined on May 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I keep going back to the CG, that answers your questions. Don't ask me about places I keep going back to!

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on May 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Anniversary

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The Capital Grille - Fairfax is rated 4.5 stars by 27 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.