The Capital Grille - Fairfax

4.7
70 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 70 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
4.7based on recent ratings
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4.7
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4.7
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4.3
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96% of people would recommend it to a friend
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ahmadA
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Overall experience was very good. They ran out of an item that we ordered but learned of it after we had placed the order. Our meals took a while to get to us as well.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Son engagement

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Georgi was excellent!

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Joey
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely restaurant, much like the one at Tysons. Amiable staff and attentive waiter.

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vipmimi
Washington DC
59 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

WOW....what a wonderful experience ...they had very special treats for our anniversary..the food was amazing...and the service also (ask for Jacqueline ;) the building is beautiful inside and out !! Brooklyn (a manager ) came over to our table and was delightful also ...A Fabulous NIGHT !!

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a fantastic dinner. It was a birthday celebration and the meal as well as the acknowledgment of the birthday was awesome! The steak was amazing. The staff, from valet to wait staff, was accommodating as well.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent
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EdwinR
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on 19 July 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience5

Very dissatisfied. (1) Server poured first glass of wine, then I had to pour remaining drinks. (2) server retired my guest’s plate while I was not finished with mine…didn’t even ask…just grabbed it.
So far I can take these. But the worst part is that I ordered medium rare steak and it was cooked medium. This is unacceptable in a pricey restaurant

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vipAwful
Washington DC
69 reviews
Dined on 17 July 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience4

The air vents are the ceiling. We were freezing.music included songs which were annoying. The meet was a bit overcooked and the sides were cold . Not the most attentive service. Hopefully they will get their act together soon

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Hedo14
Washington DC
19 reviews
Dined on 17 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was an excellent restaurant to pick for a evening with friends. The steaks were excellent as was the wait staff, very professional. The food arrived on time and we were not rushed. I highly recommend the new Capital Grill in Fairfax, Va.

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vipHank
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on 16 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The entire staff led by manager Mattheu Bess was welcoming and hospitable.

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RosemaryB
1 review
Dined on 16 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lunch was a birthday celebration for our daughter. It could not have been more delightful. The food was delicious and Mr. Daniel our server was excellent. We will return. The new location is beautifully appointed. Well done.

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vipAndreaH
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on 15 July 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Love the restaurant but service was VERY slow and the shrimp was dry and all the steaks were burned on one side. We had to ask our waiter to find someone to clear our table 10 minutes after we were all done with our meal and then still had to wait to order dessert. Also managerial staff was yelling across the restaurant to each other which was distracting from our experience. Waiter was friendly and the restaurant was beautiful and the food was mostly very good - I think they are just still working out the kinks in managing the experience. Even though this experience was mediocre I will go back

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David
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on 14 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thank you for birthday greetings. Was a great dining experience

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on 14 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The restaurant provided a wonderful memory for our anniversary! Many special touches including champagne, dessert, and flowers. We will definitely return!

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vipFrankA
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on 13 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and quality food and drinks. I look forward to my next visit.

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LeslieK
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 11 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our first visit to this new location. We were impressed. The food was delicious as always and the service was great.

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qlafferty
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 9 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So happy to have The Capital Grille in Fairfax. The food was great and the new location is so accessible for us that are a little further out from DC.

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CraigB
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on 9 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The whole experience was great. Servers are super kind and food was delicious. Way better than the one in DC as the building is warm and modern. Can’t wait to go again.

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vipSheilmal
Washington DC
64 reviews
Dined on 9 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was good. Service great!

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ThomasG
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on 9 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food and service (Waiter - Young) was outstanding. Everything from the appetizers to dessert to include one of the best cappuccino I have ever had. Highly recommend the South African lobster tail as an add on or meal. They are fantastic.

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CharlieC
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on 8 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The occasion was my wife's 83d birthday and also our first experience at the brand new Capital Grill in Fair Oaks. The experience was absolutely delightful from start to finish. All of the staff we interacted with were most solicitous. The meal was outstanding, and the "extras" (red long stemmed rose for my wife and scrumptious special "Happy Birthday" dessert) made for a perfect celebratory evening. Many, many thanks for such a marvelous evening!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on 7 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Georgi was excellent!

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DT15
Washington DC
20 reviews
Dined on 6 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lamb chops were the best and most tender I have ever had. Everyone enjoyed their meals and the service was great! Nice addition to the area.

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SusanB
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 5 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a birthday meal—we had a wonderful time.

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AL42
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on 3 July 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Service was fantastic. Johnny was a great server.

Would recommend the Lamb. Would probably come back just for the lamb.

Ribeye was great but nothing that stands out(as compared to other restaurants). Dry aged NY Strip would not recommend (or I just got a bad one)

Also - not sure if its just the day I picked, but it was too noisy for me.

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ScottP
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 3 July 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Food was very good and the service was excellent, but a little pricey. Overall we enjoyed it very much.

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CliftonFoodie
Richmond
2 reviews
Dined on 3 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time at the new location for CG. It was well worth it. The restaurant is well designed and the staff is extraordinary. The food was delicious and served in a timely fashion. Our server, Johnny, was fantastic and took great care of us. Will definitely return.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on 3 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous food, service & ambiance

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vipChristopherE
Richmond
51 reviews
Dined on 2 July 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Our service was outstanding the food was good and the ambiance was amazing

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vipRonzo
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on 30 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server Henry, was awesome.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 30 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Henry our waiter was GREAT!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on 29 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent service and food. It’s expensive but we knew before going in. Since it’s our first time in capital grill, we were treated with a glass of champagne and dessert on the house. On top of that I got a long stem rose. Got to meet the chef too. Very impressive service. Know how to treat their customers well.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on 29 June 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Steaks and sides were great. The restaurant is well appointed. It is a little loud and not an intimate setting. The service was good but the waiter had a spiel to give and had his own agenda. Overall a fine meal.

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vipFoodielvr
Washington DC
22 reviews
Dined on 28 June 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience4

Too many reservations accepted, don't accept so many rather than making people wait half an hour. Newly opened, give a few months for staff to get it all together. Trying to make up for mistakes made had staff tripping over themselves to make things right and more mistakes were made. At that point I stopped pointing out the mistakes as I am sure over the next few months things will get sorted out. Food was wonderful as expected and I will go back.

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vipRussO
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on 27 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, great food, great atmosphere. Bailey (our server) was wonderful - personable, knowledgeable, attentive but not intrusive. We will definitely be coming back.

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vipFlashattack
Washington DC
260 reviews
Dined on 26 June 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Recent opening of this well known upscale restaurant steakhouse chain. Food was high quality, well prepared, and perfectly plated - especially the tuna tartar!
Service was acceptable but not up to the high standards of Capital Grille - especially the wine service.
Needless to say, we will return and support this fine addition to our area's restaurants.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
29 reviews
Dined on 26 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was perfect!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 26 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service!

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VeronicaE
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 24 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food

FAQs

The Capital Grille - Fairfax is rated 4.7 stars by 70 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 bookings at the moment.