The Capital Grille - Fairfax

4.7
134 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 134 People Are Saying
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ReesF
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
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.

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CapGrill
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
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 6 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Wonderful service and excellent food

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Misnick
Washington DC
18 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
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 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

MD
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.

AH
vipAndreaH
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on 14 September 2021
Overall4food4service2ambience5

Food is goo

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vipThrillerscribe
Washington DC
28 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!

AP
AllisonP
Washington DC
19 reviews
Dined on 11 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday celebration

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Rewarding
Washington DC
11 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.

CC
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
58 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.

CJ
CindyJ
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on 27 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were celebrating our anniversary and this was an excellent place to do so.

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RENJr
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on 27 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service=, food, and wine selection were all great, Our service Camille was attentive and Eric, the wine manager, was great to chat with about the restaurant, the wine club and options. All in all we had an excellent time!

OT
OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on 27 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brooklyn , Pluni , thank you both for a wonderful Wedding Anniversary ❣️❣️ The service, the food , the drinks , the ambiance was amazing!

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vipDawnA
Baltimore
5 reviews
Dined on 26 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Hilton, our waiter made our experience perfect! The bone in filet and seared Tuna were wonderful!

LJ
vipLouJan
Washington DC
35 reviews
Dined on 26 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely setting in a 1950’s club-like setting with music of the same era. My husband had the lunch “Plate” beginning with clam chowder, and the mini-tenderloins sandwich (2) with Parmesan truffle fries. I started with a cup of the French onion soup and had the ribeye sandwich. Good wine pour and nice bourbon cocktail. We left full and happy. Not inexpensive, but totally worth it for a very special lunch.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 22 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This establishment is run like a well oiled machine. It is obvious that the managing partner has hired and trained top notch talent. No small detail goes unnoticed. Your every need will be addressed. I visit capital grills all over the country and this is the best run location that I found.Kudos to the entire staff.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 22 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Exceptional service. Nice extras as we celebrated an anniversary. Food was amazing as you would expect from Capital Grill. Meats were priced at premium but the sides we’re reasonable for a comparable steak house.

Only downside of the experience was the noise. We went at 5 PM on a Sunday, so our room was filled with kids. One group had six small kids at one table and the moms ignored them and sat at a separate table. Needless to say the crying babies and smalls ones running around the room playing noisy games were a distraction.

Best to stay away from the early Sunday dinner. No fault of the restaurant or staff, just some inconsiderate parents (4 couples) with enough money to have an informal meal out with all the little ones in tow (2 babies and 4 runners).

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SharonS
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on 20 August 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience3

We were directed to a table rather than the booth I specifically reserved for a very special occasion. Eventually, they made it right. Waiter was extremely difficult to understand due to a thick accent and his voice being muffled by his mask. Rather than letting us make our menu choices, he was quite pushy that we order his suggestions. Service was below fair and food was only mediocre. Our bill, including tip, was $600. for 3 people. Though I had stated so when I made online reservation, no acknowledgement of the special occasional we were celebrating was ever mentioned, nor a complimentary dessert offered. This was our second time dining at the Capital Grille in Fairfax, VA. Our first experience wasn’t stellar either. We don’t intend to return.

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vipBonnie
Washington DC
39 reviews
Dined on 19 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is my "go to" restaurant for fine dining close to my office & home. Always great!~

MB
MrsB
Phoenix
4 reviews
Dined on 18 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was amazing!
Great restaurant for a romantic evening…

SY
SandraY
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on 17 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was delicious and always excellent service!

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 16 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My friends 80th birthday!

OT
OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on 14 August 2021
Overall1food5service1ambience1

Worst service ever. Condescending. Opened three bottles of wine.. none was offered to taste before.. she just poured on.. pouring pinot into Bordeaux glasses, or is that the new covid normal?! Main course arrived and we were still seating there with dirty app plates and silverware.. not having steak knives for our steaks at a steakhouse until we ask?!? Too bad because the ribeye was cooked to perfection

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vipMaplesWill
Washington DC
45 reviews
Dined on 14 August 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We didn’t enjoy our initial visit. The restaurant had only recently opened and both the food and service weren’t up to our expectations for the Capital Grille brand. However, this time, our steaks were prepared perfectly, were very flavorful and the service was impeccable. We provided our candid input after our first visit. They clearly improved.

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vipRonS
65 reviews
Dined on 14 August 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

The first visit for our party of six. We were seated in a very private dining area which made the evening wonderful to communicate with our friends. The other areas of the restaurant were very loud. After a few hiccups with side orders and getting our bills correct we left with a feeling of a great experience

AH
AllenH
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on 14 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First dining experience was for our 39th wedding anniversary and the team made us feel welcome and special to include an anniversary card at the table for us. We both ordered steaks and the entire meal was prepared to perfection - perhaps the single best restaurant prepared meal we have ever had. We will make Capital Grille our steak and special occasion restaurant!

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vipcindy
Washington DC
13 reviews
Dined on 13 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The lunch at the Fairfax Capital Grille is a great value -- gourmet food at a reasonable price in a beautifully decorated venue. Service perfect -- attentive and knowledgeable.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 12 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Shantell and Henry are amazing! They made sure everything about our visit was great. Food was as requested, served with proper spacing between course and delicious!

FAQs

The Capital Grille - Fairfax is rated 4.7 stars by 134 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.