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The Capital Grille - Fairfax

4.9
4.9
526 Reviews
$50 and over
Steakhouse
Make it a day to remember. From birthdays and anniversaries to professional milestones, we aim to make every gathering special at The Capital Grille. Open seven days a week, The Capital Grille is best known for our expertly prepared steaks, which are dry aged in house for 18 to 24 days and then hand-cut by our restaurant's on-premise butcher. The Capital Grille's wine list features more than 350 selections, and its floor-to-ceiling wine kiosk regularly houses 3,500 - 5,000 bottles. Reservations are recommended but not required. For more information, please visit our website. We look forward to delighting you.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 44 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Elegant Dining

  • Cuisines

    Steakhouse, Seafood, American

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Thu 11:30 am–9:00 pm Fri 11:30 am–10:00 pm Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Sun 4:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (703) 259-5010

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Private party facilities

    The Capital Grille offers private dining accommodations for up to 200 guests. From making formal business proposals to making toasts with a gathering of friends, we can help you flawlessly pull off any private event.

  • Private party contact

    Ali Nunes: (703) 259-5010

  • Neighborhood

    Fairfax

  • Parking details

    Located in the Fair Lakes Promenade, west of Fair Oaks Mall

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wine

What 526 people are saying

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4.9
4.9 based on recent ratings
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.9Service
  • 4.8Ambience
  • 4.5Value

NoiseModerate

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  • Washington, D.C. Area

    Special Occasion

  • Washington, D.C. Area

    Steakhouse

  • Virginia - DC Suburbs

    Best Service

  • Virginia - DC Suburbs

    Best Ambiance

  • Virginia - DC Suburbs

    Special Occasion

  • Virginia - DC Suburbs

    Steakhouse

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  1. HL

    HolleyL

    Washington DC

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    We were there for a birthday celebration. The food was very good, and our server was fantastic.
  2. DB

    DarleneB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Perfect place to celebrate your special occasion. This is my favorite place to go. Highly recommend.
  3. E

    Erik

    Seattle

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I’ll bring more clients to the Cap Grille.
  4. JF

    JoeF

    Washington DC

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a fantastic dinner last night. Capital Grille has great food, a fancy atmosphere and knowledgeable friendly staff.
  5. SH

    SamuelH

    Washington DC

    27 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    27 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always solid. Great food, service, and drinks. Our server, Ava, was awesome. She welcomed us with a big smile. Quick and knew everything we wanted. Start your meal with Stolie Dolie, a perfect drink.
  6. MS

    MaryS

    Seattle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The steaks were delicious. We had a filet and a filet with bone in. Both were cooked perfectly medium rare. Our server Gerardo was so professional and nice. We can't wait to go again.
  7. MG

    MargaretG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent service and food. A great fine dining experience
  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on September 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was great.
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    15 reviews

    4.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on September 25, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience5
    My wife and I were celebrating our 25th wedding anniversary. Upon arrival, we were greeted by the hostess and she wished us a happy anniversary. We were then seated where the table was decorated with rosé petals and a signed anniversary greeting card. Which was a VERY nice touch and much appreciated! Our server (Mussie) introduced himself and he was VERY personable and knowledgeable of the menu. He made several suggestions and options to enhance our dining experience. Mussie is DEFINITELY a professional and an asset to their team! We selected the Lobster and Crab Cakes. Also, the New England Clam Chowder. Both were very good! We then selected the NY Strip Steak, Salmon, Mashed Potatoes and Lobster Mac and Cheese. The steak was over-cooked and the Salmon was under seasoned. The Mash Potatoes were okay, but the Lobster Mac and Cheese was undercooked and gummy. We alerted the server, who then advised the manager (Luis). The manager advised that he would have another steak prepared to take home. Which was MUCH better than the initial steak. Luis asked if we wanted another order of Lobster Mac and Cheese and we declined. So, I thought he was going to remove the item from our check. Unfortunately, the item remained on the check. The dessert (cheesecake) was okay. It was placed on a nicely decorated plate. Overall, it was just an okay evening! We loved the ambiance of the restaurant and our server. We probably won’t be returning. But if we do, we will DEFINITELY be requesting Mussie as our server!
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    amazing as always
  11. JS

    JudithS

    Washington DC

    14 reviews

    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on September 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our waiter Johnny was great
  12. C

    Carolyn

    Richmond

    28 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    28 reviews

    Dined on September 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Jackie was an amazing server! Everything was perfect!!
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    First time going and the food and service was outstanding.
  14. TC

    ThomasC

    Washington DC

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Dodd was awesome- we had the oysters and bone in filet.
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    My wife and I decided to check out the new Capital Grille location with our son who was visiting us for the weekend. Wonderful evening in a very comfortable and inviting atmosphere. Food quality was excellent. Streaks prepared perfectly as requested. Sides portions were quite ample to share and also well prepared. Lived up to Capital Grille standards and brand.
  16. DC

    DadsChoice

    Washington DC

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on September 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was a wedding anniversary celebration. CG went out it its way to help us celebrate, with a rose and heart shaped glitter on the table and a hand written note from the staff. Quite the extra effort and it made this meal of outstanding quality extra special.
  17. s

    summer

    Washington DC

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on September 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Retirement celebration
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Chantel is great!!
  19. J

    John

    Washington DC

    24 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on September 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Shantall was a superb Server who was courteous, friendly and most efficient. She is a great Ambassador for Cap Grille - Frfx and deserves great recognition!!!! The three (3) meals were excellent and we definitely will return!!!
  20. GB

    GaryB

    Washington DC

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Steak and side dishes were excellent. Restaurant was busy but wait staff was attentive.
  21. S

    Spookey

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience4
    Do NOT order the pricey French Onion Soup: Gross. Couldn’t eat it. The broth inside was cold! Side dish portion is very small serving, NOT enough for a family but more like for two people serving. Gotta try the Coconut Cream Pie: went to Heaven and came back with that delish dessert! Our Server was very sweet! We sat in a very quiet area of the restaurant where we weren’t disturbed by noisy whiney small children so that was SO NICE! I would go again minus the gross French Onion Soup. Clam chowder was yummy but again really really SMALL portion for the price🤦🏻‍♀️
  22. AS

    AnnS

    Washington DC

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our party of five was thoroughly pampered and soiled by our exceptional server! Food was delicious. I love the care and thoughtfulness that we received. Will definitely be back
  23. JW

    JohnW

    Washington DC

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 6, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Incredible service and attention to details for a special occasion.
  24. TB

    TinaB

    Washington DC

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on September 3, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    The meals were great and the waiter was very pleasant. Thoroughly enjoyed the table decoration (Anniversary celebration). Complimentary desert was a very nice surprise AND delicious! I will definitely be going back to this location!
  25. D

    Delightful

    Washington DC

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on September 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We have dined at Capital Grille previously, but our first time at the Fairfax location. We have been trying to get to this location for some time and glad we did, as it is closer to our home. We love to come here for special occasions, because Capital Grille does such a wonderful job with them. They once again made our anniversary special, again! Each staff member congratulated us when we arrived, provided a signed card, decorated table, and added some wonderful special additions to our dining experience. First class all the way. The Service and food were top notch. Gerardo was our waiter and did a splendid job, as did Chef Mike. Looking forward to coming back.
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 3, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Wedding Anniversary
  27. DK

    DennisK

    Washington DC

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on September 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    We had a wonderful anniversary dinner. The Capital Grille went out of their way to make our dinner special by decorating our table, giving my wife a rose and making us a special desert. Our server, Brian McG was amazing!
  28. RK

    RoseK

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great for a special birthday celebration. The food was great!
  29. RK

    RichnKathy

    Washington DC

    52 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    52 reviews

    Dined on September 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was Friday night and we felt like having dinner out, and we never fail to have a great dinner at Capital Grille. Delicious dinner, outstanding service, and a great time!! What more can you ask for after a long work week! Thanks for being nearby and for always meeting our expectations!!
  30. TA

    TomA

    Washington DC

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    …my wife and I are wine club members and we took her mother there last night for her birthday and they ABSOLUTELY knocked it out it out of the park! First class ALL THE WAY!
  31. S

    Soars55

    Washington DC

    28 reviews

    5.0

    28 reviews

    Dined on September 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We like Capitol Grill for special occasions -- and we have never been disappointed. Great service, great food. They make special occasions just that. The only issue -- it can get a little noisy as tables fill up.
  32. T

    Tammy

    Washington DC

    7 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on August 29, 2022

    overall4food2service5ambience4
    My rib eye on the bone was tuff and under cooked!
  33. k

    kukala4

    Washington DC

    29 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    29 reviews

    Dined on August 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The restaurant went above and beyond for our wedding anniversary celebration - very nice touches, like a personal card, table decorations, and a complimentary dessert. I would definitely come back here.
  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Combination birthday and anniversary dinner. Was amazing and Brian was fantastic
  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our server, Brian McGunnigle, was outstanding. Attentive but not intrusive. Always there exactly at the right time even though the restaurant was full. Also very personable. We will be back and will always ask for him because he brings service to a higher level.
  36. c

    ctjsp

    Washington DC

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great meal - great service from Shawna. We had a great time.
  37. RL

    RochelleL

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Service was great, and the food was representative of it!
  38. s

    skipl

    Washington DC

    71 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    71 reviews

    Dined on August 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Another wonderful meal with the Generous Pour!
  39. SO

    SaritaO

    Naples

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on August 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was excellent. Service was great
  40. JD

    JimD

    Richmond

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was excellent and our server, Shantell Smith was awesome!

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • 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

FAQs

The Capital Grille - Fairfax is rated 4.9 stars by 526 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 44 times today
Google Map for The Capital Grille - Fairfax

12169 Fair Lakes Promenade Dr, Fairfax, VA 22033

Additional information

  • Neighborhood

    Fairfax

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Thu 11:30 am–9:00 pm Fri 11:30 am–10:00 pm Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Sun 4:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Steakhouse, Seafood, American

  • Dining style

    Elegant Dining

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Parking details

    Located in the Fair Lakes Promenade, west of Fair Oaks Mall

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wine

  • Phone number

    (703) 259-5010

  • Private party facilities

    The Capital Grille offers private dining accommodations for up to 200 guests. From making formal business proposals to making toasts with a gathering of friends, we can help you flawlessly pull off any private event.

  • Private party contact

    Ali Nunes: (703) 259-5010

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