The Capital Grille

2 recent ratings
$$$$ • Restaurant
Reported to have a gluten-free menu
Reported GF menu options: Dessert
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2 ratings

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601 Pennsylvania Ave NW
Washington, DC 20004

Most Recent Reviews


Celiac

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Wow. Both the food and the bill…. They have a separate gf menu so that made selections much easier for my celiac daughter. The gf menu still covers about 75% or more of the regular menu, so lots of options. She had the Kona crusted steak medium rare and sides of asparagus and mashed potatoes. Steak was perfectly cooked and huge. Meal was delicious. Had the crème brûlée and the flourless chocolate cake for dessert, both were delicious. Service was fantastic. Location was fantastic. Just be aware this is not a place you can be frugal…bahaha. But it can be a once a year place when we visit our daughter at college. I guess if there was one note I would recommend a gf roll/bread service option. The non-gf bread basket was filled with many different varieties of rolls and breads but my daughter could not partake of any of that.

Safety


How confident are you that this establishment takes safety precautions against cross-contact?

— Very

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Separate gluten-free menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Most/All

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Excellent

Updated 4 months ago read full review

Symptomatic Celiac

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This restaurant is NOT safe. They claim to have a gluten sensitive menu, not gluten free. I ordered steak which the server claimed several times was cooked on a separate grill. I also ordered asparagus and au gratin potatoes, again, the server claiming to be gluten free. Well, something in that array of food was not because I became sick for 3 days after that meal. So those of us where cross contamination is an issue, do not go here.

Safety


How confident are you that this establishment takes safety precautions against cross-contact?

— Not at all

Safety Feature Ratings
  • Staff is knowledgeable and can answer questions

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Separate gluten-free menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Not Much/None

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Poor

Updated 11 months ago read full review

Celiac

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Chef personally took my order and brought my food to the table. Chef was aware of celiac and concerns regarding cross contamination. My meal consisted of steak, asparagus, and mixed berries with cream. The food was amazing! I highly recommend eating at this restaurant.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 3 years ago read full review

This establishment is NOT a dedicated gluten-free facility and may not be safe for those with celiac disease. Please contact the establishment directly to inquire about safety precautions.

Gluten-Free Features

  • Dessert
  • Gluten-Free Menu

Categories

  • Dinner
  • Restaurant

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Went for lunch the other day and sat at the bar. The bartender gave me a GF menu and as well versed in what I could eat. I got the filet and French green beans and it was delicious! I didn’t get sick and would definitely go back.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 4 years ago read full review

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My family has many dietary issues: gluten, lactose, peanut, nuts and seeds (Crohn's Disease). The Capital Grill was able to accommodate all of our problems and serve an absolutely delicious meal to all of us.

Updated 6 years ago read full review

Wheat Allergy

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This is a phenomenal restaurant, especially for the gluten free. Everything from the seafood tower to the balsamic drizzled prosciutto to the amazing steaks, it is all exceptional. Very expressive.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 6 years ago read full review

Celiac

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I had a wonderful strawberry salad that they were featuring today for lunch. I added chicken to it, and it came on the side-- warm, juicy, and bigger than I expected! They have a gluten free lunch menu and a dinner one as well. Many choices! So glad we came here.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 6 years ago read full review

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This is an amazing restaurant with an extensive gluten free menu. The wait staff is very knowledgeable about which items to avoid. The service is excellent and food delicious. This is my favorite restaurant. It is expensive, however.

Updated 6 years ago read full review

Reviews of this Chain

Celiac

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They have a great gluten free menu and our waiter was very accommodating. No issues during our meal and no symptoms afterward.

Safety


How confident are you that this establishment takes safety precautions against cross-contact?

— Very

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Separate gluten-free menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Most/All

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Excellent

Wheat Allergy

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Although they had a Gluten Sensitive menu that I ordered off of, the salad arrived with crostini. After I sent it back, the “new” salad was just the old one with the crumbs of the crostini removed. I sent it back again and they remade it. Despite having a card with all of my allergens on it (of which gluten is only one), and the server promising to double check everything on it with the chef, they didn’t tell me until my entree arrived that I couldn’t have the sauce which was why I’d selected that particular dish. They’re clear about not meeting GF standards and that they’re really gluten sensitive, so I guess it is no surprise that I’m writing this from the bathroom I had to rush to.

Safety


How confident are you that this establishment takes safety precautions against cross-contact?

— Not at all

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Separate gluten-free menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Not Much/None

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good for peanut-free

Overall Rating

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Excellent!! Our Celiac daughter tried the steak, mashed potatoes, roasted chicken, and risotto. It was all delicious and she didn’t get sick. The staff were very helpful with GF! Highly recommend!!!

Safety


How confident are you that this establishment takes safety precautions against cross-contact?

— Very

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Separate gluten-free menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Most/All

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Excellent

Symptomatic Celiac

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Menu is not labeled. Most waiters have been knowledgeable and helpful. Not a lot of options if you are vegetarian or vegan.

Safety


How confident are you that this establishment takes safety precautions against cross-contact?

— Somewhat

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— No gluten-free information on the menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Some

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Excellent

Gluten Intolerant

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On our holiday and birthday place list, it's pricey but the service and food are great! Separate GF menu, and our thanksgiving server even went back to the kitchen to double check something for me.

Safety


How confident are you that this establishment takes safety precautions against cross-contact?

— Very

Safety Feature Ratings
  • Staff is knowledgeable and can answer questions
  • Food comes out flagged or marked gluten-free

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Separate gluten-free menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Some

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Excellent

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good for dinner
  • Good for lunch
  • Good vegetarian options
  • Offers outdoor seating
  • Reservations recommended

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