Capital Burger, the new dressed-down alternative to chain steakhouse sibling Capital Grille, will start curbing carnivorous cravings across from the Walter E. Washington Convention Center on Monday, March 19.
The first dedicated burger restaurant to spring from the Darden family of eateries (Olive Garden, Seasons 52, Yard House) is opening at 1005 Seventh Street NW with 150 seats, a full bar, and daily happy hour (3 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.), with service running from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Boozy offerings include spiked milkshakes and more than 25 wines by the glass.
On opening day, the first 100 guests at dinner (starting at 4:30 p.m.) will receive a mystery gift bag.
Guests can expect a free mason jar of pickles to kick off their meal, with a range of burger options including a French onion creation and a bacon cheeseburger. Assorted poultry and seafood offerings round out the menu; expect a Southern-style fried chicken sandwich with spicy honey, calamari, Maine lobster rolls, and tuna tartare.
Status: Scheduled to open at 11 a.m. on Monday, March 19. 1005 Seventh Street NW; website.