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Capitol Bistro

  • $$$
  • American, Bistro
  • 550 C St SW, Washington 20024 38.88601 -77.01916
  • (Btwn 6th & 4th St SW)
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  • (202) 479-4000
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From The Griddle

Buttermilk Pancakes hot and fluffy buttermilk pancakes grilled to a golden brown and topped with butter and served with warm maple syrup.    9.50
Blueberry Pancakes hot and fluffy buttermilk pancakes filled with fresh blueberries, grilled to a golden brown and topped with butter and served with warm maple syrup.    10.50
Chocolate Chip Pancakes we infuse our buttermilk pancakes with semi sweet chocolate chips for a delicious spin on a breakfast classic.    11.25
Waffle the classic favorite: a hot from the griddle thick, golden and crispy waffle topped with butter and served with warm maple syrup.    11.50
Cinnamon Supreme French Toast luscious slices of our cinnamon-infused rolls dipped in egg batter grilled to golden brown. served with warm maple syrup.    11.50


All Omelets Are Made With Three Grade A Eggs And Served With Skillet Browned Potatoes And A Choice Of Breakfast Bread. Substitute Egg Beaters At No Additional Charge. Served With Your Choice Of Bacon, Sausage Or Ham Add $3.25. Add An 8oz. Juice $3.2

Garden Omelet the perfect omelet for those with a love of fresh garden vegetables, folded with sautéed onion, mushrooms, broccoli, peppers, fresh tomato and cheddar cheese.    11.50
California Omelet a delicious blend of monterey jack cheese, crumbled bacon, and avocado make this a favorite in every state.    12.50
Denver Omelet the classic omelet stuffed with cheddar cheese, diced ham, sauteed onions and peppers cooked to perfection.    12.50
Crab Omelet our house crab cake stuffed inside a fluffy omelet and served with a side of remoulade sauce.    13.75

Skillet Inspirations

Veggie Skillet broccoli, mushrooms, peppers, onion and tomato combined with skillet browned potatoes and topped with shredded cheddar.    11.50
Al-American Skillet skillet browned potatoes with bits of bacon, sausage, ham, mushrooms, peppers and onion.    12.50

A Wholesome Start

Quaker Hot Oatmeal with a touch of brown sugar.    5.25
Cereal a selection from your favorite cereals.    4.50
Fresh Fruit a large bowl of the season's best fruit with a scoop of cottage cheese.    8.50
The 'just Right Egg' an egg cooked to order, english muffin or toast and fresh fruit.    11.50
Dannon Yogurt your choice of assorted yogurts.    4.25
Granola Yogurt Parfait your choice of blueberries or strawberries layered with dannon yogurt and granola.    10.50


All Selections Served With Skillet Browned Potatoes And A Choice Of Breakfast Bread. Substitute Egg Beaters At No Additional Charge. Served With Your Choice Of Bacon, Sausage Or Ham Add $3.25. Add An 8oz. Juice To Any Eggery Dish For Only $3.25.

Best -4- Value Breakfast two grade a eggs, two strips of bacon and a choice of breakfast bread served with skillet browned potatoes.    12.50
Best -4- Value Breakfast add "sweeten the deal" with one slice of our luscious cinnamon supreme french toast™.    3.25
Full American Breakfast designed to satisfy a hearty appetite. three eggs cooked to order with your choice of breakfast meat. includes a regular juice.    13.75
Eggs Benedict a timeless classic of two grade a poached eggs and canadian bacon atop an english muffin and topped with hollandaise sauce.    13.50
Low-Carb South Of The Border Style low-carb selections served without breakfast potatoes or bread. two eggs prepared "your way" , accompanied by slices of grilled chicken and fresh avocado and garnished with a touch of salsa.    12.50
Ham Egg And Cheese Croissant fluffy scrambled eggs, grilled ham and melted cheddar on a buttery croissant.    12.25
Steak And Eggs a 5oz. top sirloin, cooked to order, with two eggs prepared any style.    15.00
Country Breakfast Combo two buttermilk pancakes, two grade a eggs cooked to order with your choice of breakfast meats.    13.50
Breakfast Quesadilla scrambled eggs and melted cheese in a buttery grilled tortilla.    12.75


White Or Wheat Toast     3.00
Skillet Browned Potatoes     4.00
Fruit Scone     3.50
Bagel With Cream Cheese     4.00
Hot From The Oven Biscuit     2.50
English Muffin     3.00
Blueberry Muffin     3.25
Giant Cinnamon Roll     4.25
Bacon     4.25
Sausage Links     4.25
Ham Steak     4.50
Crab Cake     9.00


Tropicana Orane Juice 100% florida pure premium.   reg 4.25 carafe 9.00 lg 5.50
Assorted Juices    lg 4.25 sm 3.25
Milk     3.00
Soft Drinks     3.00
Bottled Water     3.00
Freshly Brewed Coffee Or Decaffeinated rainforest alliance certified.    3.00
Hot Tea     3.00
Hot Chocolate     3.00

Lighter Fare

Soup Du Jour made with local ingredients and seasoned to perfection.   bowl 6.00 cup 4.00
Soup And Salad Bar a cup of today's freshly made soup and your selection from our fresh salad bar.    12.00
Grilled Vegetable Salad grilled yellow squash, zucchini, portabella mushroom, tomato, green and red peppers, red onion, mozzarella cheeses, served with hummus.    14.00
Salmon Cobb Salad (gf). a twist on the classic -grilled salmon, romaine lettuce, tomato, avocado, red onion, hardboiled egg, bleu cheese, served with balsamic vinaigrette.    15.00
Bistro Chicken Caesar Salad grilled chicken, romaine lettuce, tomato, garlic croutons, parmesan cheese, topped with our own caesar vinaigrette dressing.    13.00
Warm Shrimp Salad five grilled shrimp, romaine wedge, tomato, artichoke, tossed in a warm asian dressing.    14.00
Seared Steak Salad (gf). tender seasoned strip steak, stilton bleu cheese, served on a garden salad, tomato, roasted corn, red onion, with a balsamic vinaigrette.    15.00

Sandwiches & More

Chicken Or Vegetarian Quesadilla grilled chicken breast or vegetable medley with monterey jack cheese, peppers and onions, in a jalapeño cheese flour tortilla. served with black beans, guacamole, sour cream & pico de gallo. exclude side salad or french fries.    14.00
California Chicken Sandwich grilled chicken breast, avocado, cheddar cheese, with chipotle mayonnaise on a mini baguette.    13.00
Smoked Turkey Panni shaved smoked turkey, shredded lettuce, tomato, onion , swiss cheese and mayonnaise on wheat berry bread.    13.00
Capitol Burger grilled to order beef burger with cajun s easoning on a kaiser roll.    13.00
Capitol Burger topped with your choice of: swiss, cheddar or bleu cheese, bacon, mushrooms, sautéed onions, avocado, or jalapeño.    14.00
Salmon BLT marinated salmon strips piled high with tomato, duck bacon, with cajun remoulade spread on a hoagie roll.    14.00
New England Style Pot Roast open face 5oz slow braised beef over a hoagie roll, topped with carrots, au jus and melted provolone cheese.    13.00
Shrimp Burger seared 5oz shrimp patty with lettuce, tomato, swiss cheese, served on a brioche bun.    14.00


Soup Du Jour made fresh with local ingredients.   bowl 6.00 cup 4.00
Baby Filed Greens pistachio crusted goat cheese, asparagus, tomatoes, candied pecans and white balsamic vinaigrette.    7.00
Maryland Crab Cake handmade & served with corn aioli.    12.00
French Onion Soup homemade with vidalia onions, swiss cheese and toasted bread.    7.00

Lighter Fare

Salmon Cobb Salad a twist on the classic-grilled salmon, romaine lettuce, tomatoes, avocados, red onions, hardboiled egg, bleu cheese, served with balsamic vinaigrette.    15.00
Forbidden Rice & Scallops Salad mahogany rice, sweet potato, bell peppers, scallops red onions, oriental dressing.    14.00
Bistro Chicken Caesar Salad romaine lettuce, tomatoes, garlic croutons, parmesan cheese, and our own house blend caesar vinaigrette dressing.    13.00
Bistro Chicken Caesar Salad add topped with crab cake.    16.00
Chicken Or Vegetable Quesadilla grilled chicken breast or vegetable medley in a spinach tortilla with monterey jack cheese, served with black beans, guacamole, sour cream & pico de gallo.    14.00
Warm Shrimp And Romaine our favorite with shrimp, artichokes, romaine and red wine vinaigrette.    15.00
Seared Strip Steak Salad sliced tender seasoned steak & stilton bleu cheese, served on a garden salad of tomatoes, roasted corn, red onions, with balsamic vinaigrette.    15.00


Capitol Burger cajun seasoned 8oz ground beef burger, lettuce, tomato, & onion on a kaiser roll.    13.00
Capitol Burger topped with: swiss, cheddar or bleu cheese, bacon, mushroom, or sautéed onions.    14.00
Smoked Turkey Club shaved smoked turkey, leaf lettuce, tomatoes, swiss cheese, and mayonnaise on choice of bread.    13.00
Hot Pastrami Panini shaved pastrami, thousand island spread, provolone cheese on rye bread.    13.00
Chicken Panini grilled chicken breast with mozzarella cheese, tomatoes, mustard mayonnaise.    13.00
Grilled Salmon BLT 6oz grilled salmon filet with creole remoulade, lettuce and tomatoes on a hoagie roll.    14.00
Two Vegetarian Sliders three grain veggie pattie, topped with swiss cheese, lettuce, tomato and onion on a brioche bun.    14.00


Penne Pasta With Chicken grilled chicken in a creamy alfredo sauce with steamed broccoli.    21.00
Oven Baked Half Chicken slow baked with garlic and herbs, cauliflower puree and steamed asparagus.    22.00
Yankee Pot Roast braised and served with kale mashed potatoes, pearl onions, carrots, steamed broccoli and red wine glaze.    19.00
9oz. Grilled New York Strip Steak hand-cut tender steak served with merlot sauce, seasonal vegetables and potatoes au gratin.    27.00
8oz. Hand-Cut Filet Migno grilled beef tenderloin with madeira wine sauce, wilted spinach, potatoes au gratin and grilled portabella mushroom.    31.00
Grilled Pork Loin sweet and savory orange ginger sauce balanced with mango chutney, served with garlic mashed potatoes and julienne vegetables.    19.00
Mustard Crusted Salmon Filet atlantic salmon filet over lentils, steamed broccoli, and mustard herb butter.    24.00
Large Shrimp Stir-Fried Pad Thai a thai classic with rice noodles, vegetables medley and asian glaze.    22.00
Flounder Filet With Scallops And Shrimp served over rice pilaf, julienne vegetables and lime butter sauce.    21.00
Chicken Breast Parmesan served with provolone cheese, angel hair pasta , vegetable medley and marinara.    20.00
Surf And Turf 4oz salmon and 6oz beef steak sirloin with mashed potatoes, steamed asparagus and demy with champagne cream.    32.00
Butternut Squash Ravioli garden fresh blended with ricotta cheese ravioli, arugula pesto cream sauce.    19.00

Desserts $7

Grand Marnier Cream Brule traditional custard cream with vanilla & grand marnier liquor & topped with caramelized sugar.  
Chocolate Lava Cake this luscio us cake is warmed to produce a molten center and served with ice cream.  
Strawberry Symphony Cheesecake a sweet combination of strawberry and n y style cheesecake served with raspberry sauce.  
Rustic Apple Gallette flaky pastry baked with apples, drizzled with caramel and served with ice cream.  
Key Lime Pie refreshing light pie with zesty key lime baked with graham cracker topped with whipped cream.  
Homemade Warm Bread Pudding rich and moist pudding served with vanilla ice cream and topped with crème anglicize.  

Something To Nibble On

Soup Du Jour made with fresh ingredients daily.    6.00
Chicken Wings "Your Way" served with bleu cheese, teriyaki or hot sauce.    14.00
Spicy Buffalo Wings mild or spicy - served with bleu cheese or ranch dressing, cele ry and carrot sticks.    14.00
Chicken Chili freshly made with grilled chicken.   bowl 7.00
Fried Shrimp Cocktail 6 each lightly breaded shrimp served with cocktail sauce and lemon wedge.    14.00
Cheese Fries lightly spiced crispy fries smothered in the chef's blen d of melted cheeses and bacon bits & jalapenos.    12.00
Nacho Grande toasted tri-color tortilla chips, topped with chicken chili, cheddar cheese, jalapeno, black olives, served with sour cream & guacamole.    13.00

The Garden Corner

Twenty-First Salmon Salad salmon, baby greens, tomatoes, eggs & avocado.    15.00
Chicken & Kale Caesar Salad grilled chicken, croutons, parmesan cheese & caesar dressing.    13.00
Grilled Steak Salad sliced rib eye steak on romaine lettuce, with avocado, tomatoes, eggs & crumbled blue cheese.    15.00
Sesame Scallop Salad rice noodles, scallops, soy beans, scallion an celery with toasted sesame dressing.    14.00
Chopped Salad With Shrimp grilled shrimp, romaine lettuce, cucumbers, chick peas, tomatoes, feta cheese, green beans, peppers, red onions and roasted garlic vinaigrette.    15.00
Soup And Grilled Cheese Combo soup du jour and grilled cheddar, muenster, and swiss cheese sandwich on sour dough bread.    13.00


Cheddar Burger grilled to order 8oz ground beef burger, cheddar, lettuce, tomato, and onion on a kaiser roll.    13.00
Grilled Chicken Sandwich avocado, fresh mozzarella, chipotle mayo, heart of palm on a ciabatta roll.    13.00
Grilled Steak Taco mojito marinade steak, shredded lettuce, tomato, onion, jalapeno, served on a three flour tortilla topped with avocado and cilantro.    14.00
Chicken Quesadilla grilled chicken breast, monterey jack cheese, onions, red & green peppers in a spinach tortilla.    14.00
Salmon Blt grilled salmon, bacon, lettuce , tomatoes with ancho chile aioli. served on a hoagie roll.    15.00
Mac & Cheese open face hoagie roll filled with mac and cheese, garnished with grilled chicken.    14.00
Ranch Bison Burger 8oz lean ground buffalo meat, topped with monterey jack cheese, lettuce, tomato, and onion on a kaiser roll.    15.00
Hot Pastrami shaved pastrami, provolone cheese, horseradish, dijon sauce, served on rye bread.    13.00

Paninis $13

The Cubano sliced roasted pork, sliced ham, swiss cheese, pickle, and mustard, served on cuban bread.  
Rilled Vegetable chef's special seasoned and grilled fresh vegetables with provolone cheese, on italian ciabatta bread.  
Roasted Turkey Club sliced smoked turkey, bacon, sliced tomatoes, and swiss cheese, served on italian ciabatta bread with must ard aioli.  
Cajun Chicken grilled chicken, sliced tomatoes, hot pepper spread, and mozzarella cheese, served on italian ciabatta bread with garlic aioli.  

Feeling Hungry ?

Yankee Pot Roast slow braised and served withgarlic mashed potatoes. steamed broccoli, carrots, pearl onions and red wine sauce.    19.00
Penne Pasta With Chicken grilled chicken in a creamy alfredo sauce, asparagus spears.    21.00
Cajun Salmon Filet 6 oz fresh salmon filet, steamed asparagus, macaroni gratin and cajun cream sauce.    24.00
1/2 Rack Bbq Baby Back Ribs tender braised pork ribs glazed in our tangy bbq sauce, served with cole slaw and your choice of french fries or onion rings.    16.00


Capitol Bistro
550 C St SW
Btwn 6th & 4th St SW
(202) 479-4000
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