Capital City Grill Downtown

Capital City Grill Downtown

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://capitalcitygrill.net/
  • Phone: 2253818140x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Monday - Saturday: 11:00am - 4:00pm, Dinner: Monday - Wednesday: 4:00pm - 9:30pm, Thursday - Saturday: 4:00pm - 10:30pm; Brunch: Sunday: 11:00am - 2:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: American, Creole / Cajun / Southern
  • Executive Chef:
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access
  • Catering: Our catering menu can be viewed at CapitalCityGrill.net
  • Private Party Facilities: We offer a small private room that seats up to 30 people.
  • Private Party Contact: Trent Wilson 225-381-8140x

Getting there

  • Parking: Street Parking
  • Parking Details: Parking available on street and public garage is located on convention street one block from restaurant
A word from Capital City Grill Downtown
Capital City Grill Downtown is located inside The Shaw Center on beautiful Lafayette Park. Enjoy fresh seafood, steaks, chops, gumbo and frosty cocktails while taking in the scenery and fountains on the plaza. In addition to the delicious food and exceptional service that you can expect every time you dine with us, we offer a children’s menu, wireless internet and outdoor seasonal dining.
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Capital City Grill Downtown reviews from OpenTable diners
1 reviews since June 2, 2014
Overall Rating4
  • Food5
    Service3
  • Ambiance4
    Noise LevelModerate
great for brunch (1)great for outdoor dining (1)Show More
  • Delish
    MeredithVIP
    Dined on 6/8/2014
    We had a late brunch here during Miss USA weekend. Service was a little slow, but I think our server was just frazzled by the sheer number of people who flooded the place after dress rehearsals. The shrimp and grits were phenomenal and my husband loved his crabcake benedict. If our server had a tad more skill in the time management area (ie before going to the bar to get one person at the table a drink, ask everyone), it would be an even higher rating.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 6/1/2014
    Had a very nice Sunday brunch. Very Good is an apt description. The Grill Doesn't hold itself out as a fine dining establishment, but it's certainly a very nice place to eat downtown. Certainly can't beat the location or the view! Do sincerely wish they would add some sound baffling! Simply CANNOT understand who believes that loud equals good in restaurants........
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • It's OK
    Eatlocal
    Dined on 5/16/2014
    We made reservations for lunch and were promptly seated. The waiter took our drink orders right away, but took a while to come back for food orders. It also took a lot of time for our main courses to come out. The food was okay, not anything spectacular considering the prices. The restaurant was pretty noisy.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Brunch
    Geauxeat
    Dined on 5/4/2014
    Went to brunch and had the Eggs Imperial and they were so delicious. I would have them again, and again! We had reservations and our table was set with menus out when we arrived. We enjoyed our experience.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Not Good
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 4/25/2014
    Simply not a good restaurant. It missed all the right flavors. I had the BBQ shrimp very poorly prepared and to top it off the flavor was very poor. They need to hire a better chef or have someone from Louisiana cooking for them. The spin. dip tasted old and sour.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Dinner and a Show
    NightLife
    Dined on 4/11/2014
    The perfect spot before attending a show in the downtown area.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Dining during Lent
    Thomasdining
    Dined on 4/11/2014
    I choose this returant because I had a downtown date night planned. They seated us quickly and got us drinks right away. The drinks were excellent. I ordered the sesame salmon but was brought sesame chicken. The only problem was it was a Friday during Lent and I couldn't eat meat. Due to my other plans I couldn't wait for the correct meal. I would have given it a better review if id actually had dinner here.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Love this joint!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 3/17/2014
    Was in town for a convention four years ago and ate here both nights. Loved it! Happened to pass through again and stopped in. Live for their crutons and the catfish Orleans is everything!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene, scenic view, neighborhood gem, special occasion, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Downtown Gem
    PerfectSpot
    Dined on 3/15/2014
    This is a great spot right in the middle of downtown, close to any event held downtown. The food is excellent, service is great, great view of the Mississippi river
    Special Features:
    scenic view, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great preconcert dinner
    Donnakaren
    Dined on 2/22/2014
    It was a busy night--2 nearby concerts and a Mardi Gras parade. The pace of the meal was great, even though the restaurant was crowded. The tuna was perfectly cooked. The service was good. We made the concert with time to spare.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • LGF237
    lgf237
    Dined on 2/21/2014
    Very convenient for attending functions at the Manship. Food is always good and priced reasonably. We can make reservations easily. Service is always very good. The only thing negative is the high sound level.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • "meh" to say the least
    Shogga2
    Dined on 2/15/2014
    We went here because we wanted to be downtown but didn't want to pay a premium. We should have. My sister got the Greek pasta salad, I got the tenderloin Caesar and my other sister got the Madeira tenderloin. I don't think our tenderloin was actually a tenderloin... Super chewy, not flavorful. Disappointing. The pasta salad was okay but it's pasta salad- hard to mess it up. Certainly wasn't exceptional. Next time, we will suck it up and just go to a pricier place. What we got was not worth what we paid. Vinyl table cloths and ugly chairs.. Felt like I was in a church banquet hall. I honestly would have preferred Applebees...
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Disappointed on Valentine's Day
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    Did not enjoy our food, salad needed to sent back lettuce was wilted and the steaks were not cooked to desired tempeture.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Knock Me Over With a Feather
    mbertaut
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    Frankly speaking, Capital City was my B or C choice for Valentines. Not any more. We were there Valentines Day. We started with crab cakes and Bang Bang Shrimp. DON"T MISS THE SHRIMP. Crab Cakes were good. Entrees Madeira Tenderloin, Teriyaki Tuna Steak, Catfish Orleans. All excellent. I'm not a catfish fan, but I would order THAT catfish in a heartbeat. Kitchen was actually unhappy with the size of my wife's Tuna Steak (it was not small) so they sent her a 2nd one! Madeira sauce was brilliant on the tenderloin, perfectly cooked to my order. Desert was carrot cake, bread pudding, chocolate cake. The carrot cake was unbelievably good and the slice gigantic. Breadpudding fresh and citrusy. Excellent for Dinner.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, kid-friendly, late-night find, great for lunch, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Underwhelming
    Roughen
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    My husband and I went Valentines Day dinner here and it was just "eh." The sauce on my chicken was suppose to have crawfish and it didn't; His need tenderloin was way undercooked and had to be sent back. They didn't have a filet on the menu which surprised me for the kind of restaurant it was. Great location, but I wouldn't go back. The food was just okay and the service was below expectation.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent!
    Baseballbuc
    Dined on 2/3/2014
    Everything was great, food, service and drinks! We went before a concert downtown, perfect location, perfect start to a great evening.
    Special Features:
    romantic, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good food and attentive service
    Rick
    Dined on 1/31/2014
    Met for a business lunch. Service was very attentive without being obtrusive. Food was very good lunch fare.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not what you think...
    FunFanaticVIP
    Dined on 1/17/2014
    This is not the Capital Grill that you see in most major downtown cities. Food choices are very limited - everything breaded, fried, or salted. My snow peas had more salt on them than McD's french fries.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • New Year Celebration
    Jesse
    Dined on 12/31/2013
    We enjoyed the ambience overall, but the noise volume is a bit on the louder side. The crabcake and salsa appetizer were dynamite. The fish I ordered was average and side of parmesian grits were good. We had carrot cake for dessert wish was different from the traditional with added nuts and flavor. Overall it was an enjoyable experience and we were seated right away even though we were slightly early for our reservation.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list, late-night find, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Service needs improvement
    badservice
    Dined on 12/21/2013
    This was my 4th time eating at CCG, 3rd with TERRIBLE service. Please re-train your wait staff. Doubt I will make a 5th trip out.
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  • Good Downtown Dinner
    Betsy72
    Dined on 12/14/2013
    We had had nice dinner at CCG Saturday night. Everyone was friendly and the waiter was attentive. This made up for not bringing us the extra sides we ordered and not asking us for a drink order. The portions were large and more than we could eat. The prices were very fair. It would be good for families.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Special Night
    pchwdg
    Dined on 11/11/2013
    We like to dine at Capital City Grill whenever something special is going on downtown (we saw a play at the River Center this particular night). We have never been disappointed with CCG and always look forward to going there. Both of our entrees were delicious and we each found a wine that we enjoyed. Our server was very attentive without being overbearing. Dinner at CCG was a great way to set a positive tone for the rest of the evening.
    Special Features:
    romantic, notable wine list, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ok service with ok food
    Lsufan82
    Dined on 10/25/2013
    Service left a lot to be desired and food was not great.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Outstanding Sunday Brunch
    northshorenibbler
    Dined on 9/15/2013
    We choose the Grill because we wanted to lunch downtown on a Sunday and the choices are slim. Most of us ordered off of the brunch menu and every item was divine! The shrimp and grits were the best I've ever had! The $3 mimosas, bloody marys and margaritas were a deal. I look forward to returning and trying every egg dish offered!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • This is always the place to
    Dinnergirl
    Dined on 8/30/2013
    This is always the place to eat when we visit the Manship Theater,right next door. The atmosphere is very comfortable,the food is good. I definitely recommend it.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The menu is limited but the
    ptatlul
    Dined on 8/30/2013
    The menu is limited but the food and dining experience is good for the price. The food is a little salty.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not happy to be here
    RitagonzVIP
    Dined on 7/9/2013
    The first unhappy hostess in LA, in my entire experience visiting the State. She was neither very bright nor personable - dragging herself to be remotely pleasant. Bar tender dressed sloppy and not too happy either. We actually returned our salt water martini, to have it return exactly the same. Billy our server, I hope finds another job for his sake - too charming and professional for such a disappointing place. After having the worst crab cakes I have ever tasted in my entire culinary life, but made up by the fried crab claws BILLY recommended, we picked ourselves up and went to IPO (made the open table while sitting here). With so many choices in this town, if you are visiting... pass go and go somewhere else.
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  • Very enjoyable dinner
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 5/19/2013
    Arrived to very crowded restaurant due to graduations going on downtown that day. They were very friendly and was able to sit us right away. Filet was cooked just right and the catfish orleans was great. Enjoyed everything. Service was very good. The view thru the windows was nice and would sit on patio next time. Downtown Baton Rouge is becoming a great place to hangout.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for brunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, special occasion, kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Pleasant Exper
    DineReview
    Dined on 5/11/2013
    Enjoyed a pre-Mother's Day lunch w/ Family at 12:30 for lunch/ movie date-had the restaurant to ourselves, crowds arrived upon departure-noise increased--great Saturday early lunch venue in recent downtown development, hit the interstate and arrived on-time for movie...a pleasant experience!
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • There are other, better steak
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 3/13/2013
    There are other, better steak restaurants in Baton Rouge...
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The food and service was great!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 3/6/2013
    I went to lunch with a friend and we enjoyed our food. The service and speed of service was great, I only have an hour for lunch. Great job Capital City Grill!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Breif synapsis: We both fekt
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 2/15/2013
    Breif synapsis: We both fekt very rushed by the waiter. The food was brought out fast, but too fast, and it tasyed like the order had been sitting in the kitchen for the last hour. The étouffée was terrible and the seafood pasta followed in line. I would say I'd go there for lunch, but never again for dinner.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Waiter overwhelmed, food did
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 3/31/2012
    Waiter overwhelmed, food did not come as requested. Sent back w/o acknowledgement of their mistake.Taking this option my list for business or personal dining.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Disappointing experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 3/7/2012
    This was only our second time eating at this establishment and was quite different from the first (which was excellent). The servier, Austin, was slow to come around the first time, not sure why. Our bar order took an unreasonably long time to come out as well. We both ordered salads and my husband ordered a cup of gumbo to come before his meal. First, well into our salads, we were told the gumbo was "being made", at which point my husband said "never mind". However, it was brought out when we were almost finished eating, it was bland and watery, not very good. We ordered a second drink and, as before, they took an eternity to come out. This time our server did apologize that the "bar was backed up". Will not be back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, scenic view, hot spot
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • The food was good, reasonably
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 3/2/2012
    The food was good, reasonably priced and did not disappoint. The venue is great with the wall of windows creating a great outdoor-indoor feel, however it is very loud. It's a great place if you're in downtown Baton Rouge with people you know and the conversation doesn't matter. Here are the cons: * It was difficult to discuss business due to noise; * The waiter seemed experienced. When I inquired about the specials, he picked up my menu and read them to me. * Host did not walk me to table, simply pointed across the room; * If validated parking is offered, I wouldn't know
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • seated promptly, service very
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 2/24/2012
    seated promptly, service very friendly & efficient, food was excellent, we highly recommend the Eggplant pirouge
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Nice location downtown. Fried
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 2/21/2012
    Nice location downtown. Fried Green Tomato appetizer was excellent - tart & peppery. Had the fried soft shell crab with crawfish etouffee entree. Crab was large, etouffee had a nice consistency. Overall bill was $80 for appetizer, 2 entrees, and a bottle of wine. Already have plans to go back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, late-night find, neighborhood gem, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Always enjoy Capital City
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 2/14/2012
    Always enjoy Capital City Grill. Out right good food!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, great for lunch, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Another nice nite @ the Grill.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 1/24/2012
    Another nice nite @ the Grill. Good food, nice late nite atmosphere, great way to wrap up a movie @ the Manship.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Ordered Caesar salad that
    gwscronce
    Dined on 1/20/2012
    Ordered Caesar salad that had 3 croutons and very little dressing. Fish tacos were stated on menu to have cilantro and cabbage but had neither.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic