Capital Grille - Boston
What's not to like??The food was delicious, our waiter was pleasant and very helpful and the dining room is lovely. Would recommend Capital Grille Back Bay the next time you want a top notch steak house experience.6/15/2013 12:00:00 AMWonderful nightThe food is fantastic. No doubt. But what makes the place a winner is the service. The wait staff is friendly without being obsequious, knowledgeable, and attentive. My fiance and I had a great time sitting at a high top in the bar, watching the Bruins, and enjoying the warm night through the large screened windows. We really had a grand time.6/15/2013 12:00:00 AMI could hear my lunch guest!Capital Grille was kind enough to honor my request for a quiet table, and it made all the difference. I wear hearing aids, which amplify everything: the person sitting across from me (desirable), the party whooping it us at the next table (bummer), the Muzak (ditto). Capital Grille is one of the few places I can count on a quiet table.
Clam chowder was perfect, as were my lobster roll and my guest's scallops. Great espresso and flourless chocolate cake to boot. John gave us impeccably professional service, and the lunch special is a good deal.6/10/2013 12:00:00 AMThe best service in townOne of our guest did not get the steak she ordered and the waitstaff and management went above and over expectations to accommodate her extra wait time for her meal by offering a complimentary drink, another order of our side dishes so they would be hot with her meal and then complimentary desserts of our choice for the table. They were very apologetic and sincerely made
our birthday dinner great.6/9/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat SteakBeen to the Grille several times and the food never disappoints that is if you are a steak or fish lover only. The menu is limited so others may not find a lot of options. Service is impeccable I prefer the Boylston St locale over Newton for ambiance.6/9/2013 12:00:00 AMThe new Boston location is awesomeI really like the new location of the Capital Grille in Boston. it's a great location, and very roomy inside.. Tall ceilings make it look even bigger. You can't beat the menu... best steaks... great Martinis6/8/2013 12:00:00 AMFantastic ExperienceDefinitely a splurge of an experience
The kona crusted steak was an AMAZING meal. Being in Boston on vacation, I wanted to try seafood, but when our server described the steak, I had to try it. Totally worth it. They were able to seat us way earlier than we'd planned, even on a Friday night. Beautiful ambiance. Dark inside, so hard if your eyes might be bad. Worth it for a special occasion.6/7/2013 12:00:00 AMHighly Recommended!I know its the service that makes this place the best of the best - no matter who you deal with, they are freindly and professional and seem to genuinely want you to have the best experience ever - from the valets, to the bartenders, waiters, servers and bussers - everyone is working hard to make your visit the very best.
The food is always delish; the sirloin, the ribeye, the filet ....and any side dish you choose - all very ...yummy!! I try something different each time I go and its never a disapointment. The wine selection is also supererior - and save room for desert too - Wow!6/5/2013 12:00:00 AMExcellent food.Like this chain very much. One suggestion. Shorten the specials talk.6/1/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat CelebrationMy husband and I were celebrating him having gotten back to his college weight and he wanted a good steak. We chose Capital Grille and it was a perfect way to celebrate. We splurged on a special wine and enjoyed every bite of our tasty and completely luxurious meal. No rushing us at all, even though we were on the early end of a full Saturday evening crowd. Nicely done, Capital Grille. Can't wait to come back!6/1/2013 12:00:00 AMThis is a consistently outstandingThis is a consistently outstanding restaurant in all aspects.5/31/2013 12:00:00 AMBeyond any expectationIt was my boyfriends 24th birthday dinner and the capital grille made sure to make it special. The table had subtle birthday themed confetti and a birthday card from the staff. He loved it all. The food was incredible. I recommend the lobster and crab cakes as a starter. The Kona steak is amazing. I can't eat red meat too often but I was able to try some of my boyfriends. Everything I requested in my OT reservation, the staff followed through with. I walked out so happy with everything. Paul, our server was fantastic and we will be requesting him the next time we come in, which will be sooner rather than later. Thank you for the perfect birthday dinner.5/31/2013 12:00:00 AMTerrific dinner @ Capital Grille.We were celebrating my husband's birthday at a pre-Boston Pops dinner at the Capital Grille. I had requested a romantic table in a quiet area and was thrilled with our table in a cozy room off to the side. Our table had been decorated with shiny confetti and a lovely card for my husband from the staff, very nice touches. Our server, Adam, was fantastic. He had extensive knowledge of the menu and described the Kona crusted sirloin for us beautifully. We both ordered the steak and agreed it was absolutely delicious, terrific recommendation! The entire meal from start to finish with the delicious coconut cream pie was superb!5/31/2013 12:00:00 AMGood, but not phenomenal...You can easily spend $125/person at the Capital Grille, which I was expecting, but for this price, you expect everything to be perfect. My table was ready at the exact time I reserved it, which was great & the service was professional and timely, however the food (surprisingly) was good, but not phenomenal. I had a wedge salad, filet Oscar, and for sides, potatoes au gratin, corn, asparagus and I swear not one of those things tasted any better than anything I've had at a 99 Restaurant. The only exceptions were the appetizers (calamari and an order of prosciutto-wrapped mozzarella) which were very tasty and above average. For the same price range and similar menu, there are other options, and next time I would likely consider them.5/29/2013 12:00:00 AMWaiter was great and his recommendaWaiter was great and his recommendation of the mozzarella wrapped prosciutto was terrific.5/25/2013 12:00:00 AMPerfect steaksIn my experience, It is a rare occasion when the degree of doneness on a steak is done to perfection
to the diners tastes. Usually the server is going to order what he thinks best, regardless of the customers
order. Not so here where the request of medium rare PLUS met all expectations. A sizzling hot pink steak
that was cooking as it was served. PERFECTLY EXECUTED!5/25/2013 12:00:00 AMThe Capital Grille never failsThe Capital Grille never fails to meet or exceed our expectations and Friday nite was no exception. After a hellish taxi ride in the pouring rain, we received a warm reception from the hos & hostess and we seated immediately. Our waiter (ZAK) was fabulous. He was there when we needed him but not intrusive. The food was fantastic! At the end of our dining experience the Valet staff went out into the rain to flag us a cab for the ride back to the hotel! The Capital Grille turned a bleak weather nite into a great evening!5/24/2013 12:00:00 AMA business dinner where ourA business dinner where our guests were pleased with the food and service; this is the most important part. Not the best steak I have ever had.5/23/2013 12:00:00 AMEveryone was delighted with dinnerOur party of six was pleased with the menu and service at Capital Grille. In addition to wine and mixed drinks, we ordered both seafood and steak as well as comfort favorites such as Lobster Mac and Cheese and were pleased all around with the taste and preparation of different dishes. If there were flaws, they would only be the seating, where two members were located where other diners' chairs blocked ease of egress and the noise level, which made conversations among men and women difficult for some to readily hear. Those issues did not detract from the meal, but from full enjoyment of our gathering.5/20/2013 12:00:00 AMFor me it is the best restaurant.We were a family group of seven and everybody left the restaurant wishing to come back again the next day
Excellent gastronomic experience5/18/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat SteaksWe enjoyed the food and the service. I like dining on fine food in a venue where some elbow room is provided. Many popular restaurants have great food with tables tightly packed, so a trip to the rest room can seem like an a challenge rather than a leisurely stroll. Capital Grille provides the food, wine and service along with an opulent portion of space allowing for a very comfortable, relaxing meal. Of course this has to be reflected in $$$$. The check was reasonable for what is provided.5/15/2013 12:00:00 AMLoved this place!Food was great. Nice wine list. I let them know it was a birthday celebration and they decorated the table and had the staff sign a birthday card which was pretty thoughtful. Definitely recommend this place for special occasions!5/14/2013 12:00:00 AMBest Service ever experiencedExcellent service ... more like a pleasant discussion with a new friend, than an order taker ... ask for Molly!5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMAwesome StaffIt was my daughters birthday and everyone went above and beyond to make it special. Thank you5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMPerfect Place for a Special DaySteaks cooked to perfection, delicious vegetable sides to share and an excellent wine list - not a bad start at all. The service was top-notch - knowledgable, efficient and friendly. The extra touches to acknowledge my son's graduation was especially nice. This was my first visit and the only thing that needs to be done differently is to bring a bigger appetite next time. And there will be a next time!5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat steakhouse--with optionsWe had a great salad that was a special tomato, feta, pine nut situation. Delish! I got the halibut special--sesame crusted with spring veg and bok choy, the fillet was thick in the middle and thin on the sides so the middle was perfectly cooked, while the outsides were ever so slightly overcooked, but overall I'd get it again. Others had the Parmesan crusted Sole (really good), the steak au poivre, and the salmon--which they made gluten free. We also got an order of the asparagus (really good--charred), potatoes au gratin (good, but not the best I've ever had, especially for the calories), and green beans (buttery and delish).The ambiance was great, we had a bottle of wine. The bill (including tip) was about $400. Great for a celebration.5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMMother's DayWe went to the Capital Grill before a Red Sox game on Mother's Day and although we had not taken into consideration the higher prices for the holiday, the food was wonderful. We sat at the bar to save time and the bartenders were friendly and courteous. They also were efficient as they knew we were attending a game. We definitely would return for another special occasion when we have more time.5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMEarly mothers day dinnerthe indoor dining room was too dark, and it was a beautiful day out, so we asked to sit out on the patio. the staff was very attentive to us, even though we were the only party out on the patio.
the french green beans with heirloom tomatoes were the highlight of the meal. Also, the truffled fries were amazingly crispy and flavorful.5/5/2013 12:00:00 AMWeekend in BostonSpent the weekend in Boston, and decided to give Capital Grille a try on a Saturday night. The place was hopping! We were offered a 5 pm or 9 pm reservation, and opted for 5. Boy, are we glad we did! We had an amazing dinner. The filet mignon we all ordered was excellent. We all agreed it was probably one of the best steaks we ever had. Had a spinach salad, mashed potatoes, and a great bottle of Cabernet. We were a little skeptical at first being that it is a chain restaurant, but we were so happy that we gave it a try.5/4/2013 12:00:00 AMcelebration Dinner for the GraduateAlways love the Capital Grill. Food and service are outstanding. As the was a very special occasion, we picked one of the best spots in Boston!!5/3/2013 12:00:00 AMAwesome, but pricyWent here to celebrate daughter's graduation. It was the perfect place for such a big occasion. The food, the ambiance, were awesome. We went late so no one wanted to drink, but their wine list was intense! We'll get to it next time. The steaks were tasty and cooked to perfection. It's a limited menu, but that's for the best...better to be great at a few things than just 'okay' at a lot.
The only thing you need to be aware of is the cost. But don't let that stop you. Cuz if you do, you'll miss out on one of the best dining experiences in Boston.5/3/2013 12:00:00 AMCapital Grille 5213Incredible service, delicious food. Very highly recommended.5/2/2013 12:00:00 AMSpecial PlaceWe were celebrating our Granddaughter's graduation and the service and food were
outstanding. They decorated the table with graduation decorations and provided a piece of cake
to her with a candle. The service was outstanding.5/2/2013 12:00:00 AMLet the waiter pick the wineIt's your classic Boston steak house, with an excellent bone-in sirloin. First time in years (?) the waiter actually urged us to get the least expensive of three Cabernets I was looking at. And it was very, very good. Try the creamed corn with bacon. Only 9zillion calories, but worth it for a change from the same old creamed spinach.4/26/2013 12:00:00 AMI've dined at this restaurantI've dined at this restaurant before back home in Florida. However, this was my first dining experience here in south Boston. I'd absolutely recommend this place to anyone looking for exceptional food and service.4/26/2013 12:00:00 AMLove the Capital Grille.Love the Capital Grille. Great service as always. Wife's birthday and it was a treat! They always take care of us!4/26/2013 12:00:00 AMIf you want to have a placeIf you want to have a place where the staff is tops and many of the people have years of experience working there, this is the place. I know there is some down grade in the Boston ambience experience from the Newbury location to Boylston St. but for those trying to hang on, Move forward. Rob, Kelly, Chuck, Jeramie run the bar with complete professionalism and they can bring it to a personal level that makes to feel like family. Mark and Chris at the front entrance just go beyond in making your experience the best. The valet service is top's they open doors and secure the parking process.
Dave Landry4/26/2013 12:00:00 AMAlways high quality and particularlAlways high quality and particularly good service by all the staff.4/25/2013 12:00:00 AMPaul was our server and hePaul was our server and he was fantastic! He topped off the great steaks and food to make the whole experience wonderful. We loved Paul!4/25/2013 12:00:00 AMGrille never missed the mark.Garrett made for a great afternoon. Grille never misses the mark.4/24/2013 12:00:00 AMFrancis, our waiter was excellent,Francis, our waiter was excellent, offering great suggestions and accommodating special requests. His food/menu suggestions were spot on! The porcini dusted delmonico with aged balsamic was one of the best steaks I've had in a long time.4/14/2013 12:00:00 AMWhen one goes to the CapitalWhen one goes to the Capital Grille, one expects a certain level of excellence. Mission accomplished!4/13/2013 12:00:00 AMThis steak house never disappoints.This steak house never disappoints. Fabulous cuts of meat, cooked to perfection. The atmosphere was vibrant and our waiter Dan H. did an exceptional job.4/12/2013 12:00:00 AMExcellent dining experienceI have eaten at Capital Grille both at their Chestnut Hill location as well as their downtown location (previously Newbury Street but now located on Boylston Street). It bears mentioning that across the six or seven visits in total, the service and food have always been exceptional. You pay that extra bit of money to be treated very well, and if something goes wrong, they will happily and promptly fix it (though this rarely happens). The steak is phenomenal, and if you like it "PIttsburgh rare" there are few other restaurants that will prepare it that way. I can't recommend Capital Grille enough.4/12/2013 12:00:00 AMThe BestAnother fantastic experience at one of our favorite restaurants. New location is beautiful. Outstanding service and the best fries in Boston.4/6/2013 12:00:00 AM6 Stars?It starts with the impeccable service, the atmosphere but ended with the absolute best steaks in the city. Cooked to perfection, tasty, healthy portions...there is no such thing as a 6 star review, or i'd give it4/6/2013 12:00:00 AMA wonderfully magnificentA wonderfully magnificent dinner! The Kona rubbed bone in sirloin was fabulous. The service was perfect.4/5/2013 12:00:00 AMI eat in a lot of steakhousesI eat in a lot of steakhouses around the country. The Capital Grill in Boston probably rates among my top experiences. Food was excellent and prepared as ordered, desert (cocanut cream pie, cheesecake) were both fantastic, very light. Above all, our waiter was the best, helpful, funny, but not intrusive.4/2/2013 12:00:00 AMEverything was wonderful!Everything was wonderful! Would definitely return and recommend ! Our server was outstanding, she made great suggestions and they were perfect!4/1/2013 12:00:00 AMWe went for our birthdaysWe went for our birthdays and the restaurant had a nice table for two set up with confetti and a happy birthday card, and then gave a free dessert platter at the end. This was in addition to outstanding service and great food, so really made the night a special one.3/30/2013 12:00:00 AM