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Capitol ChopHouse
Capitol ChopHouse

Capitol ChopHouse Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.capitolchophouse.com
  • Email: info@capitolchophouse.com
  • Phone: (608) 255-0165
  • Hours of Operation: Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 2:00pm; Dinner: Monday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Steakhouse, Seafood, American
  • Executive Chef: Craig E. Summers
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Private Party Facilities: Capitol ChopHouse offers two private dining rooms, which are able to accommodate groups ranging in size from 5 to 40 people, and will be more than happy to have a special menu created to cater specifically to your parties needs: from cocktail receptions to multi-course dinners. Complimentary underground parking available for all dining guests.
    Special Events: The Capitol ChopHouse additionally offers special holiday brunch buffets throughout the year.

    These include Thanksgiving, Easter Sunday, Mothers Day and U.W. Graduation weekend.

    Additionally we offer a special Christmas Eve dinner every year.
  • Private Party Contact: Eric Knapton (608) 260-2364
  • Special Events & Promotions: The Capitol Chophouse additionally offers special holiday brunch buffets throughout the year. These include Thanksgiving, Easter Sunday, Mothers Day and U.W. Graduation weekend. Additionally we offer a special Christmas Eve dinner every year.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: South Pinckney Street
  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: Complimentary underground parking available for Restaurant Guests in the attached Hilton Madison Hotel's parking ramp. Optional, $4 valet parking available.
A word from Capitol ChopHouse
Located 1 block from the capitol square in downtown Madison we are a classic steakhouse that supports local farmers and fresh seasonal ingredients whenever possible. We have local musicians on our patio in the summer, intimate private dining space for your special event, and seasonal wine and beer dinners. We offer Midwest beef, fresh seafood, WI craft beer on draft, and a thoughtful and focused wine selection.Continued
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Diner Reviews
  • "The food was excellent and the portions were extremely generous. The food and drinks we delivered in a well coordinated way and arrived exactly when we were ready for them. We had a wonderful dinner."
    Dined on 4/19/2014
  • "Good place for the meat-and-potato types, but also for fish-lovers. Classic food. "
    Dined on 4/18/2014
  • "I frequent Ruth's Chris and Johnny Delmonico's. We are always impressed with both establishments. My partner and I decided to give Capitol Chophouse a try for my Mother's birthday. What a disappointment. I was not impressed with Capitol Chophouse at all! The service was average, my steak was less than flavorful, the twice baked potato was over cooked, my Mother's pork chop was raw though she asked for very, very well done. We will not be coming back. The waiter though average, was the best part of the restaurant. "
    Dined on 4/15/2014
  • "Our sever (Rene) is the best server we have had in Madison. I booked this restaurant for a pre-proposal dinner and we were treated like royalty. We were allowed to split sides and the staff was extremely conversational but not over-bearing. This place is going to be our new romantic big night out spot. The steaks were cooked perfectly and the appetizers were very good. Good draft beers and a knowledgeable staff. Highly recommend this place (and the server Rene is the best!)"
    Dined on 4/4/2014
  • "The Chop House was terrific! The food, setting & staff were top notch We will be back again soon"
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "Recently dined at the Capitol Chophouse on a Friday evening. The menu is short and sweet, focusing on locally-raised meats, and some seafoods. The prime rib special was excellent...done to perfection. My S.O. had the seared Ahi tuna, which was also done to perfection. The waitstaff was professional beyond reproach. Although it was a bit on the spendy side, we both felt the quality of the ingredients, presentation, and atmosphere was worth it."
    Dined on 3/7/2014
  • "I love coming here for lunch. For the same price as a sandwich or salad from a food cart, you can have an upscale yet comfortable dining experience. The menu is large enough that truly anyone can find something they like, and most entrees are around $10. The staff is so friendly and attentive.The best part? Warm chocolate chip cookie at the end of every meal."
    Dined on 3/5/2014
  • "We wanted to see if the good was worth the money and it was!! We both had steaks and I would highly recommend the bone-in ribeye.Great food. Great sservice. Perfect date night out!"
    Dined on 2/22/2014
  • "Great place for a romatic date. Dress elegen tGiven the location, walking through into the Steakhouse is like walking into a different world. Plush leather booth seats. The steaks were amazing - cooked exactly as we asked.. Seafood samper were splendid."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Since my wife and I first met we've been cooking together. And we've grown into foodies. All too often we go to a restaurant and are let down because we feel like we could've made the food better if we made it at home. This restaurant is different. They cooked the meats perfectly and the a la carte sides complement the generous portions of meat perfectly. We ordered the pork chop and prime rib and thoroughly enjoyed them both! Our waiter was great, he was very attentive and wanted to make sure our food was perfect. We went on my wife's birthday and everyone on the staff told her happy birthday multiple times. It made her feel great. This place did not let us down!"
    Dined on 2/8/2014
  • "Excellent food but it comes at a price. Great wine list. Very nice ambiance."
    Dined on 2/8/2014
  • "Food, wine, and service were quite good. And they did a great job of honoring our request for a quiet table. Only negative - pretty pricey considering the portions weren't generous and everything (including vegetable sides) was a la carte."
    Dined on 1/29/2014
  • "I'm never unhappy with my food at Capitol ChopHouse. Our main course came out before I was done with my appetizer, but oh well. I'd go back again and again - the lunch prices are actually quite reasonable!"
    Dined on 1/24/2014
  • "We enjoyed a fantastic meal during Restaurant Week at the ChopHouse. Choices were fantastic, food was scrumptious, and the waiter was spot on taking care of us."
    Dined on 1/23/2014
  • "I was very impressed with the menu and the availability of vegan foods but they weren't as good as I had hoped/expected. The salad and dressing (something with chives) were amazing, as was the dessert (brownie)."
    Dined on 1/23/2014
  • "I came with a group for Restaurant Week, where the menu was $35 for an appetizer, entree, and dessert. It was an amazing deal if you got lucky and picked the shellfish sampler and steak, but those of us who chose the chowder and salmon were a little disappointed. While those options were "good," they were not amazing."
    Dined on 1/21/2014
  • "We sincerely enjoyed our experience at the Chop House. We enjoy having the opportunity to "check out" various restaurants during this special week. Our server was Micah and he was very attentive and helpful. The Roth Käse Buttermilk Blue Cheese Dressing was sensational. My daughters took his suggestion for dessert, "Salted Caramel Pot du Crème", and both were very pleased. One thing to be aware of - you may park under the hotel in a deep parking ramp with slightly confusing elevators - remember where you park or take a "level card" with you. They will also validate your parking "ticket" at the hostess stand. Very nice evening."
    Dined on 1/21/2014
  • "I went here for lunch during restaurant week with my boyfriend. We were nervous the portions would be small, but we were happily mistaken. All of the food was excellent and very satisfying. Would love to visit again, though it is normally out of our price range."
    Dined on 1/20/2014
  • "Couldn't comment on bar or wine list since I do not drink and know nothing about wine. Second time at this restaurant and food was wonderful, atmosphere enjoyable and staff pleasant and helpful. Waiter was friendly and if I had any complaint it would be my tea glass was empty and I had to wait for it to be refilled. Overall it was very enjoyable and we will definitely be going back."
    Dined on 1/18/2014
  • "Overall nice time at the Chophouse, however, not sure that the food is worth the cost. You can get just as good steaks (or better) at Ruth's Chris, Flemings or Tornado for the less. Ambiance was nice, but again, especially for a hotel restaurant, it's just not a good value. $60 for a large filet, that's a bit steep.....$45-50 is more the range. For reference, Fleming's large filet is $49.95."
    Dined on 1/4/2014
  • "Nice restaurant. A little on the pricey side in relation to the quality of the food. The duck was a little tough and slightly overcooked."
    Dined on 12/27/2013
  • "We've been going to the Capitol Chophouse for several years now on Christmas Eve because it's one of the few restaurants in town that's open -- and we're glad! It's always excellent. The food is great; the atmosphere is somehow casual and elegant at the same time; and the service is always very good. It's a holiday highlight for me to eat there. We like the family-style side dishes, too; it's become a tradition for us all to have great discussions about what we'll order for the table."
    Dined on 12/24/2013
  • "Good food and terrific service. Knowledgeable staff, a nice beer list, well-marbled steaks, and a nice selection of seafood highlight this steakhouse."
    Dined on 12/24/2013
  • "This would have been a super experience for half the money. Attentive service, decent food. We all had steaks. They were cooked to order, but about Outback quality. We all had the "chopped" salads... again, like Outback in content. Very tasty. My dad ordered a "mixed green salad." Manhattan price. Shame!"
    Dined on 12/21/2013
  • "Their rib eye is one of the best, if not the best, in Madison."
    Dined on 12/19/2013
  • "I was looking for a great restaurant with great steak and a Wisconsin atmosphere to take my family from Louisiana to. This place fit perfectly and everything about it went smoothly and we all had a great time."
    Dined on 12/21/2013
  • "This was my first time at the Chophouse. The food was prepared very well and I will definitely go back for the "Tuna Tatar" starter. I do feel the prices are a bit high for what you get so I probably won't make this part of my normal dining out routine. Our server was not rude but relatively inattentive. We were never asked if we needed a 2nd drink with our meal and sat for 10 minutes with jackets on waiting for our check. All in all the experience was very good and I would still recommend visiting the Chophouse for special occasions."
    Dined on 12/18/2013
  • "Our waiter was exceptionally attentive. He truly cares about how he treats his diners. We were well taken care of. The food was good but the menu seemed somewhat plain for the price."
    Dined on 12/14/2013
  • "I love the Capitol Chophouse. I dine there at least once a month usually for lunch with a friend or group of friends. The food is flavorful and plentiful. Nice intimate atmosphere and an awesome staff."
    Dined on 12/9/2013
  • "Buffet had many wonderful choices - so many I could not sample them all. All items were well done. My daughters, grandson and I loved the food, service, and atmosphere. A thanksgiving brunch to remember."
    Dined on 11/28/2013
  • "This is a fantastic restaurant. My wife and I try to eat here at least once every month or two because we adore the food so much. The service is always fantastic, and the food follows suit: Always perfect. Highly recommended."
    Dined on 11/2/2013
  • "Slightly upscale option for a business lunch. Wait staff a-tune to the business flow of a lunch (i.e. not interrupting too often or at inopportune moments). Excellent soup and salad combination options."
    Dined on 10/28/2013
  • "We received a reminder phone call regarding our reservation, and while I appreciated the reminder, the tone of the call was the only negative in this whole experience. When we got the call, the woman sounded very bored with the whole process. She reminded me of our reservation, then stated "Remember, you have a 15 minute window. Miss that window and we give your table to someone else". While I understand the need for the process behind it, the tone and delivery method could be improved upon. Our server was excellent, and the steaks cooked incredibly well. The sides were very good, but the steaks were the star of the show. Overall, it was a very nice experience, given that the restaurant is in a hotel."
    Dined on 10/12/2013
  • "Everything was very good, however, the lamb chops were $40 and only get 2. I'm not a genius, but that's 20 bucks a chop. The flavor was excellent, just wanted more."
    Dined on 10/11/2013
  • "I travel a lot for my job and a great restaurant with truly high-quality, amazing food is hard to come by. This dinner exceeded expectations: Top-notch filet and a superior clam chowder."
    Dined on 10/9/2013