The Capital Grille - Ft. Lauderdale
The Capital Grille - Ft. Lauderdale
  • Address:
    The Galleria
    2430 East Sunrise Blvd.
    Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33304
    Neighborhood:
    Fort Lauderdale
  • Cuisine:
    Steakhouse
    Price: $50 and over

The Capital Grille - Ft. Lauderdale

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Website: http://www.thecapitalgrille.com/
  • Phone: 9544462000x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Monday – Sunday: 11:30am – 4:00pm. Dinner: Monday – Thursday: 4:00pm – 10:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 4:00pm - 11:00pm, Sunday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm.
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Carte Blanche,Diners Club,Discover,JCB,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Steak, Seafood, Steakhouse
  • Executive Chef: Marc Gruverman
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Special Events: For group dining or other special events, please contact the Sales Manager today.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: US1 & Sunrise Blvd.
  • Public Transit: East Sunrise Boulevard
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: Private & public lots also available.
A word from The Capital Grille - Ft. Lauderdale
You are cordially invited to join us for an evening or afternoon of relaxed elegance and exceptional cuisine. Our impressive menu of nationally renowned dry aged steaks and the freshest of seafood will ignite your culinary imagination as our award-winning wine list of more than 5,000 bottles awakens your inner sommelier. And as our gracious, knowledgeable servers delight you with their uncanny ability to anticipate your every need, you’ll experience firsthand why the American Culinary Federation recently bestowed upon us their “Achievement of Excellence Award.” Whether you’re celebrating a special occasion or hosting a business luncheon or dinner, we can help you flawlessly pull off any private dining event. Our event planning staff has extensive experience and the ideal materials to work with—a capital setting, distinctive food and unmatched service.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Overall
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Service
  • Diners' Choice WinnerNotable Wine List
The Capital Grille - Ft. Lauderdale reviews from OpenTable diners
147 reviews since May 20, 2014
Overall Rating4.7
  • Food4.6
    Service4.8
  • Ambiance4.5
    Noise LevelModerate
96% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (116)notable wine list (82)romantic (77)fit for foodies (58)good for groups (51)great for lunch (40)neighborhood gem (27)great for outdoor dining (26)vibrant bar scene (25)hot spot (20)great for brunch (11)late-night find (10)kid-friendly (4)scenic view (1)Show More
  • lunch was a hit!
    JtropicsVIP
    Dined on 7/10/2014
    Dinners are always wonderful but this lunch was great. Service was perfect.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 6/29/2014
    Food was perfect. From the starters to the steak. Wonderful experience.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Kona Sirloin
    Markbahama
    Dined on 6/26/2014
    The Bone-in Kona Crusted Sirloin, medium rare, is quite possible the best steak I have ever eaten. Great service, great sommelier and great ambience. A classic steakhouse in the best way possible.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent!!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 6/24/2014
    AAA+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    The overall experience was great. It was a Saturday night and very busy. Large groups of celebrations so it was a bit loud. I took my mom for a night out. It was a bit dark where we sat & she couldn't read the menu but, the server Andrea solved that problem with a box of reading glasses for my mom to choose from. Nice touch. The appetizers were great- Shrimp cocktail was delicious & the crab/lobster cakes were amazing. My seared halibut entree came out colder than I would've wanted (but tasted good) but my mom was not happy with the filet mignon at all. We waited too long for entrees (along with the big table next to us). Other than that- a great experience and the service is always top notch. Oh yea my mum loved the wine and creme brûlée.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great--as always
    burris
    Dined on 6/20/2014
    Once again, we had a wonderful experience here. Dinner with family in quiet room in back along with impeccable service with respect to all aspects of service. Steaks were prepared correctly first time out and all other dishes as well. That's what keeps us coming back..
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Bad Management
    joeyjrVIP
    Dined on 6/18/2014
    We arrived early for our reservations, checked in with three different people at the hostess stand and were told they could not seat us until our requested time. We went to bar (as advised) and ordered a drink. We enjoyed our drink for almost an hour. i could clearly see table getting up and leaving and then reset. I went back to the same three people, who all seemed to not know who we were. Instead of apologizing for the over site and speaking to us they talked with each other and seated us in the worst spot in the restaurant. Free dessert is not what you want when you trying to have an enjoyable dinner. We dine here regularly, this event could change our choice.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • B-day extravaganza
    LuvSteak
    Dined on 6/17/2014
    We went there for my b-day, table was set with confetti, b-day card on table, Prosecco, pic taken, printed and framed, 2 desserts w. candle presented on a platte w. Happy B-day written on it with melted chocolate and a rose to finish! What a treat. All that on the house! They food was delicious, service outstanding.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always great!!!
    silvi
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    Capital Grill will be always one of my favorites. Food is great and the service is the best. Try the Delmonico Steak.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Special occasion
    Tinkerbell
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    Everything was just wonderful, except sitting next to us was a couple in jeans, t-Shirts and flip-flops. The daughter had torn jean shorts and skimpy tshirt top. Sort of took away from the atmosphere of our special occasion.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Full but Broke
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    The Capital Grill as always was great! The service was wonderful. Todd was our server and we found him to be personable, informative, and all his recommendations were spot on. The only thing that surprised us was the check. We've been going to the Capital Grill for years and always felt it was money well spent. This time for some reason although we had a great time it seemed like the prices had been raised. Again the food and service were exceptional but no one wants to get price gouged.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Horrible Wedding Anniversary
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 6/12/2014
    Here for 5th anniversary. Our server was Flo. We couldn't hear him, leaned in & still couldn't. When we could, we barely understood him since his accent was so heavy. Ordered "chef suggestion", seared tenderloin & butter poached lobster tails. Ordered it medium. Flo asked me to cut to check how it was cooked. Way too rare for me. Sent it back as my wife ate her well done filet. 10 min later my food arrives, 1/2 the tenderloin was med well, 1/2 med rare. Now to the lobster, looked like 3 pieces of shrimp curled on the side of the dish, & WAY too fishy, couldnt eat it. Finally Flo came back as we were done & asked about our meals, told him lobster was fishy. Manager took our $30 bottle of wine off instead of refunding the $60+ for the meal
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • 10 out of 10
    24dinnerVIP
    Dined on 6/12/2014
    Excellence needs to be rewarded. In the hospitality business, top reviews and word of mouth are the best way to let one know about excellence. The Capital Grill topped the chart this week as we celebrated my daughter's birthday. The cuisine was as good as it gets from French Onion Soup to a Tomahawk steak for two and a filet for the birthday girl.The memories come from the service and caring attitude of wait staff member Steve Emanuelli who just didn't stop trying to make this an extraordinary evening. We were greeted by a birthday card on a table of colorful confetti. Champagne for all, a taste of their signature pineapple vodka, and a fabulous and delicious dessert tray enjoyed by all. Thank you Capital Grill, and see you again soon
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Remarkably consistent
    PickyOneVIP
    Dined on 6/10/2014
    This Fort Lauderdale mainstay has proven itself to be remarkably consistent in all areas. Food and service being what keeps us coming back whether it be for cocktails, lunch or dinner. The dinning room is a bit noisy and would not be a recommendation for private or business conversation. The lounge is the place for intimacy. Service is always exemplary. Product and presentation very stable in all areas. If there is something not to your liking, staff and kitchen immediately correct the mishap. No problems here whatsoever ! Congratulations on a job well done.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Loved It!
    Drea
    Dined on 6/7/2014
    Ended up coming last minute and was not disappointed at all. Aundrea is a great waitress and she took great care of our party of 8. We stayed pass midnight and was not rushed at all. The service here is great.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Food Great Service
    LovetoeatoutVIP
    Dined on 6/6/2014
    We could not wait to go back. The chicken confit was excellent especially the beans and vegetables that accompanied it. The New York strip was tender and very tender. The atmosphere can't be beat for a sophisticated restaurant. The best part for us is the service and Shelly, our waitress was professional and friendly and always seemed to checking in on us.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great dinner!!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 6/4/2014
    Audrean was an amazing server and made us feel so welcome.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food & friends
    HARDDO91VIP
    Dined on 6/1/2014
    Always enjoy the Capital Grille. The FTL location provides a warm inviting ambiance. Always enjoy going, and its proximity to the beach providing a scenic and relaxing journey homeward with a full and satisfied evening enjoyed.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Couldn't be better!
    Speedy
    Dined on 5/31/2014
    Great food, great service. What more can you ask for.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great service and food
    tcesliver
    Dined on 5/27/2014
    Second time here to celebrate my anniversary. Both times I had great service and food. Price isn't bad neither for this type of restaurant.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Classic Chain!
    yummmm
    Dined on 5/25/2014
    That's just one of those chain restaurants you never get tired of going! They always have top notch service every time never fails! You will never have a bad experience here. They always do everything to accomodate you. Great place, Great enviroment, Great service, Great food!!!! Gotta love Capital Grille
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Boyfriend's birthday
    Melissa
    Dined on 5/25/2014
    I took my boyfriend out for his 30th birthday at the capital grille. We walked in and were greeted and seated immediately. We were able to get a booth for seating. It was very romantic. Sean, our waitress, was very attentive and accomodating. We both ordered steak (filet mignon and aged steak). We also ordered lobster mac & cheese, drinks, and desert. It was a wonderful meal...very delicious. I would definitely recommend this restaurant for special occasions and romantic nights out.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delicious !!
    Gailey
    Dined on 5/24/2014
    We went there for our 5 year anniversary and thru open table was able to let them know ahead of time, they treated us to a champagne toast, decorated the table and treated us like royalty! The food was prepared to perfection. I cannot wait to go back and I have been telling all our friends how perfect the night was thanks to Capital Grille.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Tori
    Dined on 5/21/2014
    Our waitress was Aundrea. I have absolutely no complaints! She was very attentive but did not overdo her job. She held great conversation and is extremely nice.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 83 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 20, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.7
    • Food4.7
    • Ambiance4.5
    • Service4.8
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 997 reviews are from the The Capital Grille - Ft. Lauderdale reviews archive.
  • One item at a time
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 5/18/2014
    I must say I am a bit put off by a $44 Filet with nothing else on the plate. $12 gets you a cone of French Fries (granted they sprinkled some Parmagian Cheese and a little truffle oil on them - but really!). The thrill is gone for me.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Excellent, as always
    burris
    Dined on 5/18/2014
    Another perfect experience. Food and service were perfection. Service was impeccable thanks to Bill, our server. All 4 of us had steak prepared exactly to order and can't remember any that was better anywhere. The Calamari starter was really great. Prepared quite differently-pan fried with hot cherry peppers. Bill also decanted and poured our wine perfectly. This experience couldn't be better.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Fit For Meaties
    Murph440
    Dined on 5/17/2014
    One of the best steaks I have eaten (and there have been a bunch!). The salad and appetizer were also excellent. The service and ambiance were impeccable. Look forward to returning.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Mothers Day
    Mom1stTime
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    The setting was great. It was a surprise dinner for my mom. We arrived on time for our 8:30 reservation and our waiter, Michael, was a smart mouth the entire time. They ran out of chicken, so I couldn't order a entree since I don't eat beef, lamb or seafood. But, they were apologetic about it. I wasn't upset about it given we were the last table. But, I was really upset about Michael's service. Hopefully, you don't get Michael.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • LaVa79
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    The overall experience of the restaurant was just okay to me.. The complaints I have is the fact that our waiter did not explain the mother's day menu to us, I did not like how the waiter stood around waiting for my mother to finish her appertizer, and last but not least I couldn't understand why I saw other mother;s receiving a pink rose and I and my mother did not receive one"????
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Mother's Day Dinner
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010VIP
    Dined on 5/10/2014
    Saturday night dinner @ Capital Grille was outstanding. Food was perfectly prepared and the service was timely. The wait staff was courteous and amusing. The noise level was energetic yet not too noisy for conversation. Can't say enough about the meal and the evening and would highly recommend to all who care to listen. A++++++
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Eden
    Dined on 5/8/2014
    We have been going to this restaurant for years. The food is always good and the service attentive. When we have guests visiting from foreign countries or friends from out of town, we always take them to eat capital grill's steak.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Love Capital Grille
    Miguel
    Dined on 5/4/2014
    Always have a good meal there. I prefer the seafood to the steaks, but there is always something nice. The stuffed lobster is second to none in the area, you have to go to Boston to find one similar. Love the wine list, the bread and the service is always impeccable.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Outstanding
    germar1
    Dined on 5/2/2014
    Ambience, service and food outstanding. Noise level tolerable. What more do I need say?.
    Special Features:
    Romantic, special occasion, Neighborhood Gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Top notch
    Peebie29VIP
    Dined on 4/28/2014
    Great food, outstanding service, with high prices to match.
    Special Features:
    Great for Outdoor Dining, special occasion, Notable Wine List
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Capital Grille does it again
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 4/26/2014
    My wife and I had another wonderful meal at our "go to " place for special occasions. We were celebrating our kids graduations and couldnt have picked a better place. From the moment we arrived till the time we left the staff made us feel that we were the only ones there. the steaks and chops were excellent and the lobster was oustanding. If there were any negative, I would say the wild mushroom side was salty. All in all it was a great evening and can't wait to go back.
    Special Features:
    Romantic, special occasion, Notable Wine List
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • great dining
    Jackie
    Dined on 4/26/2014
    have eaten at capital grill many times. this last time was exceptional. our server helped make the evening ,which was not a special occasion, most enjoyable. the steaks lamb chops and the steak special along with the fish where done as requested. just an enjoyable night . my only complaint was the host was going to place us in a back corner table without asking if we wanted main dining room or a quiet place out of the way. the annoyed me very much as I had made reservation several days ahead. he should have asked!
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Awesome
    MrsIrvin
    Dined on 4/26/2014
    This is by far our top 3 go to restaurant. The food & service is always amazing.
    Special Features:
    Great for Brunch, Kid-Friendly, Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, special occasion, Late-Night Find, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot, Vibrant Bar Scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Always a treat!
    bassmanmom
    Dined on 4/22/2014
    Capital Grille is one of our favorite restaurants and this one did not disappoint. We usually patronize the one in Boca Town Center, but this one was a delightful ending to our Spa Day at the Red Door. Delicious , as usual.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, Great for Lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Consistent
    PickyOneVIP
    Dined on 4/21/2014
    Consistency is what brings a customer back to a restaurant. Capital Grille, Sunrise Boulevard in Fort Lauderdale is consistent on all levels. Staff is exemplary. No matter what time of day, a visit to the Galleria Mall location is something to be enjoyed.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, special occasion, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Late
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011VIP
    Dined on 4/19/2014
    They kept us waiting for 30 minutes even though we had a reservation. They were apologetic and bought us a round of drinks.
    Special Features:
    Romantic, special occasion, Vibrant Bar Scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic