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The Capital Grille - Austin
The Capital Grille - Austin

The Capital Grille - Austin Details

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Website: http://www.thecapitalgrille.com
  • Phone: (512) 322-2005
  • Hours of Operation: Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:00am - 4:00pm; Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 4:00pm - 11:00pm, Sunday: 4:00pm - 9:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Steakhouse, Steak, Seafood
  • Executive Chef: Brent Jaeger
  • 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, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Entertainment: You are cordially invited to join us in the lounge every Wednesday through Saturday to enjoy live music. For a schedule of upcoming entertainment, please call us at 512-322-2005. We look forward to seeing you soon.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Between Congress Avenue and Colorado
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: $10 valet fee
A word from The Capital Grille - Austin
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. Live music in our lounge Wednesday-Saturday.Continued
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerNotable Wine List
  • Diners' Choice WinnerMost Booked 1000-Point Tables
Diner Reviews
  • "The Capital Grille is an excellent choice for business lunches."
    Dined on 8/26/2014
  • "Talk about a great dining experience! We had dinner Saturday evening with Big Dan Neves as our server along with Helper Jose. To say he is the consummate professional is an understatement. Our steaks were perfectly prepared and served, and crowned with special touches along the way. My hubby and our guests enjoyed the Endless Pour wine flights (I was the Designated Driver) and haven't stopped talking about it since. Wonderful experience!"
    Dined on 8/23/2014
  • "OMG! This place is awesome! It was out first time to a Capital Grille and we will be back! Chris was out waiter and he was fantastic! Management take note! He deserves a shout out at your next pre-service meeting. He was knowledgeable and entertaining. He knew when to approach the table and when to leave us alone. Knew exactly how to describe a Grappa to my wife. I had the Kona rubbed bone-in dry aged New York! Unbelievable! Our friend had the Remantico (something like that) and my wife had the filet. All awesome. The cream of corn was ok and the Lobster Mac-n-cheese was great! We will be back very soon!"
    Dined on 8/22/2014
  • "Decent food, but nothing to write home about. Steak was over-cooked. Sea bass was good. Service inattentive even though restaurant was not busy."
    Dined on 8/20/2014
  • "Service is outstanding. Food was above average but not exceptional."
    Dined on 8/15/2014
  • "We went for my mom's 60th pre-birthday dinner with family. When we arrived this time, we constantly had to ask our server to remove glasses, to not rushing us and drink orders. My parents ordered their wine, I had to ask 12 minutes later to where is their wine. She replied oh I didn't know if they wanted a bottle or a glass. When she gave out the first taste of the wine to not only my parents but also my cousin, she would give a taste and then put the bottle on the table. never filled a glass. Everyone at the table were very upset with our service and I had several people want to get up to ask for a new server. I was hoping that she would turn it around but it just kept getting worse. Great food, great atmosphere, horrible service."
    Dined on 8/10/2014
  • "We had a wonderful meal. The service was fantastic! The wine was perfect, the filet was delicious and cooked perfectly and creme brûlée was amazing!"
    Dined on 8/9/2014
  • "The wait staff was the best, willing to do whatever was needed to make us happy. The steaks are amazing, try the one encrusted with kona coffee! Plus four words: lobster macaroni and cheese!"
    Dined on 8/7/2014
  • "Had my birthday dinner here. Couldn't have been better. From a hand written note, to complimentary birthday champagne, to the wonderful wait staff who made great recommendations and sponge pictures to remember the evening! I highly recommend you check it out!"
    Dined on 8/7/2014
  • "Always the same.....good. Filet and sea bass were wonderful. Great ambience. Try the calamari and peppers starter...always a favorite."
    Dined on 8/3/2014
  • "Prior to eating here, I only read reviews about it. Let me just say, the reviews didn't do it justice. From the time we walked in, until the time we walked out, the dining experience was exceptional. The staff was more than friendly and courteous, and made sure our dinner was perfect. The wine list was extensive, yet affordable, and the lobster mac and cheese....HEAVEN. If you get the chance to dine here, you won't be disappointed!"
    Dined on 8/2/2014
  • "Our server was absolutely amazing. The "generous pour" wine promotion was a real bargain. Would totally go again!"
    Dined on 8/1/2014
  • "Food was very good - the lobster mac and cheese side was excellent. We would happily have settled for that alone it was that good. The restaurant has a good wine list at reasonable prices. Slightly pretentious waiting staff spoil it a little, but only a little."
    Dined on 8/1/2014
  • "Great food , atmosphere and waiter was excellent. We enjoyed the generous pour wine sampler special which was a collection of delicious wines and bottomless pour of any one of them."
    Dined on 7/31/2014
  • "Beautiful decor, wait staff was very nice. $10 valet parking. Had reservations & were seated immediatley. The website does not list prices on menu. Steaks & seafood are upper $40's & up, salad & vegie's are separate costs - very typical of upscale steak house. I ordered filet mignon medium, I got a filet mignon well - burnt crisp. By the time my waiter brought me a medium steak, everyone had finished their steak since they were getting cold (at my insistence). It took a VERY long time to get the corrected steak & it was cooked perfectly. They were apologetic but did not comp anything. Won't go back. Too much money to have a steak cooked so incorrectly - not even a little close. Too many upscale steak houses in Austin to return there."
    Dined on 7/29/2014
  • "Great steaks and friendly service. We'll definitely go back."
    Dined on 7/26/2014
  • "Might be the best steak we have ever had. The crab cake was great as well. We split an appetizer, a salad, and the porterhouse, and still took food home. My husband said he had jello that was tougher than the steak. Incredible flavor. Outstanding service."
    Dined on 7/25/2014
  • "Really great meal, and the service shines. Food was delicious- we got the steak and lobster tail, and really delicious lobster mac and cheese!"
    Dined on 7/24/2014
  • "There is hardly any difference between Capital Grille and every other big corporate chain streak house in America. They all look the same, have the same food, and cater to the expense-account and convention crowd. They crow about their master sommelier, when in fact the wine list is nothing special, consisting of generally-known wines available anywhere. The menu is posted on line, without prices--not user-friendly. The wine list is not posted online. One cannot make a reservation online without giving phone number and email. I am NOT giving them my email! Finally, for all the supposedly over-the-top elegant club atmosphere, at the table next to us sat a man wearing shorts, T-shirt and flip flops. Really?"
    Dined on 7/23/2014
  • "We had a business dinner set for 8:30. We arrived at 8:20 and the hostess stated we would be seated by 8:30....30 minutes later we were still waiting in the foyer with no follow up from them. It wasn't until we went up to the stand and asked and they said oh just 5 more minutes. We were seated around 9:05, 35 minutes past our reservation time. Frustrating. Food was great, though and our waitress was very knowledgeable."
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "While I mostly shy away from "chain" restaurants, Capital Grille is an exception. I recently moved from Denver where Capital Grille was a regular stop for us. The 5 star service we ALWAYS received kept us coming back again and again. I was tentative about going in Austin on the chance that it didn't "live up" to our previous experiences. That concern was quickly put to rest. I was pleasantly amazed at the service and care we received. I will keep coming back again and again!!!"
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "Service was absolutely perfect! All the food was great but just missing one little thing, can't tell you what but something. Would I go back, yes! Just felt it was pricey and the great but not amazing for the price. Though I would say the French onion soup was amazing!"
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "Excellent service; wonderful food. Cheesecake was fantastic."
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "Great appetizers, steaks, wine and service. Even though this is part of a larger chain, the restaurant is excellent. It is expensive but worth it if you like great steaks. We enjoyed the 7 different wine tasting from the Kendall-Jackson collection of wineries for $25. We had terrific service as well."
    Dined on 7/10/2014
  • "Our server, Chris was just fantastic as was the food."
    Dined on 7/8/2014
  • "I love good food and good service and I'm skeptical of some chains but Capital Grille is the real deal. The food was amazing with great flavors and great quality of meats. The onion soup had the most rich beef flavor I have had in a while and the steaks were flavorful and tender with out resorting to just coating them in butter as some do. Service was perfecly pleasent and attentive with out crossing over into hovering or unprofessionalism."
    Dined on 7/6/2014
  • "Finally! A steak place in Austin that doesn't overcook your meats. Good service, too."
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "We thoroughly enjoyed our oysters, steak, vegies and wine. Our waiter was excellent, the wine list is extensive and the food was very good with a fine presentation."
    Dined on 7/1/2014
  • "Celebrated my Birthday here and had a great experience! Our Waitress was Kat who took excellent care of us. The table had birthday confetti on it and a birthday card. They brought ours a glass of champagne to start with and then we both had cocktails which were excellent. Appetizers were delicious and the steak was the best I have had in a very long time. They even brought us piece of flour-less chocolate cake for dessert which was awesome! The service was great! The food was delicious! We will definitely be going back!"
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "Everyone was super friendly and the food was amazing! From appetizers to dessert everything was wonderful"
    Dined on 6/24/2014
  • "The food was spectacular. The service tried to be as good, but the waitpersons tried a little too hard and missed some of the obvious things like filling water glasses as they emptied, listening to needs of the guests at our table. We were there with friends and each had a complimentary coupon for the meal, although one of us only had the invitation to the restaurant, the coupon mislaid back at home. They refused to honor the second invitation (there wasn't a restriction of one per table) because they needed a coupon number, which is silly. it was embarrassing, dampened the evening, and put a bad taste in our mouths. We'd like to return, but it will be awhile before we do. This is a steak place town. they have service competition."
    Dined on 6/22/2014
  • "Excellent on all counts...Delicious food...Great Service...Excellent!"
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "Nice choice for a date night. Bread basket is phenomenal - steak and poached lobster yum! Steer clear of the creamed spinach (big nutmeg flavor) otherwise great wine, good food, impeccable service with a shawl when I got chilly ;)"
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "Food was great (steak slightly over cooked), server was cooperative w the sample tastings while we were deciding on our wine selection, server made recommendations and offered 1/2 order options on the sides so not avoid having too much food. Overall great experience w an intuitive and attentive staff."
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "We were celebrating our girlfriends birthday and they put us in a private room. Richard, our server, provided exceptional service. The steaks were cooked to perfection, seafood tower fresh and delicious, the sides were fabulous. Just a solid experience over all!!"
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "My husband, Jeff, and I used to haunt the Capital Grille in DC when we lived there...even celebrating our daughter's 16th birthday there (she still talks about it). When we moved to Austin several years ago, the loss of one if our favourite dining spots was keenly felt ... though Austin has a plethora of wonderful restaurants providing a never ending banquet of flavours, we missed "our place". As soon as we found out that you had opened in Austin, I made reservations via OpenTable! I can't even express how WONDERFUL it was to walk into that atmosphere, taste those flavours and be greeted by the wonderful Capital Grille staff! We have our home once again."
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "We all had a steak of some sort and they were all delicious. Wines were good as well. The service was excellent. Break out the wallet, it's expensive"
    Dined on 6/12/2014
  • "Overall a very good experience, although it was a bit pricey compared to other similar high-end Austin steakhouses."
    Dined on 6/11/2014
  • "Excellent steaks and overall great experience! Would recommend service staff stop trying to engage is so much conversation. "
    Dined on 6/2/2014
  • "This Capital Grille is affiliated with others around the country. We liked the ones on the East Coast, so we gave this a try. Excellent service from Ron Bruscia, a memorable dinner, a wonderful atmosphere - you wont be disappointed."
    Dined on 5/31/2014