The Capital Grille - Boston
The Capital Grille - Boston

The Capital Grille - Boston

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Website: http://www.thecapitalgrille.com/
  • Phone: 6172628900x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Dinner: Sunday 4:00pm - 9:00pm; Monday – Thurs. 5:00pm – 10:00pm,
    Friday and Saturday 5:00pm-11:00pm; Lunch: Monday - Friday 11:30am - 3:00pm; bar and lounge open daily
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Carte Blanche,Diners Club,Discover,JCB,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Steak, Seafood, Steakhouse
  • Executive Chef: David Cox
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Restaurant, 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: Herford or Massachusetts Avenues
  • Public Transit: Hynes Convention Center
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: Valet Parking available after 5:00pm.
A word from The Capital Grille - Boston
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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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Service
  • Diners' Choice WinnerSteak
  • Diners' Choice WinnerMost Booked
The Capital Grille - Boston reviews from OpenTable diners
268 reviews since May 25, 2014
Overall Rating4.6
  • Food4.6
    Service4.6
  • Ambiance4.5
    Noise LevelModerate
95% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (198)romantic (118)notable wine list (113)good for groups (89)fit for foodies (84)vibrant bar scene (58)hot spot (41)great for lunch (38)neighborhood gem (37)great for outdoor dining (10)late-night find (7)kid-friendly (7)great for brunch (5)scenic view (3)Show More
  • Crusader21
    Dined on 9/17/2014
    I always expect the best in food and dining experience at CG. This was my 1st time here at the Boylston St location. Everything was perfect...food quality, noise levels and the active but not in your face food service. Yes. it is expensive when using real money but the trip is worth the fare.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Food was excellent
    Eileen
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    Not a place for casual or everyday dining, but a good choice for a special night out. Steak is very expensive but good. WIne list was impressive with quite a few choices for $100 and under.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Gold food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    Excelente beff and good wine... Expensive but ver y good!
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Incredible steak house
    Vonserelli
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    This is the best filet Mignon I have ever eaten ... Very pricey but worth every penny with fantastic service
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • No better steak in town
    85penguins
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    The Capital Grille is the perfect location for a fantastic meal. The Boston location keeps to this tradition. The Food is stellar and well worth the cost on special occasions.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent choice for food allergies
    Singlemalt
    Dined on 9/11/2014
    Excellent dining experience - our waiter Ali was outstanding! Took great care to ensure safe dining for someone with food allergies. Wines were amazing - everything was lovely
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • adinerfromCarolina
    adinerfromCarolina
    Dined on 9/9/2014
    First experience at any Capital Grille.... loved the ambiance.... service was good not great, as reality fell short of expectation for a restaurant of this caliber. Bone-in filet was outstanding as was the grilled asparagus; but, the coconut cream pie fell woefully short of my dream desert.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Impressive! Excellent
    Great
    Dined on 9/8/2014
    I celebrated my husband's -bday with my 12 year old daughter. LOVE the preparation, service, food! I always love it here. We had an excellent server! Keep of the great reputation.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great night in bar area
    AnonymousVIP
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    My friend and I had dinner in the bar area at a high top. Our food was cooked perfectly, and our server was excellent. She was attentive, friendly, and handled food allergies (as annoying for restaurant staff as they are for us, I'm sure) professionally.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Stake Dinner
    Hippuro
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    It was our 25 years anniversary of our wedding vacation visit to Boston area. We ordered Filet Mignon (10oz, cooked as midium rare) and Dry Aged Sirloin Stake (14oz, medium) with Cram Chowder. As for Sirloin Stake, seemed a bit overcooked, bit taste will be quite excellent. Filet Mignon tastses perfect as I expected. Also, I used to order Cram Chowder every night during the trip, the one in this restaurant is the best out of other restaurant to visit. Waiter is very friendly, attentive. We definitely return.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • A very special experience
    CorinaVIP
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    My husband and I dined at the Capital Grille during Dine out Boston. What a special experience! From the service to the food, all was exceptional. We ordered the kona steak and fillet with porcini rub. Both were masterfully done. We also ordered the generous pour with our meal, which allowed us unlimited tastes of 7 lovely wines paired excellently with the food. Our wonderful server, Adam, took us smoothly through each course with wine pairings allowing us to linger to enjoy each one to its fullest. To end, we had the flourless chocolate cake, which was like a decadent, oversized truffle. Delicious! Thank you, Capital Grille, for an amazing 5 star experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • noisy & crowded - excellent service
    LaurieA
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    Four of us went on a Friday evening at the end of Restaurant Week. It was busy but we were seated and served promptly. Food was really good. Fantastic steaks. Even better were the 2 veg sides: mashed potatoes & green beans. We had the cheesecake & the flourless chocolate cake. Great. The people next to us ordered off the regular menu. Their salads & desserts were huge! Ours were just the right size and as it is, we still brought home a doggie bag.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    Our sever was fantastic he was warm, friendly and knowledgable. My family had a wonderful dinning experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, hot spot, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Out of this world
    Luv2ventureout
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    This was my 3rd time dinning at Capital Grille, and it will not be my last. Each time I have dined at the Capital Grille the food had been out if this world. I had started off with the Lobster Bisque & garden salad which were fantastic. The Filet Mignon was so tender, and melted in my mouth. I have to tell this restaurant has the best customer service I have ever experienced!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • great food but...
    fugakyulover
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    I had fillet mignon, and it was great. Desserts and all other foods were great. However, the service was low. I am not a person who wears Chanel, Gucci, or etc. Also, I am young. I had a feeling that the server did not see me as important as other mid-aged people in the restaurant. I am pretty upset, because I paid same amount of money as they did. I did not pay to get such low respect and service. If you are a person who does not care about the quality of service or has Chanel, I recommend this restaurant. If you are young or/and do not have Chanel, I recommend to go to another restaurant that provides great service regardless of your age and look.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fancy Food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    If it wasn't for restaurant week, we would not have been able to go. We are so glad they participate. We the loved the service and food.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great restaurant
    Char
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    I went to this restaurant during the restaurant week. Quality and price are suitable. I will go there again and recommend this restaurant for my friends.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Lunch Experience
    TonibVIP
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    It was a great experience Zack was very attentive. He was also very knowledgeable of the extensive wine list and able to suggest a wine to compliment the meal.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great Meal!
    bd2438
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    The service and the food were top notch. Great place for lunch or dinner. Nice atmosphere!
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great night out
    Gwine
    Dined on 8/28/2014
    The overall experience was excellent! My filet mignon was good but could be way better especially for their reputation when it comes to steak. It was a bit dry but still soft. I hope in the near future they'd be able to serve some warm bread to people with a gluten allergy, however, they have a good GF variety.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Not worth it.
    EAalisonVIP
    Dined on 8/28/2014
    Paid waaay too much money for a medium rare steak that was RARE in the middle and Well done/dry on the outside. While the food was good/ok, I certainly expect far better for the price point. pretty disappointed. won't be coming back.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Restaurant Week
    billfall89
    Dined on 8/27/2014
    The whole experience was amazing. The only thing that could have been better was the speed of service. It took 45 minutes after sitting down for them to take our drink order then another 45 to take our food order. It was worth the wait. The restaurant week menu and generous pour wine deal were more than generous portions. My group really enjoyed the experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • EXCELLENT!!!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 8/27/2014
    We had the filet mignon. Cooked how we asked for it. Service was excellent . . . friendly and professional. Highly recommended. We'll be back!!!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Kona
    Kona
    Dined on 8/27/2014
    The Kona encrusted steak is one of the most delicious steaks you could ever order.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Always great
    Donna
    Dined on 8/27/2014
    Dinner at Capital Grill is an event. The wine list is extensive and there are always great suggestions that are paired with the meal. The food is always o distantly great and the staff bends over backwards for you no matter if you spend $30 or $200 per person.even though this is a chain and I hate chains the Capital Grill is worth every cent you consume
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Birthday Experience
    HappyBirthday65
    Dined on 8/27/2014
    Our Capital Grille experience was extremely positive on August 27, 2014. I emailed we would be celebrating my husband Joe’s 65th birthday. We sat at the Bar while we waited for our two children to arrive. Drinks were flavorful. The Bartenders were friendly. Our son was late arriving. Nevertheless, our table was waiting for us when he arrived. Once in the dining room we sat at a booth with a Happy Birthday card waiting for my husband. Angelina delivered a surprise Champagne toast. The food entries served were excellent. Angelina’s service was excellent throughout the evening. We enjoyed our overall experience at the Capitol Grille. We will request Angelina when we return.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • WONDERFUL DINING EXPERIENCE
    ShayNay
    Dined on 8/26/2014
    The food was Fantastic, I had the Filet and it was cooked perfectly and practically melted in my mouth. Our server Chris W., was attentive and very knowledgeable. I mentioned that it was my boyfriends birthday when I made the reservation and the staff decorated the table and had everyone sign a card wishing him a Happy Birthday. It was a small touch that really made us feel special. I highly recommend.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, notable wine list, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great food, Great wine!
    BostonLT
    Dined on 8/26/2014
    This was my second visit to the Capital in a few weeks. I sampled the Generous Pour wine at both visits - an amazing selection of 7 wines. Everyone is sure to find at least 1 they like if not more. The waiters on both occasions took the time to explain what foods each of the wines complimented. I visited during restaurant week so the restaurant was hopping. Everything was perfect from the medium rare filet and creamy clam chowder to the smashed potatoes and green beans. To top it off, the flourless chocolate cake is one of the best! And so convenient, valet at the door!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Classic
    Sami
    Dined on 8/25/2014
    Went with my boyfriend for restaurant week. Excellent service, from having an iPad with all of the wine listings to helping us select items for dinner. Food was delicious as always, can't wait to go back.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Ambience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 8/25/2014
    I like the old place better the new spot is too corporate.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A great time
    AnonymousVIP
    Dined on 8/25/2014
    My friend and I enjoyed our second restaurant week dinner combined with the Generous Pour wine event. It was as good as the regular menu (I'm a regular) and a great value. Food was cooked precisely as ordered. Mimi was a great server and we hope to see her again.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • enjoyable evening
    HappyVIP
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    We had a great meal with restaurant menu and the generous pour. Everything was cooked perfectly, the wines a nice selection , and the waiter was super. It of course was very busy with restaurant week but we got everything on a timely schedule and cooked perfectly.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Awesome Food & Service
    Michelle
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    Our waiter made the experience amazing. His recommendations where spot on!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Another excellent meal
    RickyDVIP
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    I'm not surprised since they've NEVER let me down. Remains our #1 go to place for special occasions.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • great meal overall!
    MandyLew
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    My boyfriend and I had a great meal at the Capital Grille. Our waiter was wonderful, our food was great, and I would certainly go back on a special occasion! The dessert was to die for, and I'm not even really a dessert person. I will go back for the flourless chocolate cake alone!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • A nice night out
    cmaye35
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    The one thing with the Capital Grille is you know you are going to get great food. Our food was very good. Bone-in Kona Sirloin is a killer choice. Our services was great up until our waiter had a few more tables. The buswoman failed to clear plates on time as well as plates at nearby tables. Not a big deal, but did not make the experience as good as it could have. It would not deter us from heading back. Hard to beat the food and we know there is a great chance our service is top notch the next time.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Perfect Night Out
    mking
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    Went out in a group, had an excellent time. The server was attentive and made great recommendations. Everyone in our party left satisfied. Have never had a bad experience at the Capital.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Great great great
    Klm12155
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    Consistent , always perfect. Our waiter was a little too snobby and not cool compared to waiters I have had in the past - kinda awkward but aside from that the food was beyond delicious and cooked to perfection
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not great service
    emw26
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    Having dined at many Capital Grille locations, I was expecting a superior level of customer service and a great culinary experience. This was the first time I have ordered from the Restaurant Week menu. Once our order was placed, the level of attention from our server dropped dramatically. We had to flag down other servers for nearly every request. When our server did stop at our table, she was very bisque. The highlight was when she cleared by boyfriend's entree while he was still chewing. Our check was dropped on our table a few minutes after dessert had been served. The food was on par with Capital Grille's standard, but the service left a lot to be desired.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    This was my second visit but felt rushed during diner.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.