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
283 reviews since June 2, 2014
Overall Rating4.6
  • Food4.6
    Service4.6
  • Ambiance4.5
    Noise LevelModerate
94% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (208)romantic (122)notable wine list (121)good for groups (94)fit for foodies (91)vibrant bar scene (61)hot spot (44)neighborhood gem (43)great for lunch (38)great for outdoor dining (9)late-night find (7)kid-friendly (7)great for brunch (5)scenic view (4)Show More
  • Steaks are very good not excellent
    Worldtraveler
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    We ate at Capital Grille for the first time. We are from a major southeastern tourist city, so we have been accustomed to great food. The wine list was exceptional, both in breadth but also fairly priced. One of a few restaurants using IPads for tasting notes and a nice option to email the notes to yourself. The steaks were very good, but lacked heavy Midwestern beef flavor. The Delmonico encrusted with porcini mushrooms and glazed with balsamic was unique, but the balsamic overpowered the beef. Ask for the room in back for a much quieter, intimate experience if that's what you are after. The main dining room is much more "lively." The desserts were excellent. Overall a very good experience.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful food, loud place
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    The food was to die for! If you love steak, this is your place. There is no "type" of patron at this establishment; some are dressed in t shirts and shorts, while others are dressed in suits and ties. I thought the restaurant would have more of a "romantic" feel, but it felt more like a bar with the loud talking.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Excellent steakhouse
    peacetoallVIP
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    It is exactly what you want from a steakhouse- reliably excellent food, good service, nice atmosphere. They don't break any new ground here, but what they do, they do very well.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Still a Chain
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    Service at the front desk was terrible. They were unprofessional and treated my wife and I poorly. The rest of the staff was good but not personable.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent Service & Food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 9/25/2014
    I brought my wife here for her birthday while visiting Boston and had a wonderful experience. They had her table decorated and a signed card from the staff to start off the evening. This was followed by excellent appetizers (Lobster/Crab Cake), steaks and lobster, a few sides (half orders) and a birthday dessert sampler. The cheesecake was out of sight on the sampler so we ordered a full order..yum! Great atmosphere, service and all around experience!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Sandy
    Dined on 9/25/2014
    We spent our 45th anniversary here and they couldn't have made it more special. Brad went out of his way to make it a memorable night. Thanks
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Steaklover
    Dined on 9/21/2014
    Did exactly what I requested, the only problem was that our designated waiter, was intent on looking down his nose at us all evening, with a smug and pretentious air. The food was good as was the wine, the price was up there too.. Would I go back...probably not as I felt uncomfortable..
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Awesome Food
    shawn
    Dined on 9/21/2014
    Everything about our dining experience was superb,
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good choice after BSO
    Ororoina
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    We went to Capital Grill after the concert at Boston Symphony Orchestra. Our booking was at 10:30 and we did not wait for our table. The restaurant set is very nice, the service more than attentive and the food very good (but not outstanding)
    Special Features:
    scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Spot
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    One of the best restaurants in the city. The waiter, the manager, the cooks were all welcoming and showed great customer service.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Food heaven
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    The Capital grill in Boston was absolutely 5 star dining at it's very best can't wait to go back service was excellent see you soon CG
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • 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
    • Service
    • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Food
    • 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