The Capital Grille - Charlotte
The Capital Grille - Charlotte

The Capital Grille - Charlotte

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Website: http://www.thecapitalgrille.com/
  • Phone: 7043481400x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Monday – Friday: 11:30am – 5:00pm; Dinner: Monday – Thursday: 5:00pm – 10:00pm, Friday – Saturday: 5:00pm – 11:00pm, Sunday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Carte Blanche,Diners Club,Discover,JCB,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Steak, Seafood, Steakhouse
  • Executive Chef: Daniel Frier
  • 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, Smoking Area, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: Please call for details.
  • Special Events: For group dining or other special events, please contact the Sales Manager today.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: 5th Street
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: Complimentary valet parking for dinner. Parking available in an adjacent private lot for lunch & dinner.
A word from The Capital Grille - Charlotte
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 meeting, we can help you flawlessly pull off any private dining event. Located in the heart of the Uptown Financial District just blocks from the Bank of America Stadium, Charlotte Convention Center, and Time Warner Cable Arena.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Ambiance
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Food
The Capital Grille - Charlotte reviews from OpenTable diners
245 reviews since June 25, 2014
Overall Rating4.7
  • Food4.6
    Service4.7
  • Ambiance4.6
    Noise LevelModerate
97% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (209)notable wine list (137)romantic (137)fit for foodies (82)good for groups (66)vibrant bar scene (52)great for lunch (42)hot spot (37)neighborhood gem (25)great for outdoor dining (23)late-night find (15)great for brunch (12)scenic view (10)kid-friendly (6)Show More
  • Service = A+
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/19/2014
    The crab cakes are phenomenal! Capital Grille's cheesecake is the best I've ever had...it's so good. The wait staff is fantastic as well.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent Food
    SelP
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    Went out for a fancy bachelorette dinner and the food was amazing. Service was a little slow but it was well worth the wait for the quality of food you get.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • delicious
    Boonelocal
    Dined on 10/15/2014
    This place was a bit pricey but the service was excellent and the steaks were impeccably tender and cooked to perfection. I would definitely recommend this place for a special occasion!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/15/2014
    Impeccable service. Great food. Really made our anniversary a special nite!!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A+++ all around
    Pamela
    Dined on 10/12/2014
    We love the Capital Grille for special occasions. The dinner was superb! I had fillet which was perfectly cooked. We a shared side dishes of asparagus and mashed potatoes...so good! Be sure to try their Chocolate Hazelnut cake which is to die for, and so huge it can be shared by many!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2009VIP
    Dined on 10/12/2014
    Love the bar area - a friendly, energetic vibe. The dining room is quiet and lovely but the Strip Steak and even the entree salad fell flat. Steaks just weren't as juicy and flavorful as expected. Service and welcoming staff couldn't have been nicer, but we were disappointed with the food.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Always awesome!
    GigiVIP
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    You can count on Capital Grille to deliver on all counts: food, service and atmosphere. My only observation is that the Caesar salad did not seem up to par....and I am a fanatic about Caesar salads....we had dinner at the location in Philadelphia recently and it was perfect, but this was not the best. Please give me nice dark green romaine, not the bottom of the leaves!! Otherwise, overall a great dining experience and we will return soon.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Incredible food and service
    Kenkaylamom
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    We were hesitant to dine at a chain but because the reviews were so good, we decided to go with a tried and true. Good decision on out part. My husband and I both had the Petit Filet Mignon Trio special. 3 small steak all prepared with a different sauce, melt in your mouth flavor! The lobster mac n cheese is a must with it's huge chunks of fresh lobster and the scalloped potatoes were cheesy and creamy. The service is impeccable and felt very personal. If you want excellent food and service away from the trendy crowd, eat here. You can always head to the Charlotte bar scene after dinner.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • A great way to celebrate
    finedineVIP
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    Capitol Grill is always a great dining experience for us. They food is terrific and the service was top notch. We celebrated our 20th wedding anniversary there and they really did a nice job with making it be a special occasion. Our servers were the best.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Always a great meal and atmosphere
    CLTFoodieVIP
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    We ate at the bar which we usually prefer. The bartenders are very welcoming and provide great service. Excellent steaks and lobster bisque. Good wines by the glass. The atmosphere is excellent - solid, classy bar; ample seating around the bar area.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Open Table App
    Birthdaygirl
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    Open Table App easy and convenient. Able to make reservation quickly and to make restaurant aware of special occasion.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, hot spot, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • 2little
    Dined on 10/7/2014
    Our server was OK at the start but services were changed mid-meal and the new server was not very attentive. I ordered the Chilean Sea Bass and got a "Medallion" of fish, two, maybe three bites. For this I paid $42. Our total bill exceeded $500 for six people.. For this we should have had a fabulous memory. Instead, it will be a disappointing memory.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great Lobster Bisque AWESOME
    CelebrateVIP
    Dined on 10/3/2014
    The Capital Grille has the BEST Lobster bisque. Huge chucks of lobster! My must have every visit
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 9/28/2014
    My husband wanted to take me somewhere special for our anniversary but we didn't mention it when we made our reservations. When our waiter saw us exchanging cards he asked if it was a special occasion and we told him it was out anniversary. He congratulated us and when we declined desert-we were both full from the wonderful meal we'd had-he boxed us up a piece of exquisite chocolate cake for later. It was as good as the main meal. Capital Grille is always wonderful. As we were leaving the hostess and manager on duty also wished us a happy anniversary.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2003VIP
    Dined on 9/23/2014
    Always a 5 star experience. The food wine service and ambience are always top notch
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • oldman68
    Dined on 9/23/2014
    One of the top spots in Charlotte. Old time elegance and charm, great service and food.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Wonderful Evening
    jc2she
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    We enjoyed a wonderful evening at the Capital Grille and Charlotte Symphony. Excellent food and service by most professional staff in Charlotte. Thank you very much !
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Awesome!!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 9/18/2014
    The steak was exceptional. The wait staff was very attentive. They helped create a wonderful dining experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best in Town!
    Fish4Life
    Dined on 9/17/2014
    From the friendly reservation associates to the waiter and assistant waiter, the service was impeccable. Warm welcome and appropriate attention, not to much, not to little, just right. Food was over the top delicious across all items. Definitely recommend to all!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Wife's Birthday
    Shabazz
    Dined on 9/17/2014
    This was the second visit to Capital Grille for my wife and I. It was my wife's birthday and I wanted the evening to be rememberable. Everyone was very cognizant of the fact that it was her birthday and everyone we came in contact with gave happy birthday wishes. Sherry provided excellent service throughout the evening as did the maître d. Food was fantastic!!! Needless to say the evening was FANTASTIC! We will definitely dine here again and again. Thank you Capital Grille for an evening to remember!!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Bartender
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 9/16/2014
    A good solid steakhouse experience. Paul the bartender does a great job handling the busy bar while being personable. Once seated and served, the server tried to remove food from the table before my guest had finished his meal. He reached for the plate, then he asked if the guest is finished eating. He actually had his hand on the plate the first time. Also, required a call back to confirm OT reservation.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always Consistant!!
    BobHoffmanVIP
    Dined on 9/15/2014
    My partner and I went to Capital Grille for our 15 year anniversary and as always we were blown away by the service, staff and the food. We can always count on a fantastic experience every time we go. Thank you for everything and for making our anniversary so special.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Superb in every way!!!
    henyVIP
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    We ate there for lunch today to celebrate our 16th wedding anniversary. It far exceeded our expectations in every way. The food was delicious, the ambiance was stately and warm, but most remarkable was the service. We have not experienced anything on it's level here in Charlotte, and we've lived here for over 14 yrs. From the moment we walked in, we were treated like royalty. Everyone was so polite and attentive. I cannot say enough positive things about our dining experience here. We will definitely come back and highly recommend it!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great Steak Salads!
    tweety08VIP
    Dined on 9/11/2014
    We had 3 adults and 3 children and a booth with 2 chairs was perfect. Antonio and his staff did a superb job in making us feel at ease and catered to our every need - such as extra cheese for the pasta. The southwest steak salad was delicious and had just enough zing! The steak greek salad was also wonderful as was the lobster salad. The kids enjoyed the chicken fingers and pasta and all enjoyed the creme brulee and the coconut cream pie.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, kid-friendly, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OK experience
    lakerman49
    Dined on 9/10/2014
    Waitstaff very attentive and helpful. Waiter had good suggestions and recognized that we were celebrating a birthday. main courses -- filet mignon and salmon were cooked to perfection and of fine quality. Appertizers were good but average. Overall, however, overpriced compared to other steakhouses, such as Epic Chophouse. Had I not had a $50 gift certificate probably woulnt not go there.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Lorenzo
    Bigticket
    Dined on 9/7/2014
    The food and service was great .......Nice wine list ..
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Can't Go Wrong!
    absolutetpVIP
    Dined on 9/1/2014
    My wife and I went here for our anniversary dinner. It was a very good dinner. We decided to try their seafood and it was great. I got the halibut special over lobster risotto and my wife got the salmon. We did have the steak tartare for an appetizer which was fantastic. Definitely a great dining experience. Can't go wrong with this restaurant.
    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.
  • True surprise
    Mgvette
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    When dining uptown we had considered The Capital Grille on several occasions and ended up opting for other restaurants. This time we decided to try it and werer delighted to find it was definitely not over rated. We mentioned we were celebrating a special occasion and when we were seated found red hearts on the tablecloth and were immediately brought complimentary glasses of champagne. We chose the generous pour wine tasting and very pleased with the wine selections and the pours! Our waited Peter Karas was extremely attentive and his service was top notch. The food was outstanding and worth every penny. We will definitely be back.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great steak...
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010VIP
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    This was only my second visit, so take that for what's it's worth. The steak, as last time was very good. However, as in my first visit, their appetizers and salads were good, not memorable…hence the 3 star on the food. Service was great.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Better in Baltimore?
    sevcoopVIP
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    Our previous experience with Capital Grille occurred in Baltimore, and we were wowed by the service and solicitous treatment. But contrary to our experience there (and several reviews here) we were not asked if our visit was for a special occasion. It was. We were not offered complimentary dessert or champagne (which we had been given in Baltimore on an anniversary). The steaks were fantastic, but the crabmeat on my filet oscar was not fresh and had a distinct aftertaste; I did not finish it. All others (5) enjoyed their meals. However, for the price and reputation, I expected more. Still enjoy the Capital Grille - just not on this visit.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • As expected--delicious
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006VIP
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    Very consistent, no matter the location. Definitely out favorite of all the steakhouse chains.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Consistently excellent!
    Aloha2u
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    The Capital Grill routinely blows me away with sumptuous food, excellent service, and a menu that will work for all types of diet restrictions and preferences. Add in a great wine list and The Best dirty martinis with blue cheese stuffed olives - simply sublime.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Anniversary Dinner
    Jerry
    Dined on 8/27/2014
    Mentioned that we were celebrating our anniversary, and we were treated to a nice dessert surprise.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • FANTASTIC SERVICE
    ThauserVIP
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    SOME OF THE BEST SERVICE WE COULD EVER ASK FOR! GREAT EXPERIENCE!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Greedy
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    I love The Caoital Grille Charlotte, they made my birthday special.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • A Wonderful Experience
    CatherineVIP
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    Made reservations via OpenTable for Capital Grille after receiving a generous gift certificate for the restaurant. We arrived and opted to wait until our reservation time (we were 10 mins early) for a quieter choice of seating. Once sat, our waitstaff was completely on point. Jim introduced himself to us first, but it was Rebecca who was our go-to person for anything we needed. This was our first time doing the "Generous Pour" event and Rebecca helped us quickly find out favorites. The food was marvelous, best I've had at any high end restaurant in Charlotte. They truly were generous with the pours as well! Rebecca's service was stand-out, and deserves special recognition. She has the ultimate "tableside" manner. We'll be back!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • TandJ2dine
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    The food was wonderful and the service excellent. A perfect spot to celebrate an anniversary.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Anniversary Meal
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011VIP
    Dined on 8/20/2014
    What a great meal we had. After mentioning to our waiter that the evening was our 31st anniversary, he escorted us to a special table, gave us a special appetizer, champagne for both of us, and finished the meal with a lovely dessert, all at no charge. the meal and service were outstanding and reminded me why we love to go to Capitol Grille for our anniversary.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Back for another Generous Pour
    FoodiesMom1
    Dined on 8/19/2014
    My sister was in town for a night and we went for the Generous Pour. It was the first time for her and she enjoyed it. She had the lamb chops and I had the Chef's special which was the salmon. The seasoning was wonderful. You can tell by the number of reviews that I write on Capitol Grille that this is one of my favorite places.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good times
    lafletch
    Dined on 8/19/2014
    Always enjoy stopping into Capital Grille for a nice dinner. The staff is always helpful and friendly
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate